German History (Part 17)

Historical Events

Events 1601 - 1,700 of 1,916

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963-10-02 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • 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
  • 1964-06-06 Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume.
  • 1964-06-11 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia
  • 1964-09-09 German DR government allows short visits to West Germany
  • 1964-09-24 Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of German DR
  • 1965-02-24 East German president Ulbricht visits Egypt
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Release

1966-11-24 The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released 1st in West Germany

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1969-10-21 Willy Brandt elected chancellor of West Germany

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1969-11-24 West German President Heinemann visits The 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 communist 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
Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 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 West 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 Czechoslovakia

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
  • 1974-05-15 Walter Scheel succeeds Gustav Heinemann as West German President
  • 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 and Germany; later makes closest flyby of the 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 2,896

  • 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)
  • 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 and sculptor (Rose, Black King), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 1900-04-28 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)
  • 1900-06-17 Hermann Reuter, German composer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1985)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1900-06-17 Martin Bormann, German Nazi leader (Hitler's secretary, chief of the Party Chancellery), born in Wegeleben, Germany (d. 1945)

Nazi leader Martin Bormann
Nazi leader
Martin Bormann
  • 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), born in Altona, Hamburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 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)
  • 1901-04-14 Martin Kessel, German writer, born in Plauen (d. 1990)
  • 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)
  • 1901-06-10 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1901-06-23 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), born in Unna, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1901-07-07 Gustav Knuth, Braunschweig Germany, actor (Freddy Unter Fremden)
  • 1901-08-15 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, born in Lutherstadt, Wittenberg, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1901-09-12 Ernst Pepping, German composer, born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 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 who discovered the uncertainty principle (Nobel 1932), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1901-12-10 F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1901-12-27 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1992)

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
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, actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 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)
  • 1902-05-23 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), born in Berlin (d. 1985)
  • 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, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1902-09-25 Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche)
  • 1902-10-18 Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 2,002

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1977-12-07 Peter Carl Goldmark, German-Hungarian engineer (developed the LP record format), dies in a car accident at 77
  • 1978-01-24 Herta Oberheuser, German doctor (b. 1911)
  • 1978-02-09 Herbert Kappler, German head of Nazi police and security services (SS) in Rome during WWII, dies at 70
  • 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 Forssmann, German urologist (Nobel 1956), dies at 74
  • 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, German actress and wife of German writer Thomas Mann, dies at 96
  • 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 admiral and last leader of Nazi Germany, dies of heart attack at 89

Naval commander and Nazi leader Karl Dönitz
Naval commander and Nazi leader
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 architect and Nazi leader (Reich Minister for Armaments and War Production), dies of a stroke 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 filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), 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
  • 1984-01-11 Fritz Geissler, German composer, dies at 62
  • 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)
  • 1985-04-06 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), dies at 82
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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