Düsseldorf in History

Northrhine-Westfalia: Cologne - Dortmund - Essen - Köln

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1836-05-22 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Dusseldorf

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1851-02-06 Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony "Rhenisch" premieres in Dusseldorf

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911-05-16 Zeppelin "Deutscheland" wrecked at Dusseldorf

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  • 1919-03-30 Belgian Army occupies Düsseldorf
  • 1926-04-18 Rhein Stadium opens in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 1942-09-10 RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf
  • 1951-08-31 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf
  • 1965-09-02 Treblinka trial in Dusseldorf ends
  • 1979-05-16 FC Barcelona of Spain wins 19th European Cup Winner's Cup against Fortuna Düsseldorf of West Germany 4-3 in Basel
  • 1981-05-13 Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st European Cup Winner's Cup against Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2-1 in Düsseldorf
  • 1993-12-05 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
  • 2011-05-14 56th Eurovision Song Contest: Ell & Nikki for Azerbaijan wins singing "Running Scared" in Dusseldorf
  • 2015-03-24 Germanwings flight on route between Barcelona and Düsseldorf crashes in the French Alps killing all 150 on board
  • 2015-11-29 Britain Tyson Fury defeats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win world heavyweight champion title (WBA, IBF, WBO) in Dusseldorf

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAnne of Cleves

1515-09-22 Anne of Cleves, Queen of England and 4th wife of Henry VIII, born in Dusseldorf, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1557)

Queen of England Anne of Cleves
Queen of England
Anne of Cleves
  • 1810-02-08 Norbert Burgmüller, German composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1836)
  • 1849-04-25 Felix Klein, German mathematician (Evanston Colloquium), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1925)
  • 1898-03-30 Heinz Risse, German writer, born in Dusseldorf (d. 1989)
  • 1899-12-22 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M, Faust, A Glass of Water), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1963)

Person of interestLuise Rainer

1910-01-12 Luise Rainer, German-American actress (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2014)

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer
  • 1910-03-16 Norman Wooland, British character actor (Ivanhoe, Quo Vadis, Hamlet), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1989)
  • 1918-11-11 Jürg Baur, German composer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2010)
  • 1926-09-25 John Ericson, German actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), born in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 1929-06-18 Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher (Frankfurter Schule), born in Düsseldorf
  • 1935-12-31 Rolf Haufs, German writer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2013)
  • 1954-05-21 Marina Langner, Dusseldorf Germany, Miss World runner-up (1975)
  • 1957-03-26 Walter Rohlfing, Dusseldorf, WLAF defensive line coach (Rhein Fire)