German History (Part 23)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2201 - 2,300 of 2,869

  • 1937-04-17 Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian-German automotive engineer and executive (Volkswagen Group), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1937-05-02 Gisela Elsner, German writer (Die Riesenzwerge, Rowohlt), born in Nuremberg, Middle Franconia (d. 1992)
  • 1937-06-09 Harald Rosenthal, German biologist
  • 1937-06-15 Rolf Riehm, German composer, born in Saarbrücken
  • 1937-08-20 George Thoma, German FR, cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1937-09-30 Jurek Becker, Polish-born German writer (Jacob the Liar), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1997)

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1937-10-19 Peter Max, American psychadelic artist (Dynamite Chicken), born in Berlin, Germany

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  • 1937-10-29 Michael Ponti, Freiburg Germany, pianist (Boston Competition 1964)
  • 1937-11-20 René Kollo, German tenor
  • 1937-12-31 Nicolas Born, German writer, born in Duisburg (d. 1979)
  • 1938-02-18 Elke Erb, German writer, born in Scherbach
  • 1938-03-24 Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), born in Danzig, Poland (d. 2017)
  • 1938-04-11 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, born near Colonge (d. 2017)
  • 1938-04-29 Klaus Voormann, German rock bassist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1938-06-05 Karin Balzer, German DR, hurdler (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1938-07-23 Götz George, German actor (Tatort), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1938-08-02 Brunhilde Hendrix, German relay runner (Olympic silver 1960), born in Langenzenn, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1938-08-09 Otto Rehhagel, German football manager
  • 1938-11-23 Herbert Achternbusch, actor (Hedes, Mix Wix, Wohin), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1939-02-13 Beate Klarsfeld, German Nazi hunter
  • 1939-05-07 Volker Braun, German writer (Provocation for me), born in Dresden, Germany
  • 1939-05-13 Hildrun Claus, German athlete
  • 1939-06-28 Klaus Schmiegel, German-American chemist (invented Prozac), born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • 1939-09-08 Carsten Keller, German field hockey player
  • 1939-09-29 Eberhard Koellner, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31 backup)
  • 1939-12-05 Horst Bastian, German writer and screenwriter, born in Exin (d. 1986)
  • 1940-01-04 Helmut Jahn, German architect
  • 1940-01-22 Tilo Medek, German composer
  • 1940-02-20 Christoph Eschenbach, German-born pianist and conductor, born in Breslau, Germany
  • 1940-03-03 Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist
  • 1940-03-07 Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader (Glasnost Berlin)
  • 1940-04-17 Anja Silja, German soprano
  • 1940-05-03 Conny Plank, German record producer and musician, born in Hütschenhausen, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1940-06-20 Eugen Drewermann, German theologian
  • 1940-07-27 Pina Bausch, German dancer and choreographer, born in Solingen, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1940-08-15 Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist (Founder of Red Army Faction), born in Bartholomä, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1940-11-05 Elke Sommer, [Elke Schletz], actress (A Shot in the Dark, The Oscar), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1940-11-12 Jürgen Todenhöfer, German politician
  • 1940-11-20 Helma Sanders-Brahms, German director and writer (Apple Trees, Manoever), born in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • 1940-11-25 Richard Furrer, Worgl Germany, astronaut (STS 22)
  • 1940-12-13 Edith Clever, Wuppertal Germany, actress (Parsifal, L'Adolescente)
  • 1940-12-31 Mani Neumeier, German musician (Guru Guru), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1941-01-13 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1941-02-01 Karl Dall, German television host
  • 1941-02-13 Sigmar Polke, German painter
  • 1941-02-17 Heidi Biebi, German Fed Rep, downhill skier (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1941-03-14 Wolfgang Petersen, Emden Germany, actor (Shattered, Enemy Mine)
  • 1941-04-06 Hans W Geissendorfer, Augsburg Germany, director (Sternsteinhof)
  • 1941-05-22 Martha Langbein, German athlete
  • 1941-06-20 Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut (STS 9, 42, Soyuz TM-19)
  • 1941-06-29 Margitta Gummel, German shot putter (Olympic gold 1968), born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • 1941-07-20 Kurt Raab, German actor (d. 1988)
  • 1941-09-09 Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), born in Griez, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1941-09-28 Edmund Stoiber, German politician
  • 1941-11-13 Eberhard Diepgen, German politician, born in Pankow, Berlin
  • 1942-01-17 Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist
  • 1942-02-21 Margarethe Von Trotta, actress/director (Marianne), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1942-03-22 Bernd Herzsprung, German actor
  • 1942-03-28 Conrad Schumann, East German border guard, born in Zschochau, Saxony, Nazi Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1942-04-18 Jochen Rindt, Austrian auto racer (posthumous World F1 title 1970), born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1942-05-14 Rüdiger Vogler, German actor
  • 1942-06-12 Bert Sakmann, German cell physiologist (Nobel 1991), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1942-07-05 Johannes Löhr, German footballer and trainer
  • 1942-07-24 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • 1942-08-20 Hans-Joachim Klein, German FR, 100m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1942-09-26 Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German long jumper and relayer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Geseke, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 1942-11-21 Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German politician
  • 1942-12-03 Alice Schwarzer, German journalist
  • 1942-12-21 Reinhard Mey, German singer
  • 1943-02-13 Friedrich Christian Delius, German writer, born in Rome
  • 1943-02-22 Horst Köhler, President of Germany
  • 1943-02-27 Klaus Köste, gymnast (Olympic gold 1972- vault), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1943-03-01 Wolfgang Scheidel, German DR, luge (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1943-03-21 Hartmut Haenchen, German conductor
  • 1943-03-24 Marika Kilius, German FR, ice skating pair (Olympic silver 1960, 64)
  • 1943-05-06 Andreas Baader, leader of the German organization Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
  • 1943-05-22 Gesine Schwan, German politician and science professor
  • 1943-06-28 Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1943-07-04 Conny Bauer, German musician, born in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
  • 1943-07-29 Ingrid Krämer, German diver (Olympic gold medalist), born in Dresden Germany
  • 1943-09-07 Lena Valaitis, Lithuanian-German Schlager singer, born in Klaipėda, Lithuania
  • 1943-09-28 Nick St Nicholas, rock bassist (Steppenwolf), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1943-09-30 Johann Deisenhofer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1943-10-28 Conny Froboess, German singer
  • 1943-11-05 Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (d. 2007)
  • 1943-12-01 Orton Enderlein, German FR, luge (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1943-12-23 Silvia Sommerlath, German wife of King Carl XVI of Sweden (1973- )
  • 1943-12-24 Christiane Schmidtmer, Heidelberg Germany, actress (Ship of Fools)
  • 1944-01-12 Vlastimil Hort, Czech/German chess player
  • 1944-01-24 Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
  • 1944-02-01 Burkhard Ziese, German football manager
  • 1944-02-28 Sepp Maier, German footballer
  • 1944-03-02 Uschi Glas, German actress
  • 1944-04-07 Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor of Germany
  • 1944-04-23 Niklaus Schilling, Basel Germany, director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold)
  • 1944-05-12 Eva Demski, German writer, born in Regensburg
  • 1944-05-18 W. G. Sebald, German-born writer (d. 2001)
  • 1944-06-06 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), born in Tilsit, East Prussia (d. 2015)
  • 1944-06-22 Michael Obst, German FR, coxsman (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1944-07-06 Gunhild Hoffmeister, German FR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic silver 1972)

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