What Happened on October 12, 1933

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)

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Gangster George Francis Barnes, aka Machine Gun Kelly, is sentenced to life imprisonment

American Gangster George
American Gangster
George "Machine Gun" Kelly

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John Dillinger escapes from jail in Allen County, Ohio

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger

Famous Birthdays

  • Broos van Erp, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Guido Molinari, Canadian painter (d. 2004)