German History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,400 of 1,905

  • 1943-04-30 Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry
  • 1943-05-01 German Wehrmacht deployed in order to break Dutch strikes
  • 1943-05-01 German plane sinks boat loaded with Palestinian Jews bound for Malta
  • 1943-05-02 German troops vacate Jefna, Tunisia
  • 1943-05-09 5th German Pantser army surrenders in Tunisia
  • 1943-05-12 German troops in Tunisia North Africa surrender
  • 1943-05-13 German & Italian forces in Africa surrender
  • 1943-05-13 German occupiers confiscate all radios
  • 1943-05-16 German troops destroy synagogue of Warsaw
  • 1943-05-17 World War II: the Dambuster Raids by No. 617 Squadron RAF on German dams.
  • 1943-05-26 Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam
  • 1943-06-01 Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, all die
  • 1943-06-02 German assault on Sebastopol, Crimea, begins
  • 1943-06-05 German occupiers arrest Louvain University's chancellor
  • 1943-06-20 German round up Jews in Amsterdam
  • 1943-06-29 Germany begins withdrawing U-boats from North Atlantic in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe
  • 1943-07-06 2nd day of battle at Kursk: 25,000 German killed
  • 1943-07-07 3rd day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Dubrova
  • 1943-07-07 German Submarine U-951 sunk by depth charges, off Cape St. Vincent in the North Atlantic
  • 1943-07-09 5th day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Verchopenje
  • 1943-07-12 Pope Pius XII receives German ambassador baron von Weizsacker
  • 1943-07-12 WWII: Battle of Prokhorovka - Russians defeat German forces in one of the largest ever tank battles
  • 1943-07-13 Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia's defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 lost by Germany
  • 1943-07-17 RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde
  • 1943-07-28 World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians
  • 1943-07-31 Transport #58 departs with French Jews to nazi Germany
  • 1943-08-04 USAAF bombs Germans in Troina
  • 1943-08-19 US air raid on German bases at Gilze-Rijen/Vlissingen
  • 1943-08-25 German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
  • 1943-08-29 Danish Navy scuttles its warships so as not to be taken by Germany
  • 1943-09-09 15 German JU-88's sink Italian flag ship Rome
  • 1943-09-10 German troops occupied Rome & took over the protection of Vatican City
  • 1943-09-11 Last German Q/pirate ship sinks near Easter Island
  • 1943-09-13 German counter attack at Salerno
  • 1943-09-29 1st Silbertanne-murder by German occupiers in Meppel
  • 1943-09-29 German riots at Amsterdam Jews
  • 1943-10-01 Germans attack Jews in Denmark
  • 1943-10-04 German occupiers forbid flying of kites (6 month jail sentence)
  • 1943-10-13 Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany
  • 1943-10-28 German submarine U-220 sunk by US aircraft in the Atlantic

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1943-11-06 Stalin says: "The issue of German fascism is lost"

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1943-11-16 World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
  • 1943-11-21 7 Belgian ministers in London criticise King Leopold III for surrendering to Germany
  • 1943-12-17 Transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1943-12-26 British sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst
  • 1943-12-27 German warship "Scharnhorst" sinks in Barents Sea
  • 1944-01-15 European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany
  • 1944-01-21 447 German bombers attack London
  • 1944-01-27 Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days at the loss of 600,000 killed
  • 1944-01-29 285 German bombers attack London
  • 1944-02-07 Germans launch counteroffensive at Anzio, Italy
  • 1944-02-11 German troops reconquer Aprilia, Italy
  • 1944-02-20 World War II: The "Big Week" began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
  • 1944-03-04 Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy
  • 1944-03-18 Nazi Germany occupies Hungary
  • 1944-03-25 Germany troop executes 335 residents of Rome
  • 1944-03-25 RAF Flight Sgt Nicholas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet over Germany without a parachute; his fall was broken by pine trees and soft snow, and he suffered only a sprained leg.
  • 1944-04-02 Soviet Army marches into pro-German Romania
  • 1944-04-05 World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.
  • 1944-04-13 Transport #71 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1944-04-28 Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 US soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats off Slapton Sands, Devon.
  • 1944-05-07 German assault on Tito's hideout in Drvar Bosnia
  • 1944-05-14 91 German bombers harass Bristol
  • 1944-05-18 Expulsion of more than 200,000 Tartars from Crimea by Soviet Union begins, they are accused of collaborating with the Germans
  • 1944-05-19 German defense line in Italy collapsed
  • 1944-05-25 Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia
  • 1944-05-30 Transport number 75 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany
  • 1944-06-04 U505 becomes the first German submarine captured & boarded on high seas

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1944-06-05 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel goes on leave just before WWII D-Day landings by the Allies

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1944-06-10 World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
  • 1944-06-13 German counter attack on Villers-Bocage, Normandy
  • 1944-06-13 Nazi Germany begins V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) flying bomb (doodle-bugs) attacks
  • 1944-06-18 German submarine U-767 sunk by English Navy destroyers in the English Channel
  • 1944-06-29 German counter attack at Caen
  • 1944-07-01 2,500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs
  • 1944-07-04 1,100 US guns fire 4th of July salute at German lines in Normandy
  • 1944-07-04 Gestapo arrests German Social Democrat Julius Leber
  • 1944-07-10 German submarine U-821 sunk by RAF
  • 1944-07-18 British air raid on German convoy SW of Heligoland
  • 1944-07-19 1,200+ 8th US Air Force bombers bomb targets in SW Germany
  • 1944-07-20 Fieldmarshal von Kluge consults with German commandant at Caen

MurderAssassination Attempt

1944-07-20 Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German army officer Claus Von Stauffenberg

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1944-07-24 300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions
  • 1944-07-26 The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain (nicknamed "gasometer").
  • 1944-07-29 Allied air force bomb Germany for 6 hours
  • 1944-07-31 Transport #77 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1944-08-02 Turkey breaks diplomatic relationship with nazi-Germany

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1944-08-04 Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1944-08-06 Anti-German attack at Avranches fails
  • 1944-08-07 German counter attack at Avranches fails
  • 1944-08-15 German field marshal Günther von Kluge vanishes for one day; he killed himself on the 19th in the aftermath of the attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler
  • 1944-08-17 German field marshal Walter Model replaces Günther von Kluge in Normandy
  • 1944-08-20 US & British forces destroy German 7th Army at Falaise-Argentan Gap
  • 1944-08-21 Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy
  • 1944-08-22 Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1944-08-26 Bulgaria announces withdrawal & German troops are to be disarmed
  • 1944-08-28 Last German troops in Marseille surrendered & Toulon cleared
  • 1944-08-29 Anti-German rebellion in Slovakia
  • 1944-09-04 Finland breaks diplomatic contact with Nazi Germany
  • 1944-09-05 "Mad Tuesday" 65,000 Dutch nazi collaborators flee to Germany

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 2,860

  • 1884-10-08 Walther von Reichenau, German military officer (d. 1942)
  • 1884-10-11 Friedrich C R Bergius, German chemist (benzine from brown coal, Nobel)
  • 1884-10-11 Sig Ruman, [Siegfried Rumann], Hamburg Germany
  • 1884-12-01 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)
  • 1885-01-25 A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Eline Vere, L'aiglon)
  • 1885-01-27 Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
  • 1885-03-10 Hans Luther, politician and German Chancellor (1925-6), born in Berlin (d. 1962)
  • 1885-03-20 Eugen Herrigel, Germany, philosopher/early pioneer of Zen in Europe
  • 1885-03-25 Veit Valentin, German/US historian (Deutsche Revolution)
  • 1885-05-10 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, (d. 1970)
  • 1885-05-14 Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)
  • 1885-06-12 Werner Erich Josten, Elberfeld Germany, composer (Jungle)
  • 1885-07-06 Ernst Busch, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1885-07-08 Emil Bloch, German philosopher
  • 1885-08-17 Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German anarchists/feminist (Wife & society)
  • 1885-08-17 Kurt Hiller, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1972)
  • 1885-08-19 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian (d. 1954)
  • 1885-09-10 Berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie)
  • 1885-09-16 Karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst
  • 1885-10-10 Walter Anderson, German folklorist (d. 1962)
  • 1885-11-08 Hans Cloos, German geologist (d. 1951)
  • 1885-11-08 Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (d. 1966)
  • 1885-11-09 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (d. 1955)
  • 1885-11-09 Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (d. 1954)
  • 1885-11-26 Heinrich Brüning, German politician (d. 1970)
  • 1885-11-30 Albrecht (von) Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Poland/Netherland)
  • 1885-12-06 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (The General)
  • 1886-01-25 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (d. 1954)
  • 1886-02-02 Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
  • 1886-02-03 Erwin Kroll, German composer, born in German Eylau (d. 1976)
  • 1886-02-14 Theodor Werner, German painter
  • 1886-02-22 Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
  • 1886-02-28 Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)
  • 1886-03-18 Kurt Koffka, Germany, Gestalt psychologist
  • 1886-03-27 Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, German/US architect (Bauhaus)
  • 1886-04-14 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian
  • 1886-04-16 Ernst Thalmann, German communist presidential candidate
  • 1886-04-24 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, born in Erfurt (d. 1975)
  • 1886-04-28 Erich Salomon, German photographer
  • 1886-07-23 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)
  • 1886-07-27 Ernst May, German architect (d. 1970)
  • 1886-08-20 Paul Tillich, German/US theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung)
  • 1886-11-13 Mary Wigman, German dancer and choreographer (d. 1973)
  • 1886-12-21 Hermann A J Kees, German Egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology)
  • 1887-01-01 Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral/head German military intelligence
  • 1887-01-03 August Macke, German painter (d. 1914)
  • 1887-02-02 Ernst Hanfstängl, German pianist and politician (d. 1975)
  • 1887-02-06 Josef Frings, German Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1978)
  • 1887-03-09 Fritz Lenz, German geneticist (d. 1976)
  • 1887-03-21 Edwin Scharff, German "entartet" painter/sculptor
  • 1887-04-10 Heinz Tiessen, Königsberg, German composer
  • 1887-05-16 Jakob van Hoddis [Hans Davidsohn], German Jewish poet (d. 1942?)
  • 1887-05-27 Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts)
  • 1887-06-13 Bruno Frank, German-born writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1945)
  • 1887-06-20 Kurt Schwitters, German/British dada-artist/poet (collages)
  • 1887-06-23 Ernst Rowohlt, German publisher (Rowohlt-Verlag)
  • 1887-07-22 Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)
  • 1887-07-31 Hans Freyer, German sociologist (d. 1969)
  • 1887-08-30 Adam Kuckhoff, German writer and resistance fighter (d. 1943)
  • 1887-09-01 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar
  • 1887-09-30 Lil Dagover [Marta-Maria Lillits], Madiun, Java, Dutch-born German actress (Spiders)
  • 1887-10-05 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter
  • 1887-10-30 Georg Heym, German writer, born in Hirschberg, Lower Silesia (d. 1912)
  • 1887-11-01 Max Trapp, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1971)
  • 1887-11-10 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Erziehung vor Verdun)
  • 1887-11-24 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)
  • 1887-11-28 Ernst Rohm, German staff member/Bolivian leader/SA
  • 1887-12-13 Alvin York, American World War I soldier who led a famed attack on a German machine gun nest (Medal of Honor), born in Pall Mall, Tennessee (d. 1964)
  • 1887-12-17 Hermine Reuss, Empress of Germany and Duchess of Bohemia (d. 1947)
  • 1888-01-08 Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972)
  • 1888-01-23 Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1888-01-24 Ernst Heinrich Heinkel, German inventor (1st rocket-powered aircraft)
  • 1888-02-04 Paul Althaus, German theologist (The Christian Truth)
  • 1888-02-17 Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Stern-Gerlach-experiment, Nobel 1943)
  • 1888-02-27 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, Fidelio), born in Perleberg Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1888-03-05 Friedrich Schnack, German journalist/writer (Rosewood)
  • 1888-03-19 Josef Albers, German/US graphic artist/painter/writer (Bauhaus)
  • 1888-03-20 Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, born in Gut Blumbergshof, Latvia (d. 1974)
  • 1888-04-15 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
  • 1888-06-10 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Der Reiter der Apocalypse)
  • 1888-06-17 Heinz Guderian, German General (d. 1954)
  • 1888-07-11 Carl Schmitt, German nazi-lawyer (Verfassungslehre)
  • 1888-08-06 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (d. 1952)
  • 1888-08-09 Hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter
  • 1888-09-04 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor
  • 1888-09-23 Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semitic theologist (Die Oden Salomons)
  • 1888-10-06 Max Butting, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1976)
  • 1888-11-24 Rudolf Klein-Rogge, actor (Metropolis, Spies), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1888-11-26 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, born in Nysa (d. 1963)
  • 1888-12-27 Thea von Harbou, German author and actress (d. 1954)
  • 1889-01-08 Paul Hartmann, Furth Germany, actor (Haunted Castle)
  • 1889-04-19 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician (d. 1946)

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1889-04-20 Adolf Hitler, Austrian-born German dictator and Führer of Nazi Germany (1936-45), born in Gasthof zum Pommer, Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1889-04-22 Ludwig Renn, German writer, born in Dresden (d. 1979)
  • 1889-04-22 Richard Glücks, German SS officer and concentration camp administrator (d. 1945, by suicide)
  • 1889-05-23 Ernst Niekisch, German politician (d. 1967)
  • 1889-07-29 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, born in Oberkrüchten (d. 1963)
  • 1889-08-01 Walther Gerlach, Biebrich, German Physicist who, with Otto Stern, co-discovered spin quantization in a magnetic field (Stern–Gerlach effect)
  • 1889-09-26 Martin Heidegger, Germany, Existentialist (Being & Time)
  • 1889-10-03 Carl von Ossietzky, Germany, journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1935)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 1,967

  • 1954-05-14 Heinz Guderian, German General (b. 1888)
  • 1954-07-03 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (b. 1895)
  • 1954-08-13 Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71

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1954-08-14 Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin during its record-setting flights, dies at 86

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • 1954-09-05 Eugen Schiffer, German politician (b. 1860)
  • 1954-09-10 Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies
  • 1954-11-04 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), dies at 31
  • 1954-11-21 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 69
  • 1954-11-30 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1955-04-18 Eugen Herrigel, Zen philosopher/scholar, dies in Germany at 70
  • 1955-06-18 Walter Rein, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1955-06-29 Max Pechstein, German painter/graphic artist (Oceania), dies at 73

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1955-08-12 Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • 1955-12-09 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (b. 1885)
  • 1956-01-03 Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (Germany) (b. 1876)
  • 1956-01-10 Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum), dies at 64
  • 1956-02-27 Gunther Ramin, German organist/composer/choir conductor, dies at 57
  • 1956-03-18 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Hilde-Gudrun), dies at 85
  • 1956-04-15 Emile Nolde [Hansen], German painter (Grablegung Christi), dies at 88
  • 1956-04-19 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70
  • 1956-04-24 Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72
  • 1956-05-29 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (Gewandhausorkest), dies at 73
  • 1956-06-17 Paul Rostock, German doctor (b. 1892)
  • 1956-06-19 Lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82
  • 1956-07-28 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher/graphologist, dies at 83
  • 1956-07-29 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (Study of Graves), dies at 83
  • 1956-08-14 Bertold Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), dies at 58
  • 1956-08-14 Freiherr Constantine von Neurath, German foreign min (1932-38), dies
  • 1956-08-15 Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83
  • 1956-08-26 Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist (b. 1881)
  • 1956-09-12 Hans Carossa, German writer, dies at 77
  • 1956-10-26 Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer, dies at 60
  • 1956-12-09 Hans Barth, German-born American composer, dies at 59
  • 1956-12-29 Martin Albertz, German theologist (Jesus Christ's Church), dies at 73
  • 1957-02-01 Friedrich von Paulus, German field marshall (Stalingrad), dies at 66
  • 1957-03-25 Max Ophüls, German director and writer (b. 1902)
  • 1957-04-28 Heinz "Pritzl" Bär, German fighter pilot (b. 1913)
  • 1957-04-30 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven), dies at 80
  • 1957-05-09 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter/wood carver/glasier, dies at 67
  • 1957-06-26 Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
  • 1957-07-03 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), dies at 52
  • 1957-08-05 Heinrich O Wieland, German chemist (Nobel 1927), dies at 80
  • 1957-10-29 Rosemarie Nitribitt, German call girl (b. 1933)
  • 1957-11-12 Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Roman Law), dies at 78
  • 1958-01-09 Paul Fechter, German writer/historian (God's Magician), dies
  • 1958-01-30 Earnest H Heinkel, German airplane builder (WW II), dies at 70
  • 1958-02-22 Theo Harych, German writer, commits suicide at 54
  • 1958-04-18 Richard B Goldschmidt, German zoologist (butterflies), dies
  • 1958-05-02 Alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist, dies at 89
  • 1958-06-04 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, dies at 79
  • 1958-06-20 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), dies
  • 1958-07-13 Karl Erb, German tenor, dies on 81st birthday
  • 1958-08-14 Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b.1873)
  • 1958-08-24 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, dies at 87
  • 1958-10-11 Johannes R. Becher, German writer and politician, dies at 67
  • 1958-12-06 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, dies at 62
  • 1959-01-22 A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73
  • 1959-03-31 Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag), dies at 68
  • 1959-06-22 Hermann Brill, German politician (b. 1895)
  • 1959-07-06 George Grosz, German cartoonist/painter (Ecce Homo), dies at 65
  • 1959-09-28 Gerard Hoffnung, German-born British artist/humorist/musician, dies at 34
  • 1959-09-28 Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
  • 1959-12-28 Ante Pavelić, leader of Nazi Germany puppet Independent State of Croatia (b. 1889)
  • 1960-03-30 Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter, dies at 90
  • 1960-03-30 Joseph Haas, German opera composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
  • 1960-03-31 Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
  • 1960-06-20 Walter Dehmel, German writer, dies at 57
  • 1960-06-25 WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67
  • 1960-07-16 Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74
  • 1960-07-24 Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), dies at 68
  • 1960-07-31 Karl Hasse, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1960-08-10 Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
  • 1960-09-07 Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • 1960-09-29 Franz Arnold, German writer, dies at 82
  • 1960-10-19 Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57
  • 1960-11-06 Erich Raeder, German grand admiral (b. 1876)
  • 1960-12-26 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54
  • 1961-01-11 Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)
  • 1961-02-26 Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
  • 1961-05-20 Josef "Pips" Priller, German fighter ace (b. 1915)
  • 1961-09-10 Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1961-09-12 Carl Hermann, German physicist (b. 1898)
  • 1961-09-29 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63
  • 1961-12-23 Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (b. 1910)
  • 1962-01-04 Hans Lammers, German SS officer (b. 1879)
  • 1962-02-07 Clara Nordström, German writer and translator (b. 1886)
  • 1962-02-25 Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist, dies at 81
  • 1962-03-11 Will Vesper, German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79
  • 1962-05-11 Hans Luther, politician and German Chancellor (1925-6), dies at 83
  • 1962-05-19 Gabriele Münter, German expressionist painter
  • 1962-06-30 Caspar Neher, German set designer/librettist, dies at 65

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1962-08-09 Hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1962-08-23 Walter Anderson, German folklorist (b. 1885)
  • 1962-09-06 Hanns Eisler, composer (N Vietnam/E German National Anthem), dies at 64
  • 1962-09-08 Hermann Standiger, German chemist (Nobel 1953), dies at 84
  • 1962-09-18 Therese Neumann, German stigma, dies at 64
  • 1963-01-14 Gustav Regler, German writer, dies at 64
  • 1963-01-21 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, dies at 74
  • 1963-02-06 Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), dies at 77
  • 1963-03-20 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, dies at 73