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Singapore - Notable Historical Events

Stamford RafflesJan 28, 1819

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Singapore - Historical Events
Date Event
1819-01-28

Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore

1819-02-06

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore

1867-04-01

Singapore, Penang & Malakka become British crown colonies

1886-03-01

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

1941-12-06

Dutch & British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore

1941-12-10

British battleship Prince of Wales sinks off Singapore

1942-02-08

Japanese armored barges cross Strait of Johore to attack Singapore (WWII)

1942-02-14

WWII: Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.

1942-02-15

WWII: British ruled Singapore surrenders to the Japanese

1954-05-13

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

1956-06-06

David Marshall, Singapore's first Chief Minister, resigns.

1956-06-07

Singapore government of Marshall resigns

1956-06-08

Lim Yem Hock forms Singapore government

1959-06-03

Singapore adopts constitution

1959-06-05

The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.

1963-09-16

Malaysia formed from Malaya, Singapore, Br No Borneo & Sarawak

1964-08-25

Singapore limits imports from Neth due to Indonesian aggression

1965-08-08

Singapore leaves Malaysian Federation

1965-08-09

Singapore gains independence from Malaysia (National Day)

1965-09-21

Singapore admitted as part of the United Nations.

1967-08-08

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

1970-01-09

Constitution of Singapore enacted

1979-05-22

Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG v E Afr & Singapore v Arg)

1990-11-28

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew resigns, ending his term as Singapore's longest-serving Prime Minister

1993-08-28

Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president

1994-02-03

"Les Miserables," opens at Kallang Theatre, Singapore

1995-02-26

London finance house Barings collapses after huge losses in Singapore by rogue trader Nick Leeson

1996-04-02

Sri Lanka 9-349 in 50 overs beat Pakistan 315 all out, Singapore Jayasuriya hits ton in 48 balls, world ODI record at Singapore

1996-04-07

Jayasuriya hits fastest ODI fifty off 17 balls v Pak, Singapore

1996-04-07

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore

2000-10-31

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members

2005-12-02

Van Tuong Nguyen is executed in Singapore for drug trafficking.

2007-10-25

The first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ 380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.

2008-05-23

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries.

2008-10-10

Singapore becomes the first Asian country to slip into a recession since the credit crisis began: growth has faltered as a result of less demand for exports, a reduction in tourism, and the end of the real-estate boom

2009-07-14

Singapore experiences a seasonally adjusted and annualised growth of 20.4% in the second quarter as a result of increased pharmaceuticals production and construction, bringing the country out of the recession

2010-08-14

2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore.

2014-12-28

AirAsia Flight QZ8501, enroute from Surabaya to Singapore, crashes in the Java Sea killing all 162 people aboard.

2016-08-28

Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virus

2016-08-29

Zika virus: Singapore confirms 41 locally transmitted cases

2017-08-21

Ten sailors missing after US warship collides with tanker near Singapore

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Singapore - Notable Birthdays

Stamford RafflesJul 6, 1781

Louis TherouxMay 20, 1970

Singapore - Birthdays
Date Event
1781-07-06

Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore

1882-12-20

Jacob A. Badaracco, Out of Singapore

1883-02-25

Max E. Hayes, Singapore Sue

1887-01-16

Ralph Ince, The Singapore Mutiny

1890-02-08

Dan Wolheim, Across to Singapore

1894-06-18

Duke Martin, Across to Singapore

1896-05-25

Freeman Lang, Out of Singapore

1904-09-17

Jerry Colonna, Boston MA, actor (Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore)

1907-07-22

Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (d. 1987)

1909-02-02

Judith Barrett, Road to Singapore

1909-9-09

Noel Barber, Tanamera - Lion of Singapore

1910-08-12

Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (d. 1970)

1910-08-21

Anna Chang, Singapore Sue

1911-9-14

Esther Pressman, Road to Singapore

1923-08-05

Devan Nair, President of Singapore

1923-09-16

Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister, Senior Minister and Minister Mentor of Singapore

1923-9-16

Lee Kuan Yew, Fatal Reaction: Singapore

1924-07-03

S. R. Nathan, 6th president of Singapore

1927-07-13

Antony Barrington Brown, The Lost Road: Overland to Singapore

1936-01-22

Ong Teng Cheong, 5th President of Singapore (d. 2002)

1939-10-25

Nikos Nikolaidis, Singapore Sling

1941-05-20

Goh Chok Sole, premier of Singapore (1990- )

1952-02-10

Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore

1952-12-08

Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore Health Minister

1959-07-31

Peter Senior, Singapore, Australasia golfer

1959-11-09

Karin Mundinger, Toronto Canada, LPGA golfer (1985 Singapore Open-2nd)

1960-12-15

Martin Salisbury, Singapore Sling

1961-01-23

Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore's most-wanted terror fugitive

1961-04-22

Hector Ho, Tanamera - Lion of Singapore

1963-10-02

Libby Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1988 - Singapore Open)

1964-07-14

Jack Kay Jr, Montreal Que, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Singapore Open)

1970-05-20

Louis Theroux, Singapore, English television broadcaster (Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, When Louis Met....)

1972-05-22

Annabel Chong, Singapore actress

1972-11-22

Tricia Tan, Miss Singapore Universe (1997)

1973-02-07

Kristin Godridge, Traralgon Aust, tennis star (1993 Futures-Singapore)

1973-03-23

Naoko Sawamatsu, Nishinomiya Japan, tennis star (1994 Singapore)

1973-07-19

Angeline Putt, Miss Universe-Singapore (1996)

1975-07-02

Daniel Kowalski, Singapore, Aust swimmer (Olympics-bronze/silver-96)

1978-10-27

Vanessa-Mae, Singapore musician

1984-10-12

Nicholas Cobb, Tanamera - Lion of Singapore

Singapore - Weddings
Date Event
1996-02-15

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

Singapore - Notable Deaths

Stamford RafflesJul 5, 1826

Singapore - Deaths
Date Event
1826-07-05

Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore dies at 44 of apoplexy

1937-04-10

Ralph Ince, The Singapore Mutiny

1942-02-14

Adnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)

1950-04-09

Max E. Hayes, Singapore Sue

1956-03-02

Duke Martin, Across to Singapore

1970-11-23

Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60

1978-11-09

Joe Wong, Singapore Sue

1981-05-12

Benjamin H Sheares, president of Singapore, dies

1985-05-01

Denise Robins, The Road to Singapore

1987-11-16

Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (b. 1907)

1988-07-10

Noel Barber, Tanamera - Lion of Singapore

1994-09-23

John van Damme, businessman, hanged in Singapore at 59

1998-01-30

Esther Pressman, Road to Singapore

2000-03-10

Judith Barrett, Road to Singapore

2002-02-08

Ong Teng Cheong, President of Singapore (b. 1936)

2005-05-02

Wee Kim Wee, 4th President of Singapore (b. 1915)

2005-12-06

Devan Nair, 3rd President of Singapore (b. 1923)

2007-09-05

Nikos Nikolaidis, Singapore Sling

2008-01-04

Jimmy Nah, Singapore celebrity (b. 1968)

2008-09-30

Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam, Singapore Opposition Leader & former Secretary-General of Singapore's Worker's Party (b. 1926)

2010-05-14

Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1918)

2010-07-26

Sivakant Tiwari, senior legal officer of the Singapore Legal Service (b. 1945)

2012-01-24

Antony Barrington Brown, The Lost Road: Overland to Singapore

2015-03-23

Lee Kuan Yew, Fatal Reaction: Singapore

2016-06-08

Theresa Chan, Singapore's Helen Keller, dies of cancer aged 72

2016-08-23

Former Singapore President SR Nathan Dies Aged 92

2016-10-31

Singapore healthcare pioneer Kwa Soon Bee dies aged 86

2017-04-17

Othman Wok, member of independent Singapore's first Cabinet, dies aged 92

2017-07-05

Singapore actor Osman Zailani dies aged 85


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