Dutch History (Part 21)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 2,466

  • 1949-04-07 Patricia Paay [Anglaia Margareth Paaij], 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 [Albertus Westelaken], Dutch pop singer (The Shuffles - "Cha-La-La, I Need You"; Stars on 45), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1949-11-18 Bonnie St. Claire [Bonje Cornelia Swart], Dutch singer ("Tame Me Tiger"; "I Won't Stand Between Them"), born in Rozenburg, Netherlands
  • 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, Dutch politician and Parliamentary leader in the Senate (2015-), born in Hengelo, Netherlands
  • 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 folk-pop guitarist and composer (Around the Corner; Meta Sequoia), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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, born in Zandvoort, Netherlands (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 (World Series 1979, 87 Minnesota Twins; MLB All-Star 1973, 85), 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
  • 1951-08-25 Ria Thielsch, Indo-Dutch singer (Luv), born in Manokwari, Netherlands New Guinea
  • 1951-09-09 Corry Konings, Dutch singer (Crying Is Too Late For You) and actress, born in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
  • 1951-09-11 Richard D. Gill, British-Dutch mathematician, born in Redhill, Surrey
  • 1951-09-15 Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer, born in Heemstede, Netherlands
  • 1951-09-21 Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist (Nits), born in Amsterdam, Holland
  • 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
  • 1951-12-28 Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East.
  • 1951-12-29 Laurel Massé, American jazz and Celtic singer (Manhattan Transfer, 1972-79 - "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, Dutch pop drummer and 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, Dutch-American rock drummer (Van Halen - "Hot For Teacher"), born in Amsterdam The Netherlands,
  • 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 Sommelsdijk, 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

François HollandeFrançois Hollande (68 years old)

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

  • 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
  • 1954-10-29 Anita Meyer [Annita Meijer], Dutch pop and disco singer ("Just a Disillusion"; "Why Tell Me Why"), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1954-11-23 Ferry Hoogendijk, Dutch editor in chief (Elsevier Magazine)
  • 1954-12-02 Huub Stapel, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank), born in Tegelen, Netherlands
  • 1954-12-09 Herman Finkers, Dutch comedian, born in Almelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • 1955-01-18 Hans van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1982)

Eddie Van HalenEddie Van Halen (1955-2020)

1955-01-26 Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen - "You Really Got Me"; "Jump"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 1955-02-13 Jan de Ligt, Dutch pop-rock saxophonist (I've Got the Bullets; Gruppo Sportivo), born in The Netherlands
  • 1955-04-17 Rob Bolland, Dutch singer and guitarist (Bolland & Bolland), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • 1955-04-24 John de Mol Jr., Dutch media businessman, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1955-05-11 Jos Haagmans, Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • 1955-06-27 Frank de Grave [Franciscus Hendrikus Gerardus de Grave], Dutch politician (VVD), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1955-08-12 Heintje [Hendrik Simons], Dutch singer (Mama)
  • 1955-08-20 Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color)
  • 1955-08-27 Laura Fygi, Dutch jazz-pop singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1955-10-18 Rita Verdonk, Dutch politician
  • 1955-10-20 Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV host (All You Need Is Love), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1955-12-20 Pierre Bokma, Dutch actor (Avonden, Leedvermaak), born in Paris, France
  • 1955-12-29 Jan Pijnenburg, Dutch rock drummer (Doe Maar - "Bomb"), born in Vught, Netherlands
  • 1956-01-16 Martin Jol, Dutch football manager, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1956-01-26 Lisa Boray [Schulte Nordholt], Dutch jazz singer ("Lovers Until the End"), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1956-02-12 Ad P Melkert, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (1994- ), born in Gouda, Netherlands
  • 1956-04-12 Doris Baaten, Dutch actress (Sesame Street, Fien), born in Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
  • 1956-05-07 Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (2002-10), born in Biezelinge, Netherlands
  • 1956-05-31 Bart van Poppel, Dutch bassist, guitarist, and singer (Duplex Johnson, 1980-85; Tambourine, 1987-92; The Analogues, 2014-), born in The Netherlands
  • 1956-08-05 Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)

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