Bilbao in History

Basque Country: San Sebastián

Historical Events

  • 1906-09-25 Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the Telekino at Bilbao before a great crowd, guiding a boat from the shore, considered the birth of the remote control
  • 1937-06-19 Franco-troops conquer Bilbao Basques
  • 1983-08-26 Floods destroy most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain.
  • 1985-02-19 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashes approaching Bilbao, Spain
  • 2015-05-30 FC Barcelona defeat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the 2014–15 Copa del Rey final

Famous Birthdays

  • 1719-10-26 Joaquín Martínez de Oxinagas, composer, born in Bilbao, Basque Country (d. 1789)
  • 1864-09-29 Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Bilbao Spain, philosopher (Ensayos, Teatro)
  • 1888-08-31 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer and diplomat (La Obra de Trajano), born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 1928)
  • 1935-05-19 Fritz Rudolf Fries, German writer, born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1973-06-28 Alberto Berastegui, Spanish tennis player, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1974-03-27 Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer, born in Bilbao, Spain