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Billy the Kid Billy the Kid is one of the most well-known outlaws in American history. He's been a broadly told figure in Western history in addition to folklore. The have made movies out of his background and have also wrote many books on him. The Majority of Billy the Kids existence stays a heated controversy during America. Billy the Kid was born in new york on November 23, 1859 on William and Kathleen McCarty Bonney and also given the title William H. Bonney (There are other stories of his arrival but that one is the most dependable). The very first recorded killing committed by Billy the Kid was on August 17, 1877. Additionally, this is where he got his nickname . The story is that he got in a fight with a blacksmith at a saloon in which the blacksmith awakened him and threw his to the ground. Knowing that he was no match for the far bigger and older blacksmith he pulled his gun and took at the blacksmith who died the next day. He was arrested but the escaped and started running out of the authorities, something that he did all of his lifetime. Billy the Kid finally moved to Lincoln County, New Mexico were he began working for J.H. Tunstall. Tunstall was a rich farmland owner who had an ongoing feud with L.G. Murphy and J.J. Dolan over farmland and grazing rights. Billy the Kid looked in Tunstall as a father and would do anything for him. But on February 18, 1878, Tunstall was gunned down with a group of deputies who were und...