German History (Part 18)

Historical Events

Events 1701 - 1,800 of 2,181

  • 1960-12-20 Auschwitz commandant Richard Bar arrested in German FR

Music concertMusic Concert

1961-07-23 American opera singer Grace Bumbry becomes the first black singer to perform at the Bayreuth Festival, Germany, she earns 42 curtain calls

Opera Singer Grace Bumbry
Opera Singer
Grace Bumbry
  • 1961-08-01 German DR limits traffic to West Berlin
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • 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

OlympicsOlympic 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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 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 & West Germany exchange letters beginning diplomatic relations
  • 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 premierFilm Release

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

Actress Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch
  • 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 The West German crew beats Australia by just 0.9s to win the men's eights rowing gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • 1968-10-19 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
  • 1968-10-20 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
  • 1968-10-20 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
  • 1968-10-25 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 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.
  • 1970-05-14 The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.
  • 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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1971-09-16 West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Red Army Faction Leader Andreas Baader
Red Army Faction Leader
Andreas Baader
  • 1972-06-07 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel
  • 1972-06-15 West German police arrested RAF leader Ulrike Meinhof
  • 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

Sports record brokenWorld 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

Swimmer Mark Spitz
Mark Spitz
  • 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 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 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 3,447

  • 1884-06-25 Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German-French art dealer and publisher, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1884-07-02 Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist, born in Aschaffenburg, Bavaria (d. 1931)
  • 1884-07-07 Lion Feuchtwanger, German dramatist (d. 1958)

Person of interestEmil Jannings

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 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 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/American historian (Deutsche Revolution)
  • 1885-05-10 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, (d. 1970)
  • 1885-05-14 Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)
  • 1885-06-08 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 philosopher
  • 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 church historian (Patrologie)
  • 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 Hans Cloos, German geologist and pioneer in the study of granite tectonics (the deformation of crystalline rocks), born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 1951)
  • 1885-11-08 Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (Shell-Haus in Berlin), born in Aachen, Germany (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 and Chancellor of Germany (1930-32), born in Münster, Province of Westphalia, German Empire (d. 1970)

Person of interestAlbert Kesselring

1885-11-30 Albert Kesselring, German general during World War II (Commander-in-Chief South and West), born in Marktsteft, German Empire (d. 1960)

German General Albert Kesselring
German General
Albert Kesselring
  • 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)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 2,534

  • 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
  • 1956-07-07 Gottfried Benn, German poet and essayist, dies at 70
  • 1956-07-29 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves), dies at 83
  • 1956-08-14 Freiherr Constantine von Neurath, German foreign min (1932-38), dies
  • 1956-08-14 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 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

Person of interestFriedrich Paulus

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

German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus
German Field Marshal
Friedrich Paulus
  • 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 (b. 1933)
  • 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 Richard B. Goldschmidt, German-American zoologist (butterflies), dies at 80
  • 1958-04-18 Maurice Gamelin, French general (unable to stop the German assault on France, May 1940), dies at 85
  • 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 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 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
  • 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)

Person of interestAnte Pavelić

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 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

Person of interestAlbert Kesselring

1960-07-16 Albert Kesselring, German general during World War II (Commander-in-Chief South and West), dies of a heart attack at 74

German General Albert Kesselring
German General
Albert Kesselring
  • 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

BattleAdolf Eichmann

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

Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal Adolf Eichmann
Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal
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, dies at 76
  • 1962-09-06 Hanns Eisler, Austrian composer (East 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
  • 1963-02-16 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

Person of interestPaul Hindemith

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

Composer Paul Hindemith
Paul Hindemith