Munich in History

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Historical Events

  • 1285-10-12 180 Jews refuse baptism in Munich Germany and are set on fire

GermanyGerman Beer Purity Law

1487-11-30 The first German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated in Munich by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops
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The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)
The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1781-01-29 Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" premieres in Munich

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1852-03-25 Friedrich Hebbel's "Agnes Bernauer" premieres in Munich

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1865-06-10 Richard Wagner's opera "Tristan und Isolde" premieres in Munich, Germany

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1877-09-22 Rudolf Virchow delivers an anti-Darwinian speech to the Congress of German Naturalist and Physicians, Munich where he speaks against the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • 1903-11-27 Opera "Die Neugierigen Frauen" by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari is produced in Munich
  • 1905-02-18 Frank Wedekind's "Hidalla oder Sein und Haben" (Hidalla, or Being and Having) premieres in Munich
  • 1906-03-19 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi" premieres in Munich
  • 1909-01-22 Vassily Kandinsky forms Kunstlerverein in Munich
  • 1909-11-04 Opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" is produced (Munich)
  • 1910-09-12 Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians
  • 1911-11-20 Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" (Song of the Earth) premieres in Munich

  • 1911-12-23 Frank Wedekind's "Oaha, die Satire der Satire" premieres in Munich
  • 1919-09-01 Frank Wedekind's "Herakles" premieres in Munich
  • 1920-02-24 NSDAP begins at Hofbrauhaus Munich
  • 1922-06-12 German Reich president Friedrich Ebert visits Munich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1922-11-30 Hitler speaks to 50,000 national-socialists in Munich

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1923-10-21 1st planetarium opens at Deutsche Museum in Munich
  • 1923-11-08 Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party stage "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich
  • 1923-11-09 Beer Hall Putsch's second day in Munich; Nazis fail to overthrow government, 16 die and Adolf Hitler flees
  • 1924-02-26 Trial against Hitler for treason in "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich begins
  • 1925-02-27 Hitler resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich
  • 1929-08-04 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich
  • 1937-07-19 Entartete Art Fair opens in Munich
  • 1937-11-08 The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938-09-17 British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain

Declaration of WarHitler Invades Czechoslovakia

1939-03-15 Reneging on his pledge in the Munich Agreement, Adolf Hitler and Germany occupy and annex Czechoslovakia
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Adolf Hitler meets with Czech President Emil Hácha. After being told of the impending invasion by Germany, Hácha suffered a heart attack at the meeting.
Adolf Hitler meets with Czech President Emil Hácha. After being told of the impending invasion by Germany, Hácha suffered a heart attack at the meeting.
  • 1939-11-08 Failed assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler in Burgerbraukeller, Munich
  • 1940-11-08 RAF bombs Munich, Adolf Hitler promises "an attack on the capital of the Nazi movement would not go unpunished"

  • 1942-08-05 British government cancels agreement of Munich
  • 1942-09-29 French Government in exile of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich
  • 1942-11-08 Adolf Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall
  • 1943-02-16 Sign on Munich facade: "Out with Hitler! Long live freedom!" done by "White Rose" student group, caught on 2/18, beheaded on 2/22
  • 1943-02-18 Munich resistance group "White Rose" captured by Nazis
  • 1944-07-19 500 15th US Air Force Liberators/Flying Fortresses bomb Munich vicinity
  • 1952-03-26 Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich
  • 1957-08-11 Paul Hindemith's opera "Harmonie der Welt" premieres in Munich
  • 1958-02-01 Tommy Taylor scores 2 goals and Duncan Edwards 1, in Manchester United's 5-4 win vs Arsenal at Highbury; pair amongst 7 players killed 5 days later when team’s charter plane crashes at Munich airport
  • 1958-02-06 21 dead in air crash at Munich-Riem Airport; 8 players and 3 staff are from the Manchester United football team
  • 1961-11-28 Martin Walser's "Der Abstecher" premieres in Munich
  • 1966-04-26 International Olympic Committee votes to award German city of Munich the right to host the 1972 Summer Olympic Games
  • 1969-07-07 German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal
  • 1969-12-23 Ballon d'Or: Milan midfielder Gianni Rivera wins award for best European football player ahead of Cagliari forward Luigi Riva and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller
  • 1970-12-29 Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller wins award for best European football player ahead of West Ham United defender Bobby Moore and Cagliari forward Luigi Riva
  • 1972-06-24 South African runner Danie Malan sets a new 1,000m world record 2:16.0 in Munich, Germany
  • 1972-08-10 Finnish runner Lasse Virén wraps up the 5,000/10,000m double at the Munich Olympics; runs Olympic record 13:26.42 for the 5k gold medal
  • 1972-08-26 XX Summer Olympic Games open in Munich, West Germany
  • 1972-08-28 American 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of David Edgar, John Murphy, John Heidenreich & Mark Spitz swim a world record 3:26.42 to beat Soviet Union for the gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-08-28 Australian teenage swimmer Shane Gould sets a world record 2:23.07 to beat German Kornelia Ender in the 200m individual medley at the Munich Olympics; her first of 3 gold medals at the Games

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1972-08-28 Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut becomes media darling at the Munich Olympics; wins gold in the teams all-round ; follows with 2 gold and a silver

Gymnast Olga Korbut
Gymnast
Olga Korbut
  • 1972-08-28 North Korean shooter Ri Ho-jun wins the 50m rifle prone event at the Munich Olympics; his nation's first ever Olympic gold medal
  • 1972-08-29 Sandy Neilson wins the blue ribband women's 100m freestyle gold medal in 58.59 at the Munich Olympics beating fellow American Shirley Babashoff and Shane Gould of Australia
  • 1972-08-30 Japanese breaststroker Nobutaka Taguchi beats American pair Tom Bruce & John Hencken to win the 100m gold medal in world record 1:04.94 at the Munich Olympic Games
  • 1972-08-30 Australian teenage swimmer Shane Gould with a world record 4:19.04 for the 400m, wins her second of 3 gold medals at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-08-30 American women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Shirley Babashoff, Jane Barkman, Jenny Kemp & Sandy Neilson beats East Germany by just 0.36 to win gold at the Munich Olympics; world record 3:55.19
  • 1972-08-30 Amidst Olga Korbut mania at the Munich Olympics, Soviet team mate Ludmilla Tourischeva wins the gymnastics individual all-round competition, her 2nd gold medal of the Games
  • 1972-08-30 Slalom canoeing is introduced at the Munich Olympics with East Germany winning all 4 events
  • 1972-08-31 Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut wins balance beam & floor exercise gold medals at the Munich Olympics; follows gold in the teams all-round
  • 1972-08-31 American super swimmer Mark Spitz wraps up the Olympic butterfly double with a world record 54.27 in the 100m in Munich, having already won the 200m in world record time 2:00.70
  • 1972-08-31 American 4 x 200m freestyle relay team of John Kinsella, Fred Tyler, Steve Genter & Mark Spitz swim a world record 7:35.78 to beat West Germany for the gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-08-31 Australian swimmer Gail Neall with a world record 5:02.97 wins the 400m individual medley gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-01 Australian swimmer Shane Gould wins the 200m freestyle in world record 2:03.56 at the Munich Olympics; her 3rd gold medal & 3rd world record of the Games
  • 1972-09-01 An American sweep of the medals in the women's 200m butterfly at the Munich Olympics; Karen Moe takes gold in world record 2:15.57 ahead of team mates Lynn Colella and Ellie Daniel
  • 1972-09-01 Valeriy Borzov of the Soviet Union runs 10.14 to beat American Robert Miller and Lennox Miller of Jamaica in the coveted men's 100m final at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-01 Japanese gymnast Sawao Kato wins the parallel bars gold medal at the Munich Olympics, his 3rd gold of the Games including team & individual all-round victories
  • 1972-09-01 Welshman Richard Meade representing Great Britain and riding Laurieston grabs the equestrian individual and team 3-day event gold medals at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-01 Polish shooter Józef Zapędzki successfully defends his Olympic 25m rapid fire pistol title at the Munich Games with an Olympic record 595 points
  • 1972-09-02 East German swimmer Roland Matthes wraps up the Olympic backstroke double with a world record 2:02.82 in the 200m in Munich, having already won the 100m in Olympic record time
  • 1972-09-02 American breaststroker John Hencken beats David Wilkie of Great Britain to win the 200m gold medal in world record 2:21.55 at the Munich Olympic Games
  • 1972-09-02 American breaststroker Cathy Carr swims a world record 1:13.58 to win the 100m gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-02 John Akii-Bua of Uganda with a world record 47.82 wins the 400m hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-02 East German sprinter Renate Stecher sets world record 11.07 to beat Raelene Boyle of Australia for the women's 100m gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-02 French track cyclist Daniel Morelon successfully defends his Olympic sprint title beating Australian John Nicholson for the gold medal in Munich
  • 1972-09-02 For the first time since the advent of the Modern Olympics in 1896, a non-American wins the pole vault gold medal; East German Wolfgang Nordwig clears 5.5m at the Munich Games
  • 1972-09-03 Swedish swimmer Gunnar Larsson wraps up the Olympic medley double when he sets world record 2:07.17 in the 200m I/M in Munich, having already won the 400m I/M
  • 1972-09-03 American swimmer Mark Spitz wins coveted 100m gold medal in world record 51.22 at the Munich Olympics; completes the freestyle sprint double having already won 200m in world record 1:52.78
  • 1972-09-03 American swimmer Keena Rothhammer has to swim world record 8:53.68 to beat Australian wonder-kid Shane Gould in the 800m at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-03 American women's 4 x 100m medley relay team of Melissa Belote, Cathy Carr, Deena Deardurff & Sandy Neilson swim world record 4:20.75 to beat East Germany for gold at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-03 Finnish runner Lasse Virén scores a famous victory in the 10,000m at the Munich Olympics in world record 27:38.35
  • 1972-09-03 Great Britain's Mary Peters sets a new world record of 4801 points to win the Munich Olympics pentathlon gold by just 10 points from Heide Rosendahl of West Germany
  • 1972-09-04 US 4 x 100m medley relay team of Mike Stamm, Tom Bruce, Mark Spitz & Jerry Heidenreich sets world record 3:48.16 to win gold at the Munich Olympics; Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 Olympic gold medals at a single Games
  • 1972-09-04 American swimmer Mike Burton sets a world record 15:52.58 to win the 1,500m gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-04 American swimmer Melissa Belote with a world record 2:19.19 takes the 200m backstroke gold medal at the Munich Olympics; wraps up backstroke double having won the 100m in Olympic record time
  • 1972-09-04 Soviet sprinter Valeriy Borzov runs 20.00 to win the men's 200m gold medal at the Munich Olympics; wraps up the 100/200m double at the Games
  • 1972-09-04 Kenyan legend Kipchoge Keino follows his 1,500m gold in Mexico City with an Olympic record 8:23.64 to win the 3,000m steeplechase at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-04 16 year old Ulrike Meyfarth of West Germany with a world record equalling 1.92m, wins the women's high jump gold medal at the Munich Olympics; youngest winner of individual athletics event in Olympic history
  • 1972-09-04 Willem Ruska of the Netherlands wins gold medals in both the heavyweight & open class Olympic judo competitions in Munich; first judoka to win 2 Olympic gold medals at one Games
  • 1972-09-04 Italian diver Klaus Dibiasi wins his 2nd of 3 consecutive 10m platform gold medals the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-05 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-06 Summer Olympics resume in Munich, Germany after massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by Black September Palestinian terrorist organisation
  • 1972-09-07 American Rod Milburn with a world record 13.24 wins the 110m hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympics; just 0.10 seconds ahead of Frenchman Guy Drut
  • 1972-09-07 East German sprinter Renate Stecher runs a world record equalling 22.40 in the 200m final to repeat her 100m win over Australia's Raelene Boyle at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-07 Nadezhda Chizhova of the Soviet Union throws a world record 21.03m to win the women's shot put at the Munich Olympics

Famous Birthdays

  • 1336-07-25 Albert I, Duke of Bavaria and third son of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, born in Munich (d. 1404)
  • 1554-12-17 Ernest of Bavaria, Prince-elector-archbishop of the Archbishopric of Cologne, born in Munich (d. 1612)
  • 1573-04-17 Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1651)
  • 1574-12-08 Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire, born in Munich, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616)
  • 1584-04-13 Albert VI, Duke of Bavaria, born in Munich (d. 1666)
  • 1621-10-08 Maximilian Henry of Bayern, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Bishop of Hildesheim and Bishop of Liège, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1688)
  • 1662-07-11 Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and governor of the Spanish Netherlands (1691-1714), born in Munich (d. 1726)
  • 1664-09-09 Johann Christoph Pez, German Baroque composer, born in Munich (d. 1716)
  • 1703-09-03 Johann Theodor of Bavaria, Prince-Bishop of Regensburg, Freising and Liège, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1763)
  • 1706-05-17 Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian, born in Munich (d. 1780)
  • 1727-03-28 Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bayern (1745-77), born in Munich (d. 1777)
  • 1765-03-27 Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologist, born in Munich (d. 1841)
  • 1778-07-29 Carl Borromaus Neuner, German composer, born in Munich, Bavaria (d. 1830)
  • 1794-04-09 Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1881)
  • 1801-11-13 Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Queen consort of Prussia (1840-61), born in Munich (d. 1873)
  • 1801-11-13 Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Queen of Saxony, born in Munich (d. 1877)
  • 1808-08-30 Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, Mother of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, born in Munich (d. 1892)
  • 1811-11-28 Maximilian II of Bavaria, King of Bavaria (1848-64), born in Munich (d. 1864)
  • 1812-07-15 Benno Adam, German animal painter, born in Munich (d. 1892)
  • 1815-03-14 Josephine Lang, German composer, born in Munich (d. 1880)
  • 1837-12-24 Empress Elisabeth of Austria, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1898)
  • 1839-03-17 Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser)
  • 1839-07-09 Carl Baermann, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1913)
  • 1845-01-15 Heinrich Vogl, German operatic heldentenor, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1900)
  • 1845-08-25 Ludwig II, Mad king of Bavaria (1864-86), born in Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany (d. 1886)
  • 1848-04-27 Otto I of Bavaria, King of Bavaria (1886-1913), born in The Residence, Munich (d. 1916)
  • 1856-02-15 Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist who developed a classification system for mental illness, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1926)
  • 1860-05-31 Walter Sickert, Danish-English painter (The Miner), born in Munich (d. 1942)
  • 1864-06-11 Richard Strauss, German composer (Don Quixote), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1869-03-05 Michael von Faulhaber, cardinal/archbishop of Munich
  • 1869-08-27 Karl Haushofer, German soldier and geographer, born in Munich, Bavaria (d. 1946)
  • 1871-05-06 Christian Morgenstern, German poet (Ich und die Welt), born in Munich (d. 1914)
  • 1873-12-18 Adolf Vogl, German composer, born in Munich (d. 1961)
  • 1874-08-22 Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1928)
  • 1875-02-02 Annette Kolb, German author (Small Fanfare) and pacifist, born in Munich (d. 1967)
  • 1875-12-02 Frank Reicher, German-American actor (King Kong, Son of Kong), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1965)
  • 1877-09-13 Wilhelm Filchner, German explorer who led the German Antarctic expedition of 1911–12, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1957)
  • 1881-02-14 Otto Selz, German psychologist, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1943)

Person of interestHans Fischer

1881-07-27 Hans Fischer, German organic chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1930), born in Hoechst, Germany (d. 1945)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Hans Fischer
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Hans Fischer
  • 1882-06-04 Karl Valentin, Bavarian comedian and film producer, born in Munich (d. 1948)
  • 1884-06-13 Anton Drexler, German politician and founder of the German Worker's Party, born in Munich (d. 1942)
  • 1887-11-28 Ernst Röhm, German army officer and chief organizer of Adolf Hitler’s Storm Troopers (Sturmabteilung, or SA; Brownshirts), born in Munich (d. 1934)
  • 1891-05-22 Johannes R. Becher, German writer and politician, born in Munich (d. 1958)
  • 1892-06-12 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1894-11-02 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist and pioneer of aerodynamics, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1895-01-24 Eugen Roth, German poet, born in Munich (d. 1976)
  • 1895-07-10 Carl Orff, German composer (Antigonae; Mozart prize 1969), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1897-07-05 Paul Ben-Haim [Frankenburger], Israeli composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1984)

Person of interestHeinrich Himmler

1900-10-07 Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi and head of the Gestapo, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • 1903-01-07 Albrecht Haushofer, German geographer and writer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 1905-05-03 Albrecht Luitpold Ferdinand Michael, duke of Bavaria, born in Munich, German Empire (d. 1996)
  • 1905-08-02 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1905-11-09 Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1906-08-05 Wassely Leontief, Russian American economist (Nobel 1973), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1906-11-10 Josef Kramer, German concentration camp Commandant dubbed "The Beast of Belsen", born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1906-11-18 Klaus Mann, German-American author (Mephisto), born in Munich (d. 1949)
  • 1908-09-20 Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1909-03-27 Golo Mann, German-American historian (Antisemitism), born in Munich (d. 1994)
  • 1912-02-06 Eva Braun, German mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1912-06-28 Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor, composer, educator (Munich Philharmonic 1979-1996), born in Roman, Moldavia, Romania (d. 1996)
  • 1913-12-26 Frank Swift, English soccer goalkeeper and journalist (19 caps; Manchester City 376 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 1958)
  • 1915-08-25 Walter Trampler, American violist (Beaux Arts Trio), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1915-09-06 Franz Josef Strauss, German politician, Minister of Defense (1956-62), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1915-12-13 Curd Jürgens [Curt Jurgens], German-born Austrian actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day), born in Solln, Munich, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1918-11-10 Ernst Fischer, German chemist (Nobel 1973), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1920-03-16 Traudl Junge, German secretary to Adolf Hitler, born in Munich (d. 2002)
  • 1920-10-08 Maxi Herber, German figure skater pairs (Olympic gold 1936), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1922-04-09 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, born in Munich (d. 2005)
  • 1923-08-26 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra 1993-2003), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1925-01-13 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1927-06-11 Josef Anton Reidl, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1927-08-21 Wilhelm Killmayer, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1928-11-14 Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54)
  • 1929-01-15 Eva Badura-Skoda, German-Austrian composer, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1929-02-08 Roger Byrne, English soccer fullback (33 caps; Manchester United 245 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Manchester, Lancashire (d. 1958)
  • 1929-08-08 Gudrun Burwitz [Himmler], German daughter of SS leader Heinrich Himmler, born in Munich, Weimar Republic (d. 2018)
  • 1932-01-29 Tommy Taylor, English soccer striker (19 caps; Manchester United 166 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Smithies, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • 1932-09-27 Geoff Bent, English soccer fullback (Manchester United 12 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Salford, Lancashire (d. 1958)
  • 1933-06-15 Mark Jones, English soccer defender (Manchester United 103 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Wombwell, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • 1935-04-01 Billy Whelan, Irish soccer forward (4 caps, Rep Ireland; Manchester United 79 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland (d. 1958)
  • 1936-11-01 Eddie Colman, English soccer winger (Manchester United 85 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Salford, England (d. 1958)
  • 1937-02-20 Robert Huber, biochemist (Nobel 1988), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1938-11-23 Herbert Achternbusch, actor (Hedes, Mix Wix, Wohin), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1940-12-31 Mani Neumeier, German musician (Guru Guru), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1942-01-23 Willy Bogner Jr., German fashion designer & film maker (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1942-09-05 Werner Herzog, German director (Burden of Dreams, Stroszek, Woyzeck), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1943-05-06 Andreas Baader, leader of the German organization Red Army Faction, born in Munich (d. 1977)
  • 1945-09-11 Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer (Bayern Munich), born in Munich
  • 1945-11-03 Gerd Müller ["Der Bomber"], German soccer striker (62 caps; Bayern Munich 453 games, 398 goals), born in Nördlingen, Germany
  • 1947-10-31 Frank Shorter, American marathoner (Olympic gold/silver-72, 76), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1949-01-11 Tom Netherton, singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1952-10-21 Brent Mydland, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (Grateful Dead), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1953-12-04 Jean-Marie Pfaff, Belgian soccer goalkeeper (64 caps; Beveren, Bayern Munich), born in Lebbeke, Belgium
  • 1955-09-25 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German football player (Bayern Munich), born in Lippstadt, West Germany

Person of interestSylvia Hanika

1959-11-30 Sylvia Hanika, German tennis player (WTA Tour Championship 1982), born in Munich, West Germany

Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
  • 1960-07-17 Jan Wouters, Dutch football player (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1962-05-20 Sylvie Rauch, Munich German FR, nude model/actress
  • 1963-05-29 Tracey E Bregman, actress (Lauren-Bold & Beautiful, Days of Our Life), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1963-09-18 Richard Weiss, American slalom single kayaker (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1965-12-25 Kathleen Luciano, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1993), born in Munich. Germany

Famous Weddings

  • 1810-10-12 First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

LoveWedding of Interest

1905-02-11 Novelist Thomas Mann (29) weds Katia Pringsheim (21) in Munich, Germany

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann

LoveWedding of Interest

1925-04-02 Lawyer Hans Frank (24) weds secretary Brigitte Herbst (29) in Munich, Germany

Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal Hans Frank
Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal
Hans Frank
  • 2005-10-22 German film and television actress Uschi Glas (61) weds Dieter Hermann in Munich Palace
  • 2007-09-08 Duchess Maria-Anna Henriette Gabrielle Julie in Bavaria (32) weds investment banker Klaus Runow near Munich, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • 1886-06-13 King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Builder of palace of Neuschwanstein, patron of Wagner, found dead in Lake Starnberg, near Munich at 11:30 PM at 40
  • 1952-06-12 Michael von Faulhaber, Cardinal/archbishop of Munich, dies at 83
  • 1958-02-06 David Pegg, English soccer outside left (1 cap; Manchester United 127 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 22
  • 1958-02-06 Tommy Taylor, English soccer striker (19 caps; Manchester United 166 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 26
  • 1958-02-06 Geoff Bent, English soccer fullback (Manchester United 12 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 25
  • 1958-02-06 Roger Byrne, English soccer fullback (33 caps; Manchester United 245 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 28
  • 1958-02-06 Mark Jones, English soccer defender (Manchester United 103 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 24
  • 1958-02-06 Frank Swift, English soccer goalkeeper and journalist (19 caps; Manchester City 376 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 44
  • 1958-02-06 Walter Crickmer, English soccer executive and manager (Manchester United), dies in Munich air disaster at 58
  • 1958-02-06 Eddie Colman, English soccer winger (Manchester United 85 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 21
  • 1958-02-06 Billy Whelan, Irish soccer forward (4 caps, Republic of Ireland; Manchester United 79 games), dies Munich air disaster at 22
  • 1958-02-21 Duncan Edwards, English soccer midfielder (18 caps; Manchester United), dies from injuries sustained in Munich air disaster at 21
  • 1979-01-22 Ali Hassan Salameh, [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes