German History (Part 19)

Historical Events

Events 1801 - 1,896 of 1,896

  • 1991-09-19 Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps
  • 1992-04-12 Earthquake rocks Germany
  • 1992-05-06 Werder Bremen of Germany win 32nd European Cup winner's Cup against AS Monaco of France 2-0 in Lisbon
  • 1992-06-26 UEFA European Championship Final: In a huge upset Denmark beats Germany 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • 1992-07-19 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
  • 1993-05-29 Neo-Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen, Germany
  • 1993-07-25 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1993-08-13 4th Athletics World Championships open at Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1993-10-31 German unemployment hits national record of 3.5 million
  • 1993-12-05 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
  • 1994-03-27 The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany
  • 1994-04-18 98th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya 1st man in 2:07:15 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:21:45
  • 1994-05-23 Roman Herzog elected President of Germany
  • 1994-06-09 "Hudsucker Proxy" premieres in Germany
  • 1994-07-01 Roman Herzog sworn in as German president
  • 1994-07-24 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)

  • 1994-07-30 Record 103.8°F (39.9°C) in Preschen Lausitz Germany
  • 1994-07-31 102.7°F (39.3°C) in Pleschen, East-Germany
  • 1994-10-09 Darmstadtium (element 110) created in Darmstadt, Germany
  • 1994-11-06 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
  • 1994-11-09 Chemical element Darmstadtium discovered at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near Darmstadt, German

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1994-11-15 German Bundestag officially elects Helmut Kohl as Chancellor by a single vote (341-340)

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • 1994-11-17 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
  • 1995-04-17 99th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:22 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:25:11
  • 1995-11-12 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00
  • 1995-12-21 Martina Ertl of Germany wins her 3rd giant slalom world cup
  • 1996-01-27 Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • 1996-04-15 100th Boston Marathon: Moses Tanui of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:15.9 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:27:12
  • 1996-06-30 UEFA European Championship Final: Oliver Bierhoff scores his second goal in extra time as Germany beat Czech Republic 2-1 in London
  • 1997-01-10 Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
  • 1997-07-27 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany
  • 1997-07-28 Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion
  • 1997-08-25 Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.
  • 1998-04-20 German terrorist group Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.
  • 1998-05-13 Chelsea of England win 38th European Cup Winner's Cup against Stuttgart of Germany 1-0 in Stockholm
  • 1998-06-03 Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths
  • 1998-09-27 German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU party suffers a heavy defeat in federal elections to Gerard Schroder's SPD party
  • 1998-10-27 Helmut Kohl resigns as Chancellor of Germany after 16 years, following a landslide defeat in elections
  • 1999-02-24 The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.
  • 1999-04-19 The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
  • 2000-02-04 German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.

  • 2000-10-07 Last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium, England defeated 1-0 by Germany, last goal scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. Match is Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley, the record for most appearances at the stadium.
  • 2002-04-26 Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
  • 2002-06-30 FIFA World Cup Final: Ronaldo scores twice as Brazil beats Germany 2-0 in Yokohama, Japan, to win record 5th title, first World Cup held in Asia
  • 2002-07-01 Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71
  • 2003-07-02 Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, insults German MP Martin Schulz by calling him a "kapo" during a session of the European Parliament.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2005-10-10 Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany conclude with the two parties agreeing to form a grand coalition with Angela Merkel as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 2005-11-22 Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany
  • 2006-01-12 The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.
  • 2006-07-27 The Federal Republic of Germany is deemed guilty in the loss of Bashkirian 2937 and DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2006-08-15 Der Spiegel, Spiegel Online, publishes documents confirming German writer Günter Grass' membership of the Waffen-SS in World War II

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 2006-09-22 A German maglev train crashes, killing 23.
  • 2007-01-18 Hurricane Kyrill: kills at least 44 in Western Europe: strongest British storm in 17 years kills 14 people, worst German storm since 1999 with 13 deaths and causes container Ship MSC Napoli to be destroyed off coast of Devon
  • 2007-09-05 Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
  • 2008-06-29 UEFA European Championship Final: Fernando Torres scores as Spain beats Germany 1-0 in Vienna
  • 2008-11-13 Germany's economy, Europe's largest , contracts by 0.5% in the third quarter after GDP fell 0.4% in the second quarter, putting it in recession for the first time in five years
  • 2008-11-14 Eurozone officially slips into recession for the first time since its creation in 1999, pushed down by recessions in Germany and Italy
  • 2009-03-03 The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.
  • 2009-03-11 Winnenden school shooting - 17 people are killed at a school in Germany.
  • 2009-08-15 12th Athletics World Championships open at Berlin, Germany
  • 2009-09-27 German Federal elections return Angela Merkel for her second term as Chancellor at head of centre-right coalition government
  • 2009-11-13 Germany's growth of 0.7% in the third quarter helps lead the Eurozone out of the recession after providing overall growth of 0.4% in the same period, with the whole European Union growing 0.2%, it is reported today
  • 2010-02-13 A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.
  • 2010-02-24 Europe risks a double-dip recession after bad results emerge from France, Germany and Italy, it is reported today; the Eurozone only grew by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2009
  • 2010-05-29 55th Eurovision Song Contest: Lena for Germany wins singing "Satellite" in Oslo
  • 2011-05-02 The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.
  • 2012-02-17 The President of Germany, Christian Wulff, resigns over a corruption scandal
  • 2012-03-18 Joachim Gauck elected President of the Federal republic of Germany by the Federal Assembly
  • 2012-04-04 German Nobel Laureate, Günter Grass, publishes controversial poem that claims Israel is plotting to wipe out Iran
  • 2012-05-30 A number of nations including Germany, Turkey and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats following the Houla massacre
  • 2012-10-09 25,000 people in Athens protest against German Chancellor Angela Merkel
  • 2013-04-06 Bayern Munich win their 23rd German Bundesliga title with 6 games to spare
  • 2013-06-01 Bayern Munich defeat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to win the DFB-Pokal to become the first German treble-winning team
  • 2013-09-22 Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections
  • 2013-12-17 Angela Merkel is elected Chancellor of Germany for a third term
  • 2014-02-07 German treasurer Helmut Linssen resigns amid a scandal involving offshore banking accounts in the Bahamas and Panama
  • 2014-03-10 German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Russia's Vladimir Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution
  • 2014-07-03 Germany passes first nation-wide minimum wage law – at 8.5 euros
  • 2014-07-08 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals
  • 2014-07-13 FIFA World Cup Final: Mario Götze scores an extra time winner as Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2014-11-09 Celebrations held in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; white balloons marking a stretch of the wall symbolize its disappearance
  • 2015-03-24 Germanwings flight on route between Barcelona and Düsseldorf crashes in the French Alps killing all 150 on board
  • 2015-04-29 German Measles is declared eradicated from North and South America - 1st world region to do so
  • 2015-08-17 Discovery of 7,000 year old mass grave in Schöneck-Kilianstädten, Central Germany, published in PNAS Journal. 26 bodies bear evidence of violent conflict
  • 2015-08-21 After 108 years a "message in a bottle" put in the sea by UK Marine Biological Association is announced found on a beach in Amrum, Germany
  • 2015-08-21 European Refugee Crisis: Germany makes it easier for Syrian refugees to claim asylum by suspending their Dublin Regulations
  • 2015-09-06 German police confirm more than 13,000 refugees have arrived in Southern Germany in last 2 days fleeing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan
  • 2015-09-13 EU Migrant Crisis: Germany introduces temporary border controls to cope with huge migrant numbers
  • 2015-10-21 German Chancellor Angela Merkel says German view of Holocaust will not change, after Benjamin Netanyahu says idea came from Mufti of Jerusalem
  • 2015-12-09 German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for her handling of debt and refugee crises
  • 2016-02-09 Two German passenger trains collide near Bad Aibling, Bavaria, killing 10 and seriously injuring 18
  • 2016-06-03 A week of heavy rains in Germany and France leave 10 dead and closing Paris museums along the Seine, including the Louve
  • 2017-06-30 Germany votes to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote
  • 2017-07-02 FIFA Confederations Cup: Germany defeats Chile 1-0 to win for the 1st time at Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2017-07-03 Bus crash in traffic jam and resulting fire kills 18 near Muenchberg, Germany
  • 2017-07-07 G-20 summit of world leaders begins in Hamburg, Germany amid violent protests

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 2,868

  • 1909-03-27 Golo Mann, German-American historian (Antisemitism), born in Munich (d. 1994)
  • 1909-04-06 Hermann Lang, German race car driver (d. 1987)
  • 1909-04-24 Bernhard Grzimek, German zoologist (West Germany), born in Neisse, Prussian Silesia, German Empire (d. 1987)
  • 1909-05-25 Alfred Kubel, German politician (d. 1999)
  • 1909-07-02 Hermann Bengtson, German historian (Greeks Ancient Times)
  • 1909-07-12 Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1909-08-09 Adam von Trott zu Solz, German diplomat (d. 1944)

Person of interestEduard Wirths

1909-09-04 Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician (Auschwitz), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1945)

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • 1909-09-09 Jane Baxter [Fedora Kathleen Alice Forde], German actress (We Live Again), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1909-09-17 Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London
  • 1909-09-27 Jean Berger [Arthur Schloßberg], German-born American composer, born in Hamm (d. 2002)
  • 1909-10-14 Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver (Indy 500), born in Lingen, Germany (d. 1938)
  • 1909-12-01 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, born in Kudowa (d. 2001)
  • 1910-01-02 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, born in Berlin (d. 1990)

Person of interestLuise Rainer

1910-01-12 Luise Rainer, German-American actress (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2014)

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer
  • 1910-01-19 Willi Schmidt, German director
  • 1910-01-20 Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician
  • 1910-02-02 Charlotte Auerbach, German-born British geneticist and zoologist, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1910-02-05 Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WWII)
  • 1910-02-06 Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
  • 1910-03-11 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
  • 1910-03-16 Norman Wooland, British character actor (Ivanhoe, Quo Vadis, Hamlet), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1989)
  • 1910-03-27 Rudi Ball, German-Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Berlin (d. 1975)
  • 1910-04-02 Joeri German, Russian writer
  • 1910-04-12 Jürgen Rausch, German philosopher and author (End of the Playboys), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1910-05-30 Inge Meysel, German actress (None, Ida Rogalski), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1910-06-14 Rudolf Kempe, Niederpoyritz Germany, conductor (Tonhalle Orch 1965-72)
  • 1910-07-02 Hans Gunther Adler, German writer
  • 1910-08-01 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), German-born war photojournalist who covered the Spanish Civil War, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1937)
  • 1910-09-16 Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)
  • 1910-09-18 Josef Tal, Israeli composer (Israeli art music), born in Pinne, German Poland (d. 2008)
  • 1910-10-22 Tamara Desni [Brodsky], German-born British actress (The Green Finger, Hell's Cargo), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1910-10-28 Marie Dollinger, German dropped baton in 1936 Olympic sprint
  • 1910-11-11 Franz Kemser, German 4 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1910-12-23 Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (d. 1961)
  • 1911-01-29 Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
  • 1911-03-16 Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • 1911-03-29 Brigitte Horney, German actress (Das Erbe der Guldenburgs), born in Dahlem, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1911-03-31 Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (d. 1986)
  • 1911-04-01 Gunther Rennert, opera director and producer, born in Essen, Germany
  • 1911-04-24 Karl Schiller, German economist and politician (Minister of Economics), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1994)
  • 1911-04-26 Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
  • 1911-04-30 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), born in Pitzling, Bavaria (d. 2002)
  • 1911-05-10 Bel Kaufman, American author (Up the Down Staircase), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1911-05-14 Hans Vogt, German composer, born in Danzig (d. 1992)
  • 1911-06-29 Bernhard, German Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands), born in Jena, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1911-07-28 Gerhard Stoeck, German javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1911-10-15 James H. Schmitz, American sci-fi author (Lion Game), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1911-11-29 Klaus E J Fuchs, Rüsselsheim Germany, German/British atomic physicist/spy
  • 1911-12-14 Hans von Ohain, German-American aerospace engineer (d. 1998)
  • 1912-01-07 Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
  • 1912-01-21 Konrad Bloch, German biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
  • 1912-02-02 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1912-02-06 Eva Braun, German mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1912-02-14 Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
  • 1912-02-28 Helmut Coing, German lawyer/director (Max-Planck-institute)
  • 1912-03-23 Alfred Schwarzmann, German gymnast (Olympic-2 golds-1936)

Person of interestWerner von Braun

1912-03-23 Werner von Braun, German rocket scientist (I Aim at the Stars), born in Wirsitz, Germany (now Wyrzysk, Poland) (d. 1977)

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun
  • 1912-03-29 Hanna Reitsch, German aviator and test pilot, born in Hirschberg, Silesia (d. 1979)
  • 1912-05-01 Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander (d. 1998)
  • 1912-05-02 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), born in Altona, Hamburg, German Empire (d. 1985)
  • 1912-05-18 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer
  • 1912-06-05 Josef Neckermann, German equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1992)
  • 1912-06-09 Ingolf Dahl, composer (Andante & Arioso), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1912-06-18 Henry Brandon [Heinrich von Kleinbach], German-American actor (The Searchers, Assault on Precinct 13, Drums of Fu Manchu), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1912-06-30 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (d. 2003)
  • 1912-07-27 Hilde Domin [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, born in Cologne (d. 2006)
  • 1912-08-11 Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (d. 1954)
  • 1912-08-25 Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany 1971-89), born in Neunkirchen (d. 1994)
  • 1912-08-29 Emil Schumacher, German painter (Tangible Objects), born in Hagen, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1912-09-05 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2001)
  • 1912-09-18 Kurt Lotz, German business executive and second postwar CEO of Volkswagen, born in Frielendorf, Hesse, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1912-09-19 Kurt Sanderling, German conductor (E Berlin Symph 1960-77), born in Arys, German Empire (d. 2011)
  • 1912-10-14 Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (Sociology of Sex), born in Chemnitz, Saxony (d. 1984)
  • 1912-11-20 Otto von Habsburg, Austrian-German nobleman, head of the Habsburg house
  • 1912-11-28 Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany)
  • 1913-01-15 Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963)
  • 1913-01-29 Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
  • 1913-02-25 Gert Fröbe [Karl Gerhart Fröbe], German actor (Goldfinger, Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), born in Saxony, German Empire (d. 1998)
  • 1913-02-26 Hermann Lenz, German writer (Swabian Chronicle), born in Stuttgart (d. 1998)
  • 1913-03-18 Reinhard Hardegen, German U-Boat commander
  • 1913-04-10 Stefan Heym, German-American author (Crusaders, Family Benda), born in Chemnitz, German Empire (d. 2001)
  • 1913-04-21 Kai-Uwe von Hassel, German politician
  • 1913-05-27 Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German cartoonist/painter
  • 1913-06-02 Walter Andreas Schwarz, German singer and author (d. 1992)
  • 1913-06-28 Walter Oesau, German pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1913-07-02 Edith Heerdegen, German actress (Serpent's Egg, Monpti), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1913-07-14 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP)
  • 1913-07-16 Peter Van Eyck [Götz von Eick], German actor (The Longest Day, The Wages of Fear), born in Steinwehr, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1913-09-15 Hans Filbinger, German politician (CDU)
  • 1913-09-26 Ernst Schnabel, German writer and pioneer of the radio documentary, born in Zittau, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1913-10-02 Karl Miller, German footballer, born in Hamburg (d. 1967)
  • 1913-11-11 German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, composer
  • 1913-11-24 Gisela Mauermeyer, German discus thrower (Olympic gold 1936)

Person of interestWilly Brandt

1913-12-18 Willy Brandt [Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm], German statesman, leader of the SPD party (1964-1987) and Chancellor of West Germany (1969-74, Nobel 1971), born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1992)

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1914-01-18 Arno Schmidt, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1979)
  • 1914-02-04 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
  • 1914-04-22 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, born in Amberg, Bavaria (d. 1988)
  • 1914-04-22 Michael Wittman, German soldier and tank ace (d. 1944)
  • 1914-05-24 Lilli Palmer [Peiser], German actress (Cloak and Dagger, Anastasia: The Czar's Last Daughter), born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1986)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,900 of 1,980

  • 1998-05-12 Hermann Lenz, German writer Swabian Chronicles), dies at 75
  • 1998-06-08 Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903)
  • 1998-06-20 Conrad Schumann, East German border guard, committed suicide at 56
  • 1998-06-29 Horst Jankowski, German pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1998-07-22 Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 1998-08-05 Otto Kretschmer, German U-boat commander (b. 1912)
  • 1998-11-09 Ursula Reit [Reith], German actress (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), dies from natural causes at 84
  • 1998-12-21 Ernst Gunther Schenck, German doctor who joined the Sturmabteilung in 1933 {b. 1904)
  • 1998-12-29 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), dies at 90
  • 1999-01-02 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)
  • 1999-03-03 Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 1999-03-24 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's activist (b. 1902)
  • 1999-04-10 Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-born biochemist (b. 1910)
  • 1999-04-13 Willi Stoph, German politician ((Prime Minister of German Democratic Republic 1964-73), dies at 84
  • 1999-06-21 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, dies at 84
  • 1999-08-26 Lilo Hardel, German writer, dies at 85
  • 1999-10-02 Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (b. 1921)
  • 1999-10-18 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, dies at 69
  • 1999-12-30 Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer, dies at 90
  • 2000-01-08 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (b. 1918)
  • 2000-02-23 Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, dies at 91
  • 2000-03-18 Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
  • 2000-06-20 Karl Mickel, German writer, dies at 64
  • 2000-09-02 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)
  • 2000-10-15 Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)
  • 2000-11-15 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, dies at 93
  • 2000-12-06 Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Hogan's Heroes), dies of cancer at 80
  • 2001-01-14 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)
  • 2001-02-12 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer, dies at 88
  • 2001-04-05 Brother Theodore, German-American comedian, dies at 94
  • 2001-07-26 Peter von Zahn, German journalist (b. 1913)
  • 2001-07-29 Wau Holland, German computer hacker (b. 1951)
  • 2001-09-06 Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)
  • 2001-09-19 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, dies at 91
  • 2001-10-02 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
  • 2001-10-24 Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German neo-Nazi (b. 1937)
  • 2001-11-03 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, dies at 56
  • 2001-11-17 Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 2001-12-14 W. G. Sebald, German writer (b. 1944)
  • 2001-12-16 Stefan Heym, German-American author (Crusaders, Family Benda), dies at 88
  • 2002-02-01 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), dies at 76
  • 2002-02-08 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (b. 1930)
  • 2002-02-28 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (b. 1920)
  • 2002-03-13 Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 2002-03-17 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), dies at 90
  • 2002-04-26 Robert Steinhäuser German spree killer (b.1983)
  • 2002-05-28 Jean Berger [Arthur Schloßberg], German-born American composer, dies at 92
  • 2002-06-17 Fritz Walter, German footballer, dies at 81
  • 2002-07-26 Jutta Hecker, German writer, dies at 97
  • 2002-11-02 Tonio Selwart [Antonio Selmair-Selwart], German actor (Barefoot Contessa, Naked Maja), dies from natural causes at 106
  • 2002-11-07 Rudolf Augstein, German publisher (b. 1923)
  • 2002-12-02 Arno Peters, German historian (b. 1916)
  • 2003-03-03 Horst Buchholz, German actor (b. 1933)
  • 2003-03-18 Karl Kling, German race car driver (b. 1910)
  • 2003-03-19 Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (b. 1926)
  • 2003-04-20 Bernard Katz, German-born Australian biophysicist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1970), dies at 82
  • 2003-06-05 Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (b. 1945)
  • 2003-07-02 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and director, dies at 73
  • 2003-07-25 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (b. 1912)
  • 2003-08-14 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)

Person of interestLeni Riefenstahl

2003-09-08 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), dies in her sleep at 101

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 2003-09-17 Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)
  • 2003-09-18 Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
  • 2003-12-06 Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (b. 1909)
  • 2003-12-31 Arthur R. von Hippel German-born physicist (b. 1898)
  • 2004-01-23 Helmut Newton, German photographer, dies at 83
  • 2004-04-05 Heiner Zieschang, German mathematician (b. 1936)
  • 2004-11-19 Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)
  • 2005-01-05 Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)
  • 2005-01-14 Rudolph Moshammer, German fashion designer (b. 1940)
  • 2005-01-15 Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)
  • 2005-02-02 Max Schmeling, German boxer (world heavyweight champion 1930-32), dies at 99
  • 2005-02-03 Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist (evolutionary theory), dies at 100
  • 2005-03-06 Hans Bethe, German-American quantum physicist (Nobel 1967), dies at 98
  • 2005-03-09 Kurt Lotz, German business executive and second postwar CEO of Volkswagen, dies at 92
  • 2005-04-01 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), dies at 75
  • 2005-04-22 Erika Fuchs, German translator (b. 1906)
  • 2005-05-24 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, dies at 83
  • 2005-06-05 Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)
  • 2005-07-06 Bruno Augenstein, German-born mathematician (b. 1923)
  • 2005-07-25 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
  • 2005-08-08 Ilse Werner [Ilse Charlotte Still], Dutch-German actress (Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow), dies at 84
  • 2005-08-25 Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)
  • 2005-10-28 Eugene K. Bird, German prison director (b. 1926)
  • 2005-12-26 Erich Topp, German submarine commander (b. 1914)
  • 2006-01-11 Markus Löffel (Mark Spoon), German DJ (b. 1966)
  • 2006-01-27 Johannes Rau, 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)
  • 2006-02-16 Ernie Stautner, German-American football player, dies at 80
  • 2006-02-22 Hilde Domin [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, dies at 96
  • 2006-04-02 Nina Schenk von Stauffenberg, German wife of Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (b. 1913)
  • 2006-06-09 Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
  • 2006-06-30 Robert Gernhardt, German satirist (b. 1937)
  • 2006-08-26 Rainer Barzel, German politician (b. 1924)

Person of interestJoachim Fest

2006-09-11 Joachim Fest, German historian and journalist (Hitler biography, Speer: The Final Verdict), dies at 79

Historian and Journalist Joachim Fest
Historian and Journalist
Joachim Fest
  • 2006-10-04 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer, dies at 78
  • 2006-11-09 Markus Wolf, East German Intelligence Director (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-11 Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
  • 2007-02-27 Bernd von Freytag-Loringhoven, German soldier (b. 1914)
  • 2007-04-28 Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)
  • 2007-06-22 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, German artist, worked collaboratively with Hilla Becher his wife, dies at 75