Yokohama in History

Historical Events

  • 1869-09-10 Baptist minister supposedly invents rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1923-09-01 7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo & Yokohama, kills 142,000
  • 1942-11-30 German supply vessel Uckermark (formerly called the Altmark) explodes & sinks off Yokohama
  • 1994-03-19 Largest omelette (1,383sq ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan
  • 2002-06-30 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Germany 2-0 for football's 17th World Cup in Yokohama

Famous Birthdays

  • 1920-06-17 Setsuko Hara, Japanese Actress (Tokyo Story), born in Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama (d. 2015)
  • 1929-02-20 Toshiro Mayuzumi, composer (Sphenogramme), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1965-04-15 Soichi Noguchi, astronaut, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1971-11-22 Yone Kamio, tennis star (1995 semi-finalist Hobart), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1972-03-26 Naoko Kijimuta, Japanese tennis star (1996 Jakarta), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1985-01-17 Riyu Kosaka, Japanese singer (BeForU), born in Yokohama, Japan