Brazilian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 238 of 238

Historic Event

2016-03-17 Brazilian federal judge blocks swearing-in of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as Chief of Staff to President Dilma Rousseff, as part of "Car Wash" controversy

  • 2016-05-11 Brazilian senate votes to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and put her on trial for budgetary violations
  • 2016-05-12 Michel Temer, former vice-president, becomes Brazilian interim President after a vote to impeach Dilma Rousseff
  • 2016-08-05 XXXI Summer Olympic Games officially open in Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2016-08-15 Thiago Braz da Silva of Brazil sets an Olympic record 6.03m to win the men's pole vault gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
  • 2016-08-17 German pair Laura Ludwig & Kira Walkenhorst upsets Brazilian hometown favourites Ágatha Bednarczuk & Bárbara Seixas 21–18, 21–14 to win the Olympic women's beach volleyball gold in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2016-08-21 Brazil takes 3rd Olympic men's indoor volleyball gold medal at the Rio Games with 25–22, 28–26, 26–24 win over Italy
  • 2016-08-31 Brazilian Senate votes to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, removing her from office
  • 2016-09-07 15th Summer Paralympics opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2016-11-28 Plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense football team crashes near Medellin, Colombia killing 71 players and journalists
  • 2016-12-04 Tens of thousands march throughout Brazil against a vote to undermine anti-corruption investigations
  • 2017-05-12 Brazil declares end to Zika national emergency as cases decrease
  • 2017-06-26 Brazilian state prosecutors file corruption charges against President Michel Temer
  • 2017-07-01 Brazilian police arrest drug kingpin Luiz Carlos da Rocha in Sorriso

World Record

2017-08-03 Brazilian soccer forward Neymar transfers from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record transfer fee of €222M on a 5-year deal

  • 2017-08-30 Brazilian court blocks President Michel Temer from abolishing Renca, which would open parts of the Amazon to mining
  • 2017-11-08 Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal
  • 2017-11-23 Brazilian footballer Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for rape in Italy
  • 2017-12-06 Brazilian drug lord Rogério da Silva arrested in Rio
  • 2017-12-17 Brazilian footballer and former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka retires
  • 2018-01-18 Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira rides the largest-ever wave by a female surfer at 20.72 m (68 ft) at Praia do Norte in Nazaréin, Portugal
  • 2018-02-06 Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo equals world record number of victories for a jockey - 12,844 in Rio de Janeiro

Historic Event

2018-02-11 MOMA opens a major solo exhibition for Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral in New York

  • 2018-03-14 Brazilian human rights politician Marielle Franco is murdered in Rio, prompting mass protests
  • 2018-05-21 Truckers begin a 10 strike in Brazil, blocking roads in protest at the price of diesel leading to country-wide shortages
  • 2018-05-27 Oil workers for Brazilian state oil company Petrobrás join the truckers' national strike
  • 2018-07-19 Brazilian soccer international goalkeeper Alisson transfers from Roma to Liverpool for a world record shot blocker's fee of £66.8m
  • 2018-09-02 Major fire at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro destroys most of its 20 million artifacts

Historic Event

2018-09-06 Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is stabbed at a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Brazil

  • 2018-09-11 Imprisoned Brazilian Ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva abandons his presidential campaign

Football Awards

2018-09-24 Real Madrid midfielder & Croatian World Cup captain Luka Modrić is named world's best male player at the FIFA Awards in London; Brazil & Orlando Pride forward Marta best female player; France's Didier Deschamps best men's coach

  • 2018-09-29 Large demonstrations across Brazil against far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro
  • 2018-10-20 12,000 year old fossil called "Luzia", oldest known fossil in South America announced found mostly intact after devastating fire at Brazil's National Museum
  • 2018-10-29 Far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil's presidential election defeating Fernando Haddad
  • 2018-11-09 Mudslide after heavy rain in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil kills 10
  • 2018-11-21 RIBA’s best building in the world biennial international prize awarded to Canuanã school in Brazil
  • 2018-12-04 First successful birth resulting from uterus transplant from a deceased donor in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2018-12-07 Brazilian spiritual healer João Teixeira de Faria accused of sexual abuse by four women, over 200 more come forward in next week

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 429

  • 1954-08-13 Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2001)
  • 1955-02-07 Mario Coutinho, Brazilian physician
  • 1955-03-16 Bruno Barreto, Brazilian film director

Jair Bolsonaro

1955-03-21 Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (2019-), born in Glicério, Brazil

  • 1955-06-05 Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
  • 1955-11-09 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director (The Constant Gardener), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1956-04-12 Walter Salles, Brazilian filmmaker (The Motorcycle Diaries), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1957-12-04 Raul Boesel, Brazilian auto racer (World Sportscar C'ship 1987; 24 Hours of Daytona 1988; 30 F1 GP), born in Curitiba, Brazil
  • 1958-04-04 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1990)
  • 1958-05-12 Kim Greist, American actress (CHUD, Brazil, Payoff, Manhunter), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • 1958-11-20 Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ayrton Senna

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

  • 1960-07-28 Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian film director, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1960-09-27 Nick della Casa, British Brazilian Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
  • 1960-10-05 Careca, Brazilian footballer
  • 1961-09-30 Jorge Ricardo, Brazilian jockey (Brazilian Champion jockey 1982-2006; highest tally winning rider in thoroughbred racing), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1961-10-01 Robert Rey, Brazilian-American plastic surgeon and television personality
  • 1962-02-13 Jackie Silva, Brazilian volleyballer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1962-09-22 Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian writer
  • 1963-03-12 Joaquim Carvalho Cruz, Brazil, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1963-03-27 Xuxa [Maria da Graca Meneghel], Brazilian actress (Xuxa Park), born in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • 1963-03-30 Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor, born in Campina Grande, Brazil
  • 1963-04-20 Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazilian racing driver, born in Joinville, Brazil
  • 1963-07-21 Paulo Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
  • 1963-08-18 Luiz Mattar, Brazilian tennis player, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1963-10-31 Dunga [Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri], Brazilian footballer, born in Ijuí, Brazil
  • 1963-12-01 Marco Greco, Brazilian motorcycle road racer and auto racer (Indy Racing League 3rd 1996-97), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1964-02-16 Bebeto [José Roberto Gama de Oliveira], Brazilian footballer, born in Salvador, Brazil
  • 1964-02-29 Jahred Shane, Afro-Brazilian rapper/singer of Hed PE
  • 1964-04-04 Branco [Cláudio Ibrahim Vaz Leal], Brazilian footballer and coach, born in Bagé, Brazil
  • 1964-12-07 Roberta Close, Brazilian model (1st transgender model to have posed for the Brazilian edition of Playboy), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1965-01-24 Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian film director, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1965-05-15 Raí, Brazilian footballer
  • 1965-11-30 Aldair, Brazilian footballer
  • 1966-01-29 Romário, Brazilian footballer & politician, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1966-04-08 Mazinho, Brazilian footballer (1994 FIFA World Cup) and manager, born in Santa Rita, Brazil
  • 1966-05-08 Cláudio Taffarel, Brazilian soccer goalkeeper (101 caps; World Cup 1994; Internacional, Parma, Atlético Mineiro, Galatasaray), born in Santa Rosa, Brazil
  • 1966-05-12 Bebel Gilberto, Brazilian-American pop and bossa nova singer, born in New York City
  • 1966-12-05 Niege Dias, Brazilian tennis star, born in Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil
  • 1966-12-12 Royce Gracie, Brazilian martial artist, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1967-08-11 Eric Maleson, Brazilian Bobsleigh 2002 Olympian
  • 1967-11-11 Gil de Ferran, Brazilian race car driver, born in Paris, France
  • 1968-01-12 Mauro Silva, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1968-04-30 Paulo Jr, Brazilian pop bassist (Sepultura, Morbid Visions)
  • 1968-07-27 Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1968-08-24 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura), born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
  • 1969-04-11 Janeth Arcain, Brazilian basketball forward (Houston Comets), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1969-08-04 Max Cavalera, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist and singer (Sepultura), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1969-09-05 Leonardo Araujo, Brazilian footballer, born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1970-04-20 Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer, born in Quintana, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1970-05-22 Pedro Diniz, Brazilian Formula One driver
  • 1970-06-07 Cafu, Brazilian soccer defender (Brazil 142 caps, Roma, AC Milan), born in Itaquaquecetuba, Brazil
  • 1970-09-04 Igor Cavalera, Brazilian musician (Sepultura), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1971-01-18 Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian auto racer (Formula 3000 1991; 24 Hours of Daytona 2004, 14, 18; 12 Hours of Sebring 2015; 6 Hours of Watkins Glen 2013, 16, 17), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1971-04-12 Fernando Meligeni, Argentine tennis star, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1971-05-04 Luiz Garcia Jr., Brazilian racing driver, born in Brasilia, Brazil
  • 1971-09-14 Andre Matos, Brazilian singer and musician (Symfonia), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1972-02-04 Giovanni Silva De Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
  • 1972-04-19 Rivaldo, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1993-2003), born in Recife, Brazil
  • 1972-05-21 Adriano Cintra, Brazilian dance-rock musician (CSS, 2003-11; I Love Miami), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1972-05-23 Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian formula one driver
  • 1972-05-27 Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian pop-reggae-Axé singer, musician, and songwriter, born in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil
  • 1972-05-28 Guidoni Junior Doriva, Brazilian footballer and manager, born in Mirassol. Brazil
  • 1972-08-22 Max Wilson, Brazilian racing driver, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1973-01-22 Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian footballer, born in Paraná, 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
  • 1973-09-13 Marcelinho Paulista, Brazilian footballer, born in Cotia, Brazil
  • 1973-09-19 Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian auto racer (CART FedEx Series 2002), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1973-10-07 Dida, Brazilian footballer, born in Bahia, Brazil
  • 1974-01-21 Alex Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1974-03-13 Vampeta [Marcos André Batista dos Santos], Brazilian footballer, born in Nazaré, Bahia, Brazil
  • 1974-04-12 Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1974-07-05 Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer, born in Brasília, Brazil
  • 1974-07-06 Zé Roberto, Brazilian footballer (Palmeiras), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1974-09-09 Ana Carolina, Brazilian singer-songwriter and musician, born in Juiz de Fora, Brazil
  • 1974-12-31 Tony Kanaan, Brazilian racing driver, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • 1975-01-22 Felipe Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1975-01-30 Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer, born in Pernambuco, Brazil
  • 1975-03-05 Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1975-04-14 Anderson Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist (longest UFC title streak at 2,547 days), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1975-05-10 Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1975-05-19 Pretinha, Brazilian footballer
  • 1975-07-16 Ana Paula Arósio, Brazilian actress (Domingão do Faustão), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1975-08-02 Mineiro [Carlos Luciano da Silva], Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 1975-08-22 Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor (Love Actually), born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1976-01-19 Tarso Marques, Brazilian racing driver, born in Paraná, Brazil
  • 1976-01-25 Mario Haberfeld, Brazilian racing car driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1976-03-18 Giovanna Antonelli, Brazilian actress
  • 1976-03-23 Ricardo Zonta, Brazilian racing car driver
  • 1976-04-04 Emerson, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team), born in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • 1976-04-25 Gilberto [Gilberto da Silva Melo], Brazilian soccer midfielder (36 caps; Hertha BSC; Flamengo), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1976-05-23 Ricardinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976-05-29 Caçapa, Brazilian soccer defender (Brazil 3 caps, Lyon), born in Lavras, Brazil
  • 1976-06-02 Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 1976-06-20 Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976-07-03 Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 1976-07-05 Marina Dias, Brazilian model, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1976-07-10 Edmílson, Brazilian soccer defensive midfielder, central defender (39 caps World Cup 2002; São Paulo FC, Lyon, FC Barcelona), born in Taquaritinga, Brazil
  • 1976-08-31 Roque Júnior, Brazilian footballer (World Cup 2002), born in Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths