Santo Domingo in History

Historical Events


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1500-11-25 Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus
  • 1821-12-01 Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
  • 1916-05-15 Claiming that the USA must act to quell dangerous disorder, the government orders US Marines to land in Santo Domingo; the American occupation will continue until 1924
  • 1924-09-29 Santo Domingo joins League of Nations
  • 1961-05-30 Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • 1970-02-15 Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102

Famous Birthdays

  • 1932-07-22 Oscar de la Renta, Domincan American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (d. 2014)
  • 1934-10-09 Jacobo Majluta Azar, 47th President of the Dominican Republic (1978-82), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (d. 1996)
  • 1938-02-18 Manny Mota, Dominican baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1941-05-24 Andrés García, Mexican-Dominican actor (Tiger Shark), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1954-04-04 Michel Camilo, Dominican pianist (Rendezvous), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1964-07-25 José Bautista, Dominican baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1965-03-18 Geronimo Berroa, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1966-10-28 Juan Guzman, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1966-12-10 Norberto Martin, baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1967-11-08 Henry Rodriguez, Dominican baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1968-03-22 Ramon Martinez, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971-03-26 Jesus Tavarez, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971-04-03 Quilvio Veras, Major League Baseball second baseman, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971-08-19 Mary Joe Fernández, American tennis player, broadcaster (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1972-05-24 Danny Bautista, Dominican baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1972-05-30 Manny Ramirez, Dominican-American outfielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1972-08-30 Jose Herrera, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1975-11-18 David Ortiz, Dominican American MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1979-09-11 Frank Francisco, Dominican Major League Baseball pitcher, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1979-11-08 Dania Ramírez, Dominican-American television and film actress, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1979-11-29 Francis Beltrán, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1980-01-16 Albert Pujols, Dominican MLB 1st baseman (NL MVP 2005, 2008-9)), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1980-06-11 Yhency Brazobán, Dominican baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1981-01-20 Freddy Guzmán, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1982-12-31 Julio DePaula, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1992-12-02 Gary Sánchez, Dominican baseball catcher (MLB All Star 2017, 19; NY Yankees), born in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic