Brazil Events in History

2015 Event - After a credit rating downgrade to 'junk' by Standard & Poor's, Brazil implements a $17 billion austerity package that will eliminate ten government ministries, cut public spending, and halt both hiring and salary increases in the public sector

2014 Event - The Netherlands wins over Brazil 3-0 in the World Cup game for third place

2014 Event - Germany beats Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals; the defeat is considered a possible explanation for ensuing incidents of bus burning around Sao Paulo

2014 Event - Argentina and the Netherlands join Brazil and Germany as World Cup semifinalists

2014 Event - After advancing to the World Cup semifinals, Brazil loses star player Neymar, who suffered a broken vertebra after a knee to the back during the Colombia match

2014 Event - Mexico matches Brazil in today's World Cup game, resulting in a 0 - 0 score

2014 Event - The World Cup opens in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with Brazil matched against Croatia; Brazil wins the opening game 3 - 1

2013 Event - A controversial bill passes in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies; the bill regulates the distribution of royalties generated from oil exploration, with 75% of funds directed to education only 25% of the funds going to health

2013 Event - Footage of the previously unseen Kawahiva tribe is released; the Kawahiva is an indigenous tribe living in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and is thought to have had very little contact with the outside world

2013 Event - In Brazil, scientists discover a new species of lizard, about the size a coin and weighing less than a gram

2013 Event - In a poll, only 30 percent of people in Brazil considered President Dilma Rousseff's administration 'great' or 'good'

2013 Event - Seven years after Apple Inc. submitted its request to sell their iPhone under the name "iPhone" in Brazil, regulators denied their request, favoring IBG Electronica, who filed for the trademark in 2000, and was granted permission in 2008

2013 Event - A small pyrotechnics show ignited foram sound insulating material in the ceiling of Kiss, a crowded, windowless nightclub in southern Brazil's city of Santa Maria, killing 237 partygoers and injuring 169 others

2012 Event - The governing Worker's Party takes control of Brazil's financial capital and largest city when Fernando Haddad is elected mayor of Sao Paulo

2012 Event - A truth commission created by Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff convenes to investigate the country's military dictatorship

2012 Event - Evidence of citrus greening, a disease that has killed millions of citrus trees in Brazil and Florida, is found in a residential area of Los Angeles County, California

2012 Event - In New Delhi, India, leaders of Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa and India meet for the 2012 BRICS summit

2011 Event - Brazil overtakes the United Kingdom as the world's sixth largest economy

2011 Event - In Brazil, the Supreme Federal Court rules that same-sex couples receive the same rights of existing civil unions

2011 Event - Following a show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the band U2's tour, 360 degrees, becomes the highest grossing music tour of all time

2011 Event - The peak of Brazil's main carnival processions take place in Rio de Janeiro

2011 Event - Brazil swears in Dilma Rousseff, its first female president

2010 Event - A substantially large oil field that is estimated to contain between 8 and 15 billion barrels, is discovered off the coast of Brazil

2010 Event - In Parana, Brazil, a stadium collapses during a car race, injuring 110 people

2010 Event - Rescuers search for over 200 people believed to be buried in their homes by a landslide in Murro do Bumba near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2009 Event - En route from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris, Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic ocean, killing all 228 on board

2003 Death - Michael Kamen, composer, Brazil, dies at 55

1997 Event - Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks

1996 Death - Ernesto Geisel, military president of Brazil 1974 - 1979, dies at 89

1995 Event - Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil

1994 Death - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazil composer (Girl From Ipanema), dies at 67

1994 Event - Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil

1994 Event - Brazil beats Italy in a shoot out, for their 4th soccer world cup

1994 Event - U.S. loses to Brazil 1-0 in 1994 World Cup quarter finals

1994 Death - Manuel F "Garincha" dos Santos, soccer player (Brazil), dies at 49

1993 Event - Brazil votes over importing monarchy

1993 Event - Brazil votes against a monarchy

1992 Event - Vice President Itamar Franco becomes President of Brazil

1992 Event - World's largest environmental summit opens, Rio De Janeiro Brazil

1992 Death - Janio Quadros, president of Brazil (1961), dies

1992 Death - John Dehner, actor (Apache, Cowboy, Boys from Brazil), dies at 76

1991 Event - Territories of Amapa and Roraima become states in Brazil

1990 Event - Fernando Collor de Mello sworn in as President of Brazil

1990 Death - Dom Heider Camara, nonviolent/human rights Bishop of Brazil, dies

1989 Event - Brazil elects conservative Fernando Collor de Mello president

1989 Event - Brazil holds 1st free presidential election in 29 years

1988 Event - Brazil adopts its Constitution

1988 Event - 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

1986 Death - Lilli Palmer, German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71

1985 Event - American, Brazilian and West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele

1985 Death - Tancredo Neves, president-elect of Brazil, dies at 75

1985 Event - Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years

1984 Event - 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)

1984 Event - Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500

1981 Birthday - Adriana Lima, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, model, appeared on covers of 'ELLE', 'GQ', 'Vogue' magazines, ranked world's 4th highest paid supermodel in 2008

1980 Event - 7 die in a stampede to see Pope in Brazil

1976 Death - Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, President of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73

1976 Birthday - Nayla Micherif, Miss Brazil Universe 1997

1974 Event - Fire kills 189 in less than 25 minutes (Sao Paulo Brazil)

1974 Event - 69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck, Belem, Brazil

1971 Event - Heaviest rains ever in Bahia district of Brazil, 15" in 24 hours

1971 Event - Government exhibit under construction collapses, kills 65 in Brazil

1970 Event - Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City

1970 Event - Brazil beats Italy, 4-1, to win soccer's World Cup, in Mexico City

1969 Death - Arturo da Costa e Silva, President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67

1968 Birthday - Luciana Bemvenuti, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, golfer, 1994 Jamie Farr-36th

1967 Death - Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil President (1964-87), dies at 66

1967 Death - Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil President (1964-67), dies at 66

1967 Event - Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as President of Brazil

1964 Event - Military coup in Brazil by General Castello Branco, President Goulart ousted

1964 Event - President Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military

1963 Birthday - Luiz Mattar, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, professional tennis player, won seven top-level singles titles and five doubles titles from 1986 to 1995

1963 Birthday - Xuxa, Maria da Graca Meneghel, Brazil, actress, Xuxa Park

1963 Birthday - Joaquim Carvalho Cruz, Brazil, 800m runner 1984 Olympics gold

1962 Death - Francisco Brochado da Rocha, Prime Minister of Brazil 1962, dies at 52

1962 Event - Brazil Beats Czechoslovakia in soccer's 7th World Cup at Santiago

1962 Event - Brazil nationalizes U.S. businesses

1962 Birthday - Jackie Silva, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, volleyballer, Bronze Pan American

1961 Event - Disgruntled employee set fire to a circus tent in Niteroi Brazil

1960 Event - Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil

1960 Event - 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil

1960 Event - Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil

1958 Event - Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in soccer's 6th World Cup at Stockholm

1958 Event - Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden

1958 Birthday - Kim Greist, Stamford CT, actress, CHUD, Brazil, Payoff, Manhunter

1957 Birthday - Raul Boesel, Brazil, Indy-car racer, CART

1956 Event - Juscelino Kubitschek becomes president of Brazil

1955 Event - Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes President of Brazil

1954 Death - Getulio D Vargas, president/dictator Brazil: 1930 - 1945, 1951 - 1954, suicide at 71

1954 Event - President Getulio Vargas of Brazil resigns temporarily

1954 Birthday - Joao Carlos De Oliveira, Brazil, triple jumper, Olympic-bronze-1976, 80

1951 Birthday - Sonia Braga, born in Maringa, Brazil, actress, Dona Flor and Her 2 Husbands

1950 Event - Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

1949 Birthday - Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil, 1990-92

1947 Event - Brazil and Chile break diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.

1947 Birthday - Jonathan Pryce, Welsh actor, Evita, Brazil, Praying Mantis

1947 Birthday - Jennifer O'Neill, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, actress, Summer of '42

1946 Birthday - Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazil, Indy-car racer, over 10 wins

1946 Birthday - John Rubinstein, born in Los Angeles, California, actor/composer, Family, Boys from Brazil

1946 Birthday - Dectuplets, born in Bacacay, Brazil, 8 males and 2 females

1946 Event - Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju Brazil

1944 Birthday - Cipa Dichter, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter

1942 Birthday - Bob Hoskins, Suffolk England, actor, Brazil, Who Killed Roger Rabbit?

1942 Event - Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan and Italy

1941 Birthday - Imca Marina, Bijl, singer, Viva Espana, Bella Italia, Oh Brazil

1941 Birthday - Florinda Bolkan, Ceara Brazil, actress, Damned, Last Valley, Word

1941 Birthday - Sergio Mendes, jazz/pop musician, Brazil '66/'77/'88

1940 Birthday - Edison Pele, Brazil, soccer player extraordinaire, New York Cosmos

1940 Birthday - Astrud Gilberto, born in Brazil, singer, Girl From Ipanema

1939 Birthday - Maria Bueno, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, tennis player, Wimbledon 1959

1939 Birthday - Marlos Nobre, born in Recife, Brazil, composer, pianist, conductor, commissioned by Free University of Music, Sao Paulo, Ministry of Culture

1931 Birthday - Jose Telles Da Conceicao, Brazil, high jumper 1952 Olympics bronze

1929 Birthday - Ira Levin, author, Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day

1927 Birthday - Adhemar Ferreira da Silva, born in Brazil, triple jumper, Gold Medals 1952, 1956 Olympics

1926 Event - Brazil leaves League of Nations

1926 Event - Spain and Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations

1924 Event - Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil

1922 Death - Louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Eu/Brazil, dies at 80

1921 Birthday - Paulo Freire, born in Recife, Brazil, Brazilian educator, influential theorist of critical pedagogy, educator, author, studied philosophy, phenomenology, psychology of language, embraced a non-orthodox form of liberation theology, wrote 'Pedagogy of the Oppressed'

1921 Event - Brazil adopts women suffrage

1919 Birthday - Uta Hagen, born in Germany, actress, Boys From Brazil, teaches acting

1914 Birthday - Lilli Palmer, born in Posen, Germany, actress, Boys From Brazil, Sebastian

1912 Birthday - Eleazar de Carvalho, born in Iguatu, Brazil, conductor/tuba, Tiradentes

1910 Birthday - Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, Prime Minister of Brazil, 1962

1909 Birthday - James Mason, England, actor, Lolita, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil

1909 Birthday - Carmen Miranda, born in Brazil, vocalist/actress, Copacabana, Date With Judy

1908 Death - Joaquim M Machado de Assis, Brazil writer (Dom Casmurro), dies at 69

1907 Birthday - Camargo Guarnieri, Brazil, composer and conductor

1906 Birthday - Lew Grade, British TV mogul, ATV, movie producer, Boys from Brazil

1905 Birthday - Emilio Medici, president Brazil, 1969-74

1902 Birthday - Arturo da Costa e Silva, marshal/president of Brazil, 1967-69

1902 Birthday - Juscelino Kubitschek, president Brazil, 1955-60

1902 Birthday - Bidu Sayao, Niteroi Brazil, soprano, Mimia-La Boheme

1900 Birthday - Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil general/president, 1964-67

1897 Birthday - Alberto [de Almeida] Cavalcanti, Brazil, director, Nicholas Nickleby

1895 Birthday - Guiomar Novaes, Brazil, pianist, Brazilian Order of Merit

1894 Birthday - Oswaldo Aranha, Brazil, lawyer/statesman, 1st President of UN

1891 Death - JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II of Alcantara, emp of Brazil (1831-89), dies

1889 Event - Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed

1888 Event - Princess Isabel of Brazil signs "Lei Aurea" abolishing slavery

1887 Birthday - Heitor Villa-Lobos, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, composer, Salon Waltz

1885 Birthday - Eurico Gaspar Dutra, president of Brazil, 1945-50

1883 Event - 1st direct U.S. - Brazil telegraph connection

1883 Birthday - Getulio Vargas, president of Brazil, 1930-45, 1951-54, modernizer

1864 Birthday - Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazil, composer and conductor, Artemis

1861 Event - Brazil recognizes Confederacy

1849 Birthday - Rui Barbosa, Brazil, statesman/jurist/essayist/civil liberties

1843 Birthday - Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay, France/Brazil writer, Inocencia

1842 Birthday - Louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Brazil, 1870-89

1839 Birthday - Joaquim M Machado de Assic, Brazil, writer, Epitaph of a small winner

1838 Death - Jose B de Andrada e Silva, premier of Brazil (1822-23), dies at 74

1837 Birthday - Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet, Camoes e o jau

1836 Event - HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin return to Bahia, Brazil

1834 Death - A J Pedro I van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil (1822-31), dies

1832 Event - Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil

1831 Event - Dom Pedro abdicates to son, Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of Brazil

1828 Event - Battle of Las Piedras, ends conflict between Uruguay and Brazil

1825 Birthday - JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil, 1831-89

1825 Event - Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)

1824 Event - Brazil is recognized by U.S.

1822 Event - Dom Pedro crowned emperor of Brazil

1822 Event - Brazil declares independence from Portugal (National Day)

1822 Event - Pedro I, son of king Joao VI, declares Brazil independence

1798 Birthday - A J Pedro I van Alcantara, Kaiser of Brazil, 1822 - 1831, king of Portugal

1763 Birthday - Jose B de Andrada e Silva, premier of Brazil

1729 Event - Diamonds found in Minas Geras, Brazil

1661 Event - Holland sells Brazil to Portugal for 8 million guilders

1654 Event - Jews are expelled from Brazil

1645 Event - Michael Cardozo becomes 1st Jewish lawyer in Brazil

1644 Event - Johan Mauritius resigns as governor of Brazil

1638 Event - Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues

1637 Event - Dutch governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil

1636 Event - Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil

1630 Event - Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco Brazil

1627 Event - Piet Heyn conquerors 22 ships in Bay of Salvador Brazil

1567 Event - Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique

1500 Event - Pedro Cabral lands and annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz)

1500 Event - Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil and claims it for Portugal