Today in Latin American History
Puerto Rican Actress and Dancer Chita Rivera was Born in 1933
Photo: Chita Rivera
Today in Latin American history, Puerto Rican actress and dancer Chita Rivera was born in 1933.
Rivera is the first Hispanic woman and the only Latino American to receive a Kennedy Center Honors award. She also was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.
She has appeared in many Broadway shows over the years and has won 2 Tony awards.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Colombian politician Jorge Eliécer Gaitán who pushed for land reform was born in 1903
- Today in LatAm history, Venezuelan baseball player Chico Carrasquel who played for the Chicago White Sox was born in 1928
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Nicaragua Arnoldo Alemán who was in office 1997-2002 was born in 1946