Did you know that Cuba, a country synonymous to sugar, cigar, rum, baseball and musket-toting pirates, is also been home to many polarizing figures. That is right! This timeworn yet splendid country, which fuses old world colonial charm with contemporary cultural idiosyncrasies with élan, boasts of some exceptionally gifted and universally feted Cubans whose life and heritage will bowl you over completely. Gloria Estefan, Desi Arnaz, Cesar Romero, Rosario Dawson, Cameron Diaz, Marco Rubio, Jeff Bezos, Eva Mendes, Pitbull, Andy Garcia, Gilbert Arenas, and Ted Cruz are just some of the famous Cubans whom the world knows and lauds. But that is just tip of the iceberg. There is more to the list of famous Cubans than you can fathom. Explore all about the famous Cubans in their biographies captured below. As you trail their timeline, revel in their trivia, and wonder at some of the lesser-known facts about them, we bet you will not be able to stop reading.
Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz

02 March 1917

Fidel CastroFidel Castro
(Cuban Revolutionary Leader)

13 August 1926

Nydia StoneNydia Stone
(Model, Wife of Roger Stone)

08 May 1946

Joey DiazJoey Diaz

19 February 1963

Gloria EstefanGloria Estefan

01 September 1957

Yoel RomeroYoel Romero
(Mixed Martial Artist (MMA))

30 April 1977

Fulgencio BatistaFulgencio Batista
(Former President of Cuba)

16 January 1901

Yvette PrietoYvette Prieto
(Michael Jordan’s Wife)

29 February 1979

Anabelle AcostaAnabelle Acosta

28 February 1983

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

20 April 1960

Malu TrevejoMalu Trevejo
(Instagram Star)

15 October 2002

Daisy FuentesDaisy Fuentes
(Television Host)

17 November 1966

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Faizon LoveFaizon Love
(Actor, Comedian)

14 June 1968

Georg Stanford BrownGeorg Stanford Brown

24 June 1943

Vida GuerraVida Guerra

19 March 1974

Lili EstefanLili Estefan
(Model, T.V. Show Host)

20 March 1967

Andy GarciaAndy Garcia

12 April 1956

Erick Brian ColonErick Brian Colon
(Instagram Star)

03 January 2001

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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

Mirtha JungMirtha Jung
(Ex-wife of George Jung)

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José FernándezJosé Fernández
(Baseball Pitcher)

31 July 1992

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

Mirta Díaz–BalartMirta Díaz–Balart
(Fidel Castro's Ex-wife)

30 September 1928

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

15 March 1947

Yasiel PuigYasiel Puig
(Baseball player)

07 December 1990

Dave LombardoDave Lombardo
(Drummer, Musician)

16 February 1965

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

01 January 1900

José Raúl CapablancaJosé Raúl Capablanca
(Chess Player)

19 November 1888

Guillermo RigondeauxGuillermo Rigondeaux

30 September 1980

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

09 October 1958

Yonder AlonsoYonder Alonso
(Baseball player)

08 April 1987

Aroldis ChapmanAroldis Chapman
(Baseball player)

28 February 1988

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Rudy SarzoRudy Sarzo

18 November 1950

Camilo CienfuegosCamilo Cienfuegos
(Armed force officer)

06 February 1932

Hector LombardHector Lombard
(Judoka, Thai boxer)

02 February 1978

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

06 November 1949

Yoenis CéspedesYoenis Céspedes
(Baseball player)

18 October 1985

Yuriorkis GamboaYuriorkis Gamboa

23 December 1981

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Benny ParetBenny Paret

14 March 1937

Alberto SalazarAlberto Salazar
(Marathon runner, Athletics competitor)

07 August 1958

Mirta Diaz-BalartMirta Diaz-Balart

30 September 1928

Cristina SaraleguiCristina Saralegui
(Journalist, Actor, Television actor)

29 January 1948

Javier SotomayorJavier Sotomayor
(High jumper)

13 October 1967

Tony PérezTony Pérez
(American baseball player)

14 May 1942

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Teófilo StevensonTeófilo Stevenson
(Boxer, Engineer)

29 March 1952

Orlando HernándezOrlando Hernández
(Baseball player)

11 October 1965

Osvaldo AlonsoOsvaldo Alonso
(Association football player)

11 November 1985

Kendrys MoralesKendrys Morales
(Baseball player)

20 June 1983

Omara PortuondoOmara Portuondo
(Cuban singer)

29 October 1930

Gerardo MachadoGerardo Machado

28 September 1871

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Ibrahim FerrerIbrahim Ferrer
(Cuban singer)

20 February 1927

Kid ChocolateKid Chocolate

06 January 1910

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

26 December 1904

Ozzie CansecoOzzie Canseco
(Baseball player)

02 July 1964

Mariela CastroMariela Castro
(psychologist, educator, university teacher, journalist)

27 July 1961

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

29 January 1942

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Ramón GrauRamón Grau
(politician, physician)

13 September 1881

Jorge SolerJorge Soler
(Baseball player)

25 February 1992

Yunel EscobarYunel Escobar
(Baseball player)

02 November 1982

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

1955 AD

Samuel ArmenterosSamuel Armenteros
(Association football player)

27 May 1990

Danell LeyvaDanell Leyva
(Artistic gymnast)

30 October 1991

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

22 April 1929

Gertrudis Gómez de AvellanedaGertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda
(poet, writer, playwright)

23 March 1814

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

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José Julián Martí PérezJosé Julián Martí Pérez

28 January 1853

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

02 July 1964