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John Dillinger
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John Dillinger


: 28 June 1902


: Cancer


: 22 July 1934


: 32 years


  • John Herbert Dillinger was an American gangster in the Depression-era United States
When was John Dillinger born?28 June 1902
When did John Dillinger die? / Died22 July 1934
How many years did John Dillinger live? / Lived32 years
Zodiac sign:Cancer

John Dillinger facts

  • He operated with a group of men known by some as the Dillinger Gang or Terror Gang, which was accused of robbing 24 banks and four police stations, among other activities
  • Dillinger escaped from jail twice
  • He was also charged with, but never convicted of, the murder of an East Chicago, Indiana, police officer who shot Dillinger in his bullet-proof vest during a shootout, prompting him to return fire
  • It was Dillinger's only homicide charge
  • In the heyday of the Depression-era outlaw (1933–1934), Dillinger was the most notorious of all, standing out even among more violent criminals such as Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde, as evidenced by the fact that decades later, the first major book about 1930s gangsters was titled The Dillinger Days
  • He courted publicity, styling himself as a Robin Hood figure, and the media of his time ran exaggerated accounts of his bravado and colorful personality, causing the government to demand federal action
  • In response, the Director of the Bureau of Investigation, J
  • Edgar Hoover, developed a more sophisticated Federal Bureau of Investigation as a weapon against organized crime, using Dillinger and his gang as his campaign platform
  • After evading police in four states for almost a year, Dillinger was wounded and returned to his father's home to recover
  • He returned to Chicago in July 1934 and met his end at the hands of police and federal agents who were informed of his whereabouts by Ana Cumpănaş (the owner of the brothel where Dillinger had sought refuge at the time)

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