Belgian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 513

  • 1927-11-22 Belgian government of Henri Jaspar falls
  • 1928-09-30 Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium cycles record 76 mi 604 yds in 1 hr
  • 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

  • 1934-03-29 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 Tour de France: Sylvère Maes of Belgium wins his second title from Frenchman Antone Magne
  • 1936-09-01 Belgian boxer Gustave Roth beats Heinz Lazek of Austria in a 15 round points decision to win the EBU and vacant IBU world light heavyweight title in Vienna
  • 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

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-01-13 Belgian premier signs Burgos Treaty for trade relations with Franco's Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco 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 Tour de France: Sylvère Maes of Belgium wins his 3rd title from Frenchman René Vietto
  • 1939-08-26 Belgium mobilizes
  • 1939-09-04 Netherlands & Belgium declare neutrality
  • 1940-01-09 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium
  • 1940-05-10 World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France
  • 1940-05-17 Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium and begins invasion of France
  • 1940-05-28 Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up
  • 1940-05-29 In WWII, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium and 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 Mortsel, Belgium: Allies target Minerva car factory, used for repairing Luftwaffe planes for bombing raid; collateral damage from missed targets kills 936 civilians, Belgium's greatest loss of WWII
  • 1943-08-19 Belgian church excommunicates Nazi collaborator Léon 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
  • 1944-09-09 US 113th cavalry passes Belgian-Dutch borders
  • 1944-12-16 Nazi Germany launches a counteroffensive against the Allies in the Ardennes region of Belgium, beginning the 'Battle of the Bulge'
  • 1944-12-22 Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium

Conference meetingMeeting 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 Walloon Nazi collaborator Léon 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
  • 1948-08-13 José Beyaert of France wins the cycling road race at the London Olympics; Belgium takes gold in the teams section beating Great Britain & France
  • 1948-10-03 Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
  • 1949-01-29 Great Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland recognize Israel
  • 1949-06-26 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote (CVP gains)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949-08-11 Gaston Eyskens forms Belgian government

Prime Minister of Belgium Gaston Eyskens
Prime Minister of Belgium
Gaston Eyskens
  • 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
  • 1951-03-06 Belgium extends conscription to 24 months
  • 1951-07-16 King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates
  • 1951-07-17 Leopold III, King of the Belgians, abdicates in favour of his son Boudouin I

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 878

  • 1862-12-23 Henri Pirenne, Belgian historian (History of Belgium)
  • 1863-04-03 Henry Van de Velde, Flemish painter and architect (Art Nouveau), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1957)
  • 1863-06-25 Émile Francqui, Belgian soldier and diplomat, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1935)

Person of interestLeo Baekeland

1863-11-14 Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and inventor (bakelite plastics), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1944)

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Chemist
Leo Baekeland
  • 1864-05-21 Princess Stephanie of Belgium (d. 1945)
  • 1865-03-02 Théophile "Théo" Ysaÿe, Belgian composer and pianist, born in Verviers, Belgium (d. 1918)
  • 1865-06-15 Paul Gilson, Belgian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1942)
  • 1865-12-16 Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor
  • 1866-01-25 Emile Vandervelde, President (1900–1918) of the International Socialist Bureau and Minister of 3 Belgian governments (d. 1938)
  • 1866-02-24 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
  • 1866-08-14 Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (Prime number theorem), born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1962)
  • 1866-08-30 Georges Minne, Belgian sculptor, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1941)
  • 1867-04-25 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician and physiologist, born in Etterbeek, Belgium (d. 1941)
  • 1868-01-03 Franz V M Cumont, Belgian religious historian
  • 1868-02-05 Lodewijk Mortelmans, Belgian composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1868-03-05 Prosper Poullet, Belgian viscount/jurist/minister
  • 1868-10-24 Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and writer, born in Saint-Mandé, France (d. 1969)
  • 1868-11-09 Emmanuel de Bom, Flemish author (Wrakken), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1953)
  • 1869-01-31 Henri Carton de Wiart, Belgian Count/literary/premier (1920-21)
  • 1869-05-06 Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian and general archivist, born in Bilzen, Belgium (d. 1947)
  • 1869-05-19 Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State
  • 1869-06-03 Prince Baudouin of Belgium, Count of Flaanders, born in Palais de la Régence, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1891)
  • 1869-06-10 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary (La Gazette), born in Brussels (d. 1955)
  • 1869-12-30 Adolphe Max, Belgian Rep (Lib)
  • 1870-02-17 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist and founder of the Flemish People's Party
  • 1870-04-07 Joseph Ryelandt, Belgian composer (Christus Rex - Christ the King), born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • 1870-06-13 Jules Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (syphillis, Nobel 1919), born in Soignies, Belgium (d. 1961)
  • 1870-07-28 Henri Jaspar, Premier of Belgium (1927-31), born in Schaerbeek, Belgium (d. 1939)
  • 1870-12-10 Pierre Louÿs, French novelist and poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1925)
  • 1871-01-14 Pauline Beersmans, Flemish actress (Hofslachter), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1942)
  • 1871-04-16 Martin Lunssens, Belgian composer, born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (d. 1944)
  • 1871-05-26 Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47), born in Bilzen, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1871-09-04 [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress and wife of Joseph of Lyre, born in St-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1871-10-03 Stijn Streuvels [Frank Lateur], Flemish writer (De Valschaard), born in Heule, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • 1872-07-30 Clémentine, Princess of Belgium, wife of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte V, born in Royal Castle of Laeken, Brussels (d. 1955)
  • 1872-10-18 Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun
  • 1873-01-17 Francois Rasse, Belgian composer, born in Helchin (d. 1955)
  • 1873-08-03 Albert Marie Leon Adolphe de Bassompierre, Belgian ambassador to Tokyo (1921-39) (d. 1956)
  • 1873-12-09 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, born in Brussels (d. 1980)
  • 1873-12-14 Joseph Jongen, Belgian organist and composer (Symphonie concertante, Op. 81), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1953) [1]
  • 1874-04-30 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest and writer (Maria Magdalena - 1928), born in Ardooie, West Flanders, Belgium (d. 1949)
  • 1874-08-03 Eugène Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1963)
  • 1875-04-08 Albert I, King of Belgium (1909-34), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1934)
  • 1875-04-27 André Baillon, Belgian-French author (Un homme si simple), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1932)
  • 1875-07-15 Jean van den Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter
  • 1875-08-21 Maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1875-11-22 Georges Rency, Belgian poet and literature, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1951)
  • 1875-12-12 Desideer Stracke, Flemish jesuit and literature historian, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1970)
  • 1876-03-01 Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian aristocrat and 3rd President of the International Olympic Committee (1925-42), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1942)
  • 1876-05-17 Alban Collignon, Belgian sport journalist, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1955)
  • 1876-09-12 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1954)
  • 1876-10-28 Albert E Michotte van den Berck, Belgian psychologist
  • 1876-11-17 Baron Joseph van de Meulebroeck, mayor (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 1877-02-17 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)
  • 1877-07-30 Charles Radoux-Rogier, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1877-09-05 Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter and etcher, born in Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1920)
  • 1877-09-18 Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest and songwriter (Under the Snow), born in Broechem, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1877-09-20 Armand Marsick, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • 1877-12-14 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music composer (Leiecyclys), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1878-01-18 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician
  • 1878-02-14 Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American chemist (inventor of neoprene), born in Hansbeke, Belgium (d. 1936)
  • 1878-07-15 Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter and graphic artist
  • 1878-11-28 Jozef van Mierlo, Belgian Jesuit and literary (Hadewych), born in Turnhout, Belgium (d. 1958)
  • 1879-02-24 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Sun)
  • 1879-04-28 Edgard Tytgat, Flemish painter and etcher, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1954)
  • 1879-10-25 Jean Rogister, Belgian virtuoso violist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1879-11-07 Eugeen Yoors, Flemish etcher and glass painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1880-01-10 Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister & mayor of Antwerp, born in Roosdaal, Belgium (d. 1961)
  • 1882-01-03 Willem Benoy, Flemish actor and director (Pygmalion), born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1939)
  • 1882-04-01 Paul Anspach, Belgian fencer (Olympic gold individual epée, team epée 1912), born in Burcht, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • 1882-04-23 Max Winders, Belgian architect (WWII), responsible for bringing the Belgian gold stock, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1882-05-07 Willem Elsschot [Alfons Josephus de Ridder], Flemish writer (Mend), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1960)
  • 1882-08-02 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter and sculptor (Virgin Doll), born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1916)
  • 1883-02-07 Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist
  • 1883-05-14 Jan Olieslagers, Belgian aviation pioneer (Antwerp Devil)
  • 1883-06-14 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian New Testament scholar, born in Presles, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1883-09-20 Maria Baers, Flemish social worker and founder of the Christian Workers' Women's Movement (KAV), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • 1883-12-23 Hubert Pierlot, Belgian advocate and politician, Prime Minister of Belgium (1939-45), born in Cugnon, Belgium (d. 1963)
  • 1884-02-23 Herman Courtens, Belgian painter
  • 1884-03-02 Léon Jongen, Belgian organist, composer, and academic, born in Liège (d. 1969)
  • 1884-04-18 Magda Janssens, Belgian-Dutch actress and acting teacher (Maria Stuart), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1973)
  • 1884-05-19 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer (Adriaan Brouwer) (or 5/10)
  • 1884-06-07 Julius P. Hoste, Belgium minister and daily newspaper publisher (Last News), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1954)
  • 1884-07-29 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian playwright/journalist
  • 1884-08-31 George Al Sarton, Belgian-American chemist and historian, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1884-09-08 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver, born in St. Gilles, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • 1884-11-10 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet and author (Bird Phoenix), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • 1884-12-18 Philippe van Isacker, Belgian minister
  • 1884-12-28 Joseph Pholien, Belgian premier (1950-52)/communist hunter
  • 1885-01-17 Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader
  • 1885-05-05 Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State) (d. 1951)
  • 1885-07-20 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian/critic
  • 1885-08-06 Jozef M E Meeus, Belgian director H-Heart union
  • 1885-10-24 Ernest Claes, Belgian author (Saints from Zichem), born in Zichem, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1885-11-06 Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1885-11-17 Henry de Man, Belgian sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)
  • 1886-01-21 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
  • 1886-03-13 Henri D Gagnebin, Belgian-Swiss organist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1886-03-14 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), born in Florennes, Namur, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1886-05-08 Jef van Hoof, Flemish composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1959)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 447

  • 1952-04-30 Charles Radoux-Rogier, Belgian composer, dies at 74
  • 1952-06-24 Lodewijk Mortelmans, Belgian composer, dies at 84
  • 1952-07-18 Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (b. 1862)
  • 1952-07-22 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, dies at 58

Person of interestDjango Reinhardt

1953-05-16 Django Reinhardt, Belgium born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer considered the most significant European Jazz musician, dies at 43

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
Jazz Guitarist
Django Reinhardt
  • 1953-06-20 Hendrik de Man, sociologist (Belgian Working people Party), dies at 67
  • 1953-07-12 Joseph Jongen, Belgian organist and composer (Symphonie concertante, Op. 81), dies at 79 [1]
  • 1953-09-18 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver, dies at 26
  • 1954-02-01 Julius P. Hoste, Belgium minister & daily newspaper publisher (Last News), dies at 69
  • 1954-03-17 Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor, dies at 88
  • 1954-10-22 Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot, dies at 54
  • 1955-01-04 Francois Rasse, Belgian composer, dies at 81
  • 1955-03-08 Clémentine, Princess of Belgium, wife of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte V, dies at 82
  • 1955-07-16 Jean de Merode [Marie-Louise Courtenay], Belgian princess, dies at 81
  • 1955-09-12 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary (La Gazette), dies at 86
  • 1955-09-27 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian stagewriter/journalist, dies at 71
  • 1956-02-03 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (b. 1916)
  • 1956-02-26 Herman Courtens, Belgian baron and painter, dies at 72
  • 1956-03-22 George Al Sarton, Belgian-American chemist and historian, dies at 71
  • 1956-04-02 Albert Marie Leon Adolphe de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo (1921-39), dies at 82
  • 1956-07-12 Maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), dies at 80
  • 1956-10-01 Stan Ockers, Belgian road cyclist (World road champion 1955; Tour de France runner-up 1950, 52), dies in track cycling accident at 36
  • 1956-10-02 Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist, dies at 73
  • 1956-11-23 Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61
  • 1958-01-06 Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun, dies at 85
  • 1958-01-10 Charles de Trooz, Belgian writer, dies at 52
  • 1958-02-04 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince, dies at 46
  • 1958-04-04 Hendrik Heyman, Belgian minister of Nijverheid/mayor, dies at 78
  • 1958-09-17 Eugène Jungers, Belgian Governor of Rwanda Urundi, dies at 70
  • 1959-04-08 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
  • 1959-04-30 Armand Marsick, Belgian composer, dies at 81
  • 1959-09-17 Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director (Belgian National TV), dies at 39
  • 1960-10-22 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian painter and decorator, dies at 67
  • 1961-02-11 Patrice Lumumba, Congolese revolutionary, 1st prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, assassinated by the Belgian government at 34
  • 1961-03-07 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42
  • 1961-04-06 Jules Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (syphillis, Nobel 1919), dies at 90
  • 1961-11-25 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (b. 1866)
  • 1962-02-10 Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter and 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
  • 1963-09-10 Eugène Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra), dies at 89
  • 1963-12-13 Hubert ME Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45), dies at 79
  • 1964-01-19 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), dies at 77
  • 1964-03-20 Jean Rogister, Belgian virtuoso violist and composer, dies at 84
  • 1965-01-28 Jef van Durme, Belgian composer, dies at 57
  • 1966-04-08 George Creten, Belgian sculptor and painter, dies at 79
  • 1966-04-25 Maurice Roelants, Flemish novelist and poet (Komen en gaan, Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70
  • 1966-06-20 Georges Lemaître, Belgian Catholic Priest, astronomer and physics professor, who initially proposed the universe expansion and big-bang theories, dies at 71
  • 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, 39), dies of cancer 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 (This is Not a Pipe), dies at 68
  • 1967-08-23 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver, dies at 48
  • 1967-08-26 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, dies at 67
  • 1967-11-13 Pierre Moulaert, Belgian composer, dies at 60
  • 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 1938), dies at 76
  • 1968-08-06 Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician (Communist Party of Belgium (PCB)), dies at 60
  • 1968-08-11 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian New Testament scholar, dies at 85
  • 1968-09-02 Ernest Claes, Belgian author (The White), dies at 82
  • 1969-03-30 Lucien Bianchi, Italian-Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1968), dies during Le Mans testing accident at 34
  • 1969-08-27 Henri EJA de Page, Belgian lawyer, dies
  • 1969-09-02 Willy Mairesse, Belgian auto racer (13 F1 GP; Nürburgring 1000km 1963; GT Spa GP 1965; Targa Florio 1966), dies from suicide at 40
  • 1969-09-08 Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and writer, dies at 100
  • 1969-10-07 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
  • 1969-11-18 Léon Jongen, Belgian organist, composer, and academic, dies at 85
  • 1970-02-12 André Souris, Belgian composer, dies at 79
  • 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
  • 1971-03-06 Raymond Herreman, Belgian poet, journalist and writer (Jericho's Rose), dies at 74
  • 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
  • 1971-10-24 Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73
  • 1971-11-03 Étienne Gailly, Belgian long distance runner (famous Olympic bronze finish 1948), dies 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 and honorary secretary of King Leopold III of Belgium, dies at 81
  • 1973-02-02 Hendrik Elias, Flemish historian and Mayor of Ghent (1941-44), dies at 70
  • 1973-03-07 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgium WW I pilot [Eagle of Flanders], dies at 78
  • 1973-03-26 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, dies at 67
  • 1974-02-02 Jean Absil, Belgian organist and composer (Benedictions; Peau d'Ane), dies at 80
  • 1974-02-08 Franz Weyergans, Belgian writer and translator (Les Gens Heureux), dies at 61
  • 1975-01-20 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, dies at 81
  • 1975-02-09 Constant Burniaux, Belgian writer (The Abandoned) and art historian (Temps Inquiets), 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
  • 1975-11-01 Norbert Rosseau, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • 1976-02-17 Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Le Plaisir, Every Man is My Enemy), dies from heart failure 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 (Olympic silver 1976), dies at 22
  • 1977-03-27 Lodewijk de Vocht, Belgian composer, dies at 89
  • 1977-06-02 Henri D Gagnebin, Belgian-Swiss organist and composer, dies at 91