Bermuda in History

Historical Events

  • 1864-05-16 Battle of Bermuda Hundred, Virginia
  • 1864-05-19 Battle of Port Walthall Junction, Virginia (Bermuda Hundred)
  • 1890-07-01 Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable
  • 1910-10-04 Adoption of the Flag of Bermuda.
  • 1913-03-04 NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)
  • 1918-03-06 US naval boat "Cyclops" disappears in Bermuda Triangle
  • 1930-04-02 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
  • 1945-12-05 Flight 19 the "Lost Squadron" of 5 torpedo bombers and 14 airmen is lost east of Florida in the supposed Bermuda Triangle
  • 1951-01-08 Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow (the Bermuda petrel) is rediscovered in Bermuda

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1961-12-21 US President John F. Kennedy and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan meet in Bermuda

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1968-06-08 Bermuda adopts its constitution
  • 1968-06-08 New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
  • 1982-07-10 Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • 1995-10-01 Bermuda begins using new area code 441
  • 2017-06-26 America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand defeat Oracle Team USA 7-1 in Bermuda, Peter Burling (26) youngest ever helmsman
  • 2020-02-16 'Ghost ship' cargo vessel MV Alta washed up on the Irish coast near Ballycotton by Storm Dennis, after drifting across the Atlantic from Bermuda

Famous Birthdays

  • 1852-02-16 Mary Ewing Outerbridge, American citizen credited with importing tennis to the US from Bermuda (1874), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1886)
  • 1913-05-09 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, born in Southcote, Bermuda (d. 1998)
  • 1923-01-22 Diana Douglas, Bermudian-born American actress (The Indian Fighter), born in Devonshire Bermuda (d. 2015)
  • 1929-08-02 Lord David Waddington, British politician (Home Secretary 1989-90), born in Burnley (d. 2017)
  • 1930-05-16 Desmond Langley, British army officer and Governor of Bermuda, born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1935-07-03 John Swan, 4th Premier of Bermuda (1982-95), born in Bermuda
  • 1967-07-06 Heather Nova, Bermudian singer and songwriter (Oyster), born in Bermuda
  • 1969-04-27 Brett Steven, New Zealand tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971-12-07 Mauricio Hadad, Colombian tennis star (1995 Bermuda), born in Cali, Colombia
  • 1973-10-03 Lena Headey, British actress (Game of Thrones), born in Hamilton, Bermuda

Famous Weddings

  • 2007-10-06 "The Montel Williams Show" talk show host Montel Williams (51) weds American Airlines flight attendant Tara Fowler on a beach in Bermuda

Famous Deaths

  • 1886-05-03 Mary Ewing Outerbridge, American citizen credited with importing tennis to the US from Bermuda (1874), dies of illness at 34
  • 1973-03-10 Richard Sharples, governor of Bermuda, assassinated
  • 1990-03-28 Helene Fortescu Reynolds, actress (Bermuda Mystery), dies at 65