Today in the History of Bank Robbers

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Historical Events

  • 1831-03-19 1st US bank robbery (City Bank, NY/$245,000)
  • 1934-10-22 In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.
  • 1934-11-27 Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947-02-09 Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • 1975-09-18 Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF
  • 1976-01-22 Bank robbery in Beirut nets $20-50 million (record)

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1976-09-24 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by US President Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1979-02-01 Patricia Hearst is released from prison for bank robbery
  • 1981-04-22 More than $3.3 million is stolen from the First National Bank of Arizona in Tucson in the then largest US bank robbery in history

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1987-01-20 Bank robber Robert A. Litchfield is arrested at Lake Tahoe

  • 1999-05-28 Two Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklöv and Tony Olsson after a dramatic car chase.

Famous Birthdays


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1901-06-30 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton

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1903-06-22 John Dillinger, Notorious American bank robber, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1934)

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger

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1909-03-24 Clyde Barrow, American bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame), born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1934)

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • 1920-04-16 John William Farr, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1948-04-08 Robert A. Litchfield, American bank robber who was on the FBI most wanted list in the 1980s

  • 1953-05-22 John Edward Stevens, American bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1929-10-21 Bank robber Willie Sutton (28) weds Louise Leudemann

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton

Famous Deaths


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1908-11-07 Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American train and bank robber, shot by Bolivian soldiers at 42

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1934-07-22 John Dillinger, Notorious American bank robber, shot dead at 31 by federal agents at the Biograph Theater in Chicago

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger

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1980-11-02 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, dies at 79

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • 1984-02-13 Andre Stander, South African police captain and bank robber (b. 1946)
  • 2003-03-04 Jaba Ioseliani, Georgian bank robber (b. 1926)