Today in German History (Part 17)

Historical Events

Events 1601 - 1,700 of 1,884

  • 1965-02-26 West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
  • 1965-03-14 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
  • 1965-03-25 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
  • 1965-05-12 Israel & West Germany exchange letters beginning diplomatic relations
  • 1965-05-13 Several Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1965-05-19 West Ham United of England win 5th European Cup Winner's Cup against 1860 München of West Germany 2-0 in London
  • 1965-09-16 Sobibor trial opens in Hagen, West Germany
  • 1965-09-19 Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections
  • 1966-05-05 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • 1966-05-27 55th German F-104 Starfighter crashes
  • 1966-06-11 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
  • 1966-07-30 FIFA World Cup: England beats West Germany 4-2 for football's 8th World Cup in London
  • 1966-12-01 Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor
  • 1967-05-31 Bayern Munchen of West Germany wins 7th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rangers of Scotland 1-0 in Nuremberg
  • 1968-04-06 94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution
  • 1968-04-08 New socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect
  • 1968-04-09 German DR adopts constitution
  • 1968-05-23 AC Milan of Italy win 8th European Cup Winner's Cup against Hamburger SV of West Germany 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1968-05-30 University church in Leipzig, German DR, blown up
  • 1968-05-30 West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law
  • 1968-06-30 East German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
  • 1968-09-28 Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21.995 miles in 1 hr
  • 1969-02-25 West Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet.
  • 1969-03-05 Gustav Heinemann elected president of West Germany
  • 1969-05-08 Cambodia recognizes German DR
  • 1969-07-07 German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal
  • 1969-09-28 SPD wins West German Parliament elections
  • 1969-10-21 Willy Brandt elected chancellor of West Germany
  • 1969-11-24 West German president Heinemann visits Netherlands
  • 1970-02-01 West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract
  • 1970-02-10 Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel at Val d'Isere, France, killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths
  • 1970-03-19 W German chancellor & E German premier meet
  • 1970-03-21 Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.
  • 1970-05-14 The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.
  • 1970-08-31 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 1970-12-07 West Germany & Poland normalize relations
  • 1971-03-01 Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
  • 1971-05-03 Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1971-09-16 West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1971-10-20 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1971-12-10 West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace
  • 1971-12-17 "Diamonds are Forever", 7th James Bond film, last starring Sean Conner, also starring Jill St. John is 1st released in West Germany
  • 1972-02-16 German mass murderers "Three of Breda" freed
  • 1972-03-04 Erhard Keller (Germany) skates world record 1000m (1:18.5)
  • 1972-05-21 The Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) kidnaps and shoots dead William Best (19), a soldier in the Royal Irish Rangers stationed in Germany whilst on leave at home
  • 1972-06-01 West German police arrest Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader
  • 1972-06-07 German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel
  • 1972-06-15 West German police arrested RAF leader Ulrike Meinhof
  • 1972-06-18 UEFA European Championship: West Germany defeat Soviet Union 3-0 in Brussels
  • 1972-08-26 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR
  • 1972-09-06 Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre
  • 1972-09-10 20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR
  • 1972-09-14 West Germany & Poland establish diplomatic relations
  • 1972-11-19 Willy Brandts SPD wins West German election
  • 1972-12-14 Willy Brandt re-elected West German chancellor
  • 1972-12-21 Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany
  • 1972-12-27 Belgium recognizes German DR
  • 1973-01-05 Netherlands recognizes German DR
  • 1973-04-17 German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded.
  • 1973-05-18 Soviet party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany
  • 1973-06-25 Udo Beyer of East Germany puts the shot a record 20.47 m
  • 1973-09-18 German FR & German DR admitted to UN
  • 1973-10-01 USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
  • 1973-10-03 Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
  • 1973-12-11 West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czech

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974-02-13 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1974-04-25 Gunther Guillaume, an aide to West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, found to be a spy
  • 1974-05-06 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns
  • 1974-05-08 FC Magdenburg of East Germany win 14th European Cup Winner's Cup against AC Milan of Italy 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1974-05-16 Helmut Schmidt becomes West German Chancellor
  • 1974-07-07 FIFA World Cup: West Germany beats the Netherlands 2-1 for football's 10th World Cup in Munich
  • 1974-09-03 US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations
  • 1974-10-07 German Democratic Republic amends constitution
  • 1974-12-10 Helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun
  • 1975-04-21 79th Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:09:55 and Liane Winter of West Germany 1st woman in 2:42:24 (world record for female)
  • 1975-04-25 West German embassy blown up in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1975-06-08 2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-07-08 Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West-Germany

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1975-08-03 Poland & West Germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans
  • 1976-01-15 US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit
  • 1976-06-20 UEFA European Championship: Czechoslovakia defeat West Germany 5-3 in penalties after drawing 2-2 during regular time in Belgrade
  • 1976-06-24 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
  • 1976-06-27 Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda
  • 1976-06-27 Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers members Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany
  • 1976-10-03 Helmuth Kohl's CDU wins German parliament election
  • 1976-11-01 W German Generals Krupinski and Franke admit to having been Nazis
  • 1976-11-26 German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
  • 1976-12-22 German DR banishes singer Nina Hagen
  • 1977-04-07 German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.
  • 1977-04-28 Andreas Baader & members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1977-05-25 "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released
  • 1977-08-23 Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR
  • 1977-09-05 RAF kidnap West German work chairman Schleyer
  • 1977-09-22 West German Red Army Faction terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht
  • 1977-10-17 West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages & killing 3 of 4 hijackers
  • 1977-10-18 W German commandos liberate Boeing 737, 86 hostages at Mogadishu
  • 1977-10-19 Corpse of kidnapped West German, H M Schleyer, found
  • 1978-01-19 The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
  • 1978-05-04 Russian leader Brezhnev visits West-Germany
  • 1978-08-26 Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 2,551

  • 1910-12-23 Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (d. 1961)
  • 1911-01-29 Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
  • 1911-03-16 Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • 1911-03-29 Brigitte Horney, German actress (d. 1988)
  • 1911-03-31 Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (d. 1986)
  • 1911-04-01 Gunther Rennert, Essen Germany, opera director/producer
  • 1911-04-24 Karl O Schiller, German economist (Minister of Economics)
  • 1911-04-26 Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
  • 1911-05-10 Bel Kaufman, American author, born in Berlin, Germany, (d. 2014)
  • 1911-06-29 Bernhard, Germany, Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands)
  • 1911-07-28 Gerhard Stoeck, Germany, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1911-08-24 Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister
  • 1911-10-15 James H[enry] Schmitz, Germany, sci-fi author (Lion Game)
  • 1911-11-29 Klaus E J Fuchs, Rüsselsheim Germany, German/British atomic physicist/spy
  • 1911-12-14 Hans von Ohain, German/American aerospace engineer (d. 1998)
  • 1912-01-07 Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
  • 1912-01-21 Konrad Bloch, Germany, biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
  • 1912-02-02 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox)
  • 1912-02-06 Eva Braun, mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler, born Munich Germany
  • 1912-02-14 Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
  • 1912-02-28 Helmut Coing, German lawyer/director (Max-Planck-institute)
  • 1912-03-23 Alfred Schwarzmann, Germany, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1936)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1912-03-23 Werner von Braun, German rocket scientist (I Aim at the Stars), born in Wirsitz, Germany (now Wyrzysk, Poland) (d. 1977)

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun
  • 1912-03-29 Hanna Reitsch, German test pilot (d. 1979)
  • 1912-05-01 Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander (d. 1998)
  • 1912-05-02 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate
  • 1912-05-18 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer
  • 1912-06-05 Josef Neckermann, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1912-06-09 Ingolf Dahl, Hamburg Germany, composer (Andante & Arioso)
  • 1912-06-18 Henry Brandon, actor (Drums of Fu Manchu), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1912-06-30 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (d. 2003)
  • 1912-08-11 Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (d. 1954)
  • 1912-08-25 Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany 1971-89), born in Neunkirchen (d. 1994)
  • 1912-08-29 Emil Schumacher, German painter (Tangible Objects)
  • 1912-09-05 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer (d. 2001)
  • 1912-09-18 Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (d. 2005)
  • 1912-09-19 Kurt Sanderling, Arys Germany, conductor (E Berlin Symph 1960-77)
  • 1912-10-14 Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (Sociology of Sex)
  • 1912-11-20 Otto von Habsburg, Austrian-German nobleman, head of the Habsburg house
  • 1912-11-28 Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany)
  • 1913-01-15 Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963)
  • 1913-01-29 Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
  • 1913-02-25 Gert Froebe, Saxony Germany, actor (Goldfinger)
  • 1913-03-18 Reinhard Hardegen, German U-Boat commander
  • 1913-04-10 Stefan Heym, German/US author (Crusaders, Family Benda)
  • 1913-04-21 Kai-Uwe von Hassel, German politician
  • 1913-05-27 Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German cartoonist/painter
  • 1913-06-02 Walter Andreas Schwarz, German singer and author (d. 1992)
  • 1913-06-28 Walter Oesau, German pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1913-07-02 Edith Heerdegen, Dresden Germany, actress (Serpent's Egg, Monpti)
  • 1913-07-14 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP)
  • 1913-07-16 Peter Van Eyck, Steinwehr Germany, actor (Brain, Wages of Fear)
  • 1913-09-15 Hans Filbinger, German politician (CDU)
  • 1913-09-26 Ernst Schnabel, German sailor/dramatist (Anne Frank)
  • 1913-10-02 Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
  • 1913-10-22 Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (d. 2008)
  • 1913-11-11 German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, composer
  • 1913-11-24 Gisela Mauermeyer, Germany, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1913-12-18 Willy Brandt, [Herbert Frahm], German chancellor (1969-74, Nobel 1971)
  • 1914-02-04 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
  • 1914-03-24 Lilli Palmer, Posen Germany, actress (Boys From Brazil, Sebastian)
  • 1914-04-22 Michael Wittman, German soldier and tank ace (d. 1944)
  • 1914-05-24 Lilli Palmer, [Peiser], Germany, actress (Gentle Sex, Lotte in Weimar)
  • 1914-07-01 Cristyl Cranz, Germany, slalom (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1914-07-09 Willi Stoph, president German DR
  • 1914-08-12 Gerd Buchdahl, German philosopher (d. 2001)
  • 1914-09-04 Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive, third postwar chairman of Volkswagen (d. 2003)
  • 1914-09-21 John Kluge, Chemnitz Germany, media CEO (Metromedia)/billionaire
  • 1914-12-05 Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (d. 1989)
  • 1914-12-14 Karl Carstens, German (CDU)/pres Germany (1979-84)
  • 1914-12-26 Annemarie Wendl, German actress (d. 2006)
  • 1915-01-20 C W Ceram, [Kurt W Marek], German/US writer (March of Archaeology)
  • 1915-01-30 Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976, by assassination)
  • 1915-02-23 Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
  • 1915-03-17 Hans Namuth, German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
  • 1915-05-29 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (d. 1990)
  • 1915-08-25 Walter Trampler, Munich Germany, violist (Beaux Arts Trio)
  • 1915-09-04 Rudolf Schock, German opera/operette singer
  • 1915-09-06 Franz Josef Strauss, Germany, nazi/minister of defense (1956-62)
  • 1915-09-19 Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer and comedian (d. 1973)
  • 1915-12-13 Curd Jürgens, German-born Austrian actor (d. 1982)
  • 1916-02-25 Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
  • 1916-07-02 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
  • 1916-08-20 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1984)
  • 1916-11-08 Peter Weiss, Germany, Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
  • 1916-12-09 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect/writer (Mozart biog)
  • 1916-12-27 Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (d. 1953)
  • 1917-01-02 Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1917-01-05 Wieland Wagner, German opera director
  • 1917-04-16 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1917-06-02 Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • 1917-09-06 Philipp von Boeselager, German Wehrmacht officer, failed assassin of Adolf Hitler (d. 2008)
  • 1917-09-09 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (d. 1942)
  • 1917-11-27 Tiny Rowland, [Roland Fuhrop], German/British owner (Observer)
  • 1918-01-02 Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
  • 1918-02-06 Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • 1918-03-03 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • 1918-03-10 Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot
  • 1918-03-20 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (Soldiers)
  • 1918-04-06 Karen Verne, actress (Madame X), born in Berlin, Germany

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 1,727

  • 2000-01-08 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (b. 1918)
  • 2000-03-18 Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
  • 2000-09-02 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)
  • 2000-10-15 Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)
  • 2000-12-06 Werner Klemperer, German-born actor (Hogan's Heroes), dies at 80
  • 2001-01-14 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)
  • 2001-02-12 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress (b. 1912)
  • 2001-04-05 Brother Theodore, German comedian (b. 1906)
  • 2001-07-26 Peter von Zahn, German journalist (b. 1913)
  • 2001-07-29 Wau Holland, German computer hacker (b. 1951)
  • 2001-09-06 Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)
  • 2001-10-02 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
  • 2001-10-24 Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German neo-Nazi (b. 1937)
  • 2001-11-17 Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 2001-12-14 W. G. Sebald, German writer (b. 1944)
  • 2001-12-16 Stefan Heym, German author (b. 1913)
  • 2002-02-01 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (b. 1925)
  • 2002-02-08 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (b. 1930)
  • 2002-02-28 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (b. 1920)
  • 2002-03-13 Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 2002-04-26 Robert Steinhäuser German spree killer (b.1983)
  • 2002-05-28 Jean Berger, German-born composer (b. 1909)
  • 2002-06-17 Fritz Walter, German footballer (b. 1920)
  • 2002-11-02 Tonio Selwart, German actor (b. 1896)
  • 2002-11-07 Rudolf Augstein, German publisher (b. 1923)
  • 2002-12-02 Arno Peters, German historian (b. 1916)
  • 2003-03-03 Horst Buchholz, German actor (b. 1933)
  • 2003-03-18 Karl Kling, German race car driver (b. 1910)
  • 2003-03-19 Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (b. 1926)
  • 2003-04-20 Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1911)
  • 2003-06-05 Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (b. 1945)
  • 2003-07-25 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (b. 1912)
  • 2003-08-14 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2003-09-08 Leni Riefenstahl, German film director (b. 1902)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 2003-09-17 Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)
  • 2003-09-18 Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
  • 2003-12-06 Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (b. 1909)
  • 2003-12-31 Arthur R. von Hippel German-born physicist (b. 1898)
  • 2004-01-23 Helmut Newton, German-born photographer (b. 1920)
  • 2004-04-05 Heiner Zieschang, German mathematician (b. 1936)
  • 2004-11-19 Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)
  • 2005-01-05 Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)
  • 2005-01-14 Rudolph Moshammer, German fashion designer (b. 1940)
  • 2005-01-15 Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)
  • 2005-02-02 Max Schmeling, German boxer (1930-32 World Heavyweight Champion), dies at 99
  • 2005-02-03 Ernst Mayr, German-born biologist (b. 1904)
  • 2005-03-06 Hans Bethe, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • 2005-03-09 Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (b. 1912)
  • 2005-04-01 Harald Juhnke, German entertainer (b. 1929)
  • 2005-04-22 Erika Fuchs, German translator (b. 1906)
  • 2005-05-24 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, dies at 83
  • 2005-06-05 Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)
  • 2005-07-06 Bruno Augenstein, German-born mathematician (b. 1923)
  • 2005-07-25 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
  • 2005-08-08 Ilse Werner, German actress (b. 1921)
  • 2005-08-25 Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)
  • 2005-10-28 Eugene K. Bird, German prison director (b. 1926)
  • 2005-12-26 Erich Topp, German submarine commander (b. 1914)
  • 2006-01-11 Markus Löffel (Mark Spoon), German DJ (b. 1966)
  • 2006-01-27 Johannes Rau, 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)
  • 2006-02-16 Ernie Stautner, German-born American football player (b. 1925)
  • 2006-04-02 Nina Schenk von Stauffenberg, German wife of Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (b. 1913)
  • 2006-06-09 Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
  • 2006-06-30 Robert Gernhardt, German satirist (b. 1937)
  • 2006-08-26 Rainer Barzel, German politician (b. 1924)
  • 2006-09-11 Joachim Fest, German journalist and author (b. 1926)
  • 2006-11-09 Markus Wolf, East German Intelligence Director (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-11 Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
  • 2007-02-27 Bernd von Freytag-Loringhoven, German soldier (b. 1914)
  • 2007-04-28 Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)
  • 2007-06-22 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, German artist, worked collaboratively with Hilla Becher his wife, dies at 75
  • 2007-07-22 Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
  • 2007-07-25 Bernd Jakubowski, German goalkeeper (b. 1952)
  • 2007-08-06 Heinz Barth, German convicted war criminal (SS) (b. 1920)
  • 2007-09-02 Franz-Benno Delonge, German game designer (b. 1957)
  • 2007-10-26 Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (b. 1943)
  • 2007-11-04 Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2007-12-05 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (b. 1928)
  • 2008-01-03 Werner Dollinger, German politician and economist (b. 1918)
  • 2008-02-07 Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (b. 1913)
  • 2008-03-05 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American professor of computer science (b.1923)
  • 2008-03-20 Klaus Dinger, German Musician (b. 1946)
  • 2008-07-27 Horst Stein, German conductor (b. 1928)
  • 2008-09-22 Thomas Doerflein, German Zookeeper (b. 1963)
  • 2008-12-17 Freddy Breck, German schlager singer, composer, record producer and news anchor (b. 1942)
  • 2009-06-17 Ralf Dahrendorf, German-born sociologist and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2009-06-30 Pina Bausch, German choreographer (b. 1940)
  • 2009-07-22 Peter Krieg, German documentary filmmaker, producer and writer (b. 1947)
  • 2009-07-30 Peter Zadek, German theatre director (b. 1926)
  • 2009-09-19 Eduard Zimmermann, German broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 2009-10-04 Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
  • 2009-10-11 Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1969)
  • 2009-11-10 Robert Enke, German football goalkeeper (b. 1977)
  • 2010-01-14 Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
  • 2010-03-21 Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (b. 1919)
  • 2010-03-30 Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)
  • 2010-05-24 Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
  • 2010-08-11 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • 2010-11-30 Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • 2010-12-12 Peter Pagel, German footballer (b. 1956)