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We thought it was about time we updated our top ten mobsters page, don’t you think? So let’s put it to the vote (you get 10 votes each to choose your top 10): Once the voting is over we will update the page.


On This Day in 1906 Tony Accardo was Born

[sg_popup id=2] Antonino ‘Tony’ Accardo was born in Chicago on April 28, 1906. He grew up in Little Sicily on Chicago’s Northwest Side. As a teenager Accardo began his life of crime, he started out as a pickpocket and stole cars. He was arrested numerous times throughout his life but never spent a night in jail. While working as an enforcer for John Torrio’s gang he got his nickname “Joe Batters.” Because he hit people…


On This Day in 1931 Joe Masseria was Killed Aged 45

Joe ‘The Boss’ Masseria was one of the most successful, loved and hated mafia bosses of the 1920’s, he was a member of the Morello gang before becoming the boss himself. Masseria was born on January 17, 1886 in Menfi in the Province of Agrigento, Sicily, before arriving  in the United States in 1902. Masseria and  Salvadore D’Aquila a New York City mobster who was the first boss of the later known Gambino Family became…


On This Day in 1929 Joe Gallo was Born, He Also Died On This Day in 1972

Joey Gallo was born April 7, 1929, in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York.  He was one of three sons to probation bootlegger Umberto Gallo, in due-course Joey and his two brothers Larry and Albert ‘Kid Blast’ Gallo became involved within the world of organized crime. The man commonly known as ‘Crazy Joe’ and ‘Joe the Blonde’ due to his chest full of Blonde hair also had a softer side. He liked to…


On This Day in 1928 Vincent Gigante was Born

Vincent Gigante was an Italian-American mobster who led the Genovese crime family of New York City from the early 1980s until 2005.  Born in New York City on March 29th, 1928 he was known as ‘The Chin’ & ‘The Odd father’ & ‘The Enigma in the Bathrobe’ he was known to wonder the streets of the in a bathrobe an act that was deliberate to make people think he was insane; he checked into psychiatric hospitals…


On This Day in 1981 Philip Testa was Killed Aged 56

Philip Carlos Testa also known as “The Chicken Man” not just due to his later involvement in the poultry business but also due to his pockmarked face, the pockmarks are believed to have been caused by a horrible case of chicken pox with the scars never fully healing, he was also known as “The Julius Cesar of the Philadelphia Mob” or “Philly”. Philip was born April 21, 1924 in Mistretta, Sicily, he emigrated to New York…


On This Day in 1993 Carlos Marcello Died Aged 83

Carlos Marcello was born Calogero Minacori on February 6th 1910 in North Africa, He immigrated to the U.S, in 1929, immediately he was arrested for a bank robbery in New Orleans, these charges were later dropped, however the following year he was convicted of assault and robbery and was sent to prison for 9 years, only serving 5 of the 9. Taking Control of Louisiana By the late 1940s Marcello had taken control of Louisiana…


Lead Editor Casey McBride Takes The NCS to The Mob Museum

Casey, who also owns and runs the Frank Costello dedicated page over at Uncle Frank’s Place recently got the chance that everyone would give their right arm for, and that was to head to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. Being loyal to the NCS family Casey decided to don his NCS t-shirt for the visit of a lifetime, and actually got stopped by a few members of the Mob Museum staff. The first was…


Who Was Frankie Yale & How Did He Die?

Becoming the Brooklyn Boss Francesco Ioele also known as Uale and or Yale was born January 22nd 1893 in Italy. His family immigrated to New York around 1901. Yale was known as the forgotten boss, however he was undoubtedly a murderous leader. Like most gangsters, Yale got an early introduction to the world of crime, his future mentor John ‘Papa Johnny’ Torrio got him admitted to one of the dominate street gangs in lower Manhattan,…


On This Day in 1886 Frank Nitti was Born

On this day in 1886 Francesco Raffaele Nitto was born in Angri, Italy. He of course was known better as Frank Nitti who was the enforcement arm of the Chicago Outfit under his first cousin Al Capone. Facing a lengthy jail sentence and being a severe claustrophobe, Nitti ended his own life by shooting himself in the head by a railway track in 1943 at the age of 57. Although we tend to call him…


On This Day in 1962 Lucky Luciano Died Aged 64

On this day in 1962 we marked the passing of an all-time great. Lucky Luciano had attended a meeting with Martin Gosch at Naples International Airport to discuss a film based on his life. Upon leaving Lucky collapsed and died from a heart-attack. The Chairman and Founding Father of the mob left an incredible legacy behind him. It was on February 1946 that Lucky Luciano would say his final farewell to the United States, until…


On This Day in 1947 Al Capone Died Aged 48

On this day in 1947 the world would mark the passing of one of the most notorious mobsters to have ever lived. At the age of 48 The Big Shot suffered from a stroke but managed to improve from it (this was just 4 days after he celebrated his 48th birthday). However, after managing to regain consciousness from the stroke he contracted pneumonia; on the 25th January 4 days after the stroke he suffered a…


On This Day in 1893 Frankie Yale was Born

On this day in 1893 notorious Prohibition era mobster Francesco Ioele was born, and was Al Capone’s boss during the Brooklyn days. Francesco was better known as Frankie Yale and met his end in spectacular mob style, after Capone sanctioned a drive-by shooting on his old friend and boss, Yale. Frankie was born in Calabria in Italy and spent around 7 years in the country before he would move to the United States with his…


On This Day in 1882 Johnny Torrio was Born

Papa Johnny helped build what is today known as the Chicago Outfit, and was Al Capone’s mentor. He helped with the creation of the National Crime Syndicate and escaped numerous assassination attempts from the North Side Gang. ‪ Despite not being one of the more popular mobsters mentioned today, Johnny was classed as the smartest by the U.S Treasury and Chicago Crime Commission. They stated that Johnny Torrio: “was the biggest gangster in America, he…