Spanish History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 851

  • 1983-05-11 Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg
  • 1983-08-26 Floods destroy most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain.

Sports History

1984-06-27 UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Michel Platini & Bruno Bellone score as France beats Spain, 2-0

Olympic Gold

1984-08-10 The US beats Spain 96-65 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics; future 'dream team' members Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin feature

  • 1985-01-13 99 year old Otto Bucher from Switzerland becomes oldest man to record a hole-in-one at Spanish GC La Manga's 130-yard 12th hole
  • 1985-02-19 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashes approaching Bilbao, Spain
  • 1985-07-20 Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha
  • 1986-01-01 Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community
  • 1986-01-19 Spain recognizes Israel
  • 1986-04-13 Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
  • 1986-05-16 The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.
  • 1986-06-22 Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
  • 1988-07-24 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
  • 1988-10-23 Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid
  • 1988-12-14 Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures
  • 1989-02-22 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
  • 1989-05-10 FC Barcelona of Spain win 29th European Cup Winner's Cup against Sampdoria of Italy 1-0 in Bern
  • 1989-10-09 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
  • 1991-07-28 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)

Sports History

1991-07-28 Tour de France: Spanish rider Miguel Induráin beats Gianni Bugno of Italy by 3' 36" for 1st of 5 consecutive Tour wins; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner

  • 1991-10-30 Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain
  • 1991-11-04 Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain
  • 1991-12-21 95 share in Madrid Spain $1.3 billion lottery (#47996)
  • 1992-04-20 Expo '92 opens in Seville Spain
  • 1992-07-19 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
  • 1992-07-25 25th Olympic Games open in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1992-07-26 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain defends his title by 4' 35" from Italian Claudio Chiappucci; Laurent Jalabert points winner
  • 1992-08-07 Taking advantage of 6 months training on home town Terrassa pitch, Spain wins their first hockey gold medal beating Germany 2-1 in the women's final at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 1992-08-08 Spanish centre forward Kiko scores twice as the home team takes the football Olympic gold medal with a 3-2 win over Poland in front of 95,000 at Camp Nou, Barcelona
  • 1992-08-08 Fermín Cacho wins Spain's first ever Olympic gold medal in a running event when he takes out the 1,500m at the Barcelona Games
  • 1992-10-12 Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain
  • 1992-12-03 The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo
  • 1993-07-25 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1993-07-25 Tour de France: Spaniard Miguel Induráin makes it 3 straight Tour titles; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
  • 1993-08-02 Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed
  • 1994-01-18 The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.
  • 1994-03-30 England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain

Papal Visit

1994-06-12 -17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain

  • 1994-07-16 Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
  • 1994-07-24 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1994-07-24 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 4th consecutive Tour, 5' 39" ahead of Piotr Ugrumov; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
  • 1994-08-20 109.8°F (43.2°C) in Cordoba Spain
  • 1994-09-02 Spanish road cyclist Miguel Induráin sets UCI hour world record distance 53.04 kilometers in Bordeaux, France

US Open Women's Tennis

1994-09-10 US Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain wins her only US singles title; beats Steffi Graf 1-6, 7-6, 6-4

  • 1995-03-12 Lara scores 139 in ODI v Australia at Port-of-Spain
  • 1995-05-10 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris
  • 1995-07-23 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 5th consecutive Tour, 4' 35" ahead of Alex Zülle; Laurent Jalabert points winner
  • 1995-11-02 Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M
  • 1995-11-26 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)
  • 1996-01-20 WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format
  • 1996-03-30 Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs NZ at Port-Of-Spain
  • 1996-07-20 In Spain an ETA bomb at an airport kills 35
  • 1996-08-03 5-time Tour de France winner Miguel Induráin of Spain wins the 52.2k road time trial in 1:04:05, 12 seconds ahead of countryman Abraham Olano at the Atlanta Olympics

Olympic Gold

1996-08-03 American Andre Agassi wins the men's singles Tennis gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics beating Spaniard Sergi Bruguera 6-2, 6-3, 6-1

  • 1996-09-29 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)
  • 1996-09-29 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Atlantic City, NJ: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 5-0) and 15th title
  • 1997-01-18 In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.
  • 1997-03-17 CNN begin Spanish broadcasts
  • 1997-05-14 FC Barcelona of Spain win 37th European Cup Winner's Cup against Paris Saint-Germain of France 1-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1997-07-10 Spain, Partido Popular member Miguel Ángel Blanco is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests
  • 1997-09-28 Ryder Cup Golf, Valderrama GC, Spain: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup; first time event contested in continental Europe; first of 6 consecutive victories at home by Europe

Murder of Interest

1998-10-16 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a Spanish warrant requesting his extradition on murder charges

  • 1999-05-19 Lazio of Italy win 39th European Cup Winner's Cup against Mallorca of Spain 2-1 in Birmingham

PGA Championship

1999-08-15 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Tiger Woods wins his 2nd major by 1 stroke from Spaniard Sergio Garcia

  • 1999-08-20 7th Athletics World Championships open at Seville, Spain
  • 1999-12-21 The Spanish Civil Guard intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid.
  • 1999-12-22 The Spanish Civil Guard finds near Calatayud (Zaragoza) another van loaded by ETA with 750 kg of explosives (see related event on December 21, 1999).
  • 2000-12-10 89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)
  • 2001-01-16 US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish–American War
  • 2002-03-01 The peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced with the euro (€).

US Men's Tennis Open

2003-09-07 US Open Men's Tennis: American Andy Roddick wins his only career Grand Slam title; beats Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 6-3, 7-6, 6-3

  • 2003-11-30 92nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Melbourne (3-1)
  • 2003-12-24 Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid's busy Chamartín Station.
  • 2004-04-02 Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.
  • 2004-08-25 Emanuel Rego & Ricardo Santos win Brazil's first gold medal in men's beach volleyball with a 21–16, 21–15 victory over Spanish pair Javier Bosma & Pablo Herrera
  • 2004-12-05 93rd Davis Cup: Spain beats USA in Seville (3-2)
  • 2005-02-20 Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.
  • 2005-06-30 Spain legalizes same-sex marriage.
  • 2005-07-03 The national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain
  • 2005-12-08 Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

2006-07-09 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 4th straight Wimbledon title beating Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-0, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3

  • 2006-07-23 93rd Tour de France won by Oscar Pereiro of Spain

Historic Event

2006-07-31 Fidel Castro temporarily hands over power to brother Raúl Castro. This leads to a celebration in Little Havana (La Pequeña Habana in Spanish), Miami, Florida, where many Cuban Americans participated.

Sports History

2007-07-03 America's Cup: Swiss defender Alinghi beats Team New Zealand by 1 second to take the series 5-2 off Valencia, Spain

  • 2007-07-29 94th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain

Historic Event

2007-11-10 ¿Por qué no te callas? ("Why don't you shut up?")incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez.

Historic Event

2007-12-20 The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.

  • 2008-06-29 UEFA European Championship Final, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria: Fernando Torres scores as Spain beats Germany, 1-0
  • 2008-07-27 95th Tour de France won by Carlos Sastre of Spain

Olympic Gold

2008-08-17 Rafael Nadal of Spain beats Chile's Fernando González 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to win the men's tennis singles at the Beijing Olympics; Spain's first ever Olympic gold medal in tennis

Olympic Gold

2008-08-24 The star-studded American men's basketball team led by the likes of LeBron James, Chris Paul & Kobe Bryant win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics with a relatively narrow 118-107 win over Spain

  • 2008-11-23 97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)
  • 2009-07-26 96th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain
  • 2009-12-06 98th Davis Cup: Spain beats Czech Republic in Barcelona (5-0)
  • 2010-02-14 America's Cup: Team USA defeats Alinghi 2-0 to win in Spain
  • 2010-07-04 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 for his second Wimbledon title
  • 2010-07-11 FIFA World Cup Final, Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa: Andrés Iniesta scores an extra time winner as Spain beats the Netherlands, 1-0 for first World Cup title

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 777 of 777

  • 1980-11-05 Eva González, Spanish model and beauty queen, born in Seville, Spain
  • 1980-11-07 Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast (Olympic gold 2000, 2004), born in Premià de Mar, Barcelona
  • 1981-01-14 Rosa López, Spanish pop singer, born in Láchar, Spain
  • 1981-01-19 Asier Del Horno, Spanish footballer, born in Barakaldo, Spain
  • 1981-01-29 Álex Ubago, Spanish-Basque pop-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (¿Qué pides tú?), born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain
  • 1981-05-12 Lorena Bernal, Argentine Spanish model and actress (Miss Spain 1999), born in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
  • 1981-05-17 Beñat Albizuri, Spanish cyclist
  • 1981-05-20 Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer
  • 1981-07-21 Joaquín Sánchez, Spanish footballer, born in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain

Fernando Alonso

1981-07-29 Fernando Alonso, Spanish auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2005-06; 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018-19; FIA World Endurance C'ship 2018-19), born in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

  • 1981-08-23 Carlos Cuéllar, Spanish footballer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1981-09-13 Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain
  • 1981-09-13 Antonio Lopez, Spanish footballer (Atlético Madrid), born in Benidorm, Spain
  • 1981-09-20 Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player
  • 1981-09-28 José Calderón, Spanish basketball point guard (captain Spain gold FIBA World C'ship 2006; Olympic silver 08, 12; NBA: Toronto, Detroit, Dallas, NY Knicks; Cleveland), born in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain
  • 1981-11-25 Xabi Alonso, Spanish soccer midfielder (114 caps; Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich), born in Tolosa, Spain
  • 1981-12-03 David Villa, Spanish soccer striker (98 caps; Valencia, Barcelona), born in Langreo, Spain
  • 1981-12-12 Pedro Ríos, Spanish footballer, born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
  • 1981-12-23 Beth [Elisabeth Rodergas Cols], Spanish singer and actress, born in Súria, Catalonia
  • 1982-01-14 Víctor Valdés, Spanish goalkeeper, born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
  • 1982-02-02 Sergio Castaño, Spanish footballer
  • 1982-03-26 Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer and manager (Arsenal), born in San Sebastián, Spain
  • 1982-05-01 Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player (12 ATP titles), born in Hostalric, Spain
  • 1982-08-31 José Reina, Spanish footballer
  • 1982-09-05 Alexandre Geijo, Spanish-Swiss footballer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1982-12-06 Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist and Tour de France winner (2007, 09), born in Pinto, Madrid, Spain

Nicki Minaj

1982-12-08 Nicki Minaj, Trinidadian-American rapper and singer (Super Bass, Starships), born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

  • 1983-01-17 Alvaro Arbeloa, Spanish footballer, born in Salamanca, Spain
  • 1983-02-09 Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
  • 1983-05-10 Natalia Zabala, Miss Spain 2007
  • 1983-08-26 Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver, born in Castellón, Spain
  • 1983-09-01 José Antonio Reyes, Spanish soccer left wing (Spain 21 caps; Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Arsenal), born in Utrera, Spain (d. 2019)
  • 1983-11-15 Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player
  • 1984-03-20 Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer
  • 1984-05-11 Andrés Iniesta Luján, Spanish football player (Barcelona, Spanish national team), born in Fuentealbilla, Spain
  • 1984-05-21 Lorena Ayala, Spanish-Dutch model and beauty queen
  • 1984-11-21 Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer (125cc World Champion 2006), born in Talavera de la Reina, Spain
  • 1984-11-30 Francisco Sandaza, Spanish Footballer
  • 1984-12-20 David Tavaré, Spanish pop-eurodance singer ("Hot Summer Night (Oh La La La)"), born in Pollença, Spain
  • 1985-01-12 Yohana Cobo, Spanish actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1985-01-21 Alex Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • 1985-01-29 Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1985-03-14 Idaira, Spanish singer, born in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
  • 1985-04-04 Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball guard (Olympic silver 2008, 12; bronze 2016; FIBA World Cup gold 2006, 19; Portland TB's, Denver Nuggets; Real Madrid), born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 1985-06-14 Andy Soucek, Spanish racing driver
  • 1985-10-15 Marcos Martinez Ucha, Spanish racing driver, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1985-11-21 Jesús Navas, Spanish soccer utility (45 caps 2021; Sevilla, Manchester City), born in Los Palacios, Spain
  • 1986-01-08 David Silva, Spanish footballer, born in Arguineguín, Spain
  • 1986-01-12 Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1986-02-14 Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer, born in Sabadell, Spain
  • 1986-02-18 Marc Torrejón, Spanish footballer, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1986-03-30 Sergio Ramos, Spanish soccer defender (Europe's most capped male outfield player; Real Madrid), born in Camas, Seville, Andalusia
  • 1986-04-03 Sergio Sánchez Ortega, Spanish footballer (Espanyol), born in Mataró, Spain

Rafael Nadal

1986-06-03 Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player (Record 22 Grand Slam singles titles - 14 x French Open), born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain

  • 1986-06-03 Adrián Vallés, Spanish racing driver

Luis Suárez

1987-01-24 Luis Suárez, Uruguayan football player (Barcelona, Uruguay national team), born in Salto, Uruguay

  • 1987-02-02 Gerard Piqué, Spanish football player
  • 1987-05-04 Francesc Fàbregas Soler, Spanish footballer (Chelsea, Spanish national team), born in Arenys de Mar, Spain
  • 1987-05-04 Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish motorcycle racer (MotoGP World Champion 2010, 12, 15; 250cc World Champion 2006-07), born in Palma, Majorca, Spain
  • 1987-10-05 Javier Villa, Spanish racing driver, born in Colunga, Spain
  • 1988-04-21 Pedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer
  • 1989-08-15 Belinda [Belinda Peregrín Schüll], Mexican singer, songwriter and actress, born in Madrid, Spain

El Rubius

1990-02-13 El Rubius [Rubén Doblas Gundersen], Spanish YouTube star (6th most subscribed channel), born in Mijas, Spain

  • 1990-08-28 Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer, born in Linyola, Spain
  • 1990-10-21 Ricky Rubio, Spanish basketball player
  • 1993-10-08 Garbiñe Muguruza, Spanish tennis player (French Open 2016, Wimbledon 2017; WTA Finals 2021), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1994-06-11 Ivana Baquero, Spanish actress (Pan's Labyrinth), born in Barcelona
  • 1995-01-04 María Isabel, Spanish pop singer ("Antes muerta que sencilla" - "I'd rather be dead than understated"), born in Ayamonte, Huelva, Spain.
  • 1995-05-09 Andrea Motis, Spanish jazz singer and trumpeter (Emotional Dance), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1998-07-17 Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y de Borbón, Spanish royal, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1999-09-29 Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal, son of Infanta Cristina de Borbon, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 2000-09-09 Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón, granddaughter of king Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • 2000-12-06 Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal, born in Barcelona

Millie Bobby Brown

2004-02-19 Millie Bobby Brown, English actress (Stranger Things) and UNICEF goodwill ambassador, born in Marbella, Spain

  • 2005-06-05 Irene Urdangarin, granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • 2005-10-31 Infanta Leonor of Spain, daughter of Felipe, King of Asturias and Letizia, Queen of Asturias, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 2007-04-29 Infanta Sofía of Spain, Princess of Spain

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