The History of Surabaya

Historical Events

  • 1945-11-10 Heavy battle in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).
  • 2018-05-13 Family of six carry out 3 church bombings in Surabaya, Indonesia, killing at least 13. Islamic State claims responsibility.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestSukarno

1901-06-06 Sukarno, 1st President of Indonesia (1945-67), born in Surabaya, Java (d. 1970)

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • 1907-12-04 Jo Boer, Dutch painter and author (Catharina & the Magnolias), born in Surabaya, Indonesia (d. 1993)
  • 1948-08-18 Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesian badminton star (All-England tennis champ), born in Surabaya, Indonesia