Portuguese History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 225 of 225

  • 1984-05-16 Juventus of Italy win 24th European Cup Winner's Cup against Porto of Portugal 2-1 in Basel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985-06-26 Portugal's Socialist Prime Minister Mário Soares resigns amid predictions that Parliament would be dissolved and elections called

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • 1986-01-01 Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community
  • 1986-02-16 Mário Soares from the Socialist Party is elected the 1st civilian President of Portugal
  • 1987-04-13 Portugal signs agreement to return Macau to China (in 1999)
  • 1987-04-20 91st Boston Marathon: Toshihiko Seko of Japan 1st man in 2:11:50 and Rosa Mota of Portugal 1st woman in 2:25:21
  • 1987-08-29 Portuguese athlete Rosa Mota wins Women's Marathon at World Chapionships in Rome in 2hr 25:17mins
  • 1988-04-18 92nd Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 1st man in 2:08:43 and Rosa Mota of Portugal 1st woman in 2:24:30
  • 1990-04-16 94th Boston Marathon: Gelindo Bordin of Italy 1st man in 2:08:19 and Rosa Mota of Portugal 1st woman in 2:25:24
  • 1991-01-13 President Mário Soares of Portugal re-elected
  • 1992-12-21 Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die
  • 1998-03-29 Vasco da Gama Road bridge opens in Lisbon, Portugal as the longest bridge in Europe
  • 1999-12-20 Portugal returns Macau to China
  • 2001-03-04 Hintze Ribeiro disaster, a bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
  • 2002-05-20 The independence of East Timor is recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and 3 years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself was the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976)
  • 2004-07-04 UEFA European Championship Final: In a huge upset Greece beats host nation Portugal 1-0 in Lisbon
  • 2007-02-11 A national referendum in Portugal legalises non-therapeutic abortion when requested by the woman during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.
  • 2007-05-03 British girl Madeleine McCann disappears from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal
  • 2009-08-15 Portugal leaves recession after three consecutive quarters of negative growth having its GDP recover by 0.3% in the second quarter of 2009
  • 2010-02-20 On the Portuguese Atlantic island of Madeira heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, leaving at least 32 deaths in the worst disaster on the history of the archipelago.
  • 2011-05-13 Portugal slips into double-dip recession after the economy contracts by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2011, with a 0.6% contraction in the last quarter of 2010, it is reported today
  • 2012-11-14 A series of protests against austerity measures occur across Europe including Spain, Portugal, and Greece
  • 2013-01-27 11 people are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crashes down a ravine in Serta, Portugal
  • 2015-11-10 Portugal's minority government is toppled by left-wing opposition 2 weeks after coming to power
  • 2016-07-10 UEFA European Championship: Eder scores in extra time as Portugal upset France 1-0 in Saint-Denis

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 212 of 212

  • 1983-01-15 Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer
  • 1983-09-26 Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer
  • 1984-10-04 Álvaro Parente, Portuguese racing driver

Person of interestCristiano Ronaldo

1985-02-05 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese footballer (Real Madrid), born in Funchal, Portgual

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 1985-05-25 Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress
  • 1985-06-13 Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese racing driver
  • 1985-07-27 Benedita Pereira, Portuguese actress
  • 1986-02-05 Manuel Fernandes, Portuguese footballer
  • 1986-10-01 Ricardo Vaz Té, Portuguese footballer
  • 1986-11-17 Nani, Portuguese football player
  • 1988-01-26 Mia Rose, British-Portuguese singer
  • 1993-01-29 Michelle Larcher De Brito, Portuguese tennis player, born in Lisbon, Portugal

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths