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Chinese - Historical Events
Date Event
2333

The state of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao.

781

Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse

BC
AD
221-03-15

Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han and claims his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty.

618-06-18

Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries of the Tang Dynasty's rule over China.

631-06-11

Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk to persuade release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women.

663-08-27

Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; - a significant Tang-Silla victory. Japanese won't attempt another Korean invasion until late 16th century.

758-06-11

Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks arrive simultaneously at Chang'an, the Tang Chinese capital, in order to offer tribute to the imperial court. The Arabs and Turks bicker and fight over diplomatic prominence at the gate, in order to present tribute before the other. A settlement is reached when both are allowed to enter at the same time, but through two different gates to the palace.

762-11-20

Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire.

764-11-12

Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days.

971-01-23

In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops. The Southern Han state is forced to submit to the Song Dynasty, ending Southern Han rule, also first regular war elephant corps employed in Chinese army

1006-05-01

Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus

1054-07-04

Brightest known supernova SN 1054 (creates the Crab Nebula) 1st reported by Chinese astronomers

1126-01-18

Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.

1181-08-06

Supernova observed by Chinese & Japanese astronomers

1281-08-14

During Kublai Khan's 2nd Invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappears in a typhoon near Japan

1363-08-30

Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang—are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty.

1363-10-04

End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history.

1405-07-11

Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.

1449-09-08

Battle of Tumu Fortress - Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.

1461-08-07

Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.

1517-08-15

Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.

1603-10-20

Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed

1605-10-03

Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre

1626-02-27

Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.

1661-04-29

Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan

1662-02-01

Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates

1683-07-16

Manchu/Chinese Qing Dynasty naval forces under commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.

1727-10-21

Russian & Chinese accord to correct boundaries

1740-10-08

Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia

1740-10-09

Dutch governor general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8,000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia

1755-06-30

Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants

1788-12-19

Chinese troops occupy capital Thang Long Vietnam

1789-02-01

Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long

1839-11-03

1st opium war - 2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks

1843-10-20

1st Chinese immigrant arrives in Suriname

1848-02-02

1st ship load of Chinese arrive in SF

1852-01-03

1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii

1852-12-23

1st Chinese theater in US, Celestial John, opens in San Francisco

1854-11-28

Dutch army stops Chinese uprising in Borneo

1856-10-08

The Second Opium War or second Anglo-Chinese War: begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.

1857-02-18

Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo

1860-09-21

In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.

1868-03-31

Chinese Embassy arrives aboard steamship China

1871-10-24

Mob in Los Angeles hangs 18 Chinese

1882-05-06

Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration

1882-09-03

French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die

1884-07-05

US Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act

1885-09-02

In Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who were struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers, killing 28, wounding 15, and forcing several hundred more out of town.

1885-11-03

Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses

1886-02-09

Pres Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

1886-03-01

The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.

1893-08-10

Chinese deported from San Francisco under Exclusion Act

1894-03-17

US & China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US

1896-08-29

Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador

1900-01-27

Foreign diplomats in Peking, China, write formal notes of protest demanding that the Chinese Government stop the Boxes and other groups leading attacks on Westerners and Christians.

1900-02-16

1st Chinese daily newspaper in US publishes (Chung Sai Yat Po-SF)

1900-05-17

In China, three villages within 100 miles of Peking are burned by Boxers and 60 Chinese Christians killed.

1900-06-16

In China, a fire is set by Boxers, virtually destroying the Western Quarter and spreading to engulf many Chinese landmarks

1900-06-20

Baron Von Ketteler, German Minister, decides to go to the Chinese authorities to demand more guards for European protection from Boxers and is killed by Boxers en route

1900-06-22

In China, practically the whole foreign community in Peking, including many Chinese Christians, retreat to British compounds

1900-06-25

Russia mobilizes its army in eastern Siberia preparatory to acting against the Chinese, but also in an attempt to diminish the influence of Japan on the Asian mainland

1900-06-29

The Imperial Chinese Court issues what is essentially a declaration of war against the foreigners in China and blames hostilities on them, giving license to Boxers for even greater ferocity

1900-07-16

Russia launch an offensive against the Chinese in Manchuria

1900-10-10

Foreign ministers in Peking begin their first serious negotiations over what conditions their nations will impose on the Chinese after putting down the Boxer uprising

1900-11-09

China has resumed nominal control of Manchuria, but in a secret agreement the Chinese governor of Manchuria grants Russia such rights as keeping troops along the railroad lines and controlling civil administration

1900-12-24

Foreign powers present the Chinese Empress with their list of 'irrevocable conditions' before their nations will withdraw troops from China

1902-04-29

Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines

1904-06-22

Chinese laborers arrive in South Africa following a severe labor shortage

1905-08-20

Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary, forms the first chapter of T'ung Meng Hui, a union of all secret societies determined to bringing down the Manchus

1906-10-11

San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children sparking diplomatic crisis

1906-11-06

Chinese Government ministries are reorganized as part of the movement towards constitutional government; but in fact the Manchu princes retain control and there is little gain for the Chinese people

1907-06-14

Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers

1908-12-02

Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two

1910-02-25

Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies

1911-11-10

Chinese Imperial army recaptures Nanking (blood bath)

1912-01-01

Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic

1912-04-04

Chinese republic proclaimed in Tibet

1912-08-25

The Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded.

1913-09-01

Yuan Shikai captures Nanjing "2nd Chinese revolution"

1914-01-10

Yuan Shih-k'ai, president of the new Chinese republic, dissolves parliament and prepares a constitution of his own design: he will set himself up as dictator, preparatory to an attempt to make himself emperor

1914-11-07

Japanese attack German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai

1921-07-23

Chinese communist party forms under guidance of Henk Sneevliet

1925-05-30

In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.

1927-05-18

Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood Calif

1927-05-27

Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war

1928-09-28

US acknowledge Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek

1929-08-11

Russian-Chinese border fights

1931-11-07

Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

1931-12-09

Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol

1932-03-09

Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria

1933-07-01

The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.

1936-12-12

Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan

1937-07-07

Japanese & Chinese troops clash, (Marco Polo Bridge), beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War

1937-08-25

Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast

1939-08-15

"The Wizard of Oz", premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, stars Judy Garland (Dorothy), Ray Bolger (Scarecrow), Jack Haley (Tin Man), Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion), Frank Morgan (Wizard), Billie Burke (Glinda), and Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch).

1941-01-17

Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-Shek open fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.

1943-02-25

Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front

1944-01-18

1st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts

1944-05-10

Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan

1944-05-17

Chinese/US arm forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma

1944-05-23

Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front

1945-03-01

Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi

1945-03-06

Chinese 38th division occupies Lashio

1945-05-08

Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet

1945-08-16

Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, was captured by Soviet troops.

1945-10-11

Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Zedong

1946-03-06

France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation

1948-12-03

Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea killing 1,100

1949-01-27

Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China

1949-04-23

Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing

1949-05-25

Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai

1949-07-30

British warship HMS Amethyst escapes down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff

1949-09-21

Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China

1949-10-14

Chinese Red army occupies Canton

1949-11-30

Chinese Communists captured Chungking

1949-12-08

Chinese Nationalist government moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa

1950-10-21

Chinese forces occupy Tibet

1950-10-26

South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary

1950-11-06

Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea

1950-12-19

Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion

1950-12-28

Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea

1951-01-01

Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines

1951-01-04

During Korean conflict, Chinese forces capture Seoul

1951-05-09

Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River

1951-05-27

Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing

1952-10-08

Chinese offensive in Korea

1954-05-13

Chinese Middle School students in Singapore take part in anti-National Service riots.

1954-09-20

1st National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution

1955-01-18

Battle of Yijiangshan Islands between Chinese National Revolutionary Army and the People's Liberation Army

1958-02-11

Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Chu En-lai as Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs

1958-07-31

Anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet

1958-08-23

Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy.

1959-03-10

Uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet

1959-08-24

Hiram L Fong sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)

1959-10-23

Chinese troops move into India, 17 die

1960-02-12

Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers

1961-02-19

Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"

1962-07-21

Battles on Chinese & Indies boundary

1962-09-08

Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)

1962-10-10

Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack

1962-10-20

Chinese army lands in India

1962-11-21

The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.

1965-05-14

2nd Chinese atom bomb explodes

1967-06-17

1st Chinese hydrogen bomb explodes

1967-07-24

Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City

1967-09-11

Indian/Chinese border fights

1969-03-02

Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)

1969-03-15

Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute leaves 100s dead

1970-08-19

The Chinese Community in South Africa is granted 'White' status

1971-10-25

UN votes to expel Chinese Nationalist-ruled Taiwan & admit Red China

1972-02-22

President Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Beijing

1972-02-27

Pres Nixon & Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued Shanghai Communique

1975-07-11

Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC

1976-04-07

Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

1976-07-27

8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese

1979-01-29

Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, DC

1979-10-15

Chinese premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris

1981-07-26

NY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant

1984-04-11

Chinese troops invade Vietnam

1987-01-09

Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed

1988-12-01

Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow

1989-02-21

US bust Chinese ring, capture record 820 lbs heroin ($1B st value)

1989-04-14

1,100,000,000th Chinese born

1989-04-21

Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom

1989-05-09

Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press

1989-05-16

Soviet president Mikhail S Gorbachev & Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing

1989-06-02

10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing

1989-06-03

Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops open fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing

1989-06-04

Beijing policeman shoots & wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping

1989-06-04

Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops clear the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place death toll near 1,000.

1990-10-02

Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die

1992-06-28

"Chinese Coffee" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 18 performances

1992-07-29

"Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 perfs

1992-10-23

Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil.

1993-11-13

Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed

1994-08-21

-23] Typhoon Fred ravages Chinese county Zhejiang, 700+ killed

1997-03-14

The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality.

1998-05-13

Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesian of Chinese descendants are looted and women raped.

1999-05-07

Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

2001-01-09

Shenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft, is launched.

2001-01-23

The Chinese Communist Party stages a self-immolation in Tiananmen Square to frame Falun Gong and escalate the persecution.

2002-01-01

Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.

2002-11-04

Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress

2004-02-05

Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.

2004-08-17

MD5 collision found by Chinese researchers.

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.

2005-10-12

The second Chinese human spaceflight Shenzhou 6 launched carrying Fèi Jùnlóng and Niè Hǎishèng for five days in orbit.

2006-12-13

The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, announced as extinct.

2007-02-27

The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.

2008-09-27

CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.

2009-01-01

The government of the Republic of China adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before this time, the most commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin.

2010-08-23

Manila hostage crisis, which occurred at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, where a dismissed police officer took hostage a tour bus full of Chinese nationals.

2012-04-05

International internet group Anonymous hack several Chinese bureaus in opposition to censorship

2012-05-11

Chinese scientists break world record by transferring photons over 97 kilometers using quantum teleportation

2012-09-24

Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores

2012-12-13

Japan scrambles fighter jets in response to a Chinese plane in the Senkaku Islands dispute

2015-11-19

Beijing vows justice as ISIS kills Chinese, Norwegian hostages

2015-11-19

Beijing vows justice as ISIS kills Chinese, Norwegian hostages

2016-01-18

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

2016-05-15

Beijing blasts Pentagon report on Chinese military as damaging trust

2016-06-06

Taiwan says won't recognize Chinese air defense zone over South China Sea

2016-06-08

Chinese police require DNA for passports in Xinjiang

2016-09-10

With latest North Korea test, US again seeks elusive Chinese help

2017-07-07

Japan, South Korea, US demand greater Chinese effort on N.Korea

2018-04-04

US proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports

2018-04-06

Trump proposes $100 billion in new tariffs on Chinese goods

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Chinese - Notable Birthdays

ConfuciusSep 28, -551

Mao ZedongDec 26, 1893

Deng XiaopingAug 22, 1904

Jiang QingMar 19, 1914

Mo YanFeb 17, 1955

Jet LiApr 26, 1963

Chinese - Birthdays
Date Event
551

Confucius, Chinese philosopher (founder of Confucianism), (d. 479 BC)

BC
AD
772-03-01

Po Tjiu-i, Chinese poet/governor of Hang-tsjow

1140-05-28

Xin Qiji, Chinese poet (d. 1207)

1236-06-06

Wen Tianxiang, Chinese prime minister (d. 1283)

1528-11-12

Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (d. 1588)

1587-01-05

Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)

1605-10-03

Li Tzu-ch'eng, Chinese revolutionary, dethroned last Ming emperor

1606-09-22

Li Zicheng, Chinese rebel (d. 1645)

1636-11-11

Yen Jo-chu, Chinese scholar of Ch'ing dynasty

1640-06-05

Pu Songling, Chinese writer (d. 1715)

1695-06-06

Adriaen Valckenier, gov-gen Neth-Indies (1737-41)/killed 8,000 Chinese

1794-04-23

Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar (d. 1856)

1811-05-11

Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese Siamese twins

1811-11-21

Zeng Guofan, Chinese military (d. 1872)

1814-01-01

Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (d. 1864)

1823-02-15

Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli Canton

1835-11-29

Empress Dowager Cixi, Chinese ruler (d. 1908)

1859-09-20

Yuan She-k'ai, Chinese general/president/dictator

1863-12-22

Ch'i Pai-shih, China, traditional Chinese painter

1868-01-11

Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (d. 1940)

1873-02-23

Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (d. 1929)

1881-09-25

Lu Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1936)

1885-01-15

Huang Yuanyong, Chinese writer (d. 1915)

1885-01-16

Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)

1887-12-25

John Davidson, NYC, actor (Charlie Chan-Chinese Cat)

1888-10-06

Li Ta-chao, co-founder with Mao Zedong (Chinese Communist Party)

1889-08-19

Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese & Japanese

1892-11-16

Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)

1893-01-27

Soong Ching-ling, Chinese wife of Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)

1893-12-26

Mao Zedong, Shaoshan, Hunan, Chinese revolutionary & Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), (d. 1976)

1894-07-18

Bernard Wagenaar, Arnhem Holland, composer (3 Songs for Chinese)

1894-10-22

Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (d. 1961)

1895-07-19

Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (d. 1953)

1895-12-04

Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher (d. 1990)

1896-03-22

He Long, Chinese marshal (d. 1969)

1896-07-04

Mao Dun, Chinese writer (d. 1981)

1896-09-10

Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)

1897-01-15

Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)

1897-04-28

Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician (d. 1986)

1899-02-03

Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)

1900-12-08

Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (d. 1990)

1901-08-26

Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)

1902-09-23

Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (d. 2003)

1904-08-22

Deng Xiaoping, Chinese party leader (1976-1983)

1904-10-12

Ding Ling, Chinese writer (d. 1986)

1904-11-25

Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (d. 2005)

1905-9-04

Bruce Walker, Chinese Box

1907-12-05

Lin Piau, Chinese politician

1908-03-30

Leslie O'Brien "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith, Chinese cricket bowler

1910-03-18

Chiang Ching-huo, son of Chinese pres Chiang Kai-shek/pres (1978-88)

1911-12-30

John Kullers, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

1914-03-19

Jiang Qing [Madame Mao], Zhucheng, Chinese communist and wife of Mao Zedong (d. 1991)

1915-9-24

Walter Ng, Chinese Legacy

1917-01-06

Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)

1920-09-09

Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (d. 1993)

1921-02-13

Zao-Wou-Ki, Chinese/French painter/graphic artist

1921-9-02

Gene Darcy, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

1923-12-08

Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-born American chemist

1924-02-06

Jin yong, Chinese novelist

1924-06-09

Nanni Tamma, A Chinese in a Coma

1924-12-25

Henry Sy Sr. Chinese Malay businessman 'Philippines Retail King' in Amoy China

1925-09-23

Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (d. 2006)

1926-08-17

Jiang Zemin, Chinese politician

1927-06-10

Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician

1928-10-01

Zhu Rongji, Chinese politician

1929-12-23

Patrick Watson, The Chinese

1930-05-29

Eddy Choong, Penang, Malaysia, Chinese badminton player, (d. 2013)

1932-06-05

Jerry D. Good, The Chinese Restaurant

1933-02-28

Arlene Allison, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

1934-07-17

Lucio Tan, Chinese Filipino businessman (Philippine Airlines), in Amoy China

1935-08-22

Lionel Goldstein, The Chinese General

1935-11-27

Al Jackson Jr, Memphis Tn, drummer (Booker T & MGs-Chinese Checkers)

1935-12-19

Kenneth Chuck, The Chinese Ring

1936-02-12

Fang Lizhi, Beijing China, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident (Tiananmen Square, 1989), (d. 2012)

1937-01-26

Celia Nufaar, De Chinese muur

1937-02-05

Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (d. 2006)

1937-11-30

Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese Writer

1938-06-28

Moy Yat, Chinese martial artist (d. 2001)

1938-11-22

Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist

1940-01-04

Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate

1940-05-18

Robert Baker, The Chinese Connection

1940-08-25

Zhuang Zedong, Chinese Ping-Pong

1942-08-18

Ma Wu, A Chinese Ghost Story

1942-12-21

Hu Jintao, Chinese president

1942-9-24

Chung Shan Wan, Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan

1944-05-20

Ching-Chu Chen, The Chinese Connection

1944-08-19

Charles Wang, Chinese-born philanthropist

1944-12-21

Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese bureaucrat (d. 2007)

1946-11-25

Lily Ho, Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan

1948-08-24

Azizi Johari, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

1948-09-10

Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer

1949-04-04

Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese mathematician

1950-09-02

Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman

1951-11-14

Zhang Yimou, Chinese film director

1952-02-04

Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist

1952-02-08

Nora Miao, The Chinese Connection

1952-08-12

Chen Kaige, Chinese film director

1953-04-21

Ling Ling Hsia, Secret of Chinese Kung Fu

1953-07-21

Jeff Fatt, Chinese Australian actor

1954-03-02

Sijie Dai, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

1954-03-28

Josean Gómez, Chinese Take-Out

1955-02-17

Mo Yan, Chinese novelist

1955-11-30

Gordon Liu, Chinese actor

1957-01-14

Anchee Min, Chinese writer

1958-01-07

Yasmin Ahmad, Chinese Eye

1958-07-17

Wong Kar-wai, Chinese film director

1958-9-11

Xiong Xiao, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

1960-12-22

Wakin Chau, Chinese singer

1962-06-07

Steve Hom, Chinese Take-Out

1962-08-06

Michelle Yeoh, Chinese-Malaysian actress

1963-03-17

Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor

1963-04-22

Sebastián Borensztein, Chinese Take-Out

1963-04-26

Jet Li, Beijing, Chinese actor and martial artist (Romeo Must Die, Unleashed)

1963-09-08

Li Ning, Chinese gymnast

1964-06-19

David Freedman, cricketer (NSW left-arm Chinese bowler since 1990)

1964-06-23

Yun Lou, Chinese gymnast

1964-10-13

Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese astronaut

1965-04-16

Donna Alexander, Chinese Whispers

1965-06-21

Yang Liwei, Chinese astronaut

1965-08-17

Angela Dohrmann, The Chinese Woman

1965-12-31

Gong Li, Chinese actress

1966-10-10

Bai Ling, Chinese-born American actress (The Crow, Red Corner)

1967-01-28

Jan Lamb, Chinese Odyssey 2002

1967-01-31

Joey Wang, A Chinese Ghost Story

1968-11-06

Jerry Yang, Chinese American entrepreneur (Yahoo!, Inc.)

1969-07-27

Mary Asiride, A Chinese in a Coma

1970-04-06

Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer

1970-04-14

Danica Sheridan, Chinese Food and Donuts

1970-07-03

Muriel Santa Ana, Chinese Take-Out

1970-08-30

Michael Wong Guang Liang, Chinese Malaysian singer

1971-09-27

Li Yapeng, Chinese actor

1971-10-25

Athena Chu, A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella

1972-01-11

Yang Wenyi, Chinese swim star (WR/OR 50m freestyle)

1972-03-02

Patricio Barreiro, Chinese Take-Out

1973-04-06

Sun Wen, Chinese footballer

1973-09-13

Kelly Chen, Chinese singer

1974-01-17

Yang Chen, Chinese footballer

1974-04-16

Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director

1974-10-13

Hawick Lau, Chinese actor and singer

1974-10-18

Zhou Xun, Quzhou, Zhejiang, Chinese actress and singer (Suzhou River, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress)

1974-10-24

Vincent Sze, Chinese Zodiac

1975-07-17

Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician

1975-10-29

Kelly Lin, Chinese actress

1976-03-12

Zhao Wei, Chinese actress

1976-04-10

Se-bin Myeong, A Great Chinese Restaurant

1976-05-08

Xiaoran Li, The Chinese Botanist's Daughters

1976-08-05

Sang-Woo Kwon, Chinese Zodiac

1977-01-14

David Goddyn, De Chinese muur

1977-07-08

Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player

1977-09-18

Li Tie, Chinese footballer

1977-09-30

Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer

1977-11-13

Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer

1978-06-16

Jasmine Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer

1978-08-16

Fu Mingxia, Chinese female diver

1978-09-05

Zhang Zhong, Chinese chess player

1979-01-29

Sui Feifei, Chinese basketball player

1979-02-09

Zhang Ziyi, Chinese actress

1979-03-05

Tang Gonghong, Chinese weightlifter

1979-08-27

Tian Liang, Chinese diver

1979-09-21

Jaymee Ong, Chinese-Australian model

1979-10-07

Tang Wei, Chinese actress

1980-07-31

Tom Hsin-Ming Lin, The Chinese Mayor

1980-09-12

Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player

1981-01-08

Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player

1981-03-14

Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese-born pianist

1981-03-27

Lin Jun Jie, Chinese Singer

1981-07-26

Hailey Bright, Girls Invade Chinese New Year!

1981-09-16

Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress

1981-10-15

Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver

1982-06-04

Jin, Chinese-American rapper

1982-10-07

Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist

1982-10-09

Shi Jun, Chinese footballer

1982-12-04

Ho-Pin Tung, Dutch-Chinese racing driver

1983-01-10

Li Nina, Chinese aerial free-style skier

1983-02-11

Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress

1983-04-12

Xingtong Yao, Chinese Zodiac

1983-04-30

Pierre-Benoist Varoclier, Chinese Zodiac

1983-07-05

Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player

1983-07-13

Liu Xiang, Chinese hurdling athlete

1983-08-23

Sun Ming Ming, Chinese basketball player

1983-08-25

Janet Chow, Canadian/Chinese beauty pageant contestant

1983-10-14

Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player

1983-12-08

Liu Song, Chinese snooker player

1983-12-15

Wang Hao, Chinese table tennis player

1984-01-26

Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer

1985-01-23

Dong Fangzhuo, Chinese footballer

1985-02-06

Yang Yu, Chinese swimmer

1985-10-01

Misty Kingma, Girls Invade Chinese New Year!

1986-06-10

Sharifah Amani, Chinese Eye

1986-09-12

Yang Mi, Chinese actress

1987-04-01

Ding Junhui, Chinese snooker player

1987-04-01

Li Ting, Chinese diver

1987-08-25

Liu Yifei, Chinese actress and singer

1987-10-27

Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (Disputed)

1989-02-28

Zhang Liyin, Chinese R&B singer

1989-08-12

Alison Arboux, Chinese Puzzle

1992-08-26

Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast

1994-01-01

He Kexin, Chinese gymnast

1994-02-27

Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player

Chinese - Notable Weddings

Jiang QingNov 28, 1938

Jet LiSep 19, 1999

Chinese - Weddings
Date Event
1938-11-28

Chinese politician Mao Zedong (44) weds Jiang Qing (24) in a small private ceremony

1996-02-15

Chinese actress Gong Li (30) weds Singapore-born businessman Ooi Hoe Seong (46) at Singapore's Registry of Marriages

1996-12-30

"The Last Emperor" Chinese actress Vivian Wu (30) weds producer-director Oscar Costo (43) in Shanghai, China

1999-09-19

Chinese martial artist Jet Li (36) weds actress Nina Li Chi (37) in Los Angeles

2006-09-18

Chinese movie actor Nicholas Tse (26) weds HK actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung (26) at Palawan island in the Philippines

2007-08-06

NBA Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (27) weds Chinese women's national basketball team member Ye Li (26) at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai

2012-11-17

Award-winning Chinese actress Chen Yao (33) weds cinematographer Yu Cao in Queenstown, New Zealand

Chinese - Notable Deaths

Mao ZedongSep 9, 1976

Jiang QingMay 14, 1991

Deng XiaopingFeb 19, 1997

Chinese - Deaths
Date Event
479

Confucius, Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history, dies at 66 (b. 551 BC)

BC
AD
635-06-25

Emperor Gaozu, first emperor of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (b. 566)

1072-09-22

Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)

1101-07-28

Su Tung-p'o, Chinese poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, dies at 64

1141-12-29

Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed

1227-07-23

Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148)

1588-01-05

Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (b. 1528)

1630-01-13

Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander (b. 1584)

1641-03-08

Xu Xiake, Chinese adventurer (b. 1587)

1650-12-31

Dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612)

1661-08-07

Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic (b. 1608)

1715-02-25

Pu Songling, Chinese writer (b. 1640)

1754-12-12

Wu Jingzi, Chinese writer (b. 1701)

1799-02-22

Heshen, infamous Qing Dynasty Chinese official at court (b. 1750)

1864-06-01

Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (b. 1812)

1872-03-12

Zeng Guofan, Chinese politician and general (b. 1811)

1874-01-17

Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, dies at 62

1894-09-17

Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral (b. 1849)

1901-11-07

Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli, dies

1910-09-14

Huo Yuan Jia, Chinese martial artist

1913-03-20

Song Jiao-ren, leader Chinese Guomindang-Party, dies

1913-03-22

Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)

1914-06-30

Bai Long, [White Wolf], Chinese Robin Hood/crowd leader, dies

1920-12-16

Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies

1925-03-12

Sun Yat-Sen, Chinese revolutionary president, dies at 58

1928-06-03

Li Yüan-hung, Chinese general and political figure (b. 1864)

1928-06-07

Chiang Tsolin, Chinese warlord of North-China, murdered

1929-01-19

Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (b. 1873)

1931-11-19

Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)

1936-10-19

Lu Xun, Chinese writer (b. 1881)

1940-03-05

Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)

1946-03-17

Dai Li, Chinese spymaster (b. 1897)

1953-09-26

Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (b. 1895)

1957-09-16

Ch'i Pai-shih, traditional Chinese painter, dies at 93

1961-03-16

Chen Geng, Chinese military leader (b. 1903)

1961-08-08

Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (b. 1894)

1962-08-15

Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1940)

1965-03-05

Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)

1967-05-06

Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (b. 1885)

1971-09-12

Lin Piau, Chinese minister of Defense, dies at 63

1971-09-13

Lin Piao, Chinese party leader, dies in air crash at 63 [or Sept 13]

1972-01-06

Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)

1975-04-06

Chiang Kai-Shek, Nationalist Chinese leader, dies at 87

1976-03-26

Lin Yutang, Chinese writer (b. 1895)

1976-09-09

Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary & Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), dies of a heart attack at 82

1978-06-12

Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)

1979-07-04

Lee Wai Tong, Chinese footballer (b. 1905)

1981-03-27

Mao Dun, Chinese writer (b. 1895)

1982-06-23

Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)

1984-12-05

Gene Darcy, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

1985-06-17

John Kullers, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

1985-08-21

Bob Meading, Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture

1986-10-22

Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician

1987-12-27

Rewi Alley, NZ author, pro Chinese communist, dies at 90 in Beijing

1988-05-10

Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (b. 1902)

1989-04-15

Hu Yaobang, general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies

1990-11-19

Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)

1991-05-14

Jiang Qing, widow of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, commits suicide

1992-06-21

Li Xiannian, Chinese President (1983-88), dies

1992-08-03

Wang Hongwen, vice-President Chinese Comm Party (1973-76), dies

1993-04-14

Robert Baker, The Chinese Connection

1993-08-17

Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (b. 1920)

1994-02-28

Pu Yi, brother of last Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, dies at 87

1997-02-16

Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American physicist (b. 1912)

1997-02-19

Deng Xiaoping, head (Chinese Communist Party), dies at 92

2000-09-10

Jerry D. Good, The Chinese Restaurant

2001-09-12

Victor Wong, Chinese-American actor (b. 1927)

2001-10-15

Zhang Xueliang, Chinese ruler of Manchuria (b. 1901)

2002-01-06

Arlene Allison, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

2003-03-17

Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (b. 1902)

2004-12-03

Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician (b. 1911)

2004-12-28

Walter Ng, Chinese Legacy

2005-01-03

Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (b. 1917)

2005-04-24

Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist (b. 1910)

2005-08-18

Gao Xiumin, Chinese comedy actress (b. 1959)

2005-10-17

Ba Jin, Chinese writer (b. 1904)

2005-10-24

Immanuel C.Y. Hsu, scholar of modern Chinese intellectual and diplomatic history (b. 1923)

2006-02-24

Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)

2006-10-13

Wang Guangmei, Chinese first lady (b. 1921)

2006-12-20

Shi Yuejun, Chinese serial killer

2007-01-05

Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)

2007-01-15

Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (b. 1908)

2007-04-20

Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (b. 1931).

2007-04-29

Zhang Taofang, Chinese sniper (b. 1931)

2007-06-02

Huang Ju, Chinese Vice-Premier

2007-08-08

Ma Lik, Chinese politician (b. 1952)

2008-08-20

Hua Guofeng, former Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, succeeding Mao Zedong in 1976 and being replaced by Hu Yaobang in 1981 (b. 1921)

2009-07-11

Ji Xianlin, Chinese linguist and paleographer (b.1911)

2009-07-25

Yasmin Ahmad, Chinese Eye

2009-08-16

Kenneth Chuck, The Chinese Ring

2009-10-31

Qian Xuesen, Chinese scientist (b. 1911)

2010-05-17

Walasse Ting, Chinese/American painter (b. 1929)

2010-10-28

Liang Congjie, Chinese environmentalist (b. 1932)

2010-11-24

Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (b. 1913)

2012-04-06

Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident, dies at 76

2013-01-28

Eddy Choong, Chinese badminton player, dies at 82

2013-02-10

Zhuang Zedong, Chinese Ping-Pong

2014-02-04

Ma Wu, A Chinese Ghost Story

2014-03-29

Nanni Tamma, A Chinese in a Coma

2016-04-27

Veteran Chinese human rights campaigner Harry Wu dies, aged 79

2017-02-25

Controversial Chinese photographer Ren Hang dies aged 29

2017-02-26

Controversial Chinese Photographer Ren Hang Dies at 29

2017-05-11

Former Chinese vice-premier Qian Qichen dies, aged 90

2017-05-11

Former Chinese vice-premier Qian Qichen dies, aged 90

2017-06-19

Veteran Chinese conductor Yan Liangkun dies aged 93

2017-09-25

Chinese writer Diana Kaff, mom of Newser, dies aged 85


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