Matthew Shepard Rank
About Matthew Shepard
Matthew Shepard was a 21-year-old openly gay student of the University of Wyoming who was brutally beaten, tortured and left for dead by his attackers, Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney in October 1998. He died six days after the brutal attack. His murder led the United States Congress to pass the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (commonly called the "Matthew Shepard Act") in October 2009. President Obama signed the legislation into law on October 28, 2009.
He was the first of the two sons of Judy and Dennis Shepard.
His death inspired notable films, novels and plays such as the award-winning The Laramie Project and The Matthew Shepard Story.
Matthew Shepard Rank
F.A.Q. about Matthew Shepard
When is his birthday?
Matthew Shepard's birthday is on December 1, 1976.
In how many days is his birthday?
Matthew's birthday is in 121 days
How old was Matthew when he died?
He was 21 years old.
When did he die?
He died in October 12, 1998.
How old would he be today?
Matthew Shepard would be 44 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Matthew from?
He was born in Casper, Wyoming, U.S..
Matthew Shepard's Popularity
Matthew Shepard was a famous American murder victim, who was born on December 1, 1976. As a person born on this date, Matthew Shepard is listed in our database as the 21st most popular celebrity for the day (December 1) and the 93rd most popular for the year (1976).
People born on December 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Matthew Shepard is the 602nd most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Matthew Shepard's birthday, Matthew Shepard is the 4719th most famous American and ranks 1st in famous people born in Casper, Wyoming, U.S.
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