Argentine History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 229

Coup d'état

1976-03-24 Argentine President Isabel Martínez de Perón is deposed in a military coup headed by Jorge Rafael Videla

  • 1976-03-25 Argentine military junta bans leftist political parties

Australian 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

French 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

  • 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

French 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

  • 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)

Television Premiere

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

  • 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)

Historic Event

1981-12-22 Argentine general Leopoldo Galtieri sworn in as military dictator and President of Argentina

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Papal Visit

1982-06-11 Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

  • 1982-06-14 Argentina surrenders to Great Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
  • 1982-06-15 Riots occur in Argentina after the country is defeated in the Falklands Island War
  • 1982-06-16 Britain makes request to Argentina to arrange for return of prisoners
  • 1982-06-17 President of Argentina Leopoldo Galtieri resigns as commander in chief of the army and as president after leading Argentina to a disastrous defeat against the British in the Falkland Islands War
  • 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 Former President of Argentina Leopoldo Galtieri is sentenced to 12 years in prison for mishandling the Falkland Islands War [1]
  • 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

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Sports History

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 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
  • 2004-08-28 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
  • 2004-12-30 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

French 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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Sports History

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

US 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

  • 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 337

  • 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, Italian composer and conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2019)
  • 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)

Che GuevaraChe Guevara (1928-1967)

1928-06-14 Argentine Marxist revolutionary (Cuban Revolution), author and physician, born in Rosario, Argentina

  • 1928-07-10 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine auto racer and car manufacturer (De Tomaso Automobili), 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 Menem, Argentine politician, President of Argentina (1989-99), born in Anillaco, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • 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 (Boris) "Lalo" Schifrin, Argentine-American jazz pianist and composer (Mission Impossible; Caveman), 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, Argentine-American electro-acoustic composer (Synchronisms), born in Médanos, Argentina (d. 2019)
  • 1935-03-27 Abelardo Castillo, Argentine writer and novelist, born in San Pedro, Buenos Aires (d. 2017)
  • 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], Argentine-American exotic dancer famous for her involvement in a sex scandal with Wilbur Mills, born in Nueve de Julio, Argentina

Pope FrancisPope Francis (85 years old)

1936-12-17 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, Argentine politician, 51st President of Argentina (1999-2001), born in, Argentina (d. 2019)
  • 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 (d. 2020)
  • 1941-06-05 Martha Argerich, Argentine-Swiss classical piano prodigy (concert debut at age 8; Chopin Competition winner, 1964), 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 auto racer (World F1 Drivers C'ship 1981 runner-up; 3 x third) and politician (governor of Santa Fe 2003-21), born in Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • 1942-08-07 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer (Undisputed world middleweight champion 1970-74, 76-77), born in San Javier, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1942-11-15 Daniel Barenboim, Argentine-Israeli-Palestinian-Spanish concert pianist and conductor (Orchestre de Paris, 1975-89; Chicago Symphony, 1991-2006; Staatskapelle and Berlin Opera, 1992-present), 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 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 Giménez, Argentine-Venezuelan stage director and arts promoter (co-founder of International Theater Festival of Caracas, 1971), born in Rosario, Argentina (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, Argentinian operatic 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
  • 1949-10-15 Chris De Burgh {Davison], British-Irish pop and art rock singer-songwriter ("The Lady In Red"), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, 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
  • 1950-11-07 Augusto Gen'un Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1950-12-05 Osvaldo Golijov, Argentine composer (Oceana), 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 Academy Award-winning film composer (Brokeback Mountain), born in El Palomar, Argentina
  • 1951-10-23 Charly García, Argentine singer (Sui Generis, Serú Girán), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 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

Guillermo VilasGuillermo Vilas (70 years old)

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

  • 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
  • 1954-01-25 Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer, born in Zárate, Argentina

Eduardo RomeroEduardo Romero (1954-2022)

1954-07-17 Argentine golfer (Tradition 2006, US Senior Open 2008), born in Córdoba, Argentina

  • 1954-08-11 Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • 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 soccer defender (97 caps; Boca Juniors, River Plate, Real Madrid, San Lorenzo) and manager (San Lorenzo, Guadalajara, Independiente, Elche), born in Rosario, 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
  • 1965-04-13 Patricio Pouchulu, Argentine architect, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1966-06-27 Mercedes Paz, Argentine tennis star (1990 Strasbourg), born in Tucumán, Argentina

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Leopoldo GaltieriLeopoldo Galtieri (1926-2003)

2003-01-12 Argentine general, dictator and President of Argentina (1981-82) who invaded the Falkland Islands, dies of a heart attack at 76 [1]

  • 2003-05-21 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine auto racer and car manufacturer (De Tomaso Automobili), dies at 74
  • 2003-08-22 Imperio Argentina [María Magdalena Nile], Argentinian-Spanish singer and actress, dies at 92
  • 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, dies of cancer at 62
  • 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 folk, rock, and protest singer-songwriter, shot and killed riding in a car with a concert promoter at 74
  • 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

Jorge Rafael VidelaJorge Rafael Videla (1925-2013)

2013-05-17 Argentine military officer and dictator (1976-81), 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

Alfredo Di StéfanoAlfredo Di Stéfano (1926-2014)

2014-07-07 Argentine soccer forward (Spain 31 caps, Argentina 6, Colombia 4; European Cup 1956-60; Real Madrid) and manager (European Cup Winners' Cup: 1980 Valencia), dies from 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