Poznań in History

Historical Events

  • 1940-01-06 Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.
  • 1956-06-28 Riots break out in Poznan, Poland, 38 die
  • 1960-02-19 Protest strike in Poznan, Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • 1757-04-09 Wojciech Boguslawski, Polish composer, born in Glinno, Poznań County, Poland (d. 1829)
  • 1833-05-09 Boleslaw Dembinski, Polish organist and composer, born in Poznań (d. 1914)
  • 1905-08-20 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1973)
  • 1922-07-26 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1925-11-19 Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-born sociologist (Modernity and the Holocaust), born in Poznań (d. 2017)
  • 1931-04-27 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1969)
  • 1931-08-02 Henryk Schiller, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2006)
  • 1952-08-30 Wojtek Fibak, Polish tennis star, born in Poznan, Poland
  • 1976-07-01 Szymon Ziółkowski, Polish hammer thrower (Olympic gold 2000), born in Poznań, Poland
  • 1976-09-12 Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer, born in Poznań, Poland
  • 1978-11-22 Magdalena Grzybowska, Polish tennis star (1995 Futures Slovakia), born in Poznań, Poland