Negara Brunei Darussalam in History

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1841-09-24 British adventurer James Brooke obtains lands around the Sarawak river from the Sultan of Brunei

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke
  • 1945-06-09 -10] Australian troops lands in Brunei Bay North-Borneo
  • 1959-09-29 Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution
  • 1962-12-08 Attempted coup in British-controlled Brunei
  • 1967-10-04 Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
  • 1968-08-01 The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
  • 1983-12-31 Brunei gains complete independence from Britain
  • 1984-01-01 Brunei becomes independent of UK
  • 1984-01-07 Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
  • 1998-08-10 The Royal Proclamation of HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah as the Crown Prince of Brunei.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1908-06-04 Earl of Halsbury, chancellor (Brunei University)
  • 1914-09-23 Omar Ali Saifuddin III, Sultan of Brunei (d. 1986)
  • 1946-07-15 Hassabal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, sultan of Brunei
  • 1946-10-07 Pengiran Anak Saleha, Queen of Brunei
  • 1974-03-03 Paula Malai Ali, Malaysian-Bruneian TV Presenter and Actress
  • 1979-10-10 Wu Chun, Brunei born Taiwanese actor

Famous Weddings

  • 2012-09-20 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's daughter Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah (32) weds Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini (29) at the Throne Hall of Istana Nurul Iman palace in Brunei