Every December 23, dates that marked a before and after both in Argentina and in the world are celebrated and commemorated.
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1881: The Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez is born, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1956 for his body of work, in which Platero y yo and Poemas mágicos y dolientes stand out.
1925: In the amateur era of Argentine soccer, the greatest win in the history of the superclassics was recorded: Boca Juniors defeated River Plate 6-0. The “millionaire” lost three players due to injury, for which the referee whistled the end of the game with seven minutes remaining in the regulation game.
1951: At the age of 50, the musician, composer, playwright and filmmaker Enrique Santos Discépolo, author of the famous tangos Cambalache, Yira Yira, Uno and Cafetín de Buenos Aires, considered “fundamental” in the history of the 2×4 genre, dies.
1964: The American musician and composer Eddie Vedder, leader and vocalist of the band Pearl Jam and one of the creators of grunge, a rock subgenre, is born.
1967: The Rolling Stones publish in the United Kingdom the simple disc She’s a rainbow, the song considered the most beautiful and least characteristic of those written by the British rock band.
1972: On a hill in the town of Los Maitenes de Curicó (Mendoza), the rescue of the 16 survivors of the crash of a Uruguayan Air Force plane in the Andes mountain range with 45 passengers and crew, including 19 club players, concludes Old Christians Club of Montevideo. They had been presumed dead in the incident that occurred on October 13, 1972, with which the Tragedy of the Andes was renamed the Miracle of the Andes.
1984: Directed by Roberto Saporiti, the Argentinos Juniors team obtains its first title in the First Division of soccer by winning the Metropolitan Championship with a 1-0 victory against Temperley. The goal was scored by defender Jorge Olguín from a penalty in a match played at the Ferro Carril Oeste field.
1986: Law 23,492 of Punto Final is sanctioned, which established the expiration of judicial processes against those accused of crimes against humanity committed during the last dictatorship who had not been called to declare “before sixty calendar days from” its promulgation, the December 24, 1986.
1987: The American musician and composer Nikki Sixx, bassist for Motley Crue, is declared dead for two minutes in the city of Los Angeles (California, USA) due to a drug overdose, an incident that inspired him to write the song Kickstart my heart , the most famous of the glam metal band.
2001: Provisional President Adolfo Rodríguez Saa receives an ovation in the National Congress upon announcing the cessation of foreign debt payments due to the country’s severe economic crisis. Rodríguez Saá, who had taken leave as governor of the province of San Luis, resigned as head of state a few days later.
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Ephemeris of December 23