German History (Part 22)

Historical Events

Events 2101 - 2,184 of 2,184

  • 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • 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.
  • 2011-07-17 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany: Japan beats US, 3-1 on penalties; 2-2 after extra time
  • 2011-10-09 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finishes 3rd in the Japanese F1 Grand Prix to clinch his second consecutive World Drivers Championship
  • 2011-11-27 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finishes 2nd in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to retain his F1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 122 points from Jenson Button
  • 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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2012-04-04 German Nobel Laureate, Günter Grass, publishes controversial poem that claims Israel is plotting to wipe out Iran

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 2012-05-30 A number of nations including Germany, Turkey and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats following the Houla massacre

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-10-04 7-time Formula 1 world drivers champion Michael Schumacher of Germany announces his retirement from racing at the end of the season

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-10-09 25,000 people in Athens protest against German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 2012-11-25 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finishes 4th in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to claim his 3rd consecutive F1 World Drivers Championship by 3 points from Fernando Alonso
  • 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 and become the first German treble-winning team
  • 2013-07-06 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In her last appearance at a major championship, Marion Bartoli of France beats German Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 for her only Grand Slam title
  • 2013-07-29 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale: American Mark Wiebe wins in a playoff with Bernhard Langer of Germany
  • 2013-09-22 Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections
  • 2013-10-04 German singer Helene Fischer releases "Farbenspiel", most successful album ever by a German female artist, over 2.4 million sold
  • 2013-10-27 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit to clinch his 4th straight F1 World Drivers Championship; 6th consecutive GP victory
  • 2013-11-17 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins record 8th consecutive Formula 1 race with victory in United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas
  • 2013-11-24 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix; his record 9th straight GP victory; record equalling 13th consecutive GP win; 4th straight World Drivers Championship
  • 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, Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Mario Götze scores an extra time winner as Germany beats Argentina, 1-0
  • 2014-07-27 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his second Open Senior title by 13 strokes from Colin Montgomerie of Scotland
  • 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
  • 2014-11-09 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Home favourite Petra Kvitová beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-1) and an 8th title for the Czechs

  • 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
  • 2015-07-26 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Sunningdale: American Marco Dawson wins by 1 shot from Bernhard Langer of Germany
  • 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

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

2016-01-30 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Angelique Kerber of Germany wins her first major title; beats Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 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
  • 2016-08-17 German pair Laura Ludwig & Kira Walkenhorst upsets Brazilian hometown favourites Ágatha Bednarczuk & Bárbara Seixas 21–18, 21–14 to win the Olympic women's beach volleyball gold in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2016-08-19 Germany beats Sweden 2-1 in the women's football gold medal match at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; 52,432 at the Maracanã Stadium
  • 2016-08-20 German canoeist Sebastian Brendel teams with Jan Vandrey to win the C-2 1,000m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wraps up C-1 / C-2 1,000m double
  • 2016-08-20 Canoeists Max Rendschmidt and Marcus Gross part of winning German crew in K-4 100m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wrap up K-2 / K-4 1,000m double
  • 2016-09-10 US Open Women's Tennis: Angelique Kerber beats Karolína Plíšková 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to become first German player to win the event since Steffi Graf in 1996
  • 2016-10-30 Slovak tennis star Dominika Cibulková beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Finals title decider in Kallang, Singapore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-11-27 German Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg clinches his only F1 World Driver's Championship with victory in season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix; wins title by 5 points from teammate Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • 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
  • 2017-07-30 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his 3rd Open Senior title by 3 shots from Corey Pavin
  • 2017-08-28 Investigation into German nurse Niels Högel, a serving life sentence for killing two patients, concludes he probably killed 86 more
  • 2017-09-03 1.4 ton WWII bomb defused in Frankfurt, Germany with 60,000 people evacuated, the largest postwar
  • 2017-11-16 19 countries pledge to phase out coal at UN Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany
  • 2017-11-20 German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces that coalition talks to form a government have collapsed
  • 2017-12-07 Naples' pizza spinning given UNESCO intangible heritage status along with Germany's organ music, Kyrgystan's Kok boru and India's Kumbh festival
  • 2018-03-06 World's oldest message in a bottle found in Western Australia, thrown from German ship Paula 132 years ago (12 June 1886)
  • 2018-03-14 Angela Merkel sworn in for fourth term as German Chancellor, head of a coalition government, 171 days after the general election
  • 2018-04-27 German leader Angela Merkel has a 1-day trip to Washington meeting US President Donald Trump
  • 2018-05-09 Oldest viral DNA, a form of hepatitis B, reported discovered in 7,000 year old skeleton found in Germany
  • 2018-05-23 Hamburg, Germany, becomes the first city to ban diesel cars on some roads
  • 2018-06-13 Volkswagen fined €1 billion (£880m) by German prosecutors over diesel emissions scandal
  • 2018-06-28 Employee charged with attempted poisoning of colleague's sandwich in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, leading authorities to investigate 21 other suspicious deaths
  • 2018-07-14 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Angelique Kerber becomes the first German since Steffi Graf (1996) to win Wimbledon beating Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3
  • 2018-07-29 British Senior Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez wins by 1 shot from defending champion Bernhard Langer of Germany
  • 2018-08-02 Oldest library in Germany confirmed unearthed in Cologne dating to 2AD, possibly held 20,000 scrolls
  • 2018-08-20 Polish immigrant and former volunteer Nazi guard Jakiw Palij (95) is deported from the US in New York to Germany
  • 2018-08-29 Germany hands back human remains of Namibian Herero and Nama people murdered during 1904-08 genocide at church service in Berlin
  • 2018-09-12 More than 3,600 children reported abused by Catholic priests in Germany (1946-2014) in leaked report
  • 2018-10-26 Rhine River in drought with lowest levels since 1920s forces German government to release oil reserves after barge shipments disrupted
  • 2018-10-29 German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces she will not seek re-election in 2021 and step down as party leader
  • 2018-10-30 German ex-nurse Niels Högel admits in court to killing over 100 patients, making him one of the world's worst serial killers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-11-18 21 year old German Alexander Zverev breaks through for a maiden season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-4, 6-3 upset win in London over 5-time champion Novak Đoković

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • 2018-12-07 Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is elected the new leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union party, replacing Angela Merkel

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2101 - 2,200 of 3,450

  • 1901-11-17 Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)
  • 1901-12-05 Werner Heisenberg, German physicist who discovered the uncertainty principle (Nobel 1932), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1901-12-10 F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)

Person of interestMarlene Dietrich

1901-12-27 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1992)

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich
  • 1902-01-08 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
  • 1902-01-19 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
  • 1902-01-24 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist
  • 1902-02-09 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's leader (d. 1999)
  • 1902-02-18 Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
  • 1902-02-22 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
  • 1902-02-25 Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
  • 1902-02-26 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • 1902-03-07 Heinz Rühmann, German actor and director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1902-03-21 Carl Jaffe, German actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1902-04-02 Jan Tschichold, German typographer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1902-04-25 Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist, one of the main organizers of Nazi Germany's T-4 Euthanasia Program, born in Forst, Germany (d. 1964)
  • 1902-05-03 Alfred Kastler, French physicist (Nobel 1966 - Hertzian resonances within atoms), born in Guebwiller, Alsace, German Empire (d. 1984)
  • 1902-05-06 Max Ophüls, German director (The Earrings of Madame de...), born in Saarbrücken, German Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1902-05-10 Joachim Prinz, German-American Zionist leader, author and Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), born in Bierdzany, Prussia (d. 1988)
  • 1902-05-12 Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor (d. 1984)
  • 1902-05-20 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer, born in Dresden (d. 1993)
  • 1902-05-23 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), born in Berlin (d. 1985)
  • 1902-06-15 Erik Erikson, Frankfurt Germany, American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase "identity crisis"
  • 1902-06-21 Wilhelm Maler, German composer, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1902-06-23 Mathias Wieman, German actor (The Blue Light, Fear), born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1902-06-29 Carl-Heinz Schroth, German actor and director (Reaching for the Stars), born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1989)
  • 1902-06-29 Ellen Clara Pollock, British-German actress (Wicked Lady, Horror Hospital), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1902-07-05 Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American politician (Sen-R) and ambassador (West Germany, Vietnam & UN), born in Nahant, Massachusetts (d. 1985)
  • 1902-07-09 Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand), born in Trachenberg, Silesia (d. 1966)
  • 1902-07-10 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, born in Velbert (d. 1969)
  • 1902-07-10 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), born in Königshütte, Upper Silesia (d.1958)
  • 1902-07-12 Günther Anders, German Jewish philosopher, born in Breslau, German Empire (d. 1992)
  • 1902-07-24 Hans Chemin-Petit, German composer, born in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1902-08-03 Regina Jonas, German first woman rabbi, born in Berlin, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1902-08-10 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (d. 2000)
  • 1902-08-13 Felix Wankel, German inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine), born in Lahr, Germany (d. 1988)

Person of interestLeni Riefenstahl

1902-08-22 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2003)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 1902-08-25 Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1902-09-25 Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche), born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1902-10-18 Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • 1902-11-01 Eugen Jochum, German conductor (Hamburg Orchestra), born in Babenhausen, Augsburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1902-11-13 Gustav von Koenigswald, German-Dutch paleontologist (found Pithecanthropus erectus), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1902-11-20 Wolfgang Kunkel, German lawyer and law historian, born in Fürth, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1902-12-13 Paul Kurzbach, German composer, born in Hohndorf, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1903-01-06 Boris Blacher, German composer (Orchester-Ornament), born in Yingkou, China (d. 1975)
  • 1903-01-18 Berthold Goldschmidt, German-British opera composer (Beatrice Cenci), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1903-02-10 Waldemar Hoven, German physician (d. 1948)
  • 1903-02-27 Grethe Weiser, German actress (The Great Love), born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1903-03-24 Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939)
  • 1903-04-03 Peter Huchel, German poet, born near Berlin (d. 1981)
  • 1903-04-25 Camilla Horn, German actress (Rebus, Vertigine, Polterabend, Matinee Idol), born in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1903-04-27 Hans Kosterlitz, German-British biochemist (endorphins), born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1903-04-30 Günter Raphael, German composer (Symphony Breve), born in Berlin (d. 1960)
  • 1903-05-09 Walter Dehmel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1960)
  • 1903-05-15 Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (d. 1998)
  • 1903-06-10 Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1903-06-19 Hans Litten, German jurist (d. 1938)
  • 1903-08-24 Karl Hanke, Official of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) of Nazi Germany, born in Lubań, Poland (d. 1945)
  • 1903-08-29 Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), born in Zeitz, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1903-09-11 Theodor W. Adorno, German philosopher and sociologist, born in Frankfurt (d. 1969)
  • 1903-09-26 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, born in Dessau (d. 1974)
  • 1903-10-08 Lina Radke, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1928), born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1903-11-19 Fritz Schmidt, German Commissioner-General for Political Affairs and Propaganda (Netherlands, 1940-43), born in Porta Westfalica, Westphalia, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1903-12-19 Theo Harych, German writer, born in Doruchow, Posen (d. 1958)
  • 1904-02-17 Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
  • 1904-02-20 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1971)
  • 1904-02-29 Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausen, longest ever personal name, born in Bergedorf, Germany (d. 1997) disputed date
  • 1904-03-05 Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)

Person of interestReinhard Heydrich

1904-03-07 Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi leader (head of Bohemia and Moravia and the Reich Main Security Office), born in Halle an der Saale (d. 1942)

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich
  • 1904-03-24 Martin Kosleck, German actor (Pursuit to Algiers, Agent for H.A.R.M.), born in Barkotzen, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1904-04-06 Kurt G Kiesinger, German chancellor (Wherever They May Be)
  • 1904-06-20 Heinrich von Brentano, German politician (Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Offenbach, German Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1904-06-24 Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)
  • 1904-07-05 Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist (evolutionary theory), born in Kempten, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1904-07-15 Rudolf Arnheim, German-born author (d. 2007)
  • 1904-08-29 Werner Forssmann, German urologist (Nobel 1956), born in Berlin (d. 1979)
  • 1904-09-04 Max Delbrück, German-American biologist and molecular geneticist (bacteriophage, Nobel Prize 1969), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1904-09-14 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1957)
  • 1904-09-21 Hans Hartung, German-French painter, born in Leipzig, German Empire (d. 1989)
  • 1904-10-06 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), born in Liegnitz, Silesia (d. 1971)
  • 1904-10-13 Jutta Hecker, German writer, born in Weimar (d. 2002)
  • 1904-11-04 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, born in Merseburg (d. 1976)
  • 1904-11-09 Viktor Brack, German Nazi physician and war criminal, born in Haaren, Rhine Province, German Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1904-11-29 Egon Eiermann, German architect (d. 1970)
  • 1905-01-08 Carl Gustav Hempel, German writer & philosopher, born in Oranienburg, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1905-01-17 Franz Schmid, German ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
  • 1905-01-21 Karl "The Great" Wallenda, German acrobat (The Flying Wallendas) (d. 1978)
  • 1905-01-24 J. Howard Marshall [James Howard Marshall II), American businessman and husband of Anna Nicole Smith, born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1905-03-15 Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg, German aristocrat who attempted to assassinate Hitler, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1905-03-16 Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1977)

Person of interestAlbert Speer

1905-03-19 Albert Speer, German architect and Nazi leader (Reich Minister for Armaments and War Production), born in Mannheim, German Empire (d. 1981)

Nazi Minister of Armaments and War Production Albert Speer
Nazi Minister of Armaments and War Production
Albert Speer
  • 1905-03-23 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), born in Bremerhaven, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1905-04-01 Winfried Zillig, German opera composer, and conductor (Fantasia Irica), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1905-05-03 Albrecht Luitpold Ferdinand Michael, duke of Bavaria, born in Munich, German Empire (d. 1996)
  • 1905-06-03 Martin Gottfried Weiss, German, commandant of Dachau concentration camp (d. 1946, by execution)
  • 1905-07-10 Wolfram Sievers, Nazi physician, born in Hildesheim, Germany (d. 1948)
  • 1905-07-23 Erich Itor Kahn, German composer of Jewish descent, born in Rimbach, Odenwald (d. 1956)
  • 1905-08-02 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1905-08-20 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1973)
  • 1905-09-03 Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, born in Witten, Germany (d. 1970)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2101 - 2,200 of 2,535

  • 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
  • 1983-08-06 Klaus Nomi, German singer (b. 1944)
  • 1983-08-18 Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902)
  • 1983-10-25 Hermann Ambrosius, German composer, dies at 86
  • 1984-01-09 Wolfgang Staudte, German director (Ciske de Rat), dies at 77
  • 1984-01-11 Fritz Geissler, German composer, dies at 62
  • 1984-02-24 Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (Sociology of Sex), dies at 71
  • 1984-03-03 Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor, dies at 81
  • 1984-03-06 Martin Niemöller, German theologian who supported then opposed the Nazi regime, famous for his widely quoted poem "First they came ...", dies at 92
  • 1984-04-05 Arthur Harris, British RAF Commanding Chief known as "Bomber/Butcher Harris" for commanding the bombing campaign against Nazi Germany, dies at 91
  • 1984-05-14 Walter Rauff, German colonel (b. 1906)
  • 1984-08-11 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player, dies at 67
  • 1984-11-28 Hans Speidel, German general and NATO-supreme commander (1957-64), dies at 87
  • 1984-11-29 Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1984-12-11 Oskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (b. 1911)
  • 1985-01-09 Robert Mayer, German-born businessman and philanthropist, dies at 105
  • 1985-02-27 Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American politician (Sen-R) and ambassador (West Germany, Vietnam & UN), dies at 82
  • 1985-04-06 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), dies at 82
  • 1985-05-08 Karl Marx, German composer/conductor, dies at 87
  • 1985-07-16 Heinrich Böll, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • 1985-08-12 Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
  • 1985-08-22 Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, dies at 97
  • 1985-09-01 Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
  • 1985-09-22 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), dies at 73

Person of interestSimone Signoret

1985-09-30 Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64

  • 1985-11-25 Franz Hildebrandt, German Theologian(b. 1909)
  • 1986-01-23 Joseph Beuys, West German avant-garde artist/politician, dies at 64
  • 1986-01-25 Ernst Schnabel, German writer and pioneer of the radio documentary, dies at 72
  • 1986-01-27 Lilli Palmer [Peiser], German actress (Cloak and Dagger, Anastasia: The Czar's Last Daughter), dies from abdominal cancer at 71
  • 1986-03-08 Hubert Fichte, German writer, dies of an AIDS related illness at 50
  • 1986-04-14 Horst Bastian, German writer and screenwriter, dies at 46
  • 1986-07-09 Karl-Heinz Beckurts, West german Siemens manager, murdered
  • 1986-08-01 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, dies at 70
  • 1986-11-04 Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1986-11-13 Rudolf Schock, German opera tenor, dies at 71
  • 1987-01-01 Gustav Knuth, German actor (Sissi, Freddy Unter Fremden), dies at 85
  • 1987-01-14 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), dies at 86
  • 1987-01-16 Ilse Lagner, German antiwar writer, dies at 87
  • 1987-01-19 Fred Lohse, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1987-03-13 Bernhard Grzimek, German zoologist (West Germany), dies at 77
  • 1987-03-26 Eugen Jochum, German conductor (Hamburg Orchestra), dies at 84
  • 1987-03-27 Bruno Kiefer, German-born Brazilian composer, dies at 63

Person of interestRudolf Hess

1987-08-17 Rudolf Hess, German Nazi official (Deputy Fuhrer who dramatically escaped to Britain in 1941, sentenced to life in Spandau Prison), commits suicide at 93

Nazi leader Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader
Rudolf Hess
  • 1987-10-19 Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)
  • 1987-12-18 Conny Plank, German record producer and musician, dies at 47
  • 1988-01-01 Marcel Hillaire, German actor (Take the Money and Run, Seven Thieves), dies from surgery complications at 79
  • 1988-01-03 Rose Ausländer, German poet (b. 1901)
  • 1988-01-07 Michel Auclair [Vladimir Vujović], German actor (Funny Face, Day of the Jackal), dies at 65
  • 1988-01-24 Werner Fenchel, German mathematician (b. 1905)
  • 1988-01-28 Klaus Fuchs, German physicist (b. 1911)
  • 1988-03-08 Werner Hartmann, German physicist (b. 1912)
  • 1988-03-09 Kurt Georg Kiesinger, West German chancellor (1966-69), dies at 83
  • 1988-07-27 Brigitte Horney, German actress (Das Erbe der Guldenburgs), dies at 77
  • 1988-08-21 H. G. Adler, German writer (The Journey), dies at 78
  • 1988-09-05 Gert Fröbe [Karl Gerhart Fröbe], German actor (Goldfinger, Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • 1988-09-30 Joachim Prinz, German-American Zionist leader, author and Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), dies at 86
  • 1988-10-03 Franz Josef Strauss, German politician, Minister of Defense (1956-62), dies at 73
  • 1988-10-09 Felix Wankel, German inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine), dies at 86
  • 1988-11-07 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, dies at 74
  • 1988-11-16 Lotte Stam-Beese, German/Neth architect, dies at about 85
  • 1989-02-06 Chris Gueffroy, East German attempted defector (b. 1968)
  • 1989-02-23 Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (The Lieutenant Must Be Mad), dies at 74
  • 1989-02-27 Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer, dies at 91
  • 1989-04-03 Norman Wooland, German actor (Ivanhoe, Quo Vadis, Hamlet), dies at 79
  • 1989-05-20 Anton Diffring [Alfred Pollack], German character actor (Assignment Vienna), dies at 70
  • 1989-06-09 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, dies at 68
  • 1989-06-23 Werner Best, German jurist and nazi leader (b. 1903)
  • 1989-07-17 Heinz Risse, German writer, dies at 91
  • 1989-07-19 Carl-Heinz Schroth, German director and actor (Strafverteidiger), dies at 87
  • 1989-09-21 F Fischer, German war criminal (4, Two of Breda), dies
  • 1989-11-30 Alfred Herrhausen, German CEO (Deutsche Bank), murdered at 59
  • 1989-12-08 Hans Hartung, German-French painter, dies at 85
  • 1989-12-28 Hermann Oberth, German physicist (founded modern astronautics), dies at 95
  • 1990-01-19 Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
  • 1990-02-14 Tony Holiday, German singer
  • 1990-02-15 Henry Brandon [Heinrich von Kleinbach], German-American actor (The Searchers, Assault on Precinct 13, Drums of Fu Manchu), dies from a heart attack at 77
  • 1990-03-13 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, 1945-87), dies at 74
  • 1990-04-15 Ulrich Becher, German writer & playwright, dies at 80
  • 1990-06-14 Erna Berger, German soprano (b. 1900)
  • 1990-07-09 Brigitte D'Ortschy, German author, trnslator and Zen teacher Sanbo Kyodan line, dies in Japan at 69
  • 1990-08-01 Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
  • 1990-12-07 Horst Bienek, German writer and director (The First Polka), dies at 60
  • 1990-12-14 Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn und Taxis, German businessman, dies at 64
  • 1991-02-11 Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building, Centre Pompidou), dies at 90
  • 1991-02-14 Arno Breker, German architect and sculptor (Third Reich), dies at 90
  • 1991-03-07 Greta Schoon, German poet, dies at 81
  • 1991-04-04 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (b. 1920)
  • 1991-05-15 Andreas Floer, German mathematician (Floer homology), dies at 34
  • 1991-05-23 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (Unter dem Zimbelstern), dies at 95
  • 1991-08-11 Helmut Walcha, a blind German organist (church music), dies at 83
  • 1991-08-21 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist and philosopher, dies at 101
  • 1991-08-21 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German-Swiss architect and writer (Mozart biographer), dies at 74
  • 1991-09-11 Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
  • 1991-10-09 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies