1. 1997 Gianni Versace is a victim of shooting spree
It was on this date in 1997 that world-renowned Italian fashion designer, Gianni Versace, is gunned down on the front steps of his Miami mansion. His death sparked a nationwide FBI manhunt for Andrew Cunanan, who was also wanted for the death of multiple victims stretching from Minneapolis to San Diego. Cunanan had never been considered a violent man; he had no police record prior to 1997. Just over a week after Versace’s death, Cunanan was tracked down by agents to a a two-story houseboat not more than a couple miles from the scene of the crime. He had self-inflicted gun wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.