Vienna in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 152 of 152

  • 1923-09-07 Interpol forms in Vienna
  • 1924-10-14 Arnold Schoeberg's opera "Die Gluckliche Hand" premieres in Vienna
  • 1926-10-03 1st congress of Pan European Movement (Pan-Europese Beweging) opens in Vienna
  • 1927-07-15 Massacre in Vienna: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police

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1934-06-14 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet in Vienna

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1936-09-01 Belgian boxer Gustave Roth beats Heinz Lazek of Austria in a 15 round points decision to win the EBU and vacant IBU world light heavyweight title in Vienna
  • 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
  • 1955-11-05 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was destroyed in World War II

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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 - 200 of 243

  • 1885-02-09 Alban Maria Johannes Berg, a Lulu of a composer!, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1935)
  • 1885-06-28 Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1885-09-06 Franz Theodor Csokor, Austrian author (Writings on the Wall), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1969)
  • 1885-09-22 Erich von Stroheim, Austrian film director and actor (Sunset Boulevard, Blind Husbands, La Grande Illusion), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1887-05-11 Paul Wittgenstein, left handed pianist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)

Person of interestErwin Schrödinger

1887-08-12 Erwin Schrodinger, Austrian physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate (wave mechanics), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Erwin Schrödinger
  • 1887-08-31 Friedrich A Paneth, Austrian-British chemist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1958)
  • 1887-10-06 Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Austrian singer (Vienna Opera)
  • 1887-10-12 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet and writer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)
  • 1887-12-07 Ernst Toch, composer (Melodie Lehre), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1888-05-10 Max Steiner, Austrian composer (Gone With the Wind), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1971)
  • 1889-04-26 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian English philosopher ( Philosophical Investigations), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1951)
  • 1890-08-05 Erich Kleiber, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1891-12-22 Edward L Bernays, 1st public relations agent, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1892-03-09 Josef Weinheber, Austrian poet and writer (Adel und Untergang), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1945)
  • 1892-09-27 John Mylong, Austrian actor (Robot Monsters), born Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1975)
  • 1892-11-17 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, born in Vienna (d. 1982)
  • 1893-03-31 Clemens Krauss, conductor (Berlin State Orch-1937), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1894-03-09 Frank Arnau [Heinrich Schmitt], German crime fiction writer, born in Vienna (d. 1976)
  • 1894-04-09 Ernest Kanitz, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1978)
  • 1895-02-13 Fred Essler, Austrian actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1895-08-16 Liane Haid, Austrian actress (Lady Hamilton), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)
  • 1896-03-22 Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian actor (Cleopatra, Joseph Schildkraut Presents, Diary of Anne Frank), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1964)
  • 1896-11-28 Lilia Skala, Austrian actress (House of Games, Flashdance, Charly), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)
  • 1897-02-21 Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Soylent Green, T'Pau-Star Trek), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1979)
  • 1897-04-23 John Wengraf, Austrian actor (12 to the Moon, Pride & Passion), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1974)
  • 1897-08-22 Elizabeth Bergner, Austrian actress (Catherine the Great), born in Drohobycz, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1898-04-09 Julius Patzak, Austrian tenor singer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1974)
  • 1898-08-12 Oscar Homolka, Hungarian actor (Sabotage, The Seven Year Itch, Ball of Fire, I Remember Mama), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1978)
  • 1898-10-18 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian singer and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, From Russia with Love), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1900-03-06 Ludwig Donath, Austrian actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco, Jolson Sings Again), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungar (d. 1967)
  • 1900-04-20 Fred Raymond, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1954)
  • 1900-04-25 Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss-American theoretical physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1958)
  • 1900-05-12 Helene Weigel, Austrian-German actress (Metropolis, Mutter Courage), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1971)
  • 1900-08-23 Ernst Krenek, Austrian-American composer (Johnny Spielt Auf), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1991)
  • 1900-11-19 Anton Walbrook [Adolf Wohlbrook], Austrian actor (Laura, I Accuse), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • 1901-05-20 Otto Waldis, Austrian actor (Port of Hell, Unknown World), born n Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1901-07-16 Fritz Mahler, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1902-02-26 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • 1902-03-16 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, born in Vienna (d. 1995)
  • 1902-04-08 Josef Krips, conductor (London Symph 1954-63), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1902-05-03 Walter Slezak, Austrian actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1983)
  • 1902-06-14 Carl Esmond, Austrian actor (Ministry of Fear, Smash-Up), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2004)

Person of interestKarl Popper

1902-07-28 Karl Popper, Austro-British philosopher (Logic of Forschung), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • 1902-12-17 Albert Drach, Austrian-Jewish writer, born in Vienna (d. 1995)
  • 1903-02-08 Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • 1903-04-07 Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • 1903-04-24 Siegfried Frederick Nadel, Austrian-British anthropologist (Black Byzantium), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1956)
  • 1903-08-22 René Wellek, Czech-American writer (Concepts of Criticism), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • 1903-08-28 Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psycho-analyst (Uses of Enchantment), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1990)
  • 1903-11-07 Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist and ethologist (Man & His Ideas, Nobel Prize 1973), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1989)
  • 1904-01-05 Erica Morini, concert violinist (d. 1995), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1904-09-14 Anton Zischka, Austrian writer (Lebendiges Europa), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1997)
  • 1904-11-15 Tilly Losch, Austrian dancer and actress (Duel in the Sun, Garden of Allah), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1975)
  • 1905-04-02 Kurt Alfred Adler, therapist/writer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1997)
  • 1905-05-18 Eric Zeisl, Austrian American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • 1905-05-26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, born in Vienna (d. 1991)
  • 1906-02-18 Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician and eponym of Asperger syndrome, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)

Person of interestBilly Wilder

1906-06-22 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American filmmakerr (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17), born in Vienna, Austria

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • 1906-07-16 Vincent Sherman, American film director (Mr. Skeffington), born in Vienna, Georgia (d. 2006)
  • 1906-09-06 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1907-01-20 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress and producer (Masquerade), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2000)
  • 1907-01-26 Hans Selye, Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1907-04-12 Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor (Marine Corps War Memorial), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2003)
  • 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)

Person of interestAmon Göth

1908-11-12 Amon Göth, Austrian SS commandant of the Płaszów concentration camp, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1946)

SS Officer Amon Göth
SS Officer
Amon Göth
  • 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)
  • 1912-04-12 Walter "Walt" Gorney, American character actor (Friday the 13th, Trading Places), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2004)
  • 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)
  • 1913-06-05 Friedrich Wildgans, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1965)
  • 1913-08-12 Kurt Kaszner [Serwicher], Austrian actor (Kiss Me Kate, Lili, Casino Royale), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1979)
  • 1913-08-13 Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1996)
  • 1913-08-22 Robert Schollum, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1987)
  • 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)
  • 1919-07-16 Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal and female camp guard at Ravensbrück and Majdanek concentration camps, born in Vienna, Republic of German-Austria (d. 1999)
  • 1919-09-13 George Weidenfeld, British publisher (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • 1920-05-02 Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian writer and ecological activist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)
  • 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)
  • 1922-11-13 Oskar Werner, Austrian film actor and director (The Shoes of the Fisherman, Das Ekel), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1984)
  • 1923-03-09 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • 1923-08-26 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra 1993-2003), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1923-08-30 Gerhard Wimberger, Austria composer (Glove), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2016)

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
Chemist
Carl Djerassi
  • 1924-01-08 Robert Starer, composer, born in Vienna, Austria

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