January 25th: Al Capone Died Today, 69 Years Ago

al at baseball game

Al at a baseball game, circa 1931, right before his arrest. Photo Source: New York Daily News

On January 25th, 1947, Al Capone died in his Miami Beach home surrounded by family and friends. Rather than getting gunned down in the street, as he had feared, he passed away from stroke complications—probably aided and abetted by an advanced case of syphilis, which had gotten worse while he was in prison. He was only 48.

Check out this article that the New York Daily News reprinted from 1947 about Al’s death, which sums up his life rather well.

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1 Response to January 25th: Al Capone Died Today, 69 Years Ago

  1. jazzfeathers says:

    Always interesting reading materials from the era.
    Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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