Charles "Lucky" Luciano

NYC Gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano

Full Name: Salvatore Lucania
Profession: NYC Gangster

United States of America

Biography: Considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States for splitting New York City into five different Mafia crime families and the establishment of the first Commission. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family.

He was instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States. Luciano is considered by many to have been the most powerful American Mafia boss of all time.

Born: November 24, 1896
Birthplace: Sicily, Italy

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: January 26, 1962 (aged 65)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events

  • 1931-09-11 Salvatore Maranzano is murdered by one of Charles Luciano's hitmen
  • 1936-04-01 Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York
  • 1936-06-07 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution
  • 1936-07-18 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison
  • 1946-01-03 As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles "Lucky" Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy
  • 1946-02-10 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States

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