Today in Argentine History (Part 2)

Argentina: Buenos Aires

Historical Events

Events 101 - 143 of 143

  • 1982-06-16 Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners
  • 1982-06-17 President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat in the Falkland Islands
  • 1982-07-01 General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as President of Argentina
  • 1982-07-12 Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
  • 1983-04-28 Argentine government declares all 15-30,000 missing persons dead
  • 1983-09-23 Argentina milt regime gives amnesty to military/political assassins
  • 1983-10-30 The first democratic elections are held in Argentina after seven years of military rule.
  • 1983-11-30 Raúl Alfonsín wins Argentine presidential election
  • 1983-12-10 Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president
  • 1984-01-10 Argentine ex-president/general Bignone arrested
  • 1985-11-03 Argentine presdent Alfonsíns Radical Burgerunie wins elections
  • 1986-05-15 Argentine ex-president Galtieri sentenced to 12 years
  • 1986-06-29 FIFA World Cup: Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in football's 13th World Cup in Mexico City
  • 1986-06-29 Argentina becomes world champion soccer team (3-2 against W-Germany)
  • 1986-08-07 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
  • 1987-06-13 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
  • 1989-04-28 Argentina, hit by rocketing inflation, runs out of money
  • 1989-07-08 Carlos Saul Menum becomes President of Argentina
  • 1990-07-08 FIFA World Cup: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for football's 14th World Cup in Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-04-06 Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1991-04-26 Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics
  • 1991-08-01 Italian/Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires
  • 1994-06-25 FIFA World Cup: 1,500th goal in Cup'd history scored by Caceres of Argentina
  • 1994-07-03 FIFA World Cup: Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2
  • 1994-08-20 Archbishop Quarracino wants all homosexuals to leave Argentina
  • 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.
  • 2001-12-20 Argentine economic crisis: President of Argentina Fernando de la Rúa is forced out of office.
  • 2002-01-02 Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.
  • 2002-11-14 Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.
  • 2003-05-25 Néstor Kirchner becomes President of Argentina after defeating Carlos Menem. He is the first elected President since the economic crisis.
  • 2004-12-30 A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.
  • 2005-12-15 Argentina's president Néstor Kirchner announces the early repayment of its external debt to the IMF.
  • 2006-12-03 95th Davis Cup: Russia beats Argentina in Moscow (3-2)
  • 2007-10-29 Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
  • 2007-11-23 MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.
  • 2008-11-23 97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)
  • 2009-04-15 Even though official government sources state that Argentina's GDP will actually grow this year, private consulting firms state that Argentine economy has actually been in recession since October 2008
  • 2011-12-04 100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)
  • 2012-02-22 Train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 50 and injures hundreds
  • 2012-04-05 Severe storms in Argentina kill 14 people
  • 2013-04-03 50 people are killed by flooding across Argentina
  • 2014-02-08 17 people are killed after a truck & bus collide in Mendoza, Argentina
  • 2014-07-13 FIFA World Cup: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win football's 20th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 267

  • 1941-06-05 Martha Argerich, Buenos Aires Argentina, pianist (debut 1949)
  • 1941-10-05 Eduardo Duhalde, President of Argentina
  • 1941-11-01 Alfio Basile, Argentine football coach
  • 1942-04-12 Carlos Reutemann, Argentine racing driver and politician
  • 1942-08-07 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer
  • 1943-07-15 Diligenti quintuplets, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1944-03-08 Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
  • 1949-04-13 Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver
  • 1949-04-25 Vicente Pernía, Argentine footballer
  • 1949-09-03 José Pekerman, Argentine football manager
  • 1950-01-23 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), (d. 2012)
  • 1950-02-25 Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician, President of Argentina 2003-2007), born in Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz (d. 2010)
  • 1950-05-20 Reinaldo Merlo, Argentine footballer
  • 1950-12-05 Osvaldo Golijov, Argentine-born composer
  • 1951-04-22 Ana María Shua, Argentine poet
  • 1951-08-19 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer
  • 1951-10-23 Charly García, Argentine singer
  • 1951-11-08 Alfredo Astiz, Argentine general
  • 1952-02-06 Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
  • 1952-08-03 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player

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1952-08-17 Guillermo Vilas, Argentina, tennis champ (US Open-1977)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1952-08-18 Ricky Villa, Argentine former footballer
  • 1952-10-02 George Meegen, England, walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska
  • 1953-01-04 Norberto Alonso, Argentine footballer
  • 1953-05-25 Daniel Passarella, Argentine footballer
  • 1953-08-31 Miguel Ángel Guerra, Argentine racing driver
  • 1954-08-11 Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • 1954-08-19 Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
  • 1955-04-25 Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer
  • 1955-10-04 Jorge Valdano, Argentine footballer
  • 1956-04-09 Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentine footballer
  • 1956-09-19 Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver
  • 1957-07-30 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
  • 1958-08-08 Cecilia Roth, Argentine actress
  • 1958-08-16 Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star
  • 1959-07-02 Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1960-09-27 Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
  • 1961-10-02 Pablo Arraya, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1962-01-26 Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
  • 1962-02-27 Veronica Ribot-Canales, Buenos Aires Argentina, US diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1962-04-27 Ángel Comizzo, Argentine footballer
  • 1962-12-05 José Cura, Argentine tenor
  • 1963-10-17 Sergio Goycochea, Argentine footballer
  • 1964-01-12 Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1964-10-09 Martin Jaite, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1964-12-21 Fabiana Udenio, Argentine actress
  • 1965-04-13 Patricio Pouchulu, Argentinean architect
  • 1966-06-27 Mercedes Paz, Tucum Argentina, tennis star (1990 Strasbourg)
  • 1966-08-01 Horacia de la Pena, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1966-08-18 Gustavo Charif, Argentine artist
  • 1966-12-25 Javier Frana, Rafaela Argentina, tennis star
  • 1967-03-06 Julio Bocca, Argentinean Ballet Dancer
  • 1967-10-07 Mariana Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1968-08-06 Patricia Tarabini, La Plata Argentina, tennis star (1985 Futures ITA)
  • 1969-02-01 Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine footballer
  • 1969-05-20 Alberto Mancini, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1969-09-12 Ángel Cabrera, Argentine golfer
  • 1969-10-18 Nelson Vivas, Argentine former footballer
  • 1969-10-20 Guillermo Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1970-01-11 Franco Davin, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1970-04-28 Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer
  • 1970-05-16 Gabriela Sabatini, Argentina, tennis player (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1970-09-13 Martín Herrera, former Argentine footballer
  • 1971-03-09 Diego Torres, Argentine singer
  • 1971-04-12 Fernando Meligeni, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1971-06-12 Florencia Labat, Buenos Aires Argentina, tennis star (1992 Austrian)
  • 1971-10-05 Mauricio Pellegrino, Argentine former footballer
  • 1972-03-05 Hernan Gumy, Buenos Aires Argentina, tennis star
  • 1972-08-19 Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentine footballer
  • 1972-10-12 Juan Manuel Silva, Argentine racing driver
  • 1972-12-10 Marcos di Palma, Argentine racing driver
  • 1972-12-26 Esteban Fuertes, Argentine footballer
  • 1973-02-16 Christian Bassedas, Argentine former footballer
  • 1973-03-10 Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer
  • 1973-04-14 Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer
  • 1973-05-04 Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine footballer
  • 1973-07-13 Ariel Silvio Zárate, Argentine footballer
  • 1973-11-07 Martín Palermo, Argentine footballer
  • 1973-12-12 Walter Otta, Argentine footballer
  • 1974-01-06 Daniel Cordone, Argentine footballer
  • 1974-02-17 Valeria Mazza, Rosario Argentina, model (Cosmo-July 1995)
  • 1974-03-04 Ariel Ortega, Argentine footballer
  • 1974-03-07 Facundo Sava, Argentine footballer
  • 1974-04-01 Hugo Benjamín Ibarra, Argentine footballer
  • 1974-08-04 Kily González, Argentine footballer
  • 1974-08-22 Agustín Pichot, Argentine rugby player
  • 1975-01-20 Norberto Fontana, Argentine racing driver
  • 1975-02-23 Natalia Verbeke, Argentine actress
  • 1975-03-09 Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer
  • 1975-04-19 Nazarena Almada, Miss Argentina Universe (1997)
  • 1975-05-08 Gastón Mazzacane, Argentine racing driver
  • 1975-07-06 Sebastián Rulli, Argentine actor
  • 1975-09-11 Juan Cobián, former Argentine footballer
  • 1975-10-22 Martín Cardetti, Argentine footballer
  • 1975-12-21 Paloma Herrera, Argentine ballet dancer
  • 1976-05-05 Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentine footballer
  • 1976-09-14 Agustín Calleri, Argentine tennis player
  • 1976-10-04 Mauro Camoranesi, Argentine-Italian footballer
  • 1976-11-03 Guillermo Franco, Argentine-Mexican footballer
  • 1977-02-20 Veronica Ledesma, Miss Universe-Argentina (1996)

Famous Weddings


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 102 of 102

  • 2013-06-15 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, dies from respiratory failure at 90
  • 2014-01-14 Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, dies at 84