German History (Part 27)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2601 - 2,700 of 3,450

  • 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

Person of interestBenedict XVI

1927-04-16 Pope Benedict XVI [Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger], Catholic Pope (2005-2013), born in Marktl, Bavaria, Germany

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 1927-05-07 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1927-05-09 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • 1927-05-20 Walter Aschaffenburg, German-American composer, born in Essen, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1927-06-11 Josef Anton Reidl, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1927-06-17 Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor, born in Berlin (d. 2019)
  • 1927-07-18 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), born in Breig (d. 2015)
  • 1927-07-18 Ludwig Harig, German writer, born in Sulzbach (d. 2018)
  • 1927-08-21 Wilhelm Killmayer, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1927-08-27 Liselott Linsenhoff, German equestrian rider (Olympic gold 1968, 72), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1927-09-02 Tzvi Avni, Israeli classical composer (Meditations On A Drama), born in Saarbrücken, Germany

Person of interestGünter Grass

1927-10-16 Günter Grass, German writer and playwright (The Tin Drum) and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), born in Danzig

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 1927-10-20 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer (Oulipo), born in Sibiu (d. 2006)
  • 1927-12-09 Helmut Maucher, German businessman, CEO of Nestlé (1990-97), born in Eisenharz, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1927-12-31 Dieter Noll, German writer (Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt), born in Riesa, Saxony (d. 2008)
  • 1928-01-27 Hans Modrow, a German politician, premier of East Germany
  • 1928-03-03 Gudrun Pausewang, Eastern Bohemia, German writer
  • 1928-03-16 Christa Ludwig, German soprano (Vienna State Opera, 1955-94; Metropolitan Opera, 1959-93), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1928-03-21 Peter Hacks, German playwright (Tie Windloch)
  • 1928-03-28 Alexander Grothendieck, German-French mathematician, born in Berlin (d. 2014)
  • 1928-04-12 Uwe Kitzinger, President (Templeton College, Oxford), born in Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1928-04-12 Hardy Krüger, German actor (The Flight of the Phoenix), born in Wedding, Berlin, Germany
  • 1928-04-29 Heinz Wolff, German-born British scientist and presenter (BBC series "The Great Egg Race"), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1928-04-30 Peter Carsten, German actor and film producer actor (A Study in Terror, Mr Super Invisible), born in Weißenburg in Bayern, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1928-05-04 Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1961)
  • 1928-06-04 Ruth Westheimer, German-American sex therapist and media personality (Dr Ruth), born in Wiesenfeld, Germany
  • 1928-07-01 Volker Wangenheim, German conductor and composer (Sinfonia Notturna), born in Berlin (d. 2014)
  • 1928-07-03 Günter Bruno Fuchs, German writer, poet and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1977)
  • 1928-07-22 Georg Dreyfus, German-born Australian composer, born in Elberfeld
  • 1928-08-14 Laurens van Deenen, Dutch biochemist, born in Maastricht, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1928-08-22 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German classical and electronic music composer, born in Mödrath, Kerpen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1928-08-23 Gerd Natschinski, German composer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1928-10-02 Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl), born in Stettin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1928-10-27 Stefan Wewerka, German architect and sculptor, born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1928-11-20 Rex Reason, American actor (This Island Earth, Man Without a Gun, Roaring 20s), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1928-12-08 Ulric Neisser, America psychologist (Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns, Bell Curve task force head), born in Kiel, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1929-01-23 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1929-01-31 Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1929-03-18 Christa Wolf, German novelist (Divided Heaven)
  • 1929-03-20 Germán Robles, Spanish-Mexican film, theater, television, and voice actor (El Vampiro), born in Gijón, Asturias, Spain (d. 2015)
  • 1929-04-06 André Previn, German-American conductor (London Symphony), film score composer (My Fair Lady), and jazz pianist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1929-04-17 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1929-04-29 Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), born in Rostock (d. 2007)
  • 1929-05-06 Hans Beck, German inventor of Playmobil toys, born in Greiz, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1929-05-30 Michael Mellinger, German actor (Goldfinger, The Bourne Identity), born in Kochel, Bavaria (d. 2004)
  • 1929-06-10 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2005)

Person of interestAnne Frank

1929-06-12 Anne Frank, Dutch Diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1945)

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1929-06-18 Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher (Frankfurter Schule), born in Düsseldorf
  • 1929-07-06 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • 1929-07-07 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 2003)
  • 1929-07-11 Hermann Prey, German baritone, born in Berlin (d. 1998)
  • 1929-08-06 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1929-08-16 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
  • 1929-09-08 Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1984-2002), born in Berlin
  • 1929-10-25 Peter Rohmkorf, German writer, born in Dortmund, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1929-10-26 Hans Peter Haller, German composer, born in Radolfzell, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1929-11-12 Michael Ende, German fantasy and children's writer (The Neverending Story), born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria (d. 1995)
  • 1929-11-16 Renate Rubinstein, German-Dutch author and columnist (Tamar), born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • 1929-12-03 Werner Rackwitz, German opera director and musicologist (Handel-Renaissance), born in Breslau, Weimar Republic (d. 2014)
  • 1930-02-23 Harry Boldt, German Fed Rep, equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1930-03-03 Heiner Geißler, German politician
  • 1930-03-14 Dieter Schnebel, German experimental composer (Harley-Davidson, for nine motorbikes and trumpet), born in Lahr, Germany (d. 2018)

Person of interestHelmut Kohl

1930-04-03 Helmut Kohl, German chancellor (West Germany, 1982-90, unified Germany, 1990-98), born in Ludwigshafen, Weimar Republic (d. 2017)

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • 1930-04-03 Max Frankel, American journalist (Tables of Id of Organic Compounds), born in Gera, Germany
  • 1930-04-07 Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel in Fawlty Towers), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • 1930-05-07 Horst Bienek, German writer and director (The First Polka), born in Gleiwitz, Upper Silesia, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1930-05-23 Friedrich Achleitner, German poet
  • 1930-06-08 Dana Wynter, German-English actress (Airport, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1930-06-08 Robert Aumann, German-Israeli mathematician (The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2005), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1930-07-03 Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (Bavarian State Orchestra 1968-97), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1930-07-06 Hans-Jürgen Heise, German writer, born in Bublitz (d. 2013)
  • 1930-07-18 Siegfried Kurz, German conductor and composer, born in Dresden
  • 1930-09-08 Mario Adorf, German actor (The Tin Drum, Bachelor, Abyssinia), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1930-09-25 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1999)
  • 1930-09-26 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), born in Kusel, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1930-09-27 Igor Kipnis, American harpsichordist, pianist, conductor, and educator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1930-10-02 Günter Kochan, German composer, born in Luckau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1930-10-05 Reinhard Selten, German economist (Nobel Prize 1994), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1930-10-11 Harry Glaß, German ski jumper (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1930-11-26 Berthold Leibinger, German entrepreneur (Trumpf) and philanthropist, born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1930-12-01 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)
  • 1930-12-04 Paul-Heinz Dittrich, German composer, born in Gornsdorf, Germany
  • 1930-12-12 Friedrich Voss, German composer and pianist, born in Halberstadt, Germany
  • 1930-12-17 Armin Mueller-Stahl, German painter, author and actor (Kafka, Music Box), born in Tilsit, Germany
  • 1930-12-29 Willy Giefer, German composer, born in Koblenz, Germany
  • 1931-01-08 Bill Graham, German-American impresario & rock concert promoter (Fillmore), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1931-01-16 Johannes Rau, German politician, born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1931-03-13 Wolfgang Kohlhaase, German actor, director and writer (Solo Sunday), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1931-04-01 Rolf Hochhuth, German playwright (Der Stellvertreter), born in Eschwege, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1931-04-29 Frank Auerbach, German-born British painter
  • 1931-09-11 Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian, born in Freudenberg, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1931-11-06 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1931-12-03 Franz Josef Degenhardt, German poet and author, born in Schwelm, Westphalia, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1931-12-24 Mauricio Kagel, Argentine-German composer, born in Buenos Aires, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1932-02-09 Gerhard Richter, German painter
  • 1932-02-14 Alexander Kluge, German author and film director (Yesterday Girl), born in Halberstadt, Province of Saxony

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