Stuttgart in History

Historical Events

  • 1900-01-26 Henrik Ibsen's "Naar vi Dode Vaaguer" premieres in Stuttgart
  • 1929-10-30 The Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Germany
  • 1945-04-14 World War II: US 7th Army & allies forces capture Nuremberg & Stuttgart in Germany
  • 1958-11-10 Bertolt Brecht's play " The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" premieres in Stuttgart, West Germany
  • 1959-06-03 European Cup Final, Stuttgart: Real Madrid beats Stade de Reims, 2-0; 4th consecutive title for Los Blancos
  • 1962-09-05 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • 1963-11-30 Martin Walser's "Überlebensgross Herr Krott" premieres in Stuttgart
  • 1964-10-14 Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart
  • 1975-05-21 Trial against Baader-Meinhof-group begins in Stuttgart
  • 1977-04-28 Andreas Baader and members of terrorist group the Red Army Faction (Baader-Meinhof Gang) jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1986-08-26 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
  • 1986-08-30 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)
  • 1988-05-25 32nd European Cup: PSV Eindhoven beats Benfica (0-0, 6-5 on penalties) at Stuttgart
  • 1989-12-17 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)
  • 1993-08-13 4th Athletics World Championships open at Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1998-05-13 Chelsea of England win 38th European Cup Winner's Cup against Stuttgart of Germany 1-0 in Stockholm
  • 2013-06-01 Bayern Munich defeat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to win the DFB-Pokal and become the first German treble-winning team

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-10-13 Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history when she wins record 25th medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany

Gymnast Simone Biles
Gymnast
Simone Biles

Famous Birthdays

  • 1499-06-24 Johannes Brenz, German theologist (Dutch Brentians), born in Weil der Stadt, Stuttgart (d. 1570)
  • 1676-09-18 Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1733)
  • 1735-10-01 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi, German composer, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1800)
  • 1765-12-22 Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1825)
  • 1770-08-27 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and inventor (dialectic), born in Stuttgart, Württemberg (d. 1831)
  • 1776-08-15 Gottlieb Schick, German painter (Apollo under the Hirten), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1812)
  • 1792-06-19 Gustav Schwab, German writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1850)
  • 1794-07-03 Eberhard Friedrich Walcker, German organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt), born in Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1872)
  • 1795-09-04 Friedrich August von Alberti, German geologist (Triasic Age), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1878)
  • 1802-11-29 Wilhelm Hauff, German writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1827)
  • 1804-11-27 Julius Benedict, German opera composer (Protoghesi), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1885)
  • 1806-04-26 Karl Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, German composer, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1872)
  • 1817-05-31 Georg Herwegh, German poet, born in Stuttgart (d. 1875)
  • 1818-06-17 Sophie of Württemberg, Queen of Netherlands as wife of William III, born in Ludwigsburg Palace, Stuttgart, Württemberg (d. 1877)
  • 1823-10-13 Immanuel Faisst, German composer, born in Esslingen am Neckar, Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1894)
  • 1852-07-10 Alfred von Kiderlen-Wächter, German foreign minister, born in Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1912)
  • 1853-12-21 Isolde Kurz, German poet & short-story writer (Meine Mutter), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1869-06-27 Hans Spemann, German embryologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1935), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1941)
  • 1887-06-13 Bruno Frank, German-born writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1945)
  • 1888-09-04 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter, sculptor and choreographer (Triadisches Ballett), born in Stuttgart, German Empire (d. 1943)
  • 1895-02-14 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher & sociologist (Studies in prejudice), born in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1900-06-17 Hermann Reuter, German composer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1985)
  • 1905-03-15 Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg, German aristocrat who attempted to assassinate Hitler, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1906-12-14 Helmut Bornefeld, German organist and composer, born in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1907-09-23 Herbert Kappler, German head of Nazi police and security services (SS) in Rome during WWII, born in Stuttgart, German Empire (d. 1978)
  • 1909-07-12 Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1910-08-01 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), German-born war photojournalist who covered the Spanish Civil War, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1937)
  • 1913-02-26 Hermann Lenz, German writer (Swabian Chronicle), born in Stuttgart (d. 1998)
  • 1914-06-26 Wolfgang Windgassen, tenor (Stuttgart Opera), born in Annemasse, France (d. 1974)
  • 1915-05-29 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, 1945-87), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1920-04-15 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), born in Stuttgart (d. 2015)
  • 1930-09-26 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), born in Kusel, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1930-11-26 Berthold Leibinger, German entrepreneur (Trumpf) and philanthropist, born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1933-05-29 Helmuth Rilling, German conductor (founder of the Gächinger Kantorei), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1934-09-24 Manfred Wörner, German general and Secretary-General of NATO (1988-94), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1935-12-11 Ferdinand A. Porsche, German car designer (Porsche 911), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1936-10-10 Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2007), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1942-06-12 Bert Sakmann, German cell physiologist (Nobel 1991), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1943-11-05 Friedman Paul Erhardt, German-American TV chef (Chef Tell), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1955-11-10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1956-01-28 Peter Schilling, rocker, born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1957-07-27 Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart
  • 1959-01-14 Geoff Tate, German-born American singer & musician (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1960-02-23 Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis, born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1967-05-20 Beate Reinstadler, Stuttgart Ger, tennis star (1989 Futures Israel)
  • 1981-05-01 Aliaksandr Hleb, Belarusian soccer winger (80 caps; VfB Stuttgart, Arsenal), born in Minsk, Belarus

Famous Deaths

  • 1966-09-17 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35
  • 1990-03-13 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, 1945-87), dies at 74