Belgian History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 513

  • 1952-06-17 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
  • 1952-08-09 General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
  • 1953-01-13 Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14
  • 1953-10-14 Belgian Convair crashes at Frankfurt, 44 die
  • 1953-10-25 Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die
  • 1953-10-31 TV broadcasting begins in Belgium
  • 1954-01-30 Belgium ends trade agreement with USSR
  • 1954-04-12 Belgian Van Houtte government resigns
  • 1954-04-22 Achiel van Acker forms Belgian government
  • 1954-05-14 Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months
  • 1955-04-03 Fire in cinema in Sclessin, Belgium, kills 39
  • 1955-05-16 King Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo
  • 1955-07-09 Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week
  • 1955-08-03 Belgian middle distance runner Roger Moens breaks Rudolph Harbig's long standing 800m world record (1:45.7) in Oslo, Norway

  • 1955-10-29 Belgium signs accord for 5 day work week (45 hours)
  • 1956-02-08 Mine disaster in Quaregnon Belgium, 8 die
  • 1956-07-06 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 3 shots from Flory Van Donck of Belgium for his 3rd consecutive Open victory
  • 1956-08-08 Fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium
  • 1957-07-07 Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
  • 1958-04-17 Brussells (Belgium) World Fair opens
  • 1958-06-01 Belgian christian-democrats win parliamentary election
  • 1958-06-26 Gaston Eyskens becomes Premier of Belgium
  • 1958-10-12 CVP wins municipal elections in Belgium
  • 1958-11-04 Belgian minority government of Gaston Eyskens resigns
  • 1958-11-06 Belgium government of Eyskens & Lilar forms
  • 1958-12-02 Benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg
  • 1959-01-13 King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence
  • 1959-08-20 Belgium shortens military conscription to 12 months
  • 1959-10-04 Netherlands equal best performance against neighbours Belgium; win, 9-1 in soccer friendly at De Kuip, Rotterdam; Piet van der Kuil & Faas Wilkes score 3 apiece
  • 1959-11-01 Patrice Lumumba arrested in Belgian Congo
  • 1960-01-20 Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
  • 1960-04-03 Earthquake at Havre, Belgium
  • 1960-05-19 Belgian parliament requires rest day for self employed
  • 1960-06-25 Earthquake in NE Belgium

  • 1960-06-30 Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium
  • 1960-07-10 Belgium sends troops to Congo
  • 1960-10-14 Belgian senator Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen
  • 1960-11-14 Belgium threatens to leave UN due to criticism on its policy on Congo
  • 1960-12-05 Ghana drops diplomatic relations with Belgium
  • 1961-02-15 Entire US figure skating team is killed in an air crash outside Brussels airport in Belgium whilst flying to World Championships in Prague from NYC; 72 passengers, including 34 American skaters, coaches, officials, and other members of extended team are lost
  • 1961-04-25 Belgium government of Gaston Eyskens falls over the Unitary Law
  • 1961-05-06 Omer Vanaudenhove chosen chairman of Belgium Liberal Party
  • 1961-08-23 Belgium sends troops to Rwanda-Urundi
  • 1961-10-22 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights & Flemish language in Belgium
  • 1961-12-08 Antwerp Belgium diocese forms
  • 1961-12-27 Belgium & Congo resume diplomatic relations
  • 1962-01-01 Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
  • 1962-07-01 Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)
  • 1962-10-25 1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation
  • 1963-04-15 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurèle Vandendriessche of Belgium in race record 2:18:58
  • 1963-07-25 Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
  • 1963-09-01 Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot
  • 1963-09-23 Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
  • 1964-04-06 Egypt & Belgium restore diplomatic relations
  • 1964-04-18 Artisans strike in Belgium ends
  • 1964-04-20 68th Boston Marathon won for second straight year by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:19:59
  • 1964-05-21 Fire in Belgian resort kills 19
  • 1964-10-24 Belgian paratroops liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville
  • 1964-10-27 Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans & 800 Belgians
  • 1965-06-26 Wallon party forms in Belgium
  • 1965-07-27 Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government
  • 1965-09-24 Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament
  • 1965-12-22 Belgian government shuts 6 coal mines
  • 1966-01-31 Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
  • 1966-02-10 Harmel government in Belgium resigns
  • 1966-03-19 Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants begins
  • 1966-04-17 100th international soccer match between Netherlands and Belgium (3-1)
  • 1966-04-25 Drunk driver kills 10 children in Asse, Belgium
  • 1966-10-28 Belgium's Gaston Roelants runs 12-4/5 miles in 1 hour
  • 1967-05-22 Fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 1967-07-05 Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
  • 1967-08-14 Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered
  • 1967-08-21 Liquid gas tanker explodes in Martelange Belgium, 22 killed
  • 1968-02-07 Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls
  • 1968-04-19 Belgian construction workers strike
  • 1968-06-17 Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms
  • 1969-07-20 56th Tour de France: Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx wins general, points, mountains, team classification titles
  • 1969-10-19 Scottish Matra-Ford driver Jackie Stewart finishes 4th in season ending Mexican Grand Prix to win his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 26 points from Jacky Ickx of Belgium
  • 1969-11-03 Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium
  • 1970-01-05 23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
  • 1970-02-10 Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel at Val d'Isere, France, killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths
  • 1970-07-19 57th Tour de France: Defending champion Eddy Merckx of Belgium wins general, mountains and combination categories
  • 1971-07-18 58th Tour de France: Eddy Merckx of Belgium wins third straight Tour general classification as well as points and combination categories
  • 1971-09-24 Eyskens-Cools disbands Belgium parliament
  • 1971-10-25 Belgium & People's Republic of China establish diplomatic relations
  • 1972-01-21 Belgian government of Eyskens-Cools forms
  • 1972-07-22 59th Tour de France: Eddy Merckx of Belgium takes 4th consecutive general classification title as well as points and combination events
  • 1972-09-05 Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium
  • 1972-10-25 Eddy Merckx (Belgium) covers 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hr
  • 1972-11-22 Belgium government of Eyskens resigns
  • 1972-12-27 Belgium recognizes German DR
  • 1973-01-26 Belgium government of Leburton forms
  • 1973-02-18 Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3,000m indoor record 7:39.2
  • 1973-04-06 Dock strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1974-01-19 Belgium government of Leburton falls
  • 1974-03-10 Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
  • 1974-04-25 Leo Tindemans forms Belgium government
  • 1974-07-21 61st Tour de France: Eddy Merckx of Belgium wins 5th Tour that he enters; equals Jacques Anquetil record for Tour victories

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 881

  • 1886-05-08 Jef van Hoof, Flemish composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • 1886-07-05 Felix Timmermans, Flemish painter and illustrator (Pallieter), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1947)
  • 1886-07-31 Constant Permeke, Flemish painter and statues artist (Sow), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1886-11-19 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent), born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • 1887-03-14 George Creten, Belgian sculptor and painter, born in Saint-Gilles, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1887-05-09 Jules Van de Leene, Belgian painter, born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 1962)
  • 1887-09-21 Lodewijk de Vocht, Belgian composer, born in Antwerp (d. 1977)
  • 1887-11-05 Oscar Bossaert, Belgian industrialist and chocolate manufacturer (Victoria), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1888-01-10 Emile van Bosch, Belgian-Dutch opera singer (Fair Folks), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • 1888-03-19 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)
  • 1888-07-19 Eugène Jungers, Belgian Governor of Rwanda Urundi, born in Messancy, Belgium (d. 1958)
  • 1888-08-05 Victor Francen, Belgian actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), born in Tienen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1888-09-08 Louis Zimmer, Flemish astronomer and clock maker (Jubelklok/Wonder Clock), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1970)
  • 1889-02-06 Karel Wellens, Flemish painter, born in Lummen, Belgium (d. 1958)
  • 1889-06-25 Margriet Baers, Flemish philosopher and social worker, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1922)
  • 1889-06-27 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1889-10-14 Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor, born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1963)
  • 1890-03-06 Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator/theory (Orfeo)
  • 1890-07-10 André Souris, Belgian composer, born in Marchienne-au-Pont, Belgium (d. 1970)
  • 1890-10-08 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • 1890-11-22 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1976)
  • 1891-01-10 Jos Speybrouck, Belgian drawer, born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1891-01-28 Camille Melloy, [Paepe], Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)
  • 1891-04-09 John Gobau, Flemish actor (Electricity, Hostage Rights, The Cross-Patch), born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1958)
  • 1891-05-30 Iman J van den Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter
  • 1891-07-26 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian and honorary secretary of King Leopold III of Belgium, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1972)
  • 1891-10-14 Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist and folklorist, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1892-03-28 Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist (Nobel 1938), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1892-04-17 Jean Haesaert, Flemish lawyer and sociologist, born in Lokeren, Belgium (d. 1961)
  • 1892-04-23 Minus van Looi [Benjamin van der Voort], Flemish writer, born in Tessenderlo, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1892-07-06 Willy Coppens, Belgian WW I fighter ace, born in Watermael-Boitsfort, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1892-08-01 Constant Burniaux, Belgian writer (The Abandoned) and art historian (Temps Inquiets), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1892-08-03 Oscar van Hemel, Belgian-Dutch composer, born in Antwerp (d. 1981)
  • 1892-09-11 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1926), born in Wontergem, East Flanders, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • 1892-09-28 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot/air pioneer
  • 1893-03-09 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian painter and decorator, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1960)
  • 1893-04-08 Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Sereniteit)
  • 1893-06-10 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1893-10-10 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1893-10-23 Jean Absil, Belgian organist and composer (Peau d'Ane), born in Bonsecours; (d. 1974)
  • 1894-01-15 Edmond Rubbens, Belgian attorney and politician, born in Zele, Belgium (d. 1938)
  • 1894-01-23 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Met den helm geboren, Patriot, Idiot), born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1894-05-11 Florimond Cornellie, Belgian sailor (Olympic gold 1920)
  • 1894-07-17 Georges Lemaître, Belgian Catholic Priest, astronomer and physics professor, who initially proposed the universe expansion and big-bang theories, born in Charleroi, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1894-07-19 Joris van Severen, Flemish politician and founder of the Alliance of Dietsche National Solidarists, born in Wakken, Belgium (d. 1940)
  • 1894-08-28 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter and sculptor (Iron Tower) (d. 1986)
  • 1894-11-05 Henri de Page, Belgian private law scholar, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • 1894-12-28 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot (Eagle of Flanders)
  • 1895-03-14 Frans Ganshof, Belgian historian
  • 1895-06-05 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Coriolanus), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1895-10-02 Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1895-12-19 Maurice Roelants, Flemish novelist and poet (Komen en gaan, Prayer for a Good End), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1895-12-30 August De Boodt, Belgian politician
  • 1896-02-29 Omer Tulippe, Belgian geographer
  • 1896-08-21 Raymond Herreman, Belgian poet, journalist and writer (Jericho's Rose), born in Menen, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • 1897-03-13 Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant, born in Charleroi, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1897-04-16 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoérée, Belgian-French composer, born in St. Gilles, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 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 and poet (Le Canari et le Cerise), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1897-12-18 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
  • 1898-01-06 Jan Filip Boon, Flemish journalist & editor (De Standaard 1929-39), born in Halle, Belgium (d. 1960)
  • 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)
  • 1898-05-26 Gérard Bertouille, Belgian composer, born in Tournai, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • 1898-07-09 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Mary, Revolt in Congo), born in Londerzeel, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • 1898-07-24 Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1898-08-24 Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and physician (Nobel 1974), born in Longlier, Belgium (d. 1983)
  • 1898-11-21 René Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter (This is Not a Pipe), born in Lessines, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1899-01-02 Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian premier/Secretary-General of NATO (1957-61)
  • 1899-02-12 Albert Huybrechts, Belgian composer, born in Dinant, Belgium (d. 1936)
  • 1899-04-21 Clement D'Hooghe, Belgian composer, born in Temse, Belgium (d. 1951)
  • 1900-04-06 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • 1900-04-10 Jean Duvieusart, 36th Prime Minister of Belgium, born in Les Bons Villers, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1900-06-09 Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot
  • 1900-06-12 Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Sonna), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1955)
  • 1900-07-09 Robert Oboussier, Swiss composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1957)
  • 1900-11-27 Léon Barzin, Belgian-American conductor (NY City Ballet 1948-58), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • 1901-01-08 Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)
  • 1901-04-16 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • 1901-05-07 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron and composer, born in Vilvoorde, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • 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
  • 1901-06-29 Hendrik Diels, Flemish conductor, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1974)
  • 1901-11-03 Leopold III [Filip von Saksen-Coburg], King of the Belgians (from 1934, abdicated 1951), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1983)
  • 1901-12-02 Staf Nees, Flemish composer (Maria-oratorio), born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • 1902-02-10 Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)
  • 1902-06-08 Albe [Renaut A. Joostens], Flemish writer (Andalusian Diary), born in Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1973)
  • 1902-06-12 Hendrik Elias, Flemish historian and Mayor of Ghent (1941-44), born in Machelen, Belgium (d. 1973)
  • 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, born in Stalhille, Jabbeke, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • 1902-11-29 Georges Poulet, French/Belgian critic (Temps Humain)
  • 1903-01-04 Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director (It's a Cruel World, Haagsche Comedy), born in Antwerpen, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • 1903-02-06 Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (Temptation of Poverty), born in Kortessem, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • 1903-02-13 Georges Simenon, Belgian born mystery writer (Maigret detective novels, Snow Was Black), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • 1903-02-20 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer
  • 1903-04-09 Willem Pee, Belgian linguist, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1986)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 449

  • 1977-09-05 Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant, dies at 80
  • 1977-10-10 Jean Duvieusart, 36th Prime Minister of Belgium, dies at 77
  • 1977-11-18 Victor Francen, Belgian actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), dies at 89
  • 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 singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), dies of a pulmonary embolism 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 (Tour de France 1926), dies at 87
  • 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
  • 1981-07-09 Oscar van Hemel, Belgian-Dutch composer, dies at 88
  • 1981-10-19 Paul Snoek, [Edm Schietekat], Belgian poet, dies at 48
  • 1981-12-29 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41
  • 1982-01-20 Marc Demeyer, Belgian road racing cyclist (Paris-Brussels 1974), dies at 31
  • 1982-05-14 Baron Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador, dies
  • 1982-08-08 Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
  • 1982-09-10 Max Winders, Belgian architect (WWII), responsible for bringing the Belgian gold stock, dies at 100
  • 1982-10-03 Roger Claessen, Belgian soccer striker (17 caps; Standard de Liège), 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 interestHergé

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

Cartoonist Hergé
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  • 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 [Filip von Saksen-Coburg], King of the Belgians (from 1934, abdicated 1951), dies at 81
  • 1983-12-21 Paul de Man, Belgian literary critic, dies at 64
  • 1984-09-08 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, dies at 79
  • 1984-09-16 Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright and poet (Le Canari et le Cerise), dies at 87
  • 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 linguist, dies at 83
  • 1986-06-02 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor and composer (Elegie), dies at 80
  • 1986-06-03 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoérée, Belgian-French composer, dies at 89
  • 1986-06-12 Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist, dies at 76
  • 1986-06-17 Jozef 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
  • 1986-08-23 Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
  • 1986-09-21 Pierre Wigny, Belgium minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61), dies at 81
  • 1986-10-16 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist, dies at 65
  • 1986-11-22 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • 1986-12-27 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter (post-war abstraction), dies at 77
  • 1987-01-17 Raymond Scheyven, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 75
  • 1987-05-29 Alain Vincx, Belgian stuntman, dies in an accident at 40
  • 1988-01-03 Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82
  • 1988-05-20 René Defossez, Belgian composer, dies at 82
  • 1988-06-12 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron and composer, dies at 87
  • 1989-08-22 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)
  • 1989-09-04 Georges Simenon, Belgian born writer and director (Maigret detective novels), dies at 86
  • 1989-10-03 Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
  • 1990-03-01 Claude Spaak, Belgian dramatist, dies
  • 1990-03-03 Gérard Blitz, Belgian waterpoloist and entrepreneur (b. 1912)
  • 1990-12-11 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker, dies at 92
  • 1990-12-17 Mieke Verstraete [Maria Augustina De Graef], Belgian-Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled), dies at 79
  • 1991-03-05 August de Schryver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP), dies at 92
  • 1991-03-14 Jef Houthuys, Belgian union leader (ACV, 1968-87), dies at 68
  • 1991-04-04 Luc de Rijck, Belgian soccer player (Turnhout), dies
  • 1991-05-21 Jean Van Joutte, Prime Minister of Belgium (1952-54), dies
  • 1991-05-23 Jean van Houte, Belgian premier, dies
  • 1991-07-18 André Cools, Belgian Minister of Budget, murdered at 63
  • 1991-08-17 Leo Geerts, [Marcel van der Linden], Belgian writer/critic, dies
  • 1991-11-09 Guido Claus, Belgian actor (Sacrament), dies
  • 1991-12-20 Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (b. 1942)
  • 1992-05-06 Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 71
  • 1992-05-27 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55
  • 1992-07-02 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist, dies at 42
  • 1992-07-13 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist, dies at 78
  • 1992-11-03 Jean Daskalides, Belgian chocolate factory, dies at 70
  • 1992-12-12 Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)
  • 1992-12-24 Peyo [Pierre Culliford], Belgian cartoonist (The Smurfs), dies of heart attack at 64
  • 1993-05-14 Patrick Haemers, Belgian criminal, commits suicide at 40
  • 1993-07-31 Baudouin, king of Belgium (1951-93), dies at 62 from heart problems
  • 1993-07-31 Baudouin I, King of Belgium (1951-93), dies at 62
  • 1993-09-21 Fernand Ledoux, Belgian/French actor (L'Homme de Londres), dies at 96
  • 1993-10-09 Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26
  • 1993-10-28 Carmino Baelen, Belgian sleder, dies at 22
  • 1994-04-01 Leon Degrelle, Belgium general, dies
  • 1994-05-22 Mitacq, [Michel Tacq], Belgium comic strip artist (Beaver Patrol), dies
  • 1994-06-25 Louis-Robert Casterman, Belgian publisher (Kuifje), dies at 74
  • 1994-07-14 Patrick Crommelynck, Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • 1994-07-14 Taeko Kuwata, Japanese/Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • 1994-07-20 Paul Delvaux, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 96
  • 1994-07-20 Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher and economist (Marxist), dies at 72
  • 1994-08-28 Pieter de Cort, Belgian rock guitarist (Betty Goes Green), dies at 25