German History (Part 19)

Historical Events

Events 1801 - 1,893 of 1,893

  • 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
  • 1994-11-15 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-03-10 German Chancellor Merkel warns Russia's Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 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
  • 2015-09-13 EU Migrant Crisis: Germany introduces temporary border controls to cope with huge migrant numbers
  • 2015-10-21 German Chancellor Angela Merkel says German view of Holocaust will not change, after Benjamin Netanyahu says idea came from Mufti of Jerusalem
  • 2015-12-09 German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for her handling of debt and refugee crises
  • 2016-02-09 Two German passenger trains collide near Bad Aibling, Bavaria, killing 10 and seriously injuring 18
  • 2016-06-03 A week of heavy rains in Germany and France leave 10 dead and closing Paris museums along the Seine, including the Louve

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 2,721

  • 1916-11-08 Peter Weiss, Germany, Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
  • 1916-12-09 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect/writer (Mozart biog)
  • 1916-12-27 Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (d. 1953)
  • 1917-01-02 Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1917-01-05 Wieland Wagner, German opera director
  • 1917-04-16 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1917-06-02 Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • 1917-09-06 Philipp von Boeselager, German Wehrmacht officer, failed assassin of Adolf Hitler (d. 2008)
  • 1917-09-09 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (d. 1942)
  • 1917-09-17 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)
  • 1917-10-08 Hans Poser, German composer, born in Tannenbergsthal (d. 1970)
  • 1917-11-27 Tiny Rowland, [Roland Fuhrop], German/British owner (Observer)
  • 1918-01-02 Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
  • 1918-02-06 Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • 1918-03-03 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • 1918-03-10 Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot
  • 1918-03-20 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (Soldiers)
  • 1918-04-06 Karen Verne, actress (Madame X), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1918-06-13 Helmut Lent, German night fighter pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1918-09-10 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
  • 1918-09-22 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose)
  • 1918-10-20 Anton Diffring, Koblenz Germany, actor (Assignment Vienna)
  • 1918-10-20 Robert Lochner, German journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1918-11-08 Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer ( Palatino and Optima), born in Nuremberg (d. 2015)
  • 1918-11-10 Ernst Fischer, German chemist (Nobel 1973)
  • 1918-11-11 Jürg Baur, German composer, born in Düsseldorf (2010)
  • 1918-11-20 Dora Ratjen, Germany, man possing as woman high jumper (Oly-4th-1936)
  • 1918-12-23 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), born in Hamburg (d. 2015)
  • 1919-06-12 Uta Hagen, Germany, actress (Boys From Brazil)/teaches acting
  • 1919-07-01 Hans Bender, German poet
  • 1919-07-08 Walter Scheel, German politician, West German Foreign Minister and President, born in Solingen (d. 2016)
  • 1919-11-14 Lisa Otto, German soprano
  • 1919-12-13 Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942)
  • 1919-12-31 Artur Fischer, German Inventor with more patents than Edison, born in Tumlingen, Baden-Württemberg (d. 2016)
  • 1920-01-27 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
  • 1920-03-22 Werner Klemperer, actor (Col Klink in Hogan's Heroes), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1920-04-15 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), born in Stuttgart
  • 1920-04-21 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1920-06-05 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist (Klimbim)
  • 1920-08-16 Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, US writer (Hollywood: A Novel)
  • 1920-08-22 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1989)
  • 1920-10-07 Georg Leber, German politician (SPD), (d. 2012)
  • 1920-10-08 Maxie Herber, Germany, figure skater pairs (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1920-10-13 Albert Hague, actor (Mr Shorofsky-Fame), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1920-10-31 Helmut Newton, German photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1920-10-31 Fritz Walter, German footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1920-11-23 Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
  • 1920-12-18 Rita Streich, German singer
  • 1921-01-14 Charles Gaupp, German/Dutch painter
  • 1921-01-20 Bernt Engelmann, Germany, writer
  • 1921-02-05 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1921-03-25 Simone Signoret, Weisbaden Germany, (Casque d'Or, Room at the Top)
  • 1921-05-09 Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), born in Forchtenberg, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1921-05-11 Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician
  • 1921-05-12 Joseph Beuys, Germany, avant-garde painter/politician
  • 1921-05-20 Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1947)
  • 1921-05-28 Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)
  • 1921-07-07 Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
  • 1921-07-23 Heinz Bennent, Aachen Germany, Actor (Possession)
  • 1921-09-08 Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia)
  • 1922-03-08 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), born in Heidersdorf, Lower Silesia (d. 1982)
  • 1922-03-18 Egon Bahr, German journalist/politician, born in Treffurt, Thuringia (d. 2015)
  • 1922-03-30 German Germanovich Galinin, composer
  • 1922-04-09 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, born in Munich (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-19 Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircrafts)
  • 1922-08-15 Lukas Foss, [Fuchs], composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1922-08-17 Paul Wiens, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1982)
  • 1922-09-14 Michel Auclair, [Vujovic], Germany, actor (Story of a Love Story)
  • 1922-10-02 Wolfhart U Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl)
  • 1922-10-28 Gershon Kingsley, German composer
  • 1922-12-08 Lucian Freud, Berlin German, artist (Boy With a Rat)
  • 1923-01-08 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (d. 2008)
  • 1923-01-19 Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)
  • 1923-01-25 Eva Zeller, German writer, born in Eberswalde, Brandenburg
  • 1923-03-11 Morschi Mirando, [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
  • 1923-03-26 Gert Bastian, German politician (d. 1992)
  • 1923-05-26 Horst Tapper, German director/actor (Derrick)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1923-05-27 Henry Kissinger, US Secretary of State (1973-77) and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, born in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • 1923-08-26 Wolfgang Sawallisch, Munich Germany, conductor (Vienna Symph 1960-70)
  • 1923-10-05 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child)
  • 1923-10-16 Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, born in Hamburg (d. 1980)
  • 1923-10-22 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1923-11-12 Vicco von Bülow, German film director
  • 1924-03-15 Walter Gotell, German actor (d. 1997)
  • 1924-04-08 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • 1924-05-05 Theo Olof, German/Neth violinist/prodigy/concert master
  • 1924-05-15 Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
  • 1924-06-20 Rainer Barzel, German leader (CDU-CSU)/minister
  • 1924-07-11 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, born in Hamburg (d. 1996)
  • 1924-10-15 Marguerite Andersen, German writer
  • 1924-10-30 Hannelore Weygrand, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
  • 1925-01-08 Helmuth Hubener, German activist (d. 1942)
  • 1925-01-13 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), born in Munich, Germany, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-02-04 Russell Hoban, US children's book author (Riddley Walker/Pilgermann)
  • 1925-02-09 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (d. 2001)
  • 1925-02-17 Fritz Behrendt, German/Dutch cartoon character (The Slogan)
  • 1925-02-20 Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader
  • 1925-03-16 Cornell Borchers, Germany, actress (Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul)
  • 1925-03-22 Gerard Hoffnung, British artist/humorist/musician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1925-04-26 Frank Hahn, British economist (Hahn's Problem), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2013)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,862 of 1,862

  • 2007-11-04 Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2007-12-05 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (b. 1928)
  • 2008-01-03 Werner Dollinger, German politician and economist (b. 1918)
  • 2008-02-06 Dieter Noll, German writer (Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt), dies at 80
  • 2008-02-07 Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (b. 1913)
  • 2008-03-05 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American professor of computer science (b.1923)
  • 2008-03-20 Klaus Dinger, German Musician (b. 1946)
  • 2008-07-27 Horst Stein, German conductor (b. 1928)
  • 2008-09-22 Thomas Doerflein, German Zookeeper (b. 1963)
  • 2008-12-17 Freddy Breck, German schlager singer, composer, record producer and news anchor (b. 1942)
  • 2009-06-17 Ralf Dahrendorf, German-born sociologist and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2009-06-30 Pina Bausch, German choreographer (b. 1940)
  • 2009-07-22 Peter Krieg, German documentary filmmaker, producer and writer (b. 1947)
  • 2009-07-30 Peter Zadek, German theatre director (b. 1926)
  • 2009-09-19 Eduard Zimmermann, German broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 2009-10-04 Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
  • 2009-10-11 Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1969)
  • 2009-11-10 Robert Enke, German football goalkeeper (b. 1977)
  • 2010-01-05 Gisela Kraft, German writer, dies at 73
  • 2010-01-14 Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
  • 2010-01-31 Jürg Baur, German composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-03-21 Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (b. 1919)
  • 2010-03-30 Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)
  • 2010-05-24 Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
  • 2010-08-11 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • 2010-11-30 Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • 2010-12-12 Peter Pagel, German footballer (b. 1956)
  • 2011-01-24 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director (b. 1949)
  • 2011-03-21 Gerd Klier, German footballer (b. 1944)
  • 2011-07-24 Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • 2011-10-12 Heinz Bennent, German actor (b. 1921)
  • 2011-12-01 Christa Wolf, German writer (b. 1929)
  • 2012-02-08 Gunther Plaut, German-Canadian rabbi, dies at 99
  • 2012-04-05 Ferdinand A. Porsche, German car designer, dies at 76
  • 2012-05-18 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone, dies at 86
  • 2012-08-21 Georg Leber, German politician, dies at 91
  • 2012-10-13 Helmut Haller, German footballer, dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 73
  • 2012-12-14 Klaus Köste, German gymnast, dies at 69
  • 2013-02-22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist dies aged 89
  • 2013-02-27 Stephane Hessel, German-born French diplomat, dies at 95
  • 2013-03-06 Sabine Bischoff, German fencer, dies at 54
  • 2013-04-03 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-born British and American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85
  • 2013-07-19 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, dies from heart failure at 89
  • 2013-07-26 Rolf Haufs, German writer , dies at 77
  • 2013-11-13 Hans-Jürgen Heise, German writer, dies at 83
  • 2014-07-05 Rosemary Murphy, German-born American actress, dies from esophageal cancer at 89
  • 2014-11-19 Mike Nichols[Peschowsky], German-born American director, dies from cardiac arrest at 83
  • 2014-12-17 Fritz Rudolf Fries, German writer and informant, dies at 79
  • 2014-12-30 Luise Rainer, German and American actress, - 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (1936, 1937), dies at 104
  • 2015-01-20 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), dies at 70
  • 2015-01-31 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), dies at 94

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2015-04-13 Günter Grass, German writer (The Tin Drum) and playwright and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), dies at 87

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 2015-06-04 Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer (Palatino and Optima), dies at 96
  • 2015-06-09 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, dies at 86
  • 2015-06-22 Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, dies at 83
  • 2015-08-20 Egon Bahr, German journalist and politician (Ostpolitik policy), dies at 93
  • 2015-10-10 Hilla Becher (née Wobeser), German artist, worked collaboratively with husband Bernd Becher, dies at 81
  • 2015-11-10 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), dies at 96
  • 2015-12-28 Ian Murdock, German-born American computer programmer (Debian project, Progeny Linux Systems), dies at 42
  • 2016-01-27 Artur Fischer, German Inventor with more patents than Edison, dies at 96
  • 2016-03-31 Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, dies at 89
  • 2016-05-04 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, dies at 93