Dutch History (Part 15)

Historical Events

Events 1401 - 1,500 of 1,608

  • 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 win their first men’s hockey World Cup, 4-2 on penalties over India in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 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 Final, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany: Striker Gerd Müller scores 43rd minute winner as West Germany beats the Netherlands, 2-1
  • 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
  • 1976-05-05 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 Final, El Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Striker Mario Kempes scores 2 goals as Argentina beats the Netherlands, 3-1 after extra time
  • 1978-09-24 Dutch women hockey team wins world championship
  • 1978-10-20 US dollar devalued below Dutch Ÿ2

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1978-12-04 Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten freed

War Criminal Pieter Menten
War Criminal
Pieter Menten
  • 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 British rock musician 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 and 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
  • 1982-09-08 Dutch social democratic party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament
  • 1982-11-04 Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier
  • 1983-01-15 Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
  • 1983-01-26 Dutch British infrared satellite IRAS launched from California
  • 1983-02-17 Netherlands adopts constitution
  • 1983-07-31 Dutch July average temperature is 20.1°C; warmest July since 1852

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1983-10-21 Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1983-10-29 550,000 Dutch demonstrate against cruise missile
  • 1984-02-01 China & Netherlands regain diplomatic relations
  • 1984-05-13 Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff''s last competitive match
  • 1984-06-01 Netherlands' Lubbers government gives 48 sites for cruise missiles
  • 1984-06-22 Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30)
  • 1984-08-11 Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms
  • 1984-09-26 Dutch Queen Beatrice opens University
  • 1984-11-23 Test Cricket debuts of Australians David Boon aged 23 & Bob Holland aged 38 (v WI)
  • 1984-12-02 Australian Test cricket spin bowler Bob Holland takes a career best 9-83 for NSW in the Sheffield Shield match against South Australia in Sydney
  • 1985-01-02 Leg-spin bowler Bob "Dutchy" Holland takes 4/90 for match figures of 10/144 as Australia beats the West Indies by innings in 5th Test in Sydney; Windies take series, 3-1
  • 1985-02-17 Dutch speed skater Hein Vergeer becomes World Allround champion
  • 1985-02-27 US dollar is worth Ÿ3.9355 (Netherlands)
  • 1985-05-11 Pope John Paul II arrival in Netherlands marred by violent protest
  • 1985-06-06 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts "status" of Aruba
  • 1985-07-09 South Africa police arrested Dutch ANC'er Klaas de Jong

Sinking ShipThe Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

1985-07-10 French foreign intelligence agents blow up the Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbor, New Zealand to prevent it interfering with French nuclear tests in the South Pacific. Dutch photographer Fernando Pereira is killed.

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  • 1985-07-20 The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 2,496

  • 1918-03-16 Aldo E.van Eyck, Dutch architect (City Hall)
  • 1918-03-17 D Arendo [Arend Honhoff], Dutch pianist and composer (Eleonora)
  • 1918-03-17 Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch attorney and Member of 1st chamber (KVP/CDA)
  • 1918-04-26 Francina "Fanny" Blankers-Koen, Dutch track & field athlete (4 x Olympic gold 1948), born in Lage Vuursche, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1918-05-19 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (d. 2000)
  • 1918-06-09 Rob de Vries, actor and director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1969)
  • 1918-06-15 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader
  • 1918-06-18 Bert Schierbeek, Dutch writer and poet (Cross Roads), born in Glanerbrug, Overijssel (d. 1996)
  • 1918-07-02 WiBo, Dutch cartoonist, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • 1918-07-06 Bert Voeten, Dutch journalist and poet (Crossing), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1918-07-22 Pim [Albrecht W] Lyre, Dutch lawyer/son of prince Henry
  • 1918-08-07 C. Buddingh', Dutch poet, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 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, Dutch astronomer (correctly predicted the existence of the 21 cm hyper-fine line of neutral atomic hydrogen in interstellar space), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2000)
  • 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 and TV host (Amsterdamned), born in Amsterdam (d. 1989)
  • 1919-04-02 Antoon Hubben, Dutch Mayor of Maasbree and trade union leader, born in Nieuwenhagen, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1919-05-14 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem party minister (CRM 1965-66)
  • 1919-06-17 Max Dendermonde [Hendrik Hazelhoff], Dutch literary, born in Winschoten, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1919-08-09 Joop [Johannes] den Uyl, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (PVDA, 1973-77), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • 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 [Alexander Zwaap], Dutch composer and writer (Canto della Guerra), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (d. 1988)
  • 1919-11-30 Jan Elburg [Joannes G], Dutch poet (Through the Night)
  • 1919-12-16 Manke Nelis [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk-pop vocalist (Small Yodel Boy), and double bassist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1919-12-29 Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist & writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1920-01-14 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 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, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1971-73), born in Haarlemmerliede, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1920-04-16 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), born in Amsterdam (d. 1993)
  • 1920-04-30 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist and composer, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1920-05-19 Tina Strobos, Netherlands, physician and resistor to Nazi occupation, (d. 2012)
  • 1920-08-25 Jef Diederen, Dutch painter, born in Heerlen, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1920-09-05 Margaretha D. Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Anna & her Father), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1920-09-10 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor and director (Flodder, The Assault), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1920-09-12 Jan W. Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet and historian (Blossoming Stone), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1920-10-05 Robert Feenstra, Dutch law historian
  • 1920-11-20 Armin Schibler, Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace), born in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland (d. 1986)
  • 1920-11-23 Herman Nieland, Dutch organist/pianist/composer (Te Deum Laudamus)
  • 1920-11-27 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star
  • 1920-11-27 Max Tripels, Dutch politician, lawyer, and director, born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1920-12-13 Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Signifier & the Signified), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1920-12-30 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter, graphic artist and cartoonist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • 1921-01-14 Charles Gaupp, German-Dutch painter, born in Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1921-02-13 Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist
  • 1921-02-14 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player
  • 1921-03-12 Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator
  • 1921-04-29 Cornelis de Jager, Dutch astronomer (Sun), born in Den Burg, Texel, Netherlands
  • 1921-05-04 John van Kesteren, Dutch tenor (Komische Oper, West-Berlin), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • 1921-05-05 Sonja Oosterman, Dutch singer (Marketensters) (d. 2008)
  • 1921-05-19 Karel van het Reve, Dutch Slavist (Comrade's Religion)
  • 1921-06-19 Herman Berserik, Dutch painter and graphic artist
  • 1921-06-27 G. M. J. Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1921-07-09 Jacob J. Hage, Dutch farmer and WW II resistance fighter
  • 1921-07-11 Ilse Werner [Ilse Charlotte Still], Dutch-German actress (Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 2005)
  • 1921-07-30 George Lampe, Dutch painter and director (Free Academy), born in Schiedam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1921-08-28 Johan "Joop" Doderer, Dutch actor (Swiebertje, My Fair Lady), born in Velsen, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • 1921-09-01 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (Mandarins on Sulfuric Acid)
  • 1921-10-10 Boy Trip, Dutch minister, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1921-10-20 Hans Warren, Dutch writer/poet/critic (Secret Diary)
  • 1921-10-23 Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus)
  • 1921-11-23 Hein Roethof, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA)
  • 1921-12-03 Hans G. Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (known for the comic strip Eric de Noorman), born in the Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1921-12-28 Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
  • 1922-01-02 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, born in Alkmaar (d. 1992)
  • 1922-01-21 Jean P Vroom, Dutch sculptor
  • 1922-02-16 Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)
  • 1922-02-27 Hans Rookmaaker, Dutch professor and art historian (d. 1977)
  • 1922-03-11 Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
  • 1922-06-24 Aadje [Alida WM] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • 1922-06-24 Rietje [Maria SC] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • 1922-07-03 Corneille [Cornelis G of Beverloo], Dutch painter (Africa, Antilles), born in Liege, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • 1922-08-12 Andre Kloos, Dutch trade union leader (NVV/VARA)
  • 1922-08-25 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer, songwriter and programmer, born in Hoogeveen, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • 1922-10-07 Reina Prinsen Geerligs [Leentje Vandendriesch], Dutch antifascist
  • 1922-10-22 Antonius "Ton" Lensink, Dutch actor (Rituelen), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1997)
  • 1922-11-15 Paul Acket, Dutch publisher/organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz)
  • 1922-11-20 Louis van Gasteren, Dutch actor and director (The House, De prijs van overleven), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1923-01-16 Willem Aantjes, Dutch political leader (CDA)
  • 1923-01-17 Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Lifespan, Broken Mirrors, The Lift), born in Fort de Kock, Dutch East Indies (d. 1990)
  • 1923-03-08 Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz, premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
  • 1923-03-11 Ad[rianus C] de Besten, Dutch literary (River Basin)
  • 1923-03-11 Morschi Mirando [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
  • 1923-04-02 Jacob "Jaap" Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogisch Moment)
  • 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)
  • 1923-06-18 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violist/concert master
  • 1923-06-20 Marcus Bakker, Dutch politician (CPN)
  • 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)
  • 1923-08-29 Reinier Braams, Dutch biophysicist and politician, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1923-09-01 Theo Joekes, Dutch journalist, writer, and politician (VVD)
  • 1923-10-13 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes, Fortuna, Inter Milan), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1923-10-18 Suzanne Perlman, Hungarian/Dutch Antilian painter
  • 1923-11-25 Jaap van Meekren, Dutch TV host (AVRO/RTL4)

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