Spanish History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 779

  • 1959-01-09 Dam across Tera River in Northwestern Spain collapses after heavy winter rains, killing 135
  • 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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1965-01-20 Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 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
  • 1967-09-10 Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & not Spanish
  • 1967-12-28 56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)
  • 1968-03-03 Greek, Portuguese & Spanish embassies bombed in the Hague
  • 1968-04-06 13th Eurovision Song Contest: Massiel for Spain wins singing "La, la, la" in London
  • 1968-05-06 Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards
  • 1968-10-12 Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain
  • 1968-10-25 Longest Oly field hockey game, Hol beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)
  • 1968-12-16 Official revocation of the Edict of Expulsion of Jews from Spain at Second Vatican Council
  • 1969-01-24 Spanish dictator General Franco announces state of emergency
  • 1969-03-29 14th Eurovision Song Contest: Salome for Spain ("Vivo cantando"), Lulu of United Kingdom ("Boom Bang-a-Bang"), Lenny Kuhr of Netherlands ("De troubadour"), and Frida Boccara of France ("Un jour, un enfant") all win in Madrid
  • 1969-05-21 Slovan Bratislava of Czechoslovakia win 9th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona of Spain 3-2 in Basel
  • 1969-06-04 22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana & survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
  • 1969-06-08 General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar
  • 1969-06-30 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
  • 1970-07-04 Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
  • 1971-03-06 Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, v West Indies at Port-of-Spain
  • 1971-03-09 J M Noreiga takes 9-95 WI v India at Port-of-Spain
  • 1971-07-16 Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain
  • 1972-07-21 2 passenger trains collide head-on killing 76 (Seville, Spain)
  • 1973-06-08 Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain
  • 1973-07-22 60th Tour de France won by Luis Ocana of Spain
  • 1974-01-03 Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974-04-02 Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 1975-09-27 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
  • 1975-10-30 King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
  • 1975-11-14 Spain, Morocco & Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara
  • 1975-11-22 Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain
  • 1976-02-28 Ceuta & Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession
  • 1976-02-28 Spain withdraws from Western Sahara
  • 1976-03-03 5 workers are killed by the police in a demonstration in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
  • 1976-05-14 Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast
  • 1976-07-03 Adolfo Suarez becomes premier of Spain
  • 1976-11-18 Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship
  • 1977-01-24 Massacre of Atocha in Madrid: five labor lawyers murdered by fascists in Madridvduring the Spanish transition to democracy
  • 1977-03-04 Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan at Port-of-Spain
  • 1977-04-09 Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years
  • 1977-06-15 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)
  • 1977-10-06 In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
  • 1978-07-11 Auto with liquid gas crashes & explodes in Spain, 160 killed
  • 1978-12-06 Spain adopts constitution
  • 1978-12-27 King Juan Carlos ratifies Spain's 1st democratic constitution
  • 1978-12-27 Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
  • 1978-12-29 Spain constitution goes into effect
  • 1979-05-16 FC Barcelona of Spain wins 19th European Cup Winner's Cup against Fortuna Düsseldorf of West Germany 4-3 in Basel
  • 1980-01-31 Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41
  • 1980-05-14 Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels
  • 1981-02-23 Spanish coup under lt-col Antonio Tejero Molina fails
  • 1981-02-25 Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo elected premier of Spain
  • 1981-05-24 Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain
  • 1981-09-10 "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso returns to Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981-10-24 Pablo Picasso's 1937 painting Guernica goes on display in Madrid Spain to celebrate the centenary of the artist's birth

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • 1981-12-02 Spanish government requests membership of NATO
  • 1981-12-07 Spain becomes a member of the NATO
  • 1982-05-12 FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Liège of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982-05-12 In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish Traditionalist priest who opposed Vatican II reforms and saw Pope John Paul II as a perpetrator of them, is stopped prior to his attempt to attack the Pope with a bayonet

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1982-05-30 Spain becomes 16th member of NATO
  • 1982-09-13 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
  • 1982-10-28 Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections
  • 1982-10-31 Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain
  • 1982-12-15 Spain reopens border with Gibraltar
  • 1983-02-23 The Spanish Socialist government of Felipe González and Miguel Boyer nationalizes Rumasa, a holding of José María Ruiz Mateos.
  • 1983-05-11 Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg
  • 1983-08-26 Floods destroy most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain.
  • 1984-06-27 UEFA European Championship: France defeat Spain 2-0 in Paris
  • 1985-01-13 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
  • 1985-02-19 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain
  • 1985-07-20 Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha
  • 1986-01-01 Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community
  • 1986-01-19 Spain recognizes Israel
  • 1986-04-13 Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
  • 1986-05-16 The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.
  • 1986-06-22 Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
  • 1988-07-24 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
  • 1988-10-23 Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid
  • 1988-12-14 Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures
  • 1989-02-22 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
  • 1989-05-10 FC Barcelona of Spain win 29th European Cup Winner's Cup against Sampdoria of Italy 1-0 in Bern
  • 1989-10-09 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
  • 1991-07-28 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • 1991-07-28 78th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1991-10-30 Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain
  • 1991-11-04 Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 736

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1982-12-08 Nicki Minaj, Trinidadian-American rapper and singer (Super Bass, Starships), born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
  • 1982-12-15 Borja García, Spanish racing driver
  • 1983-01-17 Alvaro Arbeloa, Spanish Footballer
  • 1983-02-09 Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
  • 1983-05-10 Natalia Zabala, Miss Spain 2007
  • 1983-08-26 Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver
  • 1983-09-01 José Antonio Reyes, Spanish footballer
  • 1983-11-15 Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player
  • 1984-03-20 Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer
  • 1984-05-11 Andres Iniesta, Spanish football player
  • 1984-05-21 Lorena Ayala, Spanish-Dutch model and beauty queen
  • 1984-09-02 Jack Peñate, English/Spanish singer
  • 1984-10-01 Daniel Guillén, Spanish footballer
  • 1984-11-21 Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1984-11-26 Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1984-11-30 Francisco Sandaza, Spanish Footballer

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths