Today in Drug Lord History

Criminals: Gangsters - Mafiosos

Historical Events

  • 1980-01-13 Head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium
  • 1993-02-15 Bombings by mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogota, Colombia
  • 1997-07-25 Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling
  • 2013-04-11 14 people are killed in clashes between drug traffickers and police in Michoacán, Mexico

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-07-11 Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escapes from Altiplano maximum-security prison west of Mexico City via a specially constructed 1.5 km tunnel from his cell to a nearby house

  • 2016-01-08 Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announces the recapture of drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, six months after he escaped prison

Famous Birthdays

  • 1930-09-09 Frank Lucas, Drug Lord
  • 1944-12-07 Jamiel Chagra, American drug trafficker
  • 1953-10-06 Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
  • 1977-07-10 Schapelle Corby, Australian convicted drug smuggler
  • 1980-01-28 Jesse James American drug dealer and fugitive, born in Hollywood, California

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

1941-12-26 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (24) weds convicted drug dealer Benny Kornegay

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald

Famous Deaths

  • 1985-09-11 Andrew C. Thornton II, American drug smuggler (b. 1945)
  • 1995-01-21 Flavio "Negao" Pires da Conceicao, drug Trafficker, dies at 25
  • 2005-12-02 Van Tuong Nguyen, Australian drug smuggler (hanged) (b. 1980)
  • 2009-12-29 Akmal Shaikh, British drug trafficker, executed by lethal injection in the People's Republic of China (b. 1956)