Dutch History (Part 22)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2101 - 2,200 of 2,496


Person of interestEddie Van Halen

1955-01-26 Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen - "You Really Got Me"; "Jump"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)

Rock Guitarist Eddie Van Halen
Rock Guitarist
Eddie Van Halen
  • 1955-02-13 Jan de Ligt, Dutch saxophonist (I've Got the Bullets)
  • 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/cabaret artist
  • 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/singer (Tambourine)
  • 1956-08-05 Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)
  • 1956-10-04 Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (73 caps; PSV Eindhoven; technical director KNVB), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1956-10-17 Robin LO Linschoten, Dutch ass. secretary of Social Affairs (VVD)
  • 1956-11-26 Nico Slothouwer, Dutch poet (Man & his Bag)
  • 1956-12-12 Johan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist (won Young Rider Classification of Tour de France 1980), born in Rijbergen, Netherlands
  • 1957-01-29 Jac Bico, Dutch guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
  • 1957-04-28 Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
  • 1957-05-21 Renée Soutendijk, Dutch actress
  • 1957-06-16 Adri van Tiggelen, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/PSV)
  • 1957-06-17 Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor (Band of Brothers), born in Soest, Netherlands
  • 1957-07-23 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (Submission), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1957-07-30 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1957-08-08 Dieuwertje Blok, Dutch TV hostess
  • 1957-08-19 Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
  • 1957-09-05 Peter Winnen, Dutch bicycle road athlete, born in Ysselsteyn German war cemetery, Netherlands
  • 1957-12-25 Jan Rot, Dutch composer (Wrong Nights; St. Matthew's Passion),born in Makassar, Indonesia
  • 1958-01-24 Jools Holland, British rock keyboardist (Squeeze), and TV presenter (Later...), born in Blackheath, London
  • 1958-01-30 Rob van Zandvoort, Dutch rock vocalist & keyboardist (Jack of Hearts), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • 1958-02-23 Ria Brieffies, Dutch pop vocalist (Dolly Dots), born in Lutjebroek, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1958-05-29 Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
  • 1958-07-18 Margo Vliegenthart, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1958-07-25 Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 1958-08-06 Simon Francken, Dutch bassist (Ivy Green)
  • 1958-08-25 Saskia van Orly, Dutch singer (Tambourine)
  • 1958-09-07 Nadieh [Karin Meis], Dutch singer, guitarist and composer (Haifa Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1958-10-04 Anneka Rice, Dutch TV hostess
  • 1958-10-05 André Kuipers, Dutch astronaut
  • 1958-10-24 Mathilde Santing, Dutch rock singer (Breast & Brow), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 1958-11-21 Evert van Benthem, Dutch skater (11 Cities Skating Race, 1985, 86)
  • 1958-11-28 Tim Mullens, Dutch punk rock singer and guitarist (Ivy green)
  • 1958-11-30 Juliette Bergmann, Dutch bodybuilder
  • 1958-12-14 Jan Dijksma, Dutch rock bassist (Weekend at Waikiki)
  • 1959-03-03 Romeo Zondervan, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • 1959-05-23 Marcella Mesker, Netherlands, tennis star
  • 1959-06-12 Kenneth Herdigein, Surinamese-Dutch actor (Say A), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1959-07-29 Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist
  • 1959-08-24 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90), born in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
  • 1959-09-02 Esther Oosterbeek, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • 1959-09-28 Angela Groothuizen, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • 1959-09-30 Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1959-10-11 Michiel Schapers, Dutch tennis star, born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1959-11-14 Annie Schilder, Dutch singer (BZN)
  • 1959-12-19 Edward Metgod, Dutch soccer goalie (Haarlem, Sparta)
  • 1959-12-25 Ton Lokhoff, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • 1959-12-27 Mary Holland, WPVA volleyballer, born in San Diego, California
  • 1960-04-03 Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Dutch progressive rock singer-songwriter, and musician (Ayreon), born in Hilversum, Netherlands
  • 1960-04-29 Gerard Joling, Dutch singer (Love is in Your Eyes)
  • 1960-05-06 Bart de Boer, Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)
  • 1960-07-17 Jan Wouters, Dutch football player (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1960-10-24 Carolien de Windt, Surinamese-Dutch singer (Mai Tai), born in Suriname
  • 1960-11-03 Marcel "Baaf" Stavenuiter, Dutch drummer (Bob Color)
  • 1960-11-05 René Froger, Dutch singer (Everything Can Make a Man Happy), born in Amsterdam
  • 1960-12-12 Jaap van Zweden, Dutch violinist and concert master, born in Amsterdam
  • 1960-12-20 Piet Keur, Dutch soccer player and trainer (SC Heerenveen, AZ), born in Zandvoort, Netherlands
  • 1961-01-03 Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)
  • 1961-02-24 Persijn "Dakota" Joling, Dutch rock guitarist/singer (Pilgrims-Red)
  • 1961-03-19 Jos Lansink, Dutch-Belgian equestrian
  • 1961-05-10 Johanna ter Steege, Dutch actress
  • 1961-06-23 Mark Drillich, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
  • 1961-08-01 Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax), born in Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • 1961-08-13 Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star (European Championships gold 1982, 92), born in Hazerswoude, Netherlands
  • 1961-11-13 Edwin "Rick" Bakker, Dutch author: Rick's Report, AIDS Diary
  • 1961-11-28 Patty Zomer, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots - "Windsurfing"), born in Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • 1962-01-19 Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist, born in Valkenswaard, Netherlands
  • 1962-03-17 Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, Dutch politician
  • 1962-09-01 Ruud Gullit, Dutch soccer midfielder (66 caps; Ballon d'Or 1987; Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan, Chelsea), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1962-09-30 Frank Rijkaard, Surinam/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • 1962-10-04 Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)
  • 1962-10-23 Daria Scagliola, Italian/Dutch photographer (vuurtorenpostzegels)
  • 1962-11-07 Arend Bouwmeester, Dutch saxophonist (Bob Color)
  • 1962-11-12 Wim Kieft, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Gir de Bordeaux/PSV)
  • 1962-12-08 Berry van Aerle, Dutch soccer star (PSV)
  • 1962-12-11 Ejo Elburg, Dutch soccer player (Pax, NEC)
  • 1962-12-16 Maruschka Detmers, Schoonebeek Holland, actress (Devil in the Flesh)
  • 1963-01-24 Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer, born in Sittard, Netherlands
  • 1963-02-07 Roland Lefebvre, Dutch cricket all-rounder (11 ODIs, captain), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1963-03-04 MDV [Michiel de Vos], Dutch pop bassist (Burma Shave - "Stash")
  • 1963-03-09 Terry Mulholland, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-03-21 Ronald Koeman, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, PSV, Barcelona, Feyenoord)
  • 1963-03-24 Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch soccer goalie (Vitesse, Manchester)
  • 1963-03-26 Paul de Leeuw, Dutch TV host (Cry of the Lion)

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