German History (Part 31)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3001 - 3,100 of 3,448

  • 1952-09-14 Margit Schumann, German luger (Olympic gold 1976), born in Waltershausen, Bezirk Erfurt, East Germany
  • 1952-09-21 Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976)
  • 1952-09-29 Monika Zehrt, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1952-10-21 Brent Mydland, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (Grateful Dead, 1979-90), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1952-11-24 Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)
  • 1952-12-14 Tamara Danz, German singer (Silly), born in Breitungen, Thuringia (d. 1996)
  • 1953-02-11 Stephen Thorne, American naval officer, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1953-03-19 Hans Rinn, German DR, 2 man lugist (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1953-04-06 Christopher Franke, German musician and composer (Tangerine Dream), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1953-05-22 Doris Barnett, German politician, born in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, West Germany
  • 1953-06-20 Willy Rampf, German F1 technical director (BMW Sauber)
  • 1953-08-23 Klaus-Dietrich Flade, German cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14), born in Büdesheim, Germany
  • 1953-09-02 Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut
  • 1953-11-25 Monique St Pierre, German model, Playboy model (Nov 1978, Playmate of Year 1979), born in Weisbaden, Germany
  • 1953-12-26 Henning Schmitz, German recording engineer & keyboardist (Kraftwerk, 1991-present), born in Wuppertal, Germany
  • 1953-12-30 Harald Schmautz, German-born journalist
  • 1954-01-06 Norbert Hahn, 2 man luge (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Elbingerode, Germany
  • 1954-01-06 Hans Robert Hiegel, German architect, born in Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • 1954-01-19 Katharina Thalbach, German actress & film director, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1954-02-07 Dieter Bohlen, German pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and television personality, born in Berne, West Germany
  • 1954-02-09 Ulrich Walter, German FR, cosmonaut
  • 1954-04-30 Gunther Tiersch, German DR, 8 man cox (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1954-05-14 Jens Sparschuh, German writer
  • 1954-05-18 Reinhold Heil, German composer, born in Schlüchtern, Germany
  • 1954-05-21 Marina Langner, German beauty queen, Miss World runner-up (1975), born in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 1954-07-12 Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer, born in Salzgitter, Germany

Person of interestAngela Merkel

1954-07-17 Angela Merkel, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (2005-), born in Hamburg, West Germany

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 1954-07-28 Gerd Faltings, German mathematician, born in Buer, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • 1954-09-05 Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German bobsleder (Olympic gold 1980), born in Altenburg, Thuringia
  • 1954-10-20 Günter Müller, German sound artist, improvisor and percussionist
  • 1954-12-14 Eva Mattes, Austrian-German actress (Celeste, Man Like Eva), born in Tegernsee, Germany
  • 1954-12-26 Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-12-26 Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-12-31 Hermann Tilke, German racing circuit architect, born in Olpe, Germany
  • 1955-01-10 Michael Schenker, German heavy metal guitarist (MSG; UFO; Scorpions), born in Sarstedt, Germany
  • 1955-03-11 Catharina "Nina" Hagen, German punk rock singer, and actress (The Go-Blue Girl), born in East Berlin, East Germany

Person of interestBruce Willis

1955-03-19 Bruce Willis, American actor (Moonlighting, Die Hard), born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany

  • 1955-03-21 Barbel Wockel-Eckert, German DR, sprinter (Olympic-4 gold-1976, 80)
  • 1955-09-25 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German football player (Bayern Munich), born in Lippstadt, West Germany
  • 1955-11-07 Detlef Ultsch, German judoka (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Sonneberg, Bezirk Suhl, East Germany
  • 1955-11-10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1955-12-01 Uwe Benter, German rowing coxswain (Olympic gold coxed four 1972), born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 1955-12-20 Ed Kuepper, Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter (The Saints), born in Bremen, Germany
  • 1956-01-28 [Pierre] "Peter" Schilling, German synthpop musician ("Major Tom (Coming Home)"), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1956-03-28 Evelin Jahl, German discus thrower (Olympic-2 gold-1976), born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany
  • 1956-04-12 Herbert Grönemeyer, German singer (Mensch, Spruenge), born in Göttingen, Germany
  • 1956-04-13 Michael Nikolay, German gymnast (Olympics silver 1980), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1956-05-04 Ulrike Meyfarth, German high jumper (Olympic gold 1972), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1956-05-31 Fritz Hilpert, German musician and sound engineer (Kraftwerk, 1987-), born in Amberg, West Germany
  • 1956-08-23 Andreas Floer, German mathematician (Floer homology), born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1956-09-03 Hans-Georg Beyer, East German team handball player (Olympic gold 1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
  • 1956-09-05 Sandra Guibord, German actress (Donna-One Life to Live), born in West Germany
  • 1956-09-24 Ilona Slupianek, German shot-putter (Olympic gold 1980), born in Demmin, East Germany
  • 1956-10-04 Christoph Waltz, German Austrian actor (Django Unchained), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1956-12-05 Klaus Allofs, German footballer (1. FC Köln), born in Düsseldorf, West Germany
  • 1956-12-14 Hanni Wenzel, German alpine ski racer (Olympic-2 gold-1980), born in Straubing, Bavaria, West Germany
  • 1956-12-18 Reinhold Ewald, German cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
  • 1957-02-16 LeVar Burton, American actor, (Roots - "Kunta Kinte"; Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge") born in Landstuhl, Germany
  • 1957-02-18 Marita Koch, German 400m sprinter (Olympic gold 1980), born in Wismar, Germany
  • 1957-05-13 Andrea Klump, German terrorist
  • 1957-06-03 Horst-Ulrich Hänel, German field hockey player, born in Plau am See, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • 1957-07-25 Bogdan Musioł, German bobsledder (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Świętochłowice, Silesia, Poland
  • 1957-07-27 Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart

Person of interestBernhard Langer

1957-08-27 Bernhard Langer, German golfer (US Masters 1985, 93; 42 European Tour titles), born in Anhausen, Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 1957-09-05 Peter Winnen, Dutch bicycle road athlete, born in Ysselsteyn German war cemetery, Netherlands
  • 1957-09-12 Hans Zimmer, German film score composer (The Lion King), born in Frankfurt
  • 1957-10-21 Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1957-10-24 Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball manager, born in Butzbach, Hessen, West Germany
  • 1957-11-06 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist, born in Bremen, Germany
  • 1957-11-13 Ronald Shusett, author (Project Mankind), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1957-12-15 Tim Reynolds, German guitarist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 1958-01-24 Frank Ullrich, German world biathlon champion, born in Trusetal, Germany
  • 1958-02-14 Perry Stephens, German actor (Loving, All My Children), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1958-02-26 Greg Germann, American actor, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958-02-28 Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1958-03-08 Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1958-03-21 Marlies Göhr, East German sprinter (Olympic gold 100m relay 1976, 80, World Champion 100m 1983), born in Gera, Germany
  • 1958-05-21 Sabine Bischoff, German fencer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1958-05-23 Thomas Reiter, German cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)
  • 1958-06-16 Ulrike Tauber, East German swimmer
  • 1958-06-27 Lisa Germano, American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Geek the Girl), born in Mishawaka, Indiana
  • 1958-07-26 Ramona Neubert, German long jumper and pentathlete (Olympic 4th 80), born in Pirna, Germany
  • 1959-01-12 Blixa Bargeld, German singer & musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), born in West Berlin
  • 1959-01-14 Paul Terry, English cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984), born in Osnabrück, Germany
  • 1959-01-28 Burkhard Dallwitz, German-Australian film and television score composer (The Truman Show) born in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany

Person of interestJohn McEnroe

1959-02-16 John McEnroe, American tennis player (US Open 1979-81, 84 / Wimbledon 1981, 83, 84), born in Wiesbaden, Germany

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • 1959-03-30 Sabine Meyer, German clarinetist
  • 1959-05-19 Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson who was later murdered, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1959-06-09 Christian Wulff, German politician, prime minister of Lower Saxony (2003-10) and President of Germany (2010-12), born in Osnabrück, West Germany
  • 1959-07-03 Andreas Wisniewski, German actor (The Living Daylights), born in Berlin
  • 1959-07-16 Gerd Wessig, East German high jumper (1st male to set high jump world record at Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow), born in Lübz, Germany
  • 1959-07-30 Petra Felke, German javelin thrower (world record 1988), born in Saalfeld, East Germany
  • 1959-08-08 Ronald Weigel, German race walker (Olympic silver 20k, 50k 1988; bronze 50k 1992; World C'ship gold 50k 1983), born in Hildburghausen, Germany
  • 1959-11-09 Thomas Quasthoff, German singer, born in Hildesheim, Germany

Person of interestSylvia Hanika

1959-11-30 Sylvia Hanika, German tennis player (WTA Tour Championship 1982), born in Munich, West Germany

Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
  • 1959-12-22 Bernd Schuster, German footballer, born in Augsburg, Germany
  • 1960-02-23 Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis, born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1960-03-04 Christina Sussiek, former German athlete
  • 1960-03-24 Nena [Gabrielle Kerner], German pop singer ("99 Luftballons"- "99 Red Balloons"), born in Hagen, West Germany
  • 1960-03-27 Hans Pflügler, German footballer, born in Freising, Germany

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