Today in Gangster History

Criminals Topics: Drug Lords - Mafiosos

Historical Events

Events 1 - 3 of 3

1929-02-14 - St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders
1931-10-24 - Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion
1933-06-17 - Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops & 1 gangster killed by mob

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 18 of 18

1883-06-20 - Leah Baird, Chicago IL, actress (Lady Gangster)
1891-01-26 - Frank Costello, Italian-born gangster (d. 1973)
1895-07-18 - George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], Memphis Tennessee, American gangster, (d. 1954)
1896-11-24 - Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Sicily, NYC Mafia gangster, (d. 1962)
1899-01-17 - Al Capone, Brooklyn New York, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging)
1902-09-26 - Umberto "Albert" Anastasia, US gangster (Murder Inc)
1903-09-22 - Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)
1905-01-18 - Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
1906-02-28 - Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas
1910-02-06 - Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (d. 1993)
1910-02-21 - Carmine Galante, Italian-born gangster (d. 1979)
Gangster Al CaponeGangster Al Capone (1899-01-17) 1913-09-04 - Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976)
1914-03-15 - Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
1921-01-19 - "Billy Batts" Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
1945-03-12 - Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, American gangster
1954-06-26 - Robert Davi, Astoria NY, opera singer/actor (Gangster Chronicles)
1956-06-18 - Brian Benben, Winchester Va, actor (Dream On, Gangster Chronicles)
1956-09-14 - Joe Penny, London, actor (Gangster Wars, Riptide, Jake & the Fatman)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 41 of 41

1889-02-03 - Belle Starr, US female gangster, murdered at 40
1921-03-21 - "Big Jim" Colisimo, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
1929-05-07 - Albert Anselmi, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
1929-05-07 - John Scalise, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
1929-05-07 - Joseph "Top Toad" Giunta, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
1931-12-18 - John T "Legs" Diamond, US gangster, murdered at 35
1934-10-22 - Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster, shot dead at 30 by FBI in Ohio
1934-11-27 - "Baby Face" Nelson, [Lester Gillis], gangster, shot by FBI at 26
1935-10-23 - Abe Landau, US gangster, murdered
1935-10-23 - Dutch Schultz [Arthur Flegenheimer], US gangster, murdered at 33
1935-10-23 - Otto "Aba Daba" Berman, US gangster, murdered
Gangster Charles FloydGangster Charles Floyd (1934-10-22) 1940-07-31 - Whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel
1941-11-12 - Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, NY gangster/police informer, killed
1942-02-19 - Frank Abbandando, American gangster (executed) (b. 1910)
1943-03-19 - Frank Nitti, American gangster (b. 1883)
1947-01-25 - Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of neurosyphilis at 48
1947-06-20 - Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, gangster, shot dead in Beverly Hills Cal
1951-10-04 - Willie Moretti, American gangster (b. 1894)
1954-07-18 - George Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster, dies at 59
1957-10-25 - Umberto "Albert" Anastasia, US gangster (Murder Inc), dies at 55
1962-01-26 - Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, dies of a heart attack at 65
1967-11-24 - Louis Fratto, American gangster (b. 1908)
1969-06-24 - Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster), dies
1971-04-03 - Joseph Valachi, US gangster, dies at 66
1973-02-18 - Franc Costello, US gangster, dies at 82
1975-06-19 - Sam Giancana, American gangster (b. 1908)
NYC Gangster Charles LucianoNYC Gangster Charles Luciano (1962-01-26) 1976-07-29 - Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913)
1976-10-15 - Carlo Gambino, US gangster, dies at 74
1979-01-14 - Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)
1985-07-07 - Patti McCarty, actress (Gangster of the Frontier), dies at 64
1985-12-02 - Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (b. 1914)
1987-03-17 - Santo Trafficante, Jr., American gangster (b. 1914)
1989-11-17 - Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)
1993-03-03 - Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (b. 1910)
1993-03-13 - Ralph Smith Fults, US gangster (Bonnie & Clyde gang), dies at 82
1995-03-17 - Ronnie Kray, English gangster (The Firm), dies at 61
1997-02-22 - Joseph Aiuppa, American gangster (b. 1907)
2000-10-01 - Reginald Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)
2002-05-11 - Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (b. 1905)
2002-06-10 - John Gotti, American gangster (b. 1940)
2003-05-15 - George Francis, British gangster (b. 1940)


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