German History (Part 15)

Historical Events

Events 1401 - 1,500 of 1,906

  • 1944-09-11 A reconnaissance squadron of the US 5th Armored Division "Victory Division" is 1st allied force to enter Nazi-Germany
  • 1944-09-12 US Army troops entered Germany for 1st time
  • 1944-09-17 Dutch begin railroad strike against German occupiers
  • 1944-09-20 Nijmegen is liberated from German occupation
  • 1944-09-28 Battle of Arnhem, Germans defeat British airborne in Netherlands
  • 1944-09-30 -Oct 1] Failed attack on German officers near Putten Neth
  • 1944-10-06 Royal Dutch Navy submarine Zwaardvis (Swordfish) sinks German submarine U168 in the Java Sea
  • 1944-10-09 German occupiers turn off electricity in Amsterdam
  • 1944-10-12 German army retreats from Athens
  • 1944-10-13 US 1st army begins battle of Aachen, first German city captured during WWII
  • 1944-10-21 World War II: US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall
  • 1944-11-03 German troops in Vlissingen surrender
  • 1944-11-03 Pro-German government of Hungary flees
  • 1944-11-04 German troops reconquer Schmidt Hurtgenwald
  • 1944-11-05 German troops blow-up Heusden North Brabant city hall, 134 die
  • 1944-11-08 Last German troops at Walcheren surrenders
  • 1944-11-10 German riots in Rotterdam/Schiedam 52,000 men sent to Germany
  • 1944-11-12 RAF sinks German battleship "Tirpitz" at Tromso Fjord, Norway
  • 1944-11-25 World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.
  • 1944-12-02 German troops seize Betuwse dikes
  • 1944-12-04 Germans destroy Rhine dikes, Betuwe flooded
  • 1944-12-05 German troops steal all the silver coin in Utrecht
  • 1944-12-10 German counter attack at Dillingen bridgehead on the Saar
  • 1944-12-14 Begin(ning) Liese-Aktion: werving of labor force for Germany
  • 1944-12-14 German occupiers forbid use of electricity in parts of Holland
  • 1944-12-16 German V-2 strikes Antwerp bioscope (638 kill)
  • 1944-12-22 Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1944-12-26 Battle of Bastogne: US General Patton's 3rd Army repulses Germans

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 1944-12-31 World War II: Hungary declares war on Germany.
  • 1945-01-01 German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven/Saint-Trond/Brussels
  • 1945-01-04 Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam
  • 1945-01-07 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) reports total German victory in the Ardennes
  • 1945-01-12 German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of Bulge
  • 1945-01-17 Soviet army enters the devastated city of Warsaw and clears German resistance
  • 1945-01-18 Soviet Armed Forces enter Krakow, Poland and push Germans out, only to eventually occupy entire country
  • 1945-01-20 The Hungarian Provisional Government concludes an armistice with the USSR, US, and Britain, agree to pay reparations and to join the war against Germany
  • 1945-02-09 -Feb 10] Germany destroys Ruhrdammen
  • 1945-02-13 Allied planes begin bombing Dresden, Germany; a firestorm results and over 22,000 die
  • 1945-02-13 USSR captures Budapest, after a 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die
  • 1945-02-16 Venezuela declares war on Nazi Germany
  • 1945-02-24 Egypt & Syria declare war on nazi-Germany
  • 1945-02-25 World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
  • 1945-03-04 Finland declares war on Nazi Germany
  • 1945-03-07 US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-03-10 Fieldmarshal Albert Kesselring succeeds Gerd von Rundstedt as commander of German Army Command in the West

German General Albert Kesselring
German General
Albert Kesselring
German General Gerd von Rundstedt
German General
Gerd von Rundstedt
  • 1945-03-10 Germany blows up Wessel Bridge on Rhine
  • 1945-03-16 Würzburg, Germany is 90% destroyed, with 5,000 dead, in only 20 minutes by British bombers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-03-19 Adolf Hitler issues "Nero Decree" to destroy all German factories

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1945-03-21 During WW II Allied bombers begin 4-day raid over Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-03-24 Generals Eisenhower, Montgomery & Bradley discuss advance in Germany

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1945-03-27 General Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken

  • 1945-03-28 Last German V-1 (buzz bomb) attack on London
  • 1945-03-30 World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to Americans
  • 1945-04-04 US forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany
  • 1945-04-07 1st & last assault of German Rammkommando on US bombers
  • 1945-04-10 German troops attack Ijsselbrug
  • 1945-04-14 World War II: US 7th Army & allies forces capture Nuremberg & Stuttgart in Germany
  • 1945-04-16 German troops in Groningen surrender
  • 1945-04-16 US troops enter Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1945-04-16 Colditz Castle, the high-security prisoner of war camp in Germany, is liberated by American troops
  • 1945-04-17 German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands
  • 1945-04-18 Clandestine Radio 1212, after broadcasting pro-nazi propaganda for months used their influence to trap 350,000 German army group B troops
  • 1945-04-20 German occupiers flood Beemster & Fencer
  • 1945-04-20 US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg
  • 1945-04-21 Allied troops occupy German nuclear laboratory
  • 1945-04-25 Clandestine Radio 1212, used to hoax Nazi Germany's final transmission
  • 1945-04-25 Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
  • 1945-04-25 "Elbe Day" - US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on the Elbe River during the invasion of Germany in WWII
  • 1945-04-26 World War II: Battle of Bautzen - last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht
  • 1945-04-29 German armies in Italy sign an unconditional surrender to the Western Allies to be carried out on 2 May
  • 1945-04-29 US Army liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany
  • 1945-05-01 About 1,000 citizens of Demmin in Germany, commit suicide provoked by occupation by Soviet Red Army
  • 1945-05-01 Admiral Karl Doenitz forms German government
  • 1945-05-02 Allies occupy Wismar, Northern Germany
  • 1945-05-02 More than 1,000,000 German soldiers officially surrender to the Western Allies in Italy and Austria
  • 1945-05-03 Allies arrest German physicist Werner Heisenberg
  • 1945-05-03 World War II: German ship "Cap Arcona" laden with prisoners sunk by Royal Air Force in East Sea, 5,800 killed - one of largest maritime losses of life

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-05-04 German forces in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands surrender unconditionally to British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery at Luneburg Heath

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-05-05 World War II: Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases

Naval commander and Nazi leader Karl Dönitz
Naval commander and Nazi leader
Karl Dönitz
  • 1945-05-06 General Johannes Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-05-07 World War II: Unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Rheims

Nazi Leader Alfred Jodl
Nazi Leader
Alfred Jodl

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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  • 1945-05-08 V-E Day: WWII ends in Europe after Germany signs an unconditional surrender
  • 1945-05-23 German island of Helgoland in the North Sea surrenders to British
  • 1945-06-04 US, Soviet Union, Britain and France agree to divide up occupied Germany
  • 1945-06-05 USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany
  • 1945-06-17 Day of Unity in West Germany (National Day)
  • 1945-09-20 German rocket engineers begin work in US
  • 1945-11-20 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1946-04-03 Netherlands-German postal relations resume
  • 1946-04-21 Socialistic Einheitspartei Germany forms in East Germany
  • 1946-08-23 Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
  • 1946-10-28 German rocket engineers begin work in USSR
  • 1946-11-01 West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1946-12-10 German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1948-06-20 Deutsche Mark introduced in West Germany
  • 1948-07-28 I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
  • 1948-08-12 Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment
  • 1948-09-24 Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally), an American broadcaster employed by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany to proliferate propaganda during World War II, pleads not guilty to eight chargs of treason in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 2,874

  • 1888-11-26 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, born in Nysa (d. 1963)
  • 1888-12-23 Friedrich Wolf, German writer and diplomat, born in Neuwied, Germany (d. 1953)
  • 1888-12-27 Thea von Harbou, German author and actress (Metropolis), born in Tauperlitz, Döhlau, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1889-04-19 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician (d. 1946)

Person of interestAdolf Hitler

1889-04-20 Adolf Hitler, Austrian-born German dictator and Führer of Nazi Germany (1936-45), born in Gasthof zum Pommer, Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1889-04-22 Ludwig Renn, German writer, born in Dresden (d. 1979)
  • 1889-04-22 Richard Glücks, German SS officer and concentration camp administrator (d. 1945, by suicide)
  • 1889-05-23 Ernst Niekisch, German politician (d. 1967)
  • 1889-07-29 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, born in Oberkrüchten (d. 1963)
  • 1889-08-01 Walther Gerlach, Biebrich, German Physicist who, with Otto Stern, co-discovered spin quantization in a magnetic field (Stern–Gerlach effect)
  • 1889-09-26 Martin Heidegger, German Existentialist (Being & Time)
  • 1889-10-03 Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize1935), born in Hamburg, German Empire (d. 1938)
  • 1889-11-03 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter/wood carver/glazer
  • 1889-12-30 Georg von der Vring, German painter and writer (Soldier Suhren), born in Brake, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1890-01-07 Henny Porten, silent screen star (Deception), born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • 1890-01-09 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
  • 1890-01-31 Adolf Bach, German language/sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde)
  • 1890-03-08 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist and philosopher, born in Trier, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1890-03-13 Fritz Busch, German conductor, born in Siegen, Province of Westphalia (d. 1951)
  • 1890-05-03 B. Traven, (German?) writer (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) whose real identity is disputed (possible date)
  • 1890-05-26 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudes/portraits), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1890-06-15 Georg Wüst, Posen, German Oceanographer who provided the first complete understanding of the temperature, salinity and deep-current structure of the Atlantic Ocean
  • 1890-06-25 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, born in Scharley, Upper Silesia (d. 1965)
  • 1890-07-08 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer, born in Aachen (d. 1940)
  • 1890-08-04 Erich Weinert, German communist writer, born in Magdeburg (d. 1953)
  • 1890-08-18 Walther Funk, German economist and Nazi politician, born in Danzkehmen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1890-09-23 Friedrich Paulus, German field marshal who commanded the 6th Army at Stalingrad, born in Guxhagen, Germany (d. 1957)
  • 1890-10-05 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer
  • 1890-10-21 Gerrit Engelke, German writer/poet (Love Letters)
  • 1890-10-29 Claire Goll, German-French writer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1977)
  • 1890-11-04 Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Bracke, Borgia)
  • 1890-12-05 Friedrich "Fritz" Lang, German director (M, Metropolis, Fury, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1976)
  • 1890-12-06 Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer (d. 1955)
  • 1891-01-08 Walter Bothe, German subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
  • 1891-01-17 Walter Eucken, German economist
  • 1891-01-24 Walter Model, German field marshal
  • 1891-02-05 Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum)
  • 1891-02-16 Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist (d. 1967)
  • 1891-03-28 Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag), born in Hatten, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1891-03-29 Ivan Goll, French-German writer (the Landless John), born in Saint-Dié (d. 1950)
  • 1891-03-29 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (Mercedes Benz), born in Neutitschein, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • 1891-04-02 Max Ernst, German-French surrealist painter and sculptor (founded surrealism), born in Brühl, German Empire (d. 1976)
  • 1891-05-13 Fritz Rasp, Bayreuth Germany, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl)
  • 1891-05-18 Rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist)
  • 1891-05-19 Oswald Boelcke, German World War I pilot (d. 1916)
  • 1891-05-22 Johannes R. Becher, German writer and politician, born in Munich (d. 1958)
  • 1891-06-21 Hermann Scherchen, conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1891-07-29 Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist
  • 1891-08-08 Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)
  • 1891-09-16 Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-born German spy (d. 1972)

Person of interestKarl Dönitz

1891-09-16 Karl Dönitz, German naval leader, born in Grünau, German Empire (d. 1980)

Naval commander and Nazi leader Karl Dönitz
Naval commander and Nazi leader
Karl Dönitz
  • 1891-10-12 Edith Stein, German philosopher and Discalced Carmelite nun (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), born in Breslau (Silesia), Germany (d. 1987)

Person of interestErwin Rommel

1891-11-15 Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WWII - African campaign), born in Heidenheim, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1944)

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel

Person of interestNelly Sachs

1891-12-10 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German Swedish poet (O the Chimneys - Nobel 1966), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)

  • 1892-01-06 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), born in Mainz (d. 1969)
  • 1892-01-14 Martin Niemöller, clergyman (German Protestant); imprisoned by Hitler
  • 1892-01-18 Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)
  • 1892-01-29 Ernst Lubitsch, German actor, producer and film director (To Be or Not to Be, Love Parade), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1947)
  • 1892-02-08 Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt)
  • 1892-02-17 Theodor Plievier, German writer (Des Kaisers Kulis, Stalingrad)
  • 1892-03-02 Felix Bressart, German actor (Ninotchka, Escape, Crossroads), born in Eydtkuhnen, East Prussia, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1892-03-30 Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian
  • 1892-03-30 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)
  • 1892-04-10 Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist (classified human into races), born in Jeseritz, Germany (d. 1965)
  • 1892-04-15 Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)
  • 1892-04-23 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, born in Frankenau, Hessen-Nassau (d. 1974)

Person of interestThe Red Baron

1892-05-02 Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German World War I fighter ace, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1918)

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • 1892-05-31 Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-Reich organization leader
  • 1892-06-22 Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1892-06-30 Oswald Pohl, German Nazi leader (d. 1951)
  • 1892-07-15 Walter Benjamin, German literature critic/writer
  • 1892-07-21 Anton Schnack, German writer and poet, born in Rieneck, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1892-09-22 Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1960)
  • 1892-10-24 Kurt Huber, German philosopher/resistance fighter
  • 1892-10-28 Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Night Watch)
  • 1892-12-05 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (d. 1973)
  • 1892-12-06 Lina Carstens, German actress (Homeland, Broken Jug), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1893-01-02 Lillian Leitzel, German acrobat and strongwoman (d. 1931)
  • 1893-01-05 Friedrich Blume, German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik)
  • 1893-01-12 Alfred Rosenberg, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
  • 1893-01-22 Conrad Veidt, German actor (Casablanca, Cabinet of Dr Calgary), born in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1893-03-27 Karl Mannheim, German sociologist (Ideology & Utopia), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1947)

Person of interestJoachim von Ribbentrop

1893-04-30 Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, born in Wesel, Rhine Province, German Empire (d. 1946)

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1893-05-24 W H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda)
  • 1893-05-27 Hermann Dörnemann, German supercentarian (d. 2005)
  • 1893-06-30 Walter Ulbricht, president German DR
  • 1893-07-21 Hans Fallada [Rudolf Wilhelm Friedrich Ditzen], German writer, born in Greifswald (d. 1947)
  • 1893-07-26 George Grosz, German painter (Gott mit uns)
  • 1893-09-20 Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic)
  • 1893-10-09 Heinrich George [Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz], German actor (Hitlerjunge Quex), born in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1893-10-17 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist , born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1893-10-30 Willi Apel, German/US musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music)
  • 1893-10-30 Roland Freisler, German Nazi politician (d. 1945)
  • 1893-12-01 Ernst Toller, German playwright, President of Bavarian Soviet Republic (1919), born in Samotschin (d. 1939)
  • 1893-12-02 Julius Bissier, German painter
  • 1893-12-10 Walter Rein, German composer, born in Stotternheim (d. 1955)
  • 1893-12-17 Erwin Piscator, German stage director (Der Stellvertreter)
  • 1894-02-08 Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher
  • 1894-02-25 Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
  • 1894-03-09 Frank Arnau [Heinrich Schmitt], German crime fiction writer, born in Vienna (d. 1976)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1401 - 1,500 of 1,986


Person of interestAdolf Eichmann

1962-06-01 Adolf Eichmann, German Nazi officer (SS-Obersturmbannführer, Holocaust organizer), hanged in Israel at 56

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann
  • 1962-06-30 Caspar Neher, Austrian-German set designer and librettist, dies at 65

Person of interestHermann Hesse

1962-08-09 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), dies at 85

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1962-08-23 Walter Anderson, German folklorist (b. 1885)
  • 1962-09-06 Hanns Eisler, composer (N Vietnam/E German National Anthem), dies at 64
  • 1962-09-08 Hermann Standiger, German chemist (Nobel 1953), dies at 84
  • 1962-09-18 Therese Neumann, German stigma, dies at 64
  • 1963-01-14 Gustav Regler, German writer, dies at 64
  • 1963-01-21 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, dies at 74
  • 1963-02-06 Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), dies at 77
  • 1963-03-20 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, dies at 73
  • 1963-05-05 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, dies at 84
  • 1963-07-04 Fritz Reutter, German composer, dies at 66
  • 1963-09-09 Ernst Kantorowicz, German-American historian (Laudes regiae), dies at 68
  • 1963-10-07 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M), dies of internal hemorrhage at 63
  • 1963-12-14 Erich Ollenhauer, German politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (1952-63), dies at 62
  • 1963-12-18 Winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58
  • 1963-12-28 Paul Hindemith, German composer (Composer's World), dies at 68
  • 1964-01-06 Edgar Maass, German/US author (Verdun), dies at 67
  • 1964-01-30 Berthold Altaner, German church historian, dies at 80
  • 1964-02-07 Hermann A J Kees, German egyptologist, dies at 77
  • 1964-02-13 Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist, one of the main organizers of Nazi Germany's T-4 Euthanasia Program, dies at 61
  • 1964-04-24 Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (b. 1895)
  • 1964-05-21 James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
  • 1964-07-23 Jan de Vries, Dutch scholar of Germanic linguistics and Germanic mythology, dies at 74
  • 1964-09-02 Alvin York, American World War I soldier who led a famed attack on a German machine gun nest (Medal of Honor), dies at 76
  • 1964-09-16 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Das Totenliebespar), dies at 76
  • 1964-10-06 Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz), dies at 85
  • 1964-10-27 Willi Bredel, German writer, dies at 63
  • 1964-11-06 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), dies at 91
  • 1964-12-29 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), dies at 63
  • 1965-01-17 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, dies at 75
  • 1965-02-20 Fred Immler, German actor (Zapata's Gang, Madame DuBarry), dies at 85
  • 1965-05-01 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, dies at 65
  • 1965-06-13 Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli dialogue philosopher and theologist (Ich und Du), dies at 87
  • 1965-09-04 Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
  • 1965-10-22 Paul Tillich, German/US Theologist (Courage To Be), dies
  • 1965-12-20 Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist (classified human into races), dies at 73
  • 1965-12-27 Edgar Ende, German painter (b. 1901)
  • 1966-01-29 Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
  • 1966-02-17 Hans Hofmann, German/US painter (Search for the Real), dies at 85
  • 1966-03-01 Fritz Houtermans, German physicist (b. 1903)
  • 1966-03-30 Erwin Piscator, German director (Plebeians test rebellion), dies at 72
  • 1966-04-01 Karl B Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89
  • 1966-05-12 Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (b. 1896)
  • 1966-05-18 Paul Althaus, German theologist (That Christian Wahrheit), dies at 78
  • 1966-06-12 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74
  • 1966-07-18 German Germanovich Galinin, composer, dies at 44
  • 1966-07-31 Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87
  • 1966-08-15 Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64
  • 1966-08-31 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer, dies at 75
  • 1966-09-10 Emil Gumbel, German mathematician and pacifist (b. 1891)
  • 1966-09-17 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35
  • 1966-10-17 Wieland Wagner, German opera director, dies
  • 1966-11-08 Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist, dies at 75
  • 1966-12-19 Ehm Welk [Thomas Trimm], German writer, dies at 82
  • 1967-01-31 Otto Dibelius, German theologian/bishop, dies at 86
  • 1967-02-22 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP), dies at 53
  • 1967-02-24 Franz Waxman, German composer (Day at the races), dies at 60
  • 1967-04-18 Karl Miller, German footballer (b. 1913)

Person of interestKonrad Adenauer

1967-04-19 Konrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • 1967-05-27 Ernst Niekisch, German politician (b. 1889)
  • 1967-06-02 Benno Ohnesorg, German student (b. 1940)
  • 1967-06-29 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, dies at 72
  • 1967-07-30 Alfried Krupp, German industrialist, dies at 59
  • 1967-07-31 Richard Kuhn, German chemist, dies
  • 1967-11-12 Kurt Barthel [KuBa], German writer and political activist, dies at 53
  • 1967-12-03 Annette Kolb, German writer and pacifist, dies at 97
  • 1968-03-01 Georg von der Vring, German painter and writer (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78
  • 1968-03-14 Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian/iconologist, dies
  • 1968-04-07 James "Jim" Clark, Scottish F1 Indianapolis 500 winner and World Champion (1963 & 1965), dies in an accident during a race at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
  • 1968-04-12 Heinrich Nordhoff, German automobile engineer and Volkswagen director (b. 1899)
  • 1968-07-20 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies
  • 1968-07-28 Otto Hahn, German physicist and chemist (Nobel 1944, radiothorium/actinium), dies at 89
  • 1968-11-26 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist and author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81
  • 1968-12-31 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85
  • 1969-01-15 Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82
  • 1969-01-18 Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher, dies at 81
  • 1969-02-26 Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, dies at 86
  • 1969-03-23 Rudolf Pannwitz, German author/philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87
  • 1969-03-26 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, dies at 66
  • 1969-05-02 Franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89
  • 1969-05-18 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), dies at 77
  • 1969-07-05 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein-1905), dies at 85
  • 1969-08-06 Theodor Adorno, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 65
  • 1969-08-08 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (b. 1896)
  • 1969-08-18 Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Nobel 1943), dies at 81
  • 1969-08-27 Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, dies at 63
  • 1969-10-24 Otto Jochum, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1969-12-03 Mathias Wieman, German actor (The Blue Light, Fear), dies at 67
  • 1970-01-05 Max Born, German physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954), dies at 87
  • 1970-03-26 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist
  • 1970-03-30 Heinrich Brüning, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885)

Person of interestNelly Sachs

1970-05-12 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78

  • 1970-05-29 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish American sculptor dies of a brain tumour aged 34
  • 1970-06-03 H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies
  • 1970-06-29 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), dies at 64
  • 1970-08-01 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician (Nobel-1931), dies at 86
  • 1970-08-06 Ingolf Dahl, German composer (Andante & Arioso), dies at 58
  • 1970-09-03 Jochen Rindt, German race car driver, dies at 28