Today in Latin American History
First Hispanic Miss USA Laura Harring was Born in 1964
Photo: Laura Harring
Today in Latin American history, Mexican-born American actress Laura Harring who was the first Hispanic women to win Miss USA was born in 1964.
Born in a small town in Sinaloa, Mexico, Harring’s family moved to San Antonio, Texas when she was ten years old.
She won Miss El Paso USA, Miss Texas USA, and finally Miss USA in 1985.
Harring also starred in psychological thriller, Mulholland Drive.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, a 8.3 earthquake struck the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless in 1985