São Paulo in History

Historical Events

  • 1554-01-25 Founding of the city of São Paulo in Brazil
  • 1641-08-26 West India Company conquers Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
  • 1922-02-11 Influential arts festival Semana de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Week) opens in São Paulo - the beginning of Modernism in Brazil
  • 1924-07-05 Military revolt in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 1932-07-09 The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian federal government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
  • 1974-11-01 Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)
  • 1984-07-22 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)
  • 1992-10-02 The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1996-10-31 Transportes Aéreos Regionais (TAM) Flight 402, a Fokker F100, crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.

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2001-03-31 German brothers Michael and Ralf Schumacher become first siblings to share front row of the grid in a Formula 1 World Championship event; qualify 1st and 2nd respectively for Brazilian GP in São Paulo

Formula 1 Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Ralf Schumacher
  • 2006-03-10 Mass unrest by the PCC started in São Paulo (the biggest city in Brazil) which would eventually kill more than 152 people.
  • 2006-05-12 A major rebellion occurs in São Paulo as members of criminal organization Primeiro Comando da Capital attack police officers and stations, eventually escalating to several prisons in Brazil leaving around 130 dead
  • 2007-07-17 TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas) Flight 3054 crashes upon landing during rain in São Paulo. Brazil's deadliest aviation accident to date with estimated 199 deaths.

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2007-12-20 The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 2018-12-04 First successful birth resulting from uterus transplant from a deceased donor in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2019-03-13 Shooting at school in Suzano, near São Paulo, Brazil, kills six including five children, before former student gunmen turn guns on themselves
  • 2019-03-21 Former Brazilian President Michel Temer is arrested in São Paulo as part of a large corruption investigation

Famous Birthdays

  • 1763-06-13 José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian statesman, born in Santos, São Paulo (d. 1838)
  • 1836-07-11 Antônio Carlos Gomes, New World composer, born in Campinas, São Paulo, Empire of Brazil (d. 1896)
  • 1841-10-04 Prudente José de Morais Barros, 3rd President of Brazil (1894-98), born in Itu, São Paulo, Empire of Brazil (d. 1912)
  • 1864-11-10 Alexandre Levy, Brazilian composer and pianist, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1892)
  • 1890-01-11 Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (one of the modernist Group of Five), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1954)
  • 1892-07-18 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1969)
  • 1893-10-09 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer and modernist, born in São Paulo (d. 1947)
  • 1897-09-03 Francisco Mignone, Brazilian composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1986)
  • 1902-07-23 Walter Burle Marx, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • 1907-02-01 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, born in Tietê, São Paulo (d. 1993)
  • 1907-06-14 Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1989)
  • 1909-08-04 Roberto Burle Marx, Brazilian landscape gardener, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1994)
  • 1928-10-22 Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian movie director (Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês, Vidas Secas), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2018)
  • 1930-08-22 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2013)
  • 1937-01-16 Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2011)
  • 1937-12-24 Félix Miéli Venerando, Brazilian football player, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2012)

Person of interestMaria Bueno

1939-10-11 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2018)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1941-09-04 Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1942-12-03 Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan soccer midfielder and manager (52 caps; Peñarol, São Paulo F.C.), born in Salto, Uruguay (d. 2013)
  • 1943-12-25 Wilson Fittipaldi Jr, Brazilian auto racer, team owner (Fittipaldi F1 team), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1946-01-01 Rivellino, Brazilian soccer midfielder and broadcaster (92 caps; 1970 FIFA World Cup; Corinthians; TV Cultura), born in São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • 1946-12-12 Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian auto racer (World F1 Champion 1972, 74, Indy 500 1989, 93), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1947-12-31 Rita Lee, Brazilian musician, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1951-09-07 Morris Albert [Maurício Alberto Kaisermann], Brazilian singer (Feelings), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1954-08-13 Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2001)
  • 1955-11-09 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director (The Constant Gardener), born in São Paulo, Brazil

Person of interestAyrton Senna

1960-03-21 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian auto racer (World F1 champion 1988, 90, 91), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1994)

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 1963-08-18 Luiz Mattar, Brazilian tennis player, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1963-12-01 Marco Greco, Brazilian motorcycle road racer and auto racer (Indy Racing League 3rd 1996-97), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1966-01-18 André Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1968-01-12 Mauro Silva, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1968-07-27 Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1969-04-11 Janeth Arcain, Brazilian basketball forward (Houston Comets), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1970-04-20 Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer, born in Quintana, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1971-01-18 Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian racing driver (Formula 3000 1991), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1971-04-12 Fernando Meligeni, Argentine tennis star, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1971-09-14 Andre Matos, Brazilian singer and musician (Symfonia), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1973-02-22 Juninho Paulista, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1973-04-10 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian soccer left back (Brazil 125 caps, Real Madrid), born in Garça, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1974-04-12 Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1974-07-06 Zé Roberto, Brazilian footballer (Palmeiras), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1975-01-22 Felipe Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1975-04-14 Anderson Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist (longest UFC title streak at 2,547 days), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1975-07-16 Ana Paula Arósio, Brazilian actress (Domingão do Faustão), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1976-01-25 Mario Haberfeld, Brazilian racing car driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1976-07-05 Marina Dias, Brazilian model, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1977-08-24 Denílson, Brazilian footballer, born in Diadema, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1978-11-06 Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1978-11-08 Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli, Brazilian footballer, born in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1978-11-16 Carolina Parra, Brazilian musician (CSS), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1980-11-08 Luis Fabiano, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1981-02-13 Luisão [Ânderson Luís da Silva], Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1981-04-25 Felipe Massa, Brazilian Formula One racing driver (11 wins), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1981-10-01 Júlio Baptista, Brazilian soccer forward (47 caps; São Paulo, Sevilla), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1982-12-13 Tuka Rocha, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1983-01-10 Danilo Dirani, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1985-01-04 Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1987-06-26 Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1990-04-10 Lulinha [Luiz Marcelo Morais dos Reis], Brazilian footballer, born in Mauá, São Paulo, Brazil

Person of interestNeymar

1992-02-05 Neymar Jr., Brazilian soccer forward (world record transfer fee $263m FC Barcelona to PSG), born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo

Footballer Neymar
Footballer
Neymar
  • 1992-08-29 Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter, born in São Paulo, Brazil

Person of interestGabriel Medina

1993-12-22 Gabriel Medina, Brazilian professional surfer (World Champion 2014), born in São Sebastião, São Paulo

  • 1997-04-03 Gabriel Fernando de Jesus, Brazilian football player (Manchester City, Brazil national team), born in São Paulo, Brazil

Famous Weddings

  • 2005-12-03 French heiress Athina Onassis (20) weds Olympic gold medalist equestrian Alvaro de Miranda Neto (32) in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2005-12-23 Soccer star player Kaka (23) weds Brazilian singer Caroline Celico (18) at Igreja Renascer em Cristo in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2006-08-19 Brazilian model Luciana Morad (36) weds Brazilian TV producer Marcelo de Carvalho at Ponta das Canas near the coast of Sao Paulo
  • 2007-03-31 Brazilian television presenter Ana Maria Braga weds businessman Marcelo Frisoni in Morumbi, Sao Paulo

Famous Deaths

  • 2013-12-02 Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan soccer midfielder and manager (52 caps; Peñarol, São Paulo F.C.), dies from mesencephalic atrophy at 70