Amsterdam in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 312

  • 1942-07-14 Riots against Jews in Amsterdam
  • 1943-01-15 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
  • 1943-02-05 Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots nazi general Seyffardt
  • 1943-02-10 Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau
  • 1943-03-01 Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided
  • 1943-03-27 Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau
  • 1943-05-01 1st edition of illegal "The Free Artist" appears in Amsterdam
  • 1943-05-26 Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam
  • 1943-06-18 SS Police in Amsterdam sentence for 12 resistance fighter to death (Jewish, communists, homosexuality) at the census bureau
  • 1943-06-20 German round up Jews in Amsterdam
  • 1943-07-25 RAF bombs Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam
  • 1943-07-29 Nazi's evacuate Hollandsche Theater in Amsterdam
  • 1943-09-29 German riots at Amsterdam Jews
  • 1944-01-12 Failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraat, Amsterdam
  • 1944-05-01 Surprise attack on Weteringschans Amsterdam, fails
  • 1944-07-14 Attempt to liberate prisoners in Amsterdam fails, John Post arrested

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-08-04 Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1944-10-09 German occupiers turn off electricity in Amsterdam
  • 1944-10-23 First Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam
  • 1944-10-25 Gas output stopped in Amsterdam
  • 1944-11-20 Amsterdam: Vondelpark closed because of kappen of trees
  • 1944-12-18 Nazi occupiers of Amsterdam destroy electricity plants
  • 1945-01-04 Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam
  • 1945-01-05 Surprise attack on Liese-Aktion-office on Marnix St, Amsterdam
  • 1945-01-15 Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg of sugar beets
  • 1945-03-08 53 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers
  • 1945-03-12 30 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers
  • 1945-05-07 SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22
  • 1945-05-08 Canadian troops move into Amsterdam
  • 1945-06-06 "Free People" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1945-06-15 Dutch political party ANJV established in Concert building, Amsterdam
  • 1946-02-17 Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam
  • 1946-05-19 Dutch Cooperation for Sexual Reform (NVSH) forms in Amsterdam
  • 1946-07-02 Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam and Amsterdam
  • 1947-04-25 Trial against WW II mayor of Amsterdam Edward Voete begins
  • 1947-10-29 Trial of art forger Han van Meegeren begins in Amsterdam

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1948-05-31 Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings)

Baseball Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tommy Lasorda
  • 1949-10-31 Dutch Nazi Henri 'Hakkie' Holdert, director of Amsterdam paper De Telegraaf and member of the SS, sentenced to 12 years imprisonment
  • 1952-05-21 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal
  • 1954-02-01 Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire
  • 1954-04-01 1st Dutch motorway, Amsterdam-Utrecht, opens
  • 1955-04-01 Armed military action taken against bureaucratic strike in Amsterdam
  • 1955-05-18 Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam
  • 1956-05-04 Queen Juliana unveils National Monument to Dams in Amsterdam
  • 1956-05-18 Queen Juliana opens Rembrandt fairs in Amsterdam
  • 1957-02-01 Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1957-05-04 Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam
  • 1957-09-18 Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
  • 1960-01-14 Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
  • 1960-05-03 The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1961-02-02 Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam
  • 1961-08-31 Amsterdam National Ballet forms
  • 1962-04-14 Demonstration for sovereign status of New Guinea in Amsterdam
  • 1962-05-02 European Cup Final, Amsterdam: Eusébio scores twice as defending champions Benfica beat Real Madrid, 5-3; Puskás, hits all 3 for Madrid
  • 1963-02-16 C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down
  • 1964-06-07 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam
  • 1964-08-08 Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam
  • 1965-09-25 Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
  • 1965-12-12 Vivian Beaumont Theater opens at 65th St & Amsterdam Ave NYC
  • 1966-06-21 Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam
  • 1966-10-25 6 youths sentenced in "Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam
  • 1966-12-13 1st battle for Bijlmer flats, Amsterdam
  • 1967-04-04 Amsterdam Marines chase "Nozems" or rebellious youth out of Central Station
  • 1967-05-09 Gijs van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1967-08-01 Izaak Samkalden becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1968-10-30 Queen Juliana opens IJ tunnel in Amsterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969-03-25 John Lennon and Yoko Ono stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1969-05-16 Students occupies Magden House Amsterdam
  • 1970-01-02 Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
  • 1970-01-23 Member of Dutch feminist group Dolle Mina burn their bras in Amsterdam
  • 1970-03-13 100 year Beehive anniversary ends in brawl in Amsterdam
  • 1970-03-21 15th Eurovision Song Contest: Dana for Ireland wins singing "All Kinds of Everything" in Amsterdam
  • 1970-07-02 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • 1970-07-13 Building begins of Amsterdam metro
  • 1973-01-17 City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
  • 1973-10-04 Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1975-02-14 Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station
  • 1975-09-14 Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed & damaged in Amsterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-06-13 Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1976-09-08 Fons Rademakers' film "Max Havelaar" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1977-02-28 Dock strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends
  • 1977-05-09 Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
  • 1977-06-15 Wim Polak becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1977-09-29 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1977-10-14 Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
  • 1977-10-27 Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped
  • 1977-11-10 Amsterdam: Red Army Faction terrorists Gert Schneider and Christof Wackernagel arrested
  • 1977-12-14 War criminal Pieter Menten sentenced in Amsterdam to 15 years
  • 1978-03-19 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
  • 1981-11-21 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles
  • 1982-07-03 Riot at building Stopera Amsterdam (damages Ÿ1 million)
  • 1982-10-11 Riot in Amsterdam as tram catches fire
  • 1983-11-09 Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped
  • 1983-11-30 Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
  • 1985-02-19 ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy
  • 1985-10-08 "Rembrandt & Hitler or Me" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1986-01-16 Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
  • 1988-04-11 Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopens
  • 1989-02-14 African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam
  • 1989-09-25 Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 417

  • 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)
  • 1893-09-03 Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer, choreography and teacher (Schepelingen), born in Amsterdam (d. 1996)
  • 1893-09-17 Abel Herzberg, Russian-Dutch Jewish lawyer and writer (Persecution of Jews), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1893-11-16 Cornelis Jakob van der Klauw, Dutch biologist and zoologist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1972)
  • 1895-07-10 Maarten Pleun Vrij, Dutch lawyer and criminologist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • 1895-10-08 Jeanne Gabrielle Willing, Dutch author (Sinner & the Girl), born in Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • 1895-12-05 Henriëtte Bosmans, Dutch pianist and composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1952)
  • 1896-07-16 Maurits Dekker, Dutch writer (Merkteken), born in Amsterdam (d. 1962)
  • 1896-08-13 Leo Pappenheim, Dutch conductor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1982)
  • 1897-07-28 Emmy Arbous [Emilia J Henke], Dutch actress (Little Rascal), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1897-08-27 Ad van Emmenes, Dutch soccer reporter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1989)
  • 1898-02-02 Josephina Johanna "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1899-06-20 Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist and composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1965)
  • 1899-07-19 Paul de Groot, Dutch communist politician (CPN) and editor (The Truth), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1986)
  • 1899-07-26 Carel C. van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Italian & Roman art), born in Amsterdam (d. 1963)
  • 1899-11-04 Mimi Boesnach, Dutch actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roosje), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1900-01-15 Caesar Domela, Dutch painter (Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis son), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 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)
  • 1900-06-10 Henri Bruning, Dutch poet and literary, born in Amsterdam (d. 1983)
  • 1900-11-22 Hugo Godron, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • 1901-01-18 Arie Querido, Dutch social psychiatrist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • 1901-01-23 Benno Stokvis, Dutch lawyer & politician, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • 1901-04-28 Corry [Cornelia Diderika] Vonk, Dutch actress (Bleeke Bet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1988)
  • 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 (WWII), born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1901-10-13 Benjamin Merkelbach, Dutch architect and city builder of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • 1902-01-12 Simon Spoor, Dutch military officer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1949)
  • 1902-06-22 Arnold J d'Ailly, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), born in Franeker, Netherland (d. 1967)
  • 1902-07-10 Jacobus Wouterus van Dieren, Dutch biologist (Terschelling), born in Amsterdam (d. 1935)
  • 1902-08-01 Hendrik Johan Kruls, Dutch general and chief military authority (1944-46), born in Amsterdam (d. 1975)
  • 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)
  • 1903-09-17 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (Olympic bronze 1928), born in Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • 1903-10-18 Emile Enthoven, Dutch composer and lawyer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1950)
  • 1904-01-25 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 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 Gijs van Hall, Dutch politician and Mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67), born in Amsterdam (d. 1977)
  • 1904-07-02 Gerarda Rueter, Dutch sculptor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1993)
  • 1905-08-29 Martinus A. Jansen, Bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), born in Amsterdam (d. 1983)
  • 1905-12-24 Anna "Ans" van Dike ("the Young"), Jewish nazi collaborator, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • 1906-09-06 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • 1907-10-14 Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1908-05-27 Melle Oldeboerrigter, Dutch painter and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1976)
  • 1908-06-12 Max Tailleur, Dutch adjudant to Prince Bernhard and Jewish humorist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1990)
  • 1908-12-14 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor, born in San Franciso, California (d. 1996) probable date
  • 1909-09-07 Jo Juda, Dutch musician (1st concertmaster of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra), born in Amsterdam (d. 1985)
  • 1910-04-26 Johan Hermanus Doorn, Dutch journalist and resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper), born in Amsterdam (d. 1944)
  • 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)
  • 1911-08-14 Jan Koetsier, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1912-04-14 Piet van Egmond, Dutch organist and conductor (Neth Chamber Orchestra), born in Amsterdam (d. 1982)
  • 1912-04-21 Feike Asma, Dutch organist and conductor, born in Den Helder, Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • 1912-06-17 Wessel Couzijn, Dutch sculptor and cartoonist (Auschwitz-monument), born in Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • 1912-08-10 Izaak Samkalden, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)/mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1912-08-13 Jan Peeters, Dutch water colors painter and monument artist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1992)
  • 1912-09-27 Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter and communist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1993)
  • 1912-10-06 Joop Zwart, Dutch political activist and resistance fighter, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1914-02-11 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge of Amsterdam
  • 1914-04-18 Henk [Hendrik Johannes] Lankhorst, Dutch politician (PSP), born in Amsterdam (d. 1976)
  • 1914-07-05 Jacob Soetendorp, Dutch rabbi, born in Amsterdam d. 1976)
  • 1914-10-30 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer and author (Mozart biography), born in Amsterdam (d. 2001)
  • 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)
  • 1915-08-03 Sal Santen, Dutch writer (You Are Jewish People), born in Amsterdam (d. 1998)
  • 1915-12-02 Nico Richter, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1945)
  • 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)
  • 1915-12-26 H. A. Gomperts, Dutch writer (Duck on Attic), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1998)
  • 1916-01-07 Gerrit Schulte, Dutch road and track cyclist (World Champion Track Pursuit 1948), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)

Person of interestKirk Douglas

1916-12-09 Kirk Douglas [Issur Danielovitch], American actor (Spartacus, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), born in Amsterdam, New York (d. 2020)

  • 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)
  • 1917-04-28 Joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life), born in Amsterdam (d. 1988)
  • 1917-07-02 Pierre H. Dubois, Dutch literary and critic, born in Amsterdam (d. 1999)
  • 1917-11-21 Sem Presser, Dutch press photographer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1986)
  • 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)
  • 1920-04-16 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), born in Amsterdam (d. 1993)
  • 1920-09-10 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor and director (Flodder, The Assault), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1920-12-14 Albertus Louis Meintser, Dutch office clerk and resistance fighter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1944)
  • 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)
  • 1923-08-09 Gerrit Kouwenaar, Dutch journalist and poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • 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)
  • 1923-11-04 Freddy Heineken, Dutch beer brewer (Heineken), born in Amsterdam (d. 2002)
  • 1923-12-14 Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys), born in Amsterdam (d. 2006)
  • 1924-02-07 Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
  • 1924-06-17 Henk Hoekstra, Dutch politician (Dutch Communist Party), born in Amsterdam (d. 2009)

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