Swedish History (Part 3)

Sweden: Gothenburg - Stockholm

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 330

  • 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

Election of Interest

1953-04-07 UN General Assembly begins session that will elect Dag Hammarskjöld of Sweden as Secretary-General

Appointment of Interest

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

FIFA 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

  • 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

The Sinking of the Vasa

1961-04-24 17th century Swedish warship Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is salvaged

  • 1963-10-25 The Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Karlstad, Sweden, performing twice at a secondary school auditorium

Film Release

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

  • 1969-01-10 Sweden is the 1st Western country to recognize North Vietnam
  • 1969-10-14 Palme government forms in Sweden

Music History

1972-08-10 Paul & Linda McCartney, and their band Wings are arrested in Gothenburg, Sweden on drug possession charges when custom official discover a package of hashish

  • 1972-08-18 Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney ś800 in Sweden for 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

Music History

1974-04-06 19th Eurovision Song Contest: ABBA for Sweden wins singing "Waterloo" in Brighton, England

  • 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

Davis Cup

1975-12-21 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Stockholm, Sweden: Home town hero Björn Borg beats Czech Jan Kodeš 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to give Sweden unassailable 3-1 lead; ends 3-2

US 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

  • 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.

Historic Event

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
  • 1987-12-20 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)

Wimbledon 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

  • 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

Meeting of Interest

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

  • 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

US Men's Tennis Open

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

British 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

  • 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

US 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

  • 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

Assassination

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

  • 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

Sports History

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

French 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

  • 2009-09-11 Sweden emerges from the recession after witnessing GDP growth of 0.2% in the second quarter
  • 2010-12-11 Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.
  • 2012-05-26 57th Eurovision Song Contest: Loreen for Sweden wins singing "Euphoria" in Baku

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 717

  • 1886-07-26 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1886-07-30 Algot Haquinius, Swedish pianist, and composer, born in Sveg, Sweden (d. 1966)
  • 1888-03-26 Elsa Brändström, Swedish nurse who helped POWs in Siberia, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (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 poet, novelist, and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1951), born in Växjö, Sweden (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)

Nelly SachsNelly Sachs (1891-1970)

1891-12-10 German-Swedish poet and playwright (O the Chimneys - Nobel Prize for Literature 1966), born in Berlin, Germany

  • 1893-01-20 Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (Olympic silver triple jump; bronze long jump 1912), born in Norrköping, Sweden (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 and author (Jorden), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1894-09-15 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (d. 1977)
  • 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, born in Stockholm, Sweden (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 operatic tenor (Daphne - "Apollo"), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 1954)
  • 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) Hugo Theorell, Swedish biochemist (Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology, 1955, for discovery of oxidoreductase enzymes), 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 (Missa Defensor Pacis) and conductor, 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)

Dag HammarskjöldDag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961)

1905-07-29 Swedish public servant, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61) and posthumous Nobel Peace Prize winner (1961), born in Jönköping, Sweden

Greta GarboGreta Garbo (1905-1990)

1905-09-18 Swedish actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), born in Stockholm, Sweden

  • 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. 1947)
  • 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 (Pippi Longstocking), born in Vimmerby, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • 1907-11-23 Lars Leksell, Swedish physician (d. 1986)
  • 1908-05-15 Lars-Erik Larsson, Swedish composer (God in Disguise (Förklädd gud, Op. 24); Linden), and pedagogue (Stockholm Conservatory; Uppsala University), born in Åkarp Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 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), born in Luleå, Sweden (d. 1968)
  • 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 violist and composer (Symphony No. 7), 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)

Ingrid BergmanIngrid Bergman (1915-1982)

1915-08-29 Swedish actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), born in Stockholm, Sweden

  • 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 composer (Facettes; Aniara), born in Växjö, Sweden (d. 1968)
  • 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 archer (World C'ship gold individual 1947, 48, 49, 50; team 1948), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1989)
  • 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 pianist, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm, 1953-60; Detroit Symphony, 1963-73), and educator (Juilliard, 1973-87), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • 1918-04-25 Astrid Varnay, Swedish soprano (Metropolitan 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 (Märta) Birgit Nilsson, Swedish operatic soprano (Elektra; Salome), born in Västra Karup, Skåne, Sweden (d. 2005)

Ingmar BergmanIngmar Bergman (1918-2007)

1918-07-14 Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), born in Uppsala, Sweden

  • 1919-09-28 Lenn Hjortzberg, Swedish director (Persona, Devil's Eye), born in Karlskrona, Sweden
  • 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 organist, composer, and musicologist, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1920-03-08 Eva Dahlbeck, Swedish actress (Brink of Life, Dreams, A Lesson in Love), born in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Stockholms län, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1920-04-17 Bengt Anderberg, Swedish poet and writer (Kain), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1920-06-13 Knut Nordahl, Swedish soccer midfielder (26 caps; AS Roma; Olympic gold 1948), born in Hörnefors, Sweden (d. 1984)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 347

  • 1960-07-15 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician, dies at 63
  • 1960-09-09 Jussi Björling, Swedish operatic tenor, dies from cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) complications at 49

Dag HammarskjöldDag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961)

1961-09-18 Swedish public servant, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61) and posthumous Nobel Peace Prize winner (1961), dies in a plane crash over Congo at 56

  • 1961-10-21 Nils Johan Einar Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn), dies at 62
  • 1962-08-19 Kerstin Hesselgren, Swedish politician, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90
  • 1964-03-18 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (4th President International Olympic Committee 1952-64), 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 and 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 pianist, and 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 composer (Facettes; 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

Nelly SachsNelly Sachs (1891-1970)

1970-05-12 German-Swedish poet and playwright (O the Chimneys - 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 poet, novelist, and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1951), dies at 83
  • 1974-09-04 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish Pentecostal minister and politician, dies at 90
  • 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 violist and composer (Symphony No. 7), 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
  • 1982-08-20 Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu, One Summer of Happiness), dies of bone cancer at 53

Ingrid BergmanIngrid Bergman (1915-1982)

1982-08-29 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

Olof PalmeOlof Palme (1927-1986)

1986-02-28 Prime Minister of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86), assassinated at 59 while walking home from the cinema with his wife

  • 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

Greta GarboGreta Garbo (1905-1990)

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

  • 1991-04-08 Dead [Pelle Ohlin], Swedish heavy metal singer (Mayhem), commits suicide at 22
  • 1991-04-26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, dies at 85
  • 1991-12-11 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer and professor (Swedish Academy), dies at 85
  • 1992-10-09 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician, dies at 70
  • 1992-11-08 Keith "Red" Mitchell, American jazz double bassist, composer, and lyricist (Hampton Hawes; André Previn), dies from a stroke at 65
  • 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 (Stig) "Stikkan" 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 children book author (Pippi Longstocking), dies at 94
  • 2002-03-18 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor, dies at 58
  • 2002-10-28 Erling Persson, Swedish entrepreneur (H&M stores), dies at 85
  • 2002-11-22 Arne Mellnäs, Swedish contemporary classical composer (Aura; Capricorn Flakes; Rolando furioso), and educator (Royal College of Music, 1963-83), 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, assassinated shopping in Stockholm at 46
  • 2004-01-07 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned), dies at 77
  • 2004-06-03 Quorthon [Thomas Forsberg], Swedish heavy and Viking metal musician, and record producer (Bathory), dies of a congenital heart issue at 38
  • 2004-08-15 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, (1982 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for identification of prostaglandins), dies at 88

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson (1954-2004)

2004-11-09 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 jazz singer (with Bill Evans - "Waltz For Debby"), and dies in an accidental apartment fire at 67
  • 2005-08-08 Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938)
  • 2005-12-25 (Märta) Birgit Nilsson, Swedish operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome), dies at 87
  • 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
  • 2007-06-05 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer, dies at 85
  • 2007-06-08 Kenny Olsson, Swedish speedway racer (b. 1977)