Today in Mexican History (Part 2)

Sub-Topics: Guadalajara - Mexico City - Monterrey - Oaxaca

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 247

1913-10-26 - Huerta elected president of Mexico
1914-03-09 - US Sen Albert Fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"
1914-04-09 - Tampico incident - US ship crew arrested in Mexico
1914-04-21 - US marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico, stay 6 months
1914-04-22 - Mexico ends diplomatic relations with US
1914-07-15 - Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe
1914-08-05 - Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico & Argentina proclaim neutrality in WW I
1914-08-16 - Zapata & Pancho Villa over run Mexico
1914-09-15 - US Marines march out of Vera Cruz, Mexico
1914-11-23 - The US Army retreats from Mexico.
1915-01-18 - Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die
1916-03-09 - Mexican General Francisco "Pancho" Villa invades US (18 killed)
1916-03-15 - Gen Pershing and 15,000 troops chase Villa into Mexico; they stay 10 for 10 months
1916-06-17 - US troops under Gen Pershing march into Mexico
1916-06-21 - Mexican troops beat US expeditionary force under Gen Pershing
1917-02-05 - Present Mexican constitution adopted
1917-02-24 - German plan to get Mexican help in WW I exposed (Zimmerman telegram)
1917-02-28 - AP reports Mexico & Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I
1919-04-10 - Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.
1920-06-01 - Adolfo de la Huerta becomes president of Mexico.
1920-07-29 - Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrenders
1923-08-15 - Mexico & US reaches accord over oil concession of 1917
1924-09-28 - Gen Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico
1924-12-01 - Calles becomes president of Mexico
1926-11-18 - Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico
1927-01-13 - US & Mexico battle over oil interests
1927-09-29 - Telephone service begins between US & Mexico
1929-06-29 - Mexico & Vatican sign Concord
1929-11-17 - Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico
1933-06-21 - 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
1934-07-02 - General Lazaro Cardenas elected president of Mexico
1937-03-02 - Mexico nationalizes oil
1938-03-18 - Mexico takes control of foreign-owned oil properties
1938-03-18 - Pres Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies
1941-10-19 - 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico
1942-04-01 - Mexico changes from 3 time zones to 2
1942-05-22 - Mexico declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan
1943-02-20 - New volcano Paracutin erupts in farmer's corn patch (Mexico)
1943-03-08 - Limited gambling legalized in Mexico
1944-07-20 - Fifty are hurt in rioting in front of the presidential palace in Mexico City.
1946-02-19 - Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 1946-03-09 - Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican Baseball League, he refuses
1948-09-20 - Mexican Baseball league disbanded
1951-10-15 - Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesized the first oral contraceptive
1952-09-13 - Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico
1955-09-19 - Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico
1957-09-17 - Two male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico
1958-07-06 - Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected pres of Mexico
1959-06-01 - 2-time champ Monterrey Mexico barred from 1959 Little League competition for using players outside predetermined geographical area
Actress Sophia LorenActress Sophia Loren 1959-10-27 - Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico
1960-05-06 - Trotsky's murderer Jacques Mornard (Ramon Mercader) freed in Mexico
1962-09-30 - Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.
1962-12-28 - 51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0)
1963-09-26 - Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico
1963-09-27 - Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico
1963-10-18 - IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey OswaldEx-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald 1964-04-24 - Mexico becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1964-12-13 - In El Paso, Tx, LBJ & Mexican Pres Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border
1966-09-24 - -30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida & Mexico
1967-06-11 - Mexico becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1967-09-05 - -23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico & Texas
1967-09-20 - Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38
1968-10-02 - Mexico City police fire on protesting students, 300-500 killed
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson 1968-10-12 - 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
1968-10-26 - George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)
1968-10-27 - 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico
1969-02-08 - Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, Mexico
1970-06-21 - Brazil beats Italy, 4-1, to win soccer's World Cup (in Mexico City)
1970-06-30 - Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City
1970-12-01 - Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico
1972-10-06 - 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico
Boxing Champ George ForemanBoxing Champ George Foreman 1973-08-28 - 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
1974-06-10 - Brandon Ramirez, noted visionary and graphics designer born in TJ, Mexico. Known as the father of Rambo the next generation.
1975-10-21 - Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives
1975-10-26 - Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
1976-08-31 - Mexican peso devalued
1977-07-07 - 12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City
1978-08-05 - New Orlean Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo)
1979-05-25 - Raul Gonzales of Mexico completes 50,000 m walk in record 3:41:38.4
1979-06-03 - Ixtoc I rig in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled in one of world's worst oil spills
1979-10-17 - D Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1:20:06.8
1979-10-31 - US DC-10 crashes at Mexico-City, 74 killed
1980-12-28 - Mexico terminated fishing agreements with US
1981-04-04 - Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)
1982-07-04 - Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico
1982-09-01 - Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks
1982-11-10 - IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankrupcy
1982-12-01 - Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as pres of Mexico
1984-11-19 - Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die
1985-03-05 - Mexican authorities find the body of US drug agent Enrique "Kike" Camarena Salaazar
1985-09-19 - 12,000 die & 40,000 injured in Mexico's earthquake (8.1)
1985-09-22 - Earthquake strikes Mexico, 2,000 killed
1986-03-31 - 167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes
1986-08-31 - Aeromexico DC-9 & small plane collide in LA, killing 82
1986-09-22 - LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is 1st Mexican to win 20 games
1986-09-28 - Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
1986-10-29 - Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs
1988-07-06 - Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico
1988-11-02 - Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash
1989-08-18 - Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 336

1925-03-16 - Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (d. 2004)
1925-06-15 - Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (Tarumba, Maltiempes)
1928-07-27 - Karloff Lagarde, Mexican lucha libre wrestler (d. 2007)
1929-03-12 - Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist
1929-06-21 - John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico)
1932-01-11 - Alfonso Arau, Mexican film director
1932-05-08 - Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican writer (d. 2007)
1932-08-03 - Mario Montes de Oca, Mexican poet
1932-12-19 - Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer
1933-03-03 - Marco Antonio Munoz, Mexico, spanish singer (Murmullos)
1934-05-01 - Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Mexican politician
1934-12-12 - Miguel de la Madrid, Colima Mexico, President of Mexico (1982-1988), (d. 2012)
1935-04-10 - Jorge Mester, Mexico City Mexico, conductor (Louisville Orch 1967-79)
1936-01-06 - Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player
1937-06-04 - Freddie Fender, Mexico, country singer (Feelings)
1938-05-04 - Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer
1940-01-18 - Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1971)
1940-01-28 - Carlos Slim Helú, Mexican businessman
1940-04-06 - Homero Aridjis, Mexican poet (La Tumba de Filidor)
1940-04-06 - Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Mexican actor
1941-08-20 - Jo Ramirez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author
1942-02-14 - Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)
1942-07-02 - Vicente Fox, Former Mexican president
1942-07-03 - Paco Stanley, Mexican TV personality (d. 1999)
1942-07-15 - Mil Mascaras, Mexican professional wrestler
1942-09-05 - Eduardo Mata, Mexico City Mexico, conductor (Improvisaciones)
1943-03-19 - Mario J. Molina, Mexican chemist, Nobel laureate
1943-04-03 - Mario Lavista, Mexican composer
1943-08-15 - María Rojo, Mexican actress and politician
1944-01-12 - Carlos Villagrán, Mexican actor
1944-05-07 - Eva Norvind, Mexican actress (d. 2006)
1944-06-17 - Chucho Castillo, Nuevo Valle de Moreno, Mexico, bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), (d. 2013)
1944-09-19 - Jean Succar Kuri, Lebanese-born Mexican businessman
1945-04-19 - Nuria Ortiz, Mexico, skeet shooter (Olympic-13th-1968)
1945-07-05 - Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican Politician and Attorney General of México.
1946-04-03 - Carlos Salinas de Gortari, president (Mexico, 1988-94)
1947-07-20 - Carlos Santana, Mexico, rock guitarist (Santana-Black Magic Woman)
1947-09-16 - Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer
1948-02-10 - Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (d. 1994)
1948-02-17 - José José, Mexican singer and actor
1948-07-15 - Enrique Basilio, hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)
1949-03-12 - Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican-American producer and filmmaker
1950-03-04 - Ofelia Medina, Mexican actress and screenwriter
1951-02-03 - Felipe Munoz, Mexico, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
1951-10-27 - Carlos Frenk, Mexican/British cosmologist
1951-12-27 - Ernesto Zedillo, President of Mexico
1952-02-12 - Salvador Pineda, Mexico City, doctor
1952-02-19 - Rudolfo Neri-Vida, Mexico, PHD/astronaut (STS 23)
1952-02-29 - Raul Gonzalez, Mexican 50K speed walker (world record)
1952-07-07 - Mando Guerrero, Mexican professional wrestler
1952-08-04 - Daniel Bautista, Mexico, 20k walker (Olympic-gold-1976)
1952-10-19 - Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexico, spanish singer/actress (Nana)
1953-01-21 - Fausto Bara, Mexico, actor (Gaucho-Renegades)
1953-05-10 - Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
1953-11-13 - Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican politician
1954-03-14 - Jann Browne, country singer (Mexican Wind)
1954-04-15 - Emmanuel, Mexico City Mexico, spanish singer
1954-11-01 - Ruben Guerrero, Mexico, relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
1954-12-11 - Santiago Creel, Mexican politician
1955-01-19 - Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor and comedian
1955-01-26 - Lucia Mendez, Mexico, spanish singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno)
1955-04-13 - Lupe Pintor, Mexican boxer
1956-02-05 - Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver
1956-03-05 - Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress
1956-12-12 - Ana Alicia Ortiz, Mexico City, actress (Melissa-Falcon Crest)
1957-01-15 - Mario Van Peebles, Mexico, actor (Posse, South Bronx Heroes)
1958-01-08 - Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler
1958-01-26 - Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer
1958-02-07 - Manuel Mijares, Mexico, spanish vocalist (Maria Bonita)
1958-03-16 - Jorge Ramos, Mexican TV anchor
1958-05-29 - Ivar Sisniega, Mexico, pentathelete (Olympic-1980)
1958-07-11 - Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer
1959-03-22 - Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive
1959-12-14 - Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer
1960-06-19 - Patti Rizzo, Hollywood Fla, golfer (Mexican Amateur champion 1980)
1960-08-30 - Chalino Sanchez, Mexican musician (d. 1992)
1960-09-17 - Hank Baran, San Diego California, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Won Mexican)
1960-11-01 - Fernando Valenzuela, Navajua Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers, SD Padres)
1960-12-11 - Danny Mijovic, Belgrade Yugo, Canadian Tour golfer (1984 Mexican)
1961-11-04 - Carlos Espinosa, Mexico, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Philippine Open)
1961-11-28 - Alfonso Cuarón, Mexican film director
1961-12-03 - Adal Ramones, Mexican television host
1962-05-13 - Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (d. 2003)
1962-07-12 - Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
1962-08-18 - Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico
1962-09-02 - Eugenio Derbez, Mexican comedian and actor
Golfer Ben HoganGolfer Ben Hogan (1962-09-10) 1962-09-10 - Esteban Toledo, Mexicali Mexico, Nike golfer (1991 Ben Hogan Reno-2nd)
1963-02-24 - Matias Carrillo, Mexican/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1963-08-01 - Demián Bichir, Mexican actor
1963-08-15 - Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican film director
1964-01-06 - Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
1964-01-07 - Francisco Maciel, Mexico, tennis star
1964-03-03 - Arturo Huerta, Mexico, Canadian walker (Olympics-96)
1964-03-03 - Laura Martinez-Herring, Sinaloa Mexico, Miss USA (1985)/(Gen Hospital)
1964-03-03 - Raúl Alcalá, Mexican cyclist
1964-06-06 - Sherry J Traylor, Mexico Missouri, Miss Missouri-America (1991)
1964-06-06 - Konnan, Mexican professional wrestler
1964-10-09 - Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director
1965-04-20 - Adrian Fernández, Mexican racing driver
1965-06-11 - Manuel Uribe Garza, morbidly obese Mexican

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 150 of 150

2000-09-23 - Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican Major League Baseball player (b. 1947)
2001-06-03 - Anthony Quinn, Mexican-born actor (b. 1915)
2001-06-11 - Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (b. 1923)
2002-01-03 - Juan García Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918)
2002-04-08 - María Félix, Mexican actress (b. 1914)
2002-07-05 - Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (b. 1924)
2003-01-04 - Sabine Ulibarri, Mexican American writer (b. 1919)
2003-04-04 - Resortes, Mexican comedian (b. 1916)
2003-11-06 - Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (b. 1962)
2004-02-17 - José López Portillo, President of Mexico (b. 1920)
2004-03-27 - Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer (b. 1984)
2004-09-13 - Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (b. 1925)
2005-01-09 - Gonzalo Gavira, Mexican film sound technician (b. 1925)
2005-01-22 - Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (b. 1924)
2005-04-29 - Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
2005-06-05 - Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b. 1949)
2005-11-06 - Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
2005-11-13 - Eddie Guerrero, American/Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1967)
2006-03-29 - Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer (b. 1932)
2006-05-14 - Eva Norvind, Mexican actress (b. 1944)
2006-06-27 - Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer, known as "The Railway Killer" (b. 1959)
2006-08-27 - Jesse Pintado, Mexican-born guitarist (Napalm Death) (b. 1969)
2006-09-15 - Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (b. 1987)
2006-10-05 - Antonio Peña, Mexican founder of lucha libre promotion AAA (b. 1953)
2006-11-25 - Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer (b. 1979)
2006-11-26 - Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host (b. 1933)
2007-01-02 - Sergio Jiménez, Mexican actor (b. 1937)
2007-06-19 - Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1919)
2007-08-07 - Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
2007-08-31 - Karloff Lagarde, Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1928)
2007-11-26 - Silvestre Herrera, Mexican-born American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient. (b. 1917)
2007-12-08 - Gerardo García Pimentel, Mexican journalist
2008-01-30 - Marcial Maciel, Mexican religious leader (b. 1920)
2008-04-14 - Miguel Galvan, Mexican actor/comedian. (b. 1957)
2008-07-27 - Isaac Saba Raffoul, Mexican Businessman (b. 1923)
2008-11-04 - Juan Camilo Mouriño, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1971)
2009-01-14 - Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (How the West Was Won), dies of congestive heart failure at 88
2009-03-23 - Raúl Macías, A famous Mexican boxer (b. 1934)
2009-11-16 - Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (b. 1978)
2010-03-04 - Hilario Chávez Joya, Mexican Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1928)
2010-05-25 - Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1915)
2010-06-26 - Sergio Vega, Mexican Banda singer (b.1969)
2011-05-25 - Leonora Carrington, British-Mexican Surrealist artist dies aged 94
2012-03-10 - Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer, dies from a hit and run at 35
2012-04-01 - Miguel de la Madrid, Mexican President, dies from complications of pulmonary emphysema at 77
2012-04-02 - Elizabeth Catlett, American-born Mexican artist, dies at 96
2012-05-15 - Carlos Fuentes, Mexican author, dies from a haemorrhage at 83
2013-01-15 - Chucho Castillo, Mexican boxer, dies from a heart attack at 68
2013-03-28 - Soraya Jiménez, Mexican weightlifter, dies from a heart attack at 70
2013-04-15 - Sal Castro, Mexican-American activist, dies from thyroid cancer at 79


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