Today in Latin American History
Cuban Singer Gloria Estefan aka the “Queen Of Latin Pop” was Born in 1957
Photo: Gloria Estefan
Today in Latin American history, Cuban singer Gloria Estefan known as the “Queen Of Latin Pop” was born in 1957.
She is in the top 100 best selling music artists with an estimated 100 million records sold worldwide, 31.5 million of those in the United States alone.
Estefan has won seven Grammy Awards and is the most successful crossover performer in Latin music to date.
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- Today in LatAm history, the first Spanish fort built in Argentina, Sancti Spiritu, was destroyed by natives in 1529
- Today in LatAm history, the first President of Costa Rica José María Castro Madriz who was a founder was born in 1818
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican dancer Elvera Sanchez who the mother of Sammy Davis Jr. was born in 1905
- Today in LatAm history, former President of the Dominican Republic Joaquín Balaguer who was in office 1986-96 was born in 1906
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican musician Omar Rodríguez-López who is a member of The Mars Volta was born in 1975
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican boxer Erik Morales who has won multiple world titles was born in 1976
- Today in LatAm history, Chilean footballer Sebastián Rozental who was 1996 player of the year was born in 1976