Today's ephemeris: what happened on January 24

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

1947. Victor Heredia is born

Víctor Heredia, one of the most important Argentine singer-songwriters, was born in Buenos Aires.. old matias launched him to fame in the early 70s. He was censored during the dictatorship and suffered the disappearance of his sister and brother-in-law. He remains one of the most current popular artists.

1948. The birth of Oscar Moro

Oscar Moro is born in Rosario. He went through several of the most important bands in the history of Argentine rock: Los Gatos, Color Humano, La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros, Serú Girán and Riff. He also worked with various soloists. He passed away in 2006, at the age of 58. In his tribute, the date of his death, July 11, is Drummer’s Day.

1948. Mario Firmenich is born

Mario Eduardo Firmenich was born in Buenos Aires. A member of the original group of Montoneros that kidnapped and killed Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, he rose to lead the group. He decided to go underground in September 1974. A year later he announced at a press conference the release of Jorge Born, after nine months of captivity and the payment of 60 million dollars in ransom. In exile, the Montonera leadership decided the Counteroffensive. With the return of democracy, Firmenich was prosecuted by decree 157 of Raúl Alfonsín, who prosecuted the guerrilla leadership. In February 1984 he was captured in Brazil and sentenced in Argentina to 30 years in prison for the kidnapping of the Born brothers. Carlos Menem pardoned him in 1990.

1965. Churchill dies

Two months after reaching the age of 90, Winston Churchill dies. The former British prime minister has a state funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The funeral honors received by one of the victors of World War II were reserved, until then, for members of royalty.

1967. Farewell to Oliverio Girondo

Oliverio Girondo dies at the age of 76. One of the most important poets of the 20th century in the country, he published six books of poems: Twenty poems to be read on the tram, decals, Scarecrow, persuasion of days, our field Y in the marrow. I frequent the magazine group Martin Fierro. He spent his last years bedridden by a car accident..

1975. The Cologne Concert

American pianist Keith Jarrett, 29, records a series of live improvisations at the Cologne Opera. The musician is not satisfied with the result, since he did not like the sound of the piano. Nevertheless, the Cologne Concert becomes an unprecedented recording success in its genre. Released on the ECM label, it is the best-selling solo piano jazz record in history and the one that catapulted Jarrett to fame.

1977. The Atocha Massacre

The Spanish Transition is going through its moment of greatest tension. While the government of Adolfo Suárez prepares the first free elections since 1977 and faces the kidnappings of a soldier and an aristocrat linked to Francoism, a massacre takes place in Madrid. A group of extreme right enters an office of lawyers linked to the still illegal Communist Party and opens fire on the nine people present. The Atocha Massacre (on the street where the office was) leaves five dead and four injured. Three men were convicted of the crimes.

1989. Ted Bundy is executed

Ted Bundy, one of the greatest serial killers in history, is executed in the electric chair. He admitted to 36 murders of women committed in the 1970s in various US states. He was 41 years old at the time of his execution and it is believed that he may have committed more crimes.

Besides, it’s the International Education Dayas provided by the UN General Assembly.

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