Instagram in History

Historical Events

  • 2010-10-06 Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launch Instagram

Film & TV History

2017-10-15 Actress Alyssa Milano's tweet “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’" prompts flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

  • 2018-07-06 Iranian instagram star Maedeh Hojabri confesses on state TV for posting videos of her dancing
  • 2018-09-25 Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resign from Instagram and parent company Facebook
  • 2019-03-03 South African music star Mampintsha shown hitting girlfriend Babes Wodumo on Instagram Live and later arrested for assault

Historic Event

2019-03-07 Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain shares her first Instagram post, a letter between mathematician Charles Babbage and Prince Albert

  • 2019-03-19 Singer Sam Smith comes out as non-binary in interview on Jameela Jamil’s Instagram show

Music History

2020-07-22 Kim Kardashian asks for understanding of her husband Kanye West's struggles with his bipolar disorder on Instagram

Film & TV History

2020-09-24 David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's record as the fastest person to reach 1 million followers on Instagram

Historic Event

2021-01-07 Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blocks President Donald Trump from Facebook and Instagram till January 20, following suspension of his other social media accounts the previous day

  • 2021-06-21 Carl Nassib becomes the first openly gay player in the NFL in a post on Instagram
  • 2021-10-04 Global outage of Facebook and its apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, for six hours

Famous Birthdays

  • 1983-01-23 Adam Mosseri, American head of Instagram, born in New York
  • 1983-12-30 Kevin Systrom, American CEO and co-founder of Instagram, born in Holliston, Massachusetts