German History (Part 20)

Historical Events

Events 1901 - 1,906 of 1,906

  • 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 1901 - 2,000 of 2,874

  • 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)
  • 1914-06-08 Kurt Barthel [KuBa], German writer and political activist, born in Garnsdorf (d. 1967)
  • 1914-06-22 Lilo Hardel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1999)
  • 1914-07-01 Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (combined gold Winter Olympics 1936), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2004)
  • 1914-07-09 Willi Stoph, president German DR
  • 1914-08-12 Gerd Buchdahl, German philosopher (d. 2001)
  • 1914-09-04 Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive, third postwar chairman of Volkswagen (d. 2003)
  • 1914-09-21 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1914-12-05 Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (d. 1989)
  • 1914-12-14 Karl Carstens, German (CDU)/pres Germany (1979-84)
  • 1914-12-26 Annemarie Wendl, German actress (Lindenstraße, Der Seitensprung), born in Trostberg, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1915-01-20 C W Ceram, [Kurt W Marek], German/US writer (March of Archaeology)
  • 1915-01-30 Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976, by assassination)
  • 1915-02-23 Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
  • 1915-03-11 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, born in Hannover (d. 1999)
  • 1915-03-17 Hans Namuth, German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
  • 1915-05-29 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (d. 1990)
  • 1915-08-25 Walter Trampler, American violist (Beaux Arts Trio), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1915-09-04 Rudolf Schock, German opera/operette singer
  • 1915-09-06 Franz Josef Strauss, German politician, Minister of Defense (1956-62), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1915-09-19 Tin-Tan [Germán Valdés], Mexican actor, singer and comedian (Spanish dubbing of The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1915-12-13 Curd Jürgens [Curt Jurgens], German-born Austrian actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day), born in Solln, Munich, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1916-02-25 Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
  • 1916-03-08 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1916-07-02 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
  • 1916-07-06 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1970)
  • 1916-08-20 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1984)
  • 1916-11-08 Peter Weiss, German Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
  • 1916-12-09 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect/writer (Mozart biog)
  • 1916-12-27 Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (d. 1953)
  • 1917-01-02 Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1917-01-05 Wieland Wagner, German opera director
  • 1917-04-16 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1917-06-02 Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • 1917-09-06 Philipp von Boeselager, German Wehrmacht officer, failed assassin of Adolf Hitler, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1917-09-09 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (Spoiling the Game, S.A.-Mann Brand), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1942)
  • 1917-09-17 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)
  • 1917-10-08 Hans Poser, German composer, born in Tannenbergsthal (d. 1970)
  • 1917-11-27 Tiny Rowland, [Roland Fuhrop], German/British owner (Observer)
  • 1918-01-02 Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
  • 1918-02-06 Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • 1918-03-03 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • 1918-03-10 Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot
  • 1918-03-20 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (Soldiers)
  • 1918-04-06 Karen [Ingeborg Klinkerfuss], German actress (Sky Murder, All Through the Night, Madame X), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1967)
  • 1918-06-13 Helmut Lent, German night fighter pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1918-09-10 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
  • 1918-09-22 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose)
  • 1918-10-20 Anton Diffring [Alfred Pollack], German character actor (Assignment Vienna), born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1989)
  • 1918-10-20 Robert Lochner, German journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1918-11-08 Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer ( Palatino and Optima), born in Nuremberg (d. 2015)
  • 1918-11-10 Ernst Fischer, German chemist (Nobel 1973), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1918-11-11 Jürg Baur, German composer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2010)
  • 1918-11-20 Dora Ratjen, German man possing as woman high jumper (Olympic 4th 1936)
  • 1918-12-23 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), born in Hamburg (d. 2015)
  • 1919-06-12 Uta Hagen, German-American actress and theatre practitioner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1919-07-08 Walter Scheel, German politician, West German Foreign Minister and President, born in Solingen (d. 2016)
  • 1919-11-14 Lisa Otto, German soprano
  • 1919-12-13 Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942)
  • 1919-12-31 Artur Fischer, German Inventor with more patents than Edison, born in Tumlingen, Baden-Württemberg (d. 2016)
  • 1920-01-27 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
  • 1920-03-22 Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Hogan's Heroes), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1920-04-15 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), born in Stuttgart
  • 1920-04-21 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1920-06-05 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist (Klimbim)
  • 1920-08-16 Charles Bukowski, German-born American columnist (Notes of a Dirty Old Man) and writer (Hollywood: A Novel) who was described as a "laureate of American lowlife", born in Andernach, Weimar Republic Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1920-08-22 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1989)
  • 1920-10-07 Georg Leber, German politician (SPD), (d. 2012)
  • 1920-10-08 Maxi Herber, German figure skater pairs (Olympic gold 1936), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1920-10-13 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1920-10-31 Helmut Newton, German photographer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1920-10-31 Fritz Walter, German footballer, born in Kaiserslautern, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1920-11-23 Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
  • 1920-12-18 Rita Streich, German singer
  • 1921-01-14 Charles Gaupp, German/Dutch painter
  • 1921-01-20 Bernt Engelmann, German writer
  • 1921-02-05 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)

Person of interestSimone Signoret

1921-03-25 Simone Signoret, French actress (Casque d'Or, Room at the Top), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1985)

  • 1921-05-09 Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), born in Forchtenberg, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1921-05-11 Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician
  • 1921-05-12 Joseph Beuys, German avant-garde painter/politician
  • 1921-05-20 Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1947)
  • 1921-05-28 Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)
  • 1921-07-07 Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
  • 1921-07-23 Heinz Bennent, German actor (Possession, The Serpent's Egg), born in Stolberg, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1921-09-08 Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia)
  • 1922-03-08 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), born in Heidersdorf, Lower Silesia (d. 1982)
  • 1922-03-18 Egon Bahr, German journalist/politician, born in Treffurt, Thuringia (d. 2015)
  • 1922-03-30 German Germanovich Galinin, composer
  • 1922-04-09 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, born in Munich (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-19 Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircrafts)
  • 1922-08-15 Lukas Foss, [Fuchs], composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1922-08-17 Paul Wiens, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1982)
  • 1922-09-09 Hans Dehmelt, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Gorlitz (d. 2017)
  • 1922-09-14 Michel Auclair [Vladimir Vujović], German actor (Funny Face, Day of the Jackal), born in Koblenz, Weimar Republic (d. 1988)
  • 1922-10-02 Wolfhart U Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl)
  • 1922-10-28 Gershon Kingsley, German composer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1901 - 1,986 of 1,986

  • 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
  • 2007-07-22 Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
  • 2007-07-25 Bernd Jakubowski, German goalkeeper (b. 1952)
  • 2007-08-06 Heinz Barth, German convicted war criminal (SS) (b. 1920)
  • 2007-09-02 Franz-Benno Delonge, German game designer (b. 1957)
  • 2007-10-05 Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), dies at 78
  • 2007-10-26 Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (b. 1943)
  • 2007-11-04 Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2007-12-05 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (b. 1928)
  • 2008-01-03 Werner Dollinger, German politician and economist (b. 1918)
  • 2008-02-06 Dieter Noll, German writer (Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt), dies at 80
  • 2008-02-07 Tamara Desni [Brodsky], German-born British actress (The Green Finger, Hell's Cargo), dies from natural causes at 97
  • 2008-03-05 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American professor of computer science (b.1923)
  • 2008-03-20 Klaus Dinger, German Musician (b. 1946)
  • 2008-07-27 Horst Stein, German conductor (b. 1928)
  • 2008-09-22 Thomas Doerflein, German Zookeeper (b. 1963)
  • 2008-12-17 Freddy Breck, German schlager singer, composer, record producer and news anchor (b. 1942)
  • 2009-06-17 Ralf Dahrendorf, German-born sociologist and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2009-06-30 Pina Bausch, German choreographer (b. 1940)
  • 2009-07-22 Peter Krieg, German documentary filmmaker, producer and writer (b. 1947)
  • 2009-07-30 Peter Zadek, German theatre director (b. 1926)
  • 2009-09-19 Eduard Zimmermann, German broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 2009-10-04 Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
  • 2009-10-11 Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1969)
  • 2009-11-10 Robert Enke, German football goalkeeper, dies at 32
  • 2010-01-05 Gisela Kraft, German writer, dies at 73
  • 2010-01-14 Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
  • 2010-01-31 Jürg Baur, German composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-03-21 Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (b. 1919)
  • 2010-03-30 Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)
  • 2010-05-24 Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
  • 2010-08-11 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • 2010-11-30 Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • 2010-12-12 Peter Pagel, German footballer (b. 1956)
  • 2011-01-05 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, dies at 77
  • 2011-01-24 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director, dies at 61
  • 2011-03-21 Gerd Klier, German footballer (b. 1944)
  • 2011-05-11 Klaus Schlesinger, German writer, dies at 64
  • 2011-07-20 Lucian Freud, German-British artist (Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, Boy With a Rat), dies at 88
  • 2011-07-24 Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • 2011-10-12 Heinz Bennent, German actor (Possession, The Serpent's Egg), dies at 90
  • 2011-12-01 Christa Wolf, German writer (b. 1929)
  • 2012-02-08 Gunther Plaut, German-Canadian rabbi, dies at 99
  • 2012-04-05 Ferdinand A. Porsche, German car designer (Porsche 911), dies at 76
  • 2012-05-18 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone, dies at 86
  • 2012-08-21 Georg Leber, German politician, dies at 91
  • 2012-10-13 Helmut Haller, German footballer, dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 73
  • 2012-12-14 Klaus Köste, German gymnast, dies at 69
  • 2013-02-22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist, dies aged 89
  • 2013-02-27 Stephane Hessel, German-born French diplomat, dies at 95
  • 2013-03-06 Sabine Bischoff, German fencer (Olympic gold 1984), dies at 54
  • 2013-04-03 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85
  • 2013-07-19 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, dies from heart failure at 89
  • 2013-07-26 Rolf Haufs, German writer , dies at 77
  • 2013-11-13 Hans-Jürgen Heise, German writer, dies at 83
  • 2014-06-09 Gerd Zacher, German composer and organist, dies at 84
  • 2014-07-05 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), dies from esophageal cancer at 89
  • 2014-11-19 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies from cardiac arrest at 83
  • 2014-12-17 Fritz Rudolf Fries, German writer and informant, dies at 79

Person of interestLuise Rainer

2014-12-30 Luise Rainer, German and American actress, - 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (1936, 1937), dies at 104

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer
  • 2015-01-20 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), dies at 70
  • 2015-01-31 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), dies at 94

Person of interestGünter Grass

2015-04-13 Günter Grass, German writer (The Tin Drum) and playwright and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), dies at 87

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 2015-06-04 Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer (Palatino and Optima), dies at 96
  • 2015-06-09 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, dies at 86
  • 2015-06-22 Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, dies at 83
  • 2015-08-20 Egon Bahr, German journalist and politician (Ostpolitik policy), dies at 93
  • 2015-10-10 Hilla Becher (née Wobeser), German artist, worked collaboratively with husband Bernd Becher, dies at 81
  • 2015-11-10 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), dies at 96
  • 2015-12-19 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), dies at 88
  • 2015-12-28 Ian Murdock, German-born American computer programmer (Debian project, Progeny Linux Systems), dies at 42
  • 2016-01-27 Artur Fischer, German Inventor with more patents than Edison, dies at 96
  • 2016-03-31 Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, dies at 89
  • 2016-05-04 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, dies at 93
  • 2016-08-23 Reinhard Selten, German economist, (Nobel Prize 1994), dies at 85
  • 2016-08-24 Walter Scheel, German politician, West German Foreign Minister and President, dies at 97
  • 2016-11-23 Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel In Fawlty Towers), dies at 86
  • 2017-02-22 Fritz Koenig, German sculptor (Sphere at World Trade Center), dies at 92
  • 2017-03-05 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, dies at 78
  • 2017-03-07 Hans Dehmelt, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 1989), dies at 94

Person of interestHelmut Kohl

2017-06-16 Helmut Kohl, German chancellor (West Germany, 1982-90, unified Germany, 1990-98), dies at 87

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl