Wild Bill Hickok was an American gunfighter, lawman and gambler best remembered as one of the greatest gunfighters in the history of the American West. He fought with the Union Army during the American Civil War. His life came to a tragic end in 1876 when he was shot to death by Jack McCall while playing poker at a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota.
He was born to Polly and William Hickok. He married Agnes Thatcher Lake in 1876. The marriage was childless.
At the time of his death, he was reportedly holding a pair of black eights and a pair of black aces, which are now known as the "Dead Man's Hand".
Almost a century after his death, he was honored with an induction into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1979.
Wild Bill Hickok
was a famous American lawman,
who was born on
May 27, 1837. As a person born on this date, Wild Bill Hickok is listed in our database as the 13th
most popular celebrity for the day (May 27) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1837).
People born on May 27
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
Wild Bill Hickok is the 317th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Wild Bill Hickok's birthday, Wild Bill Hickok is the 2084th most famous American.
In general, Wild Bill Hickok ranks as the 3681st
most popular famous person of all time.
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