Turin in History

Historical Events

Historic Event

1696-08-29 King Louis XIV of France and Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg

  • 1860-04-02 1st Italian Parliament meets at Turin

Music Premiere

1893-02-01 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut" premieres in Turin

  • 1896-02-01 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme" premieres in Turin
  • 1897-11-01 Italian football club Juventus F.C. is founded by students in Turin as Sport-Club Juventus
  • 1914-02-19 Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini" premieres in Turin

Historic Event

1919-05-01 "L'Ordine Nuovo" Italian socialist weekly newspaper established in Turin by Antonio Gramsci, Angelo Tasca and Palmiro Togliatti

  • 1940-06-11 World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy
  • 1949-05-04 Plane carrying the entire Torino Serie A soccer squad crashes on the outskirts of Turin, Italy; 31 killed; Torino awarded League title at the request of their rivals
  • 1988-10-13 Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages

Olympic Games

2006-02-10 XX Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

  • 2006-02-26 XX Winter Olympic Games close in Turin, Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • 1587-05-08 Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (1630-37), born in Turin, Piedmont, Savoy (d. 1637)
  • 1634-06-20 Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (1638-75), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1675)
  • 1685-12-06 Marie-Adélaïde of Savoy, mother of Louis XV of France, born in Royal Palace, Turin, Savoy (d. 1712)
  • 1688-09-17 Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen consort of Spain to Philip V (1701-14), born in Royal Palace of Turin, Savoy (d. 1714)
  • 1688-11-11 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, born in Turin (d. 1775)
  • 1701-04-27 Charles Emanuel III of Savoy, King of Sardinia, born in Turin (d. 1773)
  • 1710-12-02 Carlo Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (commedia dell'arte), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1783)
  • 1716-04-12 Felice Giardini, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1796)
  • 1731-11-27 Gaetano Pugnani, Italian violinist and composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1798)
  • 1735-06-25 Benvenuto Robbio San Raffaele, Italian composer, born in Chieri, Turin, Italy (d. 1797)
  • 1736-01-25 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian mathematician & astronomer (number theory, celestial mechanics), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1813)
  • 1749-09-08 Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat, born in Palazzo Carignano, Turin, Savoy (d. 1792)
  • 1751-05-24 Charles Emanuel IV, King of Sardinia (1796-1802), born in Turin (d. 1819)
  • 1759-07-24 Victor Emmanuel I, King of Sardinia (1802-21), born in Royal Palace of Turin, Italy (d. 1824)
  • 1781-11-18 Felice Blangini, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1841)
  • 1798-10-02 Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-49), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1849)
  • 1801-09-12 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1861)
  • 1804-07-25 Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1880)
  • 1804-11-18 Alfonso Ferrero la Marmora, Italian general and statesman (6th Prime Minister of Italy, 1864-66), born in Turin, French Empire (d. 1878)
  • 1810-08-10 Camilio Benso di Cavour, Turin Italy, PM
  • 1842-11-25 Vittorio Dabormida, Italian general who fought in the Italo-Ethiopian War, born in Turin (d. 1896)
  • 1844-03-14 Umberto I of Italy, King of Italy (1878-1900), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1900)
  • 1845-05-30 Amadeus/Amadeo I, duke of Aosta and King of Spain (1870-73), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1890)
  • 1847-02-14 Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal, born in Roal Palace, Turin, Sardinia (d. 1911)
  • 1851-11-20 Margherita of Savoy, Queen consort of the Kingdom of Italy by marriage to Umberto I (1878-1900), born in Palazzo Chiablese, Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia (d. 1926)
  • 1852-08-21 Benedetto Junck, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1903)
  • 1857-06-12 Achille Simonetti, Italian violinist and composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1928)
  • 1858-06-20 Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1928)
  • 1860-09-18 Alberto Franchetti, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1942)
  • 1866-08-13 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian businessman and founder of Fiat (Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino) Automaker, born in Villar Perosa, Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1867-06-07 Luigi Maurizio Tedeschi, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1944)
  • 1868-08-14 Leone Sinigaglia, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1944)
  • 1871-07-18 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1958)
  • 1883-05-28 Luigi Perrachio, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1966)
  • 1883-07-25 Alfredo Casella, Italian pianist, conductor (Boston Pops, 1927-29), and composer (La Giara; Concerto Romana), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1947)
  • 1896-09-17 Denise Grey [Jeanne Marie Laurentine Edouardine Verthuy], Italian actress (Julietta), born in Chatillon, Valle d'Aosta, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1898-09-19 Giuseppe Saragat, 5th President of Italy (1964-71), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1900-03-09 Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Italian king of Croatia (1941-43), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1948)
  • 1906-10-30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion, born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1966)
  • 1908-07-04 Aurelio Peccei, Italian industrialist and chairman (Club of Rome), born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1909-04-22 Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist (Nobel 1986), born in Turin, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1911-06-13 Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and third husband to Rita Hayworth, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1912-04-27 Renato Rascel [Ranucci], Italian actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria), born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1991)
  • 1912-08-13 Salvador Luria, Italian-American microbiologist (Nobel Prize for medicine 1969 genetic structure of viruses), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1991)
  • 1914-07-04 Nuccio Bertone, Italian automobile designer, born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1997)
  • 1919-06-21 Paolo Soleri, Italian-American architect, born in Turin, Italy (d. 2013)
  • 1919-07-31 Primo Levi, Italian chemist and writer (Survival in Auschwitz), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1921-11-23 Ferdinando "Fred" Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1921-12-06 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer, born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1924-10-03 Franco Cristaldi, Italian film producer (Amarcord) and Claudia Cardinale's husband, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1992)
  • 1928-12-22 Piero Angela, Italian television host & writer (Control), born in Turin, Italy
  • 1929-11-07 Ruggero Mastroianni, Italian film editor (Giulietta degli spiriti), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1932-04-17 Graziella Sciutti, Italian opera singer, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1939-05-05 Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1941-09-26 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1963-11-01 Antonella Ella, Italian actress (Tonight in That Building), born in Turin, Italy
  • 1965-11-16 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Italian-French actress, screenwriter and film director (A Castle in Italy, Normal People), born in Turin, Italy
  • 1967-12-23 Carla Bruni, Italian-French model and singer-songwriter, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1978-10-08 Antonino D'Agostino, Italian football player, born in Turin, Italy