On this day in 1976, the first murder of serial killer David Berkowitz, more commonly known as the self-proclaimed “Son of Sam“. For a full year, Berkowitz terrorized New York City with a series of murders that he claimed he was forced to commit under the orders of a demon who possessed a local dog. 5 of the attacks were shootings on people in parked cars and the first was a stabbing on the street in 1975. This came a month after the infamous blackout of July 13, 1976, and economic turmoil caused by the energy crisis.
- Daniela Quintanilla