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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.rio.rj.gov.br/

Population:
6,150,000 (2004)

Founding Date:
1-Mar-1565

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Petrobras
1953
Companhia Vale do Rio Doce
1942

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Morena Baccarin
Actor
2-Jun-1979   Inara Serra on Firefly
Bruno Barreto
Film Director
16-Mar-1955   View from the Top
Daniel Benzali
Actor
20-Jan-1950   Ted Hoffman on Murder One
Emilinha Borba
Singer
31-Aug-1921 3-Oct-2005 Queen of Brazilian Radio
Bruno Campos
Actor
3-Dec-1973   Dr. Quentin Costa on Nip/Tuck
Alberto Cavalcanti
Film Director
6-Feb-1897 23-Aug-1982 Went the Day Well?
Paulo Coelho
Novelist
24-Aug-1947   The Alchemist
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Musician
25-Jan-1927 8-Dec-1994 The Girl from Ipanema
Machado de Assis
Novelist
21-Jun-1839 29-Sep-1908 Dom Casmurro
Peter Medawar
Biologist
28-Feb-1915 2-Oct-1987 Acquired immunological tolerance
Sergio de Mello
Government
15-Mar-1948 19-Aug-2003 UN Representative to Iraq killed by carbomb
Fernanda Montenegro
Actor
16-Oct-1929   Great Dame of Brazilian Television
Fabrizio Moretti
Drummer
2-Jun-1980   Drummer for The Strokes
Langhorne A. Motley
Diplomat
5-Jun-1938   US Ambassador to Brazil, 1981-83
Milton Nascimento
Singer/Songwriter
26-Oct-1942   Clube da Esquina
Oscar Niemeyer
Architect
15-Dec-1907 5-Dec-2012 Architect of Brasilia
Jennifer O'Neill
Actor
20-Feb-1948   Summer of '42
Pedro II
Royalty
2-Dec-1825 5-Dec-1891 Emperor of Brazil, 1831-89
Romário
Soccer
29-Jan-1966   Football's 2nd highest scorer
Ronaldo
Soccer
22-Sep-1976   Brazilian soccer champion
Raul Roulien
Actor
8-Oct-1905 8-Sep-2000 Flying Down to Rio
Walter Salles
Film Director
12-Apr-1956   The Motorcycle Diaries
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Composer
5-Mar-1887 17-Nov-1959 Bachianas Brasileiras
Maiara Walsh
Actor
18-Feb-1988   Meena on Cory in the House
Zico
Soccer
3-Mar-1953   Legendary Brazilian midfielder

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ary Barroso
Musician
7-Nov-1903 9-Feb-1964 Songwriter composed Aquarela do Brasil
Pedro Bloch
Playwright
17-Apr-1914 23-Feb-2004 The Hands of Eurydice
Emilinha Borba
Singer
31-Aug-1921 3-Oct-2005 Queen of Brazilian Radio
Lùcio Costa
Architect
27-Feb-1902 13-Jun-1998 Designed the city of Brasilia
Deodoro da Fonseca
Head of State
5-Aug-1827 23-Aug-1892 First President of Brazil
Machado de Assis
Novelist
21-Jun-1839 29-Sep-1908 Dom Casmurro
Oscar Niemeyer
Architect
15-Dec-1907 5-Dec-2012 Architect of Brasilia
Charles Ponzi
Criminal
3-Mar-1882 18-Jun-1949 Get-rich-quick schemes
João Guimarães Rosa
Author
27-Jun-1908 19-Nov-1967 The Devil to Pay in the Backlands
Getúlio Vargas
Head of State
19-Apr-1882 24-Aug-1954 President of Brazil, 1930-45 and 1950-54
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Composer
5-Mar-1887 17-Nov-1959 Bachianas Brasileiras



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