Dutch History (Part 20)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 2,466

  • 1945-03-12 Hans van Emden, Dutch rock guitarist (Les Baroques - "Such A Cad")
  • 1945-03-29 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1986)
  • 1945-04-03 Wim Deetman, Dutch politician, Minister of Education, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1945-04-15 Jos van Rey, Dutch businessman and politician (VVD), born in Roermond, Netherlands
  • 1945-04-17 Vincent van der Burg, Dutch scientist, lawyer, and politician (CDA), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • 1945-04-22 Gielijn Escher, Dutch postage stamp artist, born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands
  • 1945-05-07 Wim A. Mateman, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Aalten, Netherlands
  • 1945-05-08 Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, Dutch jurist (Holland's secret service)
  • 1945-05-18 Maarten van Traa, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • 1945-06-24 Betty Stove, Dutch tennis player (US Doubles 1972)
  • 1945-07-11 Robin Muyser, Dutch bassist (Les Baroques - "Such A Cad"), born in Baarn, Netherlands
  • 1945-07-13 Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Duvelsmoer)
  • 1945-07-17 Fenneken Fockema Andreae, Dutch actress (Sea Gull)
  • 1945-07-23 Harold W. Hennep, Arubians Dutch dancer and actor (Plus Echo)
  • 1945-08-10 Harry Thomas, Dutch founder (Schlager Festival Gay Party)
  • 1945-09-07 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled in Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1945-09-10 Rein van den Broek, Dutch trumpeteer (Ekseption)
  • 1945-12-10 Eric Boom, Dutch guitarist and producer
  • 1945-12-22 Joris J. C. Voorhoeve, Dutch Defense minister (1994-, VVD), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • 1945-12-22 Marianne van Wijnkoop [Bosscher], Dutch actress (Les Miserables), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1945-12-29 Adje Roland, Dutch radio disc jockey, born in Rhenen, Netherlands
  • 1946-02-02 Gerrie Mühren, Dutch soccer midfielder (10 caps; Ajax, Volendam), born in Volendam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • 1946-02-12 Ever Meulen [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch illustrator and cartoonist (children stamps 1992), born in Kuurne, Belgium
  • 1946-02-19 Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox; Focus -"Hocus Pocus"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1946-03-10 Mike Hollands, Australian animator
  • 1946-03-16 Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
  • 1946-03-22 Serge [Ruud Schaap], Dutch singer and guitarist (Saskia & Serge), born in Den Helder, Netherlands
  • 1946-03-28 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut, born in Almelo Netherlands, (d. 2014)
  • 1946-04-12 Peter L de Baan, Dutch actor, director and playwright (Leonce & Lena)
  • 1946-04-12 René Krijnen, Dutch rock keyboardist (Les Baroques - "Such A Cad")
  • 1946-04-30 Donald Schollander, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-64), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1946-05-23 Frederik de Groot, Dutch actor
  • 1946-06-10 Mensje van Keulen-van der Steen, Dutch writer (Bleeker's Summer)
  • 1946-07-05 Gerard 't Hooft, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1999-for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions), born in July 5, 1946 (age 72) Den Helder, Netherlands
  • 1946-08-05 Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
  • 1946-08-09 Marinus "Rinus" Gerritsen, Dutch rock bassist, and keyboardist (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
  • 1946-08-14 Alexander Curly [Harm Breemer], Dutch artist, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • 1946-08-14 Marga van Praag, Dutch radio hostess, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1946-08-17 Hans Vandenburg, Dutch rock singer and guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • 1946-08-22 Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host, born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 1946-10-13 Bram Vermeulen, Dutch singer (Neerlands Hoop), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1946-10-19 Bob Holland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner at age 38)
  • 1946-10-23 Gerda Havertong, Surinam-Dutch singer and actress (Sesame Street), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1946-10-28 Wim Jansen, Dutch soccer utility (65 caps; Feyenoord 415 games) and manager (SC Lokeren, Feyenoord, Celtic), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2022)
  • 1946-11-05 Herman Brood, Dutch painter and pianist (Sleepin' Bird), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1946-11-22 Hans Kombrink, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Finance (PvdA)
  • 1946-11-23 Hans Hoekman, Dutch radio play actor
  • 1946-12-03 Joop Zoetemelk, Dutch road cyclist (Vuelta a España 1979, Tour de France 1980; World Professional Road champion 1985), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1946-12-16 Adriaan van Dis, Dutch author (Promised Country), born in Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands
  • 1946-12-16 Fred Borgman, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in Aalsmeer, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1946-12-24 Jan Akkerman, Dutch guitarist and composer (Focus - "Can't Stand Noise"), born in Amsterdam
  • 1946-12-26 Lisette Hordijk, Dutch TV broadcaster
  • 1947-01-01 Peter Lankhorst, Dutch politician (PPR), born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • 1947-01-07 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer & conductor, born in Achtkarspelen, Netherlands
  • 1947-02-03 Koos Alberts [Krommenhoek], Dutch vocalist (Many More Years to Come)
  • 1947-02-12 Guus Willemse, Dutch bassist/singer (Solution)
  • 1947-02-17 Ben Cramer, Dutch pop and musical theater singer ("De Clown"), born in Amsterdam. Holland
  • 1947-02-18 Princess Maria Christina [Marijke], of Netherlands
  • 1947-02-20 Andre van Duin [Kyvon], Dutch entertainer (Bloemkoole)
  • 1947-03-10 Laurie Langenbach, Dutch author
  • 1947-03-14 Jan at Veldhuis, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • 1947-04-06 Jan-Kees Wiebenga, Dutch politician (VVD), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 1947-04-15 Bojoura [Raina van Melzen], Dutch singer and wife of Hans Cleuver, born in The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 1947-04-19 Frits Castricum, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), born in Boxtel, Netherlands (d. 2011)

Johan CruyffJohan Cruyff (1947-2016)

1947-04-25 Dutch Soccer Player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • 1947-05-13 Edgar Burcksen, Dutch film editor
  • 1947-06-06 Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1968; silver 100m butterfly, 4×100m medley 1964), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1947-06-21 Lex van Delden, Dutch actor (Soldier of Orange), born in Amsterdam (d. 2010)
  • 1947-06-30 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux), born in Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • 1947-07-09 Jerney Kaagman, Dutch singer (Earth & Fire), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1947-09-27 Jacques Wallage, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Education
  • 1947-10-01 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue), born in The Hague, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1947-10-18 Job Cohen, Dutch politician, Mayor of Amsterdam

Richard DreyfussRichard Dreyfuss (75 years old)

1947-10-29 American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1947-12-07 Peter de Jong, Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini & Maxi), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1948-02-05 Elco Brinkman, Dutch politician, born in Dirksland, Netherlands
  • 1948-02-14 Wally Tax, Dutch guitarist
  • 1948-02-19 Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
  • 1948-03-11 George Kooymans, Dutch rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1948-03-31 Thijs van Leer, Dutch rock singer, organist, and flutist (Focus - "Hocus Pocus"; Introspection), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1948-04-03 Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1948-04-05 Dave Holland, English heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest - "Breakin' The Law"), born in Northampton, England (d. 2018)
  • 1948-05-24 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist and singer (Doe Maar), born in Amsterdam
  • 1948-05-27 Anna E "Annelies" Balhan, Dutch revue-artist/actress (Sweet Chairty)
  • 1948-06-22 Nolan Clarke, Barbados cricketer (Barbados bat 1970-77, later Holland stalwart)
  • 1948-07-18 Cesar Zuiderwijk, Dutch rock drummer (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1948-07-27 Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist and singer (Doe Maar), born in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
  • 1948-09-03 Tara Singh Varma, Dutch politcian (1st black woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber), born in Springlands, British Guiana
  • 1948-11-14 Jacob Kohnstamm, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior (D66, 1994-)
  • 1948-11-28 Agnieszka Holland, Polish actress and director (Europa Europa), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1948-12-09 Marleen Gorris, Dutch writer and director (Antonia's Line), born in Roermond, Netherlands
  • 1948-12-14 Boudewijn Büch, Dutch writer and TV host, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1948-12-21 Willem AFG Vermeend, Dutch economist & politician, born in Zuilen, Netherlands
  • 1949-01-31 Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer & sports journalist, born in Heteren, Netherlands
  • 1949-02-02 Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
  • 1949-02-03 Hennie Kuiper, Dutch cyclist
  • 1949-02-03 Oscar Benton, Dutch blues vocalist/guitarist (Ze is Zoals Jij)
  • 1949-03-01 Sido Martens, Dutch guitarist/singer/mandolin player (Fungus)
  • 1949-03-11 Richard de Bois, Dutch drummer/producer
  • 1949-04-03 Jan Keizer, Dutch pop singer (BZN - "Rhythm of My Heart"), born in Volendam, Netherlands

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