Northrhine-Westfalia in History

Northrhine-Westfalia: Cologne - Dortmund - Düsseldorf - Essen - Köln

Historical Events

  • 1780-04-16 The University of Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded

Famous Birthdays

  • 1889-11-03 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter and wood carver, born in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (d. 1957)
  • 1914-03-05 Ursula Reit [Reith], German actress (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), born in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1926-09-25 John Ericson, German actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), born in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 1942-09-26 Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German long jumper and relayer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Geseke, North Rhine-Westphalia

Person of interestMichael Schumacher

1969-01-03 Michael Schumacher, German auto racer (World F1 champion 1994-95, 2000-05), born in Hürth, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Person of interestHeidi Klum

1973-06-01 Heidi Klum, German supermodel and TV presenter (Project Runway), born in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum
  • 1973-07-05 René Spies, German bobsledder, born in Winterberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany

Person of interestRalf Schumacher

1975-06-30 Ralf Schumacher, German Formula 1 race car driver, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Ralf Schumacher