Swedish History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 282 of 282

  • 1963-10-25 Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden

CommunicationSweden Switches to Driving on the Right Hand Side

1967-09-03 Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road

  • 1969-01-10 Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam
  • 1969-10-14 Palme government forms in Sweden
  • 1972-08-10 Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession
  • 1972-08-18 Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney ś800 in Sweden cannabis possession
  • 1973-09-19 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
  • 1974-02-05 Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
  • 1974-04-06 19th Eurovision Song Contest: ABBA for Sweden wins singing "Waterloo" in Brighton
  • 1974-06-06 A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
  • 1974-11-16 ABBA begin their first tour of Europe - their first tour outside of Sweden
  • 1975-01-01 Sweden adopts constitution
  • 1975-04-25 West German embassy blown up in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1975-12-21 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-04-22 Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 1978-01-23 Sweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth's ozone layer.
  • 1978-01-29 Sweden outlaws aerosol sprays due to their harmful effect on the ozone layer, becoming the first nation to enact such a ban.
  • 1978-10-05 Sweden's Fälldin government falls
  • 1980-01-01 Sweden changes order of succession to throne
  • 1980-01-01 Victoria is crowned princess of Sweden.
  • 1981-10-05 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honorary American (posthumously)
  • 1981-10-27 The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
  • 1982-10-07 Olof Palme forms Swedish government
  • 1983-12-28 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1984-04-30 1,700 skiers participate in an alpine event at Are, Sweden
  • 1984-05-05 29th Eurovision Song Contest: Herreys for Sweden wins singing "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in Luxembourg
  • 1984-07-09 Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe
  • 1984-12-18 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • 1985-08-10 Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles
  • 1985-09-15 Olof Palme forms Sweden minority government
  • 1985-12-22 74th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Germany in Munich (3-2)
  • 1986-03-15 Funeral services held for Swedish PM Olaf Palme
  • 1986-12-28 75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2), helped by Pat Davis ranked 412th in the world
  • 1987-06-30 Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump
  • 1987-12-20 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • 1988-12-06 Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1988-12-17 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • 1989-11-04 The congress of the Solidarity Party is inaugurated in Sweden. The congress decides, contrary to the proposal of the central committee, not to disband the party.
  • 1989-12-13 The last issue of Gnistan (The Spark), the organ of the Solidaritetspartiet, is published in Sweden.
  • 1989-12-17 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)
  • 1991-05-04 36th Eurovision Song Contest: Carola for Sweden wins singing "Fangad av en stormvind" in Rome
  • 1991-08-05 Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault world record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
  • 1994-04-27 29.0°C in Genevad, Sweden (Swedish April high temperature record)
  • 1994-06-11 Drunken police officer shoots 7 people dead in Falun, Sweden
  • 1994-07-16 FIFA World Cup: Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup
  • 1994-09-18 Sweden social-democratic SPD wins parliamentary election
  • 1994-09-19 Swedish government of Bildt resigns
  • 1994-10-07 Ingvar Carlsson forms Swedish government
  • 1994-11-13 Sweden agrees to join European Union
  • 1994-12-04 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
  • 1995-01-01 Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
  • 1995-06-09 Dumb & Dumber (1994) premieres in Sweden
  • 1995-08-05 5th World Championships in Athletics open at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1995-08-13 5th World Championships in Athletics close at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1996-12-01 85th Davis Cup: France beats Sweden in Malmo (3-2)
  • 1997-11-30 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • 1998-02-08 1st female ice hockey game in Olympic history Finland beats Sweden 6-0
  • 1998-08-19 South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission chairperson, Archbishop D. Tutu, releases documents revealing an alleged plot by Western countries to assassinate UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld of Sweden
  • 1998-12-06 87th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Italy in Milan (4-1)
  • 1999-05-28 Two Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklöv and Tony Olsson after a dramatic car chase.
  • 1999-05-29 44th Eurovision Song Contest: Charlotte Nilsson for Sweden wins singing "Take Me to Your Heaven" in Jerusalem
  • 2000-07-01 The Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic.
  • 2003-09-11 Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh dies after being assaulted and fatally wounded on September 10.
  • 2003-09-14 Sweden rejects adopting the Euro in a referendum
  • 2004-03-19 A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in the 1950s is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the crew are left in place, pending further investigations.
  • 2006-05-21 The Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor takes gold in the World Championship, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year.
  • 2008-11-28 Sweden technically enters the recession after experiencing contraction of 0.1% in the second and third quarter
  • 2009-05-01 Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.
  • 2009-09-11 Sweden emerges from the recession after witnessing GDP growth of 0.2% in the second quarter
  • 2010-12-11 Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.
  • 2012-05-26 57th Eurovision Song Contest: Loreen for Sweden wins singing "Euphoria" in Baku
  • 2012-06-14 The world's first stem-cell assisted vein transplant is undertaken by Swedish doctors on a 10 year old girl

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-09-17 Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's DNA in a torn condom

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange
  • 2013-03-24 Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship
  • 2013-04-07 Sweden wins the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship defeating Canada
  • 2013-05-19 Sweden defeats Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship
  • 2013-08-06 1 person is killed and 4 are injured after a hot air balloon crash in Montbovon, Sweden
  • 2014-02-27 Chaos erupts after the Swedish Public Employment Service mistakenly invites 61,000 people to a job interview in Stockholm
  • 2015-05-23 60th Eurovision Song Contest: Mans Zelmerlow for Sweden wins singing "Heroes" in Vienna
  • 2015-08-13 Swedish Prosecutors announce they are dropping allegations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of sexual molestation and coercion
  • 2015-10-07 Nobel prize in Chemistry awarded to Tomas Lindahl (Sweden), Paul Modrich (US) and Aziz Sancar (Turkey) for work on cells DNA repair
  • 2016-03-02 Oldest known land fossil (Tortotubus - 440 million years old) from Gotland, Sweden, revealed by British scientists

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 665

  • 1898-12-11 Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn)
  • 1898-12-28 Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (d. 1957)
  • 1900-02-06 Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Heliga Familjen)
  • 1900-06-21 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer and musician, born in Asarum Blekinge (d. 1981)
  • 1900-07-29 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish novelist (Return to Ithaca), Nobel Prize (1974), born in Svartbjörnsbyn (d. 1976)
  • 1900-10-26 Karin Boye, writer (Kallocain), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1941)
  • 1901-01-02 Torsten Ralf, Swedish tenor (Daphne)
  • 1901-06-13 Tage F Erlander, Swedish premier (1946-69)
  • 1902-01-31 Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
  • 1902-02-02 Tyra Ryman, Arboga Sweden, actress (Peter the Tramp)
  • 1902-08-10 Arne Tiselius, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1903-04-20 Dagmar Edqvist, Swedish author (Kamrathustru-Wife & Comrade)
  • 1903-07-06 Axel Theorell, Sweden, biochemist, studied enzymes (Nobel 1955)
  • 1903-10-19 Tor Johnson, Swedish wrestler and actor (d. 1971)
  • 1904-05-06 Harry Martinson, Sweden, novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)
  • 1904-05-15 Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Sweden, equest dressage (Oly-gold-1952, 56)
  • 1904-05-19 Sven Thofelt, Sweden, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1905-02-07 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1983)
  • 1905-02-20 Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)
  • 1905-07-29 Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish public servant, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61) and posthumous Nobel Peace Prize winner (1961), born in Jönköping, Sweden (d. 1961)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1905-09-18 Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1990)

Actress Greta Garbo
Actress
Greta Garbo
  • 1905-11-16 Astrid SLT Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden
  • 1905-11-17 Astrid Bernadotte, Princess of Sweden
  • 1906-03-03 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
  • 1906-04-22 Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, second in line to the Swedish throne (d. 1946)
  • 1906-11-02 Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum
  • 1907-03-15 Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
  • 1907-05-09 Fred Warngård, Swedish athlete (d. 1950)
  • 1907-11-13 Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan)
  • 1907-11-14 Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children book author (Pipi Longstocking)
  • 1907-11-23 Lars Leksell, Swedish physician (d. 1986)
  • 1908-05-15 Lars-Eric Vilner Larsson, Akarp Sweden, composer (Linden)
  • 1908-05-31 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (d. 2000)
  • 1909-01-12 Mauritz Hugo, Sweden, actor (Atomic Blonde, Road Agent)
  • 1909-11-13 Gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (Shame, Dreams), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1910-08-05 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/librettist (Aniara)
  • 1911-02-02 Johan J "Jussi" Bjorling, Swedish tenor
  • 1911-05-17 Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish-born supermodel (d. 1992)
  • 1912-08-04 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved 10,000s of Jews)
  • 1915-04-04 Lars G Ahlin, Swedish writer (Death of Me)
  • 1915-08-15 Signe Hasso, actress (Johnny Angel, Double Life), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1915-10-06 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (d. 2007)
  • 1916-01-10 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1916-03-24 Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
  • 1916-10-19 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Sweden, opera composer (Herr von Hancken)
  • 1916-10-31 Carl Johan Bernadotte, formerly Prince of Sweden
  • 1916-11-08 Peter Weiss, Germany, Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
  • 1917-02-28 Hans Deutgen, Sweden, world champion archer
  • 1917-07-26 Bertil Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1917-10-29 Henry Carlsson, Sweden, soccer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1918-04-03 Sixten Ehrling, Swedish conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • 1918-04-25 Astrid Varnay, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1918-04-27 Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist, member of the Swedish Academy
  • 1918-05-17 Birgit Nilsson, Karup Sweden, operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-07-14 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish director (Cries & Whispers), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2007)

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 1919-09-28 Lenn Hjortzberg, Karlskrona Sweden, director (Persona, Devil's Eye)
  • 1919-12-21 Gert Fredriksson, Sweden, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • 1920-03-08 Eva Dahlbeck, Saltsjo-Duvnas Sweden, actress (Dreams, Lesson in Love)
  • 1920-04-17 Bengt N Anderberg, Swedish poet/writer (Kain)
  • 1920-06-13 Knut Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1920-12-29 Viveca Lindfors, Uppsala Sweden, actress (Way We Were, Welcome to LA)
  • 1921-07-13 Git Gay, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2007)
  • 1921-08-23 Kenneth Arrow, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner
  • 1921-10-19 Gunnar Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1922-06-01 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
  • 1922-09-04 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1922-12-03 Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • 1923-06-15 Erland Josephson, actor/dramatist (Utflykt), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1923-07-25 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (d. 2007)
  • 1923-10-05 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child)
  • 1923-12-30 Sara A Lidman, Swedish author (Jag Och Min Son, Samtal in Hanoi)
  • 1924-01-26 Alice Babs, Swedish singer
  • 1925-03-15 Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist
  • 1925-05-24 Mai Zetterling, Vaeras Sweden, actress (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm)
  • 1925-07-11 Nicolai Gedda, opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1925-07-26 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (d. 2000)
  • 1925-09-03 Bengt Lindström, Swedish artist (d. 2008)
  • 1926-01-27 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
  • 1926-03-25 Hans Rausing, Swedish/British industrial/billionaire (Tetra Pak)
  • 1926-04-24 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, born in Hogsjo (d. 2016)
  • 1927-01-23 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (d. 1994)
  • 1927-01-30 Olof Palme, PM of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1927-03-28 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (d. 2007)
  • 1927-04-30 Lars Hall, Sweden, Pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1927-07-19 Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer/journalist (Albania Defiant)
  • 1928-06-28 Dr Hans Blix, Swedish head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission 2000-2003
  • 1929-01-27 Ingrid Thulin, Solleftea Sweden, actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned)
  • 1929-01-28 Claes Oldenburg, US pop artist (Alphabet/Good Humor), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1929-02-06 Sixten Jernberg, Sweden, skier (Olympic-gold-1956/60/64), (d. 2012)
  • 1929-03-05 Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929-04-10 Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape), born in Lund, Sweden

  • 1929-05-23 Ulla Jacobson, Swedish actress (One Summer of Happiness)
  • 1930-01-31 Joakim Bonnier, Swedish racecar driver (d. 1972)
  • 1930-06-08 Bo Gunnar Widerberg, Swedish director (Elvira Madigan), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 1997)
  • 1930-12-02 Gary Becker, American economist, recipient of the Bank of Sweden Prize, (d. 2014)
  • 1931-03-09 Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
  • 1931-04-15 Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet (Nobel Prize for Literature - 2011), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
  • 1931-04-18 Klas Lestander, Sweden, 20K biathlon (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1931-07-23 Jan Torell, Limhamm Sweden, director (New Land, Emigrants)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1931-09-29 Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (La Dolce Vita) and Miss Sweden 1950, born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2014)

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 285 of 285

  • 1978-09-10 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1944)
  • 1978-09-11 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish F1 driver (b. 1944)
  • 1978-09-26 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1979-08-03 Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1981-06-21 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer, dies on his 81st birthday
  • 1981-06-23 Zarah Leander, Swedish/German singer/actress (Gabriela), dies at 79
  • 1982-05-26 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, dies at 97
  • 1982-08-15 Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1982-08-20 Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu), dies of bone cancer at 53

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1982-08-29 Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Gaslight), dies on her 67th birthday

  • 1983-03-09 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), dies at 78
  • 1985-06-21 Tage Erlander, Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1901)
  • 1986-02-01 Alva Myrdal, Swedish Nobel peace prize winner (1982), dies at 84
  • 1986-02-28 Sven Olof Palme, Swedish PM (1969-76, 82-86), assassinated at 59
  • 1987-05-17 Gunnar Myrdal, Sweden, economist (Nobel 1974), dies at 88
  • 1988-04-05 Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor/director (Juggler), dies
  • 1991-04-08 Dead (musician), Swedish metal singer (b. 1969)
  • 1991-12-11 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Prof (Swedish Academy), dies
  • 1992-11-08 Keith "Red" Mitchell, US/Swedish jazz bassist, dies
  • 1994-03-15 Mae Zetterling, Swedish actress (Night Games), dies at 68
  • 1994-07-08 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (b. 1927)
  • 1995-12-22 James Meade, English economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (b. 1907)
  • 1997-06-22 Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (b. 1956)
  • 1999-01-28 Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (b. 1908)
  • 2000-04-28 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2000-06-28 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (b. 1908)
  • 2002-01-16 Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
  • 2002-01-28 Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author (b. 1907)
  • 2002-03-18 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (b. 1943)
  • 2002-10-28 Erling Persson, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1917)
  • 2002-12-10 Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician, journalist (b. 1945)
  • 2003-02-10 Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum, dies at 86
  • 2003-06-16 Georg Henrik von Wright, Finnish-Swedish philosopher (b. 1916)
  • 2003-09-11 Anna Lindh, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1957)
  • 2004-01-07 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (b. 1926)
  • 2004-06-03 Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (b. 1966)
  • 2004-08-15 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2004-11-09 Stieg Larsson, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), dies of a heart attack at 50

  • 2004-11-17 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (b. 1970)
  • 2004-12-31 Gerard Debreu, French-born economist, Bank of Sweden Prize laureate (b. 1921)
  • 2005-05-12 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1937)
  • 2005-08-08 Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938)
  • 2005-12-25 Birgit Nilsson, Swedish singer (b. 1918)
  • 2006-04-09 Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2006-08-16 Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (b. 1975)
  • 2006-09-04 Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)
  • 2006-10-26 Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)
  • 2007-02-11 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (b. 1927)
  • 2007-02-13 Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (b. 1974)
  • 2007-04-05 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (b. 1923)
  • 2007-06-05 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (b. 1922)
  • 2007-06-08 Kenny Olsson, Swedish speedway racer (b. 1977)
  • 2007-07-03 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (b. 1915)
  • 2007-07-26 Lars Forssell, Swedish writer, member of the Swedish Academy (b. 1928)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2007-07-30 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (b. 1918)

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 2007-11-05 Nils Liedholm, Swedish football midfielder and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2007-12-09 Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer (b. 1931)
  • 2008-01-28 Bengt Lindström, Swedish artist (b. 1925)
  • 2008-03-16 Ola Brunkert, Swedish session drummer for ABBA (b. 1946)
  • 2008-04-15 Krister Stendahl, Swedish Lutheran theologian and bishop (b. 1921)
  • 2008-06-11 Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1938)
  • 2008-06-14 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)
  • 2008-09-06 Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racing driver and trainer (b. 1917)
  • 2008-11-20 Sven Inge, Swedish painter and modern artist (b. 1935)
  • 2008-12-26 Gösta Krantz, Swedish actor (b. 1925)
  • 2009-01-03 Ulf G. Lindén, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1937)
  • 2009-01-17 Anders Isaksson, Swedish journalist, writer, and historian (b. 1943)
  • 2009-01-30 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish heavyweight professional boxing champion of the world (b. 1932)
  • 2009-03-31 Jarl Alfredius, Swedish news anchor (b. 1943)
  • 2009-05-30 Torsten Andersson, Swedish painter (b. 1926)
  • 2009-07-04 Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish writer (b. 1935)
  • 2009-09-28 Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor (b. 1956)
  • 2010-12-30 Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (b. 1927)
  • 2011-08-19 Gun Hägglund, Swedish news presenter (b. 1932)
  • 2011-10-01 Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey and golf player (b. 1931)
  • 2011-11-02 Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2012-07-14 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier, dies at 83
  • 2012-11-20 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete, dies at 98
  • 2012-11-25 Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician, dies at 81
  • 2014-08-29 Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, dies from cancer at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2015-01-11 Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (La Dolce Vita) and Miss Sweden 1950, dies at 83

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
  • 2015-03-26 Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet (Nobel Prize for Literature - 2011), dies at 83
  • 2015-10-05 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2016-05-03 Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Swedish artist (knotted-gun sculpture), dies at 81
  • 2016-07-23 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, dies at 90