German History (Part 21)

Historical Events


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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 2,721

  • 1932-02-09 Gerhard Richter, German painter
  • 1932-05-21 Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, born in Darmstadt (d. 2015)
  • 1932-07-20 Otto Schily, German politician
  • 1933-05-14 Michael Chevalier, German voice actor
  • 1933-05-29 Helmuth Rilling, German conductor
  • 1933-08-16 Reiner Kunze, German writer (The Lovely Years), born in Oelsnitz, Saxony
  • 1933-09-10 Karl Lagerfeld, Hamburg Germany, German fashion designer (Chanel)
  • 1933-10-19 Wilfried Dietrich, German FR, super-heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1933-12-04 Horst Buchholz, actor (Magnificent 7, Raid on Entebbe), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1934-04-05 Roman Herzog, German politician
  • 1934-06-09 Helga Haase, German FR, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1934-06-21 Wulf Kirsten, German writer, born in Klipphausen, Meissen
  • 1934-06-26 Josef Sommer, Germany, actor (Witness, Target, Iceman, Forced March)
  • 1934-07-17 Rainer Kisch, German writer, born in Döbeln
  • 1934-07-20 Uwe Johnson, German writer
  • 1934-09-02 Hilla Becher (née Wobeser), German artist, worked collaboratively with husband Bernd Becher, born in Potsdam Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1934-09-07 Mary Bauermeister, German artist
  • 1934-09-24 Manfred Worner, German general/sect-gen (NATO, 1988-94)
  • 1934-10-07 Ulrike Meinhof, German Red Army member
  • 1934-10-26 Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia)
  • 1935-02-10 Conrad Klapheck, German painter (typewriters)
  • 1935-03-12 Helga Pilarczyk, German soprano (Salome, Lulu)
  • 1935-03-30 Karl Berger, German musicologist and musician
  • 1935-04-16 Sarah Kirsch, German poet
  • 1935-05-19 Fritz Rudolf Fries, German writer, born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1935-07-05 Edward McInnes, German scholar
  • 1935-07-21 Norbert Blüm, German politician
  • 1935-07-29 Peter Schreier, Meissen Germany, tenor (Dresden State Opera 1961)
  • 1935-08-12 Karl Mickel, German writer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1935-09-21 Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet)
  • 1935-11-18 Rudolf Bahro, German dissident (d. 1997)
  • 1935-12-11 Ferdinand A. Porsche, Stuttgart, Germany, car designer (Porsche 911), (d. 2012)
  • 1935-12-31 Rolf Haufs, German writer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2013)
  • 1936-01-11 Eve Hesse, Hamburg Germany, German born Jewish-American sculptor.
  • 1936-01-14 Reiner Klimke, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1936-02-29 Alwin Schockemohle, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1936-04-05 John White, English composer and musical performer (systems music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1936-04-08 Klaus Lowitsch, actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1936-05-16 Karl Lehmann, German Catholic cardinal
  • 1936-05-23 Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  • 1936-06-28 Gisela Kraft, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 2010)
  • 1936-08-12 Hans Haacke, artist (Right to Life, Dripper Boxes), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1936-10-05 Annerose Schmidt, East German pianist
  • 1936-10-10 Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.
  • 1936-10-28 Horst Antes, German painter
  • 1936-11-22 Joachim Bißmeier, German actor
  • 1937-02-08 Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer)
  • 1937-02-13 Sigmund Jaehn, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31/29)
  • 1937-02-20 Robert Huber, Munich Germany, biochemist (Nobel 1988)
  • 1937-03-18 Rudi Altig, German cyclist
  • 1937-03-19 Egon Krenz, President of East Germany
  • 1937-03-20 Helmut Recknagel, Germany, 90m ski jump (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1937-03-22 Armin Hary, German athlete
  • 1937-03-23 Heinz Martin Lonquich, German composer
  • 1937-04-17 Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian-German automotive engineer and executive
  • 1937-06-09 Harald Rosenthal, German biologist
  • 1937-06-15 Rolf Riehm, German composer, born in Saarbrücken
  • 1937-08-20 George Thoma, German FR, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1937-09-30 Jurek Becker, Polish-born German writer (Jacob the Liar), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1997)

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1937-10-19 Peter Max, American psychadelic artist (Dynamite Chicken), born in Berlin, Germany

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  • 1937-10-29 Michael Ponti, Freiburg Germany, pianist (Boston Competition 1964)
  • 1937-11-20 René Kollo, German tenor
  • 1937-12-31 Nicolas Born, German writer, born in Duisburg (d. 1979)
  • 1938-02-18 Elke Erb, German writer, born in Scherbach
  • 1938-03-24 Holger Czukay, German musician (Can)
  • 1938-04-11 Kurt Moll, German bass
  • 1938-04-29 Klaus Voormann, German musician, artist, and record producer
  • 1938-06-05 Karin Balzer, German DR, hurdler (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1938-07-23 Götz George, German actor
  • 1938-08-02 Brunhilde Hendrix, German FR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • 1938-08-09 Otto Rehhagel, German football manager
  • 1938-11-23 Herbert Achternbusch, Munich Germany, actor (Hedes, Mix Wix, Wohin)
  • 1939-02-13 Beate Klarsfeld, German Nazi hunter
  • 1939-05-07 Volker Braun, German writer (Provocation for me), born in Dresden
  • 1939-05-13 Hildrun Claus, German athlete
  • 1939-09-08 Carsten Keller, German field hockey player
  • 1939-09-29 Eberhard Koellner, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31 backup)
  • 1940-01-04 Helmut Jahn, German architect
  • 1940-01-22 Tilo Medek, German composer
  • 1940-02-20 Christoph Eschenbach, Breslau, Germany, pianist/conductor
  • 1940-03-03 Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist
  • 1940-03-07 Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader (Glasnost Berlin)
  • 1940-04-17 Anja Silja, German soprano
  • 1940-05-03 Konrad "Conny" Plank, German record producer and musician
  • 1940-06-20 Eugen Drewermann, German theologian
  • 1940-07-27 Pina Bausch, German dancer
  • 1940-08-15 Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist
  • 1940-11-05 Elke Sommer, [Elke Schletz], actress (A Shot in the Dark, The Oscar), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1940-11-12 Jürgen Todenhöfer, German politician
  • 1940-11-20 Helma Sanders-Brahms, Emden Germany, director (Apple Trees, Manoever)
  • 1940-11-25 Richard Furrer, Worgl Germany, astronaut (STS 22)
  • 1940-12-13 Edith Clever, Wuppertal Germany, actress (Parsifal, L'Adolescente)
  • 1940-12-31 Mani Neumeier, German musician (Guru Guru)
  • 1941-01-13 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1941-02-01 Karl Dall, German television host
  • 1941-02-13 Sigmar Polke, German painter
  • 1941-02-17 Heidi Biebi, German Fed Rep, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1941-03-14 Wolfgang Petersen, Emden Germany, actor (Shattered, Enemy Mine)
  • 1941-04-06 Hans W Geissendorfer, Augsburg Germany, director (Sternsteinhof)
  • 1941-05-22 Martha Langbein, German athlete

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths


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