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:

Gangsters Incorporated: 1975:Murder of Sam Giancana

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

American Mafia: Sam Giancana

Wikipedia: Sam Giancana

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5 thoughts on “this day in crime history: june 19, 1975

  1. John D.:
    And do ended the life of another mobster who was due to go before the senate.
    Amazing the number of times that has happened.
    Helluva coincidence.
    (or an acute case of “lead poisoning” – the plumbing in many areas there was rather aged).

    Good call.
    Stay safe out there.

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