Mexican History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 273 of 273

  • 1986-06-29 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Argentina beats West Germany, 3-2 in front of 114,600
  • 1986-08-31 Aeromexico DC-9 & small plane collide in LA, killing 82 (15 on the ground)

Sports History

1986-09-22 LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is 1st Mexican to win 20 games

  • 1986-09-28 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
  • 1988-07-06 Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected President of Mexico

Radio History

1988-11-02 Mexican radio station erroneously reports Mike Tyson had died in car crash

  • 1989-08-18 Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin
  • 1991-05-17 Lupita Jones, 23, of Mexico, crowned 40th Miss Universe
  • 1991-11-03 New York City Marathon: Salvador Garcia of Mexico men's champion in 2:09:28; Liz McColgan of Scotland wins women's title, 2:27.0
  • 1991-11-24 1st international flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)
  • 1992-01-16 Chapultepec Peace Accords are signed in Mexico City which ends the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War
  • 1992-04-22 Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1992-08-12 Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Papal Visit

1993-08-11 Pope John Paul II visits Mexico

  • 1994-01-01 The Zapatista Army of National Liberation initiates twelve days of armed conflict in the Mexican State of Chiapas.
  • 1994-01-02 Battles between army & rebellious indians in South Mexico, kill 57
  • 1994-03-14 Mexican banker and billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped
  • 1994-04-25 Mexican businessman & billionaire Angel Losada kidnapped
  • 1994-06-09 5.6 earthquake strikes southern Mexico
  • 1994-08-21 Ernesto Zedillo wins Mexican presidential election
  • 1994-12-01 Ernesto Zedillo innaugrated as president of Mexico

Historic Event

1995-01-14 Mexico pledges profits from state-owned Pemex's $7-billion-per-year oil revenues in an effort to secure US congressional approval of loan guarantees; President Clinton approves a $20-billion U.S. aid package for Mexico

  • 1995-01-31 President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
  • 1995-02-12 PRI loses and PAN wins Mexican regional elections
  • 1995-03-09 Mexican peso worth 7.55 pesos to a dollar (record)
  • 1996-07-15 Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake
  • 1996-08-05 Kansas City Chiefs rout Dallas Cowboys 32-6 in an NFL pre-season exhibition game in Monterrey Mexico
  • 1997-10-09 Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
  • 1997-12-22 Acteal massacre: Attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces.
  • 1999-11-09 TAESA Flight 725, crashes a few minutes after leaving the Uruapan airport en-route to Mexico City. 18 people were killed in the accident.
  • 2000-07-02 Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

El Chapo Finally Recaptured

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

Historic Event

2001-04-17 A letter between Gale Norton and Jeb Bush is released, stating that the Bush administration has decided to go ahead with plans to auction 6 million acres of potentially oil-and-gas-rich seabed in the Gulf of Mexico

Historic Event

2001-06-21 Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is the 1st Hispanic woman to be honored on a US postage stamp

  • 2001-07-02 Bush Administration announce that it will seek to let oil companies drill on about 1,500,000 acres of the Gulf of Mexico

Volkswagen Beetle

2003-07-30 The last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico

Historic Event

2005-04-07 Head of government of the Federal District, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, faces an impeachment process at the Mexican Congress

  • 2005-10-02 NFL plays first regular season game outside the United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2006-05-17 The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico to be an artificial reef
  • 2007-06-13 First large scale exhibition of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's work in Mexico opens at Palacio de Bellas Artes on the 100th anniversary of her birth
  • 2007-08-21 Hurricane Dean makes its first landfall in Costa Maya, Mexico with winds at 165 mph. Dean is the first storm since Hurricane Andrew to make landfall as a Category 5.
  • 2009-05-20 Mexico is the first Latin American country to officially enter recession
  • 2009-11-20 The Mexican government declares its economy technically out of recession after 2.93% GDP growth in the third quarter of 2009; Mexico had been in a severe economic crisis for over a year prior to its economic rebound
  • 2012-02-19 44 people killed in prison brawl in Apocada, Mexico, between two rival drug cartels
  • 2012-04-20 40 people are killed and 27 injured after a tractor trailer collided with a bus in Alamo, Mexico
  • 2012-05-04 14 decapitated bodies and 9 hung from a bridge are found in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
  • 2012-05-13 49 dismembered bodies are found on a Mexican highway as part of the Mexican drug war

Election of Interest

2012-07-05 Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party is elected President of Mexico after a recount following irregularities

  • 2012-07-08 Tens of thousands protest over election corruption in Mexico City after Enrique Peña Nieto's win in the country's presidential election
  • 2012-07-20 21 people are killed and 29 injured in a bus accident in Nayarit, Mexico
  • 2012-09-18 26 people are killed in a fire in a Pemex gas facility in Reynosa, Mexico
  • 2012-12-01 Enrique Peña Nieto sworn in as President of Mexico
  • 2013-01-17 8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico
  • 2013-01-31 36 people are killed and 126 are injured in an explosion at Torre Ejecutiva Pemex, Mexico
  • 2013-03-14 7 people are killed after gunmen storm a bar in Cancun, Mexico
  • 2013-03-15 16 people are killed by a fireworks accident in Tlaxcala, Mexico
  • 2013-04-02 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • 2013-04-11 14 people are killed in clashes between drug traffickers and police in Michoacán, Mexico
  • 2013-05-07 20 people are killed and 36 are injured after a gas tanker explodes in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico
  • 2013-07-24 22 are left dead after a conflict between the Knights Templar Cartel and Mexican police in Michoacan
  • 2013-08-25 4 people are killed and 25 are injured after a train derails in Tabasco, Mexico
  • 2013-09-16 21 people are killed by Hurricane Ingrid in Mexico
  • 2014-11-15 The parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared start a nationwide bus tour in protest at the government's handling of the case
  • 2014-11-23 Mass protests in Mexico by relatives of 43 missing Mexican students, who the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang
  • 2015-07-02 BP agrees to compensate US government & gulf states $18.7 billion for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Historic Event

2015-07-11 Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escapes from Altiplano maximum-security prison west of Mexico City via a specially constructed 1.5 km tunnel from his cell to a nearby house

  • 2015-07-29 27 people are killed and 149 are injured after a truck runs into a religious procession in Zacatecas, Mexico
  • 2015-09-05 US health officials confirm a salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers from Mexico is responsible for 1 death and for making hundreds sick
  • 2016-01-08 Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announces the recapture of drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, six months after he escaped prison
  • 2016-02-11 Riot between rival drug cartels at a prison in Monterrey, Mexico, leaves 52 dead

Papal Visit

2016-02-12 Pope Francis begins his visit to Mexico, arriving at “Benito Juarez” International Airport in Mexico City

  • 2016-02-18 Pope Francis questions US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump's Christianity over his call to build a wall on the Mexican border

Film & TV History

2016-03-19 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Synder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, first premieres in Mexico City

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 322

  • 1967-07-14 Leonardo Lavalle, Mexican tennis star
  • 1967-07-25 Dave Jareckie, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1968-02-09 Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican rock singer ("Volverte a Amar"), born in Mexico City, Mexico

Jenni RiveraJenni Rivera (1969-2012)

1969-07-02 Mexican-American singer-songwriter (Jenni, 2008), born in Long Beach, California

  • 1969-08-27 Cesar Millan, Culiacan Mexico, professional dog trainer
  • 1969-09-29 Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer-songwriter, born in Merida, Mexico
  • 1969-10-01 Agustin Vasquez-Mendoza, Mexican murderer (FBI Most Wanted)
  • 1969-10-24 Adela Noriega, Mexican actress (Quinceañera), born in Mexico City
  • 1969-12-19 Villano IV, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1970-02-15 Gloria Trevi, Mexican singer and songwriter (Que Hago Aqui?), born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • 1970-02-21 Javier De La Hoya, Mexican-American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Durango, Mexico
  • 1970-04-19 Luis Miguel, Puerto Rican-Mexican spanish singer (Me Gustas Tal Como Eres), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1970-10-05 South Park Mexican [Carlos Coy], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970-11-24 Julieta Venegas, Mexican-American pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1971-01-13 Elmer Dessens, Hermosillo Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1971-05-19 Psicosis [Dionicio Castellanos Torres], Mexican professional wrestler, born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
  • 1971-05-22 Manuel Ortiz, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1971-06-17 Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer, model and businesswoman (La Chica Dorada), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1971-06-30 Anette Michel, Mexican actress (La otra mitad del sol), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • 1971-08-11 Alejandra Barros, Mexican actress

ThalíaThalía (51 years old)

1971-08-26 Mexican actress and singer known as the "Queen of Latin Pop", born in Mexico City, Mexico

  • 1971-08-28 Raul Marquez, Mexican-American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • 1972-01-19 Joana Benedek, Romanian-born Mexican actress, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1972-01-27 Guillermo, Mexican-born American TV personality
  • 1972-04-23 Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer and actress (Apuesta por un Amor), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1972-04-26 Francisco Cordova, Mexican pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Veracruz, Mexico
  • 1972-06-20 Juan Castro, Sinaloa Mexico, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1973-01-17 Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican footballer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1973-04-12 Antonio Osuna, Mexican baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Sinaloa, Mexico
  • 1973-04-28 Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
  • 1973-08-14 Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer, born in Culiacancito, Mexico
  • 1973-08-21 Ismael Valdes, Mexican baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
  • 1973-09-21 Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
  • 1973-12-03 Francisco Islas Rueda [Super Crazy], Mexican pro wrestler (WWE; NJPW, Zero-1, AJPW), born in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico
  • 1974-02-23 Jaime Villarreal, Mexican musician
  • 1974-07-19 Rey Bucanero, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1974-09-08 Braulio Luna, Mexican soccer midfielder (32 caps; San Luis), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1974-12-08 Cristian Castro, Mexican singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1975-03-06 Aracely Arambula, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1975-04-17 Gabriel Soto, Mexican actor and model, born in Mexico City
  • 1975-07-20 El Zorro, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1975-10-10 Ramón Morales, Mexican soccer left-wing (64 caps; Guadalajara 382 games), born in La Piedad, Mexico
  • 1975-12-20 Jaydy Michel, Mexican model, born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1976-03-15 Jose Sanchez Zolliker, Mexican writer
  • 1976-06-02 Adrian Carlos Olivares, singer (Menudo - "Cannonball"), born in Mexico City
  • 1976-07-11 Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-born basketball player
  • 1976-07-30 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), born in Baja California, Mexico (d. 2012)
  • 1976-09-01 Érik Morales, Mexican boxer (WBC super bantamweight title 1997-2000, WBC featherweight 2001-03, unified WBC/IBF super featherweight 2004, WBC super lightweight 2011-12), born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1976-11-03 Guillermo Franco, Mexican soccer striker (25 caps; Villarreal), born in Corrientes, Argentina
  • 1977-01-04 Irán Castillo, Mexican actress, born in Veracruz, Mexico
  • 1977-03-04 Ana Gabriela Guevara, Mexican athlete
  • 1977-04-19 Dennys Reyes, Mexican baseball player, born in Higuera de Zaragoza, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • 1977-11-16 Mauricio Ochmann, American actor, born in Washington, D.C., United States
  • 1977-12-08 Elsa Benítez, Mexican supermodel, born in Hermosillo, Mexico
  • 1978-01-12 Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher, born in Los Mochis, Mexico
  • 1978-01-16 Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player, born in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
  • 1978-04-08 Ana de la Reguera, Mexican actress (Goliath), born in Veracruz, Mexico
  • 1978-11-30 Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor
  • 1978-12-07 Frankie J. [Francisco Javier Bautista, Jr.], Mexican-American singer (Kumbia Kings), born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1979-02-01 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer, born in Navojoa, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • 1979-02-13 Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer, born in Zamora, Mexico
  • 1979-02-19 Mariana Ochoa, Mexican singer and actress, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1979-04-30 Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer
  • 1979-05-15 Adolfo "Bofo" Bautista, Mexican professional footballer, 1998-2016, born in Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico
  • 1979-06-08 Luis Ernesto Michel, Mexican football player
  • 1979-07-23 Perro Aguayo, Jr., Mexican professional wrestler (CMLL), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2015)
  • 1979-07-27 Jorge Arce, Mexican boxer (second Mexican to win world titles in 4 weight divisions), born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • 1979-08-23 Edgar Sosa, Mexican boxer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1979-09-06 Carlos Adrián Morales, Mexican soccer midfielder (8 caps; Morelia 382 games, born in La Piedad, Mexico
  • 1979-10-02 Francisco Fonseca, Mexican soccer striker and broadcaster (43 caps, 21 goals), born in León, Guanajuato
  • 1979-10-17 Marcela Bovio, Mexican heavy metal singer and violinist (Stream of Passion; MaYans), born in Monterrey, Mexico
  • 1979-10-19 José Luis "Parejita" López, Mexican footballer
  • 1979-10-23 Jorge Solís, Mexican boxer (WBA Super Featherweight title 2010), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • 1979-12-29 Diego Luna, Mexican actor, born in Toluca, Mexico
  • 1980-02-01 Moisés Muñoz, Mexican soccer goalkeeper (19 caps; Morelia, América), born in Aguililla, Mexico
  • 1980-02-14 Fátima Leyva, Mexican footballer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1980-03-04 Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer
  • 1980-03-30 Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
  • 1980-04-02 Carlos Salcido, Mexican soccer defender (124 caps; Olympic gold 2012; PSV, Guadalajara), born in Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico
  • 1980-04-24 Fernando Arce, Mexican football midfielder, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1980-05-01 Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexican actress
  • 1980-07-10 Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter
  • 1980-10-31 Alondra de la Parra, Mexican-American conductor (Queensland Symphony, 2015-present), and founder and artistic director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (2004-11), born in NYC, New York
  • 1981-02-08 Myriam [Montemayor Cruz], Mexican Latin-pop singer, born in Monterrey, Mexico
  • 1981-02-15 Diego Martínez, Mexican soccer left back (12 caps; Club Necaxa, CD Guadalajara), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1981-10-20 Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer, born in Mazatlán, Mexico
  • 1981-11-15 Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer (British Open 2007, ANA Inspiration 2008), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1981-11-21 Jonny Magallón, Mexican footballer
  • 1981-12-21 Lynda Thomas, Mexican singer, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1982-03-08 Kat Von D, Mexican-American tattoo artist
  • 1982-05-04 Hector King, Mexican singer and songwriter, born in Culiacán, Mexico
  • 1982-10-19 Gonzalo Pineda, Mexican footballer
  • 1983-01-08 Felipe Colombo, Argentine-Mexican pop-rock singer (Erreway), and actor, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1983-03-01 Elan Sara DeFan, Mexican singer-songwriter
  • 1983-03-01 Lupita Nyong’o, Mexican-Kenyan actress (12 Years a Slave), born in Mexico City
  • 1983-05-14 Anahí, Mexican actress and singer (RBD)
  • 1983-12-20 Adrián Varela, Mexican singer, born in Culiacán, Mexico
  • 1984-02-26 Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer, born in Mexico City
  • 1984-04-14 Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer, born in Torrance, California (d. 2004)
  • 1984-05-18 Joakim Soria, Mexican baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2008, 10; Kansas City Royals), born in Monclova, Mexico

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths