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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Cohen may have been Lucky, Fishman, not so much

On this date back in 1932 gangster Richard Fishman, said to have three notches on his shooting iron, was standing in the front parlor of Lucky Cohen's Chicago gambling joint, which doubled as a cigar store. Just as regular joe Jack Magdal entered, to either buy a cigar or gamble, a burst of machine-gun fire spat forth and Fishman dropped dead while Magdal fell with a bullet in the arm. I suspect his stogie was on the house.

2 comments:

John DuMond said...

As if we needed any more proof of the dangers of tobacco...

Pat Downey said...

I believe back then each pack of cigs had a label warning that smoking could lead to death by machine gun fire.