Monterrey in History

Historical Events

  • 1596-09-20 Diego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
  • 1959-06-01 Two-time defending champion Monterrey, Mexico is ruled ineligible to compete in Little League Baseball World Series for using players outside predetermined geographical area
  • 1996-08-05 Kansas City Chiefs rout Dallas Cowboys 32-6 in an NFL pre-season exhibition game in Monterrey Mexico
  • 2016-02-11 Riot between rival drug cartels at a prison in Monterrey, Mexico, leaves 52 dead

Famous Birthdays

  • 1889-05-17 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican writer (Simpatías y diferencias) and diplomat (Higenia Cruel), born in Monterrey, Mexico (d. 1959)
  • 1965-06-11 Manuel Uribe Garza, Mexican man who suffered from morbid obesity (peak weight of 600 kg), born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico (d. 2014)
  • 1970-02-15 Gloria Trevi, Mexican singer and songwriter (Que Hago Aqui?), born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • 1987-01-09 Pablo Santos, Mexican actor, born in Monterrey, Mexico (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings

  • 2008-10-26 World's fattest man Manuel Uribe (43) weds Claudia Solis (38) in Monterrey, Mexico