Argentine History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 183

  • 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.
  • 1816-07-09 Argentina declares independence from Spain
  • 1828-04-11 Foundation of Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • 1828-08-27 Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks

InventionScientific Discovery

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

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 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.
  • 1866-10-22 Paraguay: Battle of Curupaytí against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
  • 1875-10-22 First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
  • 1882-05-13 Toba indians kill 20 members of French expedition in Argentina
  • 1888-09-11 Death of the Argentine politician Domingo Sarmiento, after whom the Latin American Teacher's Day is chosen.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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 beat the MCC in their inaugural cricket 1st-class fixture

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 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: Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 in the inaugural event in Montevideo, Uruguay

BattleCoup d'état

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

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
  • 1951-07-06 British Open Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Englishman Max Faulkner wins by 2 strokes from Antonio Cerdá of Argentina
  • 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
  • 1955-09-19 Argentine President Juan Perón resigns & flees
  • 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 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 world F1 drivers championship by 3 points from Englishman Stirling Moss
  • 1957-08-04 Argentine Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio clinches his record 5th World Championship of Drivers title (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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
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.
  • 1962-03-29 Argentine President Arturo Frondizi flees from the army
  • 1963-02-12 Argentina asks extraditon of ex-president Peron
  • 1963-07-31 Arturo Illia elected President of Argentina
  • 1963-12-12 Argentina asks for extradition of ex-President Juan Perón
  • 1966-05-25 Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
  • 1967-06-10 Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 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 lt gen Lanusse ousts President Ongania
  • 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

Sport awardTennis Open

1975-06-15 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-2, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1975-07-06 Argentine government falls
  • 1976-03-24 Argentine President Isabel Martínez de Perón is deposed in a military coup
  • 1976-03-25 Argentine miltary junta bans leftist political parties
  • 1977-09-11 US Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas becomes the only Argentine to win US title; beats Jimmy Connors 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0
  • 1978-06-25 FIFA World Cup Final: Striker Mario Kempes scores 2 goals as Argentina beats the Netherlands 3-1 a.e.t. in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1979-01-08 Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
  • 1979-05-22 Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG v East Africa & Singapore v Argentina)
  • 1979-05-28 ABC premiere of TV's "The House on Garibaldi Street", based on the 1960 capture of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
  • 1980-07-03 US Open Senior Golf, Winged Foot: Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina wins inaugural event by 4 shots from William C. Campbell
  • 1981-03-20 Argentine ex-president Isabel Peron sentenced to 8 years

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 317

  • 1757-06-18 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine leader (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)

Person of interestManuel 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)

Argentine Politician and Military Leader Manuel Belgrano
Argentine Politician and Military Leader
Manuel Belgrano
  • 1773-03-16 Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (d. 1836)

Person of interestJosé 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)

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • 1805-09-02 Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851)
  • 1810-05-29 Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentina politician/writer
  • 1811-02-15 Domingo F Sarmiento, President of Argentina (1868-74)
  • 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/people 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, Argentina, poet (El nido de condores)
  • 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 (d. 1919)

Person of interestHipólito Yrigoyen

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

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • 1859-05-06 Luis Maria Drago, Argentina, statesman, anti-interventionist
  • 1862-11-23 Alberto Williams, composer (Etrerno Reposo), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1866-05-24 Armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years)
  • 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, Argentina, writer
  • 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)
  • 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 Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1963)

Person of interestCarlos 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)
  • 1893-02-02 Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (d. 1970)

Person of interestJuan Perón

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

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón

Person of interestJorge 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 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (d. 1982)
  • 1901-02-27 Horatio Luro, American horse trainer (Decidedly, Northern Dancer), born in Argentina (d. 1991)
  • 1901-05-15 Luis Monti, Argentine-Italian footballer (d. 1983)
  • 1901-12-02 Raimundo Orsi, Argentine-born footballer (d. 1986)
  • 1903-05-21 Pedro Aramburu, president Argentina
  • 1905-01-17 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • 1908-01-31 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine folk musician, born in Pergamino, Argentine (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, president Argentina (1958-62)
  • 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, Argentina, polo (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 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)

Person of interestEva 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)

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
  • 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, Argentina composer (Tango Nuevo)
  • 1922-02-22 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
  • 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 footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1923-01-06 Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • 1923-04-14 Roberto DeVicenzo, Argentine golfer
  • 1923-04-23 Antonino Rocca, Italian-Argentine professional wrestler, born in Treviso, Veneto, Italy (d. 1977)
  • 1923-06-05 Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (d. 1963)
  • 1923-06-28 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver
  • 1923-12-23 Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (d. 1954)
  • 1924-01-07 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
  • 1924-05-05 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, director (Monday's Child), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1924-12-03 Roberto Mières, Argentine racing driver
  • 1925-08-02 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian dictator, born in Mercedes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • 1925-09-30 Félix Luna, Argentine historian and lyricist, born in La Rioja Province, Argentina (d. 2009)
  • 1926-03-04 Pascual Pérez (boxing), Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)
  • 1926-07-04 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish footballer and coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2014)
  • 1926-07-15 Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentine dictator (d. 2003)
  • 1926-09-07 Donald J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • 1927-03-12 Raúl Alfonsín, President of Argentina (1983-89), born in Chascomús, Buenos Aires (d. 2009)
  • 1927-06-19 Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, Argentine general, Commander of the Third Army Corps (1975-79), and convicted human rights violator and murderer, born in San Martín, Buenos Aires (d. 2018)
  • 1927-07-18 Carlo Franci, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1927-10-08 César Milstein, Argentine biochemist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1984), born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina (d. 2002)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • 1860-11-11 1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina

HeartWedding of Interest

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

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón

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

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

King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander
King of the Netherlands
Willem-Alexander

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actor Matt Damon
Actor
Matt Damon
  • 2006-03-14 Argentinean actress Andrea Frigerio (44) weds Lucas Boccino in an intimate civil ceremony
  • 2011-04-02 Grammy Awarded singer Michael Buble (34) weds Argentine actress-model Luisana Lopilato (22) at Villa Maria Paz 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

Deaths 1 - 100 of 122

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

Person of interestManuel 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

Argentine Politician and Military Leader Manuel Belgrano
Argentine Politician and Military Leader
Manuel Belgrano
  • 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 (b. 1757)
  • 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 B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentine 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 (b. 1852)
  • 1920-03-08 Rafael Obligado, Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69
  • 1932-11-21 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies

Person of interestHipólito Yrigoyen

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

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen

Person of interestCarlos 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

  • 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 composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89

Person of interestEva 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

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
  • 1954-07-31 Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
  • 1955-08-05 Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42
  • 1956-12-20 Ramon Carrillo, Argentine neuroscientist and Public Health minister (b. 1906)

Person of interestCarlos Saavedra Lamas

1959-05-05 Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine politician (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), dies at 80

Nobel Peace Laureate Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Nobel Peace Laureate
Carlos Saavedra Lamas
  • 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
  • 1963-03-01 Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
  • 1966-03-09 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (b. 1924)
  • 1966-12-27 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (b. 1906)

Person of interestChe Guevara

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

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • 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
  • 1970-10-01 Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)
  • 1971-09-21 Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist (Nobel 1947), dies at 84
  • 1973-04-27 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (b. 1914)
  • 1973-10-21 Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (b. 1932)
  • 1973-12-18 Julio César Brero [or Giulio Cesare], Italian-born Argentine composer and lawyer (Novella), dies at 64

Person of interestJuan Perón

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

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • 1974-09-27 Silvio Frondizi, Argentine lawyer, assassinated by the Triple A(b. 1907)
  • 1975-03-25 Juan Gaudino, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)
  • 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
  • 1978-11-28 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
  • 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 (b. 1901)
  • 1983-06-25 Alberto Evaristo Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), dies at 67
  • 1984-02-12 Julio Cort zar, Argentina writer (Final del Juego), dies at 69
  • 1984-02-12 Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (Blow-Up, Underground Game), dies at 69

Person of interestJorge 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
  • 1993-04-12 Isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies
  • 1994-08-27 Roberto Goyeneche, [El Polaco], Argentine tango singer (Maria), dies
  • 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, President of Argentina (1958-62), dies
  • 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 footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2002-03-24 César Milstein, Argentine biochemist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1984), dies at 74
  • 2003-01-12 Leopoldo Galtieri, dictator of Argentina (b. 1926)
  • 2003-05-21 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer, dies at 74
  • 2003-08-22 Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer and actress (b. 1906)
  • 2005-02-17 Omar Sivori, Argentine footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2005-05-08 Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (b. 1981)