Nagoya in History

Historical Events

  • 1936-04-29 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5
  • 1953-09-27 Typhoon destroys one third of Nagoya, Japan
  • 1985-01-13 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
  • 1988-03-25 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya, Japan
  • 1994-02-22 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya
  • 1994-04-26 Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • 1538-01-15 Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general, born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (d. 1599)
  • 1898-10-17 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), born in Nagoya, Japan (d. 1998)
  • 1913-12-18 Saburo Takata, Japanese composer, born in Nagoya (d. 2000)
  • 1939-09-06 Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese molecular biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1987), born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1943-03-01 Akinori Nakayama, Japanese gymnast (6 x Olympic gold 1968, 72; 7 x World C'ships gold 1966, 70), born in Nagoya, Japan
  • 1955-04-05 Akira Toriyama, Japanese manga artist, born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Person of interestAkio Toyoda

1956-05-03 Akio Toyoda, Japanese president of Toyota Motor Corporation, born in Nagoya, Japan

President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda
President of Toyota Motor Corporation
Akio Toyoda
  • 1960-08-13 Koji Kondo, Japanese composer and music director for Nintendo, born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • 1980-01-14 Hiroshi Tamaki, Japanese actor & model, born in Nagoya, Japan
  • 1987-10-08 Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1990-09-25 Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater, born in Nagoya, Japan