Chilean History

Historical Events

  • 1541-02-12 Santiago, Chile, founded (or Feb 24)
  • 1541-02-24 Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia (or 2/12)
  • 1541-09-11 Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, lead by Michimalonko
  • 1550-10-05 Foundation of the city of Concepción, Chile.
  • 1553-12-25 Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia.
  • 1574-11-22 Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile

Historic Event

1578-08-20 Francis Drake renames his flagship the Pelican to the Golden Hind in honor of his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton [1]

  • 1598-12-21 Battle of Curalaba: the Mapuche people led by Pelentaru revolt and inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile
  • 1643-05-13 Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago Chile; kills 1/3 of population
  • 1810-09-18 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)

Historic Event

1817-01-18 José de San Martín leads a revolutionary army over the Andes to attack Spanish royalists in Chile

  • 1818-02-12 Chile gains independence from Spain
  • 1818-03-16 Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín
  • 1818-04-05 In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.
  • 1823-07-24 Slavery is abolished in Chile

Historic Event

1834-08-17 Charles Darwin reaches the top of Campana in Chile during his voyage on the Beagle

  • 1834-11-21 HMS Beagle anchors at Bay of San Carlos, Chile
  • 1835-02-20 Concepcion, Chile, destroyed by earthquake; 5,000 die
  • 1835-03-11 HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile
  • 1835-05-12 Charles Darwin visits the Panuncillo Copper Mine in North Chile
  • 1836-11-11 Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
  • 1839-01-20 Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance
  • 1863-12-08 2,500 reported killed as result of fire at Jesuit Church of La Compana, Santiago, Chile
  • 1865-11-26 Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile
  • 1865-12-05 Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
  • 1866-03-31 The Spanish navy bombards the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile
  • 1868-08-08 Earthquake destroys the city of Arica, Chile
  • 1879-02-14 Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta
  • 1879-03-23 War of the Pacific fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully takes over Arica and Tarapacá, leaving Bolivia a landlocked country.
  • 1879-04-05 Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
  • 1879-05-21 Battle of Iquique: Chilean naval forces overcome Peruvian ships (War of the Pacific)
  • 1879-10-08 War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
  • 1883-10-20 Treaty of Ancon; Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
  • 1904-03-13 Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilean border dedicated
  • 1904-10-20 Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific; recognizing Chile's possession of the coast, providing for construction of a railway linking La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica on the coast
  • 1906-08-16 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000

Historic Event

1914-04-25 US President Woodrow Wilson is persuaded by Argentina, Brazil, and Chile to accept mediation in the conflict with Mexico

  • 1914-11-01 German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile
  • 1915-03-14 German cruiser Dresden scuttled off Más a Tierra, Chile, having been pursued by the Royal Navy after the Battle of the Falkland Islands, with her engines worn out and virtually no coal
  • 1927-04-11 Chilean general Carlos Ibáñez names himself president
  • 1927-04-27 Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) created
  • 1929-06-03 Chile and Peru sign the Treaty of Lima, finally resolving their border dispute from the War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chile keeps Arica and Peru regains Tacna.
  • 1931-07-27 Chilean president Carlos Ibáñez forced out
  • 1931-10-04 Juan Esteban Montero becomes President of Chile
  • 1932-06-04 Chilean coup led by Colonel Marmaduke Grove against President Juan Esteban Montero
  • 1932-09-14 Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri
  • 1932-12-24 Arturo Alessandri wins presidential election in Chile
  • 1939-01-24 30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile
  • 1939-01-25 Earthquake hits Chillan Chile, 10,000 killed
  • 1939-01-30 Heavy aftershocks destroy some of Chile
  • 1943-01-31 Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan
  • 1945-02-14 Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN
  • 1947-10-11 Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 1952-09-05 General Carlos Ibáñez elected president of Chile
  • 1953-05-07 Record 537-kg swordfish is caught by LE Marron, in Chile
  • 1955-06-14 Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty
  • 1962-06-17 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile: Brazil go 1-down early but recover to beat Czechoslovakia, 3-1
  • 1964-09-04 Eduardo Frei Montalva elected President of Chile
  • 1965-03-07 Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
  • 1969-07-10 Chilean Association of Librarians created
  • 1970-06-05 Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty

Election of Interest

1970-09-04 Marxist Salvador Allende wins a narrow plurality of votes in Chile's presidential election

  • 1970-10-24 Marxist Salvador Allende elected President of Chile by the Chilean Congress
  • 1970-11-03 Marxist Salvador Allende inaugurated as President of Chile
  • 1970-12-31 President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines
  • 1971-03-29 Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines
  • 1971-07-11 Chilean parliament nationalizes American copper mines
  • 1972-06-17 Chilean President Salvador Allende forms a new socialist government
  • 1972-10-13 Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountains, (passengers eat crash victims to survive, 16 of 45 rescued 2 months later)
  • 1973-04-02 ITT admits to asking CIA to influence Chilean presidential election
  • 1973-08-22 Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws
  • 1973-09-11 Chilean President Salvador Allende, the 1st elected Marxist president of a South America country, is deposed in a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet
  • 1973-09-28 ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.

Historic Event

1974-07-01 General Augusto Pinochet becomes president and dictator of Chile

  • 1976-09-21 Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
  • 1976-12-18 Soviet dissident Viktor Bukovskiexchanged for Chile CP-leader Corvalan
  • 1976-12-19 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Santiago, Chile: Paolo Bertolucci & Adriano Panatta give Italy unassailable 3-0 lead; beat Patricio Cornejo & Jaime Fillol of Chile 6-3, 2-6, 9-7, 6-3; ends, 4-1
  • 1977-03-12 Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet bans the Christian-Democratic Party
  • 1979-01-08 Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
  • 1979-11-08 The Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) is formed.
  • 1980-09-11 Chile adopts its constitution
  • 1981-03-11 Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet's second term begins
  • 1981-04-22 10,000 copper workers in Chile strike
  • 1986-07-02 General strike against Pinochet regime in Chile
  • 1986-09-07 Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, kills 5 people
  • 1987-05-26 Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
  • 1987-10-03 Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
  • 1988-10-05 Chile votes in a referendum 56-44 against extending Augusto Pinochet's regime by 8 years thus ending the dictator's 16½ years in power
  • 1989-03-12 2 cyanide-contaminated Chilean grapes found (Philadelphia)
  • 1989-03-13 FDA orders recall of all Chilean fruit in US
  • 1989-06-30 NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile & Guam
  • 1989-07-30 Chile amends its constitution
  • 1991-06-18 Mud storm in Antofagasta Chile, kills 80
  • 1993-12-11 Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle elected President of Chile
  • 1994-03-11 Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as President of Chile
  • 1998-10-16 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a Spanish warrant requesting his extradition on murder charges
  • 2000-03-02 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet heads home after being told the UK would not extradite him on torture charges
  • 2004-08-21 Nicolás Massú & Fernando González win the men's doubles tennis at the Athens Olympics beating German pair Nicolas Kiefer & Rainer Schüttler in 5 sets; it's Chile's first Olympic gold medal
  • 2004-08-22 After winning the doubles tennis gold medal at the Athens Olympics, Chile's Nicolás Massú wins the men's singles gold 6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4 over American Mardy Fish
  • 2004-12-13 Former Chilean dictator, General Augusto Pinochet is put under house arrest, after being sued under accusations over 9 kidnapping actions and manslaughter. The house arrest is lifted the same day on appeal.

Famous Birthdays

José de San MartínJosé de San Martín (1778-1850)

1778-02-25 Argentine General, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule, born in Yapeyú, Argentina

  • 1778-08-20 Bernardo O'Higgins, Chillán, Chile, South American independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule (1817-1823 Supreme Director of Chile)

José Miguel CarreraJosé Miguel Carrera (1785-1821)

1785-10-15 1st President of Chile (1811-14), born in Santiago, Chile

  • 1809-09-05 Manuel Montt Torres, President of Chile (851-61), born in Petorca, Chile (d. 1880)
  • 1848-02-05 Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
  • 1867-04-09 Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (Labour Party), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1941)
  • 1875-09-18 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (founder of Villa Lo Burgos), born in Osorno, Chile (d. 1945)
  • 1877-11-03 Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, 19th and 25th President of Chile, born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1960)
  • 1881-06-08 Próspero Bisquertt, Chilean composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1959)
  • 1884-10-25 Eduardo Barrios, Chilean novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1963)
  • 1887-03-13 Carlos Isamitt, Chilean composer, born in Rengo, Chile (d. 1974)
  • 1887-09-15 Carlos Dávila, President of Government Junta of Chile (1932), born in Los Ángeles, Chile (d. 1955)

Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral (1889-1957)

1889-04-07 Chilean poet (Nobel Prize for Literature, 1945), educator, and diplomat, born in Vicuña, Chile

  • 1894-12-14 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, Chilean-Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Chile, Chile (d. 1976)
  • 1896-01-08 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)
  • 1896-12-29 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican social realist painter & muralist (Lib of Chile), born in Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 1974)
  • 1899-07-05 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, Chilean composer, born in La Cruz, Chile (d. 1987)
  • 1903-02-06 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1991)

Pablo NerudaPablo Neruda (1904-1973)

1904-07-12 Chilean poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971), born in Parral, Chile

  • 1906-04-21 Tom Burns, British-Chilean publisher and editor, born in Chile (d. 1995)

Salvador AllendeSalvador Allende (1908-1973)

1908-07-26 President of Chile (1970-73) and the 1st Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through an open election, born in Valparaíso, Chile

  • 1909-02-04 Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)
  • 1911-01-06 Eduardo Frei Montalva, Chilean political leader (President 1964-70), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1982)
  • 1911-03-09 Ramon Campbell Batista, Chilean physician, composer, and ethno-musicologist (traditional music of the Rapanui people), born in Quilpué, Chile (d. 2000)
  • 1912-08-31 Ramon Vinay, Chilean operatic tenor, born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1996)
  • 1914-01-17 Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1914-09-05 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist (Defense of Violeta Parra), born in San Fabián de Alico, Chile (d. 2018)

Augusto PinochetAugusto Pinochet (1915-2006)

1915-11-25 Chilean general and dictator of Chile (1973-90), born in Valparaíso, Chile

  • 1917-01-17 Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso, born in Colchagua, Chile (d. 2007)
  • 1917-09-10 Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat
  • 1918-11-26 Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer, politician and President of Chile (1990-94), born in Viña del Mar, Chile (d. 2016)
  • 1919-01-18 Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Chilean composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2019)
  • 1920-03-26 Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist (52 caps), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2012)
  • 1923-12-10 Abelardo Quinteros, Chilean composer, born in Valparaiso, Chile
  • 1924-10-05 Jose Donoso, Chilean writer (The Place Without Limits), born in Santiago (d. 1996)
  • 1927-11-24 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • 1930-04-03 Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida (1971-89) and Governor of Florida (1991-98), born in Lakeland, Florida (d. 1998)
  • 1932-04-13 Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist and politician, born in Temuco, Chile (d. 1976)
  • 1932-09-28 Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (d. 1973)
  • 1933-09-05 Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Chilean catholic archbishop, born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1938-03-02 Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
  • 1940-05-11 Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
  • 1941-07-25 Raúl Ruiz, Chilean filmmaker (Three Sad Tigers), born in Puerto Montt, Chile (d. 2011)

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende (80 years old)

1942-08-02 Chilean-American author (The House of the Spirits, City of the Beasts), born in Lima, Peru

  • 1945-09-07 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled in Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1946-06-28 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician (President of the Independent Democratic Union), born in Santiago (d. 1991)
  • 1947-05-01 Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer
  • 1947-11-30 Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean poet, born in Valparaiso, Chile
  • 1949-12-01 Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, President of Chile (2010-14, 2018-), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1951-08-21 Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist, born in Antofagasta, Chile

Michelle BacheletMichelle Bachelet (71 years old)

1951-09-29 Chilean Socialist Party politician (President of Chile, 2006-10 &, 2014-18; U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2018-22), born in Santiago, Chile

  • 1958-01-13 Ricardo Acuna, Chile, tennis star
  • 1961-06-06 Tom Araya, Chilean-American heavy metal bass guitarist and lead singer (Slayer), born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 1967-01-18 Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer, born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1967-03-21 Adrian Chiles, British television and radio presenter, and sportscaster, born in Quinton, Birmingham, England
  • 1968-02-29 Gonzalo Lira, Chilean-American novelist
  • 1969-06-04 Horatio Sanz, Chilean-born comedian
  • 1974-12-24 Marcelo Salas, Chilean footballer, born in Temuco, Chile
  • 1975-12-26 Marcelo Rios, Chilean tennis star (1995 Amsterdam), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1976-09-01 Sebastián Rozental, Chilean soccer forward (27 caps; Universidad Católica, Rangers, Grasshopper Club Zürich, Unión Española), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1977-01-19 Nicole [Denisse Laval Soza], Chilean pop singer and guitarist, born in Chile
  • 1978-05-05 Santiago Cabrera, Venezuelan-Chilean-British actor (Isaac Mendez - Heroes), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1979-09-11 David Pizarro, Chilean footballer (Roma), born in Valparaíso, Chile
  • 1979-10-10 Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player, born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 1979-11-12 Cote de Pablo, Chilean American actress (NCIS), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1980-07-29 Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
  • 1981-05-10 Humberto Suazo, Chilean footballer
  • 1982-03-23 José Raúl Contreras, Chilean soccer defender (8 caps; Santiago Wanderers; Universidad de Chile; Huachipato), born in Quilpué, Chile
  • 1984-02-04 Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer, born in San Bernardo, Chile
  • 1986-05-15 Matías Fernández, Chilean footballer
  • 1988-12-19 Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer (Arsenal, Chilean national team), born in Tocopilla, Chile
  • 1989-06-03 Daniela Vega, Chilean transgender actress and sinnger (A Fantastic Woman), born in San Miguel, Chile

HolaSoyGermanHolaSoyGerman (32 years old)

1990-04-25 Chilean YouTube star (second-most subscribed channel), born in Copiapó, Chile

Famous Weddings

Augusto Pinochet

1943-02-18 Chilean army officer, and future dictator, Augusto Pinochet (27) marries Lucía Hiriart (20)

Michelle Bachelet

1977-12-23 Future President of Chile Michelle Bachelet (26) weds architect Jorge Dávalos

Famous Deaths

Diego de AlmagroDiego de Almagro (1475-1538)

1538-07-08 Spanish conquistador of Chile and Peru, executed at Las Salinas at about 63

  • 1610-08-05 Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile (b. c. 1552)

José Miguel CarreraJosé Miguel Carrera (1785-1821)

1821-09-04 1st President of Chile (1811-14), shot and killed after a show trial at 35

  • 1842-10-24 Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule, dies at 64
  • 1876-09-05 Manuel Blanco Encalada, first president of Chile (b. 1790)
  • 1879-05-21 Arturo Prat, Chilean naval officer (b. 1848)
  • 1882-07-09 Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (b. 1848)
  • 1903-08-30 Vicente Fidel López, Argentine historian (Historia the Chile), dies at 87
  • 1945-08-19 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (founder of Villa Lo Burgos), dies at 69
  • 1952-08-18 Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit saint (b. 1901)

Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral (1889-1957)

1957-01-10 Chilean poet (Nobel Prize for Literature, 1945), educator, and diplomat, dies of pancreatic cancer at 67

  • 1959-08-02 Prospero Bisquertt, Chilean composer, dies at 78
  • 1959-08-16 Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74
  • 1961-02-22 George de Cuevas, Chilean-born ballet impresario and choreographer (Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas), dies at 75 or 76
  • 1969-02-09 Manuel Plaza Reyes, Chilean marathoner (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 68
  • 1970-10-22 René Schneider, Chilean general/supreme commander, murdered
  • 1973-03-12 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chilean writer (Hijo de Ladron), dies at 77

Salvador AllendeSalvador Allende (1908-1973)

1973-09-11 President of Chile (1970-73) and the 1st Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through an open election, commits suspected suicide by shooting himself during a military coup at 65

  • 1973-09-15 Victor Jara, Chilean folk singer-songwriter, and political activist, killed by Augusto Pinochet's military interrogators at 40

Pablo NerudaPablo Neruda (1904-1973)

1973-09-23 Chilean poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971), dies of heart failure at 69

  • 1974-07-06 Carlos Isamitt, Chilean composer, dies at 87
  • 1974-09-11 Víctor Olea Alegría, Chilean Socialist Party member
  • 1974-09-30 Carlos Prats, Chilean Constitutionalist General, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
  • 1976-05-26 Juan Maino, Chilean leader of MAPU, "disappeared"
  • 1976-07-16 Carmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA
  • 1976-09-08 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, Chilean-Spanish composer, dies at 81
  • 1976-09-21 Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist and politician, dies at 44
  • 1982-01-22 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70), dies at 71
  • 1987-01-06 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, Chilean composer, dies at 87
  • 1991-04-01 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician (President of the Independent Democratic Union), dies at 44
  • 1991-06-09 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), dies following surgery at 88
  • 1991-07-28 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45
  • 1992-01-03 Radomiro Tomic, Chilean president (1970), dies
  • 1993-05-19 Nemesio Antunes, Chilean painter, dies at 75
  • 1994-05-29 Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany (1971-89), dies in Chile at 81
  • 1995-12-07 Tom Burns, British-Chilean publisher and editor, dies at 89
  • 1996-01-04 Ramon Vinay, Chilean operatic tenor, dies at 83
  • 1996-08-30 José Toribio Merino, Chilean admiral (one of the principal leaders of the 1973 Chilean coup d'état), dies at 80
  • 1996-09-13 Cesar Mendoza, general of Military junta of Chile (1973-85), dies at 78
  • 1996-12-07 Jose Donoso, Chilean writer (The Place Without Limits), dies at 72
  • 1997-08-25 Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
  • 1998-12-12 Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida (1971-89) and Governor of Florida (1991-98), dies at 68
  • 2000-07-14 René Ríos Boettiger, Chilean cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • 2001-05-28 Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • 2002-11-23 Roberto Matta, Chilean painter (b. 1911)
  • 2003-07-15 Roberto Bolaño, Chilean writer (2066), dies at 50
  • 2005-09-05 Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'état attempt in Chile (b. 1917)

Augusto PinochetAugusto Pinochet (1915-2006)

2006-12-10 Chilean general and dictator of Chile (1973-90), dies of congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema at 91

  • 2007-09-08 Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (b. 1917)
  • 2009-02-17 Conchita Cintrón, Chilean bullfighter (b. 1922)
  • 2010-07-21 Luis Corvalán, Chilean communist leader (b. 1916)
  • 2011-08-19 Raúl Ruiz, Chilean filmmaker (Three Sad Tigers), dies at 70
  • 2011-09-02 Felipe Camiroaga, Chilean character animator, Chile (b. 1966)
  • 2011-09-02 Roberto Bruce, Chilean journalist (b. 1979)
  • 2012-09-11 Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist, dies from natural causes at 92
  • 2016-04-19 Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer, politician and President of Chile (1990-94), dies at 97
  • 2017-04-24 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), dies at 89
  • 2018-01-23 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist (Defense of Violeta Parra), dies at 103
  • 2018-05-01 Max Berrú, Ecuadorian-Chilean musician, dies at 74