German History (Part 15)

Historical Events

Events 1401 - 1,500 of 1,893

  • 1944-10-09 German occupiers turn off electricity in Amsterdam
  • 1944-10-12 German army retreats from Athens
  • 1944-10-21 World War II: US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall
  • 1944-11-03 German troops in Vlissingen surrender
  • 1944-11-03 Pro-German government of Hungary flees
  • 1944-11-04 German troops reconquer Schmidt Hurtgenwald
  • 1944-11-05 German troops blow-up Heusden North Brabant city hall, 134 die
  • 1944-11-08 Last German troops at Walcheren surrenders
  • 1944-11-10 German riots in Rotterdam/Schiedam 52,000 men sent to Germany
  • 1944-11-12 RAF sinks German battleship "Tirpitz" at Tromso Fjord, Norway
  • 1944-11-25 World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.
  • 1944-12-02 German troops seize Betuwse dikes
  • 1944-12-04 Germans destroy Rhine dikes, Betuwe flooded
  • 1944-12-05 German troops steal all the silver coin in Utrecht
  • 1944-12-10 German counter attack at Dillingen bridgehead on the Saar
  • 1944-12-14 Begin(ning) Liese-Aktion: werving of labor force for Germany
  • 1944-12-14 German occupiers forbid use of electricity in parts of Holland
  • 1944-12-16 German V-2 strikes Antwerp bioscope (638 kill)
  • 1944-12-22 Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1944-12-26 Battle of Bastogne: US General Patton's 3rd Army repulses Germans

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 1944-12-31 World War II: Hungary declares war on Germany.
  • 1945-01-01 German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven/Saint-Trond/Brussels
  • 1945-01-04 Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam
  • 1945-01-07 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) reports total German victory in the Ardennes
  • 1945-01-12 German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of Bulge
  • 1945-01-17 Soviet army enters the devastated city of Warsaw and clears the German resistance
  • 1945-01-18 Soviet Armed Forces enter Krakow and push Germans out only to eventually occupy entire country
  • 1945-01-20 The Hungarian Provisional Government concludes an armistice with the USSR, US, and Britain, agree to pay reparations and to join the war against Germany
  • 1945-02-09 -Feb 10] Germany destroys Ruhrdammen
  • 1945-02-13 Allied planes begin bombing Dresden, Germany; a firestorm results and over 22,000 die
  • 1945-02-13 USSR captures Budapest, after a 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die
  • 1945-02-16 Venezuela declares war on Nazi Germany
  • 1945-02-24 Egypt & Syria declare war on nazi-Germany
  • 1945-02-25 World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
  • 1945-03-04 Finland declares war on nazi-Germany
  • 1945-03-07 US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine
  • 1945-03-10 Fieldmarshal Albert Kesselring succeeds Gerd von Rundstedt as commander of German Army Command in the West
  • 1945-03-10 Germany blows-up Wessel Bridge on Rhine
  • 1945-03-16 Würzburg, Germany is 90% destroyed, with 5,000 dead, in only 20 minutes by British bombers.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-03-19 Adolf Hitler issues "Nero Decree" to destroy all German factories

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1945-03-21 During WW II Allied bombers begin 4-day raid over Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-03-24 Generals Eisenhower, Montgomery & Bradley discuss advance in Germany

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1945-03-27 Gen Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken
  • 1945-03-28 Last German V-1 (buzz bomb) attack on London
  • 1945-03-30 World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to Americans.
  • 1945-04-04 US forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany
  • 1945-04-07 1st & last assault of German Rammkommando on US bombers
  • 1945-04-10 German troops attack Ijsselbrug
  • 1945-04-14 WWII: US 7th Army & allies forces capture Nuremberg & Stuttgart in Germany
  • 1945-04-16 German troops in Groningen surrender
  • 1945-04-16 US troops enter Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1945-04-16 Colditz Castle, the high-security prisoner of war camp in Germany, is liberated by American troops.
  • 1945-04-17 German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands
  • 1945-04-18 Clandestine Radio 1212, after broadcasting pro-nazi propoganda for months used their influence to trap 350,000 German army group B troops
  • 1945-04-20 German occupiers flood Beemster & Fencer
  • 1945-04-20 US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg
  • 1945-04-21 Allied troops occupy German nuclear laboratory
  • 1945-04-25 Clandestine Radio 1212, used to hoax Nazi Germany's final transmission
  • 1945-04-25 Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
  • 1945-04-25 "Elbe Day" - US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on the Elbe River during the invasion of Germany in WWII
  • 1945-04-26 World War II: Battle of Bautzen - last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
  • 1945-04-29 Terms of surrender of German armies in Italy signed
  • 1945-04-29 US Army liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany

Victory in battleRaising a Flag over the Reichstag

1945-04-30 Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin

  • 1945-05-01 About 1,000 citizens of Demmin in Germany, commit suicide provoked by occupation by Soviet Red Army
  • 1945-05-01 Admiral Karl Doenitz forms German government
  • 1945-05-02 Allies occupy Wismar, Northern Germany
  • 1945-05-02 German Army in Italy surrenders
  • 1945-05-03 Allies arrests German nuclear physics Werner Heisenberg
  • 1945-05-03 WWII: German ship "Cap Arcona" laden with prisoners sunk by Royal Air Force in East Sea, 5,800 killed - one of largest maritime losses of life
  • 1945-05-04 German troops in Netherlands, Denmark & Norway surrender

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-05-05 World War II: Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases.

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz
  • 1945-05-06 Gen J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands
  • 1945-05-07 WWII: Unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Rheims

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-05-08 German General Von Keitel formally surrenders to Marshal Georgy Zhukov and the Soviets in Berlin

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1945-05-08 V-E Day; WWII ends in Europe after Germany signs an unconditional surrender
  • 1945-05-23 German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British
  • 1945-05-23 Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi leader & Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44
  • 1945-06-04 US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany
  • 1945-06-05 USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany
  • 1945-06-17 Day of Unity in West Germany (National Day)
  • 1945-09-20 German rocket engineers begin work in US
  • 1945-11-20 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1946-04-03 Netherlands-German postal relations resume
  • 1946-04-21 Socialistic Einheitspartei Germany forms in East Germany
  • 1946-08-23 Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
  • 1946-10-28 German rocket engineers begin work in USSR
  • 1946-11-01 West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946-12-10 German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1948-06-20 Deutsche Mark introduced in West Germany
  • 1948-07-28 I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
  • 1948-08-12 Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment
  • 1948-09-24 Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally), an American broadcaster employed by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany to proliferate propaganda during World War II, pleads not guilty to eight chargs of treason in Washington, D.C.
  • 1949-05-08 West German constitution approved
  • 1949-05-23 Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day)
  • 1949-05-23 Federal Republic of [West] Germany created out of the American, British and French occupation zones
  • 1949-05-30 East German constitution approved

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1949-09-12 Theodor Heuss elected 1st President of the German Federal Republic (West Germany) with Konrad Adenauer the 1st Prime Minister

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • 1949-10-07 German Democratic Republic formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day). Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president, Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier
  • 1949-11-29 Uranium mine explosions in East Germany kills 3,700

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 2,720

  • 1895-01-24 Eugen Roth, German poet, born in Munich (d. 1976)
  • 1895-02-04 Hanns [Johann] Rauter, German SS-lt-general/SS police chief in Neth
  • 1895-02-09 Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
  • 1895-02-14 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist (Studies in prejudice)
  • 1895-03-02 Felix Bressart, Germany, actor (Ninotchka, Escape, Crossroads)
  • 1895-03-05 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • 1895-03-20 Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (d. 1981)
  • 1895-03-25 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
  • 1895-03-29 Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
  • 1895-05-03 Earnest Kantorowicz, German/US historian (Laudes regiae)
  • 1895-07-10 Carl Orff, Munich Germany, composer (Antigonae; Mozart prize 1969)
  • 1895-09-01 Edit Angold, Germany, actor (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel)
  • 1895-10-03 Kurt Schumacher, co-founder/president West German SDP [OS]
  • 1895-10-04 Richard Sorge, German spy for USSR in Tokyo (WW II)
  • 1895-10-10 Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1895-10-13 Kurt Schumacher, German politicial chairman (SPD) [NS]
  • 1895-10-15 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil)
  • 1895-10-30 Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (d. 1964)
  • 1895-11-05 Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer
  • 1895-11-08 Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer
  • 1895-11-16 Paul Hindemith, German composer (d. 1963)
  • 1895-11-25 Wilhelm Kempff, Juterbog Germany, pianist (Unter dem Zimbelstern)
  • 1895-12-27 Sig Arno, Hamburg, Germany, actor (Holiday in Havana)
  • 1896-02-04 Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
  • 1896-03-01 Moriz Seeler, German writer and producer (d. 1942)
  • 1896-05-01 Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (d. 1947)
  • 1896-05-03 Karl Allmenroder, German World War I Ace (d. 1917)
  • 1896-05-23 Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (d. 1966)
  • 1896-07-16 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (d. 1969)
  • 1896-07-24 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom)
  • 1896-08-09 Erich Hückel, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • 1896-10-02 Fritz Eberhard, [Hellmut Rauschenplat], W-German lawyer/resistor (Law)
  • 1896-12-27 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright
  • 1897-01-05 Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami)
  • 1897-01-09 Karl Löwith, German philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1897-01-11 August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979)
  • 1897-01-14 Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (d. 1978)
  • 1897-02-04 Ludwig Erhard, chancellor of Germany (CDU)
  • 1897-03-27 Carlo Mierendorff, German politician/anti-fascist
  • 1897-03-28 Sepp Herberger, German football coach (d. 1977)
  • 1897-04-07 Erich Loewenhardt, German flying ace of World War I (d. 1918)
  • 1897-04-08 Herbert Eimert, German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel)
  • 1897-04-11 Caspar Neher, German set designer/librettist
  • 1897-04-13 Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (d. 1917)
  • 1897-04-23 Lucius du Bignon Clay, US, general (WW II)/gov (West Germany)
  • 1897-05-06 Paul Alverdes, German writer (Pfeiferstube)
  • 1897-06-16 Georg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1897-06-20 Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (d. 1973)
  • 1897-06-23 Winifred Wagner-William, German organizer (Wagner Festival)
  • 1897-06-25 Hans Barth, German-born American composer, born in Leipzig (d. 1956)
  • 1897-07-05 Paul Ben-Haim, [Frankenburger], Munich Germany, Israeli composer
  • 1897-07-10 Karl Plagge, German officer (d. 1957)
  • 1897-07-24 Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer)
  • 1897-08-02 Karl Otto Koch, German SS-officer (d. 1945)
  • 1897-08-07 Franz J Weinrich, [Heinrich Lerse], German writer (Himmlisches)
  • 1897-08-12 Otto (von) Struve, German/US dir (Yerkes/MacDonald observatory)
  • 1897-09-10 Hilde Hildebrand, German actress (d. 1976)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1897-10-29 Joseph Goebbels, German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany (1933-45), born in Rheydt, Germany (d. 1945)

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • 1897-11-12 Karl Marx, Germany, composer/conductor
  • 1897-11-22 Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (d. 1989)
  • 1898-01-25 Joachim Wach, German/US philosopher/sociologist (Understanding)
  • 1898-02-10 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), born in Augsburg, Bavaria (d. 1956)
  • 1898-02-23 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist
  • 1898-02-24 Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer
  • 1898-03-30 Heinz Risse, German writer, born in Dusseldorf (d. 1989)
  • 1898-04-23 Edwin E Dwinger, German writer (General Vlassov)
  • 1898-06-17 Carl Hermann, German physicist (d. 1961)
  • 1898-06-22 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front)
  • 1898-06-26 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer
  • 1898-07-06 Hanns Eisler, German/US composer/German DR-minister for propaganda
  • 1898-07-13 Martin David, German/Neth law historian
  • 1898-07-18 Herbert Marcuse, communist philosopher (Eros & Civilization), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1898-08-25 Helmut Hasse, German mathematician (d. 1975)
  • 1898-08-28 Ludwig Turek, German writer, born in Stendal (d. 1975)
  • 1898-09-14 Ernest Nash, German-born archaeologist (d. 1974)
  • 1898-09-30 Felix Kersten, Baltic-German/Finnish masseuse (Heinrich Himmler)
  • 1898-11-11 Father Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, Germany, Jesuit priest/Zen teacher
  • 1898-11-19 Arthur R. von Hippel, German-born physicist (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1898-11-26 Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), born in Helsa, German Empire (d. 1973)

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • 1899-01-14 Fritz Bayerlein, German lt-general (WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo)
  • 1899-01-22 Guido Kisch, Czech/German/US historian (Jews in medieval Germany)
  • 1899-02-23 Erich Kästner, German writer (d. 1974)
  • 1899-02-25 Leo J Weisgerber, German linguist
  • 1899-03-10 Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran, formerly Germany's oldest man. (d. 2007)
  • 1899-03-23 Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)
  • 1899-04-30 Lucie Mannheim, actress (East Meets West, 39 Steps), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1899-05-31 Ilse Lagner, German antiwar writer, born in Breslau (d. 1987)
  • 1899-06-04 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, born in Moscow (d. 1965)
  • 1899-07-23 Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany
  • 1899-08-01 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1899-08-12 Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
  • 1899-08-20 Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt)
  • 1899-08-24 Ruth Schaumann, German painter/writer (Rose, Black King)
  • 1899-09-20 Leo Strauss, German-born philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1899-11-26 Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (d. 1936)
  • 1899-12-22 Gustaf Gruendgens, actor and director (M, Faust), born in Duesseldorf, Germany
  • 1900-01-05 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, born in Vorarlberg, Austria (d. 1974)
  • 1900-01-26 Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
  • 1900-01-28 Anni Holdmann, Germany, 100m runner (Olympic-1928)
  • 1900-01-28 Hermann Kesten, German writer (Allert de Lange)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1401 - 1,500 of 1,862

  • 1969-08-27 Erika Mann, German/US author/daughter of Thomas Mann, dies
  • 1969-12-03 Mathias Wieman, German actor (b. 1902)
  • 1970-01-05 Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
  • 1970-03-26 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist
  • 1970-03-30 Heinrich Brüning, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970-05-12 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78

  • 1970-05-29 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish American sculptor dies of a brain tumour aged 34
  • 1970-06-03 H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies
  • 1970-06-29 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), dies at 64
  • 1970-08-01 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German Biochemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 86
  • 1970-08-06 Ingolf Dahl, German composer (Andante & Arioso), dies at 58
  • 1970-09-03 Jochen Rindt, German race car driver, dies at 28
  • 1970-09-14 Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher/mathematician, dies at 79
  • 1970-09-25 Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72
  • 1970-10-01 Hans Poser, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1970-10-19 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, dies at 54
  • 1970-12-14 Franz Schlegelberger, German Nazi politician (b. 1876)
  • 1971-03-23 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, dies at 67
  • 1971-05-06 Helene Weigel, Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70
  • 1971-05-29 Max Trapp, German composer, dies at 83
  • 1971-06-03 Heinz Hopf, German mathematician (b. 1894)
  • 1971-07-06 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), dies at 66
  • 1971-08-02 Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher, dies at 77
  • 1971-08-14 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59
  • 1971-08-17 Wilhelm List, German field marshal (b. 1880)
  • 1971-10-31 Gerhard von Rad, German old testament expert, dies at 70
  • 1971-11-29 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, dies at 84
  • 1972-01-25 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • 1972-01-27 Richard Courant, German/US mathematician, dies at 84
  • 1972-04-02 Franz Halder, German general (b. 1884)
  • 1972-04-04 Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), dies at 69
  • 1972-04-12 C W Ceram, [Kurt Marek], German/US writer (1st American), dies at 57
  • 1972-04-15 Otto Brenner, German trade union leader, dies at 64
  • 1972-04-19 Adolf Bach, German philologist/sociologist, dies at 82
  • 1972-10-01 Kurt Hiller, German writer, dies at 87
  • 1972-10-22 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits), dies
  • 1972-11-25 Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79
  • 1972-12-02 Friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies
  • 1972-12-15 Herbert Eimert, German composer (Glockenspiel), dies at 75
  • 1973-02-11 Hans D Jensen, German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65
  • 1973-04-23 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar, dies at 85
  • 1973-05-14 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (b. 1905)
  • 1973-06-09 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)
  • 1973-06-29 Germán Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1915)
  • 1973-07-02 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • 1973-07-06 Otto Klemperer, German/US conductor, dies at 88
  • 1973-07-07 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 78
  • 1973-07-13 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon), dies at 72
  • 1973-07-30 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • 1973-08-01 Walter Ulbricht, pres German DR, dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1973-08-12 Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), dies at 74

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • 1973-09-07 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, dies at 72
  • 1973-09-26 Anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81
  • 1974-01-26 Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, dies at 85
  • 1974-01-27 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, dies at 74
  • 1974-05-17 Ernest Nash, German born archaeologist (b. 1898)
  • 1974-07-29 Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
  • 1974-08-08 Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974-10-09 Oskar Schindler, German businessman (b. 1908)

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler
  • 1974-11-16 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
  • 1975-01-11 Max Lorenz, German heldentenor famous for Wagner roles (b. 1901)
  • 1975-01-30 Boris Blacher, German composer (Purloined Letter), dies at 72
  • 1975-03-13 Ruth Schaumann, German author/painter/sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1975-03-22 Paul Verhoeven, German director dies at 73
  • 1975-06-21 Heinz Lau, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1975-07-06 Otto Skorzeny, German/Austrian SS (Mussolini/Ardennen), dies
  • 1975-07-11 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, dies at 89
  • 1975-08-17 Sig Arno, Hamburg Germany, actor (My Friend Irma), dies at 80
  • 1975-09-14 Walter Herbert, German conductor and impresario (b. 1902)
  • 1975-09-28 Agnes Windeck, German actress dies at 87
  • 1975-10-30 Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1975-11-09 Luwig Turek, German writer, dies at 77
  • 1975-11-14 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter, dies at 88

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1975-12-04 Hannah Arendt, German/US political theorist and historian, dies at 69

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • 1976-02-11 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist (b. 1894)
  • 1976-02-11 Frank Arnau, German writer (b. 1894)
  • 1976-03-04 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (b. 1886)
  • 1976-03-26 Josef Albers, German artist (b. 1888)
  • 1976-04-01 Max Ernst, German/French surrealist painter/sculptor, dies at 85
  • 1976-04-28 Eugen Roth, German poet, dies at 81
  • 1976-05-08 Ulrike Meinhof, lead Germany Red Army Faction, dies
  • 1976-05-26 Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Holzweg), dies at 86
  • 1976-07-01 Anneliese Michel, German woman said to be possessed by demons (b. 1952)
  • 1976-07-06 Fritz Lenz, German geneticist (b. 1887)
  • 1976-07-07 Gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76
  • 1976-07-13 Joachim Peiper, German military leader (SS, by assassination; b. 1915)
  • 1976-08-02 Fritz Lang, German-Austrian director (Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85
  • 1976-08-22 Oskar Brusewitz, East German vicar, sets self on fire
  • 1976-08-26 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, More than singing), dies at 88
  • 1976-10-09 Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (b. 1894)
  • 1976-12-23 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, dies at 72
  • 1977-01-18 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
  • 1977-03-04 Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, German politician and former Chancellor of Germany (b. 1887)
  • 1977-04-07 Siegfried Buback, German FR procureur-genl, murdered attorney-general
  • 1977-04-19 Günter Bruno Fuchs, German writer, poet and artist, dies at 48
  • 1977-04-20 Sepp Herberger, German football coach (b. 1897)
  • 1977-05-05 Ludwig Erhard, German minister of Economic Affairs (CDU), dies at 80
  • 1977-05-30 Claire Goll, German-French writer, dies at 86
  • 1977-06-26 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist, dies at 75
  • 1977-07-30 Jorgen Ponto, West German banker, murdered