Amsterdam in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 309

  • 1900-03-26 1st edition The (Free) People (Neth, probably Amsterdam)
  • 1900-04-02 1st edition of The Volk published (Amsterdam)
  • 1900-08-07 Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike
  • 1900-12-24 Herman Heijermans' "Hope of Blessing" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1902-01-10 Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam)
  • 1902-06-01 Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms
  • 1903-01-06 Dutch Press museum opens in Amsterdam

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1903-01-12 Harry Houdini performs at Rembrandt theater, Amsterdam

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • 1903-01-21 Harry Houdini escapes from Halvemaansteeg police station in Amsterdam
  • 1903-03-26 American Hotel opens in Amsterdam
  • 1903-05-27 Queen Wilhelmina opens Berlages Merchants bureau in Amsterdam
  • 1904-06-28 International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam
  • 1905-04-22 Operations begin uniting conservatory of Nature monument Amsterdam
  • 1905-09-14 Albert Cuypstrat street market in Amsterdam inaugurated
  • 1906-07-15 Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam

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1907-12-13 German Emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1908-06-15 World congress for Women's rights opens in Amsterdam
  • 1909-03-14 Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms

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1910-04-29 Ex-US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1910-09-18 25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage
  • 1911-01-07 Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
  • 1911-02-05 Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam
  • 1911-06-10 Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
  • 1912-05-12 Amsterdam-North football club D.W.V. is established
  • 1913-09-02 Amsterdam reroutes sewage of canals to South Seas
  • 1915-01-17 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's Hospital in Amsterdam opens
  • 1916-05-10 Historic Shipport Museum opens in Amsterdam
  • 1916-09-17 40,000 Amsterdam demonstrators demand general voting right
  • 1917-06-28 Potato entrepreneurs begins in Amsterdam
  • 1918-03-18 Socialist Youth AJC organizes in Amsterdam
  • 1918-04-04 Food riot in Amsterdam
  • 1919-07-21 Anthony Fokker's establishes airplane factory at Hamburg and Amsterdam
  • 1919-07-28 Vrije Vakbewegings Internationale (VVI) forms in Amsterdam
  • 1919-08-01 Queen Wilhelmina opens 1st Air Fair in Amsterdam
  • 1919-10-07 First London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport & KLM)
  • 1919-11-22 15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam
  • 1920-01-04 Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits
  • 1920-02-12 -Apr 26] 14,000 Rotterdam/Amsterdam harbor workers strike
  • 1921-04-14 Prince Henry opens Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Bremen-Hamburg air route
  • 1921-04-27 Hadjememaar, [Corn de Gelder] elected in Amsterdam
  • 1921-10-21 Tuschinski Theater opens in Amsterdam
  • 1921-10-28 Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens
  • 1922-03-31 Prince Hendrik opens trade fair building in Amsterdam
  • 1922-11-01 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam
  • 1923-01-08 Typography strike in Amsterdam
  • 1923-01-23 Taxi strike in Amsterdam begins (through March 9th)
  • 1923-03-09 Amsterdam taxi strike ends
  • 1923-09-23 80,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against Fleet law
  • 1924-02-01 Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens
  • 1924-05-08 Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut
  • 1924-07-10 Railroad worker strike ends in Amsterdam

  • 1924-10-01 Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)
  • 1925-02-28 Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms
  • 1925-11-01 VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam
  • 1926-02-10 Building of Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, begins
  • 1926-04-13 Cyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
  • 1928-05-17 9th modern Olympic games opens in Amsterdam
  • 1928-07-28 9th Olympic Games open in Amsterdam
  • 1928-08-03 Ray Barbuti saves US team from defeat in Amsterdam Olympics track events by winning 400 m (47.8 sec)
  • 1928-08-12 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam
  • 1929-02-03 Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam
  • 1929-04-11 Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam
  • 1929-04-18 Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire
  • 1929-06-08 Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier
  • 1929-09-25 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
  • 1931-01-22 VARA begins experimental TV broadcast in Diamantbeurs Amsterdam
  • 1932-08-27 International anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam
  • 1932-08-29 International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam
  • 1933-01-09 Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
  • 1933-12-14 Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam
  • 1934-01-08 Jaap Speyers "Bluejackets" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1934-07-04 Jordanians revolt in Amsterdam after reduction in employment
  • 1935-02-28 Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit
  • 1935-06-26 SDAP & CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam
  • 1935-07-01 Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP, General Dutch Press Agency) forms in Amsterdam
  • 1935-07-18 Amsterdam city council accept city growth plan through the year 2000
  • 1935-11-25 International Institute for Social History (IISG) forms in Amsterdam
  • 1936-04-06 ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam
  • 1936-07-01 Watchfulness Committee forms in Amsterdam
  • 1936-10-02 Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism
  • 1937-10-07 Johan Wagenaar's "Feestmars" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1938-05-10 Banning speech on anti-fascism demonstration in Amsterdam
  • 1940-05-15 German troops occupy Amsterdam, Gen Winkelman surrenders
  • 1940-05-19 Amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time)
  • 1940-07-15 Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam
  • 1940-08-15 1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazis)
  • 1941-02-09 Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish café Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe)
  • 1941-02-12 Jewish Council for Amsterdam forms under Ascher and Cohen
  • 1941-02-19 Nazi police attacked & driven away from Koco, Amsterdam (by young Jews)
  • 1941-02-19 Nazi raid Amsterdam & round up 429 young Jews for deportation
  • 1941-02-22 Nazi SS begin rounding up Jews of Amsterdam
  • 1941-02-24 Anti-Nazi meeting at Noordermarkt Amsterdam
  • 1941-02-25 February strike against persecution of Jews, in Amsterdam
  • 1941-06-11 2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam
  • 1941-06-27 Nazi manifest against the Jews in Amsterdam

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1942-06-12 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1942-07-06 Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam
  • 1942-07-14 1st transport of Amsterdam Jews to Westerbork
  • 1942-07-14 Riots against Jews in Amsterdam
  • 1943-01-15 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 203

  • 1890-02-10 Cor Ruys, Dutch actor (Princess Stage, The Cross-Patch), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1952)
  • 1890-02-11 Jan de Vries, Dutch scholar of Germanic linguistics and Germanic mythology, born in Amsterdam (d. 1964)
  • 1890-04-05 Fie Carelsen [Sophia de Jong], Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • 1891-02-22 Jan Wils, Holland, architect/designer (Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium)
  • 1891-05-04 J. W. F. Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread), born in Amsterdam (d. 1958)
  • 1892-02-01 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall), born in Krefeld (d. 1959)
  • 1892-05-27 Sara Heyblom, Dutch actress (Pygmalion, Fietsen naar de Maan), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1892-07-21 Gijsbert Friedhoff, Dutch architect (Wibautstrat tax office, Amsterdam), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1892)
  • 1892-09-24 Sam de Vries, Flemish actor (Wandering Jew), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1943)
  • 1893-04-11 Johannes Theodoor Thijsse, Dutch director of Delft Hydraulics Laboratory, born in Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • 1897-07-28 Emmy Arbous [Emilia J Henke], Dutch actress (Little Rascal), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1898-02-02 Josephina Johanna "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1899-11-04 Mimi Boesnach, Dutch actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roosje), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1900-04-20 Kees Verwey, Dutch painter and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1995)
  • 1900-05-14 Leo Smit, Dutch composer who died in a Nazi extermination camp, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • 1900-11-22 Hugo Godron, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • 1901-08-28 Cees Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1981)
  • 1901-09-08 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66) who was assassinated in 1966, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1901-09-28 Lily Bouwmeester, Dutch actress and comedienne (Pygmalion), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1901-10-05 Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam
  • 1901-10-13 Benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam
  • 1902-06-22 Arnold J d'Ailly, dir (Nederlandsche Bank)/mayor (Amsterdam, 1946-56)
  • 1902-09-13 Hermine Heijermans, Dutch actress, politician and author (Grote Klaas en kleine Klaas), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • 1902-11-02 Marius Holtrop, Dutch economist and President of Netherlands Bank, born in Amsterdam (d. 1988)
  • 1902-11-26 Gerrit Jan van der Veen [Wolffensperger], Dutch resistance fighter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1944)
  • 1903-06-08 Gerrit Cornelis Berkouwer, Dutch theologist (Dogmatic Studies), born in Amsterdam (d. 1996)
  • 1904-03-06 Chris Baay, Dutch actor (Tomorrow It Will Be Better, Klatergoud, Surprise Raid), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1904-04-03 Peter Van Steeden, composer and orchestra leader (Break the Bank), born in Amsterdam (d. 1990)
  • 1904-04-21 Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67)
  • 1905-08-29 Martinus A. Jansen, Bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), born in Amsterdam (d. 1983)
  • 1907-10-14 Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1908-12-14 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor, born in San Franciso, California (d. 1996) probable date
  • 1910-05-04 Mady Alfredo [Maria De Brieder], Flemish actress (Alicia), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1910-06-06 Ben Aerden [John Mikkelsen], Dutch actor (Hamlet, Uilenspiegel), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1911-01-28 Johan van Hulst, Dutch teacher who helped save 600 children from the Nazis, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • 1912-04-21 Feike Asma, Dutch organist and conductor, born in Den Helder, Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • 1912-08-10 Izaak Samkalden, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)/mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1914-02-11 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge of Amsterdam
  • 1915-05-10 Bert van Dongen [Albert Cohen], Dutch singer, impressionist and actor (Het meisje met den blauwen hoed), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1915-12-11 Anna van Beers [Graeve], Dutch actress (A Woman like Eve, Diary of a Hooker), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2011)

Person of interestKirk Douglas

1916-12-09 Kirk Douglas [Issur Danielovitch], American actor (Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Amsterdam, New York

  • 1917-01-01 Albert Mol, Dutch actor (Kant aan m'n broek!), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1917-02-21 Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies), born in Amsterdam, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1917-03-23 Johnny Guarnieri, American jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1918-06-09 Rob de Vries, actor and director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1969)
  • 1919-02-26 Beppie Nooij, Dutch actress and director (Red Sien, Zeemansvrouwen), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • 1919-03-27 Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist and TV host (Amsterdamned), born in Amsterdam (d. 1989)
  • 1920-09-10 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor and director (Flodder, The Assault), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1921-04-25 Karel Appel, Dutch painter (Vragende Children), born in Amsterdam (d. 2006)
  • 1922-11-20 Louis van Gasteren, Dutch actor and director (The House, De prijs van overleven), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1923-04-04 Manon Alving, Dutch actress (The Assault, Short American), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2010)
  • 1923-05-02 Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • 1923-07-21 Henny Alma [Hendrika den Broek], Dutch actress (Soldier of Orange), born in the Hague, Amsterdam (d. 2006)
  • 1923-08-17 Anton Kersjes, violinist/conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • 1923-10-31 Hicks B Waldron, Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc., born in Amsterdam, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1924-02-07 Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
  • 1925-04-11 Johan van Zonderen, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1996)
  • 1925-05-30 Gerard John Toorenaar, political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)
  • 1925-08-05 Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1925-11-13 Inez van Dullemen, Dutch author, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1925-12-17 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1926-10-14 Willy Alberti [Carel Verbrugge], Dutch singer and actor (Riffin in Amsterdam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1929-03-04 Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)
  • 1930-11-13 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist and poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1932-03-09 Simon Heere Heeresma, Dutch writer and poet (Han de Wit goes in development aid), born in Amsterdam (d. 2011)
  • 1932-04-24 Coen Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje), born in Amsterdam (d. 2000)
  • 1933-01-21 Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
  • 1933-04-04 Frits Bolkestein, Dutch politician (People's Party for Freedom and Democracy), born in Amsterdam
  • 1934-05-28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 2013)
  • 1934-08-16 Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)
  • 1935-06-04 Hendrikus C "Henk" Admiraal, Dutch actor (Rififi in Amsterdam)
  • 1935-09-06 Bob Bouber [Boris Blom], Dutch singer (ZZ & Masks) and actor, born in Amsterdam
  • 1936-11-06 K. Schippers [Gerard Stigter], Dutch author (Een klok en profil), born in Amsterdam
  • 1938-07-18 Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director (Basic Instinct, Total Recall), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1940-02-24 Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist/architect (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam)
  • 1941-03-09 Ger van Elk, Dutch sculptor, born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • 1941-04-23 Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer (invented email and the @ sign), born in Amsterdam , New York (d. 2016)
  • 1941-06-01 Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)
  • 1943-02-14 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1944-04-05 Willeke van Ammelrooy, Dutch actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia), born in Amsterdam
  • 1946-12-24 Jan Akkerman, Dutch guitarist and composer (Focus-Can't Stand Noise), born in Amsterdam
  • 1947-04-25 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1947-10-18 Job Cohen, Dutch politician, Mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1948-04-03 Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1949-07-24 Marjanne Sint, Dutch director and politician (PvdA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1953-01-26 Bert Heerink, Amsterdam, rock vocalist
  • 1953-04-03 Huub van der Lubbe, Dutch rock singer (Stampei-The Dike), born in Amsterdam
  • 1953-05-08 Alex Van Halen, Amsterdam The Netherlands, Dutch drummer (Van Halen)
  • 1954-01-31 Adrian Vandenberg, Amsterdam Neth, rock guitarist (Whitesnake)
  • 1954-07-14 Jos Zoomer, Amsterdam Neth, rock drummer (Vandenberg)
  • 1954-12-02 Huub Stapel, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank)
  • 1955-06-27 Frank de Grave [Franciscus Hendrikus Gerardus de Grave], Dutch politician (VVD), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1956-05-05 Dick Kemper, Amsterdam Neth, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)
  • 1957-04-20 Richenel [Hubertus Richenel Baars], Dutch singer and performer (Turn My Page), born in Amsterdam
  • 1960-05-07 Arnon Ohad, co-pilot (El Al) plane that crashed on Bijlmer Amsterdam
  • 1966-08-22 Rob Witschge, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Feyenoord), born in Amsterdam
  • 1966-10-26 Alex Pastoor, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1969-05-10 Dennis Bergkamp, Amsterdam Neth, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1969-09-19 Candy Dulfer, Dutch saxophonist (Lily Was Here), born in Amsterdam, Holland
  • 1970-02-12 Bryan Roy, Dutch football manager and player (Ajax), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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