German History (Part 19)

Historical Events

Events 1801 - 1,900 of 2,176

  • 1972-09-09 West German equestrian rider Liselott Linsenhoff follows her dressage teams gold in Mexico City with the individual dressage title at her home Olympics in Munich
  • 1972-09-10 East v West in a women's 4 x 100m relay at the Munich Olympics; West Germany beats East Germany by 0.13 seconds for the gold medal
  • 1972-09-10 West Germany beats Pakistan 1-0 to become first European nation since 1920 to win the field hockey Olympic title; marred by disgraceful behaviour of Pakistani players, fans & officials after losing the Munich final
  • 1972-09-11 XX Summer Olympic Games close in Munich, German FR
  • 1972-09-14 West Germany & Poland establish diplomatic relations

Election of Interest

1972-11-19 Willy Brandt's SPD wins West German election

  • 1972-12-21 Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany

Ballon d'Or

1972-12-26 Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer wins award for best European football player ahead of tied fellow German duo of Gerd Müller and Günter Netzer

  • 1972-12-27 Belgium recognizes German DR
  • 1972-12-29 "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" film written and directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski premieres in West Germany
  • 1973-01-05 Netherlands recognizes German DR
  • 1973-04-17 German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded

Historic Event

1973-05-18 Soviet party leader Leonid Brezhnev visits West Germany

  • 1973-06-25 Udo Beyer of East Germany puts the shot a record 20.47 m
  • 1973-09-18 German FR & German DR admitted to UN
  • 1973-10-01 USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
  • 1973-10-03 Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
  • 1973-12-11 West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czechoslovakia

Historic Event

1974-02-13 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

  • 1974-04-25 Günter Guillaume, an aide to West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, is exposed as a Stasi spy (East German secret service)
  • 1974-05-06 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns amidst controversy over his aide Günter Guillaume's ties with the Stasi (East German secret service)
  • 1974-05-08 FC Magdenburg of East Germany win 14th European Cup Winner's Cup against AC Milan of Italy 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1974-05-15 Walter Scheel succeeds Gustav Heinemann as West German President
  • 1974-05-16 Helmut Schmidt becomes West German Chancellor
  • 1974-07-07 FIFA World Cup Final, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany: Striker Gerd Müller scores 43rd minute winner as West Germany beats the Netherlands, 2-1
  • 1974-09-03 US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations
  • 1974-10-07 German Democratic Republic amends constitution
  • 1974-12-10 Helios 1 launched by US and Germany; later makes closest flyby of the Sun

Boston Marathon

1975-04-21 79th Boston Marathon: American Bill Rodgers wins men's section in race record 2:09:55; Liane Winter of West Germany women's champion in 2:42:24 (female world record)

  • 1975-04-25 West German embassy blown up in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1975-06-08 2 passenger trains collided near Munich, Germany killing 35

Historic Event

1975-07-08 Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West Germany

  • 1975-08-03 Poland and West Germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans
  • 1976-01-15 US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit
  • 1976-06-20 UEFA European Championship Final, Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Czechoslovakia upsets West Germany, 5-3 on penalties following 2-2 draw a.e.t
  • 1976-06-24 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
  • 1976-06-27 Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers, members of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany
  • 1976-07-31 East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski beats American Frank Shorter by 50 seconds to win the Olympic Games marathon in 2:09:55 in Montreal

Sports History

1976-08-01 Reigning world F1 champion Niki Lauda of Austria suffers a near fatal crash during the German Grand Prix at The Nürburgring motorsports complex, Nürburg, Germany

  • 1976-10-03 Helmuth Kohl's CDU wins German parliament election
  • 1976-11-01 W German Generals Krupinski and Franke admit to having been Nazis
  • 1976-11-26 East Germany strips singer-songwriter and poet Wolf Biermann of his citizenship while he tours West Germany
  • 1976-11-26 Former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is elected chairman of the Socialist International (1976-92)
  • 1976-12-22 East Germany grants rock singer Nina Hagen her request to leave the country, after refusing her stepfather re-entry
  • 1977-04-07 German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot dead by two Red Army Faction members, starting the "German Autumn"

Historic Event

1977-04-28 Andreas Baader and members of terrorist group the Red Army Faction (Baader-Meinhof Gang) jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany

  • 1977-05-25 "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released
  • 1977-07-01 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.88) in Dresden, Germany
  • 1977-08-23 Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR

Sports History

1977-09-01 Tracy Austin at age 14 years, 8 months, 20 days, becomes the youngest female to play in the US Open, beating German Heidi Eisterlehner 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in a 1st round match

  • 1977-09-05 Red Army Faction kidnaps and subsequently murders West German business executive Hanns Martin Schleyer
  • 1977-09-22 West German Red Army Faction terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht
  • 1977-10-17 West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages & killing 3 of 4 hijackers
  • 1977-10-18 West German commandos liberate Boeing 737 with 86 hostages at Mogadishu
  • 1977-10-19 Corpse of kidnapped West German, H M Schleyer, found

Volkswagen Beetle

1978-01-19 The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.

  • 1978-03-09 Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Ottawa won by Anett Pötzsch (East Germany)
  • 1978-05-04 Russian leader Brezhnev visits West-Germany
  • 1978-08-26 Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6
  • 1978-09-20 Yamada Mumon Roshi visits Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach Germany
  • 1979-05-16 FC Barcelona of Spain wins 19th European Cup Winner's Cup against Fortuna Düsseldorf of West Germany 4-3 in Basel
  • 1979-05-23 West-Germany elects Karl Carstens president

Historic Event

1979-06-25 Failed attack on NATO commander Alexander Haig Jr. in Obourg, Belgium by German terrorist Rolf Klemens Wagner, a former member of the Red Army Faction

  • 1979-09-16 The families of Peter Strelzyk and Gunter Wetzel arrive in West Germany from Communist East Germany in a hot air balloon
  • 1979-10-11 German DR frees dissidents Rudolf Bahro & Nico Hubner
  • 1980-03-14 Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay
  • 1980-05-26 Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
  • 1980-06-22 UEFA European Championship Final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy: Horst Hrubesch scores a double as Germany beats Belgium, 2-1
  • 1980-06-23 West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
  • 1980-06-30 West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow
  • 1980-08-01 East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski wins his second consecutive Olympic Games marathon in 12:11:03 in Moscow
  • 1980-08-01 Gerd Wessig of East Germany becomes the first male to set a high jump world record at the Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow)
  • 1980-11-13 Gabriella Brum, 18, of West Germany crowned 30th Miss World; she resigns the next day because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend

Papal Visit

1980-11-15 Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany

Ballon d'Or

1980-12-30 Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is named best European football player; beats German international teammate Bernd Schuster of FC Barcelona and Saint-Étienne midfielder Michel Platini

  • 1981-04-22 Almost 1 million West German metal workers go on strike
  • 1981-05-13 Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st European Cup Winner's Cup against Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2-1 in Düsseldorf
  • 1981-06-13 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany

Boston Marathon

1982-04-19 86th Boston Marathon: American Alberto Salazar claims men's title in 2:08:51; Charlotte Teske of West Germany wins women's section in 2:29:33

Historic Event

1982-04-24 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany

  • 1982-04-24 27th Eurovision Song Contest: Nicole for Germany wins singing "Ein bißchen Frieden" in Harrogate
  • 1982-07-11 FIFA World Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Italy beats West Germany, 3-1 in front of 90,000
  • 1982-07-25 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • 1982-07-31 Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria and France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
  • 1982-08-01 East German swimmer Petra Schneider breaks her own 400m medley world record by 0:19 (4:36.10) at the World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 1982-08-17 First Compact Discs (CDs) released to the public in Germany
  • 1982-08-29 The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.

Historic Event

1982-10-01 West Germany's Christian Democrat Union ousts Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor, replacing him with Helmut Kohl

Sports History

1982-11-28 Germany's Sylvia Hanika stages remarkable comeback to upset tennis icon Martina Navratilova 1–6, 6–3, 6–4 and win her only WTA Tour Championship in NYC

  • 1983-03-06 Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections
  • 1983-06-02 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany
  • 1983-06-08 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.81) in Berlin, Germany

Album Release

1983-06-16 Ringo Starr releases album "Old Wave" album in West Germany; soon after releases follow in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Brazil

  • 1983-06-25 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
  • 1983-07-24 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switzerland (2-1)
  • 1983-07-27 104°F (40.3°C) in Garmersdorf (German record)
  • 1984-01-28 Record 295,000 dominoes toppled in Fuerth, West Germany
  • 1984-06-09 Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts
  • 1984-06-09 Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 3,440

  • 1888-09-04 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter, sculptor and choreographer (Triadisches Ballett), born in Stuttgart, German Empire (d. 1943)
  • 1888-09-23 Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semitic theologist (Die Oden Salomons)
  • 1888-10-06 Max Butting, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1976)
  • 1888-11-24 Rudolf Klein-Rogge, German actor and prototype for silent films master criminal (Metropolis, Spies), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1955)
  • 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 (Reich Minister of Justice 1942-45), born in Wurzen, Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire (d. 1946)

Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler (1889-1945)

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

  • 1889-04-22 Ludwig Renn, German writer, born in Dresden (d. 1979)
  • 1889-04-22 Richard Glücks, German SS officer and concentration camp administrator, born in Odenkirchen, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1889-05-23 Ernst Niekisch, German politician (d. 1967)

Ante PavelićAnte Pavelić (1889-1959)

1889-07-14 Croatian leader of Nazi Germany puppet Independent State of Croatia, born in Bradina, Austria-Hungary

  • 1889-07-29 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, born in Oberkrüchten (d. 1963)
  • 1889-08-01 Walther Gerlach, German physicist who, with Otto Stern, co-discovered spin quantization in a magnetic field (Stern–Gerlach effect), born in Biebrich, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1889-08-23 Alfred Lichtenstein, German writer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1914)

Martin HeideggerMartin Heidegger (1889-1976)

1889-09-26 German philosopher (Being & Time), born in Meeskirch, Germany

  • 1889-10-03 Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1935), born in Hamburg, German Empire (d. 1938)
  • 1889-11-03 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter and wood carver, born in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (d. 1957)
  • 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, German silent screen star (Deception), born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 1960)
  • 1890-01-09 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
  • 1890-01-31 Adolf Bach, German language/sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde)
  • 1890-02-11 Jan de Vries, Dutch scholar of Germanic linguistics and Germanic mythology, born in Amsterdam (d. 1964)
  • 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)

Alfred JodlAlfred Jodl (1890-1946)

1890-05-10 German general during World War II (head of the German High Command, signed unconditional Nazi surrender), born in Würzburg, German Empire

  • 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)
  • 1890-08-24 Franz Philipp, German composer, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1890-09-06 Manfred Gurlitt, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1973)

Friedrich PaulusFriedrich Paulus (1890-1957)

1890-09-23 German field marshal who commanded the 6th Army at Stalingrad and was the highest-ranking German officer to surrender, born in Guxhagen, Germany

  • 1890-10-05 Kasimir Edschmid, German writer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 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), born in Crossen, Germany (d. 1928)
  • 1890-12-05 Fritz Lang, Austrian-German-American filmmaker and screenwriter (Metropolis), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1976)
  • 1890-12-06 Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer, born in Calw, Germany (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 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (Mercedes Benz), born in Neutitschein, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • 1891-03-29 Ivan Goll, French-German writer (the Landless John), born in Saint-Dié (d. 1950)
  • 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, German actor (Diary of a Lost Girl), born in Bayreuth, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1891-05-18 Rudolf Carnap, German American philosopher (German Logical Positivist), born in Ronsdorf, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 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, German conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1891-06-26 Heinrich Lemacher, German composer, born in Solingen, Dusseldorf, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1891-07-29 Bernhard Zondek, German-Israeli gynaecologist
  • 1891-08-08 Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)

Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz (1891-1980)

1891-09-16 German naval admiral and last leader of Nazi Germany, born in Grünau, German Empire

  • 1891-09-16 Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German princess by her marriage to the diplomat Prince Friedrich Franz von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst and spy, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1972)
  • 1891-10-12 Edith Stein, German philosopher and Discalced Carmelite nun (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), born in Breslau (Silesia), Germany (d. 1942) [1]
  • 1891-10-22 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, Bohemian German composer, born in Josefsthal, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968)

Erwin RommelErwin Rommel (1891-1944)

1891-11-15 German World War II Field Marshal (North African campaign, Battle of Normandy) known as the Desert Fox, born in Heidenheim, Württemberg, Germany

Nelly SachsNelly Sachs (1891-1970)

1891-12-10 German-Swedish poet and playwright (O the Chimneys - Nobel Prize for Literature 1966), born in Berlin, Germany

  • 1892-01-06 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), born in Mainz (d. 1969)
  • 1892-01-14 Martin Niemöller, German theologian who supported, then opposed the Nazi regime, famous for his widely quoted poem "First they came ...", born in Lippstadt, Germany (d. 1984)
  • 1892-01-18 Paul Rostock, German surgeon, born in Kręcko, Poland (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 construction engineer, Reich Minister for Armaments and Munitions Reichs minister and Head of the Organization Todt, born in Pforzheim, Grand Duchy of Baden, German Empire (d. 1942)
  • 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 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)
  • 1892-03-30 Erwin Panofsky, German-American art historian
  • 1892-04-10 Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist (classified human into races), born in Jeseritz, Germany (d. 1965)
  • 1892-04-13 Arthur Harris, British RAF Commanding Chief known as "Bomber/Butcher Harris" for commanding the bombing campaign against Nazi Germany, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 1984)
  • 1892-04-15 Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot, born in Düren, Rhine Province, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1975)
  • 1892-04-23 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, born in Frankenau, Hessen-Nassau (d. 1974)

The Red BaronThe Red Baron (1892-1918)

1892-05-02 German World War I Fighter Ace, born in Wrocław, Poland

  • 1892-05-31 Gregor Strasser, German political activist and NSDAP-Reich organization leader, born in Geisenfeld, Germany (d. 1934)
  • 1892-06-12 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1892-06-22 Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1892-06-30 Oswald Pohl, German Nazi leader, born in Duisburg-Ruhrort, Prussia, German Empire (d. 1951)
  • 1892-07-03 Wilhelm Rettich, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1892-07-15 Henry Johnson, American soldier of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), 1st US WWI soldier to receive the Croix de guerre after fighting a German raid in hand-to-hand combat to rescue a fellow soldier (posthumous Medal of Honour, 2015), born in Tallahassee, Florida, (d. 1929)
  • 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 and resistance fighter, born in Chur, Switzerland (d. 1943)
  • 1892-10-28 Ludwig Strauss, German-Israeli writer (Night Watch), born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1953)
  • 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), born in Schlüchtern, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 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)

Joachim von RibbentropJoachim von Ribbentrop (1893-1946)

1893-04-30 Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, born in Wesel, Rhine Province, German Empire

  • 1893-05-24 Walter Baade, German-American astronomer (Andromeda), born in Schröttinghausen, German Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1893-05-27 Hermann Dörnemann, German supercentarian, born in Essen, Germany (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,900 of 2,526

  • 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
  • 1965-01-19 Frank Reicher, German-American actor (King Kong, Son of Kong), dies at 89
  • 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
  • 1965-08-06 Peter Ronnefeld, German pianist, composer and conductor (Die Nachtausgabe), dies at 30
  • 1965-08-27 Otto Reinhold, German composer, dies at 66
  • 1965-09-02 Johannes Bobrowski, German poet and writer, dies at 48
  • 1965-09-04 Albert Schweitzer, German-French theologian and philosopher (Nobel Peace Prize 1954), dies at 90
  • 1965-10-22 Paul Tillich, German-American theologist (Courage To Be), dies at 79
  • 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)
  • 1966-01-10 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom), dies at 69
  • 1966-01-16 Margarete Susman, German-Jewish writer, dies at 91
  • 1966-01-29 Josef Winckler, German dentist and writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
  • 1966-02-17 Hans Hofmann, German American painter (Search for the Real), dies at 85
  • 1966-03-01 Fritz Houtermans, Dutch-Austrian physicist, dies at 63
  • 1966-03-15 Heinrich Lemacher, German composer, dies at 74
  • 1966-03-30 Erwin Piscator, German theater and film director (Nathan the Wise; Revolt of the Fishermen), dies at 72
  • 1966-04-01 Karl 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 (Nature of Music), dies at 74
  • 1966-07-18 German Germanovich Galynin, Russian composer, dies at 44
  • 1966-07-31 Alex von Falkenhausen, German general (China, WW II), dies at 87
  • 1966-08-15 Gerhart Pohl, German broadcaster, writer (The Crazy Ferdinand; Flüchtburg), and publisher, dies at 64
  • 1966-08-31 Kasimir Edschmid, 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
  • 1966-12-06 Hermann Heiss, German composer, dies at 69
  • 1966-12-19 Ehm Welk [Thomas Trimm], German writer, dies at 82
  • 1967-01-07 Carl Schuricht, German conductor and composer, dies at 86
  • 1967-01-31 Otto Dibelius, German theologian/bishop, dies at 86
  • 1967-02-14 Sig Ruman [Siegfried Albon Rumann], German-American actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), dies at 82
  • 1967-02-22 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP), dies at 53
  • 1967-02-24 Franz Waxman [Wachsmann], German-American film score composer (Rebecca; Sunset Boulevard; A Place In The Sun), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1967-04-18 Karl Miller, German soccer defender (12 caps; Dresdner SC), dies at 53

Konrad AdenauerKonrad Adenauer (1876-1967)

1967-04-19 Chancellor of West Germany (CDU: 1949-63), dies at 91

  • 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 von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, dies at 59
  • 1967-07-31 Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist (Nobel 1938-work on carotenoids and vitamins), dies at 66
  • 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
  • 1967-12-23 Karen Verne [Ingeborg Klinkerfuss], German actress (Sky Murder, All Through the Night, Madame X), dies from a heart ailment at 49
  • 1968-02-27 Johannes Tralow, German writer (Ottoman tetralogy), dies at 85
  • 1968-03-01 Georg von der Vring, German painter & writer (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78
  • 1968-03-14 Erwin Panofsky, German-American art historian and iconologist, dies
  • 1968-04-07 Jim Clark, Scottish auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1965, World F1 Champion 1963, 65), dies in race accident at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
  • 1968-04-12 Heinrich Nordhoff, German automobile engineer and Volkswagen director (b. 1899)
  • 1968-06-12 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, Bohemian German composer, dies at 76
  • 1968-07-20 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies at 60
  • 1968-07-28 Otto Hahn, German physicist and chemist (Nobel 1944, radiothorium/actinium), dies at 89
  • 1968-10-15 Franz Reizenstein, German-British pianist, composer, and educator (Concerto Popolare), dies at 57
  • 1968-11-17 Wilhelm Lehmann, German writer, dies at 86
  • 1968-11-26 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist and author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81
  • 1968-12-13 Siegfried Reda, German church musician and composer, dies at 52
  • 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 writer and philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87
  • 1969-03-26 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, dies at 66

Franz von PapenFranz von Papen (1879-1969)

1969-05-02 German diplomat and chancellor (1932), dies at 89

  • 1969-05-18 Ludwig Berger, German film director & cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), dies at 77
  • 1969-07-05 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein-1905), dies at 85
  • 1969-07-15 Peter Van Eyck [Götz von Eick], German actor (The Longest Day; The Wages of Fear), dies after long illness at 56
  • 1969-08-06 Theodor W. Adorno, German philosopher and sociologist, dies at 65
  • 1969-08-08 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German human biologist and Nazi physician, dies at 73
  • 1969-08-17 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect (November Group), dies at 83
  • 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
  • 1969-08-31 Ottmar Gerster, German composer (rector of the Liszt Music Academy in Weimar), dies at 72
  • 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, dies at 76
  • 1970-03-30 Heinrich Brüning, German politician and Chancellor of Germany (1930-32), dies at 84
  • 1970-04-04 Victor Otto Stomps, German writer and publisher, dies at 72

Nelly SachsNelly Sachs (1891-1970)

1970-05-12 German-Swedish poet and playwright (O the Chimneys - Nobel Prize for Literature 1966), dies at 78

  • 1970-05-29 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish American sculptor dies of a brain tumor aged 34
  • 1970-06-03 Hjalmar Schacht, German economist, banker and politician (co-founder German Democratic Party), dies at 93
  • 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 [Marcus], German-American pianist and composer (Allegro and Arioso), dies at 56
  • 1970-08-10 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (The Soldiers Requiem), commits suicide at 52
  • 1970-09-11 Ernst May, German architect and city planner (New Frankfurt), dies at 84
  • 1970-09-14 Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher and mathematician, dies at 79
  • 1970-09-25 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), dies at 72
  • 1970-10-01 Hans Poser, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1970-10-19 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, dies at 54
  • 1970-11-28 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, dies at 85