Billy the Kid

Frontier Outlaw Billy the Kid Full Name: Billy the Kid [William Henry McCarty, Jr]
Nationality: American

Profession: Frontier Outlaw
Why Famous: Gunfighter in the "Old West". According to legend, he killed 21 men (but it is widely believed that he killed 8 people). He was catapulted into legend in 1881 when a price was placed on his head by the governor of New Mexico.

Born: November 23, 1859
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Died: July 14, 1881 (aged 21)
Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds

Historical Events in the Life of Billy the Kid

  • 1881-04-18 Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.

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