Berlin in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 266

  • 1510-07-19 38 Jews are burned at stake in Berlin, Prussia
  • 1728-12-23 Prussian Emperor Karel VI signs Treaty of Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1741-06-19 Russian mathematician Leonhard Euler leaves St. Petersburg for a position at the Berlin Academy, offered to him by Frederick the Great of Prussia

Mathematician Leonhard Euler
Mathematician
Leonhard Euler
King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • 1757-10-16 Austrian troops occupy Berlin
  • 1760-09-28 Russian & Austrian army occupies Berlin
  • 1760-10-02 Russian and Austrian army evacuates Berlin [NS=10/13]
  • 1760-10-09 7 Years' War: Russian and Austrian forces occupy Berlin [OS=Sep 28]
  • 1760-10-13 Russian and Austrian army evacuates Berlin
  • 1806-10-27 The French Army enters in Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1806-11-21 Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with Britain

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1817-03-02 1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Pennsylvania

Music concertMusic Concert

1818-10-24 Felix Mendelssohn aged 9 performs his first public concert in Berlin

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1821-06-18 Opera "Der Freischutz" is produced (Berlin)
  • 1829-03-11 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St Matthew Passion" is revived by Felix Mendelssohn, aged 20, conducting in Berlin
  • 1833-01-10 Felix Mendelssohn's cantata "Die erste Walpurgisnacht" premieres in Berlin
  • 1840-07-06 Christian Hebbel's "Judith" premieres in Berlin

  • 1876-01-01 The Reichsbank opens in Berlin.
  • 1878-06-13 Congress of Berlin begins, determines the territories of the states in the Balkan peninsula following the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78
  • 1878-07-13 Congress of Berlin ends, redrawing the terms of Treaty of San Stefano to give Russia less influence in old Ottoman Empire
  • 1879-05-31 1st electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition
  • 1881-05-16 World's 1st electric tram enters service in Lichterfelder (near Berlin)
  • 1882-01-15 1st US ski club forms (Berlin NH)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1882-04-29 The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Werner von Siemens in Berlin

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens
  • 1884-11-15 European Colonization and trade in Africa is officially regulated at the international Berlin Conference, formalizing European powers "Scramble for Africa"
  • 1885-02-26 Berlin Conference gives Congo to Belgium and Nigeria to Great Britain
  • 1886-04-06 Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1889-10-20 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Vor Sonnenaufgang" premieres in Berlin

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1897-05-15 The Scientific-Humanitarian Committee is founded in Berlin by Magnus Hirschfeld, the first-ever LGBT rights organization

Physician and Gay Rights Advocate Magnus Hirschfeld
Physician and Gay Rights Advocate
Magnus Hirschfeld

  • 1898-11-05 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Fuhrmann Henschel" premieres in Berlin
  • 1899-12-10 Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersänger" premieres in Berlin
  • 1900-01-03 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Schluck und Jau," premieres in Berlin
  • 1900-12-07 Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body radiation.
  • 1900-12-21 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Michael Kramer" premieres in Berlin
  • 1901-11-27 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Der rote Hahn" premieres in Berlin
  • 1902-02-01 Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben" premieres in Berlin
  • 1902-02-15 Berlin U-Bahn (Underground railway) opened
  • 1902-03-18 Turkey grants Germany syndicate the first concession to construct a railroad through Turkish territory to Baghdad, to be linked to Berlin
  • 1902-12-17 Frank Wedekind's "Der Erdgeist" premieres in Berlin
  • 1905-03-04 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Elga" premieres in Berlin
  • 1906-01-19 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Und Pippa Tanzt!" premieres in Berlin
  • 1906-03-31 GB Shaw's German version of "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in Berlin
  • 1906-11-03 International Radiotelegraph Conference in Berlin selects "SOS" (· · · – – – · · ·) distress signal as the worldwide standard for help
  • 1907-02-21 SS Berlin sinks off the Hook of Holland (142 dead)
  • 1909-03-21 Moran & MacFarland (US) wins Europe's 1st 6 day bicycle race (Berlin)
  • 1911-01-13 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Die Ratten" premieres in Berlin
  • 1911-12-23 Opera "I Gioielli Della Madonna" is produced (Berlin)
  • 1912-02-08 British Emissary journeys to Berlin to suggest that Britain might support German colonial aspirations in Africa if Germany agrees to hold her current naval strength
  • 1912-04-29 Frank Wedekind's "Tod und Teufel" premieres in Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1912-10-16 Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire," premieres at the Berlin Choralion-Saal sung by Albertine Zehme

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg

Music concertMusic Concert

1912-11-07 The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio.

  • 1914-01-17 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Der Bogen des Odysseus" premieres in Berlin
  • 1915-03-19 VI Summer (Modern) Olympic Games: IOC President Pierre de Coubertin writes to Associated Press indicating 1916 Berlin Games won't take place because of WWI
  • 1915-10-28 Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, premieres in Berlin

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1915-12-25 Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1916-01-27 Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin
  • 1916-08-23 Military court of Berlin sentences socialist Karl Liebknecht to 4 years
  • 1916-11-16 I. Berlin, V. Herbert, H. Blossoms musical premieres in NYC
  • 1918-01-28 Strike on Berlin ammunition factory
  • 1918-03-03 Richard Goering's "Seeschlacht" premieres in Berlin
  • 1918-12-17 A conference of workers' and soldiers' councils take control of German government in Berlin, until elections in January selects new national assembly
  • 1919-01-05 Left-wing Spartacus organization instigates a revolt in Berlin; terrified by the spread of Bolshevism, German troops brutally suppress the uprising
  • 1919-07-06 Institute for Sexual Science opened in Berlin by physician Magnus Hirschfeld to establish study of sexual science
  • 1919-08-30 Ernst Toller's "Die Wandlung" premieres in Berlin
  • 1921-08-05 Treaty of Berlin: US and Germany sign separate peace treaty

Film release premierFilm Premier

1922-03-04 1st vampire film Nosferatu premieres at the Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany, an adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • 1922-04-27 Fritz Lang's "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres in Berlin
  • 1923-02-25 Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 marks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1923-04-10 Adolf Hitler demands "hatred & more hatred" in Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1923-07-29 Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1923-10-24 General Otto von Lossow calls Reichswehr to Berlin to form a dictatorship

Olympic Games1st Winter Olympics

1924-02-04 Jacob Tullin Thams of Norway wins ski jumping gold at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; in 1936 he earns a silver medal in sailing at Berlin Summer Games
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Einar Landvik, Nordic skiier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
Einar Landvik, Nordic skiier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
  • 1925-01-14 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin
  • 1925-02-01 1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontkämpferbund in Berlin
  • 1927-01-10 Fritz Lang's silent film "Metropolis" premieres in Berlin
  • 1927-03-19 Bloody battles between communists & nazis in Berlin

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1927-05-05 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Symphony premieres in Berlin

  • 1927-05-13 "Black Friday" on Berlin Stock Exchange
  • 1928-01-23 "The Adventure of the Good Soldier Schweik" premieres in Berlin
  • 1928-03-05 Karl Zuckmayer's "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" premieres in Berlin

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1928-10-01 Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi runs 15k world record 46:49.6 and 10 miles 50:15.0 in Berlin, Germany

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1929-01-31 Erich Maria Remarque publishes "Im Westen nichts Neues" in Berlin
  • 1929-05-01 Police kill 19 Mayday demonstrators in Berlin
  • 1930-11-08 Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro" premieres in Berlin
  • 1931-03-20 Bishop Schreiber warns against national-socialism in Berlin
  • 1931-05-11 "M" Fritz Lang's first sound film starring Peter Lorre premieres in Berlin
  • 1933-02-02 Ucicky's "Rotten Morning" premieres in Berlin
  • 1933-02-03 Marinus van der Lubbe departs to Berlin
  • 1933-02-07 Social-Dem meeting in Berlin "As thousands cheer" Marxism is dead
  • 1933-02-15 Social-democratic newspaper "Vorwarts" banned again in Berlin
  • 1933-02-24 Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin

Famous PhotoReichstag Fire

1933-02-28 On Adolf Hitler's advice, German President Paul von Hindenburg signs the Reichstag Fire Decree after the building is destroyed by fire in Berlin; this eliminates many civil liberties in Germany
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The Reichstag building in Berlin, housing the German Parliament, on fire during the night of February 27, 1933.
The Reichstag building in Berlin, housing the German Parliament, on fire during the night of February 27, 1933.
  • 1933-03-09 Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov & Vassili arrested in Berlin

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 299

  • 1487-08-27 Anna of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark, born in Berlin (d. 1514)
  • 1606-12-20 Christoph Schultze, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1632-05-08 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and Governor of Berlin, born in Mierzęcin, Poland (d. 1706)
  • 1688-08-14 Frederik Willem I, King of Prussia (bodyguard of giants), born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1740)

Person of interestFrederick the Great

1712-01-24 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1740-86), born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1786)

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • 1720-07-24 Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden and wife of Adolf Frederik, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1782)
  • 1722-08-09 Augustus William, Prince of Prussia, born in Stadtschloss, Berlin, Prussia (d. 1758)
  • 1744-09-25 Frederick Willem II, King of Prussia (1786-97), born in Berlin Palace, Berlin (d. 1797)
  • 1751-02-18 Karl Haack, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1819)
  • 1751-08-07 Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (1767-1806), born in Berlin (d. 1820)
  • 1753-04-28 Franz K Achard, German physicist and chemist, born in Berlin (d. 1821)
  • 1758-12-11 Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1832)
  • 1761-04-20 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1805)
  • 1763-10-24 Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (Florentin), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1839)
  • 1765-10-22 Daniel Steibelt, German pianist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1823)

Person of interestAlexander von Humboldt

1769-09-14 Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist and explorer (Kosmos), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1859)

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • 1771-05-19 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German literary hostess, born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1833)
  • 1772-11-18 Louis Ferdinand, Prussian prince and a soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, born in Friedrichsfelde Palace, Berlin (d. 1806)
  • 1773-05-31 Ludwig Tieck, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1853)
  • 1773-07-13 Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies about Art), born in Berlin (d. 1798)
  • 1774-01-24 Karl Moser, German composer and violinist, born in Berlin (1851)
  • 1779-04-11 Louise Reichardt, German composer, born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1826)
  • 1781-11-03 Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1831)
  • 1787-02-23 Emma Willard, American women's rights activist and educator who founded the 1st school for women's higher education in the US, born in Berlin, Connecticut (d. 1870)
  • 1788-09-06 Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow, German painter (Modern Vasari), born in Berlin (d. 1862)
  • 1791-09-05 Giacomo Meyerbeer, German opera composer (Golt Und Die Natur), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1864)
  • 1794-05-29 Johann Heinrich von Mädler, German astronomer (published the most complete map of the Moon of the time, Mappa Selenographica, 4 vol. with Wilhelm Beer), born in Berlin (d. 1874)
  • 1795-10-15 Frederick William IV, King of Prussia (1840-61) and Germany (1849-61), born in Berlin (d. 1861)
  • 1797-02-22 William I, Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88)
  • 1797-02-28 Frederick, prince of Netherlands, general and admiral (10 day campaign), born in Berlin (d. 1881)
  • 1799-04-13 Ludwig Rellstab, German music theorist, born in Berlin (d. 1860)
  • 1800-11-06 Eduard Grell, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1886)
  • 1802-05-06 Wilhelm Schirmer, German landscape artist, born in Berlin (d. 1866)
  • 1805-06-21 Karl Friedrich Curschmann, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1841)
  • 1810-03-27 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, born in Berlin (d. 1876)
  • 1810-05-09 Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau and daughter of King Willem I, born in Berlin (d. 1883)
  • 1818-11-07 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physiologist, co-discoverer of nerve action potential and founder of modern electrophysiology, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1819-06-27 Carl Albert Löschhorn, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1905)
  • 1819-07-06 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German physician and physiologist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1821-06-27 August Conradi, German organist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1873)
  • 1823-04-16 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (number theory), born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1852)
  • 1825-10-15 Marie of Prussia, Queen consort of Bavaria (1848-64), born in Berlin City Palace, Prussia (d. 1889)
  • 1827-03-08 Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (Father of Bantu Philology), born in Berlin (d. 1875)
  • 1827-06-13 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1882)
  • 1827-09-08 Emil Naumann, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1888)
  • 1828-10-03 Woldemar Bargiel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1897)
  • 1829-09-06 Marie Zakrzewska, Polish physician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1902)
  • 1835-10-31 Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), born in Berlin (d. 1917)
  • 1836-05-28 Alexander Mitscherlich, German chemist and son of Eilhard Mitscherlich, born in Berlin (d. 1918)
  • 1837-08-27 Heinrich Urban, German violinist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1901)
  • 1838-12-11 Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG), born in Berlin (d. 1915)
  • 1840-03-26 Carli Zoeller, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1889)
  • 1841-05-11 Ernst von Possart, German actor and theatre director (Bayerische Hoftheater), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1921)
  • 1843-01-08 Frederick Abberline, British police investigator (d. 1929)
  • 1843-09-25 Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, American geologist and educator, born in Mattoon, Illinois (d. 1928)
  • 1849-10-26 Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (Frobenius–Stickelberger formulae), born in Charlotteburg, Berlin, Germany (d. 1917)
  • 1854-10-31 Adolf Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), born in Berlin (d. 1937)
  • 1855-09-06 Ferdinand Hummel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1928)
  • 1855-10-12 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Mosonszentmiklós, Hungary (d. 1922)

Person of interestWilhelm II

1859-01-27 Wilhelm II, German Emperor and King of Prussia (1888-1918), born in Berlin (d. 1941)

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1862-07-03 Friedrich Ernst Koch, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1927)
  • 1863-03-21 Hugo Kaun, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1932)
  • 1863-10-05 Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist, born in Berlin (d. 1938)
  • 1866-11-07 Paul Lincke, German composer and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1869-04-30 Hans Poelzig, German architect (Grosses Schauspielhaus), born in Berlin (d. 1936)
  • 1871-04-29 William Stern, German-American philosopher (Intelligence of Children), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1938)
  • 1871-08-01 Oskar Fried, German-Russian composer, born in Berlin (d. 1941)
  • 1872-11-03 Paul Panzer, German-American silent film actor (The Perils of Pauline, Mildred Pierce, Hotel Berlin), born in Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1958)
  • 1873-01-06 Karl Straube, German organist & conductor, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1950)
  • 1873-06-29 Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (African cultures), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1938)
  • 1874-11-13 Henry Kolker, German-American actor and director (Holiday, Baby Face, Mad Love), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1947)
  • 1876-09-15 Bruno Walter, German symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1962)
  • 1878-04-08 Rudolf Nelson, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1960)
  • 1878-05-10 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923, Nobel Peace Prize 1926), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1879-02-06 Carl Ramsauer, German physicist (Ramsauer-Townsend effect), born in Oldenburg, Germany (d. 1879)
  • 1879-09-06 Max Schreck, German actor (Count Orlok-Nosferatu), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1936)

Person of interestAlfred Wegener

1880-11-01 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist (continental shift), born in Berlin (d. 1930)

Polar Scientist, Geophysicist and Meteorologist Alfred Wegener
Polar Scientist, Geophysicist and Meteorologist
Alfred Wegener
  • 1881-06-29 Curt Sachs, German musicologist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1881-07-12 Ludwig Rubiner, German poet and essayist, born in Berlin (d. 1920)
  • 1881-10-04 Walther von Brauchitsch, German field marshal, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1948)
  • 1882-04-14 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1882-06-27 Eduard Spranger, German psychologist and educator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1883-05-18 Walter Gropius, architect (Bauhaus school of design), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1885-03-10 Hans Luther, politician and German Chancellor (1925-6), born in Berlin (d. 1962)
  • 1885-08-17 Kurt Hiller, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1972)
  • 1885-11-08 Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (Shell-Haus in Berlin), born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1886-01-25 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1886-04-28 Erich Salomon, German photographer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1887-05-27 Erich Kuttner, German journalist and historian (Vorwarts), born in Berlin (d. 1942)
  • 1887-10-05 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter, born in Berlin (d. 1975)
  • 1887-11-01 Max Trapp, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1971)
  • 1888-01-23 Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1888-04-15 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet, born in Berlin (d. 1904)
  • 1888-10-06 Max Butting, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1976)
  • 1889-08-23 Alfred Lichtenstein, German writer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1914)
  • 1890-09-06 Manfred Gurlitt, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1891-06-21 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1966)

Person of interestNelly Sachs

1891-12-10 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German Swedish poet and Playwright (O the Chimneys - Nobel Prize for Literature 1966), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)

  • 1892-01-29 Ernst Lubitsch, German actor, producer and film director (To Be or Not to Be, Love Parade), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1947)
  • 1893-03-31 Clemens Krauss, conductor (Berlin State Orch-1937), born in Vienna, Austria

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1923-05-17 Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich

LoveWedding of Interest

1925-04-15 Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin

LoveWedding of Interest

1935-04-10 Nazi politician Hermann Goering (42) weds Emmy Sonnemann (42) in Berlin

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

LoveWedding of Interest

1945-04-29 Adolf Hitler (56) marries Eva Braun (33) in the Führerbunker, Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Deaths

  • 1706-03-01 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and Governor of Berlin, dies at 73
  • 1922-01-23 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 66
  • 1933-04-07 Jan Erik/Eric Jan Hanussen, Berlin astrologist/illusionist, murdered
  • 1934-01-10 Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist, beheaded in Berlin at 24
  • 1946-09-03 Paul Lincke, German composer and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), dies at 79
  • 1958-08-16 Paul Panzer, German-American silent film actor (The Perils of Pauline, Mildred Pierce, Hotel Berlin), dies at 85
  • 1960-12-26 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54
  • 1962-01-03 Hermann Lux, German soccer defender (3 caps; manager Tennis Borussia Berlin), dies at 68
  • 1962-08-17 Peter Fechter trying to cross the Berlin Wall (b. 1944)
  • 1966-05-24 Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (Shell-Haus in Berlin), dies at 80
  • 1972-11-25 Hans Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79

Person of interestGeorgy Zhukov

1974-06-18 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, dies at 77

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1979-06-28 Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova, Never Trust a Woman), dies at 84
  • 1988-07-29 Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, dies at 86
  • 1988-09-30 Joachim Prinz, German-American Zionist leader, author and Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), dies at 86
  • 1989-07-16 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 81
  • 1991-03-23 Mona Maris, actress (Camila, Berlin Correspondent), dies at 88
  • 1993-05-18 Heinrich Albertz, German theologist & mayor of Berlin (1966-67), dies at 78
  • 1997-11-05 Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-British philosopher, dies at 88
  • 2002-04-30 Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, founder of the Gründerzeit Museum in Berlin-Mahlsdorf. (b. 1928)
  • 2011-09-18 Kurt Sanderling, German conductor (East Berlin Symphony 1960-77), dies at 98
  • 2020-05-23 Saturn, American-born alligator that escaped Berlin Zoo during WWII, dies at about 84 in Moscow Zoo