ASEAN in History

Historical Events

  • 1967-08-08 Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 1984-01-07 Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
  • 1999-04-30 Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the total members to 10
  • 2004-07-02 ASEAN Regional Forum accepts Pakistan as its 24th member.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1949-10-28 Surin Pitsuwan, Thai foreign minister and 12th Secretary General of ASEAN (2008-2012), born in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • 2017-12-05 Surin Pitsuwan, Thai foreign minister and 12th Secretary General of ASEAN (2008-2012), dies from heart failure at 68