Italian History (Part 10)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,401

  • 1931-07-08 Jerry Vale [Genaro Louis Vitaliano], American singer (Arriverderci Roma), born in NYC (d. 2014)
  • 1931-07-11 Tullio Regge, Italian physicist
  • 1931-07-24 Ermanno Olmi, Italian film director (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 1931-10-01 Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer
  • 1931-10-29 Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor (I Vitelloni, Ulysses, Sciuscià), born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2015)
  • 1931-11-03 Monica Vitti [Ceciarelli], Italian actress (Tigers in Lipstick), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1931-11-16 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist, born in Rapallo, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1931-11-26 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, Italian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1952, 60), born in Vallonara di Marostica, Italy
  • 1932-01-05 Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher & author (Name of the Rose), born in Alessandria, Piedmont (d. 2016)
  • 1932-02-05 Cesare Maldini - Italian footballer and manager
  • 1932-04-17 Graziella Sciutti, Italian opera singer, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1932-04-27 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born American mathematician and philosopher, born in Vigevano, Italy (d. 1999)
  • 1932-05-11 Valentino [Garavani], Italian fashion designer and founder of the Valentino company, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1932-06-19 Marisa Pavan, Italian actress (Solomon & Sheba, Rose Tattoo), born in Cagliari, Sardinia
  • 1932-06-19 Pier Angeli [Anna Maria Pierangeli], Italian actress (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge), born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1932-07-10 Carlo Mario Abate, Italian racing driver, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1932-07-16 Milly Vitale, Italian actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1933-01-26 Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
  • 1933-06-15 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer (d. 2005)
  • 1933-06-25 Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italian artist (glass painter), born in Biella, Italy
  • 1933-06-26 Claudio Abbado, Italian composer and conductor (London Symph-1982), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1933-06-30 Lea Massari, Italian actress (Anna-L'avventura), born in Rome, Lazio, Italy
  • 1934-02-18 Aldo Ceccato, Italian conductor (Detroit Symph Orch 1973-77), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1934-02-24 Bettino Craxi, Italy's 1st socialist premier (1983-87)
  • 1934-02-24 Renata Scotto, soprano and opera director (Violetta-La Traviata), born in Savona, Italy
  • 1934-03-03 Gia Scala, Italian actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water)
  • 1934-06-20 Rossana Podestà, Italian actress (Helen of Troy), (d. 2013)

Person of interestGiorgio Armani

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

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani
  • 1934-08-15 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1998)

Person of interestSophia Loren

1934-09-20 Sophia Loren, Italian actress (La Ciociara, Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid), born in Rome, Italy

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
  • 1934-11-01 Umberto Agnelli, Italian automotive executive (Fiat), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 2004)
  • 1935-01-13 Mauro Forghieri, Italian automotive & mechanical engineer (Scuderia Ferrari)
  • 1935-01-30 Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress (Indian Fighter), born in Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1935-02-27 Mirella Freni, Italian lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly), born in Modena, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1935-03-11 Sandra Milo, Italian actress
  • 1935-06-10 Elio Fiorucci, Italian fashion designer, born in Milan (d. 2015)
  • 1935-08-12 John Cazale, Italian-American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1935-10-03 Abdon Pamich, Italian race walker (Olympic gold 50k 1964, bronze 1960), born in Fiume, Italy
  • 1935-10-06 Bruno Sammartino, Italian American strongman and professional wrestler, born in Pizzoferrato, Italy (d. 2018)

Person of interestLuciano Pavarotti

1935-10-12 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, 3 Tenors), born in Modena, Italy (d. 2007)

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 1935-12-21 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver, born in Marj, Libya (d. 1967)
  • 1936-01-13 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • 1936-05-15 Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian-American singer/actress (Cinderfella), born in Pesaro, Italy
  • 1936-08-20 Carla Fracci, Italian ballerina, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1936-09-13 Stefano Delle Chiaie, Italian neo-fascist activist, born in Caserta, Italy
  • 1936-09-29 Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy
  • 1936-11-08 Virna Lisi, Italian actress (Assault on a Queen, Bluebeard), born in Ancona, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1936-12-29 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, Soviet composer
  • 1937-01-06 Paolo Conte, Italian singer, born in Asti, Italy
  • 1937-01-12 Liliana Cavani, Italian director (Berlin Affair), born in Carpi, Italy
  • 1937-06-11 Luciana Paluzzi, Italian-American actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1937-06-18 Vitaly Mikhailovich Zholobov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 21)
  • 1937-09-11 Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Italian princess and Queen of Belgium (1993-2013), born in Villa Claudia, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
  • 1937-09-14 Renzo Piano, Italian architect (Whitney Museum of American Art), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1938-01-06 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor, born in Greco
  • 1938-05-13 Giuliano Amato, Italian politician
  • 1938-08-28 Maurizio Costanzo, Italian television journalist, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1938-11-03 Pupi Avati, Italian director (Festival, Bix, Impiegati), born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1938-12-14 Leonardo Boff, Brazilian Catholic theologian (liberation theology) and writer, born in Concórdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • 1939-05-05 Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1939-05-18 Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
  • 1939-05-19 Livio Berruti, Italian athlete
  • 1939-07-16 Mariele Ventre, Italian choir director, born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1939-10-15 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1939-11-25 Rosanna Schiaffino, actress (Minotaur, Mazzabubu), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1939-12-18 Sandro Lopopolia, Italian lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960)
  • 1940-01-19 Paolo Borsellino, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)

Person of interestMario Andretti

1940-02-28 Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion), born in Montona, Italy

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 1940-03-02 Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
  • 1940-03-20 Gianpiero Moretti, steering wheel designer (Momo), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1940-04-18 Ira von FFürstenberg, European socialite and actress (I Killed Rasputin), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1940-04-26 Giorgio Moroder, Italian producer, singer and songwriter (Cat People, Top Gun), born in Ortisei, Italy
  • 1940-05-01 Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer
  • 1940-09-29 Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
  • 1940-11-02 Gigi Proletti, Italian actor, director and singer (Alleluja brava gente), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1941-02-01 Franco Nones, Italian cross country skier (Olympic gold 30k 1968; first non-Scandinavian and Soviet/Russian male to win Olympic cross-country gold), born in Castello-Molina di Fiemme, Italy

Person of interestBernardo Bertolucci

1941-03-16 Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 2018)

Director and Screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci
Director and Screenwriter
Bernardo Bertolucci
  • 1941-03-29 Terence Hill, Italian actor (Super Fuzz, They Call Me Trinity), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1941-07-08 Dario Gradi, Italian-born football manager
  • 1941-07-28 Riccardo Muti, Italian conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1941-09-18 Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (Flash Gordon, Summer Night), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2013)
  • 1941-09-19 Umberto Bossi, Italian politician (leader of the Northern League), born in Cassano Magnago, Italy
  • 1941-09-26 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1941-10-21 Marina Ripa, countess/writer (My First 40 Years), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1941-11-23 Franco Nero, Italian actor
  • 1941-11-28 Laura Antonelli, actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), born in Pola, Italy (d. 2015)
  • 1942-01-05 Maurizio Pollini, Italian classical pianist, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1942-01-31 Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress
  • 1942-02-28 Dino Zoff, Italian footballer
  • 1942-04-06 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1942-06-16 Giacomo Agostini, Italian world motorcycle race champion, born in Lovere, Italy
  • 1942-07-18 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, born in Treviglio, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1942-08-01 Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor (Love and Anarchy) born in La Spezia, Italy
  • 1942-09-29 Felice Gimondi, Italian road cyclist (Tour de France 1965; Giro d'Italia 1967, 69, 76; Vuelta a España 1968), born in Sedrina, Italy (d. 2019)
  • 1943-02-26 Dante Ferretti, Italian art director & costume designer, born in Macerata, Italy
  • 1943-03-01 Mauro Checcoli, Italian 3 day equestrian (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1943-03-19 Mario Monti, Italian politician
  • 1943-05-20 Al Bano, Italian singer
  • 1943-06-18 Raffaella Carrà, Italian singer
  • 1943-07-07 Toto Cutugno, Italian singer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 1,063

  • 1994-03-19 Giuseppe Diana, Italian anti-mafia priest, murdered
  • 1994-03-23 Giulietta Masina, Italian actress, (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik) and wife of director Federico Fellini, dies at 73
  • 1994-04-30 Ferdinando Scarfiotti, Italian set designer (Last Emperor), dies at 53
  • 1994-05-21 Giovanni Goria, Prime Minister of Italy (1987-88), dies
  • 1994-05-30 Marcel Bich, Italian/French baron/pen manufacturer (Bic), dies at 79
  • 1994-05-30 Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)
  • 1994-05-31 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, dies at 85
  • 1994-06-04 Massimo Troisi, Italian actor and director (Ricomincio da tre), dies at 41
  • 1994-07-07 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (b. 1924)
  • 1994-08-04 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian and politician, dies at 69
  • 1994-08-06 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter (Volare), dies at 66
  • 1994-08-23 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Machina Mondiale), dies at 70
  • 1994-09-06 Duccio Tessari, Italian director, dies of cancer at 67
  • 1994-09-18 Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer, dies at 44
  • 1994-10-31 Jole Silvani, [Niobe Quaiatti], Italian actress (La citta' Delle), dies
  • 1994-11-24 Ivo Perilli, Italian screenplay/director (Ragazzo), dies at 92
  • 1994-11-28 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, dies at 77
  • 1994-12-26 Sylvia Koscina, Croatian/Italian actress (Hercules), dies at 61
  • 1995-02-07 Massimo Pallottino, Italian archaeologist (Etruscologia), dies at 86
  • 1995-02-14 Alberto Burri, Italian physician/sculptor/painter, dies at 79
  • 1995-02-20 John Humphreys Whitfield, British scholar of Italian language & literature, dies at 88
  • 1995-07-18 Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1992), dies at 24
  • 1996-02-11 Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet, commits suicide at 65
  • 1996-03-13 Lucio Fulci, Italian film director "Godfather of Gore", dies at 68
  • 1996-03-31 Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, dies of AIDS at 51
  • 1996-12-17 Francesco Siciliani, opera administrator, dies at 85
  • 1997-01-06 Catherine Scorsese [Cappa], Italian-American actress (The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 84
  • 1997-01-10 Alvinio Misciano, Italian tenor, killed in a fall from a window
  • 1997-05-09 Marco Ferreri, Italian film director, dies at 68

MurderGianni Versace

1997-07-15 Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (Versace), shot and murdered by Andrew Cunanan at 50

Fashion Designer Gianni Versace
Fashion Designer
Gianni Versace
  • 1997-09-04 Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
  • 1998-02-25 Luigi Veronesi, Italian abstract artist (Campo Grafico), dies at 90
  • 1998-02-25 Umberto Mastroianni, Italian sculptor, dies at 87
  • 1998-08-13 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), dies at 63
  • 1999-01-11 Fabrizio de André, Italian singer-songwriter (Storia di un impiegato), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • 1999-01-19 Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
  • 1999-08-24 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1999-11-20 Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician and prime minister (b. 1908)
  • 1999-12-20 Riccardo Freda, Italian film director and screenwriter (Theodora, Slave Empress), dies at 90
  • 2000-01-19 Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
  • 2000-03-03 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • 2000-04-02 Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (b. 1928)
  • 2000-04-13 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer, dies at 84
  • 2000-05-05 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1938, 48; Giro d'Italia 1936-7, 46), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • 2000-06-14 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer, dies at 88
  • 2000-06-29 Il Mattatore [Vittorio Gassman], Italian actor, director and screenwriter (Scent of a Woman, War & Peace), dies at 77
  • 2000-08-19 Antonio Pugliese, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1941)
  • 2000-12-31 José Greco, Italian-born American flamenco dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)
  • 2001-03-10 Massimo Morsello, Italian fascist political singer and songwriter, dies at 42
  • 2001-04-20 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata), dies at 54
  • 2001-04-25 Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver (b. 1956)
  • 2001-05-20 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (b. 1920)
  • 2001-05-26 Vittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • 2001-07-18 Fabio Taglioni, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1920)
  • 2001-07-20 Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (b. 1978)
  • 2001-07-22 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (History of the Greeks), dies at 92
  • 2001-12-05 Franco Rasetti, Italian physicist (b. 1901)
  • 2002-05-11 Joseph Bonanno, Italian-American mafioso & crime boss of the Bonanno crime family, dies of heart failure at 97
  • 2002-08-05 Franco Lucentini, Italian writer (b. 1920)
  • 2002-10-31 Raf Vallone, Italian actor (b. 1916)
  • 2003-01-05 Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (Last Tango in Paris, In the Name of the Law), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • 2003-01-24 Gianni Agnelli, Italian auto executive (b. 1921)
  • 2003-02-25 Alberto Sordi, Italian actor (Miser, Taxi Driver in NY, Me and Caterina), dies of cancer at 82
  • 2003-03-03 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (Beatitudines), dies at 98
  • 2003-03-29 Carlo Urbani, Italian physician (SARS) (b. 1956)
  • 2003-05-21 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer, dies at 74
  • 2003-05-27 Luciano Berio, Italian composer (Chemins), dies at 77
  • 2003-07-31 Guido Crepax, Italian comics artist (b. 1933)
  • 2003-09-25 Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2003-10-29 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor, dies after suffering a stroke at 82
  • 2003-12-01 Eugenio Monti, Italian bobsledder (2 x Olympic gold 2-man, 4-man 1968; World C'ships 9 x gold), dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 75
  • 2004-01-09 Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher (b. 1909)
  • 2004-02-14 Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1998), dies of acute cocaine poisoning at 34
  • 2004-06-04 Saturnino "Nino" Manfredi, Italian actor (Between Miracles), dies at 83
  • 2004-07-23 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer, dies at 82
  • 2004-07-28 Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist (b. 1938)
  • 2004-07-31 Laura Betti, Italian actress (b. 1927)
  • 2004-12-19 Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano, dies at 82
  • 2005-01-10 Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano (b. 1908)
  • 2005-01-11 Fabrizio Meoni, Italian motorcyclist (b. 1957)
  • 2005-01-22 Carlo Orelli, Italian veteran of World War I (b. 1894)
  • 2005-02-03 Corrado Cardinal Bafile, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1903)
  • 2005-03-04 Nicola Calipari, Italian secret service agent (b. 1953)
  • 2005-04-03 Tony Croatto, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • 2005-04-23 Romano Scarpa, Italian-born comic artist, dies at 77
  • 2005-06-14 Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor, dies at 91
  • 2005-07-03 Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director (b. 1914)
  • 2005-07-16 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)
  • 2005-09-07 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer (b. 1933)
  • 2005-11-02 Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian soccer midfielder and manager (Bologna; Atalanta, Italy 1974 World Cup), dies at 86
  • 2006-04-22 Alida Valli [Baroness Alida von Marckenstein-Frauenberg], Italian actress (The Paradine Case, The Third Man), dies at 84
  • 2006-09-04 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, dies at 64
  • 2006-09-15 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer, dies at 77
  • 2006-10-12 Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian film director (b. 1919)
  • 2006-11-17 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d'autunno), dies at 82
  • 2006-11-25 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist, dies at 75
  • 2006-11-25 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (b. 1920)
  • 2007-01-04 Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2007-01-10 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago), dies at 94
  • 2007-02-01 Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born composer (b. 1911)