Swedish History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 332

  • 1949-04-18 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gösta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8
  • 1949-12-16 Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget, later knows as SAAB, is founded in Sweden.
  • 1950-01-12 Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die
  • 1952-06-13 Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
  • 1952-06-16 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
  • 1952-07-27 Swedish race walker John Mikaelsson makes it back-to-back gold medals in the 10k event at the Helsinki Olympics, having won the corresponding race in London in 1948
  • 1953-04-07 UN General Assembly begins session that will elect Dag Hammarskjöld of Sweden as Secretary-General
  • 1954-10-29 Sweden begins experimental TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954-12-09 Dmitri Shostakovich appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

1958-06-29 FIFA World Cup Final, Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden: Vavá & Pelé each score 2 goals as Brazil beats Sweden, 5-2

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • 1960-08-29 Swedish canoeists Gert Fredriksson and Sven-Olov Sjödelius win the K2-1,000m in 3:34.73 at the Rome Olympics; Fredriksson's 6th gold medal in 4 Olympic Games

Sinking ShipThe Sinking of the Vasa

1961-04-24 17th century Swedish warship Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is salvaged
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Swedish warship Vasa sinking in Stockholm harbor
Swedish warship Vasa sinking in Stockholm harbor
  • 1963-10-25 Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden

Film release premierFilm Release

1966-10-18 "Persona", Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann, is released

Director and Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director and Writer
Ingmar Bergman

SwedenSweden Switches to Driving on the Right Hand Side

1967-09-03 Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road (Dagen H)
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Kungsgatan, Stockholm, on Dagen H (switch-over day)
Kungsgatan, Stockholm, on Dagen H (switch-over day)
  • 1969-01-10 Sweden is the 1st Western country to recognize North Vietnam

  • 1969-10-14 Palme government forms in Sweden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-08-10 Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney
  • 1972-08-18 Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney ś800 in Sweden cannabis possession
  • 1972-09-03 Swedish swimmer Gunnar Larsson wraps up the Olympic medley double when he sets world record 2:07.17 in the 200m I/M in Munich, having already won the 400m I/M
  • 1973-09-19 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
  • 1974-02-05 Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
  • 1974-04-06 19th Eurovision Song Contest: ABBA for Sweden wins singing "Waterloo" in Brighton
  • 1974-06-06 A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy
  • 1974-11-16 ABBA begin their first tour of Europe - their first tour outside of Sweden
  • 1975-01-01 Sweden adopts constitution
  • 1975-04-25 West German embassy blown up in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1975-12-21 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2)
  • 1976-04-22 Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

1976-07-03 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg beats Ilie Năstase of Romania 6-4, 6-2, 9-7 for the first of 5 straight Wimbledon titles

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1976-09-12 US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Jimmy Connors wins his second US title; beats Björn Borg of Sweden 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1977-07-02 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg beats American Jimmy Connors 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 for the second of 5 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1978-01-23 Sweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth's ozone layer.
  • 1978-01-29 Sweden outlaws aerosol sprays due to their harmful effect on the ozone layer, becoming the first nation to enact such a ban.
  • 1978-10-05 Sweden's Fälldin government falls
  • 1980-01-01 Sweden changes order of succession to throne

  • 1980-01-01 Victoria is crowned princess of Sweden.
  • 1981-10-05 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honorary American (posthumously)
  • 1981-10-27 The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
  • 1982-10-07 Olof Palme forms Swedish government
  • 1983-12-28 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1984-04-30 1,700 skiers participate in an alpine event at Are, Sweden
  • 1984-05-05 29th Eurovision Song Contest: Herreys for Sweden wins singing "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in Luxembourg
  • 1984-07-09 Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe
  • 1984-08-10 Sweden's Agneta Andersson takes out the women's canoeing 500m double at the Los Angeles Olympics with wins in the K-1 and K-2 (with Anna Olsson) events
  • 1984-12-18 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • 1985-08-10 Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles
  • 1985-09-15 Olof Palme forms Sweden minority government
  • 1985-12-22 74th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Germany in Munich (3-2)
  • 1986-03-15 Funeral services held for murdered Swedish PM Olaf Palme
  • 1986-08-05 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5,000m world record (14:37.33) in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1986-12-28 75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2), helped by Pat Davis ranked 412th in the world
  • 1987-06-30 Patrik Sjöberg of Sweden sets a new men's high jump world record 2.42m (7 ft 11 1⁄4 in) in Stockholm, Sweden

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1987-09-14 US Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins 3rd straight US title; beats Sweden's Mats Wilander 6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • 1987-12-20 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

1988-07-04 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Boris Becker 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2 in a rain-affected final

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • 1988-09-19 Australian swimmer Duncan Armstrong sets world record 1:47.25 to win the 200m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; beats Anders Holmertz of Sweden by 0.64

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1988-12-06 Yasser Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 1988-12-17 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • 1989-07-09 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany beats Sweden's Stefan Edberg 6-0, 7-6, 6-4 for his 3rd and last Wimbledon title
  • 1989-11-04 The congress of the Solidarity Party is inaugurated in Sweden. The congress decides, contrary to the proposal of the central committee, not to disband the party.
  • 1989-12-13 The last issue of Gnistan (The Spark), the organ of the Solidaritetspartiet, is published in Sweden
  • 1989-12-17 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)
  • 1991-05-04 36th Eurovision Song Contest: Carola for Sweden wins singing "Fangad av en stormvind" in Rome
  • 1991-08-05 Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union breaks his own world pole vault record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
  • 1991-09-08 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first US title; beats American Jim Courier 6-2, 6-4, 6-0
  • 1994-04-27 29.0°C in Genevad, Sweden (Swedish April high temperature record)
  • 1994-06-11 Drunken police officer shoots 7 people dead in Falun, Sweden

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1994-07-17 British Open Men's Golf, Turnberry: Nick Price of Zimbabwe claims the second of his 3 major titles and only Claret Jug; wins by 1 stroke from Jesper Parnevik of Sweden

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price
  • 1994-09-18 Sweden social-democratic SPD wins parliamentary election
  • 1994-09-19 Swedish government of Bildt resigns
  • 1994-10-07 Ingvar Carlsson forms Swedish government
  • 1994-11-13 Sweden agrees to join European Union
  • 1994-12-04 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
  • 1995-01-01 Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
  • 1995-06-09 Dumb & Dumber (1994) premieres in Sweden
  • 1995-06-18 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden: Hege Riise & Marianne Pettersen score within 3 minutes of each other to give Norway a 2-0 win over Germany

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1995-07-16 US Open Women's Golf, The Broadmoor: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins her first of 10 LPGA major titles with a 1 shot victory over Meg Mallon

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1995-08-05 5th Athletics World Championships open at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1995-08-27 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Jenny Lidback wins by 1 stroke from Liselotte Neumann of Sweden
  • 1996-12-01 Davis Cup Tennis, Malmo, Sweden: Arnaud Boetsch beats Sweden's Nicklas Kulti in closest deciding match in Cup history 7-6, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6, 10-8 to give France 3-2 victory
  • 1997-08-03 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Glen Abbey GC: Colleen Walker wins by 2 shots from Liselotte Neumann of Sweden
  • 1997-11-30 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • 1998-02-08 Finland beats Sweden, 6-0 at the Aqua Wing Arena in Nagano, Japan in the first female ice hockey game played in Olympic history

MurderAssassination

1998-08-19 South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission chairperson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, releases documents revealing an alleged plot by Western countries to assassinate UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld of Sweden

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • 1998-12-06 87th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Italy in Milan (4-1)
  • 1999-05-28 Two Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklöv and Tony Olsson after a dramatic car chase
  • 1999-05-29 44th Eurovision Song Contest: Charlotte Nilsson for Sweden wins singing "Take Me to Your Heaven" in Jerusalem
  • 2000-07-01 The Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic
  • 2001-07-22 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: David Duval wins his only major title by 3 shots from Niclas Fasth of Sweden
  • 2002-01-27 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Thomas Johansson of Sweden wins his only Grand Slam title; beats Russian star Marat Safin 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6
  • 2003-09-11 Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh dies after being assaulted and fatally wounded on September 10.
  • 2003-09-14 Sweden rejects adopting the Euro in a referendum
  • 2003-10-12 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Home Depot Center, Carson, CA: Nia Künzer scores winner in sudden death extra time as Germany beats Sweden, 2-1
  • 2004-03-19 A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in the 1950s is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the crew are left in place, pending further investigations.
  • 2006-05-21 The Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor takes gold in the World Championship, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year.
  • 2008-11-28 Sweden technically enters the recession after experiencing contraction of 0.1% in the second and third quarter
  • 2009-05-01 Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

2009-06-07 French Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins his only French title, outclassing Robin Söderling of Sweden 6-1, 7-6, 6-4

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2009-09-11 Sweden emerges from the recession after witnessing GDP growth of 0.2% in the second quarter

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 725

  • 1885-10-27 Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter, born in Sundsvall, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • 1886-03-29 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, Swedish composer, born in Vadstena, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1886-07-26 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1886-07-30 Algot Haquinius, Swedish composer, born in Sveg, Sweden (d. 1966)
  • 1888-03-26 Elsa Brändström, Swedish nurse (d. 1948)
  • 1888-03-30 Anna Q Nilsson, Swedish actress (Shenandoah, Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Ystad, Skåne län, Sweden (d. 1974)
  • 1888-04-06 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Svarta Ballader)
  • 1888-05-09 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector and museum director, born in Stockholm (d. 1964)
  • 1888-10-25 Nils Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter, born in Bettna, Södermanland, Sweden (d. 1943)
  • 1889-07-13 Louise of Mountbatten, Queen of Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1890-03-12 A Evert Taube, Swedish writer/troubadour
  • 1890-11-02 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), born in Vårdnäs, Linköping (d. 1964)
  • 1891-05-23 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1974)
  • 1891-06-18 Hans Ruin, Finnish Swedish-language historian
  • 1891-09-29 Gerda Björne, Swedish actress (Familjen Bjork, Hemsoborna), born in By, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1979)
  • 1891-11-22 Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Theory of Money & Capital), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1960)

Person of interestNelly Sachs

1891-12-10 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German Swedish poet and Playwright (O the Chimneys - Nobel Prize for Literature 1966), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)

  • 1893-01-20 Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
  • 1893-06-14 Siggie Nordstrom, American singer (The Nordstrom Sisters), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1893-06-28 Nils Björkander, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • 1894-08-17 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)
  • 1894-09-15 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (d. 1977)
  • 1894-11-23 Ture Persson, Swedish sprinter (Olympic silver 1912)
  • 1895-01-02 Count Folke Bernadotte, Swedish statesman (Red Cross, UN)
  • 1895-10-10 Fridolf Rhudin, Swedish actor and comedian (The Wrong Millionaire, Secret Svensson), born in Munkfors, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1935)
  • 1895-11-26 Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1895-12-04 Fritiof Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag), born in Vollsjö, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • 1896-02-22 Edvin Wide, Swedish 10K runner (Olympic silver 1924)
  • 1896-11-03 Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American artist and chief illustrator for The Walt Disney Company during the 1930s (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi, Pinocchio), born in Västra Götaland County, Sweden (d. 1970)
  • 1897-01-17 Nils Asther, Swedish actor (Bluebeard, Night Monster), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • 1897-03-05 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)
  • 1897-11-02 Jacob Bjerknes, Norwegian-American meteorologist (USAF in London), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1975)
  • 1898-08-20 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author (The Emigrants) and historian, born in Moshultamåla, Sweden (d. 1973)
  • 1898-12-06 Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and economist (Nobel 1974), born in Gagnef, Sweden (d. 1987)
  • 1898-12-11 Nils Johan Einar Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn), born in Karlstad, Sweden (d. 1961)
  • 1898-12-28 Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (d. 1957)
  • 1900-06-21 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer and musician, born in Asarum Blekinge (d. 1981)
  • 1900-07-29 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish novelist (Return to Ithaca), Nobel Prize (1974), born in Svartbjörnsbyn (d. 1976)
  • 1900-10-26 Karin Boye, writer (Kallocain), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1941)
  • 1901-01-02 Torsten Ralf, Swedish tenor (Daphne)
  • 1901-03-27 Albert Henneberg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1991)
  • 1901-06-13 Tage Erlander, Swedish politician (25th Prime Minister of Sweden 1946-69), born in Ransäter, Värmland County, Sweden (d. 1985)
  • 1902-01-31 Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
  • 1902-02-02 Tyra Ryman, Swedish actress (Luffar-Petter, Peter the Tramp), born in Arboga, Sweden (d. 1990)
  • 1902-03-25 Sten Broman, Swedish composer and actor, born in Uppsala, Uppsala län (d. 1983)
  • 1902-08-10 Arne Tiselius, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1903-05-24 Hilding Hallnäs, Swedish composer (Kärlekens ringdans), born in Halmstad, Sweden (d. 1984)
  • 1903-07-06 Axel Theorell, Swedish biochemist (Nobel 1955-discovering the oxidation enzyme and its effects), born in Linköping, Sweden (d. 1982)
  • 1903-10-19 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), born in Kalmar län, Sweden (d. 1971)
  • 1904-05-06 Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist and poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974), born in Jämshög, Sweden (d. 1978)
  • 1904-05-15 Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Swedish equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • 1904-05-19 Sven Thofelt, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1904-06-14 Benno Ammann, Swiss composer, born in Gersau, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1905-02-07 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1983)
  • 1905-02-20 Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)
  • 1905-05-26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, born in Vienna (d. 1991)
  • 1905-07-29 Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish public servant, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61) and posthumous Nobel Peace Prize winner (1961), born in Jönköping, Sweden (d. 1961)

Person of interestGreta Garbo

1905-09-18 Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1990)

Actress Greta Garbo
Actress
Greta Garbo
  • 1905-11-17 Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians, first wife of King Leopold III (1934-35), born in Arvfurstens palats, Stockholm, Kingdom of Sweden (d. 1935)
  • 1906-03-03 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
  • 1906-04-22 Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Swedish prince second in line to the Swedish throne, born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1946)
  • 1906-11-02 Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum, born in Gusum, Sweden (d. 2003)
  • 1907-03-15 Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • 1907-05-09 Fred Warngård, Swedish athlete (d. 1950)
  • 1907-11-13 Josef Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), born in Mörkö, Södermanland, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • 1907-11-14 Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children book author (Pipi Longstocking)
  • 1907-11-23 Lars Leksell, Swedish physician (d. 1986)
  • 1908-05-15 Lars-Eric Vilner Larsson, Akarp Sweden, composer (Linden)
  • 1908-05-31 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (the Seventh Seal, Dum-Bom), born in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden (d. 2000)
  • 1909-01-12 Mauritz Hugo, Swedish actor (Atomic Blonde, Death Valley Gunfighter), born in Ostergotland, Sweden (d. 1974)
  • 1909-11-13 Gunnar Bjornstrand, Swedish actor (Shame, Dreams), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1910-03-28 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark, Wife of King Frederik IX, ruler of Denmark (1947-72), born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2000)
  • 1910-08-05 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/librettist (Aniara)
  • 1910-08-15 Signe Hasso, Swedish actress (Johnny Angel, A Double Life), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • 1911-02-02 Johan J "Jussi" Bjorling, Swedish tenor
  • 1911-05-17 Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish supermodel, born in Västra Götaland County, Sweden (d. 1992)
  • 1911-09-19 Allan Pettersson, Swedish composer, born in Granhammar Castle, Uppland, Sweden (d. 1980)
  • 1912-08-04 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved 10,000s of Jews), born in Lidingö Municipality, Sweden (d. 1947)
  • 1912-09-05 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2001)
  • 1913-12-06 John Mikaelsson, Swedish race walker (Olympic gold 10k 1948, 52), born in Kristinehamn, Sweden (d. 1987)
  • 1914-03-13 Carl-Olof Anderberg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • 1915-04-04 Lars Ahlin, Swedish writer (My Death is My Own), born in Sundsvall, Sweden (d. 1997)

Person of interestIngrid Bergman

1915-08-29 Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1982)

  • 1915-10-06 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (d. 2007)
  • 1916-01-10 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist & Nobel laureate, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • 1916-03-24 Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
  • 1916-10-19 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Herr von Hancken)
  • 1916-10-31 Carl Johan Bernadotte, formerly Prince of Sweden, born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2012)
  • 1916-11-08 Peter Weiss, German author and playwright (Marat/Sade), born in Nowawes, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1917-02-28 Hans Deutgen, Swedish world champion archer
  • 1917-07-26 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer midfielder and manager (15 caps; Atalanta; Olympic gold 1948), born in Hörnefors, Sweden (d. 1998)
  • 1917-10-29 Henry Carlsson, Swedish soccer (Olympic gold 1948), born in Falköping, Västra Götalands län, Sweden (d. 1999)
  • 1918-04-03 Sixten Ehrling, Swedish conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • 1918-04-25 Astrid Varnay, Swedish soprano (Met Opera 1941-56), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • 1918-04-27 Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist, member of the Swedish Academy, born in Karlstad, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1918-05-17 Birgit Nilsson, Karup Sweden, operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome)

Person of interestIngmar Bergman

1918-07-14 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2007)

Director and Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director and Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 1919-09-28 Lenn Hjortzberg, Karlskrona Sweden, director (Persona, Devil's Eye)
  • 1919-12-21 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), born in Nyköping, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • 1920-02-15 Ingmar Milveden, Swedish composer (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 350

  • 1960-05-08 Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
  • 1960-07-15 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (b. 1897)
  • 1960-09-09 Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
  • 1961-09-18 Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish public servant, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61) and posthumous Nobel Peace Prize winner (1961), dies in an air crash over Congo at 56
  • 1961-10-21 Nils Johan Einar Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn), dies at 62
  • 1962-08-19 Kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90
  • 1964-03-18 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official and 4th President of the International Olympic Committee, dies at 93
  • 1964-04-28 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector & museum director, dies at 75
  • 1964-08-05 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), dies at 73
  • 1964-11-06 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), dies at 91
  • 1965-04-08 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
  • 1965-04-08 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
  • 1965-10-05 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, Swedish composer, dies at 79
  • 1966-02-06 Algot Haquinius, Swedish composer, dies at 79
  • 1967-11-22 Edvin Kallstenius, Swedish composer and librarian, dies at 86
  • 1968-06-01 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57
  • 1968-06-14 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Aniara), dies at 51
  • 1968-10-27 Lise Meitner, Austrian-Swedish physicist (discovered the nuclear fission of uranium, dies at 89
  • 1969-01-01 Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (Olympic silver pole vault & bronze javelin 1906; bronze pole vault 1908; popularized bowling in Sweden), dies at 87
  • 1969-08-18 Laci Boldemann, Swedish composer, dies at 48
  • 1970-04-09 Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American artist and chief illustrator for The Walt Disney Company during the 1930s (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi, Pinocchio), dies at 73

Person of interestNelly Sachs

1970-05-12 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German Swedish poet and playwright (Nobel prize for Literature 1966), dies at 78

  • 1971-02-25 Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, worked with colloids (Nobel 1926), dies at 86
  • 1971-05-12 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), dies at 67
  • 1972-01-04 Carl-Olof Anderberg, Swedish composer, dies at 57
  • 1972-03-05 Nils Björkander, Swedish composer, dies at 78
  • 1973-08-08 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author (The Emigrants) and historian, dies at 74
  • 1973-09-15 Gustav VI Adolf, King of Sweden (1950-73), dies at 90
  • 1974-06-16 Mauritz Hugo, Swedish actor (Atomic Blonde, Death Valley Gunfighter), dies from heart disease at 65
  • 1974-07-11 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • 1974-09-04 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (b. 1884)
  • 1975-05-14 Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-American television pioneer (Alexanderson alternator), dies at 97
  • 1976-04-04 Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)
  • 1976-08-25 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
  • 1977-02-05 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (b. 1894)
  • 1978-02-11 Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist and poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974), dies at 73
  • 1978-09-10 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish auto racer (World F1 runner-up 1971, 78), dies in crash during Italian F1 GP at 34
  • 1978-09-26 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist (Nobel 1924-discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy), dies at 91
  • 1979-08-03 Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1980-06-20 Allan Pettersson, Swedish composer, dies at 68
  • 1981-06-21 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer, dies on his 81st birthday
  • 1981-06-23 Zarah Leander, Swedish/German singer/actress (Gabriela), dies at 79
  • 1982-05-26 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, dies at 97
  • 1982-08-15 Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1982-08-20 Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu, One Summer of Happiness), dies of bone cancer at 53

Person of interestIngrid Bergman

1982-08-29 Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Gaslight), dies on her 67th birthday

  • 1983-03-09 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), dies at 78
  • 1983-10-29 Sten Broman, Swedish composer, dies at 81
  • 1984-09-11 Hilding Hallnäs, Swedish composer (Kärlekens ringdans), dies at 81
  • 1985-06-21 Tage Erlander, Swedish politician (25th Prime Minister of Sweden 1946-69), dies at 84
  • 1986-02-01 Alva Myrdal, Swedish Nobel peace prize winner (1982), dies at 84
  • 1986-02-28 Sven Olof Palme, Swedish PM (1969-76, 82-86), assassinated at 59
  • 1986-05-24 Gunnar Bjornstrand, Swedish actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76
  • 1987-05-17 Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist and economist (Nobel 1974), dies at 88
  • 1987-06-16 John Mikaelsson, Swedish race walker (Olympic gold 10k 1948, 52), dies at 73
  • 1988-04-05 Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor and director (Juggler), dies

Person of interestGreta Garbo

1990-04-15 Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84

Actress Greta Garbo
Actress
Greta Garbo
  • 1991-04-08 Dead (musician), Swedish metal singer (b. 1969)
  • 1991-04-26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, dies at 85
  • 1991-12-11 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Prof (Swedish Academy), dies
  • 1992-10-09 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician, dies at 70
  • 1992-11-08 Keith "Red" Mitchell, US/Swedish jazz bassist, dies
  • 1994-03-15 Mae Zetterling, Swedish actress (Night Games), dies at 68
  • 1994-03-17 Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and film director (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1994-07-08 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (b. 1927)
  • 1995-10-25 Viveca Lindfors, Swedish actress (Way We Were, Life Goes On), dies from complications of rheumatoid arthritis at 74
  • 1995-12-22 James Meade, English economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (b. 1907)
  • 1997-03-11 Lars Ahlin, Swedish writer (My Death is My Own), dies at 81
  • 1997-06-22 Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (b. 1956)
  • 1997-09-12 "Stikkan" Stig Anderson, Swedish actor, music entrepreneur and co-founder of Polar Music (ABBA), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1998-12-01 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer midfielder and manager (15 caps; Atalanta; Olympic gold 1948), dies at 81
  • 1999-01-28 Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (b. 1908)
  • 1999-03-08 Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • 2000-04-28 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician, dies at 74
  • 2000-06-28 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (the Seventh Seal, Dum-Bom), dies of viral complications after several stroke at 92
  • 2002-01-16 Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
  • 2002-01-28 Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author (b. 1907)
  • 2002-03-18 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor, dies at 58
  • 2002-10-28 Erling Persson, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1917)
  • 2002-11-22 Arne Mellnäs, Swedish composer, dies at 69
  • 2002-12-10 Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician and journalist, dies at 57
  • 2003-02-10 Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum, dies at 86
  • 2003-06-16 Georg Henrik von Wright, Finnish-Swedish philosopher (b. 1916)
  • 2003-09-11 Anna Lindh, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1957)
  • 2004-01-07 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned), dies at 77
  • 2004-06-03 Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (b. 1966)
  • 2004-08-15 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)

Person of interestStieg Larsson

2004-11-09 Stieg Larsson, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), dies of a heart attack at 50

  • 2004-11-17 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (Olympic gold 2000), dies at 34
  • 2005-05-12 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish singer and actress, dies at 67
  • 2005-08-08 Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938)
  • 2005-12-25 Birgit Nilsson, Swedish singer (b. 1918)
  • 2006-04-09 Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2006-07-05 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 86
  • 2006-08-16 Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (Dissection), dies at 31
  • 2006-09-04 Astrid Varnay, Swedish soprano (Met Opera 1941-56), dies at 88
  • 2006-10-26 Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)
  • 2007-02-11 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (Simon and the Oaks), dies at 79
  • 2007-02-13 Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (b. 1974)
  • 2007-04-05 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (Josephine), dies at 83