Argentine History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 152 of 152

BeatificationPapal Visit

1982-06-11 Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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: Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in ffront of 114,600 at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City
  • 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
  • 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: 85th minute penalty by Andreas Brehme gives West Germany 1-0 win over Argentina in Rome, Italy

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
  • 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
  • 1997-10-30 Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona announces his retirement from football on his 37th birthday
  • 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.
  • 2002-11-14 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.
  • 2004-12-30 A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.
  • 2005-12-15 Argentina's president Néstor Kirchner announces the early repayment of its external debt to the IMF.
  • 2006-12-03 95th Davis Cup: Russia beats Argentina in Moscow (3-2)
  • 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.
  • 2008-11-23 97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2014-07-13 FIFA World Cup Final: Mario Götze scores an extra time winner as Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2015-10-24 Even results in Argentine Presidential Election between Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macrieven trigger 1st ever Presidential run off 22 Nov
  • 2015-11-22 In Argentine elections Mauricio Macri (PRO) wins a narrow election victory over his left-wing opponent
  • 2015-12-14 Bus plunges off bridge into Balboa River near Argentina city of Rosario de la Frontera, killing 43 frontier police on board
  • 2015-12-26 Floods in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay displace 150,000, blamed on El Nino
  • 2016-01-15 American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan unveils newest exhibit replica skeleton of a Titanosaur dinosaur (found 2010 Argentina), largest known dinosaur at 70 tons, 37m

  • 2017-11-15 Argentine submarine San Juan goes missing in the Atlantic after reporting mechanical failure

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 302

  • 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
  • 1931-11-26 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentine painter and activist (1980 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1931-12-24 Mauricio Kagel, Argentina/German composer
  • 1932-06-21 Lalo [Boris] Schifrin, composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1932-07-13 Antonio Roma, football goalkeeper (42 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • 1932-11-18 Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver {d. 1973)
  • 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)
  • 1936-02-14 Fanne Foxe, [Annabella Battistella], Argentina, (Wilbur Mills affair)

Person of interestFrancis

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

Pope Francis
  • 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 "Silo", Argentine writer and spiritual leader
  • 1938-11-05 César Luis Menotti, Argentine footballer
  • 1940-10-04 Silvio Marzolini, Argentine footballer
  • 1941-06-05 Martha Argerich, pianist (debut 1949), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1941-10-05 Eduardo Duhalde, President of Argentina
  • 1941-11-01 Alfio Basile, Argentine football coach
  • 1942-04-12 Carlos Reutemann, Argentine racing driver (Formula One) and politician, born in Santa Fe, Argentina
  • 1942-08-07 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer
  • 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)
  • 1944-03-08 Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
  • 1945-04-13 Carlos Gimenez, Argentine/Venezuelan founder (Theater festival of Caracas)
  • 1945-12-31 Claude D 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)
  • 1949-04-13 Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver
  • 1949-04-25 Vicente Pernía, Argentine footballer, born in Tandil, Argentina
  • 1949-09-03 José Pekerman, Argentine football manager
  • 1950-01-23 Luis Alberto Spinetta, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • 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, [Davidson], 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-born composer
  • 1951-04-17 Olivia Hussey, 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
  • 1952-02-06 Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
  • 1952-08-03 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player

Person of interestGuillermo Vilas

1952-08-17 Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis champion (US Open-1977), 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
  • 1952-10-02 George Meegen, England, walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska
  • 1953-01-04 Norberto Alonso, Argentine footballer
  • 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
  • 1953-08-31 Miguel Ángel Guerra, Argentine racing driver
  • 1954-08-11 Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • 1954-08-19 Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
  • 1955-04-25 Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer
  • 1955-10-04 Jorge Valdano, Argentine footballer
  • 1956-04-09 Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentine footballer
  • 1956-09-19 Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver
  • 1957-07-30 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
  • 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)
  • 1961-10-02 Pablo Arraya, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1962-01-26 Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
  • 1962-02-27 Veronica Ribot-Canales, US diver (Olympics 1996), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1962-04-27 Ángel Comizzo, Argentine football goalkeeper, born in Reconquista, Argentina
  • 1962-12-05 José Cura, Argentine tenor
  • 1963-10-17 Sergio Goycochea, Argentine footballer
  • 1963-10-28 Veronica Gamba, playmate (November, 1983), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1964-01-12 Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1964-10-09 Martin Jaite, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1964-12-21 Fabiana Udenio, Argentine actress
  • 1965-04-13 Patricio Pouchulu, Argentinean architect
  • 1966-06-27 Mercedes Paz, Argentine tennis star (1990 Strasbourg), born in Tucumán, Argentina
  • 1966-08-01 Horacia de la Pena, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1966-08-18 Gustavo Charif, Argentine artist
  • 1966-12-25 Javier Frana, Rafaela Argentina, tennis star
  • 1967-03-06 Julio Bocca, Argentinean Ballet Dancer
  • 1967-10-07 Mariana Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1968-08-06 Patricia Tarabini, La Plata Argentina, tennis star (1985 Futures ITA)
  • 1969-02-01 Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine footballer
  • 1969-05-20 Alberto Mancini, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1969-09-12 Ángel Cabrera, Argentine golfer
  • 1969-10-18 Nelson Vivas, Argentine former footballer
  • 1969-10-20 Guillermo Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1970-01-11 Franco Davin, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1970-04-28 Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer
  • 1970-05-16 Gabriela Sabatini, Argentina, tennis player (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1970-09-13 Martín Herrera, former Argentine footballer
  • 1971-03-09 Diego Torres, Argentine singer (Un Mundo Diferente), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1971-04-12 Fernando Meligeni, Argentine tennis star, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1971-05-17 Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, Queen of the Netherlands (2013-present), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1971-06-12 Florencia Labat, tennis star (1992 Austrian), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1971-10-05 Mauricio Pellegrino, Argentine former footballer

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 116 of 116

  • 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)
  • 2011-07-09 Facundo Cabral, Argentine musician (b. 1937)
  • 2012-01-01 Carlos Soria, Argentine lawyer and politician, dies from gunshot to the head at 62
  • 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
  • 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