Butch Cassidy Biography
(Train, Bank Robber and the Leader of a Gang of Criminal Outlaws ‘Wild Bunch’)
Birthday: April 13, 1866 (Aries)
Born In: Beaver, Utah, United States
Butch Cassidy was an infamous American train and bank robber who terrorized the wild west of America in the late 19th century. He headed a group of outlaws known as ‘The Wild Bunch.’ Born and raised in Utah, Butch always desired a life of comfort, which his lower middle-class household could not afford. He started with petty crimes such as stealing clothes from shops. In 1889, he executed his first successful bank robbery. Slowly, he started associating himself with more criminals and became part of a gang. He committed several crimes over the next two decades. His most famous associate was Harry Longabaugh, also known as the “Sundance Kid,” and Harry’s girlfriend, Etta Place. In the early 20th century, the American government hit hard on them and the trio fled to South America. After spending some time in Argentina, they moved to Bolivia, where they were supposedly killed in a police shootout. Their antics have been strongly dramatized in TV series and films over several years. The western film ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ that narrated the story of Butch is termed a cult classic.