Israel in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 482

  • 1955-07-27 Israeli passenger plane shot down above Bulgaria, 58 die
  • 1955-08-07 Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel
  • 1955-09-01 2 Egyptian fighters shot down over Israel

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1955-11-02 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • 1956-04-18 Egypt & Israel agree to a cease fire
  • 1956-06-17 Golda Meir begins her term as Israel's foreign minister
  • 1956-10-29 Israeli paratroopers drop into Sinai to open Straits of Tiran
  • 1956-10-30 Israel captures Egyptian military post at El-Thamad
  • 1956-11-02 Israel captures Gaza & Sheham
  • 1956-11-04 Israel captures Straits of Tiran & reach Suez Canal Egypt
  • 1956-11-05 Israel liberates Sharm-el-Sheikh, reopening Gulf of Aqaba
  • 1956-12-18 Israeli flag hoisted on Mount Sinai
  • 1957-01-22 Israeli forces withdraw from Sinai Peninsula
  • 1957-02-02 UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
  • 1957-03-08 Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
  • 1957-10-29 Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)
  • 1957-12-09 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
  • 1957-12-30 Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns
  • 1958-01-26 H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan on as Israeli minister of Defense
  • 1958-10-09 Israeli navy inaugrates its first submarine
  • 1959-02-04 Israel begins exporting copper ore
  • 1959-07-01 Israeli Knesset agrees to weapon sales to West Germany
  • 1959-07-05 Ben-Gurion's Israeli government resigns
  • 1959-11-03 David Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins Israeli parliamentary election
  • 1960-05-11 Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires
  • 1960-05-23 Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
  • 1960-06-15 Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichmann
  • 1960-07-20 The head of the Physics Department at the Israel Institute of Technology, Kurt Sitte, is arrested for espionage.
  • 1961-01-31 David Ben-Gurion resigns as Prime Minister of Israel
  • 1961-07-31 Israel welcomes its 1,000,000th immigrant
  • 1961-12-09 SS-Obersturmbannf├╝hrer (lieutenant colonel) Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel
  • 1961-12-11 Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes in Israel
  • 1961-12-15 Adolf Eichmann convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel
  • 1962-09-27 US sells Israel Hawk anti-aircraft missiles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963-05-08 JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1963-06-15 Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns
  • 1963-06-16 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister
  • 1963-06-24 Levi Eshkol forms 11th Israeli government
  • 1963-10-12 Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel
  • 1964-01-05 Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel
  • 1964-12-20 Levi Eshkol forms 12th Israeli government
  • 1965-03-14 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
  • 1965-05-12 Israel & West Germany exchange letters beginning diplomatic relations
  • 1965-05-13 Several Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1965-07-11 Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion
  • 1965-07-14 Israeli/Jordanian border fights
  • 1965-11-21 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port, Israel
  • 1966-12-10 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
  • 1967-04-07 Israeli/Syrian border fights
  • 1967-05-11 "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 1967-05-21 "Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 performances
  • 1967-05-22 Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel
  • 1967-06-05 6 day war between Israel & Arab neighbors begins
  • 1967-06-06 Israeli troops occupy Gaza during second day of the Six-Day War
  • 1967-06-07 Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho & Bethlehem
  • 1967-06-08 Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 US crewmen
  • 1967-06-09 Israeli troops reach Suez Canal
  • 1967-06-10 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
  • 1967-06-10 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1967-06-28 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
  • 1967-06-29 Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem
  • 1967-10-21 Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat
  • 1967-11-22 UN Sec council passes resolut 242-Israel must give back occupied land
  • 1968-01-26 Israeli submarine Dakar sinks in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die
  • 1968-02-11 Israeli-Jordan border fight
  • 1968-03-21 Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases
  • 1968-05-02 Israeli television begins transmitting
  • 1968-07-02 An El Al Israeli airliner is hijacked and diverted to Algeria by three armed members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
  • 1968-07-08 Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
  • 1968-12-28 Israeli assault on Beirut Airport
  • 1968-12-29 Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
  • 1969-01-04 France begins arms embargo against Israel
  • 1969-02-17 Golda Meir sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Israel
  • 1969-03-17 Golda Meir becomes Israel's 4th PM
  • 1969-12-25 5 Israeli gunboats escape from Cherbourg harbor
  • 1970-09-11 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.

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1972-06-07 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1972-09-05 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-19 A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.
  • 1972-10-02 "From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1972-10-08 "From Israel with Love" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1973-01-05 Mali & Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1973-02-04 Reshef, Israel's missile boat, unveiled
  • 1973-02-21 Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108
  • 1973-07-09 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1973-09-05 Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands
  • 1973-09-13 Syrian/Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea
  • 1973-09-14 Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
  • 1973-10-06 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel
  • 1973-10-09 Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
  • 1973-10-12 Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria
  • 1973-10-14 Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
  • 1973-10-16 Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal
  • 1973-10-17 OPEC oil ministers agree to use oil weapon in Arab-Israeli War, mandate cut in exports, and recommend embargo against unfriendly states
  • 1973-10-22 Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon
  • 1973-10-24 Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
  • 1973-10-26 Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
  • 1973-11-15 Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war
  • 1973-12-21 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict
  • 1974-01-18 Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 187 of 187

  • 1952-06-09 Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (d. 2004)
  • 1953-04-22 Steve Bond, Haifa Israel, actor (General Hospital, To Die For)
  • 1953-12-29 Gali Atari, Israeli singer and actress
  • 1954-06-20 Ilan Ramon, Israeli combat pilot and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • 1954-07-15 Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Oly-20-1996)
  • 1954-10-13 Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician
  • 1957-07-07 Berry Sakharof, Turkish-born Israeli guitarist (Minimal Compact)
  • 1957-08-19 Darby Hinton, actor (Israel in Daniel Boone), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1957-11-19 Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (d. 2000)
  • 1958-05-05 Ron Arad, Israeli aircraft navigator missing in action.
  • 1958-05-30 Steve Israel, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives (D-New York)
  • 1958-06-01 Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • 1958-07-08 Tzipi Livni, Israeli politician, born in Te Aviv
  • 1959-02-17 Aryeh Deri, Israeli rabbi and politician
  • 1959-05-20 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, American singer (d. 1997)
  • 1961-06-06 Nir Brand, Israeli composer
  • 1962-04-02 Alex Tripolski, Israel, Men's Shooting 50M air pistol (Oly-16th-1996)
  • 1962-04-13 Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born guitarist (d. 1988)
  • 1962-10-14 Shahar Perkiss, Israel, tennis star
  • 1963-06-09 Gilad Atzmon, Israeli jazz musician and author
  • 1963-08-15 Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
  • 1963-09-17 Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
  • 1963-10-11 Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer
  • 1964-02-10 Arthur Lenk, Israeli diplomat
  • 1965-07-05 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist
  • 1966-02-13 Tally Chanel, Tel Aviv Israel, actress (Warrior Queen)
  • 1966-06-23 Vladislav Neiman, Israel, Men's flyweight boxer (Oly-1996)
  • 1967-04-27 Aki Avni, Israeli entertainer
  • 1967-05-01 Yael Arad, Israel, Women's half middleweight judoka (Oly-1996)
  • 1967-05-20 Beate Reinstadler, Stuttgart Ger, tennis star (1989 Futures Israel)
  • 1967-05-21 Rogel Nachum, Israel, Men's triple jump (Oly-1996)
  • 1968-02-05 Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor
  • 1969-03-16 Steve Israel, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, New England Patriots)
  • 1969-04-25 Nir Shental, Israel, Men's 470 sailor (Oly-15th-1996)
  • 1969-06-28 Ayelet Zurer, Israeli actress
  • 1969-10-01 Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
  • 1969-11-20 Konstantin Semyonov, Israel, Men's pole vaulter (Oly-11th-1996)
  • 1970-04-21 Israel Stanley, NFL/WLAF defensive end (New Orleans Saints, Rhein Fire)
  • 1970-05-23 Yigal Amir, Israeli assassin of Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1970-06-20 Shay-Oren Smadja, Israel, men's half middleweight judoka (Oly-1996)
  • 1970-11-23 Oded Fehr, Israeli actor
  • 1971-01-25 Konstantin Matoussevich, Israel, Men's high jump (Oly-7th-1996)
  • 1971-02-18 Constantin Popa, Romanian-Israeli basketball player
  • 1971-02-19 Gil Shaham, Israeli/American violinist
  • 1971-12-21 Irena Slavutskay, Israel, athlete (Oly-1996)
  • 1972-02-02 Dana International, Israeli singer
  • 1972-04-26 Avi Nimni, Israeli Footballer
  • 1972-06-21 Alon Hilu, Israeli writer
  • 1972-07-21 Lilach Parisky, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
  • 1973-02-05 Israel Raybon, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1973-04-22 Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer
  • 1974-02-10 Ivri Lider, Israeli singer
  • 1974-10-10 Assi Cohen, Israeli comedian and actor
  • 1974-10-20 Ayelet Ohayon, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
  • 1975-04-14 Avner Dorman, Israeli composer
  • 1975-08-14 Viaceslav Ivanovski, Israel, Men's Weightlifting 99kg
  • 1975-11-12 Nina Brosh, Afula Israel, model (Drakkar)
  • 1976-08-08 Liraz Mesilaty, Miss Universe-Israel (1996)
  • 1976-12-17 Nir Davidovich, Israeli footballer
  • 1977-07-20 Shany Kedmy, Israel, Women's 470 sailor (Oly-14th-1996)
  • 1977-09-12 Idan Raichel, Israeli musician
  • 1977-10-06 Shimon Gershon, Israeli footballer
  • 1977-10-17 Dudu Aouate, Israeli footballer
  • 1977-12-25 Israel Vasquez, Current WBC Super bantamweight champion
  • 1978-01-08 Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster
  • 1978-09-20 Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer
  • 1978-12-30 Dikla Hamdy, Miss Israel Universe (1997)
  • 1979-09-02 Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer
  • 1979-11-13 Subliminal, Israeli rapper and producer
  • 1980-01-29 Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli actress and model
  • 1980-02-17 Klemi Saban, Israeli footballer
  • 1980-05-05 Yossi Benayoun, Israeli Footballer
  • 1980-09-18 Avi Strool, Israeli footballer
  • 1981-03-16 Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer
  • 1981-03-26 Baruch Dego, Israeli football player
  • 1981-05-17 Shiri Maimon, Israeli singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1981-06-09 Natalie Portman [Neta-Lee Hershlag], Israeli/American actress (Professional, Padm├ę Amidala-Star Wars), born in Jerusalem, Israel

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