John Hinckley Jr.

Birthday
29, 1955
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
29, 1955 (age 64)
Birthplace
Oklahoma

About

Found not guilty of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan due to insanity, a verdict that outraged many people. In 2016, it was announced he'd be freed from prison after serving 35 years.

Before Fame

Though Reagan was flanked by aides and security personnel, he managed to get close enough to the president to fire a hit; if the bullet had exploded as intended, he likely would have killed the president.

Trivia

After successfully avoiding punishment with his insanity defense, the public outcry forced a revision of the rules allowing such claims.

Family Life

He was the youngest of three children in Ardmore, Oklahoma, where his mother was part of the Disciples of Christ and his father a born-again Christian.

Associated With

By a twisted chain of logic that involved the actress Jodie Foster and Martin Scorsese's film Taxi Driver, he decided he needed to kill Reagan to win Foster's heart.