Santiago de Cuba in History

Cuba: Havana

Historical Events

  • 1898-07-03 US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba
  • 1898-07-17 Spanish American War: Spaniards surrender to US forces at Santiago de Cuba
  • 1953-07-26 Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission at Santiago de Cuba

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1917-03-02 Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor (I Love Lucy), born in Santiago de Cuba (d. 1986)

Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz
  • 1947-07-28 Miguelina Cobian, Cuban 4x100m runner (Olympic-silver-1968), born in Santiago de Cuba

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1959-01-26 President of Cuba Raúl Castro (27) weds revolutionary Vilma Espín (28) in Santiago de Cuba

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro