“Legs” Diamond Gets Whacked!

December 18: TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by For the Love of Being Irish)

1931: Gangster, bootlegger, associate of Arnold Rothstein, Jack “Legs” Diamond (born Jack Moran of Irish emigrant parents) was gunned down while in a drunken stupor following  a court case acquittal.

Jack "Legs" Diamond

“Legs” Diamond was one of a number of Irish Americans who gained infamy during the prohibition era. Other Irish gangsters who met a less than pretty fate included:

Vincent Mad Dog Coll born in Donegal Ireland

Mad Dog Coll (Donegal born Vincent Coll) who was allegedly involved in everything from murder, bootlegging, kidnapping and hijacking. Coll was only twenty four when killed.

Dion O'Banion

Dion O’Banion, one time choir boy of Irish parents was shot to death in his flower shop by associates of Al Capone in 1924.

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