Sao Paulo in History

Historical Events

  • 1554-01-25 Founding of São Paulo city, Brazil.
  • 1641-08-26 West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
  • 1924-07-05 Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil
  • 1932-07-09 The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
  • 1974-11-01 Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)
  • 1984-07-22 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)
  • 1992-10-02 The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1996-10-31 Transportes Aéreos Regionais (TAM) Flight 402, a Fokker F100, crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.
  • 2006-03-10 Mass unrest by the PCC started in São Paulo (the biggest city in Brazil) which would eventually kill more than 152 people.
  • 2006-05-13 2006 São Paulo violence: a major rebellion occurs in several prisons in Brazil.
  • 2007-07-17 TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas) Flight 3054 crashes upon landing during rain in São Paulo. This is Brazil's deadliest aviation accident to date with an estimated 199 deaths.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007-12-20 The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso

Famous Birthdays

  • 1893-10-09 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer and modernist, born in São Paulo (d. 1947)
  • 1907-02-01 Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, São Paulo Brazil, composer/conductor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1939-10-11 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (Wimbledon 1959), born in São Paulo, Brazil

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

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1993-12-22 Gabriel Medina, Brazilian professional surfer (World Champion 2014), born in São Sebastião, São Paulo

Famous Weddings

  • 2005-12-03 French heiress Athina Onassis (20) weds Olympic gold medalist equestrian Alvaro de Miranda Neto (32) in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2005-12-23 Soccer star player Kaka (23) weds Brazilian singer Caroline Celico (18) at Igreja Renascer em Cristo in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2006-08-19 Brazilian model Luciana Morad (36) weds Brazilian TV producer Marcelo de Carvalho at Ponta das Canas near the coast of Sao Paulo
  • 2007-03-31 Brazilian television presenter Ana Maria Braga weds businessman Marcelo Frisoni in Morumbi, Sao Paulo