this day in crime history: may 23, 1934


She was an honor student with a talent for creative writing. He was an ex-con and habitual criminal with a preference for Fords and Browning Automatic Rifles. On this date in 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and gunned down by a posse led by (semi)retired Texas Ranger Frank Hamer.


Further reading:

Crime Library: BONNIE & CLYDE: ROMEO AND JULIET IN A GETAWAY CAR

Wikipedia – Bonnie and Clyde

The Bonnie and Clyde Festival in Gibsland, LA

“The Story of Bonnie and Clyde,” a poem by Bonnie Parker

Frank Hamer at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame

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11 thoughts on “this day in crime history: may 23, 1934

  1. John D.:
    I will say one thing about Bonnie and Clyde…they SURE knew how to kick off a Memorial Day weekend.
    (and go out with a BANG…and lots of those to boot).
    Good post.
    Stay safe this weekend

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  2. It doesn’t make the history books but B&C also had a run in with the Prince of Darkness himself, Dracula. There is a documentary you can get from Amazon. I think its a documentary, might be a low budget horror flick, I don’t remember.

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