The real life Davy Crockett’s birthday was the day after Fess Parker’s, though Crockett was born in 1786. Crockett represented Tennessee in the US House of Representatives, took part in the Texas revolution and died at the Alamo.

The last entry in Crockett’s diary: “Pop, pop, pop! Bom, bom, bom! throughout the day. No time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and Independence forever. “