Austrian History (Part 8)

Austria: Vienna

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,012

  • 1905-09-05 Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British writer (Arrow in Blue), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1983)
  • 1905-09-22 Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (d. 1964)
  • 1905-09-28 William Northam, Austrian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1905-12-05 Otto Preminger, Austro-Hungarian-American theatre and film director, producer (Laura,; Advise & Consent; Anatomy of A Murder), and actor (Stalag 17), born in Wiznitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1905-12-12 Manès Sperber, Austrian-French writer (Like a Tear in the Ocean: A Trilogy), born in Zabolotiv, Ukraine (d. 1984)
  • 1906-01-21 Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
  • 1906-02-08 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), born in Tysmenitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1906-02-18 Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician and eponym of Asperger syndrome, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • 1906-04-09 Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French painter and author (Op Art), born in Pécs, Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1906-04-28 Kurt Gödel, Austrian-American mathematician (Gödel's incompleteness theorems), born in Brünn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1978)
  • 1906-06-13 Bruno de Finetti, Italian probabilist statistician and actuary, born in Innsbruck, Austria-Hungary (d. 1985)

Billy WilderBilly Wilder (1906-2002)

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

  • 1906-07-23 Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss organic chemist (Nobel 1975), born in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary (d. 1998)
  • 1906-08-16 Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89), born in Schloss Frauenthal, Deutschlandsberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1906-09-06 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1906-10-05 Leopold Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, born in Oberndorf, Austria (d. 1994)
  • 1906-10-24 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Austrian painter, born in Vienna (d. 1996)
  • 1907-01-05 Willi Soukop, sculptor and member of Royal Academy of Arts, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • 1907-01-20 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress & 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)
  • 1907-04-16 August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal, born in Steyr, Austria (d. 1947)
  • 1907-04-29 Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-American director (From Here to Eternity, Julia), born in Rzeszów, Austria-Hungary (d. 1997)
  • 1907-06-30 Roman Shukhevych, Ukrainian nationalist and military leader, born in Krakovets, Galicia, Austria–Hungary (d. 1950)
  • 1907-08-16 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, Israeli composer, born in Kolozsvár, Transylvania, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • 1907-09-04 Leo Castelli, Italian-American art dealer, born in Trieste, Austrian Littoral, Austria-Hungary (d. 1999)
  • 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)
  • 1907-11-21 Charles Korvin [Geza Korvin Karpathi], Austrian actor (Berlin Express, Ship of Fools), born in Piestany, Austria-Hungary (d. 1998)
  • 1907-12-25 Mike Mazurki, Austrian-American actor and professional wrestler (Some Like It Hot, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World), born in Tarnopol, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1990)
  • 1908-01-05 George Dolenz [Jure Dolenc], Italian actor (Scared Stiff, Count of Monte Cristo), born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1963)
  • 1908-01-06 Menachem Avidom, Israeli composer, born in Stanislaviv, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)

Paul HenreidPaul Henreid (1908-1992)

1908-01-10 Austrian-American actor (Casablanca, Now, Voyager), born in Trieste, Italy

  • 1908-04-05 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic, 1955-89), born in Salzburg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)

Oskar SchindlerOskar Schindler (1908-1974)

1908-04-28 Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", born in Zwittau, Austria-Hungary

Amon GöthAmon Göth (1908-1946)

1908-11-12 Austrian SS commandant of the Płaszów concentration camp, born in Vienna, Austria

  • 1908-12-31 Simon Wiesenthal, Jewish-Austrian holocaust survivor & Nazi hunter (Wiesenthal Center), born in Buchach, Ukraine (d. 2005)

Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam (1909-1984)

1909-04-13 Polish-American mathematician and nuclear physicist (Manhattan Project, H-bomb), born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary

  • 1909-05-05 Miklós Radnóti, Hungarian poet (Clouded Sky), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1909-05-17 Karl Schäfer, Austrian figure skater (Olympic gold 1932, 36), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1976)
  • 1909-06-05 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1992)
  • 1909-06-16 Willi Boskovsky, Austrian conductor (New Year's Concert)
  • 1909-09-13 Herbert Berghof, Austrian actor (Belarus File, Harry and Tonto, Target), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1990)
  • 1909-09-19 Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile pioneer (Porsche AG), born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria-Hungary (d. 1998)
  • 1909-09-24 Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect, born in Wyżnica, Austria-Hungary (d. 1966)

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson (1910-1980)

1910-01-20 Austrian naturalist and author (Born Free), born in Troppau, Austria-Hungary

  • 1910-01-28 John Banner, Austrian-born American actor (Hogan's Heroes, Lone Ranger, 36 Hours), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1910-04-26 Ernst Tittel, Austrian organist and composer, born in Sternberg, Moravia (d. 1969)
  • 1910-07-02 H. G. Adler, German writer (The Journey), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1988)
  • 1910-07-24 Harry Horner, Austro-Hungarian-born American stage and film designer (The Heiress), born in Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1994)
  • 1910-08-15 Josef Klaus, Austrian conservative politician (Minister of Finance, 1961-63; Chancellor, 1966-70), born in Kötschach-Mauthen, Austria (d. 2001)
  • 1910-09-24 Frank Pelleg [Pollack], Czech-Israeli harpsichordist, pianist, conductor and educator, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968) [1]
  • 1910-10-01 Fritz Köberle, Austrian-born physician (d. 1983)
  • 1911-01-17 Hermann Pfrogner, Austrian musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)
  • 1911-04-13 Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • 1911-05-15 Leo Fuchs, Polish-born Jewish American actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, Avalon), born in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)
  • 1911-07-29 Ján Cikker, Slovak composer, born in Banská Bystrica, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1911-10-19 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1990)
  • 1912-01-10 Maria Mandel, Camp leader at Auschwitz, born in Münzkirchen, Austria (d. 1948)
  • 1912-01-16 Franz Tumler, Austrian author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • 1912-02-04 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1912-04-08 Alois Brunner, Austrian Nazi, assistant to Adolf Eichmann (convicted in absentia for crimes against humanity), born in Nádkút, Austria-Hungary (d. c. 2010)
  • 1912-04-12 Walter "Walt" Gorney, American character actor (Friday the 13th; Trading Places), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2004)
  • 1912-05-08 Gertrud Fussenegger [Dorn], Austrian writer (Mohrenlegende)
  • 1912-05-17 Sándor Végh, Hungarian-French violinist teacher and conductor, born in Kolozsvár, Transylvania, Austria-Hungary (d. 1997)
  • 1912-05-26 Janos Kádár, 46th Prime Minister of Hungary 5th Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary (1956-58), born in Fiume, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1912-07-06 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer and author (Seven Years in Tibet), born in Hüttenberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 2006)
  • 1912-08-22 Edith Porada, Austrian art historian and archaeologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1994)
  • 1912-08-29 Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-Polish cinematographer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2016)
  • 1912-11-20 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999), born in Wartholz Castle, Reichenau an der Rax, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary (d. 2011)
  • 1913-02-15 Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (grandmaster 1952), born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1997)
  • 1913-03-12 Agathe von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer (oldest von Trapp child), born in Pola, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 2010)
  • 1913-05-11 Robert Jungk, Austrian publicist (d. 1994)
  • 1913-06-05 Friedrich Wildgans, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1965)
  • 1913-06-28 Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker (Der Bockerer), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2007)
  • 1913-07-10 Ljuba Welitsch, Bulgarian Austrian opera soprano (Pagliacci- "Nedda"), born in Borisovo, Bulgaria (d. 1996)
  • 1913-07-30 Karl Guttmann, Austrian-Dutch playwright and director (Albee/Pinter), born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland (d. 1995)
  • 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)
  • 1913-10-16 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian organist and composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1988)

Robert CapaRobert Capa (1913-1954)

1913-10-22 Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary

  • 1913-12-04 Robert Adler, Austrian-American inventor (remote control for television), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2007)
  • 1914-03-28 Bohumil Hrabal, Czech writer (Closely Observed Trains), born in Brno, Austria-Hungary (d. 1997)
  • 1914-05-17 Guido Masanetz, German composer (In Frisco ist der Teufel Los), born in Friedeck, Austria-Hungary (d. 2015)
  • 1914-05-19 Max Perutz, Austrian-born molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 2002)
  • 1914-06-28 Aribert Heim, Austrian SS physician (served at the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Mauthausen, known as Dr. Death), born in Bad Radkersburg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1992)
  • 1914-06-29 Rafael Kubelik, Czech conductor (Cornelia Farooli), born in Býchory, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1996)
  • 1914-08-09 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian-Austrian conductor, born in Budapest (d. 1963)
  • 1914-09-14 Lída Baarová [Ludmila Babková], Czech actress (Die Fledermaus, Virginity), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 2000)
  • 1914-09-25 Frederick Wilhelm Sternfeld, Austrian musicologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1994)
  • 1914-09-28 Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, born in Zell am See, Salzburg, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 2014)

Hedy LamarrHedy Lamarr (1914-2000)

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

  • 1914-12-04 Rudolf Hausner, Austrian artist (d. 1995)
  • 1914-12-14 Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • 1915-01-23 Herma Bauma, Austrian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1948), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2003)
  • 1915-03-20 Rudolf Kirchschläger, President of Austria (d. 2000)
  • 1915-04-01 Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (Helden, Ich suche dich), born in Klosterneuburg, Austria-Hungary (d. 2004)
  • 1915-07-04 Christine Lavant, Austrian poet and writer (Das Kind), born in Lavant Valley, Carinthia, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1915-07-24 Egon Ronay, Hungarian food critic, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 2010)

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