Argentine History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 229

  • 1536-02-02 Pedro de Mendoza founds Argentine city of Buenos Aires
  • 1573-07-06 Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera
  • 1582-04-16 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta in Argentina
  • 1617-12-16 Spanish viceroy Hernando Arias de Saavedra founds provinces Rio de la Plata (Argentina)/Guaira (Paraguay)
  • 1725-10-04 Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.
  • 1807-06-28 British troops land at Ensenada, Argentina
  • 1810-05-25 The Primera Junta (local government) is established in Argentina
  • 1813-08-19 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina's second triumvirate
  • 1814-01-31 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.

Historic Event

1816-07-09 Argentina declares independence from Spain at the Congress of Tucumán

  • 1828-04-11 Foundation of Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • 1828-08-27 Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks

Scientific Discovery

1832-09-22 During his HMS Beagle voyage Charles Darwin discovers a large number of fossils at Punta Alta in Argentina

  • 1833-08-24 HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • 1833-09-20 Charles Darwin arrives in Buenos Aires after travelling through the Argentine interior with guachos
  • 1848-08-18 Camila O'Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez are executed on the orders of Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas
  • 1853-05-01 Argentina adopts its constitution
  • 1853-05-23 Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859)
  • 1856-05-07 Argentina & Brazil sign a navigation pact
  • 1861-03-20 An earthquake completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina
  • 1865-07-27 Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.

Battle of Cerro Corá

1870-03-01 War of the Triple Alliance finally ends with the Battle of Cerro Corá and the death of Paraguayan Dictator Francisco Solano López after over 5 years of bloodshed between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

  • 1875-10-22 First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
  • 1882-05-13 Toba indians kill 20 members of French expedition in Argentina, including explorer Jules Nicolas Crevaux
  • 1888-09-11 Death of the Argentine politician Domingo Sarmiento, after whom the Latin American Teacher's Day is chosen.

Music History

1893-03-11 Carlos Gardel and his mother, Berthe Gardès, arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 1897-01-14 6,960 m (22,834 ft) Cerro Aconcagua (Argentina) 1st climbed by European expedition led by British mountaineer Edward FitzGerald
  • 1903-03-25 Racing Club de Avellaneda, one of the big five of Argentina, is founded.
  • 1904-02-22 The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina; the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
  • 1904-03-13 Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilean border dedicated
  • 1905-12-11 120°F (49°C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record)
  • 1907-06-01 -27°F (-33°C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)
  • 1912-02-20 Argentina beats the MCC in their inaugural 1st-class cricket fixture at the Buenos Aires Cricket Club; lose the second and third games of the series

Historic Event

1914-04-25 US President Woodrow Wilson is persuaded by Argentina, Brazil, and Chile to accept mediation in the conflict with Mexico

  • 1914-08-05 Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico and Argentina proclaim neutrality in WW I
  • 1923-03-07 Carlos Gardel applies for Argentine citizenship
  • 1926-08-13 Enrique Tirabocchi of Argentina becomes the first to swim the English Channel from France to England (record 16 hours 33 minutes)
  • 1930-07-30 1st FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay: Uruguay beats Argentina, 4-2 in the inaugural event

Coup d'état

1930-09-06 Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.

  • 1931-06-05 British Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour outlasts José Jurado of Argentina by 1 stroke to win his only Open title and his 3rd and final major championship
  • 1936-08-07 Argentina wins the polo gold medal beating Great Britain 11-0 in the final at the Berlin Olympics; final time the sport is contested at the Olympics
  • 1936-08-13 Rie Mastenbroek of the Netherlands swims an Olympic record 1:05.9 to win the women’s 100m freestyle at the Berlin Olympics, beating Jeannette Campbell of Argentina by 0:05

Historic Event

1943-06-04 Argentina taken over by General Rawson & Colonel Juan Perón

  • 1944-02-24 Minister of War Juan Perón leads a coup in Argentina
  • 1945-10-17 Loyalty Day in Argentina, mass demonstrations held to release Juan Perón
  • 1946-02-24 General Juan Perón first elected President of Argentina
  • 1948-08-07 Delfo Cabrera of Argentina wins dramatic marathon in 2:34:51.6 at the London Olympics
  • 1950-07-07 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon: Bobby Locke of South Africa retains title by 2 strokes from Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina
  • 1951-02-25 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)

Historic Event

1951-04-04 Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Argentine President Juan & Eva Perón in Buenos Aires

  • 1951-07-06 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Englishman Max Faulkner wins by 2 strokes from Antonio Cerdá of Argentina
  • 1951-10-28 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina wins Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by taking out the Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes in an Alpha Romeo; wins by 6 points from Alberto Ascari of Italy
  • 1954-08-22 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten in a Maserati
  • 1954-10-24 Britain's Mike Hawthorne wins season ending Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes; Argentine Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio takes second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 17 points from countryman José Froilán González
  • 1955-04-21 Minas Gerais Argentina tunnel caves in; 30 die
  • 1955-05-20 Argentine parliament accepts separation of church and state
  • 1955-06-16 Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine President Juan Perón
  • 1955-06-29 Argentine state of siege ends
  • 1955-07-12 Christian Democratic Party forms in Argentina
  • 1955-07-16 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his third Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by finishing 2nd to fellow Mercedes driver Sterling Moss in the British Grand Prix at Aintree
  • 1955-09-19 An army and navy revolt forces Argentine President Juan Perón to resign and flee to Paraguay
  • 1955-10-11 All Peron feast days disposed of in Argentina
  • 1955-10-27 Argentine peso devalued
  • 1955-11-03 Argentine ex-president Juan Perón arrives in Nicaragua
  • 1955-11-13 Argentine general Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as president
  • 1955-11-21 Argentina asks Panama for return of ex-president Juan Peron
  • 1955-11-30 Argentine government disbands Peronistic party
  • 1956-09-02 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina finishes 2nd in Italian GP at Monza to win his 3rd straight F1 World Drivers Championship by 3 points from Englishman Stirling Moss
  • 1957-08-04 Argentine Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio clinches his record 5th F1 World Drivers Championship (4th consecutive) in winning the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring
  • 1958-02-23 Arturo Frondizi elected President of Argentina
  • 1958-05-01 Arturo Frondizi sworn in as President of Argentina

Historic Event

1960-06-08 Argentine government demands release of Adolf Eichmann

  • 1960-06-15 Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichmann
  • 1961-09-22 Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min at 42.

Football Awards

1961-12-12 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' Argentine forward Omar Sívori wins award for best football player in Europe ahead of Spanish midfielder Luis Suárez and English forward Johnny Haynes

British Golf Open

1967-07-15 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: 44 year old Argentine Robert De Vicenzo wins his only major championship, 2 strokes clear of defending champion Jack Nicklaus

  • 1968-10-08 Dutch aircraft carrier Karel Doorman (formerly British HMS Venerable) sold to Argentina
  • 1969-05-21 Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, aka Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student.
  • 1969-05-29 General strike in Cordoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest
  • 1970-02-01 Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
  • 1970-06-09 Argentine military junta under Juan Carlos Lanusse ousts President Juan Carlos Onganía

Sports History

1970-11-07 Argentine boxer Carlos Monzon upsets defending champion Nino Benvenuti of Italy in 12th round KO in Rome to win WBC, WBA middleweight titles

  • 1971-07-01 Britain and Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
  • 1973-05-25 Peronist Hector Campora installed as President of Argentina
  • 1973-06-20 Juan Perón returns from exile to Argentina after 18 years
  • 1973-06-20 Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured
  • 1973-07-13 Hector de Campora resigns as President of Argentina
  • 1973-09-23 Argentine General Elections - former Argentine President Juan Perón returns to power
  • 1973-10-11 Héctor José Cámpora is elected President of Argentina
  • 1974-01-02 Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
  • 1974-07-01 Isabel Peron succeeds husband Juan as President of Argentina

Sports History

1974-12-15 Guillermo Vilas of Argentina beats defending champion lie Năstase 7–6, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4 to win his first and only season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis final in Melbourne, Australia


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 338

  • 1757-06-18 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine politician and 1st Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1833)
  • 1758-09-26 Cosme Argerich, Argentine physician and founder of the Medicine School of Buenos Aires, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1820)

Manuel Belgrano

1770-06-03 Manuel Belgrano, Argentine politician and Military Leader who took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and created the Flag of Argentina, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1820)

  • 1773-03-16 Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (d. 1836)

José de San Martín

1778-02-25 José de San Martín, Argentine General, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule, born in Yapeyú, Argentina (d. 1850)

  • 1805-09-02 Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851)
  • 1810-08-29 Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentina political theorist and writer (Crime of War), born in San Miguel de Tucumán, Río de la Plata (d. 1884)
  • 1811-02-15 Domingo F Sarmiento, President of Argentina (1868-74), born in San Juan, Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata (d. 1888)
  • 1814-04-24 Vicente Fidel López, Argentine historian (La Novia del Hereje), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1903)
  • 1821-06-26 Bartolomé Mitre [Martínez], Argentine general, author, statesman and President (1862-1868), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1906)
  • 1824-02-26 Carlos Calvo, Argentine diplomat and human rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
  • 1827-01-19 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (Rafagas)
  • 1834-11-10 Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (MartinFierro), born in Chacra de Pueyrredon, Argentina (d. 1886)
  • 1841-03-07 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentine, journalist and poet (El nido de condores), born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1882)
  • 1851-01-27 Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)
  • 1851-03-19 Roque Saenz Pena, President of Argentina (1910-14)
  • 1852-05-31 Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1919)

Hipólito Yrigoyen

1852-07-12 Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1933)

  • 1859-05-06 Luis María Drago, Argentine statesman and author of Drago Doctrine, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1921)
  • 1862-11-23 Alberto Williams, Argentine pianist and composer (Etrerno Reposo), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1952)
  • 1866-05-24 Armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years)
  • 1867-07-28 Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer working in Argentina, born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1951)
  • 1868-10-04 Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, President of Argentina (1922-28), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1942)
  • 1872-03-25 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument in Argentina)
  • 1874-06-13 Leopoldo Lugones, Argentine poet (Las montañas del oro), born in Villa Maria del Rio Seco, Argentina (d. 1938)
  • 1875-03-04 Enrique Larreta [E R Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer (Gloria de Don Ramiro), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1961)
  • 1876-02-26 Agustín Pedro Justo, President of Argentina (1932-38) during the Infamous Decade, born in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Ríos (d. 1943)
  • 1878-08-03 Constantino Gaito, Argentinian composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1945)
  • 1881-10-12 Carlos Lopez Buchardo, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1948)
  • 1882-07-18 Manuel Gálvez, Argentine novelist (La maestra normal), born in Paraná, Argentina (d. 1962)
  • 1883-03-08 Manuel Gómez Carrillo, Argentine composer, born in Santiago del Estero, Argentina (d. 1968)
  • 1884-05-01 Felipe Boero, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1958)
  • 1884-09-15 Floro Ugarte, Argentine composer (From My Land; Saika), and educator, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1975)
  • 1885-07-25 Benito Lynch, Irish-Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1951)
  • 1887-04-10 Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist (Nobel 1947), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1971)
  • 1889-05-25 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú; Réquiem; Misa de Gloria), born in San Fernando, Argentina (d. 1963)

Carlos Gardel

1890-12-11 Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1935)

  • 1891-06-07 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1951)
  • 1892-05-29 Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal), born in Sala Capriasca, Switzerland (d. 1938)

Juan Perón

1895-10-08 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1974)

Jorge Luis Borges

1899-08-24 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer of fiction and essays (Labyrinths), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1986)

  • 1900-01-30 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Man in Grey, Great Expectations), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1969)
  • 1900-04-02 Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (The Seven Madmen), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1942)
  • 1900-08-04 Arturo Umberto Illia, President of Argentina (1963-66), born in Pergamino, Argentina (d. 1983)
  • 1901-01-25 Martín de Álzaga, Argentine racing driver, born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 1982)
  • 1901-02-27 Horatio Luro, American horse trainer (43 x stakes winners; Decidedly, Northern Dancer), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1991)
  • 1901-05-15 Luis Monti, Argentine-Italian footballer (d. 1983)
  • 1901-12-02 Raimundo Orsi, Argentine-born Italian soccer winger (13 caps Argentina, 35 Italy; Independiente, Juventus), born in (d. 1986)
  • 1903-05-21 Pedro Aramburu, Argentine army leader, President and Dictator of Argentina (1955-58), born in Río Cuarto, Argentina (d. 1970)
  • 1905-01-17 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • 1908-01-31 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine folk musician, born in Pergamino, Argentina (d. 1992)
  • 1908-08-30 Leonor Fini, Argentine artist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1996)
  • 1908-11-24 Libertad Lamarque, Agentinan actress (Madreselva, Puerta Cerrada), born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2000)
  • 1908-11-28 Arturo Frondizi, 35th President Argentina (1958-62), born in Paso de los Libres, Corrientes, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1908-12-20 Julio César Brero [or Giulio Cesare], Italian-born Argentine composer and lawyer (Novella), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1973)
  • 1909-07-04 Lynette Roberts, British poet, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1910-02-05 Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer
  • 1910-12-26 Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
  • 1911-06-24 Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine auto racer (World F1 champion 1951, 1954-57), born in Balcarce, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1913-08-17 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (d. 1989)
  • 1914-08-10 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
  • 1914-08-26 Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (Blow-Up, Underground Game), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1914-09-15 Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • 1914-11-12 Roberto Cavanagh, Argentine polo player (Olympic gold 1936), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2002)
  • 1915-01-09 Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor and director (Lost World, You look marvelous), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1982)
  • 1915-05-04 Pedro Saenz, Argentine and Spanish composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1995)
  • 1916-01-11 Bernard Blier, actor (Les Miserables), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1916-04-11 Alberto E Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1983)
  • 1916-08-03 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1978)
  • 1916-09-13 Richard "Dick" Haymes, Argentine-American actor and singer (Sate Fair; Real Life; Betrayal), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1980)
  • 1918-08-28 Alejandro Agustín Lanusse, President of Argentina (1971-73), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1996)
  • 1919-04-02 Delfo Cabrera, Argentine distance runner (Olympic gold marathon 1948), born in Armstrong, Argentina (d. 1981)

Eva Perón

1919-05-07 Eva Perón [Evita], Argentine First Lady (1946-52) actress, suffragette, unionist and humanitarian who was inspiration for A.L. Webber's musical "Evita", born in Los Toldos, Argentina (d. 1952)

  • 1919-09-21 Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1919-09-30 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1920-05-03 Nina Bara [Frances Bauer], Argentinian actress (Missile to the Moon, Space Patrol), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1990)
  • 1920-09-04 Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver, born in Zenón Pereyra, Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2011)
  • 1920-09-14 Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician, born in Mendoza, Argentina (d. 1998)
  • 1921-03-11 Astor Piazzolla, Argentinian banodeonist, and composer (Tango Nuevo), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 1992)
  • 1922-02-22 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver, born in Pergamino, Argentina (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-14 Maria Luisa Bemberg, Argentine filmmaker, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1922-05-12 Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (d. 1998)
  • 1922-10-05 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, born in Arrecifes, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • 1922-10-22 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine soccer forward (Boca Juniors, Sampdoria, Atlético Madrid) and manager (Argentina, Boca Juniors, Lazio, Roma), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2001)
  • 1923-01-06 Jacobo Timerman, Soviet-born Argentine writer, born in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 1999)
  • 1923-04-14 Roberto De Vicenzo, Argentine golfer (British Open 1967; US Masters 1968 runner-up),, born in Villa Ballester, Argentina (d. 2017)
  • 1923-04-23 Antonino Rocca, Italian-Argentine professional wrestler, born in Treviso, Veneto, Italy (d. 1977)
  • 1923-06-28 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver, born in Buenos Aires (d. 2012)
  • 1923-12-23 Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver, born in Zárate, Argentina (d. 1954)
  • 1924-01-07 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
  • 1924-05-05 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Argentine film director (Monday's Child), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1978)
  • 1924-12-03 Roberto Mières, Argentine auto racer (USAC Road Racing C'ship Daytona 1,000 km 1959; 17 x F1 GP), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • 1925-04-13 Hilda Dianda, Argentine composer, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • 1925-09-30 Félix Luna, Argentine historian and lyricist, born in La Rioja Province, Argentina (d. 2009)
  • 1926-03-04 Pascual Pérez, Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)

Alfredo Di Stéfano

1926-07-04 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine soccer forward (Spain 31 caps, Argentina 6, Colombia 4; European Cup 1956-60; Real Madrid) and manager (European Cup Winners' Cup: 1980 Valencia), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2014)

Leopoldo Galtieri

1926-07-15 Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentine general, dictator and President of Argentina (1981-82) who invaded the Falkland Islands, born in Caseros, Argentina (d. 2003) [1]

  • 1926-09-07 Donald J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • 1926-10-12 César Pelli, Argentine American architect (Petronas Towers), born in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina (d. 2019)

Famous Weddings

José de San Martín

1812-09-12 Revolutionary leader Jose de San Martin (33) weds María de los Remedios de Escalada at Buenos Aires Cathedral in Argentina

  • 1860-11-11 1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina

Wedding of Interest

1945-10-22 Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón (50) weds actress Eva Duarte (26) at a civil ceremony in Junin

Che Guevara

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

Willem-Alexander

2002-02-02 Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (34) weds Argentinean born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti (30) at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Matt Damon

2005-12-09 "Bourne" actor Matt Damon (35) weds Argentine-born Luciana Barrosa (29) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau near New York City Hall

  • 2006-03-14 Argentinean actress Andrea Frigerio (44) weds Lucas Boccino in an intimate civil ceremony
  • 2011-04-02 Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bublé (35) again weds Argentine actress-model Luisana Lopilato (23) at Villa Maria Paz, a private mansion near Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2012-12-20 Actor Facundo Arana (40) weds Maria Susini at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nordelta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • 1820-02-14 Cosme Argerich, Argentine physician and founder of the Medicine School of Buenos Aires, dies at 61

Manuel Belgrano

1820-06-20 Manuel Belgrano, Argentine politician and Military Leader who took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and created the Flag of Argentina, dies at 50

  • 1821-06-17 Martín Miguel de Güemes Argentine military leader (b. 1785)
  • 1823-01-21 Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentine cleric, journalist and poet (b. 1761)
  • 1833-07-02 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine politician and 1st Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, dies at 76
  • 1836-11-12 Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (b. 1773)
  • 1851-01-19 Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (b. 1805)
  • 1875-11-17 Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies
  • 1882-10-20 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
  • 1884-06-18 Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentine political theorist and writer (Crime of War), dies at 74
  • 1886-10-21 Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (La vuelta the MartinFierro), dies at 51
  • 1888-09-11 Domingo F Sarmiento, President of Argentina (1868-74), dies at 77
  • 1903-08-30 Vicente Fidel López, Argentine historian (Historia the Chile), dies at 87
  • 1906-01-19 Bartolomé Mitre [Martínez], Argentine general, author, statesman and President (1862-1868), dies at 84
  • 1906-03-17 Carlos Calvo, Argentina diplomat (Calvo Clause), dies at 82
  • 1918-07-25 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentine poet (Mexico, canto epico), dies
  • 1919-11-22 Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer, dies at 67
  • 1920-03-08 Rafael Obligado, Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69
  • 1921-06-09 Luis María Drago, Argentine statesman and author of Drago Doctrine, dies at 62
  • 1932-11-21 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies

Hipólito Yrigoyen

1933-07-03 Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), dies at 80

Carlos Gardel

1935-06-24 Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, dies in a plane crash at 44

  • 1938-02-19 Leopoldo Lugones, Argentine poet (Las montañas del oro), dies at 63
  • 1938-10-25 Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal), dies at 46
  • 1942-03-23 Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, President of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73
  • 1942-07-26 Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (The Seven Madmen), dies at 42
  • 1943-01-11 Agustín Pedro Justo, President of Argentina (1932-38) during the Infamous Decade, dies at 66
  • 1948-04-21 Carlos Lopez Buchardo, Argentine composer, dies at 66
  • 1951-01-10 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, dies at 59
  • 1951-12-23 Benito Lynch, Irish-Argentine writer (Palo Verde), dies at 66
  • 1952-06-17 Alberto Williams, Argentine pianist and composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89

Eva Perón

1952-07-26 Eva Perón [Evita], Argentine First Lady (1946-52) actress, suffragette, unionist and humanitarian who was inspiration for A.L. Webber's musical "Evita", dies of cancer at 33

  • 1954-07-31 Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
  • 1955-08-05 Carmen Miranda, Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer and actress (Down Argentine Way), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 1956-12-20 Ramon Carrillo, Argentine neuroscientist and Public Health minister (b. 1906)
  • 1958-08-09 Felipe Boero, Argentine composer, dies at 74
  • 1961-07-06 Enrique Larreta [E Rodriguez Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer, dies at 86
  • 1962-03-28 Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (b. 1883)
  • 1962-11-14 Manuel Gálvez, Argentine novelist (La maestra normal), dies at 80
  • 1963-01-16 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), dies at 73
  • 1966-03-09 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (b. 1924)
  • 1966-12-27 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (b. 1906)

ExecutionChe Guevara

1967-10-09 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39

  • 1968-03-18 Manuel Gómez Carrillo, Argentine composer, dies at 85
  • 1969-06-13 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Great Expectations), dies at 69
  • 1971-09-21 Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist (Nobel 1947), dies at 84
  • 1973-04-27 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver, dies at 57
  • 1973-12-18 Julio César Brero [or Giulio Cesare], Italian-born Argentine composer (Novella), and lawyer, dies at 64

Juan Perón

1974-07-01 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies of a heart attack at 78

  • 1974-09-27 Silvio Frondizi, Argentine lawyer, assassinated by the Triple A(b. 1907)
  • 1975-03-25 Juan Gaudino, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)
  • 1975-06-11 Floro Ugarte, Argentine composer (From My Land; Saika), and educator, dies at 90
  • 1976-08-04 Enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop
  • 1977-03-11 Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • 1977-03-15 Antonino Rocca, Italian-Argentine professional wrestler, dies at 49
  • 1978-08-26 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer, dies at 62
  • 1978-09-08 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Argentine film director (Monday's Child), dies at 54
  • 1978-11-28 Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Argentine football executive (b. 1902)
  • 1980-03-28 Richard "Dick" Haymes, Argentine-American actor and singer (Sate Fair, Real Life, Betrayal), dies of lung cancer at 61
  • 1980-10-25 Víctor Galíndez, Argentine boxer (WBA light heavyweight title 1974-79), dies in stock-car race pit area accident at 31
  • 1981-04-02 Delfo Cabrera, Argentine distance runner (Olympic gold marathon 1948), dies in a car accident at 62
  • 1982-10-08 Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor and director (Lost World, You look marvelous), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1982-11-15 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver, dies at 81
  • 1983-06-25 Alberto Evaristo Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), dies at 67
  • 1984-02-12 Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (Blow-Up, Underground Game), dies at 69

Jorge Luis Borges

1986-06-14 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine author (Book of Sand), dies in Geneva at 86

  • 1987-01-17 Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (b. 1908)
  • 1987-05-21 Alejandro Rey, Argentine-American actor and director (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies lung cancer at 57
  • 1988-03-05 Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)
  • 1989-12-16 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (b. 1913)
  • 1990-07-21 Manuel Puig, Argentine writer (Buenos Aires Affair), dies at 57
  • 1990-07-28 Armando Frid, of Argentina (Born May 24, 1866 Guin rec), dies at 124
  • 1990-11-24 Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • 1991-08-14 Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (b. 1920)
  • 1992-01-10 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (b. 1919)
  • 1992-05-23 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer, composer, and guitarist, dies at 84
  • 1992-07-04 Astor Piazzolla, Argentine composer (Tango Nuevo), dies at 71
  • 1992-07-06 Edgardo Pallero, Argentina producer (Los hijos de fierro), dies
  • 1993-03-27 Carlos Gimenez, Argentine-Venezuelan director (Theater Festival of Caracas), dies at 47
  • 1993-04-12 Isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies
  • 1994-08-27 Roberto Goyeneche [El Polaco], Argentine tango singer (Maria), dies at 68
  • 1994-09-30 Roberto Viola, Argentine general/president (1981), dies at 69
  • 1995-01-08 Carlos Monzon [El Macho], Argentine medium weight boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52
  • 1995-03-15 Carlos Menem Jr, son of Argentine President, dies at 26
  • 1995-04-18 Arturo Frondizi, 35th President of Argentina (1958-62), dies at 86
  • 1995-05-07 Maria Luisa Bemberg, Argentine filmmaker, dies at 73
  • 1995-06-08 Juan Carlos Ongania, President of Argentina (1966-70), dies
  • 1995-07-16 Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine auto racer (World F1 champion 1951, 1954-57), dies of kidney failure at 84
  • 1996-01-18 Leonor Fini, Argentine artist, dies at 87
  • 1996-08-26 Alejandro Agustín Lanusse, President of Argentina (1971-73), dies at 77
  • 1996-08-27 Alexander Lanusse, military President of Argentina (1971-73), dies
  • 1998-04-16 Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician, dies at 77
  • 1998-12-12 Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (b. 1922)
  • 1999-03-08 Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinean writer (b.1914)
  • 1999-11-11 Jacobo Timmerman, Argentine writer and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2000-10-28 Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)
  • 2001-01-19 Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)
  • 2001-11-14 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine soccer forward (Boca Juniors, Sampdoria, Atlético Madrid) and manager (Argentina, Boca Juniors, Lazio, Roma), dies at 79
  • 2002-03-24 César Milstein, Argentine biochemist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1984), dies at 74