Belgian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 513 of 513


Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

2010-01-30 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams retains her title; beats Justine Henin of Belgium 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2010-09-11 US Open Women's Tennis: Belgian defending champion Kim Clijsters beats Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-2, 6-1 for her third US singles crown
  • 2010-10-31 Belgium leaves the recession with 0.5% growth in the third quarter
  • 2010-10-31 Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6–3, 5–7, 6–3 for her 3rd season ending WTA Championship in Doha, Qatar
  • 2011-01-08 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands & John Isner beat Belgian pair Justine Henin & Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 6-3 to clinch a 2-1 victory; 6th title for the United States
  • 2013-02-18 $50 million worth of diamonds is stolen in an armed robbery at Brussels Airport, Belgium
  • 2013-10-19 11 people are killed after a plane crashes in Namur, Belgium
  • 2015-11-29 104th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats Belgium in Ghent 6-3, 7-5, 6-3, 1st win since 1936
  • 2016-10-30 Canada and the EU sign free trade deal after opposition by Belgium
  • 2016-11-30 UNESCO adds Belgian beer to its Cultural Heritage List
  • 2017-07-30 1st centenary of WWI Battle of Passchendaele marked at ceremony at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium
  • 2018-05-19 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Chelsea beats Manchester United, 1-0; Belgian international Eden Hazard scores 22' penalty
  • 2019-02-12 24 hour general strike in Belgium forces all fights to be cancelled and schools shut

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 881

  • 1920-02-03 Stan Ockers, Belgian road cyclist (World road champion 1955; Tour de France runner-up 1950, 52), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1920-03-13 Frans van der Elst, Belgian attorney and MP (Volksunie), born in Neder-Over-Heembeek, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • 1920-06-08 Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director (Belgian National TV), born in Balen, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • 1920-07-23 Marcel Maeyer, Belgian sculptor and graphic artist, born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
  • 1920-08-02 Louis Pauwels, French writer and editor, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • 1920-11-04 Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 2011)
  • 1921-02-24 Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (Olympic gold 1948), born in Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • 1921-03-21 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist
  • 1921-04-25 Jean Mogin, Belgian poet, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1921-07-30 Jacques Van der Schueren, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, born in Aalst, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • 1921-09-25 Remy C. van de Kerckhove, Flemish poet, born in Mechelen, Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1958)
  • 1922-02-05 Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
  • 1922-04-16 Leo Tindemans, Belgian statesman, Prime Minister of Belgium (1974-78), born in Zwijndrecht, Belgium (d. 2014)
  • 1922-04-29 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, born in Brussels (d. 2016)
  • 1922-07-03 Corneille [Cornelis G of Beverloo], Dutch painter (Africa, Antilles), born in Liege, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • 1922-07-15 Jef Houthuys, chairman Belgian labor union (ACV 1968-87)
  • 1922-09-21 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist, born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • 1922-10-22 John Weidner, war hero, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1922-11-09 Raymond Devos, Belgian-French humorist, born in Mouscron, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • 1923-04-05 Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher and economist (Marxist), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1923-06-08 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (Summer Games), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • 1923-08-03 Roger Foulon, Belgian writer (Un été dans la Fagne), born in Thuin, Belgium (d. 2008)
  • 1923-12-01 Morris, Belgian cartoonist (Lucky Luke) (d. 2001)
  • 1924-01-12 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer (24 hours of Le Mans 1958, 60-62), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1998)
  • 1924-09-09 Rik Van Steenbergen, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1925-01-31 Micheline Lannoy, Belgian figure skating pairs (Olympic gold 1948), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1925-04-11 Rik Kuijpers, Belgian director (Sea gulls die in the harbor), born in Mortsel, Belgium
  • 1925-05-16 Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian entertainer
  • 1925-07-02 Patrice Lumumba, Congolese revolutionary, 1st prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, born in Onalua, Belgian Congo (d. 1961)
  • 1925-07-23 Pierre Baugniet, Belgian pairs ice skater (Olympic gold 1948), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • 1925-08-30 Julien Schoenaerts, Flemish actor (Daens/Medea), born in Eigenbilzen, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • 1925-09-05 Jos Vandeloo, Flemish journalist and playwright (Cola Drinkers), born in Zonhoven, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • 1925-12-20 Bob de Moor, Belgian comics creator & artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • 1926-01-21 Raf Reymen, Flemish actor (Huisvuil, Het glas water), born in Gent, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1990)
  • 1926-03-21 Andre Delvaux, Heverie Belgium, director/writer (Benvenuta)
  • 1926-05-30 Edouard Van Remoortel, Belgian conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symphony), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1926-10-30 Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver, born in Woluwe-St-Lambert, Brussels, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • 1927-01-20 Olivier Strebelle, Belgian sculptor, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2017)
  • 1927-03-07 Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotel owner and philanthropist
  • 1927-03-10 Claude Laydu, Belgian-born Swiss actor (Diary of a Country Priest), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2011)
  • 1927-06-22 Ann Petersen, Belgian actress (Home Sweet Home, Pauline & Paulette), born in Wuustwezel, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • 1927-07-03 Charles Vandenhove, Belgian architect (Standard-Omnisporthal, Luik), born in Teuven, Belgium (d. 2019)
  • 1927-08-01 André Cools, Belgian Minister of Budget, born in Flémalle-Grande, Belgium (d. 1991)
  • 1927-10-11 Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Princess of Belgium, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2005)
  • 1927-10-19 Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian painter/director (Cobra)
  • 1928-04-12 Brooklyn Supreme, Belgian stallion, heaviest known horse (1450 kg)
  • 1928-05-01 Raoul Servais, Belgian cartoonist/pres (l'ASIFA)
  • 1928-05-30 Agnès Varda, Belgium-born French director (Vagabond), born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 2019)
  • 1928-06-11 Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Spanish Queen of Belgium, born in Zurbano Palace, Madrid, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1928-06-25 Peyo [Pierre Culliford], Belgian cartoonist (The Smurfs, Johan et Pirlouit), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • 1928-07-04 Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer and critic, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 2016)
  • 1928-08-04 Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver, born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • 1928-09-26 Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor (Alle maten), born in Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1928-10-01 Willy Mairesse, Belgian auto racer (13 F1 GP; Nürburgring 1000km 1963; GT Spa GP 1965; Targa Florio 1966), born in Momignies, Wallonia (d. 1969)
  • 1928-12-09 André Milhoux, Belgian racing driver, born in Bressoux, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1929-01-19 Israel "Ulu" Grosbard, Belgian-born American actor and director (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2012)

Person of interestLiz Claiborne

1929-03-31 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2007)

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • 1929-04-05 Hugo Claus, Belgian writer (Cool Lover, Sugar), born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 2008)
  • 1929-04-08 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), born in Schaerbeek, Brussels (d. 1978)

Person of interestAudrey Hepburn

1929-05-04 Audrey Hepburn, British actress (Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1993)

  • 1929-06-23 Henri Pousseur, Malmö dy Belgium, composer (Homo Habitis)
  • 1929-07-07 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • 1930-04-26 Roger Moens, Belgian middle distance runner (800m world record 1955), born in Aalst, Belgium
  • 1930-07-06 Françoise Mallet-Joris, Belgian writer (Signs & Wonders), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2016)
  • 1930-07-28 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), born in Schaerbeek, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • 1930-08-12 Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician
  • 1930-09-06 Andre Beullens, Flemish painter, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1930-09-07 Baudouin I, King of Belgium (1951-93), born in Stuyvenberg Castle, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • 1930-10-15 FM-2030 [Fereidoun M. Esfandiary], Iranian-American author and transhumanist (Are You a Transhuman?), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2000)
  • 1930-11-06 Raymond Baervoets, Belgian composer (Metamorphoses), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • 1930-11-14 Charles De Sorgher, Belgian bobsledder
  • 1931-03-13 Marc Dessauvage, Belgian architect, born in Moorslede, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1931-04-10 Marcel van Maele, Belgian poet and playwright, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • 1931-05-05 Greg [Michel Régnier], Belgian comic-book writer (Achille Talon), born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • 1931-06-26 Lucien Goethals, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • 1931-06-28 Lucien Victor, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Oekene, Belgium (d. 1995)
  • 1931-07-12 André Laporte, Flemish composer, born in Oplinter, Tienen, Belgium
  • 1931-11-29 André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1932-02-16 Nand Baert, Belgian radio/TV-host
  • 1932-03-01 Jacques Leduc, Belgian composer, born in Jette (d. 2016)
  • 1932-07-04 Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian marathon runner, born in Anzegem, Belgium
  • 1932-12-26 Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter
  • 1933-02-28 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (d. 1989)
  • 1933-03-23 Monique van Vooren, Belgian actress (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein)
  • 1933-04-23 Roger Wittevrongel, Flemish painter, born in Blankenberge, Belgium
  • 1933-04-29 Mark Eyskens [Marc Maria Frans, Viscount Eyskens], Belgian economist and Prime Minister of Belgium (1981), born in Leuven, Belgium
  • 1933-10-17 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun and singer-songwriter, The Singing Nun, born in Laeken (d. 1985)
  • 1933-12-17 Paul Snoek, [Edm Schietekat], Belgian poet
  • 1933-12-20 Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist (world champion, 1961), born in Grobbendonk, Belgium
  • 1934-06-06 Albert II, King of Belgium (1993-2013), born in Stuyvenberg Castle, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1934-11-10 Lucien Bianchi, Italian-Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1968), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1969)
  • 1936-04-19 Wilfried Martens, 44th Prime Minister of Belgium (1979-81, 1981-92), Sleidinge, Belgium (d. 2013)
  • 1936-04-23 Elias [Etienne Michiels], Flemish painter, born in Ostend, Belgium
  • 1936-04-23 Joseph Willaert, Flemish painter, born in Diksmuide, Belgium (d. 2014)
  • 1936-12-23 Claude Albert Coppens, Belgian pianist, born in Schaerbeek, Belgium
  • 1937-02-05 Gaston Roelants, Belgian world cross-country champion

Person of interestJuvénal Habyarimana

1937-03-08 Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan General, Dictator and President of Rwanda (1973-94) who was assassinated at the start of the Rwandan genocide, born in Ruanda-Urundi, Belgian Colonial Empire (d. 1994)

Dictator and President of Rwanda Juvénal Habyarimana
Dictator and President of Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana
  • 1937-04-12 Raymond Ceulemans, Belgian world champ billiards player, born in Lier, Belgium
  • 1937-05-08 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Labia Majora)
  • 1937-08-08 Louis Neefs, Belgian singer

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