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 Museum: Bonnie & Clyde

Wikipedia – Bonnie and Clyde

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

Frank Hamer at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame

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

  1. John D.:
    —Have to say that the History Channel did a LOT better job of telling the story of Bonnie and Clyde.
    The movie was pure “Hollywood” and entertaining, even if it was not historically factual when it could have been.

    Very good post.

    Stay safe (and ambush-free) out there.

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