Dutch History (Part 17)

Historical Events

Events 1601 - 1,615 of 1,615

  • 2010-07-11 FIFA World Cup Final, Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa: Andrés Iniesta scores an extra time winner as Spain beats the Netherlands, 1-0 for first World Cup title
  • 2010-10-10 The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved
  • 2011-04-09 Gunman murders five people, injures eleven, and commits suicide in a mall in the Netherlands
  • 2012-04-21 Two trains in Sloterdijk, Netherlands, injure 117 people in a head on collision
  • 2012-04-23 Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, tenders resignation, paving the way for early elections

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2012-05-06 François Hollande elected 24th President of France

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande
  • 2012-06-15 Five Dutch banks, including ING, receive credit rating downgrades of one or two notches
  • 2012-09-25 Anouchka van Miltenburg is elected President of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands
  • 2013-01-21 Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Netherlands’ Minister of Finance, becomes the President of the Euro Group

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-04-30 Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years, following the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix

King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander
King of the Netherlands
Willem-Alexander
  • 2015-11-16 French President François Hollande declares the country at war with ISIS in an address to parliament
  • 2016-12-01 French President Francois Hollande announces he will not seek a 2nd term - 1st modern French leader not to do so
  • 2017-03-15 Dutch elections; Prime Minister Mark Rutte's centre-right VVD party win 33 seats vs against 20 for right wing Geert Wilder's Party of Freedom
  • 2017-05-28 Tom Dumoulin wins the 100th Giro d’Italia in Milan, 1st Dutchman to win

Film release premierFilm Premier

2017-06-28 "Spider-man: Homecoming" directed by Jon Watts starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. premieres in Los Angeles


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 2,505

  • 1929-12-30 Bob Bouma, Dutch TV host (For a Postcard in the Front Row)
  • 1929-12-31 Mies Bouman, Dutch television presenter (Open the Village), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • 1930-01-26 Wim Statius Muller, Curaçaoa conductor, pianist and composer, born in Curaçao
  • 1930-02-22 Jules van Neerven, Dutch economist & editor (Limbourg Daily), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1930-03-02 Jan van Noor, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1930-03-09 Harry Aarts, Dutch politician and 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • 1930-03-27 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist and writer (Bird Watching), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1930-04-12 Louw de Graaf, Dutch Assistant Secretary of Social Affairs (VDA)
  • 1930-05-11 Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (d. 2002)
  • 1930-05-19 Hans Kox, Dutch composer (Dorian Gray), born in Arnhem
  • 1930-05-22 Dieuwke de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch politician (State Secretary for the Interior 1986-94), born in Sneek, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • 1930-06-12 Hans Koetsier, Dutch sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1930-07-01 Andreas JAI Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Schipluiden/Leiderdorp)
  • 1930-08-29 Marius van Amelsvoort, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1930-09-03 Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch politician and 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in Weesp, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • 1930-11-12 Tonke Dragt, Dutch children book author (Towers of February)
  • 1930-11-13 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist and poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1931-01-01 Carel Brons, Dutch composer, born in Groningen (d. 1983)
  • 1931-02-02 Dries van Agt, Dutch Prime Minister (CDA, 1977-82), born in Geldrop, Netherlands
  • 1931-02-12 Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch author
  • 1931-03-03 Henk Knol, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1931-03-03 Piet [van] Bambergen, Dutch cabaretier (Mounties, Sherlock Jones)
  • 1931-03-04 Han Jansen, Dutch painter
  • 1931-04-16 Piet de Visser, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • 1931-04-22 Henk Gortzak [Hendricus Gortzak], Dutch carpenter and politician (CPN/PSP), born in Amsterdam (d. 1989)
  • 1931-04-22 Simon "Siem" Vroom, Dutch actor (The Lift, Bridge Too Far, Mysteries), born in Beemster, Noord-Holland (d. 1985)
  • 1931-05-07 Nel Ginjaar-Maas, Dutch under-secretary of Education (VVD), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • 1931-05-12 Johan Fleerackers, Flemish vice-president of Dutch One
  • 1931-05-15 F Korthals Altes, Dutch minister of Justice (VVD)
  • 1931-06-30 Hans Gruijters, Dutch mayor (co-founder of D66-Lelystad), born in Helmond, Netherlands
  • 1931-07-11 Herman de Vries, Dutch sculptor
  • 1931-07-25 Kees [Cornelis Pieter] van Dijk, Dutch minister of the Interior, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • 1931-08-18 Henricus AFMO "Hans" van Mierlo, Dutch minister of Defense (D66)
  • 1931-09-02 Pierre Huyskens, Dutch radio host
  • 1931-10-18 Catharina I "Ien" Dales, Dutch Internal minister (1989-94)
  • 1931-11-15 Jan Terlouw, Dutch politician (D-66) and author (Winters in Wartime)
  • 1931-12-03 Ellen Blazer [Esther Clara Blazer], Dutch TV director (Sonja), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • 1931-12-17 Yvonne Keuls, [Bamberg], Dutch writer (Jan Rap & Co)
  • 1931-12-21 Caroline Kaart [Paterson Raitt], Dutch alto singer, born in Blackness, United Kingdom
  • 1931-12-28 John de Mol, Dutch vocalist/composer/producer
  • 1932-01-01 Arnfried G D P, Dutch manufacturer (breadcrumbs)/drugs dealer
  • 1932-01-12 Alain Teister, Dutch writer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • 1932-01-31 Pieter Brattinga, Dutch graphic artist
  • 1932-02-08 Jan H Christiaanse, president Dutch political party (CDA)
  • 1932-02-27 Dolf Zwerver, Dutch painter
  • 1932-03-04 Hessel Rienks, economist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1932-03-09 Simon Heere Heeresma, Dutch writer and poet (Han de Wit goes in development aid), born in Amsterdam (d. 2011)
  • 1932-04-17 Han J A Hansen [Jansen], Dutch journalist (King Comes!)
  • 1932-04-24 Coen Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje), born in Amsterdam (d. 2000)
  • 1932-05-02 Kees de Galan, Dutch economist, born in Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • 1932-06-01 Philo [Rolf] Bregstein, Dutch writer (Dingen die niet Voorbijgaan)
  • 1932-11-07 Yrrah [Harry Lammertink], Dutch cartoonist (Vrij Netherland), born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1932-11-14 Henk Mochel, Dutch TV host (Rondom tien)
  • 1932-11-26 Marten Beinema, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • 1932-12-03 Corry Brokken, Dutch singer (1957 Eurovision)
  • 1932-12-07 Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host (Like Father, Like Son), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1933-02-08 Elly Ameling, Rotterdam Holland, soprano (Ilya-Idomeneo)
  • 1933-02-18 Elly Belder-Ameling, Dutch soprano
  • 1933-02-20 Hannes Postma, Dutch graphic artist
  • 1933-03-06 Heiko Wierenga, Dutch soc-dem mayor of Enschede (1977-94)
  • 1933-03-23 Norman Bailey, British bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman)
  • 1933-04-04 Frits Bolkestein, Dutch politician (People's Party for Freedom and Democracy), born in Amsterdam
  • 1933-05-23 Gerrit J M Braks, Dutch minister of agriculture & land & fishing (CDA)
  • 1933-06-07 Henk Koning, Dutch State Secretary of Finances (VVD), born in Beilen, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1933-07-18 Aad Nuis, Dutch writer and political scientist, born in Sliedrecht, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • 1933-07-31 Cees Nooteboom, Dutch writer and journalist (Rituelen), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1933-08-01 Erwin Nypels, Dutch economist and Minister of Housing (D66), born in Bloemendaal, North Holland
  • 1933-08-03 Thé Tjong-Khing, Dutch illustrator of children books (Miep Diekman), born in Purworedjo, Java
  • 1933-08-04 Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch choreographer/ballet dancer (Painted Birds)
  • 1933-08-27 Joke Smit, Dutch feminist
  • 1933-08-29 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2009)
  • 1933-11-12 Peter Post, Dutch cyclist (8x European Champion at Derny-drive)
  • 1933-12-03 Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1933-12-05 Bernard van Beurden, Dutch composer and music educator, born in Amsterdam (d. 2016)
  • 1933-12-21 Huib Eversdijk, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in Kapelle, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • 1934-01-08 Piet Dankert, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Stiens, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1934-02-07 Piet Bukman, Dutch minister for Development Aid (CDA)
  • 1934-03-01 Riet [M. J. J.] Roosen-van Pelt, Dutch politician, 2nd Chamber member (CDA), born in Tilburg, the Netherlands
  • 1934-03-31 Wim H Sinnige, Dutch alderman of finance (social democratic)
  • 1934-04-06 Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (first non-Japanese world champion, Olympic gold 1964), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2010)
  • 1934-05-19 Jan Wijn, Dutch pianist
  • 1934-05-28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 2013)
  • 1934-08-04 Rutger Kopland, [Rutger van den Hoofdakker], Dutch poet
  • 1934-08-16 Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)
  • 1934-08-21 Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist, born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 1934-08-30 Eric Schneider, Dutch actor (Drop Out, Family, Flanagan), born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 1934-09-14 Hans Faverey, Dutch poet, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1990)
  • 1934-10-17 Barend P Tammeling, Dutch journalist (Trouw, Groninger Gezinsbode)
  • 1934-10-29 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1934-10-30 Frans Brüggen, Dutch conductor and musician, born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • 1934-11-01 Aat Veldhoen, Dutch artist, born in Amsterdam
  • 1934-11-03 Hans Janmaat, Dutch politician (CP, CD)
  • 1934-11-04 Judith Herzberg, Dutch poet and author (Charlotte Life or Theater), born in Amsterdam
  • 1934-12-19 Rudi Carrell, [Rudolf W Kesselman], Dutch showmaster
  • 1935-02-14 Christine CT "Christel" Adelaar, Dutch actress (Pipo the Clown)
  • 1935-02-22 Ineke Haas-Berger, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Abcoude-Baambrugge, Netherlands
  • 1935-04-11 Father Abraham [Pierre Kartner], Dutch singer (Smurf Song), born in Elst, Netherlands
  • 1935-06-04 Hendrikus C "Henk" Admiraal, Dutch actor (Rififi in Amsterdam)
  • 1935-06-05 Peter Schat, Dutch opera composer (Labyrint, Houdine, Symposion)
  • 1935-06-06 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 2017)

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