Filipino History

Philippines: Cebu - Luzon - Manila

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 186


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1521-03-17 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines

  • 1521-03-31 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan takes possession of Homohon, Archipelago of St Lazarus, Philippines
  • 1521-03-31 The first Mass in the Philippines is generally believed to have been held on the Island of Limasawa, but may also have taken place on Masao in Butuan
  • 1565-04-27 1st Spanish settlement in Philippines forms at Cebu City
  • 1582-06-20 Bishop Domingo de Salazar of Manila suppresses the Philippines
  • 1593-10-24 Alleged teleportation of Spanish soldier Gil Perez from the Philippines to Mexico

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1594-06-11 Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines)

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1600-10-16 Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines
  • 1603-10-20 Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
  • 1605-10-03 Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
  • 1607-01-19 San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; the oldest church in the Philippines
  • 1611-04-28 Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, oldest existing university in Asia and largest Catholic university in the world
  • 1660-12-15 Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan
  • 1686-05-04 Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines
  • 1755-06-29 515 prominant filipinos baptized as Catholic
  • 1755-06-30 Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
  • 1762-10-06 British troops occupy Manila, Philippines
  • 1787-11-30 Spanish governor leaves the Philippines
  • 1814-02-01 Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200
  • 1820-03-09 -11) Philippines chases out foreigners; about 125 die

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1892-07-06 Jose Rizal forms La Liga Filipina in Manila

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1896-08-30 Eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. Including provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite and Nueva Ecija
  • 1896-10-06 Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona
  • 1896-12-30 Filipino nationalist José Rizal is executed by firing squad in Manila by the Spanish
  • 1898-02-10 Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish-American War is signed by President McKinley; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam

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1898-04-24 US fleet under commodore George Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines

Admiral George Dewey
Admiral
George Dewey

Philippine <b>Revolution</b>Philippine Revolution

1898-06-12 Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1898-07-03 American troops, en route to the Philippines on the SS China, raise the American flag on Wake Island
  • 1898-12-10 Spanish-American War formally ended by the Treaty of Paris; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
  • 1899-12-02 Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed "The Filipino Thermopylae", is fought.
  • 1900-06-21 In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty
  • 1900-09-13 Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
  • 1900-09-17 Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
  • 1900-12-23 As American forces defeat the Filipino insurgents and impose civil authority, some Filipinos form a Federal Party with a platform recognizing US sovereignty
  • 1901-04-19 In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use of peaceful means to work with the US toward independence.
  • 1901-05-23 US captures leader of Filipino rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo

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1901-07-04 William Howard Taft, former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 1902-04-29 Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines
  • 1902-07-01 US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act, providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate; Filipinos are to be treated as citizens of their land, no the USA

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1902-07-04 Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US President Theodore Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1904-10-19 Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through superintendence of American C.A. O'Reilley
  • 1905-07-29 US Secretary of State William Howard Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to Japanese free rein in Korea in return for non-interference with the US in the Philippines
  • 1907-06-03 Centro Escolar University is established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines
  • 1907-07-30 The Filipinos elect their first legislature; it will meet on 16 October
  • 1911-01-12 The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
  • 1911-07-14 46" of rain begins to fall in Baguio, Philippines
  • 1911-07-15 46" of rain (beginning 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines
  • 1912-04-29 108°F (42°C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)
  • 1914-07-27 Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Filipino government.
  • 1916-08-29 US Congress accepts Jones Act: Philippines independence
  • 1917-03-10 Batangas was formally founded as one of the Philippines's earliest encomiendas

  • 1926-07-26 Philippines government asks USA for a plebiscite on independence
  • 1933-01-12 US Congress recognizes the Philippines' independence
  • 1934-03-24 U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, declaring the Philippines independent after a period of 10 years
  • 1934-05-07 World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines
  • 1935-05-14 Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement

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1935-09-17 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen 2nd President of Philippines

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • 1935-11-15 Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
  • 1936-10-31 The Boy Scouts of the Philippines formed.
  • 1937-04-30 The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative
  • 1940-04-01 Filipino President Quezon officially authorizes the printing and publication of the grammar and dictionary prepared by the Institute of the National Language.
  • 1941-12-09 1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
  • 1941-12-10 Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
  • 1941-12-20 Japanese troops land on Mindanao, Philippines
  • 1941-12-22 Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines
  • 1942-01-02 Japanese troops occupy Manila, Philippines

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1942-02-22 World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1942-03-20 General MacArthur vows "I came through and I shall return" after escaping Japanese invaded Philippines
  • 1942-04-09 Battle of Bataan; US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japanese at Bataan
  • 1942-04-12 Japan kills about 400 Filipino officers in Bataan
  • 1942-05-06 Corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies

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1943-10-14 Japan declares the Philippines independent under President José P. Laurel

3rd President of the Philippines José P. Laurel
3rd President of the Philippines
José P. Laurel
  • 1944-06-20 US attacks Japanese fleet in Philippines Sea
  • 1944-09-22 President Jose P. Laurel declared the Philippines under martial law in 1944 through Proclamation No. 29
  • 1944-09-23 Proclamation No. 30 was issued, declaring the existence of a state of war between the Philippines and the United States and the United Kingdom
  • 1944-10-19 US forces land in Philippines
  • 1944-10-20 US forces under General Douglas MacArthur return to the Philippines with the landing of the US 6th army on Leyte
  • 1944-10-24 US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines
  • 1944-12-17 US destroyers sink in storm off Philippines, 790 killed
  • 1944-12-18 US Destroyers Hull, Spence & Monaghan sink in typhoon (Philippines)
  • 1945-01-09 US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines
  • 1945-01-30 American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied POWs from Japanese at Cabanatuan
  • 1945-03-10 US troops land in western Mindanao, Philippines in Operation VICTOR IV
  • 1945-04-17 US troops land in central Mindanao, Philippines during Battle of Mindanao
  • 1945-07-05 World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared
  • 1945-09-03 World War II: Japanese forces in the Philippines surrender to the Allies

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1946-05-28 Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • 1946-07-04 Philippines gains independence from US
  • 1946-07-04 President Manuel Roxas inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand, Manila

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1948-04-17 Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • 1949-01-03 The central bank of the Philippines, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, is founded
  • 1950-10-23 Filipino President Elpidio Quirino issues Executive Order No. 355 replacing the National Land Settlement Administration with Land Settlement Development Corporation (LASEDECO)
  • 1950-11-05 Philippines president Elpidio Quirino ends emergency crisis
  • 1951-08-30 US & Philippines sign mutual defense pact
  • 1951-12-04 Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman, Philippines, killing 500 people
  • 1952-06-21 Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines

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1956-05-09 War Reparations and Peace Settlement between Philippines and Japan was finally signed at Malacañang Palace under Magsaysay administration

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1957-03-17 Presidential plane crashes on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu, Philippines killing 25 including Filipino President Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1960-03-28 Pope John appoints the first Japanese, African & Filipino cardinals
  • 1965-09-28 Taal Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines killing around 100

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 174

  • 1663-02-01 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino Religious Sister of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Bonondo, Manila, Philippines (d. 1748)
  • 1788-04-02 Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (Florante at Laura), born in Barrio Panginay, Balagtas, Bulacan (d. 1862)
  • 1812-01-06 Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (d. 1919)
  • 1818-03-15 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924)
  • 1834-06-16 Wesley Merritt, American Major General (Union Army), 1st American Military Governor of the Philippines, born in NYC, New York (d. 1910)
  • 1851-12-18 Graciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino hero, orator and satirist (d. 1896)

Person of interestJose Rizal

1861-06-19 José Rizal, Filipino nationalist, author ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') and ophthalmologist, born in Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1896)

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1864-07-23 Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and 1st Prime Minister of the Philippines, born in Tanauan, Batangas, Philippines (d. 1903)

Person of interestEmilio Aguinaldo

1869-03-22 Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines (1899-1901), born in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines (d. 1964)

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1875-11-14 Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (d. 1899)
  • 1875-12-15 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (d. 1899)
  • 1877-04-18 Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot, author (d. 1950)
  • 1877-10-29 Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (d. 1966)

Person of interestManuel L. Quezon

1878-08-19 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of the Philippines (1935-42), born in Baler, Aurora, Philippines (d. 1944)

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • 1878-09-09 Sergio Osmeña, 4th President of the Philippines (d. 1961)
  • 1879-09-25 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and labor leader, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (d. 1963)
  • 1883-01-21 Amang Rodriguez, Filipino politician (d. 1964)
  • 1888-02-19 Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (d. 1949)
  • 1890-02-08 Claro Mayo Recto, Filipino nationalist/opponent of US colonialism

Person of interestElpidio Quirino

1890-11-16 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines (d. 1956)

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino

Person of interestJosé P. Laurel

1891-03-09 Jose Paciano Laurel y Garcia, 3rd President of the Philippines (1942-44), born in Tanauan, Batangas (d. 1959)

3rd President of the Philippines José P. Laurel
3rd President of the Philippines
José P. Laurel
  • 1891-11-28 Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician (d. 1949)

Person of interestManuel Roxas

1892-01-01 Manuel Roxas, 5th President of the Philippines (1946-48), born in Capiz, Philippines (d. 1948)

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • 1892-05-30 Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (d. 1972)
  • 1894-12-26 Antonio Molina, Filipino composer, conductor and music administrator (Ana Maria, Hatinggabi), born in Quiapo, Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines (d. 1980)
  • 1895-03-23 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
  • 1896-11-04 Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President of the Philippines (d. 1971)
  • 1898-02-08 Andrés Soriano, Spanish Filipino industrialist (San Miguel Brewery, Philippine Airlines), born in Manila, Spanish Philippines (d. 1964)
  • 1899-01-14 Carlos Romulo, Filipino diplomat and author (d. 1985)
  • 1901-08-01 Pancho Villa [Francisco Guilledo], Filipino world boxing champion, born in Ilog, Negros Occidental, Philippine Islands (d. 1925)
  • 1902-01-25 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (d. 1975)
  • 1902-08-19 J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (d. 1994)
  • 1902-10-21 Hilarion Rubio, Filipino composer, born in Bacoor, Cavite (d. 1985)
  • 1904-01-28 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (d. 1979)
  • 1905-03-24 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • 1905-07-13 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (d. 1990)
  • 1905-09-05 Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician, born in Tanza, Cavite, Philippines (d. 2005)
  • 1907-02-13 Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (d. 2004)

Person of interestRamon Magsaysay

1907-08-31 Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines (US Legion of Merit-1952), born in Iba, Zambales, Philippines (d. 1957)

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1909-08-21 John William Haussermann Jr., American composer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 1986)
  • 1910-09-28 Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65)
  • 1911-11-27 Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist
  • 1911-12-26 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (d. 1962)
  • 1912-09-10 Mary Walter, Filipino actress (Shake, Rattle and Roll, Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa), born in Sorsogon, Philippine Islands (d. 1993)
  • 1915-07-25 Enrique Fernando, Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, born in Malate, Manila, Philippines (d. 2004)
  • 1915-09-29 Brenda Marshall [Ardis Ankerson], American actress (The Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark), born in Island of Negros, Philippines (d. 1992)
  • 1915-10-11 Florence Finch, Philippine American war hero (WWII), born in Santiago, Philippines (d. 2017)
  • 1916-11-12 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1917-01-31 José Maceda, Filipino composer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2004)

Person of interestFerdinand Marcos

1917-09-11 Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines (1965-86), born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines (d. 1989)

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1918-01-21 Chichay [Amparo Robles Custodio], Filipino comedienne and actress (Bilangguang puso, Ngitngit ng pitong whistle bomb), born in Tondo, Manila (d. 1993)
  • 1918-07-16 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor [Okey Ka Fairy Ko!], born in San Pablo, Laguna, Philippine Islands (d. 1989)
  • 1921-10-08 Abraham Sarmiento, Sr., Filipino Supreme Court jurist (1987-91), born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippine (d. 2010)
  • 1922-05-11 Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1922-09-03 Rosendo Ejercito Santos, Filipino composer, born in Caridad, Cavite City, Philippines (d. 1994)
  • 1924-12-03 Francisco Sionil José, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature
  • 1924-12-25 Henry Sy Sr., Chinese Malay businessman 'Philippines Retail King', born in Amoy, China
  • 1927-02-03 Blas Ople, Filipino politician (d. 2003)
  • 1928-07-25 Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (The Rites of May), born in Pagsanjan, Philippines (d. 1988)

Person of interestImelda Marcos

1929-07-02 Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician and First Lady of the Philippines (1965-86) who famously collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes, born in Manila, Philippines

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
  • 1929-09-30 Leticia Ramos-Shahani, Filipino Senator, lawmaker and womens rights activist who led the drafting of the international women’s bill of rights, born in Lingayen, Philippine Islands (d. 2017)
  • 1931-10-16 Rosa Rosal [Florence Gayda], Filipino actress and humanitarian described as "original femme fatale of Philippine cinema", born in Manila, Philippine Islands
  • 1932-02-20 Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (d. 2007)

Person of interestCorazon Aquino

1933-01-25 Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92), born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines (d. 2009)

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • 1933-12-11 Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Filipino politician
  • 1934-07-17 Lucio Tan, Chinese Filipino businessman (Philippine Airlines), in Amoy China
  • 1934-08-25 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host and Senator, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • 1935-03-25 Flash Elorde, Filipino boxer
  • 1935-06-27 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor, born in San Juan, Rizal, Philippines (d. 2007)
  • 1935-10-06 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (d. 1998)

Person of interestJoseph Estrada

1937-04-19 Joseph Estrada, Filipino actor and 13th President of the Philippines (1998-01), born in Tondo, Philippines

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada
  • 1939-02-08 José Maria Sison, Filipino communist
  • 1939-04-03 Catalino "Lino" Brocka, Filipino film director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), born in Pilar, Sorsogon, Philippines (d. 1991)
  • 1939-08-20 Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and politician (d. 2004)
  • 1939-10-05 Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1939-11-06 Leonardo Quisumbing, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, born in Masbate, Philippines
  • 1941-06-19 Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court justice and jurist
  • 1942-07-21 Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
  • 1943-09-05 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary (d. 2007)
  • 1945-03-28 Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines politician, President of the Philippines (2016-), born in Maasin, Leyte
  • 1949-07-03 Susan Penhaligon, Manilla Philippines, actress (Dracula, Nasty Habits)
  • 1950-06-05 Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist, born in Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines
  • 1950-10-31 Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1951-02-18 Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
  • 1951-04-18 Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer
  • 1952-01-22 Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)
  • 1952-02-28 Cristina Raines, [Tina Herazo], actress (Sentinel), born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1952-04-01 Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer, born in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
  • 1953-02-13 Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
  • 1953-03-17 Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • 1953-06-29 Billy Hinsche, American musician (Dino, Desi & Billy), born in Manila, the Philippines
  • 1953-11-05 Florentino V. Floro, Filipino dwarf judge
  • 1954-01-15 Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
  • 1954-08-26 Efren Reyes, Filipino pool player
  • 1955-10-29 Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality
  • 1957-01-22 Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1959-08-27 Leila de Lima, Filipino lawyer, Senator, Chair of the Philippine Senate Electoral Reforms and People's Participation Committee, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • 1959-12-31 Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (d. 1981)
  • 1960-03-02 Hector Calma, Filipino basketball player

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1896-01-01 1st Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo (26) weds first wife Hilaria del Rosario

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo

HeartWedding of Interest

1896-12-30 Filipino Nationalist Jose Rizal (35) weds girlfriend Josephine Bracken (20) before his execution in Fort Santiago, Manila

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1930-07-14 1st Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo (61) weds second wife Maria Agoncillo (51) at Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan

HeartWedding of Interest

1933-11-16 Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay

HeartWedding of Interest

1954-10-11 Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-08-02 Later President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (21) weds lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo (22)

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • 2006-09-18 Chinese movie actor Nicholas Tse (26) weds HK actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung (26) at Palawan island in the Philippines

Famous Deaths


Person of interestFerdinand Magellan

1521-04-27 Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer, killed by Filipino natives at 50 while on voyage to circumnavigate the world

  • 1637-09-29 Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino saint
  • 1661-01-17 Andres Malong, Philippines rebel leader, executed
  • 1748-09-10 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino Religious Sister of the Roman Catholic Church, dies at 85
  • 1862-02-20 Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (Florante at Laura), dies at 73

Person of interestJose Rizal

1896-12-30 Jose Protacio Rizal, Filipino nationalist and novelist ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') is executed by firing squad at 35

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1897-05-10 Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino revolutionary leader (b. 1863)
  • 1899-04-16 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (b 1875)
  • 1899-12-02 Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (killed at Battle of Tirad Pass) (b. 1875)
  • 1903-05-13 Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and 1st Prime Minister of the Philippines, dies at 38
  • 1919-03-02 Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (b. 1812)
  • 1924-08-25 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (b. 1818)
  • 1925-07-14 Pancho Villa [Francisco Guilledo], Filipino world boxing champion, dies at 23

Person of interestManuel L. Quezon

1944-08-01 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42), dies of tuberculosis at 65

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • 1945-02-10 Anacleto Diaz, Filipino jurist (b. 1878)
  • 1945-02-12 Antonio Villa-Real, Filipino jurist (b. 1880)

Person of interestManuel Roxas

1948-04-15 Manuel Roxas, 5th President of the Philippines (1946-48), dies of heart attack at 56

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • 1948-06-26 Lilian Velez, Filipno actress (Sa Kabukiran), murdered by former co-star Narding Anzures at 24
  • 1949-04-28 Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (shot) (b. 1888)
  • 1949-08-17 Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician (b. 1891)

Person of interestElpidio Quirino

1956-02-29 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino

Person of interestRamon Magsaysay

1957-03-17 Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines, dies in a plane crash at 49

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1962-04-15 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (b. 1911)
  • 1963-05-01 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (b. 1879)

Person of interestEmilio Aguinaldo

1964-02-06 Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines (1899-1901), dies of coronary thrombosis at 94

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1964-12-30 Andrés Soriano, Spanish Filipino industrialist (San Miguel Brewery, Philippine Airlines), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • 1966-02-06 Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (b. 1877)
  • 1972-04-26 Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (b. 1892)
  • 1975-06-14 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (b. 1902)
  • 1977-11-11 Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist, dies at 27
  • 1979-09-04 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
  • 1980-01-29 Antonio Molina, Filipino composer, conductor and music administrator (Ana Maria, Hatinggabi), dies at 85
  • 1981-12-30 Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (b. 1959)
  • 1983-08-21 Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50
  • 1984-11-14 Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (b. 1916)
  • 1985-05-06 Julie Vega, Filipina child actress and singer, dies at 16
  • 1986-02-11 Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer, and civil servant (b. 1942)
  • 1986-11-10 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (b. 1916)
  • 1986-11-13 Rolando Olalia, Philippines worker's union leader, murdered
  • 1988-08-27 Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (The Rites of May), dies at 60
  • 1989-01-27 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor [Okey Ka Fairy Ko!], dies at 70

Person of interestFerdinand Marcos

1989-09-28 Ferdinand Marcos, President of Philippines (1965-86), dies in Honolulu at 72

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1990-02-07 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (b. 1905)
  • 1991-05-22 Catalino "Lino" Brocka, Filipino film director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51
  • 1992-05-15 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino race car driver (b. 1965)
  • 1993-02-17 Alfredo de Leon, leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed
  • 1993-02-25 Mary Walter, Filipino actress (Shake, Rattle and Roll, Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa), dies at 80
  • 1993-03-31 Chichay [Amparo Robles Custodio], Filipino comedienne and actress (Bilangguang puso, Ngitngit ng pitong whistle bomb), dies at 75
  • 1993-07-24 Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (b. 1957)
  • 1994-12-27 J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (b. 1902)
  • 1997-04-21 Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65), dies at 86
  • 1998-01-09 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (b. 1935)
  • 2001-02-06 Filemon Lagman, Filipino Communist revolutionary (b. 1953)
  • 2001-03-13 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (b. 1895)
  • 2001-11-07 Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
  • 2003-12-14 Blas Ople, foreign minister of the Philippines (b. 1927)
  • 2004-01-27 Salvador Laurel, Vice President of the Philippines (b. 1928)
  • 2004-05-05 José Maceda, Filipino composer, dies at 87
  • 2004-10-04 Rio Diaz, Filipino actress & TV hosts (b. 1959)
  • 2004-11-10 Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (b. 1907)
  • 2004-12-14 Fernando Poe, Jr., Filipino actor and presidential candidate (b. 1939)
  • 2005-03-31 Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician, dies at 99
  • 2005-06-21 Jaime Cardinal Sin, Filipino Catholic Archbishop of Manila (b. 1928)
  • 2006-10-03 Alberto Ramento, Filipina bishop (b. 1937)
  • 2007-01-15 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 2007-08-26 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor, dies at 72
  • 2007-11-08 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary, dies at 64
  • 2007-11-13 Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician and Congressman (b. 1960)
  • 2007-12-22 Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (b. 1932)
  • 2008-06-07 Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (b. 1953)
  • 2008-12-07 Marky Cielo, Filipino and Igorot dancer and actor (b. 1988)
  • 2008-12-10 Didith Reyes, Filipino singer (b. 1948)
  • 2009-01-13 Doña Mary Ejercito, Filipino supercentarian, mother of Joseph Ejercito Estrada (b. 1905)
  • 2009-03-06 Francis Magalona, Filipino media artist and photographer. (b. 1964)

Person of interestCorazon Aquino

2009-08-01 Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92), dies of colon cancer at 76

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • 2009-08-31 Eraño Manalo, Filipino religious figure (b. 1925)
  • 2010-04-12 Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934)
  • 2010-07-25 Redford White, Filipino comedian (b. 1955)
  • 2010-10-03 Abraham Sarmiento, Sr., Filipino Supreme Court jurist (1987-91), dies at 88
  • 2010-11-01 Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist (b. 1945)
  • 2010-11-16 Wyngard Tracy, Filipino talent manager (b. 1952)
  • 2011-01-01 Reynaldo Dagsa, Filipino politician
  • 2011-04-17 AJ Perez, Filipino teen actor (b. 1993)
  • 2011-08-06 Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist (b. 1911)
  • 2017-03-20 Leticia Ramos-Shahani, Filipino Senator, lawmaker and womens rights activist who led the drafting of the international women’s bill of rights, dies of colon cancer at 87
  • 2018-05-06 Cirilo Bautista, Filipino writer and poet, dies at 76