Charles Dean O'Banion (July 8, 1892 – November 10, 1924) was an Irish-American mobster who was the main rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the brutal Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s. The newspapers of his day made him better known as Dion O'Banion, although he never went by that first name. He led the North Side Gang until he was murdered by Frankie Yale, John Scalise and Albert Anselmi in 1924.
Richard the iceman Kuklinski, oooh Scary guy. HBO had a special on him, The Ice Man. Described what he did in detail like it was a day going to the mall. Especially leaving his wife and children on Christmas day to go kill someone, then coming back and playing with the kids.
John "Handsome Johnny" Roselli (sometimes spelled Rosselli), aka John F. Stewart aka Colonel Rawlston (July 4, 1905 to sometime between July 28 and August 9, 1976) was an influential mobster for the Chicago Outfit who helped them control Hollywood and the Las Vegas Strip. Roselli was also involved with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) plot to kill Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in the early 1960s. Some conspiracy theorists believe he was also involved with John Fitzgerald Kennedy's…
VINCENT "MAD DOG" COLL Birth: Jul. 20, 1908 Death: Feb. 8, 1932 Organized Crime Figure. An Irish-born gangster in New York City, he regaled in the media attention for his violent activities, preferring short-term, violent solutions to his problems with gang rivalry. His attacks on the major New York City gangs left him with the nickname "Mad Dog," for daring to take on the other mobsters. In 1931
David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer who terrorized New York City in 1976 and 1977, has declared he has “no interest in parole and no plans to seek release.” Berkowitz, 58, has said that he killed six women and wounded seven other people because he was instructed to do so by a dog named Sam that was possessed by Satan.
Barbara Graham was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison on June 3, 1955 for the beating and suffocation of a 64 year old woman along with two convicted accomplices. Actress Susan Hayward won the Best Actress Academy Award for playing Graham in the 1958 movie, I Want To Live. She became known as Bloody Babs by the press.
Sonja McCaskie b. 2-19-1939 - 4-5-1963 was a British alpine skier who participated in the 1960 Winter Olympics. She lived in Reno and was working part time aas a ski instructor at the Slide Mtn. ski resort when she was brutally strangled, raped, decapitated and mutilated by 18 year old, Thomas Lee Bean. "I cut out her heart and stomped on it!" He was sentenced to death but was taken off death row in 1970 and remains a prisoner in the state prison .
January 24 - today, in 1989, Ted Bundy was executed in the electric chair. He confessed to killing and torturing at least 30 women but some estimates are as high as 100. I was going to Pin a picture of him, and then I realized, that's exactly what he would want - for everyone to see his face and make him the star - and instead, I want to remember what was lost. Here are some of his victims. May they rest in peace.
Nonchalantly smoking a cigarette, 15-year-old Billy Ray Prevatte - Shot 3 teachers @ his Junior High School after he was reprimanded for truancy. 1 teacher was killed, 1 seriously wounded and the other slightly wounded. (1956)