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Antonius Johannes Geesink (6 April 1934 – 27 August 2010)was a Dutch judoka. At december, 4th 1961 he was the first non-Japanese judoka to win gold at the World Judo Championship. He became also Olympic Champion at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Japan.  

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At December 5th 1957 Indonesia declared the Dutch dangerous and urged them to leave the country. The day itself got the nickname Black Sinterklaas as Indonesia decided this at the traditional Dutch Sinterklaasfeest.

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Dutch singer and actor Ramses Shaffy (29 August 1933 – 1 December 2009) died 9 years ago. He was very popular during the 60s. His most famous songs include “Zing, Vecht, Huil, Bid, Lach, Werk en Bewonder”, “We Zullen Doorgaan”, “Pastorale”, “Sammy” and “Laat Me”. He frequently collaborated with Dutch singer Liesbeth

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November 30, 1992 A passenger train from Amsterdam to Vlissing derailed at 7.15 in the morning near Hoofddorp. Five people were killed and 33 were injured in the accident. Two days earlier an international train from Amsterdam to Paris derailed at nearly the same location.