Chinese History (Part 3)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 834

  • 1921-11-05 Soviet Russia signs a treaty with Mongolia, temporarily supporting the new government against China and Japanese incursions
  • 1922-02-04 After boycotts and international pressure, Japan agrees to return Shantung Province to China
  • 1922-08-02 China is hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die
  • 1923-05-31 China & USSR exchange diplomats
  • 1924-05-31 China recognizes the USSR
  • 1924-09-03 Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai)
  • 1924-11-24 General Feng Yu-Hsiang, a warlord from the north of China, turns on his allies and seizes Peking
  • 1925-05-30 In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.
  • 1926-03-06 China asks for a seat on the Security council

Historic Event

1926-05-22 Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China

Historic Event

1927-12-02 Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black announces to the Geological Society of China that the ancient human fossils from Zhoukoudian, China are a new species which he has named 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')

  • 1928-02-03 Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black reports his findings on the ancient human fossils found at Zhoukoudian, China in the journal Nature and declares them to be a new species he names 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')
  • 1928-05-03 Japanese atrocities in Jinan, China.
  • 1928-06-04 President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents
  • 1928-09-07 Sophie Treadwell's "Machinal" premieres in NYC
  • 1928-09-27 The Nationalist Republic of China is recognised by the United States.
  • 1928-09-28 US acknowledge Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1928-10-10 Chiang Kai-shek becomes Director of the State Council of China
  • 1928-10-22 China expels all Russian instructors & civil servants
  • 1929-05-19 Chinese warlord Feng Yuxiang declares war on Chiang Kai-shek's nationalist government
  • 1929-07-17 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China
  • 1929-08-11 Russian-Chinese border fights
  • 1931-08-12 Yangtzee River floods after heavy rain crumbles dikes in China
  • 1931-09-18 To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese

Historic Event

1931-11-07 Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

  • 1931-12-09 Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol
  • 1931-12-28 Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as President of Nanjing-China
  • 1932-02-04 Japanese troops occupy Harbin, Manchuria
  • 1932-02-18 Japan proclaims and names Manchukuo state in north east China
  • 1932-02-20 Japanese troops occupy Tunhua China
  • 1932-03-09 Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria
  • 1932-05-05 Japan & China sign a peace treaty
  • 1932-06-19 Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China
  • 1932-06-29 USSR & China sign non-aggression treaty
  • 1932-12-12 USSR & China resume diplomatic relations
  • 1932-12-25 7.6 magnitude earthquake ravages Qansu, China, kills 275
  • 1933-07-01 The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.
  • 1933-09-25 5th "extermination campaign" begins against communists in Nanjing and Jiangxi province, China
  • 1935-06-09 Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognizes Japanese occupations in Northeast China.
  • 1935-10-20 Communist forces end their Long March at Yan'an, in Shaanxi, China, bringing Mao Zedong to prominence
  • 1935-11-22 Flying boat "China Clipper" takes off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
  • 1936-06-28 Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China
  • 1936-11-09 American fashion designer Ruth Harkness captures a panda cub (Su Lin) in China - becomes 1st live panda cub to enter the US
  • 1936-12-12 Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan
  • 1936-12-18 Su-Lin, 1st giant panda to come to US from China, arrives in San Francisco
  • 1937-07-07 Japanese and Chinese troops clash at the Marco Polo Bridge, beginning the Second Sino-Japanese War
  • 1937-07-15 Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China
  • 1937-08-14 China declares war on Japan
  • 1937-08-25 Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast

Historic Event

1937-09-14 President Franklin D. Roosevelt bans US ships from trading arms with China or Japan

  • 1937-12-12 Japanese aircraft shell & sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologized & eventually paid US $2.2M in reparations)
  • 1938-06-17 Japan declares war on China
  • 1938-09-27 League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China

The Wizard of Oz

1939-08-15 "The Wizard of Oz", American musical fantasy film adaptation of L. Frank Baum's book, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood; directed by Victor Fleming and King Vidor with cast featuring Judy Garland (Dorothy), Ray Bolger (Scarecrow), Jack Haley (Tin Man), Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion), Frank Morgan (Wizard), Billie Burke (Glinda), and Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch); songs by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg

  • 1940-09-26 Japanese troops attack French Indo-China
  • 1941-01-07 Chinese Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-shek open fire on the surrounded Communist New Fourth Army at Maolin, Anhui Province, killing or capturing 7,000 troops
  • 1941-06-05 World War II: At least 4,000 people who hid in a tunnel die after a Japanese air attack on the Chinese city of Chongqing
  • 1941-07-24 FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China
  • 1941-07-27 Japanese forces land in Indo-China
  • 1941-12-09 China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
  • 1941-12-20 World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.

Poon Lim's 133 Day South Atlantic Odyssey

1942-11-23 Chinese steward Poon Lim begins 133 days adrift after British ship SS Benlomond torpedoed by german U-boat and he is the sole survivor

  • 1943-01-11 US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
  • 1943-02-25 Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front
  • 1943-04-05 Chinese steward Poon Lim is found off the coast of Brazil by a Brazilian fisherman family after being adrift 133 days, after British ship SS Benlomond torpedoed by german U-boat
  • 1943-09-01 Chiang Kai-shek again becomes Chairman of the Nationalist Government of China
  • 1944-01-18 1st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts
  • 1944-04-24 1st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump"
  • 1944-05-10 Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan
  • 1944-05-17 Chinese and US armed forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma
  • 1944-05-23 Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front
  • 1944-05-27 Japanese advance in Hangkhou China
  • 1944-06-19 Japanese troops conquer Changsha China
  • 1945-01-12 US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle of South China Sea
  • 1945-01-28 General "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell and truck convoy reopen Burma Road to China
  • 1945-03-01 Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi
  • 1945-03-06 Chinese 38th division occupies Lashio
  • 1945-03-09 Japanese proclaim "independence" of Indo-China
  • 1945-05-08 Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet

Potsdam Declaration

1945-07-26 Declaration of Potsdam: US, Britain and China demand the unconditional surrender of Japan during WWII

  • 1945-08-16 Puyi, the last Chinese Emperor and ruler of Manchukuo is captured by Soviet troops
  • 1945-09-09 Japanese in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies
  • 1945-10-11 Chinese civil war begins between Kuomintang government led by Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao Zedong's Communist Party

Historic Event

1945-11-27 General George Marshall named special US envoy to China

  • 1946-03-06 France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation

Historic Event

1946-12-19 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

February 28 Massacre

1947-02-28 February 28 Massacre: Anti-government uprising in Taiwan is violently put down by Chiang Kai-shek and his Kuomintang-led Republic of China government with the loss of 18,000-28,000 lives. Marks the beginning of the White Terror.

  • 1947-03-07 The Kuomintang and Communist Party of China resume full-fledged Civil War.
  • 1947-07-10 200 die when train derails and falls into a river in Canton, China
  • 1947-12-25 Constitution of the Republic of China comes into effect
  • 1948-04-07 A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead
  • 1948-04-19 Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China
  • 1948-05-18 The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 364

Faye DunawayFaye Dunaway (81 years old)

1941-01-14 American actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Bascom, Florida

  • 1941-10-10 Laurence Henry Tribe, Harvard Law professor, born in Shanghai, China
  • 1941-12-02 Paul Ching Wu Chu, Chinese-American physicist (superconductivity), born in Changsha, Hunan, China
  • 1941-12-11 Max Baucus, American politician (11th United States Ambassador to China), born in Helena, Montana
  • 1942-02-01 David Sincock, Australian cricket spin bowler (3 Tests, 8 wickets; South Australia CA), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1942-12-11 Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, born in Chengdu, China (d. 2017)

Hu JintaoHu Jintao (79 years old)

1942-12-21 General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (2002-12) and President of the People's Republic of China (2003-13), born in Taizhou, Jiangsu

  • 1943-01-14 Shannon Lucid, Chinese astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1944-07-31 Sherry Lansing, actress (China Syndrome, Black Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-08-19 Charles Wang, Chinese-American CEO (Computer Associates) and philanthropist, born in Shanghai, China
  • 1944-12-21 Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese bureaucrat, born in Fuzhou, China (d. 2007)
  • 1945-09-27 Misha Dichter, Polish-American concert pianist (Tchaikovsky 2nd prize, 1966), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1946-05-17 Sinaida Turchina, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1947-01-24 Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian soccer striker (14 caps; Lazio, NY Cosmos), born in Carrara, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1947-02-15 John Adams, American composer (Nixon In China), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1947-03-28 Bruce Gilbert, English producer (China Syndrome, 9 to 5, On Golden Pond), born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1947-04-08 Hsiao-hsien Hou, Taiwanese director (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, The Puppetmaster), born in Mei County, China
  • 1947-11-06 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2007)
  • 1948-04-25 Yu Shyi-kun, Premier of the Republic of China (2002-05), born in Dongshan, Yilan County, China
  • 1948-07-01 Wang Qishan, Chinese Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, born in Qingdao, Shandong
  • 1948-09-10 Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer (History of the Soul), born in Beijing, China

Jimmy LaiJimmy Lai (73 years old)

1948-12-08 Chinese businessman (founder of Giordano), born in Guangzhou, China

  • 1949-04-04 Shing-Tung Yau, Hong Kong-born American mathematician, born in Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
  • 1949-05-03 Ken Hom, Chinese-American chef, author and BBC TV presenter (OBE for "services to culinary arts" 2009), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1949-09-25 Inshan Ali, West Indian cricketer (big-spinning WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), born in Preysal, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1995)
  • 1950-04-05 Franklin Chang-Diaz, Costa Rican-Chinese American NASA astronaut (STS 61C, 34,46,60,75, sk:91), born in San José, Costa Rica
  • 1950-07-13 Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China, former mayor of Taipei, former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT)
  • 1950-07-23 Kaity Tong, Chinese-American news anchor (WPIX), born in Qingdao, China
  • 1950-09-02 Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman
  • 1951-08-22 Gordon Liu [Chia-Hui Liu or Jin-Hsi Shin], Chinese actor (Kill Bill, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin), born in Guangdong, China
  • 1951-11-14 Zhang Yimou, Chinese film director (Let Live, Raise the Red Lantern), born in Xi'an, China
  • 1952-01-02 Man-Tat Ng, Hong Kong actor (The Final Combat), born in Xiamen, China
  • 1952-02-04 Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
  • 1952-08-12 Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
  • 1953-04-23 James Russo, American actor (My Own Private Idaho, China Girl), born in NYC, New York

Xi JinpingXi Jinping (69 years old)

1953-06-15 General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (2012-) and President of the People's Republic of China (2013-), born in Beijing

  • 1953-07-21 Jeff Fatt, Chinese Australian actor
  • 1954-10-24 Wang Jianlin, Chinese businessman and founder of Dalian Wanda Group, born in Cangxi County, Sichuan Province

Mo YanMo Yan (67 years old)

1955-02-17 Chinese novelist and nobel laureate (Red Sorghum Clan, The Republic of Wine), born in Gaomi, Shandong, China

Li KeqiangLi Keqiang (67 years old)

1955-07-01 Chinese Premier of the State Council and China's head of government, born in Dingyuan County, Anhui Province

Liu XiaoboLiu Xiaobo (1955-2017)

1955-12-28 Chinese writer and human rights activist, born in Changchun, China

  • 1956-03-13 Dana Delany, American actress (Colleen McMurphy-China Beach, Exit to Eden), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-04-17 Elizabeth Lindsey, American explorer, filmmaker (Then There Were None), and actress (China Beach; The Byrds of Paradise), born in Oahu, Territory of Hawaii
  • 1957-01-14 Anchee Min, Chinese writer, born in Shanghai, China
  • 1957-04-19 Ge You, Chinese Actor (best actor Cannes 1994 "To Live"), born in Beijing, China
  • 1957-05-13 Carrie Lam, Chinese politician, Chief Executive of Hong Kong (2017-22), born in Hong Kong

Ai WeiweiAi Weiwei (65 years old)

1957-08-28 Chinese artist and activist (Sunflower Seeds, Remembering), born in Beijing, China

  • 1958-07-17 Wong Kar-wai, Chinese film director (In the Mood for Love), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1958-11-16 Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)
  • 1961-03-21 Wei Wang, US table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Beijing, China
  • 1961-04-26 Joan Chen [Chen Chong], Chinese-American actress (Heaven & Earth, The Last Emperor), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1962-05-10 Gary Daly, British new wave rock keyboardist and singer (China Crisis - Wishful Thinking), born in Kirkby, Merseyside, England
  • 1962-06-09 Eddie Lundon, British rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (China Crisis - "Wishful Thinking"), born in Kirby, Liverpool, England
  • 1962-06-27 Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Chinese actor (In the Mood for Love), born in Hong Kong

Michelle YeohMichelle Yeoh (60 years old)

1962-08-06 Chinese-Malaysian actress (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies), born in Ipoh, Federation of Malaya

  • 1962-08-08 Suzee Pai, actress (Big Trouble in Little China), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1962-10-05 Johnny Huang, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1963-01-15 Lijuan Geng, Chinese-Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Hebei, China
  • 1963-03-17 Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor, born in Macau
  • 1963-04-16 Hu Na, Chinese tennis star, born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Jet LiJet Li (59 years old)

1963-04-26 Chinese Singaporean actor and martial artist (Romeo Must Die, Unleashed), born in Beijing, China

  • 1963-06-25 Si-An Deng, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1963-07-27 Donnie Yen, Hong Kong actor, martial artist and director (Ip Man, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1963-08-22 Lily Yip, Chinese-American table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1963-09-08 Li Ning, Chinese gymnast (3 Olympic gold 1984), born in Laibin, Guangxi
  • 1963-11-04 Wang Shu, Chinese architect (2012 - 1st Chinese architect to win Pritzker Prize), born in Ürümqi, Xinjiang
  • 1964-06-19 David Freedman, cricketer (NSW left-arm Chinese bowler since 1990)
  • 1964-06-23 Yun Lou, Chinese gymnast
  • 1964-06-26 Zeng Jinlian, Chinese tallest woman ever recorded (2.46 m, 8'1"), born in Hunan, China (d. 1982)
  • 1964-07-14 Barbara Chiu, Canada table tennis player (Olympic 33-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China

Jack MaJack Ma (58 years old)

1964-09-10 Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba Group, born in Hangzhou, China

  • 1964-10-13 Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese military pilot and CNSA astronaut, born in Zaoyang, Hubei, China
  • 1965-06-21 Yang Liwei, Chinese astronaut (Shenzhou 5), born in Suizhong County, Huludao, China
  • 1965-12-08 Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress and singer (Days of Being Wild), born in Suzhou, China
  • 1965-12-31 Gong Li, Chinese actress (Farewell My Concubine), born in Shenyang, China
  • 1966-01-08 Loretta Lee [Lee Lai Chan], Chinese actress (Happy Ghost), born in British Hong Kong
  • 1966-10-10 Bai Ling, Chinese-born American actress (The Crow, Red Corner), born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • 1966-12-11 Leon Lai, Chinese-born Hong Kong actor and singer, born in Beijing, China
  • 1967-01-31 Joey Wong, Taiwanese Hong Kong actress (A Chinese Ghost Story), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1967-02-07 Sharla Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress (All For the Winner), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1968-11-17 Robin Li [Li Yanhong], Chinese founder of the Chinese search engine Baidu, born in Yangquan, Shanxi
  • 1969-04-09 Amy Feng, Chinese born-American table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Tianjin, China
  • 1969-06-28 Tichina Arnold, American actress, born in Queens, NYC, New York
  • 1969-08-08 Faye Wong, Hong Kong cantopop singer-songwriter and actress (Chungking Express), born in Beijing, China

Lei JunLei Jun (52 years old)

1969-12-16 Chinese Businessman and founder of Xiaomi Inc, born in Xiantao, Hubei

  • 1970-04-06 Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer
  • 1970-04-29 China Forbes, American singer-songwriter (Pink Martini), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1970-08-30 Michael Wong, Chinese Malaysian singer, born in Ipoh, Malaysia
  • 1971-01-25 China Kantner, American actress & daughter of Grace Slick, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1971-02-06 Brad Hogg, Australian cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996), born in Narrogin, Australia
  • 1971-03-13 Chen Li-Ling, Chinese tennis star (1995 Futures-Austin TX), born in Xiangtan, Hunan, China
  • 1971-09-27 Li Yapeng, Chinese actor
  • 1971-10-29 Ma Huateng [Pony Ma], Chinese entrepreneur (Tencent), born in Chaoyang District, Shantou
  • 1972-01-11 Yang Wenyi, Chinese swim star (WR/OR 50m freestyle), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1972-09-06 China Miéville, English fantasy fiction writer (Perdido Street Station), born in Norwich, England
  • 1972-11-25 Kevin Han, US badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1973-01-19 Wang Junxia, Chinese long distance runner, born in Jiaohe, Jilin
  • 1973-04-06 Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
  • 1974-01-17 Yang Chen, Chinese footballer, born in Beijing, China
  • 1974-04-16 Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director, born in Beijing, China

Famous Weddings

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