German History (Part 19)

Historical Events

Events 1801 - 1,900 of 1,905

  • 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.
  • 1991-09-19 Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps
  • 1992-04-12 Earthquake rocks Germany
  • 1992-05-06 Werder Bremen of Germany win 32nd European Cup winner's Cup against AS Monaco of France 2-0 in Lisbon
  • 1992-06-26 Denmark upsets German 2-0, to win European Soccer championship
  • 1992-06-26 UEFA European Championship: Denmark defeat Germany 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • 1992-07-19 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
  • 1993-05-29 Neo-Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen, Germany
  • 1993-07-25 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1993-08-13 4th World Championships in Athletics open at Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1993-08-22 4th World Championships in Athletics close at Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1993-10-31 German unemployment hits national record of 3.5 million
  • 1993-12-05 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
  • 1994-03-27 The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
  • 1994-04-18 98th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya 1st man in 2:07:15 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:21:45
  • 1994-05-23 Roman Herzog elected President of Germany
  • 1994-06-09 "Hudsucker Proxy" premieres in Germany
  • 1994-06-17 FIFA World Cup begins with Germany vs Bolivia (1-0) in Chicago
  • 1994-07-01 Roman Herzog sworn in as German president
  • 1994-07-24 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1994-07-30 Record 103.8°F (39.9°C) in Preschen Lausitz Germany
  • 1994-07-31 102.7°F (39.3°C) in Pleschen, East-Germany
  • 1994-10-09 Darmstadtium (element 110) created in Darmstadt, Germany
  • 1994-11-06 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
  • 1994-11-09 Chemical element Darmstadtium discovered at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near Darmstadt, German
  • 1994-11-15 Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)
  • 1994-11-17 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
  • 1995-04-17 99th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:22 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:25:11
  • 1995-11-12 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00
  • 1995-12-21 Martina Ertl of Germany wins her 3rd giant slalom world cup
  • 1996-01-27 Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • 1996-04-15 100th Boston Marathon: Moses Tanui of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:15.9 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:27:12
  • 1996-06-30 UEFA European Championship: Germany defeat Czech Republic 2-1 in London
  • 1997-01-10 Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
  • 1997-07-27 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany
  • 1997-07-28 Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion
  • 1997-08-25 Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.
  • 1998-04-20 German terrorist group Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.
  • 1998-05-13 Chelsea of England win 38th European Cup Winner's Cup against Stuttgart of Germany 1-0 in Stockholm
  • 1998-06-03 Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths.
  • 1999-02-24 The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.
  • 1999-04-19 The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
  • 2000-02-04 German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
  • 2000-10-07 Last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium, England defeated 1-0 by Germany, last goal scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. Match is Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley, the record for most appearances at the stadium.
  • 2002-04-26 Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
  • 2002-06-30 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Germany 2-0 for football's 17th World Cup in Yokohama
  • 2002-07-01 A Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71.
  • 2003-07-02 Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, insults German MP Martin Schulz by calling him a "kapo" during a session of the European Parliament.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2005-10-10 Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany conclude with the two parties agreeing to form a grand coalition with Angela Merkel as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 2005-11-22 Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany
  • 2006-01-12 The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.
  • 2006-07-27 The Federal Republic of Germany is deemed guilty in the loss of Bashkirian 2937 and DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006-08-15 Der Spiegel, Spiegel Online, publishes documents confirming German writer Günter Grass membership of the Waffen-SS in WWII

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 2006-09-22 A German maglev train crashes, killing 23.
  • 2007-01-18 Hurricane Kyrill: kills at least 44 in Western Europe: strongest British storm in 17 years kills 14 people, worst German storm since 1999 with 13 deaths and causes container Ship MSC Napoli to be destroyed off coast of Devon
  • 2007-09-05 Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
  • 2008-06-29 UEFA European Championship: Spain defeat Germany 1-0 in Vienna
  • 2008-11-13 Germany's economy, Europe's largest , contracted by 0.5% in the third quarter after GDP fell 0.4% in the second quarter, putting it in recession for the first time in five years
  • 2008-11-14 Eurozone officially slips into recession for the first time since its creation in 1999, pushed down by recessions in Germany and Italy
  • 2009-03-03 The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.
  • 2009-03-11 Winnenden school shooting - 17 people are killed at a school in Germany.
  • 2009-08-15 12th World Championships in Athletics open at Berlin, Germany
  • 2009-08-23 12th World Championships in Athletics close at Berlin, Germany
  • 2009-09-27 German Federal elections return Angela Merkel for her second term as Chancellor at head of centre-right coalition government
  • 2009-11-13 Germany's growth of 0.7% in the third quarter helps lead the Eurozone out of the recession after providing overall growth of 0.4% in the same period, with the whole European Union growing 0.2%, it is reported today
  • 2010-02-13 A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.
  • 2010-02-24 Europe risks a double-dip recession after bad results emerge from France, Germany and Italy, it is reported today; the Eurozone only grew by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2009
  • 2010-05-29 55th Eurovision Song Contest: Lena for Germany wins singing "Satellite" in Oslo
  • 2011-05-02 The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.
  • 2012-02-17 The President of Germany, Christian Wulff, resigns over a corruption scandal
  • 2012-03-18 Joachim Gauck elected President of the Federal republic of Germany by the Federal Assembly
  • 2012-04-04 German Nobel Laureate, Günter Grass, publishes controversial poem that claims Israel is plotting to wipe out Iran
  • 2012-05-30 A number of nations including Germany, Turkey and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats following the Houla massacre
  • 2012-10-09 25,000 people in Athens protest against German Chancellor Angela Merkel
  • 2013-04-06 Bayern Munich win their 23rd German Bundesliga title with 6 games to spare
  • 2013-06-01 Bayern Munich defeat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to win the DFB-Pokal to become the first German treble-winning team
  • 2013-09-22 Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections
  • 2013-12-17 Angela Merkel is elected Chancellor of Germany for a third term
  • 2014-02-07 German treasurer Helmut Linssen resigns amid a scandal involving offshore banking accounts in the Bahamas and Panama
  • 2014-03-10 German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Russia's Vladimir Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution
  • 2014-07-03 Germany passes first nation-wide minimum wage law – at 8.5 euros
  • 2014-07-08 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals.
  • 2014-07-13 FIFA World Cup: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win football's 20th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2014-11-09 Celebrations held in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; white balloons marking a stretch of the wall symbolize its disappearance
  • 2015-03-24 Germanwings flight on route between Barcelona and Düsseldorf crashes in the French Alps killing all 150 on board
  • 2015-04-29 German Measles is declared eradicated from North and South America - 1st world region to do so
  • 2015-08-17 Discovery of 7,000 year old mass grave in Schöneck-Kilianstädten, Central Germany, published in PNAS Journal. 26 bodies bear evidence of violent conflict
  • 2015-08-21 Oldest "message in a bottle" - more than 108 years after put in sea by UK Marine Biological Association announced found on beach in Amrum, Germany
  • 2015-08-21 European Refugee Crisis: Germany makes it easier for Syrian refugees to claim asylum by suspending their Dublin Regulations
  • 2015-09-06 German police confirm more than 13,000 refugees have arrived in Southern Germany in last 2 days fleeing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 2,860

  • 1909-09-27 Jean Berger [Arthur Schloßberg], German-born American composer, born in Hamm (d. 2002)
  • 1909-10-14 Bernd Rosemeyer, German auto racer (Indy 500)
  • 1909-12-01 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, born in Kudowa (d. 2001)
  • 1910-01-02 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • 1910-01-19 Willi Schmidt, Germany, director
  • 1910-01-20 Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician
  • 1910-02-02 Charlotte Auerbach, British geneticist and zoologist, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1910-02-05 Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WW II)
  • 1910-02-06 Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
  • 1910-03-11 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
  • 1910-03-16 Norman Wooland, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Hamlet)
  • 1910-03-23 Lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, German singer/actress (Der Pott)
  • 1910-03-27 Rudi Ball, Germany, Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • 1910-04-02 Joeri German, Russian writer
  • 1910-04-12 Jorgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys)
  • 1910-05-30 Inge Meysel, German actress (d. 2004)
  • 1910-06-14 Rudolf Kempe, Niederpoyritz Germany, conductor (Tonhalle Orch 1965-72)
  • 1910-07-02 Hans Gunther Adler, German writer
  • 1910-08-01 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist , born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 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, composer (Andante & Arioso), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,900 of 1,967

  • 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)
  • 2000-02-23 Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, dies at 91
  • 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)
  • 2000-11-15 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, dies at 93
  • 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)
  • 2001-09-19 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, dies at 91
  • 2001-10-02 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
  • 2001-10-24 Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German neo-Nazi (b. 1937)
  • 2001-11-03 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, dies at 56
  • 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 [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), dies in her sleep at 101

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)
  • 2006-10-04 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer, dies at 78
  • 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)
  • 2007-11-04 Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2007-12-05 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (b. 1928)