Olympic Games Montreal: bronze medal for João do Pulo (1954-1999) with triple jump.
Four years later, João would gain bronze again, in Moscow. His performance was somewhat disappointing, when regarding his achievements. He was champion in the disciplines long jump and triple jump at the Pan American Games in 1975 (he jumped a world record of 17.89 m, which was only broken ten years later) and gained triple jump gold in 1979. Additionally, he became a three-time triple jump world champion. At the age of 28, João lost one leg as a result of a traffic accident, In 1999, he died because of the consequences of liver cirrhosis.
Libertadores Cup for Cruzeiro
The soccer team from Belo Horizonte beat River Plate 3-2 in the final. Cruzeiro lost its player Roberto Batata after having played the semi final against Alianza Lima from Peru. Batata died in a traffic accident. He was posthumously awarded the Libertadores medal. The Copa Libertadores competition was started in 1958. The intention was to have a tournament for the winners of the Southern American national competitions. Vasco da Gama received a wild card for the first tournament, since Brazil wasn’t having a national competition at that time. Until 2013, Argentina has won 22 times, followed by Brazil (17), Uruguay (8), Paraguay (3), Colombia (2), Ecuador and Chile (1 each). Independiente from Argentina has won 7 titles. Brazilian Libertadores winners are São Paulo (3), Santos (3), Cruzeiro (2), Grêmio (2), Internacional (2), Flamengo, Vasco, Palmeiras, Corinthians, Atlético-MG (1 each).
CRUZEIRO – RIVER PLATE
|Copa Libertadores da America 1976 – Cruzeiro 3 x 2 River Plate|
Virgulino Ferreira da Silva (Lampião) set fire to the fazenda of coronel Joaquim José de Santana
LAMPIÃO & MARIA BONITA
|Lampião O Rei do Cangaço  –
|LAMPIÃO & MARIA BONITA filme completo
|Lampião – Os Nove do Angico
||Filme – Meu Nome é Lampião (1969)|
Debut of Brazilian Formula One racer Nelson Piquet
Nelson made his debut at Hockenheimring in Germany. The race was won by Mario Andretti, and fellow Brazilian racer Emerson Fittipaldi became fourth. Nelson was confronted with engine problems and had to leave the race after 31 laps.
NELSON PIQUET 1978
|Formula One German GP 1978
||German GP 1978|
First Formula One victory for Rubens Barrichello at the circuit of Hockenheim (Germany)
British racer David Coulthard started from pole position. Team mate Michael Schumacher collided with Fisichella in the first lap. It was Rubens’s first victory in Formula One.
RUBENS BARRICHELLO 2000
|F1 Hockenheim 2000 – Rubens Barrichello First Win
||Pódium Barrichello Alemanha 2000|
Population of the state of São Paulo reached the number of 40 million people
Gilberto Gil stepped down as minister of Culture.
MINISTRO GILBERTO GIL
|Ministro Gilberto Gil fala sobre o Mais Cultura
||Entrevista com o ex-ministro da Cultura Gilberto Gil|
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015