Charles Whitman, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Charles Whitman

American mass murderer and spree killer; perpetrator of the University of Texas Tower shooting

Date of Birth: 24-Jun-1941

Place of Birth: Lake Worth, Florida, United States

Date of Death: 01-Aug-1966

Profession: spree killer, mass murderer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Charles Whitman

  • Charles Joseph Whitman (June 24, 1941 – August 1, 1966) was an American mass murderer who became infamous as the "Texas Tower Sniper".
  • On August 1, 1966, he used knives in the slayings of his mother and his wife in their respective homes and then went to the University of Texas in Austin with multiple firearms and began indiscriminately shooting at people.
  • He fatally shot three people inside the university tower.
  • He then went to the tower's 28th-floor observation deck, where he fired at random people for some 96 minutes, killing an additional 11 people (including an unborn child), and wounding 31 others before he was shot dead by Austin police officers.
  • Whitman killed a total of 17 people; the 17th victim died 35 years later from injuries sustained in the attack.

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