November 21, 2011

November 21: Death of the "Birdman of Alcatraz", 1963

Robert Stroud, the legendary "Birdman of Alcatraz" may not be quite as you imagined him after seeing the Burt Lancaster movie. He had a quick temper, and he killed two men.

Read article here.

Pictured: 1951 mug shot of Robert Stroud, from his prison records.

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