German History (Part 26)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2501 - 2,600 of 3,455

  • 1921-07-11 Ilse Werner [Ilse Charlotte Still], Dutch-German actress (Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 2005)
  • 1921-07-23 Heinz Bennent, German actor (Possession, The Serpent's Egg), born in Stolberg, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1921-09-08 Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia)
  • 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)
  • 1922-03-30 German Germanovich Galinin, composer
  • 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 aircrafts), 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 Hall of Fame second baseman/manager (10-time All Star), 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. 2017)
  • 1923-05-26 Horst Tappert, German director, actor and former SS member (Derrick), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 2008)

Person of interestHenry 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

US Secretary of State and Political Scientist Henry Kissinger
US Secretary of State and Political Scientist
Henry Kissinger
  • 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), 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 footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1923-11-12 Vicco von Bülow, German film director
  • 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 Ursula Thiess [Schmidt], German actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1924-05-15 Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
  • 1924-06-20 Rainer Barzel, German politician (CDU-CSU) and minister, born in Braunsberg, East Prussia, Free State of Prussia (d. 2006)
  • 1924-06-20 Fritz Koenig, German sculptor (Sphere at World Trade Center), born in Wurzburg (d. 2017)
  • 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, US children's book author (Riddley Walker/Pilgermann)
  • 1925-02-09 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (d. 2001)
  • 1925-02-17 Fritz Behrendt, German/Dutch cartoon character (The Slogan)
  • 1925-02-20 Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader
  • 1925-03-16 Cornell Borchers, German actress (The Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul), born in Šilutė, Lithuania (d. 2014)
  • 1925-03-22 Gerard Hoffnung, British artist/humorist/musician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1925-04-20 Ernie Stautner, German-American football player, 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 FR, giant slalom (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 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, conductor (New Orleans Symphony), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1926-04-08 Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian
  • 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

Person of interestJoachim Fest

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

Historian and Journalist Joachim Fest
Historian and Journalist
Joachim Fest
  • 1926-12-20 Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German politician (Free Democratic Party), born in Aachen, Germany
  • 1926-12-28 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2501 - 2,540 of 2,540

  • 2015-01-20 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), dies at 70
  • 2015-01-31 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), dies at 94

Person of interestGünter Grass

2015-04-13 Günter Grass, German writer (The Tin Drum) and playwright and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), dies at 87

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 2015-06-04 Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer (Palatino and Optima), dies at 96
  • 2015-06-09 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, dies at 86
  • 2015-06-22 Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, dies at 83
  • 2015-08-04 Gerd Natschinski, German composer, dies at
  • 2015-08-20 Egon Bahr, German journalist and politician (Ostpolitik policy), dies at 93
  • 2015-10-10 Hilla Becher (née Wobeser), German artist, worked collaboratively with husband Bernd Becher, dies at 81
  • 2015-11-10 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), dies at 96
  • 2015-11-21 Germán Robles, Spanish-Mexican film, theater, television, and voice actor (El Vampiro), dies at 86
  • 2015-12-19 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), dies at 88
  • 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, 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

Person of interestHelmut Kohl

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

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • 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 Co), 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 Rosemarie Schruder, German writer, dies at 89
  • 2018-05-05 Ludwig Harig, German writer, dies at 90
  • 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