Today in Latin American History
Argentine Heavyweight Boxer Oscar Bonavena was Born in 1942
Photo: Oscar Bonavena
Today in Latin American history, Argentine heavyweight boxer Oscar Bonavena who was known to stir up trouble was born in 1942.
Nicknamed “Ringo” because of his Beatles haircut, Bonavena has a career record of 58 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw.
Bonavena is also known for his boxing matches against Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, U.S. forces led by Zachary Taylor capture the Mexican city of Monterrey in 1846
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican baseball player Wil Nieves who catches for the Arizona Diamondbacks was born in 1977
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican baseball player Joel Pineiro who pitched for the Seattle Mariners was born in 1978
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican singer-songwritter Kany García who won 2 Latin Grammys was born in 1982
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Matías Silvestre who plays for Inter Milan was born in 1984