German History (Part 16)

Historical Events

Events 1501 - 1,600 of 1,916

  • 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
  • 1950-06-06 German DR & Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border
  • 1950-06-10 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
  • 1950-07-06 German DR recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
  • 1950-07-12 ILTF re-admit Germany & Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws
  • 1950-07-12 Hague Council of Annulment convicts German war criminals W Lages, FH Van de Funten & F Fischer to death
  • 1950-08-23 West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation
  • 1950-08-29 International Olympic Committee votes to admit West Germany & Japan in 1952
  • 1950-09-14 Western allies rearm West Germany
  • 1950-09-15 East German premier Grotewohl pleads for German reunification
  • 1950-09-19 Great Three acknowledge Bond government as only German government
  • 1951-01-13 German general Christian Hansen freed early from Dutch prison
  • 1951-01-15 Ilse Koch, also known as "The Witch of Buchenwald", is sentenced to life imprisonment by a West German court
  • 1951-02-01 Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
  • 1951-03-13 Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany
  • 1951-03-14 Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
  • 1951-04-18 France, West Germany & Benelux form European Steel & Coal Community
  • 1951-05-01 600,000 march for peace & freedom in Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951-07-09 US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1951-07-26 Netherlands ends state of war with Germany
  • 1951-10-19 US President Harry Truman formally ends state of war with Germany
  • 1951-12-09 West German voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg
  • 1952-02-29 The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority.
  • 1952-03-01 Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
  • 1952-03-27 Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
  • 1952-04-25 German state of Bathe-Wurttemberg forms
  • 1952-07-12 East German SED decides to form German DR army
  • 1952-08-28 German & Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
  • 1952-09-11 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signs a reparation pact for the Jewish people
  • 1952-11-03 Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
  • 1953-01-15 East Germany purges senior officials, accused of spying for 'imperialistic powers' and plotting against the state
  • 1953-03-15 West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1
  • 1953-06-17 Riots in East Germany for reunification
  • 1953-09-06 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic
  • 1953-10-09 Konrad Adenauer elected Chancellor of West Germany
  • 1953-10-23 German FR applies to NATO
  • 1954-04-07 German government refuses to recognize DDR

  • 1954-05-24 German airline Lufthansa forms
  • 1954-07-04 FIFA World Cup: West Germany defeats Hungary 3-2 for footballs 5th World Cup in Bern
  • 1954-07-17 Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany
  • 1954-07-20 West German secret service head Otto John defects to German DR
  • 1954-09-03 The German U-Boat U-505 began its move from a specially constructed dock to its final site at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.
  • 1954-10-22 West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • 1954-10-23 Britain, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany
  • 1955-01-15 USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic
  • 1955-01-25 Russia ends state of war with Germany
  • 1955-03-25 E Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, USSR
  • 1955-04-19 The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.
  • 1955-04-30 West German unions protest for 40-hour work week & higher wages
  • 1955-05-05 West Germany is granted full sovereignty by its three occupying powers
  • 1955-05-06 West Germany joins NATO
  • 1955-05-09 German Federal Republic (West Germany) joins NATO
  • 1955-05-14 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
  • 1955-10-25 Austria resumed its sovereignty after departure of last Allied occupation forces, for 1st time since German occupation of 1938
  • 1955-11-12 1st West German officers sworn in
  • 1956-01-18 German Democratic Republic (East Germany) forms own army (National People's Army)
  • 1956-04-03 German war criminals Hinrichsen/Ruhl/Siebens/Viebahn freed
  • 1956-06-21 German DR frees almost 19,000 prisoners
  • 1956-08-17 Federal Constitutional Court bans the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in West Germany
  • 1957-01-01 France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
  • 1957-02-01 Felix Wankel's first working prototype DKM 54 of the rotary Wankel engine was running at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
  • 1957-03-12 German DR accepts 22 Russian divisions
  • 1957-09-15 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins parliamentary election in West Germany
  • 1957-09-21 German sail training ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean
  • 1957-10-13 German Democratic Republic recalls OstMark & issues new currency
  • 1957-10-22 Konrad Adenauer re-elected Chancellor of West Germany
  • 1958-03-25 West German parliament desires German atomic weapons
  • 1958-09-14 Two rockets designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, the first German post-war rockets, reach the upper atmosphere.
  • 1958-11-10 Bertolt Brecht's play " The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" premieres in Stuttgart, West Germany
  • 1958-11-27 USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany
  • 1959-05-01 West Germany introduces 5 day work week
  • 1959-06-23 Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career)
  • 1959-07-01 Heinrich Lubke elected president of West Germany
  • 1959-07-01 Israeli Knesset agrees to weapon sales to West Germany
  • 1959-07-06 Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
  • 1959-12-25 A synagogue in Cologne Germany desecrated with swatstikas
  • 1960-02-24 US beats Germany in Olympic hockey finals round, 9-1
  • 1960-04-08 Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
  • 1960-08-30 East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin
  • 1960-09-08 German Democratic Republic limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners
  • 1960-09-30 West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960-12-01 Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany for accusation of attempted arson.

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1960-12-20 Auschwitz commandant Richard Bar arrested in German FR
  • 1961-08-01 German DR limits traffic to West Berlin
  • 1961-08-13 Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
  • 1961-08-20 East Germany begins erecting 5' high wall along the border with the west to replace the barbed wire put up Aug 13

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 2,890

  • 1893-12-10 Walter Rein, German composer, born in Stotternheim (d. 1955)
  • 1893-12-13 Curt Jurgens, actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1893-12-17 Erwin Piscator, German stage director (Der Stellvertreter)
  • 1894-02-08 Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher
  • 1894-02-25 Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
  • 1894-03-09 Frank Arnau, German writer (d. 1976)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1894-04-26 Rudolf Hess, German Nazi official (Deputy Fuhrer who dramatically escaped to Britain in 1941), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1987)

Nazi leader Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader
Rudolf Hess
  • 1894-06-25 Hermann Oberth, German founded modern astronautics (V2/Redstone)
  • 1894-07-22 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, born in Berg, Bavaria (d. 1967)
  • 1894-09-27 Lothar von Richthofen German pilot (d. 1922)
  • 1894-10-03 Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (d. 1976)
  • 1894-10-27 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor
  • 1894-11-02 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist (d. 1976)
  • 1894-11-13 Artur Nebe, German SS officer {d. 1945)
  • 1894-12-10 Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert
  • 1894-12-10 Paul Dessau, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1979)
  • 1894-12-19 Paul Dessau, composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1895-01-13 Anton Betzner, German writer, born in Cologne (d. 1976)
  • 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, German 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, composer (Antigonae; Mozart prize 1969), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1895-09-01 Edit Angold, German 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 (WWII)
  • 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)
  • 1895-12-21 Paul Hoffer, German composer, born in Barmen (d. 1949)
  • 1895-12-27 Sig Arno, actor (Holiday in Havana), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1896-02-04 Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
  • 1896-03-01 Moriz Seeler, German writer and producer (d. 1942)
  • 1896-03-07 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, born in Ragnit, East Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 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), born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1896-08-09 Erich Hückel, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • 1896-09-09 Fritz Reutter, German composer (d. 1963)
  • 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, American WWII general and military governor of West Germany, born in Marietta, Georgia (d . 1978)
  • 1897-04-26 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 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], Israeli composer, born in Munich. Germany
  • 1897-07-10 Karl Plagge, German officer (d. 1957)
  • 1897-07-24 Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1960)
  • 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 [Emma Minna Hildebrand], German actress (Port of Freedom), born in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany (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, German 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
  • 1898-03-18 Otto Jochum, German composer, born in Babenhausen (d. 1969)
  • 1898-03-30 Heinz Risse, German writer, born in Dusseldorf (d. 1989)
  • 1898-04-23 Edwin E Dwinger, German writer (General Vlassov)
  • 1898-05-25 Gustav Regler, German writer, born in Merzig (d. 1963)
  • 1898-06-17 Carl Hermann, German physicist (d. 1961)
  • 1898-06-22 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 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, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1898-08-28 Ludwig Turek, German writer, born in Stendal, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1898-09-14 Ernest Nash, German-born archaeologist (d. 1974)
  • 1898-09-30 Felix Kersten, Baltic-German/Finnish masseuse (Heinrich Himmler)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1501 - 1,600 of 2,000

  • 1969-10-24 Otto Jochum, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1969-12-03 Mathias Wieman, German actor (b. 1902)
  • 1970-01-05 Max Born, German physicist (quantum mechanics, 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 physician (Nobel-1931), 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
  • 1970-11-28 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, dies at 85
  • 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
  • 1972-12-24 Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), dies at 69
  • 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 and 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
  • 1974-02-08 Fern Andra [Vernal Andrews], American actress who worked in German silent cinema, dies at 80
  • 1974-04-20 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, dies at 81
  • 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
  • 1974-09-23 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, dies at 70
  • 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 and sculptor (Rose, Black King), dies at 75
  • 1975-03-22 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), 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)
  • 1976-03-07 Erwin Kroll, German composer, dies at 90
  • 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 Max Butting, German composer, dies at 87
  • 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