Danish History (Part 3)

Denmark: Greenland

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 391

  • 1914-06-04 Willy-August Linnemann, Danish writer/journalist
  • 1914-09-15 Jens Otto Krag, premier of Denmark (1962-68, 71-72)
  • 1915-01-29 Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)
  • 1915-08-21 Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (d. 1998)
  • 1916-01-13 Osa Massen, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Jack London, Rocketship XM)
  • 1916-09-17 Ove J Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp)
  • 1918-04-09 Jorn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House)
  • 1919-06-13 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, born in Copenhagen (d. 2001)
  • 1920-07-08 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group) (d. 1995)
  • 1920-09-22 Anders Lassen, Danish military officer (d. 1945)
  • 1920-12-10 Ragnhild Hveger, Denmark, 200m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • 1920-12-19 Ragnild Hveger, Denmark, 400m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936) [NS]
  • 1921-03-14 Lis Hartel, Denmark, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1952, 56)
  • 1921-03-25 Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1993)
  • 1921-11-17 Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter
  • 1921-11-27 Ole Sarvig, Danish writer/critic (Limbo, Glem Ikke)
  • 1922-01-03 Morten Nielsen, Denmark, poet/resistance fighter
  • 1922-05-18 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1983)
  • 1922-06-12 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist (d. 2001)
  • 1922-07-13 Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (1972-3, 75-82), born in Copenhagen (d. 2016)
  • 1923-04-18 Leif Panduro, Danish writer ('k Have varnish on traditions)
  • 1923-05-23 Alicia de Larrocha, Copenhagen Denmark, pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica)
  • 1924-07-18 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer
  • 1925-04-26 Jørgen Ingmann, Danish musician
  • 1925-10-13 Gustav Winckler, Danish singer (d. 1979)
  • 1926-05-18 Dirch Passer, Danish actor (d. 1980)
  • 1926-05-26 Dirch Passer, Danish actor
  • 1926-09-30 Peder Holm, Danish composer, born Copenhagen
  • 1927-05-01 Greta Andersen, Denmark, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1928-07-14 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, born in Copenhagen (d. 2010)
  • 1928-07-16 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor (d. 1993)
  • 1928-09-20 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (d. 2000)
  • 1928-10-03 Erik Bruhn, Copenhagen Denmark, dancer (National Ballet of Canada)
  • 1928-10-04 Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player

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1930-11-19 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2011)

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 1931-01-24 Ib Norholm, Danish composer and organist, born in Søborg, Gladsaxe
  • 1932-07-13 Per Norgard, Danish composer, born in Gentofte
  • 1932-07-15 Nina Van Pallandt, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (American Gigolo)
  • 1933-09-27 Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist (d. 2007)
  • 1934-02-24 Flemming Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • 1934-03-19 Borge Andersen, Denmark, Danish Chess Champion (1967, 68)
  • 1934-05-31 Bent Peter Rasch, Danish canoeist (Olympic-gold-1952), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1934-06-11 Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
  • 1935-01-11 Ghita Nørby, Danish actress
  • 1935-03-18 Ole Barndorff-Nielsen, Danish mathematician
  • 1935-07-23 Hein Heinsen, Danish artist
  • 1936-03-19 Birthe Wilke, Danish singer
  • 1936-03-29 Mogens Camre, Danish politician
  • 1937-01-14 Erland Kops, Danish badminton player
  • 1937-06-14 Jørgen Leth, Danish film director
  • 1938-11-02 Queen Sofia, consort of King Juan Carlos I (Spain), born Princess of Greece and Denmark in Athens, Greece
  • 1939-01-07 Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark
  • 1939-11-15 Erik Hansen, Denmark, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1940-04-16 Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark (1972- )
  • 1940-09-22 Anna Karina, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Alphaville)
  • 1940-11-15 Ulf Pilgaard, Danish actor
  • 1941-10-26 Harald Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • 1943-09-28 Susanne Jagd, Denmark, actress (Between the Sheets, Tinderbox)
  • 1943-10-18 Birthe Rønn Hornbech, Danish politician
  • 1944-04-29 Benedikte, Danish princess/daughter of Frederik IX
  • 1944-06-02 Poul Jensen, Denmark, yachting (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1944-09-07 Bertel Haarder, Danish politician
  • 1944-09-29 Torben Jensen, Denmark, actor (Taxa, Hayfever, Watch Me Fly, Guldregn)
  • 1945-02-01 Ole Buck, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen
  • 1945-10-23 Kim Larsen, Danish singer
  • 1946-02-17 Valdemar Bandolowski, Denmark, yachting (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1946-03-24 Lee Oskar, Denmark, rock harmonicist (War-Why Can't We Be Friends)
  • 1946-05-27 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish musician (d. 2005)
  • 1946-06-20 Birgitte Eva Henriksen, Duchess of Gloucester, born in Odense, Denmark
  • 1946-08-30 Anne-Marie, Danish princess/daughter of Frederik IX
  • 1946-10-27 Peter Martins, Danish actor(?)
  • 1947-02-23 Pia Kjærsgaard, Danish politician
  • 1948-12-07 Mads Vinding, Danish bassist
  • 1949-09-14 Tommy Seebach, Danish musician (d. 2003)
  • 1949-12-19 Sebastian, Danish musician
  • 1950-03-15 Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer
  • 1952-12-15 Allan Simonsen, Danish footballer
  • 1953-01-26 Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
  • 1954-04-13 Niels Olsen, Danish singer
  • 1956-04-30 Lars von Trier, Danish film director (Dancer in the Dark), born in Kongens Lyngby
  • 1956-06-14 King Diamond [Kim Petersen], Danish heavy metal musician (Merciful Fate, King Diamond), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1958-01-29 Ole Mortensen, cricketer (pace bowler for Derbyshire & Denmark)
  • 1958-03-11 Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
  • 1958-05-03 Sandi Toksvig, Danish comedian and radio presenter
  • 1959-05-26 Ole Bornedal, Danish film director, actor and producer
  • 1959-08-22 Pia Gjellerup, Danish politician
  • 1960-08-24 Kim Christofte, Danish footballer
  • 1961-01-14 Mike Tramp (Trempenau), Denmark, Copenhagen Denmark, heavy metal rocker (White Lion-Mane Attraction)
  • 1961-03-20 Jesper Olsen, Danish footballer
  • 1961-10-10 Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner
  • 1961-11-17 Merete Van Kemp, Denmark, actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)
  • 1961-12-28 Kent Nielsen, Danish footballer and football coach
  • 1962-05-17 Lise Lyng Falkenberg, Danish writer
  • 1962-09-04 Ulla Tørnæs, Danish politician
  • 1962-09-28 Thomas Mork, Denmark, actor (Krystalbarnet, Bryggeren)
  • 1963-07-15 Brigitte Nielsen, Eisinore Denmark, actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV)
  • 1963-11-18 Peter Schmeichel, Danish footballer
  • 1963-12-26 Lars Ulrich, Danish/US heavy metal drummer (Metallica-Kill 'em All)
  • 1964-03-21 Jesper Skibby, Danish professional cyclist
  • 1964-04-03 Bjarne Riis, Danish cyclist

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 222 of 222

  • 2001-06-15 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, dies at 83
  • 2003-03-11 Ivar Hansen, speaker of the Danish Folketing (b. 1938)
  • 2003-03-31 Tommy Seebach, Danish singer (b. 1949)
  • 2004-05-17 Jørgen Nash, Danish artist (b. 1920)
  • 2005-04-19 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (b. 1946)
  • 2005-11-19 Erik Balling, Danish TV and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2005-12-12 Annette Vadim, Danish actress (b. 1936)
  • 2007-01-26 Hans J. Wegner, Danish furniture designer (b. 1914)
  • 2007-02-01 Ahmad Abu Laban, Danish Muslim leader (b. 1946)
  • 2007-06-24 Natasja Saad, Danish reggae and dancehall artist (b. 1974)
  • 2007-06-26 Natasja Saad, Danish Reggae singer (b. 1974)
  • 2008-11-29 Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (b. 1918)
  • 2009-09-08 Aage Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1922)
  • 2010-03-04 Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
  • 2010-03-06 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 2010-11-26 Palle Huld, Danish actor (b. 1912)
  • 2011-06-04 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)

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2011-06-11 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, dies at 80

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 2011-09-11 Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver (b. 1984)
  • 2012-04-16 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish shipping Magnate, dies at 98
  • 2012-10-07 John Martin Tchicai, Danish saxophonist, dies at 76
  • 2016-03-20 Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (1972-3, 75-82), dies at 93