German History (Part 24)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2301 - 2,400 of 3,455

  • 1909-11-06 Heinz Rottger, German composer, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1909-12-01 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, born in Kudowa (d. 2001)
  • 1910-01-02 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, born in Berlin (d. 1990)

Person of interestLuise Rainer

1910-01-12 Luise Rainer, German-American actress and 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (The Great Ziegfeld 1936, The Good Earth 1937), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2014)

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer
  • 1910-01-19 Willi Schmidt, German director
  • 1910-01-20 Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician, born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1980)
  • 1910-02-02 Charlotte Auerbach, German-born British geneticist and zoologist, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1910-02-05 Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WWII)
  • 1910-02-06 Irmgard Keun, German author, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1910-02-28 Roman Maciejewski, Polish composer (Requiem - Missa pro defunctis), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1910-03-11 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
  • 1910-03-16 Norman Wooland, British character actor (Ivanhoe, Quo Vadis, Hamlet), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1989)
  • 1910-03-27 Rudi Ball, German-Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Berlin (d. 1975)
  • 1910-04-02 Joeri German, Russian writer
  • 1910-04-12 Jürgen Rausch, German philosopher and author (End of the Playboys), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1910-05-30 Inge Meysel, German actress (None, Ida Rogalski), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1910-06-14 Rudolf Kempe, German conductor (Tonhalle Orch 1965-72), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1910-07-02 H. G. Adler, German writer (The Journey), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1988)
  • 1910-08-01 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), German-born war photojournalist who covered the Spanish Civil War, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1937)
  • 1910-08-24 Bernhard Heiden, German-American composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1910-09-16 Karl Kling, German race car driver, born in Giessen, Germany (d. 2003)
  • 1910-09-16 Erich Kempka, German chauffeur to Adolf Hitler, born in Oberhausen, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1910-09-18 Josef Tal, Israeli composer (Israeli art music), born in Pinne, German Poland (d. 2008)
  • 1910-10-13 Otto Joachim, German-Canadian composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1910-10-22 Tamara Desni [Brodsky], German-born British actress (The Green Finger, Hell's Cargo), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1910-10-28 Marie Dollinger, German track and field athlete (dropped baton in 1936 Olympic sprint), born in Langenzenn, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1910-11-11 Franz Kemser, German 4 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1952), born in Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1910-12-23 Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (d. 1961)
  • 1911-01-29 Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
  • 1911-03-16 Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • 1911-03-26 Bernard Katz, German-born Australian biophysicist (Nobel Prize 1970), born in Leipzig, German Empire
  • 1911-03-29 Brigitte Horney, German actress (Das Erbe der Guldenburgs), born in Dahlem, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1911-03-31 Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (d. 1986)
  • 1911-04-01 Gunther Rennert, opera director and producer, born in Essen, Germany
  • 1911-04-24 Karl Schiller, German economist and politician (Minister of Economics), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1994)
  • 1911-04-26 Marianne Hoppe, German theater and film actress (Der Schimmelreiter), born in Rostock, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1911-04-30 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), born in Pitzling, Bavaria (d. 2002)
  • 1911-05-10 Bel Kaufman, American author (Up the Down Staircase), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1911-05-14 Hans Vogt, German composer, born in Danzig (d. 1992)
  • 1911-06-07 Franz Reizenstein, German-British composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1911-06-29 Bernhard, German Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands), born in Jena, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1911-07-12 Johanna Moosdorf, German writer (Next Door), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1911-07-28 Gerhard Stoeck, German javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1911-10-15 James H. Schmitz, American sci-fi author (Lion Game), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1911-11-29 Klaus E J Fuchs, Rüsselsheim Germany, German/British atomic physicist/spy
  • 1911-12-14 Hans von Ohain, German-American aerospace engineer, born in Dessau, Duchy of Anhalt German Empire (d. 1998)
  • 1912-01-07 Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
  • 1912-01-18 Wilhelm Herz, German motorcycle racer (first to 200mph), born in Lampertheim, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1912-01-21 Konrad Bloch, German biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
  • 1912-02-02 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1912-02-06 Eva Braun, German mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1912-02-14 Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
  • 1912-02-28 Helmut Coing, German lawyer/director (Max-Planck-institute)
  • 1912-03-23 Alfred Schwarzmann, German gymnast (Olympic-2 golds-1936)

Person of interestWernher von Braun

1912-03-23 Wernher von Braun, German rocket scientist (I Aim at the Stars), born in Wirsitz, Germany (now Wyrzysk, Poland) (d. 1977)

Rocket Scientist Wernher von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Wernher von Braun
  • 1912-03-29 Hanna Reitsch, German aviator and test pilot, born in Hirschberg, Silesia (d. 1979)
  • 1912-05-01 Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander, born in Heidau, Neisse, Province of Silesia, Prussia, German Empire (d. 1998)
  • 1912-05-02 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), born in Altona, Hamburg, German Empire (d. 1985)
  • 1912-05-18 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer
  • 1912-06-05 Josef Neckermann, German equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1992)
  • 1912-06-09 Ingolf Dahl [Marcus], German-American pianist and composer (Allegro and Arioso), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1912-06-18 Henry Brandon [Heinrich von Kleinbach], German-American actor (The Searchers, Assault on Precinct 13, Drums of Fu Manchu), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1912-06-30 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer, born in Schwerin, Germany (d. 2003)
  • 1912-07-27 Hilde Domin [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, born in Cologne (d. 2006)
  • 1912-08-11 Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (d. 1954)
  • 1912-08-25 Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany 1971-89), born in Neunkirchen (d. 1994)
  • 1912-08-29 Emil Schumacher, German painter (Tangible Objects), born in Hagen, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1912-09-05 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2001)
  • 1912-09-18 Kurt Lotz, German business executive and second postwar CEO of Volkswagen, born in Frielendorf, Hesse, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1912-09-19 Kurt Sanderling, German conductor (East Berlin Symphony 1960-77), born in Arys, German Empire (d. 2011)
  • 1912-10-05 Fritz Fischer, German physician and Nazi war criminal, born in Berlin (d. 2003)
  • 1912-10-14 Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (Sociology of Sex), born in Chemnitz, Saxony (d. 1984)
  • 1912-11-20 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999), born in Wartholz Castle, Reichenau an der Rax, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary (d. 2011)
  • 1912-11-28 Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany), born in Marienburg, West Prussia, Germany (d. 1992)
  • 1913-01-15 Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963)
  • 1913-01-29 Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
  • 1913-02-25 Gert Fröbe [Karl Gerhart Fröbe], German actor (Goldfinger, Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), born in Saxony, German Empire (d. 1998)
  • 1913-02-26 Hermann Lenz, German writer (Swabian Chronicle), born in Stuttgart (d. 1998)
  • 1913-03-18 Reinhard Hardegen, German U-Boat commander
  • 1913-03-27 Theodor Dannecker, SS officer and an associate of Adolf Eichmann, born in Tübingen, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1913-04-10 Stefan Heym, German-American author (Crusaders, Family Benda), born in Chemnitz, German Empire (d. 2001)
  • 1913-04-21 Kai-Uwe von Hassel, German politician
  • 1913-04-23 Jan Meyerowitz, German-American composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1913-05-27 Wols [Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze], German cartoonist and painter, born in Berlin (d. 1951)
  • 1913-06-02 Walter Andreas Schwarz, German singer and author (d. 1992)
  • 1913-06-28 Walter Oesau, German fighter pilot (WWII), born in Farnewinkel, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1913-07-02 Edith Heerdegen, German actress (Serpent's Egg, Monpti), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1913-07-14 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP)
  • 1913-07-16 Peter Van Eyck [Götz von Eick], German actor (The Longest Day, The Wages of Fear), born in Steinwehr, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1913-07-27 Eva Jones, German poet and novelist (Taboo), born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1913-09-15 Hans Filbinger, German politician (CDU)
  • 1913-09-21 Ulrich Ernst Simon, German-Jewish Anglican theologian, born in Berlin (d. 1997)
  • 1913-09-26 Ernst Schnabel, German writer and pioneer of the radio documentary, born in Zittau, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1913-10-02 Karl Miller, German soccer defender (12 caps; Dresdner SC), born in Hamburg (d. 1967)
  • 1913-10-25 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief (Butcher of Lyon), born in Godesberg, German Empire (d. 1991)
  • 1913-11-11 German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, composer
  • 1913-11-24 Gisela Mauermeyer, German discus thrower (Olympic gold 1936)

Person of interestWilly Brandt

1913-12-18 Willy Brandt [Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm], German statesman, leader of the SPD party (1964-1987) and Chancellor of West Germany (1969-74, Nobel 1971), born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1992)

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1914-01-18 Arno Schmidt, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1979)
  • 1914-02-04 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2301 - 2,400 of 2,540

  • 1997-12-13 Harry Glaß, German ski jumper (Olympic bronze 1956), dies at 67
  • 1998-01-05 Wilhelm Herz, German motorcycle racer (first to 200mph), dies at 85
  • 1998-01-11 Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (Fidelio), dies at 71
  • 1998-02-17 Ernst Jünger, German author and entomologist (Storm of Steel), dies at 102
  • 1998-03-13 Hans von Ohain, German-American aerospace engineer, dies at 86
  • 1998-05-12 Hermann Lenz, German writer Swabian Chronicles), dies at 75
  • 1998-06-08 Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903)
  • 1998-06-20 Conrad Schumann, East German border guard, committed suicide at 56
  • 1998-06-29 Horst Jankowski, German pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1998-07-22 Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 1998-08-05 Otto Kretschmer, German U-boat commander, dies at 86
  • 1998-11-09 Ursula Reit [Reith], German actress (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), dies from natural causes at 84
  • 1998-12-15 Jan Meyerowitz, German-American composer, dies at 85
  • 1998-12-21 Ernst Gunther Schenck, German doctor who joined the Sturmabteilung in 1933 {b. 1904)
  • 1998-12-29 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), dies at 90
  • 1999-01-02 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist & author, dies at 91
  • 1999-03-03 Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 1999-03-11 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox), dies from a heart attack at 87
  • 1999-03-24 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's activist (b. 1902)
  • 1999-04-10 Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-born biochemist (b. 1910)
  • 1999-04-13 Willi Stoph, German politician (Prime Minister of German Democratic Republic, 1964-73), dies at 84
  • 1999-04-28 Walter Gieseler, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1999-06-21 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, dies at 84
  • 1999-07-28 Rudolf Halaczinsky, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1999-08-04 Liselott Linsenhoff, German equestrian rider (Olympic gold 1968, 72), dies at 71
  • 1999-08-26 Lilo Hardel, German writer, dies at 85
  • 1999-09-20 Willy Millowitsch, German actor (National Lampoon's European Vacation), dies from heart failure at 90
  • 1999-10-02 Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (b. 1921)
  • 1999-10-18 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, dies at 69
  • 1999-12-30 Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer, dies at 90
  • 2000-01-08 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (b. 1918)
  • 2000-02-23 Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, dies at 91
  • 2000-03-18 Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
  • 2000-06-20 Karl Mickel, German writer, dies at 64
  • 2000-06-21 Johanna Moosdorf, German writer (Next Door), dies at 88
  • 2000-09-02 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)
  • 2000-10-15 Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)
  • 2000-11-06 Herbert Brün, German composer, dies at 82
  • 2000-11-15 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, dies at 93
  • 2000-12-06 Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Hogan's Heroes), dies of cancer at 80
  • 2001-01-14 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)
  • 2001-02-12 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer, dies at 88
  • 2001-04-05 Brother Theodore, German-American comedian, dies at 94
  • 2001-07-08 Ernst Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 95
  • 2001-07-26 Peter von Zahn, German journalist (b. 1913)
  • 2001-07-29 Wau Holland, German computer hacker (b. 1951)
  • 2001-09-06 Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)
  • 2001-09-19 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, dies at 91
  • 2001-10-02 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
  • 2001-10-24 Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German neo-Nazi (b. 1937)
  • 2001-11-03 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, dies at 56
  • 2001-11-12 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), dies of cancer at 73
  • 2001-11-17 Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 2001-12-14 W. G. Sebald, German writer, dies at 57
  • 2001-12-16 Stefan Heym, German-American author (Crusaders, Family Benda), dies at 88
  • 2002-02-01 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), dies at 76
  • 2002-02-08 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (b. 1930)
  • 2002-02-10 Traudl Junge, German secretary to Adolf Hitler, dies at 81
  • 2002-02-28 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (b. 1920)
  • 2002-03-13 Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 2002-03-17 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), dies at 90
  • 2002-04-26 Robert Steinhäuser, German spree killer, dies at 19
  • 2002-05-28 Jean Berger [Arthur Schloßberg], German-born American composer, dies at 92
  • 2002-06-17 Fritz Walter, German footballer, dies at 81
  • 2002-07-26 Jutta Hecker, German writer, dies at 97
  • 2002-11-02 Tonio Selwart [Antonio Selmair-Selwart], German actor (Barefoot Contessa, Naked Maja), dies from natural causes at 106
  • 2002-11-07 Rudolf Augstein, German publisher (b. 1923)
  • 2002-12-02 Arno Peters, German historian (b. 1916)
  • 2003-03-03 Horst Buchholz, German actor (Magnificent 7, Raid on Entebbe), dies at 69
  • 2003-03-18 Karl Kling, German race car driver, dies at 92
  • 2003-03-19 Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator, dies at 76
  • 2003-04-20 Bernard Katz, German-born Australian biophysicist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1970), dies at 82
  • 2003-06-05 Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (b. 1945)
  • 2003-07-02 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and director, dies at 73
  • 2003-07-25 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer, dies at 91
  • 2003-08-14 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
  • 2003-09-03 Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive and 3rd postwar chairman of Volkswagen, dies at 88

Person of interestLeni Riefenstahl

2003-09-08 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), dies in her sleep at 101

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 2003-09-17 Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)
  • 2003-09-18 Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
  • 2003-12-06 Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (b. 1909)
  • 2003-12-31 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), dies at 105
  • 2004-01-14 Uta Hagen, German-American actress and theatre practitioner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies at 84
  • 2004-01-23 Helmut Newton, German photographer, dies at 83
  • 2004-03-17 Michael Mellinger, German actor (Goldfinger, The Bourne Identity), dies at 74
  • 2004-04-05 Heiner Zieschang, German mathematician (b. 1936)
  • 2004-09-28 Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (combined gold Winter Olympics 1936), dies at 90
  • 2004-11-19 Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)
  • 2005-01-05 Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)
  • 2005-01-14 Rudolph Moshammer, German fashion designer (b. 1940)
  • 2005-01-15 Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)
  • 2005-02-02 Max Schmeling, German boxer (world heavyweight champion 1930-32), dies at 99
  • 2005-02-03 Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist (evolutionary theory), dies at 100
  • 2005-03-06 Hans Bethe, German-American quantum physicist (Nobel 1967), dies at 98
  • 2005-03-09 Kurt Lotz, German business executive and second postwar CEO of Volkswagen, dies at 92
  • 2005-04-01 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), dies at 75
  • 2005-04-22 Erika Fuchs, German translator, dies at 98
  • 2005-04-26 Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss star of German cinema (The Last Bridge, Gervaise), dies at 79
  • 2005-05-24 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, dies at 83
  • 2005-06-05 Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)