Spanish History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 852

  • 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 led by Pedro Domingo Murillo, the 1st independent government in Spanish America
  • 1809-07-27 Battle of Talavera: British/Spanish army vs French army
  • 1809-08-10 Area of Quinto is the first to declare itself independent of Spain in Latin America, though put down by the Spanish after 24 day (now Ecuador's National Day)
  • 1810-02-01 Seville, Spain surrenders to the French without a fight
  • 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 United States annexes West Florida from Spain
  • 1811-05-14 Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)

Venezuela Declares Independence

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 after being found guilty of treason by the Spanish military 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
  • 1812-10-22 Duke of Wellington seizes Burgos, Spain
  • 1813-01-21 Spaniard Don Francisco de Paula y Marin plants coffee in Hawaii - 1st record of coffee growing in Hawaii
  • 1813-11-06 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
  • 1814-05-04 King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism

Historic Event

1816-07-09 Argentina declares independence from Spain at the Congress of Tucumán

Historic Event

1817-01-18 José de San Martín leads a revolutionary army over the Andes to attack Spanish royalists in Chile

  • 1818-02-12 Chile gains independence from Spain
  • 1818-03-16 Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín
  • 1818-04-05 In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.
  • 1819-02-22 The Adams–Onís Treaty between Spain and the United States is signed, ceding Florida to the US and defining the boundary between the US and New Spain
  • 1819-08-07 Battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia
  • 1819-12-17 Congress of Angostura establishes Colombia's independence from Spain
  • 1821-07-28 Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • 1821-09-15 Act of Independence of Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua declare their independence from the Spanish Empire

Historic Event

1821-09-27 Mexican revolutionary forces led by Agustín de Iturbide occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw, bringing an end to the Mexican War of Independence

  • 1821-11-28 Panama declares independence from Spain
  • 1821-12-01 Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain

Battle of Interest

1822-05-24 Battle of Pichincha, Simón Bolívar secures the independence of Ecuador from Spain

  • 1824-08-06 Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish
  • 1824-12-09 Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
  • 1836-05-07 The settlement of Mayagüez elevates Puerto Rico to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain
  • 1836-12-28 Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico
  • 1837-06-18 Spain gets new Constitution
  • 1839-07-02 Slaves aboard a Spanish schooner La Amistad revolt to secure their freedom while being transported from one Cuban port to another
  • 1841-03-09 US Supreme Court rules the kidnapped slaves from the Spanish schooner the Amistad are free
  • 1844-11-06 Spain grants Dominican Republic independence
  • 1848-10-28 The first railroad in Spain - between Barcelona and Mataró - is opened.
  • 1858-04-15 Battle of Azimghur, Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists
  • 1859-10-29 Spain declares war on Morocco
  • 1861-05-14 The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain
  • 1865-03-25 Battle of Mobile, Alabama (Spanish Fort, Fort Morgan, Fort Blakely)
  • 1865-03-27 Siege of Spanish Fort, AL-captured by Federals
  • 1865-08-16 Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic regains its independence after 4 years of fighting against the Spanish Annexation.
  • 1865-11-26 Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile
  • 1865-12-05 Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
  • 1866-01-20 Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends
  • 1866-03-31 The Spanish navy bombards the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile
  • 1866-05-02 Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao
  • 1868-09-23 Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
  • 1868-09-28 Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France
  • 1868-09-30 Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France
  • 1868-10-10 Cuba revolts for independence against Spain
  • 1870-11-16 Spanish Parliament, "the Cortes" formally elects Italian Prince Amedeo Ferdinando Maria as King Amadeo I of Spain
  • 1871-01-02 King Amadeus I of Spain inaugurated at 25
  • 1873-02-11 Spanish Cortes fires king Amadeus I
  • 1877-07-10 The then villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain
  • 1878-02-10 Pact of Zanjón signed between Cubans rebels and the Spanish bringing the 10 Years War to an end
  • 1881-08-04 122°F (50°C), Seville, Spain (European record)
  • 1886-10-07 Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
  • 1888-05-04 Italy & Spain sign military covenant
  • 1892-07-07 Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia
  • 1895-01-31 Jose Martí & others leave NYC for invasion of Spanish Cuba
  • 1895-03-11 Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks in Straits of Gibraltar, over 400 die
  • 1895-03-26 King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day
  • 1896-08-30 Eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. Including provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite and Nueva Ecija

Historic Event

1896-10-06 Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona

  • 1896-12-30 Filipino nationalist José Rizal is executed by firing squad in Manila by the Spanish

Victory in Battle

1897-02-17 Emilio Aguinaldo and a group of katipuneros defeat Spanish forces led by General Camilo de Polavieja at the Battle of Zapote Bridge in Cavite

  • 1898-04-21 Spanish–American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain
  • 1898-04-22 1st Spanish–American War action sees the USS Nashville capture a Spanish ship
  • 1898-04-24 Spanish–American War: Spain declares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
  • 1898-04-25 Spanish–American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April

Historic Event

1898-05-01 US Admiral George Dewey commands "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US rout Spanish fleet at Manila

  • 1898-06-10 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish–American War
  • 1898-06-11 1st US Marines (600) land at Guantanamo, Cuba during the Spanish–American War
  • 1898-06-12 Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain
  • 1898-06-15 US marines attack Spanish off Guantánamo, Cuba
  • 1898-06-21 US captures Guam from Spain during the Spanish–American War
  • 1898-06-24 American troops drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas, Cuba
  • 1898-07-03 US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba
  • 1898-07-04 US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish–American War)
  • 1898-07-17 Spanish–American War: Spaniards surrender to US forces at Santiago de Cuba
  • 1898-07-28 Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender
  • 1898-08-12 Peace protocol ends Spanish–American War, signed
  • 1898-08-13 US forces under Admiral George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish–American War
  • 1898-12-10 Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish–American War is signed by US President McKinley; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam
  • 1899-01-01 Cuba liberated from Spanish rule by the US, American occupation continues till 1902
  • 1899-02-06 Spanish–American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 778

  • 1934-06-25 Willy Rodriguez, West Indian cricketer (occasional leg-spin bat for WI in 60's), born in St Clair, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 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)
  • 1936-03-28 Amancio Ortega, Spanish businessman and one of the wealthiest people in the world, (founder of the Inditex fashion group), born in Busdongo de Arbás, Spain
  • 1936-05-04 El Cordobés [Manuel Benítez Pérez], Spanish matador, born in Palma del Río, Andalusia, Spain
  • 1936-07-30 Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, daughter of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess María Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, born in Cannes, French Third Republic
  • 1936-11-23 Celin Romero, Spanish classical guitarist (The Romeros), born in Málaga, Spain
  • 1937-01-12 Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2002)
  • 1937-03-11 Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
  • 1937-03-16 Constança Capdeville, Porteguese pianist and composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1992)
  • 1937-05-09 José Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
  • 1937-08-20 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2007)
  • 1937-09-06 Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-born illustrator, born in Sant Mateu, Spain
  • 1937-11-19 José Molina [Quijada], Spanish-born American flamenco dancer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2018)

Juan Carlos I

1938-01-05 Juan Carlos I [Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias], King of Spain (1975-2014), born in Rome, Italy

  • 1938-05-10 Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis player (French Open 1961, 64; Wimbledon 1966; US Open 1965; French Open doubles 1963), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2021)
  • 1938-07-28 Luis Aragonés, Spanish soccer forward (11 caps; Atlético Madrid) and manager (Spain 2004-08; Atlético Madrid, Barcelona), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1938-11-02 Queen Sofía [Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark], Queen consort of King Juan Carlos I of Spain, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1939-03-06 Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria
  • 1940-04-20 Pilar Miró, Spanish screenwriter and director (Wether; Beltenebros), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1997)
  • 1940-05-02 Bryan Davis, West Indian cricketer (bro of Charlie WI batsman v Australia 1965), born in Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • 1941-01-13 Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician

Plácido Domingo

1941-01-21 Plácido Domingo, Spanish opera and Latin tenor, conductor and artistic director (Verdi's "Otello"), born in Madrid, Spain

  • 1941-06-29 Kwame Toure [Stokely Carmichael], American activist (Black Power movement), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1998)
  • 1941-12-28 Don Francisco [Mario Kreutzberger], Chilean TV variety show host (Sábado Gigante, 1962-2015), born in Talca, Chile
  • 1942-01-05 Terenci Moix, Spanish writer, born in Barcelona, Spain (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, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1942-11-28 Manolo Blahnik, Santa Cruz de La Palma Spain, shoe designer
  • 1943-03-01 José Ángel Iribar, Spanish soccer goalkeeper and manager (49 caps; Athletic Bilbao), born in Zarautz, Spain
  • 1943-04-23 Carmen von Thyssen, Spanish philanthropist and art collector, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1943-05-05 Raphael [Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez], Spanish singer, born in Linares
  • 1943-06-21 Salomé [Maria Rosa Marco Poquet], Spanish pop and bolero singer ("Vivo Cantando"), born in Barcelona
  • 1943-09-23 Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
  • 1943-10-28 Charo López, Spanish actress (La regenta), born in Salamanca, Spain
  • 1943-11-05 Pablo Gomez, Spanish rock drummer (Los Bravos - "Black Is Black"), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • 1943-12-27 Joan Manuel Serrat, Spanish pop, rock and nueva canción singer-songwriter, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1944-09-18 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress, born in Chipiona, Spain (d. 2006)
  • 1944-10-04 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1945-01-28 José Luis Perales, Spanish pop singer-songwriter ("Quisiera Decir tu Nombre" (I Would Like to Say Your Name)), born Castejón, Spain
  • 1945-06-09 Luis Ocaña, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)
  • 1945-09-15 Carmen Maura, Spanish actress (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1946-09-16 Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer, born in Alcoy, Spain

José Carreras

1946-12-05 José Carreras, Spanish opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors), born in Barcelona

  • 1947-01-13 Carles Rexach, former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
  • 1947-01-25 Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer, born in Zamora, Spain (d. 2017)
  • 1947-02-11 Joselito [José Jiménez], Spanish singer and actor, born in Beas de Segura, Andalucia, Spain
  • 1947-03-08 Florentino Pérez, Spanish football executive
  • 1947-04-24 Josep Borrell, 22nd President of the European Parliament (2004-07), born in La Pobla de Segur, Lérida, Spain
  • 1947-08-02 Massiel [Maria Santamaria], Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1947-12-21 Paco de Lucía, Spanish flamenco guitarist and composer, born in Algeciras, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1948-03-05 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • 1948-05-19 Grace Jones, Jamaican-American disco singer ("Slave to the Rhythm"), and actress (A View To A Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica
  • 1948-11-17 Jaime Huelamo, Spanish cyclist (Olympic bronze 1972) drug disqualified
  • 1949-06-29 Joan Clos, Spanish politician (116th Mayor of Barcelona & Minister of Industry), born in Parets del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain
  • 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, Colombian singer (Yo Creo En Ti), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 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 [José Monge Cruz], Spanish flamenco singer, born in San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain (d. 1992)


1951-01-15 Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne (Chico and the Man: The Love Boat), and flamenco guitarist , born in Murcia, Spain

  • 1951-02-18 Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1951-07-22 Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
  • 1951-07-28 Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect (Milwaukee Art Museum), born in Valencia, Spain
  • 1951-09-20 Javier Marías, Spanish translator and novelist (Corazón tan blanco), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1951-11-25 Arturo Pérez Reverte, Spanish novelist and war reporter
  • 1952-08-03 Loles León, Spanish actress (Aquí no hay quien viva), born in Barcelona
  • 1952-09-07 Ricardo Tormo, Spanish Grand Prix motocycle racer, born in Valencia, Spain (d. 1998)
  • 1952-10-19 Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexican spanish singer/actress (Nana)
  • 1953-02-25 José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain
  • 1954-01-23 Franco De Vita, Venezuelan spanish singer (Extranjero), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1954-06-22 Amparo Munoz, Spanish Miss Universe (1974), born in Malgra, Spain
  • 1954-06-25 Lina Romay, Spanish actress (Conan the Barbarian), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2012)
  • 1954-09-25 Juande Ramos, Spanish football manager (Sevilla), born in Pedro Muñoz, Spain
  • 1955-03-27 Mariano Rajoy, Spanish politician, Prime Minister of Spain (2011-18), born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • 1955-04-01 Emmanuel [Acha], Mexican singer (Íntimamente, La Chica de Humo), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1955-10-03 Ángela Molina, Spanish actress (Lola, Streets of Gold, Half of Heaven), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1955-12-01 Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1956-01-10 Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer (Royal Spanish Academy), born in Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
  • 1956-04-03 Miguel Bose, Panamanian-born Spanish singer and actor (El Avaro, Queen Margot), born in Panama City
  • 1956-08-02 Isabel Pantoja, Spanish singer (Genio y Figura), born in Seville, Spain
  • 1956-08-17 Álvaro Pino, Spanish cyclist, born in Ponteareas, Spain
  • 1957-01-08 Nacho Duato, Spanish classical dancer & choreographer, born in Valencia, Spain
  • 1957-02-15 Bienvenida Buck, Spanish lover of Peter Harding, born in Velencia Spain
  • 1957-03-15 Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager
  • 1957-04-09 Ednita Nazario, Puerto Rican Latin pop and rock singer, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Seve Ballesteros

1957-04-09 Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88, US Masters 1980, 83), born in Pedreña, Spain (d. 2011)

  • 1957-04-10 Steve Gustafson, American bass guitarist (10,000 Maniacs - "Trouble Me"; "These Are Days"), born in Seville, Spain
  • 1958-02-07 (Manuel) Mijares, Mexican Latin-pop, folk, and Mariachi vocalist (Maria Bonita), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1958-04-24 Fernando Luna, Spanish tennis star, born in Ciudad Real, Spain
  • 1958-05-06 (María) "Lolita" Flores, Spanish-Gypsy singer ("Sarandonga"). and actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1958-05-30 Michael E Lopez-Alegria, Lt Cmdr/astro (STS 73, sk 92), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1958-11-11 Luz Casal, Spanish singer, born in Boimorto, Spain
  • 1959-02-21 José María Cano, Spanish pop musician (Mecano, 1982-98 - "Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar"), composer (Luna), and visual artist, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1959-07-04 Victoria Abril [Rojas], Spanish actress (Libertarias), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1959-11-09 Sito Pons, Spanish motorbike racer, born in Barcelona, Spain

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 458 of 458

  • 1998-12-19 Antonio Ordóñez, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1932)
  • 1998-12-27 Ricardo Tormo, Spanish Grand Prix motocycle racer, dies at 46
  • 1999-04-20 Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet) and comedian, dies at 103
  • 1999-07-06 Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer, dies at 97
  • 1999-09-10 Alfredo Kraus, Spanish bel canto operatic tenor, dies at 71
  • 2000-02-21 Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
  • 2000-02-22 Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
  • 2000-07-18 José Ángel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza), dies at 71
  • 2000-07-22 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author, dies at 74
  • 2001-06-05 Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish writer, medical and humanist, dies at 93
  • 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 operatic lyric baritone, dies at 65
  • 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 [Rosa Montserrat Coscolín], French-Spanish n canción melódica singer ("Etranger au paradis"; "Buenas noches mi amor"), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • 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, dies at 59
  • 2006-07-07 Juan de Ávalos, Spanish sculptor (b. 1911)
  • 2006-11-06 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (slalom Olympic Gold 1972), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2006-11-26 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish procyclist (b. 1975)
  • 2007-06-19 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, dies at 69
  • 2007-08-27 Emma Penella, Spanish actress, dies at 76
  • 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 (All About My Mother), dies at 86
  • 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, sold the most books in Spanish (400 million), dies at 81
  • 2009-05-12 Antonio Vega, Spanish pop-rock singer-songwriter, dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 2009-08-08 Daniel Jarque, Spanish football player (b. 1983)
  • 2009-11-02 José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor, director and comedian (La Cabina, Travels With My Aunt), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 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, dies from surgery complications at 67

Seve Ballesteros

2011-05-07 Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88, US Masters 1980, 83), dies of brain cancer at 54

  • 2012-02-06 Antoni Tapies, Spanish painter, sculptor and theorist (Dau al Set) dies at 88
  • 2012-02-15 Lina Romay, Spanish actress (Conan the Barbarian), dies at 57
  • 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 soccer midfielder (23 caps; Valencia 256 games), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • 2014-03-23 Adolfo Suárez, Prime Minister of Spain (1976-81), dies from a respiratory infection at 81

Alfredo Di Stéfano

2014-07-07 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine soccer forward (Spain 31 caps, Argentina 6, Colombia 4; European Cup 1956-60; Real Madrid) and manager (European Cup Winners' Cup: 1980 Valencia), dies from a heart attack at 88

  • 2015-11-21 Germán Robles, Spanish-Mexican film, theater, television, and voice actor (El Vampiro), dies at 86
  • 2016-04-04 Chus Lampreave [María Jesús Lampreave Pérez], Spanish actress (Volver, Belle Époque), dies at 85
  • 2017-08-22 Rafael "Felo" Ramírez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), dies at 94
  • 2017-12-11 Aline Griffith, American-born Spanish aristocrat, Countess of Romanones, spy and author, dies at 94
  • 2018-01-05 José Molina [Quijada], Spanish-born American flamenco dancer, dies of lung cancer at 81
  • 2018-05-01 Javier Aller, Spanish actor (The Biggest Robbery Never Told), dies at 46 of complications from diabetes
  • 2018-05-28 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer and actress, dies at 93