Sunday, June 19, 2011

THIS DAY IN CRIME HISTORY: JUNE 19, 1975

On this day in 1975, Chicago mob boss Salvatore Giancana, aka "Momo," aka "Mooney," aka "Sam the Cigar," aka "Sam Flood" and aka "Sam Gold," was killed in the basement of his Oak Park, IL home. Giancana was due to testify before a Senate panel later that month. He was shot several times, once in the back of the head, and several times in the face.


Further reading:

Gansters Incorporated: SAM "MOMO" GIANCANA

Find-a-Grave - Sam Giancana (1908-1975)

American Mafia: Sam Giancana

Wikipedia: Sam Giancana

3 comments:

Bob G. said...

John D.L:
Wasn't he the mobster that was killed while cooking (and because he KNEW the person he let in who eventualy shot him...whoever that someone was)?

It sounds SO familiar.

Good post.

Roll safe.

Bob G. said...

(forget the "L"...dunno where THAT came from)...lol!

John D. said...

Bob,
I think he was cooking sausage at the time. Most believe he was killed by someone he knew. But that's how the mob usually does it.