Cebu in History

Philippines: Luzon - Manila

Historical Events

Historic Event

1521-04-07 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan's fleet reaches Cebu

  • 1565-04-27 1st Spanish settlement in the Philippines forms at Cebu City

Plane Crash

1957-03-17 Presidential plane crashes on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu, Philippines killing 25 including Filipino President Ramon Magsaysay


Famous Birthdays

  • 1877-04-18 Vicente Sotto, Filipino politician and author (Sotto Law, Republic Act No. 53), born in Cebu City, Spanish Empire (d. 1950)
  • 1924-03-03 Lilian Velez, Filipno actress (Sa Kabukiran), born in Cebu City, Philippine Islands (d. 1948)