Italian History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,446

  • 1906-05-20 Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1989)
  • 1906-06-12 Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
  • 1906-06-13 Bruno de Finetti, Italian mathematician (d. 1985)
  • 1906-10-02 John Humphreys Whitfield, scholar of Italian language & literature
  • 1906-10-16 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), born in San Pellegrino, Belluno, (d. 1972)
  • 1906-10-30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)
  • 1906-11-02 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), born in Milan (d. 1976)
  • 1906-11-24 Andreina Pagnani, actress (Il Commandante), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1906-11-26 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and painist, born in Mogliano, Veneto (d. 1994)
  • 1907-08-31 Altiero Spinelli, Italian citizen and advocate of European federalism, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1986)
  • 1907-10-30 Renzo Cesana, TV host (First Date, Continental), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1907-11-13 Giovanna of Italy, tsaritsa of Bulgaria (d. 2000)
  • 1907-11-28 Alberto Moravia, [Pincherle], Italian author (Indifferent Ones)
  • 1907-12-05 Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (d. 1993)
  • 1907-12-10 Amedeo Nazzari, Cagliari Sardinia Italy, actor (Lure of Sila)
  • 1908-01-05 George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)

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1908-01-10 Paul Henreid, Austrian-American actor (Casablanca, Now, Voyager), born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1992)

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1908-03-07 Anna Magnani, Italian actress (Rose Tattoo, Miracle, Wild is the Wind), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1973)

Actress Anna Magnani
Actress
Anna Magnani
  • 1908-05-01 Giovanni Guareschi, Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone)
  • 1908-07-04 Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/chairman (Club of Rome)
  • 1908-09-09 Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (La belle estate)
  • 1908-11-26 Charles Forte, Italian/British hotel magnate (Savoy)
  • 1909-01-09 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • 1909-04-22 Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)
  • 1909-04-22 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (d. 2001)
  • 1909-07-22 Licia Albanese, American operatic soprano (NY Met Opera), born in Bari, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1909-07-22 Dorino Serafini, Italian racing driver (d. 2000)
  • 1909-10-18 Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and legal theorist (d. 2004)
  • 1909-11-08 Alberto Erede, Italian conductor
  • 1910-02-21 Carmine Galante, Italian-born gangster (d. 1979)
  • 1910-03-25 Mario Peragallo, Italian composer
  • 1910-03-25 Magda Olivero, Italian soprano
  • 1910-08-23 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1911-03-03 Francesco Siciliani, opera composer
  • 1911-04-13 Nino Sanzogno, Italian composer, born in Venice (d. 1983)
  • 1911-07-02 Diego Fabbri, Italian, playwright/leader (Vatican movie bureau)
  • 1911-07-07 Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italy, composer (Amahl & Night Visitors)
  • 1911-11-18 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (d. 2000)
  • 1911-12-03 Nino Rota, composer (Torquemada), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1912-01-02 Renato Guttuso, Italian painter (Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)
  • 1912-02-28 Clara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (d. 1945)
  • 1912-03-04 Afro, [Basaldella], Italian painter
  • 1912-04-16 Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1912-04-29 Italo Valenti, Italian sculptor
  • 1912-08-13 Salvador E Luria, Italian/US biologist (Nobel prize 1969)
  • 1912-08-18 Elsa Morante, Italian writer, born in Rome (d. 1985)
  • 1912-09-29 Michelangelo Antonioni, Ferrara Italy, director (Blow-up, Red Desert)
  • 1912-10-17 John Paul I [Albino Luciano], 263rd Roman Catholic pope (1978), born in Canale d'Agordo, Belluno, Veneto region of Northern Italy
  • 1912-12-11 Carlo Ponti, Magenta, Lombardy, Italian producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago)
  • 1913-07-22 Gorni Kramer, Italian bandleader and musician, born in Rivarolo, Mantovano, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1913-07-27 Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria)
  • 1913-08-22 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian nuclear physicist, born in Marina di Pisa, Italy (d. 1993)
  • 1913-10-19 Vasco Pratolini, Italian writer (Le ragazze di San Frediano)
  • 1913-10-24 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone, born in Bassano del Grappa (d. 1984)
  • 1914-03-04 Gino Colaussi (Luigi Colaussi), Italian footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1914-05-18 Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Boris Godunov)
  • 1914-06-27 Giorgio Almirante, Italy, fascist (member of parliament (1948-87))
  • 1914-07-18 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
  • 1914-08-16 Tullio Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1914-09-14 Pietro Germi, actor/director (Divorce Italian Style), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1914-11-20 Emilio Pucci, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1954), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1914-12-27 Giuseppe Berto, Italian writer (Heaven Sees Red)
  • 1915-03-10 Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
  • 1915-03-12 Alberto Burri, Italian physician/sculptor/abstract painter
  • 1915-06-16 Mariano Rumor, premier Italy
  • 1915-07-27 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini)
  • 1915-12-18 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)
  • 1916-02-17 Raf Vallone, Tropea Italy, actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon)
  • 1916-03-04 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)
  • 1916-04-28 Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer, born in Cento, Ferrara (d. 1993)
  • 1916-05-14 Marco Zanuso, Italian architect
  • 1916-05-20 Trebisonda Valla, Italian athlete (d. 2006)
  • 1916-06-08 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (d. 2007)
  • 1916-07-14 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (Family dictionary)
  • 1916-09-18 Rossano Brazzi, Bolognia Italy, actor/director (Antaeus-Survivors)

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1916-09-23 Aldo Moro, Italian Prime Minister (1963-68 and 1974-76), born in Maglie, Italy (d. 1978)

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • 1916-10-21 Andrea Checchi, Firenze Italy, actress (Attack & Retreat)
  • 1916-11-10 Guido Turchi, composer (Invettiva), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1916-12-23 Dino Risi, Italian film director and screenwriter
  • 1917-03-23 Patricia Burke, actress (Forbidden), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1917-04-02 Lou Monte, NJ, singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse)
  • 1917-06-16 Aurelio Lampredi, Italian mechanical engineer (Ferrari; d. 1989)
  • 1917-09-10 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • 1918-01-07 Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)
  • 1918-02-04 Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
  • 1918-05-18 Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (d. 2003)
  • 1918-09-09 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Novara, Italy, politician (Italian President, 1992-1999), (d. 2012)
  • 1918-12-23 Jose Greco, Italy, flamenco dancer (Holiday for Lovers)
  • 1919-01-05 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
  • 1919-01-14 Giulio Andreotti, 7 x premier (Italy), (d. 2013)
  • 1919-04-07 Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (6x Olympic gold, 1936-1960), (d. 2012)
  • 1919-05-19 Mitja Ribičič, Trieste, Italy, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1969-71), (d. 2013)
  • 1919-05-25 Gino Negri, Italian composer, born in Perledo (d. 1991)
  • 1919-06-15 Alberto Sordi, actor (Miser, Taxi Driver in NY), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1919-06-21 Paolo Soleri, Italian-born American architect
  • 1919-07-14 Lino Ventura, Parma Italy, actor (Happy New Year, Pain in the A--)
  • 1919-07-31 Primo Levi, Italian chemist and writer (Survival in Auschwitz), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1919-08-08 Dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer (King Kong)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,082

  • 1936-08-15 Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64
  • 1936-12-10 Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Enrico IV, Nobel 1934), dies at 69
  • 1937-01-23 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (b. 1876)

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1937-04-27 Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher/marxist theorist, dies at 46

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci

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1937-07-20 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian engineer/marquis (radio, Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • 1938-03-01 Gabrielle d'Annunzio, Italian poet/fascist (Il fuoco), dies at 74
  • 1939-02-10 Pius XI, [Ambrogio D A Ratti], Italian Pope (1922-39), dies at 81
  • 1939-04-10 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75
  • 1939-08-11 Jean Bugatti, Italian automobile designer (b. 1909)
  • 1940-01-05 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
  • 1940-06-28 Italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya, dies at 44
  • 1940-10-11 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1860)
  • 1940-12-09 Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle
  • 1941-11-08 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Elite Circle), dies at 83
  • 1943-01-11 Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
  • 1944-01-11 Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies
  • 1944-02-07 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (b. 1874)
  • 1944-12-02 Filippo T Marinetti, Italian writer (father of futurism), dies at 67

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1945-04-28 Benito Mussolini [Il Duce], Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), shot by communist partisans at 61

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1945-04-28 Roberto Farinacci, Italian fascist (b. 1892)
  • 1945-08-02 Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (Cavalleria Rusticana), dies at 81

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1945-12-21 George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", dies of congestive heart failure at 60

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 1947-03-05 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), dies at 63
  • 1947-08-21 Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French automobile designer and manufacturer (Automobiles E. Bugatti), dies at 65
  • 1947-12-28 Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46), dies at 78
  • 1948-01-29 Tomislav II of Croatia, 4th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (b. 1900)
  • 1948-07-14 Palmiro Togliatti, Italy's CPI chairman, assassinated
  • 1949-01-15 Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator, dies at 63
  • 1949-01-15 Charles Ponzi, Italian con man (Ponzi scheme in the US), dies at 66
  • 1950-02-13 Rafael Sabatini, Italian author (b. 1875)
  • 1950-07-05 Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit, shot by police
  • 1950-08-19 Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (b. 1871)
  • 1950-08-27 Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (Fuoco Grande), dies at 41
  • 1950-11-20 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer ( Adriana Lecouvreur), dies at 84
  • 1951-04-20 Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
  • 1952-01-11 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor (b. 1885)
  • 1952-04-27 Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician, dies at 86
  • 1952-05-06 Alberto Savinio [Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico], Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), dies at 60

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1952-05-06 Maria Montessori, Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81

  • 1952-06-20 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
  • 1952-11-20 Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (La Critica), dies at 86
  • 1952-12-01 Victor E Orlando, Italian premier (1917-19), dies at 92
  • 1952-12-26 Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59
  • 1953-01-02 Guccio Gucci, Italian founder of Gucci fashion house, dies at 71
  • 1954-07-10 Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (b. 1877)
  • 1954-08-11 Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (b. 1886)
  • 1954-08-19 Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73
  • 1954-10-27 Franco Alfano, Italian (opera)composer (Puccini's Turandot), dies at 78

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1954-11-28 Enrico Fermi, Italian-American nuclear physicist (Nobel 1938), dies of stomach cancer at 53

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1955-01-11 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Marshal, fascist and Viceroy of Italian East Africa, dies at 72
  • 1955-04-01 Silvio d'Amico, Italian theater critic (Il Teatro Italian), dies at 68
  • 1956-03-31 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (b. 1884)
  • 1956-04-02 Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter, dies at 59
  • 1956-06-11 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Poesie grigio-verdi), dies at 61
  • 1956-07-08 Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75
  • 1956-11-01 Pietro Badoglio, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), dies at 85
  • 1956-11-24 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (b. 1920)
  • 1957-01-16 Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
  • 1957-05-09 Ezio F Pinza, Italian bass (Scale of Milan, NY Met Opera), dies
  • 1957-07-19 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt), dies at 59
  • 1957-08-26 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, dies at 74
  • 1957-09-28 Albert Ascoli, Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies
  • 1957-11-30 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
  • 1958-03-01 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter, dies at 86
  • 1959-05-08 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55
  • 1960-01-02 Fausto Coppi, Italian, ran world record 45,798 km, dies at 40
  • 1960-01-13 Sibilla Aleramo [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist and poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
  • 1960-02-03 Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (b. 1921)
  • 1960-02-27 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer, dies at 58
  • 1960-07-16 Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74
  • 1961-06-15 Giulio Cabianca, Italian racing driver (b. 1923)
  • 1961-08-02 Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian writer (I grandi ospiti), dies at 64
  • 1961-08-14 Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, dies at 86
  • 1961-10-30 Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president Italy, dies
  • 1962-10-27 Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58
  • 1963-02-07 Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • 1963-02-08 George Dolenz, Italian actor (Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 55
  • 1963-07-25 Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (b. 1877)
  • 1963-11-26 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian soprano, dies
  • 1964-08-21 Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Italian Party)/min of Just, dies
  • 1965-03-03 Carlo Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 88
  • 1965-03-13 Corrado Gini, Italian statistician (b. 1884)
  • 1965-03-13 Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (b. 1891)
  • 1965-04-02 Renzo Bossi, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 1965-06-08 Edmondo Rossoni, Italian fascist (b. 1884)
  • 1965-12-06 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar, dies at 90
  • 1965-12-16 Tito Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (La Rondine), dies at 77
  • 1965-12-17 Tito [Raffaele A] Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (Rondine), dies at 76
  • 1967-03-25 Renato Cellini, Italian conductor (b.c.1913)
  • 1967-05-07 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
  • 1967-05-10 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racing driver, (b. 1935)
  • 1967-06-18 Giacomo Russo, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • 1967-06-29 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (b. 1906)
  • 1968-02-13 Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87

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1968-06-14 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/essayist (Nobel 1959), dies at 66

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Author/Poet
Salvatore Quasimodo
  • 1968-07-22 Giovanni Guareschi, Italian author: Don Camillo/Peppone, dies at 60
  • 1969-04-18 Piotr F Scharoff, Russ/Italian actor/director (Chechov), dies at 82
  • 1969-10-04 Natalino Otto, Italian singer (b. 1912)
  • 1969-10-22 Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
  • 1969-12-04 Alceo Toni, Italian composer, dies at 85