1936 – Born on the 25th of April in Paramaribo.
1973 – He was the Prime Minister of Suriname on the 24th of December.
1975 – During his rule Suriname was granted independence by the Netherlands on the 25th of November.
1988-1990 – He served as Vice President of Suriname.
– His government was again overthrown in a coup led by Ivan Graanoogst.
2000 – Died on the 4th of December.