Stuttgart in History

Historical Events

  • 1900-01-26 Henrik Ibsen's "Naar vi Dode Vaaguer" premieres in Stuttgart
  • 1929-10-30 The Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 1945-04-14 WWII: US 7th Army & allies forces capture Nuremberg & Stuttgart in Germany
  • 1958-11-10 Bertolt Brecht's play " The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" premieres in Stuttgart, West Germany
  • 1959-06-03 4th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 2-0 at Stuttgart
  • 1962-09-05 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • 1963-11-30 Martin Walser's "Überlebensgross Herr Krott" premieres in Stuttgart
  • 1964-10-14 Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart
  • 1975-05-21 Trial against Baader-Meinhof-group begins in Stuttgart
  • 1977-04-28 Andreas Baader & members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1986-08-26 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
  • 1986-08-30 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)
  • 1988-05-25 32nd European Cup: PSV Eindhoven beats Benfica (0-0, 6-5 on penalties) at Stuttgart
  • 1989-12-17 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)
  • 1993-08-13 4th World Championships in Athletics open at Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1993-08-22 4th World Championships in Athletics close at Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1998-05-13 Chelsea of England win 38th European Cup Winner's Cup against Stuttgart of Germany 1-0 in Stockholm
  • 2013-06-01 Bayern Munich defeat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to win the DFB-Pokal to become the first German treble-winning team

Famous Birthdays

  • 1792-06-19 Gustav Schwab, German writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1850)
  • 1802-11-29 Wilhelm Hauff, German writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1827)
  • 1804-11-27 Julius Benedict, Stuttgart Germany, opera composer (Protoghesi)
  • 1817-05-31 Georg Herwegh, German poet, born in Stuttgart (d. 1875)
  • 1887-06-13 Bruno Frank, German-born writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1945)
  • 1910-08-01 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), Stuttgart Germany, photojournalist
  • 1913-02-26 Hermann Lenz, German writer (Swabian Chronicle), born in Stuttgart (d. 1998)
  • 1914-06-26 Wolfgang Windgassen, Annemasse France, tenor (Stuttgart Opera)
  • 1920-04-15 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), born in Stuttgart
  • 1930-09-26 Fritz Wunderlich, Kusel Germany, tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58)
  • 1935-12-11 Ferdinand A. Porsche, Stuttgart, Germany, car designer (Porsche 911), (d. 2012)
  • 1956-01-28 Peter Schilling, Stuttgart Germany, rocker
  • 1957-07-27 Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart
  • 1967-05-20 Beate Reinstadler, Stuttgart Ger, tennis star (1989 Futures Israel)

Famous Deaths

  • 1966-09-17 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35