On this day in 1979 Anthony Russo died at the age of 62.

Little Pussy as he was also called because of being such a skillful cat burglar, was a Genovese mobster who was also said to have reigned over Monmouth County in New Jersey. His death came at the hands of a Genovese capo called Thomas DePhillips, Anthony DeVingo (an enforcer) and Joe Zarro (an associate), who together shot and killed Russo in Long Branch, New Jersey.