Today's ephemeris: what happened on June 24

In the ephemeris of June 24 These events stand out that occurred on a day like today in Argentina and the world:

1911. Juan Manuel Fangio is born

Juan Manuel Fangio was born in Balcarce. He won two Touring Road titles (1940 and 1941) with Chevrolet. He had an accident in 1948 in Peru, while he was running the South American Grand Prix that linked Buenos Aires with Caracas, and his co-driver Daniel Urrutia lost his life there. With the support of the Peronist government, he came to Europe to compete in the newborn Formula 1. He won his first title in 1951, with Alfa Romeo. In 1954 he won the two-time championship: he ran two races with Maserati and the rest of the season with Mercedes Benz. He repeated with the German brand in 1955. The following year he was crowned with Ferrari and in 1957 he won the fifth title, aboard Maserati. He retired in 1958, after the kidnapping in Cuba by followers of Fidel Castro while fighting the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. In total, he ran 51 races in the top category and won 24. Fangio became president of the Argentine subsidiary of Mercedes Benz. As such, he accompanied dictator Jorge Rafael Videla on a trip to Venezuela. At the same time, state terrorism kidnapped the seven members of the automaker’s internal commission, of whom only one survived. He died in 1995 and subsequent DNA tests certified his paternity in three cases.

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1911. Ernesto Sabato is born

Ernesto Sabato was born in the Buenos Aires town of Rojas. Doctor in Physics, he came to literature with the essay One and the Universeappeared in 1945. His first novel, The tunnelwas published in 1948. After essays such as men and gears Y Heterodoxyworked on his most famous book, the novel On heroes and graveswhich saw the light in 1961. He wrote Romance of the death of Juan Lavalle, set to music by Eduardo Falú. From 1974 is the third and last novel of his, Abaddon the Exterminator. His last books were essays: before the end, The resistance Y Spain in the diaries of my old age. He received the Cervantes Prize in 1984, the same year he chaired the National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons, which delivered the report Never more to President Raúl Alfonsín. He died on April 30, 2011, less than two months before his 100th birthday.

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1935. Carlos Gardel dies

Carlos Gardel dies in a plane crash in Medellin. The ship that was transporting him collides with another on the runway at the moment of taking off. 17 people died in total. With Gardel the lyricist Alfredo Le Pera and several of his companions perished. The only guitarist who survives is José María Aguilar, who goes blind. Gardel was born in Toulouse on December 11, 1890. Natural son, he arrived with his mother Berta in Argentina in 1893. The use of a Uruguayan passport with a date of birth in Tacuarembo, in 1887, fed the species from which he was born. over there. In truth, he processed that document to enter France on his first European tour, in 1923, and thus mislead the French authorities to avoid problems as a deserter to military service, in a country sensitized by the First War. After that trip he began to use Argentine documentation. His birthplace, birth certificate, and his own will, from early 1935, document his origin. The recording of “Mi noche triste”, in 1917, marks the beginning of the tango song. He shared a duo with José Razzano and then continued his solo career, marked in his last years by his jump to sound films and by the association with Le Pera, with whom he composed classics such as “My beloved Buenos Aires”, “Volver” and “Rubias from New York”.

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1941. Julia Kristeva is born

Julia Kristeva is born in Bulgaria. She is a philosopher, psychoanalyst and feminist, she settled in Paris in 1965. A professor of semiology, she is critical of structuralism, with influences, above all, from Lacan. Her works include: The text of the novel, powers of perversion, foreigners to ourselves, The new diseases of the soul Y The future of a revolt.

1958. Guitarist Luis Salinas is born

Guitarist Luis Salinas was born in Monte Grande. One of the most admired musicians in Argentina, he began playing as a child. He played with artists like Chico Novarro, Lito Vitale, Hermeto Pascoal, BB King, Jaime Torres and Paco de Lucía. He has an extensive career as a soloist.

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1978. Juan Roman Riquelme is born

One of Boca’s great idols is born: Juan Román Riquelme. He arrived as a youth from Argentinos Jr. and shone since his debut in the first division in 1996. The following year he was world youth champion under-20 in Malaysia. He was the brain of the all-around champion team led by Carlos Bianchi. He went to Barcelona and then to Villarreal. He returned to Boca to win the 2007 Libertadores. He played in the 2006 World Cup in Germany and the Beijing Olympics, where he won the gold medal. He retired in Argentinos. Since the end of 2019 he has been vice president of Boca.

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1987. Lionel Messi is born

Lionel Messi was born in Rosario. He played in the Newell´s youth team before going with his family to Spain, recruited by the Barcelona youth team. He spent his entire career at the Catalan club, where he displayed a talent comparable to that of Diego Maradona. There he won ten leagues, four Champions Leagues, three Club World Cups, seven King’s Cups and seven Spanish Super Cups. He is the top scorer in the history of Barcelona and received the Ballon d’Or six times. He was world youth champion under-20 with the Argentine National Team in the Netherlands in 2005 and three years later he added the Olympic gold. Runner-up in Brazil 2014, he was chosen as the best player in that tournament.

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1995. Mandela and the first rugby World Cup in South Africa

South Africa beat New Zealand 15-12 in extra time at the Rugby World Cup final in Johannesburg. Joel Stransky’s drop goal gives the Springboks victory in the third World Cup, and the first in which the South Africans participate. The apartheid supremacist policy had prohibited their participation in the first two World Cups. Precisely, the World Cup is held in a democratic South Africa, governed by Nelson Mandela, who takes advantage of the sporting event to generate a feeling of cohesion between whites and blacks.

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2000. Rodrigo Bueno dies

In a car accident on the Buenos Aires-La Plata highway, the singer Rodrigo Bueno lost his life. He was 27 years old and in the last year of his life he had become a mass phenomenon, which popularized the Cordovan quartet throughout the country. He played a series of sold-out shows at Luna Park in the weeks before his death. One of his companions also died in the accident, Fernando Olmedo, son of Alberto Olmedo, a capocomic.

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