Jul
05

Birth of American showman P.T. Barnum (1810)
05 July 1810

Bethel, Connecticut

Jul
08

Ringling Bros. purchase Barnum & Bailey Circus (1907)
08 July 1907


Jul
10

Opening 'World Full of Wonder' International Child & Youth Circus Festival
10 July 2015
01:00 am

Young circus artists between the ages of 6 and 25 will participate in the International Child and Youth Circus Festival “WORLD FULL OF WONDER 2015” which will be held in one of the oldest circuses in Europe, Riga Circus, from 10-13 July, 2015.

Riga Circus, Latvia
www.cirks.lv

Jul
10

World's first quad on trapeze by Miguel Vasquez (1982)
10 July 1982

Tucson, Arizona

Jul
14

Worldwide Circus Summit 2015
14 July 2015
01:00 am

From 14-18 July, the Worldwide Circus Summit 2015 will bring circus lovers together for fun, fellowship, and Circus while building bridges between circus lovers, performers, and those who support and advocate for Circus across the USA and worldwide. Theme: 'Circus, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow'

West Springfield, MA, USA
BHAWLEY@stewart.com

Jul
16

Final Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey tent show (1956)
16 July 1956


Jul
25

J-B Gautier presented 1st elephants in Finland (1804)
25 July 1804

Finland

Jul
28

Brit Philip Lailson brings the first equestrian circus of the modern age to Mexico (1808)
28 July 1808
01:00 am


Jul
31

Circus Juventas' Annual Summer Spectacular Performance
31 July 2015
01:00 am

Circus Juventas' annual summer extravaganza, highlighting its most advanced level students, kicks off on July 31, 2015 and runs through August 16. Don't miss the highlight of CJ's season!

The Circus Juventas Big Top in St Paul MN USA
651-699-8229

Jul
31

Circus Juventas\' Annual Summer Show: 1001 Nights
31 July 2015
01:00 am

This year's show is a circus take on the Arabian Nights legends performed by our most advanced students in our world class facility! The show runs from July 31st to August 16th. For tickets, visit ticketworks.com or call 612-343-3390.

Circus Juventas\' Big Top in St Paul, MN
651-699-8229

Aug
01

Danish Ducander Bros. offer first circus in Finland (1896)
01 August 1896

Finland

Aug
08

World's 1st circus museum opened in St. Petersburg (1928)
08 August 1928

St. Petersburg

Aug
31

Famous Indian animal trainer Damoo Dhotre born (1902)
31 August 1902

Pune, India

Sep
18

Debut of the Super Circus at "The Big E" (1970)
18 September 1970

West Springfield, Massachusetts

Oct
01

Founding of "The Big E" Eastern States Exposition (1916)
01 October 1916


Oct
15

International Circus Festival - City of Latina - 17th edition
15 October 2015
01:00 am

G 16.10.14 h 21.00 show A; V 17.10.14 h 21.00 show B; S 18.10.14 h 16.30 show B + h 21.00 show A; D 19.10.14 h 15.30 show A + h 19.00 show B; L 20.10.14 h 20.30 Gala Show

Latina, Italy

Oct
21

Birth of Carl Krone Jr, founder of Circus Krone (1870)
21 October 1870

Osnabrück, Germany

Nov
11

Irvin Feld family buys Ringling Bros. (1967)
11 November 1967


Nov
12

Jules Leotard's flying trapeze debut (1859)
12 November 1859

Paris, France

Nov
28

Launch of Circus Bruno Pacific Ocean Tour of 24 Island Nations (1988)
28 November 1988
01:00 am


Dec
04

First performance of Brian Boswell's Circus (1982)
04 December 1982

South Africa

Dec
10

Birth Martin Hanson, Co-Founder European Circus Association (1937)
10 December 2015


Dec
16

Fédération Mondiale du Cirque established in Monaco (2008)
16 December 2008

Fédération Mondiale du Cirque established in Monaco (2008)

Monaco

Dec
17

Magic Circus of Samoa born (1991)
17 December 1991
01:00 am

Apia, Samoa

Dec
18

Suarez Family opens circus in Mexico (1853)
18 December 1853
01:00 am


Dec
19

Boswell family arrives in South Africa (1911)
19 December 1911
01:00 am


Dec
23

Opening of Circus Krone building (1962)
23 December 1962

Munich, Germany

Dec
26

First International Circus Festival in Monte-Carlo, Monaco (1974)
26 December 1974

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Dec
26

First stationary circus opened in Russia (1877)
26 December 1877

Russia

Dec
27

RA Radford held 1st successful circus performance in Australia (1847)
27 December 1847

Australia

Dec
30

First elephant born at Ringling Conservation Center, Florida (1992)
30 December 1992

Florida

Jan
01

Birth of famous wild animal trainer Alfred Court (1883)
01 January 1883

Toulouse, France

Jan
06

Gunther Gebel-Williams debut in America (1969)
06 January 1969

America

Jan
07

Birth of Tadasuke Kinoshita, founder of Kinoshita Circus, Japan (1882)
07 January 1882
01:00 am


Jan
09

World´s first modern circus presented (1768)
09 January 1768

London, England

Jan
26

Indian circuses combine to create Rambo Circus (1991)
26 January 1991

(1991)


Feb
13

Circus Sarrasani's building in Dresden, Germany destroyed by bomb attack (1945)
13 February 1945

Dresden, Germany

Mar
24

Birth of world-renowned escapologist Harry Houdini (1875)
24 March 1875

Budapest, Hungary

Mar
29

First Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Combined Show (1919)
29 March 1919

New York

Apr
03

First circus performance in America (1793)
03 April 1793

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Apr
06

U.S. stamp issued, 200 years of American circus (1993)
06 April 1993

United States

Apr
10

First performance of the P.T. Barnum Circus (1871)
10 April 1871

Brooklyn, New York

May
02

U.S. stamp issued honoring John Ringling (1966)
02 May 1966

United States

May
19

First performance of the Ringling Bros. Circus (1884)
19 May 1884

United States

May
29

Birth of circus director and renowned horse trainer Fredy Knie (1920)
29 May 1920

Geneva, Switzerland

May
31

Birth of famous circus master John Ringling (1866)
31 May 1866

McGregor, Iowa

Jun
11

One hundred year anniversary of Kinoshita Circus (2002)
11 June 2002
01:00 am

Japan

Jun
14

First performance of Swiss National Circus Knie (1919)
14 June 1919

Berne, Switzerland

Jul
01

Circus World Museum opened (1959)
01 July 1959

Baraboo, Wisconsin