Swedish History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 286 of 286

  • 1958-06-28 Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
  • 1958-06-29 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in football's 6th World Cup in Stockholm

CommunicationThe Sinking of the Vasa

1961-04-24 17th century Swedish warship Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is salvaged

  • 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 is the 1st Western country to recognize 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 murdered 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)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1988-12-06 Yasser Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 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

MurderAssassination

1998-08-19 South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission chairperson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, releases documents revealing an alleged plot by Western countries to assassinate UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld of Sweden

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • 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
  • 2017-05-28 Swedish film "The Square" directed by Ruben Ostlund wins the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 681

  • 1896-11-03 Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish illustrator (d. 1970)
  • 1897-01-17 Nils Asther, Swedish actor (Bluebeard, Night Monster), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • 1897-03-05 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)
  • 1898-08-20 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (d. 1973)
  • 1898-12-06 Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish sociologist/economist (Nobel 1974)
  • 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, Swedish actress (Luffar-Petter, Peter the Tramp), born in Arboga, Sweden (d. 1990)
  • 1902-03-25 Sten Broman, Swedish composer and actor, born in Uppsala, Uppsala län (d. 1983)
  • 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, Swedish biochemist, studied enzymes (Nobel 1955)
  • 1903-10-19 Tor Johnson, Swedish wrestler and actor (d. 1971)
  • 1904-05-06 Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)
  • 1904-05-15 Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Swedish equestrian dressage (Oly-gold-1952, 56)
  • 1904-05-19 Sven Thofelt, Swedish 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)
  • 1905-05-26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, born in Vienna (d. 1991)
  • 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, born in Karlstad, Värmland County, Sweden (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, Swedish 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), born in Lidingö Municipality, Sweden (d. 1947)
  • 1915-04-04 Lars G Ahlin, Swedish writer (Death of Me)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1915-08-29 Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1982)

  • 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, Swedish opera composer (Herr von Hancken)
  • 1916-10-31 Carl Johan Bernadotte, formerly Prince of Sweden
  • 1916-11-08 Peter Weiss, German Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
  • 1917-02-28 Hans Deutgen, Swedish world champion archer
  • 1917-07-26 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1917-10-29 Henry Carlsson, Swedish 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 stage and film 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, Swedish 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)
  • 1920-02-15 Ingmar Milveden, Swedish composer (d. 2007)
  • 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, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1920-12-26 Gote Carlid, Swedish composer, born in Hogbo near Sandviken (d. 1953)
  • 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)
  • 1921-10-19 Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish 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)
  • 1922-11-06 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, born inKarlstad, Värmland County (d. 2013)
  • 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, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), born in Stockholm (d. 2017)
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1926-03-30 Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish businessman (founder of IKEA), born in Pjätteryd, Sweden

Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad
Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA
Ingvar Kamprad
  • 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, Swedish pentathelete (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1927-07-01 Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, born in Sandviken (d. 1999)
  • 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, Swedish skier (Olympic gold 1956/60/64), (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 295 of 295

  • 1974-09-04 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (b. 1884)
  • 1976-04-04 Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)
  • 1976-08-25 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
  • 1977-02-05 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (b. 1894)
  • 1978-02-11 Harry Martinson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1904)
  • 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
  • 1983-10-29 Sten Broman, Swedish composer, dies at 81
  • 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, Swedish 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)
  • 1991-04-26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, dies at 85
  • 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)
  • 1999-03-08 Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • 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 (Cries & Whispers), dies at 89

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 golfer (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
  • 2013-12-21 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, dies at 91
  • 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
  • 2017-02-08 Nicolai Gedda, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), dies at 91