Portuguese History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 260 of 260

  • 1976-06-27 Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president
  • 1976-07-01 Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
  • 1976-11-19 Jaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal

Historic Event

1978-01-26 Mário Soares forms Portuguese government

Historic Event

1982-05-12 In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish Traditionalist priest who opposed Vatican II reforms and saw Pope John Paul II as a perpetrator of them, is stopped prior to his attempt to attack the Pope with a bayonet

  • 1982-10-30 Portugal revises constitution
  • 1983-04-25 Portugal's Mário Soares' Partido Socialista wins parliamentary election
  • 1983-06-08 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • 1983-06-16 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • 1984-05-16 Juventus of Italy win 24th European Cup Winner's Cup against Porto of Portugal 2-1 in Basel
  • 1984-08-12 Carlos Lopes of Portugal wins the men's marathon at the Los Angeles Olympics in 2:09:21, an Olympic record that stands for 24 years

Sports History

1984-10-21 Austrian Ferrari driver Niki Lauda becomes a 3-time Formula 1 World Drivers champion when he finishes 2nd in the season ending Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril; wins title by just 0.5 from Alain Prost

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

Boston Marathon

1987-04-20 91st Boston Marathon: Toshihiko Seko of Japan wins 2nd title in 2:11:50; Rosa Mota of Portugal claims women's event in 2:25:21; her first of 3 race victories

  • 1987-08-29 Portuguese athlete Rosa Mota wins Women's Marathon at World Chapionships in Rome in 2hr 25:17mins
  • 1987-09-20 French driver Alain Prost wins Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril; his record 28th Formula 1 victory
  • 1988-04-18 92nd Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins men's race in 2:08:43; Rosa Mota of Portugal repeats as women's champion in 2:24:30
  • 1988-09-23 Portuguese world champion Rosa Mota runs 2:25:40 to score a famous Olympic marathon win over Australian Lisa Martin at the Seoul Games
  • 1990-04-16 94th Boston Marathon: Gelindo Bordin is first Italian event winner in race record 2:08:19; Portugal's Rosa Mota wins her 3rd woman's title 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
  • 1993-09-26 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship; after race Prost announces his retirement at the end of the season
  • 1998-03-29 Vasco da Gama Road bridge opens in Lisbon, Portugal as the longest bridge in Europe

Nobel Prize

1998-10-08 José Saramago is the first person from Portugal to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Sports History

2000-12-03 French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup for the only time; beats Andre Agassi 6–4, 6–4, 6–4 in the final in Lisbon, Portugal

  • 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, Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal: In a huge upset Greece beats host nation Portugal, 1-0

Olympic Gold

2004-08-22 American sprinter Justin Gatlin wins the coveted Olympic 100m gold medal in Athens in 9.85 ahead of Francis Obikwelu of Portugal & American Maurice Greene

  • 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

Ballon d'Or

2014-01-13 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid & Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo ends Lionel Messi's domination of award; FFC Frankfurt goalkeeper Nadine Angerer takes women's award

  • 2015-01-12 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid & Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins for a 2nd consecutive time; his 3rd award overall; VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Nadine Keßler is women's award winner
  • 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, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Eder scores in extra time as Portugal upset France, 1-0

United Nations

2017-01-01 Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-moon

  • 2017-05-13 62nd Eurovision Song Contest: Portugal's Salvador Sobral wins singing "Amar Pelos Dois"
  • 2017-06-17 Forest fires in Pedrógão Grande, Portugal begin, kill 62 people, more than 1,600 firefighters fight 156 fires
  • 2017-08-15 Falling tree kills 13, injures 49 at a religious festival in Funchal, on Portuguese island of Madeira
  • 2017-10-15 500 wildfires occur in Portugal and Northern Spain fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia, killing at least 35
  • 2017-11-08 Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal
  • 2018-01-18 Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira rides the largest-ever wave by a female surfer at 20.72 m (68 ft) at Praia do Norte in Nazaréin, Portugal
  • 2018-05-12 63rd Eurovision song contest won by Netta from Israel in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2018-06-15 World Cup: Portugal 3. Spain 3 - Cristiano Renaldo scores hat-trick - 4th player to score in 4 different WC's - 1st to score in 8 consecutive major tournaments
  • 2018-06-20 FIFA World Cup: Portugal superstar Cristiano Renaldo heads a goal against Morocco to become the all-time leading European goalscorer (85) in international competition
  • 2018-09-04 400-year old sunken Portuguese spice trade ship discovered near port of Cascais, Portugal

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 238 of 238

  • 1974-12-01 Costinha, Portuguese soccer midfielder and manager (53 caps; Porto, Monaco), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1975-10-21 Henrique Hilário, Portuguese footballer
  • 1975-11-13 Quim, Portuguese footballer
  • 1976-07-05 Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer, born in Amarante, Portugal
  • 1976-07-24 Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
  • 1976-12-14 André Couto, Portuguese racing driver, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1977-08-04 Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer
  • 1977-08-27 Deco, Portuguese footballer
  • 1977-11-06 Patrícia Tavares, Portuguese actress, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1977-11-11 Maniche, Portuguese footballer (Porto), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1978-04-09 Jorge Andrade, Portuguese soccer defender and manager (51 caps; Deportivo La Coruña), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1978-05-18 Ricardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer (Chelsea, Real Madrid), born in Amarante, Portugal
  • 1978-06-05 Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
  • 1979-01-18 Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer, born in Cascais, Portugal
  • 1979-02-26 Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer, born in Guimarães, Portugal
  • 1979-09-04 Pedro Camacho, Portuguese classical, religious, film and video game composer (Requiem to Inês de Castro), born in Funchal, Portugal
  • 1979-10-31 Simão Sabrosa, Portuguese footballer, born in Vila Real, Portugal
  • 1979-12-18 Carlos, Portuguese footballer
  • 1980-01-04 Miguel Monteiro, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1980-05-01 Inês Henriques, Portuguese race walker (World C'ships gold 50k walk 2017), born in Santarém, Portugal
  • 1980-12-20 Tony [Anthony da Silva], French-born Portuguese footballer, born in Le Creusot, France
  • 1981-06-12 John Gourley, American musician, singer, and songwriter (Portugal. The Man), born in Wasilla, Alaska
  • 1982-01-31 Bruno Nogueira, Portuguese actor & comedian, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1982-03-20 José Moreira, Portuguese footballer
  • 1982-06-22 Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model
  • 1982-08-02 Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer, born in Vila do Conde, Portugal
  • 1983-01-15 Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer, born in Barcelos, Portugal
  • 1983-09-26 Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1984-10-04 Álvaro Parente, Portuguese auto racer (British F3 C’ship 2005; Formula Renault 3.5 Series 2007), born in Porto, Portugal

Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo (37 years old)

1985-02-05 Portuguese soccer striker (5 x Ballon d'Or; Sporting Lisbon; Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus), born in Funchal, Portugal

  • 1985-05-25 Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress (Floribella), born in Massarelos, Porto, Portugal
  • 1985-06-13 Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese racing driver
  • 1985-07-27 Benedita Pereira, Portuguese actress, born in Porto, Portugal
  • 1986-02-05 Manuel Fernandes, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1986-11-17 Nani, Portuguese football player
  • 1988-01-26 Mia Rose, British-Portuguese pop singer, born in Wimbledon, London
  • 1991-10-31 Jordan-Claire Green, American actress (School of Rock), born in Terceira Island, Portugal
  • 1993-01-29 Michelle Larcher De Brito, Portuguese tennis player, born in Lisbon, Portugal

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths