Today in German History (Part 21)

Historical Events


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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 2,551

  • 1945-05-21 Ernst Willi Messerschmid, Reutlingen Germany, astronaut (STS 22)
  • 1945-06-09 Nike Wagner, German woman of the theater
  • 1945-07-15 Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (d. 2003)
  • 1945-07-16 Kellie Everts, Kalv Germany, Miss nude Universe (1968)
  • 1945-07-19 George Dzunda, Rosenheim Germany, actor (The Deer Hunter, Law & Order)
  • 1945-08-14 Wim Wenders, West German director (American Friend, Hammett)
  • 1945-09-11 Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer
  • 1945-11-03 Gerd Müller, German footballer
  • 1945-11-16 Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)
  • 1946-02-13 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director/actor (Ehe der Maria Braun)
  • 1946-03-24 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk)
  • 1946-03-27 Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers)
  • 1946-05-17 Udo Lindenberg, German musician
  • 1946-05-31 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director (Marriage of Maria Braum)
  • 1946-06-20 Andre Watts, Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
  • 1946-08-20 Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1946-12-14 Ruth Fuchs, German DR, javelin thrower (Oly-2 gold-72, 76)
  • 1947-02-14 Heidemarie Rosendahl, German FR, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1947-03-07 Walter Röhrl, German race and rally car driver
  • 1947-04-07 Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1947-04-11 Uli Edel, Neuenburg am Rhein, South Baden, German film director
  • 1947-05-24 Martin Winterkorn, German automotive executive
  • 1947-06-20 Josef Clemens, German bishop and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
  • 1947-07-17 Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1947-07-19 Hans-Jürgen Kreische, East German footballer
  • 1947-08-04 Klaus Schulze, German composer
  • 1947-10-31 Frank Shorter, Munich Germany, US marathoner (Oly-gold/silver-72, 76)
  • 1947-11-16 Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer
  • 1947-11-29 Petra Kelly, Gunzburg, Bavaria, German politician and activist (German Green Party)
  • 1948-01-03 Manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)
  • 1948-04-12 Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister of Germany
  • 1948-05-09 Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician
  • 1948-05-25 Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions)
  • 1948-07-18 Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1948-07-22 Otto Waalkes, German comedian
  • 1948-08-31 Holger Osieck, German footballer and coach
  • 1948-08-31 Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)
  • 1948-09-07 Susan Blakely, Frankfurt Germany, actress (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • 1948-09-24 Heinz Chur, German composer
  • 1948-09-29 Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist
  • 1948-10-09 Jackson Browne, US Base in Germany, rock voclaist (Lawyers in Love)
  • 1948-12-06 Marius Mueller-Westernhagen, Duesseldorf Germany, rocker (Stinker)
  • 1949-01-11 Tom Netherton, Munich Germany, singer (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1949-01-12 Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager
  • 1949-02-23 Anna-Maria Muller, German DR, Luge (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1949-03-05 Franz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr
  • 1949-03-26 Patrick Süskind, German writer
  • 1949-04-11 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer
  • 1949-04-13 Jean-Jacques Favier, Kehl Germany, astronaut (STS 78)
  • 1949-05-14 Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist
  • 1949-06-08 Hildegard Falck, German FR, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1949-08-30 Peter Maffay, German musician
  • 1950-02-02 Barbara Sukowa, Germany, actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
  • 1950-05-12 Renate Stecher-Meissner, German DR, sprinter (Oly-gold-72)
  • 1950-05-16 Johannes Bednorz, German superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • 1950-05-18 Thomas Gottschalk, Bamberg Germany, (Telespiele)
  • 1950-06-04 Dagmar Krause, West Germany, singer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • 1950-06-13 Gerd Zewe, German footballer
  • 1950-06-18 Annelie Ehrhardt, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympics-gold-1972)
  • 1950-07-17 P.J. Soles, German-born American actress
  • 1950-08-02 Mathieu Carriere, Hanover West Germany, actor (Bay Boy, Woman in Flames)
  • 1950-08-03 Waldemar Cierpinski, German DR, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1950-08-05 Rosi Mittermaier, German FR, slalom/downhill (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1950-09-02 Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster)
  • 1950-10-13 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German FR, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1950-11-17 Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)
  • 1950-12-31 Inge Helten, German FR, sprinter (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1951-01-01 Hans-Joachim Stuck, German race car driver
  • 1951-02-07 Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
  • 1951-03-04 Edelgard Bulmahn, German politician
  • 1951-04-13 Joachim Streich, East German footballer
  • 1951-05-18 Angela Voigt, German DR, long jumper (Olympic-gold-76)
  • 1951-06-10 Burglinde Pollak, German DR, pentathlete (Olympics-bronze-1972)
  • 1951-07-14 Erich Hallhuber, German actor (d. 2003)
  • 1951-08-21 Bernhard Germeshausen, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1951-09-05 Paul Breitner, German footballer
  • 1951-10-12 Bernie Ruoff, West Germany, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton)
  • 1951-10-24 Todd Crespi, Frankfurt Germany, actor (Magician)
  • 1951-11-23 Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
  • 1951-11-23 Jorg Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
  • 1952-02-17 Karin Janz, East German gymnast
  • 1952-04-04 Rosemarie Ackermann, German DR, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1952-05-31 Karl Bartos, German musician (Kraftwerk, Electronic)
  • 1952-06-12 Seigfried Brietzke, German DR, coxless rower (Oly-gold-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1952-07-08 Ulrich Wehling, German DR, cross country (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1952-08-17 Dr. Mario Theissen, German F1 team principal (BMW Sauber)
  • 1952-08-28 Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
  • 1952-08-31 Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer)
  • 1952-08-31 Herbert Reul, German politician
  • 1952-09-09 Manuel Göttsching, German musician (Ash Ra Tempel)
  • 1952-09-13 Johanna Klier-Schaller, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1952-09-14 Margit Schumann, German DR, luge (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1952-09-21 Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976)
  • 1952-09-29 Monika Zehrt, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1952-10-19 Alexander Leibkind, Germany, judo (Oly-76)/WLAF GM (Rhein Fire)
  • 1952-10-21 Brent Mydland, Munich Germany, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots)
  • 1952-11-24 Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)
  • 1953-02-11 Stephen D Thorne, Frankfurt-on-Main, German FR, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
  • 1953-03-19 Hans Rinn, German DR, 2 man lugist (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1953-04-06 Christopher Franke, German musician and composer

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths


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