Peruvian History

Peru: Cusco - Lima

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

1529-07-26 Francisco Pizarro appointed Governor of Peru

  • 1532-11-16 Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro captures Inca Emperor Atahualpa after a surprise ambush at Cajamarca in the Peruvian Andes

Historic Event

1533-08-29 Atahualpa, last Sapa Inca Emperor is suspected to have been buried in Northern Peru or in Ecuador

  • 1535-01-18 Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima in Peru
  • 1540-08-15 Arequipa is founded in Peru
  • 1551-05-12 San Marcos University in Lima, Peru, opens (oldest continuously operating university in the Americas)
  • 1600-02-19 Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in South American recorded history
  • 1623-04-29 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru
  • 1624-05-07 Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru
  • 1624-05-13 Dutch Admiral Hermites' Nassau fleet blockades Lima, Peru
  • 1624-06-08 Earthquake strikes Peru
  • 1624-08-14 Dutch fleet seizes Callao the Lima in Peru
  • 1651-03-31 Great earthquake at Cuzco, Peru
  • 1746-10-28 Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
  • 1821-07-28 Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)

Historic Event

1821-10-08 The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy

Appointment of Interest

1823-09-10 Simón Bolívar named President of Peru

  • 1824-02-10 Simón Bolívar named dictator by the Congress of Peru
  • 1824-12-09 Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
  • 1825-08-06 Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)
  • 1827-08-22 José de La Mar becomes President of Peru
  • 1836-11-11 Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
  • 1839-01-20 Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance
  • 1848-04-08 Battle at Xaquixaguana, Peru: Pedro de la Gasca beats Gonzalo Pizarro
  • 1865-11-26 Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile
  • 1865-12-05 Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
  • 1866-05-02 Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao
  • 1868-08-13 Earthquakes kill 25,000 & causes $300 million damages in Peru & Ecuador
  • 1879-03-23 War of the Pacific fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully takes over Arica and Tarapacá, leaving Bolivia a landlocked country.
  • 1879-04-05 Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
  • 1879-05-21 Battle of Iquique: Chilean naval forces overcome Peruvian ships (War of the Pacific)
  • 1879-10-08 War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
  • 1883-10-20 Treaty of Ancon; Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
  • 1924-05-07 Peruvian Torre forms APRA, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana
  • 1929-06-03 Chile and Peru sign the Treaty of Lima, finally resolving their border dispute from the War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chile keeps Arica and Peru regains Tacna.
  • 1934-05-24 Colombia & Peru sign accord about harbor city Leticia
  • 1939-05-14 Lina Medina of Peru becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five

Attack on Pearl Harbor

1941-01-27 Peruvian ambassador Ricardo Rivera-Schreiber warns American Ambassador of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor

  • 1941-12-13 Lawine battlers destroy Haaraz, Peru; about 3,000 die
  • 1942-01-29 Peru and Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determination)
  • 1945-02-14 Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN

Historic Event

1947-04-28 Thor Heyerdahl and the crew of the "Kon-Tiki" sail from Peru to Polynesia

Historic Event

1953-07-07 Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador

Historic Event

1958-05-08 US VP Richard Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by protesters in Peru

  • 1959-01-26 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: American based Peruvian Alex Olmedo wins his first Grand Slam event; beats Neale Fraser of Australia 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

1959-07-03 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American-based Peruvian Alex Olmedo wins his only Wimbledon title beating Rod Laver of Australia 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

  • 1959-09-13 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Neale Fraser wins first of 2 straight US singles titles; beats Alex Olmedo of Peru 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
  • 1959-10-12 At the national congress of APRA in Peru a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party. They will later form APRA Rebelde.
  • 1962-01-10 Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500
  • 1962-01-11 Landslide at dormant volcano Huascaran in Peru kills an estimated 4,000
  • 1963-06-28 Belaunde Terry inaugurated as President of Peru
  • 1964-05-24 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
  • 1966-05-25 Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
  • 1968-10-03 Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru
  • 1968-10-09 Government seizes oil fields in Peru
  • 1969-03-25 Andes Pact signed in Peru
  • 1969-08-24 Peru nationalizes US oil interests
  • 1970-05-31 7.75 Ancash earthquake off coast of Peru kills 66-70,000 and sets off world's deadliest avalanche
  • 1970-08-09 Peruvian Airlines LANSA Flight 502 explodes killing 101 people including 45 US exchange students
  • 1971-03-18 200 die in landslide into Lake Yanahuani, Chungar Peru
  • 1971-12-24 Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later
  • 1974-01-05 An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses
  • 1974-04-26 Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam
  • 1978-05-23 General strike in Peru
  • 1978-06-18 Victor de la Torre wins Peru election
  • 1980-05-18 Fernando Belaunde Terry elected president of Peru
  • 1980-07-28 Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaúnde Terry becomes president
  • 1981-12-11 UN Security Council chooses Javier Pérez de Cuélla of Peru as the 5th Secretary-General of the United Nations

Historic Event

1982-01-01 Peru's Javier Pérez de Cuéllar becomes the 5th Secretary-General of the United Nations

  • 1982-03-02 Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru
  • 1985-04-14 Alan Garcia wins elections in Peru
  • 1985-07-28 Alan Garcia sworn in as President of Peru
  • 1987-12-08 Peruvian Navy Fokker F27-400M chartered by Alianza Lima FC crashes into Pacific Ocean 7 miles from Jorge Chávez International Airport near Callao; 43 killed, only pilot survives
  • 1988-08-20 Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 1990-05-29 An earthquake hits Peru, killing over 200

Historic Event

1990-07-28 Alberto Fujimori installed as President of Peru

  • 1991-01-22 Cholera epidemic begins in Peru with first known sufferer, 300,000 people infected over the next 12 months
  • 1992-04-05 Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori suspends the constitution and dissolves Congress
  • 1992-07-18 The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima, Peru
  • 1994-02-16 Premier Alfonso Bustamente ends government in Peru
  • 1994-02-25 Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31
  • 1994-11-05 Yak-40 accident in north of Peru, 8 killed
  • 1995-01-09 Ecuador & Peru involved in boundary fight
  • 1997-01-13 Radical guerrillas hold 72 hostages and shoot at police outside the Japanese Embassy in Lima, Peru
  • 1997-04-22 The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
  • 2000-11-17 Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as President of Peru
  • 2001-12-29 Mesa Redonda shopping center fire, Lima, Peru, at least 291 killed.
  • 2002-07-20 Bartenders doing tricks with fire start a major fire in a night club in Lima, Peru that kills 25 and injures 100
  • 2004-12-08 Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the Union of South American Nations
  • 2005-08-23 TANS Peru Flight 204 crashes near Pucallpa, Peru, killing 41.
  • 2007-08-15 An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
  • 2009-04-07 Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces
  • 2009-06-05 At least 32 people are killed in Peru during clashes between the police and indigenous protesters

Nobel Prize

2010-10-07 Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat" [1]

  • 2012-03-04 Over 10,000 illegal Peruvian gold miners clash with police to gain control of Puerto Maldonado
  • 2013-03-06 9 people die after a plane crashes after being ensnared in power lines in Peru
  • 2013-04-14 33 people are killed after a bus tumbled off a cliff in Trujillo, Peru
  • 2013-10-12 50 people are killed after a truck veers of a cliff in  La Convencion Province, Peru
  • 2014-12-12 UN climate change talks in Peru continue past scheduled time as negotiations continue to stall

Famous Birthdays

  • 1523-11-11 Joachim Hopperus, Frisian lawyer and politician, born in Sneek, Friesland (d. 1576)
  • 1579-12-09 Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), born in Lima, Viceroyalty of Peru (d. 1639)
  • 1586-04-20 Saint Rose of Lima [Isabel Flores de Olivia], Peruvian saint, a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic, born in Lima, Peru (d. 1617)
  • 1663-11-26 Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1743)

José de San Martín

1778-02-25 José de San Martín, Argentine General, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule, born in Yapeyú, Argentina (d. 1850)

  • 1788-08-20 José Bernardo Alcedo, Peruvian composer, born in Lima, Peru (d. 1878)
  • 1817-11-08 Claudius W. Sears, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Peru, Massachusetts (d. 1891)
  • 1833-02-07 Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)
  • 1836-09-05 Justiniano Borgoño, President of Peru (1894), born in Trujillo, Peru (d. 1921)
  • 1863-06-10 Louis Couperus, Dutch poet and writer (Eline Vere), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1923)
  • 1873-05-19 Federico Gerdes, Peruvian pianist, composer, and educator (founder and first director of the National Conservatory of Music, 1909-26), born in Tacna, Peru (d. 1953)
  • 1886-02-23 Ventura García Calderón, Peruvian diplomat and author, born in Paris, France (d. 1959)
  • 1891-04-30 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Swart mar leaflik), born in Blije, Netherlands (d. 1966)

Cole Porter

1891-06-09 Cole Porter, American composer and lyricist ("Anything Goes"; "Night And Day"; "I've Got You Under My Skin"), born in Peru, Indiana (d. 1964)

  • 1892-03-16 Caesar Vallejo, Peruvian/French poet (Los Heraldos Negros)
  • 1895-02-03 Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, politician (APRA-Peru) [or Feb 22]
  • 1895-02-22 Victor RaulHaya de la Torre, founder (Peruvian Aprista Party)
  • 1900-04-06 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • 1900-10-17 Teodoro Valcárcel, Peruvian classical composer (d. 1942)
  • 1904-09-08 Carlos Sánchez Málaga, Peruvian composer, born in Arequipa, Perú (d. 1995)
  • 1909-02-04 Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)
  • 1910-11-27 Rodolfo Holzmann, Peruvian composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1992)
  • 1910-12-16 Freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ")
  • 1912-10-07 Fernando Belaúnde Terry, President of Peru (d. 2002)
  • 1918-04-03 Enrique Iturriaga, Peruvian composer (Sinfonía Junín y Ayacucho), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2019)
  • 1921-08-28 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (All About My Mother), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2007)
  • 1922-09-13 Yma Sumac [Chavarri], Peruvian-American 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam), born in Ichocan, Cajamarca, Peru (d. 2008)
  • 1925-12-25 Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American author and mystic (Eagle's Gift, Fire From Within), born in Cajamarca (d. 1998)
  • 1926-03-09 Celso Garrido Lecca, Peruvian composer, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1926-12-03 Walter Ormeño, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (Peru 1949-57; Boca Juniors, Rosario Central), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2020)
  • 1928-07-11 Marcos Calderón, Peruvian soccer coach (Peru 1975-79; Copa América 1975), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1987)
  • 1929-03-12 Francisco Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian musicologist and composer, born in Huánuco, Peru (d. 2012)
  • 1931-06-04 César Bolaños, Peruvian electro-acoustic and experimental musician and composer, born in Lima, Peru (d. 2012)
  • 1932-12-04 Édgar Valcárcel, Peruvian pianist and composer, born in Puno, Peru (d. 2010)
  • 1933-10-01 Olga Pozzi Escot, Peruvian-American composer and musicologist, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1936-03-24 Alex Olmedo, American/Peruvian tennis player (Australian C'ships, Wimbledon 1959), born in Arequipa, Peru (d. 2020)

Mario Vargas Llosa

1936-03-28 Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian writer, poet, journalist, presidential candidate and Nobel Prize Laureate (Aunt Julia), born in Arequipa, Peru

  • 1936-09-23 Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian politician

Alberto Fujimori

1938-07-28 Alberto Fujimori, President of Peru (1990-2000), born in Lima, Peru

  • 1938-10-03 Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Peruvian economist and 66th President of Peru (2016-present), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1938-11-13 Julio Canani, Peruvian thoroughbred horse racing trainer (Breeders' Cup Mile 1999, 2001; Juvenile Fillies 2004), born in Oxampampa, Peru (d. 2021)
  • 1941-01-08 Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator, born in Lima, Peru

Isabel Allende

1942-08-02 Isabel Allende, Chilean-American author (The House of the Spirits, City of the Beasts), born in Lima, Peru

  • 1943-06-29 Pedro Pablo León, Peruvian soccer forward (49 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2020)
  • 1945-05-20 Vladimiro Montesinos, Peruvian politician
  • 1945-09-18 Ottorino Sartor, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (27 caps; Defensor Arica, CNI), born in Chancay, Peru (d. 2021)
  • 1946-03-28 Alejandro Toledo, 63rd President of Peru (2001-06), born in Cabana, Peru
  • 1947-07-08 Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
  • 1948-01-11 Eleazar Soria, Peruvian soccer defender (29 caps, Copa America 1975; Universitario, Independiente, Sporting Cristal), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2021)
  • 1949-05-23 Alan García, President of Peru (Peruvian Aprista Party: 1985-90, 2006-11), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2019)
  • 1949-05-25 Lalith Kaluperuma, Sri Lankan cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1950-11-21 Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter (Greatest American Hero), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1954-07-10 José González, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (20 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1987)
  • 1954-10-30 Mario Testino, Peruvian-born English fashion photographer, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1959-10-07 Lourdes Flores, Peruvian politician, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1959-10-08 Carlos I. Noriega, Peruvian-American astronaut (STS 84, sk 97), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1960-10-08 François Pérusse, Quebec humorist 9Les 2 minutes du peuple), born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • 1961-10-22 Sanath Kaluperuma, Sri Lankan cricket all-rounder (4 Tests; 2 ODIs; Bloomfield CC), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1963-03-30 Jenny Lidback, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1995), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1964-05-12 José Casanova, Peruvian soccer midfielder (10 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1987)
  • 1966-08-13 Miguel Miranda, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (47 caps; Sporting Cristal) and coach (Alianza Atlético), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2021)
  • 1967-04-17 Henry Ian Cusick, Peruvian-Scottish actor (Desmond Hume-Lost), born in Trujillo, Peru
  • 1967-10-23 Jaime Yzaga, Peruvian tennis star, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1967-11-28 José del Solar, Peruvian footballer
  • 1969-10-19 Pedro Castillo, Peruvian teacher, union leader and politician, born in Puña,, Peru
  • 1971-10-27 Jorge Soto, Peruvian soccer midfielder (101 caps; Sporting Cristal), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1972-12-28 Roberto Palacios, Peruvian footballer, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1974-12-12 Nolberto Solano, Peruvian footballer, born in Callao, Peru
  • 1977-03-23 Jean Carlos Gamarra, Peruvian taekwondo practitioner
  • 1977-04-07 Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress
  • 1978-10-03 Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian soccer striker (85 caps; Bayern Munich 224 games, 87 goals), born in Callao, Peru
  • 1981-06-16 Miguel Villalta, Peruvian footballer
  • 1983-04-17 Roberto Jiménez, Peruvian football player, born in Piura, Peru
  • 1984-01-01 Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian soccer striker (102 caps; Hamburger SV, Internacional), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1984-10-26 Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer (PSV), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1986-01-14 Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player
  • 1990-12-27 Luis Trujillo, Peruvian Football Player

Famous Weddings

Che Guevara

1955-09-18 Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (27) weds Peruvian economist Hilda Gadea (34) in Mexico

Famous Deaths

Atahualpa

1533-07-26 Atahualpa, last Sapa Inca Emperor, garroted by order of Francisco Pizarro at about 52

AssassinationFrancisco Pizarro

1541-06-26 Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.

  • 1542-09-16 Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
  • 1576-12-15 Joachim Hopperus, Frisian lawyer and politician, dies at 53
  • 1600-02-15 Jose the Acosta, Spanish missionary (Peru), dies at 59(?)
  • 1616-04-23 El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian writer (b. 1539)
  • 1617-08-24 Saint Rose of Lima [Isabel Flores de Olivia], Peruvian saint, a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic, dies at 31
  • 1620-01-17 Diego Alvarez de Paz, Span missionary/writer (Peru), dies at about 59
  • 1639-01-23 Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake
  • 1639-11-03 Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), dies at 69
  • 1728-04-23 Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, Spanish composer based in Peru, dies at 83
  • 1743-04-30 Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas), dies at 79
  • 1781-05-18 Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian-Indian revolutionary, a descendant of the last Inca ruler Túpac Amaru, dies at 43
  • 1878-12-28 José Bernardo Alcedo, Peruvian composer, dies at 90
  • 1879-10-08 Miguel Grau Seminario 'Gentleman of the Seas', Peruvian Admiral, dies during the Battle of Angamos at 45
  • 1923-07-16 Louis Couperus, Dutch poet and writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60
  • 1930-04-16 José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
  • 1933-04-30 Luis Sanchez Cerro, President of Peru, assassinated by Hurtado de Mendoza
  • 1938-04-15 Caesar Vallejo, Peruvian-French poet (Trilce, Russia & 1931), dies at 46
  • 1966-08-18 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Struggle & Blessing), dies at 75
  • 1967-08-26 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, dies at 67
  • 1983-11-27 Manuel Scorza, Peruvian writer, dies at about 55
  • 1987-12-08 José Casanova, Peruvian soccer midfielder (10 caps; Alianza Lima), dies in Alianza Lima air disaster at 23
  • 1987-12-08 José González, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (20 caps; Alianza Lima), dies in Alianza Lima air disaster at 33
  • 1987-12-08 Marcos Calderón, Peruvian soccer coach (Peru 1975-79; Copa América 1975), dies in Alianza Lima air disaster at 59
  • 1992-02-15 María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
  • 1992-04-04 Rodolfo Holzmann, Peruvian composer, dies at 81
  • 1994-12-04 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66
  • 1995-07-17 Carlos Sánchez Málaga, Peruvian composer, dies at 91
  • 1998-04-27 Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American writer & mystic, dies at 72
  • 2002-06-04 Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian politician (b. 1912)
  • 2006-10-16 Valentín Paniagua Corazao, Ex President of Peru (b. 1936)
  • 2008-11-01 Yma Sumac [Chavarri], Peruvian-American 5 octave soprano and exotica singer (Omar Khayyam), dies at 85
  • 2010-03-10 Édgar Valcárcel, Peruvian pianist and composer, dies at 77
  • 2012-01-17 Francisco Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian musicologist and composer, dies at 82
  • 2012-09-30 César Bolaños, Peruvian electro-acoustic and experimental musician and composer, dies at 81
  • 2018-05-03 Demetrio Túpac Yupanqui, Peruvian academic and Quechua translator, dies at 94
  • 2019-04-17 Alan García, President of Peru (Peruvian Aprista Party: 1985-90, 2006-11), commits suicide by shooting himself as police try to arrest him on corruption charges at 69
  • 2020-01-04 Walter Ormeño, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (Peru 1949-57; Boca Juniors, Rosario Central), dies at 93
  • 2020-05-09 Pedro Pablo León, Peruvian soccer forward (49 caps; Alianza Lima), dies from pneumonia and kidney failure at 76
  • 2020-12-09 Alex Olmedo, American/Peruvian tennis player (Australian C'ships, Wimbledon 1959), dies from brain cancer at 84
  • 2021-02-05 Julio Canani, Peruvian thoroughbred horse racing trainer (Breeders' Cup Mile 1999, 2001; Juvenile Fillies 2004), dies at 82
  • 2021-03-06 Miguel Miranda, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (47 caps; Sporting Cristal) and coach (Alianza Atlético), dies at 54
  • 2021-06-02 Ottorino Sartor, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (27 caps; Defensor Arica, CNI), dies at 75
  • 2021-06-24 Eleazar Soria, Peruvian soccer defender (29 caps, Copa America 1975; Universitario, Independiente, Sporting Cristal), dies at 73