Today in German History (Part 21)

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

Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 2,481

1950-11-17 - Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)
1950-12-31 - Inge Helten, German FR, sprinter (Olympic-bronze-1976)
1951-01-01 - Hans-Joachim Stuck, German race car driver
1951-02-07 - Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
1951-03-04 - Edelgard Bulmahn, German politician
1951-04-13 - Joachim Streich, East German footballer
1951-05-18 - Angela Voigt, German DR, long jumper (Olympic-gold-76)
1951-06-10 - Burglinde Pollak, German DR, pentathlete (Olympics-bronze-1972)
1951-07-14 - Erich Hallhuber, German actor (d. 2003)
1951-08-21 - Bernhard Germeshausen, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1951-09-05 - Paul Breitner, German footballer
1951-10-12 - Bernie Ruoff, West Germany, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton)
1951-10-24 - Todd Crespi, Frankfurt Germany, actor (Magician)
1951-11-23 - Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
1951-11-23 - Jorg Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
1952-02-17 - Karin Janz, East German gymnast
1952-04-04 - Rosemarie Ackermann, German DR, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)
1952-05-31 - Karl Bartos, German musician (Kraftwerk, Electronic)
1952-06-12 - Seigfried Brietzke, German DR, coxless rower (Oly-gold-1972, 76, 80)
1952-07-08 - Ulrich Wehling, German DR, cross country (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)
1952-08-17 - Dr. Mario Theissen, German F1 team principal (BMW Sauber)
1952-08-28 - Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
1952-08-31 - Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer)
1952-08-31 - Herbert Reul, German politician
1952-09-09 - Manuel Göttsching, German musician (Ash Ra Tempel)
1952-09-13 - Johanna Klier-Schaller, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1976)
1952-09-14 - Margit Schumann, German DR, luge (Olympic-gold-1976)
1952-09-21 - Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976)
1952-09-29 - Monika Zehrt, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
1952-10-19 - Alexander Leibkind, Germany, judo (Oly-76)/WLAF GM (Rhein Fire)
1952-10-21 - Brent Mydland, Munich Germany, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots)
1952-11-24 - Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)
1953-02-11 - Stephen D Thorne, Frankfurt-on-Main, German FR, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
1953-03-19 - Hans Rinn, German DR, 2 man lugist (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1953-04-06 - Christopher Franke, German musician and composer
1953-05-22 - Doris Barnett, German politician
1953-06-20 - Willy Rampf, German F1 technical director (BMW Sauber)
1953-08-23 - Klaus-Dietrich Flade, German FR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
1953-09-02 - Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut
1953-11-25 - Monique St Pierre, Weisbaden Germany, playmate of year (Nov, 1978)
1953-12-26 - Henning Schmitz, German musician (Kraftwerk)
1953-12-30 - Harald Schmautz, German-born journalist
1954-01-06 - Norbert Hahn, German DR, 2 man luge (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1954-01-06 - Hans Robert Hiegel, German architect
1954-01-19 - Katharina Thalbach, German actress and film director
1954-02-07 - Dieter Bohlen German composer
1954-02-09 - Ulrich Walter, German FR, cosmonaut
1954-04-30 - Gunther Tiersch, German DR, 8 man cox (Olympic-gold-1968)
1954-05-14 - Jens Sparschuh, German writer
1954-05-18 - Reinhold Heil, German composer
1954-05-21 - Marina Langner, Dusseldorf Germany, Miss World runner-up (1975)
1954-07-12 - Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer
1954-07-17 - Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
1954-07-28 - Gerd Faltings, German mathematician
1954-09-05 - Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1980)
1954-10-20 - Günter Müller, German sound artist, improvisor and percussionist
1954-12-14 - Eva Mattes, Tegernsee Germany, actress (Celeste, Man Like Eva)
1954-12-14 - Hans William Schlegel, Oberlingen Germany, Astronaut (STS 55)
1954-12-26 - Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
1954-12-26 - Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
1954-12-31 - Hermann Tilke, German racing circuit architect
1955-03-11 - [Kater]Nina Hagen, East Berlin German DR, actress (Blue Angel)
1955-03-21 - Barbel Wockel-Eckert, German DR, sprinter (Olympic-4 gold-1976, 80)
1955-09-25 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German footballer
1955-11-07 - Detlef Ultsch, German judoka
1955-11-10 - Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director
1955-12-01 - Uwe Benter, German FR, coxsman (Olympic-gold-1972)
1955-12-20 - Ed Kuepper, German/Australian, singer/songwriter (Saints)
1956-01-28 - Peter Schilling, Stuttgart Germany, rocker
1956-03-28 - Evelin Jahl, German DR, discus thrower (Olympic-2 gold-1976)
1956-04-12 - Herbert Grönemeyer, German singer
1956-04-13 - Michael Nikolay, German DR, gymnist (Olympics)
1956-05-04 - Ulrike Meyfarth, Frankfurt West Germany, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
1956-05-31 - Fritz Hilpert, German musician and sound engineer (Kraftwerk)
1956-08-23 - Andreas Floer, German mathematician (d. 1991)
1956-09-03 - Hans-Georg Beyer, German DR, team handball player (Olympic-gold-1980)
1956-09-05 - Sandra Guiboard, US AFB German FR, actress (Donna-One Life to Live)
1956-09-24 - Ilona Briesenick-Slupianek, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic-gold-1980)
1956-12-04 - Herbert Groenemeyer, Germany, rocker (OE, Luxus, Chaos, Spruenge)
1956-12-05 - Klaus Allofs, German footballer
1956-12-18 - Reinhold Ewald, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
1957-02-16 - LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
1957-02-18 - Marita Koch, German DR, 400m sprinter (Oly-gold-1980)
1957-05-13 - Andrea Klump, German terrorist
1957-06-03 - Horst-Ulrich Hänel, German field hockey player
1957-07-25 - Bogdan Musiol, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-bronze-1980)
1957-09-12 - Hans Zimmer, German composer
1957-10-21 - Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist, Nobel laureate
1957-10-24 - Ron Gardenhire, German-born American baseball manager
1957-11-06 - Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist
1957-11-13 - Ronald Shusett, Hamburg Germany, author (Project Mankind)
1958-01-24 - Frank Ullrich, East Germany, world biathlon champion
1958-02-14 - Perry Stephens, Frankfurt Germany, actor (Loving, All My Children)
1958-02-26 - Greg Germann, American actor
1958-02-28 - Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Oly-gold-76)
1958-03-08 - Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
1958-03-21 - Marlies Gohr, German DR, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1958-05-23 - Thomas Reiter, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)
1958-06-16 - Ulrike Tauber, East German swimmer
1958-07-26 - Ramona Neubert, German DR, long jumper/pentathlete (Oly-4th-80)

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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