Oaxaca in History

Historical Events

  • 1973-08-28 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
  • 2019-09-25 Oaxaca becomes the second Mexican state to decriminalize abortion, during the first 12 weeks

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestVicente Guerrero

1782-08-10 Vicente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero, general and 2nd President of Mexico (1829), born in Cuilapan, Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1831)

Revolutionary General and President of Mexico Vicente Guerrero
Revolutionary General and President of Mexico
Vicente Guerrero
  • 1806-03-21 Benito Pablo Juarez, president of Mexico (1858-72), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 1829-07-05 Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican lawyer and diplomat (Secretary of Foreign Affairs), born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1910)
  • 1830-09-15 José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori, President of Mexico (1877-1911), born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1915)
  • 1882-02-28 Jose Vasconcelos, politician, essayist, philosopher, born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1959)
  • 1967-07-04 Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico