Spanish History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 853

  • 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 Ecuador declares independence from Spain (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)

VenezuelaVenezuela Declares Independence

1811-07-05 Venezuelan Declaration of Independence: 7 provinces declare themselves independent of Spain

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A painting by Martin Tovar y Tovar depicting Venezuelan deputies signing the declaration
A painting by Martin Tovar y Tovar depicting Venezuelan deputies signing the declaration
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 1816-07-09 Argentina declares independence from Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • 1821-11-28 Panama declares independence from Spain

  • 1821-12-01 Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
  • 1822-05-24 Battle of Pichincha, Bolívar secures independence of Quito from Spain

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1824-08-06 Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • 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
  • 1875-09-29 US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Victory in battleVictory 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

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo

Spain Declares War Against the United StatesSpain Declares War Against the United States

1898-04-11 President McKinley asks for Spanish–American War declaration

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Colonel ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt (centre, with glasses and holstered gun) with his ‘Rough Riders’ after victory at the Battle of San Juan Hill.
Colonel ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt (centre, with glasses and holstered gun) with his ‘Rough Riders’ after victory at the Battle of San Juan Hill.
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  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Admiral George Dewey
George Dewey
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 788

  • 1933-09-15 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor
  • 1933-09-25 Adolfo Suárez, Prime Minister of Spain (1976-81), born in Cebreros, Spanish Republic (d. 2014)
  • 1934-01-27 Federico Mayor Zaragoza, UNESCO director (1987- ), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1934-02-18 Paco Rabbane [Francisco Cuervo], Spanish fashion designer & perfumer, born in Pasajes, Spain
  • 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)

Person of interestJuan 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

King of Spain Juan Carlos I
King of Spain
Juan Carlos I
  • 1938-05-10 Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis player (4-time Grand Slam singles champion), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 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

Person of interestPlácido Domingo

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

Opera Singer and Conductor Plácido Domingo
Opera Singer and Conductor
Plácido Domingo
  • 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, Spanish variety show host (Sabado Gigante)
  • 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 singer, 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 musician
  • 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
  • 1946-09-16 Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer, born in Alcoy, Spain

Person of interestJosé Carreras

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

Opera Singer José Carreras
Opera Singer
José Carreras
  • 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, 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, 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, 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)

Person of interestCharo

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

Actress Charo
  • 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
  • 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

Person of interestSeve Ballesteros

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

Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 1957-04-10 Steve Gustafson, American bass guitarist (10,000 Maniacs), 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 Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • 1958-05-30 Michael E Lopez-Alegria, Lt Cmdr/astro (STS 73, sk 92), born in Madrid, Spain

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 461 of 461

  • 1997-11-12 Carlos Surinach, Spanish composer (b. 1915)
  • 1998-07-11 Lilí Álvarez, Spanish tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1926-28), dies at 93
  • 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 tenor (b. 1927)
  • 2000-02-21 Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
  • 2000-02-22 Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
  • 2000-07-18 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
  • 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, 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 Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer, dies at 22
  • 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 singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
  • 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 (b. 1942)

Person of interestSeve Ballesteros

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

Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 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
  • 2014-07-07 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish soccer forward, coach (Spain 31 caps, Real Madrid), dies of 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