Vienna in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 143 of 143

  • 1945-04-13 Red Army occupies Vienna
  • 1955-02-17 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna Austria won by J Westwood/Demmy GRB
  • 1955-02-17 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden of Canada
  • 1955-02-17 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Tenley Albright US
  • 1955-05-15 Vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restore Austria's independence
  • 1955-11-04 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II.
  • 1955-11-05 New Vienna Opera house opens (Austria)

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1961-06-03 JFK & Khrushchev meet in Vienna

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1964-05-27 9th European Cup: Internazionale beats Real Madrid 3-1 at Vienna
  • 1967-03-04 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
  • 1967-03-04 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)
  • 1967-03-04 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
  • 1967-03-04 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)
  • 1967-04-03 113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum
  • 1967-04-08 12th Eurovision Song Contest: Sandie Shaw for United Kingdom wins singing "Puppet on a String" in Vienna
  • 1970-03-29 Manchester City of England win 10th European Cup Winner's Cup against G√≥rnik Zabrze of Poland 2-1 in Vienna
  • 1971-02-21 The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
  • 1972-02-04 6th round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks ends in Vienna Austria

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1974-11-15 Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1975-10-22 Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna
  • 1979-03-17 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk & G Karponosov USSR
  • 1979-03-17 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Tai Babilonia & R Gardner USA
  • 1979-03-17 Men's Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR)
  • 1979-03-17 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Linda Fratianne
  • 1979-08-23 UN's Vienna office opens
  • 1979-08-24 UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps

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1985-12-27 Terrorists kill 20 and wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome and Vienna airports. President Reagan blames Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1986-02-03 OPEC fails to agree upon a petroleum production agreement after a 2 day meeting in Vienna
  • 1986-06-21 "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18
  • 1987-05-27 31st European Cup: Porto beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Vienna
  • 1988-09-15 "Les Miserables" opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna
  • 1990-05-23 34th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 1-0 at Vienna
  • 1992-11-27 Part of Vienna Hofburg destroyed by fire
  • 1993-12-05 The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
  • 1995-05-24 3rd UEFA Champions League Final: Ajax beats Milan 1-0 at Vienna
  • 1995-09-13 The Kuwaiti Oil Ministry states its intention to seek a 200-million-barrels-per-day increase to its current 2-million-barrels-per-day crude oil production quota at OPEC meeting in Vienna
  • 2001-01-17 OPEC agrees at a meeting of ministers in Vienna, to reduce members' oil production quotas by 1.5 million barrels per day
  • 2001-09-27 At its two-day meeting in Vienna, OPEC decides to keep its production quotas unchanged at 23.2 million barrels per day, despite crude oil being at its lowest price levels since 1999
  • 2002-11-06 12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris.
  • 2008-06-29 UEFA European Championship: Spain defeat Germany 1-0 in Vienna
  • 2013-01-21 41 people are injured after two trains collide in Vienna, Austria
  • 2014-10-08 The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is awarded the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize
  • 2015-05-23 60th Eurovision Song Contest: Mans Zelmerlow for Sweden wins singing "Heroes" in Vienna

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 119 of 119

  • 1928-03-16 Christa Ludwig, soprano (Vienna State Opera), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1928-03-24 Vanessa Brown, actress (My Favorite Husband), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1928-05-29 Felix Rohatyn, investment banker (NY Big MAC Bonds), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1928-11-14 Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54)

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1930-12-08 Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor and director (Odessa File, Julia), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2014)

  • 1934-06-06 Philippe Entremont, France, pianist/conductor (Vienna Chamber Orch)
  • 1935-03-25 Susan Engel, actress (Ascendancy), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1938-09-23 Romy Schneider, actress (Bloodline, Death Watch), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1940-02-01 Bibi Besch, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1941-05-13 Senta Berger, actress (Cast a Giant Shadow), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1942-10-09 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister (2003-2006), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1944-01-18 Alexander Van der Bellen, Austrian politician, President of Austria (2017-), born in Vienna
  • 1944-06-06 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), born in Vienna Austria
  • 1947-02-15 Marisa Berenson, American actress (Barry Lyndon, Death in Vienna, SOB), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-02-16 Franz West, artist (Flause), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1962-10-26 Roger Kingdom, Vienna Ga, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
  • 1969-03-17 Andrew McMarlin, Vienna VA, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1970-09-01 Barbara Paulus, tennis star, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1972-05-24 Petra Schwarz-Ritter, Vienna Aus, tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA)

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths