Mexican History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 278 of 278

  • 1984-11-19 Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die
  • 1985-03-05 Mexican authorities find the body of US drug agent Enrique "Kike" Camarena Salaazar
  • 1985-09-19 8.1 earthquake in Mexico City kills an estimated 10,000 and leaves 250,000 homeless
  • 1986-03-31 167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes
  • 1986-06-29 FIFA World Cup: Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in football's 13th World Cup in Mexico City
  • 1986-08-31 Aeromexico DC-9 & small plane collide in LA, killing 82 (15 on the ground)
  • 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)
  • 1986-10-29 Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs
  • 1988-07-06 Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected President of Mexico

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1988-11-02 Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 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 22nd NYC Marathon won by Salvador Garcia of Mexico in 2:09:28
  • 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).

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1993-08-11 Pope John Paul II visits Mexico

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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

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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

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 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 Dallas Cowboys play KC Chiefs 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.

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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

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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

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush

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

Painter Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo
  • 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
  • 2003-07-30 The last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico
  • 2005-04-07 The 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 confrim 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
  • 2016-02-12 Pope Francis begins his visit to Mexico, arriving at “Benito Juarez” International Airport in Mexico City

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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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

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  • 1964-10-09 Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director (Pan's Labyrinth), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1965-04-20 Adrian Fernández, Mexican racing driver and co-owner of the Fernandez Racing team, born in Mexico City
  • 1965-06-11 Manuel Uribe Garza, morbidly obese Mexican
  • 1966-03-03 Fernando Colunga, Mexican actor and director (Pasión, Ladrón que roba a ladrón), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1966-04-22 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress (d. 2005)
  • 1966-05-01 Armando Reynoso, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • 1966-07-20 Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico (2012-), born in Atlacomulco, State of Mexico

Person of interestSalma Hayek

1966-09-02 Salma Hayek, Mexican American actress (Desperado, Frida), born in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Actress Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
  • 1966-10-15 Jorge Campos, Mexican footballer
  • 1967-07-04 Vinny Castilla, infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 1967-07-14 Leonardo Lavalle, Mexican tennis star
  • 1967-07-25 Dave Jareckie, US biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1968-02-09 Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican singer

Person of interestJenni Rivera

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

Singer Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera
  • 1969-08-27 Cesar Millan, Culiacan Mexico, professional dog trainer
  • 1969-09-29 Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer
  • 1969-10-01 Agustin Vasquez-Mendoza, Mexican murderer (FBI Most Wanted)
  • 1969-10-24 Adela Noriega, Mexican actress
  • 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)
  • 1970-04-19 Luis Miguel, Vera Cruz Mexico, spanish singer
  • 1970-05-21 Veronica Sanchez, Michoan Mexico, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17-1994)
  • 1970-10-05 South Park Mexican, American rapper
  • 1970-11-24 Julieta Venegas, Mexican singer
  • 1971-01-13 Elmer Dessens, Hermosillo Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1971-05-19 Psicosis, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 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
  • 1971-08-11 Alejandra Barros, Mexican actress
  • 1971-08-25 Thalia Sodi, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1971-08-26 Thalía, Mexican singer
  • 1971-08-28 Raul Marquez, Mexican-American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • 1972-01-19 Joana Benedek, Mexican actress
  • 1972-01-27 Guillermo, Mexican-born American TV personality
  • 1972-02-05 Erin Phillips, Miss America-Missouri (1996), born in Mexico, Missouri,
  • 1972-04-23 Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer
  • 1972-04-26 Francisco Cordova, Veracruz Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1972-06-20 Juan Castro, Sinaloa Mexico, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1973-01-17 Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican footballer
  • 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
  • 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 Super Crazy, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1974-02-23 Jaime Villarreal, Mexican musician
  • 1974-07-19 Rey Bucanero, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1974-09-08 Braulio Luna, Mexican footballer
  • 1974-12-08 Cristian Castro, Mexican singer
  • 1975-03-06 Aracely Arambula, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1975-04-17 Gabriel Soto, Mexican actor
  • 1975-07-20 El Zorro, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1975-10-10 Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer
  • 1975-12-20 Jaydy Michel, Mexican model
  • 1976-03-15 Jose Sanchez Zolliker, Mexican writer
  • 1976-05-15 Adolfo Bautista, Mexican footballer
  • 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 Erik Morales, Mexican boxer
  • 1976-11-03 Guillermo Franco, Argentine-Mexican footballer
  • 1977-01-04 Irán Castillo, Mexican actress
  • 1977-03-04 Ana Gabriela Guevara, Mexican athlete
  • 1977-04-19 Dennys Reyes, Mexican baseball player
  • 1977-10-01 Alejandro Hernandez, Tijuana Mexico, tennis pro
  • 1977-11-16 Mauricio Ochmann, Mexican actor
  • 1977-12-08 Elsa Benítez, Mexican supermodel
  • 1978-01-12 Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher
  • 1978-01-16 Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player
  • 1978-04-08 Ana de la Reguera, Mexican actress
  • 1978-11-30 Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor
  • 1978-12-07 Frankie J, Mexican-born American singer
  • 1979-02-01 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican Singer (d.2006)
  • 1979-02-13 Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer, born in Zamora, Mexico
  • 1979-02-19 Mariana Ochoa, Mexican singer and actress
  • 1979-04-30 Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer
  • 1979-06-08 Luis Ernesto Michel, Mexican football player
  • 1979-07-23 Perro Aguayo, Jr., Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1979-07-27 Jorge Arce, Mexican boxer
  • 1979-08-23 Edgar Sosa, Mexican boxer
  • 1979-09-06 Carlos Adrián Morales, Mexican footballer
  • 1979-10-02 Francisco Fonseca, Mexican footballer
  • 1979-10-17 Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer and violinist (Stream of Passion)
  • 1979-10-19 José Luis "Parejita" López, Mexican footballer
  • 1979-10-23 Jorge Solís, Mexican professional boxer
  • 1979-12-29 Diego Luna, Mexican actor
  • 1980-02-01 Moisés Muñoz, Mexican footballer
  • 1980-02-14 Fátima Leyva, Mexican footballer
  • 1980-03-04 Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer
  • 1980-03-30 Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
  • 1980-04-02 Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer (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 founder and artistic director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, born in NYC, New York
  • 1981-02-08 Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer
  • 1981-02-15 Diego Martínez, Mexican footballer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1981-04-05 Jorge de la Rosa, Mexican baseball player

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths