Milan in History

Historical Events

  • 0387-04-18 Bishop Ambrosius of Milan baptizes Augustinus
  • 1422-06-30 Battle of Arbedo between the Duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons
  • 1454-04-09 Milan and Venice sign peace of Lodi
  • 1495-05-31 Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella & Venice sign anti-French Saint League
  • 1499-02-09 France & Venice sign treaty against Milan

Historic Event

1499-10-06 French King Louis XII occupies Milan

Victory in Battle

1500-01-05 Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan

  • 1500-04-10 France captures Duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan
  • 1516-08-13 The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis's claim to Milan.

Victory in Battle

1521-11-19 Battle at Milan: Emperor Charles V's pontifical, Spanish and German troops beat French forces and occupy Milan

  • 1524-04-24 Duke of Bourbon drives Admiral Bonnivet out of Milan
  • 1524-10-26 Spanish troops give Milan to France
  • 1526-05-22 Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
  • 1527-12-12 Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice
  • 1540-10-11 Emperor Karel names his son Philip, Duke of Milan
  • 1555-10-25 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V publicly abdicates his roles as Lord of the Netherlands and Duke of Burgundy in favor of his son Philip II of Spain
  • 1635-07-11 Armies of Savoye/Mantua/Parma occupy Milan
  • 1647-09-01 French cardinal Mazarin & Duke of Modena sign treaty against Milan
  • 1778-08-03 Teatro alla Scala opens in Milan

Historic Event

1796-05-15 First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph with French troops

  • 1807-12-17 France issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System.
  • 1830-12-26 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Anna Bolena" premieres in Milan
  • 1831-03-06 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres at Teatro Carcano in Milan, Italy
  • 1831-12-26 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "Norma" premieres in Milan
  • 1832-05-12 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore" premieres in Milan

Music Premiere

1833-12-26 Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia" premieres at La Scala Teatro in Milan, Italy

Music Premiere

1839-11-17 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di" premieres in Milan

  • 1842-03-09 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco" premieres in Milan
  • 1843-02-11 Opera "I Lombardi" premieres in Milan
  • 1848-02-12 Ballet "Faust" premieres at La Scala in Milan
  • 1868-03-05 Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele" premieres in Milan
  • 1870-03-19 The opera "Guarany" premieres in Milan
  • 1876-04-08 Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda" premieres in Milan
  • 1882-03-06 Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
  • 1892-05-21 Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan
  • 1893-02-09 Giuseppe Verdi's comic opera "Falstaff" premieres at La Scala in Milan, Italy
  • 1896-03-23 Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chénier" premieres in Milan
  • 1896-03-28 Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chenier" premieres at La Scala, Milan with Giuseppe Borgatti singing the title role
  • 1899-12-16 Italian football club A.C. Milan founded as Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club by Englishmen Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin (disputed possibly 13 Dec)

Music Premiere

1904-02-17 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly" premieres at La Scala in Milan, Italy

  • 1904-03-02 Gabriele d'Annunzio's "La figlia di Iorio" premieres in Milan
  • 1908-03-09 Italian football club Inter Milan founded as Foot-Ball Club Internazionale
  • 1909-05-13 First Giro d'Italia takes place in Milan - Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna is the winner
  • 1910-10-02 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)

Historic Event

1919-03-23 Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy

  • 1924-10-31 World Savings Day announced in Milan, Italy, by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks)
  • 1926-04-25 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan
  • 1926-09-19 The San Siro is inaugurated with a match between AC Milan and Inter.
  • 1930-02-18 Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi" premieres in Milan
  • 1935-07-20 Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen
  • 1937-03-18 The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) outside Milan.
  • 1937-11-03 Frenchman Maurice Archambaud cycles world record for distance in one hour, 45.796 km in Vigorelli, Milan, Italy
  • 1940-08-27 Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)
  • 1945-04-17 Benito Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan
  • 1950-05-02 Carlo Terron's "Giuditta" premieres in Milan
  • 1950-11-07 Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti" premieres in Milan
  • 1951-02-24 Ice Pairs Championship at Milan won by Ria Baran & Paul Falk of GER
  • 1951-02-24 Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Milan won by Jeanette Altwegg of Great Britain
  • 1951-02-24 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Richard Button of USA
  • 1951-04-20 4th Cannes Film Festival: "Miss Julie" directed by Alf Sjoberg and "Miracle in Milan" directed by Vittorio De Sica jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1958-05-28 European Cup Final, Brussels: Francisco Gento scores the winner in extra time as Real Madrid beats AC Milan, 3-2; 3rd consecutive title for Los Blancos

Music History

1960-05-21 Leontyne Price becomes the first African American to sing the lead at Teatro alla Scala in Milan in "Aida"

  • 1963-05-22 European Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: José Altafini scores twice as AC Milan edge Benfica, 2-1 for first title to an Italian club
  • 1963-12-17 Ballon d'Or: Dynamo Moscow goalkeeper Lev Yashin wins award for best European football player; beats Milan midfielder Gianni Rivera and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves; first Russian national to win trophy
  • 1964-10-04 Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples

Music Concert

1965-04-28 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at La Scala, Milan in Franco Zeffirelli's production of "La bohème" with Mirella Freni

  • 1965-05-27 10th European Cup Final, San Siro, Milan: Jair da Costa scores winner as defending champions Internazionale beat Benfica, 1-0
  • 1968-05-23 AC Milan of Italy win 8th European Cup Winner's Cup against Hamburger SV of West Germany 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1969-05-28 European Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid: AC Milan striker Pierino Prati scores 3 in 4-1 win over Ajax; second title for I Rossoneri
  • 1969-12-12 Offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed, killing 14

Ballon d'Or

1969-12-23 Ballon d'Or: Milan midfielder Gianni Rivera wins award for best European football player ahead of Cagliari forward Luigi Riva and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller

  • 1970-05-06 European Cup Final, San Siro, Milan: Feyenoord beats Celtic, 2-1; first time title won by a Dutch club
  • 1970-10-01 63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milan, Italy
  • 1973-05-16 AC Milan of Italy win 13th European Cup Winner's Cup against Leeds of England 1-0 in Saloniki
  • 1974-05-08 FC Magdenburg of East Germany win 14th European Cup Winner's Cup against AC Milan of Italy 2-0 in Rotterdam

Historic Event

1975-07-24 Giorgio Armani and Sergio Galeotti found Giorgio Armani S.p.A. in Milan, Italy

  • 1976-07-10 Chemical factory in Seveso, near Milan explodes covering the surrounding area in dioxin
  • 1987-03-21 PSV sells soccer player Ruud Gullit to AC Milan (Ÿ17 million)
  • 1987-12-29 Ballon d'Or: Milan's Dutch midfielder Ruud Gullit wins best football player in Europe award ahead of Paulo Futre (Porto/Atlético Madrid) and Real Madrid striker Emilio Butragueño
  • 1988-12-27 Ballon d'Or: Milan 1-2-3; Dutch striker Marco van Basten wins his 1st of 3 best football player in Europe awards ahead of Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard

Sports History

1989-02-07 Tennis superstar Björn Borg apparently attempts suicide in Milan

  • 1989-05-24 33rd European Cup: Milan beats Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 at Barcelona
  • 1989-12-26 Ballon d'Or: Milan's second straight 1-2-3; Dutch striker Marco van Basten wins his 2nd best football player in Europe title ahead of Franco Baresi and Frank Rijkaard
  • 1990-05-23 34th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 1-0 at Vienna
  • 1992-12-22 Ballon d'Or: Milan's Dutch striker Marco van Basten wins his 3rd title as best football player in Europe ahead of Barcelona forward Hristo Stoichkov and Ajax forward Dennis Bergkamp
  • 1993-05-26 1st UEFA Champions League Final: Marseille beats Milan 1-0 at Munich
  • 1993-07-27 Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome, Milan and Vatican City, 5 killed
  • 1994-05-18 2nd UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Barcelona 4-0 at Athens
  • 1994-07-14 Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed
  • 1994-12-20 Ballon d'Or: FC Barcelona's Bulgarian forward Hristo Stoichkov is named Europe's best football player ahead of Juventus striker Roberto Baggio and Milan defender Paolo Maldini
  • 1995-05-24 3rd UEFA Champions League Final: Ajax beats Milan 1-0 at Vienna
  • 1995-12-24 Ballon d'Or: PSG/Milan's Liberian striker George Weah is named Europe's best football player; first edition where players born outside Europe permitted to receive votes
  • 1998-12-06 87th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Italy in Milan (4-1)

Historic Event

1999-05-28 In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display

Ballon d'Or

1999-12-21 Ballon d'Or: FC Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Rivaldo is named best football player in Europe ahead of Manchester United midfielder David Beckham and Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko

Ballon d'Or

2000-12-19 Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid's Portuguese midfielder Luís Figo is named best football player in Europe ahead of Juventus midfielder Zinedine Zidane and Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko

  • 2001-05-23 9th UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Valencia (1-1, 5-4 on penalties) at Milan
  • 2001-10-08 A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.
  • 2003-05-28 11th UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Juventus (0-0, 3-2 on penalties) at Manchester
  • 2003-12-22 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' Czech midfielder Pavel Nedvěd is named best football player in Europe ahead of Arsenal forward Thierry Henry and Milan defender Paolo Maldini

Famous Birthdays

  • 0133-01-30 Didius Julianus [Marcus Severus Didius Julianus], Roman Emperor, born in Milan, Italy (d. 193)
  • 1302-12-07 Azzone Visconti, Lord of Milan (1329-39), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1339)
  • 1401-07-23 Francesco Sforza, Italian condottiero and Duke of Milan (1401–1466), born in San Miniato, Tuscany (d. 1466)
  • 1425-03-31 Bianca Maria Visconti, Duchess of Milan (1450-68), born in Settimo Pavese, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1468)
  • 1444-01-24 Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)

Ludovico SforzaLudovico Sforza (1452-1508)

1452-07-27 Italian duke of Milan (1494-1508) who commissioned The Last Supper, born in Vigevano (Modern day Lombardy), Italy

  • 1466-11-30 Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman and admiral, born in Oneglia, Duchy of Milan (d. 1560)
  • 1470-10-02 Isabella of Naples, Duchess of Milan (1489-1494), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1524)
  • 1492-05-08 Andrea Alciato, Italian lawyer and writer, born in Alzate Brianza, Milan, Italy (d. 1550)
  • 1509-01-25 Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1580)
  • 1538-04-26 Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter and poet (Trattato), born in Milan (d. 1600)
  • 1538-10-02 Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and Archbishop of Milan (1564-84), born in Arona, Milan, Italy (d. 1584)
  • 1571-09-29 Caravaggio [Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio], Italian painter, (Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy), born in Milan [d. 1610] [date disputed]
  • 1607-03-01 Giovanni Francesco Milanta, Italian composer and organist, born in Parma
  • 1688-07-19 Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian Jesuit brother and missionary to China, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1766)
  • 1695-01-06 Giuseppe Sammartini, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1750)
  • 1738-03-15 Cesare Beccaria, Italian criminologist and politician, born in Milan (d. 1794)
  • 1754-05-23 Andrea Appiani, Italian royal painter (Napoleon), born in Milan (d. 1817)
  • 1754-05-24 Giacomo Conti, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1805)
  • 1773-05-03 Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian traveller and naturalist, born in Castel Goffredo, Milan, Italy (d. 1846)
  • 1781-05-25 Ferdinand Karl Joseph, Archduke of Austria-Este, born in Milan (d. 1850)
  • 1787-12-14 Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia, born in Monza, Duchy of Milan (d. 1816)
  • 1807-03-14 Josephine of Leuchtenberg, Queen of Sweden and Norway, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1876)
  • 1808-06-28 Cristina Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess and politician, born in Milan, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1871)
  • 1813-04-23 Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar and founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1853)
  • 1826-09-08 Disma Fumagalli, Italian composer, born in Inzago, Milan, Italy (d. 1893)
  • 1829-06-13 Antonio Zamara, Austrian harpist, teacher, and composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1901)

Ernesto Teodoro MonetaErnesto Teodoro Moneta (1833-1918)

1833-09-20 Italian journalist, soldier and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), born in Milan, Lombardy

  • 1835-02-02 Luigi Manzotti, Italian mime artist, dancer, and ballet choreographer, born in Milan (d. 1905)

Thomas EdisonThomas Edison (1847-1931)

1847-02-11 American inventor (lightbulb, phonograph, motion picture camera), born in Milan, Ohio

  • 1854-08-22 Milan I, King of Serbia, born in Mărășești, Romania (d. 1901)
  • 1858-10-05 Henry von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Queen Victoria, born in Milan, Lombardy–Venetia (d. 1896)'
  • 1859-09-04 Edoardo Mascheroni, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1941)
  • 1867-10-24 Franco Leoni, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1949)
  • 1876-07-17 Vittorio Gnecchi, Italian composer (Cassandra), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1954)
  • 1881-09-15 Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French automobile designer and manufacturer (Automobiles E. Bugatti), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1947)
  • 1885-01-05 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-born British poet, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1888-10-11 Piero Coppola, Italian conductor, artistic director (La Voix de son Maître (The Gramophone Company - France), 1923-34). pianist, and composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1906-11-02 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), born in Milan (d. 1976)
  • 1908-12-20 Julio César Brero [or Giulio Cesare], Italian-born Argentine composer and lawyer (Novella), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1973)
  • 1910-05-03 Alceo Galliera, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1996)
  • 1910-08-23 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1911-12-03 Nino Rota [Giovanni Rota Rinaldi], Italian classical and film score composer (Il cappello di paglia di Firenze; The Godfather (I & II; 16 Fellini films), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1912-04-29 Italo Valenti, Italian sculptor, born in Milan (d. 1995)
  • 1912-12-11 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago), born in Magenta, Lombardy (d. 2007)
  • 1913-06-04 Bruno Bettinelli, Italian composer and teacher (Musica per archi), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1914-07-24 Riccardo Malipiero, Italian pianist, composer, critic, and educator, born in Milan (d. 2003)
  • 1917-03-23 Patricia Burke, actress (Forbidden), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1918-01-21 Antonio Janigro, Italian cellist (Zagreb Soloists), born in Milan, Italy

Alberto AscariAlberto Ascari (1918-1955)

1918-07-13 Italian Auto Racer (World F1 champion 1952, 53), born in Milan, Italy

  • 1920-04-13 Roberto Calvi, Italian banker and director (Banco Ambrosiano), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1982)
  • 1922-03-26 Oscar Sala, Italian-born Brazilian nuclear physicist, born in Milan, Italy (d. 2010)
  • 1923-02-10 Cesare Siepi, Italian operatic basso (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1950-74), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2010)
  • 1923-10-13 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes, Fortuna, Inter Milan), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1925-01-01 Valentina Cortesa, Italian actress (Day for Night, Kidnap Syndicate), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1926-10-07 Marcello Abbado, pianist, composer, conductor, and teacher, born in Milan, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1932-05-11 Valentino [Garavani], Italian fashion designer and founder of the Valentino company, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1932-09-26 Giacomo Manzoni, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1933-04-09 Gian Maria Volontè, Italian actor (Fistful of Dollars), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1933-06-26 Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (La Scala, 1969-86; London Symphony, 1979-87; Berlin Philharmonic, 1989-2002), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1934-02-18 Aldo Ceccato, Italian conductor (Detroit Symphony, 1973-77), born in Milan, Italy

Giorgio ArmaniGiorgio Armani (88 years old)

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

  • 1935-05-15 Ted Dexter, English cricket all-rounder and captain (62 Tests, 4,502 runs @ 47.89, 9 x 100s, 66 wickets; Sussex), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1935-06-10 Elio Fiorucci, Italian fashion designer, born in Milan (d. 2015)
  • 1936-08-20 Carla Fracci, Italian ballerina, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1937-06-21 Anna Davies, Italian philologist and Professor of Comparative Philology (Oxford U), born in Milan (d. 2014)
  • 1939-10-15 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1940-03-20 Gianpiero Moretti, steering wheel designer (Momo), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1941-09-19 Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (Swept Away; Flash Gordon: Summer Night), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2013)
  • 1942-01-05 Maurizio Pollini, Italian classical pianist, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1947-03-21 Franco Mussida, Italian progressive rock musician (Premiata Forneria Marconi), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1948-03-28 Milan Williams, American keyboardist (Commodores - "Three Times a Lady"), born in Okolona, Mississippi (d. 2006)
  • 1949-05-10 Miuccia Prada, Italian fashion designer (Prada), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1950-09-20 Loredana Bertè, Italian singer and 2nd ex-wife of Bjorn Borg, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1953-02-20 Riccardo Chailly, Italian conductor (La Scala, 2017-present; Gewandhausorchester, 2005–16; Concertgebouw, 1988–2004), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1954-04-03 Elisabetta Brusa, Italian-British composer (Simply Largo), and educator, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1955-01-15 Enrico Mentana, Italian newscaster (RAI), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1955-03-09 Teo Fabi, Italian Formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1956-12-23 Michele Alboretto, Italian racing driver (Ferrari), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1959-06-10 Carlo Ancelotti, Italian soccer manager (UEFA Champions League x 4 - AC Milan, Real Madrid; Chelsea, PSG, Bayern Munich, Juventus) and midfielder (26 caps; Roma, AC Milan), born in Reggiolo, Italy
  • 1960-02-18 Greta Scacchi, Italian actress (Coca-Cola Kid, White Mischief), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1961-03-15 Fabio Lanzoni, romance novels model (Fabio After Dark), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1962-09-01 Ruud Gullit, Dutch soccer midfielder (66 caps; Ballon d'Or 1987; Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan, Chelsea), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1962-09-30 Frank Rijkaard, Surinam-Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • 1962-11-14 Stefano Gabbana, Italian fashion designer (Dolce & Gabbana), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1963-02-09 Madusa Miceli [Debra Ann], wrestler (WCW), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1963-05-24 Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1963-12-22 Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1964-10-31 Marco van Basten, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1966-10-01 George Weah, Liberian soccer striker and politician (President Liberia; 53 caps; AC Milan, Monaco), born in Monrovia, Liberia
  • 1966-11-11 Benedicta Boccoli, Italian actress (Valzer), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1967-11-27 Laura Golarsa, Italian tennis star (Oklahoma City doubles), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1968-06-26 Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer (A.C. Milan, Italy national team), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1968-11-08 Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1970-06-07 Cafu, Brazilian soccer defender (Brazil 142 caps, Roma, AC Milan), born in Itaquaquecetuba, Brazil
  • 1970-12-15 Frankie Dettori, Italian jockey (20 x English classics; 3 x GB flat racing champion jockey; rode all 7 winners British Champions' Day Ascot 1996; 6 x Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1971-05-25 Marco Cappato, Italian politician (Member of the European Parliament), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1971-12-02 Francesco Toldo, Italian soccer goalkeeper (28 caps; Fiorentina, Internazionale), born in Padua, Italy
  • 1972-04-27 Silvia Farina, Italian tennis star (1995 Maria Lankowitz doubles), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1972-05-05 Brigitta Boccoli, Italian actress (Manhattan Baby), born in Milan, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • 0397-04-04 Saint Ambrose, Governor of Liguria and Bishop of Milan (374-97), dies at about 57
  • 1101-09-30 Anselm IV, Archbishop of Milan
  • 1339-08-16 Azzone Visconti, Lord of Milan (1329-39), dies at 36
  • 1402-09-03 Gian Galeazzo Visconti, duke and tyrant of Milan (1395-1402), dies at 51
  • 1466-03-08 Francesco Sforza, Italian condottiero and Duke of Milan (1401–1466), dies at 64
  • 1476-12-26 Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered
  • 1494-10-22 Gian Galeazzo, Italian duke of Milan (1476-94), dies

Ludovico SforzaLudovico Sforza (1452-1508)

1508-05-27 Italian duke of Milan (1494-1508) who commissioned The Last Supper, dies at 55

  • 1535-11-01 Francesco Sforza, Italian ruler (Milan), dies
  • 1572-12-30 Galeazzo Alessi, Italian architect (Palazza Marino, Milan), dies at 60
  • 1584-11-03 Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and Archbishop of Milan (1564-84), dies at 46
  • 1901-02-11 Milan I, King of Serbia, dies at 56
  • 1938-06-30 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), dies at 61
  • 1957-05-09 Ezio Pinza, Italian American operatic bass (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1926-48), and Tony Award-winning singer (South Pacific), dies at 64
  • 2006-08-15 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes, Fortuna, Inter Milan), dies at 82
  • 2018-03-04 Davide Astori, Italian footballer (Milan), dies from cardiac arrest at 31