Italian History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,346

  • 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, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Aushchwitz)
  • 1919-08-08 Dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer (King Kong)
  • 1919-09-08 Gianni Brera, (Giovanni Luigi Brera), Italian journalist and writer (d. 1992)
  • 1919-09-15 Fausto Coppi, Italian bicylist (world record 45,798 km)
  • 1919-11-01 John Secondari, newscaster (Open Hearing), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1919-12-29 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, born in Cernauti, Romania (d. 2013)
  • 1920-01-01 Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 1920-01-03 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)
  • 1920-01-05 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist

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1920-01-20 Federico Fellini, Italian film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita), born in Rimini, Italy (d. 1993)

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1920-04-11 Emilio Colombo, Potenza, Italy, Prime Minister (1970-2), (d. 2013)
  • 1920-04-13 Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (d. 1982)
  • 1920-04-21 Bruno Maderna, conductor/composer, Hyperion) [or Mar 21], born in Venice, Italy
  • 1920-04-27 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (d. 1956)
  • 1920-05-18 Lucia Mannucci, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 1920-06-05 Cornelius Ryan, US historian/writer (Italians: Face of a Nation)
  • 1920-06-30 Zeno Colo, Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1920-08-08 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
  • 1920-08-09 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer
  • 1920-09-10 Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer (d. 2001)
  • 1920-09-16 Franco Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1920-10-06 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1920-12-07 Fiorenzo Magni, Italian cyclist, (d. 2012)
  • 1920-12-09 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian President (1999-2006) and Prime Minister (1993-94), born in Livorno (d. 2016)
  • 1921-02-22 Giulietta Masina, Italy, actress, (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik) wife of Federico Fellini
  • 1921-03-12 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian CEO (Fiat Automakers)
  • 1921-03-22 Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1921-05-31 Alida Valli, Pola Italy, actress (Miracle of the Bells, 3rd Man)
  • 1921-07-24 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (d. 2008)
  • 1921-11-23 Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (d. 1960)
  • 1921-12-06 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1922-01-07 Vincent Gardenia, actor (All in the Family, LA Law), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1922-01-16 Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
  • 1922-02-01 Renata Tebaldi, lyric soprano, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1922-03-05 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)
  • 1922-03-23 Ugo Tognazzi, Cremona Italy, actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles)
  • 1922-03-26 Oscar Sala, Italian-born physicist
  • 1922-03-28 Felice Chiusano, Italian singer (d. 1990)
  • 1922-05-15 Enrico Berlinguer, Italian communist/sec-gen (CPI) [or May 25]
  • 1922-06-24 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 1922-07-27 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), born in Messina, Sicily (d. 1986)
  • 1922-09-01 Vittorio Gassman, actor (War & Peace), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1922-11-15 Francesco Rosi, director (Lucky Luciano), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1923-02-10 Cesare Siepi, basso (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1923-02-12 Franco Zeffirelli, Italian director (Romeo & Juliet), born in Florence
  • 1923-04-08 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor (Don Jose-Carmen)
  • 1923-05-12 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)
  • 1923-11-06 Renato Capecchi, Italian violinist/baritone
  • 1923-12-23 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor
  • 1924-01-29 Luigi Nono, composer (Canonic Variations), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1924-02-06 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Road to Rome)
  • 1924-06-29 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (d. 2006)
  • 1924-07-13 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian singer
  • 1924-09-09 Nino Bibbia, Italy, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1924-09-28 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (d. 1996)
  • 1924-12-19 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)
  • 1925-01-01 Valentina Cortesa, actress (Kidnap Syndicate), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1925-03-03 Enzo Stuarti, Italy, singer (Yesterday)
  • 1925-03-17 Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian film and stage actor
  • 1925-04-26 Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA - Nutella), born in Dogliani, Piedmont (d. 2015)
  • 1925-06-21 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian politician (d. 1994)
  • 1925-06-29 Giorgio Napolitano, Italian politician
  • 1925-09-15 Carlo Rambaldi, Vigarano Mainarda, Italy, Special effects artist (Alien, E.T.), (d. 2012)
  • 1925-09-23 Eleonora Rossi Drago, Italian actress
  • 1925-09-25 Silvana Pampanini, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1925-10-24 Luciano Berio, Oneglia Italy, composer (Chemins)
  • 1925-12-20 Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1926-01-21 Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
  • 1926-03-01 Cesare Danova, actor (Garrison's Gorillas), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1926-05-08 Erico Menczer, Fiume Italy, cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda)
  • 1926-10-12 Hans Liebold, Germany, auto racer (Nardo, Italy)
  • 1926-11-11 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), born in Naples (d. 2016)
  • 1927-05-06 Ettore Manni, actor (Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1927-07-04 Gina Lollobrigida, Subiaco Italy, actress (Trapeze, Falcon Crest)
  • 1927-09-12 Gianna Maria Canale, Reggio Calabria Italy, actress (Go For Broke)
  • 1927-09-18 Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso (Ciaculli massacre, 1963, 'Mafia! What is that? A kind of cheese'), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 2012)
  • 1928-01-09 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Polignano A Mare, Apulia (d. 1994)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 974

  • 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
  • 1965-03-13 Corrado Gini, Italian statistician (b. 1884)
  • 1965-03-13 Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (b. 1891)
  • 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)
  • 1969-12-04 Alceo Toni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 1970-06-01 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, dies at 82
  • 1970-08-30 Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41
  • 1971-05-05 Alice Tissot, actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1971-05-05 Petro Scaglione, Italian procureur-general, killed by Mafia
  • 1971-05-31 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator, dies at 75
  • 1971-10-19 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrial, dies at 89
  • 1972-01-28 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), dies at 67
  • 1972-10-09 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72
  • 1972-12-01 Antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81
  • 1973-05-21 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79
  • 1973-10-28 Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883)
  • 1973-11-13 Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53

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1973-11-13 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, dies at 77

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • 1974-03-07 Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • 1974-04-15 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (b. 1906)
  • 1974-06-11 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
  • 1974-08-01 Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
  • 1974-08-17 Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89
  • 1974-08-23 Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (b. 1888)
  • 1974-11-13 Vittorio de Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), dies at 73
  • 1975-01-04 Carlo Levi, Italian writer (Parole Sono Pietre), dies at 72
  • 1975-02-19 Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, dies at 71
  • 1975-07-05 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano (b. 1892)
  • 1975-10-17 Vittorio Gui, Italian composer (Batture d'aspetto), dies at 90
  • 1975-11-01 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • 1976-10-11 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897)

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1976-10-15 Carlo Gambino, Italian-American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 74

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino
  • 1977-01-21 Sandro Penna, Italian poet (b. 1906)
  • 1977-06-03 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (b. 1906)
  • 1977-12-01 Paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69
  • 1978-02-09 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (b. 1893)
  • 1978-03-28 Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)

MurderAssassination

1978-05-09 Aldo Moro, Five times Prime Minister of Italy, assassinated by the Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization Red Brigades at 61

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • 1978-08-22 Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78
  • 1979-01-09 Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect (b. 1891)
  • 1979-04-10 Nino Rota, Italian composer (Torquemada), dies at 67
  • 1979-05-02 Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1979-08-21 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer (b. 1910)
  • 1979-10-30 Donna Rachele Mussolini, Italian, wife of Benito Mussolini (b. 1890)
  • 1979-11-07 Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53
  • 1980-01-01 Pietro Nenni, Italian politician (Socialists), dies at 88
  • 1980-02-01 Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (b. 1930)
  • 1980-02-07 Secondo Campini, Italian jet pioneer (b. 1904)
  • 1980-03-29 Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 74
  • 1981-01-05 Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher (b. 1901)
  • 1981-08-03 Robert Peci, Italian brother of Red Brigade leader, murdered
  • 1981-09-12 Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
  • 1982-03-23 Mario Praz, Italian author (Casa della vita), dies at 85
  • 1982-05-13 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • 1982-09-03 Della Chiesa, Italian general/mafia fighter, murdered
  • 1982-10-16 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), dies at 67
  • 1982-11-10 Elio Petri, Italian director (Workers Class), dies at 53
  • 1983-02-01 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer, dies
  • 1983-03-18 Umberto of Piemonte, King Umberto II of Italy (1946) and Italy's last king dies in exile aged 78
  • 1984-03-05 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (Scarpia in Tosca), dies at 70
  • 1984-03-14 Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/CEO (Club Rome), dies at 75
  • 1984-06-11 Enrico Berlinguer, Italian National Secreatary of Italian Communist Party (PCI) , dies at 62
  • 1985-05-02 Attilio Bettega, Italian rallydriver (b.1951)
  • 1985-11-25 Elsa Morante, Italian writer, dies at 73
  • 1986-01-01 Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • 1986-05-15 Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)
  • 1986-10-10 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (b. 1899)
  • 1987-02-01 Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director (b. 1900)
  • 1987-04-11 Primo Levi, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Auschwitz), dies at 67
  • 1987-10-22 Lino Ventura, Italian/French actor (Medusa touch), dies at 68
  • 1988-05-21 Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations, dies at 92
  • 1988-05-22 Giorgio Almirante, Italy, fascist (member of parliament), dies at 73
  • 1988-06-11 Giuseppe Saragat, president of Italy (1964-71), dies at 89
  • 1988-07-22 Luigi Lucioni, Italian, landscape painter (opera stars), dies at 87
  • 1988-08-09 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (b. 1905)
  • 1988-08-14 Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90
  • 1988-11-22 Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)
  • 1988-12-02 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)

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1989-04-22 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), dies at 84 of a heart attack

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • 1989-04-30 Sergio Leone, Italian director (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 60
  • 1989-05-02 Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic Cardinal (b. 1906)
  • 1989-12-16 Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice), dies at 59
  • 1990-01-23 Mariano Rumor, Italy's PM (1968-70, 73-1974), dies
  • 1990-02-24 Sandro Pertini, president of Italy (1978, 85), dies at 93