Switzerland in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 498

  • 1921-01-19 Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)
  • 1921-11-21 Geza Anda, Hungarian/Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok)
  • 1922-01-03 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning)
  • 1922-07-28 Jacques Piccard, Swiss undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
  • 1922-11-04 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and director (Der Arzt wider Willen), born in Yverdon-les-Bains, Vaud, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • 1923-03-11 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, born in Thalwil, Zurich (d. 1952)
  • 1923-05-21 Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (d. 2003)
  • 1923-07-04 Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1982-84), born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 2013)
  • 1924-06-24 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
  • 1924-10-08 Alphons Egli, Swiss politcian and member of the Swiss Federal Council, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 2016)
  • 1924-11-09 Robert Frank, Swiss-American photographer, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1924-11-30 Klaus Huber, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • 1925-02-03 Leon Schlumpf, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1925-03-21 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (d. 1964)
  • 1925-05-22 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects)
  • 1926-01-15 Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss star of German cinema (The Last Bridge, Gervaise, Space 1999), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2005)
  • 1926-03-03 Lys Assia, Swiss singer
  • 1926-07-08 Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Swiss-American author and psychiatrist (On Death and Dying), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 2004)
  • 1927-01-10 Otto Stich, Swiss politician
  • 1927-03-03 Pierre Aubert, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1927-03-10 Claude Laydu, Belgian-born Swiss actor (Diary of a Country Priest), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2011)
  • 1927-04-20 Karl Alexander Müller, Swiss superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987), born in Basel. Switzerland
  • 1927-04-25 Ernst Widmer, Swiss-Brazilian composer, born in Aarau, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • 1927-07-31 Walter Vogt, Swiss writer (Wüthrich) and psychiatrist, born in Zurich (d. 1988)
  • 1927-11-05 Robert Abernethy, Newscaster (NBC News Encore), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1928-03-19 Hans Küng, Swiss theologian
  • 1928-06-05 Otto F. Walter, Swiss writer and publisher (Walter Verlag), born in Rickenbach (d. 1994)
  • 1928-06-13 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, born in Zurich (d. 2006)
  • 1929-09-03 Carlo Clerici, Swiss professional road racing cyclist, born in Vaiano, Italy (d. 2007)
  • 1929-10-11 Liselotte Pulver [Lilo Pulver], Swiss actress (One, Two, Three, Das Wirtshaus im Spessart), born in Bern, Switzerland
  • 1929-12-06 Alain Tanner, Swiss filmmaker
  • 1930-09-08 Mario Adorf, German actor (The Tin Drum, Bachelor, Abyssinia), born in Zurich, Switzerland

Person of interestMaximilian Schell

1930-12-08 Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor and director (Odessa File, Julia), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2014)

  • 1931-02-01 Madeline Berthod, Swiss downhill skier (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1931-05-19 Eric Tappy, Swiss tenor
  • 1931-06-23 Urs Jaeggi, Swiss sociologist and writer, born in Solothurn, Switzerland
  • 1931-09-03 Rudolf Kelterborn, Swiss musician and composer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1932-03-30 Ted Morgan, Swiss-born writer
  • 1932-04-09 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (d. 2006)
  • 1933-01-06 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
  • 1933-02-14 Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky, Russian composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 2008)
  • 1933-03-14 René Felber, former member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1933-03-20 Jacquez Guyonnet, Swiss composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1933-06-06 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), born in Buchs, Switzerland (d. 2013)
  • 1933-06-18 Jean Wicki, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1933-08-14 Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate
  • 1933-08-29 Arnold Koller, Swiss politician (member of Swiss Federal Councilor), born in St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 1933-09-28 Madeleine M Kunin, Switzerland (Gov-D-Vt), 1st Jewish gov of Vermont
  • 1934-02-14 Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
  • 1934-02-15 Niklaus Wirth, Swiss computer programmer/inventor (PASCAL)
  • 1934-04-12 Heinz Schneiter, Swiss football player and manager, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2017)
  • 1934-05-07 Heinz Marti, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • 1934-05-13 Adolf Muschg, Swiss writer (Gruppe Olten), born in Zollikon
  • 1935-03-24 Peter Bichsel, Swiss writer (Gruppe Olten), born in Bellach
  • 1935-04-14 Erich von Däniken, Zofingen, Aargau, Swiss writer (Chariots of the Gods)
  • 1936-03-10 Sepp Blatter, Swiss ice hockey and football official
  • 1936-03-19 Ursula Andress, Swiss model, actress and sex symbol (Dr. No, Casino Royale, She, Sensuous Nurse), born in Ostermundigen, Switzerland
  • 1936-04-01 Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician, president of the Confederation in 1989 and 1996 (d. 1998)
  • 1936-07-30 István Zelenka, Swiss composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1936-10-07 Charles Dutoit, Swiss conductor
  • 1937-05-04 Hans Ulrich Lehmann, Swiss composer, born in Biel, Switzerland
  • 1937-09-25 Thomas Kessler, Swiss composer, born in Zurich
  • 1938-05-21 Urs Widmer, Swiss writer, born in Basel (d. 2014)
  • 1938-10-04 Kurt Wüthrich, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1939-03-23 Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer

Person of interestJorge Paulo Lemann

1939-08-26 Jorge Paulo Lemann, Swiss-Brazilian investor, born in Rio de Janeiro

Investor and Beer Mogul Jorge Paulo Lemann
Investor and Beer Mogul
Jorge Paulo Lemann
  • 1939-09-05 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, born in Mendrisio, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • 1939-10-18 Flavio Cotti, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1940-01-09 Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss politician
  • 1940-02-05 H R Giger, Swiss artist & special effects designer (Alien), born in Zürich, (d. 2014)
  • 1940-04-15 Edy Hubacher, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1941-02-05 Kaspar Villiger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1941-03-22 Bruno Ganz, actor (Strapless, Wings of Desire), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1942-07-09 Hermann Burger, Swiss poet and writer, born in Menziken, Switzerland (d. 1989)
  • 1942-07-18 Adolf Ogi, President of Switzerland (2000), born in Kandersteg, Switzerland
  • 1942-07-25 Felix Philipp Ingold, Swiss translator and writer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1942-11-10 Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer/conductor
  • 1942-11-10 Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1942-11-29 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss opera singer
  • 1943-03-01 Franz Hohler, Swiss writer, born in Biel
  • 1943-04-26 Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect
  • 1943-10-02 Henri Szeps, Australian actor (Mother & Son), born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1944-01-06 Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944-09-02 Claude Nicollier, Swiss astronaut (STS 61-K, 46, 61, 75), born in Vevey, Switzerland
  • 1945-01-07 Dick Marty, Swiss politician
  • 1945-03-04 Dieter Meier, Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)
  • 1945-07-08 Micheline Calmy-Rey, Swiss politician
  • 1946-01-18 Joseph Deiss, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1946-06-29 Egon von Fürstenberg, Swiss fashion designer, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 2004)
  • 1946-08-19 Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor
  • 1946-09-21 Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1947-01-08 Samuel Schmid, Swiss politician
  • 1947-02-09 Carla Del Ponte, Swiss UN prosecutor
  • 1947-02-23 Anton Mosimann, Swiss chef (Dorchester Hotel), born in Solothurn, Swiss Jura
  • 1947-03-13 Beat Richner, Swiss physician (founder of children's hospitals in Cambodia) and cellist, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1947-06-16 -minu [Hans-Peter Hammel], Swiss columnist and writer
  • 1948-06-24 Patrick Moraz, Swiss progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, The Moody Blues), born in Morges, Switzerland
  • 1948-07-17 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, born in Zurich Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • 1949-04-17 Heini Hemmi, Swiss giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1949-06-10 Kevin Corcoran, actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 318 of 318

  • 2008-07-23 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1924)
  • 2008-11-01 Jacques Piccard, Swiss ocean explorer (b. 1922)
  • 2010-05-15 Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (b. 1950)
  • 2010-08-11 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • 2010-10-05 Steve Lee, Swiss musician and vocalist (Gotthard) (b. 1963)
  • 2010-12-06 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and musical educator, dies at 108
  • 2011-07-29 Claude Laydu, Belgian-born Swiss actor (Diary of a Country Priest), dies at 84
  • 2013-05-16 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), dies at 79
  • 2013-10-15 Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1982-84), dies at 90

Person of interestMaximilian Schell

2014-02-01 Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, The Pedestrian), dies at 83

  • 2014-04-02 Urs Widmer, Swiss writer, dies at 75
  • 2014-05-12 H. R. Giger, Swiss Oscar-winning surrealist artist, dies from injuries from a fall at 74
  • 2015-10-06 Kevin Corcoran, American actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), dies at 66
  • 2015-11-28 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, dies of cancer at 67
  • 2016-12-29 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), dies at 97
  • 2017-04-30 Ueli Steck, Swiss mountain climber, dies in a climbing accident in Nepal at 40
  • 2017-05-03 Lukas Ammann, Swiss actor (Graf Yoster, Day of Anger, Class Reunion, Palace Hotel), dies of complications from surgery at 104
  • 2017-07-06 Heinz Schneiter, Swiss football player and manager, dies at 82