Today in Latin American History
Iconic Photograph of Che Guevara was Taken in 1960
Photo: Guerrillero Heroico (Alberto Korda)
Today in Latin American history, Cuban photographer Alberto Korda took his iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara in 1960.
Known as “Guerrillero Heroico” (Heroic Guerrilla Fighter), the photograph was taken in Havana, Cuba.
The image has been regarded as a symbol of the 20th century and the world’s most famous photo.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos who was one of Latin America’s top composers died in 1959
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican actress Adriana Barraza who was nominated for an Academy Award was born in 1956
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican footballer Carlos Ochoa who played for the National team & Monterrey was born in 1978
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican footballer Edgar Dueñas who plays for the National team & Toluca was born in 1983