Saitama in History

Historical Events

  • 1947-09-15 Typhoon Kathleen hit Tone River, Saitama and Tokyo area, killing at least 1,930 and injuring 1,750..
  • 1947-09-16 Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, killing at least 1,930
  • 2006-09-01 The United States men's basketball team is upset at the World Basketball Championships in Saitama, Japan, as the hot-shooting Greece pulls off a 101-95 semi final victory

Famous Birthdays

  • 1939-05-02 Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist, born in Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
  • 1945-10-13 Chako Higuchi, Japanese golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1977; first Asian-born player to win a major title), born in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
  • 1947-08-28 Shoto Tanemura, Japanese martial artist, born in Matsubushi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • 1950-09-14 Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver, born in Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan
  • 1963-08-01 Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut (STS 72, sk: 92), born in Ōmiya, Saitama, Japan
  • 1967-07-31 Mitsuo Iwata, Japanese voice actor and singer, born in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
  • 1968-01-13 Chara [Miwa Watabiki], Japanese singer and actress (Swallowtail Butterfly), born in Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan
  • 1969-09-20 Megumi Kudo, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
  • 1969-10-30 Masanori Hikichi, Japanese video game music composer, born in Saitama, Japan
  • 1976-07-04 Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer, born in Saitama, Japan (d. 2003)
  • 1978-04-20 Mirei Kuroda, Japanese gravure idol, born in Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • 1978-11-25 Ringo Shiina [Yumiko Shiina], Japanese singer, songwriter and musician (Tokyo Jihen), born in Urawa, Saitama
  • 1985-04-12 Hitomi Yoshizawa, Japanese singer (Hangry & Angry), born in Miyoshi, Saitama, Japan
  • 1985-12-14 Nonami Takizawa, Japanese gravure idol and actress, born in Saitama prefecture, Japan
  • 1986-03-13 Chiaki Kyan, Japanese gravure idol, born in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, Japan