Buenos Aires in History

Historical Events

  • 1536-02-02 Pedro de Mendoza founds Argentine city of Buenos Aires
  • 1806-06-24 British under Commodore Popham and Colonel Beresford reach Buenos Aires
  • 1806-06-27 Buenos Aires captured by British
  • 1807-07-05 Second Battle of Buenos Aires lost by invading British forces
  • 1810-05-25 In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo

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1833-09-20 Charles Darwin arrives in Buenos Aires after travelling through the Argentine interior with guachos

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1853-05-23 Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859)

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

  • 1914-12-14 Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressist Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires.
  • 1919-01-15 Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires
  • 1928-05-23 Bomb attack on Italian embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die

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1928-12-11 Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on President-elect Herbert Hoover

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1945-03-06 Federico Garcia Lorca's "La Casa" premieres in Buenos Aires
  • 1951-02-25 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)

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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

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1957-04-11 Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires


Execution'The Banality of Evil'

1960-05-11 Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires
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Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1967-05-30 Argentinian author Gabriel García Márquez's most important work "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is published in Buenos Aires

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • 1968-06-23 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium
  • 1972-04-10 20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas
  • 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
  • 1978-06-25 FIFA World Cup Final, El Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Striker Mario Kempes scores 2 goals as Argentina beats the Netherlands, 3-1 after extra time
  • 1985-12-10 Junta leaders Videla & Massera sentenced in Buenos Aires
  • 1988-10-15 Amnesty International's Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires
  • 1992-03-17 28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Arg
  • 1992-03-17 Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29
  • 1994-07-18 Bomb attack on Jewish center AMIA in Buenos Aires, 86 killed
  • 1997-03-07 Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome & Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site
  • 1999-08-31 A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including 2 on the ground.
  • 2001-12-19 Argentine economic crisis: December 2001 riots - Riots erupt in Buenos Aires after Domingo Cavallo's corralito measures restrict the withdrawal of cash from bank deposits.
  • 2004-12-30 A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.
  • 2011-07-24 Copa América Final, River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires: Diego Forlán scores twice as Uruguay beats Paraguay, 3–0 to earn their 15th title
  • 2012-02-22 Train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 50 and injures hundreds

Film release premierFilm Premier

2012-06-26 Animated film "Ice Age: Continental Drift", directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Buenos Aires

Actor Ray Romano
Actor
Ray Romano
  • 2018-11-24 Copa Libertadores Final 2nd-leg between Buenos Aires rivals River Plate & Boca Juniors is postponed after Boca bus attacked by River fans; players suffer cuts & affects of police tear gas; River wins, 5-3 on aggregate when 2nd-leg played in Madrid, Spain (9 Dec)

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)

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
  • 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)
  • 1852-05-31 Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (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 María Drago, Argentine statesman and author of Drago Doctrine, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1921)
  • 1862-11-23 Alberto Williams, composer (Etrerno Reposo), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1868-10-04 Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, President of Argentina (1922-28), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1942)
  • 1875-03-04 Enrique Larreta, [E R Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer (Gloria de Don Ramiro), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1961)
  • 1878-08-03 Constantino Gaito, Argentinian composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1945)

Person of interestCarlos Saavedra Lamas

1878-11-01 Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine politician (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1959)

Nobel Peace Laureate Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Nobel Peace Laureate
Carlos Saavedra Lamas
  • 1881-10-12 Carlos Lopez Buchardo, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1948)
  • 1884-05-01 Felipe Boero, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1958)
  • 1884-09-15 Floro Manuel Ugarte, Argentine composer, 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)

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)
  • 1892-12-15 José María Castro, Argentine composer, born in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires (d. 1964)

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)
  • 1905-12-02 Osvaldo Pugliese, Argentine musician and composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1908-08-30 Leonor Fini, Argentine artist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1996)
  • 1909-07-04 Lynette Roberts, British poet, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1910-12-26 Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
  • 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)
  • 1919-09-21 Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1920-05-03 Nina Bara [Frances Bauer], Argentinian actress (Missile to the Moon, Space Patrol), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1990)
  • 1922-04-14 Maria Luisa Bemberg, Argentine filmmaker, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1923-06-28 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver, born in Buenos Aires (d. 2012)
  • 1924-05-05 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Argentine film director (Monday's Child), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1978)
  • 1925-08-02 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian dictator, born in Mercedes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • 1926-07-04 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish soccer forward, coach (Spain 31 caps, Real Madrid), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2014)
  • 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
  • 1928-01-21 Reynaldo Bignone, Argentine politician and human rights violator, 41st President (1982–1983), born in Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2018)
  • 1928-07-10 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
  • 1928-10-26 Francisco Solano López, Argentine comic artist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 2011)
  • 1930-02-08 Alejandro Rey, Argentine-American actor and director (Carlos-Flying Nun), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1987)
  • 1930-05-03 Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, born in Buenos Aires (d. 2014)
  • 1931-11-26 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentine painter and activist (1980 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1931-12-24 Mauricio Kagel, Argentine-German composer, born in Buenos Aires, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1932-06-21 Lalo [Boris] Schifrin, Argentine-American composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1932-07-13 Antonio Roma, football goalkeeper (42 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • 1934-02-23 Linda Cristal, Argentinian actress (High Chapparal), born in Buenos Aires, Brazil (d. 2020)
  • 1934-03-04 Mario Davidovsky, composer (Synchronisms), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1935-03-27 Abelardo Castillo, Argentine writer and novelist, born in San Pedro, Buenos Aires
  • 1935-10-02 Omar Sívori, Argentine soccer forward and manager (19 caps Argentina, 9 caps Italy; Juventus), born in San Nicolás, Buenos Aires Province (d. 2005)

Person of interestPope Francis

1936-12-17 Pope Francis [Jorge Mario Bergoglio], Catholic Pope (2013-) 1st Jesuit pope, 1st from the Americas and 1st non-European pope since Syrian Gregory III in 741, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 1937-09-05 Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Italian-Argentinian footballer who played for both Argentina and Italy, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2018)
  • 1940-05-07 Armando Krieger, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1940-08-21 Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, Argentinian rheumatologist, born in Buenos Aires
  • 1940-10-04 Silvio Marzolini, Argentine soccer defender (28 caps; Boca Juniors), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1941-06-05 Martha Argerich, pianist (debut 1949), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1941-10-05 Eduardo Duhalde, President of Argentina (2002-03), born in Lomas de Zamora, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1941-12-04 Raul Blanco, Argentine-Australian soccer coach (Australia 1996-97), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1942-11-15 Daniel Barenboim, pianist/conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1943-07-15 Diligenti quintuplets, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1943-08-01 Dennis "Denny" Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1945-12-31 Claude Marks, FALN member (FBI most wanted), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1948-06-27 Angel Penna Jr., horse trainer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1948-11-02 Víctor Galíndez, Argentine boxer (WBA light heavyweight title 1974-79), born in Vedia, Buenos Aires (d. 1980)
  • 1949-04-26 Carlos Bianchi, Argentine soccer forward and coach (14 caps; Vélez Sarsfield, Boca Juniors), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1950-01-23 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • 1950-11-07 Augusto Gen'un Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1951-04-17 Olivia Hussey, Argentine-British actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1952-02-06 Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Person of interestGuillermo Vilas

1952-08-17 Guillermo Vilas, Argentine tennis player (4-time Grand Slam winner), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1953-02-19 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina (2007-2015), born in La Plata, Buenos Aires
  • 1956-09-19 Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver, born in Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1957-01-16 Ricardo Darin, Argentine director and actor (The Secret in Their Eyes), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1958-06-12 Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro, Argentine-American astronaut, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1959-02-08 Mauricio Macri, Argentine politician and President of Argentina (2015-present), born in Tandil, Buenos Aires

Person of interestDiego Maradona

1960-10-30 Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer forward (World Cup captain 1986, 91 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1962-02-27 Veronica Ribot-Canales, Argentinian-American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1963-03-27 Charly Alberti, Argentinian rock musician (Soda Stereo), born in Buenos Aires
  • 1964-10-09 Martín Jaite, Argentine tennis star, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1964-12-21 Fabiana Udenio, Argentine actress, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1965-04-13 Patricio Pouchulu, Argentine architect, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1966-08-01 Horacio de la Peña, Argentinian tennis star and coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1966-08-18 Gustavo Charif, Argentine artist, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1967-01-09 Claudio Caniggia, Argentinian footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1970-05-16 Gabriela Sabatini, Argentine tennis player (US Open 1990), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1971-03-09 Diego Torres, Argentine singer (Un Mundo Diferente), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1971-05-17 Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, Queen of the Netherlands (2013-present), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1971-06-12 Florencia Labat, Argentine tennis star (1992 Austrian), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1972-03-05 Hernan Gumy, tennis star, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1973-05-25 María José Gaidano, Argentine tennis star (1993 Belgium doubles), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

1984-11-07 FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 2011-03-31 Italian Canadian singer Michael Buble (35) weds actress and model Luisana Lopilato (23) in Buenos Aires
  • 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

  • 1820-02-14 Cosme Argerich, Argentine physician and founder of the Medicine School of Buenos Aires, dies at 61
  • 1990-07-21 Manuel Puig, Argentine writer (Buenos Aires Affair), dies at 57