Cook Islands in History

Historical Events

  • 1901-06-11 Cook Islands annexed & proclaimed part of New Zealand
  • 1965-08-04 Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand

Famous Birthdays

  • 1934-09-01 Terepai Maoate, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (1999-2002), (d. 2012)
  • 1972-11-09 Victoria Keil, Miss Universe-Cook Islands (1996)

Famous Deaths

  • 2012-07-09 Terepai Maoate, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, dies from prostate cancer at 78