German History (Part 20)

Historical Events

Events 1901 - 2,000 of 2,176

  • 1984-07-20 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m
  • 1984-07-21 Marita Koch of East Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s
  • 1984-08-03 17 year old Australian swimmer Jon Sieben stages a withering finish to upset hot favourite Michael Gross of West Germany in 200m butterfly at Los Angeles Olympics, world record (1:57.04)
  • 1984-10-25 West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption
  • 1985-03-09 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Katarina Witt (East Germany)
  • 1985-04-25 West German Parliament rules it is illegal to deny the Holocaust
  • 1985-06-21 American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
  • 1985-08-23 West German top counter espionage Hans Tiedge moves to German DR
  • 1985-10-06 Marita Koch of E Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia
  • 1985-12-22 74th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Germany in Munich (3-2)

Sports History

1986-01-21 Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl defeats Boris Becker of Germany 6-2, 7-6, 6-3 to claim the season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix title for a third time at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • 1986-02-09 West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17)
  • 1986-06-21 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
  • 1986-06-29 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Argentina beats West Germany, 3-2 in front of 114,600
  • 1986-08-29 Heike Drechsler of East Germany ties world women's 200 m mark (21.71s)

Sports History

1986-11-02 German tennis star Boris Becker wins his third tournament in 3 weeks in different continents; beats Sergio Casal of Spain 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in the final of the Paris Open after victories in Japan and Australia

  • 1987-01-13 West German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking

Historic Event

1987-03-23 Former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns as chairman of the Social Democratic Party

Historic Event

1987-04-27 US Justice Department bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering US, due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WW II

  • 1987-05-13 Ajax of the Netherlands win 27th European Cup Winner's Cup against Lokomotive Leipzig 1-0 of East Germany in Athens
  • 1987-05-14 "Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany
  • 1987-05-28 Mathias Rust, 18 year old West German pilot, makes unauthorized landing near Red Square, Moscow in USSR

Federation Cup

1987-08-02 Federation Cup Tennis Final: Steffi Graf & Claudia Kohde-Kilsch beat Chris Evert & Pam Shriver in the doubles as Germany beats US 2-1 in Vancouver, Canada

  • 1987-09-02 Trial begins in Moscow for West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Finland to Moscow, USSR
  • 1987-11-23 German tennis star Steffi Graf claims her first WTA Tour Championship with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-4 win over Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1988-06-09 "Bloodsport (1987)" premieres in Germany
  • 1988-07-02 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Germany's Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of her Golden Slam
  • 1988-08-28 70 killed in crash of three Italian air force fighters at air show at Ramstein, Germany
  • 1988-09-10 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf of Germany wins her first US title and completes the Grand Slam; beats Gabriela Sabatini 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
  • 1988-09-19 US women's all-round gymnastics team is controversially penalised 0.5 after compulsory round at the Seoul Olympics; substitute an alternate athlete on uneven bars medal podium; Americans finish 4th just 0.3 behind East Germany
  • 1988-09-21 East German swimmer Silke Hörner sets world record 2:26.71 to win the 200m breaststroke gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; first of 2 gold (4 x 100m medley relay)
  • 1988-09-23 East German swimmer Uwe Dassler sets world record 3:46.95 to win 400m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; edges Australian Duncan Armstrong by 0.2s
  • 1988-09-24 American heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets new world record 7,291 points to win the gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; East Germans Sabine John & Anke Behmer take the minor medals
  • 1988-09-24 East German cyclist Christa Luding-Rothenburger wins silver medal in the women's track sprint at the Seoul Olympics; first athlete to win medals at Summer & Winter Games in same year; won speed skating gold in Calgary
  • 1988-09-24 Swimmer Silke Hörner wins her second gold medal of the Seoul Olympics as part of the victorious East German 4 x 100m medley relay team
  • 1988-09-24 West German swimmer Michael Gross wins 200m butterfly in Olympic record 1:56.94 at the Seoul Games; third career gold medal
  • 1988-09-25 East German swimmer Kristin Otto swims Olympic record 25.49 to win the 50m freestyle gold at the Seoul Olympics; her 6th gold medal of the Games
  • 1988-09-27 East German cyclist Olaf Ludwig wins the men's road race in 4:32:22 at the Seoul Olympics; beats West German pair Bernd Gröne & Christian Henn
  • 1988-09-29 East German athlete Christian Schenk beats countryman Torsten Voss by 89 points to win the decathlon gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; Canadian Dave Steen is another 71 points back in third place
  • 1988-10-19 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
  • 1988-11-25 German politician Rita Süssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.
  • 1988-12-17 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • 1988-12-19 Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated
  • 1989-01-27 German war criminals Fischer & Aus der Funten freed
  • 1989-02-27 German war criminals Aus der Funten and Fischer freed in Holland
  • 1989-07-09 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany beats Sweden's Stefan Edberg 6-0, 7-6, 6-4 for his 3rd and last Wimbledon title
  • 1989-09-10 East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary and Czechoslovakia)
  • 1989-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany wins his only US title; beats Czech Ivan Lendl 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6
  • 1989-09-30 West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher grants escaping East Germans free passage to the West in speech from West German embassy balcony in Prague
  • 1989-10-01 Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
  • 1989-10-18 East German state/party leader Erich Honecker resigns
  • 1989-11-10 Germans begin demolishing the Berlin Wall
  • 1989-11-19 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf regains the WTA Tour Championship in NYC; beats Martina Navratilova 6–4, 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
  • 1989-12-01 East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution
  • 1989-12-17 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)
  • 1990-02-13 US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify
  • 1990-03-18 1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists
  • 1990-04-12 1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for the Holocaust and asks for forgiveness
  • 1990-04-24 West & East Germany agree to merge currency & economies on July 1st
  • 1990-05-18 East and West Germany sign a monetary union treaty
  • 1990-06-21 Parliaments of W & E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
  • 1990-06-30 East and West Germany merge their economies
  • 1990-07-01 German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency
  • 1990-07-08 FIFA World Cup Final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy: 85th minute penalty by Andreas Brehme gives West Germany, 1-0 win over Argentina
  • 1990-08-23 East & West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3
  • 1990-08-29 C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, killing 13
  • 1990-08-31 East & West Germany sign a treaty to join legal & political systems
  • 1990-09-12 US, United Kingdom, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge
  • 1990-09-20 Both East and West Germany ratify reunification
  • 1990-09-24 East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact
  • 1990-09-24 West German President Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty
  • 1990-10-02 Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
  • 1990-10-02 WW2 Allied nations cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
  • 1990-10-03 Reunification of East and West Germany. West German flag is raised above the Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight.
  • 1990-10-04 Regional elections held in East Germany

Sports History

1990-11-18 Andre Agassi claims his first and only season-ending ATP Tour World Championship tennis title with a 5–7, 7–6, 7–5, 6–2 win over defending champion Stefan Edberg in Frankfurt, Germany

Historic Event

1990-11-20 Saddam Hussein announces plans to release German hostages

  • 1990-12-02 First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany
  • 1991-02-13 Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel
  • 1991-06-20 The Bundestag (German parliament) decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin
  • 1991-07-07 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In the first ever all-German final Michael Stich beats Boris Becker 6-4, 7-6, 6-4
  • 1991-09-19 Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps

Sports History

1991-11-17 In an all-American final Pete Sampras wins his first of 5 ATP Tour World Championship tennis titles with a 3–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–4 victory over Jim Courier in Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1992-02-09 Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germany
  • 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, Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden: In a huge upset Denmark beats Germany, 2-0
  • 1992-07-19 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
  • 1992-07-19 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Germany wins 2nd title with 2-1 win over Spain; Steffi Graf clinches final 6-4, 6-2 against Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  • 1992-08-07 Taking advantage of 6 months training on home town Terrassa pitch, Spain wins their first hockey gold medal beating Germany 2-1 in the women's final at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 1992-08-08 Germany goes through the field hockey competition undefeated to win gold with a 2-1 win over Australia in the men's final at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 1992-08-09 Future 6-weight boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya of the US beats German Marco Rudolph on points to win the lightweight gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 1992-11-20 Home crowd favorite Boris Becker claims his 2nd ATP Tour World Championship tennis title beating American Jim Courier 6–4, 6–3, 7–5 in the final in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1993-04-11 57th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his second green jacket by 4 strokes from Chip Beck
  • 1993-05-29 Neo-Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen, Germany
  • 1993-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the centenary women's singles final, German Steffi Graf beats Czech Jana Novotná 7-6, 1-6, 6-4
  • 1993-07-25 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1993-07-25 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain wins 2nd title with 3-0 win over Australia; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-3 win against Nicole Provis

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 3,440

  • 1893-06-30 Walter Ulbricht, German politician (Head Of State, German Democratic Republic), born in Leipzig, Saxony, German Empire (d. 1973)
  • 1893-07-21 Hans Fallada [Rudolf Wilhelm Friedrich Ditzen], German writer, born in Greifswald (d. 1947)
  • 1893-07-26 George Grosz, German cartoonist and painter (Gott mit uns), born in Berlin (d. 1959)
  • 1893-09-20 Hans Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1893-10-09 Heinrich George [Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz], German actor (Hitlerjunge Quex), born in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1893-10-10 Willi Apel, German-American musicologist (Harvard Dictionary of Music), born in Konitz, West Prussia (d. 1988)
  • 1893-10-17 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1893-10-30 Roland Freisler, German Nazi judge (July 20th plotter case) and politician, born in Celle, Lower Saxony, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1893-11-24 Fern Andra [Vernal Edna Andrews], German-American actress (Eyes of the World), born in Watseka, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1893-12-01 Ernst Toller, German playwright, President of Bavarian Soviet Republic (1919), born in Samotschin (d. 1939)
  • 1893-12-03 Julius Bissier, German painter, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1965)
  • 1893-12-10 Walter Rein, German composer, born in Stotternheim (d. 1955)
  • 1893-12-17 Erwin Piscator, German stage director (Der Stellvertreter)
  • 1894-02-08 Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher
  • 1894-02-25 Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
  • 1894-03-09 Frank Arnau [Heinrich Schmitt], German crime fiction writer, born in Vienna (d. 1976)
  • 1894-03-14 Josef Schelb, German composer, born in Bad Krozingen, Germany (d. 1977)

Rudolf Hess

1894-04-26 Rudolf Hess, German Nazi official (Deputy Fuhrer who dramatically escaped to Britain in 1941), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1987)

  • 1894-06-25 Hermann Oberth, German physicist (founded modern astronautics), born in Hermannstadt, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1894-07-22 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, born in Berg, Bavaria (d. 1967)
  • 1894-09-27 Lothar von Richthofen, German pilot, born in Kleinburg, Germany (d. 1922)
  • 1894-10-03 Walter Warlimont, German General WWII, born in Osnabrück, Hanover, Prussia, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1894-10-27 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor, born in Hassfurt, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1894-11-02 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist and pioneer of aerodynamics, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1894-11-13 Arthur Nebe, German SS officer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1894-12-10 Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert, born in Czarnków, Poland (d. 1975)
  • 1894-12-10 Gertrud Kolmar, German lyric poet and writer, born in Berlin (d. 1943)
  • 1894-12-19 Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova; Never Trust a Woman), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1895-01-13 Anton Betzner, German writer, born in Cologne (d. 1976)
  • 1895-01-24 Eugen Roth, German poet, born in Munich (d. 1976)
  • 1895-02-04 [Johann Baptist] Hanns Albin Rauter, German SS and Police leader in the occupied Netherlands, born in Klagenfurt, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1949)
  • 1895-02-09 Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
  • 1895-02-14 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher & sociologist (Studies in prejudice), born in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1895-03-05 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • 1895-03-20 Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (d. 1981)
  • 1895-03-25 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
  • 1895-03-29 Ernst Jünger, German author and entomologist (Storm of Steel), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1895-05-02 Alfred Kurella, German author and functionary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany in East Germany, born in Brieg, Silesia (d. 1975)
  • 1895-05-03 Ernst Kantorowicz, German-American historian (Laudes regiae), born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1963)
  • 1895-07-04 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter and illustrator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1895-07-10 Carl Orff, German composer (Carmina Burana; Der Mond; Mozart Prize - 1969), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1895-09-01 Edit Angold, German actress (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1895-09-26 Jürgen Stroop, SS General during World War II and commander of Nazi forces during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, born in Detmold, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1895-10-02 Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer and resistor (Law), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1895-10-04 Richard Sorge, German spy for the Soviet Union in Tokyo during World War II, born in Baku, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1895-10-10 Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, German field marshal (German Air Force-WW II), born in Barzdorf, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1895-10-13 Kurt Schumacher, German political chairman (SPD), born in Kulm, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1895-10-15 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil), born in Lautenburg, Germany (now in Poland) (d. 1952)
  • 1895-10-30 Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist (Nobel Prize 1939 in Physiology or Medicine - first commercially available antibiotic and marketed under the brand name Prontosil), born in Lagow, Brandenburg (d. 1964)
  • 1895-11-05 Walter Gieseking, French-German pianist, composer, and lepidopterist, born in Lyon, France (d. 1956)
  • 1895-11-08 Hermann Schey, German-Dutch singer, born in Bunzlau, Silesia, Germany (d. 1981)

Paul Hindemith

1895-11-16 Paul Hindemith, German composer (Mathis der Maler), born in Hanau (d. 1963)

  • 1895-11-25 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (Unter dem Zimbelstern), born in Jüterbog, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1895-12-21 Paul Hoffer, German composer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1895-12-27 Sig Arno [Siegfried Aron], German-Jewish actor (Holiday in Havana, My Friend Irma), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1896-02-04 Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
  • 1896-03-01 Moriz Seeler, German writer and producer (d. 1942)
  • 1896-03-07 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, born in Ragnit, East Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1896-03-26 Rudolf Dassler, German entrepreneur who founded sportswear company Puma, born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1896-04-26 Ernst Udet, German WWI pilot and notable flying ace who helped develop the Luftwaffe under the Nazi Party, born in Frankfurt am Main, German Empire (d. 1941)
  • 1896-05-01 Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (Reich Minister for Food and Agriculture), born in Batumi, Kutais Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1947)
  • 1896-05-03 Karl Allmenröder, German World War I flying Ace, born in Wald, Rhine Province, Germany (d. 1917)
  • 1896-05-23 Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (d. 1966)
  • 1896-07-16 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German human biologist and Nazi physician, born in Wildeck, German Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1896-07-24 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom), born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1896-08-09 Erich Hückel, German physicist and physical chemist, born in Berlin, German Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1896-09-09 Fritz Reutter, German composer and pedagogue, born in Löbtau, Saxony, German Empire (d. 1963)
  • 1896-12-27 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright
  • 1897-01-05 Theo Mackeben, German pianist & composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami), born in Starogard Gdański, Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1897-01-09 Karl Löwith, German philosopher, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1897-01-11 August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979)
  • 1897-01-14 Hasso von Manteuffel, German WWII general (5th Panzer Army) and politician, born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1897-02-04 Ludwig Erhard, chancellor of Germany (CDU)
  • 1897-03-27 Carlo Mierendorff, German politician and anti-fascist, born in Grossenhain, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1897-03-28 Sepp Herberger, German football coach and manager (West German National Team), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1897-04-07 Erich Loewenhardt, German flying ace of World War I, born in Province of Silesia, Poland (d. 1918)
  • 1897-04-08 Herbert Eimert, German composer and musicologist (Glockenspiel)
  • 1897-04-11 Caspar Neher, Austrian-German set designer and librettist, born in Augsburg, Germany (d. 1962)
  • 1897-04-13 Werner Voss, German World War I flying ace, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1917)
  • 1897-04-14 Olga Chekhova, Russian-German actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children), born in Aleksandropol, Erivan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1897-04-23 Lucius du Bignon Clay, American WWII general and military governor of West Germany, born in Marietta, Georgia (d. 1978)
  • 1897-04-26 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1897-05-06 Paul Alverdes, German writer (Pfeiferstube), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1979)
  • 1897-06-16 Georg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1897-06-20 Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (co-author of The Threepenny Opera), born in Peckelsheim, Westphalia, German Empire (d. 1973)
  • 1897-06-23 Winifred Wagner-William, German organizer (Wagner Festival)
  • 1897-06-25 Hans Barth, German-born American composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1897-06-29 Ottmar Gerster, German composer (rector of the Liszt Music Academy in Weimar), born in Braunfels, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1897-07-05 Paul Ben-Haim [Frankenburger], Israeli composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1984)
  • 1897-07-10 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, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1957)
  • 1897-07-24 Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1960)
  • 1897-07-25 Hermann Ambrosius, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1983)
  • 1897-08-02 Karl Otto Koch, German SS-officer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1897-08-07 Franz J Weinrich [Heinrich Lerse], German writer (Himmlisches)
  • 1897-08-12 Otto (von) Struve, German/US dir (Yerkes/MacDonald observatory)
  • 1897-08-31 Marianne Bruns, German writer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1897-09-10 Hilde Hildebrand [Emma Minna Hildebrand], German actress (Port of Freedom), born in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1897-09-26 Victor Otto Stomps, German writer and publisher, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1970)

Joseph Goebbels

1897-10-29 Joseph Goebbels, German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany (1933-45), born in Rheydt, Germany (d. 1945)

  • 1897-11-12 Karl Marx, German composer and conductor

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1901 - 2,000 of 2,527

  • 1970-11-28 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, dies at 85
  • 1970-11-29 Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, dies at 65
  • 1970-12-14 Franz Schlegelberger, German Nazi politician, dies at 94
  • 1971-01-13 Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding, German SS-gen/contractor (Tulle), dies at 65
  • 1971-03-23 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, dies at 67
  • 1971-05-06 Helene Weigel, Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70
  • 1971-05-29 Max Trapp, German composer, dies at 83
  • 1971-06-03 Heinz Hopf, German mathematician (b. 1894)
  • 1971-07-06 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), dies at 66
  • 1971-08-02 Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher, dies at 77
  • 1971-08-14 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59
  • 1971-08-17 Wilhelm List, German field marshal during WWII, convicted of war crimes, dies at 91
  • 1971-10-04 Edit Angold, German actress (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), dies at 76
  • 1971-10-31 Gerhard von Rad, German old testament expert, dies at 70
  • 1971-11-01 Gertrud von Le Fort, German writer (The Eternal Woman), dies at 95
  • 1971-11-29 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, dies at 84
  • 1972-01-25 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • 1972-01-27 Richard Courant, German-American mathematician, dies at 84
  • 1972-02-20 Maria Goeppert-Mayer, American-German atomic physicist (Nobel 1963), dies at 65
  • 1972-04-02 Franz Halder, German general (b. 1884)
  • 1972-04-04 Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), dies at 69
  • 1972-04-12 C W Ceram [Kurt Marek], German/American writer (1st American), dies at 57
  • 1972-04-15 Otto Brenner, German trade union leader (Industrial Union of Metalworkers), dies at 64
  • 1972-04-19 Adolf Bach, German philologist/sociologist, dies at 82
  • 1972-06-02 Franz Philipp, German composer, dies at 81
  • 1972-08-09 Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche), dies at 69
  • 1972-08-29 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), dies at 67
  • 1972-10-01 Kurt Hiller, German writer, dies at 87
  • 1972-10-22 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits), dies at 82
  • 1972-11-25 Hans Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79
  • 1972-12-02 Friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies
  • 1972-12-15 Herbert Eimert, German composer (Glockenspiel), dies at 75
  • 1972-12-24 Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), dies at 69
  • 1973-02-11 J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65
  • 1973-02-20 Brigitte Reimann, German writer (Franziska Linkerhand), dies of cancer at 39
  • 1973-04-23 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar, dies at 85
  • 1973-04-29 Manfred Gurlitt, German composer, dies at 82
  • 1973-05-14 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet, dies at 67
  • 1973-05-28 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer and conductor (Hassan), dies at 73
  • 1973-06-09 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)
  • 1973-06-29 Tin-Tan [Germán Valdés], Mexican actor, singer and comedian (Spanish dubbing of The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), dies from cancer at 57
  • 1973-07-02 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal, dies at 81
  • 1973-07-06 Otto Klemperer, German-American conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1933-39), and composer (Das Ziel), dies at 88
  • 1973-07-07 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (Studies in prejudice), dies at 78
  • 1973-07-13 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 1973-07-30 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • 1973-08-01 Walter Ulbricht, German politician (Head Of State, German Democratic Republic), dies at 80
  • 1973-09-07 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, dies at 72
  • 1973-09-26 Anton Schnack, German writer and poet, dies at 81
  • 1973-10-18 Leo Strauss, German-American political philosopher, dies at 74
  • 1974-01-26 Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, dies at 85
  • 1974-01-27 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, dies at 74
  • 1974-02-08 Fern Andra [Vernal Andrews], American actress who worked in German silent cinema, dies at 80
  • 1974-04-12 Carl Jaffe, German actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement), dies at 72
  • 1974-04-20 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, dies at 81
  • 1974-05-17 Ernest Nash, German-American photographer and archaeologist, dies at 75
  • 1974-07-29 Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
  • 1974-08-08 Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67
  • 1974-09-23 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, dies at 70
  • 1974-10-27 Rudolf Dassler, German entrepreneur who founded sportswear company Puma, dies at 76
  • 1974-11-16 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
  • 1975-01-11 Max Lorenz, German heldentenor famous for Wagner roles (b. 1901)
  • 1975-01-21 Ernst Gernot Klussmann, German composer, dies at 73
  • 1975-01-24 Erich Kempka, German chauffeur to Adolf Hitler, dies at 64
  • 1975-01-30 Boris Blacher, German composer (Purloined Letter), dies at 72
  • 1975-03-02 Jean Kurt Forest, German composer, dies at 65
  • 1975-03-13 Ruth Schaumann, German author, painter and sculptor (Rose, Black King), dies at 75
  • 1975-03-22 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), dies at 73
  • 1975-06-12 Alfred Kurella, German author and functionary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany in East Germany, dies at 80
  • 1975-06-21 Heinz Lau, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1975-07-06 Otto Skorzeny, German/Austrian SS (Mussolini/Ardennen), dies
  • 1975-07-11 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, dies at 89
  • 1975-07-25 Eugen Fink, German philosopher, dies at 69
  • 1975-08-17 Sig Arno [Siegfried Aron], German-Jewish actor (Holiday in Havana, My Friend Irma), dies at 80
  • 1975-09-14 Walter Herbert [Seligmann], German-American conductor, impresario (Houston Grand Opera, 1955- 72; San Diego Opera, 1965-77), and world champion bridge player, dies at 77
  • 1975-09-28 Agnes Windeck, German actress (A Time to Love and a Time to Die), dies at 87
  • 1975-10-30 Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1975-11-09 Luwig Turek, German writer, dies at 77
  • 1975-11-14 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter, dies at 88

Hannah Arendt

1975-12-04 Hannah Arendt, German-American political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), dies of a heart attack at 69

Werner Heisenberg

1976-02-01 Werner Heisenberg, German physicist who discovered the uncertainty principle (Nobel 1932), dies of kidney cancer at 74

  • 1976-02-11 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist and pioneer of aerodynamics, dies at 81
  • 1976-02-11 Frank Arnau [Heinrich Schmitt], German crime fiction writer, dies at 81
  • 1976-03-04 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (Thermodynamik), dies at 89
  • 1976-03-07 Erwin Kroll, German composer, dies at 90
  • 1976-03-26 Josef Albers, German artist, dies at 88
  • 1976-04-01 Max Ernst, German-French surrealist painter and sculptor (founded surrealism), dies at 85
  • 1976-04-28 Eugen Roth, German poet, dies at 81
  • 1976-04-29 Wilhelm Maler, German composer, dies at 73
  • 1976-05-08 Ulrike Meinhof, German journalist who lead Germany Red Army Faction ("Baader-Meinhof gang"), dies in uncertain circumstances in prison at 41
  • 1976-07-01 Anneliese Michel, German woman said to be possessed by demons (b. 1952)
  • 1976-07-06 Fritz Lenz, German geneticist, dies at 89
  • 1976-07-07 Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany (1969-74), dies at 76
  • 1976-07-13 Joachim Peiper, German military leader (SS, by assassination; b. 1915)
  • 1976-07-13 Max Butting, German composer, dies at 87
  • 1976-08-02 Fritz Lang, Austrian-German-American director (M, Metropolis, Fury, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse), dies from a stroke at 85
  • 1976-08-22 Oskar Brusewitz, East German vicar, sets himself on fire in protest of repression of religion at 47
  • 1976-08-26 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, More than singing), dies at 88