Switzerland in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 394

  • 1906-04-28 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999)
  • 1906-07-23 Vladimir Prelog, Sarajevo, Croatian-Swiss Chemist and Nobel Laureate
  • 1906-09-05 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, born in Lenzburg (d. 1990)
  • 1906-10-12 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar
  • 1907-03-23 Daniel Bovet, Switzerland, pharmacologist (Nobel 1957)
  • 1908-02-02 Anita Garvin, actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off)
  • 1908-09-30 Edzard H Schaper, German/Swiss sailor/UP-correspondent/antifascist
  • 1908-10-25 Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (d. 2004)
  • 1908-12-06 Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2003)
  • 1908-12-22 Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician (Ruban Sans Fin)
  • 1910-08-12 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Romeo & Juliet)
  • 1910-08-25 Pierre Musy, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1911-05-15 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann)
  • 1911-10-01 Richard Torriani, Switzerland, took Olympic oath (1948)
  • 1912-02-21 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
  • 1912-03-13 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, born in Schaffhausen (d. 1968)
  • 1913-05-17 Hans Ruesch, Swiss racing driver (d. 2007)
  • 1913-09-28 Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss artist and illustrator
  • 1913-10-22 Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2002)
  • 1914-02-12 Nello Celio, Swiss president
  • 1914-07-15 Howard Vernon, Swiss actor (d. 1996)
  • 1915-01-10 Dean Dixon, Zug Switzerland, conductor
  • 1915-01-30 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer/theory (Capitaine Bruno)
  • 1915-04-21 Frick, [W Groebli], Swiss clown, Frick & Frack)
  • 1915-10-30 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer (Capitaine Bruno)
  • 1916-12-09 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect/writer (Mozart biog)
  • 1918-01-24 Gottfried von Einem, Bern Switzerland, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod)
  • 1919-02-02 Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss vocalist
  • 1919-07-24 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), born in Marthalen (d. 2017)
  • 1919-08-24 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer
  • 1919-09-09 Gottfried Dienst, Swiss football referee (d. 1998)
  • 1920-02-20 Armin Schibler, Dutch Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace)
  • 1920-05-02 Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1921-01-05 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)
  • 1921-01-19 Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)
  • 1921-11-21 Geza Anda, Hungarian/Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok)
  • 1922-01-03 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning)
  • 1922-07-28 Jacques Piccard, Switzerland, undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
  • 1922-11-04 Benno Besson, Swiss actor (d. 2006)
  • 1923-03-11 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, born in Thalwil, Zurich (d. 1952)
  • 1923-05-21 Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (d. 2003)
  • 1923-07-04 Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1924-06-24 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
  • 1924-10-08 Alphons Egli, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1924-11-09 Robert Frank, Swiss Photographer
  • 1925-02-03 Leon Schlumpf, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1925-03-21 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (d. 1964)
  • 1925-05-22 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects)
  • 1926-03-03 Lys Assia, Swiss singer
  • 1927-01-10 Otto Stich, Swiss politician
  • 1927-03-03 Pierre Aubert, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1927-04-20 Karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • 1927-07-31 Walter Vogt, Swiss writer (Wüthrich) and psychiatrist, born in Zurich (d. 1988)
  • 1928-03-19 Hans Küng, Swiss theologian
  • 1928-06-13 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, born in Zurich (d. 2006)
  • 1929-09-03 Carlo Clerici, Swiss cyclist (d. 2007)
  • 1929-10-11 Liselotte Pulver, Swiss actress
  • 1929-12-06 Alain Tanner, Swiss filmmaker
  • 1930-09-08 Mario Adorf, Zurich Switzerland, actor (Bachelor, Abyssinia)
  • 1931-02-01 Madeline Berthod, Switzerland, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1931-05-19 Eric Tappy, Swiss tenor
  • 1931-06-23 Urs Jaeggi, Swiss sociologist and writer, born in Solothurn, Switzerland
  • 1932-03-30 Ted Morgan, Swiss-born writer
  • 1932-04-09 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (d. 2006)
  • 1933-01-06 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
  • 1933-03-14 René Felber, former member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1933-06-06 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), (d. 2013)
  • 1933-06-18 Jean Wicki, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1933-08-14 Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate
  • 1933-08-29 Arnold Koller, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1933-09-28 Madeleine M Kunin, Switzerland (Gov-D-Vt), 1st Jewish gov of Vermont
  • 1934-02-14 Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
  • 1934-02-15 Niklaus Wirth, Switzerland, computer programmer/inventor (PASCAL)
  • 1934-04-12 Heinz Schneiter, Swiss footballer
  • 1934-05-13 Adolf Muschg, Swiss writer (Gruppe Olten), born in Zollikon
  • 1935-04-14 Erich von Däniken, Zofingen, Aargau, Swiss writer (Chariots of the Gods)
  • 1936-03-10 Sepp Blatter, Swiss ice hockey and football official
  • 1936-03-19 Ursula Andress, Berne Switzerland, actress (She, Sensuous Nurse)
  • 1936-04-01 Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician, president of the Confederation in 1989 and 1996 (d. 1998)
  • 1936-10-07 Charles Dutoit, Swiss conductor
  • 1937-09-25 Thomas Kessler, Swiss composer, born in Zurich
  • 1938-05-21 Urs Widmer, Swiss writer, born in Basel (d. 2014)
  • 1938-10-04 Kurt Wüthrich, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1939-03-23 Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer

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1939-08-26 Jorge Paulo Lemann, Swiss-Brazilian investor, born in Rio de Janeiro

Investor and Beer Mogul Jorge Paulo Lemann
Investor and Beer Mogul
Jorge Paulo Lemann
  • 1939-09-05 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss racing driver (d. 2006)
  • 1939-10-18 Flavio Cotti, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1940-01-09 Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss politician
  • 1940-02-05 H R Giger, Swiss artist & special effects designer (Alien), born in Zürich, (d. 2014)
  • 1940-04-15 Edy Hubacher, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1941-02-05 Kaspar Villiger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1941-03-22 Bruno Ganz, Zurich Switzerland, actor (Strapless, Wings of Desire)
  • 1942-07-18 Adolf Ogi, Swiss politician
  • 1942-11-10 Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer/conductor
  • 1942-11-10 Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1942-11-29 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss opera singer
  • 1943-03-01 Franz Hohler, Swiss writer, born in Biel
  • 1943-04-26 Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect
  • 1943-10-02 Henri SZEPS, Lausanne Switzerland, actor (Mother & Son)
  • 1944-01-06 Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 257 of 257

  • 1981-04-19 Ernst Levy, Swiss composer, dies at 85
  • 1981-10-07 Albert Cohen, Greek-born Swiss novelist (b. 1895)

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1983-07-29 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73

  • 1983-09-07 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, dies at 90
  • 1983-09-10 Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • 1987-01-11 Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist (b. 1911)
  • 1988-08-30 Albert F. Frey-Wyssling, Swiss Botanist, dies at 87
  • 1988-09-21 Walter Vogt, Swiss writer (Wüthrich) and psychiatrist, dies at 61
  • 1990-04-23 Paulette Goddard, actress (Hazard), dies in Switzerland at 78
  • 1990-12-07 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, dies at 84
  • 1990-12-13 Friedrich Dörrenmatt, Swiss writer (Besuch der alten Dame), dies at 69
  • 1990-12-14 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss writer, dies of heart failure at 69
  • 1991-04-04 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann), dies at 79
  • 1991-08-21 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect, dies
  • 1991-08-30 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (moving objects), dies
  • 1992-04-08 Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
  • 1992-12-26 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist, dies at 80
  • 1993-02-08 Franz Schnyder, Swiss director (10th of May), dies at 82
  • 1994-03-12 Sandra Paretti, German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59
  • 1994-09-24 Otto F Walther, Swiss publisher/author (Der Stumme), dies at 66
  • 1994-11-17 G Waller, German/Swiss movie journalist (NRC/Variety), dies at 82
  • 1994-12-09 Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician, dies at 85
  • 1995-02-04 Patricia Highsmith, [Mary Patricia Plangman], US/Swiss, dies at 74
  • 1995-03-18 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Raskolnikov), dies at 84
  • 1996-08-01 Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish/Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 99
  • 1998-01-07 Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss Chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 91
  • 1999-05-26 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
  • 2002-04-27 Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Swiss industrialist and art collector (b. 1921)
  • 2002-09-30 Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1913)
  • 2003-07-19 Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1908)
  • 2003-08-11 Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1923)
  • 2003-08-22 Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skating trainer (b. 1914)
  • 2004-04-17 Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (b. 1908)
  • 2004-05-28 Umberto Agnelli, Swiss-born automobile executive (b. 1934)
  • 2004-06-11 Egon von Furstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (b. 1946)
  • 2004-06-14 Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide (b. 1900)
  • 2004-07-04 Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (b. 1920)
  • 2004-08-24 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-born psychiatrist (b. 1926)
  • 2005-04-26 Maria Schell, Swiss-Austrian actress (b. 1926)
  • 2005-08-16 Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)
  • 2006-02-23 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and film director (b. 1922)
  • 2006-09-08 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, dies at 78
  • 2006-09-20 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932)
  • 2006-12-15 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver (b. 1939)
  • 2007-01-28 Carlo Clerici, Swiss professional road racing cyclist (b. 1929)
  • 2007-05-03 Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss illustrator (b. 1913)
  • 2008-04-29 Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist, known as the first to synthesize LSD (b. 1906)
  • 2008-07-23 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1924)
  • 2008-11-01 Jacques Piccard, Swiss ocean explorer (b. 1922)
  • 2010-05-15 Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (b. 1950)
  • 2010-08-11 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • 2010-10-05 Steve Lee, Swiss musician and vocalist (Gotthard) (b. 1963)
  • 2013-05-16 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 79
  • 2014-04-02 Urs Widmer, Swiss writer, dies at 75
  • 2014-05-12 H. R. Giger, Swiss Oscar-winning surrealist artist, dies from injuries from a fall at 74
  • 2015-10-06 Kevin Corcoran, American actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), dies at 66
  • 2015-11-28 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, dies of cancer at 67