Munich in History (Part 2)

Bavaria: Nuremberg

Historical Events

  • 1972-09-07 American athletes Vincent Matthews & Wayne Collett finish 1-2 in 400m at the Munich Olympics; acted casually on the medal stand, did not face the flag during anthem; banned from the Olympics for life
  • 1972-09-07 Future world professional cycling road race champion Hennie Kuiper of the Netherlands wins the road race gold medal at the Munich Olympics in 4:14:37
  • 1972-09-08 Mykola Avilov representing the Soviet Union scores a world record 8454 points to win the decathlon gold medal at the Munich Olympics; beats teammate Leonid Lytvynenko by 419 points
  • 1972-09-08 East German Annelie Ehrhardt with a world record 12.59 takes the 100m hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympics; beats Romanian Valeria Bufanu by just 0.25
  • 1972-09-09 Soviet runner Lyudmila Bragina with a world record 4:01.38 wins the women's 1,500m gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-09 West German equestrian rider Liselott Linsenhoff follows her dressage teams gold in Mexico City with the individual dressage title at her home Olympics in Munich
  • 1972-09-10 American men's 4 x 100m relay team of Larry Black, Robert Taylor, Gerald Tinker & Eddie Hart combine for a world record 38.19 to beat the Soviet Union for the gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-10 American long distance runner Frank Shorter scores a famous win in the men's marathon in 2:12:19.8 at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-10 East v West in a women's 4 x 100m relay at the Munich Olympics; West Germany beats East Germany by 0.13 seconds for the gold medal
  • 1972-09-10 American freestyle wrestler Dan Gable wins the 68kg division gold medal at the Munich Olympics; only Olympic wrestler not to have a single point scored against him in the competition
  • 1972-09-10 Yugoslavia beats Czechoslovakia, 21-16 in the inaugural Olympic handball final in Munich
  • 1972-09-10 An American double in the inaugural Olympic archery competition in Munich; John Williams wins the men's individual gold medal; Doreen Wilber takes the women's gold
  • 1972-09-10 Cuban boxer Teófilo Stevenson wins first of 3 consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medals when Munich Games opponent Ion Alexe of Romania withdraws from the final because of a broken thumb
  • 1972-09-10 Kazimierz Deyna scores twice as Poland beats Hungary 2-1 in the Olympic football gold medal match; 80,000 at the Munich Olympic Stadium
  • 1972-09-10 West Germany beats Pakistan 1-0 to become first European nation since 1920 to win the field hockey Olympic title; marred by disgraceful behaviour of Pakistani players, fans & officials after losing the Munich final
  • 1972-09-11 XX Summer Olympic Games close in Munich, German FR

  • 1972-12-26 Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer wins award for best European football player ahead of tied fellow German duo of Gerd Müller and Günter Netzer
  • 1973-12-25 Ballon d'Or: Ajax forward Johan Cruyff wins his second award for best European football player ahead of Juventus goalkeeper Dino Zoff and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller
  • 1974-05-17 18th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Atletico Madrid 4-0 at Brussels
  • 1974-07-07 FIFA World Cup Final, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany: Striker Gerd Müller scores 43rd minute winner as West Germany beats the Netherlands, 2-1
  • 1974-12-31 Ballon d'Or: Ajax forward Johan Cruyff wins back-to-back awards, and his 3rd overall, for best European football player ahead of Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer and Legia Warsaw midfielder Kazimierz Deyna
  • 1975-05-28 19th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Leeds United 2-0 at Paris
  • 1975-06-08 2 passenger trains collided near Munich, Germany killing 35
  • 1975-12-30 Ballon d'Or: FC Dynamo Kyiv forward Oleg Blokhin claims award for best European football player ahead of former winners, Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer and Ajax forward Johan Cruyff
  • 1976-05-12 20th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Saint-Etienne 1-0 at Glasgow

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1976-05-24 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title in Munich

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1976-12-28 Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer wins title of Europe's best football player for a 2nd time; beats Anderlecht winger Rob Rensenbrink and Dukla Prague goalkeeper Ivo Viktor
  • 1977-01-11 France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
  • 1977-01-12 Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
  • 1979-05-30 23rd European Cup: Nottingham Forest beats Malmo FF 1-0 at Munich
  • 1979-12-25 Ballon d'Or: Hamburg's English forward Kevin Keegan wins his 2nd consecutive trophy as best football player in Europe; beats Bayern Munich forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Ajax sweeper Ruud Krol
  • 1980-09-26 Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
  • 1980-12-30 Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is named best European football player; beats German international teammate Bernd Schuster of FC Barcelona and Saint-Étienne midfielder Michel Platini
  • 1981-12-29 Ballon d'Or: German 1-2-3 with Bayern Munich forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge taking title of Europe's best football player for the 2nd straight year; beats teammate Paul Breitner and Barcelona midfielder Bernd Schuster
  • 1982-05-26 26th European Cup: Aston Villa beats Bayern Munich 1-0 at Rotterdam
  • 1983-04-23 28th Eurovision Song Contest: Corinne Hermes for Luxembourg wins singing "Si la vie est cadeau" in Munich

  • 1985-12-22 74th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Germany in Munich (3-2)
  • 1987-05-27 31st European Cup: Porto beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Vienna
  • 1987-11-11 Football striker Mark Hughes plays for Wales and Bayern Munich in 2 countries on same day; appears for Wales in 2-0 European Championship loss to Czechoslovakia in Prague, then jets to Munich for 3-2 Cup win over Borussia
  • 1988-06-25 UEFA European Championship Final, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany: Ruud Gullet & Marco van Basten score as the Netherlands beats Soviet Union, 2-0
  • 1991-03-14 Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)
  • 1991-03-14 Ice Pairs Championship at Munich won by N Mishkutenok & A Dmitriev
  • 1991-03-14 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
  • 1991-03-16 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi
  • 1992-07-30 Yael Arad becomes Israel's first ever Olympic medalist when she wins silver in the women's 61kg judo in Barcelona; 20th anniversary of Munich massacre and 500th anniversary of Alhambra Decree
  • 1993-05-26 1st UEFA Champions League Final: Marseille beats Milan 1-0 at Munich
  • 1997-05-28 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich
  • 1999-05-26 7th UEFA Champions League Final: Manchester United beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Barcelona
  • 2001-05-23 9th UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Valencia (1-1, 5-4 on penalties) at Milan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001-11-04 American tennis star Serena Williams wins the WTA Tour Championship in Munich, Germany after Lindsay Davenport defaults the final due to a knee injury; Williams' first season-ending title

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2001-12-18 Ballon d'Or: Liverpool forward Michael Owen is named best football player in Europe ahead of Real Madrid striker Raúl and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn

Sport awardFootball Awards

2002-12-12 Ballon d'Or: Inter/Real Madrid forward Ronaldo is named best football player in Europe for a second time ahead of Real Madrid left back Roberto Carlos and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn

Football Star Ronaldo
Football Star
Ronaldo
  • 2010-05-22 UEFA Champions League Final, Madrid: Internazionale beats Bayern Munich, 2-0; Inter's 3rd title and first treble (Italian Serie A & Cup)
  • 2012-05-19 UEFA Champions League Final, Munich: Chelsea beats Bayern Munich, 4-3 on penalties after a 1–1 draw at the end of extra time; Blues' first title
  • 2013-04-06 Bayern Munich win their 23rd German Bundesliga title with 6 games to spare
  • 2013-05-11 Bayern Munich set a new  Bundesliga points record of 91
  • 2013-05-25 UEFA Champions League Final, London: Arjen Robben scores twice as Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund, 2-1 in first all-German final
  • 2013-06-01 Bayern Munich defeat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to win the DFB-Pokal and become the first German treble-winning team
  • 2014-05-17 Bayern Munich defeats Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal
  • 2015-04-26 FC Bayern Munich wins the 2014–15 Bundesliga for a 25th time
  • 2016-07-22 A man shoots and kills 9 people at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany and then kills himself

Famous Birthdays

  • 1966-09-13 Maria Furtwängler, German physician and TV actress, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1968-02-22 Jeri Ryan, American actress (7 of 9-Star Trek Voyager), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1968-04-03 Bernd Karbacher, German tennis player, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1968-07-23 Nick Menza, American musician and drummer (Megadeth), born in Munich, West Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1971-01-18 Pep Guardiola, Spanish football midfielder & manager (Spain 47 caps, manager Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City), born in Santpedor, Spain
  • 1971-08-13 Moritz Bleibtreu, German actor (Run Lola Run), born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • 1971-09-15 Wayne Ferreira, tennis star (Munich 1995), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1971-09-20 Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese video game composer, born in Munich, West Germany
  • 1972-09-08 Markus Babbel, German football player and coach, born in Munich, West Germany
  • 1974-10-10 Naike Rivelli, German model and daughter of Ornella Muti, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1975-04-13 Lou Bega, German musician and artist, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1977-01-01 Hasan Salihamidžić, Bosnian soccer utility (42 caps; Bayern Munich, 234 games, sporting director), born in Jablanica, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 1978-10-03 Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian soccer striker (85 caps; Bayern Munich 224 games, 87 goals), born in Callao, Peru
  • 1981-11-25 Xabi Alonso, Spanish soccer midfielder (114 caps; Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich), born in Tolosa, Spain
  • 1983-06-15 Julia Fischer, German violinist and pianist, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1984-11-02 Julia Stegner, German supermodel, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1986-03-27 Manuel Neuer, German football player (Bayern Munich, German national team), born in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany
  • 1988-08-21 Robert Lewandowski, Polish football player (Bayern Munich, Polish national team), born in Warsaw, Poland

Person of interestThomas Müller

1989-09-13 Thomas Müller, German football player (Bayern Munich, German national team), born in Weilheim in Oberbayern, West Germany

Football Star Thomas Müller
Football Star
Thomas Müller
  • 1991-07-12 James Rodríguez, Colombian footballer (Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Colombia national team), born in Cúcuta, Colombia

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths