Italian History (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 1,443

  • 1942-07-13 Giancarlo Giannini, Spezia Italy, actor (NY Stories, Sensual Man)
  • 1942-07-18 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1942-08-01 Giancarlo Giannini, La Spezia Italy, actor (Seduction of Mimi)
  • 1942-09-29 Felice Gimondi, Italian cyclist
  • 1943-02-26 Dante Ferretti, Italian art director and costume designer
  • 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
  • 1943-08-07 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder (WC 1975 gold), (d. 2013)
  • 1943-08-18 Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician, born in Alessandria, Italy
  • 1943-09-04 Giuseppi Gentile, Italian triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1943-09-27 Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat
  • 1943-11-13 Roberto Boninsegna, Italian footballer, born in Mantua, Italy
  • 1944-01-25 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model
  • 1944-02-29 Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri, Italian illustrator
  • 1944-03-05 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, dies of cancer at 55
  • 1944-06-03 Eddy Ottoz, Italian athlete
  • 1944-09-05 Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • 1944-09-17 Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest)
  • 1944-10-29 Fausto Leali, Italian entertainer
  • 1944-11-07 James Dashow, American/Italian composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-11-07 Luigi Riva, Italian footballer
  • 1945-03-23 Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
  • 1945-07-12 Leopoldo Mastelloni, Italian actor
  • 1945-09-21 Ombrettqa Colli, Italian entertainer
  • 1945-12-05 Jocelyn, Italian entertainer
  • 1946-02-21 Vito Rizzuto, Sicilian-born alleged mafia boss
  • 1946-04-01 Arrigo Sacchi, Italian football coach
  • 1946-05-05 Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Lie, Conformist, 1900)
  • 1946-05-19 Michele Placido, Foggia Italy, actor (La Lupa, Poliziotti)
  • 1946-06-05 Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Afredo, Key)
  • 1946-06-18 Fabio Capello, Italian football coach
  • 1946-10-10 Franco Malerba, astronaut (STS 46), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1946-11-02 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata), born in Venice, Italy (d. 2001)

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1946-12-02 Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (Versace), born in Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 1997)

Fashion Designer Gianni Versace
Fashion Designer
Gianni Versace
  • 1946-12-09 Sonia Gandhi, Italian-born Indian politician
  • 1947-01-24 Giorgio Chinaglia, Carrara Italy, soccer star (Lazio of Italy, NY Cosmos), (d. 2012)
  • 1947-03-21 Franco Mussida, Italian progessive rock musician (Premiata Forneria Marconi), born in Milan
  • 1947-06-20 Ivo Milazzo, Italian comic book artist
  • 1947-08-31 Luca di Montezemolo, Italian businessman

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1947-09-03 Mario Draghi, Italian banker and President of the European Central Bank, born in Rome

Economist Mario Draghi
Economist
Mario Draghi
  • 1947-09-18 Giancarlo Minardi, Italian motor racing team boss
  • 1947-09-20 Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995)
  • 1947-10-01 Adriano Tilgher, Italian politician
  • 1947-10-06 Klaus Dibiasi, Italian platform diver (Olympic gold 1968, 72, 76)
  • 1947-10-19 Giorgio Cavazzano, Italian comic strip artist
  • 1947-12-07 Mino Reitano, Italian entertainer
  • 1947-12-20 Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer
  • 1948-02-25 Aldo Busi, Italian writer
  • 1948-03-09 Emma Bonino, Italian politician
  • 1948-04-11 Marcello Lippi, Italian football coach
  • 1948-05-29 Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor
  • 1948-08-22 Eleonora Brown, Italian actress (The Sailor from Gibraltar), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1949-05-10 Miuccia Prada, Italian fashion designer , born in Milan, Italy
  • 1950-02-02 Barbara Sukowa, German actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
  • 1950-04-12 Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman and F1 team principal (Renault F1)
  • 1950-09-07 Adriano Panatta, tennis star (French 1976, Italian 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1950-09-20 Loredana Berte, singer/2nd ex wife of Bjorn Borg, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1950-09-30 Renato Zero, Italian musician
  • 1950-11-03 Massimo Mongai, Italian writer
  • 1950-12-27 Roberto Bettega, Italian footballer
  • 1951-01-17 Rolando Thoeni, Italian slalom (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1951-02-28 Gustavo Thoeni, Italian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1951-06-19 Daria Nicolodi, Italian actress (Terror, Shock), born in Florence, Italy
  • 1951-06-19 Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
  • 1951-07-02 Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist
  • 1951-09-28 Silvia Dionisio, actress (Riavanti Marsh!, Amici Miei), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1951-10-20 Claudio Ranieri, Italian football manager (Leicester City) and player, born in Rome
  • 1951-11-26 La Cicciolina, [Ilona Staller], Italian MP, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1952-01-06 Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
  • 1952-01-07 Giuliano Ferrara, Italian politician, journalist and founding editor (Il Foglio)
  • 1952-01-11 Massimo Lopez, Italian comedian
  • 1952-02-07 Vasco Rossi, Italian singer
  • 1952-03-04 Umberto Tozzi, Italian singer

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1952-06-18 Isabella Rossellini, actress (Big Night, Blue Velvet), born in Rome, Italy

  • 1952-06-28 Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), (d. 2013)
  • 1952-10-05 Gigi Sabani, Italian TV host (d. 2007)

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1952-10-27 Roberto Benigni, Italian director and actor (Life Is Beautiful, The Tiger and the Snow), born in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

  • 1952-11-16 Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist, Biblioteca Marciana
  • 1952-12-16 Francesco Graziani, Italian footballer
  • 1952-12-20 Sergio Vastano, Italian actor (Nightclub, Prete Bello)
  • 1953-01-11 Anna Marchesini, Italian entertainer
  • 1953-01-29 Dalila di Lazzaro, Udine Italy, covergirl/model (Vogue)
  • 1953-02-20 Riccardo Chailly, conductor (West Berlin Symph Orch), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1953-04-19 Sara Simeoni, Italian high jumper (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1953-08-19 Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
  • 1953-09-27 Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
  • 1953-10-21 Eleonora Giorgi, actress (Nu de Femme, To Forget Venice), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1953-12-07 Bertin Osborne, Italian entertainer
  • 1953-12-25 Arnella Flynn, Errol Flynn's daughter, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1954-03-23 Geno Auriemma, Italian-born American basketball coach (Connecticut Huskies), born in Montella, Italy
  • 1954-04-03 Elisabetta Brusa, Italian composer
  • 1954-08-11 Lina Polito, actress (Love & Anarchy), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1954-08-18 Umberto Guidoni, PhD/astronaut (STS 75), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1954-11-22 Paolo Gentiloni, Italian politician, Prime Minister (2016-), born in Rome
  • 1954-11-30 Simonetta Stefanelli, Italian Actress (The Godfather)
  • 1954-12-07 Gianfranco Jannuzzo, Italian entertainer
  • 1954-12-28 Tony Rosato, Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), born in Naples, Italy (d. 2017)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,080 of 1,080

  • 2005-04-03 Tony Croatto, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • 2005-04-23 Romano Scarpa, Italian-born comic artist (b. 1927)
  • 2005-06-14 Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor (b. 1914)
  • 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 football player and coach.
  • 2006-04-22 Alida Valli, Italian actress (b. 1921)
  • 2006-09-04 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)
  • 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 (b. 1924)
  • 2006-11-25 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (b. 1931)
  • 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 (b. 1912)
  • 2007-02-01 Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born composer (b. 1911)
  • 2007-02-02 Filippo Raciti, Italian police officer (b. 1967)
  • 2007-02-28 Baron Charles Forte, Italian-born hotelier (b. 1908)
  • 2007-03-03 Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian catoonist, creater of La Linea.
  • 2007-04-06 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (b. 1916)
  • 2007-06-17 Gianfranco Ferrè, Italian fashion designer (b. 1944)
  • 2007-07-30 Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (b. 1912)

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2007-09-06 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor, dies at 71

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 2007-10-05 Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (b. 1898)
  • 2007-11-06 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist (b. 1920)
  • 2007-12-31 Ettore Sottsass, Italian architect and designer (b. 1917)
  • 2008-03-14 Chiara Lubich, Italian Catholic activist and leader and foundress of the Focolare (b. 1920)
  • 2008-06-16 Mario Rigoni Stern, Italian writer, World War II veteran and Nazi concentration camp survivor (b. 1921)
  • 2008-08-17 Franco Sensi, Italian oil tycoon and president of A.S. Roma
  • 2009-02-09 Eluana Englaro, an Italian woman who lived in a persistent vegetative state for 17 years (b. 1970)
  • 2009-03-04 Salvatore Samperi, Italian film director (b 1944)
  • 2009-03-25 Giovanni Parisi, Italian boxer (b. 1967)
  • 2009-06-14 Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2009-07-11 Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian professional boxer (b. 1972)
  • 2009-09-08 Mike Bongiorno, Italian television host (b. 1924)
  • 2009-11-08 Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)
  • 2009-11-20 Lino Lacedelli, Italian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • 2010-05-25 Silvius Magnago, Italian politician (b. 1914)
  • 2010-08-17 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and eighth President of the Italian Republic (b. 1928)
  • 2010-09-12 Giulio Zignoli, Italian footballer (b. 1946)
  • 2010-11-10 Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (b. 1919)
  • 2010-11-10 Nicolo Rizzuto, Sicilian-born Canadian organized crime figure (b. 1924)
  • 2010-11-29 Mario Monicelli, Italian film director (b. 1915)
  • 2010-12-18 Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian banker and economist (b. 1940)
  • 2010-12-21 Enzo Bearzot, Italian football player and manager (b. 1927)
  • 2011-04-15 Vittorio Arrigoni, Italian peace activist (b. 1975)
  • 2011-09-13 Walter Bonatti, Italian climber (b. 1930)
  • 2011-10-23 Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1987)
  • 2011-12-30 Mirko Tremaglia, fiercely nationalist Italian politician, dies at 85
  • 2012-01-29 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian President (1992-99), dies at 93
  • 2012-02-01 Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso, dies from cancer at 88
  • 2012-02-20 Renato Dulbecco, Italian-born American virologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 97
  • 2012-04-01 Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian soccer star, dies from heart attack at 65
  • 2012-05-25 Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer, dies at 93
  • 2012-08-10 Carlo Rambaldi, Italian Special effects artist, dies at 86
  • 2012-10-19 Fiorenzo Magni, Italian professional road racing cyclist, dies from an aneurysm at 91
  • 2013-01-14 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder, dies at 69
  • 2013-03-22 Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter, dies from cancer at 60
  • 2013-05-06 Giulio Andreotti, Italian Prime Minister, dies at 94
  • 2013-06-24 Emilio Colombo, Italian Prime Minister, dies at 93
  • 2013-09-21 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, dies at 93
  • 2013-12-10 Rossana Podestà, Italian actress, dies at 79
  • 2014-08-15 Licia Albanese, Italian-born American operatic soprano, dies at 105
  • 2014-10-20 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 87
  • 2015-01-10 Francesco Rosi, Italian film director ("The Mattei Affair" - Palme d'Or 1972), dies at 92
  • 2015-02-14 Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA) created Nutella, dies at 89
  • 2015-06-22 Laura Antonelli, Italian actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), dies at 73
  • 2015-07-20 Elio Fiorucci, Italian fashion designer, dies at 80
  • 2015-09-10 Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor (I Vitelloni), dies at 83
  • 2016-01-08 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), dies at 89
  • 2016-01-19 Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), dies at 84
  • 2016-02-19 Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and writer (Name of the Rose), dies at 84
  • 2016-03-30 Gianmaria Testa, Italian singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 57
  • 2016-05-21 Marco Pannella, Italian politician and activist, dies at 86
  • 2016-07-29 Marta Marzotto, Italian countess and designer, dies at 85
  • 2016-09-16 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian President (1999-2006) and Prime Minister (1993-94), dies at 95
  • 2016-10-13 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), dies at 90
  • 2016-11-13 Enzo Maiorca, Italian freediver (17 world records), dies at 85
  • 2017-01-10 Tony Rosato, Italian-born Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), dies at 63