Profession: Rocket Scientist
Why Famous: He was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany during World War II and, subsequently, in the United States. He is credited as being the "Father of Rocket Science".
- 1947-03-01 Rocket engineer Wernher von Braun (34) weds Maria Luise von Quistorp in Landshut, Germany
- 1932-11-01 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program
- 1943-06-23 RAF discovers Wernher von Braun's V1/V2-base in Peenemunde