Dutch History (Part 16)

Historical Events

Events 1501 - 1,583 of 1,583

  • 1989-02-25 Lowest baramotric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt)
  • 1989-02-26 Lowest barometric pressure in Netherlands (95.5 hPa)
  • 1989-02-27 German war criminals Aus der Funten and Fischer freed in Holland
  • 1989-05-23 Angela Visser, 22, of Holland, crowned 38th Miss Universe
  • 1990-02-28 Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine
  • 1990-04-28 Last issue of Dutch communist daily De Waarheid (The Truth)
  • 1990-06-12 Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game
  • 1990-06-23 Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • 1990-08-15 Phils Terry Mulholland no-hits Giants 6-0 (8th no hitter of 1990)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-09-24 Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1991-01-05 Edwin Jongejans of Netherlands wins 1-metre springboard diving title
  • 1991-01-27 Dutch Pacifist Socialistic Party disbands
  • 1991-02-16 Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands
  • 1991-03-30 Last issue of Dutch Newspaper "Vr˜e Folk" (Free People)
  • 1991-04-21 French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio discovers the San Diego, Dutch galleon sunk in 1600 off Fortune Island in the Philippines
  • 1991-09-22 ABN & AMRO Dutch banks merge
  • 1991-11-01 New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules & Traffic signs enforced
  • 1991-11-13 Bomb attack on Aad Kosto, Dutch social dem party-asst sec of state
  • 1992-01-01 Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
  • 1992-02-11 F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo, Netherlands (No deaths)
  • 1992-02-20 Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands
  • 1992-04-13 Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands
  • 1992-10-10 Floriade (Flower Show) closes at Hague, Netherlands
  • 1992-12-21 Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die
  • 1993-05-12 Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands
  • 1993-05-13 Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands
  • 1993-05-13 CBS' Knots Landing ends 14 year run with 334th show in Netherlands
  • 1993-06-24 Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught
  • 1993-06-28 NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Netherlands
  • 1993-10-28 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
  • 1993-11-19 Curacaose vote to remain part of Dutch Antilles
  • 1993-11-25 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls
  • 1993-12-28 Dutch Antilles government of Yandi Paula forms
  • 1994-01-15 Hague motorist with .51% alcohol in blood, breaks Dutch record (.47%)
  • 1994-03-19 2,500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde, Netherlands
  • 1994-03-22 Dutch Ambassador to US christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)
  • 1994-05-03 D66/Dutch Liberal Party win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election
  • 1994-07-31 Netherlands' warmest July since 1783 - average 21.4°C
  • 1994-08-22 Wim Cook government forms in Netherlands
  • 1994-11-03 Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1
  • 1994-11-15 Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
  • 1994-12-29 Last Dutch electro-magnetic telephone exchange shuts down
  • 1994-12-31 Anti Apartheid Group of Netherlands (AABN) disbands
  • 1995-03-07 US dollar worth record 1.5330 Dutch guilders
  • 1995-03-08 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections
  • 1995-03-17 British pound hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)
  • 1995-06-27 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)
  • 1995-10-10 Most Dutch telephone numbers increase to 10 digits
  • 1996-02-17 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47
  • 1996-04-30 Dutch/Itallian Beppo-SAX launches from Cape Canaveral
  • 1996-06-16 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)
  • 1996-07-15 A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
  • 1996-09-14 Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
  • 1996-11-06 LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1997-10-05 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1)
  • 1998-01-29 Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium & Netherlands, 6 die
  • 1998-08-24 The Netherlands is selected as the site for the trial of the two Libyan suspects of the 1988 Pan Am bombing.
  • 1999-04-05 Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
  • 1999-09-16 1st ever season of "Big Brother" reality show begins on the Veronica channel in The Netherlands
  • 2000-05-02 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.
  • 2000-05-13 In Enschede, the Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage.
  • 2000-09-12 Holland (the Netherlands) passes law allowing same-gender marriage, adoption and divorce.
  • 2001-01-31 In the Netherlands a Scottish court convicts a Libyan and acquits another for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
  • 2001-04-01 Netherlands becomes the first country in the world to make same-sex marriage legal
  • 2002-04-01 The Netherlands legalizes euthanasia, becoming the first nation in the world to do so.
  • 2002-05-06 Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is shot and killed by an animal rights activist.
  • 2002-05-11 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Ottawa and Apeldoorn (May 2), 2000, symbolically linking both the Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout the Second World War.
  • 2003-02-27 Former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavsic is sentenced by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to 11 years in prison
  • 2005-06-01 The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection.
  • 2009-02-13 The Dutch Statistics agency confirms the Netherlands are in recession
  • 2009-04-30 Failed attack on the Dutch Royal Family results in 7 deaths and 17 injured.
  • 2009-11-13 The Netherlands officially exits the recession after experiencing 0.4% growth in the third quarter, but recovery for the Netherlands still remains fragile as the country is highly dependent on exports to maintain the recovery
  • 2010-07-11 FIFA World Cup: Spain beats the Netherlands 1-0 for football's 19th World Cup in Johannesburg (Spain's 1st title)
  • 2010-10-10 The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved
  • 2011-04-09 A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.
  • 2012-04-21 Two trains in Sloterdijk, Netherlands, injure 117 people in a head on collision
  • 2012-04-23 Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, tenders resignation, paving the way for early elections

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2012-05-06 François Hollande elected 24th President of France

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande
  • 2012-06-15 Five Dutch banks, including ING, receive credit rating downgrades of one or two notches
  • 2012-09-25 Anouchka van Miltenburg is elected President of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands
  • 2013-01-21 Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Netherlands’ Minister of Finance, becomes the President of the Euro Group
  • 2013-04-30 Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years
  • 2015-11-16 French President François Hollande declares the country at war with ISIS in an address to parliament

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 2,688

  • 1919-08-24 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer
  • 1919-09-10 Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer
  • 1919-11-30 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], Dutch poet (Through the Night)
  • 1919-12-16 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy)
  • 1919-12-29 Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist/writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T)
  • 1920-01-01 Elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)
  • 1920-01-14 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
  • 1920-02-20 Armin Schibler, Dutch Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace)
  • 1920-03-10 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)
  • 1920-03-31 Marga [Sara Voeten-] Minco, Dutch writer (Bitter Herb)
  • 1920-04-05 Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch premier (1971-73)
  • 1920-04-16 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo)
  • 1920-04-30 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist/composer
  • 1920-05-19 Tina Strobos, Netherlands, physician and resistor to Nazi occupation, (d. 2012)
  • 1920-08-25 Jef Diederen, Dutch painter
  • 1920-09-05 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Anna & her Father)
  • 1920-09-10 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor/director (Assault)
  • 1920-09-12 Jan W Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet/historian (Blossoming Stone)
  • 1920-10-05 Robert Feenstra, Dutch law historian
  • 1920-11-23 Herman Nieland, Dutch organist/pianist/composer (Te Deum Laudamus)
  • 1920-11-27 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star
  • 1920-11-27 Max Tripels, attorney/Dutch MP
  • 1920-12-13 Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Signifier & the Signified)
  • 1920-12-30 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter/graphic artist/cartoonist
  • 1921-01-14 Charles Gaupp, German/Dutch painter
  • 1921-02-13 Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist
  • 1921-02-14 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player
  • 1921-03-12 Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator
  • 1921-04-29 Cornelis de Jager, Dutch astronomer (Sun)
  • 1921-05-04 John van Kesteren, Dutch tenor (Komische Oper, West-Berlin)
  • 1921-05-05 Sonja Oosterman, Dutch singer (Marketensters)
  • 1921-05-19 Karel van het Reve, Dutch Slavist (Comrade's Religion)
  • 1921-06-19 Herman Berserik, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • 1921-06-27 G M J Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • 1921-07-09 Jacob J Hage, Dutch farmer/WW II resistance fighter
  • 1921-07-11 Ilse Werner, Dutch-born actress
  • 1921-07-30 Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy)
  • 1921-08-28 Joop Doderer, Velsen Netherlands, actor (Swiebertje)
  • 1921-09-01 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (Mandarins on Sulfuric Acid)
  • 1921-10-10 "Boy" [FHP] Trip, Dutch minister
  • 1921-10-20 Hans Warren, Dutch writer/poet/critic (Secret Diary)
  • 1921-10-23 Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus)
  • 1921-11-23 Hein J Roethof, lawyer/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1921-12-03 Hans G Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (Eric the Viking)
  • 1921-12-28 Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
  • 1922-01-21 Jean P Vroom, Dutch sculptor
  • 1922-02-16 Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)
  • 1922-02-27 Hans Rookmaaker, Dutch professor and art historian (d. 1977)
  • 1922-03-11 Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
  • 1922-06-24 Aadje [Alida WM] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • 1922-06-24 Rietje [Maria SC] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • 1922-07-03 Corneille [Cornelis G of Beverloo], Dutch painter (Africa, Antilles)
  • 1922-07-20 Miroslav "Standa" Bares, Czech/Dutch actor/director (Billy Budd)
  • 1922-08-12 Andre Kloos, Dutch trade union leader (NVV/VARA)
  • 1922-08-25 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer/song writer/programmer
  • 1922-10-07 Reina Prinsen Geerligs, [Leentje Vandendriesch], Dutch antifascist
  • 1922-10-22 Ton Lensink, Dutch actor (Rituelen)
  • 1922-11-15 Paul Acket, Dutch publisher/organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz)
  • 1923-01-16 Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
  • 1923-01-17 Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Lifespan, Broken Mirrors, The Lift)
  • 1923-03-08 Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz, premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
  • 1923-03-11 Ad[rianus C] de Besten, Dutch literary (River Basin)
  • 1923-03-11 Morschi Mirando, [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
  • 1923-03-22 Cor N van Dis Jr, Dutch MP (SGP, 1971-94)
  • 1923-03-25 Wim Van Est, [Locomotief/Pletmolen], Dutch cyclist
  • 1923-04-02 Jacob "Jaap" Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogisch Moment)
  • 1923-04-04 Manon H E Alving, Dutch actress (Short American)
  • 1923-04-21 Andrea Domburg, Dutch actress, (Theo d'Or Prize, Keetje Tippel)
  • 1923-05-02 Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer
  • 1923-06-18 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violist/concert master
  • 1923-06-20 Marcus Bakker, Dutch MP (CPN)
  • 1923-07-21 Henny Alma, [Hendrika den Broek], Dutch actress (Soldier of Orange)
  • 1923-08-09 Gerrit Kouwenaar, Dutch literary
  • 1923-08-29 Reinier Braams, Dutch biophysicist/MP (VVD)
  • 1923-08-31 Serafina K "Sera" Anstadt, Polish/Dutch actress/author
  • 1923-09-01 Theo H Joekes, journalist/Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1923-10-13 Servaas "Faas" Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes/Fortuna/Inter Milan)
  • 1923-10-18 Suzanne Perlman, Hungarian/Dutch Antilian painter
  • 1923-11-25 Jaap van Meekren, Dutch TV host (AVRO/RTL4)
  • 1923-12-13 Fred van der Spek, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PSP)
  • 1923-12-14 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys)
  • 1923-12-14 Leonardus S van Egeraat, Dutch travel expert
  • 1923-12-18 Lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter
  • 1924-02-12 Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)
  • 1924-03-02 Albert TLCA Vogel, Dutch elocutionist
  • 1924-03-29 Jules de Corte, blind Dutch ballad singer
  • 1924-04-05 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist/sculptor
  • 1924-04-20 Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (An American in Paris)
  • 1924-05-02 Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer
  • 1924-05-09 Gerard Wernars, Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991)
  • 1924-06-17 Henk J Hoekstra, president (Dutch Communist Party)
  • 1924-06-28 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host
  • 1924-07-19 Sybren Polet, [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer/poet (Mannekino)
  • 1924-07-20 Hans Lodeizen, [Johannes A Frederik], Dutch poet (Inner Self)
  • 1924-08-03 Max van der Stoel, Dutch Foreign minister (PvdA)
  • 1924-09-15 Lucebert, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist (Boozz, PC Hooft prize 1967)
  • 1924-11-11 Piet J A van der Sanden, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1924-11-16 Joep J P de Boer, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1924-11-17 Lucas J "Luc" Lutz, Dutch actor/director (Hague Comedy)
  • 1924-11-28 Kees [Gerrit C] Otten, Dutch flutist

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