Vienna in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 152


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1192-12-20 Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna

  • 1267-05-10 Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb
  • 1312-04-03 2nd council of Vienna, Knights Templars supressed
  • 1312-05-06 Pope Clement V closes Council of Vienna
  • 1365-03-12 University of Vienna founded
  • 1396-06-24 Crusaders under Earl of Nevers reach Vienna
  • 1462-11-01 Archduke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna
  • 1485-06-01 Matthias of Hungary takes Vienna from Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III
  • 1515-07-22 First Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland and Holy Roman Empire - rise of the Habsburgs influence

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1529-09-24 Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and his Ottoman troops arrive in Vienna, beginning of the siege

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 1624-05-08 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor & Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Vienna
  • 1668-02-23 Fire in the Hofburg in Vienna, Emperor Leopold I rescued
  • 1668-07-13 Van Marco Cesti's opera "Il Pomo d'Oro" (the Golden Apple or Tomato) premieres in Vienna
  • 1670-02-14 Roman Catholic Emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
  • 1670-07-25 Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna
  • 1683-07-16 Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa reach Vienna
  • 1683-09-03 Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna
  • 1683-09-12 Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna - several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire
  • 1706-03-08 Vienna's Wiener Stadtbank established
  • 1725-04-30 Emperor Charles VI & King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna
  • 1731-03-16 Treaty of Vienna signed by Prince Eugene of Savoy, Count Sinzendorf and Count Gundacker, Thomas Stahremberg and the British envoy to Vienna, Sir Thomas Robinson.
  • 1731-07-22 Spain signs Treaty of Vienna
  • 1732-02-20 Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna
  • 1752-11-11 Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna
  • 1762-10-05 Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" by Christoph Willibald Gluck is first produced in Vienna in front of Empress Maria Theresa.

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1771-06-02 "Armida", an operatic 'dramma per musica' by Antonio Salieri debuts at the Vienna Burgtheater

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri
  • 1772-02-17 1st Partition of Poland signed in Vienna by Austria, Prussia and Russia
  • 1777-05-13 University library at Vienna opens

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1782-07-16 Mozart's opera "Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail" premieres in Vienna

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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1792-12-12 In Vienna, Ludwig van Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn

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1814-10-01 Opening of the Congress of Vienna, which redrew Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1814-11-01 Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1815-06-09 End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set
  • 1815-11-27 City of Kraków (Poland) declared a free republic state by the Congress of Vienna
  • 1817-01-31 Franz Grillparzer's "Die Ahnfrau" premieres in Vienna
  • 1818-04-21 Franz Grillparzer's "Sappho" premieres in Vienna

  • 1821-03-26 Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess" premieres in Vienna

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1823-12-20 Play "Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus" by Helmina von Chézy with incidental music by Franz Schubert premieres in Vienna

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert
  • 1824-05-07 Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna
  • 1825-02-19 Franz Grillparzer's "Konig Ottokars Gluck" premieres in Vienna
  • 1826-03-21 Beethoven's "String Quartet No. 13" in B flat major (Op 130) premieres in Vienna
  • 1827-03-29 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna
  • 1828-02-28 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Treuer Diener" premieres in Vienna
  • 1834-10-04 Franz Grillparzer's "Der Traum ein Leben" premieres in Vienna
  • 1838-03-06 Franz Grillparzer's "Weh dem, der Lugt" premieres in Vienna
  • 1847-11-25 Opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna)
  • 1848-11-09 Robert Blum, a German revolutionary and MP (Liberal), is executed in Vienna.
  • 1849-11-21 Friedrich Hebbel's "Der Rubin" premieres in Vienna
  • 1861-06-16 Battle of Vienna, Virginia and Secessionville, South Carolina (James Island)
  • 1862-08-21 The Vienna Stadtpark opens its gates.
  • 1865-12-17 Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished Symphony" premieres in Vienna with Johann von Herbeck conducting
  • 1867-02-13 Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna
  • 1869-10-01 1st postcards are issued (Vienna, Austria)
  • 1870-01-06 The inauguration of the Musikverein (Vienna)
  • 1872-09-24 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg" premieres in Vienna
  • 1873-05-01 Emperor Franz Joseph opens 5th World's Exposition in Vienna
  • 1873-05-09 Der Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression
  • 1874-01-21 Franz Grillparzer's "Libussa" premieres in Vienna
  • 1874-04-05 Johann Strauss Jr's opera "Die Fledermaus" premieres in Vienna
  • 1877-12-30 Johnannes Brahms' 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna
  • 1881-12-08 Vienna's Ring Theater destroyed by fire, kills between 640-850
  • 1883-12-02 Johannes Brahms' "3rd Symphony in F" premieres with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 1885-10-24 Johann Strauss' operetta "Zigeunerbaron (Gypsy Baron)" premieres in Vienna
  • 1885-12-02 Opera "Regina di Saba" premieres in Vienna

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1886-04-25 Sigmund Freud opens practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna

Father of Psychology Sigmund Freud
Father of Psychology
Sigmund Freud
  • 1892-02-16 Opera "Werther" by Jules Massenet premieres in Vienna
  • 1897-10-08 Emperor Franz Joseph I names Gustav Mahler Director of the Vienna Court Opera
  • 1898-10-01 The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.

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1902-03-18 Arnold Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1902-11-25 Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Frauen" premieres in Vienna

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1902-11-29 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der arme Heinrich" premieres in Vienna

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann

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1908-10-03 Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1913-10-16 George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion" premieres in Hofburg Theatre in Vienna, Austria

  • 1919-10-10 Richard Strauss & Hugo van Hofmannsthals premieres in Vienna
  • 1921-02-27 The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna
  • 1923-03-16 Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Der Unbestechliche" premieres in Vienna
  • 1923-05-04 Bloody street battles between nazis, socialist & police in Vienna

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 244

  • 1301-07-23 Otto, Duke of Austria and Styria, born in Vienna (d. 1339)
  • 1397-08-16 Albrecht II von Habsburg, King of Bohemia, Hungary and Germany, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1439)
  • 1418-12-18 Albert VI, Archduke of Austria, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1463)
  • 1540-06-03 Charles II Archduke of Austria, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1590)
  • 1552-07-18 Rudolf II von Habsburg, Emperor of Germany (1576-1612), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1612)
  • 1554-07-05 Elisabeth of Austria, Queen consort of France (1570-74), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1592)
  • 1557-02-24 Matthias, Holy Roman emperor (1612-19), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1633-09-08 Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, born in Vienna (d. 1654)
  • 1643-04-05 Charles V Leopold, Duke of Lorraine and Austrian fieldmarshal, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1690)
  • 1678-07-26 Joseph I Habsburg, German king and Roman Catholic emperor (1705-11), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1711)
  • 1708-04-06 Johann George Reutter, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1772)
  • 1711-01-29 Giuseppe Bonno, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1788)
  • 1711-02-05 Joseph Umstatt, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1762)
  • 1717-04-09 Georg Matthias Monn, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1750)
  • 1718-06-27 Wenzel Raimund Pirck, composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1763)
  • 1722-09-14 Joseph Paul Ziegler, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1767)
  • 1724-02-29 Eva Marie Veigel [La Violette], Austrian ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick, born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1822)
  • 1726-08-26 Karl Kohaut, Austrian composer and lutenist, born in Vienna (d. 1784)
  • 1732-03-31 Franz Joseph Haydn, prominent composer of the classical period (The Creation/Die Schopfung), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1738-10-06 Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, second child of Francis I Holy Roman Emperor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1789)
  • 1739-11-02 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1799)
  • 1741-03-13 Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1764-90), born in Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria (d. 1790)
  • 1744-05-04 Marianne Martinez, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1812)

Person of interestLeopold II

1747-05-05 Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1765-90) and Holy Roman Emperor (1790-92), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1792)

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II
Holy Roman Emperor
Leopold II
  • 1752-08-13 Maria Carolina of Austria, Queen of the Two Sicilies, born in Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna (d. 1814)

Person of interestMarie Antoinette

1755-11-02 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1774-92) who allegedly uttered the phrase "let them eat cake", born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1793)

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • 1756-09-08 Anton Teyber, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1822)
  • 1757-10-26 Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (elementary philosophy), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1823)
  • 1758-08-25 Franz Teyber, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1810)
  • 1760-06-26 Johan I Jozef, Monarch of Liechtenstein and fieldmarshal, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1836)
  • 1763-05-07 Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish general and marshal of France, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1813)
  • 1765-06-13 Anton Eberl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1807)
  • 1772-04-01 Ignaz Franz von Mosel, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1844)
  • 1779-07-20 Ignaz Schuster, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1835)
  • 1781-08-09 Michael Umlauf, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (premiere of Beethoven's 9th), born in Vienna (d. 1842)
  • 1791-02-20 Carl Czerny, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1791-07-26 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian composer and 6th child of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1844)
  • 1793-04-19 Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria (1835-48), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1875)
  • 1793-07-04 Franz Pecháček, Austrian-German composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1840)

Person of interestFranz Schubert

1797-01-31 Franz Peter Schubert, Austrian composer (Unfinished Symphony), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1828)

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert
  • 1797-07-21 Franz Schoberlechner, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1843)
  • 1801-04-12 Joseph Franz Karl Lanner, Austrian composer and violinist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1843)
  • 1802-01-13 Eduard von Bauernfeld, comedic playwright, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1803-01-06 Henri Herz, Austrian pianist and composer, born in Vienna (d. 1888)
  • 1805-08-18 Josef Danhauser, Austrian painter (Mutterliebe), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1845)
  • 1805-08-23 Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman, born in Lichtental, Vienna, Austria (d. 1893)
  • 1808-01-12 Paul "the Great" Taglioni, ballet choreographer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1809-11-22 Benedict Augustin Morel, Austrian-French psychologist (dementia praecox), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1812-06-28 Rudolf von Alt, Austrian painter, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1905)
  • 1815-10-25 Philipp Fahrbach the Elder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1885)
  • 1816-11-29 Carl Binder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1860)
  • 1817-08-03 Archduke Albrecht of Austria, Duke of Teschen (Battle at Custozza), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1895)
  • 1819-05-18 Julius Hopp, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1885)
  • 1822-01-30 Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)
  • 1825-10-25 Johann Baptist Strauss Jr., Austrian composer (Waltz King), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)
  • 1826-03-23 Ludwig Minkus, Austrian ballet composer, born in Vienna (d. 1917)
  • 1826-12-21 Ernst Pauer, Austrian composer and pianist, born in Vienna (d. 1905)
  • 1830-08-18 Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1916)

Person of interestMaximilian I

1832-07-06 Maximilian I of Mexico and Archduke of Austria, first and only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire, born in Vienna, Austria

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I
  • 1841-04-25 Pauline Lucca, Austrian operatic soprano, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1908)
  • 1842-07-04 Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austrian sociologist and general, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1904)
  • 1843-05-02 Karl Michael Ziehrer, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1922)
  • 1844-02-20 Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (thermodynamics), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1906)
  • 1844-10-24 Karl Lueger, anti semitic mayor of Vienna
  • 1848-05-05 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1906)
  • 1853-04-30 Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, born in Vienna (d. 1912)
  • 1854-07-04 Victor Babeş, Romanian physician and bacteriologist, born in Vienna, Austrian Empire (d. 1926)
  • 1858-08-01 Hans Rott, Austrian composer and organist, born in Vienna (d. 1884)
  • 1860-05-04 Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, Austrian composer (Donna Diana), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1945)
  • 1861-02-26 Ferdinand I, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1865-07-06 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician, composer, and pedagogue (Dalcroze Eurythmics), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1950)
  • 1866-02-16 Johann Strauss III, Austrian composer and conductor (Dem Muthigen gehört die Welt), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1939)
  • 1866-07-11 Richard Beer-Hofmann, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1945)
  • 1869-08-10 Lawrence Binyon, poet (Symbolic Wounds), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1869-09-04 Karl Seitz, President of Austria (1920), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1950)
  • 1870-03-06 Oscar Straus, composer (Ein Walzertraum), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1871-10-14 Alexander von Zemlinsky, composer (Schneeman), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1871-11-15 Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg, Austrian Botanist who was one of three scientists (also Hugo de Vries and Carl Correns) who independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's work on the laws of genetics, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1874-01-29 Robert Lach, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1958)
  • 1874-04-09 Julius Bittner, Austrian composer (Little Violet), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1939)
  • 1874-06-07 Theodor Streicher, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1940)
  • 1874-06-11 Richard Stöhr, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)

Person of interestArnold Schoenberg

1874-09-13 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (2nd Quartet) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1875-02-02 Fritz Kreisler, violinist/composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1875-12-25 Theodor Innitzer, cardinal/archbishop Vienna
  • 1877-12-18 Max Pallenberg, Austrian extempore farce actor (Morn to Midnight), husband of Operetta star Fritzi Massary, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1934)
  • 1878-01-21 Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist, actor and writer (Kleine Portratgalerie, Der Partylowe), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1938)
  • 1878-02-08 Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli dialogue philosopher and theologist (Ich und Du), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • 1878-11-07 Lise Meitner, Austrian-Swedish physicist (Protactinium), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1968)
  • 1879-07-09 Friedrich Adler, Austrian socialist politician, revolutionary and murderer of premier Storgkh, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1960)
  • 1879-08-31 Alma Mahler, Viennese composer and Wife of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1964)
  • 1880-08-06 Hans Moser, Austrian actor (Hello Service Man, Once Upon a Time), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • 1880-08-17 Leo Ascher, Austrian-born composer who moved to the US, born in Vienna (d. 1942)
  • 1881-02-06 Karl Weigl, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1949)
  • 1881-04-17 Anton Wildgans, Austrian poet and playwright (Armut), born in Vienna (d. 1932)
  • 1881-09-05 Otto Bauer, Austrian Social Democrat, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1938)
  • 1881-11-28 Stefan Zweig, Austrian poet, essayist and dramatist (Beware of Pity), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1942)
  • 1882-11-15 Felix Frankfurter, 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1883-09-05 Otto Erich Deutsch, Austrian musicologist (Schubert-Brevier), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • 1883-12-03 Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Austrian 12-tone composer, born in Vienna, Austria

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1782-08-04 Musician Wolfang Amadeus Mozart (26) weds Constanze Weber in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1902-03-09 Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna

HeartWedding of Interest

1934-02-24 High-ranking member of British intelligence Kim Philby (22) weds communist Litzi Friedmann in Vienna, Austria

  • 1978-06-30 English prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz in Vienna, Austria
  • 1978-11-17 Gerald Lascelles, British aristocrat and son of Princess Mary weds 2nd wife Elizabeth Collingwood in Vienna

Famous Deaths

  • 1522-08-11 Martin Siebenborger, mayor of Vienna, beheaded
  • 1696-06-17 John [Jan] III Sobieski, King of Poland (1674-96), Victor at Battle Vienna over Turks (1683) dies at 66
  • 1723-04-05 J Fischer von Erlach, Austrian architect (Hofburg, Vienna), dies at 66

Person of interestWolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1791-12-05 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer, dies in Vienna Austria at 35

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1820-03-15 Clemens Maria Hofbauer, patron saint of Vienna (b. 1751

Person of interestAntonio Salieri

1825-05-07 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (Tarare), dies in Vienna at 74

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri
  • 1910-03-10 Karl Lueger, Austrian anti-semite/mayor of Vienna, dies at 65
  • 1945-04-03 Josef Weinheber, Austrian poet and writer (Vienna Verbatim), dies at 43
  • 1954-05-16 Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61
  • 1973-09-29 W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies
  • 1977-11-11 Greta Keller, Vienna-born cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903)
  • 1980-08-11 Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), dies at 77
  • 1982-05-02 Helmut Dantine, Austrian-American actor (Shadow of the Cloak), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1989-05-20 Anton Diffring [Alfred Pollack], German character actor (Assignment Vienna), dies at 70
  • 1993-11-16 Lucia Popp, Czech/Austria soprano (Vienna Opera), dies at 54
  • 1995-07-16 Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), dies at 86
  • 2004-03-13 Franz König, Austrian Catholic Archbishop of Vienna (b. 1905)