Guayaquil in History

Ecuador: Cuenca - Quito

Historical Events

  • 1538-07-25 The City of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil
  • 1820-10-09 Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador

Sports History

1982-08-01 American Greg Louganis becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives in winning 3m springboard gold, World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador

  • 1982-08-01 East German swimmer Petra Schneider breaks her own 400m medley world record by 0:19 (4:36.10) at the World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Famous Birthdays

Frederick AshtonFrederick Ashton (1904-1988)

1904-09-17 British choreographer (Cinderella), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador

  • 1925-12-13 Albert Paulsen, Ecuadorian-American actor (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Doctors' Hospital), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 2004)
  • 1959-02-15 Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian sports commentator and wrestler, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 1960-02-27 Andres Gomez, Ecuadorian tennis player (Madrid Grand Prix-1990), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 1962-10-17 Mike Judge, Ecuadorian born American cartoonist, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 1963-04-06 Rafael Correa, Ecuadorian politician and 43rd President of Ecuador (2007-2017), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 1965-04-16 Gerardo [Mej√≠a], Ecuadorian-American rapper, born in Guayaquil
  • 1980-02-01 Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer forward (13 caps; Emelec), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 2005)