Spanish History (Part 6)

Historical Events

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  • 1931-03-18 Juan Bautista Aznar becomes premier of Spain
  • 1931-04-12 Spanish voters reject the monarchy
  • 1931-04-14 Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII
  • 1931-08-02 Spanish Catalonia agrees (99+%) for autonomous status
  • 1931-10-01 Spanish Cortes accept general female suffrage
  • 1931-10-14 Spanish Cortes agrees to separation of Church & State
  • 1931-12-09 Spain becomes a republic

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1931-12-10 Manuel Azaña becomes Prime Minister of Spain with Niceto Zamora as President

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936-07-17 Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1936-07-18 Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco
  • 1936-07-19 Spanish premier Casares Quiroga succeeded by Jose Giral
  • 1936-07-24 Generals Mola & Cabanellas form Spanish anti-government
  • 1936-07-26 The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1936-09-04 Franco's troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina, Spain
  • 1936-09-04 Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier
  • 1936-09-21 Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander
  • 1936-10-01 Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain
  • 1936-10-20 Spanish government moves to Barcelona
  • 1936-11-18 Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco
  • 1937-01-15 Spanish Civil War: Second Battle of the Corunna Road ends after both forces withdraw
  • 1937-02-21 The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1937-03-20 Franco offensive at Guadalajara, Spain
  • 1937-04-26 German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain
  • 1937-05-17 Juan Negrin succeeds Largo Caballero as Spain's premier
  • 1937-05-31 German battleships bombard Almeria, Spain
  • 1937-07-01 Spanish bishops support Franco & fascists
  • 1937-07-05 Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain
  • 1937-07-19 Joris Ivens' "Spanish Earth" premieres in Hollywood
  • 1937-07-26 End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1937-08-24 Republican offensive near Belchite, Spain
  • 1937-08-24 In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
  • 1937-09-01 Battle of Gijon in Spain begins
  • 1937-09-05 Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls.
  • 1937-09-06 Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 1937-09-22 Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 1937-10-31 Spanish government moves from Valencia to Barcelona
  • 1938-02-27 Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain
  • 1938-05-03 Vatican recognizes Franco-Spain
  • 1938-05-25 Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
  • 1938-07-25 Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet)
  • 1938-12-06 117 Spanish knights under capt Piet Laros return to Netherlands
  • 1939-01-24 Spanish government moves to Figueras
  • 1939-02-06 Spanish government flees to France
  • 1939-02-22 Netherlands recognizes Franco regime in Spain
  • 1939-02-27 France recognizes Franco's regime in Spain
  • 1939-02-28 Great Britain recognizes Franco regime in Spain
  • 1939-03-28 Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco
  • 1939-04-01 US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war. Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain
  • 1944-11-07 Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die
  • 1946-12-03 US government asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain
  • 1946-12-11 Spain suspended from UN
  • 1947-07-09 Spain votes for Franco monarchy
  • 1947-08-18 Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300
  • 1948-02-11 Test cricket debut of Frank Worrell for the West Indies vs. England at Port-of-Spain
  • 1949-07-07 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 performances
  • 1949-09-10 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway NYC after 76 performances
  • 1952-11-19 Spain joins UNESCO
  • 1953-09-26 US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain)
  • 1955-12-14 16 countries join the United Nations, including Austria, Finland, Italy, and Spain
  • 1956-04-07 Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco
  • 1956-11-06 Holland & Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviets in Hungary
  • 1958-01-13 Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
  • 1958-02-05 Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain
  • 1958-04-10 Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco
  • 1958-04-20 Morocco demands departure of Spanish troops
  • 1959-01-12 Rediscovery of the Caves of Nerja in Spain
  • 1959-07-18 46th Tour de France won by Federico Bahamontes of Spain
  • 1960-01-30 Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England
  • 1960-10-27 Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"
  • 1960-11-13 Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude, Spain)
  • 1961-02-27 The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
  • 1961-07-15 Spain accepts equal rights for men & women
  • 1961-08-30 Last Spanish troops leave Morocco
  • 1962-04-07 Umrigar slams 172* v WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes
  • 1962-09-05 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • 1963-05-15 Tottenham Hotspur of England win 3rd European Cup winner's Cup against Atlético Madrid of Spain 5-1 at Rotterdam
  • 1964-06-21 UEFA European Championship: Spain defeat Soviet Union 2-1 in Madrid
  • 1965-01-20 Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain
  • 1965-12-29 54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1966-01-02 1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
  • 1966-01-17 B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
  • 1966-05-27 6 French fighters crash above Spain

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 704

  • 1971-09-03 Chabeli Iglesias, daughter of Julio Iglesias, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1971-10-06 Lola Dueñas, Spanish actress
  • 1971-11-02 Pete Vordenberg, Rota Spain, US cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1971-11-08 Carlos Atanes, Spanish film director
  • 1971-12-31 Ricardo López Felipe, Spanish footballer
  • 1972-02-14 Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress
  • 1972-03-31 Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish film director
  • 1972-04-16 Conchita Martinez, Monzon Spain, tennis star (1996 final Indian Wells)
  • 1972-04-25 Sara Baras, Spanish ballerina
  • 1972-04-26 Kiko Narváez, Spanish footballer
  • 1972-08-09 Silvia Ramon-Cortes, Barcelona Spain, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo)
  • 1972-09-15 Princess Letizia of Spain
  • 1972-12-07 Jordi Buritlo, Spain, tennis star
  • 1973-02-25 Julio José Iglesias, Spanish singer
  • 1973-04-05 Estefania Knuth, Barcelona Spain, LPGA golfer (1992 French Intl)
  • 1973-06-09 Laura Ponte, Spanish model and royal
  • 1973-06-28 Alberto Berastegui, Spain, tennis star
  • 1973-07-14 Candela Peña, Spanish actress
  • 1973-07-31 Jerry Rivera, Puerto Rico, spanish singer
  • 1973-08-01 Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor
  • 1973-08-12 Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
  • 1973-09-21 Virginia Ruano-Pascual, tennis star, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1973-10-22 Andrés Palop, Spanish footballer
  • 1973-11-21 Inés Sastre, Spanish model and actress
  • 1974-02-01 Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist, born in Béjar, Spain
  • 1974-02-01 David Meca, Spanish long distance swimmer
  • 1974-02-21 Iván Campo, Spanish footballer
  • 1974-03-27 Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer
  • 1974-03-29 Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver
  • 1974-04-11 Alex Corretja, Barcelona Spain, tennis star (1990 Orange Bowl boys 16)
  • 1974-04-15 Douglas Spain, American actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974-04-28 Penélope Cruz, Alcobendas, Spanish actress (Vanilla Sky, Waking Up in Reno), born in Madrid, Spain

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1975-05-08 Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer-songwriter and King of Latin Pop (Bailamos, Hero), born in Madrid, Spain

King of Latin Pop Enrique Iglesias
King of Latin Pop
Enrique Iglesias

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Famous Deaths