François Sterchele (14 March 1982 – 8 May 2008) was a Belgian footballer who played for Germinal Beerschot and Club Brugge. The striker was the top scorer of the Jupiler League in 2006-07. Sterchele died in a single-person car accident on 8 May 2008.
Monir Vakili (December 19, 1923 in Tabriz, Iran – February 28, 1983 in Belgium) was an Iranian soprano.
Louis Neefs (born Ludwig Adèle Maria Jozef Neefs, 8 August 1937, Gierle – 25 December 1980, Lier) was a Belgian singer and presenter, who is known for his participation in the Eurovision Song Contests of 1967 and 1969.
Jacques-Louis David (ʒɑːkˈlwi ˈdɑːviːd; 30 August 1748 – 29 December 1825) was an influential French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the preeminent painter of the era. In the 1780s his cerebral brand of history painting marked a change in taste away from Rococo frivolity toward a classical austerity and severity, heightened feeling harmonizing with the moral climate of the final years of the Ancien Régime.
Menno Oosting (17 May 1964 – 22 February 1999) was a professional tennis player from the Netherlands, who won seven ATP Tour doubles titles and reached 11 finals in his career.
Sári Petráss (November 5, 1888 – September 9, 1930 at Antwerp) was a Hungarian operetta actress and singer. In the 1910s and 1920s, she played leading soprano parts in Budapest, Vienna, London and on Broadway. According to Richard Traubner, Sári Petráss and Sári Fedák remain "the two best-remembered Hungarian female operetta stars of all time."
Rudy Dhaenens (Deinze 10 April 1961 – Aalst 6 April 1998) was a Belgian professional road bicycle racer who is most famous for winning the World Cycling Championships in 1990 as a member of the Belgian national team.
Ludovic (Ludo) Coeck (25 September 1955 – 9 October 1985) was a Flemish-Belgian footballer who played as left winger or central midfielder. His clubs included Berchem Sport, Anderlecht, Internazionale and Ascoli Calcio. He was capped for the Belgian national team 46 times.
Kristof Goddaert (21 November 1986 – 18 February 2014) was a Belgian road racing cyclist who competed as a professional between 2008 and 2014 for the Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator, Ag2r-La Mondiale and IAM Cycling squads.
Laurent Verbiest (16 April 1939, Oostende - 2 February 1966) was a Belgian football player. He died in a car crash in the middle of his career. Verbiest played for R.S.C. Anderlecht and the Belgium. He played in the match Belgium-Netherlands in 1964 with 10 fellows from the Anderlecht team after the substitution of goalkeeper Delhasse by Jean Trappeniers.
Kurt Vangompel (20 September 1973 — 17 May 1995) was a Belgian footballer.
Alfred Renard (21 April 1895 - 20 June 1988) was an eminent Belgian aviation pioneer.
Tom Compernolle (13 November 1975 – 16 June 2008) was a Belgian runner, who specialized in the 5000 metres. He was born in Bruges.
Sir Basil Phillott Blackett KCB KCSI (8 January 1882 – 15 August 1935) was a British civil servant and expert on international finance.
Anne Vondeling (2 March 1916, Appelscha – 22 November 1979, Mechelen) was a member and former chairman of the Dutch Labour Party.