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

  • 1903-12-10 George J Lewis, Mexican-born actor (Don-Zorro), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1912-06-29 Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, composer (Huapango), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1964-10-09 Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director (Pan's Labyrinth), 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 [Santos] Saúl Álvarez [Barragán], Mexican boxer (three-time world champion), born in Guadalajara, Mexico