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Mexico City, Mexico

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.df.gob.mx/

Population:
8,605,239 (2000 census)

Greater Mexico City area, population 17,809,471 according to 2000 census.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
La Jornada
The Mexico City News

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Universidad Iberoamericana
1943
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
1551

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
America Movil
2000
Telefonos de Mexico
1947
Empresas ICA
1947
Banco Nacional de México
1884
Kimberly-Clark de Mexico
 
Bolsa Mexicana de Valores
 
Nadro
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ana Alicia
Actor
12-Dec-1956   Melissa Gioberti on Falcon Crest
Anahí
Singer/Songwriter
14-May-1983   RBD
María Asunción Aramburuzabala
Business
2-May-1963   Grupo Modelo billionaire
Pedro Armendáriz
Actor
9-May-1912 18-Jun-1963 From Russia with Love
Pedro Aspe
Economist
7-Jul-1950   Mexican Minister of Finance, 1988-94
Kuno Becker
Actor
14-Jan-1978   Goal!
Demián Bichir
Actor
1-Aug-1963   A Better Life
Cantinflas
Actor
12-Aug-1911 20-Apr-1993 Around the World in Eighty Days
Cuauhtemoc Cardenas
Politician
1-May-1934   Anti-PRI Mexican politician
Ana María Cetto
Scientist
1946   Mexican physicist
Carlos Chávez
Composer
13-Jun-1899 2-Aug-1978 Sinfonía de Antígona
Santiago Creel
Politician
11-Dec-1954   President of the PAN Senate Delegation
Alfonso Cuarón
Film Director
28-Nov-1961   Children of Men
Luis Echeverría
Head of State
17-Jan-1922   President of Mexico, 1970-76
Vicente Fox
Head of State
2-Jul-1942   President of Mexico, 2000-06
Carlos de Singuenza y Góngora
Mathematician
20-Aug-1645 22-Aug-1700 Mathematician, historian of the New World
Guillermo Haro
Astronomer
21-Mar-1913 26-Apr-1988 Herbig-Haro objects
Carlos Slim Helu
Business
28-Jan-1940   World's richest man, 2010
Maria Hinojosa
Journalist
1961   CNN, NPR journalist
Miguel de Icaza
Computer Programmer
c. 1973   Founder of Gnome project
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Film Director
15-Aug-1963   Babel
Pedro Lascurain
Head of State
8-May-1856 21-Jul-1952 President of Mexico for 25 minutes
Diego Luna
Actor
29-Dec-1979   Y tu Mamá También
Margo
Actor
10-May-1917 17-Jul-1985 Lost Horizon
Eduardo Mata
Conductor
5-Sep-1942 4-Jan-1995 Music Director, Dallas Symphony, 1977-93
Martha Miller de Lombera
Business
c. 1948   Former VP at Procter and Gamble
Mario J. Molina
Chemist
19-Mar-1943   Ozone depletion
Ricardo Montalban
Actor
25-Nov-1920 14-Jan-2009 Roarke on Fantasy Island
Rafael Osuna
Tennis
15-Sep-1938 4-Jun-1969 Winner of 4 Grand Slam titles
Octavio Paz
Poet
31-Mar-1914 19-Apr-1998 The Labyrinth of Solitude
José López Portillo
Head of State
16-Jun-1920 17-Feb-2004 President of Mexico, 1976-82
Jaime Serra Puche
Government
11-Jan-1951   Mexican Secretary of Trade, 1988-94
Rosario Robles
Politician
1956   Mayor of Mexico City, 1999-2000
Paulina Rubio
Singer
17-Jun-1971   Pau-Latina
Joaquin Ruiz
Educator
1951   Science Dean, University of Arizona
Carlos Ruiz Sacristán
Business
27-Oct-1949   Proyectos Estrategicos Integrales
Hugo Sánchez
Soccer
11-Jul-1958   Mexico's best soccer player
Charles Seeger
Musicologist
14-Dec-1886 7-Feb-1979 American musicologist
Thalia
Singer
26-Aug-1971   Latin soap opera queen and pop star
Victor Trujillo
TV Personality
19-Jun-1961   Brozo the Clown of Darkness
Mario Van Peebles
Actor
15-Jan-1957   Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Ernesto Zedillo
Head of State
27-Dec-1951   President of Mexico, 1994-2000

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joan Vollmer Adams
Victim
1924 6-Sep-1951 Common-law wife of William S. Burroughs
Jacobo Arbenz
Head of State
14-Sep-1913 27-Jan-1971 President of Guatemala, 1951-54
Alfonso Bedoya
Actor
16-Apr-1904 15-Dec-1957 Doesn't need no stinking badges
Luis Buñuel
Film Director
22-Feb-1900 29-Jul-1983 That Obscure Object of Desire
Plutarco Elías Calles
Head of State
25-Sep-1877 19-Oct-1945 President of Mexico, 1924-28
Manuel Ávila Camacho
Head of State
24-Apr-1897 13-Oct-1955 President of Mexico, 1940-46
Cantinflas
Actor
12-Aug-1911 20-Apr-1993 Around the World in Eighty Days
Lázaro Cárdenas
Head of State
21-May-1895 19-Oct-1970 President of Mexico, 1934-40
Leonora Carrington
Painter
6-Apr-1917 25-May-2011 Last surviving Surrealist
Luis Cernuda
Poet
21-Sep-1902 5-Nov-1963 Generation of '27
Ilka Chase
Actor
8-Apr-1900 15-Feb-1978 Now, Voyager
Carlos Chávez
Composer
13-Jun-1899 2-Aug-1978 Sinfonía de Antígona
Arturo de Córdova
Actor
8-May-1907 3-Nov-1973 El
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Explorer
c. 1510 22-Sep-1554 Discovered the Grand Canyon
Adolfo Ruiz Cortines
Head of State
30-Dec-1890 3-Dec-1973 President of Mexico, 1952-58
Marty Feldman
Comic
8-Jul-1933 2-Dec-1982 Eye-gor in Young Frankenstein
Maria Felix
Actor
8-Apr-1914 8-Apr-2002 The most famous Mexican movie star
Carlos Fuentes
Novelist
11-Nov-1928 15-May-2012 La muerte de Artemio Cruz
Carlos de Singuenza y Góngora
Mathematician
20-Aug-1645 22-Aug-1700 Mathematician, historian of the New World
Sigrid Gurie
Actor
18-May-1911 14-Aug-1969 Algiers
Guillermo Haro
Astronomer
21-Mar-1913 26-Apr-1988 Herbig-Haro objects
Frida Kahlo
Painter
6-Jul-1907 13-Jul-1954 Unibrowed Mexican painter
Pedro Lascurain
Head of State
8-May-1856 21-Jul-1952 President of Mexico for 25 minutes
Francisco Madero
Head of State
30-Oct-1873 22-Feb-1913 El loquito President of Mexico, 1911-13
Miguel de la Madrid
Head of State
12-Dec-1934 1-Apr-2012 President of Mexico, 1982-88
Adolfo López Mateos
Head of State
26-May-1910 22-Sep-1969 President of Mexico, 1958-64
Manuel Gomez Morin
Politician
27-Feb-1897 19-Apr-1972 One of the Seven Sages of Mexico
Willard Motley
Author
14-Jul-1909 4-Mar-1965 The original Bud Billiken
Conlon Nancarrow
Composer
27-Oct-1912 10-Aug-1997 Studies for Player Piano
Philip Ober
Actor
23-Mar-1902 13-Sep-1982 From Here to Eternity
Álvaro Obregón
Head of State
19-Feb-1880 17-Jul-1928 President of Mexico, 1920-24
Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
Head of State
12-Mar-1911 15-Jul-1979 President of Mexico, 1964-70
José Clemente Orozco
Painter
23-Nov-1883 7-Sep-1949 20th c. Mexican muralist
Octavio Paz
Poet
31-Mar-1914 19-Apr-1998 The Labyrinth of Solitude
José López Portillo
Head of State
16-Jun-1920 17-Feb-2004 President of Mexico, 1976-82
José Guadalupe Posada
Engraver
2-Feb-1851 20-Jan-1913 Mexican printmaker
Perez Prado
Musician
11-Dec-1916 14-Sep-1989 Mambo king ("Dilo!")
Alfonso Reyes
Author
17-May-1889 27-Dec-1959 Visión de Anáhuac
Diego Rivera
Painter
8-Dec-1886 24-Nov-1957 Mexican painter
Antonio López de Santa Anna
Military
21-Feb-1794 21-Jun-1876 Hero of Tampico
Santo
Wrestling
23-Sep-1917 5-Feb-1984 The Silver-Masked Man
Rufino Tamayo
Painter
c. 1900 24-Jun-1991 Dos Personajes Atacados por Perros
B. Traven
Novelist
c. 1890 26-Mar-1969 Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Leon Trotsky
Activist
26-Oct-1879 21-Aug-1940 Bolshevik exile, murdered by Stalin
Miguel Alemán Valdés
Head of State
29-Sep-1900 14-May-1983 President of Mexico, 1946-52
James Wilkinson
Military
1757 28-Dec-1825 Duplicitous soldier and adventurer



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