Why Famous: American gangster who became the Boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City.
- 1985-12-16 John Gotti assumes leadership of New York's Gambino crime family after ordering the executions of Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti
- 1987-03-13 John Gotti is acquitted of racketeering
- 1992-04-02 John Gotti is found guilty of 5 murders (Paul Castellano, Thomas Bilotti, Robert DiBernardo, Liborio Milito and Louis Dibono), plus conspiracy to murder, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion
- 1992-06-24 John Gotti begins life sentence in jail