Today in German History (Part 17)

Sub-Topics: Baden-Württemberg - Bavaria - Berlin - Bremen - Hamburg - Hessen - Lower Saxony - Northrhine-Westfalia - Saxony

Historical Events

Events 1601 - 1,690 of 1,690

1988-11-25 - German politician Rita Süssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.
1988-12-17 - 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)
1988-12-19 - Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated
1989-01-27 - German war criminals Fischer & Aus der Funten freed
1989-02-27 - German war criminals Aus der Funten/Fischer, freed in Holland
1989-09-10 - East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary & Czechoslovakia)
1989-09-30 - Foreign Minister of West Germany Hans-Dietrich Genscher's speech from the balcony of the German embassy in Prague.
1989-10-01 - Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
1989-10-18 - East German state/party leader Erich Honecker, resigns
1989-11-10 - Germans begin demolishing Berlin Wall
1989-12-01 - East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution
1989-12-17 - 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)
1990-02-13 - US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify
1990-03-18 - 1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists
1990-04-12 - 1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for Nazi holocaust & asks for forgivenesss
1990-04-24 - West & East Germany agree to merge currency & economies on July 1st
1990-05-18 - 2 Germanys sign a monetary union treaty
1990-06-21 - Parliament of W & E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
1990-06-30 - East & West Germany merge their economies
1990-07-01 - German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency
1990-07-08 - Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for soccer's 14th World Cup at Rome
1990-08-23 - East & West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3
1990-08-29 - C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein AFB, Germany, killing 13
1990-08-31 - East & West Germany sign a treaty to join legal & political systems
1990-09-12 - US, England, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge
1990-09-20 - Both Germanys ratify reunification
1990-09-24 - East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact
1990-09-24 - West German Pres Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty
1990-10-02 - Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
1990-10-02 - Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
1990-10-03 - East Germany & West Germany merge to become Germany
1990-10-04 - Regional elections held, in what is East Germany
1990-11-19 - Iraq announces it will free all German hostages
1990-12-02 - 1st parlimentary election in newly reunified Germany
1991-02-13 - Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel
1991-06-20 - The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
1991-09-19 - Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists.
1992-04-12 - Earthquake rocks Germany
1992-06-26 - Denmark upsets German 2-0, to win European Soccer championship
1992-07-19 - 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
1993-05-29 - Nazi's kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen Germany
1993-07-25 - 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
1993-10-31 - Germany unemployment hits country record of 3.5 million
1993-12-05 - 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
1994-03-27 - The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
1994-04-18 - 23rd Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:21:45
1994-05-23 - Roman Herzog elected president of Germany
1994-06-09 - "Hudsucker Proxy," premieres in Germany
1994-06-17 - 1994 World Cup soccer match begin, Germany vs Bolivia in Chicago
1994-07-01 - Roman Herzog sworn in as German president
1994-07-24 - 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
1994-07-30 - Record 103.8°F (39.9°C) in Preschen Lausitz Germany
1994-07-31 - 102.7°F (39.3°C) in Pleschen, East-Germany
1994-11-06 - 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
1994-11-15 - Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)
1994-11-17 - 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
1995-04-17 - 24th Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:25:11
1995-11-12 - 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00
1995-12-21 - Martina Ertl of Germany wins her 3rd giant slalom world cup
1996-01-27 - Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day
1996-04-15 - 25th Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:27:12.6
1997-01-10 - Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
1997-07-28 - Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion
1997-08-25 - Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.
1998-04-20 - German terrorist group Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.
1998-06-03 - Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths.
1998-06-14 - World Bowl in Frankfurt Germany
1999-02-24 - The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.
1999-04-19 - The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
2000-02-04 - German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
2000-10-07 - The last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium is a 1-0 defeat of England by Germany and the last goal was scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. The match was Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley setting the record for most appearances at the stadium.
2002-04-26 - Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt,Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
2002-07-01 - A Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71.
2003-07-02 - Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, insults German MP Martin Schulz by calling him a "kapo" during a session of the European Parliament.
2005-10-10 - Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany had concluded that both parties would form a grand coaltion with Angela Merkel of the CDU as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election. She was subsequently elected in the Bundestag as chancellor on November 22 of the same year.
2005-11-22 - Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
2006-01-12 - The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.
2006-07-27 - The Federal Republic of Germany is deemed guilty in the loss of Bashkirian 2937 and DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance.
2006-09-22 - A German maglev train crashes, killing 23.
2007-01-18 - The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe. Other losses include the Container Ship MSC Napoli destroyed by the storm off the coast of Devon, England.
2007-09-05 - Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
2009-03-03 - The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.
2009-03-11 - Winnenden school shooting - 17 people are killed at a school in Germany.
2010-02-13 - A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.
2011-05-02 - The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.
2012-02-17 - The President of Germany, Christian Wulff, resigns over a corruption scandal
2012-03-18 - Joachim Gauck elected President of the Federal republic of Germany by the Federal Assembly
2012-04-04 - German Nobel Laureat, Gunter Grass, publishes controversial poem that claims Israel is plotting to wipe out Iran
2012-05-30 - A number of nations including Germany, Turkey and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats following the Houla massacre
2012-10-09 - 25,000 people in Athens protest German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 2,481

1913-07-02 - Edith Heerdegen, Dresden Germany, actress (Serpent's Egg, Monpti)
1913-07-14 - Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP)
1913-07-16 - Peter Van Eyck, Steinwehr Germany, actor (Brain, Wages of Fear)
1913-09-15 - Hans Filbinger, German politician (CDU)
1913-09-26 - Ernst Schnabel, German sailor/dramatist (Anne Frank)
1913-10-02 - Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
1913-10-22 - Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (d. 2008)
1913-11-11 - German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, composer
1913-11-24 - Gisela Mauermeyer, Germany, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
1913-12-18 - Willy Brandt, [Herbert Frahm], German chancellor (1969-74, Nobel 1971)
1914-02-04 - Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
1914-03-24 - Lilli Palmer, Posen Germany, actress (Boys From Brazil, Sebastian)
1914-04-22 - Michael Wittman, German soldier and tank ace (d. 1944)
1914-05-24 - Lilli Palmer, [Peiser], Germany, actress (Gentle Sex, Lotte in Weimar)
1914-06-26 - Wolfgang Windgassen, Annemasse France, tenor (Stuttgart Opera)
1914-07-01 - Cristyl Cranz, Germany, slalom (Olympic-gold-1936)
1914-07-09 - Willi Stoph, president German DR
1914-08-12 - Gerd Buchdahl, German philosopher (d. 2001)
1914-09-04 - Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive, third postwar chairman of Volkswagen (d. 2003)
1914-09-21 - John Kluge, Chemnitz Germany, media CEO (Metromedia)/billionaire
1914-12-05 - Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (d. 1989)
1914-12-14 - Karl Carstens, German (CDU)/pres Germany (1979-84)
1914-12-26 - Annemarie Wendl, German actress (d. 2006)
1915-01-20 - C W Ceram, [Kurt W Marek], German/US writer (March of Archaeology)
1915-01-30 - Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976, by assassination)
1915-02-23 - Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
1915-03-17 - Hans Namuth, German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
1915-05-29 - Karl Münchinger, German conductor (d. 1990)
1915-08-25 - Walter Trampler, Munich Germany, violist (Beaux Arts Trio)
1915-09-04 - Rudolf Schock, German opera/operette singer
1915-09-06 - Franz Josef Strauss, Germany, nazi/minister of defense (1956-62)
1915-09-19 - Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer and comedian (d. 1973)
1915-12-13 - Curd Jürgens, German-born Austrian actor (d. 1982)
1916-02-25 - Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
1916-07-02 - Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
1916-08-20 - Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1984)
1916-11-08 - Peter Weiss, Germany, Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
1916-12-09 - Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect/writer (Mozart biog)
1916-12-27 - Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (d. 1953)
1917-01-02 - Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)
1917-01-05 - Wieland Wagner, German opera director
1917-06-02 - Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and filmmaker (d. 2006)
1917-09-06 - Philipp von Boeselager, German Wehrmacht officer, failed assassin of Adolf Hitler (d. 2008)
1917-09-09 - Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (d. 1942)
1917-11-27 - Tiny Rowland, [Roland Fuhrop], German/British owner (Observer)
1918-01-02 - Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
1918-02-06 - Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
1918-03-03 - Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
1918-03-10 - Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot
1918-03-20 - Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (Soldiers)
1918-04-06 - Karen Verne, Berlin Germany, actress (Madame X)
1918-06-13 - Helmut Lent, German night fighter pilot (d. 1944)
1918-09-10 - Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
1918-09-22 - Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose)
1918-10-20 - Anton Diffring, Koblenz Germany, actor (Assignment Vienna)
1918-10-20 - Robert Lochner, German journalist (d. 2003)
1918-11-08 - Hermann Zapf, German designer
1918-11-10 - Ernst Fischer, German chemist (Nobel 1973)
1918-11-20 - Dora Ratjen, Germany, man possing as woman high jumper (Oly-4th-1936)
1918-12-23 - Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of Germany (SPD, 1974- )
1919-06-12 - Uta Hagen, Germany, actress (Boys From Brazil)/teaches acting
1919-07-01 - Hans Bender, German poet
1919-07-08 - Walter Scheel, German Foreign minister/president
1919-11-14 - Lisa Otto, German soprano
1919-12-13 - Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942)
1920-01-27 - Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
1920-03-20 - Werner Klemperer, Cologne Germany, actor (Col Klink-Hogan's Heroes)
1920-04-15 - Richard von Weizsacker, baron/president (Germany, 1984-94)
1920-04-21 - Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
1920-06-05 - Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist (Klimbim)
1920-08-16 - Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, US writer (Hollywood: A Novel)
1920-10-07 - Georg Leber, German politician (SPD), (d. 2012)
1920-10-08 - Maxie Herber, Germany, figure skater pairs (Olympic-gold-1936)
1920-10-13 - Albert Hague, Berlin Germany, actor (Mr Shorofsky-Fame)
1920-10-31 - Helmut Newton, German photographer (d. 2004)
1920-10-31 - Fritz Walter, German footballer (d. 2002)
1920-11-23 - Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
1920-12-18 - Rita Streich, German singer
1921-01-14 - Charles Gaupp, German/Dutch painter
1921-01-20 - Bernt Engelmann, Germany, writer
1921-03-25 - Simone Signoret, Weisbaden Germany, (Casque d'Or, Room at the Top)
1921-05-11 - Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician
1921-05-12 - Joseph Beuys, Germany, avant-garde painter/politician
1921-05-28 - Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)
1921-07-07 - Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
1921-07-23 - Heinz Bennent, Aachen Germany, Actor (Possession)
1921-09-08 - Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia)
1922-03-18 - Egon Bahr, German journalist/politician
1922-03-30 - German Germanovich Galinin, composer
1922-04-19 - Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircrafts)
1922-08-15 - Lukas Foss, [Fuchs], Berlin Germany, composer (Prairie)
1922-09-14 - Michel Auclair, [Vujovic], Germany, actor (Story of a Love Story)
1922-10-02 - Wolfhart U Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl)
1922-10-28 - Gershon Kingsley, German composer
1922-12-08 - Lucian Freud, Berlin German, artist (Boy With a Rat)
1923-01-08 - Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (d. 2008)
1923-01-19 - Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)
1923-03-11 - Morschi Mirando, [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
1923-03-26 - Gert Bastian, German politician (d. 1992)
1923-05-26 - Horst Tapper, German director/actor (Derrick)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,662 of 1,662

2005-03-06 - Hans Bethe, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
2005-03-09 - Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (b. 1912)
2005-04-01 - Harald Juhnke, German entertainer (b. 1929)
2005-04-22 - Erika Fuchs, German translator (b. 1906)
2005-05-24 - Carl Amery, German writer (b. 1922)
2005-06-05 - Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)
2005-07-06 - Bruno Augenstein, German-born mathematician (b. 1923)
2005-07-25 - Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
2005-08-08 - Ilse Werner, German actress (b. 1921)
2005-08-25 - Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)
2005-10-28 - Eugene K. Bird, German prison director (b. 1926)
2005-12-26 - Erich Topp, German submarine commander (b. 1914)
2006-01-11 - Markus Löffel (Mark Spoon), German DJ (b. 1966)
2006-01-27 - Johannes Rau, 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)
2006-02-16 - Ernie Stautner, German-born American football player (b. 1925)
2006-04-02 - Nina Schenk von Stauffenberg, German wife of Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (b. 1913)
2006-06-09 - Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
2006-06-30 - Robert Gernhardt, German satirist (b. 1937)
2006-08-26 - Rainer Barzel, German politician (b. 1924)
2006-09-11 - Joachim Fest, German journalist and author (b. 1926)
2006-11-09 - Markus Wolf, East German Intelligence Director (b. 1923)
2007-01-11 - Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
2007-02-27 - Bernd von Freytag-Loringhoven, German soldier (b. 1914)
2007-04-28 - Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)
2007-07-22 - Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
2007-07-25 - Bernd Jakubowski, German goalkeeper (b. 1952)
2007-08-06 - Heinz Barth, German convicted war criminal (SS) (b. 1920)
2007-09-02 - Franz-Benno Delonge, German game designer (b. 1957)
2007-10-26 - Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (b. 1943)
2007-11-04 - Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
2007-12-05 - Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (b. 1928)
2008-01-03 - Werner Dollinger, German politician and economist (b. 1918)
2008-02-07 - Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (b. 1913)
2008-03-05 - Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American professor of computer science (b.1923)
2008-03-20 - Klaus Dinger, German Musician (b. 1946)
2008-07-27 - Horst Stein, German conductor (b. 1928)
2008-09-22 - Thomas Doerflein, German Zookeeper (b. 1963)
2008-12-17 - Freddy Breck, German schlager singer, composer, record producer and news anchor (b. 1942)
2009-06-17 - Ralf Dahrendorf, German-born sociologist and politician (b. 1929)
2009-06-30 - Pina Bausch, German choreographer (b. 1940)
2009-07-22 - Peter Krieg, German documentary filmmaker, producer and writer (b. 1947)
2009-07-30 - Peter Zadek, German theatre director (b. 1926)
2009-09-19 - Eduard Zimmermann, German broadcaster (b. 1929)
2009-10-04 - Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
2009-10-11 - Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1969)
2009-11-10 - Robert Enke, German football goalkeeper (b. 1977)
2010-01-14 - Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
2010-03-21 - Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (b. 1919)
2010-03-30 - Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)
2010-05-24 - Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
2010-08-11 - Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
2010-11-30 - Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
2010-12-12 - Peter Pagel, German footballer (b. 1956)
2011-01-24 - Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director (b. 1949)
2011-03-21 - Gerd Klier, German footballer (b. 1944)
2011-07-24 - Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
2011-10-12 - Heinz Bennent, German actor (b. 1921)
2011-12-01 - Christa Wolf, German writer (b. 1929)
2012-02-08 - Gunther Plaut, German-Canadian rabbi, dies at 99
2012-05-18 - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone, dies at 86
2012-08-21 - Georg Leber, German politician, dies at 91
2012-10-13 - Helmut Haller, German footballer, dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 73


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