Billy The Kid Stories You've Never Heard Before

Actor Derek Chariton played Billy the Kid in the AMC series "The American West." (

Youthful Old West outlaw Billy the Kid would be celebrating his 160th birthday today, November 23, if he had not been killed at the tender age of 21 (and, you know, if old age wasn't fatal). Billy the Kid was a thief, murderer, and overall delinquent, but today, we would say he was the unfortunate result of a terrible upbringing. Let's look at the incredible life and premature death of this desperate young man who earned a place in the wild lore of the America West