Brazilian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 238

FIFA World Cup

1970-06-21 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Brazil and Pelé become first team and player to win World Cup 3 times, beating Italy, 4-1 in front of 107,412

  • 1971-02-04 Government exhibit under construction in Brazil collapses, kills 65
  • 1971-04-26 Heaviest rains ever in Bahia district of Brazil, 15" in 24 hrs

Sports History

1972-10-08 Despite retiring with suspension trouble at the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, Emerson Fittipaldi becomes first Brazilian to win the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 16 points from Jackie Stewart

  • 1973-07-11 Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed
  • 1974-03-15 Brazilian president Garastazu Médici resigns
  • 1974-07-28 69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck in Belem, Brazil
  • 1974-10-06 Brazilian McLaren driver Emerson Fittipaldi finishes 4th in the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to win his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 3 points from Clay Ragazzoni
  • 1974-11-01 Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)

Sports History

1975-10-05 Austrian Niki Lauda wins the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to claim his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 19.5 points from Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil

  • 1977-10-01 Brazilian soccer great Pelé plays his final game for the New York Cosmos in an exhibition against Santos in front of 75,000 at Giants Stadium; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

Film Premiere

1978-10-04 Film adaptation of Ira Levin's novel "The Boys from Brazil", starring Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier premieres

Historic Event

1980-07-09 7 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil

  • 1980-10-05 Australian Williams driver Alan Jones wins the United States East Grand Prix to claim his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 13 points from Nelson Piquet of Brazil
  • 1981-10-17 Brazilian Nelson Piquet driving for Brabham finishes 5th in the season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Carlos Reutemann
  • 1982-06-08 Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die

Sports History

1983-10-15 Nelson Piquet of Brazil finishes 3rd in the season ending South African Grand Prix at Kyalami to clinch his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 2 points from Alain Prost

  • 1983-12-19 The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1984-02-25 Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500

Federation Cup

1984-07-22 22nd Federation Cup Women's Tennis, São Paulo, Brazil: Czech pair Hana Mandlíková & Helena Suková beat Australians Elizabeth Sayers & Wendy Turnbull 6-2, 6-2 for a 2-1 victory

  • 1984-08-11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
  • 1985-01-15 Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected President of Brazil in 21 years, but dies before taking office
  • 1985-06-21 American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
  • 1987-11-01 Brazilian Williams driver Nelson Piquet finishes 15th in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

Sports History

1987-11-15 Brazilian Williams driver Nelson Piquet retires from Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide with break trouble but wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 12 points from Nigel Mansell

  • 1988-02-20 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1988-10-01 Yuri Savichev scores in extra time as the Soviet Union beats Brazil 2-1 to win the men's football gold medal at the Seoul Olympics
  • 1988-10-05 Brazil adopts its Constitution

Sports History

1988-10-30 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna wins Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, his record 8th GP win of the season; clinches first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

  • 1988-11-13 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna finishes 2nd in the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to win his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins title by 3 points from Alain Prost
  • 1989-11-12 Brazil holds its 1st free presidential election in 29 years
  • 1989-12-17 Brazil elects conservative Fernando Collor de Mello as president
  • 1990-03-15 Fernando Collor de Mello sworn in as President of Brazil
  • 1990-10-21 Ayrton Senna of Brazil crashes his McLaren during the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
  • 1991-03-15 Territories of Amapa & Roraima become states in Brazil
  • 1991-10-20 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna clinches his 2nd straight, and 3rd overall F1 World Drivers Championship by finishing 2nd in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka
  • 1992-06-03 World's largest environmental summit opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1992-10-02 The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1992-10-02 VP Itamar Franco becomes President of Brazil
  • 1993-04-21 Brazil votes against a monarchy
  • 1993-09-07 Brazil votes over importing monarchy
  • 1994-07-04 FIFA World Cup: A Bebeto strike saves Brazil from embarrassment, beat USA 1-0 at Stanford
  • 1994-07-17 FIFA World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties; 0-0 after extra time
  • 1994-10-03 Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil
  • 1995-01-01 Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil
  • 1996-07-27 Brazilian pair Jackie Silva and Sandra Pires win inaugural women's beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics
  • 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.
  • 1997-03-04 Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks

FIFA World Cup

1998-07-12 FIFA World Cup Final, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Zinedine Zidane scores twice as France wins first World Cup beating Brazil, 3-0

  • 1999-06-06 Largest jailbreak in Brazilian history at the Putim maximum security prison in Brazil, 345 prisoners run from the main gate. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed.
  • 2000-06-12 Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.

Sports History

2000-12-03 French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup for the only time; beats Andre Agassi 6–4, 6–4, 6–4 in the final in Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2001-03-15 The world's largest oil rig, located off Brazil and operated by Petrobras, suffers three explosions

FIFA World Cup

2002-06-30 FIFA World Cup Final, International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan: Ronaldo scores twice as Brazil beats Germany, 2-0 to win record 5th title; first World Cup held in Asia

Agreement of Interest

2004-03-03 Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival Ambev agreed to merge in a $11.2 billion deal forming InBev, the world's largest brewer

  • 2004-08-24 Americans Kerri Walsh and Misty May team up to win the women's beach volleyball gold at the Athens Olympics beating Brazilian pair Shelda Bede & Adriana Behar 21–17, 21–11
  • 2004-08-25 Emanuel Rego & Ricardo Santos win Brazil's first gold medal in men's beach volleyball with a 21–16, 21–15 victory over Spanish pair Javier Bosma & Pablo Herrera

Olympic Gold

2004-08-26 Lindsay Tarpley and Abby Wambach score as the US beats Brazil 2-1, maintaining an undefeated record to win the women's football gold medal at the Athens Olympics

  • 2004-08-29 Brazil takes out the men's volleyball gold medal with a 3-1 victory over Italy at the Athens Olympics

Sports History

2004-10-24 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher finishes 8th at season-ending Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace; his 5th straight World Drivers Championship, record 7th career world title; Ferrari's 6th straight Constructors title

Sports History

2005-09-25 Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso takes 3rd place in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

  • 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.
  • 2006-03-30 Marcos Pontes is the first Brazilian astronaut in space
  • 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
  • 2006-08-03 Brazilian Champ Car driver Cristiano da Matta crashes into a deer during testing at Road America, Wisconsin; seriously injured but returns to racing in 2008
  • 2006-10-22 Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso finishes 2nd in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to retain Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 13 points from Michael Schumacher

Canonization

2007-05-11 Pope Benedict XVI canonizes the first Brazilian-born saint, Frei Galvão

  • 2007-06-27 The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.
  • 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.
  • 2007-09-30 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai, China: Birgit Prinz and Simone Laudehr score as Germany beats Brazil, 2-0

Sports History

2007-10-21 Finnish Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen wins season ending Brazilian F1 Grand Prix to claim his first World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Lewis Hamilton

Historic Event

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.

  • 2008-08-16 César Cielo Filho wins the men's 50m freestyle in 21.30 in Beijing, Brazil's first ever swimming Olympic gold medal

Olympic Gold

2008-08-21 Striker Carli Lloyd scores in extra time as the United States beat Brazil 1-0 to take the women's Football Gold Medal at the Beijing Olympics

  • 2008-08-22 Maurren Higa Maggi wins the women's long jump with a leap of 7.04m at the Beijing Olympics; Brazil's first ever gold medal in any women's individual event
  • 2008-11-02 British McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 4th in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to clinch his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Felipe Massa

Sports History

2009-03-07 Despite only being 17 years old, Brazilian soccer star Neymar makes his professional debut for Santos

  • 2009-06-01 Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.
  • 2009-06-09 Brazil officially enters recession
  • 2009-09-11 The Brazilian economy technically leaves the recession when GDP grew 1.9% in the second quarter of 2009 after having fallen in the first quarter of 2009 and last quarter of 2008
  • 2009-10-02 The International Olympic Committee votes to award Rio de Janeiro, Brazil rights to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics
  • 2009-10-18 British Mercedes driver Jenson Button finishes 5th in Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to clinch his first F1 World Drivers Championship
  • 2010-07-02 FIFA World Cup: Ghana, only African team remaining in last 8, are beaten 4-2 on penalties by Uruguay; Netherlands upset Brazil 2-1

Football Awards

2011-01-10 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins 2nd straight award from teammates Andrés Iniesta & Xavi; Brazilian forward Marta wins women's award for 5th consecutive year

Sports History

2011-11-27 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finishes 2nd in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to retain his F1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 122 points from Jenson Button

  • 2012-11-25 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finishes 4th in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to claim his 3rd consecutive F1 World Drivers Championship by 3 points from Fernando Alonso
  • 2012-11-29 Luiz Felipe Scolari takes over as Brazilian Football coach
  • 2013-03-13 An Embraer 821 aeroplane crashes and kills 9 people in Para, Brazil
  • 2013-03-19 16 people are killed by mudslides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2013-05-14 Brazil becomes the 15th country to legalize same-sex marriage
  • 2013-07-13 Ten people are killed after a bus crash in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Sports History

2013-11-02 Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina claims ASP World Junior Title by beating Ramzi Boukhiam of Morocco in a high-scoring final at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil

  • 2013-11-24 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix; his record 9th straight GP victory; record equalling 13th consecutive GP win; 4th straight World Drivers Championship

FIFA World Cup

2014-07-08 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals

  • 2014-07-13 FIFA World Cup Final, Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Mario Götze scores an extra time winner as Germany beats Argentina, 1-0

Election of Interest

2014-10-26 Dilma Rousseff is re-elected President of Brazil

  • 2015-11-05 Fundão dam in Brazil collapses, killing about 23, causing a second dam to fail, releasing a massive flood of mud down the Rio Dulce

Sports History

2015-12-13 Irishman Conor McGregor knocks out Brazilian Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win his 1st featherweight title in Las Vegas

  • 2015-12-26 Floods in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay displace 150,000, blamed on El Nino
  • 2016-01-23 Zika virus outbreak in Brazil prompts Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica to recommend women delay pregnancies for up to 2 years

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 429

  • 1922-11-08 Ademir de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1945-53), born in Recife, Brazil (d. 1996)
  • 1923-04-09 Bruno Kiefer, German-born Brazilian composer, born in Baden-Baden, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1923-08-16 Millôr Fernandes, Brazilian writer and playwright, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 2012)
  • 1924-07-10 Bobo Brazil [Houston Harris], American professional wrestler, born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1998)
  • 1924-07-11 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1925-12-07 Hernando da Silva Ramos, French-Brazilian racing driver, born in Paris
  • 1927-01-25 Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter & composer (Getz/Gilberto), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1994)
  • 1927-04-25 Ernst Widmer, Swiss-Brazilian composer, born in Aarau, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • 1927-05-16 Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1927-09-29 Adhemar da Silva, Brazilian triple jumper (Olympic golds 1952, 56), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2001)
  • 1927-11-27 Carlos Castilho, Brazilian soccer goalkeeper (25 caps; Fluminense FC 697 games) and manager (Santos FC, SE Palmeiras), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1987)
  • 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)
  • 1929-01-03 Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer
  • 1929-02-27 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1929-08-27 Ira Levin, American author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1929-10-08 Didi (Waldyr Pereira), Brazilian soccer midfielder (68 caps; Fluminense), born in Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil (d. 2001)
  • 1929-10-16 Fernanda Montenegro [Arlette Torres], Brazilian actress, often described as the greatest Brazilian actress of all time (Central Station, Coce de Mãe), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1930-06-07 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian soccer defender (51 caps; Vasco da Gama, São Paulo), born in Itapira, Brazil (d. 2014)
  • 1930-06-28 Itamar Franco, 33rd President of Brazil (1992-94), born in Brazilian territorial waters, Atlantic Ocean (d. 2011)
  • 1930-07-10 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Aracati, Ceará, Brazil (d. 1982)
  • 1930-08-22 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2013)
  • 1931-06-10 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' (Getz/Gilberto - Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965), born in Juazeiro, Bahia (d. 2019)
  • 1931-06-18 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazilian politician and sociologist, President of Brazil (1995 - 2002), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1932-02-29 Jaguar [Sérgio Jaguaribe], Brazilian cartoonist, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1933-10-28 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer, born in Pau Grande, Brazil (d. 1983)
  • 1936-06-22 Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian jazz musician and composer, born in Lagoa da Canoa, Alagoas, Brazil
  • 1937-01-16 Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2011)
  • 1937-05-03 Nélida Piñon, Brazilian writer (The Republic of Dreams), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1937-08-06 Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian jazz and bossa nova guitarist ,born in Varre-Sai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.(d. 2000)
  • 1937-12-24 Félix Miéli Venerando, Brazilian football player, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2012)
  • 1938-01-16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1938-01-22 Altair, Brazilian footballer
  • 1938-03-25 Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1938-06-06 Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne, born in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
  • 1938-12-14 Leonardo Boff, Brazilian Catholic theologian (liberation theology) and writer, born in Concórdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • 1939-03-04 Carlos Vereza, Brazilian actor, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1939-05-11 Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
  • 1939-08-09 Brito [Hércules de Brito Ruas], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jorge Paulo Lemann

1939-08-26 Jorge Paulo Lemann, Swiss-Brazilian investor, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Maria Bueno

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

  • 1940-01-06 Laudir de Oliveira, Brazilian percussionist (Sérgio Mendes; Chicago, 1973-81), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 2017)
  • 1940-03-29 Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian samba singer ("The Girl From Ipanema"), born in Salvador, Brazil
  • 1940-09-23 Michel Temer [Michel Miguel Elias Temer Lulia], Brazilian lawyer and 37th President of Brazil (2016-18), born in Tietê, Brazil

Pele

1940-10-23 Pelé [Edson Arantes do Nascimento], Brazilian footballer (Player of the Century; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games), born in Três Corações, Brazil

  • 1941-01-11 Gérson, Brazilian footballer
  • 1941-02-11 Sérgio Mendes, Brazilian jazz, bossa nova, and pop pianist, composer, and band leader (Brazil '66/'77/'88), born in Niterói, Brazil
  • 1941-02-15 Florinda Bolkan [Bulcão], Brazilian model and actress (Damned, Last Valley, Word), born in Uruburetama, Brazil
  • 1941-04-19 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian singer and songwriter (Louco por você), born in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Brazil
  • 1941-09-04 Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1942-03-22 Jorge Ben, Brazilian musician and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1942-06-26 Gilberto Gil, Brazilian tropicália singer-songwriter, activist, and politician (Minister of Culture, 2003-08), born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • 1942-08-07 Caetano Veloso, Brazilian Tropicalismo singer-songwriter, and guitarist, born in Santo Amaro, Brazil
  • 1942-09-28 (Sebastião) "Tim" Maia, Brazilian rock, soul, sambalanço, and funk singer-songwriter, and musician, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1998)
  • 1943-01-22 Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress (Better Days Ahead, Pixote), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 2015)
  • 1943-02-25 Wilson da Silva Piazza, Brazilian footballer
  • 1943-06-22 Eumir Deodato, Brazilian artist, producer and arranger
  • 1943-12-25 Wilson Fittipaldi Jr, Brazilian auto racer, team owner (Fittipaldi F1 team), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1944-02-08 Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian documentary photographer
  • 1944-05-20 Cipa Dichter, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1944-06-19 Chico Buarque, Brazilian musician
  • 1944-07-17 Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer, Captain of winning World Cup team (1970), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • 1944-09-11 Everaldo, Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 1944-10-06 José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)

Chico Mendes

1944-12-15 Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, born in Xapuri, Brazil (d. 1988)

  • 1944-12-25 Jairzinho, Brazilian soccer winger (81 caps; Botafogo FC 416 games) and manager (Gabon), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1945-03-17 Elis Regina (Costa), Brazilian pop-samba-bossa nova singer ("Arrastão" - "Pull the Trawling Net"), born in Porto Alegre, Brazil (d. 1982)
  • 1945-09-26 Gal Costa, Brazilian singer, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • 1945-10-09 Taiguara [Chalar da Silva], Brazilian singer and songwriter, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1996)
  • 1945-10-27 Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 35th President of Brazil (2003-11), born in Caetés, Pernambuco, 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
  • 1946-04-22 Dectuplets, Bacacay Brazil, 8 males & 2 females
  • 1946-12-08 John Rubinstein, American stage and screen actor, and singer (Pippin; Family: Grumpy Old Men (The Musical)), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-12-12 Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian auto racer (World F1 Champion, 1972, 1974; Indy 500 1989, 1993), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1947-01-25 Tostão [Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade], Brazilian footballer, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1947-02-20 Jennifer O'Neill, actress (Summer of '42), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1947-03-19 Marinho Peres, Brazilian football player
  • 1947-04-29 Olavo de Carvalho, Brazilian polemicist and right wing conspiracy theorist, born in Campinas, Brazil
  • 1947-06-01 Jonathan Pryce, Welsh stage and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Two Popes), born in Carmel, Flintshire, Wales
  • 1947-08-24 Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author (The Alchemist), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dilma Rousseff

1947-12-14 Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (2011-16), born in Belo Horizonte

  • 1947-12-31 Rita Lee [Jones], Brazilian rock singer, songwriter and musician (Os Mutantes), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1948-03-15 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
  • 1948-11-07 Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1949-02-07 Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
  • 1949-06-16 Caju [Paulo César Lima], Brazilian footballer (Marseille), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1949-08-12 Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil (1990-92)
  • 1949-12-25 Simone [Bittencourt de Oliveira], Brazilian pop-samba singer born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • 1950-07-26 Nelinho, Brazilian soccer right back (21 caps; Cruzeiro EC 410 games; Atlético Mineiro), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1951-02-06 Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer, born in Santos, Brazil
  • 1951-06-16 Sonia Braga, Brazilian actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands), born in Maringa, Brazil
  • 1951-09-07 Morris Albert [Maurício Alberto Kaisermann], Brazilian singer ("Feelings"), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1952-08-17 Nelson Piquet, Brazilian auto racer, 3-time Formula One champ (1981, '83, '87), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1953-01-19 Linda Hayden, British actress (The Blood on Satan's Claw; The Boys from Brazil), born in Stanmore, England
  • 1953-02-07 Robert Brazile "Dr. Doom", NFL player (Houston Oilers), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1953-02-28 Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian race car driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1953-03-03 Zico, Brazilian footballer
  • 1953-10-16 Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1954-02-19 Sócrates [Socrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Sousa Vieira de Oliveira], Brazilian soccer midfielder (60 caps, 22 goals Brazil; Corinthians), born in Belém, Brazil (d. 2011)
  • 1954-03-09 Carlos Ghosn, French Brazilian automobile executive (Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors), born in Porto Velho, Brazil
  • 1954-06-13 Rita Cadillac, Brazilian dancer and singer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

  • 1996-02-14 Taiguara [Chalar da Silva], Brazilian singer and songwriter, dies at 50
  • 1996-05-11 Ademir de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1945-53), dies at 73
  • 1996-09-12 Ernesto Geisel, 29th President of Brazil (1974-79), dies at 89
  • 1997-05-02 Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator and philosopher (critical pedagogy), dies at 75
  • 1998-01-20 Bobo Brazil [Houston Harris], American professional wrestler, dies at 73
  • 1999-03-13 Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
  • 1999-08-27 Hélder Câmara, Brazilian Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1909)
  • 1999-12-24 João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo, President of Brazil (b. 1918)
  • 2000-09-26 Baden Powell, Brazilian jazz and samba guitarist, dies of bacterial pneumonia at 63
  • 2001-01-12 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 2001-05-12 Didi (Waldyr Pereira), Brazilian soccer midfielder (68 caps; Fluminense), dies at 72
  • 2001-08-06 Jorge Amado de Faria, Brazilian writer (b. 1912)
  • 2002-06-30 Chico Xavier, popular medium in Brazil´s spiritism movement (b. 1910)
  • 2002-09-18 Mauro Ramos, Brazilian football player (b. 1930)
  • 2003-08-19 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (b. 1948)
  • 2004-01-24 Leônidas da Silva, Brazilian footballer (b. 1913)
  • 2004-06-21 Leonel Brizola, Brazilian politician (b. 1922)
  • 2004-10-27 Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • 2005-03-08 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (b. 1924)
  • 2005-07-22 Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)
  • 2005-09-27 Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian and actor (A Família Trapo), dies at 76
  • 2006-04-21 Telê Santana, Brazilian soccer winger (Fluminense FC 557 games) and manager (Brazil, Flamengo, Fluminense, Palmeiras, São Paulo), dies from an abdominal infection at 74
  • 2006-06-17 Cláudio Besserman Vianna, aka "Bussunda", Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)
  • 2006-11-15 Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian model (b. 1985)
  • 2006-12-24 Braguinha [Carlos Alberto Ferreira Braga], Brazilian songwriter, dies at 99
  • 2007-02-04 José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian World Cup footballer (b. 1925)
  • 2007-04-16 Maria Lenk, Brazilian swimmer and first Brazilian woman to compete in the Olympic Games (b. 1915)
  • 2007-05-06 Enéas Carneiro, Brazilian politician (b. 1938)
  • 2007-07-17 Júlio Redecker, Brazilian Politician (b. 1956)
  • 2007-09-22 Bodinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1928)
  • 2007-11-12 Ira Levin, American author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day), dies at 78
  • 2008-06-14 Jamelão, Brazilian samba singer (b. 1913)
  • 2008-07-19 Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedienne (b. 1907)
  • 2008-08-16 Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 2009-01-29 Hélio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (b. 1913)
  • 2009-03-17 Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian politician and TV host (b. 1937)
  • 2010-03-04 Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
  • 2010-07-12 Paulo Moura, Brazilian jazz and swing clarinetist and saxophonist, dies at 77
  • 2010-10-26 Romeu Tuma, Brazilian politician (b. 1931)
  • 2010-12-24 Orestes Quércia, Brazilian politician (b. 1938)
  • 2011-07-02 Itamar Franco, 33rd President of Brazil (1992-94), dies at 81
  • 2011-12-04 Sócrates [Socrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Sousa Vieira de Oliveira], Brazilian soccer midfielder and manager (60 caps, 22 goals Brazil; Corinthians), dies of septic shock at 57

Oscar Niemeyer

2012-12-05 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect (Brasilia), dies from a respiratory infection at 104

  • 2013-07-23 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
  • 2013-08-25 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • 2013-11-27 Nilton Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from a lung infection at 88
  • 2014-03-20 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian soccer defender (51 caps; Vasco da Gama, São Paulo), dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • 2015-12-05 Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress (Better Days Ahead, Pixote), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • 2016-01-11 Gilberto Mendes, Brazilian composer, dies at 93
  • 2016-08-16 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, dies at 100
  • 2016-10-25 Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer, Captain of winning World Cup team (1970), dies at 72
  • 2018-03-14 Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist, assassinated at 38
  • 2018-04-21 Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian movie director (Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês, Vidas Secas), dies at 89

Maria Bueno

2018-06-08 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of mouth cancer at 78