International Marconi Day - April
Sat, Apr 27, 2024

International Marconi Day

International Marconi Day is an international holiday created in honor of G. Marconi. This man was the inventor who developed the radio telegraph system and also put a lot of effort into the creation of wireless communication technology. The holiday is celebrated annually on the Saturday closest to April 25, Marconi’s birthday.


The history of International Marconi Day begins in 1988, when it was established by the Cornwall Amateur Radio Club. The date of the celebration was chosen in honor of the birthday of the famous Italian inventor – Guglielmo Marconi. It is this man who is considered the creator of the radio.

Today we listen to the radio in the car or at home without even thinking about how it was created. Marconi was homeschooled. He was particularly interested in physics – his parents hired the best teachers for this subject. The future inventor was very fond of electrical engineering.

A craving for technical science led to the beginning of the development of wireless telegraphy and radio waves technology in the 1890s. At the time, it was an innovative field. At the age of 21, Marconi moved to London, where he patented the radio communication technology and created his own company.

Interesting facts

  • In 1909, Guglielmo was awarded the Nobel Prize.
  • During World War I, the inventor commanded the Italian Navy.
  • Marconi also worked in microwave technology, which then gave us the microwave oven.

How to celebrate

Learn more interesting information from G. Marconi’s biography. Marconi. Explore how long and short wave radio waves work. Visit events created by radio amateurs to get a closer look at radio devices.

Spread the word on social media. Let more people know about it!

When is International Marconi Day celebrated in 2024?

International Marconi Day is observed on the Saturday closest to Marconi’s birthday.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday April 27 2024
Saturday April 26 2025