The History of Yogyakarta

Historical Events

  • 1949-03-01 Indonesia seizes Yogyakarta from the Dutch.
  • 2006-05-27 Earthquake strikes Java, Indonesia at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta, killing over 6,600 people

Famous Birthdays

  • 1888-06-05 Raden Mas Noto Soeroto, Javanese poet (Melatiknoppen), born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (d. 1951)

SuhartoSuharto (1921-2008)

1921-06-08 Indonesian army officer and 2nd President of Indonesia (1967-98), born in Yogyakarta, Java

  • 1925-04-04 Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer, born in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia (d. 2004)
  • 1947-01-23 Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia, born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 1947-04-04 Wiranto, Indonesian army general (Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces), born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 1970-11-30 Yayuk Basuki, Indonesian tennis player and politician, born in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia