Vienna in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 147 of 147

  • 1943-12-02 First RSHA (Reichssicherheitshauptamt -Nazi Reich Security Head Office) transport out of Vienna reaches Birkenau camp
  • 1945-04-13 Red Army occupies Vienna
  • 1955-02-17 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna Austria won by J Westwood/Demmy GRB
  • 1955-02-17 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden of Canada
  • 1955-02-17 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Tenley Albright US
  • 1955-05-15 Vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restore Austria's independence
  • 1955-11-04 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II
  • 1955-11-05 New Vienna Opera house opens (Austria)

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1961-06-03 JFK & Khrushchev meet in Vienna

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev

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1961-06-04 US President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev meet at the Vienna Summit in Austria

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

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1963-02-23 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at the Vienna State Opera in "La traviata"

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 1964-05-27 9th European Cup: Internazionale beats Real Madrid 3-1 at Vienna
  • 1966-08-31 "The Battle of Algiers", directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, starring Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, premieres at the Vienna International Film Festival
  • 1967-03-04 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
  • 1967-03-04 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)
  • 1967-03-04 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
  • 1967-03-04 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)
  • 1967-04-03 113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum
  • 1967-04-08 12th Eurovision Song Contest: Sandie Shaw for United Kingdom wins singing "Puppet on a String" in Vienna
  • 1970-03-29 Manchester City of England win 10th European Cup Winner's Cup against Górnik Zabrze of Poland 2-1 in Vienna
  • 1971-02-21 The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
  • 1972-02-04 6th round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks ends in Vienna Austria

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1974-11-15 Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1975-10-22 Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna
  • 1979-03-17 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk & G Karponosov USSR
  • 1979-03-17 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Tai Babilonia & R Gardner USA
  • 1979-03-17 Men's Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR)
  • 1979-03-17 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Linda Fratianne
  • 1979-08-23 UN's Vienna office opens
  • 1979-08-24 UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps

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1985-12-27 Terrorists kill 20 and wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome and Vienna airports. President Reagan blames Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1986-02-03 OPEC fails to agree upon a petroleum production agreement after a 2 day meeting in Vienna
  • 1986-06-21 "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18
  • 1987-05-27 31st European Cup: Porto beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Vienna
  • 1988-09-15 "Les Miserables" opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna
  • 1990-05-23 34th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 1-0 at Vienna
  • 1992-11-27 Part of Vienna Hofburg destroyed by fire
  • 1993-12-05 The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
  • 1995-05-24 3rd UEFA Champions League Final: Ajax beats Milan 1-0 at Vienna
  • 1995-09-13 The Kuwaiti Oil Ministry states its intention to seek a 200-million-barrels-per-day increase to its current 2-million-barrels-per-day crude oil production quota at OPEC meeting in Vienna
  • 2001-01-17 OPEC agrees at a meeting of ministers in Vienna, to reduce members' oil production quotas by 1.5 million barrels per day
  • 2001-09-27 At its two-day meeting in Vienna, OPEC decides to keep its production quotas unchanged at 23.2 million barrels per day, despite crude oil being at its lowest price levels since 1999
  • 2002-11-06 12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris.
  • 2008-06-29 UEFA European Championship Final: Fernando Torres scores as Spain beats Germany 1-0 in Vienna
  • 2013-01-21 41 people are injured after two trains collide in Vienna, Austria
  • 2014-10-08 The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is awarded the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize
  • 2015-05-23 60th Eurovision Song Contest: Mans Zelmerlow for Sweden wins singing "Heroes" in Vienna

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 157 of 157

  • 1907-09-08 Leon Askin, Austrian actor (One, Two, Three, Charlie Farrell Show), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1907-09-12 Joe Lederer, Austrian actress and writer (Drei Tage Liebe), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1987)
  • 1909-02-28 Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1909-06-05 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1992)
  • 1909-09-13 Herbert Berghof, Austrian actor (Belarus File, Harry and Tonto, Target), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1990)
  • 1910-01-28 John Banner, Austrian-born American actor (Hogan's Heroes, Lone Ranger, 36 Hours), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1911-10-19 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1990)
  • 1912-02-04 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1912-07-07 Tiny Alma, [Catharina E J Stam], operetta singer (Vienna Blood)
  • 1912-08-22 Edith Porada, art historian and archaeologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1994)
  • 1912-08-29 Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-Polish cinematographer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2016)
  • 1913-08-12 Kurt Kaszner [Serwicher], Austrian actor (Kiss Me Kate, Lili, Casino Royale), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1979)
  • 1913-12-04 Robert Adler, Austrian-American inventor (remote control for television), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2007)

Person of interestHedy Lamarr

1914-11-09 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress (Ecstasy, Samson & Delilah) and inventor (radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2000)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • 1918-10-07 Helmut Dantine, Austrian-American actor (Shadow of the Cloak), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1982)
  • 1918-10-20 Anton Diffring [Alfred Pollack], German character actor (Assignment Vienna), born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1989)
  • 1919-09-13 George Weidenfeld, British Publisher (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • 1920-08-19 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • 1921-03-06 Julius Rudel, conductor (NYC Opera 1957), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1921-05-06 Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, born in Vienna (d. 1988)
  • 1921-06-12 H. C. Artmann, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • 1921-07-13 Ernest Gold [Goldner], Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), born in Vienna (d. 1999)
  • 1922-03-30 Turhan Bey [Sahultavy], Austrian-born actor dubbed "The Turkish Delight" (Arabian Nights, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1923-03-09 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • 1923-08-26 Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor (Vienna Symph 1960-70), born in Munich. Germany

Person of interestCarl Djerassi

1923-10-29 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist and father of the contraceptive pill, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2015)

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Carl Djerassi
  • 1924-01-08 Robert Starer, composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1924-04-12 Peter Safar, Austrian physician (pioneered cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2003)
  • 1924-05-02 Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American folk singer and actor (The Russians Are Coming), born in Vienna (d.2015)
  • 1925-04-20 Richard Hoffmann, Austrian composer, born in Vienna
  • 1925-08-01 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer (Otto's Pug), born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • 1926-01-15 Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss star of German cinema (The Last Bridge, Gervaise, Space 1999), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2005)
  • 1926-08-01 Karl Kohn, American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1927-10-06 Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist (Mozart Interpretation), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1927-12-24 Teresa Stich-Randall, US soprano (Vienna State Opera)
  • 1928-03-16 Christa Ludwig, soprano (Vienna State Opera), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1928-03-24 Vanessa Brown [Smylla Brind], Austrian-born American actress (My Favorite Husband), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1999)
  • 1928-05-29 Felix Rohatyn, investment banker (NY Big MAC Bonds), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1928-11-14 Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54)

Person of interestMaximilian Schell

1930-12-08 Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor and director (Odessa File, Julia), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2014)

  • 1931-10-12 Raoul Pleskow, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1934-06-07 Philippe Entremont, French pianist and conductor (Vienna Chamber Orchestra), born in Reims, France
  • 1935-03-25 Susan Engel, actress (Ascendancy), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1938-09-23 Romy Schneider, actress (Bloodline, Death Watch), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1940-02-01 Bibi Besch, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1941-05-13 Senta Berger, actress (Cast a Giant Shadow), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1942-10-09 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister (2003-2006), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1944-01-18 Alexander Van der Bellen, Austrian politician, President of Austria (2017-), born in Vienna
  • 1944-06-06 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), born in Tilsit, East Prussia (d. 2015)
  • 1947-02-15 Marisa Berenson, American actress (Barry Lyndon, Death in Vienna, SOB), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-02-16 Franz West, artist (Flause), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1962-10-26 Roger Kingdom, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Vienna, Georgia
  • 1969-03-17 Andrew McMarlin, Vienna VA, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970-09-01 Barbara Paulus, Austrian tennis star, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1972-05-24 Petra Schwarz-Ritter, Vienna Aus, tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA)
  • 1977-08-24 Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1986-08-27 Sebastian Kurz, Austrian politician (Austrian People's Party (ÖVP), born in Vienna, Austria

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