Danish History (Part 3)

Denmark: Greenland

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 428

  • 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)
  • 1897-02-14 Jorgen Bentzon, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • 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)
  • 1898-05-22 René de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), born in Denmark (d. 1977)
  • 1898-09-05 Ebbe Hamerik, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • 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, 14th Prime Minister of Denmark (1947-50, 53-55), born in Århus, Denmark (d. 1955)
  • 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)
  • 1904-07-05 Franz Adolf Syberg, Danish composer, born in Kerteminde, Funen, Denmark (d. 1955)
  • 1904-09-19 Else-Marie Hansen, Danish actress (Hvor går Karl hen?), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2003)
  • 1904-09-19 Karen Aabye, Danish author (Less bedstemor there jomfru), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1982)
  • 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)
  • 1909-12-20 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), born in Horsens, Jutland (d. 1996)
  • 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), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1993)
  • 1913-02-02 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (Soldaten og Jenny, Det gælder os alle), born in Ganløse, Denmark (d. 1985)
  • 1913-07-13 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Hellerup Denmark, Danish shipping magnate, (d. 2012)
  • 1914-06-04 Willy-August Linnemann, Danish writer and journalist, born in Harrislee, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1914-09-15 Jens Otto Krag, premier of Denmark (1962-68, 71-72)
  • 1915-01-29 Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)
  • 1915-08-21 Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (Seven Lonely Days), born in Copenhagen (d. 1998)
  • 1916-01-13 Osa Massen [Aase Madsen Iversen], Dutch actress (Jack London, Rocketship X-M), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2006)
  • 1916-09-17 Ove Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp), born in Lemvig, Denmark (d. 1990)
  • 1918-04-09 Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2008)
  • 1918-10-08 Jens Christian Skou, Danish scientist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1997), born in Lemvig, Denmark (d. 2018)
  • 1919-06-13 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, born in Copenhagen (d. 2001)
  • 1919-08-24 Nils Viggo Bentzon, Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano), born in Copenhagen (d. 2000)
  • 1920-07-08 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group) (d. 1995)
  • 1920-09-22 Anders Lassen, Danish military officer (d. 1945)
  • 1920-12-10 Ragnhild Hveger, Danish swimmer (Olympic silver 400m freestyle 1936; 44 world records 1938-56), born in Nyborg, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • 1921-03-14 Lis Hartel, Danish equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1952, 56)
  • 1921-03-25 Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1993)
  • 1921-11-17 Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter
  • 1921-11-27 Ole Sarvig, Danish writer/critic (Limbo, Glem Ikke)
  • 1922-01-03 Morten Nielsen, Danish poet/resistance fighter
  • 1922-05-18 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1983)
  • 1922-06-12 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist, born in Holstebro, Denmark (d. 2001)
  • 1922-07-13 Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (1972-3, 75-82), born in Copenhagen (d. 2016)
  • 1922-10-08 Svend Westergaard, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1988)
  • 1923-04-18 Leif Panduro, Danish writer ('k Have varnish on traditions), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1977)
  • 1923-05-23 Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2009)
  • 1924-07-18 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event-Olympic 1936 bronze), born in Skovshoved, Gentofte, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • 1925-04-26 Jørgen Ingmann, Danish jazz guitarist (Apache, Dansevise), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2015)
  • 1925-10-13 Gustav Winckler, Danish singer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1979)
  • 1926-05-18 Dirch Passer, prolific Danish actor (Going for Broke, Mig og mafiaen), born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1980)
  • 1926-07-09 Ben Roy Mottelson, American-Danish physicist (Nobel 1975), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926-09-30 Peder Holm, Danish composer, born Copenhagen
  • 1927-05-01 Greta Andersen, Danish swimmer (gold medal, 100m freestyle 1948 Olympics), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1928-02-25 Paul Elvstrøm, Danish sailer (4 Olympic gold, Finn class 1948, 52, 56, 60), born in Hellerup, Denmark (d. 2016)
  • 1928-07-14 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, born in Copenhagen (d. 2010)
  • 1928-07-16 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, born in Copenhagen (d. 1993)
  • 1928-09-20 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (The Kingdom, Matador, Een stor familie), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2000)
  • 1928-10-03 Erik Bruhn, Danish dancer (National Ballet of Canada), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1986)
  • 1928-10-04 Torben Ulrich, Danish tennis player, musician, writer, filmmaker and father of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark

Person of interestKurt Nielsen

1930-11-19 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, (Wimbledon 1953, 55 runner-up), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2011)

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 1931-01-24 Ib Norholm, Danish composer & organist, born in Søborg, Gladsaxe (d. 2019)
  • 1932-07-13 Per Norgard, Danish composer, born in Gentofte
  • 1932-07-15 Nina Van Pallandt, Danish actress and singer (American Gigolo), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • 1932-11-21 Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Danish composer (Symphony and Antiphony), born in Copenhagen; (d. 2016)
  • 1933-09-27 Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist (d. 2007)
  • 1934-02-24 Flemming Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1934-05-31 Bent Peter Rasch, Danish canoeist (Olympic gold 1952), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1934-06-11 Henrik [Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat], Prince Consort of Denmark, born in Talence, Gironde, France (d. 2018)
  • 1934-06-29 Henning Kronstam, Danish dancer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1995)
  • 1935-01-11 Ghita Nørby, Danish actress
  • 1935-03-18 Ole Barndorff-Nielsen, Danish mathematician
  • 1935-07-23 Hein Heinsen, Danish artist, born in Grindsted, Denmark
  • 1936-03-19 Birthe Wilke, Danish singer
  • 1936-03-29 Mogens Camre, Danish politician andMember of the European Parliament, born in Randers, Denmark (d. 2016)
  • 1937-01-14 Erland Kops, Danish badminton player, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2017)
  • 1937-06-14 Jørgen Leth, Danish film director (A Sunday in Hell), born in Aarhus, Denmark
  • 1938-11-02 Queen Sofia, consort of King Juan Carlos I (Spain), born Princess of Greece and Denmark in Athens, Greece
  • 1939-01-07 Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark
  • 1939-11-15 Erik Hansen, Danish 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1960)

Person of interestMargrethe II

1940-04-16 Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark (1972 - present), born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Queen of Denmark
Margrethe II
  • 1940-09-22 Anna Karina, Danish French 'New Wave' actress (Alphaville), born in Solbjerg, Denmark (d. 2019)
  • 1940-11-15 Ulf Pilgaard, Danish actor
  • 1941-10-26 Harald Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960), born in Frederikshavn, Denmark (d. 2015)
  • 1943-09-28 Susanne Jagd, Danish actress (Between the Sheets, Tinderbox)
  • 1943-10-18 Birthe Rønn Hornbech, Danish politician
  • 1944-04-29 Benedikte, Danish princess/daughter of Frederik IX
  • 1944-06-02 Poul Jensen, Danish sailor (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1944-09-07 Bertel Haarder, Danish politician (Minister of Education), born in Kruså, Denmark
  • 1944-09-29 Torben Jensen, Danish actor (Taxa, Hayfever, Watch Me Fly, Guldregn)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 270 of 270

  • 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
  • 1975-05-22 Torben Myer, Danish actor (Girl Who Came Back, Judgment at Nuremberg, Sullivan's Travels), dies at 90
  • 1976-04-17 Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • 1979-01-20 Gustav Winckler, Danish singer, dies at 53
  • 1980-09-03 Dirch Passer, prolific Danish actor (Going for Broke, Mig og mafiaen), dies of a myocardial infarction at 54
  • 1982-09-12 Karen Aabye, Danish author (Less bedstemor there jomfru), dies at 77
  • 1982-11-28 Helen of Greece and Denmark, Queen Mother of Romania, dies at 86
  • 1983-05-06 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), dies of a brain tumor at 60
  • 1985-03-25 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (Gertrud, Hooray for the Blue Hussars), dies at 75
  • 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
  • 1986-04-01 Erik Bruhn, Danish dancer (National Ballet of Canada), dies at 57
  • 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
  • 1995-05-28 Henning Kronstam, Danish dancer, dies at 60
  • 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
  • 1996-09-01 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), dies at 86
  • 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
  • 2000-08-25 Nils Viggo Bentzon, Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano), dies at 80
  • 2000-11-07 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark, Wife of King Frederik IX, ruler of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 90
  • 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 musician and singer (Sir Henry and his Butlers), dies at 53
  • 2004-05-17 Jørgen Nash, Danish artist (b. 1920)
  • 2005-04-19 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (b. 1946)
  • 2005-11-19 Erik Balling, Danish TV and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2005-12-12 Annette Vadim, Danish actress (b. 1936)
  • 2007-01-26 Hans J. Wegner, Danish furniture designer (b. 1914)
  • 2007-02-01 Ahmad Abu Laban, Danish Muslim leader (b. 1946)
  • 2007-06-24 Natasja Saad, Danish hip hop and reggae artist, dies at 32
  • 2008-11-29 Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House), dies at 90
  • 2009-09-08 Aage Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1922)
  • 2010-03-04 Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
  • 2010-03-06 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 2010-11-26 Palle Huld, Danish actor (b. 1912)
  • 2011-03-09 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event-Olympic 1936 bronze), dies at 86
  • 2011-06-04 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)

Person of interestKurt Nielsen

2011-06-11 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, (Wimbledon 1953, 55 runner-up), dies at 80

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 2011-09-11 Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver (b. 1984)
  • 2011-12-01 Ragnhild Hveger, Danish swimmer (Olympic silver 400m freestyle 1936; 44 world records 1938-56), dies at 90
  • 2012-04-16 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish shipping Magnate, dies at 98
  • 2012-10-07 John Tchicai, Danish jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 76
  • 2016-03-20 Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (1972-3, 75-82), dies at 93
  • 2016-12-05 Mogens Camre, Danish politician andMember of the European Parliament, dies at 80
  • 2016-12-07 Paul Elvstrøm, Danish sailer (4 Olympic gold, Finn class 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 88
  • 2017-08-10 Kim Wall, Swedish journalist killed investigating Danish inventor Peter Madsen, dies at 30 [or 11th Aug]
  • 2018-02-13 Henrik [Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat], Prince Consort of Denmark, dies at 83
  • 2018-05-28 Jens Christian Skou, Danish scientist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1997), dies at 99