David Berkowitz

1953 - Today

David Berkowitz

David Richard Berkowitz (born Richard David Falco, June 1, 1953), also known as the Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer who pleaded guilty to eight separate shooting attacks that began in New York City during the summer of 1976. Berkowitz grew up in New York City and served in the U.S. Army before committing his crimes. Using a .44 caliber Bulldog revolver, he killed six people and wounded seven others by July 1977. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Berkowitz has received more than 8,859,767 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 109th most popular extremist.

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  • 22

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  • 3.25

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  • 3.37

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Among extremists, David Berkowitz ranks 109 out of 182Before him are Patty Hearst, Stand Watie, Carl Panzram, Jonathan Wild, Nedeljko Čabrinović, and Joseph Valachi. After him are Mary Bell, John Bodkin Adams, Aldrich Ames, Leopold and Loeb, Richard Ramirez, and Harold Shipman.

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Among people born in 1953, David Berkowitz ranks 105Before him are Jeb Bush, Ian Khama, Åge Hareide, José Bové, Sergei Ivanov, and Wang Yi. After him are András Schiff, Kristalina Georgieva, Robert Davi, Klaus Wowereit, James Remar, and Nan Goldin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Berkowitz ranks 3,100 out of 12,171Before him are Vernor Vinge (1944), Albert Ghiorso (1915), Laura Linney (1964), Mimi Rogers (1956), Alyssa Milano (1972), and Charles Grodin (1935). After him are Stanley Kamel (1943), Diane Ladd (1935), La Monte Young (1935), Ben Turpin (1869), James Tiptree Jr. (1915), and Stuart Roosa (1933).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, David Berkowitz ranks 36Before him are Robert Ford (1862), Andrew Cunanan (1969), Charles Whitman (1941), Patty Hearst (1954), Stand Watie (1806), and Joseph Valachi (1904). After him are Aldrich Ames (1941), Leopold and Loeb (1905), Richard Ramirez (1960), Robert Hansen (1939), Dennis Rader (1945), and Bugs Moran (1893).