German History (Part 21)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 2,861

  • 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)
  • 1925-05-04 Peter Blum, German/South African/English poet (Capricorn)
  • 1925-05-28 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Zehlendorf Germany, baritone (Doktor Faust), (d. 2012)
  • 1925-06-14 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1925-07-11 Ruth Niehaus, German actress, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1925-09-08 Heinz Lau, German composer, born in Stettin, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1925-11-03 Dieter Wellershoff, German author (Minotaur)
  • 1925-12-19 Tankred Dorst, German playwright, born in Oberlind
  • 1925-12-25 Ossi Reichert, German FR, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1925-12-28 Hildegard Knef, Ulm Germany, actress (Touch of Class, Mozambique), (d. 2002)
  • 1926-02-03 Hans-Jochen Vogel, leader of West Germany's Social Democrats (SPD)
  • 1926-03-17 Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
  • 1926-03-30 Werner Torkanowsky, conductor (New Orleans Symph), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1926-04-08 Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian
  • 1926-04-18 Gunter Meisner, Germany, actor (Between Wars, Quiller Memorandum)
  • 1926-04-26 Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
  • 1926-05-04 Gerlind Reinshagen, German writer, born in Konigsberg
  • 1926-06-06 Klaus Tennstedt, Merseburg Germany, conductor (Fidelio)
  • 1926-06-14 Hermann Kant, German writer, born in Hamburg
  • 1926-07-01 Carl Hahn, German automotive executive
  • 1926-07-03 William Roll, Bremen, Germany, parapsychologist (The Poltergeist, Unsolved Mysteries), (d. 2012)
  • 1926-07-24 Hans-Gunther Winkler, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1926-09-07 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer (d. 1983)
  • 1926-09-25 John Ericson, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West)
  • 1926-10-12 Hans Liebold, Germany, auto racer (Nardo, Italy)
  • 1926-10-20 Ursula Happe, Germany, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1926-12-03 Hans Otte, German composer/pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours)
  • 1926-12-20 Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German politician
  • 1926-12-28 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1927-02-02 Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
  • 1927-02-10 Jakov Lind, German/British author (Counting My Footsteps)
  • 1927-03-10 Paul Wunderlich, German lithographer/painter/sculptor
  • 1927-03-18 Lillian Vernon, founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation (first company listed on US stock exchange started by a woman), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1927-03-21 Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, born in Reideburg (d. 2016)
  • 1927-03-24 Martin Walser, German writer, born in Wasserburg am Bodensee

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1927-04-16 Pope Benedict XVI [Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger], Catholic Pope (2005-2013), born in Marktl, Bavaria, Germany

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 1927-05-07 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German screenwriter, (d. 2013)
  • 1927-05-09 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • 1927-06-17 Martin Böttcher, German conductor
  • 1927-07-18 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), born in Breig (d. 2015)
  • 1927-07-18 Ludwig Harig, German writer, born in Sulzbach
  • 1927-08-27 Liselott Linsenhoff, German FR, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1927-09-02 Tzvi Avni, Israeli composer, born in Saarbrücken, Germany

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1927-10-16 Günter Grass, German writer and playwright (The Tin Drum) and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), born in Danzig

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 1927-10-20 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer (Oulipo), born in Sibiu (d. 2006)
  • 1927-12-31 Dieter Noll, German writer (Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt), born in Riesa, Saxony (d. 2008)
  • 1928-01-27 Hans Modrow, a German politician, premier of East Germany
  • 1928-02-01 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • 1928-03-03 Gudrun Pausewang, Eastern Bohemia, German writer
  • 1928-03-16 Christa Ludwig, soprano (Vienna State Opera), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1928-03-21 Peter Hacks, German playwright (Tie Windloch)
  • 1928-03-28 Alexander Grothendieck, German mathematician
  • 1928-04-12 Hardy Krüger, German actor
  • 1928-05-04 Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (d. 1961)
  • 1928-06-04 Ruth Westheimer, Germany, sex therapist (WYNY-FM)
  • 1928-07-03 Günter Bruno Fuchs, German writer, poet and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1977)
  • 1928-08-22 Karlheinz Stockhausen, Modrath, German composer
  • 1928-10-02 Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologian
  • 1928-10-27 Stefan Wewerka, German architect/sculptor
  • 1928-11-20 Rex Reason, actor (Man Without a Gun, Roaring 20s), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1928-12-08 Ulric Neisser, Kiel, Germany, America psychologist (Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns, Bell Curve task force head), (d. 2012)
  • 1929-01-23 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1929-01-31 Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1929-03-18 Christa Wolf, German novelist (Divided Heaven)
  • 1929-03-20 Germán Robles, Spanish actor
  • 1929-04-06 Andre Previn, conductor (London Symphony)/pianist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1929-04-17 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1929-04-29 Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), born in Rostock (d. 2007)
  • 1929-06-10 Harald Juhnke, actor (Guitars of Love), born in Berlin, Germany

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1929-06-12 Anne Frank, Dutch diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1945)

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1929-06-18 Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher (Frankfurter Schule), born in Düsseldorf
  • 1929-07-06 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • 1929-07-07 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 2003)
  • 1929-07-11 Hermann Prey, German baritone (d. 1998)
  • 1929-08-06 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
  • 1929-08-16 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
  • 1929-09-08 Christoph von Dohnanyi, German conductor
  • 1929-11-12 Michael Ende, German fantasy and children's writer (The Neverending Story), born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria (d. 1995)
  • 1929-11-16 Renate Rubinstein, [Tamar], German/Ned's author/columnist (Tamar)
  • 1929-12-03 Werner Rackwitz, German musicologist (Handel-Renaissance)
  • 1930-02-23 Harry Boldt, German Fed Rep, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1930-03-03 Heiner Geißler, German politician
  • 1930-03-14 Dieter Schnebel, German vicar/composer
  • 1930-04-03 Helmut Kohl, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Politician and Chancellor of West Germany 1982-90, Reunified Germany 1990-98

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