Łódź in History

Historical Events

  • 1941-12-08 Chełmno extermination camp opens, 50 kilometres from Łódź, Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • 1865-08-02 John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1955)
  • 1887-01-28 Artur Rubinstein, pianist, born in Łódź, Poland
  • 1893-04-16 Joseph Yasser, Russian-American composer, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1894-09-13 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet and lyricist, born in Łódź, Congress Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1895-06-26 Jankel Adler, Polish painter and printmaker, born in Tuszyn, Łódź, Poland (d. 1949)
  • 1897-06-12 Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1986)
  • 1900-04-23 Joseph Green, Polish-American filmmaker, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1996)
  • 1903-05-18 George E Stone, Polish actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile, 5 Star Final, Front Page), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1908-01-18 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1974)
  • 1908-04-11 Leo Rosten, American writer and humourist (Joys of Yiddish), born in Łódź, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1916-10-27 Kazimierz Brandys, Polish essayist and writer, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 2000)
  • 1928-12-13 Jack Tramiel, American Businessman (Amiga, Commodore 64), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 2012)
  • 1937-09-30 Jurek Becker, Polish-born German writer (Jacob the Liar), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1997)
  • 1948-06-21 Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer (The Witcher), born in Łódź, Poland
  • 1969-01-13 Katarzyna Nowak, tennis star (1994 Futures France), born in Łódź, Poland