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Munich, Germany

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.muenchen.de/

Population:
1,402,000 (2004)

Founding Date:
1158 AD

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Munich
 

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
1949
Munich Philharmonic
1893
Bavarian State Orchestra
 

OPERA

OperaFounded
Bavarian State Opera
1653

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
HypoVereinsbank
1998
BMW
1910
Allianz
1890
Munich Re
1880
Siemens
1847

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Percy Adlon
Film Director
1-Jun-1935   Bagdad Café
Moritz Bleibtreu
Actor
13-Aug-1971   Run Lola Run
Eva Braun
First Lady
6-Feb-1912 30-Apr-1945 Adolf Hitler's mistress, then wife
Harold Faltermeyer
Electronic Musician
5-Oct-1952   Axel F
Ernst Otto Fischer
Chemist
10-Nov-1918 23-Jul-2007 Organometallic "sandwich" compounds
Michael Haneke
Film Director
23-Mar-1942   Funny Games
Werner Herzog
Film Director
5-Sep-1942   Fitzcarraldo
Robert Huber
Chemist
20-Feb-1937   Proteins of photosynthesis
Denis Johnson
Novelist
1-Jul-1949   Jesus' Son
A. Elizabeth Jones
Diplomat
1948   US Ambassador to Kazakhstan, 1995-98
Marianne Koch
Actor
19-Aug-1931   A Fistful of Dollars
Georges J.F. Köhler
Scientist
17-Apr-1946 1-Mar-1995 Hybridoma technique (monoclonal antibodies)
Feodor Lynen
Scientist
6-Apr-1911 6-Aug-1979 Cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism
Erika Mann
Journalist
9-Nov-1905 27-Aug-1969 Daughter of Thomas Mann
Rudolf Mössbauer
Physicist
31-Jan-1929 14-Sep-2011 Discovered Mössbauer effect
Rosemary Murphy
Actor
13-Jan-1927   Eleanor and Franklin
Carl Orff
Composer
10-Jul-1895 29-Mar-1982 Carmina Burana
Wolfgang Reitherman
Film Director
26-Jun-1909 22-May-1985 Jungle Book
Josef Anton Riedl
Composer
11-Jun-1929   Glas-Spiele
Ernst Roehm
Government
28-Nov-1887 1-Jul-1934 Organizer of Hitler's Brownshirts, the SA
Wolfgang Sawallisch
Conductor
26-Aug-1923 22-Feb-2013 Director, Philadelphia Orchestra, 1993-2003
Frank Shorter
Track and Field
31-Oct-1947   Marathon runner
Ari Up
Singer
1-Jan-1962 20-Oct-2010 The Slits
C. David Welch
Diplomat
1953   US Ambassador to Egypt, 2001-05

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rainer Barzel
Politician
20-Jun-1924 26-Aug-2006 CDU Chairman, 1971-73
Hugh Beaumont
Actor
16-Feb-1909 14-May-1982 Ward Cleaver on Leave It To Beaver
Adolf Butenandt
Chemist
24-Mar-1903 18-Jan-1995 Research in sex hormones
Lil Dagover
Actor
30-Sep-1887 24-Jan-1980 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Film Director
31-May-1945 10-Jun-1982 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Ernst Otto Fischer
Chemist
10-Nov-1918 23-Jul-2007 Organometallic "sandwich" compounds
Helmut Griem
Actor
6-Apr-1932 19-Nov-2004 Cabaret
Romano Guardini
Religion
17-Feb-1885 1-Oct-1968 Roman Catholic theologian
Werner Heisenberg
Physicist
5-Dec-1901 1-Feb-1976 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Paul von Heyse
Author
15-Mar-1830 2-Apr-1914 L'Arrabbiata
Walter Hieber
Chemist
18-Dec-1895 29-Nov-1976 Metal carbonyl chemistry
Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi
Philosopher
25-Jan-1743 18-Mar-1819 German Spinozist
Fritz Kortner
Actor
12-May-1892 22-Jul-1970 Pandora's Box
Emil Kraepelin
Psychiatrist
15-Feb-1856 7-Oct-1926 Manic depression and schizophrenia
Orlando di Lasso
Composer
1530 14-Jun-1594 Psalmi Davidis Poenitentiales
Justus Liebig
Chemist
12-May-1803 18-Apr-1873 Reformed pedagogy of chemistry
Karl von Linde
Engineer
11-Jun-1842 16-Nov-1934 Inventor of refrigeration
Feodor Lynen
Scientist
6-Apr-1911 6-Aug-1979 Cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism
Alistair MacLean
Novelist
28-Apr-1922 2-Feb-1987 The Guns of Navarone
Willy Messerschmitt
Engineer
26-Jun-1898 17-Sep-1978 Designer of Nazi fighter planes
William of Ockham
Philosopher
c. 1285 9-Apr-1348 Occam's Razor
Georg Simon Ohm
Physicist
16-Mar-1789 6-Jul-1854 Ohm's Law
Carl Orff
Composer
10-Jul-1895 29-Mar-1982 Carmina Burana
Gustav Otto
Business
12-Jan-1883 28-Feb-1926 Founder of BMW and Flottweg AG
Talcott Parsons
Sociologist
13-Dec-1902 8-May-1979 The Structure of Social Action
Herbert C. Pell
Diplomat
16-Feb-1884 17-Jul-1961 US Ambassador to Portugal, 1937-41
Geli Raubal
Relative
4-Jun-1908 18-Sep-1931 Hitler's niece
Theodor Reuss
Religion
28-Jun-1855 28-Oct-1923 Founded the Ordo Templi Orientis
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Physicist
27-Mar-1845 10-Feb-1923 Discovered X-Rays
Hjalmar Schacht
Government
22-Jan-1877 3-Jun-1970 Reich Minister of Economics
Arnold Sommerfeld
Physicist
5-Dec-1868 26-Apr-1951 Fine-structure constant
Oswald Spengler
Historian
29-May-1880 8-May-1936 The Decline of the West
Astrid Varnay
Singer
25-Apr-1918 4-Sep-2006 Wagnerian soprano
Max Weber
Sociologist
21-Apr-1864 14-Jun-1920 The Protestant Ethic
Frank Wedekind
Playwright
24-Jul-1864 9-Mar-1918 Playwright born before his time
Wilhelm Wien
Physicist
13-Jan-1864 30-Aug-1928 Blackbody radiation



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