German History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,400 of 1,914

  • 1943-04-22 German counter attack in North-Tunisia
  • 1943-04-22 RAF shoots down 14 German transport planes over Mediterranean Sea
  • 1943-04-25 The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket instituted
  • 1943-04-28 German-Italian counter offensive in North Africa
  • 1943-04-30 Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry
  • 1943-05-01 German Wehrmacht deployed in order to break Dutch strikes
  • 1943-05-01 German plane sinks boat loaded with Palestinian Jews bound for Malta
  • 1943-05-02 German troops vacate Jefna, Tunisia
  • 1943-05-09 5th German Panzer army surrenders in Tunisia
  • 1943-05-12 German troops in Tunisia North Africa surrender
  • 1943-05-13 German & Italian forces in Africa surrender
  • 1943-05-13 German occupiers attempt to confiscate all radios in the Netherlands
  • 1943-05-16 German troops destroy the synagogue of Warsaw
  • 1943-05-17 World War II: the Dambuster Raids by No. 617 Squadron RAF on German dams
  • 1943-05-26 Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam
  • 1943-06-01 Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, all die
  • 1943-06-02 German assault on Sebastopol, Crimea, begins
  • 1943-06-05 German occupiers arrest Louvain University's chancellor
  • 1943-06-20 German round up Jews in Amsterdam
  • 1943-06-29 Germany begins withdrawing U-boats from North Atlantic in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe
  • 1943-07-06 2nd day of battle at Kursk: 25,000 German killed
  • 1943-07-07 3rd day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Dubrova
  • 1943-07-07 German Submarine U-951 sunk by depth charges, off Cape St. Vincent in the North Atlantic
  • 1943-07-09 5th day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Verchopenje
  • 1943-07-12 Pope Pius XII receives German ambassador baron von Weizsacker
  • 1943-07-12 World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka - Russians defeat German forces in one of the largest ever tank battles
  • 1943-07-13 Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia's defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 lost by Germany
  • 1943-07-17 RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde
  • 1943-07-28 World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians
  • 1943-07-31 Transport #58 departs with French Jews to nazi Germany
  • 1943-08-04 USAAF bombs Germans in Troina
  • 1943-08-19 US air raid on German bases at Gilze-Rijen/Vlissingen
  • 1943-08-25 German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
  • 1943-08-29 Danish Navy scuttles its warships so as not to be taken by Germany
  • 1943-09-09 15 German JU-88's sink Italian flag ship Rome
  • 1943-09-10 German troops occupied Rome & took over the protection of Vatican City
  • 1943-09-11 Last German Q/pirate ship sinks near Easter Island
  • 1943-09-13 German counter attack at Salerno
  • 1943-09-29 1st Silbertanne-murder by German occupiers in Meppel
  • 1943-09-29 German riots at Amsterdam Jews
  • 1943-10-01 Germans attack Jews in Denmark
  • 1943-10-04 German occupiers forbid flying of kites (6 month jail sentence)
  • 1943-10-13 Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany
  • 1943-10-28 German submarine U-220 sunk by US aircraft in the Atlantic

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1943-11-06 Stalin says: "The issue of German fascism is lost"

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1943-11-16 World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
  • 1943-11-21 7 Belgian ministers in London criticise King Leopold III for surrendering to Germany
  • 1943-12-17 Transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1943-12-26 British sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst
  • 1943-12-27 German warship "Scharnhorst" sinks in Barents Sea
  • 1944-01-15 European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany

  • 1944-01-21 447 German bombers attack London
  • 1944-01-27 Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with the loss of 600,000 killed
  • 1944-01-29 285 German bombers attack London
  • 1944-02-07 Germans launch counteroffensive at Anzio, Italy
  • 1944-02-11 German troops reconquer Aprilia, Italy
  • 1944-02-20 World War II: The "Big Week" began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers
  • 1944-03-04 Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy
  • 1944-03-18 Nazi Germany occupies Hungary
  • 1944-03-25 Germany troop executes 335 residents of Rome
  • 1944-03-25 RAF Flight Sgt Nicholas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet over Germany without a parachute; his fall broken by pine trees and soft snow, he suffers only a sprained leg
  • 1944-04-02 Soviet Army marches into pro-German Romania
  • 1944-04-05 World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans
  • 1944-04-13 Transport #71 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1944-04-28 Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 US soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats off Slapton Sands, Devon.
  • 1944-05-07 German assault on Tito's hideout in Drvar Bosnia
  • 1944-05-14 91 German bombers harass Bristol
  • 1944-05-18 Expulsion of more than 200,000 Tartars from Crimea by Soviet Union begins, they are accused of collaborating with the Germans
  • 1944-05-19 German defense line in Italy collapsed
  • 1944-05-25 Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia
  • 1944-05-30 Transport number 75 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany
  • 1944-06-04 U505 becomes the first German submarine captured & boarded on high seas

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1944-06-05 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel goes on leave just before WWII D-Day landings by the Allies

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1944-06-06 German submarines U-955, U-970, U-629 and U-373 sink in Bay of Biscay
  • 1944-06-10 World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
  • 1944-06-13 German counter attack on Villers-Bocage, Normandy
  • 1944-06-13 Nazi Germany begins V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) flying bomb (doodle-bugs) attacks
  • 1944-06-18 German submarine U-767 sunk by English Navy destroyers in the English Channel
  • 1944-06-29 German counter attack at Caen
  • 1944-07-01 2,500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs
  • 1944-07-04 1,100 US guns fire 4th of July salute at German lines in Normandy
  • 1944-07-04 Gestapo arrests German Social Democrat Julius Leber
  • 1944-07-10 German submarine U-821 sunk by RAF
  • 1944-07-18 British air raid on German convoy SW of Heligoland
  • 1944-07-19 1,200+ 8th US Air Force bombers bomb targets in SW Germany
  • 1944-07-20 Fieldmarshal von Kluge consults with German commandant at Caen

MurderAssassination Attempt

1944-07-20 Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German army officer Claus Von Stauffenberg

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1944-07-24 300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions
  • 1944-07-26 The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain (nicknamed "gasometer").
  • 1944-07-29 Allied air force bomb Germany for 6 hours
  • 1944-07-31 Transport #77 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1944-08-02 Turkey breaks diplomatic relationship with nazi-Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-08-04 Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1944-08-06 Anti-German attack at Avranches fails
  • 1944-08-07 German counter attack at Avranches fails
  • 1944-08-15 German field marshal Günther von Kluge vanishes for one day; he killed himself on the 19th in the aftermath of the attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler
  • 1944-08-17 German field marshal Walter Model replaces Günther von Kluge in Normandy
  • 1944-08-20 US & British forces destroy German 7th Army at Falaise-Argentan Gap
  • 1944-08-21 Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy
  • 1944-08-22 Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 2,886

  • 1884-01-21 Katie Sandwina, German legendary woman weight-lifter
  • 1884-01-26 Edward Sapir, German linguist/antropologist (indians)
  • 1884-01-31 Theodor Heuss, 1st President of Germany (Bundespräsident) (d. 1963)
  • 1884-02-12 Max Beckmann, German painter/graphic artist
  • 1884-03-13 Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926)
  • 1884-03-26 Wilhelm Backhaus, Leipzig Germany, pianist (Rubinstein 1905)
  • 1884-04-12 Otto Meyerhof, German psychologist/biochemist (Nobel-1922)
  • 1884-06-13 Anton Drexler, founder of the German Worker's Party (d. 1942)
  • 1884-06-23 Werner Krauss, German actor (Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Joyless Street), born in Sonnefeld, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1884-06-25 Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German art promoter (d. 1979)
  • 1884-07-02 Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (d. 1931)
  • 1884-07-07 Lion Feuchtwanger, German dramatist (d. 1958)

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1884-07-23 Emil Jannings, German actor (Faust, The Blue Angel, The Way of All Flesh), born in Rorschach, Switzerland (d. 1950)

  • 1884-07-31 Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, German Leipzig mayor and Nazi regime opponent (20th July Plot)
  • 1884-08-29 Ehm Welk [Thomas Trimm], German writer, born in Biesenbrow, Brandenburg (d. 1966)
  • 1884-09-24 Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (d. 1953)
  • 1884-10-08 Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1942)
  • 1884-10-11 Friedrich Bergius, German chemist (benzine from brown coal, Nobel 1931), born in Breslau (Wrocław), Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1884-10-11 Sig Ruman [Siegfried Albon Rumann], German-American actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1967)
  • 1884-12-01 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)
  • 1885-01-25 Else Mauhs [Alwine Julie Else Mauhs], German-Dutch actress (Eline Vere, L'aiglon), born in Mülheim an der Ruhr (d. 1959)
  • 1885-01-27 Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
  • 1885-03-10 Hans Luther, politician and German Chancellor (1925-6), born in Berlin (d. 1962)
  • 1885-03-20 Eugen Herrigel, German philosopher/early pioneer of Zen in Europe
  • 1885-03-25 Veit Valentin, German/US historian (Deutsche Revolution)
  • 1885-05-10 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, (d. 1970)
  • 1885-05-14 Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)
  • 1885-06-12 Werner Erich Josten, Elberfeld Germany, composer (Jungle)
  • 1885-07-06 Ernst Busch, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1885-07-08 Emil Bloch, German philosopher
  • 1885-08-17 Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German anarchists/feminist (Wife & society)
  • 1885-08-17 Kurt Hiller, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1972)
  • 1885-08-19 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian (d. 1954)
  • 1885-09-10 Berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie)
  • 1885-09-16 Karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst
  • 1885-10-10 Walter Anderson, German folklorist (d. 1962)
  • 1885-11-08 Hans Cloos, German geologist (d. 1951)
  • 1885-11-08 Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (d. 1966)
  • 1885-11-09 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician and philosopher, born in Elmshom, Germany (d. 1955)
  • 1885-11-09 Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (Kaluza–Klein theory), born in Silesia, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1885-11-26 Heinrich Brüning, German politician (d. 1970)
  • 1885-11-30 Albrecht (von) Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Poland/Netherland)
  • 1885-12-06 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (The General)
  • 1886-01-25 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (d. 1954)
  • 1886-02-02 Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
  • 1886-02-03 Erwin Kroll, German composer, born in German Eylau (d. 1976)
  • 1886-02-14 Theodor Werner, German painter
  • 1886-02-22 Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
  • 1886-02-28 Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)
  • 1886-03-18 Kurt Koffka, German Gestalt psychologist
  • 1886-03-27 Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, German/US architect (Bauhaus)
  • 1886-04-14 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian
  • 1886-04-16 Ernst Thalmann, German communist presidential candidate
  • 1886-04-24 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, born in Erfurt (d. 1975)
  • 1886-04-28 Erich Salomon, German photographer
  • 1886-07-23 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)
  • 1886-07-27 Ernst May, German architect (d. 1970)
  • 1886-08-20 Paul Tillich, German/US theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung)
  • 1886-11-13 Mary Wigman, German dancer and choreographer, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1886-12-21 Hermann A J Kees, German Egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology)
  • 1887-01-01 Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral/head German military intelligence
  • 1887-01-03 August Macke, German painter (d. 1914)
  • 1887-02-02 Ernst Hanfstängl, German pianist and politician (d. 1975)
  • 1887-02-06 Josef Frings, German Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1978)
  • 1887-03-09 Fritz Lenz, German geneticist (d. 1976)
  • 1887-03-21 Edwin Scharff, German "entartet" painter/sculptor
  • 1887-04-10 Heinz Tiessen, Königsberg, German composer
  • 1887-05-16 Jakob van Hoddis [Hans Davidsohn], German Jewish poet (d. 1942?)
  • 1887-05-27 Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts)
  • 1887-06-13 Bruno Frank, German-born writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1945)
  • 1887-06-20 Kurt Schwitters, German/British dada-artist/poet (collages)
  • 1887-06-23 Ernst Rowohlt, German publisher (Rowohlt-Verlag)
  • 1887-07-22 Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)
  • 1887-07-31 Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1887-08-30 Adam Kuckhoff, German writer and resistance fighter (d. 1943)
  • 1887-09-01 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar
  • 1887-09-30 Lil Dagover [Marta-Maria Lillits], Dutch-born German actress (Spiders), born in Madioen, Dutch East Indies (d. 1980)
  • 1887-10-05 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter
  • 1887-10-30 Georg Heym, German writer, born in Hirschberg, Lower Silesia (d. 1912)
  • 1887-11-01 Max Trapp, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1971)
  • 1887-11-10 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist and author (Erziehung vor Verdun), born in Glogau, Silesia, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1887-11-24 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)
  • 1887-11-28 Ernst Rohm, German staff member/Bolivian leader/SA
  • 1887-12-13 Alvin York, American World War I soldier who led a famed attack on a German machine gun nest (Medal of Honor), born in Pall Mall, Tennessee (d. 1964)
  • 1887-12-17 Hermine Reuss, Empress of Germany and Duchess of Bohemia (d. 1947)
  • 1888-01-08 Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972)
  • 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)
  • 1888-01-24 Ernst Heinrich Heinkel, German inventor (1st rocket-powered aircraft)
  • 1888-02-04 Paul Althaus, German theologist (The Christian Truth)
  • 1888-02-17 Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Stern-Gerlach-experiment, Nobel 1943)
  • 1888-02-27 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, Fidelio), born in Perleberg Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1888-03-05 Friedrich Schnack, German journalist/writer (Rosewood)
  • 1888-03-19 Josef Albers, German/US graphic artist/painter/writer (Bauhaus)
  • 1888-03-20 Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, born in Gut Blumbergshof, Latvia (d. 1974)
  • 1888-04-15 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
  • 1888-06-10 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Der Reiter der Apocalypse)
  • 1888-06-17 Heinz Guderian, German General (d. 1954)
  • 1888-07-11 Carl Schmitt, German nazi-lawyer (Verfassungslehre)
  • 1888-08-06 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (d. 1952)
  • 1888-08-09 Hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 1,994

  • 1952-06-19 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
  • 1952-06-27 Max Dehn, German mathematician (Dehn’s lemma), dies at 73
  • 1952-08-20 Kurt Schumacher, German politician/chairman (SPD), dies
  • 1952-10-03 Alfred Neumann, German writer, dies at 56
  • 1952-12-04 Karen Horney, German/US neo freudian psycho analyst, dies at 67
  • 1953-01-10 Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Golden Cage), dies at 56
  • 1953-04-20 Erich Weinert, German communist writer, dies at 62
  • 1953-08-11 Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies
  • 1953-08-15 Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (b. 1875)
  • 1953-09-12 Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (b. 1884)
  • 1953-10-20 Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (b. 1916)
  • 1954-01-19 Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (Kaluza-Klein theory), dies at 68
  • 1954-03-09 Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (b. 1912)
  • 1954-04-10 Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst), dies at 79
  • 1954-05-14 Heinz Guderian, German General (b. 1888)
  • 1954-07-03 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (b. 1895)
  • 1954-08-13 Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71

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1954-08-14 Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin during its record-setting flights, dies at 86

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • 1954-09-05 Eugen Schiffer, German politician (b. 1860)
  • 1954-09-10 Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies
  • 1954-11-04 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), dies at 31
  • 1954-11-21 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 69
  • 1954-11-30 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1955-04-18 Eugen Herrigel, Zen philosopher/scholar, dies in Germany at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1955-04-18 Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (theory of relativity), dies of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at 76

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1955-06-18 Walter Rein, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1955-06-29 Max Pechstein, German painter/graphic artist (Oceania), dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1955-08-12 Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • 1955-12-09 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician and philosopher, dies at 70
  • 1956-01-03 Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (Germany) (b. 1876)
  • 1956-01-10 Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum), dies at 64
  • 1956-02-27 Gunther Ramin, German organist/composer/choir conductor, dies at 57
  • 1956-03-18 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Hilde-Gudrun), dies at 85
  • 1956-04-15 Emile Nolde [Hansen], German painter (Grablegung Christi), dies at 88
  • 1956-04-19 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70
  • 1956-04-24 Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72
  • 1956-05-29 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (Gewandhausorkest), dies at 73
  • 1956-06-17 Paul Rostock, German doctor (b. 1892)
  • 1956-06-19 Lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82
  • 1956-07-28 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher/graphologist, dies at 83
  • 1956-07-29 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (Study of Graves), dies at 83
  • 1956-08-14 Bertold Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), dies at 58
  • 1956-08-14 Freiherr Constantine von Neurath, German foreign min (1932-38), dies
  • 1956-08-15 Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83
  • 1956-08-26 Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist, dies at 75
  • 1956-09-12 Hans Carossa, German writer, dies at 77
  • 1956-10-26 Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer, dies at 60
  • 1956-12-09 Hans Barth, German-born American composer, dies at 59
  • 1956-12-29 Martin Albertz, German theologist (Jesus Christ's Church), dies at 73
  • 1957-02-01 Friedrich von Paulus, German field marshall (Stalingrad), dies at 66
  • 1957-03-25 Max Ophüls, German director and writer (b. 1902)
  • 1957-04-28 Heinz "Pritzl" Bär, German fighter pilot (b. 1913)
  • 1957-04-30 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven), dies at 80
  • 1957-05-09 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter/wood carver/glasier, dies at 67
  • 1957-06-26 Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
  • 1957-07-03 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), dies at 52
  • 1957-08-05 Heinrich O Wieland, German chemist (Nobel 1927), dies at 80
  • 1957-10-29 Rosemarie Nitribitt, German call girl (b. 1933)
  • 1957-11-12 Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Roman Law), dies at 78
  • 1958-01-09 Paul Fechter, German writer/historian (God's Magician), dies
  • 1958-01-30 Earnest H Heinkel, German airplane builder (WWII), dies at 70
  • 1958-02-22 Theo Harych, German writer, commits suicide at 54
  • 1958-04-18 Richard B Goldschmidt, German zoologist (butterflies), dies
  • 1958-05-02 Alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist, dies at 89
  • 1958-06-04 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, dies at 79
  • 1958-06-20 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), dies
  • 1958-07-13 Karl Erb, German tenor, dies on 81st birthday
  • 1958-08-14 Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b.1873)
  • 1958-08-24 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, dies at 87
  • 1958-10-11 Johannes R. Becher, German writer and politician, dies at 67
  • 1958-12-06 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, dies at 62
  • 1959-01-22 A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73
  • 1959-03-31 Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag), dies at 68
  • 1959-06-22 Hermann Brill, German politician (b. 1895)
  • 1959-07-06 George Grosz, German cartoonist/painter (Ecce Homo), dies at 65
  • 1959-09-28 Gerard Hoffnung, German-born British artist/humorist/musician, dies at 34
  • 1959-09-28 Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
  • 1959-10-20 Werner Krauss, German actor (Joyless Street), dies at 75 (b. 1884)

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1959-12-28 Ante Pavelić, Croatian leader of Nazi Germany puppet Independent State of Croatia, dies from wounds received in an attempted assassination two years earlier at 70

Croatian Fascist Leader Ante Pavelić
Croatian Fascist Leader
Ante Pavelić
  • 1960-03-30 Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter, dies at 90
  • 1960-03-30 Joseph Haas, German opera composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
  • 1960-03-31 Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
  • 1960-06-20 Walter Dehmel, German writer, dies at 57
  • 1960-06-25 WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67
  • 1960-07-16 Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74
  • 1960-07-24 Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), dies at 68
  • 1960-07-31 Karl Hasse, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1960-08-10 Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
  • 1960-09-07 Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • 1960-09-29 Franz Arnold, German writer, dies at 82
  • 1960-10-19 Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57
  • 1960-11-06 Erich Raeder, German grand admiral (b. 1876)
  • 1960-12-26 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54
  • 1961-01-11 Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)
  • 1961-02-26 Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
  • 1961-05-20 Josef "Pips" Priller, German fighter ace (b. 1915)
  • 1961-09-10 Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1961-09-12 Carl Hermann, German physicist (b. 1898)
  • 1961-09-29 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63
  • 1961-12-23 Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (b. 1910)