Gothenburg in History

Sweden: Stockholm

Historical Events

  • 1875-02-24 The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries
  • 1927-04-14 The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1972-09-15 An SAS domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm was hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.
  • 1976-03-06 Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
  • 1976-03-06 Ice Pairs Championship at Gothenburg won by Rodnina & Zaitsev (Soviet Union)
  • 1976-03-06 European Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden won by John Curry (Great Britain)
  • 1976-03-06 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by American Dorothy Hamill
  • 1983-05-11 Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg
  • 1984-12-18 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • 1985-05-04 30th Eurovision Song Contest: Bobbysocks! for Norway wins singing "La det swinge" in Gothenburg
  • 1987-12-20 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • 1988-12-17 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • 1990-05-09 Sampdoria of Italy win 30th European Cup Winner's Cup against Anderlecht of Belgium 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • 1992-06-26 UEFA European Championship Final, Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden: In a huge upset Denmark beats Germany, 2-0
  • 1995-08-05 5th Athletics World Championships open at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1997-11-30 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • 2012-09-18 World's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant undertaken at the University of Gothenburg

Famous Birthdays

  • 1844-10-27 Klas Arnoldson, Swedish politician and pacifist (Nobel Peace 1908), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1916)
  • 1846-12-22 Andreas Hallén, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1925)
  • 1853-05-30 Karl Valentin, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1918)
  • 1886-07-26 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1887-12-12 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1974)
  • 1900-10-26 Karin Boye, writer (Kallocain), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1941)
  • 1906-12-13 Ingemar Liljefors, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • 1920-04-17 Bengt Anderberg, Swedish poet and writer (Kain), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1927-03-28 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (Simon and the Oaks), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1929-05-23 Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu, One Summer of Happiness), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1982)
  • 1931-12-18 Gunnel Lindblom, Swedish actress (Hunger, Virgin Spring), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1932-09-13 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • 1937-06-07 Neeme Järvi, Estonian-American conductor (Gothenburg Symphony 1982-2004, Detroit Symphony 1990-2005), born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1940-09-17 Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat (4th Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1943-03-31 Roy Andersson, Swedish film director (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1945-03-28 Count Björn Hamilton, Swedish politician, count and engineer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1945-04-25 Björn Ulvaeus, Swedish songwriter, producer and singer (ABBA), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1948-05-13 Jeffrey Evans, Lord Mayor of London (2015-16), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1950-01-12 Göran Lindblad, Swedish politician, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1951-06-13 Stellan Skarsgård, Swedish actor (Breaking the Waves), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1951-08-02 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2016)
  • 1952-04-15 Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer, born in Gothenburg, Västra Götaland
  • 1958-09-05 Lars Danielsson, Swedish musician (Summerwind), born in Gothenburg
  • 1960-01-05 Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer, born in Lundby, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1962-11-29 Andy LaRocque [Anders Allhage], Swedish musician and songwriter (King Diamond), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1963-10-31 Mikkey Dee [Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou], Swedish rock musician and drummer [Motörhead, Scorpions], born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1965-01-05 Patrik Sjöberg, Swedish high jumper (WR 2.42m 1987; World C'ship gold 1987; Olympic silver 1984, 92; bronze 1988), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1965-04-09 Helen Alfredsson, Swedish golfer (Nabisco Dinah Shore 1993), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1967-02-14 Calle Johansson, Swedish NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1967-07-19 Christian Bergstrom, Swedish tennis player, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1970-06-13 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (Olympic gold 2000), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • 1970-10-31 Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1970-12-06 Ulf Ekberg, Swedish musician (Ace of Base), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1972-12-11 Daniel Alfredsson, Swedish NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1973-07-05 Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1974-04-02 Håkan Hellström, Swedish musician (Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1976-04-05 Henrik Stenson, Swedish golfer (British Open 2016), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1987-01-23 Felicia Brandström, Swedish singer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1988-10-03 Alicia Vikander, actress (The Danish Girl), born in Gothenburg, Sweden

Person of interestPewDiePie

1989-10-24 PewDiePie [Felix Kjellberg], Swedish YouTube star, born in Gothenburg, Sweden

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