Spanish History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 778

  • 1715-07-29 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
  • 1715-07-30 Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida
  • 1717-08-22 Spanish troops land on Sardinia
  • 1718-01-09 France declares war on Spain
  • 1718-08-11 Battle of Cape Passaro: British fleet destroys Spanish off Sicily
  • 1718-12-17 France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain (War of the Quadruple Alliance 1718–1720)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1720-11-15 Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny
  • 1720-11-28 Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies won them stays of execution
  • 1721-03-27 France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
  • 1724-01-14 Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne
  • 1725-04-30 Emperor Charles VI & King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna
  • 1725-05-01 Spain and Austria sign trade treaty
  • 1725-11-05 Spain & Austria sign secret treaty
  • 1727-06-13 Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
  • 1728-03-06 Spain & Britain sign (1st) Convention of Pardo
  • 1729-11-09 Spain, France & Britain sign Treaty of Seville
  • 1731-04-09 British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain
  • 1731-07-22 Spain signs Treaty of Vienna
  • 1733-09-26 France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant
  • 1733-11-07 France & Spain sign the Treaty of the Escorial (the first 'Pacte de Famille' between the Bourbon kings of France and Spain)
  • 1734-03-10 Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples
  • 1738-03-28 Parliament sends an address to the king requesting that he demand redress from Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
  • 1739-01-14 Britain and Spain sign 2nd Convention of Pardo
  • 1739-04-21 Spain & Naples-Austria sign peace accord

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1739-07-10 King George II authorised the Admiralty Board to seek maritime reprisals against Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)

King of Great Britain and Ireland George II
King of Great Britain and Ireland
George II
  • 1739-10-19 England declares war on Spain [OS=Oct 30]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1739-10-23 War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain

1st British Prime Minister Robert Walpole
1st British Prime Minister
Robert Walpole
  • 1739-10-30 Great Britain declares war on Spain: War of Jenkin's Ear [NS=Oct 19]
  • 1741-05-28 Spain & Bavaria sign treaty
  • 1742-06-09 Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia
  • 1744-02-08 French and Spanish fleet leave Toulon
  • 1744-02-09 Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)
  • 1744-02-22 Battle of Toulon or Battle of Cape Sicié: British vs. French & Spanish fleet
  • 1744-09-30 France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
  • 1746-06-16 Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish & French army
  • 1746-12-05 Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.
  • 1753-01-11 Ferdinand VI of Spain & Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord
  • 1754-03-08 Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain
  • 1755-11-25 King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection.
  • 1759-08-10 Carlos III becomes king of Spain
  • 1762-01-04 Seven Years' War: Great Britain declares war on Spain & Naples
  • 1762-11-03 Britain & Spain sign Treaty of Paris
  • 1762-11-03 Spain acquires Louisiana
  • 1771-01-22 Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain
  • 1774-06-11 Jews of Algiers escape attacking Spanish Army
  • 1775-08-05 1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay
  • 1776-05-02 France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels
  • 1776-09-17 The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1779-06-08 Admiral Horatio Nelson and Captain Thomas Hardy on HMS Foudroyant set sail against Spanish fleet

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • 1779-06-16 Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, and the siege of Gibraltar begins.
  • 1779-09-03 Earl d'Orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest

  • 1780-01-16 Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney defeats Spanish squadron under Don Juan de Lángara
  • 1781-09-04 Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)
  • 1782-02-04 British garrison surrenders to French & Spanish fleet
  • 1782-02-05 Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from British
  • 1783-02-03 Spain recognizes US independence
  • 1787-11-30 Spanish governor leaves the Philippines
  • 1789-06-09 Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island
  • 1792-06-21 Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
  • 1794-04-30 The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union.
  • 1795-07-27 Spain & France sign peace treaty
  • 1795-10-27 Pinckney's Treaty [Treaty of San Lorenzo] signed by Spain and US, establishing the southern boundary of the US and giving Americans right to navigate the Mississippi River
  • 1796-08-19 Spain & France sign anti-British alliance
  • 1796-10-05 Spain declares war on England
  • 1797-02-14 The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.
  • 1797-04-17 Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America
  • 1797-07-25 Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain)
  • 1798-09-03 Battle of St. George's Caye: Week long battle begins between the Spanish Empire and Great Britain off the coast of Belize
  • 1798-09-10 British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George
  • 1800-10-01 Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
  • 1801-06-06 Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal
  • 1801-07-12 Second Battle of Algeciras: British fleet beats French & Spanish (six days after losing the 1st Battle of Algeciras)
  • 1803-11-30 Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France
  • 1805-10-21 Battle of Trafalgar: British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats combined French and Spanish fleet. Nelson shot and killed during battle.
  • 1807-02-03 A British military force, under Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo in the Battle of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay (Napoleonic Wars)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1808-03-23 Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1808-03-26 Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.
  • 1808-05-03 Day depicted by Spanish painter Goya in his "The of 3rd of May" (painted 1814)
  • 1808-06-15 Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain
  • 1808-08-17 Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain
  • 1808-10-31 Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain
  • 1809-02-13 French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege
  • 1809-03-28 Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin
  • 1809-07-16 La Paz, Bolivia declares its independence from the Spanish Crown and forms the Junta Tuitiva. The first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo
  • 1809-07-27 Battle of Talavera: British/Spanish army vs French army
  • 1809-08-10 Ecuador declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • 1810-02-01 Seville, Spain surrenders to French
  • 1810-04-20 The Governors of Caracas declares the national sovereignty from Spain
  • 1810-05-25 In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo
  • 1810-07-20 Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), declare independence from Spain.
  • 1810-09-16 Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, calling for the end of Spanish rule (Mexican Independence Day)
  • 1810-09-18 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • 1810-10-27 US annexes West Florida from Spain
  • 1811-05-14 Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)
  • 1811-07-05 Venezuelan Declaration of Independence: 7 provinces declare themselves independent of Spain
  • 1811-07-30 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • 1811-11-05 El Salvador's 1st battle against Spain for independence
  • 1811-11-11 Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
  • 1812-04-05 British storm Badajoz fortress in Extremadura, Spain, held by French & Spanish
  • 1812-07-22 Duke of Wellington defeats French at Battle of Salamanca, Spain

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 732

  • 1922-06-02 Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1922-11-21 Maria Casares, La Coruna Spain, French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice)
  • 1922-11-23 Manuel Fraga Iribarne, president of Spanish Galicia
  • 1922-11-25 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (Le tour de chant de Gloria Lasso), born in Vilafranca del Penedès, Catalonia (d. 2005)
  • 1923-01-21 Lola Flores, singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), born in Cadiz, Spain
  • 1923-11-01 Victoria de los Angeles, Spanish soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1923-12-13 Antoni Tapies, painter, sculptor, and theorist (Dau al Set), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2012)
  • 1924-10-28 Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver (d. 1996)
  • 1924-12-20 Errol John, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, actor (PT-109, Assault on a Queen)
  • 1925-03-08 Francisco Rabal, Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)
  • 1925-06-04 Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (23 caps), born in Sueca, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1925-07-24 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica)
  • 1925-12-08 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (d. 2000)
  • 1926-07-04 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish footballer
  • 1926-07-26 Ana María Matute, Spanish author (Fiesta al noroeste), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1926-08-29 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
  • 1926-11-09 Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1926-11-18 Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), born in Barcelona, Catalonia (d. 2012)
  • 1927-11-14 Narciso Yepes, Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)
  • 1928-01-16 Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (d. 1996)
  • 1928-02-14 Juan Garcia Hortelano, Spanish author (Tormenta de verano)
  • 1928-03-10 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), born in Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1928-03-16 Ramon Barce, Spanish composer, born in Madrid (d. 2008)
  • 1928-03-18 Miguel Poblet, Spanish cyclist
  • 1928-06-11 Fabiola de Mora y Aragon, Spanish Queen of Belgium
  • 1928-07-09 Federico Bahamontes, Spanish cyclist
  • 1928-08-10 Eddie Fisher, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1928-11-11 Gracita Morales, Spanish actress (d. 1995)
  • 1929-02-12 Agustin Gonzalez Acilu, Spanish composer, born in Alsasua
  • 1929-03-20 Germán Robles, Spanish actor
  • 1929-04-25 Jose Angel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza)
  • 1930-03-02 Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)
  • 1930-09-22 Antonio Saura, Spanish painter
  • 1930-10-16 Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress
  • 1930-10-30 Nestor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (d. 1992)
  • 1930-12-11 Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress
  • 1932-01-04 Carlos Saura, Spanish director
  • 1932-08-11 Fernando Arrabal, Spanish song/romance writer (Baal Babilonia)
  • 1933-03-03 Marco Antonio Munoz, Mexican spanish singer (Murmullos)
  • 1933-03-03 Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor
  • 1933-04-12 Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano
  • 1933-05-24 Joaquín Vaquero Turcios, Spanish painter
  • 1933-09-15 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor
  • 1933-09-25 Adolfo Suarez, premier of Spain (1976-81), (d. 2014)
  • 1934-01-27 Federico Mayor Zaragoza, UNESCO director (1987- ), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1935-03-16 Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
  • 1935-05-11 Francisco Umbral, Spanish novelist (d. 2007)
  • 1935-05-19 Fritz Rudolf Fries, German writer, born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1936-01-15 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), born in Vigo, Spain (d. 2016)
  • 1936-05-04 El Cordobés, Spanish matador
  • 1936-07-30 Infanta Pilar of Spain
  • 1936-11-28 Celin Romero, Spanish guitarist
  • 1937-01-12 Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (d. 2002)
  • 1937-03-11 Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
  • 1937-05-09 José Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
  • 1937-08-20 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1937-09-06 Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-born illustrator, born in Sant Mateu, Spain
  • 1938-01-05 Juan Carlos I, king of Spain (1975- )
  • 1938-07-28 Luis Aragonés, Spanish football manager, born in Hortaleza, Madrid (d. 2014)
  • 1938-11-02 Queen Sofia, consort of King Juan Carlos I (Spain), born Princess of Greece and Denmark in Athens, Greece
  • 1939-03-06 Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria
  • 1941-01-13 Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician
  • 1941-01-21 Placido Domingo, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1941-12-28 Don Francisco, Spanish variety show host (Sabado Gigante)
  • 1942-01-05 Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
  • 1942-03-05 Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain 1982-96), born in Seville
  • 1942-07-14 Javier Solana, Spanish European Union foreign policy chief
  • 1942-08-31 Eugenio Trias, philosopher, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1942-09-12 Tomés Marco, Basque/Spanish composer
  • 1942-11-28 Manolo Blahnik, Santa Cruz de La Palma Spain, shoe designer
  • 1943-03-01 José Ángel Iribar, Spanish footballer
  • 1943-04-23 Carmen von Thyssen, Baroness, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1943-05-05 Raphael [Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez], Spanish singer, born in Linares
  • 1943-06-21 Salomé, Spanish singer
  • 1943-09-23 Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
  • 1943-10-28 Charo López, Spanish actress
  • 1943-11-05 Pablo Gomez, Spanish musician (Los Bravos), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • 1943-12-27 Joan Manuel Serrat, Spanish musician
  • 1944-09-18 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1944-10-04 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1945-01-28 José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
  • 1945-06-09 Luis Ocaña, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)
  • 1945-09-15 Carmen Maura, Spanish actress
  • 1946-09-16 Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer
  • 1946-12-05 Jose Carreras, Barcelona Spain opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors)
  • 1947-01-13 Carles Rexach, former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
  • 1947-01-25 Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1947-02-11 Joselito, Spanish singer
  • 1947-03-08 Florentino Pérez, Spanish football executive
  • 1947-08-02 Massiel, Spanish singer
  • 1947-12-21 Paco de Lucía, Spanish musician
  • 1948-03-05 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • 1948-05-19 Grace Jones, Jamacian singer/actress (Vamp, A View to a Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine
  • 1948-11-17 Jaime Huelamo, Spanish cyclist (Olympic bronze 1972) drug disqualified
  • 1949-06-29 Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish politician
  • 1949-09-25 Pedro Almodovar, Spanish filmmaker (Women the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Matador), born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain
  • 1950-01-18 Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
  • 1950-02-25 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (d. 2006)
  • 1950-03-12 Javier Clemente, Spanish football manager
  • 1950-12-05 Camarón de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (d. 1992)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 398 of 398


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1973-04-08 Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter (The Young Ladies of Avignon, Guernica), dies at 91

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 1973-09-28 Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
  • 1973-10-22 Pablo Casals [Pau Casals i Defilló], Spanish cellist, conductor and composer, dies at 96
  • 1973-12-20 Luis Carrero Blanco, PM of Spain (1973), assassinated by ETA
  • 1974-03-02 Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)
  • 1975-06-26 St. Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1975-11-20 Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (1936-75), dies at 82

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1976-07-16 Carmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA
  • 1978-12-14 Salvador de Madariaga, Spanish diplomat, writer, historian and pacifist (b. 1886)
  • 1980-06-28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)
  • 1983-03-15 Jose Luis Sert, Spanish-US architect/urban developer, dies at 80
  • 1983-10-18 Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (b. 1897)
  • 1983-12-25 Joan Miro, Spanish surrealist, dies at his home in Majorca at 90
  • 1984-09-26 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
  • 1984-12-14 Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer and Nobel laureate (b. 1898)
  • 1985-02-22 Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (b. 1913)
  • 1987-06-02 Andres Segovia, Spanish composer/guitarist, dies at 94
  • 1987-07-08 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1989-01-23 Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist (Crucifixion), dies of heart failure at 84

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • 1990-10-27 Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American bandleader, dies at 90
  • 1991-02-05 Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit, dies at 83
  • 1991-02-15 Luis Escobar, Spanish actor (Don Juan My Love), dies at 78
  • 1991-05-30 Manolo Gomez Bur, Spanish comedian dies at 74
  • 1991-07-16 Robert Motherwell, US painter (Elegies to Spanish Rep), dies at 76
  • 1991-09-09 Joop H Zwart, Spanish fighter/publicist (Black Widow), dies
  • 1992-03-04 Nestor Almendros, Spanish/US cameraman (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 61
  • 1992-07-02 Jose Monje, [Camaron de la Isla], Spanish flamenco singer, dies
  • 1992-11-13 Lucrecia Perez, Dominicans in Spain (Racist Murder), dies at 33
  • 1993-01-05 Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • 1993-01-12 Carles Mira, Spanish director (Que Nos Quiten Lo Bailao), dies at 45
  • 1993-10-18 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered at 63
  • 1993-10-19 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered
  • 1993-11-04 Jose L Guarner, Spanish movie reviewer, dies at 56
  • 1994-02-11 Antonio Martin, Spanish cyclist, dies in cycling accident at 23
  • 1994-03-09 Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (The French Connection), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1994-03-23 Alvara del Portillo, Spanish Opus Dei bishop, dies at 80
  • 1994-03-31 Leon J Ramirez Reine, [Degrelle], Belg/Spanish nazi (Rex), dies at 87
  • 1994-06-01 Juan J H Rovira, Spanish general, murdered
  • 1994-07-04 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, dies at 90
  • 1994-07-07 Rosa Chacel, spanish Novelist, dies at 96
  • 1994-07-27 Rosa Chacel, Spanish author, dies at 96
  • 1994-07-29 Francisco Veguillas, Spanish general, murdered at 68
  • 1994-11-28 Vicente Enrique y Tarancon, Spanish cardinal, dies at 87
  • 1995-01-02 Manuel Rivera, Spanish painter/co-founder (El Paso), dies at 67
  • 1995-05-16 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
  • 1995-12-15 Manuel Gutierrez Mellado, PM of Defense of Spain (1977-81), dies at 83
  • 1996-02-05 Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer, dies at 74
  • 1996-03-05 Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier, dies at 90
  • 1997-05-03 Narciso Yepes, Spanish classical guitarist (b. 1927)
  • 1997-07-13 Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (b. 1968)
  • 1997-11-12 Carlos Surinach, Spanish composer (b. 1915)
  • 1998-12-19 Antonio Ordóñez, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1932)
  • 1999-04-20 Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist and comedian (b. 1896)
  • 1999-07-06 Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer (b. 1901)
  • 1999-09-10 Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)
  • 2000-02-21 Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
  • 2000-02-22 Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
  • 2000-07-22 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (b. 1925)
  • 2001-06-05 Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish writer, medical and humanist
  • 2001-08-29 Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (b. 1926)
  • 2002-01-17 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, (Nobel Prize laureate 1989), dies at 85
  • 2002-02-09 Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (b. 1937)
  • 2002-05-17 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-Spanish footballer (b. 1927)
  • 2002-10-30 Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2003-10-18 Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Spanish writer (b. 1939)
  • 2003-12-21 Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Spanish playboy and businessman (b. 1924)
  • 2004-02-28 Carmen Laforet, Spanish author, dies at 82
  • 2004-05-23 Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (b. 1919)
  • 2005-12-04 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (b. 1922)
  • 2006-02-23 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
  • 2006-03-25 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2006-06-01 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2006-07-07 Juan de Ávalos, Spanish sculptor (b. 1911)
  • 2006-11-06 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (b. 1950)
  • 2006-11-26 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish procyclist (b. 1975)
  • 2007-06-19 El Fary, Spanish singer (b. 1937)
  • 2007-08-27 Emma Penella, Spanish actress (b. 1930)
  • 2007-08-28 Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2007-08-28 Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)
  • 2007-11-21 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (b. 1921)
  • 2008-03-25 Rafael Azcona, Spanish screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2008-05-03 Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo, Spanish former Primer Minister (b. 1926)
  • 2008-12-14 Ramon Barce, Spanish composer, dies at 80
  • 2009-04-11 Corín Tellado, Spanish romance novelist (b. 1927)
  • 2009-05-12 Antonio Vega, Spanish pop singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
  • 2009-08-08 Daniel Jarque, Spanish football player (b. 1983)
  • 2009-11-03 Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)
  • 2010-03-12 Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist (b. 1920)
  • 2010-11-13 Luis García Berlanga, Spanish filmmaker (b. 1921)
  • 2010-12-13 Enrique Morente, Spanish flamenco singer (b. 1942)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2011-05-07 Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer, dies of brain cancer at 54

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 2012-02-06 Antoni Tapies, Spanish artist, dies at 88
  • 2012-03-16 Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), dies at 85
  • 2013-02-10 Eugenio Trias, Spanish philosopher, dies at 70
  • 2013-04-02 Jesús Franco, Spanish film director and writer, dies from complications from a stroke at 82
  • 2013-04-08 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • 2013-05-24 Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (23 caps), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • 2014-03-23 Adolfo Suarez, Spanish Prime Minister, dies from a respiratory infection at 81