- Nino Valenti dies.
- Vito Corleone passes away. Emilio Barzini takes his place as capo di tutti capi.
- The baptism of Michael Rizzi. On the same day, Michael Corleone orders the deaths of Barzini, Philip Tattaglia, Carmine Cuneo, Victor Stracci, Moe Greene, Salvatore Tessio and Carlo Rizzi.
- The Corleone family move to Nevada, leaving the business in New York in the hands of Peter Clemenza.
- A plane carrying Frank Falcone and Anthony Molinari and their bodyguards Richard Aspromonte and Lefty Mancuso is sabotaged by Michael Corleone, resulting in their deaths. The pilot, Nick Geraci, manages to survive.
- Marty Malone is exposed as a traitor and executed by Aldo Trapani.
- Domenico Mazza killed in a drive-by. Emilio Barzini, Jr. dies in a gunfight at Mazza's funeral.
- Marco Cuneo dies in mysterious circumstances.
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