Amsterdam in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 312 of 312


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-06-16 Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela
  • 1991-02-28 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam
  • 1992-09-17 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ8.8 billion
  • 1992-10-04 El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die
  • 1993-03-18 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ12.2 billion
  • 1993-04-02 1st test flight of Fokker 70 (Amsterdam)
  • 1994-04-22 Schelto Patijn appointed Mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1998-05-20 6th UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Juventus 1-0 at Amsterdam
  • 1998-08-01 -8] Gay & Lesbian Games #5 open in Amsterdam
  • 2015-08-21 Terrorist attack on train between Amsterdam and Paris thwarted by 4 passengers overpowering gunman
  • 2018-06-28 Amsterdam elects its first-ever woman mayor Femke Halsema since its first mayor in 1343
  • 2019-07-04 Notorious Dutch crime boss Willem Holleeder sentenced to life for ordering five murders in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 417

  • 1924-12-24 Willem Drees, Dutch statesman (Prime Minister 1948–1958), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 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)
  • 1925-08-09 Robert Heppener, Dutch composer (Hymns & Conversations, Movie Music), born in Amsterdam (d. 2009)
  • 1925-11-06 Dirk de Vroome, Dutch campaigner and Limbourg activist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1986)
  • 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)
  • 1926-07-05 Haya van Someren-Downer, Dutch politician (2nd Member of parliament (Dutch Lib Party)), born in Amsterdam (d. 1980)
  • 1926-08-09 Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz), born in Amsterdam (d. 1994)
  • 1926-10-14 Willy Alberti [Carel Verbrugge], Dutch singer and actor (Riffin in Amsterdam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1927-05-29 Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1987)
  • 1928-07-18 Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch writer and poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 2009)
  • 1929-03-04 Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)
  • 1929-08-11 Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, Dutch mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1929-12-31 Mies Bouman, Dutch television presenter (Open the Village), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • 1930-11-13 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist and poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1931-04-22 Henk Gortzak [Hendricus Gortzak], Dutch carpenter and politician (CPN/PSP), born in Amsterdam (d. 1989)
  • 1932-01-12 Alain Teister, Dutch writer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • 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)
  • 1932-05-11 Henriette Santer, Dutch-English clinical psychologist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • 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
  • 1933-12-05 Bernard van Beurden, Dutch composer and music educator, born in Amsterdam (d. 2016)
  • 1933-12-11 Ernst van Altena, Dutch author and interpreter (Chansons van Earnest), born in Amsterdam (d. 1999)
  • 1934-01-05 Eddy Pieters Graafland OON, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (47 caps; Ajax; European Cup 1970, Feyenoord), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1934-03-11 Joep Straesser, Dutch composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 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)
  • 1934-10-30 Frans Brüggen, Dutch conductor and musician, born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • 1934-11-01 Aat Veldhoen, Dutch artist, born in Amsterdam
  • 1934-11-04 Judith Herzberg, Dutch poet and author (Charlotte Life or Theater), born in Amsterdam
  • 1935-06-04 Hendrikus C "Henk" Admiraal, Dutch actor (Rififi in Amsterdam)
  • 1935-09-03 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), born in Amsterdam (d. 2012)
  • 1935-09-06 Bob Bouber [Boris Blom], Dutch singer (ZZ & Masks) and actor, born in Amsterdam
  • 1935-10-15 Hans Croiset, Dutch theatre director and actor (Witte Waan), born in Amsterdam
  • 1935-12-11 Femke Boersma, Dutch actress (Verjaring, Pastorale 1943), 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
  • 1939-04-16 Margaretha de Boer, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Amsterdam
  • 1939-04-16 Reinier Lucassen, Dutch painter (Kuifje contra James Union), born in Amsterdam
  • 1939-11-03 Frits Flinkevleugel, Dutch soccer defender (11 caps; DWS, FC Amsterdam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1940-02-24 Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist/architect (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam)
  • 1940-08-29 Wim Ruska, Dutch judoka champion (Olympic gold 1972), born in 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)
  • 1941-07-16 Hans Wiegel, Dutch commissioner of the queen (Frisia), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1942-02-23 Joop van den Ende, Dutch theatrical producer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1942-07-23 Jan de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks), born in Amsterdam
  • 1942-12-10 Beer Bossu [Berend Frederik Gertenbach], Dutch actor and vocalist (Pub Chantant), born in Amsterdam
  • 1943-02-14 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1943-09-20 Roek Williams [Willemze], Dutch singer (Roek Williams & The Fighting Cats), born in Amsterdam
  • 1944-02-22 Tom Okker, Dutch tennis player, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1944-04-05 Willeke van Ammelrooy, Dutch actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia), born in Amsterdam
  • 1944-11-04 Willem Breuker, Dutch saxophonist and conductor (WB Collective), born in Amsterdam (d. 2010)
  • 1944-12-05 Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor (The Fugitive), born in Amsterdam
  • 1945-12-22 Marianne van Wijnkoop [Bosscher], Dutch actress (Les Miserables), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1946-08-14 Marga van Praag, Dutch radio hostess, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1946-09-29 Barry Hulshoff, Dutch soccer defender (14 caps; European Cup 1971, 72, 73; Ajax Amsterdam), born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1946-11-26 Bert Ruiter, Dutch bassist (Earth & Fire, Focus), 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)
  • 1947-06-21 Lex van Delden, Dutch actor (Soldier of Orange), born in Amsterdam (d. 2010)
  • 1947-07-03 Rob Rensenbrink, Dutch soccer left winger or forward (46 caps; Anderlecht), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1947-10-18 Job Cohen, Dutch politician, Mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1947-12-07 Peter de Jong, Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini & Maxi), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1948-04-03 Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1948-05-24 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist and singer (Doe Maar), born in Amsterdam
  • 1949-07-24 Marjanne Sint, Dutch director and politician (PvdA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1949-12-15 Ton Sijbrands, Dutch world checkers champion, born in Amsterdam
  • 1950-09-18 Helene Virginie Weijel, Dutch author (In the Street Without a Coat), born in Amsterdam (d. 1995)
  • 1950-12-24 Peter te Bos, Dutch singer (Claw Boys Claw), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1951-03-06 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1978; Amstel Gold Race 1974, 85), born in Amsterdam, New Holland (d. 2004)
  • 1951-06-30 Andre Hazes, Dutch barkeeper and singer (We Love Orange), born in Amsterdam (d. 2004)
  • 1951-11-09 Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, Dutch medical astrologist and founder (Vakvereniging Medical Astrology), born in Amsterdam (d. 1993)
  • 1951-12-14 Jan Timman, Dutch chess player, born in Amsterdam
  • 1953-01-26 Bert Heerink, Dutch rock vocalist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 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, Dutch rock guitarist (Whitesnake), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • 1954-07-14 Jos Zoomer, Amsterdam Neth, rock drummer (Vandenberg)
  • 1954-12-02 Huub Stapel, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank), born in Tegelen, Netherlands
  • 1955-06-27 Frank de Grave [Franciscus Hendrikus Gerardus de Grave], Dutch politician (VVD), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1956-05-05 Dick Kemper, Dutch rock vocalist and bassist (Vandenberg), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 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
  • 1960-11-05 René Froger, Dutch singer (Everything Can Make a Man Happy), born in Amsterdam
  • 1960-12-12 Jaap van Zweden, Dutch violinist and concert master, born in Amsterdam
  • 1962-09-01 Ruud Gullit, Dutch soccer midfielder (66 caps; Ballon d'Or 1987; Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan, Chelsea), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1966-08-22 Rob Witschge, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Feyenoord), born in Amsterdam
  • 1966-09-08 Raymond Atteveld, Dutch soccer player (Waregem, Roda JC), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1966-10-26 Alex Pastoor, Dutch soccer midfielder (FC Volendam, Heerenveen) and manager (Slavia Prague, Sparta Rotterdam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1967-02-18 Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1968-11-10 Jeffrey Kooistra, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen/NEC), born in Amsterdam
  • 1969-05-10 Dennis Bergkamp, Amsterdam Neth, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1969-08-02 Richard Hallebeek, Dutch guitarist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1969-09-19 Candy Dulfer, Dutch saxophonist (Lily Was Here), born in Amsterdam, Holland
  • 1969-09-20 Richard Witschge, Dutch footballer, born in Amsterdam

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