#HistoricalBang: Twitter picks its favorite long-dead hotties

What deceased historical figures would you bang if they weren’t currently rotting in the ground?


Greg Seals

Internet Culture

Published Jun 5, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 4:42 am CDT

In honor of everyone’s favorite weekly social media holiday, BuzzFeed took to Twitter to champion the hashtag #historicalbang. You know, old-timey hotties, or crush objects from decades past.

it’s #tbt, tweet us your #historicalbang

— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) June 5, 2014

What deceased historical figures would you bang if they weren’t currently rotting in the ground? Classic hotties like James Dean, Paul Newman, Mairlyn Monroe, and Audbrey Hepburn all surfaced as predicted. The delightful surprise of #historcialbang, though, were the studs from way, way back—and the younger versions of celebrities we would definitely swipe right for.

The historical hotties:

@BuzzFeed Young Joseph Stalin can get it. #historicalbang pic.twitter.com/JRHsOSAJlJ

— Arabella (@Kate_PewDie) June 5, 2014

.@BuzzFeed Ernest Hemingway, all the way #historicalbang pic.twitter.com/XrcMtFXhuO

— MoonChild (@camiejuan1) June 5, 2014

@BuzzFeed my #historicalbang is Rutherford B Hayes pic.twitter.com/BhkOZu2YxV

— Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos) June 5, 2014

@BuzzFeed 10/10 would #historicalbang young post-military, post-City and the Pillar Gore Vidal pic.twitter.com/xSrezcuCuv

— Joel Pavelski (@joelcifer) June 5, 2014

@BuzzFeed Zelda Fitzgerald… sexual explorer of the Roaring 20s #historicalbang pic.twitter.com/Cu1hXpL0fu

— James Vanek (@JCVanek) June 5, 2014

Stars in their prime:

@BuzzFeed young Patrick Stewart…with hair! #historicalbang #tbt pic.twitter.com/9byp6mCZtN

— Novena Carmel (@NovenaCarmel) June 5, 2014

Note: This is not Sir Patrick Stewart—it’s actor Andy Whitfield.

@BuzzFeed young christoph waltz #historicalbang pic.twitter.com/hO9FziCbCf

— Heather Schmelzlen (@anchorlines) June 5, 2014

young Christopher Walken, haayyy RT @BuzzFeed it’s #tbt, tweet us your #historicalbang pic.twitter.com/5SXSibfP28

— Rachel Zarrell (@rachelzarrell) June 5, 2014

The terrific trolls:

@BuzzFeed Alexander Hamilton can duel me any night. #historicalbang pic.twitter.com/D2JAjBvc83

— Ally Jenkins (@AllyJenkinsDC) June 5, 2014

#historicalbang pic.twitter.com/8XFMWWxiiR

— darth™ (@darth) June 5, 2014

@BuzzFeed 2450 B.C – Today, bangs are still killing it. #tbt #historicalbang pic.twitter.com/uZBn2KW3nL

— Wesley Bonner (@wesleybonner) June 5, 2014

@BuzzFeed You see the arms on young Cro Magnon! He’s like a rugged Gosling! #TBT #historicalbang pic.twitter.com/fAxSELnhvC

— Con Yay (@ConorGentes) June 5, 2014


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*First Published: Jun 5, 2014, 3:11 pm CDT