Dutch History (Part 15)

Historical Events

Events 1401 - 1,500 of 1,633

  • 1970-01-19 Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priests
  • 1970-03-24 Dutch cartoonist Frans Piet ends "Sjors & Sjimmie" strip
  • 1970-05-28 The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

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1970-09-03 Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • 1970-11-18 Netherlands & Albania form diplomatic relations
  • 1970-12-09 Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls
  • 1971-01-26 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts law against limitation of war crimes
  • 1971-02-27 Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati
  • 1971-03-23 Dutch 2nd Chamber accept simplified divorce
  • 1971-04-28 Dutch social democratic party/D'66/DS'70 win parliamentary election
  • 1971-05-30 Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die
  • 1971-07-06 Barend Biesheuvel government forms in Netherlands
  • 1971-07-28 Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
  • 1971-08-26 Dutch Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia

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1971-10-09 Japanese emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • 1971-12-18 US dollar devalued 7.9% in Holland ($1=Ÿ3,245)
  • 1971-12-28 Hashish now falls under the Dutch Opium Law (Opiumwet)
  • 1972-04-17 Revised Dutch constitution proclaimed
  • 1972-05-17 Netherlands & People's Republic of China exchange ambassadors
  • 1972-06-01 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin
  • 1972-06-01 Iraq nationalizes Iraq Petroleum Company's (IPC) concession owned by British Petroleum, Royal Dutch-Shell, Compagnie Francaise des Petroles, Mobil and Standard Oil of New Jersey
  • 1972-07-07 Dutch Minister of Agt decides to ignore soft drug usage
  • 1972-08-13 Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th & last episode of "Bonanza"
  • 1972-09-25 Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber
  • 1973-01-05 Netherlands recognizes German DR
  • 1973-04-09 Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam
  • 1973-05-11 Dutch government of Uyl forms
  • 1973-06-22 Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water
  • 1973-08-03 National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections
  • 1973-08-19 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years
  • 1973-09-02 Netherlands wins hockey world's championship
  • 1973-09-15 Dutch Guilder devalued by 5%
  • 1973-10-23 Arab oil embargo extended to the Netherlands
  • 1973-11-04 The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are solely used by cyclists and roller skaters.
  • 1973-12-20 Dutch Antillean government of Evertsz forms
  • 1974-01-07 Gasoline rationed in Netherlands
  • 1974-02-04 Petroleum rationing ends in Netherlands
  • 1974-02-06 Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis
  • 1974-04-24 Dutch women hockey team becomes world champion
  • 1974-06-01 Arab oil ministers decide to end most restrictions on exports of oil to the United States but continue embargo against the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, and Rhodesia
  • 1974-07-07 FIFA World Cup: West Germany beats the Netherlands 2-1 for football's 10th World Cup in Munich
  • 1974-07-10 OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands
  • 1974-08-30 Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
  • 1974-09-01 Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect
  • 1974-10-31 Dutch Marines end hostage crisis in Scheveningen prison
  • 1974-12-04 Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Muslim pilgrims
  • 1975-03-22 20th Eurovision Song Contest: Teach-In for Netherlands wins singing "Ding-a-dong" in Stockholm
  • 1975-05-24 Dutch government of De Uyl decides to obtain an F-16
  • 1975-06-01 Cars in Netherlands must have seatbelts
  • 1975-09-27 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
  • 1975-11-25 Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)

  • 1976-01-08 Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles
  • 1976-04-29 Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water
  • 1976-05-01 Jos Hermens, runs Dutch record for 20K (57:24.2)
  • 1976-05-05 Train collision at Schiedam, Netherlands, kills 24
  • 1976-07-14 USSR banishes dissident Andrei Amalrik to Netherlands
  • 1976-09-29 2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law
  • 1976-10-01 1st Dutch casino opens
  • 1976-12-14 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Dutch Liberal/social dem abortion laws
  • 1977-03-22 Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) government under Joop den Uyl falls
  • 1977-04-03 Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg adopt summer time
  • 1977-04-27 HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in Netherlands
  • 1977-05-14 Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms
  • 1977-05-25 Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election
  • 1977-06-11 Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland
  • 1977-09-30 Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns
  • 1977-11-12 New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial
  • 1977-12-18 Dutch Antilles: premier Boy Rozendal points independence off
  • 1977-12-19 Dutch government of Van Agt/Wiegel forms
  • 1978-03-07 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb
  • 1978-05-24 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect
  • 1978-06-25 FIFA World Cup: Argentina beats the Netherlands 3-1 in football's 11th World Cup in Buenos Aires
  • 1978-09-24 Dutch women hockey team wins world championship
  • 1978-10-20 US dollar devalued below Dutch Ÿ2
  • 1978-12-04 Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten freed
  • 1979-03-22 Provisional Irish Republican Army assassinates Richard Sykes, the British ambassador to the Netherlands, in Den Haag
  • 1979-07-08 Don Martina's MAN party wins election in Dutch Antilles
  • 1980-01-25 Dutch government demands boycott of Olympics
  • 1980-04-26 Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
  • 1980-04-30 Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, abdicates; Princess Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard becomes Queen
  • 1980-06-18 Dutch 2nd Chamber joins oil boycott of South Africa
  • 1980-07-09 Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years
  • 1980-07-20 67th Tour de France won by Joop Zoetemelk of Netherlands
  • 1980-08-16 Jools Holland quits band Squeeze
  • 1980-09-01 Dutch embassy in Israel moves from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
  • 1980-12-18 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts minister Van Agts abortion laws
  • 1981-02-01 Dutch Antilles census is 231,932
  • 1981-02-28 People's Republic of China throws out the Netherlands ambassador due to Dutch sales of submarines to Taiwan
  • 1981-03-17 FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms
  • 1981-06-11 Cannibal Issei Sagawa kills Dutch student
  • 1981-09-11 2nd government of Van Agt forms in Netherlands
  • 1981-10-05 Dutch guilder/Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
  • 1981-10-16 2nd Dutch government of Van Agt resigns
  • 1981-11-14 Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired & working again
  • 1981-12-16 Dutch Van Agt's 2nd government falls
  • 1981-12-31 Netherlands unemployment stands at record 475,000
  • 1982-02-05 President of Suriname Hendrick Chin A Sen resigns and flees to the Netherlands
  • 1982-03-17 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador
  • 1982-04-21 Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses US Congress
  • 1982-09-06 Dutch Internal minister Mr M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 2,643

  • 1915-03-04 Petrus de Jong, Dutch premier (KVP, 1967-71)
  • 1915-04-10 Leo Vroman, Dutch/US poet/biologist, (d. 2014)
  • 1915-04-16 Dany [Daniel S] Tuijnman, head of Dutch traffic & water
  • 1915-08-03 Sal Santen, Dutch writer
  • 1915-08-15 Alma Gardeslan, Surinamese/Dutch folklorist
  • 1915-08-30 Liesbeth Saijers, Dutch sculptor
  • 1915-10-04 Koos Schuur, Dutch journalist/poet (7 Curses)
  • 1915-10-06 Harry van Doorn [Henri W], CRM minister/Dutch politician (KVP/PPR)
  • 1915-11-26 Herbert Joeks, [Herbert J van Hugten], Dutch actor (Snip & Snap, Pipo)
  • 1915-11-27 Caro van Eyck, [Gerarda JE Taytelbaum], Dutch actress (Medea)
  • 1915-12-26 Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)
  • 1915-12-29 John P W Meefout, Dutch sculptor (Laying Woman)
  • 1916-01-07 Gerrit Schulte, [Le Fou Pedalant], Dutch 6 day cyclist
  • 1916-01-28 Peter Crossley-Holland, composer
  • 1916-01-31 Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
  • 1916-03-02 Anne Vondeling, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • 1916-03-22 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/director (Bluejackets)
  • 1916-05-21 Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (d. 2002)
  • 1916-05-25 Lou van Rees, Dutch impresario [or May 29]
  • 1916-05-26 Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (d. 1972)
  • 1916-05-31 Bert Haanstra, Holten Netherlands, director (Fanfare)
  • 1916-07-18 Isaac [Ietje] A Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer/minister of Education
  • 1916-07-25 Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P)
  • 1916-07-30 Robert van Spaendonk, Dutch resistance fighter
  • 1916-08-29 Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee, columnist and businessman, born in Sittard, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1916-10-13 David Hollestelle, Dutch baritone (Great-Broadcast chorus)
  • 1916-10-27 Bob de Lange [Jacob Bernard de Lange], Dutch actor and director (Daniel), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • 1916-11-20 Ferdinand AM van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter
  • 1916-11-21 Cecilia P J "Cilly" Bach, Dutch/US/Spanish actress (In Pyama)
  • 1916-12-16 Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer
  • 1916-12-17 Antoine G T "Toon" Hermans, Dutch entertainer/poet (Kolderliedjes)
  • 1916-12-19 Adriaan van der Veen, Dutch writer (Sister at Sea)
  • 1917-01-01 Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)
  • 1917-01-06 Guillermo Rosario, Dutch Antilles, writer (E rais ku no ke muri)
  • 1917-02-21 Victor G M Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65)
  • 1917-02-25 Asta E R Elstak, Suriname/Dutch social worker
  • 1917-03-06 J A Mommersteeg, Dutch asst sect of Defense (KVP)
  • 1917-03-08 A Marja, [ATE Mooy], Dutch literary (Shreds on the River)
  • 1917-04-19 Johnny Hoes, Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom)
  • 1917-04-28 Joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life)
  • 1917-05-12 Andre A Rieu, Dutch conductor
  • 1917-06-28 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch singer/actor (My Fair Lady)
  • 1917-07-02 Pierre Dubois, Dutch literary
  • 1917-10-04 Albert de Klerk, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1917-10-12 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), born in Blaricum, Netherlands (d. 1976)
  • 1917-10-20 Efrain Jonckheer, premier Dutch Antilles
  • 1917-11-20 Pam Henningen, [Cornelia CP Ingenegeren], Indonesian/Dutch dancer
  • 1917-11-21 Sem Presser, Dutch press photographer
  • 1917-11-24 Rita Corita, [Hendrika Sturm], Dutch singer
  • 1917-11-28 Kees Schilperoort, Dutch radio/TV host
  • 1918-01-01 Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06)
  • 1918-01-06 Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)
  • 1918-01-15 Andreas M Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law)
  • 1918-01-16 Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
  • 1918-02-02 Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
  • 1918-03-16 Aldo E van Eyck, Dutch architect (City Hall)
  • 1918-03-17 D Arendo, [Arend Honhoff], Dutch pianist/composer (Eleonora)
  • 1918-03-17 Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch attorney/Member of 1st chamber (KVP/CDA)
  • 1918-04-07 Peter Aryans, [PCJ Vander], Dutch radio actor (Shoot Out)
  • 1918-04-26 Fanny Blankers-Koen, Holland, 100m/200m dash, hurdler (Olym-gold-1948)
  • 1918-05-19 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (d. 2000)
  • 1918-06-07 Irene Vorrink, Dutch minister (health & environment)
  • 1918-06-09 Rob de Vries, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/dir/actor (Ciske de Rat)
  • 1918-06-15 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader
  • 1918-06-28 Bert Schierbeek, [Lambertus], Dutch writer/poet (Cross Roads)
  • 1918-07-02 Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1918-07-06 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch journalist/poet (Crossing)
  • 1918-07-22 Pim [Albrecht W] Lyre, Dutch lawyer/son of prince Henry
  • 1918-07-23 Bueno de Mesquita Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1918-08-07 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter
  • 1918-08-23 Guus [August CM] Hermus, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Soldaat van Oranje), born in Amsterdam (d. 2001)
  • 1918-08-29 Jelle Zijlstra, Dutch economist and President of Netherlands Bank (1967-82), born in Oosterbierum, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1918-09-26 Humphrey van Loo, Dutch news director (ANP/Reuter)
  • 1918-10-18 Willem J "Molly" Geertsema, Dutch liberal/interior minister)
  • 1918-11-19 Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst, Utrecht the Netherlands, Dutch astronomer who correctly predicted the existence of the 21 cm hyper-fine line of neutral atomic hydrogen in interstellar space
  • 1919-01-01 Bernard Drukker, Dutch organist/pianist/orchestra leader (Devil's Wheel)
  • 1919-02-04 Frank van Klingeren, Dutch architect (De Meerpaal, Dronten)
  • 1919-02-25 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
  • 1919-03-19 Cornelis Berkhouwer, Member of 2nd chamber (Dutch Liberal Party)
  • 1919-03-27 Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist/TV host (Amsterdamned)
  • 1919-04-02 Antoon J Hubben, Dutch mayor (Maasbree)/trade union leader
  • 1919-05-14 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem party minister (CRM 1965-66)
  • 1919-06-17 Antonius C "Ton" Lutz, Dutch actor and director (Lucifer)
  • 1919-06-17 Max Dendermonde, [Henk Hazelhoff], Dutch literary
  • 1919-06-20 Ronald Hines, Dutch/British actor (Pack of Lies)
  • 1919-08-09 Joop [Johannes] den Uyl, Dutch Premier (PVDA, 1973-77)
  • 1919-08-24 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss-Dutch songwriter and singer, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • 1919-09-10 Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer
  • 1919-11-30 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], Dutch poet (Through the Night)
  • 1919-12-16 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy)
  • 1919-12-29 Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist/writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T)
  • 1920-01-01 Elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)
  • 1920-01-14 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
  • 1920-02-20 Armin Schibler, Dutch Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace)
  • 1920-03-10 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)
  • 1920-03-31 Marga [Sara Voeten-] Minco, Dutch writer (Bitter Herb)
  • 1920-04-05 Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch premier (1971-73)
  • 1920-04-16 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo)
  • 1920-04-30 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist/composer
  • 1920-05-19 Tina Strobos, Netherlands, physician and resistor to Nazi occupation, (d. 2012)

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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1401 - 1,415 of 1,415

  • 2012-01-16 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor, dies at 87
  • 2012-02-27 Tina Strobos, Dutch physician and resistor to Nazi occupation, dies from cancer at 91
  • 2012-10-17 Sylvia Maria Kristel, Dutch actress, dies from throat and liver cancer at 60
  • 2013-01-22 Ellen Blazer [Esther Clara Blazer], Dutch TV director (Sonja), dies at 81
  • 2013-02-22 Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater, dies at 74
  • 2013-07-28 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • 2013-08-28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • 2013-09-19 Gerrie Muhren, Dutch footballer, dies from complications from myelodysplastic syndrome at 67
  • 2014-02-22 Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist & Poet, dies at 98
  • 2014-05-18 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut, dies from renal cell cancer at 68
  • 2016-03-24 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player/coach (Ajax/Barcelona), dies at 68
  • 2016-05-10 Louis van Gasteren, Dutch actor and director (The House, De prijs van overleven), dies at 93
  • 2016-06-18 Paul Cox, Dutch-born Australian director (Lonely Hearts), dies at 76
  • 2017-02-16 Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator (Miffy books), dies at 89
  • 2017-03-03 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), dies at 81