German History (Part 23)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2201 - 2,300 of 3,455

  • 1905-09-27 Ernst Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936), born in Zittau, Saxony, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1905-09-28 Max Schmeling, German boxer (world heavyweight champion 1930-32), born in Klein Luckow, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1905-11-04 Martin Raschke, German author and publisher, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1905-11-09 Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1905-12-11 Eugen Fink, German philosopher, born in Konstanz, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1906-02-04 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Confessing Church)
  • 1906-03-17 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], German actress (Gloria, Gold, Metropolis), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1996)

Person of interestAdolf Eichmann

1906-03-19 Adolf Eichmann, German Nazi officer (SS-Obersturmbannführer, Holocaust organizer), born in Solingen, German Empire (d. 1962)

Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal Adolf Eichmann
Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal
Adolf Eichmann
  • 1906-05-30 Bruno Gröning, German faith healer (d. 1959)
  • 1906-06-06 Max August Zorn, German mathematician (lemma of Zorn), born in Krefeld, Rhenish Prussia, Germany (d. 1993)
  • 1906-06-09 Tonio Selwart [Antonio Selmair-Selwart], German actor (Barefoot Contessa, Naked Maja), born in Wartenberg, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1906-06-19 Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1906-06-19 Walter Rauff, German colonel (d. 1984)
  • 1906-06-23 Wolfgang Koeppen, German author (Death in Rome), born in Greifswald, Pomerania (d. 1996)
  • 1906-06-26 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), born in Dhrönchen (d. 1970)
  • 1906-06-28 Maria Goeppert-Mayer, American-German atomic physicist (Nobel 1963), born in Kattowitz, German Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1906-07-02 Hans Bethe, German-American quantum physicist (Nobel 1967), born in Strassburg, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1906-07-11 Herbert Wehner, German communist/anti-communist politician (SPD)
  • 1906-07-15 Rudolf "Rudi" Uhlenhaut, German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)
  • 1906-07-23 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1980)
  • 1906-07-26 Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1906-07-28 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, born in Ölbronn-Dürrn (d. 1994)
  • 1906-08-25 Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU), born in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1906-09-01 Franz Biebl, German composer (d. 2001)
  • 1906-09-22 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald"), born in Dresden, German Empire (d. 1967)

Person of interestHannah Arendt

1906-10-14 Hannah Arendt, German-American political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1975)

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • 1906-10-30 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist, born in Bremen, Imperial Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1906-11-02 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1906-11-09 Arthur Rudolph, German rocket engineer, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1906-11-10 Josef Kramer, German concentration camp Commandant dubbed "The Beast of Belsen", born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1906-11-18 Klaus Mann, German-American author (Mephisto), born in Munich (d. 1949)
  • 1906-11-24 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
  • 1906-12-02 Peter Carl Goldmark, German-Hungarian engineer (developed the LP record format), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1977)
  • 1906-12-14 Helmut Bornefeld, German organist and composer, born in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1906-12-24 Franz Waxman, German film composer, born in Chorzów, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1906-12-30 Johan A earl von Kielmansegg, German general/commandant NATO-Europe
  • 1907-03-11 Helmuth J von Moltke, German politician (July 20th plot)
  • 1907-03-13 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), born in Berlin (d. 1994)
  • 1907-03-30 Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (d. 1994)
  • 1907-05-09 Baldur von Schirach, German writer/nazi politician (Frame)
  • 1907-05-11 Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
  • 1907-05-14 Hans von der Groeben, German diplomat (d. 2005)
  • 1907-05-30 Elly Beinhorn, German pilot (d. 2007)
  • 1907-06-05 Rolf Bongs, German writer, born in Dusseldolf (d. 1981)
  • 1907-06-05 Rudolf Peierls, German-British physicist (atomic bomb), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1907-06-25 J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist (atomic nucleus-Nobel 1963), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1907-07-03 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, born in Berlin (d. 2000)
  • 1907-07-18 Yvonne Desportes, French composer, born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1993)
  • 1907-07-19 Günter Bialas, German composer, born in Bielschowitz, Prussian Silesia (d. 1995)
  • 1907-08-13 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1967)
  • 1907-09-23 Herbert Kappler, German head of Nazi police and security services (SS) in Rome during WWII, born in Stuttgart, German Empire (d. 1978)
  • 1907-10-12 Wolfgang Fortner, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1907-10-15 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1980)
  • 1907-10-27 Helmut Walcha, a blind German organist (church music), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1907-11-01 Rio Gebhardt, German musician and composer, born in Heilbronn (d. 1944)
  • 1907-11-08 Otto Brenner, German trade union leader (Industrial Union of Metalworkers), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1907-11-09 Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1907-11-15 Count Claus Schenck von Stauffenberg, German anti fascist colonel
  • 1907-12-27 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1908-01-16 Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
  • 1908-03-02 Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
  • 1908-03-22 Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, born in Langenbeutingen (d. 2000)
  • 1908-03-26 Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, German tennis player (Wimbledon 1931, 1936 runner-up), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1908-04-09 Fred Lohse, German composer, born in Leipzig (d. 1987)
  • 1908-04-19 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festspiele), born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1908-04-23 Marcel Hillaire, German actor (Take the Money and Run, Seven Thieves), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1908-05-05 Kurt Böhme, German bass, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1989)
  • 1908-06-19 Ernst B. Chain, German-British chemist and bacteriologist (penicillin, Nobel 1945), born in Berlin (d. 1979)
  • 1908-07-01 Peter Anders, German opera singer, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1908-08-20 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), born in Bedous, Aquitaine (d. 1998)
  • 1908-08-27 Kurt Wegner, German artist, born in Köln, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1908-09-05 Joaquin Maria Nin-Culmell, Cuban-Spanish composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1908-09-15 Gerd Gaiser, German writer (Ship in the Mountain)
  • 1908-09-17 Franz Grothe, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1982)
  • 1908-09-20 Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1908-09-30 Edzard H Schaper, German/Swiss sailor/UP-correspondent/antifascist
  • 1908-10-13 Werner Reinowski, German writer, born in Bernburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1908-10-22 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist
  • 1908-11-12 Hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema)
  • 1908-11-26 Philipp Mohler, German composer, born in Kaiserslautern, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1909-01-04 Cilly Aussem, German tennis player (French C'ships, Wimbledon 1931), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1909-01-08 Willy Millowitsch, German actor (National Lampoon's European Vacation), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1909-01-15 Jean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1939)
  • 1909-01-19 Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (d. 2003)
  • 1909-03-07 Greta Schoon, German poet, born in Spetzerfehn (d. 1991)
  • 1909-03-27 Golo Mann, German-American historian (Antisemitism), born in Munich (d. 1994)
  • 1909-04-02 Jean Kurt Forest, German composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1909-04-06 Hermann Lang, German race car driver (d. 1987)
  • 1909-04-24 Bernhard Grzimek, German zoologist (West Germany), born in Neisse, Prussian Silesia, German Empire (d. 1987)
  • 1909-05-17 Magda Schneider, German actress (Eva, Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), born in Bavaria, German (d. 1996)
  • 1909-05-25 Alfred Kubel, German politician, born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1909-06-21 Kurt Schwaen, German composer, born in Katowice, Poland (d. 2007)
  • 1909-07-02 Hermann Bengtson, German historian (Greeks Ancient Times), born in Ratzeburg, Germany (d. 1989)
  • 1909-07-12 Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1909-08-09 Adam von Trott zu Solz, German lawyer and diplomat, born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1944)

Person of interestEduard Wirths

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

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • 1909-09-09 Jane Baxter [Fedora Kathleen Alice Forde], German actress (We Live Again), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1909-09-17 Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London
  • 1909-09-27 Jean Berger [Arthur Schloßberg], German-born American composer, born in Hamm (d. 2002)
  • 1909-10-14 Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver (Indy 500), born in Lingen, Germany (d. 1938)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2201 - 2,300 of 2,540

  • 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 biog), dies at 74
  • 1991-09-11 Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
  • 1991-10-09 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • 1991-11-23 Klaus Kinski [Naksynski], German-Polish actor (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65
  • 1992-01-13 Josef Neckermann, German equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1964, 68), dies at 79

Person of interestMarlene Dietrich

1992-05-06 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), dies in Paris at 90

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich
  • 1992-05-13 Gisela Elsner, German writer (Die Riesenzwerge, Rowohlt), commits suicide at 55
  • 1992-05-19 Hans Vogt, German composer, dies at 81
  • 1992-05-30 Karl Carstens, German politician (President of the Federal Republic of Germany 1979-84), dies at 77
  • 1992-07-19 Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany), dies at 79

Person of interestWilly Brandt

1992-10-08 Willy Brandt [Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm], German statesman, leader of the SPD party (1964-1987) and Chancellor of West Germany (1969-74, Nobel 1971), dies of cancer at 78

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1992-10-19 Petra Kelly, founder (German Green Party), found dead at 44
  • 1992-11-13 Gregory Markopoulos, German/American director (Iliac Passion, Bliss), dies at 61
  • 1992-11-14 Earnest FH Happel, East German soccer/trainer/coach, dies
  • 1992-12-17 Günther Anders, German Jewish philosopher, dies at 90
  • 1993-01-09 Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
  • 1993-01-26 Axel Von Dem Bussche, German aristocrat, dies
  • 1993-03-09 Max August Zorn, German mathematician (lemma of Zorn), dies at 86
  • 1993-03-22 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreographer (Entartet), dies at 91
  • 1993-03-23 Hans Werner Richter, German writer/founder (Gruppe 47), dies at 84
  • 1993-04-03 Dieter Plage, German wildlife filmmaker, dies at 57
  • 1993-04-27 Hans Sahl, German-American anti-Nazi Jewish writer (Tie Exil im Exil), dies at 90
  • 1993-06-27 Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40
  • 1993-08-15 Robert W Kempner, German officer of justice in Prussia, dies at 93
  • 1993-08-18 Alf Bold, German festival programmer, dies of AIDS at 47
  • 1993-09-15 Herman Meyer, Germanist (Deutsche Dichtung), dies at 82
  • 1993-10-17 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist, dies at 84
  • 1993-11-18 Fritz Feld, German actor (Jack Benny Show, At the Circus, Errand Boy, Promises Promises), dies at 93
  • 1993-12-06 Prof Wolfgang Paul, German physicist (Nobel 1989), dies at 80
  • 1994-01-16 Martin Kosleck, German actor (Pursuit to Algiers, Agent for H.A.R.M.), dies at 89
  • 1994-02-05 Hermann Abs, German banker to Adolf Hitler & Konrad Adenauer and director of Deutsche Bank (1938-45), dies at 92
  • 1994-03-02 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), dies at 86
  • 1994-03-09 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", dies of leukaemia at 73
  • 1994-03-10 Charles Bukowski, German/American writer (Barfly, Hollywood), dies at 73
  • 1994-03-12 Sandra Paretti, German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59
  • 1994-03-17 Walter Janka, German writer (Troubles with Truth), dies at 79
  • 1994-03-17 Charlotte Auerbach, German-Born British geneticist and zoologist, dies at 94
  • 1994-04-07 Golo Mann, German-American historian (Antisemitism), dies at 85
  • 1994-04-08 Walter Arnold, German theologist (World council of Churches), dies at 64
  • 1994-05-23 Carl Althoff, German circus director, dies at 82
  • 1994-05-29 Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany (1971-89), dies in Chile at 81
  • 1994-06-12 Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, murdered at 35
  • 1994-07-14 Robert Jungk, German/French/Us/Austrian philosopher/historian, dies
  • 1994-07-18 Gottfried Reinhardt, [Goldmann], German/American director, dies at 83
  • 1994-07-24 Grete Schickedanz, German head mistress, dies at 82
  • 1994-08-12 Manfred Salzgeber, German film distributor/publicist, dies at about 51
  • 1994-08-13 Manfred Wörner, German general and Secretary-General of NATO (1988-94), dies at 59
  • 1994-08-18 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, dies at 88
  • 1994-09-02 Detlef Macha, German DR cyclist (5x world champ), dies at 35
  • 1994-09-16 Dolly Hare, German/British actress (Broken Blossom), dies at 84
  • 1994-09-25 Ludwig Ferdinand von Hohenzollern, German Prince of Prussia, dies at 86
  • 1994-09-27 Ruth Niehaus, German actress, dies at 69
  • 1994-10-01 Paul Lorenzen, German philosopher (b. 1915)
  • 1994-10-03 Heinz Rühmann, German actor and director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick), dies at 92
  • 1994-10-04 Heinz Rohmann, German actor/dir (Brave Soldier Schwejk), dies at 92
  • 1994-10-20 Eberhard Feik, German actor (Tatort), dies at 50
  • 1994-10-30 Nyanaponika, [Siegmund Feniger), German scholar/author, dies at 93
  • 1994-11-17 G Waller, German/Swiss movie journalist (NRC/Variety), dies at 82
  • 1994-12-05 Günter Meisner, German actor (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Between Wars, Adolf Hitler, Quiller Memorandum), dies at 68
  • 1994-12-07 Elga Andersen, German/French model/actress (Global Affair), dies at 58
  • 1994-12-18 Heinz Bernhard [Löwenstein], German-born British actor and director (Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof), dies at 71
  • 1994-12-26 Karl Schiller, German economist and politician (Minister of Economics), dies at 83
  • 1995-01-12 Marion Herbst, German/Dutch jewelry designer, dies at 50
  • 1995-01-18 Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939), dies at 91
  • 1995-03-08 Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (b. 1965)
  • 1995-04-10 Gunter Guillaume, German politician, dies
  • 1995-06-08 Jürgen Rausch, German philosopher and author (End of the Playboys), dies at 85
  • 1995-07-08 Günter Bialas, German composer, dies at 87
  • 1995-08-21 Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, dies at 61
  • 1995-08-23 Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-American photojournalist (V-J Day in Times Square), dies at 96
  • 1995-08-28 Michael Ende, German writer (The Neverending Story), dies at 65
  • 1995-09-19 Rudolf Peierls, German-British physicist (atomic bomb), dies at 88
  • 1995-11-03 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, dies at 78
  • 1995-11-28 Brunhilde Hendrix, German relay runner (Olympic silver 1960), dies at 57
  • 1995-12-18 Konrad Zuse, German engineer and computing pioneer (b. 1910)
  • 1996-01-01 Arthur Rudolph, German rocket engineer, dies at 89
  • 1996-01-09 Kurt Schmucker, German RFA minister of Economy (1963-66), dies
  • 1996-01-12 Joachim Nitsche, German mathematician (b. 1926)
  • 1996-01-17 Amber Hagerman, American namesake of the Amber Alert system (b. 1986)
  • 1996-03-03 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, German journalist, dies at 76
  • 1996-04-17 Eva Jones, German poet and novelist (Taboo), dies at 82
  • 1996-05-01 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, German-British film scholar and exhibitor, dies at 74
  • 1996-05-15 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, dies at 71
  • 1996-05-16 Edward McInnes, German scholar, dies at 60
  • 1996-06-11 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], German actress (Gloria, Gold, Metropolis), dies at 90
  • 1996-07-16 Adolf von Thadden, German politician, (b. 1921)
  • 1996-07-22 Peter Ludwig, German businessman and art collector, dies at 71
  • 1996-07-22 Tamara Danz, German singer (Silly), dies of cancer at 43
  • 1996-08-20 Rio Reiser, German rock singer (Ton Steine Scherben), dies at 46
  • 1996-10-09 Joachim Wohlgemuth, German writer, dies at 64
  • 1996-10-24 Arthur Axmann, German Nazi leader, head of the Hitler Youth in (1940-45), dies at 83
  • 1996-10-26 Hans Kosterlitz, German-British biochemist (endorphins), dies at 93
  • 1996-11-14 Vera von der Heydt, German psychoanalyst, dies at 96
  • 1997-03-07 E. H. Bronner, German-American soap magnate (b. 1908)
  • 1997-03-14 Jurek Becker, Polish-born German writer (Jacob the Liar), dies at 59
  • 1997-05-05 Walter Gotell, German actor (James Bond, From Russia With Love), dies at 73
  • 1997-05-08 Kai-Uwe Von Hassel, German President of Bundestag (CDU 1969-72), dies
  • 1997-05-26 Manfred Von Ardenne, German scientific pioneer, dies at 90
  • 1997-07-31 Ulrich Ernst Simon, German-Jewish Anglican theologian, dies at 63