Italian History (Part 9)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,443

  • 1919-09-15 Fausto Coppi, Italian bicylist (world record 45,798 km)
  • 1919-11-01 John Secondari, newscaster (Open Hearing), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1919-12-29 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, born in Cernauti, Romania (d. 2013)
  • 1920-01-01 Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 1920-01-03 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)
  • 1920-01-05 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist

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1920-01-20 Federico Fellini, Italian film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita), born in Rimini, Italy (d. 1993)

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1920-04-11 Emilio Colombo, Potenza, Italian Prime Minister (1970-2), (d. 2013)
  • 1920-04-13 Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (d. 1982)
  • 1920-04-21 Bruno Maderna, conductor/composer, Hyperion) [or Mar 21], born in Venice, Italy
  • 1920-04-27 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (d. 1956)
  • 1920-05-18 Lucia Mannucci, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 1920-06-05 Cornelius Ryan, Irish war reporter and historian (Bridge too Far), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • 1920-06-30 Zeno Colo, Italian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1920-08-08 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
  • 1920-08-09 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer
  • 1920-09-10 Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer (d. 2001)
  • 1920-09-16 Franco Pandolfini, Italian water polo (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1920-10-06 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1920-12-07 Fiorenzo Magni, Italian cyclist, (d. 2012)
  • 1920-12-09 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian President (1999-2006) and Prime Minister (1993-94), born in Livorno (d. 2016)
  • 1921-02-22 Giulietta Masina, Italian actress, (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik) wife of Federico Fellini
  • 1921-03-12 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian CEO (Fiat Automakers)
  • 1921-03-22 Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1921-05-31 Alida Valli, Pola Italy, actress (Miracle of the Bells, 3rd Man)
  • 1921-07-24 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (d. 2008)
  • 1921-11-23 Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (d. 1960)
  • 1921-12-06 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1922-01-07 Vincent Gardenia, actor (All in the Family, LA Law), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1922-01-16 Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
  • 1922-02-01 Renata Tebaldi, lyric soprano, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1922-03-05 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)
  • 1922-03-23 Ugo Tognazzi, Cremona Italy, actor and director (La Cage Aux Folles)
  • 1922-03-26 Oscar Sala, Italian-born physicist
  • 1922-03-28 Felice Chiusano, Italian singer (d. 1990)
  • 1922-05-15 Enrico Berlinguer, Italian communist/sec-gen (CPI) [or May 25]
  • 1922-06-24 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 1922-07-02 Pierre Cardin, Italian-born French fashion designer, born in Paris, France
  • 1922-07-27 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), born in Messina, Sicily (d. 1986)
  • 1922-08-29 Yorgos Sicilianos, Greek composer, born in Athens (d. 2005)
  • 1922-09-01 Vittorio Gassman, actor (War & Peace), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1922-11-15 Francesco Rosi, director (Lucky Luciano), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1923-02-10 Cesare Siepi, basso (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1923-02-12 Franco Zeffirelli, Italian director (Romeo & Juliet), born in Florence
  • 1923-04-08 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor (Don Jose-Carmen)
  • 1923-05-12 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)
  • 1923-11-06 Renato Capecchi, Italian violinist and baritone, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1998)
  • 1923-12-23 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor
  • 1924-01-29 Luigi Nono, composer (Canonic Variations), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1924-02-06 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Road to Rome)
  • 1924-06-29 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (d. 2006)
  • 1924-07-13 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian singer
  • 1924-09-09 Nino Bibbia, Italian bobsled (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1924-09-28 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (d. 1996)
  • 1924-10-27 Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], drummer (Monkees, Lovin' Spoonful) and drum instructor, born in Siracusa, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1924-12-19 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)
  • 1925-01-01 Valentina Cortesa, actress (Kidnap Syndicate), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1925-03-03 Enzo Stuarti, Italian singer (Yesterday)
  • 1925-03-17 Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian film and stage actor
  • 1925-04-26 Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA - Nutella), born in Dogliani, Piedmont (d. 2015)
  • 1925-06-21 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian politician (d. 1994)
  • 1925-06-29 Giorgio Napolitano, Italian politician
  • 1925-09-15 Carlo Rambaldi, Special effects artist (Alien, E.T.), born in Vigarano Mainarda, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1925-09-23 Eleonora Rossi Drago, Italian actress
  • 1925-09-25 Silvana Pampanini, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1925-10-24 Luciano Berio, Oneglia Italy, composer (Chemins)
  • 1925-12-20 Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1926-01-21 Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
  • 1926-03-01 Cesare Danova, actor (Garrison's Gorillas), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1926-03-24 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), born in Sangiano (d. 2016)
  • 1926-03-30 Ray McAnally, Irish actor (My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian)
  • 1926-05-08 Erico Menczer, Fiume Italy, cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda)
  • 1926-09-17 Reginald Marsh, actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here)
  • 1926-10-12 Hans Liebold, German auto racer (Nardo, Italy)
  • 1926-11-11 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), born in Naples (d. 2016)
  • 1927-05-06 Ettore Manni, actor (Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1927-06-17 Lucio Fulci, Italian director "Godfather of Gore", born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • 1927-07-04 Gina Lollobrigida, Subiaco Italy, actress (Trapeze, Falcon Crest)
  • 1927-07-12 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Trieste (d. 2014)
  • 1927-09-12 Gianna Maria Canale, Italian actress (Go For Broke), born in Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 2009)
  • 1927-09-18 Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso (Ciaculli massacre, 1963, 'Mafia! What is that? A kind of cheese'), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 2012)
  • 1928-01-09 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Polignano A Mare, Apulia (d. 1994)
  • 1928-01-23 Eugene Monti, Italian bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
  • 1928-02-02 Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988-89)
  • 1928-07-10 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer (d. 2003)
  • 1928-07-13 Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (d. 2000)
  • 1928-08-14 Lina Wertmueller, [Arcanguela von Elgg], actress (7 Beauties), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1928-10-19 Buff Cobb, Florence Italy, actress (Masquerade Party)
  • 1928-11-10 Ennio Morricone, composer/musician, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1928-12-22 Piero Angelo, Italian writer (Control)
  • 1929-01-03 Sergio Leone, Italian, director (Fist Full of Dollars)
  • 1929-01-11 Nicoletta Orsomando, Italian TV presenter, born in Casapulla
  • 1929-01-29 Elio Petri, Italian director (Property is no theft)
  • 1929-06-21 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (d. 1999)
  • 1929-06-26 Francesco Cossiga, president of Italy (1985- )
  • 1929-07-31 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1929-10-31 Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It), born in Borgo Santa Lucia, Naples, Italy (d. 2016)
  • 1930-03-01 Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1930-03-28 Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • 1930-04-21 Silvana Mangano, actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas), born in Rome, Italy

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 1,080

  • 1970-08-30 Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41
  • 1971-05-05 Alice Tissot, actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1971-05-05 Petro Scaglione, Italian procureur-general, killed by Mafia
  • 1971-05-31 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator, dies at 75
  • 1971-10-19 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrial, dies at 89
  • 1972-01-28 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), dies at 67
  • 1972-10-09 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72
  • 1972-12-01 Antonio Segni, Italian politician, Prime Minister (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81
  • 1972-12-23 Charles Atlas, [Angelo Siciliano], body builder, dies at 79

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1973-02-18 Frank Costello, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld), dies of a heart attack at 82

Gangster Frank Costello
Gangster
Frank Costello
  • 1973-05-21 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79

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1973-09-26 Anna Magnani, Italian actress (Rose Tattoo, Miracle, Wild is the Wind), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65

Actress Anna Magnani
Actress
Anna Magnani
  • 1973-10-28 Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883)
  • 1973-11-13 Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53

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1973-11-13 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, dies at 77

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • 1974-03-07 Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • 1974-04-15 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (b. 1906)
  • 1974-06-11 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
  • 1974-08-01 Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
  • 1974-08-17 Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89
  • 1974-08-23 Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (b. 1888)
  • 1974-11-13 Vittorio de Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), dies at 73
  • 1975-01-04 Carlo Levi, Italian writer (Parole Sono Pietre), dies at 72
  • 1975-02-19 Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, dies at 71
  • 1975-07-05 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano, dies at 82
  • 1975-07-07 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, dies at 86
  • 1975-10-17 Vittorio Gui, Italian composer (Batture d'aspetto), dies at 90
  • 1975-11-01 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • 1976-03-17 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), dies at 69
  • 1976-03-18 Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (b. 1893)
  • 1976-10-11 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897)

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1976-10-15 Carlo Gambino, Italian-American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 74

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino
  • 1977-01-21 Sandro Penna, Italian poet (b. 1906)
  • 1977-06-03 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (b. 1906)
  • 1977-12-01 Paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69
  • 1978-02-09 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (b. 1893)
  • 1978-03-28 Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)

MurderAssassination

1978-05-09 Aldo Moro, Five times Prime Minister of Italy, assassinated by the Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization Red Brigades at 61

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • 1978-08-22 Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78
  • 1979-01-09 Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect (b. 1891)
  • 1979-03-20 Mino Pecorelli, Italian journalist, shot dead in Rome at 50
  • 1979-04-10 Nino Rota, Italian composer (Torquemada), dies at 67
  • 1979-05-02 Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1979-08-21 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, dies at 68
  • 1979-10-30 Donna Rachele Mussolini, Italian, wife of Benito Mussolini (b. 1890)
  • 1979-11-07 Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53
  • 1980-01-01 Pietro Nenni, Italian politician (Socialists), dies at 88
  • 1980-02-01 Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (b. 1930)
  • 1980-02-07 Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer, dies at 75
  • 1980-03-29 Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 74
  • 1981-01-05 Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher (b. 1901)
  • 1981-08-03 Robert Peci, Italian brother of Red Brigade leader, murdered
  • 1981-09-12 Eugenio Montale, Italian poet and translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975), dies at 84
  • 1982-03-23 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (Casa della vita), dies at 85
  • 1982-05-13 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • 1982-09-03 Della Chiesa, Italian general/mafia fighter, murdered
  • 1982-10-16 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), dies at 67
  • 1982-11-10 Elio Petri, Italian director (Workers Class), dies at 53
  • 1983-02-01 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer, dies
  • 1983-03-18 Umberto of Piemonte, King Umberto II of Italy (1946) and Italy's last king dies in exile aged 78
  • 1983-05-04 Nino Sanzogno, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • 1984-03-05 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (Scarpia in Tosca), dies at 70
  • 1984-03-14 Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/CEO (Club Rome), dies at 75
  • 1984-06-11 Enrico Berlinguer, Italian National Secreatary of Italian Communist Party (PCI) , dies at 62
  • 1985-05-02 Attilio Bettega, Italian rallydriver (b.1951)
  • 1985-11-25 Elsa Morante, Italian writer, dies at 73
  • 1986-01-01 Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • 1986-02-19 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), dies at 63
  • 1986-05-15 Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)
  • 1986-10-10 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (b. 1899)
  • 1987-02-01 Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director (b. 1900)
  • 1987-04-11 Primo Levi, Italian chemist and writer (Survival in Auschwitz), dies at 67
  • 1987-05-03 Dalida [Yolande Christina Gigliotti], Egyptian-born Italian French singer, commits suicide at 54
  • 1987-10-22 Lino Ventura, Italian/French actor (Medusa touch), dies at 68
  • 1988-05-21 Dino Conte Grandi, Italian delegate to league of nations, dies at 92
  • 1988-05-22 Giorgio Almirante, Italian fascist (member of parliament), dies at 73
  • 1988-06-11 Giuseppe Saragat, president of Italy (1964-71), dies at 89
  • 1988-07-22 Luigi Lucioni, Italian, landscape painter (opera stars), dies at 87
  • 1988-08-09 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, dies at 83
  • 1988-08-14 Enzo Ferrari, Italian sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90
  • 1988-11-22 Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)
  • 1988-12-02 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)

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1989-04-22 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), dies at 84 of a heart attack

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • 1989-04-30 Sergio Leone, Italian director (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 60
  • 1989-05-02 Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic Cardinal (b. 1906)
  • 1989-12-16 Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice), dies at 59
  • 1990-01-23 Mariano Rumor, Italy's PM (1968-70, 73-1974), dies
  • 1990-02-24 Sandro Pertini, president of Italy (1978, 85), dies at 93
  • 1990-05-09 Luigi Nono, Italian composer (Intolleranza), dies at 66
  • 1990-09-26 Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (Woman in Red), dies at 82
  • 1991-01-12 Vasco Pratolini, Italian writer (Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77
  • 1991-02-06 Salvador Luria, Italian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 1991-05-24 Miriam di San Servolo, Italian actress (b. 1912)
  • 1991-07-19 Gino Negri, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • 1991-08-29 Libero Grassi, Italian underwear manufacturer/anti mafia, dies
  • 1991-09-02 Concetto Lo Bello, Italian intl soccer judge, dies
  • 1991-10-08 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian writer (Sounds of the Night), dies at 75
  • 1991-11-10 Alessandro Lessona, Minister of Italian Colonies (1931-38), dies
  • 1992-03-30 Luigi De Laurentiis, Italian producer (Toto, Macaroni), dies
  • 1992-07-01 Franco Cristaldi, Italian producer (Amarcord), dies