José Alencar Birthday, Date of Birth

José Alencar

José Alencar Gomes da Silva (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒoˈzɛ alẽˈkaʁ ˈɡõmiz dɐ ˈsiɫvɐ]; 17 October 1931 – 29 March 2011) was a Brazilian businessman and politician who served as the Vice President of Brazil from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2010. In business from a young age, Alencar became a self-made multimillionaire as the chief executive of Coteminas, a leading textile manufacturer. In the 1990s, Alencar groomed his son to succeed him at the company.

He opted to enter politics in his home state, Minas Gerais. Alencar had a business-oriented political platform, advocating market liberalization and deregulation of production. His expensive political campaigns received hefty funds from Coteminas. After a failed run in 1994 for governor of Minas Gerais, he won the election in 1998 as Senator representing his home state.

In 2002, Alencar was invited by the left-wing Workers' Party to run for Vice President on the same ticket as Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The alliance between the leftist union leader and Alencar, an experienced entrepreneur, proved successful. They won the presidential elections in 2002 and were re-elected in 2006. Over the years, Lula da Silva and Alencar developed a close and affectionate friendship. Diagnosed with cancer of the stomach and kidney in 1997, Alencar died of the disease in 2011.

Alencar came to be revered among journalists and politicians for his spirited personality and friendly demeanor. He overcame his lack of formal education. Based on his business success, he argued in favor of lower taxes, especially indirect taxation over consumers, and a simpler tax system; lower interest rates and greater oversight of the banking industry; and social welfare and assistance programs. As Vice President, Alencar sometimes spoke out against his own government's orthodox policies, causing embarrassment for fellow administration members. His unwavering determination to live in the face of terminal cancer also marked public perception, during and after his time in office.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Saturday, October 17, 1931
Place of Birth
Muriaé
Age
89
Star Sign

The October 17, 1931 was a Saturday under the star sign of . It was the 289 day of the year. President of the United States was Herbert Hoover.

If you were born on this day, you are 89 years old. Your last birthday was on the Saturday, October 17, 2020, 8 days ago. Your next birthday is on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in 356 days. You have lived for 32,516 days, or about 780,399 hours, or about 46,823,996 minutes, or about seconds.

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News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on October 17, 1931

RUTGERS PREP VICTOR, 6-0.; Beats George School on Touchdown by Morris Grossman.

Date: 18 October 1931

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Date: 17 October 1931

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Date: 18 October 1931

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Date: 18 October 1931

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Date: 18 October 1931

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Date: 18 October 1931

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Date: 18 October 1931

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Date: 18 October 1931

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Date: 18 October 1931

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Date: 18 October 1931

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