Berlin in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 266


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933-03-21 Day of Potsdam in Nazi Germany, a ceremony to open the new Reichstag after the fire in February; Adolf Hitler and Paul von Hindenburg shake hands in public

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934-03-12 Paul Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Berlin

Composer Paul Hindemith
Composer
Paul Hindemith
  • 1935-10-17 Pacific Association of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics

OlympicsOlympic Games

1936-08-01 XI Summer Olympic Games are opened by Adolph Hitler in Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1936-08-02 A Finnish trifecta in the 10,000m final at the Berlin Olympics; Ilmari Salminen beats teammates Arvo Askola and Volmari Iso-Hollo
  • 1936-08-02 Americans Cornelius Johnson, Dave Albritton and Delos Thurber sweep the high jump medals at the Berlin Olympics

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1936-08-03 American sprinter Jesse Owens wins the 100m (10.3 seconds) in front of Adolf Hitler in a famous race at the Berlin Olympics, first of 4 gold medals at the Games

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1936-08-03 Karl Hein (56.49 Olympic record) and Erwin Blask make it a German 1-2 in the hammer throw at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1936-08-04 American athlete Jesse Owens wins his 2nd gold medal at the Berlin Olympics; beats German Luz Long in the long jump final with an Olympic record
  • 1936-08-04 American Helen Stephens runs 11.5 to win the 100m at the Berlin Olympics, beating controversial intersex athlete Stanisława Walasiewicz of Poland
  • 1936-08-05 American athlete Jesse Owens wins 200m in world record time (20.7), his 3rd gold medal of the Berlin Olympics
  • 1936-08-05 Italian athlete Ondina Valla runs a world record 11.6 in the semi finals of the 80m hurdles at the Berlin Olympics; wins final the next day but can't match the time
  • 1936-08-05 Ken Carpenter (50.48 Olympic record) and Gordon Dunn make it an American 1-2 in the men’s discus throw at the Berlin Olympics

  • 1936-08-06 Jack Lovelock of New Zealand runs a world record (3:47.8) to win the gold medal in the 1,500m at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1936-08-06 Japanese athletes quinella the triple jump at the Berlin Olympics; Naoto Tajima wins gold and Masao Harada silver
  • 1936-08-06 American athlete Forrest Towns runs world record 14.1 in 110m hurdles semi finals at the Berlin Olympics; later can't match the time but wins the gold medal in the final
  • 1936-08-07 A Finnish quinella in the 5,000m final at the Berlin Olympics; Gunnar Höckert runs an Olympic record to beat teammate Lauri Lehtinen
  • 1936-08-07 Twenty-two nations line-up as the first basketball competition in the Olympics Games starts in Berlin; Estonia beats France 34-29 in the first game
  • 1936-08-07 Argentina wins the polo gold medal beating Great Britain 11-0 in the final at the Berlin Olympics; final time the sport is contested at the Olympics
  • 1936-08-08 A Finnish quinella in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Berlin Olympics; Volmari Iso-Hollo beats teammate Kaarlo Tuominen in world record time (9:03.8)
  • 1936-08-08 American Glenn Morris' decathlon total of 7,254 points is a world record; teammates Bob Clark & Jack Parker complete US sweep in the gruelling event at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1936-08-09 Jesse Owens is part of the American 4 x 100m relay team that wins gold in world record (39.8) at the Berlin Olympics; his 4th gold medal of the Games
  • 1936-08-09 Korean nationals representing Japan earn medals in the marathon at the Berlin Olympics; Sohn Kee-chung won gold and Nam Sung-yong bronze
  • 1936-08-09 Helen Stephens claims the women's sprint double at the Berlin Olympics having won the 100m and as part of the victorious American 4 x 100m relay team
  • 1936-08-09 Hungarian swimmer Ferenc Csik wins 100m freestyle gold medal in 57.6 at the Berlin Olympics, beating Japanese pair Masanori Yusa & Shigeo Arai
  • 1936-08-12 After 24 year absence a baseball demonstration game is played between 2 American teams at Berlin Olympics, World Champions beat US Olympics, 6-5
  • 1936-08-12 American diver Marjorie Gestring wins 3m springboard gold at the Berlin Olympics, youngest Olympic gold medalist (13 years 268 days)
  • 1936-08-12 The gymnastics competition at the Berlin Olympics concludes with Germany dominating, winning 6 of 9 gold medals including the men’s & women’s teams events
  • 1936-08-13 Nida Senff and Rie Mastenbroek make it a Dutch 1-2 in the women’s 100m backstroke final at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1936-08-13 Rie Mastenbroek of the Netherlands swims an Olympic record 1:05.9 to win the women’s 100m freestyle at the Berlin Olympics, beating Jeannette Campbell of Argentina by 0:05
  • 1936-08-13 Americans Dorothy Poynton-Hil and Velma Dunn take the gold and silver medals in the 10m platform diving at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1936-08-14 United States beats Canada, 19-8 in poor conditions outdoors to win the gold medal in the inaugural men's basketball competition at the Olympic Games in Berlin
  • 1936-08-14 American swimmers Adolph Kiefer and Al Vande Veghe quinella the 100m backstroke at the Berlin Olympics

  • 1936-08-14 The Berlin Olympics rowing competition concludes with Germany winning 5 of 7 gold medals, although the United States wins the coveted eights gold
  • 1936-08-15 Marshall Wayne and Elbert Root make it an American 1-2 in the 10m platform diving at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1936-08-15 Americans make a clean sweep of the 3m diving medals via Marjorie Gestring, Katherine Rawls and Dorothy Poynton-Hill at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1936-08-15 The Berlin Olympic fencing competition concludes with Italy winning 4 of the 7 gold medals and Hungary taking the other 3
  • 1936-08-15 Annibale Frossi scores twice as Italy beats Austria 2-1 in extra time in the soccer final at the Berlin Olympics

A Kiss For Adolf HitlerA Kiss For Adolf Hitler

1936-08-15 Carla de Vries, an American tourist at the swimming event of the Berlin Olympics finds Adolf Hitler “so friendly and gracious” she shakes his hand and gives him a kiss

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A kiss for a surprised Fuehrer. Photo: rarehistoricalphotos.com
A kiss for a surprised Fuehrer. Photo: rarehistoricalphotos.com
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  • 1936-08-16 XI Summer Olympic Games close in Berlin
  • 1936-08-16 The Berlin Olympic equestrian competition concludes with Germany winning all 6 gold medals in an unprecedented team achievement
  • 1937-09-25 "il duce" visits Berlin/named "the Fuhrer" to corporal 1st class

Declaration of WarHitler Invades Czechoslovakia

1939-03-15 Adolf Hitler summons Czech President Emil Hácha to a meeting in Berlin and informs him of the impending attack by Germany; Hácha suffers a heart attack and later capitulates

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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.
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  • 1939-05-07 Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-05-22 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel" in Berlin, Germany

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-09-19 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) becomes radio host of Reichsrundfunk Berlin

Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist William Joyce
Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist
William Joyce

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1939-09-21 Reinhard Heydrich meets in Berlin to discuss final solution of Jews

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich
  • 1940-08-25 First British night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
  • 1941-02-04 Former Dutch premier De Geer flies to Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-03-03 Netherlands NSB-leader Mussert visits Hermann Goering in Berlin

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1941-05-12 Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin
  • 1941-11-07 British air attacks on Berlin, Mannheim & Ruhrgebied

Conference of InterestWannsee Conference

1942-01-20 Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee Conference in Berlin to organize the "final solution", the extermination of Europe's Jews

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Adolf Eichmann's infamous list with estimates of the number of Jews in European countries as presented at the Wannsee Conference
Adolf Eichmann's infamous list with estimates of the number of Jews in European countries as presented at the Wannsee Conference
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  • 1943-01-30 6 British Mosquitos bomb Berlin in daylight
  • 1943-02-18 German Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbells demands "total war" from German citizens in speech at Berlin Sportpalast
  • 1943-02-27 The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
  • 1943-05-19 Berlin is declared "Judenrien" (free of Jews)
  • 1943-11-18 444 British bombers attack Berlin
  • 1943-11-22 RAF begins air bombing of Berlin
  • 1944-01-20 RAF drops 2,300 ton of bombs on Berlin
  • 1944-01-28 683 British bombers attack Berlin
  • 1944-02-15 891 British bombers attack Berlin in the largest raid by the RAF against the city
  • 1944-02-19 823 British bombers attack Berlin
  • 1944-03-04 1st US bombing of Berlin
  • 1944-03-06 USAAF begins daylight bombing of Berlin
  • 1944-03-08 US resumes bombing Berlin
  • 1944-03-22 600+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-03-22 American movie star Jimmy Stewart flies his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin

  • 1944-03-24 811 British bombers attack Berlin
  • 1944-06-21 Very heavy bombing on Berlin
  • 1944-07-18 RAF Mosquitos attack Cologne and Berlin
  • 1944-07-19 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg visits RC church in Berlin-Dahlem
  • 1944-08-07 July 20th Plot trial under Roland Freis in Berlin begins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-10-07 Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1945-01-16 Adolf Hitler moves into the Fuhrerbunker, his underground bunker in Berlin
  • 1945-01-31 Soviet troops reach the Oder River, less that 50 miles from Berlin
  • 1945-02-03 Almost 1,000 Flying Fortresses drop 3,000 tons of bombs on Berlin
  • 1945-02-26 Very heavy bombing on Berlin by 8th US Air Force
  • 1945-03-18 US Army Air Force completes largest bombing raid on Berlin Germany: Over 1200 bombers drop 3,000 tons of explosives [1]

Victory in BattleRaising a Flag over the Reichstag

1945-04-16 Battle of Berlin: Red Army begins its attack on the capital of Nazi Germany

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Soldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev and Georgij Bulatov raise the Soviet Union flag on the roof of the Reichstag building in Berlin
Soldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev and Georgij Bulatov raise the Soviet Union flag on the roof of the Reichstag building in Berlin
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  • 1945-04-20 Soviet artillery begins shelling Berlin
  • 1945-04-21 Soviet army arrives at outskirts of Berlin
  • 1945-04-22 Battle of Berlin: Upon being informed that a planned counter-attack never happened, Adolf Hitler flies into a rage, denounces the German Army and concedes World War II is lost
  • 1945-04-25 Soviet forces complete their encirclement of Berlin, cutting off all access points west of the German capital
  • 1945-04-30 Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin
  • 1945-04-30 Adolf Hitler commits suicide along with his new wife Eva Braun in the Fuhrerbunker in Berlin as the Red Army captures the city
  • 1945-05-02 World War II: Battle of Berlin ends as Soviet army takes Berlin and General Weidling surrenders

Victory in BattleNazi Germany Surrenders

1945-05-08 German General Wilhelm Keitel formally surrenders to the Allies represented by the United States, the UK, France and the Soviet Union in Berlin

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German commander Wilhelm Keitel signs the final unconditional surrender of Germany in the ruins of Berlin
German commander Wilhelm Keitel signs the final unconditional surrender of Germany in the ruins of Berlin
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  • 1947-06-17 Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin

GermanyThe Berlin Candy Bombers

1948-06-24 Soviet Union begins the West Berlin Blockade by stopping access by road, rail and water

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Children in Berlin await US aircraft dropping candy over the city during the Berlin Airlift in 1948
Children in Berlin await US aircraft dropping candy over the city during the Berlin Airlift in 1948
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  • 1948-06-26 US begin airlift “Operation Vittles” to West Berlin
  • 1948-06-28 British begin airlift “Operation Plainfare” to West Berlin
  • 1948-07-17 US Air Force pilot Gail Halvorsen encounters children in at Templehof Airport in Berlin during the Berlin Blockade, giving him the idea to drop candy in 'Operation Little Vittles'
  • 1948-11-30 Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
  • 1949-07-29 Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin
  • 1950-09-01 West Berlin granted a constitution
  • 1951-08-22 Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 298

  • 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)
  • 1893-09-20 Hermann Lux, German soccer defender (3 caps; manager Tennis Borussia Berlin), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1962)
  • 1893-10-17 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1894-11-13 Arthur Nebe, German SS officer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1894-12-10 Gertrud Kolmar, German lyric poet and writer, born in Berlin (d. 1943)
  • 1894-12-19 Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova; Never Trust a Woman), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 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)
  • 1896-04-29 Walter Mehring, German writer (Die Gedichte, Lieder und Chansons des Walter Mehring), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1896-08-09 Erich Hückel, German physicist and physical chemist, born in Berlin, German Empire (d. 1980)

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
  • 1896-12-15 Paul Citroen, Dutch sculptor, born in Berlin (d. 1983)
  • 1898-02-16 Katharine Cornell, German actress (Barretts of Wimpole St), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1898-04-15 Harry F. V. Edward, British 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1920), born in Berlin (d. 1973)
  • 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)
  • 1899-12-11 Vera von der Heydt, German psychoanalyst, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1900-05-05 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer and conductor (Hassan gewinnt), born in Berlin (d. 1973)
  • 1900-10-15 Fritz Feld, German actor (Jack Benny Show, At the Circus, Errand Boy, Promises Promises), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1993)
  • 1900-12-21 Oda Schaefer, German writer & journalist (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only), born in Wilmersdorf, Berlin
  • 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)
  • 1903-04-30 Günter Raphael, German composer (Symphony Breve), born in Berlin (d. 1960)
  • 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)
  • 1905-12-08 Ernst Hermann Meyer, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1988)
  • 1906-03-17 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], German actress (Gloria, Gold, Metropolis), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1906-07-26 Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1906-11-02 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1906-11-04 Siegfried Borris, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1906-11-24 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
  • 1907-03-13 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), born in Berlin (d. 1994)
  • 1907-06-05 Rudolf Peierls, German-British physicist (atomic bomb), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1907-07-03 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, born in Berlin (d. 2000)
  • 1907-09-06 Johnny Kelly, American marathon runner (Berlin 1936, Boston 1935..1991), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1907-11-21 Charles Korvin [Geza Korvin Karpathi], Austrian actor (Berlin Express, Ship of Fools), born in Piestany, Austria-Hungary (d. 1998)
  • 1908-03-30 Kurt Bruggemann, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1908-04-05 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic, 1955-89), born in Salzburg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1908-06-19 Ernst B. Chain, German-British chemist and bacteriologist (penicillin, Nobel 1945), born in Berlin (d. 1979)
  • 1908-09-05 Joaquin Maria Nin-Culmell, Cuban-Spanish composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1908-09-17 Franz Grothe, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1982)
  • 1909-06-10 Erwin Dressel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1972)
  • 1910-01-02 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • 1910-02-06 Irmgard Keun, German author, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1910-02-28 Roman Maciejewski, Polish composer (Requiem - Missa pro defunctis), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1910-03-27 Rudi Ball, German-Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Berlin (d. 1975)
  • 1910-05-30 Inge Meysel, German actress (None, Ida Rogalski), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1910-10-22 Tamara Desni [Brodsky], German-born British actress (The Green Finger, Hell's Cargo), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1911-05-10 Bel Kaufman, American author (Up the Down Staircase), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1912-02-02 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1912-06-18 Henry Brandon [Heinrich von Kleinbach], German-American actor (The Searchers, Assault on Precinct 13, Drums of Fu Manchu), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1912-09-19 Kurt Sanderling, German conductor (East Berlin Symphony 1960-77), born in Arys, German Empire (d. 2011)
  • 1912-10-05 Fritz Fischer, German physician and Nazi war criminal, born in Berlin (d. 2003)
  • 1913-05-27 Wols [Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze], German cartoonist and painter, born in Berlin (d. 1951)
  • 1913-06-08 Peter Diamand, artistic administrator, born in Berlin (d. 1998)
  • 1913-07-27 Eva Jones, German poet and novelist (Taboo), born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1913-09-21 Ulrich Ernst Simon, German-Jewish Anglican theologian, born in Berlin (d. 1997)
  • 1914-06-22 Lilo Hardel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1999)
  • 1914-07-09 Willi Stoph, German politician (Prime Minister of German Democratic Republic 1964-73), born in Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1915-01-20 C. W. Ceram, German/ journalist & author (March of Archaeology), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1915-01-30 Joachim Peiper, German SS officer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1915-04-12 Ernest Borneman, German sexual researcher, psychotherapist, musician and writer (Bang, You're Dead), born in Berlin (d. 1995)
  • 1915-08-09 Haim Alexander, Israeli composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1916-07-06 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1970)
  • 1917-04-16 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1917-09-09 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (Spoiling the Game, S.A.-Mann Brand), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1942)
  • 1918-04-06 Karen [Ingeborg Klinkerfuss], German actress (Sky Murder, All Through the Night, Madame X), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1967)
  • 1918-07-09 Herbert Brün, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1919-11-17 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, German journalist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1920-10-13 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1920-10-31 Helmut Newton, German photographer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1921-01-20 Bernt Engelmann, German writer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1921-02-05 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1921-05-04 John van Kesteren, Dutch tenor (Komische Oper, West-Berlin), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • 1921-11-09 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, German-British film scholar and exhibitor, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1922-02-22 Felix Werder, German-born Australian composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1922-08-15 Lukas Foss [Fuchs], German-American pianist, conductor and composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1922-12-08 Lucian Freud, German-British artist (Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, Boy With a Rat), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1923-01-08 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American computer scientist & professor, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1923-01-10 Ingeborg Drewitz, German writer & academic, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1923-05-25 John Weitz, American author and fashion designer (Friends in High Places), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1923-06-14 Judith Kerr, British children's writer and illustrator (The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mog books), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1924-02-01 Emmanuel Scheffer, Israeli soccer coach (Israel 1968–70, 78–79; only World Cup appearance 1970), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1924-03-28 Peter Baer, German-British artist and printmaker, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1924-04-24 Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1925-03-22 Gerard Hoffnung, German-British artist, humorist and tuba player (Hoffnung Music Festival), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)

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