Today in Latin American History
Argentine Footballer Diego Maradona was Born in 1960
Photo: Diego Maradona
Today in Latin American history, Argentine footballer Diego Maradona who played & coached the National team was born in 1960.
During his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys.
He played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments, including the 1986 tournament, where he captained Argentina and led them to their victory over West Germany in the final, winning the Golden Ball award as the tournament’s best player.
He was joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pelé.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Mexico Francisco I. Madero who was a leader of the revolution was born in 1873
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican composer Agustín Lara whose music was covered by many artists was born in 1897
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican-American conga player Poncho Sanchez who won a Grammy award was born in 1951
- Today in LatAm history, Peruvian photographer Mario Testino who was Princess Diana’s favorite was born in 1954
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican actor Ramón Novarro known for playing the role of “Latin Lover” died in 1968
- Today in LatAm history, El Salvador & Honduras sign a peace treaty to end the Football War’s border dispute in 1980