Swedish History (Part 4)

Sweden: Gothenburg - Stockholm

Historical Events

Events 301 - 330 of 330

  • 2012-06-14 The world's first stem-cell assisted vein transplant is undertaken by Swedish doctors on a 10 year old girl

Historic Event

2012-09-17 Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's DNA in a torn condom

  • 2013-03-24 Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship
  • 2013-04-07 Sweden wins the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship defeating Canada
  • 2013-05-19 Sweden defeats Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship

British Golf Open

2013-07-21 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Phil Mickelson wins his 5th major, by 3 strokes from Henrik Stenson of Sweden

  • 2013-08-06 1 person is killed and 4 are injured after a hot air balloon crash in Montbovon, Sweden
  • 2014-02-27 Chaos erupts after the Swedish Public Employment Service mistakenly invites 61,000 people to a job interview in Stockholm
  • 2015-05-23 60th Eurovision Song Contest: Mans Zelmerlow for Sweden wins singing "Heroes" in Vienna
  • 2015-08-13 Swedish Prosecutors announce they are dropping allegations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of sexual molestation and coercion
  • 2015-10-07 Nobel prize in Chemistry awarded to Tomas Lindahl (Sweden), Paul Modrich (US) and Aziz Sancar (Turkey) for work on cells DNA repair
  • 2016-03-02 Oldest known land fossil (Tortotubus - 440 million years old) from Gotland, Sweden, revealed by British scientists

Historic Event

2016-06-30 The Ikea Museum opens in the former very first Ikea store in Älmhult, Sweden

  • 2016-07-17 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon GC: Sweden's Henrik Stenson becomes first Scandinavian man to win a major title; shoots final round 63 for record 20-under par 264; wins by 3 from Phil Mickelson
  • 2016-08-07 Sarah Sjöström of Sweden breaks world record in 55.48 to win the gold medal in the women's 100m butterfly at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Olympic Gold

2016-08-09 American swimmer Katie Ledecky wins her second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 1:53.73 in the women's 200m freestyle ahead of Sarah Sjöström of Sweden and Australian Emma McKeon

  • 2016-08-11 American Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak of Canada dead heat for the gold medal in coveted 100m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; tie in Olympic record 52.70; Sarah Sjöström (Sweden) takes bronze; her 3rd medal of the Games
  • 2016-08-14 Justin Rose of Great Britain finishes with a score of 16 under par to win the inaugural men's individual golf gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Rose is 2 strokes ahead of Henrik Stenson (Sweden) and 3 from American Matt Kuchar
  • 2016-08-19 Germany beats Sweden 2-1 in the women's football gold medal match at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; 52,432 at the Maracanã Stadium
  • 2017-05-28 70th Cannes Film Festival: Swedish film "The Square" directed by Ruben Ostlund wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2017-10-13 Archaeologists announce the discovery of Arabic characters "Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes from a grave in Gamla Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2017-11-13 Italy fails to qualify for 2018 Football World Cup (first time since 1958), after play-off defeat against Sweden
  • 2017-11-24 18 women accuse Jean-Claude Arnault with ties to the Nobel Prize Committee of sexual assault and harassment in Swedish Dagens Nyheter newspaper

Music History

2018-04-27 Swedish band ABBA announce they have recorded new songs for the first time since 1982

  • 2018-04-29 Sweden's official Twitter account confirms Swedish meatballs actually originated in Turkey
  • 2018-06-12 French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, at center of Nobel Prize Committee scandal, charged with rape in Sweden
  • 2018-07-18 44 Forest fires in Sweden as far north as the Arctic Circle prompt Swedish government to request extra assistance, with drought and warm weather to blame
  • 2018-08-01 Swedish crown jewels stolen in heist from Strängnäs Cathedral, Stockholm
  • 2018-08-07 Swedish furniture brand Ikea opens its first store in India in Hyderabad
  • 2018-09-09 Swedish General Election: no party wins a majority with far-right Sweden Democrats making gains

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 718

  • 1920-06-13 Knut Nordahl, Swedish soccer midfielder (26 caps; AS Roma; Olympic gold 1948), born in Hörnefors, Sweden (d. 1984)
  • 1920-12-26 Gote Carlid, Swedish composer, born in Hogbo near Sandviken (d. 1953)
  • 1920-12-29 Viveca Lindfors, Swedish actress (Way We Were, Life Goes On), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1995)
  • 1921-02-24 Ingvar Lidholm, Swedish composer (Toccata e Canto), born in Jönköping, Sweden (d. 2017)
  • 1921-04-24 Laci Boldemann, Swedish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1969)
  • 1921-07-13 Git Gay [Birgit Carp], Swedish revue director, actress and singer (Git Gay Show, Ge mig en lektion i kärlek), born in Karlshamn, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1921-10-19 Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish soccer striker (33 caps; AC Milan; Olympic gold 1948), born in Hörnefors, Sweden (d. 1995)
  • 1922-06-01 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
  • 1922-09-04 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician, born in Vaxholm, Sweden (d. 1992)
  • 1922-11-06 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County (d. 2013)
  • 1922-12-03 Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (Cries and Whispers), born in Moheda, Kronobergs län, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • 1923-01-25 Arvid Carlsson, Swedish neuropharmacologist whose work with dopamine to treat Parkinson's disease earned him a Nobel Prize (2000), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2018)
  • 1923-04-25 Anita Björk, Swedish actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People), born in Tällberg, Sweden (d. 2012
  • 1923-06-15 Erland Josephson, Swedish actor, dramatist and author (The Sacrifice, Utflykt), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2012)
  • 1923-07-25 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (Josephine), born in Vaxholm, Uppland, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1923-10-05 Stig Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child), born in Älvkarleby, Uppsala County, Sweden (d. 1954)
  • 1923-12-30 Sara A Lidman, Swedish author (Jag Och Min Son, Samtal in Hanoi)
  • 1924-01-26 Alice Babs [Nilson], Swedish jazz singer (The Swe-Danes; Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts), and actress (Swing It, Teacher!), born in Västervik, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • 1925-03-15 Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist
  • 1925-05-24 Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and film director (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), born in Västerås, Västmanland (d. 1994)
  • 1925-07-11 Nicolai Gedda, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), born in Stockholm (d. 2017)
  • 1925-07-26 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician, born in Częstochowa, Poland (d. 2000)
  • 1925-09-03 Bengt Lindström, Swedish artist, born in Berg Municipality, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1926-01-27 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned), born in Sollefteå, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • 1926-03-25 Hans Rausing, Swedish British industrial billionaire (Tetra Pak)

Ingvar Kamprad

1926-03-30 Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish eccentric businessman (founder of IKEA) and author (The Testament of a Furniture Dealer), born in Pjätteryd, Sweden (d. 2018)

  • 1926-04-24 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, born in Hogsjo (d. 2016)
  • 1927-01-23 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur & explorer, born in Solna Municipality, Sweden (d. 1994)

Olof Palme

1927-01-30 Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)

  • 1927-03-28 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (Simon and the Oaks), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1927-04-30 Lars Hall, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1952), born in Karlskrona, Sweden (d. 1991)
  • 1927-07-01 Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, born in Sandviken (d. 1999)
  • 1927-07-19 Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer and journalist (Albania Defiant), born in Bromma, Stockholm
  • 1928-06-28 Hans Blix, Swedish head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission 2000-2003, born in Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1929-01-28 Claes Oldenburg, Swedish-American pop artist (Clothespin; Alphabet; Good Humor), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1929-02-06 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier (Olympic gold 1956/60/64), born in Lima, Sweden (d. 2012)
  • 1929-03-05 Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver

Max Von Sydow

1929-04-10 Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Game of Thrones), born in Lund, Sweden (2020)

  • 1929-05-23 Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu, One Summer of Happiness), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1982)
  • 1930-01-31 Joakim Bonnier, Swedish racecar driver (d. 1972)
  • 1930-06-08 Bo Gunnar Widerberg, Swedish director (Elvira Madigan), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 1997)
  • 1930-12-02 Gary Becker, American economist (Nobel 1992) and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom 2007, born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1931-01-25 Stig "Stikkan" Anderson, Swedish music entrepreneur and co-founder of Polar Music (ABBA), born in Hova, Sweden (d. 1997)
  • 1931-03-09 Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer, born in Hallstahammar, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1931-04-15 Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet (Nobel Prize for Literature - 2011), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
  • 1931-04-18 Klas Lestander, Swedish 20K biathlon (Olympic gold 1960), born in Arjeplog, Sweden
  • 1931-07-23 Jan Torell, Swedish director (New Land, Emigrants), born in Limhamm, Sweden

Anita Ekberg

1931-09-29 Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (La Dolce Vita) and Miss Sweden 1950, born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2014)

  • 1931-12-18 Gunnel Lindblom, Swedish actress (Hunger, Virgin Spring), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2021)
  • 1932-01-14 Harriet Andersson, Swedish actress (Cries & Whispers), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1932-03-28 Sven Oskar Lindqvist, Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1932-09-13 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • 1932-09-22 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)
  • 1933-08-30 Arne Mellnäs, Swedish contemporary classical composer (Aura; Capricorn Flakes; Rolando furioso), and educator (Royal College of Music, 1963-83), born in Stockholm (d. 2002)
  • 1934-03-22 May Britt, Swedish actress (Young Lions), and wife of Sammy Davis Jr, born in Lidingö, Sweden
  • 1934-05-21 Bengt I. Samuelsson, Swedish biochemist, (1982 Nobel laureate for Medicine or Physiology for prostaglandins), born in Halmstad, Sweden
  • 1934-06-04 Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Swedish artist (knotted-gun sculpture), born in Stockholm (d. 2016)
  • 1934-09-23 Per Olov Enquist, Swedish writer (Hour of the Lynx, The Royal Physician’s Visit), born in Hjoggbole, Sweden (d. 2020)
  • 1934-10-18 Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1934-11-09 Ingvar Carlsson, Swedish politician, Prime Minister of Sweden (1986-91, 94-96), born in Borås, Älvsborg County, Sweden
  • 1934-11-14 Kurt Hamrin, Swedish soccer player, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1935-07-25 Lars Werner, Swedish communist leader, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • 1935-10-28 Folke Rabe, Swedish avant-garde composer (What??), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2017)
  • 1935-11-11 Birgitta "Bibi" Andersson, Swedish actress (Persona, Wild Strawberries), born in Kungsholmen, Stockholms län, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • 1937-04-25 Bo Brundin, Swedish actor (The Rhinemann Exchange; A Baltic Tragedy), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2022)
  • 1937-05-01 Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel), born in Skellefteå (d. 2018)
  • 1937-09-20 Birgitta Dahl, Swedish politician (Speaker of the Parliament of Sweden 1994-2002), born in Råda, Härryda Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
  • 1937-09-20 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish jazz singer (with Bill Evans - "Waltz For Debby"), and actress, born in Hagfors, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • 1938-01-13 Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
  • 1938-03-09 Lill-Babs [Barbro Margareta Svensson], Swedish pop singer, (Eurovision, 1961) actress, and television presenter, born in Järvsö, Sweden (d. 2018)
  • 1938-04-02 John Larsson, Swedish writer and 17th General of The Salvation Army, born in Sweden
  • 1938-06-16 Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer (The Way of a Serpent), born in Norsjö, Sweden (d. 2017)
  • 1939-01-17 Toini Gustafson, Swedish 5K/10K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1939-01-25 Gabriel Romanus, Swedish politician, born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • 1940-09-17 Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat (4th Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1940-12-05 Peter Pohl, Swedish writer, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1941-02-13 Bo Svenson, Swedish actor (North Dallas 40, Walking Tall), born in Goteborg, Sweden
  • 1941-03-30 Sven Hamrin, Swedish road race cycler (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1941-04-28 Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress (Bye Bye Birdie, Tommy), born in Valsjöbyn, Sweden
  • 1941-09-17 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1948), born in Stockholm (d. 2012)
  • 1942-03-31 Ulla Hoffmann, Swedish politician
  • 1942-09-30 Sture Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1942-10-06 Britt Ekland, actress (Wicker Man, Asylum), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1943-02-09 Jonny Nilsson, Swedish speed skater (Olympic gold 10k 1964; World C'ships gold allround 1963), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2022)
  • 1943-08-26 Ulf Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 5.5m class 1968; World C'ship gold Dragon class 1971, 5.5m class 1986), born in Nacka, Sweden
  • 1943-11-12 Björn Waldegård, Swedish rally driver (World Rally Championship 1979), born in Ro, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • 1943-12-07 Göran Lennmarker, Swedish politician, born in Norberg, Västmanland County, Sweden
  • 1943-12-23 Silvia Sommerlath, German wife of King Carl XVI of Sweden, born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1943-12-30 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • 1944-02-14 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
  • 1944-04-19 James Heckman, American economist (Nobel Prize 2000), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-05-05 Bo Larsson, Swedish football striker, born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 1944-05-07 Sivi Aberg, Swedish actress (Batman TV show), born in Gävle, Sweden
  • 1944-05-15 Gunilla Hutton, Goteborg Sweden, actress (Petticoat Junction)
  • 1944-08-19 Bodil Malmsten, Swedish writer (The Price of Water in Finistère), born in Bjärme, Sweden (d. 2016)
  • 1944-08-23 Lena Tabori, Swedish actress model and daughter of Viveca Lindfors, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1944-09-19 Anders Björck, Swedish politician (Minister for Defence), born in Nässjö, Jönköping County, Sweden
  • 1945-02-12 Maud Adams, Lulea Sweden, actress (Octopussy, Rollerball, Tattoo)
  • 1945-03-04 Tommy Svensson, Swedish soccer midfielder (40 caps; Östers IF, Standard Liège) and manager (Östers IF, Sweden), born in Växjö, Sweden
  • 1945-03-10 Birgitta Sellén, Swedish politician

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 347 of 347

  • 2007-07-02 Git Gay [Birgit Carp], Swedish revue director, actress and singer (Git Gay Show, Ge mig en lektion i kärlek), dies at 85
  • 2007-07-03 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist and red carpet queen, dies at 91
  • 2007-07-26 Lars Forssell, Swedish writer, member of the Swedish Academy (b. 1928)

Ingmar Bergman

2007-07-30 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), dies at 89

  • 2007-11-05 Nils Liedholm, Swedish football midfielder and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2007-12-09 Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer, dies at 76
  • 2008-01-28 Bengt Lindström, Swedish artist, dies at 82
  • 2008-02-08 Eva Dahlbeck, Swedish actress (Brink of Life, Dreams, A Lesson in Love), dies of infection and Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • 2008-04-15 Krister Stendahl, Swedish Lutheran theologian & bishop, dies at 86
  • 2008-06-11 Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1938)
  • 2008-06-14 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)
  • 2008-09-06 Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racing driver and trainer (b. 1917)
  • 2008-09-24 Bengt Anderberg, Swedish poet and writer (Kain), dies at 88
  • 2008-11-20 Sven Inge, Swedish painter and modern artist (b. 1935)
  • 2008-12-26 Gösta Krantz, Swedish actor (b. 1925)
  • 2009-01-03 Ulf G. Lindén, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1937)
  • 2009-01-17 Anders Isaksson, Swedish journalist, writer, and historian (b. 1943)
  • 2009-01-30 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish heavyweight professional boxing champion of the world (b. 1932)
  • 2009-03-31 Jarl Alfredius, Swedish news anchor (b. 1943)
  • 2009-05-30 Torsten Andersson, Swedish painter (b. 1926)
  • 2009-07-04 Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish writer and actor, dies at 74
  • 2009-09-28 Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor (b. 1956)
  • 2010-12-30 Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (b. 1927)
  • 2011-08-19 Gun Hägglund, Swedish news presenter (b. 1932)
  • 2011-10-01 Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey center, football winger, golfer, golf course designer, dies of a hip infection at 80
  • 2011-11-02 Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2012-02-25 Erland Josephson, Swedish actor, dramatist and author (The Sacrifice, Utflykt), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • 2012-07-14 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier, dies at 83
  • 2012-10-24 Anita Björk, Swedish actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People), dies at 89
  • 2012-11-20 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete, dies at 98
  • 2012-11-25 Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician, dies at 81
  • 2013-01-11 Lars Werner, Swedish communist leader, dies at 77
  • 2013-07-02 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2013-12-21 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, dies at 91
  • 2014-08-29 Björn Waldegård, Swedish rally driver (World Rally Championship 1979), dies from cancer at 70

Anita Ekberg

2015-01-11 Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (La Dolce Vita) and Miss Sweden 1950, dies at 83

  • 2015-03-26 Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet (Nobel Prize for Literature - 2011), dies at 83
  • 2015-10-05 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2016-05-03 Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Swedish artist (knotted-gun sculpture), dies at 81
  • 2016-06-02 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet), dies at 64
  • 2016-07-23 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, dies at 90
  • 2017-02-08 Nicolai Gedda, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), dies at 91
  • 2017-08-10 Kim Wall, Swedish journalist killed investigating Danish inventor Peter Madsen, dies at 30 [or 11th Aug]
  • 2017-10-17 Ingvar Lidholm, Swedish composer (Toccata e Canto), dies at 95

Ingvar Kamprad

2018-01-27 Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish eccentric businessman (founder of IKEA) and author (The Testament of a Furniture Dealer), dies at 91


2018-04-20 Avicii [Tim Bergling], Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer ("Levels"; "Wake Me Up"; "Sunshine"), commits suicide at 28

  • 2018-06-29 Arvid Carlsson, Swedish neuropharmacologist whose work with dopamine to treat Parkinson's disease earned him a Nobel Prize (2000), dies at 95