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Havana, Cuba

LOCATION

Population:
2,100,000

Founding Date:
1515

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Havana
1721

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alicia Alonso
Dancer
21-Dec-1920   Prima Ballerina Assoluta
Rolando Alphonso
Musician
12-Jan-1931 20-Nov-1998 Horn player, Ska/Reggae pioneer
Nelson Ascencio
Comic
30-Aug-1964   MADtv
Steven Bauer
Actor
2-Dec-1956   Scarface
Danny J. Boggs
Judge
23-Oct-1944   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Everett Briggs
Diplomat
6-Apr-1934   US Ambassador to Portugal, 1990-93
Georg Stanford Brown
Actor
24-Jun-1943   Officer Webster on The Rookies
Jose Canseco
Baseball
2-Jul-1964   Troubled Oakland A's player
Alberto Cardenas
Government
3-Jan-1948   Washington lobbyist
Armando M. Codina
Business
c. 1946   Founder of Codina Group
Celia Cruz
Singer
21-Oct-1924 16-Jul-2003 Queen of Salsa
Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Politician
13-Aug-1954   Congressman from Florida, 1993-2011
Cari M. Dominguez
Government
8-Mar-1949   Chairman of the EEOC, 2001-06
Gloria Estefan
Singer/Songwriter
1-Sep-1957   The Miami Sound Machine
George Feldenkreis
Business
14-Aug-1935   CEO of Perry Ellis International
Daisy Fuentes
Model
17-Nov-1966   America's Funniest Home Videos
Andy Garcia
Actor
12-Apr-1956   Ocean's 11, The Godfather: Part III
Roberto C. Goizueta
Business
18-Nov-1931 18-Oct-1997 CEO of Coca-Cola, 1981-97
Fredi Gonzalez
Baseball
28-Jan-1964   Manager, Atlanta Braves
Vida Guerra
Model
19-Mar-1980   Amply-bottomed Cuban model
Carlos Gutierrez
Government
4-Nov-1953   US Secretary of Commerce, 2005-09
Lino Gutierrez
Diplomat
26-Mar-1951   US Ambassador to Argentina, 2003-06
Al Jourgensen
Musician
9-Oct-1958   Lead for industrial band Ministry
Cuban Link
Rapper
14-Sep-1974   24 Karat
Dave Lombardo
Drummer
16-Feb-1965   Slayer drummer
Modesto A. Maidique
Educator
20-Mar-1940   President, Florida International University
José Martí
Activist
28-Jan-1853 19-May-1895 Cuban hero
Tommy McCook
Musician
3-Mar-1927 5-May-1998 Sax player for The Skatalites
Ana Mendieta
Performance Artist
18-Nov-1948 8-Sep-1985 Feminist performance artist
Tomas Milian
Actor
3-Mar-1932   The Big Gundown
Millard Mitchell
Actor
14-Aug-1903 13-Oct-1953 My Six Convicts
Elsa A. Murano
Educator
14-Aug-1959   President of Texas A&M University, 2008-09
Rafael Palmeiro
Baseball
24-Sep-1964   Baltimore Orioles hitter
Tony Plana
Actor
19-Apr-1952   Ignacio Suarez on Ugly Betty
Otto J. Reich
Diplomat
16-Oct-1945   US Ambassador to Venezuela, 1986-89
Félix Rodríguez
Spy
31-May-1941   Bay of Pigs, Iran-Contra operative
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Politician
15-Jul-1952   Congresswoman, Florida 18th
Carlos A. Saladrigas
Business
1948   CEO of the Vincam Group, 1984-2002
Mongo Santamaria
Drummer
7-Apr-1922 1-Feb-2003 Influential latin percussionist
Cristina Saralegui
TV Personality
29-Jan-1948   The Hispanic Oprah
Jon Secada
Singer/Songwriter
4-Oct-1961   Latin heartthrob
John H. Sununu
Government
2-Jul-1939   George H.W. Bush's Chief of Staff

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Philip Agee
Spy
19-Jul-1935 7-Jan-2008 Inside the Company: CIA Diary
William Lee Brent
Criminal
10-Nov-1930 4-Nov-2006 Black Panther hijacker
Ward Greene
Novelist
23-Dec-1892 22-Jan-1956 Lady and the Tramp
Juan Ponce de León
Explorer
1460 1521 Sought the Fountain of Youth
Clara Maass
Activist
28-Jun-1876 24-Aug-1901 Human experiments with yellow fever
Compay Segundo
Guitarist
18-Nov-1907 13-Jul-2003 Cuban guitarist, Buena Vista Social Club
Robert Vesco
Criminal
4-Nov-1935 23-Nov-2007 Fugitive financier



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