Sunday, January 26, 2014

Charles "Charlie Lucky" Luciano Died On This Day In 1962

As notes, New York mobster Charles "Charlie Lucky" Luciano died on this date in 1962.

Charles "Lucky" Luciano was born Salvatore Lucania in Sicily, Italy, on November 24, 1897. Luciano split New York City into five crime families, heading the Genovese crime family himself. He also initiated The Commission, which served as a governing body for organized crime nationwide. Luciano moved to Havana and was later deported to Italy, living out his final years in Naples.

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