Spanish History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 853

  • 1944-11-07 Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946-12-03 US government asks UN to order dictator Francisco Franco out of Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1946-12-11 Spain suspended from UN
  • 1947-07-09 Spain votes for Franco monarchy
  • 1947-08-18 Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300
  • 1948-02-11 Test cricket debut of Frank Worrell for the West Indies vs. England at Port-of-Spain
  • 1949-07-07 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 performances
  • 1949-09-10 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway NYC after 76 performances
  • 1952-11-19 Spain joins UNESCO
  • 1953-09-26 US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain)
  • 1955-12-14 16 countries join the United Nations, including Austria, Finland, Italy, and Spain
  • 1956-04-07 Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco
  • 1956-11-06 Netherlands and Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviet actions in the Hungarian Revolution
  • 1958-01-13 Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
  • 1958-02-05 Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain
  • 1958-04-10 Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco

  • 1958-04-20 Morocco demands departure of Spanish troops
  • 1959-01-09 Dam across Tera River in Northwestern Spain collapses after heavy winter rains, killing 135
  • 1959-01-12 Rediscovery of the Caves of Nerja in Spain
  • 1959-07-18 46th Tour de France won by Federico Bahamontes of Spain
  • 1960-01-30 Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England
  • 1960-10-27 Singer Ben E. King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"
  • 1960-11-13 Fire in movie theater kills 152 children in Amude, Spain
  • 1961-02-27 The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated
  • 1961-07-15 Spain accepts equal rights for men and women
  • 1961-08-30 Last Spanish troops leave Morocco
  • 1962-04-07 Indian cricketer Polly Umrigar slams 172 not out vs West Indies at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes
  • 1962-09-05 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • 1963-05-15 Tottenham Hotspur of England win 3rd European Cup winner's Cup against Atlético Madrid of Spain 5-1 at Rotterdam
  • 1964-06-21 UEFA European Championship Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Marcelino scores the winner as Spain beats Soviet Union, 2-1
  • 1965-01-20 Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1965-06-14 John Lennon's second book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1965-12-28 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Sydney: John Newcombe & Tony Roche beat José Luis Arilla & Manuel Santana of Spain 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 to give Australia unassailable 3-0 lead; ends 4-1
  • 1966-01-02 1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
  • 1966-01-17 B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
  • 1966-05-27 6 French fighters crash above Spain

  • 1966-07-01 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spaniard Manuel Santana wins last of 4 major titles beating American Dennis Ralston 6-4, 11-9, 6-4
  • 1967-09-10 Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & not Spanish
  • 1967-12-28 56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)
  • 1968-03-03 Greek, Portuguese & Spanish embassies bombed in the Hague
  • 1968-04-06 13th Eurovision Song Contest: Massiel for Spain wins singing "La, la, la" in London
  • 1968-05-06 Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards
  • 1968-10-12 Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain
  • 1968-10-25 Longest Olympic field hockey game, The Netherlands beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)
  • 1968-12-16 Official revocation of the Edict of Expulsion of Jews from Spain at Second Vatican Council
  • 1969-01-24 Spanish dictator General Franco announces state of emergency
  • 1969-03-29 14th Eurovision Song Contest: Salome for Spain ("Vivo cantando"), Lulu of United Kingdom ("Boom Bang-a-Bang"), Lenny Kuhr of Netherlands ("De troubadour"), and Frida Boccara of France ("Un jour, un enfant") all win in Madrid
  • 1969-05-21 Slovan Bratislava of Czechoslovakia win 9th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona of Spain 3-2 in Basel
  • 1969-06-04 22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana and survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
  • 1969-06-08 General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar
  • 1969-06-30 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
  • 1970-07-04 Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
  • 1971-03-06 Test Cricket debut of Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar versus West Indies at Port-of-Spain; 125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 Test centuries
  • 1971-03-09 J M Noreiga takes 9-95 WI v India at Port-of-Spain
  • 1971-07-16 Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain
  • 1972-07-21 2 passenger trains collide head-on killing 76 (Seville, Spain)

  • 1973-06-08 Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain
  • 1973-07-22 60th Tour de France won by Luis Ocana of Spain
  • 1974-01-03 Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as Premier of Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974-04-02 England cricket fast bowler Tony Greig takes 8-86 in West Indies' 1st innings in tourists' 26 run 5th Test win in Port-of-Spain; Greig also captures 5-70 in 2nd innings

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

1974-06-16 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins first career Grand Slam title; beats Manuel Orantes of Spain 2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1975-09-07 US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Manuel Orantes of Spain wins his only Grand Slam title; upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-4; played on green Har-Tru clay surface

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1975-09-27 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
  • 1975-10-30 King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
  • 1975-11-14 Spain, Morocco and Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-11-22 Juan Carlos I proclaimed King of Spain as monarchy restored after 31 years

King of Spain Juan Carlos I
King of Spain
Juan Carlos I
  • 1976-02-28 Spain withdraws from Western Sahara, leaving Ceuta & Melilla (Spanish Morocco) as the last European possessions in Africa
  • 1976-03-03 5 workers are killed by the police in a demonstration in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • 1976-05-14 Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast
  • 1976-07-03 Adolfo Suárez becomes premier of Spain
  • 1976-11-18 Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship
  • 1977-01-24 Massacre of Atocha in Madrid: Five labor lawyers murdered by fascists in Madrid during the Spanish transition to democracy
  • 1977-03-04 West Indian cricket fast bowler Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan in 2nd Test win at Port-of-Spain; best Test figures by a pace bowler from the West Indies

PlaneTenerife Airport Disaster

1977-03-27 583 die in aviation's worst ever disaster when two Boeing 747s collide at Tenerife airport in Spain

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Wreckage from the two 747 jets after they collided in Tenerife Airport
Wreckage from the two 747 jets after they collided in Tenerife Airport
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  • 1977-04-09 Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years
  • 1977-05-01 French runner Chantal Langlacé sets female world marathon record (2:35:15.4) in Oyarzun, Spain

  • 1977-06-15 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)
  • 1977-10-06 In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
  • 1978-07-11 Auto with liquid gas crashes and explodes in Spain, 160 killed
  • 1978-12-06 Spain adopts constitution
  • 1978-12-27 Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship as King Juan Carlos ratifies Spain's 1st democratic constitution
  • 1978-12-29 Spain constitution goes into effect
  • 1979-05-16 FC Barcelona of Spain wins 19th European Cup Winner's Cup against Fortuna Düsseldorf of West Germany 4-3 in Basel

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1979-07-21 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins by 3 from Jack Nicklaus & Ben Crenshaw; Nicklaus runner-up for record 7th time

Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
  • 1980-01-31 Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41
  • 1980-05-14 Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels
  • 1981-02-23 "Tejerazo" Spanish coup led by Civil Guard officer Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails after televised speech by King Juan Carlos I
  • 1981-02-25 Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo elected premier of Spain
  • 1981-05-24 Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1981-09-10 "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso returns to Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981-10-24 Pablo Picasso's 1937 painting Guernica goes on display in Madrid Spain to celebrate the centenary of the artist's birth

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • 1981-12-02 Spanish government requests membership of NATO
  • 1981-12-07 Spain becomes a member of the NATO
  • 1982-05-12 FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Liège of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1982-05-30 Spain becomes 16th member of NATO
  • 1982-07-11 FIFA World Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Italy beats West Germany, 3-1 in front of 90,000
  • 1982-09-13 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
  • 1982-10-28 Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections
  • 1982-10-31 Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 788

  • 1972-04-25 Sara Baras, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer, born in San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain
  • 1972-04-26 Kiko Narváez, Spanish footballer (Atlético Madrid), born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
  • 1972-05-11 Concha Buika [María Concepción Balboa Buika], Spanish singer ("Niña de Fuego"), born in Palma de Mallorca
  • 1972-08-09 Silvia Ramon-Cortes, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1972-09-15 Princess Letizia of Spain
  • 1972-12-07 Jordi Buritlo, Spanish tennis player, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1973-02-25 Julio José Iglesias, Spanish singer
  • 1973-06-09 Laura Ponte, Spanish model married to a member of the Spanish royal family
  • 1973-06-28 Alberto Berastegui, Spanish tennis player, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1973-07-14 Candela Peña, Spanish actress
  • 1973-08-01 Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor (Open Your Eyes), born in Santander, Cantabria, Spain
  • 1973-08-12 Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
  • 1973-09-21 Virginia Ruano-Pascual, tennis star, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1973-10-22 Andrés Palop, Spanish footballer
  • 1973-11-21 Inés Sastre, Spanish model and actress
  • 1974-02-01 Roberto Heras, Spanish road cyclist (Vuelta a España 2000, 03, 04, 05 record), born in Béjar, Spain
  • 1974-02-01 David Meca, Spanish open water swimmer (World C'ship gold 10k 2000, 25k 2005), born in Sabadell, Spain
  • 1974-02-21 Iván Campo, Spanish footballer, born in San Sebastián, Spain
  • 1974-03-27 Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1974-03-29 Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver
  • 1974-04-11 Alex Corretja, tennis star (1990 Orange Bowl boys 16), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1974-04-15 Douglas Spain, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestPenélope Cruz

1974-04-28 Penélope Cruz, Spanish actress (Vanilla Sky, Waking Up in Reno), born in Madrid, Spain

  • 1974-05-23 Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer, born in Figueres, Spain
  • 1974-05-29 Marc Gené, Spanish auto racer (Ferrari, Williams F1, Le Mans 2009), born in Sabadell, Catalonia
  • 1974-08-30 Javier Otxoa, Spanish cyclist
  • 1974-10-04 Paco León, Spanish actor
  • 1974-10-28 Vicente Moreno, Spanish footballer
  • 1974-11-17 Berto Romero, Spanish humorist
  • 1975-01-21 Ito, Spanish footballer
  • 1975-03-28 Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer
  • 1975-04-22 Carlos Sastre, Spanish cyclist
  • 1975-05-03 Eva Santolaria, Spanish actress (7 Vidas), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1975-05-04 Pablo Ruiz, Spanish singer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Person of interestEnrique Iglesias

1975-05-08 Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer-songwriter and King of Latin Pop ("Bailamos"; "Hero"), born in Madrid, Spain

King of Latin Pop Enrique Iglesias
King of Latin Pop
Enrique Iglesias
  • 1975-05-20 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (d. 2006)
  • 1975-05-22 Salvador Ballesta, Spanish footballer (Atlético Madrid, Valencia), born in Zaragoza, Spain
  • 1975-06-25 Alberto Costa, Spanish professional tennis player, born in Lleida, Spain
  • 1975-06-25 Chenoa [María Laura Corradini Falomir], Argentine-Spanish singer (Atrévete), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • 1975-07-11 Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer
  • 1975-07-17 Elena Anaya, Spanish actress, born in Palencia, Spain
  • 1975-07-28 Leonor Watling, Spanish actress and singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1975-08-02 Ingrid Rubio, Spanish actress (Infidels), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1975-09-29 Albert Celades, Spanish football player
  • 1975-10-22 Míchel Salgado, Spanish footballer
  • 1975-11-08 José Pinto, Spanish footballer, born in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain
  • 1976-01-02 Paz Vega, Spanish actress
  • 1976-01-05 Diego Tristán, Spanish footballer, born in La Algaba, Spain
  • 1976-01-07 Vanessa Lorenzo, Spanish fashion model, born in Barcelona
  • 1976-02-15 Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist, born in Torrelavega, Spain
  • 1976-03-29 Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist
  • 1976-04-05 Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer
  • 1976-07-18 Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress
  • 1976-08-02 Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete, born in Cornellà de Llobregat, Spain
  • 1976-08-26 Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh - Guapa), born in Irun, Spain
  • 1976-08-27 Cartos Moya, Spanish tennis star
  • 1976-09-29 Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist
  • 1976-09-30 Aida Linares, Spanish actress (Clueless; Cookie), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1976-10-07 Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer, born in Avià, Spain
  • 1976-10-08 Galo Blanco, Spanish tennis player, born in Oviedo, Spain
  • 1976-10-31 Guti [José María Gutiérrez Hernández], Spanish footballer, born in Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain
  • 1976-12-14 Santiago Ezquerro, Spanish footballer (Athletic Bilbao), born in Calahorra, Spain
  • 1977-03-01 Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and supermodel
  • 1977-04-29 Rocío Carrasco, Spanish TV host and socialite
  • 1977-05-04 Mariano Pernía, Argentine-Spanish footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1977-05-09 Iñigo Landaluze, Spanish cyclist
  • 1977-05-11 Gonzalo Colsa, Spanish footballer
  • 1977-05-19 Manuel Almúnia, Spanish footballer
  • 1977-06-23 Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer
  • 1977-06-27 Raúl, Spanish footballer (Real Madrid), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1977-08-03 Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France 2006 winner), born in Mos, Galicia, Spain
  • 1977-08-19 Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist
  • 1977-09-01 David Albelda, Spanish footballer
  • 1977-09-05 Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish football winger, born in Elgoibar, Spain
  • 1977-10-19 Raúl Tamudo, Spanish footballer
  • 1977-12-19 Jorge Garbajosa, Spanish basketball forward and administrator (Toronto Raptors; president Spanish Basketball Federation), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1978-01-04 Mai Meneses, Spanish pop singer-songwriter (Nena Daconte), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1978-03-11 Albert Luque, Spanish footballer
  • 1978-04-13 Carles Puyol, Spanish footballer, born in La Pobla de Segur, Spain
  • 1978-06-24 Luis García, Spanish footballer
  • 1978-07-18 Verónica Romeo [Sotoca], Spanish pop singer, born in Elche, Spain
  • 1978-09-08 Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer, born in Manlleu, Spain
  • 1978-09-18 Pilar López de Ayala, Spanish actress (Juana la Loca), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1978-10-28 Marta Etura, Spanish actress
  • 1978-11-21 Lucía Jiménez, Spanish actress
  • 1979-01-19 Josu Sarriegi, Spanish football player, born in Lazkao, Spain
  • 1979-03-20 Silvia Abascal, Spanish actress
  • 1979-03-26 Nacho Novo, Spanish footballer (Rangers), born in Ferrol, Spain
  • 1979-04-18 Nuria Fergó, Spanish singer (La vida son sólo dos días), born in Nerja, Spain
  • 1979-06-05 David Bisbal, Spanish singer, born in Almería, Spain
  • 1979-07-20 David Ortega, Spanish freestyle and backstroke swimmer
  • 1979-07-31 Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer and coach, born in Las Cabezas de San Juan, Spain
  • 1979-08-26 Rubén Pazos, Spanish footballer
  • 1979-08-28 Shaila Dúrcal [Shaila de los Ángeles Morales de las Heras], Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1979-09-18 Daniel Aranzubia, Spanish footballer, born in Logroño, Spain
  • 1979-11-15 Josemi, Spanish footballer
  • 1980-01-09 Sergio García, Spanish golfer (US Masters 2017), born in Borriol, Castellón
  • 1980-01-25 Xavi [Xavier Hernández Creus], Spanish footballer, born in Terrassa, Spain
  • 1980-02-02 Oleguer Presas, Spanish football player
  • 1980-02-12 Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player, born in Ontinyent, Spain

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