German History (Part 16)

Historical Events

Events 1501 - 1,600 of 1,893

  • 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

MurderAssassination Attempt

1952-03-27 Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
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
  • 1961-08-23 East Germany imposed new curbs on travel between West & East Berlin
  • 1961-09-10 Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari.
  • 1961-09-16 CDU loses West German election
  • 1962-01-24 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany
  • 1962-02-07 Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298
  • 1962-08-17 E German border guards shot & kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector
  • 1962-09-04 French president De Gaulle visits German FR
  • 1962-10-08 Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", uncovering sorry state of West German army. Magazine soon accused of treason.

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1963-01-22 Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1963-08-01 Germany FR annexes Elten village
  • 1963-10-02 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR
  • 1963-10-15 Ludwig Erhard succeeds Konrad Adenauer as Chancellor of West Germany
  • 1963-11-07 Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
  • 1964-01-29 Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich"
  • 1964-03-10 US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 2,721

  • 1900-01-28 Hermann Kesten, German writer (Allert de Lange)
  • 1900-02-11 Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher
  • 1900-02-28 Wolfram Hirth, German pilot (d. 1959)
  • 1900-03-02 Kurt J Weill, Dessau Germany, composer/Brecht collaborator (Mahogany)
  • 1900-03-23 Erich Fromm, Frankfurt Germany, psychologist (Sane Society)
  • 1900-04-02 Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist
  • 1900-04-26 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1900-04-28 Bruno Apitz, German writer (Nackt unter Wölfen, born in Leipzig (d. 1979)
  • 1900-05-05 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
  • 1900-05-12 Helene Weigel, Austria/German actress (Metropolis, Mutter Courage)
  • 1900-05-14 Edgar Wind, German art historian (d. 1971)
  • 1900-05-23 Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
  • 1900-06-15 Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (d. 1984)
  • 1900-06-24 Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician (d. 1945)
  • 1900-07-19 Arno Breker, German sculptor (3rd Reich sculptor
  • 1900-07-31 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, born in Posen (d. 1974)
  • 1900-08-26 Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (d. 1980)
  • 1900-08-29 Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building/Centre Pompidou)
  • 1900-10-15 Fritz Feld, actor (Jack Benny Show, At the Circus), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1900-10-19 Erna Berger, German soprano (d. 1990)
  • 1900-11-19 Anna Seghers, [Netty Radvanyi-Reiling], German author (7th Cross)
  • 1900-12-21 Oda Schaefer, German author/poet (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only)
  • 1900-12-27 Hans Stuck, German race car driver (d. 1978)
  • 1901-01-03 Eric Voegelin, Germany, US philosopher (Order & History)
  • 1901-01-27 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon)
  • 1901-01-30 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1977)
  • 1901-02-23 Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
  • 1901-03-21 Karl Arnold, German politician (d. 1958)
  • 1901-03-27 Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (SPD)
  • 1901-05-02 Willi Bredel, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1964)
  • 1901-05-14 Robert Ritter, German psychologist (d. 1951)
  • 1901-05-17 Werner Egk, Auchsesheim Germany, composer (Die Zaubergeige)
  • 1901-06-23 Paul Verhoeven, Unna Germany, director
  • 1901-07-07 Gustav Knuth, Braunschweig Germany, actor (Freddy Unter Fremden)
  • 1901-08-15 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, born in Lutherstadt Wittenberg (d. 1973)
  • 1901-09-12 Ernst Pepping, German composer
  • 1901-10-05 Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam
  • 1901-10-15 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats)
  • 1901-10-21 Gerhard von Rad, German old testament scholar (Deuteronomium)
  • 1901-11-17 Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)
  • 1901-12-05 Werner Heisenberg, German physicist/discovered uncertainty (Nobel 32)
  • 1901-12-10 F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1901-12-27 Marlene Dietrich [Maria Losch], singer/actress (Blue Angel), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1992)

Singer/Actress Marlene Dietrich
Singer/Actress
Marlene Dietrich
  • 1902-01-08 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
  • 1902-01-19 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
  • 1902-01-24 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist
  • 1902-02-09 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's leader (d. 1999)
  • 1902-02-18 Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
  • 1902-02-22 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
  • 1902-02-25 Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
  • 1902-02-26 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • 1902-03-07 Heinz Ruehmann, German actor/director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick)
  • 1902-03-21 Carl Jaffe, Hamburg Germany, actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement)
  • 1902-04-02 Jan Tschichold, German typographer (d. 1974)
  • 1902-04-25 Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist (d. 1964)
  • 1902-05-06 Max Ophüls, German-born director (d. 1957)
  • 1902-05-12 Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor (d. 1984)
  • 1902-05-20 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer, born in Dresden (d. 1993)
  • 1902-06-15 Erik Erikson, Frankfurt Germany, American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase "identity crisis"
  • 1902-06-23 Mathias Wieman, German actor (d. 1969)
  • 1902-07-09 Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand)
  • 1902-07-10 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, born in Velbert (d. 1969)
  • 1902-07-10 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950)
  • 1902-08-03 Regina Jonas, German first woman rabbi (d. 1944)
  • 1902-08-10 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (d. 2000)
  • 1902-08-13 Felix Wankel, Germany, inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-08-22 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2003)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 1902-08-25 Stefan Wolpe, composer (Zeus & Elidco), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1902-09-25 Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche)
  • 1902-10-18 Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • 1902-11-01 Eugen Jochum, Babenhausen Bavaria, German conductor (Hamburg Orch)
  • 1902-11-20 Wolfgang Kunkel, German law historian
  • 1903-01-06 Boris Blacher, Newchwang China, German composer (Orchester-Ornament)
  • 1903-01-18 Berthold Goldschmidt, German/British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)
  • 1903-02-10 Waldemar Hoven, German physician (d. 1948)
  • 1903-02-27 Grethe Weiser, German actress (d. 1970)
  • 1903-03-24 Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939)
  • 1903-04-03 Peter Huchel, German poet, born near Berlin (d. 1981)
  • 1903-04-30 Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Symphony Breve)
  • 1903-05-15 Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (d. 1998)
  • 1903-06-10 Theo Lingen, German director/actor (M, Charm of La Boheme) [or Jun 19]
  • 1903-06-19 Hans Litten, German jurist (d. 1938)
  • 1903-09-11 Theodor Adorno, German philosopher/sociologist
  • 1903-10-08 Lina Radke, Germany, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1903-11-19 Fritz Schmidt, German street photographer
  • 1903-12-19 Theo Harych, German writer, born in Doruchow, Posen (d. 1958)
  • 1904-02-17 Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
  • 1904-02-20 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1971)
  • 1904-03-05 Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
  • 1904-03-07 Reinhard Heydrich, German governor (Bohemen/Moravia (Lidice))
  • 1904-04-06 Kurt G Kiesinger, German chancellor (Wherever They May Be)
  • 1904-06-20 Heinrich von Brentano di Tremezzo, German Foreign Minister
  • 1904-06-24 Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)
  • 1904-07-15 Rudolf Arnheim, German-born author (d. 2007)
  • 1904-08-29 Werner Forssman, German urologist (Nobel 1956)
  • 1904-09-14 Richard Mohaupt, Breslau Germany, composer (Bucolica)
  • 1904-09-21 Hans Hartung, German/French painter
  • 1904-10-06 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), born in Liegnitz, Silesia (d. 1971)
  • 1904-10-13 Jutta Hecker, German writer, born in Weimar (d. 2002)
  • 1904-11-04 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, born in Merseburg (d. 1976)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1501 - 1,600 of 1,862

  • 1977-08-04 Emil Bloch, German philosopher (Principle Hope, Traces), dies at 92
  • 1977-09-04 E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
  • 1977-11-02 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, dies at 76
  • 1977-11-08 Georg Wüst, German Oceanographer, dies at 87
  • 1977-11-13 Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944)
  • 1978-01-24 Herta Oberheuser, German doctor (b. 1911)
  • 1978-04-16 Lucius D Clay, gen/gov US zone W-Germany (airlift), dies at 80
  • 1978-05-16 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), dies at 78
  • 1978-07-01 Kurt Student, German Luftwaffe general (b. 1890)
  • 1978-09-15 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft builder, dies at 80
  • 1978-09-19 Rolf Gunther, East German priest, self imolation
  • 1979-01-16 August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (b. 1897)
  • 1979-02-28 Paul Alverdes, German writer (b. 1897)
  • 1979-04-07 Bruno Apitz, German writer, dies at 78
  • 1979-06-01 Werner Forssman, German urologist (Nobel 1956), dies
  • 1979-06-03 Arno Schmidt, German writer, dies at 65
  • 1979-06-28 Paul Dessau, German composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33), dies at 84
  • 1979-07-21 Ludwig Renn, German writer, dies at 90
  • 1979-08-10 Walther Gerlach, German Physicist (Stern–Gerlach effect) dies at 90
  • 1979-08-24 Hanna Reitsch, German test pilot (b. 1912)
  • 1979-12-07 Nicolas Born, German writer, dies of cancer at 41
  • 1979-12-24 Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader, dies at 39
  • 1980-01-03 Axel Springer Jr, German photographer, commits suicide at 38
  • 1980-01-24 Lil Dagover, Dutch-born German actress (Spiders), dies at 92
  • 1980-02-16 Erich Hückel, German physicist (b. 1895)
  • 1980-02-22 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66
  • 1980-03-05 Winifred Wagner-William, German World Festival organizer, dies at 82
  • 1980-03-18 Erich Fromm, German/US psychoanalyst, dies at 79
  • 1980-04-25 Katia Mann, wife of German writer Thomas Mann (b. 1883)
  • 1980-06-05 Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician, dies at 70
  • 1980-06-08 Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (b. 1900)
  • 1980-06-21 Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, dies of a stroke at 56
  • 1980-08-22 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (b. 1891)
  • 1980-08-26 Rosa Albach-Retty, German actress (b. 1874)
  • 1980-09-03 Fabian von Schlabendorff, German resistance fighter/judge, dies at 73
  • 1980-09-04 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
  • 1980-11-07 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, dies at 73
  • 1980-12-16 Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (b. 1900)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1980-12-24 Karl Dönitz, German naval admiral, and last leader of Nazi Germany (b. 1891)

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz
  • 1981-02-15 Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
  • 1981-04-30 Peter Huchel, German poet, dies at 78
  • 1981-06-23 Zarah Leander, Swedish/German singer/actress (Gabriela), dies at 79
  • 1981-06-26 Peter Kreuder, German composer, dies
  • 1981-06-28 Peter Paul Kreuder, German composer, dies at 75
  • 1981-08-21 Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85
  • 1981-09-01 Albert Speer, German NSDAP-architect/minister of Army at 76
  • 1981-11-20 Rolf Bongs, German writer, dies at 74
  • 1981-11-29 Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (b. 1895)
  • 1982-02-04 Georg Konrad Morgen, German judge (b. 1909)
  • 1982-03-29 Carl Orff, German composer (Mouth, Antigonae), dies at 86
  • 1982-03-29 Walter Hallstein, W German politician (CDU, H-doctrine), dies at 80
  • 1982-03-31 Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer/resistor, dies at 85
  • 1982-04-06 Paul Wiens, German writer and Stasi informant, dies at 59
  • 1982-04-09 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist/dissident, dies
  • 1982-05-10 Peter Weiss, German playwright (Marat-Sade), dies at 65
  • 1982-06-10 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director, dies of drug overdose at 36
  • 1982-06-26 Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist, dies
  • 1982-07-10 Gustav MR von Koenigswald, German/Dutch paleontologist, dies at 79
  • 1982-08-08 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
  • 1982-11-18 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), dies at 60
  • 1982-12-09 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Song against Death), dies at 87
  • 1982-12-18 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German pilot (b. 1916)
  • 1983-01-08 Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter pilot (b. 1919)
  • 1983-02-14 Lina Radke, German athlete (b. 1903)
  • 1983-04-24 Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
  • 1983-07-10 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82
  • 1983-08-06 Klaus Nomi, German singer (b. 1944)
  • 1983-08-18 Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902)
  • 1984-01-09 Wolfgang Staudte, German director (Ciske de Rat), dies at 77
  • 1984-02-24 Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (b. 1912)
  • 1984-03-03 Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor, dies at 81
  • 1984-03-06 Martin Niemöller, German submarine capt/anti-nazi minister, dies at 92
  • 1984-04-30 Arthur T "Bomber" Harris, bombed nazi-Germany, dies
  • 1984-05-14 Walter Rauff, German colonel (b. 1906)
  • 1984-08-11 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (b. 1916)
  • 1984-11-28 Hans Speidel, German gen/NATO-supreme commander (1957-64), dies at 87
  • 1984-11-29 Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1984-12-11 Oskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (b. 1911)
  • 1985-05-08 Karl Marx, German composer/conductor, dies at 87
  • 1985-07-16 Heinrich Böll, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • 1985-08-12 Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
  • 1985-08-22 Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, dies at 97
  • 1985-09-01 Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
  • 1985-09-22 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), dies at 73
  • 1985-09-30 Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64
  • 1985-11-25 Franz Hildebrandt, German Theologian(b. 1909)
  • 1986-01-23 Joseph Beuys, West German avant-garde artist/politician, dies at 64
  • 1986-01-27 Lilli Palmer, German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71
  • 1986-07-09 Karl-Heinz Beckurts, West german Siemens manager, murdered
  • 1986-08-01 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, dies at 70
  • 1986-11-04 Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1986-11-13 Rudolf Schock, German opera/operetta singer, dies at 71
  • 1987-01-14 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), dies at 86
  • 1987-01-16 Ilse Lagner, German antiwar writer, dies at 87
  • 1987-01-19 Fred Lohse, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1987-03-13 Bernhard Grzimek, West German zoologist, dies at 77
  • 1987-03-26 Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)
  • 1987-10-19 Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)
  • 1987-12-18 Conny Plank, German record producer and musician (b. 1940)
  • 1988-01-03 Rose Ausländer, German poet (b. 1901)