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This day in History: May 23, 1934: Police kill famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde's car after they were killed. May 23,1934.

Bonnie and Clyde’s car after they were killed, 1934

Bonnie Parker, half of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ with Clyde Barrow, was one of America's most famous outlaws in the 1930s, robbing banks and small businesses. Their 21-month crime spree spanned Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Missouri, where they killed at least 13 people and escaped from the police before they were killed at a roadblock near Gibsland, Louisiana, on May 23, 1934.

Louisiana history... Bonnie Parker, half of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ with Clyde Barrow, was one of America's most famous outlaws in the 1930s, robbing banks and small businesses. Their 21-month crime spree spanned Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Missouri, where they killed at least 13 people and escaped from the police before they were killed at a roadblock near Gibsland, Louisiana, on May 23, 1934.

Bonnie Parker (of Bonnie and Clyde) in her casket. Death photos were popular in the early part of the last century, and especially so with someone of her notoriety.

Bonnie and Clyde

Notorious outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow (above) were shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police while driving a stolen car near Sailes, Louisiana on May 23, 1934.

Bonnie and Clyde