Berlin in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 250

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

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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)

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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

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

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1889-11-27 Hermann Sudermann's "Ehre" premieres in Berlin
  • 1893-01-07 Hermann Sudermanns "Heimat" premieres in Berlin
  • 1893-01-19 Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin
  • 1893-06-01 Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)
  • 1893-11-14 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Hanneles Himmelfahrt" premieres in Berlin
  • 1895-03-04 Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony premieres in Berlin
  • 1896-12-02 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die versunkene Glocke" premieres in Berlin
  • 1897-03-09 Premiere of (parts of) Gustav Mahler's 3rd Symphony (Berlin)
  • 1898-11-05 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Fuhrmann Henschel" premieres in Berlin
  • 1899-12-10 Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang" premieres in Berlin
  • 1900-01-03 Gerhart Hauptmann's "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 "Michael Kramer" premieres in Berlin
  • 1901-11-27 Gerhart Hauptmann's "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 "Elga" premieres in Berlin
  • 1906-01-19 Gerhart Hauptmann's "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 "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

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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.

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
  • 1919-08-30 Ernst Toller's "Die Wandlung" premieres in Berlin
  • 1921-08-05 Treaty of Berlin: US and Germany sign separate peace treaty
  • 1922-03-05 "Nosferatu" premieres in Berlin
  • 1922-04-27 Fritz Lang's "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres in Berlin
  • 1923-02-25 Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 marks

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

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

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1933-03-09 Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov & Vassili arrested in Berlin
  • 1933-03-21 Hitler, Goering, Prince Ruprecht, Bruning & top army meet in Berlin
  • 1933-03-23 Kroll Opera in Berlin opens
  • 1933-09-30 Berlin/Hart/Heyman/Myers ballet "As Thousands Cheer," premieres in NYC
  • 1933-10-19 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936
  • 1934-03-12 Paul Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Berlin
  • 1935-10-17 Pacific Association of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics
  • 1936-08-01 Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin
  • 1936-08-02 A Finnish trifecta in the 10,000m final at the Berlin Olympics; Ilmari Salminen beats team mates Arvo Askola and Volmari Iso-Hollo

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 209

  • 1487-08-27 Anna of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark, born in Berlin (d. 1514)
  • 1632-05-08 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and Governor of Berlin, born in Mierzęcin, Poland (d. 1706)

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)
  • 1753-04-28 Franz K Achard, German physicist and chemist, born in Berlin (d. 1821)
  • 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)

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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1800-11-06 Eduard Grell, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1886)
  • 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)
  • 1818-11-07 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (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
  • 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)
  • 1827-03-08 Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (Father of Bantu Philology), born in Berlin (d. 1875)
  • 1827-09-08 Emil Naumann, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1888)
  • 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)
  • 1837-08-27 Heinrich Urban, German violinist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1901)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1873-06-29 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, [B W Schlesinger], conductor (NY Phil), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1879-02-06 Carl Ramsauer, professor of physics and a research physicist (Ramsauer-Townsend effect), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 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)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
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)
  • 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)
  • 1886-04-28 Erich Salomon, German photographer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 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)
  • 1888-10-06 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 (O the Chimneys - Nobel 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
  • 1893-07-26 George Grosz, German cartoonist and painter (Gott mit uns), born in Berlin (d. 1959)
  • 1893-09-20 Hans Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1893-10-17 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist , born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1894-11-13 Arthur Nebe, German SS officer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1894-12-19 Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova, Never Trust a Woman), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1895-07-04 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter and illustrator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1895-09-01 Edit Angold, German actress (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1971)

Person of interestGeorgy Zhukov

1896-12-01 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, born in Strelkovka, Kaluga (d. 1974)

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1898-02-16 Katharine Cornell, German actress (Barretts of Wimpole St), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1898-07-18 Herbert Marcuse, German-American communist philosopher (Eros & Civilization), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1899-03-23 Dora Gerson, German-Jewish actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (Caravan of Death), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1899-04-30 Lucie Mannheim, German actress (East Meets West, 39 Steps), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1900-10-15 Fritz Feld, German actor (Jack Benny Show, At the Circus, Errand Boy, Promises Promises), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1993)
  • 1901-06-10 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)

Person of interestMarlene Dietrich

1901-12-27 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1992)

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich
  • 1902-03-22 Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, writer (Lace Curtain)
  • 1902-05-10 Joachim Prinz, German-American Zionist leader, author and Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), born in Bierdzany, Prussia (d. 1988)
  • 1902-05-23 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), born in Berlin (d. 1985)
  • 1902-06-06 Avraham Daus, Israeli composer, born in Berlin (d. 1974)
  • 1902-08-03 Regina Jonas, German first woman rabbi, born in Berlin, German Empire (d. 1944)

Person of interestLeni Riefenstahl

1902-08-22 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2003)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 1902-08-25 Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1902-11-13 Gustav von Koenigswald, German-Dutch paleontologist (found Pithecanthropus erectus), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1903-04-03 Peter Huchel, German poet, born near Berlin (d. 1981)
  • 1903-04-27 Hans Kosterlitz, German-British biochemist (endorphins), born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1903-05-09 Walter Dehmel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1960)
  • 1904-08-26 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Goodbye to Berlin), born in High Lane, Cheshire (d. 1986)
  • 1904-08-29 Werner Forssmann, German urologist (Nobel 1956), born in Berlin (d. 1979)
  • 1904-09-04 Max Delbrück, German-American biologist and molecular geneticist (bacteriophage, Nobel Prize 1969), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1906-03-17 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], German actress (Gloria, Gold, Metropolis), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1996)

Famous Weddings


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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

HeartWedding 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
  • 1962-08-17 Peter Fechter trying to cross the Berlin Wall (b. 1944)
  • 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, 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)