Danish History (Part 2)

Denmark: Greenland

Historical Events

Events 101 - 164 of 164

  • 1924-04-11 Socialists win Danish parliamentary elections
  • 1924-07-10 Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim
  • 1925-04-01 1st transmission of Danish state radio
  • 1926-03-12 Denmark begins unilateral disarmament
  • 1926-07-10 Lake Denmark, New Jersey arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage
  • 1926-12-14 Danish Madsen government forms
  • 1929-04-24 Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
  • 1935-02-28 Ladby Ship is discovered within a Viking grave on the island of Funen in Denmark by amateur archaeologist Poul Helweg Mikkelsen
  • 1938-02-19 Soviet arctic ice research station North Pole 1 evacuated, Denmark
  • 1940-04-09 Nazi Germany invades Denmark and Norway, and Denmark surrenders after a six-hour battle
  • 1942-11-09 German occupiers install Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
  • 1943-08-28 Denmark declares a universal strike against Nazi occupiers
  • 1943-08-29 Danish Navy scuttles its warships so as not to be taken by Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943-09-18 Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1943-10-01 Germans attack Jews in Denmark
  • 1944-05-24 Icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark
  • 1944-06-17 Iceland declares independence from Denmark
  • 1944-07-19 Danish resistance fails in assault on Taarbaek Fort near Copenhagen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-05-04 German forces in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands surrender unconditionally to British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery at Luneburg Heath

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • 1945-05-05 Netherlands & Denmark liberated from Nazi control
  • 1945-05-23 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) arrested at Danish boundary
  • 1947-04-10 King Frederik IX of Denmark crowned
  • 1947-04-20 Frederik IX becomes King of Denmark
  • 1948-04-01 Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark
  • 1948-10-01 Radio Denmark begins transmitting
  • 1949-02-12 Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey
  • 1949-10-20 Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)
  • 1951-10-01 1st treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson (US ambassador to Denmark)
  • 1953-06-05 Denmark adopts a new constitution
  • 1955-02-01 HC Hansen appointed premier of Denmark
  • 1961-01-04 Longest recorded strike ends-33 yrs-Danish barbers' assistants
  • 1961-07-04 Walt Disney is one of the two main speakers on the Independence Day in The Rebuild Hills at Skørping in Denmark
  • 1963-03-23 8th Eurovision Song Contest: Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann for Denmark win singing "Dansevise" in London
  • 1964-06-04 Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark
  • 1964-09-25 Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
  • 1967-05-11 Great Britain, Ireland & Denmark apply for membership of the EEC
  • 1970-07-15 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
  • 1971-04-27 Curt Flood resigns Senators after 13 games & departs for Denmark

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-01-14 Margrethe II of Denmark becomes the first Queen of Denmark since 1412

Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Queen of Denmark
Margrethe II
  • 1972-03-15 Danish airliner hit mountain in Sheikdom of Oman killing 112
  • 1972-10-02 Danish population votes for membership of the European Common Market
  • 1973-01-01 Britain, Ireland & Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market
  • 1973-09-01 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 1977-02-15 Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election
  • 1982-09-03 Anker Jørgensen government in Denmark resigns
  • 1989-05-26 Danish parliament allows same-sex marriage
  • 1991-08-25 Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic republics
  • 1992-06-26 UEFA European Championship Final: In a huge upset Denmark beats Germany 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • 1993-05-18 Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty
  • 1994-04-22 In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made
  • 1994-09-22 Rasmussen government in Denmark resigns

  • 1996-07-21 83rd Tour de France won by Bjarne Riis of Denmark
  • 1998-01-09 Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned
  • 2000-05-13 45th Eurovision Song Contest: Olsen Brothers for Denmark wins singing "Fly on the Wings of Love" in Stockholm
  • 2000-07-01 The Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic
  • 2005-09-30 The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
  • 2007-03-01 "Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots
  • 2007-06-03 USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) engages with pirates after they board Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia
  • 2008-07-01 Denmark is the first European economy to confirm it is in recession since the global credit crunch began; its GDP shrinks 0.6% in the first quarter after a 0.2% contraction in the fourth quarter of 2007
  • 2009-09-05 Denmark celebrates the first national flagday, in memory of the fallen Danes in international operations since 1948.
  • 2013-01-27 Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
  • 2013-05-18 58th Eurovision Song Contest: Emmelie de Forest for Denmark wins singing "Only Teardrops" in Malmo
  • 2014-09-04 Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark
  • 2015-06-19 The right-wing Venstre block wins the 2015 Danish general election

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 387

  • 1839-06-10 Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Council President of Denmark (d. 1912)
  • 1840-06-10 Theodor Philipsen Danish painter (d. 1920)
  • 1841-11-03 Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming, Mandø, Danish Botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions)
  • 1842-02-04 Georg Brandes, [Morris Cohen], Danish literary historian and critic
  • 1842-03-02 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
  • 1842-05-08 Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist, born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1909)
  • 1843-06-03 Frederik VIII, King of Denmark (1906-12)
  • 1844-12-01 Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain/Ireland
  • 1847-04-07 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), born in Thisted, Jutland (d. 1885)
  • 1847-11-26 Maria Fyodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia (d. 1928)
  • 1849-05-03 Jacob Riis, Danish-American social reformer and "muck raking" reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1914)
  • 1849-06-09 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (d. 1927)
  • 1850-06-27 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (Gram–Schmidt process), born in Duchy of Schleswig, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1851-10-31 Lovisa of Sweden, Queen of Denmark, born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1926)
  • 1852-02-13 Johan L E Dreyer, Danish astronomer (New gen catalogue of nebulae)
  • 1853-09-29 Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1933)
  • 1857-02-03 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Copenhagen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory
  • 1857-04-20 Hermann Bang, Danish writer, born in Asserballe, Denmark (d. 1912)
  • 1857-06-02 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, poet (Poutnici Svetem, Nobel 1917), born in Roholte, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1857-07-24 Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917), born in Fredericia, Denmark (d. 1943)
  • 1859-05-08 Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician (d. 1925)
  • 1859-05-13 August Enna, Danish composer (The Witch), (d. 1939)
  • 1860-05-31 Walter Richard Sickert Munich, Danish/English painter (The Miner)
  • 1860-12-15 Niels Ryberg Finsen, Danish physician/phototherapist (Nobel 1903)
  • 1861-04-27 Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes-Digte)
  • 1861-09-10 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (d. 1941)
  • 1864-03-23 Louis Glass, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1936)
  • 1865-06-09 Carl Nielsen, Norre-Lyndelse Denmark, composer (Det Uuslukkelige)
  • 1865-07-23 Max Heindel, Danish-American Christian occultist, astrologer and mystic, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1866-05-05 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (d. 1938)
  • 1866-07-03 Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter, born in Stege, Møn, Denmark (d. 1906)
  • 1866-09-10 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish writer (d. 1930)
  • 1867-08-01 William Orlamond, Danish actor (Flesh and the Devil, The Wind), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1957)
  • 1867-11-06 Marie Bregendahl, Danish author (Holger Hauge og hans Hustru), born in Fly, Denmark (d. 1940)
  • 1868-01-09 S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist (d. 1939)
  • 1869-06-26 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (Pelle Erobreren), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1954)
  • 1869-11-23 Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)
  • 1870-01-15 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer (Greenland)
  • 1870-08-07 Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole (vicar of Denmark)
  • 1870-09-26 Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47)
  • 1870-10-16 Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist
  • 1870-12-18 Andres Randolf, Danish-American actor (The Kiss), born in Viborg, Denmark (d. 1930)
  • 1871-06-14 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish inventor (d. 1946)
  • 1872-08-03 Haakon VII, Charlottenlund Denmark, King of Norway (1905-57)
  • 1873-01-20 Johannes V Jensen, Danish novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)
  • 1873-10-08 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1967)
  • 1873-10-26 Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (1924-26, 1929-42), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1942)
  • 1874-01-04 Svend Fleuron, Danish writer, born on Good Katrinedal (d. 1966)
  • 1874-06-19 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer (d. 1941)
  • 1874-09-18 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten)

Person of interestAugust Krogh

1874-11-15 August Krogh [Schack], Danish zoophysiologist (arterioles and capillaries, Nobel 1920), born in Grenaa, Jutland, Denmark (d. 1949)

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh
  • 1878-01-01 Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929)
  • 1878-01-06 Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)
  • 1878-08-14 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Aage og Else)
  • 1879-03-11 Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph tests)
  • 1879-06-07 Knud J. V. Rasmussen, Danish pole explorer (Thule), born in Jakobshavn, North Greenland, Kingdom of Denmark (d. 1933)
  • 1879-09-28 Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery) and film director (Häxan), born in Viborg Denmark (d. 1959)
  • 1879-11-29 Jacob Gade, Danish composer(d. 1963)
  • 1881-09-11 Asta Nielsen, Danish actress (Joyless Street), born in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1972)
  • 1881-11-25 Peder Gram, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1956)
  • 1883-02-11 Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer/conductor (Sulamith)
  • 1884-12-01 Torben Myer, Danish actor (Girl Who Came Back, Judgment at Nuremberg, Sullivan's Travels), born in Århus, Denmark (d. 1975)
  • 1885-04-17 Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen-Finecke], Danish baroness and writer (Out of Africa), born in Rungsted, Zealand, Denmark (d. 1962)
  • 1885-10-02 Ruth Bryan Rohde, American (Rep), minister to Denmark

Person of interestNiels Bohr

1885-10-07 Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, expanded quantum physics (Nobel Prize 1922), born in Copenhagen (d. 1962)

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • 1886-07-12 Jean Hersholt, Danish actor (Heidi, Greed, Men in White, Aryan), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1956)
  • 1886-10-12 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (Son of the Sheik), born in Copenhagen (d. 1934)
  • 1889-02-03 Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'arc)
  • 1890-03-20 Lauritz Melchior, Copenhagen Denmark, baritone tenor (National Symphony)
  • 1891-04-07 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (founded LEGO), born in Filskov, Denmark (d. 1958)
  • 1893-01-20 Kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos)
  • 1893-02-14 Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1965)
  • 1893-12-24 Carl Brisson, Danish actor (Ship Cafe, Ring, Song of Soho, Murder at the Vanities), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1958)
  • 1894-05-05 Kit Guard, Danish actor (El Diablo Rides, Kid Courageous), born in Hals, Denmark (d. 1961)
  • 1895-02-21 Carl Peter Henrik Dam Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1896-02-07 Jacob Paludan, Danish pharmacist/writer (Jorgen Stein)
  • 1896-05-02 Helen of Greece and Denmark, Queen Mother of Romania, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1982)
  • 1897-08-05 Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (d. 1972)
  • 1898-01-11 Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)
  • 1898-01-13 Kai Munk, Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyr (d. 1944)
  • 1898-01-29 Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)
  • 1899-03-11 Frederick IX, [Christian FFMKWG], King of Denmark (1947-72)
  • 1899-09-02 Hans Nielsen, Danish lightweight and featherweight boxer (Olympic gold 1924)
  • 1901-08-25 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1961)
  • 1902-02-11 Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect (d. 1971)
  • 1902-11-18 Jorgen Nielsen, Danish author (regional novels)
  • 1903-04-21 Hans Hedtoft, premier Denmark (1947..55)
  • 1903-06-23 Hans C Branner, Danish writer (Two Minutes of Silence), born in Ordrup, Denmark (d. 1966)
  • 1903-10-13 Jens Bjerre, Danish composer, born in Aarhus (d. 1986)
  • 1904-09-19 Karen Aabye, Danish author (Less bedstemor there jomfru)
  • 1905-04-08 Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)
  • 1906-08-15 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, born in Fuglebjerg, Næstved (d. 1987)
  • 1906-11-30 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/husband of English prince George
  • 1909-01-03 Victor Borge [Borge Rosenbaum], Danish-American comedian and pianist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2000)
  • 1910-03-13 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (Gertrud, Hooray for the Blue Hussars), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1985)
  • 1910-03-28 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark, Wife of King Frederik IX, ruler of Denmark (1947-72), born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2000)
  • 1912-06-04 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (great iron sculptures)
  • 1913-02-02 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (Soldaten og Jenny, Det gælder os alle), born in Ganløse, Denmark (d. 1985)
  • 1913-05-04 Lady Katherine Brandram, Princess of Greece, the last surviving great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, born in Athens, Greece (d. 2007)
  • 1913-07-13 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Hellerup Denmark, Danish shipping magnate, (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 217

  • 1896-10-12 Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (b. 1817)
  • 1901-10-19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)

Person of interestCamille Pissarro

1903-11-13 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean and French Impressionist painter, dies at 73

  • 1904-09-29 Niels Ryberg Finnen, Danish physician (Nobel 1903), dies
  • 1906-01-29 Christaan IX, King of Denmark (1893-1906), dies
  • 1906-02-13 Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter, dies at 39
  • 1909-08-29 Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist, dies at 67
  • 1912-01-29 Hermann Bang, Danish writer, dies at 54
  • 1912-05-14 Frederik VIII C W K, King of Denmark (1906-12), dies at 68
  • 1914-01-11 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and patron of the arts after whom the Carlsberg brewery was named (b. 1842)
  • 1916-04-29 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (Gram-Schmidt process), dies at 65
  • 1918-11-29 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40
  • 1919-01-06 Max Heindel, Danish-American Christian occultist, astrologer and mystic, dies at 54
  • 1919-10-13 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • 1920-03-03 Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter (b. 1840)
  • 1924-04-02 Johannes E. B. Warming, Danish Botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions), dies at 82
  • 1925-11-20 Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain, dies at 80
  • 1926-09-14 Johan LE Dreyer, Danish astronomer (Catalog of Nebulae), dies at 74
  • 1927-02-19 Georg Brandes, [Cohen], Danish literary-historian and critic, dies at 85
  • 1927-09-19 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)
  • 1927-11-11 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory, dies at 70
  • 1928-01-13 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57
  • 1928-01-30 Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)
  • 1929-02-03 Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist (b. 1878)
  • 1930-04-22 Jeppe Aakjaer, Danish poet (b. 1866)
  • 1933-02-26 Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1853)
  • 1933-12-21 Knud J. V. Rasmussen, Danish Pole explorer (Thule), dies at 54
  • 1934-04-14 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (The Big Parade) dies at 47
  • 1936-02-22 Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74
  • 1937-03-23 Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist, dies at 66
  • 1938-05-09 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (b. 1866)
  • 1941-08-30 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist (b. 1874)
  • 1941-11-26 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (b. 1861)
  • 1942-05-03 Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (1924-26, 1929-42), dies at 68
  • 1943-04-30 Otto Jespersen, Danish linguist, dies at 82
  • 1944-07-19 Carl Bock, Danish Gestapo agent, liquidated
  • 1944-08-30 Morten Nielsen, Danish resistance fighter, dies
  • 1945-03-27 Jorgen Nielsen, Danish writer (romance), dies at 42
  • 1945-11-02 Princess Thyra, daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1880)
  • 1945-12-23 Mogens Klitgaard, Danish author (Brunkul), dies at 39
  • 1946-03-04 Bror von Blixen-Finecke, Danish big-game hunter (b. 1886)
  • 1946-05-20 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish inventor (b. 1871)
  • 1946-08-31 Paul August von Klenau, Danish opera composer/conductor, dies at 63
  • 1947-04-20 Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76

Person of interestAugust Krogh

1949-09-13 August Krogh, Danish zoophysiologist, dies at 75

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh
  • 1950-11-25 Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
  • 1952-01-25 Sveinn Bjornsson, Danish 1st President of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70
  • 1954-06-01 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (Pelle Erobreren), dies at 84
  • 1954-10-08 Morten Korch, Danish author, dies at 78
  • 1955-01-29 Hans Hedtoft, premier of Denmark (1947.. 55), dies at 51
  • 1956-02-04 Peder Gram, Danish composer, dies at 74
  • 1957-02-12 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82
  • 1957-09-21 Haakon VII (CF Charles WA), Danish king of Norway (1905-57), dies
  • 1958-03-11 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (founded LEGO), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1958-04-05 Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole vicar of Denmark, dies at 87
  • 1958-09-30 Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph-stipulation), dies at 79
  • 1959-04-02 Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery) and film director (Häxan), dies at 79
  • 1961-03-06 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), dies at 59
  • 1962-09-07 Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen-Finecke], Danish baroness and writer (Out of Africa), dies at 77
  • 1962-09-07 Isak Dinesen, Danish author (b. 1885)

Person of interestNiels Bohr

1962-11-18 Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, expanded quantum physics (Nobel Prize 1922), dies at 77

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • 1963-02-20 Jacob Gade, Danish composer(b. 1879)
  • 1966-04-05 Svend Fleuron, Danish writer, dies at 91
  • 1967-10-21 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), dies at 94
  • 1968-03-20 Carl T Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'Arc), dies
  • 1968-08-27 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61
  • 1972-01-10 Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (b. 1897)
  • 1972-01-14 Frederik IX, [Christiaan FFMKW], king of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 72
  • 1973-03-18 Lauritz L H Melchior, Danish baritone/actor (Luxury Liner), dies at 82
  • 1976-04-17 Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • 1979-01-20 Gustav Winckler, Danish singer (b. 1925)
  • 1980-09-03 Dirch Passer, prolific Danish actor (Going for Broke, Mig og mafiaen), dies of a myocardial infarction at 54
  • 1983-05-06 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), dies of a brain tumor at 60
  • 1985-10-31 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (Soldaten og Jenny, Det gælder os alle), dies at 72
  • 1986-01-03 Jens Bjerre, Danish composer, dies at 82
  • 1987-03-13 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1990-07-22 Preben Neergaard, Danish actor (Mordskab), dies of cancer at 70
  • 1990-08-18 Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (b. 1938)
  • 1992-06-12 Edward Fleming, Danish director (Lille Spejl), dies
  • 1992-07-11 Annette Fischer, Danish chairman Amnesty International, dies in a car crash at 46
  • 1993-01-26 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80
  • 1993-06-21 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, dies at 64
  • 1993-08-04 Kenny Drew, US/Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), dies at 64
  • 1993-11-26 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Izz-Danish al-Qassem-leader, shot to death
  • 1994-04-12 Harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81
  • 1994-05-15 Frederik baron van Pallandt, Danish singer (Nina & F), murdered at 61
  • 1994-10-07 Niels Kaj Jerne, Danish immunologist (Nobel prize 1984), dies at 82
  • 1995-07-13 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group)
  • 1995-12-27 Peter Refn, Danish journalist/director (Violets are Blue), dies at 54
  • 1998-06-03 Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (b. 1922)
  • 1998-08-20 Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (Seven Lonely Days), dies at 82
  • 1998-09-05 Verner Panton, Danish designer (b. 1926)
  • 2000-04-10 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (The Kingdom, Matador, Een stor familie), dies at 71
  • 2000-11-07 Queen Ingrid, Queen Dowager of Denmark (b. 1910)
  • 2000-12-23 Victor Borge [Borge Rosenbaum], Danish-American comedian and pianist, dies at 91
  • 2001-01-24 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist, dies at 78
  • 2001-06-15 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, dies at 83
  • 2003-03-11 Ivar Hansen, speaker of the Danish Folketing (b. 1938)
  • 2003-03-31 Tommy Seebach, Danish singer (b. 1949)
  • 2004-05-17 Jørgen Nash, Danish artist (b. 1920)