Catania in History

Historical Events

  • 1677-04-22 Battle at Catania: between French & Dutch fleet
  • 1943-07-18 British assault on Catania, Sicily

Famous Birthdays

  • 1363-07-02 Maria, Queen of Sicily and Duchess of Athens & Neopatria, born in Catania, Kingdom of Sicily (d. 1401)
  • 1801-11-03 Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma), born in Catania, Sicily (d. 1835)
  • 1828-04-05 Pietro Platania, Italian composer, born in Catania, Italy (d. 1907)
  • 1921-07-24 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor, born in Motta Sant'Anastasia, Catania, Sicily (d. 2008)
  • 1925-05-25 Aldo Clementi, Italian composer, born in Catania, Sicily (d. 2011)
  • 1946-01-09 Leo Gullotta, Italian actor (Sinbad of the 7 Seas), born in Catania, Italy
  • 1951-06-26 Tony Currenti, Italian-Australian drummer (AC/DC), born in Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Catania, Italy