On this day in 1928 Gaetano Vastola entered the world. Known also as Corky he was an underboss for the DeCavalcante Crime Family who were based in the New Jersey area.
In the 1990’s he shared a prison cell with Gambino Crime Boss John Gotti, which almost lead to Vastola’s death when Gotti felt he would become a government informant and pressured the bosses of the DeCavalcante family to put a hit out on Vastola. Lucky for Vastola, FBI caught wind of the hit and prevented it.
Vastola turned 92 years old in 2020.