Belgian History (Part 7)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 881

  • 1937-09-11 Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Italian princess and Queen of Belgium (1993-2013), born in Villa Claudia, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
  • 1937-11-13 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), born in Bagata, Bandundu, Belgian Congo (d. 2013)
  • 1938-11-24 Willy Claes, Belgian politician
  • 1938-12-06 Patrick Bauchau, Belgian actor (Scarpine-A View To Kill), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1939-02-04 Jacques Charlier, Belgian sculptor
  • 1939-10-09 Pierre Mertens, French-Belgian writer (Lettres Clandestines), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1939-12-05 Frédéric van Rossum, Belgian composer, born in Ixelles, Belgium
  • 1940-08-07 Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian Prime Minister (1992-99), born in Montpellier, France (d. 2014)
  • 1940-08-25 Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone (Francois d'Assisif), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1940-09-27 Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist
  • 1940-11-07 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • 1941-03-21 Dirk D Frimout, Belgian cosmonaut
  • 1941-06-07 Jaime Laredo, violinist (Qn Elisabeth of Belgium prize 1959), born in Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • 1941-09-27 Roger Claessen, Belgian soccer striker (17 caps; Standard de Liège), born in Warsage, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1941-12-23 Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter, born in Auderghem, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1942-03-18 Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
  • 1942-05-02 Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1942-07-18 Prince Alexandre of Belgium, Prince of the Belgians and son of Leopold III, born in Stuyvenberg Castle, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • 1942-07-26 Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1942-10-27 Phillip Catherine, Belgian jazz guitarist, born in London
  • 1943-07-02 Walter Godefroot, Belgian cyclist
  • 1944-04-04 Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician (Greens), born in Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
  • 1944-04-28 Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician
  • 1944-06-27 Patrick Sercu, Belgian cyclist, 1K time trial (Olympic gold 1964), born in Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium
  • 1944-09-11 Freddy Thielemans, Belgian socialist politician (Mayor of Brussels), born in Laeken, Belgium
  • 1944-10-03 Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician, born in Etterbeek, Belgium
  • 1945-01-01 Jacky Ickx, Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1969, 75-77, 81-82; 8 x F1 wins; Dakar Rally 1983; Bathurst 1000 1977), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1945-05-04 Monika van Paemel, Belgian writer (Accursed Fathers), born in Poesele, Belgium
  • 1945-06-17 Eddy Merckx, Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France 1969-72, 74; Giro d'Italia 1968, 70, 72-74), born in Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium
  • 1945-09-13 Noël Godin, Belgian writer and humorist, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1945-11-16 Martine van Hamel, Dutch ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1946-02-12 Ever Meulen [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch illustrator and cartoonist (children stamps 1992), born in Kuurne, Belgium
  • 1946-05-19 Claude Lelièvre, Belgian commissioner for children's rights
  • 1946-07-18 Leo Madder, Belgian actor (Spoed), born in Lier, Flanders, Belgium
  • 1946-10-20 Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
  • 1946-11-21 Jacky Lafon, Belgian actress

Person of interestDiane von Furstenberg

1946-12-31 Diane von Furstenberg, Belgian-born American fashion designer (wrap dress), born in Brussels

Fashion Designer Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion Designer
Diane von Furstenberg
  • 1947-07-07 Felix Standaert, Belgian diplomat
  • 1947-08-24 Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian racing cyclist, born in Eeklo, East Flanders, Belgium
  • 1947-10-08 Emiel Puttemans, Flemish athlete, born in Vossem, Belgium
  • 1947-10-18 Luc Journet, Belgian physician (Order of Zonnetempel)
  • 1947-12-27 Willy Polleunis, Belgian athlete
  • 1948-03-31 Gustaaf Van Cauter, Belgian cyclist (world champion 100k team road race), born in Mechelen, Flanders
  • 1949-03-08 Charles Lismont, Belgian marathon runner (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1949-05-21 Arno Hintjens, Belgian singer (T C Matic)
  • 1949-06-14 Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, born Kasai region, Belgian Congo (d. 2016)
  • 1949-08-27 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist
  • 1949-10-13 Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1950-02-14 Raymond van het Groenewoud, Belgian vocalist & actor (Brussels by Night)
  • 1950-04-19 Marc Demeyer, Belgian road racing cyclist (Paris-Brussel 1974), born in Avelgem, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1950-06-06 Chantal Akerman, actor and director (Akermania, Je Tu II Elle), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • 1950-06-06 Chantal Akerman, Belgian feminist filmmaker (Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1950-07-30 Wime de Craene, Flemish singer and composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1990)
  • 1950-10-28 Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
  • 1950-11-22 Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
  • 1951-02-06 Maria Christina, Belgian princess & daughter of Leopold III, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1951-07-18 Elio Di Rupo, Belgian social-democratic politician (50th Prime Minister of Belgium), born in Morlanwelz, Belgium
  • 1951-12-05 Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Belgian artist, born in Antwerp
  • 1952-02-13 Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist, born in Nieuwpoort, Belgium
  • 1952-06-13 Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian politician and former judoka, born in Nieuwpoort, Belgium
  • 1952-09-19 Bernard de Dryver, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1953-04-11 Guy Verhofstadt, 47th Prime Minister of Belgium (1999-2008), born in Dendermonde, Belgium
  • 1954-02-21 Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500m dash (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1954-02-24 Plastic Bertrand [Roger François Jouret], Belgian singer (Ça plane pour moi), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1954-05-07 Philippe Geluck, Belgian comedian and cartoonist, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1954-05-20 Robert Van de Walle, Belgian judoka
  • 1955-02-14 Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
  • 1955-03-01 Denis Mukwege, Congolese gynecologist, founded Panzi Hospital (Noble Peace Prize 2018), born in Bukavu, Belgian Congo
  • 1955-08-29 Frank Hoste, Belgian cyclist, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1955-09-25 Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (R.S.C. Anderlecht), born in Berchem, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • 1955-12-12 Eddy Schepers, Belgian professional cyclist, born in Tienen, Belgium
  • 1955-12-16 Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
  • 1956-06-22 Alfons De Wolf, Belgian cyclist
  • 1956-08-16 Daniel Willems, Belgian cyclist
  • 1956-09-30 Maria Esmeralda, Belgian princess/daughter of Leopold III/Lilian Baels
  • 1956-10-19 Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver
  • 1957-01-17 Michel Vaarten, Belgian cyclist, born in Turnhout, Belgium
  • 1957-04-09 Martin Margiela, Belgian fashion designer, born in Genk, Belgium
  • 1958-03-23 Etienne De Wilde, Belgian cyclist
  • 1958-08-26 Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
  • 1958-08-27 Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
  • 1958-12-15 Eddy Annys, Belgian high jumper
  • 1959-03-23 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1959-05-30 Frank Vanhecke, Belgian politician, born in Bruges, Belgium
  • 1959-08-16 Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist

Person of interestPhilippe of Belgium

1960-04-15 Philippe of Belgium, King of the Belgians (2013-), born in Brussels, Belgium

King of Belgium Philippe of Belgium
King of Belgium
Philippe of Belgium
  • 1960-10-07 Viktor Lazlo, Belgian singer, born in Lorient, France

Person of interestJean-Claude Van Damme

1960-10-18 Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor (Double Impact, Kickboxer, No Retreat), born in Brussels, Belgium

  • 1960-11-12 Maurane, Belgian singer
  • 1960-12-16 Pat Van Den Hauwe, Belgian footballer
  • 1961-01-24 William Van Dijck, Belgian athlete, born in Leuven, Belgium
  • 1961-02-28 Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
  • 1961-03-18 Mark Van Thillo, Wilrijk Belgium, co-capt (Biosphere 2)
  • 1961-03-19 Jos Lansink, Dutch-Belgian equestrian
  • 1961-07-19 Benoît Mariage, Belgian film director, born in Virton, Belgium
  • 1961-08-24 Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian judoka (8 times Belgian Sportswoman of the Year), born in Beringen, Belgium
  • 1961-09-30 Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver
  • 1962-02-11 Eric Vanderaerden, Belgian cyclist, born in Herk-de-Stad, Belgium
  • 1962-06-05 Astrid, Belgian princess/daughter of Albert II
  • 1962-07-29 Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete

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