April 29 - Johnny Dio is convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to four years imprisonment as well as fined $5,000.
November 28 - Twenty mobsters arrested at the Apalachin Conference in 1957 are acquitted of conspiracy charges by a US appeals court.
Arts and literature
The Purple Gang (film) starring Barry Sullivan and Robert Blake.
Carmine Agnello, member of Gambino crime family.
June 21 - Costabile Farace, Mafia associate.