Buenos Aires in History

Historical Events

  • 1536-02-02 Pedro de Mendoza founds Argentine city of Buenos Aires
  • 1806-06-24 British under Commodore Popham and Colonel Beresford reach Buenos Aires
  • 1806-06-27 Buenos Aires captured by British
  • 1808-07-05 Battle of Buenos Aires
  • 1810-05-25 In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo

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1833-09-08 Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1833-09-20 Charles Darwin rides horse to Buenos Aires
  • 1833-10-12 Charles Darwin begins return trip to Buenos Aires
  • 1853-05-23 Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859)
  • 1914-12-14 Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressist Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires.
  • 1919-01-15 Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires
  • 1928-05-23 Bomb attack on Italian embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die

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1928-12-11 Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on President-elect Herbert Hoover

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1945-03-06 Federico Garcia Lorca's "La Casa" premieres in Buenos Aires
  • 1951-02-25 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)

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1951-04-04 Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Juan & Eva Peron in Buenos Aires

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón

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1957-04-11 Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires

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1960-05-11 Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann
  • 1968-06-23 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium
  • 1972-04-10 20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas.
  • 1973-06-20 Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured
  • 1978-06-25 FIFA World Cup: Argentina beats the Netherlands 3-1 in football's 11th World Cup in Buenos Aires
  • 1985-12-10 Junta leaders Videla & Massera sentenced in Buenos Aires
  • 1988-10-15 Amnesty International's Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires
  • 1992-03-17 28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Arg
  • 1992-03-17 Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29
  • 1994-07-18 Bomb attack on Jewish center AMIA in Buenos Aires, 86 killed
  • 1997-03-07 Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome & Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site
  • 1999-08-31 A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including 2 on the ground.
  • 2001-12-19 Argentine economic crisis: December 2001 riots - Riots erupt in Buenos Aires after Domingo Cavallo's corralito measures restrict the withdrawal of cash from bank deposits.
  • 2004-12-30 A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.
  • 2012-02-22 Train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 50 and injures hundreds
  • 2012-06-26 Animated film "Ice Age: Continental Drift", directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Buenos Aires

Famous Birthdays

  • 1758-09-26 Cosme Argerich, Argentine physician, founder of the Medicine School of Buenos Aires.

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1852-07-12 Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1933)

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • 1862-11-23 Alberto Williams, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Etrerno Reposo)
  • 1875-03-04 Enrique Larreta, [E R Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer (Gloria de Don Ramiro), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1961)

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1878-11-01 Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine politician (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1959)

Nobel Peace Laureate Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Nobel Peace Laureate
Carlos Saavedra Lamas
  • 1889-05-25 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1963)

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1890-12-11 Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1935)

  • 1891-06-07 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1951)

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1895-10-08 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1974)

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón

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1899-08-24 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer of fiction and essays (Labyrinths), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1986)

  • 1900-01-30 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Man in Grey, Great Expectations), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1969)
  • 1908-08-30 Leonor Fini, Argentine artist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1996)
  • 1909-07-04 Lynette Roberts, British poet, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1915-01-09 Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor and director ("You look marvelous"), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1982)
  • 1915-05-04 Pedro Saenz, Argentine and Spanish composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1995)
  • 1916-01-11 Bernard Blier, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor (Les Miserables)
  • 1916-04-11 Alberto E Ginastera, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Panambi)
  • 1924-05-05 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Buenos Aires, director (Monday's Child)
  • 1925-05-03 Nina Bara, Buenos Aires Arg, actress (Tonga-Space Patrol)
  • 1927-03-12 Raúl Alfonsín, President of Argentina (1983-89), born in Chascomús, Buenos Aires (d. 2009)
  • 1930-02-08 Alejandro Rey, Buenos Aires, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun)
  • 1930-05-03 Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, born in Buenos Aires
  • 1932-06-21 Lalo [Boris] Schifrin, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer
  • 1932-07-13 Antonio Roma, Buenos Aires, Argentina, football goalkeeper (42 caps), (d. 2013)
  • 1934-02-23 Linda Cristal, Argentinian actress (High Chapparal), born in Buenos Aires
  • 1934-03-04 Mario Davidovsky, Buenos Aires Argentinia, composer (Synchronisms)

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1936-12-17 Pope Francis [Jorge Mario Bergoglio], Catholic Pope (2013-) 1st Jesuit pope, 1st from the Americas and 1st non-European pope since Syrian Gregory III in 741, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pope Francis
Pope
Francis
  • 1941-06-05 Martha Argerich, Buenos Aires Argentina, pianist (debut 1949)
  • 1942-11-15 Daniel Barenboim, Buenos Aires Argentinia, pianist/conductor
  • 1943-07-15 Diligenti quintuplets, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1945-12-31 Claude D Marks, Buenos Aires Argent, FALN member (FBI most wanted)
  • 1950-01-23 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), (d. 2012)
  • 1950-11-07 Augusto Gen'un Alcalde, Buenos Aires, 1st South American Zen teacher
  • 1951-04-17 Olivia Hussey, Buenos Aires, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile)

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1952-08-17 Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis champion (US Open-1977), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1953-02-19 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, politician, President of Argentina (2007-2015), born in La Plata, Buenos Aires
  • 1958-06-12 Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro, Buenos Aires Arg, astronaut
  • 1959-02-08 Mauricio Macri, Argentine politician (President of Argentina 2015-), born in Tandil, Buenos Aires

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1960-10-30 Diego Maradona, Argentine football star (World Cup-hand of god), born in Lanús, Buenos Aires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1962-02-27 Veronica Ribot-Canales, Buenos Aires Argentina, US diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1963-10-28 Veronica Gamba, Buenos Aires Arg, playmate (November, 1983)
  • 1971-06-12 Florencia Labat, Buenos Aires Argentina, tennis star (1992 Austrian)
  • 1972-03-05 Hernan Gumy, Buenos Aires Argentina, tennis star
  • 1973-05-25 Maria Jose Gaidano, Buenos Aires Arg, tennis star (1993 Belgium doubles)
  • 1975-05-04 Pablo Ruiz, Buenos Aires Arg, spanish singer
  • 1976-06-23 Paola Suarez, Argentinian tennis star (1995 Futures-Buenos Aires), born in Pergamino, Argentina

Famous Weddings


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1812-09-12 Revolutionary leader Jose de San Martin (33) weds María de los Remedios de Escalada at Buenos Aires Cathedral in Argentina

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • 1860-11-11 1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina

HeartWedding of Interest

1984-11-07 FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 2011-03-31 Italian Canadian singer Michael Buble (35) weds actress and model Luisana Lopilato (23) in Buenos Aires
  • 2011-04-02 Grammy Awarded singer Michael Buble (34) weds Argentine actress-model Luisana Lopilato (22) at Villa Maria Paz private mansion near Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2012-12-20 Actor Facundo Arana (40) weds Maria Susini at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nordelta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • 1990-07-21 Manuel Puig, Argentine writer (Buenos Aires Affair), dies at 57