Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is assassinated at a restaurant

July 12, 1979 Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York Mob boss Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is gunned down as he eats at a restaurant Galante had recently brought the ire of other crime families following an attempt to usurp the narcotics market. Despite knowing the anger directed toward him, Galante reportedly stated “No one will ever kill…

Famous Last Tweets: Sharknado

Famous Last Tweets Cory Monteith Vancouver, Canada July 12, 2013 “what the crap is Sharknado? ... oh. IT’S A SHARK TORNADO.” Monteith, an actor best remembered for his role as Finn on the television series Glee, was found dead on the morning of July 13. His autopsy revealed his death was a result of heroin…

FLW: let’s do it (round 2)

Famous Last Words Rocky Barton Ohio July 12, 2006 “As Gary Gilmore said, ‘let’s do it.’” Barton had killed his wife during a domestic dispute as she was attempting to move her possessions out of their home. His wife was shot in the shoulder and the back while Barton’s uncle and 17-year-old daughter watched. Barton…

Today in Horror History: July 12

Birthdays:Tod Browning (July 12, 1880 - October 6, 1962), legendary director of London After Midnight (1927), Dracula (1931), Freaks (1932), Mark of the Vampire (1935), The Devil-Doll (1936) and more. Edwin Neal (July 12, 1945), actor who appeared in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Future-Kill (1985), My Boyfriend’s Back (1995), Zombiegeddon (2003), Butcher Boys (2012),…