Today in Latin American History
Bossa Nova Legend Who Composed “The Girl from Ipanema” Died in 1994
Photo: Antônio Carlos Jobim
Today in Latin American history, Brazilian composer and arranger Antônio Carlos Jobim who composed “The Girl from Ipanema” died in 1994.
He is regarded as one of the greatest legends of bossa nova. Jobim’s compositions, many performed by João Gilberto, gave birth to the genre in the early 1960s.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican painter Diego Rivera who was married to Frida Kahlo was born in 1886
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban artist Wifredo Lam who was a close friend of Pablo Picasso & Frida Kahlo was born in 1902
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican singer Cristian Castro who was nominated for a Grammy was born in 1974
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban pianist Rubén González who was a member of the Buena Vista Social Club died in 2003
- Today in LatAm history, the Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations in 2004
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player José Uribe who played for the San Francisco Giants died in 2006