Rafael Events in History

2014 Event - Rafael Nadal, title winner of the 2013 U.S. Open, will not participate in the 2014 championship due to a wrist injury

2014 Event - Stanislas Wawrinka wins his first Grand Slam title when he beats Rafael Nadal in the 2014 Australian Open final

2013 Event - Rafael Correa wins an unprecedented third term as President of Ecuador

2013 Event - Former President of Argentina, Jorge Rafael Videla dies in a jail in Marcos Paze, Buenos Aires

2011 Event - At the 2011 French Open, Roger Federer is defeated in mens singles by Rafael Nadal

1997 Death - Rafael Jose Fernandez de la Calzada y Ferrer, restaurateur, dies at 83

1996 Death - Rafael Jeronym Kubelik, conductor, dies at 82

1993 Event - Rafael Caldera elected president of Venezuela

1989 Event - Rafael Callejas installed as president of Honduras

1988 Event - Rafael Fernandez Colon elected if President of Puerto Rico

1986 Event - Atlanta Brave Rafael Ramirez hits 4 doubles in a game

1985 Death - Rafael Campos, actor (Ramon-Rhoda, Sancho-V), dies of cancer at 49

1972 Birthday - Rafael Carmona, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, pitcher for the Seattle Mariners

1970 Event - 4, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, California (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons)

1966 Birthday - Rafael Bournigal, Azua, Dominican Republic, infielder for the Oakland A's

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

1964 Birthday - Rafael Addison, NBA forward, Charlotte Hornets

1961 Birthday - Rafael Belliard, Pueblo Nuevo, Dominican Republic, infielder, Atlanta Braves

1961 Death - Rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69

1958 Birthday - Rafael Santana, shortstop, New York Mets, New York Yankees

1953 Birthday - Tony Armas, born in Puerto Piritu, Venezuela, Antonio Rafael Armas Machado, baseball player, two-time All-Star, played with California Angels, Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, susceptible to injuries, on disabled list 12 times, missing 302 games

1951 Death - Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85

1950 Birthday - Rafael Canizares Poey, Alacs Mtnzs Cuba, basketballer, Olympic bronze 1972

1949 Birthday - Kale Browne, born in San Rafael, California, actor, Michael Hudson-Another World

1946 Birthday - George Duke, born in San Rafael, California, rocker

1938 Birthday - Rafael Aponte-Ledee, composer

1938 Birthday - Rafael H Osuna, tennis champ, U.S. Open - 1963

1936 Birthday - Rafael Campos, Santiago Dominican Republic, actor, Tonka

1933 Birthday - Rafael Frubeck de Burgos, Burgos, Spain, conductor, World of Song

1931 Birthday - Rafael Puyana, Bogota Colombia, baroque harpsichordist, New York debut 1957

1929 Event - Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curaeao kidnap governor Fruytier

1920 Death - Rafael Obligado, Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69

1914 Birthday - Rafael Jose Luis Fernandez de la Calzada y Ferrer, restaurateur

1914 Birthday - Rafael Kubelik, born in Bychory, Czechoslovakia, conductor, Cornelia Farooli

1903 Birthday - Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet, El hombre deshabitado

1894 Death - Rafael Nunez, president (Colombia)/writer (La fonolgia Moderna), dies

1894 Death - Rafael Nunez, Colombia, 3 times president (188?..94), dies at 68

1891 Birthday - Rafael L Trujillo Molina, president/dictator of Dom Rep, 1930-61

1888 Death - Rafael Hernando, composer, dies at 66

1866 Birthday - Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian

1851 Birthday - Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer, Santos Vega

1825 Birthday - Rafael Nunez, Colombia, 3 times president, 188?..94

1822 Birthday - Rafael Hernando, composer

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