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

Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz

02 March 1917

Joey DiazJoey Diaz

19 February 1963

Yoel RomeroYoel Romero
(Mixed Martial Artist (MMA))

30 April 1977

Fulgencio BatistaFulgencio Batista
(Former President of Cuba)

16 January 1901

Faizon LoveFaizon Love
(Actor, Comedian)

14 June 1968

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

20 April 1960

Erick Brian ColonErick Brian Colon
(Instagram Star)

03 January 2001

Andy GarciaAndy Garcia

12 April 1956

William LevyWilliam Levy
(Actor, Model)

29 August 1980

Reinaldo ArenasReinaldo Arenas
(Cuban poet)

16 July 1943

Alberto KordaAlberto Korda

14 September 1928

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

03 June 1931

Jose MartiJose Marti

28 January 1853

José FernándezJosé Fernández
(Baseball Pitcher)

31 July 1992

Elio PisElio Pis
(Model, Ex-boyfriend of Venus Williams)

Yasiel PuigYasiel Puig
(Baseball player)

07 December 1990

Yonder AlonsoYonder Alonso
(Baseball player)

08 April 1987

Aroldis ChapmanAroldis Chapman
(Baseball player)

28 February 1988

Dave LombardoDave Lombardo
(Drummer, Musician)

16 February 1965

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

15 March 1947

Guillermo RigondeauxGuillermo Rigondeaux

30 September 1980

José Raúl CapablancaJosé Raúl Capablanca
(Chess Player)

19 November 1888

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

09 October 1958

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

01 January 1900

Camilo CienfuegosCamilo Cienfuegos
(Armed force officer)

06 February 1932

Yuriorkis GamboaYuriorkis Gamboa

23 December 1981

Yoenis CéspedesYoenis Céspedes
(Baseball player)

18 October 1985

Benny ParetBenny Paret

14 March 1937

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

06 November 1949

Hector LombardHector Lombard
(Judoka, Thai boxer)

02 February 1978

Teófilo StevensonTeófilo Stevenson
(Boxer, Engineer)

29 March 1952

Alberto SalazarAlberto Salazar
(Marathon runner, Athletics competitor)

07 August 1958

Orlando HernándezOrlando Hernández
(Baseball player)

11 October 1965

Javier SotomayorJavier Sotomayor
(High jumper)

13 October 1967

Tony PérezTony Pérez
(American baseball player)

14 May 1942

Ibrahim FerrerIbrahim Ferrer
(Cuban singer)

20 February 1927

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

26 December 1904

Gerardo MachadoGerardo Machado

28 September 1871

Osvaldo AlonsoOsvaldo Alonso
(Association football player)

11 November 1985

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

29 January 1942

Samuel ArmenterosSamuel Armenteros
(Association football player)

27 May 1990

Yunel EscobarYunel Escobar
(Baseball player)

02 November 1982

Ramón GrauRamón Grau
(politician, physician)

13 September 1881

Danell LeyvaDanell Leyva
(Artistic gymnast)

30 October 1991

Kendrys MoralesKendrys Morales
(Baseball player)

20 June 1983

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

1955 AD

Ozzie CansecoOzzie Canseco
(Baseball player)

02 July 1964

Kid ChocolateKid Chocolate

06 January 1910

Jorge SolerJorge Soler
(Baseball player)

25 February 1992

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

26 May 1919

José AbreuJosé Abreu
(baseball player)

29 January 1987

Mike PerezMike Perez

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