YouTube History

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Events in Film & TV

  • 2005-02-15 YouTube, Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States
  • 2008-11-22 YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live
  • 2012-11-24 Gangnam Style becomes the most viewed Youtube video surpassing 808 million views

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-12-21 "Gangnam Style" by Psy becomes the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube

K-Pop Star Psy
K-Pop Star
Psy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-02-05 Google Vice President Susan Wojcicki is named CEO of YouTube

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki
  • 2014-05-31 Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube
  • 2015-08-10 Google announces its restructure as Alphabet, a holding company with Google, YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-01-11 YouTube issues sanctions against vlogger Logan Paul after he posted footage of suicide victim's body in Japan in December

YouTube Star and Actor Logan Paul
YouTube Star and Actor
Logan Paul
CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki

Music concertMusic Concert

2018-04-14 Beyoncé is the first black woman to headline the Coachella Music Festival, her performance on this day the most-watched performance ever on YouTube

  • 2018-08-06 Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify remove conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms
  • 2018-08-26 Boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England

Music releaseMusic Premiere

2018-12-01 Ariana Grande releases the music video to her single "Thank U Next", biggest ever launch on Youtube Premiere

  • 2018-12-03 7-year old Ryan of Ryan Toysreview is the year's highest-paid YouTube star earning $22 million
  • 2019-02-28 YouTube announces it will stops all comments on videos featuring children because of paedophiles leaving inappropriate comments

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-03-30 Swedish gamer and YouTuber PewDiePie overtaken by Indian channel T-Series as YouTube channel with most subscribers (both on 92 million)

YouTube Star PewDiePie
YouTube Star
PewDiePie
  • 2019-05-10 YouTube dispute between beauty vloggers James Charles and Tati Westbrook viewed more than 40 million times
  • 2019-09-04 YouTube fined $170 million for illegally collecting data on children's viewing habits by US Federal Trade Commission
  • 2019-11-13 South Korean girl group Blackpink are the first K-pop group to have a single reach 1 billion views on YouTube for "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"
  • 2020-08-21 BTS's release new single Dynamite, becomes 1st video to be watched more than 100 million times in 24 hours on YouTube

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1968-04-28 Jeff Grosso, American skateboarder (host Youtube’s 'Vans Loveletters to Skateboarding'), born in Glendale, California (d. 2020)

Person of interestSusan Wojcicki

1968-07-05 Susan Wojcicki, American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube "the most important person in advertising", born in Santa Clara County, California

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki
  • 1969-05-12 Kevin Nalty, famed YouTuber
  • 1973-01-19 Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity, born in Madison, Wisconsin

Person of interestAshens

1976-12-16 Stuart Ashen, English YouTube personality (Ashens, Ashens and the Quest for the GameChild), born in Norwich

YouTube Personality Ashens
YouTube Personality
Ashens
  • 1979-11-14 Steve Cash, YouTube personality (Talking Kitty Cat), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 2020)

Person of interestCasey Neistat

1981-03-25 Casey Neistat, American filmmaker and YouTube star, born in Gales Ferry, Connecticut

YouTube Star and Filmmaker Casey Neistat
YouTube Star and Filmmaker
Casey Neistat
  • 1981-11-17 Coyote [Nathaniel] Peterson, American YouTube personality (Brave Wilderness), born in Newbury, Ohio
  • 1984-02-22 Venetian Princess [Jodie-Amy Rivera], YouTube Internet personality, born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • 1984-07-19 Lasse Gjertsen, Norwegian animator (YouTube - Amateur), born in Larvik, Norway
  • 1987-04-26 Jessica Lee Rose, American-New Zealand actress and famous YouTube star (lonelygirl15), born in Salisbury, Maryland
  • 1988-09-08 Caitlin Hill, Australian YouTube personality (TheHill88), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 1988-09-18 Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player and YouTuber
  • 1988-09-26 Lilly Singh, Canadian YouTube vlogger (IISuperwomanII), born in Scarborough, Toronto
  • 1989-06-28 Mark Fischbach [Markiplier], American Youtuber, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Person of interestPewDiePie

1989-10-24 PewDiePie [Felix Kjellberg], Swedish YouTube star, born in Gothenburg, Sweden

YouTube Star PewDiePie
YouTube Star
PewDiePie
  • 1990-02-04 Zach King, American internet personality (TikTok, YouTube), filmmaker and illusionist, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1990-02-07 Seán McLoughlin [Jacksepticeye], Irish Youtuber, born in Athlone, Ireland

Person of interestEl Rubius

1990-02-13 El Rubius [Rubén Doblas Gundersen], Spanish YouTube star (6th most subscribed channel), born in Mijas, Spain

YouTube Star El Rubius
YouTube Star
El Rubius
  • 1990-03-28 Zoe Sugg [Zoella], British YouTube vlogger, born in Lacock, Wilshire

Person of interestHolaSoyGerman

1990-04-25 HolaSoyGerman [Germán Garmendia], Chilean YouTube star (second-most subscribed channel), born in Copiapó, Chile

YouTube Star HolaSoyGerman
YouTube Star
HolaSoyGerman
  • 1990-10-01 Charlie McDonnell, British YouTube Personality
  • 1991-11-08 DanTDM [Daniel Middleton], British professional gamer and YouTube personality (The Diamond Minecraft), born in Aldershot, England
  • 1993-06-19 KSI [Olajide Olatunji] British YouTuber, comedian and rapper, born in London, England
  • 1995-01-07 Craig Thompson, Irish-English YouTuber (MiniLadd), born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 1995-02-24 Rachel Levin, American YouTube personality (RCLBeauty101), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestLogan Paul

1995-04-01 Logan Paul, American YouTube personality, born in Westlake, Ohio

YouTube Star and Actor Logan Paul
YouTube Star and Actor
Logan Paul
  • 1996-06-25 Lele Pons, Venezuelan-American internet personality (Vine, YouTube), born in Caracas, Venezuela

Person of interestJake Paul

1997-01-17 Jake Paul, American YouTube personality, born in Cleveland, Ohio

YouTube Star and Actor Jake Paul
YouTube Star and Actor
Jake Paul
  • 1999-12-16 Ethan Dolan, American Vine and YouTube star with twin brother Grayson, born in New Jersey
  • 1999-12-16 Grayson Dolan, American Vine and YouTube star with twin brother Ethan, born in New Jersey
  • 2003-01-26 Robby Novak [Kid President], American internet personality (YouTube), born in Henderson, Tennessee

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1998-08-23 YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (30) weds Google executive Dennis Troper in Belmont, California

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki

LoveWedding of Interest

2013-12-29 YouTube star Casey Neistat (32) weds Candice Pool in Cape Town, South Africa

YouTube Star and Filmmaker Casey Neistat
YouTube Star and Filmmaker
Casey Neistat
  • 2015-09-03 Fashion and beauty vlogger Tanya Burr (26) weds fellow YouTube vlogger Jim Chapman at Babington House in Somerset, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 2020-03-31 Jeff Grosso, American skateboarder (host Youtube’s 'Vans Loveletters to Skateboarding'), dies at 51
  • 2020-04-16 Steve Cash, YouTube personality (Talking Kitty Cat), commits suicide at 40