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Hong Kong - Notable Historical Events

Bruce LeeMay 10, 1973

Margaret ThatcherDec 19, 1984

Yun Fat ChowFeb 8, 1986

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Hong Kong - Historical Events
Date Event
1839-08-23

British capture Hong Kong from China

1841-01-20

China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War

1841-01-26

Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain

1843-06-26

Hong Kong proclaimed a British Crown Colony

1887-11-15

British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong

1892-10-10

Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan

1898-04-24

US fleet under commodore Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines

1898-06-09

China leases Hong Kong's new territories to Britain for 99 years

1906-09-18

A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.

1918-02-26

Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604

1925-06-23

British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers

1941-12-18

Japanse troops land on Hong Kong

1941-12-25

Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong

1945-08-29

British liberate Hong Kong from Japan

1945-08-30

Hong Kong liberated from Japanese

1945-11-08

Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550

1967-11-19

The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.

1972-01-09

Retired passenger liner Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire in Hong Kong harbour

1973-05-10

Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema

1975-04-25

1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao

1976-11-20

Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-Hong Kong Golf Open

1979-09-29

Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong

1984-09-19

Britain & China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997

1984-09-26

Britain & China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997

1984-12-19

China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang & British PM Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty

1984-12-19

UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

1985-05-27

Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

1986-02-08

The crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong

1989-11-08

Hong Kong's MTR Lam Tin Station comes into service.

1989-12-29

Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.

1994-08-10

Last British troops leave Hong Kong (been there since Sept 1841)

1997-06-09

British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires

1997-07-01

Britain hands Hong Kong and the New Territories - ceded in 1841 - to the People's Republic of China.

1997-12-29

Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu

1998-07-06

Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational.

2003-07-10

A Neoplan bus, owned by Kowloon Motor Bus, collides with a truck, falls off a bridge on Tuen Mun Road, Hong Kong, and plunges into the underlying valley, killing 21 people. This is the deadliest traffic accident to date in Hong Kong.

2005-03-12

Tung Chee Hwa, the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong, steps down from his post after his resignation is approved by the Chinese central government.

2005-09-12

Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

2005-12-04

Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.

2005-12-17

Anti-WTO protesters riot in Wan Chai, Hong Kong

2007-04-26

Queen's Pier is officially closed by the Hong Kong Government, after a bitter struggle by conservationists, in order to facilitate land reclamation in Hong Kong's Central district

2008-11-14

Hong Kong becomes the second Asian economy to tip into recession, its exports hit by weakening global demand

2012-10-01

36 people are killed in a ferry collision in Hong Kong

2013-09-23

25 people are killed after Typhoon Usagi passes Hong Kong and China

2016-01-18

Missing Hong Kong bookseller 'confesses' 2003 crime on Chinese TV

2016-06-05

Thousands Rally in Hong Kong to Mark Tiananmen Anniversary

2016-09-04

Hong Kong votes in first major poll since pro-democracy protests

2016-09-04

China wary as Hong Kong election exposes underlying strains

2016-11-07

China, in Rare Step, Moves to Bar Pro-Independence Hong Kong Lawmakers From Taking Office

2017-06-29

Celebration and protest as China president visits Hong Kong

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Hong Kong - Notable Birthdays

Yun Fat ChowMay 18, 1955

Hong Kong - Birthdays
Date Event
1883-11-04

Mary Somerville, Hong Kong

1906-06-03

Robert Brown Black, British diplomat/gov (Hong Kong)

1907-04-28

Lambert Williamson, A Countess from Hong Kong

1912-04-18

Wendy Barrie, Hong Kong, hostess (Wendy Barrie Show)

1912-11-27

David Merrick, [Margulois], Hong Kong, Broadway producer (Hello Dolly)

1921-04-20

John Paul, A Countess from Hong Kong

1922-08-01

Pat McDonald, Gaston en Leo in Hong Kong

1923-9-04

Stan Burns, The Dreaded Hong Kong Sneeze/The Great Bank Robbery

1925-08-28

Ronnie Deauville, Hong Kong Affair

1925-9-05

Jos Vandeloo, Gaston en Leo in Hong Kong

1926-04-29

Randal Beattie, Hong Kong

1926-10-02

Jan Morris, travel writer (Among the Cities, Hong Kong, Journeys)

1927-05-31

Michael Sandberg, British CEO (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp)

1927-06-02

Peter Bartlett, A Countess from Hong Kong

1933-01-19

Mark Andries, Gaston en Leo in Hong Kong

1933-10-17

William A Anders, Hong Kong, Maj Gen, USAF/astronaut (Apollo 8)

1935-02-14

David Wilson, British governor (Hong Kong)

1936-08-19

Ming Yu, Star of Hong Kong

1938-03-28

Mu Chu, Rumble in Hong Kong

1939-03-29

Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong, actress (Flower Drum Song, Night Creature)

1939-05-19

Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong, actress (Flower Drum Song, World of Suzie Wong)

1942-05-20

Simon Keswick, British financier/merchant (Hong Kong)

1944-10-07

Donald Tsang, current Chief executive of Hong Kong

1945-07-21

Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (d. 2008)

1945-12-18

Dan Lau, Hong Kong Confidential

1946-05-01

John Woo, Hong Kong director

1947-01-01

Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer

1947-10-12

George Lam, Hong Kong singer

1948-09-04

Samuel Hui, Hong Kong singer

1950-02-16

Roman Tam, Hong Kong famous singer (d. 2002)

1951-05-19

Victoria Chaplin, A Countess from Hong Kong

1952-02-13

David Puilum Choi, Hong Kong, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)

1955-05-18

Yun Fat Chow, Nam Nga Island Hong Kong, actor (Better Tomorrow)

1957-07-26

Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor

1959-04-15

Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director

1959-05-07

Barbara Yung Mei-ling, Hong Kong actress (d. 1985)

1960-02-16

Cherie Chung, Hong Kong actress

1960-03-22

Colette Koo, Let's Love Hong Kong

1960-03-25

Idy Chan Yuk-Lin, Hong Kong actress

1961-07-10

Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actor

1961-09-27

Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer

1961-09-30

Sally Yeh, Hong Kong singer and actress

1961-12-21

Francis Ng, Hong Kong actor

1963-04-02

Dermot Reeve, cricketer (in Hong Kong England all-rounder 1992)

1965-04-16

Michael Wong Man Tak, Hong Kong actor and director

1965-07-28

Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer

1965-10-26

Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer

1965-12-08

Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress

1966-08-15

Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer

1966-12-11

Leon Lai, Hong Kong Cantonese singer/actor

1967-01-27

Byron Mann, Hong Kong actor

1967-01-28

Jan Lamb, Hong Kong disc jockey & stand-up comedian

1967-01-31

Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress

1967-02-07

Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress

1967-07-08

Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer

1967-08-12

Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer

1967-10-04

Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin, Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer

1967-10-20

Marco Ngai, Hong Kong actor

1967-12-06

Hacken Lee, Hong Kong singer

1967-12-19

Frankie Lam, Hong Kong actor

1969-08-25

Derek Fung, Hong Kong, Canadian Tour golfer

1971-04-16

Moses Chan, Hong Kong actor

1971-08-27

Julian Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer

1971-09-04

Anita Yuen, Hong Kong actress

1971-10-01

Gigi Lai, Hong Kong actress

1971-10-25

Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress and singer

1971-11-05

Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer

1972-08-18

Leo Ku, Hong Kong singer

1972-08-19

Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Hong Kong singer and actress

1973-01-13

Gloria Yip, Hong Kong actor

1973-09-17

Ada Choi, Hong Kong actress

1973-12-03

Sammy Leung, Hong Kong disc jockey

1975-04-12

Sofie Rahman, Miss Universe-Hong Kong (1996)

1975-9-27

Sam Lee, Made in Hong Kong

1977-10-09

Lee San San, Miss Hong Kong Universe (1997)

1977-12-30

Takuya Komatsu, Kindaichi shônen no jikenbo: Hong Kong Kowloon zaihô satsujin jiken

1978-02-15

Yinling of Joytoy, Juken sentai Gekiranger: Nei-Nei! Hou-Hou! Hong Kong Decisive Battle

1979-07-09

Ella Koon, Hong Kong singer and actress

1979-07-31

Jade Kwan, Hong Kong singer

1979-08-30

Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer

1979-08-30

Tavia Yeung, Hong Kong actress

1979-09-02

Ron Ng, Hong Kong actor

1979-11-12

Sven Ilgner, Hong Kong

1980-02-14

Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress

1980-02-26

Alex Fong, Hong Kong singer

1980-03-25

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong actress

1980-05-24

Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress and singer

1980-06-16

Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer

1980-06-18

Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer and songwriter

1980-08-29

Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor

1980-11-21

Elaine Yiu, Hong Kong Actress

1980-12-30

Kenny Kwan, Hong Kong singer

1981-01-21

Gillian Chung Yan-tung, Hong Kong singer (Twins)

1981-04-01

Aimee Chan, Miss Hong Kong 2006

1981-08-11

Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress

1981-09-06

Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer

1981-11-05

Wai-Ho Yung, Hong Kong Pie

1981-12-05

Leila Tong, Hong Kong actress

1982-04-13

Janice Vidal, Hong Kong singer

1982-04-13

Jill Vidal, Hong Kong singer

1982-09-02

Mandy Cho, Hong Kong actress

1982-09-22

Mandy Chiang, Hong Kong singer and actress

1982-10-16

Vincy Chan, Hong Kong singer

1982-10-25

Eman Lam, Hong Kong singer

1982-11-22

Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Hong Kong singer (Twins)

1982-12-03

Jaycee Chan, Hong Kong singer and actor

1983-06-20

Cherrie Ying, Hong Kong actress

1983-09-27

Shermon Tang, Hong Kong actress

1983-10-15

Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress

1984-04-09

Linda Chung, Hong Kong actress and singer

1984-09-22

Theresa Fu, Hong Kong singer and actress

1984-10-10

Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer

1985-02-14

Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress

1986-06-09

Kary Ng, Hong Kong singer and actress

1988-06-23

Isabella Leong Lok-Sze, Hong Kong singer, actress and model

1991-04-11

Daiki Arioka, Kindaichi shônen no jikenbo: Hong Kong Kowloon zaihô satsujin jiken

1993-05-09

Ryôsuke Yamada, Kindaichi shônen no jikenbo: Hong Kong Kowloon zaihô satsujin jiken

Hong Kong - Notable Weddings

Manuel L. QuezonDec 17, 1918

Hong Kong - Weddings
Date Event
1918-12-17

Philippine Senator (and later 2nd President) Manuel L. Quezon (40) weds first cousin Aurora Aragon (30) in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Deaths
Date Event
1986-12-05

Sir Edward Youde, Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1924)

1990-03-10

Pat McDonald, Gaston en Leo in Hong Kong

1990-12-24

Ronnie Deauville, Hong Kong Affair

1994-05-12

Helen Lee Mai, Hong Kong actress, dies at 63

1996-02-14

Mark Andries, Gaston en Leo in Hong Kong

1996-12-29

Ming Yu, Star of Hong Kong

2002-10-18

Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer (b. 1950)

2002-11-05

Stan Burns, The Dreaded Hong Kong Sneeze/The Great Bank Robbery

2003-04-01

Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer (b. 1956)

2003-12-30

Anita Mui, Hong Kong singer and actress (b. 1963)

2004-11-24

Wong Jim, Hong Kong songwriter (b. 1940)

2007-05-07

Peter Bartlett, A Countess from Hong Kong

2007-11-29

Mu Chu, Rumble in Hong Kong

2008-02-19

Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (b. 1945)

2009-11-24

Chan Hung Lit, Hong Kong actor (b. 1943)

2010-02-16

Wan Chi Keung, Hong Kong soccer player and actor. (b. 1956)

2010-08-23

Colette Koo, Let's Love Hong Kong

2011-01-02

Szeto Wah, Hong Kong politician and educationalist (b. 1931)

2015-10-05

Jos Vandeloo, Gaston en Leo in Hong Kong

2016-04-28

Veteran Hong Kong newsman Shum Choi-sang dies aged 94

2016-07-01

Beijing's former top official in Hong Kong, Xu Jiatun, dies in exile aged 100

2016-07-22

Hong Kong shipping tycoon George Chao dies, aged 76

2016-10-17

World's oldest giant panda Jia Jia dies aged 38 in Hong Kong

2017-04-20

Notorious Hong Kong gangster Yip Kai-foon dies behind bars, aged 55

2017-07-10

Former Hong Kong actress Susanna Au Yeung Pui San dies of lung cancer, aged 63


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