Dia do Caminhoneiro
(Trucker). As in Europe, one may find numerous trucks on the Brazilian highways. The Brazilian truckers sometimes have to drive enormous distances on sometimes poorly maintained, and even unpaved roads through mountainous regions.
Dia do Economiário
(Economist). Economics is also in Brazil a hot topic, with many leading economists who each have their views on the current economic situation of the country. These economists regularly appear in TV programs, where they comment upon current government policy.
Death of comedian José Abelardo Barbosa de Medeiros (1916-1988), better known as Chacrinha.
Chacrinha was a very famous comedian in Brazil, his TV shows were highly appreciated, and gained high rates. He still is considered as one of the most influential Brazilian TV personalities.
|Start of ‘Cassino do Chacrinha’
||Cassino do Chacrinha – Especial de Natal Completo (1987)
|Cassino do Chacrinha – Último Programa (1988)
||Cassino da Chacrinha –
program 1 (1)
|Cassino da Chacrinha –
program 1 (2)
|Announcement death of Chacrinha|
Death of medium Francisco de Paula Cândido Xavier.
Chico Xavier (1910-2002) enjoyed a big reputation as a spiritist medium. He “wrote” on behalf of certain spirits (psychographics). Many of these records have been published in books; the most known spirits are Emmanuel and Andre Luiz. It is said that the spirit of Allan Kardec, founder of spiritism, was hosted in Chico.
|Chico Xavier 1/4
||Chico Xavier 2/4
|Chico Xavier 3/4
||Chico Xavier 4/4
|Chico Xavier – Fantástico
||Chico Xavier (English)
|Chico Xavier – The Movie (2010)
||Nosso Lar – Movie
Brazil beat Germany (2-0) in the World Cup soccer final, and became world champion for the fifth time (pentacampeão).
World Cup Final
First visit of pope John Paul II to Brazil.
At that time, about 89 percent of the Brazilians were catholic; only 15 years later, this number had shrunk to 75 percent. The visit in 1980 – John Paul II visited Brazil four times – was the first visit ever of a pope. One day after his arrival, the pope held an open air mass in Belo Horizonte. That square later was renamed into Praça do Papa (Pope’s Square).
Papal visit to Brazil 1980
Third regency of imperial princess Isabel.
Isabel Cristina Leopoldina Augusta Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga de Bragança e Bourbon, Brazilian Imperial Princess and Countess of Eu (1846-1921). Daughter of Emperor Pedro II, Isabel was three times regent, when her father was abroad (1871-2, 1876-7, 1887-8). Isabel received the nickname ‘Redentora (savior)’, when, in 1888, signed the law (Lei Áurea) that abolished slavery in Brazil. Op 15 November 1889, the Emperor was deposed, the family was exiled. Isabel lived in France, and died shortly before she was about to return to her homeland.
Departure of the bandeira (expedition), led by Bartolomeu Bueno da Silva from São Paulo.
Bartolomeu later founded the city Goiás (formerly Arraial de Sant’Anna, Vila Boa). His nickname was “Anhangüera (bad spirit)”; he gained this nickname from the indians when he made fire with brandy, and threatened the indians to set fire to the rivers and wells, when they would not tell him where to find the gold.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015