Italian History (Part 10)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,446

  • 1930-04-21 Silvana Mangano, actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1930-05-02 Marco Pannella, Italian politician and activist, born in Teramo (d. 2016)
  • 1930-09-19 Antonio Margheriti, Italian filmmaker (d. 2002)
  • 1930-09-28 Ugo Gregoretti, actor (Rogopag, Common Sense of Modesty), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1930-10-31 Michael Collins, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1930-11-16 Salvatore Riina, Sicilian mafioso
  • 1931-02-24 Marta Marzotto, Italian countess and designer, born in Reggio Emilia (d. 2016)
  • 1931-02-28 Gustav Thoni, Italy, skiier (World Cup-1971, 72, 73, 75)
  • 1931-05-10 Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), born in Trevico, Campania (d. 2016)
  • 1931-06-11 Lucianna Paluzzi, actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1931-06-21 Enzo Maiorca, Italian freediver (17 world records), born in Syracuse, Sicily (d. 2016)
  • 1931-07-08 Jerry Vale [Genaro Louis Vitaliano], American singer (Arriverderci Roma), born in NYC (d. 2014)
  • 1931-07-11 Tullio Regge, Italian physicist
  • 1931-07-24 Ermanno Olmi, Italian director
  • 1931-10-01 Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer
  • 1931-10-29 Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor (I Vitelloni), born in Rome, (d. 2015)
  • 1931-11-03 Monica Vitti, [Ceciarelli], actress (Tigers in Lipstick), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1931-11-16 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)
  • 1931-11-26 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • 1932-01-05 Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and author (Name of the Rose), born in Alessandria, Piedmont (d. 2016)
  • 1932-02-05 Cesare Maldini - Italian footballer and manager
  • 1932-04-17 Graziella Sciutti, Italian opera singer
  • 1932-04-27 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)
  • 1932-05-11 Valentino [Garavani], fashion designer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1932-06-19 Marisa Pavan, Cagliari Italy, actress (Solomon & Sheba, Rose Tattoo)
  • 1932-06-19 Pier Angeli, Italy (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge)
  • 1932-07-10 Carlo Mario Abate, Italian racing driver
  • 1932-07-16 Milly Vitale, actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1932-08-03 Elsa Martinelli, Grosseto Italy, actress (Indian Fighter)
  • 1933-01-26 Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
  • 1933-06-15 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer (d. 2005)
  • 1933-06-25 Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italian artist (glass painter)
  • 1933-06-26 Claudio Abbado, composer/conductor (London Symph-1982), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1933-06-30 Lea Massari, Italian actress
  • 1934-02-18 Aldo Ceccato, conductor (Detroit Symph Orch 1973-77), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1934-02-24 Bettino Craxi, Italy's 1st socialist premier (1983-87)
  • 1934-02-24 Renata Scotto, Savona, Italy, soprano and opera director (Violetta-La Traviata)
  • 1934-03-03 Gia Scala, Italy, actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water)
  • 1934-06-20 Rossana Podestà, Italian actress (Helen of Troy), (d. 2013)

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1934-07-11 Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer (American Gigolo), born in Piacenza, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani
  • 1934-08-15 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer (d. 1998)

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1934-09-20 Sophia Loren, actress (Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid), born in Rome, Italy

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
  • 1934-11-01 Umberto Agnelli, Italian CEO (Fiat) and politician
  • 1935-01-13 Mauro Forghieri, Italian automotive & mechanical engineer (Scuderia Ferrari)
  • 1935-01-13 Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress
  • 1935-02-27 Mirella Freni, Italian lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly), born in Modena, Italy
  • 1935-03-11 Sandra Milo, Italian actress
  • 1935-06-10 Elio Fiorucci, Italian fashion designer, born in Milan (d. 2015)
  • 1935-08-12 John Cazale, Italian-American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1935-10-03 Abdon Pamich, Italy, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1935-10-06 Bruno Sammartino, Italian strongman and professional wrestler

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1935-10-12 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, 3 Tenors), born in Modena, Italy (d. 2007)

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 1935-12-21 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver (d. 1967)
  • 1936-01-13 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • 1936-05-15 Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italy, singer/actress (Cinderfella)
  • 1936-08-20 Carla Fracci, ballerina, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1936-09-13 Stefano Delle Chiaie, Italian neo-Nazi
  • 1936-09-29 Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy
  • 1936-12-29 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, composer
  • 1937-01-06 Paolo Conte, Italian singer
  • 1937-01-12 Liliana Cavani, Bologna Italy, director (Berlin Affair)
  • 1937-06-18 Vitaly Mikhailovich Zholobov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 21)
  • 1937-09-08 Virna Lisi, Italy, actress (Assault on a Queen, Bluebeard)
  • 1937-09-11 Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Italian princess/queen of Belgium (1993- )
  • 1937-09-14 Renzo Piano, Italian architect
  • 1938-01-06 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
  • 1938-05-13 Giuliano Amato, Italian politician
  • 1938-08-28 Maurizio Costanzo, Italian television journalist
  • 1938-11-03 Pupi Avati, Bologna Italy, director (Festival, Bix, Impiegati)
  • 1938-12-14 Leonardo Boff, Italy, Brazilian Catholic theologian
  • 1939-05-05 Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams
  • 1939-05-18 Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
  • 1939-05-19 Livio Berruti, Italian athlete
  • 1939-07-16 Mariele Ventre, Italian choir director (d. 1995)
  • 1939-10-15 Carmelo Bossi, Italy, light middleweight boxer (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • 1939-11-25 Rosanna Schiaffino, actress (Minotaur, Mazzabubu), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1939-12-18 Sandro Lopopolia, Italy, lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960)
  • 1940-01-19 Paolo Borsellino, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)

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1940-02-28 Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion), born in Montona, Italy

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 1940-03-02 Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
  • 1940-03-16 Bernardo Bertolucci, Parma Italy, director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor)
  • 1940-03-20 Gianpiero Moretti, steering wheel designer (Momo), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1940-04-18 Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Princess (Monaco), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1940-04-26 Giorgio Moroder, producer/singer/songwriter (Cat People, Top Gun), born in Ortisei, Italy
  • 1940-05-01 Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer
  • 1940-09-29 Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
  • 1940-11-02 Gigi Proletti, Italian entertainer
  • 1941-02-01 Franco Nones, Italy, 30K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1941-03-29 Terence Hill, actor (Super Fuzz, They Call Me Trinity), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1941-07-08 Dario Gradi, Italian-born football manager
  • 1941-07-28 Riccardo Muti, Napoli Italy, conductor (Philadelphia Orch)
  • 1941-09-18 Mariangela Melato, actress (Flash Gordon, Summer Night), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1941-09-19 Umberto Bossi, Italian politician
  • 1941-09-26 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor
  • 1941-10-21 Marina Ripa, countess/writer (My First 40 Years), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1941-11-23 Franco Nero, Italian actor
  • 1941-11-28 Laura Antonelli, actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), born in Pola, Italy
  • 1942-01-05 Maurizio Pollini, pianist, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1942-01-31 Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress
  • 1942-02-28 Dino Zoff, Italian footballer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 1,082

  • 1992-07-01 Franco Cristaldi, Italian producer (Amarcord), dies
  • 1992-07-02 Franco Cristaldi, Italian producer/Claudia Cardinale's husband, dies
  • 1992-07-19 Paolo Borsellino, Italian anti-mafia judge, murdered by mafia
  • 1992-08-15 Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (saved 5,200 Jews), dies
  • 1992-11-11 Giulio C Argan, Italian art critic/mayor of Rome, dies
  • 1992-11-21 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist, dies
  • 1992-11-29 Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), dies at 78
  • 1993-02-15 George Wallington, [Giacinto Figlia], Italian bebop-pianist/, dies
  • 1993-02-20 Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian auto-designer (Lamborghini), dies at 76
  • 1993-02-28 Franco Brusati, Italian dir/writer (Bread & Chocolate), dies at 70
  • 1993-03-16 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Arialda), dies at 69
  • 1993-06-28 Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Don Carlos), dies at 79
  • 1993-09-24 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (b. 1913)
  • 1993-10-24 Tonino Nardi, Italian cinematographer (Porte Manifest), dies at 54
  • 1993-11-15 Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies
  • 1994-01-08 Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Italian actor (Octopus), dies at 52
  • 1994-02-27 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector, dies at 84
  • 1994-03-01 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and pianist, dies at 87
  • 1994-03-19 Giuseppe Diana, Italian anti-mafia priest, murdered
  • 1994-03-23 Giulietta Masina, Italy, wife of Federico Fellini/(La Strada), dies at 74
  • 1994-04-30 Ferdinando Scarfiotti, Italian set designer (Last Emperor), dies at 53
  • 1994-05-21 Giovanni Goria, PM of Italy (1987-88), dies
  • 1994-05-30 Marcel Bich, Italian/French baron/pen manufacturer (Bic), dies at 79
  • 1994-05-30 Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)
  • 1994-05-31 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, dies at 85
  • 1994-06-04 Massimo Troisi, Italian actor/director (Ricomincio da tre), dies at 41
  • 1994-07-07 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (b. 1924)
  • 1994-08-04 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian/journalist, dies at 69
  • 1994-08-06 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter (Volare), dies at 66
  • 1994-08-23 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Machina Mondiale), dies at 70
  • 1994-09-06 Duccio Tessari, Italian director, dies of cancer at 67
  • 1994-09-18 Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer, dies at 44
  • 1994-10-31 Jole Silvani, [Niobe Quaiatti], Italian actress (La citta' Delle), dies
  • 1994-11-24 Ivo Perilli, Italian screenplay/director (Ragazzo), dies at 92
  • 1994-11-28 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, dies at 77
  • 1994-12-26 Sylvia Koscina, Croatian/Italian actress (Hercules), dies at 61
  • 1995-02-07 Massimo Pallottino, Italian archaeologist (Etruscologia), dies at 86
  • 1995-02-14 Alberto Burri, Italian physician/sculptor/painter, dies at 79
  • 1995-02-20 John Humphreys Whitfield, italianist, dies at 88
  • 1995-07-18 Fabio Casartelli, Italian olympian (Oly-gold-92), dies at 24
  • 1996-02-11 Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet, commits suicide at 65
  • 1996-03-13 Lucio Fulci, Italian film director "Godfather of Gore", dies at 68
  • 1996-03-31 Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, dies of AIDS at 51
  • 1996-12-17 Francesco Siciliani, opera administrator, dies at 85
  • 1997-01-06 Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (b. 1912)
  • 1997-01-10 Alvinio Misciano, Italian tenor, killed in a fall from a window
  • 1997-05-09 Marco Ferreri, Italian film director (b. 1928)

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1997-07-15 Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (Versace), shot and murdered by Andrew Cunanan at 50

Fashion Designer Gianni Versace
Fashion Designer
Gianni Versace
  • 1997-09-04 Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
  • 1998-02-25 Luigi Veronesi, Italian abstract artist (Campo Grafico), dies at 90
  • 1998-02-25 Umberto Mastroianni, Italian sculptor, dies at 87
  • 1998-08-13 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (b. 1934)
  • 1999-01-11 Fabrizio de André, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • 1999-01-19 Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
  • 1999-08-24 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (b. 1929)
  • 1999-11-20 Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician and prime minister (b. 1908)
  • 1999-12-20 Riccardo Freda, Italian film director (b. 1909)
  • 2000-01-19 Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
  • 2000-03-03 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • 2000-04-02 Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (b. 1928)
  • 2000-04-13 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (b. 1916)
  • 2000-05-05 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
  • 2000-06-14 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (b. 1911)
  • 2000-06-29 Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2000-08-19 Antonio Pugliese, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1941)
  • 2000-12-31 José Greco, Italian-born American flamenco dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)
  • 2001-03-10 Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and far right activist (b. 1958)
  • 2001-04-20 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)
  • 2001-04-25 Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver (b. 1956)
  • 2001-05-20 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (b. 1920)
  • 2001-05-26 Vittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • 2001-07-18 Fabio Taglioni, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1920)
  • 2001-07-20 Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (b. 1978)
  • 2001-07-22 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • 2001-12-05 Franco Rasetti, Italian physicist (b. 1901)
  • 2002-05-11 Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (b. 1905)
  • 2002-08-05 Franco Lucentini, Italian writer (b. 1920)
  • 2002-10-31 Raf Vallone, Italian actor (b. 1916)
  • 2003-01-05 Massimo Girotti, Italian film actor (b. 1918)
  • 2003-01-24 Gianni Agnelli, Italian auto executive (b. 1921)
  • 2003-02-25 Alberto Sordi, Italian actor (b. 1920)
  • 2003-03-03 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (b. 1904)
  • 2003-03-29 Carlo Urbani, Italian physician (SARS) (b. 1956)
  • 2003-05-21 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer (b. 1928)
  • 2003-05-27 Luciano Berio, Italian composer (b. 1925)
  • 2003-07-31 Guido Crepax, Italian comics artist (b. 1933)
  • 2003-09-25 Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2003-10-29 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor, dies after suffering on stroke at 82
  • 2003-12-01 Eugenio Monti, Italian bobsledder (b. 1928)
  • 2004-01-09 Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher (b. 1909)
  • 2004-02-14 Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
  • 2004-06-04 Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (b. 1921)
  • 2004-07-23 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer (b. 1921)
  • 2004-07-28 Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist (b. 1938)
  • 2004-07-31 Laura Betti, Italian actress (b. 1927)
  • 2004-12-19 Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano, dies at 82
  • 2005-01-10 Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano (b. 1908)
  • 2005-01-11 Fabrizio Meoni, Italian motorcyclist (b. 1957)
  • 2005-01-22 Carlo Orelli, Italian veteran of World War I (b. 1894)
  • 2005-02-03 Corrado Cardinal Bafile, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1903)