Dutch History (Part 16)

Historical Events

Events 1501 - 1,600 of 1,630

  • 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

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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 Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG
  • 1985-01-02 Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts
  • 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

CommunicationThe 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
  • 1985-11-01 Netherlands decides definitive sites for cruise missiles
  • 1986-01-06 Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
  • 1986-01-07 Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986-01-19 Israeli Premier Shimon Peres visits Netherlands

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • 1986-02-16 Dutch speed skater Hein Vergeer becomes World Allround champion for the second time
  • 1986-04-17 Netherlands & Scilly Islands sign peace treaty (war of 1651)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1986-05-14 Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank's complete diary

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1986-06-22 Pirate Radio Euro Weekend (Holland) begins transmitting
  • 1986-06-28 West European leaders, meeting in the Netherlands, delay indefinitely imposing economic sanctions against South Africa
  • 1986-07-08 Zimbabwe beats Netherlands by 25 runs to win ICC Trophy
  • 1987-05-13 Ajax of the Netherlands win 27th European Cup Winner's Cup against Lokomotive Leipzig 1-0 of East Germany in Athens
  • 1987-06-27 In South Africa, the Afrikaans Protestant Church, a breakaway faction of Dutch Reformed Church, is formed
  • 1987-09-07 Netherlands sends 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • 1987-09-07 South Africa frees Dutch anthropologist/Anc'er Klaas de Young
  • 1987-10-23 Dutch government gives Fokker's Aircraft Ÿ212 million credit
  • 1987-11-15 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
  • 1988-03-02 Dutch Liberal Party merged with SDP
  • 1988-05-01 Two IRA attacks in and near Roermond, Netherlands, kills 3 British servicemen and wounds 3 more
  • 1988-05-11 KV Mechelen of Belgium win 28th European Cup Winner's Cup against Ajax of Netherlands 1-0 in Strasbourg
  • 1988-06-01 Train crash kills two in Zeeland, Netherlands
  • 1988-06-25 UEFA European Championship Final: Ruud Gullet & Marco van Basten score as the Netherlands beats Soviet Union 2-0 in Munich
  • 1988-11-15 The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
  • 1989-02-25 Lowest baramotric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt)
  • 1989-02-26 Lowest barometric pressure in Netherlands (95.5 hPa)
  • 1989-02-27 German war criminals Aus der Funten and Fischer freed in Holland
  • 1989-05-23 Angela Visser, 22, of Holland, crowned 38th Miss Universe
  • 1990-02-28 Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine
  • 1990-04-28 Last issue of Dutch communist daily De Waarheid (The Truth)
  • 1990-06-12 Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game

  • 1990-06-23 Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • 1990-08-15 Phils Terry Mulholland no-hits Giants 6-0 (8th no hitter of 1990)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-09-24 Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1991-01-05 Edwin Jongejans of Netherlands wins 1-metre springboard diving title
  • 1991-01-27 Dutch Pacifist Socialistic Party disbands
  • 1991-02-16 Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands
  • 1991-03-30 Last issue of Dutch Newspaper "Vr˜e Folk" (Free People)
  • 1991-04-21 French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio discovers the San Diego, Dutch galleon sunk in 1600 off Fortune Island in the Philippines
  • 1991-09-22 ABN & AMRO Dutch banks merge
  • 1991-11-01 New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules & Traffic signs enforced
  • 1991-11-13 Bomb attack on Aad Kosto, Dutch social dem party-asst sec of state
  • 1992-01-01 Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
  • 1992-02-11 F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo, Netherlands (No deaths)
  • 1992-02-20 Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands
  • 1992-04-13 Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands
  • 1992-10-10 Floriade (Flower Show) closes at Hague, Netherlands
  • 1992-12-21 Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die
  • 1993-05-12 Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands
  • 1993-05-13 Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands
  • 1993-05-13 CBS' Knots Landing ends 14 year run with 334th show in Netherlands and US
  • 1993-06-24 Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught
  • 1993-06-28 NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Netherlands
  • 1993-10-28 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
  • 1993-11-19 Curacaose vote to remain part of Dutch Antilles
  • 1993-11-25 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls
  • 1993-12-28 Dutch Antilles government of Yandi Paula forms
  • 1994-01-15 Hague motorist with .51% alcohol in blood, breaks Dutch record (.47%)
  • 1994-03-19 2,500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde, Netherlands
  • 1994-03-22 Dutch Ambassador to US christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)
  • 1994-05-03 D66/Dutch Liberal Party win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election
  • 1994-07-31 Netherlands' warmest July since 1783 - average 21.4°C
  • 1994-08-22 Wim Cook government forms in Netherlands
  • 1994-11-03 Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1
  • 1994-11-15 Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
  • 1994-12-29 Last Dutch electro-magnetic telephone exchange shuts down
  • 1994-12-31 Anti Apartheid Group of Netherlands (AABN) disbands
  • 1995-03-07 US dollar worth record 1.5330 Dutch guilders
  • 1995-03-08 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections
  • 1995-03-17 British pound hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)
  • 1995-06-27 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)
  • 1995-10-10 Most Dutch telephone numbers increase to 10 digits
  • 1996-02-17 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47
  • 1996-04-30 Dutch Itallian Beppo-SAX launches from Cape Canaveral
  • 1996-07-15 A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport
  • 1996-09-14 Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
  • 1996-11-06 LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1997-10-05 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1)
  • 1998-01-29 Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium and Netherlands, 6 die
  • 1998-08-24 The Netherlands is selected as the site for the trial of the two Libyan suspects of the 1988 Pan Am bombing.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 2,596

  • 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)
  • 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 politicial 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
  • 1923-03-22 Cor N van Dis Jr, Dutch politician (SGP, 1971-94)
  • 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 literary
  • 1923-08-29 Reinier Braams, Dutch biophysicist/MP (VVD)
  • 1923-09-01 Theo Joekes, Dutch journalist, writer, and politician (VVD)
  • 1923-10-13 Servaas "Faas" Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes/Fortuna/Inter Milan)
  • 1923-10-18 Suzanne Perlman, Hungarian/Dutch Antilian painter
  • 1923-11-25 Jaap van Meekren, Dutch TV host (AVRO/RTL4)
  • 1923-12-13 Fred van der Spek, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PSP)
  • 1923-12-14 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys)
  • 1923-12-14 Leonardus S van Egeraat, Dutch travel expert
  • 1923-12-18 Lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter
  • 1924-02-12 Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)
  • 1924-03-02 Albert TLCA Vogel, Dutch elocutionist
  • 1924-03-29 Jules de Corte, blind Dutch ballad singer and songwriter, born in Deurne, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1924-04-05 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist and sculptor, born in Enschede, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1924-04-20 Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, An American in Paris), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • 1924-05-02 Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer (contralto), born in Krommenie, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1924-05-09 Gerard Wernars, Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991)
  • 1924-06-17 Henk J Hoekstra, president (Dutch Communist Party)
  • 1924-06-28 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host
  • 1924-07-19 Sybren Polet, [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer/poet (Mannekino)
  • 1924-07-20 Hans Lodeizen, [Johannes A Frederik], Dutch poet (Inner Self)
  • 1924-08-03 Max van der Stoel, Dutch Foreign minister (PvdA)
  • 1924-09-15 Lucebert, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist (Boozz, PC Hooft prize 1967)
  • 1924-11-11 Piet van der Sanden, Dutch journalist and politician (CDA)
  • 1924-11-16 Joep de Boer, Dutch naval officer and politician (CDA)
  • 1924-11-28 Kees [Gerrit C] Otten, Dutch flutist
  • 1924-12-21 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1924-12-24 Willem Drees, economist/Dutch politician (DS'70)
  • 1924-12-27 Wouter Eijkelemboom, Dutch architect (Holy-hospital, Vlaardingen)
  • 1925-01-17 Annie Delorie, Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)
  • 1925-01-18 Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52)
  • 1925-02-03 Joop C Swart, Dutch publisher/founder (World Press Photo)
  • 1925-02-07 Marius Constant, Rumania, Dutch composer/conductor (Paradise Lost)
  • 1925-02-13 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author
  • 1925-02-17 Fritz Behrendt, German/Dutch cartoon character (The Slogan)
  • 1925-02-27 Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer
  • 1925-03-08 Petrus Steenkamp, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
  • 1925-03-10 M J J A [Sef] Imkamp, Dutch politician (D66)
  • 1925-04-04 Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer, born in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia (d. 2004)
  • 1925-04-29 Albert "Ab" Abspoel, Dutch actor and director (Surprise Attack, Elevator), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2000)
  • 1925-07-06 Huub H Jacobse, member of Dutch 2nd chamber (Liberal)
  • 1925-08-05 Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1925-09-14 M L de Braauw, Dutch minister (DS'70)
  • 1925-10-12 Fons Jansen, Dutch news reader and cabaretier, born in Bussum, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1925-10-18 Wim van Gennep, Dutch singer/keyboardist (Heikrekels)
  • 1925-10-26 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor and novelist (Brief American), born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • 1925-10-31 Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-11-13 Inez van Dullemen, Dutch author, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1925-11-15 Jurriaan Andriessen, [Leslie Cool], Dutch pianist/composer
  • 1925-12-17 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1926-02-21 Hans Andreus, [Johan W van der Zant], Dutch poet (Animal Language)
  • 1926-03-09 Gerrit A. Kooy, Dutch sociologist (Apartheid & work in South Africa), born in Kedichem, The Netherlands
  • 1926-04-07 Johannes Rood, Dutch immunologist (Eurotransplant)
  • 1926-06-10 Willem Oltmans, Dutch journalist (Outlawed, Free as a Bird)
  • 1926-07-05 Haya van Someren-Downer, 2nd Member of parliament (Dutch Lib Party)
  • 1926-08-09 Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz)
  • 1926-09-06 Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, born in Hitzacker, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1926-10-22 Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian
  • 1926-11-05 Leo Derksen, Dutch journalist (Telegraph/Sunday Newspaper)
  • 1926-11-16 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer
  • 1927-02-13 Harry Wich, Dutch set designer
  • 1927-03-13 Charles Sickman Corsen, Dutch Antillean poet, born in Curacao, Costa Rica (d. 1994)
  • 1927-03-14 Joop F Wolff, Dutch editor (Truth)/Dutch politician (CPN)
  • 1927-05-27 Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
  • 1927-05-29 Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist/writer
  • 1927-06-28 Theo van Tijn, Dutch marxist/social-historian
  • 1927-07-06 [Jan] Hein Donner, Dutch chess master
  • 1927-07-12 Gualberto T Hernandez, perfect minister Netherlands Antilles
  • 1927-07-13 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor
  • 1927-08-11 Len Rempt-Halmmans de Jongh, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • 1927-08-23 Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator (Miffy books), born in Utrecht (d. 2017)
  • 1927-09-12 Ina Muller-van Ast, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1927-12-14 Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch internal minister (VVD) (1982-86)
  • 1928-01-23 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic silver 1952)
  • 1928-01-29 Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
  • 1928-02-09 Rinus Michels, Dutch football coach (d. 2005)
  • 1928-04-01 Dimitri Frenkel Frank, Dutch writer/director (Hadimassa)

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