Argentine History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 230

  • 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

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

1977-01-09 Australian Open Men's Tennis: American Roscoe Tanner wins his first and only Grand Slam event; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

1977-06-05 French Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas of Argentina wins first career Grand Slam event; outclasses American Brian Gottfried 6-0, 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1977-09-11 US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Guillermo Vilas becomes the only Argentine to win US title; beats Jimmy Connors 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0; final time event played at West Side Tennis Club

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

1978-06-11 French Open Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg wins his 3rd French title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-1, 6-1, 6-3

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
  • 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
  • 1979-01-03 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas of Argentina wins 3rd Grand Slam title; beats Australian John Marks 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
  • 1979-01-08 Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
  • 1979-05-22 Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG v East Africa & Singapore v Argentina)

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1979-05-28 ABC premiere of TV's "The House on Garibaldi Street", based on the 1960 capture of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal Adolf Eichmann
Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal
Adolf Eichmann
  • 1980-06-29 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina wins inaugural event by 4 strokes ahead of amateur William C. Campbell; his Champions Tour debut
  • 1981-03-20 Argentine ex-president Isabel Peron sentenced to 8 years
  • 1981-08-06 Argentine ex-president Isabel Peron freed
  • 1981-12-11 Argentine President General Roberto Viola flees

  • 1981-12-13 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
  • 1981-12-22 Argentine general Leopoldo Galtieri sworn in as president
  • 1982-04-02 Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands from Great Britain
  • 1982-04-03 UN Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland Islands

UKArgentine Soldiers Surrender in the Falklands

1982-04-26 Argentina surrenders to Great Britain on South Georgia Island, near the Falkland Islands
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Argentinian prisoners of war are marched in Port Stanley after they surrendered in the Falklands War
Argentinian prisoners of war are marched in Port Stanley after they surrendered in the Falklands War
  • 1982-05-02 Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
  • 1982-05-23 BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

1982-06-06 French Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins his first career Grand Slam title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1982-06-08 Falklands War: Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Gahalad attacked in San Carlos Water ("Bomb Alley") by Argentine aircraft: 48 soldiers and crewman were killed.

BeatificationPapal Visit

1982-06-11 Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1982-06-14 Argentina surrenders to Great Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
  • 1982-06-15 Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat
  • 1982-06-16 Britain requests Argentina to arrange for return of prisoners
  • 1982-06-17 President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat in the Falkland Islands
  • 1982-07-01 General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as President of Argentina
  • 1982-07-12 Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
  • 1983-04-28 Argentine government declares all 15-30,000 missing persons dead
  • 1983-09-23 Argentine military regime gives amnesty to military and political assassins
  • 1983-10-30 The first democratic elections are held in Argentina after seven years of military rule.
  • 1983-11-18 Argentina announces its ability to produce enriched uranium for nuclear weapons

  • 1983-11-30 Raúl Alfonsín wins Argentine presidential election
  • 1983-12-10 Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president
  • 1984-01-10 Argentine ex-president and general Reynaldo Bignone arrested
  • 1985-11-03 President Alfonsín's Radical Burgerunie wins in Argentine legislative elections
  • 1986-05-15 Argentine ex-president Galtieri sentenced to 12 years
  • 1986-06-29 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Argentina beats West Germany, 3-2 in front of 114,600
  • 1986-08-07 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
  • 1987-06-13 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987-11-23 German tennis star Steffi Graf claims her first WTA Tour Championship with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-4 win over Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1988-11-20 Argentine tennis star Gabriela Sabatini beats Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–2, 6–2 to win her first WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1989-04-28 Argentina, hit by rocketing inflation, runs out of money
  • 1989-07-08 Carlos Saul Menum becomes President of Argentina
  • 1990-07-08 FIFA World Cup Final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy: 85th minute penalty by Andreas Brehme gives West Germany, 1-0 win over Argentina
  • 1990-09-08 US Open Women's Tennis: Gabriela Sabatini becomes only Argentine woman to win a Grand Slam singles event; beats Steffi Graf 6-2, 7-6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-11-18 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2 to win her first of 3 straight WTA Tour Championships in NYC; first 5-set women's final since 1901

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-04-06 Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1991-04-26 Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics
  • 1991-07-06 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 for her 3rd Wimbledon crown
  • 1994-06-25 FIFA World Cup: 1,500th goal in Cup'd history scored by Caceres of Argentina
  • 1994-07-03 FIFA World Cup: In a huge upset Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 from the round of 16 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • 1994-08-20 Archbishop Quarracino wants all homosexuals to leave Argentina
  • 1994-11-20 Unseeded Argentine tennis star Gabriela Sabatini claims WTA Tour Championship with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over American Lindsay Davenport at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1997-10-30 Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona announces his retirement from football on his 37th birthday
  • 1998-07-26 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Hale Irwin wins by 1 stroke ahead of Vicente Fernández of Argentina
  • 2000-12-02 England holds off a determined comeback by South Africa to notch up their 3rd Southern Hemisphere rugby scalp of the autumn with a 25-17 win at Twickenham; previously beat Australia, 22-19 and Argentina, 19-0
  • 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.
  • 2001-12-20 Argentine economic crisis: President of Argentina Fernando de la Rúa is forced out of office.
  • 2002-01-02 Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.
  • 2002-07-07 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating David Nalbandian of Argentina 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • 2002-09-04 Argentina pulls off one of the biggest upsets in basketball history, beating the US, 87-80 in 2nd round of the World Championships; 1st US loss in 59 games since sending NBA players to international competition in 1992
  • 2002-11-14 Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.
  • 2003-05-25 Néstor Kirchner becomes President of Argentina after defeating Carlos Menem. He is the first elected President since the economic crisis.
  • 2004-06-06 French Open Men's Tennis: Gastón Gaudio of Argentina beats countryman Guillermo Coria 0-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 8-6 for his lone major title
  • 2004-07-25 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush: Pete Oakley wins by 1 stroke from fellow American Tom Kite and Eduardo Romero of Argentina
  • 2004-07-25 Copa América Final, Estadio Nacional, Lima: Brazil beats Argentina, 4-2 on penalties; 2-2 after extra time
  • 2004-08-27 In a huge upset in the men's basketball semi final at the Athens Olympics, Argentina beats a star-studded but unsettled US team 89-81; they go on to take gold and US bronze
  • 2004-08-28 Led by San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginóbili Argentina beats Italy 84-69 for the Olympic basketball gold medal in Athens; star-studded US team takes bronze
  • 2004-08-28 Carlos Tevez scores the winner as Argentina beats Paraguay 1-0, maintaining an undefeated record to win the men's football gold medal at the Athens Olympics
  • 2004-12-30 A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.
  • 2005-01-08 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Dominik Hrbatý beats Guillermo Coria of Argentina 6-4, 6-1 for an unassailable 2-0 lead, and 2nd Slovakian title

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

2005-06-05 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Mariano Puerta of Argentina 6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 7-5 to claim his first French title

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005-11-20 David Nalbandian of Argentina outlasts defending champion Roger Federer 6–7, 6–7, 6–2, 6–1, 7–6 in Shanghai, China to win his only career season-ending Tennis Masters Cup title

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2005-12-15 Argentina's president Néstor Kirchner announces the early repayment of its external debt to the IMF.
  • 2006-07-30 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Turnberry: American Loren Roberts wins in a playoff with Eduardo Romero of Argentina
  • 2006-08-27 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Reserve Vineyards & GC: Eduardo Romero of Argentina wins first of 2 Champions Tour majors with birdie on 1st playoff hole against Lonnie Nielsen
  • 2006-12-03 Davis Cup Tennis, Moscow: Marat Safin beats José Acasuso of Argentina 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 to clinch Russia's 3-2 victory

Sport awardUS Golf Open

2007-06-17 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont GC: Ángel Cabrera wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods; first Open won by an Argentine or a South American

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2007-07-15 Copa América Final, Maracaibo, Venezuela: Defending champions Brazil win their 8th title with a 3-0 win over Argentina
  • 2007-08-25 1st Women's Snow Polo World Championship takes place in Bariloche, Argentina
  • 2007-10-29 Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
  • 2007-11-23 MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.
  • 2008-08-03 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Broadmoor GC: Eduardo Romero of Argentina wins by 4 strokes ahead of Fred Funk for his second Champions Tour major title
  • 2008-08-23 Midfielder Ángel Di María scores a 58th minute winner as Argentina beats Nigeria 1-0 to take the men's football gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; 89,102 at the National Stadium
  • 2008-11-23 97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)
  • 2009-04-12 73rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ángel Cabrera wins his 2nd major title in a playoff with Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry; Cabrera, first Masters champion from Argentina and South America
  • 2009-04-15 Even though official government sources state that Argentina's GDP will actually grow this year, private consulting firms state that Argentine economy has actually been in recession since October 2008
  • 2009-09-14 US Open Men's Tennis: Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina wins his first Grand Slam title; beats defending champion Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
  • 2009-11-29 Nikolay Davydenko of Russia wins his only ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Argentine star Juan Martín del Potro in the final in London, England
  • 2011-08-27 Australia claims final Tri Nations Rugby Series with 25-20 win over New Zealand in Brisbane; Argentina's Pumas join competition the following year; series rebranded The Rugby Championship
  • 2011-12-04 100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)
  • 2012-02-22 Train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 50 and injures hundreds
  • 2012-04-05 Severe storms in Argentina kill 14 people
  • 2013-04-03 50 people are killed by flooding across Argentina
  • 2014-02-08 17 people are killed after a truck & bus collide in Mendoza, Argentina

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 341

  • 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)
  • 1928-01-21 Reynaldo Bignone, Argentine politician and human rights violator, 41st President (1982–1983), born in Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2018)

Person of interestChe Guevara

1928-06-14 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary (Cuban Revolution), author and physician, born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 1967)

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • 1928-07-10 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
  • 1928-10-14 Héctor Rial, Spanish soccer striker (Real Madrid, 5 straight Euro Cup C'ships 1956-60), born in Pergamino, Argentina (d. 1991)
  • 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)
  • 1930-07-02 Carlos Saul Menem, President of Argentina (1989- )
  • 1931-02-04 Isabel Martínez de Perón, [Maria Martinez], wife of Juan Perón and President of Argentina (1974-76), born in La Rioja, Argentina
  • 1931-08-28 Tito Capobianco, Argentinian stage impresario, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • 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)
  • 1932-11-28 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • 1932-12-28 Manuel Puig, Argentina, writer (Blood of Requited Love)
  • 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
  • 1935-07-09 Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (exponent of nueva canción), born in San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina (d. 2009)
  • 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)
  • 1936-02-14 Fanne Foxe, [Annabella Battistella], Argentina, (Wilbur Mills affair)

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)
  • 1937-09-15 Fernando de la Rúa, 51st President of Argentina
  • 1938-01-06 Mario Rodríguez Cobos (aka Silo), Argentine writer and spiritual leader, born in Mendoza, Argentina (d. 2010)
  • 1938-11-05 César Luis Menotti, Argentine football player (1978 FIFA World Cup) and coach, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • 1940-05-07 Armando Krieger, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 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
  • 1941-11-01 Alfio Basile, Argentine football coach, born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina
  • 1941-12-04 Raul Blanco, Argentine-Australian soccer coach (Australia 1996-97), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1942-04-12 Carlos Reutemann, Argentine racing driver (Formula One) and politician, born in Santa Fe, Argentina
  • 1942-08-07 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer, born in San Javier, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1942-11-15 Daniel Barenboim, pianist/conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1943-01-06 Osvaldo Soriano, Argentine journalist & writer, born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 1997)
  • 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)
  • 1944-03-08 Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
  • 1945-04-13 Carlos Gimenez, Argentine-Venezuelan founder (Theater festival of Caracas) (d. 1993)
  • 1945-12-31 Claude Marks, FALN member (FBI most wanted), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1946-02-07 Héctor Babenco, film director (Kiss of the Spider Woman), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • 1948-06-27 Angel Penna Jr., horse trainer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1948-09-12 Luis Lima, Argentine tenor, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • 1948-11-02 Víctor Galíndez, Argentine boxer (WBA light heavyweight title 1974-79), born in Vedia, Buenos Aires (d. 1980)
  • 1949-04-13 Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver, born in San Juan, Argentina
  • 1949-04-25 Vicente Pernía, Argentine footballer, born in Tandil, Argentina
  • 1949-04-26 Carlos Bianchi, Argentine soccer forward and coach (14 caps; Vélez Sarsfield, Boca Juniors), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1949-09-03 José Pékerman, Argentine football manager (Columbia 2012-18), born in Villa Domínguez, Argentina
  • 1950-01-23 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • 1950-01-30 Silvia Bertolaccini, Argentine golfer (4-time LPGA Tour titles), born in Rafaela, Argentina
  • 1950-02-25 Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician, President of Argentina 2003-2007), born in Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz (d. 2010)
  • 1950-05-20 Reinaldo Merlo, Argentine footballer
  • 1950-10-15 Chris De Burgh, British-Irish rock vocalist (The Lady in Red), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • 1950-11-07 Augusto Gen'un Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1950-12-05 Osvaldo Golijov, Argentine composer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • 1951-04-17 Olivia Hussey, Argentine-British actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1951-04-22 Ana María Shua, Argentine poet
  • 1951-08-19 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer
  • 1951-10-23 Charly García, Argentine singer
  • 1951-11-08 Alfredo Astiz, Argentine general and intelligence officer
  • 1952-02-06 Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1952-08-03 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player, born in Córdoba, 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
  • 1952-08-18 Ricky Villa, Argentine former footballer, born in Roque Pérez, Argentina
  • 1952-10-02 George Meegan, British adventurer who walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska, born in London
  • 1953-01-04 Norberto Alonso, Argentine soccer midfielder (19 caps; River Plate), born in Vicente López, Argentina
  • 1953-02-19 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina (2007-2015), born in La Plata, Buenos Aires
  • 1953-05-25 Daniel Passarella, Argentine footballer, born in Chacabuco, Argentina
  • 1953-08-31 Miguel Ángel Guerra, Argentine racing driver
  • 1954-01-25 Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer, born in Zárate, Argentina
  • 1954-07-17 Eduardo Romero, Argentine golfer (Tradition 2006, US Senior Open 2008), born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • 1954-08-11 Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • 1954-08-19 Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
  • 1955-04-25 Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer (Argentina national team), born in Morteros, Argentina
  • 1955-10-04 Jorge Valdano, Argentine soccer forward and manager (23 caps; Real Madrid), born in Las Parejas, Argentina
  • 1956-04-09 Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentine footballer, born in Lanús Partido, Argentina
  • 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
  • 1957-07-30 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer (played in World Cup 1986, 90), born in Monje, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • 1958-06-12 Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro, Argentine-American astronaut, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1958-08-08 Cecilia Roth, Argentine actress
  • 1958-08-16 Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star
  • 1959-02-08 Mauricio Macri, Argentine politician and President of Argentina (2015-present), born in Tandil, Buenos Aires
  • 1959-07-02 Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1960-09-27 Nick della Casa, British Brazilian Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
  • 1962-01-26 Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer, born in Cordoba, Argentina
  • 1962-02-01 José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian soccer defender (21 caps; Vélez Sársfield, Boca Juniors, Nîmes Olympique), born in Córdoba, Argentina (d. 2004)
  • 1962-02-27 Veronica Ribot-Canales, Argentinian-American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1962-04-27 Ángel Comizzo, Argentine football goalkeeper, born in Reconquista, Argentina
  • 1962-10-09 Jorge Burruchaga, Argentine soccer attacking midfielder and manager (57 caps; Independiente, Nantes), born in Gualeguay, Argentina
  • 1962-12-05 José Cura, Argentine tenor, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • 1963-10-17 Sergio Goycochea, Argentine footballer
  • 1964-01-12 Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

  • 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 Sívori, Argentine soccer forward and manager (19 caps Argentina, 9 caps Italy; Juventus), dies of pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2005-05-08 Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver, dies at 23
  • 2005-06-18 Manuel Sadosky, Argentine mathematician (b. 1914)
  • 2005-07-11 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine professional racing driver (b. 1922)
  • 2006-06-29 Fabián Bielinsky, Argentinean film director (b. 1959)
  • 2007-07-19 Roberto Fontanarrosa, Argentine cartoonist (b. 1944)
  • 2008-03-12 Jorge Guinzburg, Argentine journalist, producer, humorist, and TV, theater and radio host (b. 1949)
  • 2009-03-31 Raúl Alfonsín, President of Argentina (1983-89), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • 2009-11-05 Félix Luna, Argentine historian and lyricist, dies at 84
  • 2010-01-04 Sandro, Argentine songwriter (b. 1945)
  • 2010-05-31 Rubén Juárez, Argentine bandoneonist (b. 1947)
  • 2010-08-21 Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, Argentinean writer (b. 1941)
  • 2010-10-27 Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician, President of Argentina (2003-2007), dies of heart failure at 60
  • 2010-11-08 Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentine naval officer and National Reorganization Process figure (b. 1925)
  • 2011-01-12 Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver, dies at 90
  • 2011-07-09 Facundo Cabral, Argentine musician (b. 1937)
  • 2012-01-01 Carlos Soria, Argentine lawyer & politician, dies from gunshot to the head at 62
  • 2012-02-10 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver, dies at 88
  • 2013-05-17 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinean dictator, dies from complications from a fall at 87
  • 2013-06-15 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, dies from respiratory failure at 90
  • 2014-01-14 Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, dies at 84
  • 2014-07-07 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish soccer forward, coach (Spain 31 caps, Real Madrid), dies of a heart attack at 88
  • 2017-06-01 Roberto De Vicenzo, Argentine golfer (British Open 1967; US Masters 1968 runner-up), dies at 94
  • 2018-01-05 Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Italian-Argentinian footballer who played for both Argentina and Italy, dies at 80
  • 2018-02-27 Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, Argentine general, Commander of the Third Army Corps (1975-79), and convicted human rights violator and murderer, dies of cardiogenic shock at 90
  • 2018-03-07 Reynaldo Bignone, Argentine politician and human rights violator, 41st President (1982–1983), dies of a hip fracture and heart failure at 90
  • 2019-07-19 César Pelli, Argentine American architect (Petronas Towers), dies at 92