Today in the History of the Philippines

Philippines: Cebu - Luzon - Manila

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 167


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1521-03-17 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines

  • 1565-04-27 1st Spanish settlement in Philippines, Cebu City, forms
  • 1582-06-20 Bishop Domingo de Salazar of Manila suppresses the Philippines
  • 1593-10-24 Alleged teleportation of Spanish soldier Gil Perez from the Philippines to Mexico

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1594-06-11 Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1600-10-16 Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines
  • 1603-10-20 Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
  • 1605-10-03 Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
  • 1607-01-19 San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines
  • 1611-04-28 Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world.
  • 1660-12-15 Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan
  • 1686-05-04 Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.
  • 1755-06-29 515 prominant filipinos baptized as Catholic
  • 1755-06-30 Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
  • 1762-10-06 British troops occupy Manila, Philippines
  • 1787-11-30 Spanish governor leaves the Philippines
  • 1814-02-01 Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200
  • 1820-03-09 -11) Philippines chases out foreigners; about 125 die
  • 1896-08-30 Eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. Including provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite and Nueva Ecija

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1896-10-06 Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1896-12-30 Filipino nationalist José Rizal is executed by firing squad in Manila by the Spanish.
  • 1898-04-24 US fleet under commodore Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines

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1898-06-12 Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain

Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1898-12-10 Spanish-American War formally ended by the Treaty of Paris; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
  • 1899-02-10 Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish-American War is signed by President McKinley; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
  • 1899-12-02 Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed "The Filipino Thermopylae", is fought.
  • 1900-06-21 In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty
  • 1900-09-13 Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
  • 1900-09-17 Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
  • 1900-12-23 As American forces defeat the Filipino insurgents and impose civil authority, some Filipinos form a Federal Party with a platform recognizing US sovereignty
  • 1901-04-19 In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use of peaceful means to work with the US toward independence.
  • 1901-05-23 US captures leader of Filipino rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo

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1901-07-04 William Howard Taft, a former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 1902-04-29 Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines
  • 1902-07-01 US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act, providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate; Filipinos are to be treated as citizens of their land, no the USA
  • 1902-07-04 Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US president Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents
  • 1904-10-19 Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.
  • 1905-07-29 US Secretary of State W.H Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan's non-interference with the US in the Philippines
  • 1907-06-03 Centro Escolar University is established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines.
  • 1907-07-30 The Filipinos elect their first legislature; it will meet on 16 October
  • 1911-01-12 The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
  • 1911-07-14 46" of rain begins to fall in Baguio, Philippines
  • 1911-07-15 46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines
  • 1912-04-29 108°F (42°C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)
  • 1914-07-27 Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Filipino government.
  • 1916-08-29 US Congress accept Jones Act: Philippines independence
  • 1917-03-10 Batangas was formally founded as one of the Philippines's earliest encomiendas.
  • 1926-07-26 Philippines government asks USA for a plebiscite on independence
  • 1933-01-12 US Congress recognize independence Philippines
  • 1934-03-23 US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945
  • 1934-03-24 U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, declaring the Philippines independent after a period of 10 years
  • 1934-05-07 World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines
  • 1935-05-14 Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement

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1935-09-17 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen 2nd President of Philippines

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • 1935-11-15 Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
  • 1936-10-31 The Boy Scouts of the Philippines was formed.
  • 1937-04-30 The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
  • 1940-04-01 Filipino President Quezon officially authorizes the printing and publication of the grammar and dictionary prepared by the Institute of the National Language.
  • 1941-12-09 1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
  • 1941-12-10 Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
  • 1941-12-22 Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines
  • 1942-01-02 Japanese troops occupy Manila Philippines

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1942-02-22 World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1942-04-09 Battle of Bataan; US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japanese at Bataan
  • 1942-04-12 Japan kills about 400 Filipino officers in Bataan
  • 1942-05-06 Corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies
  • 1944-06-20 US attacks Japanese fleet in Philippines Sea
  • 1944-09-23 Proclamation No. 30 was issued, declaring the existence of a state of war between the Philippines and the United States and the United Kingdom
  • 1944-10-19 US forces land in Philippines
  • 1944-10-20 US forces under General Douglas MacArthur return to the Philippines with the landing of the US 6th army on Leyte
  • 1944-10-24 US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines
  • 1944-12-17 US destroyers sink in storm off Philippines, 790 killed
  • 1944-12-18 US Destroyers Hull, Spence & Monaghan sink in typhoon (Philippines)
  • 1945-01-09 US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines
  • 1945-07-05 World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
  • 1945-07-30 Philippines Sea: US cruiser Indianapolis torpedoed/sinks, 880 die
  • 1945-09-03 WWII: Japanese forces in the Philippines surrender to the Allies

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1946-05-28 Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • 1946-07-04 Philippines gains independence from US
  • 1946-07-04 President Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand in Manila

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1948-04-17 Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • 1950-10-23 Filipino President Elpidio Quirino issues Executive Order No. 355 replacing the National Land Settlement Administration with Land Settlement Development Corporation (LASEDECO)
  • 1950-11-05 Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis
  • 1951-08-30 US & Philippines sign mutual defense pact
  • 1951-12-04 Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman, Philippines, killing 500 people
  • 1952-06-21 Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

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1956-05-09 War Reparations and Peace Settlement between Philippines and Japan was finally signed at Malacañang Palace under Magsaysay administration.

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1957-03-17 Presidential plane crashes on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu, Philippines killing 25 including Filipino President Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1960-03-28 Pope John appoints the first Japanese, African & Filipino cardinals
  • 1965-09-28 Taal Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines killing around 100

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1965-11-12 Ferdinand Marcos elected 10th President of Philippines

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

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1966-07-04 Beatles attacked in Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • 1967-01-06 2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
  • 1967-08-08 Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 1969-03-29 Communist New People's Army found in Philippines
  • 1970-11-27 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
  • 1972-09-21 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law in Philippines (not publicly announced until 23rd Sep)
  • 1972-09-23 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos annouces state of emergency and declares martial law
  • 1974-03-09 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
  • 1976-08-17 An earthquake & tidal wave in the Philippines kills up to 8,000

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 140

  • 1788-04-02 Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (d. 1862)
  • 1812-01-06 Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (d. 1919)
  • 1818-03-15 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924)
  • 1851-12-18 Graciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino hero, orator and satirist (d. 1896)
  • 1864-07-23 Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and Prime Minister (d. 1903)

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1869-03-22 Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines (1899-1901) (d. 1964)

Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1875-11-14 Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (d. 1899)
  • 1875-12-15 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (d. 1899)
  • 1877-04-18 Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot, author (d. 1950)
  • 1877-10-29 Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (d. 1966)

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1878-08-19 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42)

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • 1878-09-09 Sergio Osmeña, 4th President of the Philippines (d. 1961)
  • 1879-09-25 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and labor leader, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (d. 1963)
  • 1883-01-21 Amang Rodriguez, Filipino politician (d. 1964)
  • 1888-02-19 Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (d. 1949)
  • 1890-02-08 Claro Mayo Recto, Filipino nationalist/opponent of US colonialism

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1890-11-16 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53) Vigan Ilocos Sur (d. 1956)

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • 1891-11-28 Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician (d. 1949)

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1892-01-01 Manuel Roxas y Acuna, 1st president Philippines

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • 1892-05-30 Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (d. 1972)
  • 1895-03-23 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
  • 1896-11-04 Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President of the Philippines (d. 1971)
  • 1899-01-14 Carlos Romulo, Filipino diplomat and author (d. 1985)
  • 1901-08-01 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
  • 1902-01-25 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (d. 1975)
  • 1902-08-19 J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (d. 1994)
  • 1904-01-28 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (d. 1979)
  • 1905-03-24 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • 1905-07-13 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (d. 1990)
  • 1905-09-05 Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician (d. 2005)
  • 1907-02-13 Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (d. 2004)

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1907-08-31 Ramon Magsaysay, politician and 7th President of the Philippines (US Legion of Merit-1952) at Iba Philippines (d. 1957)

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1910-09-28 Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65)
  • 1911-11-27 Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist
  • 1911-12-26 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (d. 1962)
  • 1915-07-24 Enrique Fernando, Philippino jurist (d. 2004)
  • 1915-09-29 Brenda Marshall, Philippines, actress (Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark)
  • 1916-07-19 James D Ramage, US lt-Adm (WW II-Palau/Guam/Philippines)
  • 1916-11-12 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (d. 1986)

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1917-09-11 Ferdinand Marcos, Philippines President (1965-86)

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1918-01-21 Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)
  • 1918-07-16 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (d. 1989)
  • 1921-10-08 Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1922-05-11 Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1924-12-03 Francisco Sionil José, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature
  • 1924-12-25 Henry Sy Sr. Chinese Malay businessman 'Philippines Retail King' in Amoy China
  • 1927-02-03 Blas Ople, Filipino politician (d. 2003)
  • 1928-07-25 Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (d. 1988)

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1929-07-02 Imelda Marcos, politician/shoe collector/former 1st lady of Philippines, congresswoman

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • 1931-10-16 Rosa Rosal, Filipino actress and humanitarian
  • 1932-02-20 Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (d. 2007)

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1933-01-25 Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92)

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • 1933-12-11 Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Filipino politician
  • 1934-07-17 Lucio Tan, Chinese Filipino businessman (Philippine Airlines), in Amoy China
  • 1934-08-25 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host, and Senator
  • 1935-03-25 Flash Elorde, Filipino boxer
  • 1935-06-27 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor (d. 2007)
  • 1935-10-06 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (d. 1998)

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1937-04-19 Joseph Estrada, actor and 13th President of the Philippines

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada
  • 1939-02-08 José Maria Sison, Filipino communist
  • 1939-08-20 Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and politician (d. 2004)
  • 1939-10-05 Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1939-11-06 Leonardo Quisumbing, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1940-04-03 Lino Brocka, San Jose Philippines, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar)
  • 1941-06-19 Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1942-07-21 Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
  • 1943-09-05 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary. (d. 2007)

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1947-04-05 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines (2001-2010), born in San Juan

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • 1949-07-03 Susan Penhaligon, Manilla Philippines, actress (Dracula, Nasty Habits)
  • 1951-02-18 Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
  • 1951-04-18 Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer
  • 1951-05-04 Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer.
  • 1952-01-22 Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)
  • 1953-02-13 Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
  • 1953-03-17 Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • 1953-11-05 Florentino V. Floro, Filipino dwarf judge
  • 1954-01-15 Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
  • 1954-08-26 Efren Reyes, Filipino pool player
  • 1955-10-29 Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality
  • 1957-01-22 Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1959-12-31 Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (d. 1981)
  • 1960-03-02 Hector Calma, Filipino basketball player
  • 1960-04-16 Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (d. 2007)
  • 1961-01-27 Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress
  • 1961-05-11 Cecile Licad, Manila Philippines, pianist (Leventritt Award-1981)
  • 1962-02-17 Lou Diamond Phillips, Philippines, actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver)
  • 1962-12-18 Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American Singer
  • 1963-12-29 Francisco Bustamante, Filipino billiard player
  • 1964-12-31 Liz Masakayan, Quezon City Philippines, WPVA volley (Best of Beach-3rd-1994)
  • 1965-05-11 Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • 1965-07-10 Alec Mapa, Filipino-American actor and comedian
  • 1965-07-21 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1967-02-10 Armand Serrano, Filipino animator
  • 1967-06-22 Al Carlay, Manila Philippines, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • 1968-05-21 Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (d. 1985)
  • 1969-08-12 Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor
  • 1969-09-29 Angelo Barretto, Filipino racecar driver
  • 1970-01-11 Joy Nilo, Filipino Composer
  • 1970-04-22 Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • 1971-02-14 Kris Aquino, Filipino Actress and TV Host

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1896-01-01 1st Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo (26) weds first wife Hilaria del Rosario

Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo

HeartWedding of Interest

1896-12-30 Filipino Nationalist Jose Rizal (35) weds girlfriend Josephine Bracken (20) before his execution in Fort Santiago, Manila

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1930-07-14 1st Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo (61) weds second wife Maria Agoncillo (51) at Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan

HeartWedding of Interest

1933-11-16 Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay

HeartWedding of Interest

1954-10-11 Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-08-02 Later President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (21) weds lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo (22)

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • 2006-09-18 Chinese movie actor Nicholas Tse (26) weds HK actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung (26) at Palawan island in the Philippines

Famous Deaths


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1521-04-27 Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer, killed by Filipino natives at 50 while on voyage to circumnavigate the world

  • 1637-09-29 Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino saint
  • 1661-01-17 Andres Malong, Philippines rebel leader, executed

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1896-12-30 Jose Protacio Rizal, Filipino nationalist and novelist ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') is executed by firing squad at 35

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1897-05-10 Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino revolutionary leader (b. 1863)
  • 1899-04-16 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (b 1875)
  • 1899-12-02 Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (killed at Battle of Tirad Pass) (b. 1875)
  • 1919-03-02 Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (b. 1812)
  • 1924-08-25 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (b. 1818)
  • 1925-07-14 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (b. 1901)

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1944-08-01 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42), dies of tuberculosis at 65

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • 1945-02-10 Anacleto Diaz, Filipino jurist (b. 1878)
  • 1945-02-12 Antonio Villa-Real, Filipino jurist (b. 1880)
  • 1948-06-26 Lilian Velez, Filipino actress (b. 1924)
  • 1949-04-28 Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (shot) (b. 1888)
  • 1949-08-17 Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician (b. 1891)

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1956-02-29 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino

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1957-03-17 Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines, dies in a plane crash at 49

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1962-04-15 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (b. 1911)
  • 1963-05-01 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (b. 1879)

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1964-02-06 Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino general and President (1899-1901) (b. 1869)

Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1966-02-06 Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (b. 1877)
  • 1972-04-26 Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (b. 1892)
  • 1975-06-14 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (b. 1902)
  • 1977-11-11 Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist (b. 1950)
  • 1979-09-04 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
  • 1981-12-30 Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (b. 1959)
  • 1983-08-21 Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50
  • 1984-11-14 Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (b. 1916)
  • 1985-05-06 Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (b. 1968)
  • 1986-02-11 Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer, and civil servant (b. 1942)
  • 1986-11-10 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (b. 1916)
  • 1986-11-13 Rolando Olalia, Philippines worker's union leader, murdered
  • 1988-08-27 Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (b. 1928)
  • 1989-01-27 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (b. 1918)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1989-09-28 Ferdinand Marcos, President of Philippines (1965-86), dies in Honolulu at 72

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1990-02-07 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (b. 1905)
  • 1992-05-15 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino race car driver (b. 1965)
  • 1993-02-17 Alfredo de Leon, leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed
  • 1993-02-25 Mary Walter, Filipino actress (b. 1912)
  • 1993-03-31 Chichay, Filipino actress (b. 1918)
  • 1993-07-24 Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (b. 1957)
  • 1994-12-27 J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (b. 1902)
  • 1997-04-21 Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65), dies at 86
  • 1998-01-09 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (b. 1935)
  • 2001-02-06 Filemon Lagman, Filipino Communist revolutionary (b. 1953)
  • 2001-03-13 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (b. 1895)
  • 2001-11-07 Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
  • 2003-12-14 Blas Ople, foreign minister of the Philippines (b. 1927)
  • 2004-01-27 Salvador Laurel, Vice President of the Philippines (b. 1928)
  • 2004-10-04 Rio Diaz, Filipino actress & TV hosts (b. 1959)
  • 2004-11-10 Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (b. 1907)
  • 2004-12-14 Fernando Poe, Jr., Filipino actor and presidential candidate (b. 1939)
  • 2005-03-31 Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician (b. 1905)
  • 2005-06-21 Jaime Cardinal Sin, Filipino Catholic Archbishop of Manila (b. 1928)
  • 2007-01-15 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 2007-08-26 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor (b. 1935)
  • 2007-11-08 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary. (b. 1943)
  • 2007-11-13 Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician and Congressman (b. 1960)
  • 2007-12-22 Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (b. 1932)
  • 2008-06-07 Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (b. 1953)
  • 2008-12-07 Marky Cielo, Filipino and Igorot dancer and actor (b. 1988)
  • 2008-12-10 Didith Reyes, Filipino singer (b. 1948)
  • 2009-01-13 Doña Mary Ejercito, Filipino supercentarian, mother of Joseph Ejercito Estrada (b. 1905)
  • 2009-03-06 Francis Magalona, Filipino media artist and photographer. (b. 1964)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2009-08-01 Corazon Aquino, President of the Philippines (1986-1992) (b. 1933)

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • 2009-08-31 Eraño Manalo, Filipino religious figure (b. 1925)
  • 2010-04-12 Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934)
  • 2010-07-25 Redford White, Filipino comedian (b. 1955)
  • 2010-11-01 Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist (b. 1945)
  • 2010-11-16 Wyngard Tracy, Filipino talent manager (b. 1952)
  • 2011-01-01 Reynaldo Dagsa, Filipino politician
  • 2011-04-17 AJ Perez, Filipino teen actor (b. 1993)
  • 2011-08-06 Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist (b. 1911)