Find out which notorious serial killer you share a birthday with. It’s always interesting to know which infamous cold-blooded murderer is your birthday twin. Could you imagine finding out you celebrate the same day as Ed Kemper?


Born on January 14th, 1946, Dr. Harold Shipman became known as ‘Doctor Death’ in the media after he killed 250 patients (although the real victim count is believed to be much higher). He was labeled “kind and thoughtful” by his colleagues but behind closed doors, he had murder on his mind.

2nd: Ian Brady

3rd: Phillip Carl Jablonski

6th: Vincent ‘The Brooklyn Strangler’ Johnson

7th: Israel Keyes

8th: William George Bonin

9th: Dorothea Puente

13th: Jeremy Bamber

14th: Dr. Harold Shipman

20th: Joel Rifkin 

25th: Luis Garavito

31st: Robert Berdella

31st: Jerry Brudos


Serial killers Richard ‘The Night Stalker’ Ramirez and Aileen Wuornos share the same leap year birthday on February 29th. Both killers have been the subject of many Hollywood movies about their brutal crimes; most notably Charlize Theron’s Oscar-winning portrayal of Aileen in ‘Monster’ (2003).

6th: Billy Gohl

15th: Robert Hansen

16th: David John Birnie

18th: Gary ‘Green River Killer’ Ridgway

22nd: Stephen ‘The Grindr Killer’ Port

22nd: Charles Cullen

29th: Richard Ramirez

29th: Aileen Wuornos


If your birthday falls on March 17th, then you share the big day with serial killer John Wayne Gacy. A successful and respected member of the community who cheered up sick children in hospital dressed as ‘Pogo The Clown’, Gacy was one of the most prolific serial killers in criminal history. In his suburban home police found the remains of teenage boys – all brutally tortured and murdered.

5th: Ottis Toole

7th: Mikhail Popkov

9th: Dennis ‘BTK’ Rader

10th: Doug Clark

13th: Donald Henry “Pee Wee” Gaskins Jr.

16th: Colin Ireland

17th: John Wayne Gacy

19th: Randy Kraft

20th: Andre Crawford

29th: John Martin Crawford


Standing at 6-foot-5, Richard Kuklinski was a natural born killer known as ‘The Iceman’. Kuklinski presented himself as a hard-working businessman who was a doting father and husband, yet in reality; he was torturing, dismembering, and disposing of victims only hours after fixing toys for his children. He shares a birthday with those born on April 11th.

2nd: Leslie ‘The Mad Dog Killer’ Irvin

3rd: Roberto Succo

6th: Keith Hunter Jesperson 

7th: Herbert Richard “Herb” Baumeister 

8th: John Christie

9th: Alexander ‘Chessboard Killer’ Pichushkin

11th: Richard ‘The Iceman’ Kuklinski

12th: Henri Desire Landru

13th: Joseph Paul Franklin

15th: Donald Harvey

17th: Paul ‘Casanova Killer’ Knowles

18th: Herbert William Mullin 

21st: Robert Black


Born on May 16th, 1861, an attractive, charming, and charismatic pharmacist by the name of Herman Webster Mudgett later adopted the alias Dr. H. H. Holmes. He built a hotel in Chicago that was constructed to deceive and torture unsuspecting victims across a labyrinth of disorientating passageways, dangerous rooms, doors to brick walls, and trap doors with greased shoots to the basement.

4th: Karla Homolka

6th: Martha ‘Lonely Hearts Killer’ Beck

9th: Carroll Edward Cole 

12th: Earle Nelson

16th: Dr. H. H. Holmes

17th: Levi ‘The Bus Stop Strangler’ Bellfield

19th: Albert Fish

21st: Jeffrey Dahmer

22nd: Kenneth Bianchi 

22nd: Ted ‘Unabomber’ Kaczynski

23rd: Richard Chase

23rd: Catherine Birnie

26th: Peter Kürten 

26th: Mary Bell

27th: Robert Lee Yates 


Samuel Little is the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. He confessed to killing 93 victims across several states between 1970 and 2005 selecting female sex workers and drug addicts who were vulnerable as he believed these deaths would go unnoticed. If you were also born on June 7th, then you share a birthday with the worst of the very worst.

1st: David Berkowitz

2nd: Peter ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ Sutcliffe

6th: Arthur Shawcross

7th: Samuel Little

11th: Trevor Hardy

26th: Robert Maudsley

28th: Tommy Lynn Sells 

28th: Charles ‘Carl’ Panzram



Born on July 23rd, 1942, Myra Hindley – alongside her partner Ian Brady – murdered five children aged between 10 and 17 and buried the victims in graves on Saddleworth Moor, North West England. Hindley delighted in carrying around a cord that she used to strangle one victim and playing with it in front of people.

2nd: John Joubert

6th: Peter Dupas

15th: Glen Edward Rogers

17th: Pedro Rodrigues Filho

23rd: Myra Hindley

24th: John George Haigh

26th: Joseph Christopher


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Countess Elizabeth Bathory was a Hungarian contemporary of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Unlike Elizabeth I, however, Bathory used her status to command a team of servants to bring local peasant girls to her castle where they were killed in cold blood. Her kill count is believed to be more than 650 victims and those born on August 7th share a birthday.

4th: Faye Copeland

7th: Countess Elizabeth Báthory

10th: Charles ‘The Eyeball Killer’ Albright

12th: Karl Denke

16th: Johann ‘Jack’ Unterweger 

19th: Anthony Sowell 

23rd: Rodney Alcala

23rd: Henry Lee Lucas

27th: Paul Bernado

27th: Ed Gein

30th: Lonnie David Franklin, Jr.


Born on September 29th, 1941, Fred West was an English serial killer who murdered 12 young women between 1967 and 1987 in Gloucestershire, the majority with his second wife, Rose West. Finally, in 1995, they were convicted of murder and sentenced to life behind bars. Fred killed himself while in custody pending his trial and Rose continues to live out the rest of her days in prison.

3rd: Albert DeSalvo

4th: John ‘The Bullseye Killer’ Cooper

7th: Graham ‘The Teacup Poisoner’ Young

9th: Harrison Graham

15th: Norbert Hans ‘The Hammer Killer’ Poehlke

24th: Patrick Kearney

25th: Patrick MacKay

29th: Fred West


If your birthday falls on October 16th, then you share this day with Andrei ‘Butcher of Rostov’ Chikatilo. Known as a family man and former teacher, Chikatilo was eventually captured and he confessed to murdering and mutilating at least 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990 in Russia.

5th: Angelo Buono Jr.

8th: Pedro López

8th: Javed Iqbal Mughal

16th: Andrei Chikatilo

23rd: Velma ”Death Row Granny’ Barfield

24th: Robert “Willy” Pickton

25th: Fritz Haarmann (October 25)

29th: Leonard Lake

31st: Mary Ann Cotton


If you are born on November 24th then you can now tell people you share a birthday with Ted Bundy. Between 1974 and 1978, he brutally murdered 30 women and teenage girls in seven different states. There are few other serial killers who manage to fascinate, terrify, and disturb people more than Bundy. He even described himself as ‘the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you’ll ever meet.’

4th: Nannie Doss

7th: Carl Eugene Watts

8th: Joseph James ‘Golden State Killer’ DeAngelo 

11th: Belle Gunness

12th: Charles Manson

13th: Kristen Gilbert

15th: William ‘The Lipstick Killer’ Heirens

15th: Nikolai Dzhumagaliev

17th: Moses Sithole

23rd: Dennis Nilsen

24th: Ted Bundy

24th: Charles ‘Charlie’ Starkweather

25th: Richard Cottingham

26th: John Wayne Glover

29th: Rose West


Standing at 6ft 9inches tall, Ed Kemper is a truly frightening serial killer who murdered 10 people between 1964 and 1973. Known as the ‘co-ed killer’, he also killed his paternal grandparents and decapitated his own mother. Born on December 18th, 1948, if you share this day then you’re still able to send a birthday card as he remains behind bars even to this day.

6th: Richard Speck

10th: Harvey Glatman

17th: Raymond ‘Lonely Hearts Killer’ Fernandez

18th: Ed Kemper

24th: Dean Corll

24th: Charles Ng

25th: Janie Lou Gibbs

27th: Juana Barraza

27th: Ivan Milat

30th: Ray Copeland