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Which serial killer or murderer do you share a birthday with? Is it famous serial-killer like Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Ian Brady or Myra Hindley, a spree-killer like The Blackout Ripper, the Rostov Ripper or the Yorkshire Ripper, or a perhaps little known murderer?
To uncover this, I've trawed the birthdays of every known, little known and barely known serial killers, spree-killers, murderers, shootists, assasins, poisoners, bombers, hijackers, cult leaders, war-criminals, terrorists, Nazis, crack-pots, nutjobs, criminals, military despots and those who are previously or currently on Death Row or those who have been executed for murder, to compile a list of 367 famous and infamous murderers. That's one for each and every day of the year, with a very special treat for those of you born on a Leap Year, as they have less birthdays than most.
This is not a comprehensive list of serial-killers and murderers, as many (annoyingly) do share the same birthday, so where possible I've opted for the more famous / more interesting option, so some of your favourites may be missing. Sorry. To make these list legiable, I'm split them into three sets: January to April, May to August, September to December.
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SERIAL KILLERS/MURDERERS BY BIRTHDAY
JANUARY TO APRIL
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In this list for January, February, March and April is featured: Abdul Rahman Said Yasin (WTC Bomber), Abraão José Bueno ** (serial-killer), Adolf Hitler (Nazi Dictator), Aileen Wuornos “Damsel of Death, Aleksey Sukletin “Vassilyevo Cannibal”, Alexander Bychkov “Belinsky Cannibal, Alexander Pichushkin “Chessboard Killer”, Alexander Spesivtsev “The Cannibal of Siberia, Alferd Griner Packer "The Colorado Cannibal", Anders Breivik (2011 Norway attacks), Arthur Hutchinson “The Fox” Barry Dale Loukaitis (school shooter) Blanche Taylor Moore (serial-killer/poisoner) Carl Brandt “Uncle Charlie” Cecil Lee Clayton (cop-killer) Chevie O'Brien Kehoe (white supremacist) Christine Falling “The Babysitter from Hell” Clifford Olson Jr "Beast of British Columbia" Colin Ireland “The Gay Slayer” Colin Norris (Scottish nurse/poisoner) Constance Emily Kent “Bad Annie” Darlie Lynn Peck Routier (child-killer) David Birnie (The Moorhouse murders) David Edward Maust “Crazy Dave” David Francis Bieber (cop-killer) Dennis Rader “BTK” Devin Patrick Kelley (church shooter) Donald Harvey “Angel of Death” Donald Henry “Pee Wee” Gaskins Donnie Edward Johnson (wife-killer) Dorothea Puente “Death House Landlady” Doug Clark “The Sunset Strip Killer” Elfriede Blauensteiner “The Black Widow” Elizabeth Ridgeway (poisoner) Erwin Hagedorn (paedophile/child-killer) Faryion Wardrip “Wichita Falls Body Snatcher” Futoshi Matsunaga (serial-killer) George Joseph Smith “Brides in the Bath” Gordon Frederick Cummins “Blackout Ripper” Guenther Fritz Podola (cop-killer) Harold Shipman “The Doctor of Death” Henri Desire Landru “The Lady Killer” Herbert Baumeister “The I-70 Strangler” Howard Arthur Allen (robber/serial-killer) Ian Brady “The Moors Murderer” Israel Keyes (serial-killer / rapist) Issei Sagawa “The Kobe Cannibal” Ivan Hill “Route 60 Killer” James William Miller "Truro murderer" Jane Toppan “Jolly Jane” Jeremy Bamber (White House Farm murders) Jerome Brudos “The Lust Killer” Joachim Georg Kroll “Ruhr Cannibal” Joel Rifkin “Joel the Ripper” John Martin Crawford “The Lady Killer” John Reginald Christie (10 Rillington Place) John Thomas Straffen (serial killer) John Wayne Gacy “The Killer Clown” Josef Mengle “White Angel of Auschwitz” Joseph Lyle Menéndez (brother of Eric) Joseph Paul Franklin “The Race Killer” Juan Fernando Suárez (Ecuador’s youngest killer) Judy Buenoano “The Black Widow” Karl Denke “Cannibal of Ziębice" Keith Jesperson “Happy Face Killer” Kelly Renee Gissendaner (murderer) Kenneth McDuff “The Broomstick Killer” Kerry Lyn Dalton (torturer/murderer) Lam Kwok-Wai “The Tuen Mun Rapist” Leonarda Cianciulli "Soap-Maker of Correggio" Leslie Irvin “The Mad Dog Killer” Lindsay Hoani Beckett (Bega girl murders) Linwood Earl Briley (serial killer) Louis-Amadeo Lacroix (Chilean Robin Hood) Lucious Boyd “Lucifer” Luis Alfredo Garavito “La Bestia” Mark Wayne Wiles (burglar/murderer) Michael del Marco Lupo “Wolf Man” Mike DeBardeleben “The Mall Passer” Mikhail Popkov "The Wednesday Murderer" Norman Avzal Simons “Station Strangler” Oleg Kuznetsov “Balashikha Ripper" Ottis Toole “Jacksonville Cannibal” Paul Charles Denyer “Frankston Killer” Paul John Knowles “Casanova Killer” Phillip Carl Jablonski (spree-Killer/necrophile) Randy Kraft “The Scorecard Killer” Richard Leonard Kuklinski “The Iceman” Richard Ramirez “The Nightstalker” Robert Black “M1 Maniac / Smelly Bob” Robert Christian Hansen “The Butcher Baker” Robert Francis Garrow (spree-killer) Robert Napper “Green Chain Rapist” Robert Silveria Jr “The Boxcar Killer” Robert Yale Shulman “The Postman” Roberto Succo “The Killer with Eyes of Ice” Romulus Veres “The Hammer Man” Roy William Whiting (Sarah Payne) Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech Massacre) Shoko Asahara “Japanese Doomsday Cult” Stanislav Ivanovich Rogolev “Agent 000” Stanislaw Modzelewski “Vampire of Galkowek“ Stephen Port “The Grindr Killer” Stephen Richards “Kearney County Murderer” Steve Wright “Suffolk Strangler” Tamara Samsonova “Granny Ripper” Theresa Knorr (murderer/torturer) Timothy Joseph McGhee “Toonerville Gang” Timothy McVeigh “Oklahoma Bomber” Vasiliy Sergeevich Kulik "The Irkutsk Monster" Very Idham Henyansyah “Ryan” Vincent Johnson “The Brooklyn Strangler” Vladimir Mukhankin “Chikatilo’s Pupil” Walter Timothy Storey (murderer) Wang Qiang (Chinese serial-killer) Wesley Shermantine Jr “Speed Freak Killer” William Charles Morva (cop-killer) William George Bonin “The Freeway Killer” Wolfgang Abel “The Ludwig Killer” Yokamon Laneal Hearn (robber/murderer) Yoshio Kodaira (murderer/necrophile) Yves Trudeau "The Mad Bumper".
SERIAL KILLERS/MURDERERS BY BIRTHDAY
MAY TO AUGUST
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In this list for May, June, July and August is featured: Abdulaziz al-Omari (9/11 Hijacker) Albert Fish “Werewolf of Wysteria” Albert Millet "The Boar of the Moors" Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko “Citizen O” Andrés Leonardo Achipiz “Pescadito” Andrew Cunanan (Gianni Versace) Andrew Douglas Golden (school shooter) Anna Margaretha Zwanziger "The Brinvillier" Anthony Allen Shore “Tourniquet Killer” Anthony Edward Sowell “Cleveland Strangler” Anthony Hardy “The Camden Ripper” Antone Charles Costa “Tony Costa” Arnold Prieto Jr (robber/murderer) Arthur Shawcross “Genesee River Killer” August Sangret “Wigwam Murderer" Bandali Michael Debs (shooter) Béla Kiss "The Monster of Czinkota" Bevan Spencer von Einem (murderer) Billy Richard Glaze “Butcher Knife Billy” Bobby Jack Fowler “Highway of Tears” Bruce George Peter Lee (serial killer) Carol M. Bundy “Sunset Strip Killer” Carroll Edward Cole “The Young Killer” Charles Albright “The Eyeball Killer” Charles Ray Hatcher “Crazy Charlie” Charles Schmid “Pied Piper of Tucson” Charles Whitman (Texas University shooter) Christopher Dorner (cop-killer) Dallen Forrest Bound (serial-killer) Daniel Conahan “Hog Trail Killer” Daniel Gonzalez “The Mummy’s Boy” David Alan Gore “The Killing Cousins” David Berkowitz “Son of Sam” David Copeland “London Nail Bomber” David Joseph Carpenter “Trailside Killer” David Koresh (Cult Leader in Waco, Texas) David Meirhofer “The Family Man” Donald Neilson “Black Panther” Donato Bilancia “Monster of Liguria” Dorángel Vargas “The People Eater” Earl Mitchell Forrest II (robber/murderer) Earle Leonard Nelson “Dark Strangler” Elizabeth Tracy Mae "Bethe" Wettlaufer Ensio Kalevi Koivunen (Finnish serial-killer) Faye Copeland “Fay & Ray Copeland” Francisco Garcia Escalero “The Killer Beggar” Frederick Bailey Deeming “Windsor Murderer” George Emil Banks (prison-guard/murderer) Gerald Armond Gallego “Love Slaves Killer” Glen Edward Rogers “Cross Country Killer” Gong Runbo (serial-killer/paedophile) Gurmeet Singh Insan (DSS Cult Leader) H H Holmes “Dr Death” Henry Lee Lucas “Highway Stalker” Hiroshi Maeue “Suicide Website Murderer” Jacques Plumain "The Ghost of Kehl" Jaroslav Stodola “Czech Slasher” Jeffrey Dahmer “Milwaukee Cannibal” Jeffrey Lundgren (cult leader/murderer) Johann Unterweger “The Writer” John George Haigh “Acid Bath Murderer” Johnny Shane Kormondy (rapist/murderer) oseph Di Mambro “Doomsday Cult” Karla Homolka co-“Scarborough Rapist” Kenneth Erskine “Stockwell Strangler” Kevin Foster “Lord of Chaos” Klaas Annink "Huttenkloas" Kwauhuru Govan “Sex Pod Killer” Laurence Shirley (4th Earl of Ferrers) Levi Bellfield “The Bus Stop Killer” Lindsey Robert Rose (contract-killer) Lonnie David Franklin Jr “Grim Sleeper” Marie Alexandrine Becker (serial-killer) Marie- Marguerite d'Aubray (serial-killer) Mark David Chapman (John Lennon) Max Gufler “Blue Beard” Michael Bruce Ross “Roadside Strangler” Michael Ryan “Hungerford Massacre” Michael Wayne McGray (spree-killer) Mohammed Ali Hamadei (Wanted Terrorist) Myra Hindley “The Moors Murderer” Patrice Alègre “Beast of Toulouse” Patricia Allanson “Deadly Magnolia” Patrick Wood Crusius (El Paso shooter) Paul Bernardo “Scarborough Rapist” Paul Durousseau “Jacksonville Strangler” Pedro Rodrigues Filho “Killer Petey” Peter Kurten “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” Peter Sutcliffe “Yorkshire Ripper” Peter Tobin “Bible John” Peter Woodcock (David Michael Krueger) Phillup Partin (hitchhiker murderer) Ramon Escobar “The Homeless Killer” Raoul Moat “Johnny Bravo” Raymond Morris “Cannock Chase Killer” Richard Angelo “The Angel of Death” Richard Chase “Vampire of Sacramento” Robert Lee Yates Jr “Spokane Serial Killer” Robert Maudsley “Hannibal the Cannibal” Rodney Halbower “Gypsy Kings Killer” Rory Enrique Conde “Tamiami Trail Strangler” Rudolf Pleil “The Deathmaker” Samuel Little “Choke and Stroke Killer” Sergei Dovzhenko “Murchik” Sergey Pomazu “Belgorod shooter" Shonelle Andre Jackson (murderer) Skylar Preciosa Deleon (murderer) Sonya Caleffi (Italian serial-killer) Surgeon General Shirō Ishii (war-criminal) Susan Atkins “Manson Murders” Ted Kaczynski “The Unabomber” Thomas Lee Dillon “Roadside Sniper" Tommy Lynn Sells “Cross Country Killer” Trevor Hardy “Beast of Manchester” Waneta Hoyt “The Smotherer” Wang Zongfang (Chinese serial killer) Westley Allan Dodd “Vancouver Child Killer” Willi Walter Seifert (school-shooter) William Lester Suff “Riverside Prostitute Killer” William Palmer “The Rugeley Poisoner” William Van Poyck (murderer/escapist) Yang Xinhai “Monster Killer”Zhang Jun (Chinese serial-killer)
SERIAL KILLERS/MURDERERS BY BIRTHDAY
SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER
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In this list for September, October, November and December is featured: Adnan Çolak "The Beast of Artvin" Albert DeSalvo “Boston Strangler” Anatoly Slivko (Russian paedo/necrophile) Andrei Chikatilo “The Rostov Ripper” Angelo Buono Jr “Hillside Strangler” Ansis Alberts Kaupēns (Latvian serial-killer) Anthony Kirkland “Cincinnati Strangler” Armin Meiwes “The Rotenburg Cannibal” Barry Kenneth Williams (spree killer) ** Baruch Kopel Goldstein (Cave of Patriarchs massacre) Belle Gunness “Hell’s Belles” Bertha Gifford (serial-killer/poisoner) Beverley Allitt “Angel of Death” Bobby Joseph Long “The Adman Rapist” Carl Anthony Williams "The Premier" Carl Eugene Watts “The Sunday Morning Slasher” Carl Großmann (German serial-killer) Cary D. Kerr (rapist/murderer) Cesar Barone (Oregon serial-killer) Christiana Edmunds “Chocolate Cream Killer" David Ray Parker “The Toy Box Killer” Dean Arnold Corll “The Candy Man” Dennis Andrew Nilsen “The Kindly Killer” Derrick Bird (Cumbria shooter) Derrick Todd Lee “The Baton Rouge Killer” DeWayne Craddock (Virginia Beach shooting) Dmitry Sharifyanovich Karimov “Concrete Maniac” Dylan Klebold (Columbine shooter) Edmund Emil Kemper III “The Co-Ed Butcher” Edwin Hart Turner (murderer) Erik Galen Menéndez (brother of Lyle) Ernst-Dieter Beck (German serial-killer) Ferdinand Gamper “Monster of Merano” Florisvaldo de Oliveira "Cabo Bruno" Fred West “Fred & Rose West” Fritz Haarmann “The Butcher of Hanover” Gao Chengyong “Silver City Ripper” Gordon Northcott “Chicken Coop Murders” Graham Young “Teacup Poisoner” Jacobus (Koos) Hertogs (Dutch serial-killer) Harvey Glatman “The Lonely Hearts Killer” Hasib Hussain (7/7 Bomber) Ilich Ramírez Sánchez “Carlos the Jackal” Irina Gaidamachuk “Satan in a Skirt” Ivan Milat “Back Packer Murder” James Oliver Huberty (McDonald's massacre) Jan Caubergh (Belgian serial-killer) Janie Lou Gibbs “The Georgian Black Widow” Jeanne Weber “The Ogress” Joachim Knychala “Vampire of Bytom” John Allen Muhammad “The Beltway Sniper” John Justin Bunting “Snowtown Murders” José Augusto do Amaral “Black Devil” ** José Rodríguez Vega “The Old Lady Killer” Joseph James DeAngelo Jr “Golden State Killer” Joseph Michael Swango “Dr Death” Kang Ho-sun “The Lust Killer” Kevin Ray Underwood “Zombie Kevin” Kimberly Saenz “Angel of Death” Kristen Gilbert “Angel of Death” Kurt-Friedhelm Steinwegs “Monster from Lower Rhine” Larry Eyler “The Interstate Killer” Larry James Harper (Texas Seven) Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker “The Tool Box Killer” Lee Harvey Oswald (John K Kennedy) Loren Joseph Herzog “Speed Freak Killer” Louise Peete “Black Widow” Luis Ramírez Maestre “Monster of Tenerife” Mack Ray Edwards (child serial-killer) Marc Lépine (spree-killer) Maria Swanenburg “Good Mie” Mark Goudeau “Baseline Killer” Mark Richard Hobson (spree-killer) Martin Ney “The Masked Man” Mary Ann Cotton “The Black Widow” Maxim Vladimirovich Petrov “Doctor Killer" Mohammad Sidique Khan (7/7 Bombing) Moses Sithole “The ABC Killer” Nannie Doss “Jolly Black Widow” Nathan Leopold Jr “Leopold & Lobe” Nathaniel R. Brazill (murderer) Nikolai Arkadievich Dudin "The Grim Maniac" Nikolai Dzhumagaliev “Kolya the Man-Eater” Omar Mir Seddique (domestic terrorist) Patrick MacKay “Devil’s Disciple” Patrick Wayne Kearney “Trash Bag Murderer” Paul Dennis Reid “The Fast Food Killer” Pedro Alonso López “Monster of the Andes” Peter Moore “The Man in Black” Randall Woodfield “The I-5 Killer” Raúl Osiel Marroquín “El Sádico” Ray Copeland “Fay & Ray Copeland” Ray Fernandez “The Lonely Hearts Killer” Richard Francis Cottingham “Torso Killer” Richard Speck “Birdman” (serial-killer) Robert “Willie the Pig-Farmer” Pickton Robert Rhoades “The Truck Stop Killer” Rosemary West “Fred & Rose West” Ruth Ellis (last woman hanged in England) Saeed al-Ghamdi (9/11 Hijacker) Sarah Jane Makin “The Baby Farmer” Scott Lee Kimball “Joe Snitch” Sergei Ryakhovsky “The Balashikha Ripper” Sergey Golovkin “The Boa” Serhiy Fedorovich Tkach “Pologovsky Maniac” Sharon Kinne “La Pistolera” Shehzad Tanweer (7/7 Bomber) Stephan Letter (nurse/serial-killer) Steven Grieveson “The Sunderland Strangler” Susan Leigh Smith (child-murderer) Terrence Peder Rasmussen “Bear Brook” Tex Watson (Manson murderer) Theodore “Ted” Bundy Thierry Paulin “The Monster of Montmartre” Thomas John Ley (politician/murderer) Timothy John Evans * (10 Rillington Place) Uwe Böhnhardt (neo-nazi) Velma Barfield "Death Row Granny" Victor Joseph Prévost “La Chapelle Butcher” Víctor Saldaño (murderer) Vladimir Ivanovich Kuzmin “Child 44 Killer” Vladimir Viktorovich Mirgorod “The Strangler”
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a writer, crime historian, podcaster and tour-guide who runs Murder Mile Walks, a guided tour of Soho’s most notorious murder cases, hailed as “one of the top ten curious, quirky, unusual and different things to do in London”, nominated "one of the best true-crime podcasts at the British Podcast Awards", one of The Telegraph's top five true-crime podcasts and featuring 12 murderers, including 3 serial killers, across 15 locations, totaling 50 deaths, over just a one mile walk.
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a crime writer, podcaster & tour guide of Murder Mile Walks, hailed as one of the best "quirky curious & unusual things to do in London".
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