this day in crime history: july 30, 1975

On this date in 1975, former (and wannabe future) teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. Hoffa was scheduled to have a sit-down at the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield, MI with Detroit mobster Anthony “Tony Jack” Giacalone and New Jersey labor leader Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano. Tony Pro, by the way, was also a made member of the Genovese crime family.

Hoffa’s plan was to mount a court challenge to a federal ban on his participation in union activities that would have kept him out of the Teamsters until 1981. With that out of the way, he could challenge his successor Frank Fitzsimmons for control of the Teamsters. Sadly for Jimmy, it looks like the mob had other ideas. He was last seen leaving the restaurant parking lot in an unidentified car.

Further reading:

truTV Crime Library – The Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

Wikipedia – Jimmy Hoffa

4 thoughts on “this day in crime history: july 30, 1975

  1. Wasn’t there a movie where the hitman thinks he killed Jimmy but it turns out he is just hurt then, Jimmy becomes one of the family and they have to hide him from the mob? I think it was called Hoffa and the Hendersons.


    • There were two. One was made in the mid 70s and starred Walter Matthau as Hoffa and Jack Lemmon as the hitman. Then there was a remake that came out a couple years ago with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Needless to say, the remake was inferior.


  2. John.:
    I heard that Hoffa (after his disappearance) became a “cornerstone of the community”.
    They never did say WHICH community?


    Stay safe.


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