Medellin in History

Colombia: Bogotá - Cartagena

Historical Events

  • 1988-05-19 Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, is convicted in Florida for smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into US
  • 1993-05-19 Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132
  • 2016-11-28 Plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense football team crashes near Medellin, Colombia killing 71 players and journalists

Famous Birthdays

  • 1952-07-04 Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Colombian politician (31st President of Colombia), born in Medellín, Colombia
  • 1967-03-13 Andrés Escobar, Colombian soccer defender (murdered in World Cup aftermath), born in Medellín, Colombia (d. 1994)
  • 1968-01-22 Mauricio Serna, Colombian retired footballer (Colombia national team 1993-2001), born in Medellín, Colombia
  • 1991-10-10 Mariana Pajón, Colombian BMX rider (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Medellin, Colombia