Mexican History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 282

  • 1325-03-18 According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date. The event is depicted on the Mexican coat of arms.

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1519-02-18 Hernán Cortés leaves Cuba for the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico with 11 ships and 500 men

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • 1519-09-02 1st Battle of Tehuacingo, San Salvador vs Mexico
  • 1519-09-05 2nd Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernán Cortés vs Tlascala Aztecs

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1519-11-08 1st meeting of Moctezuma II & Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II
Aztec Emperor
Moctezuma II
Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés

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1540-02-23 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado's expedition sets off from Mexico in search of the 7 cities of Cibola

Explorer and Conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Explorer and Conquistador
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
  • 1575-10-22 Foundation of Aguascalientes (one of 32 Federal Entities of Mexico)
  • 1576-01-20 The Mexican city of León is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almansa.
  • 1593-10-24 Alleged teleportation of Spanish soldier Gil Perez from the Philippines to Mexico
  • 1659-12-08 Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.
  • 1693-07-25 Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, México.
  • 1790-12-17 Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City
  • 1792-06-21 Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
  • 1810-09-16 Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, calling for the end of Spanish rule (Mexican Independence Day)
  • 1811-07-30 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • 1813-11-06 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain

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1821-01-17 Mexico permits Moses Austin and 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen

Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin
Founder of Texas
Stephen F. Austin

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1821-02-24 Agustín de Iturbide and Vicente Guerrero agree to the Plan of Iguala, stating that Mexico will become a constitutional monarchy, Roman Catholicism the official religion and that Peninsulares and Creoles will enjoy equal political and social rights

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
Revolutionary General and President of Mexico Vicente Guerrero
Revolutionary General and President of Mexico
Vicente Guerrero
  • 1821-09-27 Mexican revolutionary forces led by Agustín de Iturbide occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw, bringing an end to the Mexican War of Independence
  • 1822-01-05 Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
  • 1822-07-25 General Agustin de Iturbide crowned Agustin I, 1st Emperor of Mexico
  • 1822-12-12 Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US
  • 1823-01-03 Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
  • 1823-07-01 United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico
  • 1824-10-04 Mexico becomes a republic
  • 1826-12-16 Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.
  • 1829-08-25 President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
  • 1834-01-03 The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.
  • 1835-10-02 Battle of Gonzales fought between Texan settlers and Mexican forces. First engagement of the Texas revolution
  • 1835-12-05 - 10th: Assault on Mexican-held San Antonio by Texan rebels
  • 1836-02-23 Alamo besieged for 13 days until March 6 by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed

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1836-03-02 Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico in Columbia

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress

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1836-03-06 Battle of the Alamo: After 13 days of fighting 1,500-3,000 Mexican soldiers overwhelm the Texan defenders, killing 182-257 Texans including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett
  • 1836-04-21 Battle of San Jacinto, Texas wins independence from Mexico
  • 1836-12-28 Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
  • 1837-10-01 "Racer's" Hurricane (Gulf of Mexico)
  • 1838-11-30 Mexico declares war on France
  • 1842-03-05 Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.
  • 1845-03-28 Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US
  • 1846-01-01 Yucatan declares independence from Mexico
  • 1846-04-25 Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.
  • 1846-05-03 Mexican army surrounds fort in Texas
  • 1846-05-08 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto, Texas
  • 1846-05-09 Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande
  • 1846-05-13 US declares war on Mexico, 2 months after fighting begins

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1846-05-24 General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • 1846-06-14 California (Bear Flag) Republic proclaimed in Sonoma, declaring independence from Mexico
  • 1846-09-25 US troops under Gen Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico
  • 1847-01-24 1,500 New Mexican Indians & Mexicans defeated by US Col Price
  • 1847-02-22 Battle of Buena Vista: US troops beat Mexican army
  • 1847-02-23 Battle of Buena Vista Mexico; Zachary Taylor defeats Mexicans
  • 1847-02-28 US defeats Mexico in battle of Sacramento
  • 1847-03-07 US General Scott occupies Vera Cruz Mexico
  • 1847-03-29 12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico
  • 1847-09-08 US under Gen Scott defeat Mexicans at Battle of Molino del Rey
  • 1847-09-12 Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
  • 1847-09-13 American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City
  • 1847-09-14 US Marines under General Scott enter Mexico City (halls of Montezuma)
  • 1848-04-18 American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
  • 1848-05-19 Mexico gives Texas to US, ending the war
  • 1848-07-06 Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo
  • 1851-01-15 Gen Arista replaces Mexican President Herrera
  • 1854-01-18 Filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW Mexico
  • 1854-07-13 In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset Boulbon.
  • 1855-08-09 Battle of Acapulco during Mexican Liberal uprising
  • 1857-09-16 Mexican constitution of force (fiercely attacked by Pope Pius IX)
  • 1858-04-15 Battle of Azimghur, Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists
  • 1858-05-04 War of Reform (Mexico); Liberals establish capital at Vera Cruz
  • 1859-03-18 Vera Cruz besieged by Miramon (Cons) in Mexican War of Reform
  • 1859-04-06 US recognizes Liberal government in Mexico's War of Reform
  • 1861-01-01 Porfirio Diaz conquers Mexico City
  • 1861-01-11 Mexico City captured by Juarez (Lib) in War of Reform
  • 1862-05-05 French army intervenes in Puebla, Mexico: Cinco de Mayo
  • 1862-07-27 Steamer "Golden Gate" burns & sinks off west coast of Mexico
  • 1863-04-30 Mexican forces attacked the French Foreign Legion in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
  • 1863-06-07 Mexico City captured by French troops

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1864-04-10 Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I
  • 1864-05-29 Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz
  • 1867-01-11 Benito Juárez becomes the Mexican president again.
  • 1867-03-12 Last French troops leave Mexico
  • 1871-04-30 The Camp Grant Massacre of Apaches in Arizona Territory, perpetrated by white & Mexican adventurers; 144 die
  • 1874-09-03 The congress of the state of México elevates Naucalpan to the category of Villa, with the title of "Villa de Juárez".
  • 1877-06-01 US troops authorized to pursue bandits into Mexico
  • 1880-10-15 Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
  • 1881-06-24 200 drown as train runs off bridge near Cuautla, Mexico
  • 1889-07-11 Tijuana in Mexico becomes a city

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1897-12-14 Emilio Aguinaldo signs the Pact of Biak-na-Bato, to end hostilities and dissolve his government, in exchange for amnesty and "$800,000 (Mexican)" as an indemnity

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1900-12-01 Portifiro Diaz is inaugurated for his 6th consecutive term as President of Mexico
  • 1901-02-02 Mexican government troops are ambushed by Yaqui Indians, 100 killed

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1902-05-22 US President Theodore Roosevelt signs a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1906-05-21 The US and Mexico sign an agreement over distribution of the waters of the Rio Grande, increasingly diverted to the US for irrigation
  • 1907-11-07 Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
  • 1910-11-20 Revolution broke out in Mexico, led by Francisco I Madero
  • 1911-03-07 US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border
  • 1911-05-18 Pres/dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends
  • 1911-05-25 Revolution in Mexico overthrows President Jose Porfirio Diaz
  • 1911-11-06 Francisco Madeiro inaugurated president of Mexico

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 347

  • 1651-11-12 Juana Ines de La Cruz, Mexico, poet/nun/feminist (Primero Sueno)
  • 1731-09-09 Francisco Javier Clavijero, Mexican writer (d. 1787)
  • 1753-05-08 Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence
  • 1765-09-30 José María Morelos, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1815)

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1783-09-27 Agustin I de Iturbide, General and 1st Emperor of Mexico (1822-23), born in Valladolid, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 1824)

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • 1786-09-10 Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier (d. 1854)
  • 1786-09-29 Guadalupe Victoria, 1st President of Mexico (d. 1843)
  • 1794-02-21 Antonio López de Santa Anna, President of Mexico who dominated Mexican history in the first half of the 19th century, born in Xalapa, Veracruz (d. 1876)
  • 1802-07-26 Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (d. 1855)
  • 1806-03-21 Benito Pablo Juarez, president of Mexico (1858-72), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 1824-01-08 Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
  • 1824-09-08 Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), born in Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Catalonia (d. 1908)
  • 1829-03-24 Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)

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1829-06-16 Geronimo, Apache leader and resistance fighter, born in No-doyohn Canon, Mexico (d. 1909)

Apache Leader Geronimo
Apache Leader
  • 1829-07-05 Ignacio Mariscal, Writer and Mexican diplomat (d. 1910)
  • 1830-09-15 Jose de la Cruz Porfirio Diaz, president of Mexico (1877-1911)

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1832-07-06 Maximilian I of Mexico and Archduke of Austria, first and only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire, born in Vienna, Austria

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I
  • 1832-10-16 Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexico, writer/diplomat
  • 1834-11-13 Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco)
  • 1840-06-07 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1849-08-27 Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Nocturno)
  • 1851-02-02 José Guadalupe Posada, Mexican artist (d. 1913)
  • 1853-12-14 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas)
  • 1859-12-29 Venustiano Carranza, President of Mexico (1915-20)
  • 1862-02-05 Felipe Villanueva y Gutierrez, Mexico, composer
  • 1870-08-27 Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet
  • 1871-04-03 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (El Florilegio)
  • 1873-01-01 Mariano Azuela, Mexico, novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)
  • 1873-10-30 Francisco Madero, Mexico, revolutionary, president (1911-13)
  • 1877-09-25 Plutarco Elias Calles, Mexican revolutionary, president (1924-28)
  • 1878-04-26 Saint Rafael Guízar Valencia, Mexican Catholic bishop
  • 1878-06-05 [Francisco] Pancho Villa, Mexico, revolutionary/guerrilla leader
  • 1879-08-08 Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary, peasant leader
  • 1880-02-17 Alvaro Obregon, general/president Mexico (1920-24)
  • 1881-09-28 Pedro De Cordoba, American actor (Mexican Hayride, Before I Hang), born in NYC, New York
  • 1882-01-10 Charles Trowbridge, Vera Cruz Mexico, actor (Fatal Hour)
  • 1882-02-28 Jose Vasconcelos, politician/essayist/philosopher, born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1959)
  • 1882-12-08 Manuel Maria Ponce, Fresnillo Mexico, composer (Estrellita)
  • 1883-06-22 José Rolón, Mexican composer, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco (d. 1945)
  • 1883-11-23 Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico, painter (Epic of Culture in New World)

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1886-12-08 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter (En el Arsenal) and wife of Frida Kahlo, born in Guanajuato, México (d. 1957)

Painter Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera
  • 1887-10-06 MartinLuis Guzman, Mexico, novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)
  • 1887-10-22 John Reed, journalist who reported on Mexican, Russian revolutions
  • 1888-06-15 Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota)
  • 1889-05-17 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat (Higenia Cruel)
  • 1890-12-30 Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, President of Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1895-02-04 Nigel Bruce, Baja Mexico, British actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
  • 1895-09-08 Sara García, Mexican actress (d. 1980)
  • 1895-11-17 Gregorio López y Fuentes, Mexican author (d. 1966)
  • 1896-12-29 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexico, painter/muralist (Lib of Chile)
  • 1897-01-16 Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977)
  • 1897-04-24 Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico (d. 1955)
  • 1899-02-06 Ramon Novarro, [Jose RG Samaniegos], Durango Mexico, actor (Ben Hur)
  • 1899-06-13 Carlos Chavez, Mexico City, conductor/composer (Sinfonia India)
  • 1899-08-26 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter
  • 1899-11-04 Carlos Pellicer, Mexican museum director/poet (Teotihuacan)
  • 1899-12-31 Silvestre Revueltas, Santiago Papasquiaro Mexico, composer (Sensemaya)
  • 1900-09-29 Miguel Alemán Valdés, President of Mexico (d. 1983)
  • 1901-02-20 Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist
  • 1902-01-26 Romney Brent, Saltillo Mexico, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz)
  • 1902-04-17 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican politician (d. 1974)
  • 1902-09-27 Miguel Aleman Valdes, Mexican attorney/president (1946-52)
  • 1903-08-27 Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nocturno de los Angeles)
  • 1903-12-10 George J. Lewis, Mexican-born actor (Don-Zorro), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1904-03-26 Emilio Fernandez, El Seco Mexico, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre)
  • 1904-07-30 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer (d. 1974)
  • 1905-02-22 Luis Sandi, Mexico City, a musician, teacher and composer
  • 1906-03-26 Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpetist (d. 1981)
  • 1906-11-29 Luis Van Rooten, Mexico City Mexico, actor (One Man's Family)
  • 1907-07-06 M C Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter and wife of Diego Rivera
  • 1908-01-12 Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (I, Odysseus)
  • 1908-05-08 Arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)
  • 1908-12-16 Remedios Varo, Anglès Spain, Spain-Mexican Surrealist artist
  • 1910-02-03 Blas Galindo Dimas, San Gabriel Mexico, composer (A la Patria)
  • 1910-05-26 Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico
  • 1911-02-20 Robert Guyn McBride, composer (Mexican Rhapsody), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1911-03-12 Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, president of Mexico
  • 1911-03-20 Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1911-08-12 Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexico, actor (Around World in 80 Days)
  • 1911-11-30 Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (d. 1953)
  • 1912-05-09 Pedro Armendariz, Mexico, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • 1912-06-29 Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, composer (Huapango), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1912-11-10 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer ( Grupo de los cuatro), born in Cuerámaro, Guanajuato (d. 1982)
  • 1914-03-31 Octavio Paz, Mexico, writer/diplomat (Salamandra, Topoemas)
  • 1914-04-08 María Félix, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
  • 1915-04-21 Anthony Quinn, Mexico, actor, Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia)
  • 1915-09-19 Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer and comedian (d. 1973)
  • 1917-02-17 Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (d. 1965)
  • 1917-04-06 Leonora Carrington, Clayton-le-Woods UK, British-Mexican Surrealist artist
  • 1917-11-22 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter, born in Paris, France
  • 1918-05-16 Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (Pedro Paramo)
  • 1918-05-30 Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (d. 2000)
  • 1918-09-05 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor (d. 1992)
  • 1919-04-17 Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer
  • 1919-05-17 Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1919-08-24 Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1920-06-16 José López Portillo, President of Mexico (d. 2004)
  • 1920-07-29 Rodolfo Acosta, Chihuahua Mexico, actor (Passion, Littlest Outlaw)
  • 1920-11-25 Ricardo Montalban, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun)
  • 1922-01-17 Luis Echeverria Alvarez, president Mexico

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

1857-07-27 Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I (25) weds princess Charlotte of Belgium (17) in Brussels

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I

HeartWedding of Interest

1922-05-13 "Latin Lover" silent actor Rudolph Valentino (27) weds film costume and set designer Natacha Rambova (25) in Mexicali, Mexico

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino

HeartWedding of Interest

1924-11-26 Comic actor Charlie Chaplin (35) weds "The Kid" actress Lita Grey (16) in Mexico

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
Actress Lita Grey
Lita Grey

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-12-07 Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo remarry in San Francisco (divorced 1939)

Painter Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera

HeartWedding of Interest

1943-04-17 Actress Claire Trevor (34) weds Navy lieutenant Cyclos William Dunsmoore in Tijuana, Mexico

Actress Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor

HeartWedding of Interest

1950-07-28 Actress Bette Davis (42) weds actor Gary Merrill (34) in Mexico

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis
  • 1952-10-18 Latin actress Maria Felix (38) weds actor and singer Jorge Negreta (40) in Mexico
  • 1955-07-29 Mexican artist Diego Rivera (68) marries 4th wife art dealer Emma Hurtado

HeartWedding of Interest

1955-09-18 Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (27) weds Peruvian economist Hilda Gadea (34) in Mexico

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-08-21 Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore

HeartWedding of Interest

1960-06-04 "Last Tango In Paris" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)

HeartWedding of Interest

1962-11-26 Singer Tina Turner (23) weds Ike Turner (31) in Tijuana, Mexico

Singer Tina Turner
Tina Turner
  • 1964-09-24 Actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds film producer and director Matt Cimber in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • 1970-10-31 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) weds singer Michelle Phillips (26) in Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

1971-11-27 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

HeartWedding of Interest

1976-03-20 Rocker Alice Cooper (28) weds choreographer Sheryl Goddard in Acapulco, Mexico

Rocker Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper
  • 1993-11-27 Actress Teri Garr (44) weds building contractor John O'Neil (42) at the Twin Dolphins Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • 1995-02-19 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (27) weds rocker Tommy Lee (32) in Cancun, Mexico
  • 2000-12-02 Mexican singer Thalia (29) weds co-owner of Casablanca Records Tommy Mottola (51) at St. Patrick
  • 2002-06-15 "American Pie" actress Shannon Elizabeth (28) weds actor Joe Reitman (34) in Jalisco, Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

2002-09-01 Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (35) weds actor Freddie Prinze Jr. (36) at El Careyes Resort in Mexico

  • 2003-11-01 "Showgirls" actress Elizabeth Berkley (31) weds artist Greg Lauren (33) at Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • 2004-04-24 Model-actress Ali Landry (30) weds TV personality Mario Lopez (30) at the exclusive Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • 2004-05-23 Singer-guitarist Michelle Branch (21) weds musician Teddy Landau at Isla Pardito, Mexico
  • 2005-05-07 "Growing Pains" actress Alan Thicke (58) weds model Tanya Callau at The One and Only Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-05-10 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) weds British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) in Costa Careyes, Mexico

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum
Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
  • 2005-12-10 Gustavo Rojo's daughter and actress Ana Patricia Rojo (31) weds Andres Puentes Jr at the San Jose del Calvario church in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • 2005-12-17 "Modern Day Drifter" country singer Dierks Bentley (30) weds Cassidy Black in Mexico
  • 2006-01-27 Mexican Latin Grammy Award singer Ana Barbara (35) weds Jose Maria Fernandez in Mexico
  • 2006-02-11 Mexican telenovela actor Guillermo Capetillo (47) weds model Tania Amezcua in Mixcoac, Mexico
  • 2006-04-08 Former Miss USA and "Eve" actress Ali Landry (32) weds film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde (28) in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • 2006-04-23 "Rascal Flatts" guitarist Joe Don Rooney (30) weds Playboy's 2005 Playmate of The Year Tiffany Fallon (31) in an intimate ceremony held on the beach at San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • 2006-06-09 Actor Oliver Hudson (29) weds actress Erinn Bartlett (33) at One & Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • 2006-09-12 NBA basketball star Tracy McGrady (27) weds CleRenda Harris at the sandy beach in Los Cabos, Mexico
  • 2006-11-07 NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico
  • 2007-02-05 "Rudo y Cursi" Mexican actor Diego Luna (28) weds actress and model Camila Sodi (21) in Mexico City
  • 2007-04-14 "Rocky" film series actor Carl Weathers (59) weds award-winning producer Jennifer Peterson on a seaside wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • 2007-04-21 Pop singer sensation Anastacia (38) weds her bodyguard Wayne Newton at the Quinta Real Huatulco in Huatulco, Mexico
  • 2007-06-16 "Two and a Half Men" actor Jon Cryer (41) weds entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner (40) at the Chapel at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • 2007-09-14 "Fantastic Four" actor Ioan Gruffudd (33) weds actress Alice Evans (36) in a small ceremony at the One and Only Palmilla Hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico
  • 2008-04-19 New York Giants NFL quarterback Eli Manning (27) weds Abby McGrew (24) at the One & Only Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • 2008-10-26 World's fattest man Manuel Uribe (43) weds Claudia Solis (38) in Monterrey, Mexico
  • 2010-11-06 "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis (37) weds CBS News Entertainment Reporter Christina McLarty on a civil wedding in Mexico
  • 2012-05-12 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actress Mercedes McNab (30) weds real estate developer Mark Henderson at the CostaBaja resort in La Paz, Mexico
  • 2012-12-01 "X Factor" and "Extra" host Mario Lopez (39) weds actress Courtney Mazza (31) in an outdoor ceremony in Punta Mita, Mexico
  • 2013-12-21 Actress and model Teresa Palmer (27) weds actor/director Mark Webber (33) in Mexico
  • 2014-01-04 Actress and singer Alexa Vega (25) weds Big Time Rush singer Carlos Pena Jr (24) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • 2014-03-08 Supermarket Superstar hostess Stacy Keibler (34) weds Future Ads CEO Jared Pobre on an intimate beachside ceremony in Mexico
  • 2014-07-19 Actress and singer Naya Rivera (27) weds actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • 2014-07-19 Maroon 5 lead vocalist Adam Levine (35) weds Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo (25) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • 2015-03-21 Country music singer Jason Aldean (38) weds former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr (27) in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 155

  • 1548-06-03 Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish Catholic bishop of Mexico (b. 1468)
  • 1596-12-08 Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico
  • 1639-08-04 Juan R Alarcon y Mendoza, Mexican/Spanish playwright, dies at 58
  • 1678-08-05 Juan García de Zéspedes, Mexican musician and composer (b. 1619)
  • 1695-04-27 Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, [Asbaje], Mexican poetress/nun, dies at 44
  • 1811-07-27 Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, Mexican priest/freedom fighter, executed
  • 1811-07-31 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish
  • 1815-12-22 Jose Maria Morelos, Mexican revolutionary priest executed by Spaniards


1824-07-19 Agustín de Iturbide [crowned Agustin I], Mexican army general, politician and the 1st emperor of Mexico is executed by firing squad at 40

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • 1829-03-02 Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, conspirator and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence (b. 1768)

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1831-02-14 Vicente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero, general and 2nd President of Mexico (1829, executed by firing squad at 48

Revolutionary General and President of Mexico Vicente Guerrero
Revolutionary General and President of Mexico
Vicente Guerrero
  • 1843-03-21 Guadalupe Victoria, first President of Mexico (b. 1786)
  • 1851-07-05 Juanita, Mexican, lynched by California gold diggers
  • 1853-07-25 Joaquin Murieta, Mexican born Californian outlaw
  • 1854-04-22 Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier (b. 1786)
  • 1855-08-07 Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (b. 1802)
  • 1861-04-11 Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (b. 1824)


1867-06-19 Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro at 34

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I
  • 1873-12-06 Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Ante un Cadaver), dies at 24
  • 1876-06-21 Antonio López de Santa Anna, President of Mexico who dominated Mexican history in the first half of the 19th century, dies at 79

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1880-01-08 Joshua Abraham Norton, [Emperor Norton] Self-proclaimed US Emperor/Protector of Mexico, dies at 60

Emperor of the USA Emperor Norton
Emperor of the USA
Emperor Norton
  • 1880-10-14 Victorio, Apache chief/murderer, killed by Mexican army
  • 1893-02-13 Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), dies at 58
  • 1908-07-18 Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), dies at 83
  • 1913-02-22 Suarez, Mexican vice pres, assassinated in a miltary coup
  • 1915-06-18 Eufemio Zapata, brother to Mexican revolutionist Emiliano Zapata, killed by Sidronio Comancho
  • 1915-07-02 Gen Porfirio [Jose de la Cruz] Diaz, president Mexico, dies
  • 1918-07-25 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentine poet (Mexico, canto epico), dies
  • 1919-04-10 Emiliano Zapata, Mexican leader, murdered at 39
  • 1919-05-24 Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican poet, dies at 48
  • 1920-03-20 Venustiano Carranza, president Mexico (1915-20), murdered at 60
  • 1920-05-21 Venustiano Carranza, Mexican President (1917-1920), executed by army generals after his decision that the next President be a civilian (61)
  • 1921-06-19 Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota), dies at 33
  • 1922-11-21 Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican anarchist (b. 1874).
  • 1923-07-20 Pancho Villa, [Doroteo Arango], Mexican rebel, murdered at 55
  • 1927-01-19 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
  • 1928-06-12 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexicans poet, dies
  • 1928-07-17 Alvaro Obregon, general/President of Mexico, assassinated
  • 1940-01-05 Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46
  • 1940-10-05 Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer: Cuauhnahuac/Planos, dies at 40
  • 1941-08-02 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (La Feria), dies at 70
  • 1944-06-25 Lucha Reyes, Mexican singer (b. 1906)
  • 1945-02-03 José Roló, Mexican composer, dies at 61
  • 1948-04-24 Manuel Marua Ponce, Mexican composer (Ferial), dies at 65

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1948-07-15 John J. Pershing [Blackjack], American general and WWI commander, dies of coronary artery disease at 87

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • 1949-09-07 José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (b. 1883)
  • 1950-12-25 Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nostalgia de la muerte), dies at 47
  • 1952-03-01 Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (b. 1873)
  • 1953-12-05 Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1911)
  • 1954-07-13 M C Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter/wife of Diego Rivera, dies at 47
  • 1955-10-13 Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico (b. 1897)
  • 1957-02-04 Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican illustrator, dies
  • 1957-04-15 Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer (b. 1917)

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1957-11-24 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70

Painter Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera
  • 1959-06-30 José Vasconcelos, Mexican writer and politician (b. 1882)
  • 1959-12-27 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat, dies at 70
  • 1962-11-01 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1942)
  • 1963-06-18 Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican actor (b. 1912)
  • 1963-10-08 Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist dies of a heart attack aged 54
  • 1965-04-18 Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (b. 1917)
  • 1966-12-18 Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico
  • 1969-02-21 Jose de Capriles, Mexican-born US Olympic fencer, dies
  • 1969-09-22 Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico, dies at 59
  • 1970-11-06 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and poet (b. 1900)
  • 1971-07-11 Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 1972-12-02 Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (moor's pavane), dies at 64
  • 1973-06-29 Germán Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1915)
  • 1974-01-06 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77
  • 1974-01-13 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (b. 1904)
  • 1974-05-13 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican writer (b. 1902)
  • 1974-08-07 Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (b. 1925)
  • 1974-08-20 Ilona Massey, actress (Love HAppy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62
  • 1976-04-14 José Revueltas, Mexican writer (b. 1914)
  • 1978-08-02 Carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79
  • 1979-07-15 Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, President of Mexico (b. 1911)
  • 1982-08-12 Salvador Sanchez, Mexican boxer (b. 1959)
  • 1982-11-07 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer (Grupo de los cuatro), dies at 71
  • 1983-05-14 Miguel Aleman Valdes, attorney/President of Mexico (1946-52), dies at 80
  • 1983-12-07 Fanny Cano, Mexican actress (b. 1944)
  • 1988-08-08 Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
  • 1988-11-22 Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)
  • 1989-10-23 Armida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film actress (b. 1911)
  • 1990-10-20 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter dies at 72
  • 1990-11-05 Bobby Nunn, US bassist (Coasters-Down in Mexico), dies at about 65
  • 1991-06-24 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter, dies at 91
  • 1991-09-02 Alfonso Garcia Robles, Mexican foreign minister (Nobel 1982), dies
  • 1992-05-16 Chalino Sanchez, Mexican musician (b, 1960)
  • 1992-09-22 Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • 1993-04-20 Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Pepe), dies at 81
  • 1993-05-13 Joaquin Garcia [Vargas] "Borolas", Mexican comedian and actor (Santa Sangre), dies at 71
  • 1993-05-24 Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66
  • 1994-03-23 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican presidential candidate, assassinated at 44
  • 1994-03-24 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician, assassinated
  • 1994-05-15 Gilbert Roland, Mexican/US actor (Armand in Camille), dies at 88
  • 1994-09-28 Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican PRI-politician, murdered at 48
  • 1995-01-04 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor, dies in air crash at 52
  • 1995-03-31 Selena [Quintanilla-Pérez], Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music (Grammy-1994), killed by a fan at 23
  • 1995-12-08 George J. Lewis, Mexican-born actor (Don-Zorro), dies at 91
  • 1997-06-21 Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, Mexican labour leader (b. 1900)
  • 1998-04-19 Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)