Dutch History (Part 21)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 2,505

  • 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 guitarist/singer (Golden Earring)
  • 1948-03-31 Thijs van Leer, Dutch singer/flutist (Focus, Introspection)
  • 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 Oscar Benton, Dutch blues vocalist/guitarist (Ze is Zoals Jij)
  • 1949-02-03 Hennie Kuiper, Dutch cyclist
  • 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 singer (BZN-Rhythm of My Heart), born in Volendam, Netherlands
  • 1949-04-07 Patricia [Anglaia Margareth Paaij] Paay, Dutch singer (You Are Not Hip), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1949-07-24 Marjanne Sint, Dutch director and politician (PvdA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1949-09-02 Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie)
  • 1949-11-18 Bonnie St Claire, [Cornelia Swart], Dutch singer (Tame me Tiger)
  • 1949-12-15 Ton Sijbrands, Dutch world checkers champion, born in Amsterdam
  • 1950-02-22 Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1950-04-01 Ed[uardus] HTM Nijpels, Dutch minister of Environment (VVD)
  • 1950-04-01 Leonard van Spirit, Dutch-British food magnate
  • 1950-04-05 Mildred Douglas, Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • 1950-05-04 René van Asten, Dutch actor (Herenstraat 10), born in Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
  • 1950-05-05 Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal, I See a Star), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 1950-06-01 Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink, Dutch minister of Traffic (VVD)
  • 1950-06-24 Léon Frissen, Dutch Queen's Commissioner of the province of Limburg (CDA)
  • 1950-07-17 Derek de Lint, Dutch actor, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1950-08-09 Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor and director (Love Potion)
  • 1950-09-06 Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Dutch politician (CDA), born in St. Joost, Netherlands
  • 1950-10-07 Maartje van Weegen, Dutch TV hostess, born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • 1950-10-10 Peter Jan Rens, Dutch actor and director (Mister Cactus, Passion), born in Velsen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
  • 1950-10-13 Ellen Brusse [Elizabeth Wenmakers], Dutch TV hostess, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1950-10-17 Sandra Reemer, Dutch singer (As Love Goes)
  • 1950-10-23 Harry Sacksioni, Dutch guitarist (Around the Corner)
  • 1950-12-04 Jan Rietman, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Doetinchem, Netherlands
  • 1950-12-04 Karel van de Graaf, Dutch TV host, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1950-12-06 Daniël Sahuleka, Moluks-Dutch singer and guitarist (Viva la Libertad), born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
  • 1950-12-16 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (d. 2006)
  • 1950-12-24 Peter te Bos, Dutch singer (Claw Boys Claw), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1950-12-27 Jack van Gelder, Dutch TV host
  • 1951-03-06 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1978; Amstel Gold Race 1974, 85), born in Amsterdam, New Holland (d. 2004)
  • 1951-04-06 Bert Blyleven, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (2-time WS champion Twins 1979, 87), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • 1951-06-04 Yvonne van Rooy, Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1951-06-09 Benny Neyman, Dutch singer (I Don't Know How)
  • 1951-06-18 Henny Huisman, Dutch TV host (Playback Show)
  • 1951-06-30 Andre Hazes, Dutch barkeeper and singer (We Love Orange), born in Amsterdam (d. 2004)
  • 1951-07-05 Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)
  • 1951-07-25 Vanessa [Connie Witteman], Dutch model and singer, born in Voorburg, Netherlands
  • 1951-08-21 Char Margolis, American psychic medium and Dutch TV star, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-09-09 Corry Konings, Dutch singer
  • 1951-09-11 Richard D. Gill, British-Dutch mathematician, born in Redhill, Surrey
  • 1951-09-15 Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer
  • 1951-09-21 Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer/guitarist/keyboardist (Nits)
  • 1951-11-25 Johnny Rep, Dutch soccer player
  • 1951-12-07 Henk Temming, Dutch vocalist and keyboardist (Good Cause), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1951-12-14 Jan Timman, Dutch chess player, born in Amsterdam
  • 1951-12-22 Charles de Lint, Canadian sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow), born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • 1951-12-25 Ria Thielsch, Dutch singer (Luv)
  • 1951-12-28 Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East.
  • 1951-12-29 Laurel Massé, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator), born in Holland, Michigan
  • 1952-01-09 Eva Leonie "Eveline" Herfkens, Dutch civil servant, diplomat, and politician (PvdA), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1952-02-08 Hans Van de Lubbe, Dutch bassist/singer (Dike)
  • 1952-02-27 Henk Westbroek, Dutch singer (Good Cause), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1952-05-13 Manfred Langer, Austrian/Dutch disco builder
  • 1952-05-17 Jody Pijper, Dutch (background) singer
  • 1952-05-19 Bert van Marwijk, Dutch football manager
  • 1952-06-16 Rob Kloet, pop drummer/singer (Nits-In the Dutch Mountains)
  • 1952-07-10 Peter van Heemst, Dutch politician (Labour Party), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1952-07-28 Monique van de Ven, Dutch actress (Turkish Fruit)
  • 1952-08-06 Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch rock keyboardist (Kayak, Earth & Fire), born in Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • 1952-08-15 Ger Hoeymakers, Dutch rock guitarist (Franc Boeijen Group), born in Sevenum, Netherlands
  • 1952-10-08 Jan Marijnissen, Dutch politician (Leader of the Socialist Party), born in Oss, Netherlands
  • 1952-10-14 Margriet Eshuijs, Dutch singer and pianist, born in Zaandam, Netherlands
  • 1952-11-08 Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist (World champ 1979), born in Heinkenszand, Netherlands
  • 1952-12-17 Hans Alders, Dutch minister of environment (PvdA)
  • 1953-01-26 Andrée van Es [Andrée Christine of Es], Dutch politician (PSP), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • 1953-03-18 Helmer C Koetje, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • 1953-04-03 Huub van der Lubbe, Dutch rock singer (Stampei-The Dike), born in Amsterdam
  • 1953-05-08 Alex Van Halen, Amsterdam The Netherlands, Dutch drummer (Van Halen)
  • 1953-07-27 Wim van de Camp, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA), born in Oss, Netherlands
  • 1953-10-06 Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
  • 1953-12-16 Filip Bolluyt, Dutch actor (Daybreak)
  • 1953-12-21 Arie Luyendyk, American-Dutch Indy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • 1954-01-11 Saskia ten Batenburg, Dutch actress (Factory, Hunk)
  • 1954-06-12 Tineke Schouten, Dutch TV host and comedian, born in Utrecht, Netherlands

Person of interestFrançois Hollande

1954-08-12 François Hollande, 24th President of France (Socialist: 2012-17), born in Rouen, France

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande
  • 1954-08-30 Gerard Hadders, Dutch postage stamp designer (1991 children stamp), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1954-10-12 Tom Blomberg, Dutch radio host and producer (Evening Rush Hour), born in Haarlem, Netherlands

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