On this day in 1992 Italian Politician Salvatore Lima was gunned down by the Sicilian Mafia, most notably by a gunman on a motorbike who shot out his chauffeur driven car tyres, and then proceeded to approach the car that had ground to halt. Lima tried to flee the scene but the hitman ran over and fired a shot into his back followed by one to the neck before hopping back onto his bike and speeding away.