David Berkowitz

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David Richard Berkowitz (born Richard David Falco, June 1, 1953), also known as the Son of Sam and .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer who pleaded guilty to eight shootings that began in New York City on July 29, 1976.Berkowitz grew up in New York City and served in the United States Army. Using a .44 Special caliber Bulldog revolver, he killed six people and wounded seven others by July 1977. The killing spree terrorized New Yorkers and gained worldwide notoriety. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Berkowitz has received more than 13,924,689 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). David Berkowitz is the 95th most popular extremist (up from 117th in 2019), the 2,052nd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,006th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Extremist.

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Among extremists, David Berkowitz ranks 95 out of 209Before him are Harold Shipman, Frank Nitti, Susan Atkins, Wilhelm Voigt, Aileen Wuornos, and Matija Gubec. After him are Michel Fourniret, Jacques Mesrine, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Whitey Bulger, Charles Whitman, and Joachim Kroll.

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Among people born in 1953, David Berkowitz ranks 75Before him are Libuše Šafránková, Gaetano Scirea, Tim Allen, Alberto Zaccheroni, Tom Hulce, and Guy Verhofstadt. After him are Mata Amritanandamayi, Hans Krankl, Loalwa Braz, Dave Evans, Mary Steenburgen, and Najib Razak.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Berkowitz ranks 2,052 out of 18,182Before him are Christina Aguilera (1980), Bob Fosse (1927), Paul Ryan (1970), Gigi Hadid (1995), Jean Arthur (1900), and John Frankenheimer (1930). After him are Mary Anderson (1862), Jack Kemp (1935), Fred Rogers (1928), Othniel Charles Marsh (1831), P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), and Walter Lantz (1899).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, David Berkowitz ranks 31Before him are Ma Barker (1873), Richard Ramirez (1960), James Earl Ray (1928), Gary Ridgway (1949), Susan Atkins (1948), and Aileen Wuornos (1956). After him are Whitey Bulger (1929), Charles Whitman (1941), Delphine LaLaurie (1787), Andrew Cunanan (1969), Baby Face Nelson (1908), and Aldrich Ames (1941).