German History (Part 18)

Historical Events

Events 1701 - 1,800 of 1,918

  • 1975-06-08 2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35

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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 and members of terrorist group the Red Army Faction (Baader-Meinhof Gang) 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 Red Army Faction kidnaps and subsequently murders West German business executive Hanns Martin 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 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

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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

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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 bißchen 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982-10-01 West Germany's Christian Democrat Union ousts Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor, replacing him with Helmut Kohl

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • 1982-10-04 West German parliament officially confirms Helmut Kohl as the country's new Chancellor
  • 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
  • 1986-08-29 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 2,899

  • 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)
  • 1903-05-09 Walter Dehmel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1960)
  • 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)
  • 1903-08-29 Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), born in Zeitz (d. 1972)
  • 1903-09-11 Theodor Adorno, German philosopher/sociologist
  • 1903-09-26 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, born in Dessau (d. 1974)
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1904-03-07 Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi leader (head of Bohemia and Moravia and the Reich Main Security Office), born in Halle an der Saale (d. 1942)

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich
  • 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)
  • 1904-11-29 Egon Eiermann, German architect (d. 1970)
  • 1905-01-08 Carl Gustav Hempel, German Logical Positivist philosopher
  • 1905-01-17 Franz Schmid, Germany, ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
  • 1905-01-21 Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (d. 1978)
  • 1905-03-16 Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress (d. 1977)
  • 1905-03-19 Albert Speer, German architect and Nazi leader (Reich Minister for Armaments and War Production), born in Mannheim, German Empire (d. 1981)
  • 1905-03-23 Lale Andersen, German singer and cabaretist (d. 1972)
  • 1905-04-01 Winfried P I Zillig, German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica)
  • 1905-06-03 Martin Gottfried Weiss, German, commandant of Dachau concentration camp (d. 1946, by execution)
  • 1905-07-23 Erich Itor Kahn, Rimbach, Odenwald, German composer of Jewish descent
  • 1905-08-20 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (d. 1973)
  • 1905-09-27 Ernest Baier, Germany, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1905-09-28 Max Schmeling, Klein Luckow, Province of Pomerania, German world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)
  • 1905-11-04 Martin Raschke, German author/publisher/war correspondent
  • 1905-11-09 Erika Mann, German/US author (Other Germany)/daughter of Thomas Mann
  • 1905-12-11 Eugen Fink, German philosopher
  • 1906-02-04 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Confessing Church)
  • 1906-03-17 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], actress (Gloria, Gold), born in Berlin, Germany

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1906-03-19 Adolf Eichmann, German Nazi officer (SS-Obersturmbannführer, Holocaust organizer), born in Solingen, German Empire (d. 1962)

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann
  • 1906-04-23 Marcel Hillaire, actor (Adv in Paradise), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1906-05-30 Bruno Gröning, German faith healer (d. 1959)
  • 1906-06-06 Max Zorn, German mathematician (lemma of Zorn)
  • 1906-06-09 Tonio Selwart, Germany, actor (Barefoot Contessa, Naked Maja)
  • 1906-06-19 Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1906-06-19 Walter Rauff, German colonel (d. 1984)
  • 1906-06-23 Wolfgang Koeppen, German author (Death in Rome), born in Greifswald, Pomerania (d. 1996)
  • 1906-06-26 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), born in Dhrönchen (d. 1970)
  • 1906-07-11 Herbert Wehner, German communist/anti-communist politician (SPD)
  • 1906-07-15 Rudolf "Rudi" Uhlenhaut, German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)
  • 1906-07-23 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist
  • 1906-07-28 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, born in Ölbronn-Dürrn (d. 1994)
  • 1906-08-25 Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU)
  • 1906-09-01 Franz Biebl, German composer (d. 2001)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1906-10-14 Hannah Arendt, German political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1975)

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • 1906-10-30 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist (d. 1970)
  • 1906-11-10 Josef Kramer, German concentration camp Commandant dubbed "The Beast of Belsen", born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1906-11-18 Klaus Mann, German/US author (Mephisto)/son of Thomas Mann
  • 1906-11-24 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
  • 1906-12-02 Peter Carl Goldmark, German-Hungarian engineer (developed the LP record format), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1977)
  • 1906-12-24 Franz Waxman, German film composer (d. 1967)
  • 1906-12-30 Johan A earl von Kielmansegg, German general/commandant NATO-Europe
  • 1907-03-11 Helmuth J von Moltke, German politician (July 20th plot)
  • 1907-03-13 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), born in Berlin (d. 1994)
  • 1907-03-24 Martin Kosleck, Germany, actor (Pursuit to Algiers)
  • 1907-03-30 Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (d. 1994)
  • 1907-05-09 Baldur von Schirach, German writer/nazi politician (Frame)
  • 1907-05-11 Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
  • 1907-05-14 Hans von der Groeben, German diplomat (d. 2005)
  • 1907-05-30 Elly Beinhorn, German pilot (d. 2007)
  • 1907-06-05 Rolf Bongs, German writer, born in Dusseldolf (d. 1981)
  • 1907-06-25 J Hans D Jensen, Germany, physicist (atomic nucleus-Nobel 1963)
  • 1907-07-03 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, born in Berlin (d. 2000)
  • 1907-08-13 Alfred Alwin Felix Krupp, Essen Germany, arms manufacturer
  • 1907-09-23 Herbert Kappler, German head of Nazi police and security services (SS) in Rome during WWII, born in Stuttgart, German Empire (d. 1978)
  • 1907-10-15 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1980)
  • 1907-10-27 Helmut Walcha, German organist (church music)
  • 1907-11-01 Rio Gebhardt, German musician and composer, born in Heilbronn (d. 1944)
  • 1907-11-08 Otto Brenner, German worker's union leader
  • 1907-11-15 Count Claus Schenck von Stauffenberg, German anti fascist colonel
  • 1907-12-27 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1908-01-16 Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
  • 1908-03-02 Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
  • 1908-03-17 Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996)
  • 1908-03-22 Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, born in Langenbeutingen (d. 2000)
  • 1908-03-26 Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling, Essen Germany, tennis star (French 1935)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 2,002

  • 1986-03-08 Hubert Fichte, German writer, dies of an AIDS related illness at 50
  • 1986-04-14 Horst Bastian, German writer and screenwriter, dies at 46
  • 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)
  • 1987-03-27 Bruno Kiefer, German-born Brazilian composer, dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1987-08-17 Rudolf Hess, German Nazi official (Deputy Fuhrer who dramatically escaped to Britain in 1941), commits suicide at 93 while in Spandau Prison

Nazi leader Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader
Rudolf Hess
  • 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)
  • 1988-01-24 Werner Fenchel, German mathematician (b. 1905)
  • 1988-01-28 Klaus Fuchs, German physicist (b. 1911)
  • 1988-03-08 Werner Hartmann, German physicist (b. 1912)
  • 1988-03-09 Kurt Georg Kiesinger, West German chancellor (1966-69), dies at 83
  • 1988-08-21 Hans Gunther Adler, German writer, dies at 78
  • 1988-10-03 Franz Josef Strauss, German FR min of defense (1956-62), dies at 73
  • 1988-11-07 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, dies at 74
  • 1988-11-16 Lotte Stam-Beese, German/Neth architect, dies at about 85
  • 1989-02-06 Chris Gueffroy, East German attempted defector (b. 1968)
  • 1989-02-27 Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (b. 1897)
  • 1989-06-09 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, dies at 68
  • 1989-06-23 Werner Best, German jurist and nazi leader (b. 1903)
  • 1989-07-17 Heinz Risse, German writer, dies at 91
  • 1989-09-21 F Fischer, German war criminal (4, Two of Breda), dies
  • 1989-11-30 Alfred Herrhausen, German CEO (Deutsche Bank), murdered at 59
  • 1989-12-08 Hans Hartung, German/French painter, dies
  • 1989-12-28 Hermann Oberth, German physicist (b. 1894)
  • 1990-01-19 Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
  • 1990-02-14 Tony Holiday, German singer
  • 1990-03-13 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (b. 1915)
  • 1990-04-15 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, dies at 80
  • 1990-06-14 Erna Berger, German soprano (b. 1900)
  • 1990-08-01 Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
  • 1990-11-30 Horst Bienek, German author, dies
  • 1990-12-14 Johannes von Thurn und Taxis, prince in Germany, dies at 64
  • 1991-02-11 Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building), dies at 90
  • 1991-02-14 Arno Breker, German sculptor (Third Reich), dies at 90
  • 1991-03-07 Greta Schoon, German poet, dies at 81
  • 1991-04-04 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (b. 1920)
  • 1991-05-15 Andreas Floer, German mathematician (b. 1956)
  • 1991-05-23 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (b. 1895)
  • 1991-08-21 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101
  • 1991-08-21 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect, dies
  • 1991-09-11 Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
  • 1991-10-09 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • 1992-01-13 Josef Neckermann, German founder mail-order firm/travel bureau, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1992-05-06 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), dies in Paris at 90

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich
  • 1992-05-13 Gisela Elsner, German writer, commits suicide at 55
  • 1992-05-19 Hans Vogt, German composer, dies at 81
  • 1992-05-30 Karl Carstens, president German FR (1979-84), dies at 77
  • 1992-07-19 Heinz Galinski, Pres (Central council for Jews in Germany), dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1992-10-08 Willy Brandt, Chancellor of West Germany (1969-74, Nobel 1971), dies of cancer at 78

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1992-10-19 Petra Kelly, founder (German Green Party), found dead at 44
  • 1992-11-13 Gregory Markopoulos, German/US director (Iliac Passion, Bliss), dies at 61
  • 1992-11-14 Earnest FH Happel, East German soccer/trainer/coach, dies
  • 1993-01-09 Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
  • 1993-01-26 Axel Von Dem Bussche, German aristocrat, dies
  • 1993-03-22 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreographer (Entartet), dies at 91
  • 1993-03-23 Hans Werner Richter, German writer/founder (Gruppe 47), dies at 84
  • 1993-04-03 Dieter Plage, German wildlife filmmaker, dies at 57
  • 1993-04-27 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer (Tie Exil im Exil), dies at 90
  • 1993-06-27 Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40
  • 1993-08-15 Robert W Kempner, German officer of justice in Prussia, dies at 93
  • 1993-08-18 Alf Bold, German festival programmer, dies of AIDS at 47
  • 1993-09-15 Herman Meyer, Germanist (Deutsche Dichtung), dies at 82
  • 1993-10-17 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist, dies at 84
  • 1993-12-06 Prof Wolfgang Paul, German physicist (Nobel 1989), dies at 80
  • 1994-01-16 Martin Kosleck, German/US actor (Hitler Gang), dies at 86
  • 1994-02-05 Hermann Abs, German banker to Adolf Hitler and Konrad Adenauer, dies at 92
  • 1994-03-02 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), dies at 86
  • 1994-03-10 Charles Bukowski, German/US writer (Barfly, Hollywood), dies at 73
  • 1994-03-12 Sandra Paretti, German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59
  • 1994-03-17 Walter Janka, German writer (Troubles with Truth), dies at 79
  • 1994-04-07 Angelus Gottfried "Golo" Mann, German/US historian, dies at 85
  • 1994-05-23 Carl Althoff, German circus director, dies at 82
  • 1994-05-29 Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany (1971-89), dies in Chile at 81
  • 1994-06-12 Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, murdered at 35
  • 1994-06-20 Charlotte Auerbach, British German-born geneticist and zoologist, dies at 94
  • 1994-07-14 Robert Jungk, German/French/Us/Austrian philosopher/historian, dies
  • 1994-07-18 Gottfried Reinhardt, [Goldmann], German/US director, dies at 83
  • 1994-07-24 Grete Schickedanz, German head mistress, dies at 82
  • 1994-08-12 Manfred Salzgeber, German film distributor/publicist, dies at about 51
  • 1994-08-13 Manfred Worner, German general/sec-gen of NATO (1988-94), dies at 59
  • 1994-08-18 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, dies at 88
  • 1994-09-02 Detlef Macha, German DR cyclist (5x world champ), dies at 35
  • 1994-09-16 Dolly Hare, German/British actress (Broken Blossom), dies at 84
  • 1994-09-27 Ruth Niehaus, German actress dies at 69
  • 1994-10-01 Paul Lorenzen, German philosopher (b. 1915)
  • 1994-10-04 Heinz Rohmann, German actor/dir (Brave Soldier Schwejk), dies at 92
  • 1994-10-20 Eberhard Feik, German actor (Tatort), dies at 50
  • 1994-10-30 Nyanaponika, [Siegmund Feniger), German scholar/author, dies at 93
  • 1994-11-17 G Waller, German/Swiss movie journalist (NRC/Variety), dies at 82
  • 1994-12-07 Elga Andersen, German/French model/actress (Global Affair), dies at 58
  • 1994-12-27 Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister, dies at 83