Today in Latin American History
Cuban Singer Celia Cruz Known as the “Queen of Salsa” was Born in 1924
Photo: Celia Cruz
Today in Latin American history, Cuban singer Celia Cruz known as the Queen of Salsa was born in 1924.
One of the most popular salsa artists of the 20th century, she earned twenty-three gold albums and was renowned internationally as the “La Guarachera de Cuba.”
In her lifetime, she recorded 78 albums, and won multiple Grammys. The Smithsonian Museum even hosted an exhibit called Azucar: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player George Bell who played for the Toronto Blue Jays was born in 1959
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player Andy Marté who played for the Cleveland Indians was born in 1983
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor Christopher Uckermann who was a member of RBD was born in 1986
- Today in LatAm history, Spanish basketball player Ricky Rubio who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves was born in 1990