Yokohama in History

Historical Events

  • 1869-09-10 Baptist minister supposedly invents rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1923-09-01 A magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo and Yokohama in Japan, killing 142,000 people
  • 1942-11-30 German supply vessel Uckermark (formerly called the Altmark) explodes & sinks off Yokohama
  • 1994-03-19 Largest omelette (1,383sq ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

2002-06-30 FIFA World Cup Final, International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan: Ronaldo scores twice as Brazil beats Germany, 2-0 to win record 5th title; first World Cup held in Asia

Football Star Ronaldo
Football Star
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  • 2019-11-02 9th Rugby World Cup, Yokohama: South African fly-half HandrĂ© Pollard lands 6 penalties and 2 conversions as Springboks beat favourites England, 32-12 for their 3rd title

Famous Birthdays

  • 1920-06-17 Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress (Late Spring, Tokyo Story), born in Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama (d. 2015)
  • 1929-02-20 Toshiro Mayuzumi, Japanese composer (Sphenogramme), born in Yokohama, Japan (d. 1997)
  • 1959-08-01 Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese musician (Ground Zero), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1962-04-12 Takada Nobuhiko, Japanese wrestler, born in Isogo-ku, Yokohama
  • 1965-04-15 Soichi Noguchi, japanese astronaut, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1967-05-05 Takehito Koyasu, Japanese seiyu (voice actor), born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1968-01-12 Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1971-11-22 Yone Kamio, tennis star (1995 semi-finalist Hobart), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1972-08-19 Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1973-10-13 Nanako Matsushima, Japanese actress (Ring), born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1977-01-31 Shingo Katori, Japanese actor & singer (SMAP), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1983-01-20 Mari Yaguchi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1985-01-17 Riyu Kosaka, Japanese singer (BeForU), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1986-02-26 Crystal Kay, Japanese singer, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1987-06-11 TiA, Japanese pop singer (Ryuusei), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1988-02-15 Hironori Kusano, Japanese J-pop singer (NEWS), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1991-05-24 Erika Umeda, Japanese singer (ZYX), born in Minami-ku, Yokohama, Japan
  • 1992-08-18 Riko Narumi, Japanese actress and model, born in Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama