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Dates That Matter

May 23, 1934

Bonnie and Clyde are killed by federal agents.

 Why does it matter?

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are two of the 1930s most notorious criminals. At the time of their deaths, they were suspected of having committed 13 murders and a number of thefts. Clyde was an escaped prisoner and Bonnie was the wife of an imprisoned murderer. Suspected in the murder of at least one police officer, the FBI and local officials got information that the two were in Louisiana, and staged a stake out on a highway near Sailes, LA at dawn. Driving a stolen car, Bonnie and Clyde were captured, but when they tried to escape, federal agents killed them both. Bonnie was 23 years old and Clyde was 25. The colorful couple have become crime celebrities and there have been songs and movies written about them.

For more information...

FBI History--Famous Cases
The story of Bonnie and Clyde as told by the FBI.

Bonnie and Clyde
From the Dallas Dispatch, the story that ran the day after Bonnie and Clyde's death.