Eindhoven in History

Historical Events

  • 1554-01-05 Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1866-10-01 Dutch Eindhoven-Venlo railway opens
  • 1909-11-16 EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms
  • 1913-08-31 Soccer club PSV forms in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1914-01-02 Philips installs research dept in Eindhoven
  • 1944-09-18 Eindhoven free (Lightly Day)
  • 1944-09-19 Luftwaffe bombs Eindhoven: 200 killed
  • 1945-01-01 German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven/Saint-Trond/Brussels
  • 1953-02-17 DSB soccer team forms in Eindhoven
  • 1988-05-25 32nd European Cup: PSV Eindhoven beats Benfica (0-0, 6-5 on penalties) at Stuttgart
  • 1996-07-15 A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1881-07-19 Adriaan J Zoetmulder, Dutch writer/directer (Eindhovens Dagblad)
  • 1897-07-24 Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian/Dutch designer (Eindhoven Theatre)
  • 1966-02-19 Paul Haarhuis, Eindhoven Neth, tennis star (1994 US/Austral doubles)
  • 1972-07-19 Adriaan J Zoetmulder, author/director (Eindhovens Newspaper)

Famous Deaths

  • 1967-05-09 Elmar Berkovich, Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven theater), dies