Dortmund in History

Northrhine-Westfalia: Cologne - Düsseldorf - Essen - Köln

Historical Events

  • 1943-05-23 -24] 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund
  • 1945-03-30 289 anti-fascists murdered by nazis in Rombergpark Dortmund
  • 1966-05-05 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • 1980-03-13 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Dortmund won by Jan Hoffmann GDR
  • 1980-03-14 Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay
  • 1980-03-14 Ice Pairs Championship at Dortmund won by Cherkasova & Shakhrai (USSR)
  • 1980-03-14 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Dortmund won by Anett Potzsch

Sport awardFootball Awards

1996-12-24 Ballon d'Or: Borussia Dortmund's German sweeper Matthias Sammer is named best football player in Europe ahead of PSV/Barcelona striker Ronaldo and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer

Football Star Ronaldo
Football Star
Ronaldo
  • 1997-05-28 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich
  • 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
  • 2019-01-02 United States international Christian Pulisic becomes the most expensive American soccer player when he moves from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea for £58; remains at Dortmund on loan until the end of the season

Famous Birthdays

  • 1772-05-04 Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German encyclopedia publisher, born in Dortmund, Germany (d. 1823)
  • 1929-10-25 Peter Rohmkorf, German writer, born in Dortmund, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1950-10-13 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German sprinter (Olympic gold 1972), born in Dortmund, Germany
  • 1980-10-04 Tomáš Rosický, Czech soccer midfielder (105 caps; Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1989-05-31 Marco Reus, German football player (Borussia Dortmund, German national team), born in Dortmund, West Germany