Richard Speck Rank
About Richard Speck
Richard Speck was an American who gained international notoriety as a mass murderer after torturing, raping and murdering eight student nurses on July 14, 1966 in Chicago. He was initially given the death penalty, but this was later changed to life imprisonment. He died in 1991 of a heart attack after serving 25 years in prison.
He was the seventh of eight children born to Mary Margaret Carbaugh and Benjamin Fanklin Speck. He was married to Shirley Annette Malone Speck from 1962 to 1966. He and Shirley had a daughter named Robbie Lynn.
In a 1978 interview with Bob Greene, he said he "had no feelings" the night he killed the nurses and that he was "sorry as hell" for his deeds.
Richard Speck Rank
Richard Speck's Popularity
Richard Speck was a famous American murderer, who was born on December 6, 1941. As a person born on this date, Richard Speck is listed in our database as the 23rd most popular celebrity for the day (December 6) and the 37th most popular for the year (1941).
People born on December 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Richard Speck is the 714th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Richard Speck's birthday, Richard Speck is the 5712th most famous American.
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