Our Calendar of Historical Anniversaries in English: A videoclip for each day of the year presenting an historical event. Licensing for all media and channels.
October 18th, 1977 – The GSG9 frees hostage in Mogadishu
October 18th, 1977: At the airport of Mogadishu, all hostages of the Lufthansa airliner "Landshut", who were kidnapped by a commando of ...
October 18th 1944 - Funeral of Erwin Rommel
October 18th 1944: In an act of state, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is laid to rest in Ulm, Germany.. Rommel, one of the most impo ...
October 19th 1945 - Declaration of Guilt in Stuttgart
On October 18th and 19th of 1945 ecumenical representatives meet in war-torn Stuttgart. They asses the Churchs involvement in the terror ...
October 20th 1944 - Red Army captures Belgrade
October 20th 1944: Liberation of Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia, by the Red Army. It was the climax of the so-called Belgrade opera ...
October 21st, 1969 - Willy Brandt is elected Chancellor
On Oct 21st, 1969, In Germany Willy Brandt is elected Chancellor for the first time by the delegates of the SPD/FDP coalition. Since 1 ...
October 22nd 1943 - Bombing of Kassel
On the night of the 22nd to 23rd of October 1943, the RAF bombed the city of Kassel with 444 bombers, because Kassel was a war-strategic ...
October 23rd, 1956 - National uprising in Hungary
On October 23rd, 1956 the national uprising in Hungary begins with a peaceful mass demonstration of students. More than 10 years before ...
October 24th 1962 - The beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis
October 24th 1962: Following the deployment of Soviet missiles to Cuba, the U.S. imposes a naval blockade against Fidel Castros island n ...
October 25th 1929 - Beginning of Great Depression
October 25th 1929: On "Black Friday", the crash of New York Stock Exchange, the world economic crisis began. It was triggered by misguid ...
October 26th, 1919 – The last Shah of Persia is born
On October 26th, 1919 the last Shah of Persia, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was born. In 1941, during the Second World War, British and S ...
October 27th, 1917 - Victory of the Central Powers on the Isonzo
October 27th 1917: The Central Powers Germany and Austria-Hungary are victorious against Italian troops on the Isonzo river. It was the ...
October 28th, 1973 - First oil crisis
The first and most momentous oil crisis was triggered by the Arab-Israeli Yom Kippur War on October 28th, 1973. The Organization of Petr ...
October 29th, 1976 - Honecker becomes State Council Chairman
On Oct 29th, 1976 Erich Honecker becomes the GDR State Council chairman. He effectively unites all high office positions . He obtained ...
October 30th, 2008 - Closure of Tempelhof Airport
October 30th, 2008, Berlin’s "Central Airport" Tempelhof closes down. Almost 100 years earlier, in 1909 the first flying machines land ...
October 31st 1943 - Max Reinhardt dies
On October 31st 1943 Max Reinhardt dies in exile in New York. The Austrian Jew escaped from the Nazis in 1937 and emigrated with his wif ...
November 1st, 1954 - Algeria war
On November 1st, 1954 the Algerian Liberation Front (FLN) begins an armed struggle against the French troops stationed in the country, t ...
November 2nd, 1942 - Axis forces clear out of El Alamein
November 2nd, 1942: After initial successes in North Africa, the Axis powers Germany and Italy are forced to clear their positions at El ...
November 3rd 1918 - Sailors mutiny in Kiel
1918 towards the end of World War I preliminary negotiations for a ceasefire had already been initiated. Nevertheless, the leadership of ...
November 4th 1989 - Mass rally at the Alexanderplatz in East Berlin
Erich Honecker was replaced as the head of state and party leader by Egon Krenz. But most East Germans wanted more reforms. On November ...