June 15, 1908
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||June 19, 1975 (aged 67)|
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
|Cause of death||Multiple gunshot wounds|
|Resting place||Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois, U.S.|
|Occupation||Gangster, Crime boss|
|Known for||Boss of the Chicago Outfit and Mafia|
|Spouse(s)||Angelina DeTolve (1933–1954, her death)|
Salvatore "Sam" Giancana (né Giangana; June 15, 1908 – June 19, 1975), was a Sicilian American mobster, notable as being boss of the criminal Chicago Outfit from 1957–1966. His nicknames were "Mooney", "Momo", "Sam the Cigar", and "Sammy".
On June 19, 1975, a gunman entered Giancana's basement kitchen and shot him in the back of the head as he was frying sausage and peppers at his Oak Park, Illinois home. After Giancana fell to the floor, the gunman turned him over and shot him six more times in the face and neck.
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- "Sam Giancana (Original name: Salvatore Giancana)". Find a Grave. Retrieved October 18, 2010.
- Congress 1983, p. 182