Dutch History (Part 17)

Historical Events

Events 1601 - 1,633 of 1,633

  • 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 & 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.
  • 1999-04-05 Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
  • 1999-09-16 1st ever season of "Big Brother" reality show begins on the Veronica channel in The Netherlands
  • 2000-05-02 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.
  • 2000-05-13 In Enschede, the Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage
  • 2000-09-12 Holland (the Netherlands) passes law allowing same-gender marriage, adoption and divorce.
  • 2001-01-31 In the Netherlands a Scottish court convicts a Libyan and acquits another for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
  • 2001-04-01 Netherlands becomes the first country in the world to make same-sex marriage legal
  • 2002-04-01 The Netherlands legalizes euthanasia, becoming the first nation in the world to do so.
  • 2002-05-06 Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is shot and killed by an animal rights activist
  • 2002-05-11 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Ottawa and Apeldoorn (May 2), 2000, symbolically linking both the Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout the Second World War.
  • 2003-02-27 Former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavsic is sentenced by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to 11 years in prison
  • 2005-06-01 The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection.
  • 2009-02-13 The Dutch Statistics agency confirms the Netherlands are in recession
  • 2009-04-30 Failed attack on the Dutch Royal Family results in 7 deaths and 17 injured
  • 2009-11-13 The Netherlands officially exits the recession after experiencing 0.4% growth in the third quarter, but recovery for the Netherlands still remains fragile as the country is highly dependent on exports to maintain the recovery
  • 2010-07-11 FIFA World Cup: Spain beats the Netherlands 1-0 for football's 19th World Cup in Johannesburg (Spain's 1st 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

Event of interestEvent 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
  • 2013-04-30 Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years
  • 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 2,643

  • 1925-04-04 Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer
  • 1925-04-29 Ab Abspoel, Dutch actor and director (Surprise Attack, Elevator)
  • 1925-06-07 Pieternella "Nel" van Arem, Dutch actress (Sea Gull)
  • 1925-07-06 Huub H Jacobse, member of Dutch 2nd chamber (Liberal)
  • 1925-08-05 Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown)
  • 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)
  • 1926-01-11 Elisabeth M J "Elly" Bakker, Dutch actress (The Miser)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1928-04-23 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet
  • 1928-05-11 Brother Andrew, Dutch missionary
  • 1928-05-14 Frederik H. Kreuger, Dutch scientist and inventor
  • 1928-05-30 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch Harpsichordist, organist and conductor
  • 1928-06-11 Gerard van Leijenhorst, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior (CDA)
  • 1928-07-18 Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch writer
  • 1928-08-14 Laurens van Deenen, Dutch biochemist, born in Maastricht, Germany
  • 1928-08-17 Willem Duys, Dutch radio/TV host
  • 1928-09-29 Ankie [Johanna A Hoving-]Peypers, Dutch author/poet
  • 1928-10-28 Wim van Heumen, coach of Dutch field hockey team
  • 1928-11-09 Wim Bosboom, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Gelselaar, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1928-11-12 Johan B W Polak, Dutch publisher/publicist (Bloom of Decadence)
  • 1929-01-13 Wim Bary, Dutch actor/theater director (Nice Boys)
  • 1929-02-10 Henk Heidweiler, Surinam ambassador (in Netherlands)
  • 1929-02-23 Eduard W "Ed" Bauer, [Eddy Evers], Dutch actor (Bluejackets)
  • 1929-03-13 Will Eisma, Dutch composer and violinist, born in Sungailiat, Indonesia
  • 1929-03-23 Gerrit den Braber, Dutch composer/producer
  • 1929-03-25 Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1929-04-02 Frans Andriessen, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
  • 1929-05-03 Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral
  • 1929-05-08 V N M Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)
  • 1929-05-18 Johan N Block, aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia/Air Holland)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929-06-12 Anne Frank, Dutch diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1945)

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1929-07-28 Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
  • 1929-10-28 John Hollander, American poet
  • 1929-11-05 Ottmar MA Fraai, Curacaos/Dutch tenor
  • 1929-11-17 Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba
  • 1929-11-25 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Sei Studii)
  • 1929-12-02 Jaap Boersma, Dutch minister for Social Affairs (ARP)
  • 1929-12-19 Herman T M Lauxtermann, Dutch 2nd chamber member (VVD)
  • 1929-12-30 Bob Bouma, Dutch TV host (For a Postcard in the Front Row)
  • 1929-12-31 Mies Bouman, Dutch TV hostess (Open the Village)
  • 1930-02-22 JPS van Neerven, Dutch economist/editor (Limbourg Daily)
  • 1930-03-02 Jan van Noor, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1930-03-09 Harrie J B Aarts, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • 1930-03-27 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Bird Watching)
  • 1930-04-12 Lou A de Graaf, Dutch asst secretary of Social Affairs (VDA)
  • 1930-05-11 Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (d. 2002)
  • 1930-05-19 Hans Kox, Dutch composer, born in Arnhem
  • 1930-05-22 Dieuwke Y W de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior
  • 1930-06-12 Hans Koetsier, Dutch sculptor (KLM-Schiphol)
  • 1930-06-26 Willem G Statius Muller, Netherlands Antilles, conductor/pianist/composer
  • 1930-07-01 Andreas JAI Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Schipluiden/Leiderdorp)
  • 1930-08-25 Ariana CE Amsberg, Dutch publicist/actress (Aside, Sekstant)
  • 1930-08-29 Marius J J van Amelsvoort, Dutch undersecretary (CDA)
  • 1930-09-03 Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • 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)
  • 1931-04-22 Henk Gortzak, Dutch carpenter, communist leader, and politician (CPN/PSP)
  • 1931-04-22 Siem Vroom, Dutch actor (The Lift, Bridge Too Far, Mysteries)
  • 1931-05-07 Nel J Ginjaar-Maas, Dutch under-secretary of Education (VVD)
  • 1931-05-12 Johan Fleerackers, Flemish vice-president of Dutch One

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