George Moran (August 21, 1891 - February 25, 1957), better known by the alias "Bugs" Moran, was a Chicago Prohibition-era gangster. He has been credited with popularizing the act of driving by a rival's hangout and spraying it with gunfire, now referred to as a drive-by shooting. On February 14, 1929, in an event which has become known as the Saint Valentine's Day massacre, seven members of his gang were gunned down in a warehouse, supposedly on the orders of Moran's rival Al Capone.
JOHN MAY Birth: 1894 Death: Feb. 14, 1929 Gangster. A member of Bugs Moran crime gang, he was a victim of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, Illinois.
February 24 Celebrity Deaths | 'A Christmas Story' and 'Billy Madison' actor Darren McGavin, 'The Dating Game' host Jim Lange, Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler, rapper and producer Static Major, famous playwright Tennessee Williams, and gangster Bugs Moran all died on this day in history.
The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder of seven mob associates as part of a prohibition era conflict between two powerful criminal gangs in Chicago: the South Side Italian gang led by Al Capone and the North Side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran. Former members of the Egan's Rats gang were also suspected of having played a significant role in the incident, assisting Capone.