Barry Kennan the mastermind of the kidnapping who was captured, convicted and sentenced but only served a short time. He got out on insanity. Kennan turned his life around and became a very successful property developer.
At age 19 Frank Sinatra Junior was kidnapped from his room at Harrah's in lake Tahoe. He was released two days later after his dad paid the $240,000 cash ransom. The rumors that this was a publicity stunt went on for many years. Those claims were 100% false. It happened on this day in 1963.