This Day in Filipino American History

This calendar of significant dates in the history of Filipinos in America is offered to students and researchers.

January 5
Robert Rudolph "Bobby" Balcena, died on January 5, 1990 in San Pedro, California.

June 29
William "Billy" Hinsche, of the singing group "Dino, Desi, & Billy", was born on June 29, 1951 in Manila, Philippines.

July 14
Boxer Pancho Villa (born Francisco Tingson Guilledo) died in San Francisco on July 14, 1925.  American Flyweight Boxing Champion in 1922, then Flyweight Champion of the World in 1923-1925.

July 23
Danny Barcelona, born on July 23, 1929 in Waipahu, Hawaii, in a community of sugar cane plantation families.  For 15 years, he was the drummer for Louie Armstrong and his All Star Band.

August 1
Robert Rudolph "Bobby" Balcena, born on August 1, 1925 in San Pedro, California.

August 1
Boxer Pancho Villa (born Francisco Tingson Guilledo) born in Iloilo in the Philippines on August 1, 1901.  American Flyweight Boxing Champion in 1922, then Flyweight Champion of the World in 1923-1925.

August 5
Roman Gabriel, born on August 5, 1940 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

September 16
Bobby Balcena first game in the major leagues, Cincinnati Reds, on September 16, 1956.

October 17
Filipinos landed in Morro Bay on October 17, 1587, as members of the landing party of the Spanish expedition from the galleon sailing ship, Nuestra Senora de Buena Esperanza.

November 2
Carlos Bulosan's birthday.  Bulosan is the author of the America is in the Heart.

December 31
Victoria Manalo Draves aka "Vicki Draves" , born on December 31, 1924 in San Francisco, California.


This is a work-in-progress.  Suggestions are welcome.

                Please cite as:   This Day in Filipino American History   by Eloisa Gomez Borah
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