Guadalajara in History

Historical Events

  • 1915-01-18 Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die
  • 1955-04-03 Night express train in Guadalajara derails, killing 300
  • 1992-04-22 Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara, Mexico

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001-01-19 Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escapes from Puente Grande maximum-security prison near Guadalajara by bribing prison guards and hiding in a laundry cart


Famous Birthdays

  • 1428-05-03 Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman, born in Guadalajara, Spain (d. 1495)
  • 1903-12-10 George J Lewis, Mexican-born actor (Don-Zorro), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1912-06-29 José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican composer (Huapango), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1958)
  • 1924-01-16 Katy Jurado, Mexican actress, 1st Latin actress to win a Golden Globe (High Noon, Broken Lance), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (d. 2002)
  • 1964-10-09 Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director (Pan's Labyrinth), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1980-04-02 Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer (Guadalajara), born in Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico
  • 1981-11-15 Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer (British Open 2007, ANA Inspiration 2008), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1988-06-01 Javier Hernández Balcázar, Mexican football player (West Ham United, Mexican national team), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1990-07-18 Canelo Álvarez, Mexican boxer (multiple weight division world champion), born in Guadalajara, Mexico