German History (Part 18)

Historical Events

Events 1701 - 1,800 of 2,176

  • 1961-08-06 British auto racer Sterling Moss scores his 16th and final Formula 1 victory in the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring
  • 1961-08-13 Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
  • 1961-08-20 East Germany begins erecting 5' high wall along the border with the west to replace the barbed wire put up Aug 13
  • 1961-08-23 East Germany imposed new curbs on travel between West & East Berlin
  • 1961-09-10 Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari
  • 1961-09-16 CDU loses West German election
  • 1962-01-24 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany
  • 1962-02-07 Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298
  • 1962-08-17 East German border guards shot and kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector

Historic Event

1962-09-04 French President Charles de Gaulle visits German FR

  • 1962-10-08 Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", uncovering sorry state of West German army. Magazine soon accused of treason.
  • 1963-01-22 Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer
  • 1963-08-01 Germany FR annexes Elten village

Historic Event

1963-10-02 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR

  • 1963-10-15 Ludwig Erhard succeeds Konrad Adenauer as Chancellor of West Germany
  • 1963-11-07 Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
  • 1964-01-29 Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich"
  • 1964-03-10 US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
  • 1964-06-06 Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume
  • 1964-06-11 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia
  • 1964-09-09 German DR government allows short visits to West Germany
  • 1964-09-24 Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of German DR
  • 1964-10-14 US 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Steve Clark, Mike Austin, Gary Ilman & Don Schollander swim world record 3:33.2 to beat Germany by 4.0s and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1964-10-16 US men's 4 × 100m medley relay team of Thompson Mann, Bill Craig, Fred Schmidt & Steve Clark swim world record 3:58.4 to beat Germany by 3.2s and win gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1964-10-19 In a blanket finish in the 80m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics, Germany's Karin Balzer and Teresa Cieply of Poland both record 10.5s with Pam Kilborn of Australia 10.6; Balzer is awarded the gold medal

Olympic Gold

1964-10-23 Future undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier dominates German Hans Huber for an easy points win and the Olympic heavyweight gold medal in Tokyo

  • 1965-02-24 East German president Ulbricht visits Egypt
  • 1965-02-26 West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
  • 1965-03-14 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
  • 1965-03-25 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
  • 1965-05-12 Israel and West Germany establish diplomatic relations with an exchange of letters
  • 1965-05-13 Several Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1965-05-19 West Ham United of England win 5th European Cup Winner's Cup against 1860 München of West Germany 2-0 in London
  • 1965-08-01 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring to clinch his second F1 World Drivers Championship
  • 1965-09-16 Sobibor trial opens in Hagen, West Germany
  • 1965-09-19 Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections
  • 1966-04-26 International Olympic Committee votes to award German city of Munich the right to host the 1972 Summer Olympic Games
  • 1966-05-05 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • 1966-05-27 55th German F-104 Starfighter crashes
  • 1966-06-11 French and German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
  • 1966-07-30 FIFA World Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, England: Striker Geoff Hurst scores a hat trick as England beats West Germany, 4-2 after extra time

Film Release

1966-11-24 The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released 1st in West Germany

  • 1966-12-01 Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor
  • 1967-05-31 Bayern Munchen of West Germany wins 7th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rangers of Scotland 1-0 in Nuremberg
  • 1967-07-07 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe outclasses Wilhelm Bungert of Germany 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1968-04-06 94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution
  • 1968-04-08 New socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect
  • 1968-04-09 German DR adopts constitution
  • 1968-05-23 AC Milan of Italy win 8th European Cup Winner's Cup against Hamburger SV of West Germany 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1968-05-30 University church in Leipzig, German DR, blown up
  • 1968-05-30 West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law
  • 1968-06-30 East German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
  • 1968-09-28 Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21.995 miles in 1 hr
  • 1968-10-15 British athlete David Hemery sets a world record 48.12s to beat Gerhard Hennige of West Germany and take the gold medal in the men's 400m hurdles at the Mexico City Olympics
  • 1968-10-16 American Bob Seagren, Claus Schiprowski of West Germany and East German Wolfgang Nordwig all record 5.40m in the final of the pole vault at the Mexico City Olympics; Seagren awarded gold on countback
  • 1968-10-19 New Zealand scores an upset victory in the men's coxed four rowing final at the Mexico City Olympics; beats favoured East German crew by 2.58s; first ever rowing gold medal for the Kiwis
  • 1968-10-19 The West German crew beats Australia by just 0.9s to win the men's eights rowing gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • 1968-10-20 Margitta Gummel of East Germany throws world record 19.61m to beat teammate Marita Lange by 0.83m and win the women's shot put gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • 1968-10-20 US men's 4 x 400m relay team of Vincent Matthews, Ron Freeman, Larry James & Lee Evans runs world record 2:56.16; easily beats Kenya & West Germany into the minor medals at the Mexico City Olympics
  • 1968-10-25 East German swimmer Roland Matthes wins the 200m backstroke gold medal in Olympic record 2:09.6 at the Mexico City Games; wraps up backstroke double
  • 1969-02-25 West Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet
  • 1969-03-05 Gustav Heinemann elected President of West Germany
  • 1969-05-08 Cambodia recognizes the German Democratic Republic (East Germany)
  • 1969-07-07 German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal
  • 1969-09-28 SPD wins West German Parliament elections

Election of Interest

1969-10-21 German statesman Willy Brandt is elected chancellor of West Germany (1969-1974)

  • 1969-11-24 West German President Heinemann visits The Netherlands
  • 1970-02-01 West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract
  • 1970-02-10 Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel at Val d'Isere, France, killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths
  • 1970-03-19 W German chancellor & E German premier meet
  • 1970-03-21 Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.
  • 1970-08-31 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 1970-12-07 West Germany & Poland normalize relations
  • 1971-03-01 Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
  • 1971-05-03 Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German communist party leader
  • 1971-10-20 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1971-12-10 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt receives the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1971-12-17 "Diamonds are Forever", 7th James Bond film, last starring Sean Conner, also starring Jill St. John is 1st released in West Germany
  • 1972-02-16 German mass murderers "Three of Breda" freed
  • 1972-03-04 Erhard Keller (Germany) skates world record 1000m (1:18.5)
  • 1972-05-21 The Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) kidnaps and shoots dead William Best (19), a soldier in the Royal Irish Rangers stationed in Germany whilst on leave at home

Historic Event

1972-06-01 West German police arrest Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader

Sports History

1972-06-18 UEFA European Championship Final, Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium: Gerd Müller scores a brace as West Germany beats Soviet Union, 3-0

  • 1972-08-26 XX Summer Olympic Games open in Munich, West Germany
  • 1972-08-28 Australian teenage swimmer Shane Gould sets a world record 2:23.07 to beat German Kornelia Ender in the 200m individual medley at the Munich Olympics; her first of 3 gold medals at the Games
  • 1972-08-30 American women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Shirley Babashoff, Jane Barkman, Jenny Kemp & Sandy Neilson beats East Germany by just 0.36 to win gold at the Munich Olympics; world record 3:55.19
  • 1972-08-30 Slalom canoeing is introduced at the Munich Olympics with East Germany winning all 4 events

World Record

1972-08-31 American 4 x 200m freestyle relay team of John Kinsella, Fred Tyler, Steve Genter & Mark Spitz swim a world record 7:35.78 to beat West Germany for the gold medal at the Munich Olympics

  • 1972-09-02 East German sprinter Renate Stecher sets world record 11.07 to beat Raelene Boyle of Australia for the women's 100m gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-02 East German swimmer Roland Matthes wraps up the Olympic backstroke double with a world record 2:02.82 in the 200m in Munich, having already won the 100m in Olympic record time
  • 1972-09-02 For the first time since the advent of the Modern Olympics in 1896, a non-American wins the pole vault gold medal; East German Wolfgang Nordwig clears 5.5m at the Munich Games
  • 1972-09-03 American women's 4 x 100m medley relay team of Melissa Belote, Cathy Carr, Deena Deardurff & Sandy Neilson swim world record 4:20.75 to beat East Germany for gold at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-03 Great Britain's Mary Peters sets a new world record of 4801 points to win the Munich Olympics pentathlon gold by just 10 points from Heide Rosendahl of West Germany
  • 1972-09-04 16 year old Ulrike Meyfarth of West Germany with a world record equalling 1.92m, wins the women's high jump gold medal at the Munich Olympics; youngest winner of individual athletics event in Olympic history
  • 1972-09-06 Summer Olympics resume in Munich, Germany after massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by Black September Palestinian terrorist organization
  • 1972-09-07 East German sprinter Renate Stecher runs a world record equalling 22.40 in the 200m final to repeat her 100m win over Australia's Raelene Boyle at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-08 East German Annelie Ehrhardt with a world record 12.59 takes the 100m hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympics; beats Romanian Valeria Bufanu by just 0.25

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 3,440

  • 1884-07-02 Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist, born in Aschaffenburg, Bavaria (d. 1931)
  • 1884-07-07 Lion Feuchtwanger, German dramatist (d. 1958)

Emil JanningsEmil Jannings (1884-1950)

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

  • 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 inventor and weapons designer, born in Jena, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, German Empire (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 Robert Müller-Hartmann, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1950)
  • 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 conductor and theater composer, born in Emmerich, Germany (d. 1953)
  • 1885-03-10 Hans Luther, German 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/American historian (Deutsche Revolution)
  • 1885-05-10 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, (d. 1970)
  • 1885-05-14 Otto Klemperer, German-American conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1933-39), and composer (Das Ziel), born in Breslau, Prussia (now Wrocław, Poland) (d. 1973)
  • 1885-06-08 Karl Genzken, Nazi physician, Chief of the Medical Office of the Waffen-SS, born in Preetz, German Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1885-06-12 Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1885-07-06 Ernst Busch, German field marshal (WWII), born in Essen, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1885-07-08 Emil Bloch, German Marxist philosopher, born in Ludwigshafen, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1885-08-17 Clara [G Meijer-] Wichmann, German anarchist and feminist (Wife & society), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1922)
  • 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 Catholic church historian (Patrologie), and educator, born in St. Annaberg, Silesia (now Góra Świętej Anny, Poland (d. 1964)
  • 1885-09-16 Karen Horney, German-American neo-freudian psychoanalyst, born in Blankenese, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia, German Empire (d. 1952)
  • 1885-10-10 Walter Anderson, German folklorist, born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 1962)
  • 1885-11-08 Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (Shell-Haus in Berlin), born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1885-11-08 Hans Cloos, German geologist and pioneer in the study of granite tectonics (the deformation of crystalline rocks), born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 1951)
  • 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 and Chancellor of Germany (1930-32), born in Münster, Province of Westphalia, German Empire (d. 1970)

Albert KesselringAlbert Kesselring (1885-1960)

1885-11-30 German general during World War II (Commander-in-Chief South and West), born in Marktsteft, German Empire

  • 1885-12-06 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (The General), born in Elbląg, Poland (d. 1950)
  • 1886-01-25 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (Berlin Philharmonic, 1922-45, 1952-54), born in Berlin, Germany (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, born in Jettenburg, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 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-American architect (November Group), born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1886-04-14 Ernst Robert Curtius, German literature historian, born in Thann, Haut-Rhin (d. 1956)
  • 1886-04-16 Ernst Thälmann, German communist presidential candidate, born in Hamburg, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1886-04-24 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, born in Erfurt (d. 1975)
  • 1886-04-28 Erich Salomon, German photographer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1886-05-02 Gottfried Benn, German poet and essayist, born in Mansfelf, Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1886-07-04 Heinrich Kaminski, German composer, born in Tiengen, Schwarzwald, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1886-07-23 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (Thermodynamik), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1976)
  • 1886-07-27 Ernst May, German architect and city planner (New Frankfurt), born in Frankfurt am Main (d. 1970)
  • 1886-08-20 Paul Tillich, German-American theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung), born in Starzeddel, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1965)
  • 1886-08-23 Gottfried Rudinger, German composer, born in Lindau, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1886-10-26 Gustav Hermann Unger, German composer, born in Kamenz, Germany (d. 1958)
  • 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, born in Neuss, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1887-03-09 Fritz Lenz, German geneticist, born in Redło, Goleniów County, Poland (d. 1976)
  • 1887-03-21 Edwin Scharff, German "entartet" painter/sculptor
  • 1887-04-10 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1887-05-16 Jakob van Hoddis [Hans Davidsohn], German Jewish poet (d. 1942?)
  • 1887-05-27 Erich Kuttner, German journalist and historian (Vorwarts), born in Berlin (d. 1942)
  • 1887-06-13 Bruno Frank, German-born writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1945)
  • 1887-06-20 Kurt Schwitters, German-British dada-artist and poet (collages), born in Hanover (d. 1948)
  • 1887-06-23 Ernst Rowohlt, German publisher (Rowohlt-Verlag)
  • 1887-07-22 Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)
  • 1887-07-29 Rudi Stephan, German composer (Die ersten Menschen), born in Worms, Hesse (d. 1915)
  • 1887-07-31 Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1887-08-08 Ullrich Haupt, Prussian actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion), born in Falkenburg, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1931)
  • 1887-08-30 Adam Kuckhoff, German writer and resistance fighter, born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1887-09-01 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar
  • 1887-09-16 (Hans) "Jean" Arp, German-French sculptor, artist and poet, born in Strassburg, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire (now Strasbourg, France) (d. 1966)
  • 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, born in Berlin (d. 1975)
  • 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 Röhm, German army officer and chief organizer of Adolf Hitler’s Storm Troopers (Sturmabteilung, or SA; Brownshirts), born in Munich (d. 1934)
  • 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 American 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)
  • 1888-03-27 Agnes Windeck, German actress (A Time to Love and a Time to Die), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1888-04-15 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet, born in Berlin (d. 1904)
  • 1888-06-10 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Der Reiter der Apocalypse), born in Obersinn, Germany (d. 1964)
  • 1888-06-17 Heinz Guderian, German general during WWII, born in Kulm, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1954)
  • 1888-07-11 Carl Schmitt, German nazi-lawyer (Verfassungslehre)
  • 1888-08-06 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone, born in Braubach (d. 1952)
  • 1888-08-09 Hans Oster, German major general, spy and "July 20th" plotter, born in Dresden, German Empire (d. 1945)

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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 2,526

  • 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, French-German pianist, composer, and lepidopterist, 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) and resistance fighter against the Nazi regime, dies at 73

Friedrich PaulusFriedrich Paulus (1890-1957)

1957-02-01 German field marshal who commanded the 6th Army at Stalingrad and was the highest-ranking German officer to surrender, dies at 66

  • 1957-02-25 Kurt von Wolfurt, German composer, dies at 76
  • 1957-03-25 Max Ophüls, German director (The Earrings of Madame de...), dies at 54
  • 1957-04-28 Heinz Bär, German fighter pilot, dies at 43
  • 1957-04-30 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven), dies at 80
  • 1957-05-07 Wilhelm Filchner, German explorer who led the German Antarctic expedition of 1911–12, dies at 79
  • 1957-05-09 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter & wood carver, dies at 67
  • 1957-06-19 Karl Plagge, German officer and Nazi Party member who during World War II used his position as a staff officer in the German Army to employ and protect some 1,240 Jews, dies at 59
  • 1957-06-26 Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
  • 1957-07-03 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), dies at 52
  • 1957-08-05 Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927), dies at 80
  • 1957-10-29 Rosemarie Nitribitt, German call girl, strangled in her apartment in an unsolved murder at 24
  • 1957-11-12 Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Roman Law), dies at 78
  • 1958-01-09 Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes), dies at 77
  • 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 Maurice Gamelin, French general (unable to stop the German assault on France, May 1940), dies at 85
  • 1958-04-18 Richard B. Goldschmidt, German-American zoologist (butterflies), dies at 80
  • 1958-05-02 Alfred Weber, German economist and sociologist, dies at 89
  • 1958-06-04 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, dies at 79
  • 1958-06-20 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 55
  • 1958-07-13 Karl Erb, German tenor, dies on his 81st birthday
  • 1958-08-14 Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b.1873)
  • 1958-08-16 Paul Panzer, German-American silent film actor (The Perils of Pauline, Mildred Pierce, Hotel Berlin), dies at 85
  • 1958-08-24 Leo Blech, German opera composer and conductor, (Königliches Opernhaus, 1906-37; Städtische Oper, 1949-53). 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
  • 1958-12-31 Gustav Hermann Unger, German composer, dies at 72
  • 1959-01-22 A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73
  • 1959-02-05 Curt Sachs, German musicologist, dies at 77
  • 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 and painter (Ecce Homo), dies at 65
  • 1959-09-28 Gerard Hoffnung, German-British artist, humorist and tuba player (Hoffnung Music Festival), 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)

Ante PavelićAnte Pavelić (1889-1959)

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

  • 1960-03-30 Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor and painter, dies at 90
  • 1960-03-30 Joseph Haas, German late romantic opera composer (Tobias Wunderlich; Totenmesse), dies at 81
  • 1960-04-24 Max von Laue, German physicist who discovered the diffraction of X-rays by crystals, dies at 80
  • 1960-05-31 Walther Funk, German economist and Nazi politician, dies at 69
  • 1960-06-20 Walter Dehmel, German writer, dies at 57
  • 1960-06-25 Walter Baade, German-American astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67

Albert KesselringAlbert Kesselring (1885-1960)

1960-07-16 German general during World War II (Commander-in-Chief South and West), dies of a heart attack 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 Günter Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57
  • 1960-11-06 Erich Raeder, German naval commander (1928–43), dies at 84
  • 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, dies at 33
  • 1961-09-12 Carl Hermann, German physicist, dies at 63
  • 1961-09-29 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63
  • 1961-12-23 Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (b. 1910)
  • 1962-01-04 Hans Lammers, German SS officer and Nazi politician, dies at 82
  • 1962-02-07 Clara Nordström, German writer and translator (b. 1886)
  • 1962-02-25 Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist, dies at 81
  • 1962-03-11 Will Vesper, German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79
  • 1962-05-11 Hans Luther, German politician (Chancellor, 1925-6), dies at 83
  • 1962-05-19 Gabriele Münter, German expressionist painter

Adolf EichmannAdolf Eichmann (1906-1962)

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

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

Hermann HesseHermann Hesse (1877-1962)

1962-08-09 German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel Prize for Literature 1946), dies at 85

  • 1962-08-23 Walter Anderson, German folklorist, dies at 76
  • 1962-09-06 Hanns Eisler, Austrian composer (East German National Anthem), dies at 64
  • 1962-09-08 Hermann Staudinger, German chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1953 for polymers), 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
  • 1963-02-16 Friedrich Dessauer, German physicist (radiologist), dies at 81
  • 1963-03-20 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, dies at 73
  • 1963-03-22 Cilly Aussem, German tennis player (French C'ships, Wimbledon 1931), dies of liver failure at 54
  • 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
  • 1963-09-17 Eduard Spranger, German psychologist and educator, dies at 81
  • 1963-10-07 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M, Faust, A Glass of Water), dies from an internal hemorrhage at 63
  • 1963-12-05 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer, dies at 58
  • 1963-12-14 Erich Ollenhauer, German politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (1952-63), dies at 62
  • 1963-12-18 Winfried Zillig, German opera composer, and conductor (Fantasia Irica), dies at 58

Paul HindemithPaul Hindemith (1895-1963)

1963-12-28 German composer (Composer's World), dies at 68

  • 1964-01-06 Edgar Maass, German/American 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 (Nobel Prize 1939 in Physiology or Medicine - first commercially available antibiotic and marketed under the brand name Prontosil), dies at 68
  • 1964-05-21 James Franck, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize for Physics 1925), dies at 81
  • 1964-07-23 Jan de Vries, Dutch scholar of Germanic linguistics and Germanic mythology, dies at 74