Eindhoven in History

Historical Events

  • 1909-11-16 EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms
  • 1913-08-31 Soccer club PSV forms in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1914-01-02 Philips installs research department in Eindhoven
  • 1944-09-18 Eindhoven free (Lightly Day)
  • 1944-09-19 Luftwaffe bombs Eindhoven: 200 killed
  • 1945-01-01 German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven/Saint-Trond/Brussels
  • 1953-02-17 DSB soccer team forms in Eindhoven
  • 1988-05-25 32nd European Cup: PSV Eindhoven beats Benfica (0-0, 6-5 on penalties) at Stuttgart
  • 1996-07-15 A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport
  • 2019-07-24 Second heatwave of the summer in Western Europe sets record temperatures in Belgium in Kleine Brogel 39.9C (102F), for Holland in Eindhoven 39.3C (102F) and Germany at Geilenkirchen 40.5C (104F)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1897-07-24 Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian-Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven Theatre) (d. 1967)
  • 1905-04-16 Frits Philips, Dutch engineer and CEO (Philips), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • 1930-02-22 Jules van Neerven, Dutch economist & editor (Limbourg Daily), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1935-08-29 Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch essayist and mathematician, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2014)
  • 1940-12-29 Peter Koelewijn, Dutch musician & songwriter (Come off that Roof), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1946-04-10 Armand [Herman van Loenhout], Dutch singer (Blommenkinders), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1950-02-22 Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1951-06-04 Yvonne van Rooy, Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1956-05-05 Dick Kemper, Dutch rock vocalist and bassist (Vandenberg), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1956-10-04 Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (73 caps; PSV Eindhoven; technical director KNVB), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1957-07-30 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1961-10-30 Hans Segers, Dutch soccer goalkeeper and coach (Wimbledon), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1966-02-19 Paul Haarhuis, Eindhoven Neth, tennis star (1994 US/Austral doubles)
  • 1966-08-23 Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1967-02-21 Patrick Lodewijks, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1970-01-06 Geert Brusselers, Dutch football player & coach (NAC), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1971-11-08 Twan Scheepers, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1975-02-15 Robert Fuchs, Dutch footballer (PSV, DESK Kaatsheuvel), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1979-04-16 Christijan Albers, Dutch Formula One driver, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • 1967-05-09 Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian-Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven theater), dies at 69