German History (Part 26)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2501 - 2,600 of 3,440

  • 1921-11-09 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, German-British film scholar and exhibitor, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1922-01-18 Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1922-03-08 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), born in Heidersdorf, Lower Silesia (d. 1982)
  • 1922-03-18 Egon Bahr, German journalist/politician, born in Treffurt, Thuringia (d. 2015)
  • 1922-04-09 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, born in Munich (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-19 Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircraft), born in Weissach, Württemberg, Weimar Republic (d. 1993)
  • 1922-06-27 Herbert Ziergiebel, German writer, born in Nordhorn, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1922-08-15 Lukas Foss [Fuchs], German-American pianist, conductor and composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1922-08-17 Paul Wiens, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1982)
  • 1922-09-09 Hans Dehmelt, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Gorlitz (d. 2017)
  • 1922-09-14 Michel Auclair [Vladimir Vujović], German actor (Funny Face, Day of the Jackal), born in Koblenz, Weimar Republic (d. 1988)
  • 1922-10-28 Gershon Kingsley, German-American composer, born in Bochum, Weimar Republic
  • 1922-12-08 Lucian Freud, German-British artist (Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, Boy With a Rat), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1923-01-08 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American computer scientist & professor, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1923-01-19 Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)
  • 1923-01-25 Eva Zeller, German poet & novelist, born in Eberswalde, Brandenburg
  • 1923-02-02 Red Schoendienst, American Baseball HOF second baseman, manager, coach (10 x MLB All Star; 5 x World Series St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Braves), born in Germantown, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1923-03-11 Morschi Mirando [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
  • 1923-03-26 Gert Bastian, German politician (d. 1992)
  • 1923-04-05 Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher and economist (Marxist), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1923-04-09 Bruno Kiefer, German-born Brazilian composer, born in Baden-Baden, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1923-05-26 Horst Tappert, German director, actor and former SS member (Derrick), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 2008)

Henry Kissinger

1923-05-27 Henry Kissinger, US Secretary of State (1973-77) and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, born in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany

  • 1923-07-05 Arno Motulsky, German-born founder of medical genetics, known as the "father of pharmacogenomics", born in Fischhausen, East Prussia, Weimar Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1923-08-26 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony, 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra, 1993-2003), and pianist, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1923-10-05 Stig Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child), born in Älvkarleby, Uppsala County, Sweden (d. 1954)
  • 1923-10-16 Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, born in Hamburg (d. 1980)
  • 1923-10-22 Bert Trautmann, German soccer goalkeeper (Manchester City 508 games; FWA Footballer of the Year 1956), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1923-11-12 Vicco von Bülow [Loriot], German comedian, cartoonist and film director (Unsere Besten), born in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1923-12-22 Heinz Bernhard [Löwenstein], German-born British actor and director (Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1924-03-15 Walter Gotell, German actor (James Bond, From Russia With Love), born in Bonn, Rhenish Prussia, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1924-04-08 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • 1924-04-09 Harald Heilmann, German composer, born in Aue, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1924-04-20 Gerhard Samuel, American conductor and composer, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1924-04-24 Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1924-05-03 Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (Now and In Other Days), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1924-05-05 Theo Olof, German-Dutch violinist and concert master, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1924-05-15 Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
  • 1924-05-15 Ursula Thiess [Schmidt], German actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1924-06-20 Fritz Koenig, German sculptor (Sphere at World Trade Center), born in Wurzburg (d. 2017)
  • 1924-06-20 Rainer Barzel, German politician (CDU-CSU) and minister, born in Braunsberg, East Prussia, Free State of Prussia (d. 2006)
  • 1924-07-05 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator, born in Holzminden, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1924-07-11 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, born in Hamburg (d. 1996)
  • 1924-10-15 Marguerite Andersen, German francophone writer and educator, born in Germany
  • 1924-10-30 Hannelore Weygrand, German equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1925-01-08 Helmuth Hubener, German activist, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1942)
  • 1925-01-13 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1925-02-04 Russell Hoban, American author (Riddley Walker, Pilgermann), born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1925-02-09 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (Heim theory), born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1925-02-17 Fritz Behrendt, German Dutch cartoon character (The Slogan)
  • 1925-02-20 Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader (ÖTV (Öffentliche Dienste, Transport und Verkehr - Public service, transport and traffic) president, 1964-82), born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1925-03-16 Cornell Borchers, German actress (The Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul), born in Šilutė, Lithuania (d. 2014)
  • 1925-03-22 Gerard Hoffnung, German-British artist, humorist and tuba player (Hoffnung Music Festival), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1925-04-20 Ernie Stautner, American Pro Football HOF defensive end (Super Bowl 1971, 77; 4 × All-Pro First Team; 9 × Pro Bowl; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Cham, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1925-04-26 Frank Hahn, British economist (Hahn's Problem), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1925-05-28 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone (Doktor Faust), born in Zehlendorf, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1925-06-14 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1925-07-09 Peter Ludwig, German businessman and art collector, born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1925-07-11 Ruth Niehaus, German actress, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1925-09-08 Heinz Lau, German composer, born in Stettin, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1925-09-20 Rama VIII [Ananda Mahidol], King of Siam (1935-46), born in Heidelberg, Republic of Baden, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1925-11-03 Dieter Wellershoff, German author (Minotaur)
  • 1925-12-19 Tankred Dorst, German playwright, born in Oberlind
  • 1925-12-25 Ossi Reichert, German alpine skier (Olympic gold women's giant slalom 1956; silver slalom 1952), born in Gunzesried, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1925-12-28 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), born in Ulm, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1926-01-15 Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss star of German cinema (The Last Bridge, Gervaise), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2005)
  • 1926-02-03 Hans-Jochen Vogel, leader of West Germany's Social Democrats (SPD)
  • 1926-03-17 Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
  • 1926-03-30 Werner Torkanowsky, German conductor (New Orleans Symphony, 1963-77; Bangor Symphony, 1981-92), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1992)
  • 1926-04-08 Jürgen Moltmann, German Reformed theologian, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1926-04-18 Günter Meisner, German actor (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Between Wars, Adolf Hitler, Quiller Memorandum), born in Bremen, Weimar Republic (d. 1994)
  • 1926-04-26 Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator, born in Amberg, Bavaria (d. 2003)
  • 1926-05-04 Gerlind Reinshagen, German writer, born in Konigsberg, Germany
  • 1926-06-06 Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (Fidelio), born in Merseburg, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1926-06-14 Hermann Kant, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 2016)
  • 1926-06-22 Ruth Zechlin, German organist and composer, born in Grosshartmannsdorf (d. 2007)
  • 1926-07-01 Carl Hahn, German automotive executive (Volkswagen Group), born in Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
  • 1926-07-03 William Roll, German poltergeist researcher and parapsychologist (The Poltergeist, Unsolved Mysteries), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1926-07-24 Hans Günter Winkler, German equestrian (5 x Olympic gold 1956 [2], 60, 64, 72), born in Barmen, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1926-08-21 Ben-Zion Orgad, Israeli composer, born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1926-09-06 Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, born in Hitzacker, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1926-09-07 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer, born in Oberhausen, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1926-09-25 John Ericson, German actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), born in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 1926-10-05 Gottfried Michael Koenig, German-Dutch composer, born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • 1926-10-12 Hans Liebold, German auto racer (Nardo, Italy)
  • 1926-10-15 Karl Richter, German composer and conductor, born in Plauen, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1926-10-18 Klaus Kinski [Naksynski], German-Polish actor (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Little Drummer Girl), born in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (d. 1991)
  • 1926-10-20 Ursula Happe, German 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Free City of Danzig
  • 1926-12-03 Hans Otte, German composer and pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours), born in Plauen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1926-12-07 Wolfgang Ludewig, German composer, born in Marburg, Germany (d. 2017)

Joachim Fest

1926-12-08 Joachim Fest, German historian and journalist (Hitler biography, Speer: The Final Verdict), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2006)

  • 1926-12-20 Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German politician (Free Democratic Party), born in Aachen, Germany
  • 1926-12-28 Donald Carr, English cricket all-rounder (2 Tests, 1 x 50, 2 wickets; Derbyshire CCC) and official (secretary Test and County Cricket Board 1976-86), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1927-02-02 Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
  • 1927-02-10 Jakov Lind, German/British author (Counting My Footsteps)
  • 1927-03-09 Hans Ludwig Schilling, German composer, born in Mayen, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1927-03-10 Paul Wunderlich, German lithographer/painter/sculptor
  • 1927-03-18 Lillian Vernon, founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation (first company listed on US stock exchange started by a woman), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1927-03-21 Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, born in Reideburg (d. 2016)
  • 1927-03-24 Martin Walser, German writer, born in Wasserburg am Bodensee

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2501 - 2,528 of 2,528

  • 2015-12-28 Ian Murdock, German-born American computer programmer (Debian project, Progeny Linux Systems), dies at 42
  • 2016-01-27 Artur Fischer, German Inventor with more patents than Edison, dies at 96
  • 2016-03-31 Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, dies at 89
  • 2016-05-04 Ursula Mamlok, German-American avant-garde composer, and teacher, dies at 93
  • 2016-06-19 Götz George, German actor (Tatort), dies at 77
  • 2016-08-23 Reinhard Selten, German economist (Nobel Prize 1994), dies at 85
  • 2016-08-24 Walter Scheel, German politician, West German Foreign Minister and President, dies at 97
  • 2016-11-23 Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel In Fawlty Towers), dies at 86
  • 2017-02-22 Fritz Koenig, German sculptor (Sphere at World Trade Center), dies at 92
  • 2017-03-05 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, dies at 78
  • 2017-03-07 Hans Dehmelt, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 1989), dies at 94

Helmut Kohl

2017-06-16 Helmut Kohl, German chancellor (West Germany, 1982-90, unified Germany, 1990-98), dies at 87

  • 2017-08-20 Wilhelm Killmayer, German composer, dies at 89
  • 2017-09-05 Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), dies at 79
  • 2017-12-15 Heinz Wolff, German-born British scientist and TV/ radio presenter (BBC series "The Great Egg Race"), dies from heart failure at 89
  • 2018-01-09 Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet), dies at 76
  • 2018-01-15 Joe Frank [Joseph Langermann], American radio personality (KCRW), dies of cancer at 79
  • 2018-02-17 Arno Motulsky, German-born founder of medical genetics, known as the "father of pharmacogenomics," dies at 94
  • 2018-03-05 Helmut Maucher, German businessman, CEO of Nestlé (1990-97), dies at 90
  • 2018-05-01 Elmar Altvater, German political scientist, dies at 79
  • 2018-05-02 Harald Range, German jurist (Attorney General, 2011–2015), dies at 70
  • 2018-05-02 Wolfgang Völz, German actor, dies at 87
  • 2018-05-05 Ludwig Harig, German writer, dies at 90
  • 2018-05-05 Rosemarie Schruder, German writer, dies at 89
  • 2018-05-06 Herbert E. Brekle, German typographer and linguist, dies at 82
  • 2018-05-07 Mikhail German, Russian writer, dies at 85
  • 2018-05-09 Duke Friedrich of Württemberg, German aristocrat & heir to the House of Württemberg, dies at 56 in a traffic collision
  • 2018-07-09 Hans Günter Winkler, German equestrian (5 x Olympic gold 1956 [2], 60, 64, 72), dies at 91