In the ephemeris of May 7 These events that occurred on a day like today in Argentina and the world stand out:
● 1824. premiere of the Ninth Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven in Vienna. The composer was already completely deaf. The novelty of the work goes through the end: for the first time, in the history of music, a symphony includes human voices. Four soloists and a choir sing the Ode to Joy by Friedrich Schiller. The Ninth closes Beethoven’s symphonic cycle, one of the greatest monuments in the history of music.
● 1833. born Johannes Brahms in Hamburg. The German composer was one of the leading figures of Romanticism. Author, among other works, of four symphonies, two piano concertos, a violin concerto, a violin and cello concerto, the German Requiemthe Tragic Overturethe Academic Festival Overturethe Variations on a Theme by Haydn and countless chamber and piano pieces.
● 1840. In Votkinsk is born Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky. One of the great Russian composers, he was the most popular in his country in the final stage of Romanticism. He left works like Swan Lake, The Nutcrackerthe violin concerto, the first piano concerto, Romeo and Juliet, six symphonies, the 1812 Overture and the operas the queen of spades Y Yevgeny Onegin. He died in 1893.
● 1919. Maria Eva Duarte born in Los Toldos, near Junín. She grew up with three sisters and a brother, all raised by her mother. She came to Buenos Aires when she was very young, with the dream of being an actress. She worked in radio and film. She met Juan Domingo Perón in 1944 and married him after the historic October 17, 1945. Become First Lady, she led social action through the foundation that bore her name. She also joined the fight for women’s suffrage and resigned from being a vice-presidential candidate in 1951. A cancer extinguished her life at the age of 33, on July 26, 1952. Her body was stolen and abused after the overthrow of Perón and she was buried under a false name in Milan until 1971. Today he rests in the Recoleta cemetery.
● 1954. The war ends independence in indochina. French troops give up their last positions at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, after 55 days of fighting. It ends its presence in Southeast Asia, in the first victory by arms achieved by a former colony. After the military victory of General Võ Nguyên Giáp Two countries are born: South Vietnam and North Vietnam. The South Vietnamese give up a referendum to decide the reunification of the country, which leads to hostilities that will lead to the war in Vietnam and the intervention of the United States.
● 1960. The writer is born in Madrid Almudena Grandes. His first novel The ages of Lulu (1989), made her a recognized author. Then came titles like Atlas of human geography Y the frozen heart. In 2010 the saga of Episodes of an endless wara cycle of six novels covering the 25 years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, between 1939 and 1964. A cancer ended his life in 2021, while he was working on the sixth and final volume.
● nineteen ninety five. At the age of 73 he dies Mary Louise Bernberg. The filmmaker was born into a wealthy family and started out as a screenwriter before her directorial debut with momentsin 1981. The following year came nobody’s lady. Camila, from 1984, was a box office success and earned an Oscar nomination for foreign film. This opened up for Bemberg the possibility of having listed actors in her next films. So she filmed Miss Mary with Julie Christie and I, the worst of all, with the Spanish Assumpta Serna. Her last movie was That’s not talked aboutwith Marcello Mastroianni.
● 2011. Spanish golfer dies Severiano Ballesteros, at 54 years old. He suffered from a brain tumor. He won the British Open, the most prestigious tournament in the world, three times in 1979, 1984 and 1988. In addition, he won the Augusta Masters in 1980 and 1983.
● 2011. Carlos Trillo, one of the most important comic book writers, dies at the age of 68 in London, where he had traveled on vacation. Together with Horacio Altuna he created The little doors of Mr. López Y Crazy Chavezhis best known works.