Havana Events in History



2011 Event - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro makes his first appearance outside of Havana since leaving office in 2006, visiting a mausoleum in Artemisa

1994 Event - Train crash in Havana Cuba, 6 killed

1992 Death - Maxine Audley, British actress (Vikings, Our Man in Havana), dies at 69

1991 Event - Pan Am games closes in Havana

1991 Event - Pan Am games open in Havana

1991 Death - Graham Greene, British writer (3rd Man, Our man in Havana), dies at 86

1989 Event - Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die

1981 Death - Michael Granger, actor (Creature with Atom Brain, Pier 5 Havana), dies

1972 Birthday - Rey Ordonez, Havana Cuba, infielder for the New York Mets

1969 Event - 22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana and survives 9-hour flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft

1969 Death - Fortunio Bonanova, actor (My Best Gal, Havana Rose), dies at 74

1964 Birthday - Rafael Palmeiro, born in Havana, Cuba, 1st baseman for the Baltimore Orioles

1964 Birthday - Jose Canseco, born in Havana, Cuba, outfielder, Oak A's, Red Sox, 1988 AL MVP

1962 Birthday - Jon Secada, born in Havana, Cuba, born Juan Francisco Secada, singer, songwriter for himself and for Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Grammy-Award winner

1961 Birthday - Elizabeth Pena, Havana Cuba, actress, La Bamba, Jacob's Ladder

1960 Event - Fidel Castro ends Havana's International League team, Sugar Kings move to New Jersey

1960 Event - Orioles-Reds series for Havana, is moved to Miami

1960 Event - French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100

1959 Event - Contra revolutionaries bomb Havana

1959 Event - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Havana Golf Tournament

1958 Event - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Havana Biltmore Golf Open

1958 Event - Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana

1957 Birthday - Daisy Fuentes, Havana Cuba, VJ, MTV International, claims 1964

1957 Birthday - Gloria Estefan, born in Havana, singer, Miami Sound Machine-Conga

1957 Event - Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba

1957 Event - Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open

1956 Birthday - Steven Bauer, born in Havana, Cuba, actor, Scarface, Thief of Hearts

1956 Event - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Havana Golf Open

1954 Birthday - Lincoln Diaz-Balart, born in Havana, Cuba, Representative-R-Florida 1993 -

1954 Birthday - Alejandro Casanas, Havana Cuba, 110m hurdler, Olympic-silv-1976, 80

1952 Birthday - Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, born in Havana, Cuba, Representative-R-Florida 1989 -

1950 Death - Pedro De Cordoba, actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire), dies at 68

1950 Birthday - Marlene Elejarde, born in Havana, Cuba, 4x100m runner, Silver Medal 1968 Olympics

1946 Birthday - Luis Avalos, Havana Cuba, actor, Condo, E/R, I Had 3 Wives

1946 Birthday - Ronald Bear, actor and director, Havana, Make-up

1943 Birthday - Pedro Chappe-Garcia, Havana, basketball player 1972 Olympics bronze

1943 Birthday - Georg Stanford Brown, born in Havana, Cuba, actor, Terry Webster-Rookies

1940 Birthday - Miguel Calderon-Gomez, Havana, basketball player 1972 Olympics bronze

1939 Event - Tropicana ballet of Havana Cuba, forms

1939 Birthday - Leo Brouwer, born in Havana, Cuba, Juan Leovigildo Brouwer Mezquida, composer, conductor, guitarist, studied under Vincent Persichetti, Stefan Wolpe, composed solo guitar pieces, over 40 film scores, and several guitar concertos

1934 Birthday - Mark Rydell, born in New York City, actor, Havana, Punchline, Long Goodbye

1928 Birthday - Estelita Rodriguez, born in Cuba, actress, Cuban Fireball, Havana Rose

1928 Birthday - Jacob Lateiner, Havana Cuba, pianist/professor, Juiliard

1927 Birthday - Antonia Rey, Havana Cuba, actress, True Colors, Wise Guys

1924 Birthday - Sieto Hoving, actor, Holiday in Havana, Palm Beach Story

1921 Birthday - Alica Alonso, Havana, ballerina

1920 Birthday - Richard Farnsworth, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Misery, Havana, Sylvester

1920 Birthday - Jose Melis, Havana Cuba, orchestra leader, Jack Paar Program

1919 Event - Heavyweight Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in Havana

1917 Birthday - Alicia Alonso, Havana Cuba, ballerina, American Ballet Theatre

1914 Birthday - Jorge Bolet, Havana Cuba, pianist, C'eurties Instituka

1911 Birthday - Gertrude Michael, AL, actress, Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana

1911 Event - 1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba

1910 Birthday - Jose Lezama Lima, Havana Cuba, poet and novelist

1906 Birthday - Warren Hymer, New York City, actor, Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob

1903 Birthday - Millard Mitchell, Havana Cuba, actor, 12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter

1903 Birthday - Paul Page, Birmingham, Alabama, actor, Girl From Havana, Moth

1898 Event - USS Maine sinks in Havana harbor, cause unknown, 258 sailors die

1896 Birthday - Ernesto Lecuona, Havana Cuba, composer, Malaguena

1895 Birthday - Sig Arno, Hamburg, Germany, actor, Holiday in Havana

1863 Event - Naval Engagement at Havana Cuba-USS Henrick Hudson vs BR Wild Pigeon

1861 Birthday - Pedro De Cordoba, New York City, actor, Club Havana, Swamp Fire, Saboteur

1762 Event - English fleet occupies Havana













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