|Born||November 24, 1897
Lercara Friddi, Sicily, Italy
|Died||January 26, 1962 (aged 64)
|Cause of death||Myocardial infarction|
|Occupation||Boss of the Genovese crime family, founder and Chairman of the Commission|
Charles "Lucky" Luciano (born Salvatore Lucania; November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was a Sicilian mobster. Luciano is considered to have been the father of modern organized crime and the mastermind of the postwar expansion of the international heroin trade. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family.
- Buchanan, Edna. "Criminal Mastermind: Lucky Luciano." Time.com.