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
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 14th most popular celebrity for the day (December 1) and the 89th most popular for the year (1976).
People born on December 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Matthew Shepard is the 434th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Matthew Shepard's birthday, Matthew Shepard is the 4259th most famous American and ranks 1st in famous people born in Casper, Wyoming, U.S.
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