The deaths of Bonnie and Clyde

May 23, 1934 Bienville Parish, Louisiana Infamous outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are killed in an ambush The two were notorious for their robberies and murders and grew to a celebrity status among the general population, which concerned Bonnie and Clyde as hiding became much more difficult. In June 1933 things became even more…

The Axeman of New Orleans’ first murder

May 23, 1918 New Orleans, Louisiana The first of several murders attributed to The Axeman of New Orleans are committed The Axeman’s career officially spanned from May 23, 1918 to October 27, 1919, beginning with the murders of Joseph and Catherine Maggio. The Maggios were attacked in their sleep, their throats sliced then their heads…

The murder of Jeannie Singleton

May 23, 1955 Kalamazoo, Michigan Jeannie Singleton (8) goes missing while walking home from school; her body is found 9 days later Jeannie, who walked with a pronounced limp due to a battle with rheumatic fever, was described as a friendly girl who had to be reminded by her parents not to talk to strangers.…