Today in Latin American History
Argentine Novelist Manuel Puig was Born in 1932
Photo: Manuel Puig
Today in Latin American history, Argentine writer Manuel Puig whose novels have been turned into films and plays was born in 1932.
Puig began his career writing screenplays. His failed attempt became his first novel, Betrayed by Rita Hayworth, in which a boy escapes his tedious small-town life through fantasies and movies.
His novel, Kiss of the Spider Woman, was also made into a film and a broadway musical.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Ecuadorian scientist Eugenio Espejo who was Quito’s first journalist and hygienist died in 1795
- Today in LatAm history, Chilean television host Don Francisco who is known for his variety show “Sábado Gigante” was born in 1940
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican baseball player Aurelio Rodríguez who played for the Detroit Tigers was born in 1947