Austrian History (Part 5)

Austria: Vienna

Historical Events

Events 401 - 425 of 425

  • 1982-07-31 Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria & France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
  • 1983-04-24 Austrian socialist party loses parliamentary election
  • 1983-05-24 Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria
  • 1984-04-21 Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph
  • 1985-05-15 Everton of England wins 25th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 3-1 in Rotterdam
  • 1986-06-08 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
  • 1987-04-27 US Justice Department bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering US, due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WW II

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1987-06-25 Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1987-11-12 Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria, 20, crowned 37th Miss World
  • 1991-05-27 Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die
  • 1992-06-08 Thomas Klestil succeeds Waldheim as president of Austria
  • 1992-07-08 Thomas Klestil installed as president of Austria
  • 1994-03-13 33.3% of Austria votes for ultra-right Freedom Party
  • 1994-09-18 Austrian conservative FVP wins election; extreme right gets 18.5%
  • 1994-10-06 -9] European Campaign against Racism confers in Austria
  • 1994-10-09 Austrian parliamentary election (23% extreme-right)
  • 1995-01-01 Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
  • 1996-05-08 Paris Saint-Germain of France win 36th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 1-0 in Brussels
  • 1999-02-23 An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31.
  • 2000-11-11 In Kaprun, Austria, 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel.
  • 2009-05-15 Eurostat report that Austria, Belgium, and Romania have all entered recession in the first quarter of 2009
  • 2013-01-20 Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum
  • 2013-01-21 41 people are injured after two trains collide in Vienna, Austria
  • 2014-05-10 59th Eurovision Song Contest: Conchita Wurst for Austria wins singing "Rise Like a Phoenix" in Copenhagen
  • 2016-05-22 Independent Alexander Van der Bellen defeats Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer by just 31,000 votes to become President in Austrian elections

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 718

  • 1901-01-31 Blaž Arnič, Slovenian composer, born near Mount Raduha, Austria-Hungary (d. 1970)
  • 1901-05-20 Otto Waldis, Austria, actor (Port of Hell, Unknown World)
  • 1901-06-10 Frederick Loewe, Austrian-born composer (d. 1988)
  • 1901-11-17 Lee Strasberg, Austria, acting coach/actor (Somewhere in the Night)
  • 1902-02-13 Karl Menger, Austria/US mathematician (theory of dimension)
  • 1902-03-16 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, born in Vienna (d. 1995)
  • 1902-04-08 Josef Krips, conductor (London Symph 1954-63), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1902-05-03 Walter Slezak, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1902-06-05 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, born in Bielitz, Silesia (d. 1982)

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1902-07-28 Karl Popper, Austro-British philosopher (Logic of Forschung), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • 1902-10-02 Leopold Figl, premier of Austria
  • 1902-11-17 Lee Strasberg, Austria, acting coach/actor (And Justice for All)
  • 1902-12-17 Albert Drach, Austrian-Jewish writer, born in Vienna (d. 1995)
  • 1903-02-01 Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)
  • 1903-02-08 Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress (d. 1977)
  • 1903-02-10 Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
  • 1903-04-24 Siegfried F Nadel, Austrian/British anthropologist (Black Byzantium)
  • 1903-08-22 René Wellek, writer (Concepts of Criticism), Vienna, Austria
  • 1903-08-25 Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian/US psycho-analyst (Uses of Enchantment)
  • 1903-10-04 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian nazi (SS/SD)
  • 1904-01-05 Erica Morini, concert violinist (d. 1995), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1904-03-04 Joseph Schmidt Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (d. 1942)
  • 1904-03-06 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian tenor (d. 1942)
  • 1904-03-07 Willy Forst, Austria actor/director (Vienna Blood)
  • 1904-08-17 Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (d. 1991)
  • 1904-09-14 Anton Zischka, Austrian writer (Lebendiges Europa)
  • 1904-10-01 Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born physicist (d. 1979)
  • 1904-11-15 Tilly Losch, Austrian dancer and actress (Duel in the Sun, Garden of Allah), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1975)
  • 1904-12-15 William Hitzig, Austria, Maxwell physician
  • 1905-01-26 Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austria, singer, inspired "Sound of Music", (d. 2014)
  • 1905-05-18 Eric Zeisl, Austrian American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • 1905-08-11 Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (d. 2002)
  • 1905-09-22 Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (d. 1964)
  • 1905-09-28 William Northam, Austria, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1905-12-05 Otto Preminger, Austria, director/producer (Laura, Exodus)
  • 1905-12-12 Manès Sperber, Austrian-born writer (d. 1984)
  • 1906-01-21 Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
  • 1906-02-08 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), born in Tysmenitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1906-02-18 Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
  • 1906-04-28 Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (d. 1978)
  • 1906-06-14 Carl Esmond, Wien (Vienna) Austria, actor (Smash-Up)

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1906-06-22 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American filmmakerr (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17), born in Vienna, Austria

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • 1907-04-12 Felix de Weldon, Austrian-born sculptor (d. 2003)
  • 1907-04-16 August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (d. 1947)
  • 1907-04-29 Fred Zinneman, Austria, director (From Here to Eternity, Julia)
  • 1907-08-29 Joseph Wechsberg, Austria/US writer (Looking For a Bluebird)
  • 1907-09-08 Leon Askin, actor (Pierre-Charlie Farrell Show), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1907-09-12 Joe Lederer, Austrian actress/writer (Drei Tage Liebe)
  • 1908-01-06 Menachem Avidom, Israeli composer, born in Stanislaviv, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1908-01-14 Carl Esmond, actor (Address Unknown, Hitler), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1908-01-20 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress/producer (Masquerade)
  • 1908-04-05 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Salzburg (d. 1989)

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1908-04-28 Oskar Schindler, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", born in Zwittau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1974)

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler
  • 1908-12-31 Simon Wiesenthal, Polish/Austrian nazi hunter (Wiesenthal Center)
  • 1909-06-05 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1992)
  • 1909-06-16 Willi Boskovsky, Austria, conductor (new years concert)
  • 1909-09-13 Herbert Berghof, actor (Belarus File), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1909-09-19 Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile pioneer (Porsche AG), born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria-Hungary (d. 1998)
  • 1909-12-25 Mike Mazurki, Tarnopal Austria, actor/wrestler (Centerfold Girls)

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1910-01-12 Luise Rainer, German-American actress (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2014)

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer

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1910-01-20 Joy Adamson [Friederike Viktoria Gessner], Austrian naturalist and author (Born Free), born in Troppau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson
  • 1910-01-28 John Banner, actor (Sgt Hans Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1910-08-15 Josef Klaus, Chancellor of Austria (1966-70)
  • 1910-10-01 Fritz Köberle, Austrian-born physician (d. 1983)
  • 1911-01-17 Hermann Pfrogner, Austria, musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)
  • 1911-01-22 Bruno Kreisky, Austria, bandleader/chancellor (1970-83)
  • 1911-05-27 Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born Israeli politician (d. 2007)
  • 1911-07-29 Jan Cikker, Slovak composer, born in Banská Bystrica, Austria-Hungary
  • 1911-10-19 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1990)
  • 1912-01-16 Franz Tumler, Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • 1912-02-04 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1912-04-08 Alois Brunner, Austrian Nazi
  • 1912-05-08 Gertrud Fussenegger, [Dorn], Austrian writer (Mohrenlegende)
  • 1912-07-06 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2006)
  • 1912-08-29 Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian/Polish cinematographer
  • 1912-11-20 Otto von Habsburg, Austrian-German nobleman, head of the Habsburg house
  • 1913-02-15 Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (d. 1997)
  • 1913-05-11 Robert Jungk, Austrian publicist (d. 1994)
  • 1913-06-28 Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker (d. 2007)
  • 1913-07-30 Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Neth playwright/director (Albee/Pinter)
  • 1913-08-12 Kurt Kaszner, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1913-10-16 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist

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1913-11-09 Hedy Lamarr, Austro-American actress (Ecstacy, Samson & Delilah), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • 1914-05-19 Max Perutz, Austrian-born molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 2002)
  • 1914-06-28 Aribert Heim, Austrian physician
  • 1914-12-04 Rudolf Hausner, Austrian artist (d. 1995)
  • 1915-01-23 Herma Bauma, Austria, javelin thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
  • 1915-03-17 William Roycroft, Austria, equestrian 3 day (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1915-03-20 Rudolf Kirchschläger, President of Austria (d. 2000)
  • 1915-04-01 Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1915-12-13 Curd Jürgens, German-born Austrian actor (d. 1982)
  • 1916-02-12 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode)
  • 1916-06-19 George Pravda, Austria-Hungary, actor (Thunderball, Firefox), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985)
  • 1917-05-22 Georg Tintner, Austrian-born conductor (d. 1999)
  • 1917-10-07 Helmut Dantine, actor (Shadow of the Cloak), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1918-01-24 Gottfried von Einem, Bern Switzerland, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod)
  • 1918-12-21 Kurt Waldheim, Austrian 4th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1972-81) and 9th President of Austria (1986-92), born in Sankt Andrä-Wördern, Austria (d. 2007)
  • 1919-01-23 Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist, (d. 2013)
  • 1919-02-07 Ilse Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
  • 1919-02-25 Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 479 of 479

  • 1994-01-01 Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright (Female Presidents) and artist, dies at 35
  • 1994-02-26 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, dies at 84
  • 1994-02-27 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austria social philosopher/economist, dies at 84
  • 1994-04-30 Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, dies in crash at 31
  • 1994-07-14 Robert Jungk, German/French/Us/Austrian philosopher/historian, dies
  • 1994-09-06 Wolf Donner, Austrian movie historian/festival director, dies at 55
  • 1994-10-15 Hannes Wustinger, Austrian race car driver, dies at 29
  • 1994-11-21 Manfred Longer, Austrian/Dutch gay disco owner, dies at 42
  • 1994-12-18 Lilia Skala, Austrian/US actress (Ship of Fools, Caprice), dies at 98
  • 1995-01-06 Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Dutch playwright/director (Pinter), dies at 81
  • 1995-01-13 Maxwell Henley Harris, Austrian poet/publisher (Critics), dies at 73
  • 1995-02-08 Wilhelm J Soukop, Austrian/British sculptor, dies at 88
  • 1995-02-22 Elfi Althoff-Jacobi, Austrian circus director, dies at 80
  • 1995-03-27 Albert Drach, Austrian-Jewish writer, dies at 92
  • 1995-04-01 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, dies at 93
  • 1996-09-10 Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor (b. 1896)
  • 1997-02-02 Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (b. 1913)
  • 1998-03-27 Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile pioneer (Porsche AG), dies at 88
  • 1999-03-17 Ernest Gold, Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), dies at 77
  • 2000-01-18 Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (b. 1897)

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2000-01-19 Hedy Lamarr, Austro-American actress (Ecstacy, Samson & Delilah), dies of heart failure at 86

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • 2000-01-27 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2000-02-19 Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (b. 1928)
  • 2000-05-11 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (b. 1907)
  • 2000-06-09 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer and poet (Otto's Pug), dies at 74
  • 2000-10-27 Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 2000-11-28 Liane Haid, Austrian actress (b. 1895)
  • 2000-12-04 H. C. Artmann, Austrian writer, dies at 79
  • 2000-12-26 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • 2001-08-13 Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (b. 1947)
  • 2001-11-03 Ernst Gombrich, Austrian art historian (b. 1909)
  • 2002-01-30 Ingeborg "Inge" Morath, Austrian born Magnum photographer and wife of Arthur Miller
  • 2002-02-06 Max Perutz, Austrian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1914)
  • 2002-02-21 Harold Furth, Austrian-born physicist (b. 1939)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2002-03-27 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American film director (The Lost Weekend, Some Like it Hot), dies at 95

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • 2002-04-09 Leopold Vietoris, Austrian mathematician (b. 1891)
  • 2002-06-20 Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (b. 1905)
  • 2002-10-02 Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-born physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)
  • 2002-12-02 Ivan Illich, Austrian priest and philosopher (b. 1926)
  • 2003-03-23 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-born journalist (b. 1926)
  • 2003-03-24 Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian Catholic archbishop (b. 1919)
  • 2003-06-03 Felix de Weldon, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)
  • 2003-08-02 Peter Safar, Austrian physician (b. 1924)
  • 2004-03-13 Franz König, Austrian Catholic Archbishop of Vienna (b. 1905)
  • 2004-06-22 Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist, dies from complications due to heart disease at 84
  • 2004-07-06 Thomas Klestil, President of Austria (b. 1932)
  • 2004-07-13 Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (b. 1930)
  • 2005-03-09 Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler; aka Baroness Lips von Lipstrill (b. 1924)
  • 2005-04-10 Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (b. 1923)
  • 2005-04-26 Maria Schell, Swiss-Austrian actress (b. 1926)
  • 2005-08-21 Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • 2005-09-13 Toni Fritsch, Austrian football and American football player (b. 1945)
  • 2005-09-20 Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (b. 1908)
  • 2005-09-25 Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)
  • 2005-12-15 Heinrich Gross, Austrian physician (b. 1914)
  • 2006-01-07 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912)
  • 2006-11-08 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, dies at 65
  • 2007-01-02 Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born mayor of Jerusalem (b. 1911)
  • 2007-02-05 Alfred Worm, Austrian investigative journalist (b. 1945)
  • 2007-06-14 Kurt Waldheim, Austrian 4th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1972-81) and 9th President of Austria (1986-92), dies at 88
  • 2007-09-11 Joe Zawinul, Austrian musician (b. 1932)
  • 2008-06-13 Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (b. 1926)
  • 2008-06-24 Gerhard Ringel, Austrian mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 2008-10-11 Jörg Haider, Austrian far-right politician (b. 1950)
  • 2010-02-03 Regina, Crown Princess of Austria (b. 1925)
  • 2010-03-04 Raimund Abraham, Austrian architect (b. 1933)
  • 2011-04-17 Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian composer (b. 1926)
  • 2011-07-04 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999) (b. 1912)
  • 2012-07-26 Franz West, Austrian artist, dies at 65
  • 2012-09-30 Turhan Bey, Austrian born actor, dies from Parkinson's disease at 90
  • 2012-12-25 Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier, dies at 84
  • 2013-04-21 Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor, dies at 107
  • 2013-06-16 Hans Hass, Austrian diving pioneer, dies at 94
  • 2014-02-18 Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, dies at 99
  • 2014-05-29 Karlheinz Böhm, Austrian actor, dies at 86

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2015-01-30 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist, father of the contraceptive pill, dies at 91

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Chemist
Carl Djerassi
  • 2015-07-21 Theodore Bikel, Austrian/US folk singer/actor (Russians Are Coming), dies at 91
  • 2016-03-05 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), dies at 86
  • 2016-04-19 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), dies at 93