German History (Part 30)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2901 - 3,000 of 3,450

  • 1944-12-24 Erhard Keller, German speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72 500m), born in Günzburg, Germany
  • 1945-02-19 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, born in Westow, England (d. 2001)
  • 1945-03-08 Anselm Kiefer, German painter
  • 1945-04-25 Michael Kogel, German musician, born in Berlin
  • 1945-05-21 Ernst Willi Messerschmid, Reutlingen Germany, astronaut (STS 22)
  • 1945-05-31 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), born in Bad Worishofen, Bavaria, West Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1945-06-09 Nike Wagner, German woman of the theater
  • 1945-07-15 Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (d. 2003)
  • 1945-07-19 George Dzundza, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Law & Order), born in Rosenheim, Germany
  • 1945-08-14 Wim Wenders, German filmmaker (American Friend, Hammett), born in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 1945-09-11 Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer (Bayern Munich), born in Munich
  • 1945-11-03 Gerd Müller ["Der Bomber"], German soccer striker (62 caps; Bayern Munich 453 games, 398 goals), born in Nördlingen, Germany
  • 1945-11-16 Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, and songwriter ("Take Me To The River"; "Love And Happiness"), born in Germantown, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • 1946-03-24 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Kraftwerk; Neu!), born in Scherfede, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1946-03-27 Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers), born in Madgeburg, Germany
  • 1946-05-17 Udo Lindenberg, German musician, born in Gronau, Westphalia
  • 1946-06-20 André Watts, American-Hungarian concert pianist and educator, born in Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1946-06-27 Daria Semegen, American composer, born in Bamberg, Germany
  • 1946-08-20 Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk), born in Krefeld, Germany
  • 1946-12-14 Ruth Fuchs, German javelin thrower (Olympic 2 gold-72, 76), born in Egeln, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
  • 1947-02-14 Heidemarie Rosendahl, German FR, long jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1947-03-07 Walter Röhrl, German race and rally car driver
  • 1947-04-07 Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1947-04-11 Uli Edel, German film director (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Neuenburg am Rhein, South Baden, Germany
  • 1947-05-14 Karin Struck, German feminist writer, born in Groß Kiesow
  • 1947-05-24 Martin Winterkorn, German automotive executive, born in Leonberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1947-06-20 Josef Clemens, German bishop and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
  • 1947-07-17 Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1947-07-19 Hans-Jürgen Kreische, East German footballer, born in Dresden, Germany
  • 1947-08-04 Klaus Schulze, German electronic music composer (Audentity), born in Berlin
  • 1947-10-26 Ian Ashley, British racing driver, born in Wuppertal, Germany
  • 1947-10-31 Frank Shorter, American marathoner (Olympic gold/silver-72, 76), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1947-11-16 Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer, born in Frankfurt-Sossenheim, Germany
  • 1947-11-29 Petra Kelly, Gunzburg, Bavaria, German politician and activist (German Green Party)
  • 1947-12-04 Ursula Krechel, German writer (Shanghai far from where), born in Trier, Germany
  • 1948-01-03 Manfred Kokot, East German athlete (world record 50m indoor sprint 5.61s 1973), born in Templin, Germany
  • 1948-04-12 Joschka Fischer, German politician and Foreign Minister of Germany (1998-2005), born in Gerabronn, Germany
  • 1948-05-09 Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician
  • 1948-05-25 Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions), born in Hannover, Germany
  • 1948-06-11 Anthony Nelson, British Labour politician, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1948-07-03 Peter Ruzicka, German composer and conductor, born in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 1948-07-18 Hartmut Michel, German chemist (Nobel 1988 - determination of the structure of certain proteins that are essential for photosynthesis), born in Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • 1948-07-22 Otto Waalkes, German comedian
  • 1948-08-31 Holger Osieck, German footballer and coach
  • 1948-08-31 Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer), born in Hildesheim, Germany
  • 1948-09-07 Susan Blakely, American actress (Rich Man Poor Man), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1948-09-24 Heinz Chur, German composer, born in Essen, Germany
  • 1948-09-29 Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist
  • 1948-10-09 Jackson Browne, American rock vocalist (Lawyers in Love), born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1948-12-06 Marius Müller-Westernhagen, German rocker (Stinker), born in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 1949-01-11 Tom Netherton, singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1949-01-12 Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager, born in Lörrach, Germany
  • 1949-02-23 Anna-Maria Muller, German DR, Luge (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1949-03-05 Franz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr
  • 1949-03-26 Patrick Süskind, German novelist and screenwriter ("Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"), born in Ambach, Bavaria, Germany
  • 1949-04-11 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director, born in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1949-04-13 Jean-Jacques Favier, French engineer and astronaut (STS 78), born in Kehl, Germany
  • 1949-05-14 Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist, born in Eckmannshausen, West Germany
  • 1949-06-08 Hildegard Falck, German athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1972 FRG), born in Nettelrede, Germany
  • 1949-08-30 Peter Maffay, Romanian-German musician, born in Brașov, Romania
  • 1950-01-09 Rio Reiser, German rock musician & singer (Ton Steine Scherben), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1950-02-02 Barbara Sukowa, German actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
  • 1950-05-12 Renate Stecher-Meissner, German sprinter (3-time Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Süptitz, Germany
  • 1950-05-16 Johannes Bednorz, German superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • 1950-05-18 Thomas Gottschalk, German radio and TV host (Telespiele), born in Bamberg, Germany
  • 1950-06-04 Dagmar Krause, German singer (Slapp Happy, Henry Cow, Art Bears), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1950-06-13 Gerd Zewe, German football player and manager, born in Stennweiler, West Germany
  • 1950-06-18 Annelie Ehrhardt, German 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1972), born in Hötensleben, East Germany
  • 1950-07-17 P.J. Soles, German-born American actress, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1950-08-02 Mathieu Carriere, German actor (Bay Boy, Woman in Flames), born in Hanover, Germany
  • 1950-08-03 Waldemar Cierpinski, East German runner (Olympic marathon gold 1976, 80), born in Neugattersleben, Germany
  • 1950-08-05 Rosi Mittermaier, German skier (Olympic gold 1976), born in Reit im Winkl, West Germany
  • 1950-09-02 Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster), born in Hamburg, West Germany
  • 1950-10-13 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German sprinter (Olympic gold 1972), born in Dortmund, Germany
  • 1950-11-17 Roland Matthes, German swimmer (Olympic gold 100, 200m backstroke 1968, 72; WR x 19), born in Pößneck, Thuringia, Germany
  • 1950-12-31 Inge Helten, German sprinter (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Sinzig, Germany
  • 1951-01-01 Hans-Joachim Stuck, German auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1986-87, 96; 24 Hours of Nürburgring 1970, 98, 2004; World Sportscar C'ship 1985), born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • 1951-02-07 Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
  • 1951-03-04 Edelgard Bulmahn, German politician
  • 1951-04-13 Joachim Streich, East German footballer, born in Wismar, East Germany
  • 1951-05-18 Angela Voigt, German DR, long jumper (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1951-06-10 Burglinde Pollak, German DR, pentathlete (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1951-07-14 Erich Hallhuber, German actor (d. 2003)
  • 1951-08-03 Hans Schlegel, German astronaut (STS 55), born in Überlingen, Germany
  • 1951-08-21 Bernhard Germeshausen, German bobsled (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
  • 1951-09-05 Paul Breitner, German footballer, born in Kolbermoor, Germany
  • 1951-10-12 Bernie Ruoff, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton), born in West Germany
  • 1951-10-24 Todd Crespi, German actor (Magician), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1951-11-23 Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1951-11-23 Jorg Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1952-02-17 Karin Janz, East German gymnast (medals at 1968 Olympics, born in Lübben, East Germany
  • 1952-03-13 Wolfgang Rihm, German composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1952-04-04 Rosemarie Ackermann, German high jumper (Olympic gold 1976), born in Lohsa, Sachsen, Germany
  • 1952-05-31 Karl Bartos, German musician (Kraftwerk, Electronic)
  • 1952-06-12 Siegfried Brietzke, German coxless rower (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Rostock, Germany
  • 1952-07-08 Ulrich Wehling, German Nordic skier (3 Olympic golds 1972, 76, 80), born in Halle an der Saale, Germany
  • 1952-08-17 Dr. Mario Theissen, German F1 team principal (BMW Sauber)
  • 1952-08-28 Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman (CEO - Porsche AG), born in Ahlen, Germany
  • 1952-08-31 Herbert Reul, German politician
  • 1952-09-09 Manuel Göttsching, German ambient and rock guitarist (Ash Ra Tempel), born in Berlin, Germany

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