List of famous Cuban men with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous People From Cuba

A tiny island located a few hundred miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba has been the epicentre for cigar and rum lovers from across the globe. Ask anyone with a fascination for rum or cigar and he/she would tell you that quest for smoking different cigars or drinking varied rums isn’t fulfilled unless one has his/her hands on a Cuban one! However, this is just a side of the coin - Cuba is home to the cha-cha-cha dance form which originated in the country and some of world’s greatest baseball players. Yet still, listing Cuban accomplishments and achievements wouldn’t be complete, until one mentions the triumphs and deeds of Cuban men who have though their revolutionary work played an instrumental role in shaping the country’s identity on the world platform.

Fidel CastroFidel Castro
(Cuban Revolutionary Leader)

13 August 1926

Yoel RomeroYoel Romero
(Mixed Martial Artist (MMA))

30 April 1977

Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz

02 March 1917

Joey DiazJoey Diaz
(Actor)

19 February 1963

Fulgencio BatistaFulgencio Batista
(Former President of Cuba)

16 January 1901

Miguel Díaz-CanelMiguel Díaz-Canel
(President of Cuba)

20 April 1960

William LevyWilliam Levy
(Actor, Model)

29 August 1980

Andy GarciaAndy Garcia
(Actor)

12 April 1956

Erick Brian ColonErick Brian Colon
(Instagram Star)

03 January 2001

Reinaldo ArenasReinaldo Arenas
(Cuban poet)

16 July 1943

Alberto KordaAlberto Korda
(Photographer)

14 September 1928

Raul CastroRaul Castro
(President of the Council of State of Cuba)

03 June 1931

Jose MartiJose Marti
(Poet)

28 January 1853

José FernándezJosé Fernández
(Baseball Pitcher)

31 July 1992

Aroldis ChapmanAroldis Chapman
(Baseball player)

28 February 1988

Ry CooderRy Cooder
(Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Banjoist, Musicologist, Mandolinist)

15 March 1947

Dave LombardoDave Lombardo
(Drummer, Musician)

16 February 1965

Yonder AlonsoYonder Alonso
(Baseball player)

08 April 1987

Yasiel PuigYasiel Puig
(Baseball player)

07 December 1990

Guillermo RigondeauxGuillermo Rigondeaux
(Boxer)

30 September 1980

Yoenis CéspedesYoenis Céspedes
(Baseball player)

18 October 1985

Al JourgensenAl Jourgensen
(Singer, Music executive, Banjoist, Composer)

09 October 1958

José Raúl CapablancaJosé Raúl Capablanca
(Chess Player)

19 November 1888

Samuel ArmenterosSamuel Armenteros
(Association football player)

27 May 1990

Xavier CugatXavier Cugat
(Conductor, Composer, Jazz musician, Singer, Bandleader)

01 January 1900

Camilo CienfuegosCamilo Cienfuegos
(Armed force officer)

06 February 1932

Hector LombardHector Lombard
(Judoka, Thai boxer)

02 February 1978

Tony PérezTony Pérez
(American baseball player)

14 May 1942

Yuriorkis GamboaYuriorkis Gamboa
(Boxer)

23 December 1981

Teófilo StevensonTeófilo Stevenson
(Boxer, Engineer)

29 March 1952

Orlando HernándezOrlando Hernández
(Baseball player)

11 October 1965

Arturo SandovalArturo Sandoval
(Trumpeter, Pianist, Composer, Jazz musician, Percussionist)

06 November 1949

Javier SotomayorJavier Sotomayor
(High jumper)

13 October 1967

Kendrys MoralesKendrys Morales
(Baseball player)

20 June 1983

Jorge SolerJorge Soler
(Baseball player)

25 February 1992

Yunel EscobarYunel Escobar
(Baseball player)

02 November 1982

Ibrahim FerrerIbrahim Ferrer
(Cuban singer)

20 February 1927

Alberto SalazarAlberto Salazar
(Marathon runner, Athletics competitor)

07 August 1958

Benny ParetBenny Paret
(Boxer)

14 March 1937

Alejo CarpentierAlejo Carpentier
(Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist, Literary critic)

26 December 1904

Osvaldo AlonsoOsvaldo Alonso
(Association football player)

11 November 1985

Gerardo MachadoGerardo Machado
(Politician)

28 September 1871

Arnaldo Tamayo MéndezArnaldo Tamayo Méndez
(Astronaut, Aviator, Military personnel)

29 January 1942

Leonardo Padura FuentesLeonardo Padura Fuentes
(writer, journalist, screenwriter)

1955 AD

Ramón GrauRamón Grau
(politician, physician)

13 September 1881

Ozzie CansecoOzzie Canseco
(Baseball player)

02 July 1964

Danell LeyvaDanell Leyva
(Artistic gymnast)

30 October 1991

Kid ChocolateKid Chocolate
(Boxer)

06 January 1910

Guillermo Cabrera InfanteGuillermo Cabrera Infante
(Linguist, Screenwriter, Translator, Essayist, Writer, Journalist)

22 April 1929

Dayron RoblesDayron Robles
(Cuban track, Field athlete)

19 November 1986

Rubén GonzálezRubén González
(Pianist)

26 May 1919

José AbreuJosé Abreu
(baseball player)

29 January 1987

Mike PerezMike Perez
(boxer)

20 October 1985

José Julián Martí PérezJosé Julián Martí Pérez

28 January 1853

José Canseco Capas, JrJosé Canseco Capas, Jr
(Famous Baseball Players)

02 July 1964