German History (Part 18)

Historical Events

Events 1701 - 1,800 of 1,893

  • 1977-10-18 West German commandos liberate Boeing 737 with 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
  • 1978-09-20 Yamada Mumon Roshi visits Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach Germany
  • 1979-05-16 FC Barcelona of Spain wins 19th European Cup Winner's Cup against Fortuna Düsseldorf of West Germany 4-3 in Basel
  • 1979-05-23 West-Germany elects Karl Carstens president
  • 1979-09-16 The families of Peter Strelzyk and Gunter Wetzel arrive in West Germany from Communist East Germany in a hot air balloon
  • 1979-10-11 German DR frees dissidents Rudolf Bahro & Nico Hubner
  • 1980-03-14 Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay
  • 1980-05-26 Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
  • 1980-06-22 UEFA European Championship: West Germany defeat Belgium 2-1 in Rome
  • 1980-06-23 West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
  • 1980-06-30 West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow
  • 1980-08-01 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set high jump record
  • 1980-11-13 Gabriella Brum, 18, of West Germany crowned 30th Miss World; she resigns the next day because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980-11-15 Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1981-04-22 Almost 1 million West German metal workers go on strike
  • 1981-05-13 Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st European Cup Winner's Cup against Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2-1 in Düsseldorf
  • 1981-06-13 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany
  • 1982-04-19 86th Boston Marathon: Alberto Salazar of United States 1st man in 2:08:51 and Charlotte Teske of West Germany 1st woman in 2:29:33

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982-04-24 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1982-04-24 27th Eurovision Song Contest: Nicole for Germany wins singing "Ein bichen Frieden" in Harrogate
  • 1982-07-11 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for football's 12th World Cup in Madrid
  • 1982-07-25 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • 1982-07-31 Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria & France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
  • 1982-08-17 The first Compact Discs (CDs) were released to the public in Germany.
  • 1982-08-29 The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
  • 1982-10-01 West Germany's Parliament ousts Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor for Helmut Kohl
  • 1982-10-04 Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR
  • 1983-03-06 Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections
  • 1983-06-02 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany
  • 1983-06-16 Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
  • 1983-06-25 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
  • 1983-07-24 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switz (2-1)
  • 1983-07-27 104°F (40.3°C) in Garmersdorf (German record)
  • 1984-01-28 Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany
  • 1984-06-09 Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts
  • 1984-06-09 Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD
  • 1984-07-20 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m
  • 1984-07-21 Marita Koch of E Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s
  • 1984-10-25 West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption
  • 1985-04-25 West German Parliament ruled it illegal to deny the holocaust
  • 1985-06-21 American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
  • 1985-08-23 West German top counter espionage Hans Tiedge moves to German DR
  • 1985-10-06 Marita Koch of E Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia
  • 1985-12-22 74th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Germany in Munich (3-2)
  • 1986-02-09 West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17)
  • 1986-06-21 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
  • 1986-06-29 FIFA World Cup: Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in football's 13th World Cup in Mexico City
  • 1986-06-29 Argentina becomes world champion soccer team (3-2 against W-Germany)
  • 1986-08-29 Heike Drechsler of East Germany ties world women's 200 m mark (21.71s)
  • 1987-01-13 West German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987-03-23 West Germany SPD chairman Willy Brandt resigns

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1987-04-27 US Justice Department bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering US, due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WW II
  • 1987-05-13 Ajax of the Netherlands win 27th European Cup Winner's Cup against Lokomotive Leipzig 1-0 of East Germany in Athens
  • 1987-05-14 "Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany
  • 1987-05-28 Mathias Rust, 18 year old West German pilot, makes unauthorized landing near Red Square, Moscow in USSR
  • 1987-08-02 25th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1)
  • 1987-09-02 Trial begins in Moscow for West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Finland to Moscow, USSR
  • 1988-06-09 "Bloodsport (1987)" premieres in Germany
  • 1988-08-28 70 killed in crash of three Italian air force fighters at air show at Ramstein, Germany
  • 1988-10-19 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
  • 1988-11-25 German politician Rita Süssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.
  • 1988-12-17 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • 1988-12-19 Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated
  • 1989-01-27 German war criminals Fischer & Aus der Funten freed
  • 1989-02-27 German war criminals Aus der Funten and Fischer freed in Holland
  • 1989-09-10 East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary & Czechoslovakia)
  • 1989-09-30 West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher grants escaping East Germans free passage to the West in speech from West German embassy balcony in Prague
  • 1989-10-01 Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
  • 1989-10-18 East German state/party leader Erich Honecker, resigns
  • 1989-11-10 Germans begin demolishing the Berlin Wall
  • 1989-12-01 East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution
  • 1989-12-17 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)
  • 1990-02-13 US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify
  • 1990-03-18 1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists
  • 1990-04-12 1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for Nazi holocaust & asks for forgivenesss
  • 1990-04-24 West & East Germany agree to merge currency & economies on July 1st
  • 1990-05-18 East and West Germany sign a monetary union treaty
  • 1990-06-21 Parliaments of W & E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
  • 1990-06-30 East & West Germany merge their economies
  • 1990-07-01 German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency
  • 1990-07-08 FIFA World Cup: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for football's 14th World Cup in Rome
  • 1990-08-23 East & West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3
  • 1990-08-29 C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, killing 13
  • 1990-08-31 East & West Germany sign a treaty to join legal & political systems
  • 1990-09-12 US, United Kingdom, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge
  • 1990-09-20 Both East and West Germany ratify reunification
  • 1990-09-24 East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact
  • 1990-09-24 West German Pres Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty
  • 1990-10-02 Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
  • 1990-10-02 Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
  • 1990-10-03 Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight
  • 1990-10-04 Regional elections held, in what is East Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-11-20 Saddam Hussein announces plans to release German hostages

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1990-12-02 First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany
  • 1991-02-13 Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel
  • 1991-06-20 The Bundestag (German parliament) decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 2,721

  • 1910-07-02 Hans Gunther Adler, German writer
  • 1910-08-01 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), Stuttgart Germany, photojournalist
  • 1910-09-16 Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)
  • 1910-09-18 Josef Tal, Israeli composer (Israeli art music), born in Pinne, German Poland (d. 2008)
  • 1910-10-28 Marie Dollinger, Germany, dropped bataan in 1936 Olympic sprint
  • 1910-11-11 Franz Kemser, Germany, 4 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 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)
  • 1911-04-30 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), born in Pitzling, Bavaria (d. 2002)
  • 1911-05-10 Bel Kaufman, American author, born in Berlin, Germany, (d. 2014)
  • 1911-05-14 Hans Vogt, German composer, born in Danzig (d. 1992)
  • 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)
  • 1912-07-27 Hilde Domin, [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, born in Cologne (d. 2006)
  • 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)
  • 1913-02-26 Hermann Lenz, German writer (Swabian Chronicle), born in Stuttgart (d. 1998)
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1913-12-18 Willy Brandt, Chancellor of West Germany (1969-74, Nobel 1971) born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1992)

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1914-01-18 Arno Schmidt, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1979)
  • 1914-02-04 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
  • 1914-04-22 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, born in Amberg, Bavaria (d. 1988)
  • 1914-04-22 Michael Wittman, German soldier and tank ace (d. 1944)
  • 1914-05-24 Lilli Palmer, [Peiser], German actress (Cloak and Dagger), born in Pozen (d. 1986)
  • 1914-06-08 Kurt Barthel [KuBa], German writer and political activist, born in Garnsdorf (d. 1967)
  • 1914-06-22 Lilo Hardel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1999)
  • 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, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 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)
  • 1915-03-11 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, born in Hannover (d. 1999)
  • 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)
  • 1916-03-08 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1916-07-02 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
  • 1916-07-06 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1970)
  • 1916-08-20 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1984)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 1,862

  • 1998-06-08 Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903)
  • 1998-06-20 Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (b. 1942)
  • 1998-06-29 Horst Jankowski, German pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1998-07-22 Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 1998-08-05 Otto Kretschmer, German U-boat commander (b. 1912)
  • 1998-11-09 Ursula Reit, German actress (b. 1914)
  • 1998-12-21 Ernst Gunther Schenck, German doctor who joined the Sturmabteilung in 1933 {b. 1904)
  • 1998-12-29 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), dies at 90
  • 1999-01-02 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)
  • 1999-03-03 Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 1999-03-24 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's activist (b. 1902)
  • 1999-04-10 Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-born biochemist (b. 1910)
  • 1999-04-13 Willi Stoph, German politician (b. 1914)
  • 1999-06-21 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, dies at 84
  • 1999-08-26 Lilo Hardel, German writer, dies at 85
  • 1999-10-02 Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (b. 1921)
  • 1999-10-18 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, dies at 69
  • 1999-12-30 Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer (b. 1909)
  • 2000-01-08 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (b. 1918)
  • 2000-03-18 Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
  • 2000-06-20 Karl Mickel, German writer, dies at 64
  • 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)
  • 2002-03-17 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), dies at 90
  • 2002-04-26 Robert Steinhäuser German spree killer (b.1983)
  • 2002-05-28 Jean Berger [Arthur Schloßberg], German-born American composer, dies at 92
  • 2002-06-17 Fritz Walter, German footballer (b. 1920)
  • 2002-07-26 Jutta Hecker, German writer, dies at 97
  • 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)
  • 2003-07-02 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and director, dies at 73
  • 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)
  • 2006-02-22 Hilde Domin [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, dies at 96
  • 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)
  • 2007-10-05 Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), dies at 78
  • 2007-10-26 Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (b. 1943)