German History (Part 21)

Historical Events

Events 2001 - 2,100 of 2,176

  • 1993-08-13 4th Athletics World Championships open at Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1993-10-31 German unemployment hits national record of 3.5 million

Sports History

1993-11-21 German tennis star Michael Stich scores a 7–6, 2–6, 7–6, 6–2 win over American Pete Sampras to win his first and only ATP Tour World Championship title in Frankfurt, Germany

Sports History

1993-11-21 Top seeded German tennis player Steffi Graf wins WTA Tour Championship; beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1 at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • 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

Sports History

1994-04-18 98th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya wins 2nd straight title in 2:07:15; Uta Pippig of Germany claims women's race 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)
  • 1994-07-24 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain retains title with 3-0 win over US; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-1 win over Lindsay Davenport
  • 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

US Men's Tennis Open

1994-09-01 8-time major winner Ivan Lendl (34) plays his final professional tennis match; forced to retire with back pain trailing Bernd Karbacher of Germany 6-4, 7-6, 1-0 in the 2nd round of the US Open

US Men's Tennis Open

1994-09-11 US Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins first US title; beats Michael Stich of Germany 6-1, 7-6, 7-5

  • 1994-11-06 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
  • 1994-11-09 Darmstadtium, Chemical element 110, discovered at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near Darmstadt, Germany

Election of Interest

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

  • 1994-11-17 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
  • 1994-11-20 American tennis star Pete Sampras beats Boris Becker 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4 to win his second ATP Tour World Championship title in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1995-04-17 99th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya claims 3rd straight title in 2:09:22; Uta Pippig of Germany wins 2nd consecutive women's event in 2:25:11
  • 1995-06-18 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden: Hege Riise & Marianne Pettersen score within 3 minutes of each other to give Norway a 2-0 win over Germany

Sports History

1995-10-01 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher wins the Pacific Grand Prix at the TI Circuit in Aida, Japan to clinch his 2nd straight Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

  • 1995-11-12 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00
  • 1995-11-12 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher crashes in the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but claims second straight F1 World Drivers Championship by 33 points from Damon Hill
  • 1995-11-19 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf outlasts No. 2 Anke Huber 6–1, 2–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3 to win the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Sports History

1995-11-19 Home crowd favorite Boris Becker wins his 3rd and final ATP Tour World Championship tennis title with a 7–6, 6–0, 7–6 win over American Michael Chang in Frankfurt, Germany

  • 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 takes centenary men's title in 2:09:15.9; 3-peat for Uta Pippig of Germany in women's race in 2:27:12
  • 1996-06-30 UEFA European Championship Final, Wembley Stadium, London, England: Oliver Bierhoff scores his second goal in extra time as Germany beat Czech Republic, 2-1
  • 1996-11-24 American Pete Sampras wins his 3rd ATP Tour World Championship tennis titles with a classic 3–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4 victory over defending champion Boris Becker in Hanover, Germany
  • 1996-11-24 German tennis star Steffi Graf retains her WTA Tour Championship with a 6–3, 4–6, 6–0, 4–6, 6–0 win over Martina Hingis at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 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.
  • 1997-11-16 American tennis great Pete Sampras wins back-to-back ATP Tour World Championship titles with a 6–3, 6–2, 6–2 over Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov in Hanover, Germany
  • 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
  • 1998-08-02 Tour de France: Marco Pantani of Italy makes it a Tour & Giro d'Italia double, German Erik Zabel is points winner
  • 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
  • 1998-11-29 In a classic all-Spanish final, Àlex Corretja puts on a stunning comeback to beat Carlos Moyá 3–6, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 7–5 and win his only ATP Tour World Championship tennis title in Hanover, Germany
  • 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.
  • 1999-11-28 In an all-American final, Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi 6–1, 7–5, 6–4 to win his 5th and final ATP Tour World Championship tennis title in Hanover, Germany
  • 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.
  • 2000-10-01 German canoeist Birgit Fischer teams with Katrin Wagner to win the K2 500m gold medal at the Sydney Olympics; becomes first woman to win 2 or more medals at 4 Summer Olympics; only 4th woman to win 7 career gold
  • 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.
  • 2000-10-08 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka to clinch his 3rd, and 1st of 5 straight F1 World Drivers Championships
  • 2000-10-22 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, his 4th straight race victory to finish season; 3rd, and 1st of 5 straight F1 World Drivers Championships; wins by 19 points from Mika Häkkinen
  • 2001-08-19 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins the Hungarian Grand prix at the Hungaroring to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship and equal Alain Prost's record of 51 Grand Prix victories
  • 2001-09-02 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for his record 52nd F1 Grand Prix victory
  • 2001-10-14 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship by 58 points from David Coulthard; takes out Japanese GP at Suzuka for 9th win of the season

Sports History

2001-11-04 American tennis star Serena Williams wins the WTA Tour Championship in Munich, Germany after Lindsay Davenport defaults the final due to a knee injury; Williams' first season-ending title

  • 2002-04-26 Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.

FIFA World Cup

2002-06-30 FIFA World Cup Final, International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan: Ronaldo scores twice as Brazil beats Germany, 2-0 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
  • 2002-07-21 With a record 6 races remaining, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher clinches his 5th F1 World Drivers Championship with victory in the French Grand Prix at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours; 3rd straight title win
  • 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.
  • 2003-10-12 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Home Depot Center, Carson, CA: Nia Künzer scores winner in sudden death extra time as Germany beats Sweden, 2-1
  • 2004-08-21 Nicolás Massú & Fernando González win the men's doubles tennis at the Athens Olympics beating German pair Nicolas Kiefer & Rainer Schüttler in 5 sets; it's Chile's first Olympic gold medal
  • 2004-08-26 Germany wins its first ever Olympic women's field hockey gold medal with a 2-1 win against the Netherlands in Athens
  • 2004-08-27 German kayaker Birgit Fischer wins gold in K-4 500m & silver in K-2 500m in Athens; first woman in any sport to win gold medals at 6 different Olympics, gold 24 years apart, and 1st person to win 2 or more medals in 5 different Games
  • 2004-08-27 Osleidys Menéndez of Cuba throws an Olympic record 71.53m to easily beat German Steffi Nerius for the women's javelin gold medal at the Athens Games
  • 2004-08-29 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher clinches his 5th straight F1 World Drivers Championship with a 2nd place in the Belgian F1 Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
  • 2004-10-10 Having already clinched his record 7th F1 World Drivers Championship, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins a record 13th race of the season with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka
  • 2004-10-24 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher finishes 8th at season-ending Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace; his 5th straight World Drivers Championship, record 7th career world title; Ferrari's 6th straight Constructors title

Election 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

  • 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.
  • 2006-07-09 FIFA World Cup Final, Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany: Italy beats France, 5-3 on penalties; 1-1 after extra time
  • 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

Historic Publication

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

  • 2006-09-03 Andre Agassi loses to 112th-ranked Benjamin Becker of Germany 7-5, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 in the 3rd round at the US Open in his final career match; 8-time Grand Slam winner finishes with record of 870-274
  • 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.
  • 2007-09-30 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai, China: Birgit Prinz and Simone Laudehr score as Germany beats Brazil, 2-0
  • 2008-06-29 UEFA European Championship Final, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria: Fernando Torres scores as Spain beats Germany, 1-0
  • 2008-08-15 German swimmer Britta Steffen beats Australian Libby Trickett by 0.04 to win the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-16 New Zealand rowers Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell successfully defend their 2004 Olympic title in the women's double sculls by beating Germany by 0.01 seconds at the Beijing Games
  • 2008-08-17 German swimmer Britta Steffen beats American Dara Torres by 0.01 in the 50m to wrap up the 50/100m double at the Beijing Olympics
  • 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

Golf Tournament

2010-07-25 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins by 1 stroke from American Corey Pavin

  • 2010-08-15 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Whistling Straits GC: Martin Kaymer of Germany wins his first major title by 1 stroke in 3-hole aggregate playoff with Bubba Watson

Sports History

2010-11-14 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit to claim his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 4 points from Fernando Alonso; Red Bull's first Constructors title

  • 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.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 3,440

  • 1897-11-22 Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer, born in Chemnitz, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1989)
  • 1897-12-29 Hermann Heiss, German composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1966)
  • 1898-01-25 Joachim Wach, German religious scholar (Understanding), born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1955)

Bertolt Brecht

1898-02-10 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), born in Augsburg, Bavaria (d. 1956)

  • 1898-02-16 Katharine Cornell, German actress (Barretts of Wimpole St), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1898-02-23 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist
  • 1898-02-24 Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer
  • 1898-03-18 Otto Jochum, German composer, born in Babenhausen (d. 1969)
  • 1898-03-30 Heinz Risse, German writer, born in Dusseldorf (d. 1989)
  • 1898-04-23 Edwin Erich Dwinger, German writer (General Vlassov), born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1898-05-25 Gustav Regler, German writer, born in Merzig (d. 1963)
  • 1898-06-17 Carl Hermann, German physicist, born in Wesermünde, Germany (d. 1961)
  • 1898-06-22 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1898-06-26 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1898-07-06 Hanns Eisler, Austrian composer (East German National Anthem), born in Leipzig, German Empire (d. 1962)
  • 1898-07-13 Martin David, German/Neth law historian
  • 1898-07-18 Herbert Marcuse, German-American communist philosopher (Eros & Civilization), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1898-08-03 Karl Kehrle, Benedictine monk and beekeeper, born in Mittelbiberach, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1898-08-25 Helmut Hasse, German mathematician, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1898-08-28 Ludwig Turek, German writer, born in Stendal, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1898-09-14 Ernest Nash, German-American photographer and archaeologist, born in Nowawes, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1898-09-30 Felix Kersten, Baltic-German Finnish masseuse (masseuse to Heinrich Himmler who helped save people from Nazi persecution), born in Tartu, Imperial Russia (d. 1960)
  • 1898-10-15 Gunther Ramin, German organist and composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1898-11-11 Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, German Jesuit priest and Buddhism Zen teacher, born in Nieheim, Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1990)
  • 1898-11-19 Arthur R. von Hippel, German physicist (pioneer in the study of dielectrics, ferromagnetic and ferroelectric materials, and semiconductors and was a codeveloper of radar during World War II), born in Rostock, Germany (d. 2003)

Karl Ziegler

1898-11-26 Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), born in Helsa, German Empire (d. 1973)

  • 1898-12-06 Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-American photojournalist (V-J Day in Times Square), born in Dirschau, West Prussia, German Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1899-01-14 Fritz Bayerlein, German general (WWI, Poland, Libya, St-Lo), born in German Empire (d. 1970)
  • 1899-01-22 Guido Kisch, Czech/German/American historian (Jews in medieval Germany)
  • 1899-02-23 Erich Kästner, German writer (d. 1974)
  • 1899-02-25 Leo J Weisgerber, German linguist
  • 1899-03-10 Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran, formerly Germany's oldest man. (d. 2007)
  • 1899-03-23 Dora Gerson, German-Jewish actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (Caravan of Death), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1899-04-30 Lucie Mannheim, German actress (East Meets West, 39 Steps), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1899-05-31 Ilse Lagner, German antiwar writer, born in Breslau (d. 1987)
  • 1899-06-04 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, born in Moscow (d. 1965)
  • 1899-07-03 Otto Reinhold, German composer, born in Erzgebirge (d. 1965)
  • 1899-07-23 Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany (1969-74), born in Schwelm, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1976)
  • 1899-08-01 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1899-08-12 Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
  • 1899-08-20 Hanns Lilje, German Lutheran bishop and antifascist (Church und Welt), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1899-08-24 Ruth Schaumann, German painter, writer and sculptor (Rose, Black King), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1899-09-20 Leo Strauss, German-American political philosopher, born in Kirchhain, Hesse-Nassau, German Empire (d. 1973)
  • 1899-11-26 Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, born in Kamenz, Saxony, Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1899-12-11 Vera von der Heydt, German psychoanalyst, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1899-12-22 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M, Faust, A Glass of Water), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1900-01-05 Paula Ludwig, Austrian-German poet, born in Vorarlberg, Austria (d. 1974)
  • 1900-01-16 Edith Frank, mother of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank, born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1900-01-26 Karl Ristenpart, German conductor, born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1967)
  • 1900-01-28 Anni Holdmann, German 100m runner (Olympic-1928)
  • 1900-01-28 Hermann Kesten, German writer (Allert de Lange)
  • 1900-02-11 Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher
  • 1900-02-28 Wolfram Hirth, German pilot (d. 1959)
  • 1900-03-02 Kurt J Weill, German composer/Bertolt Brecht collaborator (Mahogany), born in Dessau, Germany
  • 1900-03-23 Erich Fromm, Frankfurt Germany, psychologist (Sane Society)
  • 1900-04-02 Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist, born in Hörde, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1900-04-28 Bruno Apitz, German writer (Nackt unter Wölfen, born in Leipzig (d. 1979)
  • 1900-05-05 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer and conductor (Hassan gewinnt), born in Berlin (d. 1973)
  • 1900-05-12 Helene Weigel, Austrian-German actress (Metropolis, Mutter Courage), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1971)
  • 1900-05-14 Edgar Wind, German art historian (d. 1971)

Hans Frank

1900-05-23 Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (occupied Poland) who was executed at Nuremberg, born in Karlsruhe, Baden, German Empire (d. 1946)

  • 1900-06-15 Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (d. 1984)
  • 1900-06-17 Hermann Reuter, German composer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1985)

Martin Bormann

1900-06-17 Martin Bormann, German Nazi leader (Hitler's secretary, chief of the Party Chancellery), born in Wegeleben, Germany (d. 1945)

  • 1900-06-24 Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician (d. 1945)
  • 1900-07-19 Arno Breker, German architect and sculptor (Third Reich), born in Elberfeld, German Empire (d. 1991)
  • 1900-07-31 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1973)
  • 1900-08-26 Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (rocket engines and gas turbines), born in Wedel, Germany (d. 1980)
  • 1900-08-29 Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building, Centre Pompidou), born in Altona, Hamburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1900-09-20 Wilhelm Weismann, German composer, born in Alfdorf, Germany (d. 1980)

Heinrich Himmler

1900-10-07 Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi and head of the Gestapo, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)

  • 1900-10-15 Fritz Feld, German actor (Jack Benny Show, At the Circus, Errand Boy, Promises Promises), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1993)
  • 1900-10-19 Erna Berger, German soprano (d. 1990)
  • 1900-11-03 Adolf Dassler, German entrepreneur (founder sportswear company Adidas), born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1900-11-19 Anna Seghers [Netty Reiling], German author (The 7th Cross), born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1900-12-21 Oda Schaefer, German writer & journalist (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only), born in Wilmersdorf, Berlin
  • 1900-12-27 Hans Stuck, German race car driver (d. 1978)
  • 1901-01-03 Eric Voegelin, German American philosopher (Order & History), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1901-01-27 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon), born in Katowice, Upper Silesia, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1901-01-30 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1977)
  • 1901-02-23 Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
  • 1901-03-21 Karl Arnold, German politician (d. 1958)
  • 1901-03-27 Erich Ollenhauer, German politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (1952-63), born in Madgeburg, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1901-04-14 Martin Kessel, German writer, born in Plauen (d. 1990)
  • 1901-04-25 Ernst Gernot Klussmann, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1901-05-02 Willi Bredel, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1964)
  • 1901-05-14 Robert Ritter, German psychologist (d. 1951)
  • 1901-05-17 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), born in Donauwörth, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1901-06-10 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady; Camelot), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1901-06-23 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), born in Unna, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1901-07-07 Gustav Knuth, German actor (Sissi, Freddy Unter Fremden), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1901-08-15 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, born in Lutherstadt, Wittenberg, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1901-08-23 John Sherman Cooper, American politician and U.S. Ambassador to East Germany, born in Somerset, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • 1901-09-12 Ernst Pepping, German composer, born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1901-10-05 Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam (WWII), born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1901-10-15 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), born in Offenbach, Germany (d. 1964)
  • 1901-10-15 Hermann Abs, German banker to Adolf Hitler & Konrad Adenauer and director of Deutsche Bank (1938-45), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1901-10-21 Gerhard von Rad, German old testament scholar (Deuteronomium)
  • 1901-11-17 Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)

Werner Heisenberg

1901-12-05 Werner Heisenberg, German physicist who discovered the uncertainty principle (Nobel 1932), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1976)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 2001 - 2,100 of 2,528

  • 1976-08-26 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, More than singing), dies at 88
  • 1976-10-09 Walter Warlimont, German General WWII, dies at 82
  • 1976-12-23 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, dies at 72
  • 1977-01-06 Hanns Lilje, German Lutheran bishop and antifascist (Church und Welt), dies at 77
  • 1977-01-18 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
  • 1977-03-04 Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, German politician and former Chancellor of Germany (b. 1887)
  • 1977-04-07 Siegfried Buback, German Federal Prosecutor, assassinated by far-leftist militant group Red Army Faction, at 57
  • 1977-04-19 Günter Bruno Fuchs, German writer, poet and artist, dies at 48
  • 1977-04-20 Sepp Herberger, German football coach and manager (West German National Team), dies at 80
  • 1977-05-05 Ludwig Erhard, German minister of Economic Affairs (CDU), dies at 80
  • 1977-05-30 Claire Goll, German-French writer, dies at 86
  • 1977-06-26 Oskar Morgenstern, German American economist, dies at 75
  • 1977-07-30 Jorgen Ponto, West German banker, murdered
  • 1977-08-04 Emil Bloch, German Marxist philosopher (Principle Hope, Traces), dies at 92
  • 1977-08-26 Heinz Rottger, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1977-09-04 E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
  • 1977-10-18 Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist and founder of the Red Army Faction, commits suicide along with other RAF leaders at 37
  • 1977-11-02 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, dies at 76
  • 1977-11-08 Georg Wüst, German Oceanographer, dies at 87
  • 1977-11-13 Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944)

Peter Carl Goldmark

1977-12-07 Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-American engineer (developed the 33-1/3 rpm LP phonograph record format), dies in a car accident at 77

  • 1978-01-24 Herta Oberheuser, German doctor (b. 1911)
  • 1978-02-09 Herbert Kappler, German head of Nazi police and security services (SS) in Rome during WWII, dies at 70
  • 1978-04-16 Lucius du Bignon Clay, American WWII general and military governor of West Germany, dies at 80
  • 1978-05-16 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony, 1952-76; Boston Symphony, 1969-71), dies at 78
  • 1978-07-01 Kurt Student, German Luftwaffe general (b. 1890)
  • 1978-08-07 Franz Alphons Wolpert, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1978-09-06 Adolf Dassler, German entrepreneur (founder sportswear company Adidas), dies at 78
  • 1978-09-15 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft builder, dies at 80
  • 1978-09-19 Rolf Gunther, East German priest, self imolation
  • 1978-11-10 Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), dies at 75
  • 1979-01-11 Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German-French art dealer and publisher, dies at 94
  • 1979-01-16 August Heissmeyer, German SS officer, dies at 82
  • 1979-02-28 Paul Alverdes, German writer (Pfeiferstube), dies at 81
  • 1979-04-07 Bruno Apitz, German writer, dies at 78
  • 1979-06-01 Werner Forssmann, German urologist (Nobel 1956), dies at 74
  • 1979-06-03 Arno Schmidt, German writer, dies at 65
  • 1979-06-28 Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova; Never Trust a Woman), dies at 84
  • 1979-07-21 Ludwig Renn, German writer, dies at 90
  • 1979-07-29 Herbert Marcuse, German-American communist philosopher (Eros & Civilization), dies at 81
  • 1979-08-10 Walther Gerlach, German physicist who, with Otto Stern, co-discovered spin quantization in a magnetic field (Stern–Gerlach effect) dies at 90
  • 1979-08-24 Hanna Reitsch, German aviator and test pilot, dies at 67
  • 1979-12-07 Nicolas Born, German writer, dies of cancer at 41
  • 1979-12-24 Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader, dies at 39
  • 1980-01-03 Axel Springer Jr, German photographer, commits suicide at 38
  • 1980-01-24 Lil Dagover, Dutch-born German actress (Spiders), dies at 92
  • 1980-02-16 Erich Hückel, German physicist and physical chemist, dies at 83
  • 1980-02-22 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66
  • 1980-03-05 Winifred Wagner-William, German World Festival organizer, dies at 82
  • 1980-03-18 Erich Fromm, German/US psychoanalyst, dies at 79
  • 1980-04-25 Katia Mann, German actress and wife of German writer Thomas Mann, dies at 96
  • 1980-05-14 Wilhelm Weismann, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1980-06-05 Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician, dies at 70
  • 1980-06-08 Ernst Busch, German singer and actor, dies at 80
  • 1980-06-21 Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, dies of a stroke at 56
  • 1980-08-22 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (Mercedes Benz), dies at 89
  • 1980-08-26 Rosa Albach-Retty, German actress (b. 1874)
  • 1980-09-03 Fabian von Schlabendorff, German resistance fighter/judge, dies at 73
  • 1980-09-04 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
  • 1980-09-08 Hermann Claudius, German folk poet (Meister Bertram), dies at 101
  • 1980-11-07 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, dies at 73
  • 1980-12-16 Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (b. 1900)

Karl Dönitz

1980-12-24 Karl Dönitz, German naval admiral and last leader of Nazi Germany, dies of heart attack at 89

  • 1981-02-01 Ernst Pepping, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1981-02-15 Karl Richter, German composer and conductor, dies at 54
  • 1981-03-06 Klaus Grabowski, German alleged murderer and convicted sex offender, shot and killed in Lübeck District Court by Marianne Bachmeier the mother of the daughter he was accused of murdering
  • 1981-03-07 Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, German tennis player (Wimbledon 1931, 1936 runner-up), dies at 72
  • 1981-03-09 Max Delbrück, German-American biologist and molecular geneticist (bacteriophage, Nobel Prize 1969), dies at 74
  • 1981-04-12 Hans Chemin-Petit, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1981-04-30 Peter Huchel, German poet, dies at 78
  • 1981-06-23 Zarah Leander, Swedish/German singer/actress (Gabriela), dies at 79
  • 1981-06-26 Peter Kreuder, German composer, dies
  • 1981-06-28 Peter Paul Kreuder, German-Austrian pianist and film score composer, dies at 75
  • 1981-08-21 Hermann Schey, German-Dutch classical bass-baritone singer, and teacher, dies at 85

Albert Speer

1981-09-01 Albert Speer, German architect and Nazi leader (Reich Minister for Armaments and War Production), dies of a stroke at 76

  • 1981-11-20 Rolf Bongs, German writer, dies at 74
  • 1981-11-29 Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (b. 1895)
  • 1981-12-17 Edwin Erich Dwinger, German writer (General Vlassov), dies at 83
  • 1982-02-04 Georg Konrad Morgen, German judge (b. 1909)
  • 1982-03-29 Carl Orff, German composer (Carmina Burana; Der Mond; Mozart Prize - 1969), dies of cancer at 86
  • 1982-03-29 Walter Hallstein, W German politician (CDU, H-doctrine), dies at 80
  • 1982-03-31 Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer and resistor (Law), dies at 85
  • 1982-04-06 Paul Wiens, German writer and Stasi informant, dies at 59
  • 1982-04-09 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist/dissident, dies
  • 1982-04-29 Herbert Collum, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1982-05-10 Peter Weiss, German author and playwright (Marat/Sade), dies at 65
  • 1982-06-10 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), dies of a drug overdose at 37
  • 1982-06-18 Curd Jürgens [Curt Jurgens], German-born Austrian actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day), dies of an acute heart attack at 66
  • 1982-06-26 Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist, dies at 73
  • 1982-07-10 Gustav MR von Koenigswald, German/Dutch paleontologist, dies at 79
  • 1982-07-13 Edith Heerdegen, German actress (Serpent's Egg, Monpti), dies at 69
  • 1982-08-08 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
  • 1982-11-18 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), dies at 60
  • 1982-12-09 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Song Against Death), dies at 87
  • 1982-12-18 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII, dies at 66
  • 1983-01-08 Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter pilot (b. 1919)
  • 1983-02-14 Lina Radke, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 79
  • 1983-04-24 Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
  • 1983-07-01 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer, dies at 56
  • 1983-07-10 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82