Nauru in History

Historical Events

  • 1920-12-17 British Empire receives League of Nations mandate over Nauru
  • 1947-11-01 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
  • 1968-01-29 Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) adopts constitution
  • 1968-01-31 Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
  • 1999-09-14 Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1922-09-25 Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (d. 1992)
  • 1946-02-14 Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
  • 1948-06-20 Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
  • 1959-12-31 Baron Waqa, Nauruan politician and musician
  • 1982-04-26 Joanne Gobure, Nauruan poet

Famous Deaths

  • 1944-10-21 Alois Kayser, German missionary to Nauru (b. 1877)
  • 1992-07-15 Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (b. 1922)
  • 2003-03-09 Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (b. 1946)