Belgian History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 513

  • 1976-01-26 Belgium Catholic elite starts amnesty campaign for war criminals

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1976-02-20 Muhammad Ali's bout against Belgian boxer Jean Pierre Coopman in San Juan, Puerto Rico is often regarded as a glorified sparring session; Ali wins by 5th round KO

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1976-07-18 63rd Tour de France won by Lucien Van Impe of Belgium
  • 1977-01-01 Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
  • 1977-01-17 Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium
  • 1977-04-03 Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg adopt summer time
  • 1977-04-17 Christian-democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
  • 1977-06-03 Belgium government of Tindemans forms
  • 1978-01-23 Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris
  • 1978-03-07 Belgian baron Charles Bracht kidnapped
  • 1978-06-15 Belgian government resigns
  • 1978-10-11 Belgium government of Tindemans resigns
  • 1978-10-20 Paul Vanden Boeynants forms Belgium government
  • 1979-04-03 Belgium's Martens government forms
  • 1979-04-16 Failed Palestinian attack on Zaventem Airport, Belgium
  • 1979-06-25 Failed attack on NATO commander Alexander Haig Jr. in Obourg, Belgium by German terrorist Rolf Klemens Wagner, a former member of the Red Army Faction

  • 1980-01-13 Head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium
  • 1980-03-09 Flemish and Walloon battle in Belgium, 40 injured
  • 1980-04-09 Belgium's Marten's government resigns
  • 1980-05-18 Belgium 3rd government of Martens forms
  • 1980-06-22 UEFA European Championship Final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy: Horst Hrubesch scores a double as Germany beats Belgium, 2-1
  • 1980-06-23 West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
  • 1980-08-09 Belgian constitution revised
  • 1980-10-07 Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns
  • 1980-10-22 4th government of Martens forms in Belgium
  • 1981-04-02 Belgium's 4th government of Martens resigns
  • 1981-04-06 Belgian government of Mark Eyskens forms
  • 1981-07-30 Belgian Senate accept laws against racism
  • 1981-10-20 Bomb attack on Antwerp Belgium synagogue, 1 dead, 80 injured
  • 1981-11-08 Christian Democrats looses Belgium parliamentary election
  • 1981-12-22 Belgium's 5th government of Martens forms
  • 1982-05-12 FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Liège of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona
  • 1982-07-13 Train crash at Aalter Belgium, 5 killed
  • 1982-09-30 National railroad strike in Belgium
  • 1983-02-04 Jose Happart becomes mayor of Voeren Belgium
  • 1983-02-09 Belgium buys 44 F-16s

  • 1983-12-31 Jose Happart installed as mayor of Voeren, Belgium
  • 1985-05-16 Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium
  • 1985-10-13 Belgium premier Martens CVP wins parliamentary election
  • 1985-11-09 Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed
  • 1985-11-28 6th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • 1986-03-17 Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF
  • 1986-04-12 20,000 mine workers protest closing of Hasselt Belgium mines
  • 1986-05-03 31st Eurovision Song Contest: Sandra Kim for Belgium wins singing "J'aime la vie" in Bergen
  • 1986-06-25 Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud
  • 1987-03-06 Belgium ferry "Herald of Free Enterprise" sinks; 192 die
  • 1987-09-01 Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium
  • 1987-09-21 3 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf
  • 1987-10-15 6th Belgium government of Martens falls
  • 1987-10-21 7th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • 1987-12-13 Belgium Christian Democrats (CVP) loses parliamentary election
  • 1988-03-31 Last East Limburg coal mine closes in Gent Belgium
  • 1988-05-09 Belgium: 8th government of Martens forms
  • 1988-05-11 KV Mechelen of Belgium win 28th European Cup Winner's Cup against Ajax of Netherlands 1-0 in Strasbourg
  • 1988-10-09 17% vote for extreme-right Flemish Block in Belgium
  • 1989-01-14 Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped
  • 1989-02-13 Kidnapped Belgian Premier Vanden Boeynants freed
  • 1989-07-04 Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)
  • 1989-09-08 Mausoleum of Beatrice of Brabant (1288) discovered in Kortrijk, Belgium
  • 1990-05-09 Sampdoria of Italy win 30th European Cup Winner's Cup against Anderlecht of Belgium 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • 1991-08-16 Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants
  • 1992-03-24 1st Belgium in the space, Dirk Frimout on Atlantis Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
  • 1992-05-12 1st Belgian woman (Ingrid Baeyens) to ascend Mount Everest
  • 1993-03-23 Belgian government of Jean-Luc Dehaene resigns
  • 1993-05-12 Parma of Italy win 33rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Royal Antwerp of Belgium 3-1 in London
  • 1993-08-09 King Albert II of Belgium, crowned
  • 1994-04-28 Freddy Thielemans sworn in as Mayor of Brussels, Belgium
  • 1995-01-30 Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air
  • 1995-02-01 Belgium's TV channel VT4 goes on the air
  • 1995-03-01 Belgium ends military conscription
  • 1996-07-15 A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport
  • 1997-08-28 Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes
  • 1998-01-29 Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium and Netherlands, 6 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-02-04 Bill Gates gets a pie thrown in his face in Brussels, Belgium

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • 1999-03-24 Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire: 39 people die when a Belgian transport truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel.
  • 2001-06-09 French Open Women's Tennis: American Jennifer Capriati wins her second major title; beats Kim Clijsters of Belgium 1-6, 6-4, 12-10

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

2001-07-08 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams wins 3rd career Grand Slam singles title; beats Justine Henin 6-1 3-6 6-0; Henin first Belgian player (male or female) to reach Wimbledon singles final

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001-09-02 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for his record 52nd F1 Grand Prix victory

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2001-11-11 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Madrid, Spain: Kim Clijsters beats Elena Dementieva 6-0, 6-4 to clinch Belgium's first title with unassailable 2-0 lead (ends, 2-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002-11-11 Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters beats American Serena Williams 7–5, 6–3 to win the season-ending WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2003-01-30 Belgium legally recognizes same-sex marriage.
  • 2003-02-10 France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq.
  • 2003-06-07 French Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Belgian final, Justine Henin-Hardenne outclasses Kim Clijsters 6-0, 6-4 for her 1st of 7 Grand Slam singles titles
  • 2003-09-06 US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Belgian final Justine Henin-Hardenne wins her first US title; beats Kim Clijsters 7-5, 6-1
  • 2003-11-10 Kim Clijsters of Belgium becomes first female tennis player to earn $US4 million in a season when she overwhelms Amélie Mauresmo 6-2, 6-0 for the WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles
  • 2004-01-31 Australian Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Belgian final, Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Kim Clijsters 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to win her only Australian title

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2004-03-03 Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival Ambev agreed to merge in a $11.2 billion deal forming InBev, the world's largest brewer

Investor and Beer Mogul Jorge Paulo Lemann
Investor and Beer Mogul
Jorge Paulo Lemann
  • 2004-08-22 Justine Henin of Belgium wins the women's singles tennis gold medal at the Athens Olympics 6-3, 6-3 over Amélie Mauresmo of France
  • 2004-08-29 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher clinches his 5th straight F1 World Drivers Championship with a 2nd place in the Belgian F1 Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

2005-06-04 French Open Women's Tennis: Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne wins 1st of 3 straight French titles; beats Mary Pierce of France 6-1, 6-1

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 2005-09-10 125th US Open Women's Tennis: Belgian Kim Clijsters wins her first of 4 Grand Slam titles; beats Mary Pierce of France 6-3, 6-1

Film release premierFilm Premier

2006-03-01 Animated film "Ice Age: The Meltdown" directed by Carlos Saldanha with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Belgium

Actor Ray Romano
Actor
Ray Romano

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

2006-09-09 US Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her first US title; overpowers Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • 2006-09-17 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Charleroi, Belgium: Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium withdraws with an injured knee with decisive doubles match level at 1-set all; Italy wins first ever title, 3-2
  • 2006-11-12 Belgian tennis star Justine Hénin-Hardenne wins WTA Tour Championship title decider in Madrid, Spain; beats defending champion Amélie Mauresmo 6-4, 6-3
  • 2007-09-08 US Open Women's Tennis: Belgian Justin Henin beats Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-1, 6-3; Henin wins event without losing a set
  • 2007-11-11 Justine Henin of Belgium beats Russian Maria Sharapova 5–7, 7–5, 6–3 to win $1m winners cheque and her 2nd straight season-ending WTA Tour Championship in Madrid, Spain
  • 2008-08-22 Russia wins the women's 4 × 100 m relay ahead of Belgium & Nigeria at the Beijing Olympics; disqualified in 2016 when reanalysis of Yulia Chermoshanskaya’s samples result in positive test for prohibited substances
  • 2009-01-23 Dendermonde nursery attack occurred in Dendermonde, Belgium.
  • 2009-05-15 Eurostat report that Austria, Belgium, and Romania have all entered recession in the first quarter of 2009

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 881

  • 1903-06-08 Marguerite Yourcenar, French-American novelist (Memoirs of Hadrian, The Abyss), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • 1903-07-04 Flor Peeters, Flemish organist and composer (Lied Symphony), born in Tielen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1903-07-20 Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician
  • 1903-08-08 August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state
  • 1903-08-23 Mauritius van Haegendoren, Flemish historian and senator, born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1994)
  • 1903-10-10 Charles Théodore Henri Antoine Meinrad de Belgique, Count of Flanders, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1983)
  • 1903-12-25 Corry Lievens [Isabella MJ Adriaens], Flemish actress (Blue Bird), born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1904-02-27 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Innocent Heart), born in Belgium (d. 1930)
  • 1904-03-30 Akarova, [Marguerite Acarin], Belgian dancer (Les Biches)
  • 1904-07-16 Leo Joseph Suenens, Belgian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • 1904-09-14 Gaston Vandermeulen, Flemish actor (Heilig Experiment, The Arrival of Joachim Stiller), born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1905-02-27 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye)
  • 1905-03-10 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles (d.1984)
  • 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, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • 1905-04-08 Pierre Wigny, Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]
  • 1905-05-05 Robert Houben, Belgian politician (Minister of Public health 1958), born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • 1905-10-04 René Defossez, Belgian composer, born in Spa, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • 1905-11-17 Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians, first wife of King Leopold III (1934-35), born in Arvfurstens palats, Stockholm, Kingdom of Sweden (d. 1935)
  • 1905-11-27 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor and composer (Mater Dolorosa), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 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, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • 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
  • 1906-09-25 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Belgian writer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • 1906-11-07 Jan Vercammen, Flemish author and chief inspector LO (Primary Education), born in Temse, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1906-12-06 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1907-01-24 Alfonse Vranckx, Belgian lawyer/politician
  • 1907-03-17 Jan M J van Houtte, premier Belgium (1952-54)
  • 1907-05-07 Jef van Durme, Belgian composer, born in Kemzeke-Waas, Belgium (d. 1965)

Person of interestHergé

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
  • 1907-09-24 Pierre Moulaert, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1907-12-11 Norbert Rosseau, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1907-12-27 Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher
  • 1908-06-04 Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian, born in Zevekote, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • 1908-06-29 Paul Lebeau, Flemish writer (Last Rose, Xanthippe), born in Borgerhout, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1908-07-01 Paul Hardy, Belgian writer (Best of Painted Furniture)
  • 1908-07-12 Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician (Communist Party of Belgium (PCB)), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1908-10-25 Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (L'histoire de Jonas), born in Belgium (d. 2004)
  • 1908-11-28 Claude Lévi-Strauss, French social anthropologist and ethnologist (structuralism), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • 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]
  • 1909-05-04 Jeroom Verten [Jozef Frans Vermetten], Flemish playwright, born in Berchem, Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1958)
  • 1909-06-28 French van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist, born in Borsbeek, Antwerp
  • 1909-08-27 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936, 39), born in Gistel, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1909-10-10 Luc van Brabant, Flemish writer and erotic poet, born in Lokoren, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1909-11-13 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1909-12-12 Armand Boni, Flemish poet and writer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1991)
  • 1909-12-25 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter (post-war abstraction), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1910-01-14 Renier van der Velden, Belgian composer, born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 1993)

Person of interestDjango Reinhardt

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, born in Ypres, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1910-09-08 Gella Allaert, Flemish actress (La Round), born in Oostende, Belgium (d. 2002)
  • 1910-09-18 Hendrik Cornelis, Belgian colonial civil servant and Governor-General of the Belgian Congo, born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • 1910-09-24 Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Le Plaisir, Every Man is My Enemy), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1976)
  • 1910-10-14 Jozef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader, born in Watermael-Boitsfort, Brussels (d. 1986)
  • 1910-12-21 Rosa Bouglione, French circus performer, born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 2018)
  • 1911-01-22 Suzanne Danco, Belgian opera singer
  • 1911-03-16 Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician
  • 1911-03-20 Mieke Verstraete [Maria Augustina De Graef], Belgian-Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1990)
  • 1911-05-14 J Borremans, Belgian politician (communist)/MP
  • 1911-08-17 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince (d. 1958)
  • 1911-11-26 Raymond Scheyven, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • 1912-01-12 Charles Moeller, Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1912-04-27 Franz Weyergans, Belgian writer and translator (Les Gens Heureux), born in Seraing, Belgium (d. 1974)
  • 1912-08-10 Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist (Tour de France 1935)
  • 1912-09-02 Johan Daisne, [Herman Thiery], Belgian writer (magic realism)
  • 1913-02-15 Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (Suske & Wiske)
  • 1913-02-21 Roger Laurent, Belgian racing driver (d. 1997)
  • 1913-03-15 Lex Goudsmit, Dutch actor (Fiddler on the Roof, Thomas en Senior op het spoor van Brute Berend), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • 1913-05-26 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, born in Bilzen, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1913-11-15 Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist (d. 2005)
  • 1914-01-16 Roger Aubert, Belgian church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
  • 1914-01-23 Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • 1914-04-01 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist
  • 1914-04-04 Gustave Camus, Belgian painter, born in Châtelet, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1914-04-04 John Beith, British diplomat, ambasador to Israel and Belgium (d. 2000)
  • 1914-07-01 Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (combined gold Winter Olympics 1936), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2004)
  • 1914-08-03 Rik Slabbinck, Flemish painter, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1991)
  • 1914-08-26 Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (Blow-Up, Underground Game), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1915-02-27 Arthur Gilson, Belgian attorney/minister of Defense (1958-..)
  • 1915-07-06 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist and composer (Vague et Sillon), born in Binche, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1915-08-15 Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author and resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg), born in Turnhout , Belgium (d. 1945)
  • 1916-08-11 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956)
  • 1916-11-28 Lilian Baels, Princess of Réthy, English 2nd wife of Belgian king Leopold III, born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1917-01-30 Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver & motorsport journalist, born in Le Havre, France (d. 2008)
  • 1917-05-02 Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder (Olympic bronze 1936)
  • 1917-06-30 Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, born in Ingelmunster, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • 1917-12-22 Piet De Somer, Belgian physician & biologist (U of Leuven), born in Belgium (d. 1985)
  • 1918-03-24 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter
  • 1918-09-14 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver, born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1918-10-06 André Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1919-05-22 Paul Vanden Boeynants, Prime Minister of Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79), born in Forest, Belgium (d. 2001)
  • 1919-09-07 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist, born in Kanegem, Belgium (d. 2004)
  • 1919-12-01 Anne Cox Chambers, US ambassador to Belgium (1977-81), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1919-12-06 Paul de Man, Belgian literary critic, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1983)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 449 of 449

  • 1995-03-07 Jacques Lefebvre, Belgian air force gen, commits suicide at 64
  • 1995-09-17 Lucien Victor, Belgian road racing cyclist, dies at 64
  • 1996-04-16 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Belgian writer, dies at 89
  • 1996-05-06 Leo Joseph Suenens, Belgian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, dies at 91
  • 1996-06-30 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 91
  • 1997-06-24 Jacques Van der Schueren, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 75
  • 1998-05-31 Charles Van Acker, Belgian racing driver (b. 1912)
  • 1998-10-02 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer (24 hours of Le Mans 1958, 60-62), dies at 74
  • 1999-10-29 Greg [Michel Régnier], Belgian comic-book writer and artist (Achille Talon), dies at 68
  • 2000-02-18 Willy Maltaite, Belgian comics creator (b. 1927
  • 2001-07-16 Maurice De Bevere, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)
  • 2002-06-07 Lilian Baels, Princess of Réthy, English 2nd wife of Belgian king Leopold III, dies at 85
  • 2002-10-04 André Delvaux, Belgian film director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2003-02-04 André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
  • 2003-02-26 Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver, dies at 74
  • 2003-08-01 Guy Thys, Belgian football coach (b. 1922)
  • 2004-04-04 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist, dies at 84
  • 2004-08-02 François Craenhals, Belgian comics artist (b. 1926)
  • 2004-12-06 Raymond Goethals, Belgian football coach (b. 1921)
  • 2005-01-10 Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Princess of Belgium, dies at 77
  • 2005-04-03 Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (b. 1933)
  • 2005-04-13 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor, dies at 46
  • 2005-05-24 Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist (b. 1913)
  • 2005-10-02 Bert Eriksson, Flemish neo-Nazi, dies at 74
  • 2006-06-14 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), dies at 75
  • 2006-06-15 Raymond Devos, Belgian-French humorist, dies at 83
  • 2006-12-12 Lucien Goethals, Belgian composer, dies at 75
  • 2007-07-28 Karl Gotch, Belgian professional wrestler (b. 1924)
  • 2008-02-23 Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and motorsport journalist (b. 1917)
  • 2008-02-23 Roger Foulon, Belgian writer (Un été dans la Fagne), dies at 84
  • 2008-03-19 Hugo Claus, Belgian writer (Cool Lover, Sugar), dies at 78
  • 2008-04-15 Benoît Lamy, Belgian film director, dies at 62
  • 2008-05-08 François Sterchele, Belgian football player (b. 1982)
  • 2008-06-16 Tom Compernolle, Belgian athlete (b. 1975)
  • 2008-09-26 Marc Moulin, Belgian musician and journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2009-07-24 Marcel van Maele, Belgian poet and playwright, dies at 78
  • 2009-10-12 Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian road racing cyclist, dies at 34
  • 2009-11-29 Prince Alexandre of Belgium, Prince of the Belgians and son of Leopold III, dies at 67
  • 2009-12-23 Edward Schillebeeckx, Belgian Roman Catholic theologian (b. 1914)
  • 2011-05-09 Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist, dies at 26
  • 2011-07-29 Claude Laydu, Belgian-born Swiss actor (Diary of a Country Priest), dies at 84
  • 2012-03-19 Israel "Ulu" Grosbard, Belgian-born American actor and director (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love), dies at 83
  • 2013-10-09 Wilfried Martens, 44th Prime Minister of Belgium (1979-81, 1981-92), dies from pancreatic cancer at 77
  • 2014-05-15 Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian Prime Minister (1992-99), dies from a fall at 73
  • 2014-12-26 Leo Tindemans, Belgian statesman, Prime Minister of Belgium (1974-78), dies at 92
  • 2015-10-05 Chantal Akerman, Belgium film director (Akermania, Je Tu II Elle), dies at 65
  • 2016-08-22 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, dies at 94
  • 2016-08-31 Jacques Leduc, Belgian composer, dies at 84
  • 2018-05-06 Eric Geboers, Belgian motocross racer and five-time world champion, drowns at 55