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

Music History

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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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

YouTube Sanctions Logan Paul

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

Music 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 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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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
  • 2019-11-09 YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul's second boxing match; KSI wins by split decision

Music History

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"

Music Single

2020-08-21 Korean pop group BTS releases single "Dynamite,"; becomes 1st video to be watched more than 100 million times in 24 hours on YouTube

  • 2020-11-02 Baby Shark by Pinkfong becomes the most-watched video on YouTube with over 7.04 billion views

Music History

2020-12-21 Hawaiian vocalist Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's official music video for his rendition of Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg's "Over the Rainbow" reaches a billion views on YouTube

  • 2023-02-26 Dilbert comic strip creator Scott Adams faces widespread condemnation for his comments about African Americans in a YouTube show, prompting his strip and up-coming book to be cancelled [1]

Birthdays in Film & TV

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

Susan WojcickiSusan Wojcicki (54 years old)

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

  • 1969-05-12 Kevin Nalty, American viral video maker and YouTuber, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1973-01-19 Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity, born in Madison, Wisconsin

AshensAshens (46 years old)

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

  • 1979-10-28 Jawed Karim, Bangladeshi-German-American software engineer and Internet entrepreneur (co-founder of YouTube), born in Merseburg, East Germany
  • 1979-11-14 Steve Cash, YouTube personality (Talking Kitty Cat), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • 1980-03-11 Mark Rober, American NASA engineer and YouTuber

Casey NeistatCasey Neistat (42 years old)

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

  • 1981-08-14 Ray William Johnson, American comedian, writer, and youtuber (Equals Three; Your Favorite Martian), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1981-11-17 Coyote [Nathaniel] Peterson, American YouTube personality (Brave Wilderness), born in Newbury, Ohio
  • 1982-05-21 Tay Zonday [Adam Bahner], American singer-songwriter ("Chocolate Rain"), and YouTube personality, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 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
  • 1984-09-29 Adriene Mishler, American yoga teacher (Yoga with Adriene on YouTube), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1985-06-24 Ethan Klein, American Youtuber (h3h3Productions), born in Ventura, California
  • 1986-09-15 Jenna Marbles, American YouTuber, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1987-04-26 Jessica Lee Rose, American-New Zealand actress and famous YouTube star (lonelygirl15), born in Salisbury, Maryland
  • 1988-01-21 Felipe Neto, Brazilian vlogger (YouTube), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1988-09-08 Caitlin Hill, Australian YouTube personality (TheHill88), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 1988-09-18 Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player and YouTuber, born in Sandnes, Norway
  • 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

PewDiePiePewDiePie (33 years old)

1989-10-24 Swedish YouTube star, born in Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 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

El RubiusEl Rubius (33 years old)

1990-02-13 Spanish YouTube star (6th most subscribed channel), born in Mijas, Spain

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

HolaSoyGermanHolaSoyGerman (33 years old)

1990-04-25 Chilean YouTube star (second-most subscribed channel), born in Copiapó, Chile

  • 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
  • 1992-05-31 VanossGaming [Evan Fong), Canadian YouTuber and music producer, born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1993-06-19 KSI [Olajide Olatunji] British YouTuber, comedian and rapper, born in London, England
  • 1993-10-26 Drew Gooden, American comedian and YouTuber, born in North Carolina
  • 1993-12-03 Marques Brownlee, American Youtuber (MKBHD) and ultimate frisbee player, born in Maplewood, New Jersey
  • 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

Logan PaulLogan Paul (28 years old)

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

  • 1995-07-06 Ludwig Ahgren, American YouTuber webcaster, and gaming commentator, born in Hollis, New Hampshire
  • 1995-11-12 xQc [Félix Lengyel], Canadian YouTuber and Twitch streamer, born in Laval, Quebec
  • 1996-03-29 Juanpa Zurita, Mexican social media personality (Vine, YouTube), actor and model, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1996-06-25 Lele Pons, Venezuelan-American internet personality (Vine, YouTube), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1996-07-23 David Dobrik, Slovakian YouTuber (The Vlog Squad), born in Košice, Slovakia

Jake PaulJake Paul (26 years old)

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

MrBeastMrBeast (25 years old)

1998-05-07 American YouTuber, born in Wichita, Kansas

  • 1999-09-28 Olivia Jade Giannulli, American Youtuber (daughter of Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin)
  • 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

Baby ArielBaby Ariel (22 years old)

2000-11-22 American social media personality and YouTuber, born in Pembroke Pines, Florida

  • 2001-05-03 Rachel Zegler, American actress, singer and YouTuber (West Side Story), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 2001-05-22 Emma Chamberlain, American influencer (YouTube), born in San Mateo, California
  • 2003-01-26 Robby Novak [Kid President], American internet personality (YouTube), born in Henderson, Tennessee
  • 2003-05-19 JoJo Siwa, American dancer, singer and YouTube personality, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 2008-10-03 Karolina Protsenko, Ukrainian-American pop violinist ("Despacito"), and YouTube sensation, born in Ukraine
  • 2011-10-06 Ryan Kaji, American Youtuber (Ryan's World), born in California

Like NastyaLike Nastya (9 years old)

2014-01-27 born in Krasnodar Krai, Russia

Weddings in Film & TV

Susan Wojcicki

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

Casey Neistat

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

  • 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