Belgian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 485

  • 1927-05-01 Netherlands beats Belgium 3-2 in soccer match in Amsterdam
  • 1927-05-11 Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
  • 1927-11-22 Belgian government of Henri Jaspar falls
  • 1928-03-11 Netherlands & Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
  • 1928-09-30 Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium cycles record 76 mi 604 yds in 1 hr
  • 1928-10-01 Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium bicycled 76 miles 504 yards in 1 hour
  • 1929-07-28 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium
  • 1929-10-24 Belgian princess Marie-Jose & Italian crown prince Umberto get engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails
  • 1930-05-31 Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium
  • 1930-08-04 Child labor laws established in Belgium
  • 1930-12-03 Airborn chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley, Belgium)
  • 1931-05-21 Belgian government of Jaspar falls
  • 1931-06-05 Jules Renkin becomes premier of Belgium
  • 1932-07-14 Belgian Chamber rules Dutch language for education of Flanders
  • 1932-07-18 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign Ouchy Convention, a customs treaty
  • 1932-09-09 Mine strikes at Belgian Borinage ended
  • 1932-10-18 Belgium government of Renkin falls
  • 1932-10-22 Charles de Broqueville becomes premier of Belgium
  • 1933-12-25 Belgian Working people's party accept Henry de Mans Plan of Labor
  • 1934-02-23 Coronation of King Leopold III of Belgium
  • 1934-03-11 Netherlands beats Belgium at soccer 9-3
  • 1934-03-29 Bank of Travail in Belgium, socialist workers' movement bankrupt
  • 1934-11-20 New Belgian government of Theunis, Francqui & Gutt (3 bankers)
  • 1935-03-25 1st Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns
  • 1935-07-12 Belgium recognizes Soviet Union
  • 1935-07-28 29th Tour de France won by Romain Maes of Belgium
  • 1936-03-06 Belgium ends Locarno pact
  • 1936-05-26 1st government of Zealand in Belgium ends
  • 1936-06-13 2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms
  • 1936-08-02 30th Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium
  • 1936-12-25 Belgian bishops condemn fascism & communism
  • 1937-10-25 Belgian government of Zealand falls due to black money
  • 1937-11-23 Emile Janson becomes Belgian premier
  • 1938-05-15 Paul-Henri Spak forms red coalition of Belgium
  • 1938-06-11 5.0 Earthquake in Belgium kills 2, strongest in 45 years
  • 1938-11-21 -24] Belgian king Leopold III visits Netherlands
  • 1939-01-13 Belgian premier signs Burgos Treaty for trade relations with Franco
  • 1939-02-09 Belgian Spaak government falls
  • 1939-02-21 Belgian government of Pierlot forms
  • 1939-02-27 Belgian government of Pierlot falls
  • 1939-04-18 Hubert Pierlot forms Belgian government
  • 1939-07-30 33rd Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium
  • 1939-08-26 Belgium mobilizes
  • 1939-09-04 Netherlands & Belgium declare neutrality
  • 1940-01-09 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium
  • 1940-04-21 Netherlands beats Belgium 4-2 in soccer
  • 1940-05-10 Nazi armies attack Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg
  • 1940-05-17 Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium & begins invasion of France
  • 1940-05-28 Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up
  • 1940-05-29 In WW II, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-11-19 Belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

  • 1942-04-27 Belgian Jews are forced to wear stars
  • 1942-05-26 Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
  • 1942-08-04 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz
  • 1942-08-11 999 Jews are taken from Mechelen transit camp in Belgium
  • 1942-09-12 Free-Poland & Belgium asks pope to condemn nazi-war crimes
  • 1943-03-22 Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium
  • 1943-04-05 Allies bomb Mortsel, Belgium's worse lose of life during WWII (936 civilians)
  • 1943-08-19 Belgian church excommunicates nazi Leon Degrelle
  • 1943-11-21 7 Belgian ministers in London criticise King Leopold III for surrendering to Germany
  • 1944-02-10 Belgian resistance fighter and author Kamiel van Baelen arrested
  • 1944-09-02 Belgium's Emissie bank closes
  • 1944-09-02 US leaders meet in Belgium
  • 1944-09-05 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign customs Unity treaty
  • 1944-09-07 SS-general Kurt Meyer takes Durnal, Belgium
  • 1944-12-16 Ardennes campaign ('Battle of the Bulge') begins in Belgium
  • 1944-12-22 Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-12-28 Eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt, Belgium

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1944-12-29 Belgian Nazi Leon Degrelle sentenced to death
  • 1945-01-12 German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of Bulge
  • 1945-05-01 General Belgian Labor Union (ABVV) party forms
  • 1946-03-13 Paul-Henri Spaak (Belgium Socialist Party) forms Belgian government - shortest Belgian government (ends 31 March)
  • 1946-03-31 Belgian government of Spaak resigns - shortest ever Belgian government
  • 1946-03-31 Belgian government of Acker forms
  • 1946-04-01 Van Acker forms Belgian government (without CVP)
  • 1946-04-13 Belgian premier Acker proclaims wage & price freeze over
  • 1946-07-10 Belgian government of Acker resigns
  • 1946-08-03 Belgian government of Huysmans forms
  • 1946-12-23 Belgian Council of State forms
  • 1947-03-12 Belgian government of Huysmans resigns
  • 1947-03-19 Belgian government of Paul-Henri Spaak (Belgium Socialist Party) forms
  • 1947-10-29 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands form Benelux Union
  • 1948-10-03 Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
  • 1949-01-29 Great Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand & Switzerland recognize Israel
  • 1949-06-26 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote (CVP gains)
  • 1949-08-11 Gaston Eyskens forms Belgian government
  • 1950-01-16 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel
  • 1950-03-12 Belgium votes (58%) for return of King Leopold III
  • 1950-03-17 Belgian government of Gaston Eyskens resigns due to constitutional crisis
  • 1950-05-11 Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die
  • 1950-06-04 CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election
  • 1950-06-08 Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
  • 1950-07-22 King Leopold returns to Belgium after 6 years in exile
  • 1950-08-01 King Leopold of Belgium abdicates, Baudouin becomes King
  • 1950-08-11 King Boudouin I takes oath as royal prince of Belgium
  • 1950-08-15 Joseph Pholien becomes Belgian premier
  • 1950-08-18 Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.
  • 1950-09-12 Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants
  • 1950-10-21 Death penalty abolished in Belgium
  • 1951-01-30 Belgium refuses to allow communists to make speeches on radio

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 678

  • 1892-03-28 Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
  • 1892-07-06 Baron Willy Coppens de Houthulst, Belgian WW I pilot
  • 1892-09-11 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1892-09-28 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot/air pioneer
  • 1893-03-09 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian muralist/decorator
  • 1893-04-08 Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Sereniteit)
  • 1893-06-10 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor
  • 1893-10-10 August Balthazar, Belgian politician
  • 1893-10-23 Jean Absil, Belgian composer (Peau d'Ane)
  • 1894-01-15 Edmond Rubbens, Belgian attorney/minister of colonization
  • 1894-05-11 Florimond Cornellie, Belgian sailor (Olympic gold 1920)
  • 1894-08-28 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter and sculptor (Iron Tower) (d. 1986)
  • 1894-11-05 Henri E J A de Page, Belgian private law scholar
  • 1894-12-28 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot (Eagle of Flanders)
  • 1895-03-14 Frans Ganshof, Belgian historian
  • 1895-12-19 Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Jazz Player)
  • 1895-12-30 August De Boodt, Belgian politician
  • 1896-02-29 Omer C F L Tulippe, Belgian geographer
  • 1897-03-13 Marcel Thiry, Belgian poet (Statue of Fatigue)
  • 1897-09-23 Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (surrealist)
  • 1897-11-29 Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Little Emperor)
  • 1897-12-16 Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright (Le Canari et le Cerise)
  • 1897-12-18 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
  • 1898-01-01 George van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)
  • 1898-01-29 Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
  • 1898-04-08 Achiel H Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58)
  • 1898-05-16 August de Schrijver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP)
  • 1898-07-01 Andre-Marie Charue, bishop of Namen Belgium
  • 1898-07-24 Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter
  • 1898-08-24 Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and physician (Nobel 1974), born in Longlier, Belgium (d. 1983)
  • 1898-11-01 Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (d. 1960)
  • 1898-11-21 René Magritte, Belgian surrealistic painter (This is Not a Pipe)
  • 1899-01-02 Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian premier/sec-gen of NATO (1957-61)
  • 1900-04-06 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • 1900-04-10 Jean Duvieusart, premier (Belgium 1950)
  • 1900-06-09 Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot
  • 1900-11-27 Leon Barzin, conductor (NY City Ballet 1948-58), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1901-01-08 Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)
  • 1901-05-07 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron/composer
  • 1901-05-10 Albert Dondeyne, Belgian philosopher/theologist
  • 1901-05-21 Suzanne Lilar, [Verbist], France/Belgian writer (Le burlador)
  • 1901-06-23 Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador
  • 1901-11-03 Leopold III [Filip von Saksen-Coburg], King of the Belgians (from 1934, abdicated 1951) (d. 1983)
  • 1901-11-17 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer
  • 1901-12-02 Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, Belgian composer
  • 1902-02-10 Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)
  • 1902-07-11 Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58)
  • 1902-07-15 Jean Rey, Belgian President of European Commission (1967-70)
  • 1902-11-16 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist
  • 1902-11-29 Georges Poulet, French/Belgian critic (Temps Humain)
  • 1903-02-13 Georges Simenon, Belgian mystery writer (Snow Was Black)
  • 1903-02-20 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer
  • 1903-04-09 Willem Pee, Belgian linguist
  • 1903-07-04 Flor Peeters, Antwerp Belgium, organist/composer (Lied Symphony)
  • 1903-07-20 Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician
  • 1903-08-08 August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state
  • 1904-03-30 Akarova, [Marguerite Acarin], Belgian dancer (Les Biches)
  • 1904-07-16 Leo Joseph Suenens, Cardinal (Belgium)
  • 1905-02-27 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye)
  • 1905-04-01 Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • 1905-04-05 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist (d. 1996)
  • 1905-04-08 Pierre Wigny, Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]
  • 1905-05-05 Robert Houben, Belgian CVP-minister of Public health (1958)
  • 1905-11-16 Astrid SLT Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden
  • 1905-11-27 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor/composer (Mater Dolorosa)
  • 1906-02-24 Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
  • 1906-03-04 Georges Ronsse, Belgian national cyclo-cross and world champion road cyclist (d. 1969)
  • 1906-06-08 Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1906-06-15 Léon Degrelle, Belgian SS officer (d. 1994)
  • 1906-06-28 Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/music historian
  • 1906-08-04 Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess (last Queen of Italy), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 2001)
  • 1906-08-05 Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
  • 1906-12-06 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician
  • 1907-01-24 Alfonse Vranckx, Belgian lawyer/politician
  • 1907-02-16 Henri van Albada, Belgian sculptor (Charles V)
  • 1907-03-17 Jan M J van Houtte, premier Belgium (1952-54)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1907-05-22 Hergé [Georges Prosper Remi], Belgian comic book creator (The Adventures of Tintin), born in Etterbeek, Belgium (d. 1983)

Cartoonist Hergé
Cartoonist
Hergé
  • 1907-12-27 Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher
  • 1908-06-04 Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian, born in Zevekote, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • 1908-07-01 Paul Hardy, Belgian writer (Best of Painted Furniture)
  • 1908-07-12 Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician
  • 1908-09-26 Maurice Naessens, Belgian banker
  • 1908-12-25 Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-American automotive engineer (d. 1996)
  • 1909-02-17 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37)[NS]
  • 1909-06-28 French van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist
  • 1909-08-27 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936 and 1939), born in Gistel, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1909-12-25 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910-01-23 Django Reinhardt, Belgium born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer considered the most significant European Jazz musician, born in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium (d. 1953)

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
Jazz Guitarist
Django Reinhardt
  • 1910-02-10 Dominique Pire, Belgian educator, aided WW II refugees (Nobel 1958)
  • 1910-05-06 Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist
  • 1910-09-18 Henri A Cornelis, gov-general Belgian Congo/Rwanda-Urundi
  • 1910-09-24 Jean Servais, Angers Belgium, actor (Every Man is My Enemy)
  • 1910-10-14 Jef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader
  • 1911-01-22 Suzanne Danco, Belgian opera singer
  • 1911-03-16 Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician
  • 1911-03-20 Mieke Verstraete, Belgian/Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled)
  • 1911-05-14 J Borremans, Belgian politician (communist)/MP
  • 1911-08-17 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince
  • 1911-11-26 Raymond Scheyven, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs
  • 1912-01-18 Charles Moeller, Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 381

  • 1962-02-10 Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter/graphic artist, dies at 83
  • 1962-03-02 Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (Prime number theorem), dies at 95
  • 1962-07-20 Andre Renard, Belgium worker's union leader (MSU), dies at 51
  • 1963-12-13 Hubert ME Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45), dies at 79
  • 1964-01-19 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
  • 1966-04-08 George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79
  • 1966-04-25 Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70
  • 1966-06-29 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer, dies at 82
  • 1966-08-08 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63
  • 1966-12-05 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936 and 1939), dies at 57
  • 1967-02-05 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Jokaste against God), dies at 87
  • 1967-05-26 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, dies at 60
  • 1967-08-15 René Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68
  • 1967-08-23 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver (b. 1918)
  • 1967-08-26 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, dies at 67
  • 1967-12-19 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78
  • 1968-01-04 Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83
  • 1968-02-08 J Borremans, Belgian politician (Communist), dies at 56
  • 1968-02-22 Omer CFL Tulippe, Belgian geographer, dies at 71
  • 1968-02-25 Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47), dies at 96
  • 1968-07-18 Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
  • 1968-08-06 Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician, dies at 60
  • 1968-08-11 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian biblical scholar, dies
  • 1968-09-02 Ernest Claes, Belgian author (The White), dies at 82
  • 1969-03-30 Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer, dies at 34
  • 1969-08-27 Henri EJA de Page, Belgian lawyer, dies
  • 1969-09-09 Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1969-10-07 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
  • 1970-03-17 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83
  • 1971-01-16 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), dies at 81
  • 1971-03-15 Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (b. 1948)
  • 1971-06-02 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye), dies at 66
  • 1971-06-28 Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Serenity), dies at 78
  • 1971-10-21 Etienne Gailly, Belgian marathoner (Oly-bronze-48), dies at 48
  • 1971-10-24 Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73
  • 1971-11-03 Etienne Gailly, Belgium marathoner (Oly-bron-48), dies in accident at 48
  • 1972-05-01 Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator (Orfeo), dies at 82
  • 1972-07-31 Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian premier/sect-gen (NATO, 1957-61), dies at 73
  • 1972-09-07 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian, dies at 81
  • 1973-02-02 Hendrik Elias, Belgian politician (b. 1902)
  • 1973-03-07 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgium WW I pilot [Eagle of Flanders], dies at 78
  • 1973-03-26 Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/musicologist, dies at 67
  • 1974-02-02 Jean Absil, Belgian composer (Benedictions), dies at 80
  • 1975-01-20 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, dies at 81
  • 1975-02-09 Constant Burniaux, Belgian art historian (L'amour Vivre), dies at 82
  • 1975-06-28 Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (b. 1941)
  • 1975-07-10 Achiel H van Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58), dies at 77
  • 1976-02-17 Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Every Man is My Enemy), dies at 65
  • 1976-04-17 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
  • 1976-05-09 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer, dies at 74
  • 1976-12-29 Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500 m sprinter (Oly-silver-76), dies at 22
  • 1977-09-05 Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant (b. 1897)
  • 1977-12-01 Paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69
  • 1978-02-05 Frans van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist, dies at 68
  • 1978-04-19 Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher, dies at 70
  • 1978-08-09 Johan Daisne, [Thiery], Belgian writer (Lago Maggiore), dies at 66
  • 1978-10-09 Jacques Brel, Belgian chansonnier, buried on Atuama, dies at 49
  • 1979-06-30 Alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72
  • 1979-09-04 Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician, dies at 76
  • 1980-01-03 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (b. 1892)
  • 1980-02-09 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106
  • 1980-02-23 Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, dies at 62
  • 1980-05-05 Edmond Vandercammen, Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79
  • 1980-07-04 Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (b. 1895)
  • 1980-12-25 Louis Neefs, Belgian singer, dies at 43
  • 1981-01-13 Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83
  • 1981-01-27 Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58), dies at 78
  • 1981-10-19 Paul Snoek, [Edm Schietekat], Belgian poet, dies at 48
  • 1981-12-29 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41
  • 1982-01-19 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
  • 1982-01-20 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brus 1974), dies at 31[or 1/19]
  • 1982-05-14 Baron Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador, dies
  • 1982-08-08 Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
  • 1982-09-05 Maurice Naessens, Belgian banker, dies at 73
  • 1982-09-10 Max Winders Maximilien, brought Belgium gold reserve to England, dies
  • 1982-10-03 Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star, dies at 41
  • 1983-01-07 August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79
  • 1983-02-22 Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1983-03-03 Hergé [Georges Prosper Remi], Belgian comic book creator (The Adventures of Tintin), dies at 75

Cartoonist Hergé
Cartoonist
Hergé
  • 1983-05-19 Jean Rey, Belgian politician and President of the European Commission dies at 80
  • 1983-05-23 Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and physician (Nobel 1974), dies at 84
  • 1983-06-07 Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
  • 1983-09-25 Leopold III, King of Belgium (1934-51), dies at 81
  • 1983-12-21 Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (b. 1919)
  • 1985-02-07 Albert Dondeyne, Belgian philosopher/theologist, dies at 83
  • 1985-03-28 Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53
  • 1985-03-29 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun and singer-songwriter, The Singing Nun, commits suicide at 51
  • 1985-06-17 Piet De Somer, Belgian rector of University of Louvain, dies at 67
  • 1985-12-04 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, dies at 83
  • 1986-01-14 Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter, dies at 53
  • 1986-03-02 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian, dies at 56
  • 1986-03-21 August de Boodt, Belgian politician, dies at 90
  • 1986-04-04 Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter, dies at 87
  • 1986-04-09 Jean Mogin, Belgian poet, dies at 64
  • 1986-05-20 Willem Pee, Belgian linguistic, dies at 83
  • 1986-06-02 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor/composer (Elegie), dies at 80
  • 1986-06-12 Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist, dies at 76
  • 1986-06-17 Jef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 75
  • 1986-07-28 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter and sculptor (Iron Tower), dies at 91
  • 1986-08-09 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist, dies at 77