Vito Genovese Died On This Day in 1969, Aged 71

Vito Genovese Born On This Day in 1897

On this day in 1969 the mob world would lose one of its most feared leaders. Vito Genovese was 71 and died from a heart attack. To this day, the crime family he took over in 1957 is still named after him, and he served as a mentor to future boss Vincent Gigante.