Brazilian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 156 of 156


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1980-07-09 7 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1982-06-08 Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die
  • 1983-12-19 The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
  • 1984-02-25 Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500
  • 1984-07-22 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)
  • 1984-08-11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
  • 1985-01-15 Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years
  • 1985-06-21 American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
  • 1988-02-20 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • 1988-10-05 Brazil adopts its Constitution
  • 1989-11-12 Brazil holds its 1st free presidential election in 29 years
  • 1989-12-17 Brazil elects conservative Fernando Collor de Mello as president
  • 1990-03-15 Fernando Collor de Mello sworn in as President of Brazil
  • 1991-03-15 Territories of Amapa & Roraima become states in Brazil
  • 1992-06-03 World's largest environmental summit opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1992-10-02 VP Itamar Franco becomes President of Brazil
  • 1992-10-02 The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1993-04-21 Brazil votes against a monarchy
  • 1993-09-07 Brazil votes over importing monarchy
  • 1994-07-04 FIFA World Cup: USA loses to Brazil 1-0 in 1994 World Cup quarter finals
  • 1994-07-17 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties, in football's 15th World Cup in Pasadena
  • 1994-10-03 Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil
  • 1995-01-01 Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of 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.
  • 1997-03-04 Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks
  • 1998-07-12 FIFA World Cup: France beats Brazil 3-0 for football's 16th World Cup in Saint-Denis (France's 1st title)
  • 1999-06-06 Largest jailbreak in Brazilian history at the Putim maximum security prison in Brazil, 345 prisoners run from the main gate. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed.
  • 2000-06-12 Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.
  • 2001-03-15 The world's largest oil rig, located off Brazil and operated by Petrobras, suffers three explosions
  • 2002-06-30 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Germany 2-0 for football's 17th World Cup in Yokohama
  • 2004-03-03 Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agreed to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that formed InBev, the world's largest brewer.
  • 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.
  • 2006-03-30 Marcos Pontes is the first Brazilian astronaut in space.
  • 2006-05-12 A major rebellion occurs in São Paulo as members of criminal organization Primeiro Comando da Capital attack police officers and stations, eventually escalating to several prisons in Brazil leaving around 130 dead

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2007-05-11 Pope Benedict XVI canonizes the first Brazilian-born saint, Frei Galvão.

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2007-06-27 The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.
  • 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.

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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
Painter
Pablo Picasso

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009-03-07 Despite only being 17 years old, Brazilian soccer star Neymar makes his professional debut for Real Madrid

Footballer Neymar
Footballer
Neymar
  • 2009-06-01 Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.
  • 2009-06-09 Brazil officially enters recession
  • 2009-09-11 The Brazilian economy technically leaves the recession when GDP grew 1.9% in the second quarter of 2009 after having fallen in the first quarter of 2009 and last quarter of 2008
  • 2012-11-29 Luiz Felipe Scolari takes over as Brazilian Football coach
  • 2013-03-13 An Embraer 821 aeroplane crashes and kills 9 people in Para, Brazil
  • 2013-03-19 16 people are killed by mudslides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2013-05-14 Brazil becomes the 15th country to legalize same-sex marriage
  • 2013-07-13 Ten people are killed after a bus crash in Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 2014-07-08 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals
  • 2014-10-26 Dilma Rousseff is re-elected President of Brazil
  • 2015-11-05 Fundão dam in Brazil collapses, killing about 23, causing a second dam to fail, releasing a massive flood of mud down the Rio Dulce
  • 2015-12-13 Irishman Conor McGregor knocks out Brazilian Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win his 1st featherweight title in Las Vegas
  • 2015-12-26 Floods in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay displace 150,000, blamed on El Nino
  • 2016-01-23 Zika virus outbreak in Brazil prompts Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica to recommend women delay pregnancies for up to 2 years
  • 2016-03-17 Brazilian federal judge blocks swearing-in of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as Chief of Staff to President Dilma Rousseff, as part of "Car Wash" controversy
  • 2016-05-11 Brazilian senate votes to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and put her on trial for budgetary violations
  • 2016-05-12 Michel Temer, former vice-president, becomes Brazilian interim President after a vote to impeach Dilma Rousseff

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 413

  • 1929-08-27 Ira Levin, author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day)
  • 1929-10-08 Valdir Pereira, Brazilian footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1929-10-16 Fernanda Montenegro, Brazilian actress
  • 1930-06-07 Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini, Itapira, Brazil, footballer (World Cup 1958, 1952, 51 caps), (d. 2014)
  • 1930-06-28 Itamar Franco, President of Brazil
  • 1930-07-10 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist
  • 1930-08-22 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, (d. 2013)
  • 1931-06-10 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer and guitarist
  • 1931-06-18 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil from 1995 to 2002
  • 1932-02-29 Jaguar, Brazilian cartoonist
  • 1933-10-28 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (d. 1983)
  • 1936-06-22 Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian musician
  • 1937-01-16 Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1937-05-03 Nélida Piñon, Brazilian writer
  • 1937-08-06 Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (d. 2000)
  • 1937-12-24 Félix Miéli Venerando, Brazilian football player
  • 1938-01-16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
  • 1938-01-22 Altair, Brazilian footballer
  • 1938-03-25 Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1938-06-06 Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne
  • 1938-12-14 Leonardo Boff, Italy, Brazilian Catholic theologian
  • 1939-03-04 Carlos Vereza, Brazilian actor
  • 1939-05-11 Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
  • 1939-08-09 Brito, Brazilian footballer

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1939-08-26 Jorge Paulo Lemann, Swiss-Brazilian investor, born in Rio de Janeiro

Investor and Beer Mogul Jorge Paulo Lemann
Investor and Beer Mogul
Jorge Paulo Lemann

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

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1940-03-22 Jorge Ben Jor, Brazilian musician
  • 1940-03-29 Astrud Gilberto, Brazil, singer (Girl From Ipanema)

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1940-10-23 Pelé [Edson Arantes do Nascimento], Brazilian footballer (Player of the Century - 1281 goals in 1363 games), born in Três Corações, Minas Gerais

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • 1941-01-11 Gérson, Brazilian footballer
  • 1941-02-11 Sergio Mendes, jazz/pop musician (Brazil '66/'77/'88)
  • 1941-02-15 Florinda Bolkan, Ceara Brazil, actress (Damned, Last Valley, Word)
  • 1941-04-19 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian singer
  • 1941-09-04 Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher
  • 1942-06-26 Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture
  • 1942-08-07 Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician
  • 1942-09-28 Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
  • 1943-01-22 Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress
  • 1943-02-25 Wilson da Silva Piazza, Brazilian footballer
  • 1943-06-22 Eumir Deodato, Brazilian artist, producer and arranger
  • 1943-12-25 Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1944-02-08 Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian documentary photographer
  • 1944-05-20 Cipa Dichter, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter
  • 1944-06-19 Chico Buarque, Brazilian musician
  • 1944-09-11 Everaldo, Brazilian footballer
  • 1944-10-06 José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)

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1944-12-15 Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, born in Xapuri, Brazil (d. 1988)

Environmentalist Chico Mendes
Environmentalist
Chico Mendes
  • 1944-12-25 Jairzinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1945-03-17 Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982)
  • 1945-09-26 Gal Costa, Brazilian singer
  • 1945-10-09 Taiguara, Brazilian musician (d. 1996)
  • 1945-10-27 Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
  • 1946-01-01 Rivelino, Brazilian football player
  • 1946-04-22 Dectuplets, Bacacay Brazil, 8 males & 2 females
  • 1946-12-08 John Rubinstein, actor/composer (Family, Boys from Brazil), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-12-12 Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazil, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
  • 1947-01-25 Tostão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1947-02-20 Jennifer O'Neill, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, actress (Summer of '42)
  • 1947-03-19 Marinho Peres, Brazilian football player
  • 1947-04-29 Olavo de Carvalho, Brazilian philosopher
  • 1947-06-01 Jonathan Pryce, Holywell Flintshire, Welsh actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • 1947-08-24 Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author
  • 1947-12-31 Rita Lee, Brazilian Rock Star
  • 1948-03-15 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
  • 1948-11-07 Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1949-02-07 Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
  • 1949-06-16 Paulo César, Brazilian footballer
  • 1949-08-12 Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil (1990-92)
  • 1949-12-25 Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira, Singer and icon of the Brazilian music
  • 1950-07-26 Nelinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1951-02-06 Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1951-06-16 Sonia Braga, Maringa Brazil, actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands)
  • 1951-09-07 Morris Albert, Brazilian singer
  • 1953-01-19 Linda Hayden, Stanmore, Middlesex, English actress (The Blood on Satan's Claw, The Boys from Brazil)
  • 1953-02-07 Robert Brazile "Dr. Doom", NFL player (Houston Oilers), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1953-02-28 Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1953-03-03 Zico, Brazilian footballer
  • 1953-10-16 Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1954-02-19 Socrates, Brazilian footballer
  • 1954-06-13 Rita Cadillac, Brazilian dancer
  • 1954-08-13 Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)
  • 1955-02-07 Mario Coutinho, Brazilian physician
  • 1955-03-16 Bruno Barreto, Brazilian film director
  • 1955-06-05 Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
  • 1955-11-09 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director
  • 1956-04-12 Walter Salles, Brazilian filmmaker (The Motorcycle Diaries), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1957-12-04 Raul Boesel, Brazil, Indy-car racer (CART)
  • 1958-04-04 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (d. 1990)
  • 1958-05-12 Kim Greist, actress (CHUD, Brazil, Payoff, Manhunter), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • 1958-11-20 Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist
  • 1960-03-21 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian formula-1 racer (1988 champ)
  • 1960-07-28 Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian film director
  • 1960-09-27 Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
  • 1960-10-05 Careca, Brazilian footballer
  • 1961-10-01 Robert Rey, Brazilian-American plastic surgeon and television personality
  • 1962-02-13 Jackie Silva, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, volleyballer (Pan Am-Bronze)
  • 1962-09-22 Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian writer
  • 1963-03-12 Joaquim Carvalho Cruz, Brazil, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1963-03-27 Xuxa, [Maria da Graca Meneghel], Brazil, actress (Xuxa Park)
  • 1963-03-30 Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 134 of 134

  • 2002-06-30 Chico Xavier, popular medium in Brazil´s spiritism movement (b. 1910)
  • 2002-09-18 Mauro Ramos, Brazilian football player (b. 1930)
  • 2003-08-19 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (b. 1948)
  • 2004-01-24 Leônidas da Silva, Brazilian footballer (b. 1913)
  • 2004-06-21 Leonel Brizola, Brazilian politician (b. 1922)
  • 2004-10-27 Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • 2005-03-08 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (b. 1924)
  • 2005-07-22 Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)
  • 2005-09-27 Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian (b. 1929)
  • 2006-04-21 Telê Santana, Brazilian football manager (b. 1931)
  • 2006-06-17 Cláudio Besserman Vianna, aka "Bussunda", Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)
  • 2006-11-15 Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian model (b. 1985)
  • 2006-12-24 "Braguinha", Brazilian songwriter (b. 1907)
  • 2007-02-04 José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian World Cup footballer (b. 1925)
  • 2007-04-16 Maria Lenk, Brazilian swimmer and first Brazilian woman to compete in the Olympic Games (b. 1915)
  • 2007-05-06 Enéas Carneiro, Brazilian politician (b. 1938)
  • 2007-07-17 Júlio Redecker, Brazilian Politician (b. 1956)
  • 2007-09-22 Bodinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1928)
  • 2008-06-14 Jamelão, Brazilian samba singer (b. 1913)
  • 2008-07-19 Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedienne (b. 1907)
  • 2008-08-16 Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 2009-01-29 Hélio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (b. 1913)
  • 2009-03-17 Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian politician and TV host (b. 1937)
  • 2010-03-04 Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
  • 2010-07-12 Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1932)
  • 2010-10-26 Romeu Tuma, Brazilian politician (b. 1931)
  • 2010-12-24 Orestes Quércia, Brazilian politician (b. 1938)
  • 2011-07-02 Itamar Franco, Brazilian politician (b. 1930)
  • 2011-12-04 Sócrates, Brazilian footballer (b. 1954)
  • 2012-12-05 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, dies from a respiratory infection at 104
  • 2013-07-23 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
  • 2013-08-25 Gilmar, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • 2013-11-27 Nilton Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from a lung infection at 88
  • 2014-03-20 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83