Currently alive, at 77 years of age.
1939 – Born on July 15th in Boliqueime, Loulé, Portugal. Portuguese head of state.
1980 – He was the Finance Minister of Portugal.
1985 – Appointed as the Prime Minister of Portugal.
1988 – Under his leadership Portugal joined the European Community and the Western European Union.
1995 – He stepped down as leader of the PSD before the elections, which the party lost to the Socialists.
1996 – He was defeated in the presidential election contest.
2006 – He was elected as the President of Portugal.