After the death of John Paul II , Benedict XVI. elected as the new Pope .
The Dresden Frauenkirche has been rebuilt.
Angela Merkel becomes German Chancellor, George W. Bush takes up his second term in office.
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- 2005 is the Einstein year as part of the Science in Dialogue initiative of the BMBF (on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the theory of relativity in the Annus mirabilis 1905 and the 50th anniversary of Einstein's death )
- 2005 is "International Hans Christian Andersen Year" (on the occasion of his 200th birthday)
- 2005 is " Schiller Year " in Germany (on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his death)
- 2005 is George Enescu year ( UNESCO )
- European Year of Political Education
- 2005 is the " International Year of Physics " ( UNESCO , IUPAP )
- German - Polish year (2005/06)
- 2005 is " International Year of Sport and Physical Education " ( UN )
- 2005 is " International Year of Microcredit " ( UN )
- 2005 is Korea Year of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Berlin and the German Foreign Office
- 2005 is the "anniversary year" in Austria (60 years of independence from the German Reich , 50 years of the State Treaty , 10 years of joining the EU )
- 2005 was an excellent Riesling vintage for German winemakers
- The eagle owl (Bubo bubo) is bird of the year ( NABU / Germany)
- The weather star (Astraeus hygrometricus) is mushroom of the year (German Society for Mycology )
- The horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is tree of the year (Kuratorium Baum des Jahres / Germany)
- The cinderella herb (Orchis ustulata) is Orchid of the Year (Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen / Germany)
- The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is Wild Animal of the Year (Schutzgemeinschaft Deutsches Wild)
- The anemone (Anemone) is Perennial of the Year ( Association of German perennials gardener )
- The black earth is soil of the year (Deutsche Soilenkundliche Gesellschaft)
Politics and world events
- January 1 : The 3rd stage of the German tax reform 2000 comes into force.
- January 1: Luxembourg takes over the presidency of the European Council .
- January 1st: Samuel Schmid becomes President of Switzerland.
- January 1: Start of the introduction of unemployment benefit II (see Agenda 2010 , Hartz concept )
- January 1: Start of the truck toll in Germany to a limited extent (in full on January 1, 2006 )
- January 9 : The Palestinians elect Mahmoud Abbas as President of the Palestinian Authority . He succeeds the late Yasser Arafat .
- January 10 : In Italy , the implementation of the smoking ban in public places begins .
- January 12 : The US gives up the search for weapons of mass destruction in conquered Iraq . It brought no success. An important reason for the Iraq war has thus been omitted.
- January 14 : A Texan military court convicted as a leader in the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse acting Charles Graner to ten years imprisonment.
- January 16 : Stjepan Mesić is re-elected as Croatian President .
- January 20 : George W. Bush is sworn in for his second and final term as President of the United States of America . The security precautions of the event are immense.
- January 22nd : The WASG is founded as a party.
- January 26th : The Federal Constitutional Court overturns the nationwide ban on tuition fees in Germany on the grounds that such a ban interferes with state sovereignty in educational matters.
- January 30th : First free parliamentary elections in Iraq
- January: Peace Agreement for South Sudan
- February 4 : Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena is kidnapped in Iraq.
- February 8 : For the first time since 2000 there is a meeting between an Israeli Prime Minister and a Palestinian President: Mahmud Abbas and Ariel Sharon declare a ceasefire after a meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh
- Feb. 14 : Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri coincides with 22 other people one attempt on his convoy victim
- February 16 : 90 days after ratification by the Russian parliament, the Kyoto Protocol comes into force.
- February 17 : The German Bundestag raises the maximum age for reservists from 45 to 60 in the event of a voltage .
- February 20 : State elections in Schleswig-Holstein , neither CDU / FDP nor SPD / Greens achieve a majority
- February 20 : In a referendum, the majority of voters in Spain approve the planned European draft constitution.
- February 22 : George W. Bush visits Germany, barriers in and around Mainz cause traffic jams for miles
- February 23 , 24 and 25 : Summit meeting in Bratislava between George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin
- February 24th : The famous Wissower Klinken on the chalk coast on the island of Rügen north of Sassnitz plunge into the Baltic Sea due to the weather
- February 28 : The pro-Syrian Lebanese government resigns due to popular protests
- March 4 : While the hostage Giuliana Sgrena is released , the Italian official Nicola Calipari dies when her vehicle is shot at by US soldiers on the way to the airport in Iraq.
- March 14 : The Chinese People's Congress passes the anti-secession law with two abstentions and 2998 endorsements . The law threatens the use of force if reunification with Taiwan does not appear possible.
- March 17th : In four consecutive ballots, Heide Simonis did not get a majority in the election of the Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein in 2005 . In the end she will not be re-elected.
- March 21 : Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba President of Namibia
- March 22nd : the International Decade of Action "Water - Source of Life" (2005–2015) begins with World Water Day
- March 24 : The tulip revolution in Kyrgyzstan overthrows President Askar Akayev . On March 25, Kurmanbek Bakiyev becomes the interim president.
- March 26 : More than a million people demonstrate in Taiwan against the anti-secession law
- March 31 : Terri Schiavo dies after 15 years in a coma after almost two weeks without food and water
- April 2nd : Pope John Paul II dies at the age of 84 after almost 27 years of pontificate : the second longest in the history of the Roman Catholic Church. His death triggers great public mourning
- April 4 : The smaller Austrian ruling party FPÖ splits into FPÖ and BZÖ
- April 6 : Prince Rainier III. von Monaco dies after a long illness at the age of 81. Rainier ruled the Principality of Monaco for 56 years.
- April 9 : As the first African country to practice cliterodectomy, Benin officially ends the age of female genital mutilation in a public ceremony
- April 9: Several thousand supporters of the radical Shiite leader Muktada al-Sadr demonstrate in Baghdad for the withdrawal of the occupation forces
- April 9th: Beginning of the partly violent protests by the Chinese against Japan . In the following weeks protests broke out in Beijing , Canton , Shenzhen and Shanghai . The occasion is a Japanese textbook that, from a Chinese perspective, plays down the atrocities committed by Japan during the Second World War .
- April 15 : The Bavarian Minister of Culture Monika Hohlmeier has resigned because of the affair of election fraud at the Munich CSU ( see Munich CSU affair )
- April 19 : Joseph Ratzinger becomes the new Pope Benedict XVI by the 2005 conclave . elected
- April 19 : Erwin Teufel resigns as Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg and State Chairman of the Southwest CDU . After internal party quarrels and the slapping affair of his state minister Christoph Palmer , he makes room for his successor Günther Oettinger
- April 25 : The Social Democrat Jiří Paroubek becomes the new Czech Prime Minister
- April 26 : The last 250 Syrian soldiers leave Lebanon
- April 27 : First flight of the world's largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380
- April 29 : The Taiwanese opposition leader Lien Chan meets as CEO of Kuomintang for the first time in nearly 60 years with a leader of the People's Republic of China , Hu Jintao , together
- May 8th : A “Day of Democracy” was held to prevent an NPD demonstration in Berlin. The information on the number of participants varies from several thousand to more than a hundred thousand.
- May 10 : In Tbilisi , Georgia , one of the crowd tries to throw a hand grenade at US President George W. Bush during a speech on Freedom Square . It does not detonate due to technical failure. The assassin who carried out the second attack on Bush can be identified and arrested in the following weeks.
- May 10th: The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is inaugurated in Berlin .
- May 13 : William Joseph Levada becomes the first non-European prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith .
- May 15 : In Stuttgart, Wilhelm Leber becomes the new Chief Apostle of the New Apostolic Church and thus international Church President and head of the New Apostolic Apostolate.
- May 21 : Greece and Elena Paparizou win the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev with the title My Number One
- May 22nd : State elections in North Rhine-Westphalia . CDU and FDP win and provide Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers . The SPD is no longer in power for the first time in 39 years . In response to the defeat of his party, Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder announces new elections to the Bundestag for the autumn
- May 24th : Oskar Lafontaine , former party leader of the SPD , announces his departure from the party . He wants the next federal election with a coalition of PDS and WASG compete
- May 29th : The French vote against the EU constitution , plunging the European Union, and especially France, into a political crisis . Chirac announces government reshuffle
- May 30 : The party presidencies of the CDU and CSU determine Angela Merkel to be the candidate for chancellor of the Union parties in a joint meeting .
- June 1 : The Dutch also vote against the EU constitution
- June 22nd : Renaming of the PDS to Die Linkspartei.
- June 22: Jürgen Rüttgers (CDU) becomes Prime Minister in North Rhine-Westphalia .
- June 25 : In Iran , the ultra-conservative Tehran mayor Mahmud Ahmadinejad surprisingly wins the presidential elections. Observers now fear an end to the opening process, and the US is concerned about the Iranian nuclear program being expanded
- June 25: The opposition party of the Socialists becomes the strongest party in the parliamentary elections in Bulgaria with 31.2 percent.
- July 1st : Chancellor Gerhard Schröder ( SPD ) puts the vote of confidence in the German Bundestag and loses as expected
- July 1st The Austrian Gendarmerie is merged with the Federal Security Guard Corps and the Corps of Detective Officers to form the Federal Police .
- July 3 : In the parliamentary elections in Albania , the Democratic Party of opposition leader Sali Berisha wins the elections
- July 7th : There are attacks in London during rush hour on the underground and buses (see terrorist attacks on July 7th, 2005 in London )
- July 12 : In Monaco , Prince Albert II takes over the official duties of his father, who died a few weeks earlier.
- July 21 : German President Horst Koehler dissolve the 15th German Bundestag on
- July 31 : The transition period for the spelling reform ends
- 15. - 21st August : XX. World Youth Day. After "meeting days" with over 150,000 young people from 180 nations, the World Youth Day will take place with 1,200,000 pilgrims in Cologne, Bonn and Düsseldorf, starting on August 18th with Pope Benedict XVI.
- August 17 : The Islamist underground organization Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh detonates almost 500 explosive devices all over Bangladesh almost simultaneously .
- August 24 : Flood in the Pre-Alps in 2005
- 29 / 30 August : The Hurricane Katrina caused severe damage to the southern United States. The city of New Orleans , most of which is being flooded, has been particularly hard hit . There are numerous fatalities.
- August 31 : In Baghdad, on the Al-Aaimmah Bridge over the Tigris, a rumor of a suicide attack causes mass panic among Shiite pilgrims. 1,011 deaths are counted, around 800 injured are to be treated.
- September 11th : Junichiro Koizumi's Liberal Democratic Party wins the general election in Japan .
- September 12 : In the parliamentary elections in Norway , the opposition, led by the Norwegian Social Democrats, wins the elections with Jens Stoltenberg
- September 17 : In the general election in New Zealand , the government under the social democratic leadership of Helen Clark wins the election again.
- September 18 : (Early) election to the German Bundestag (CDU / CSU form the strongest parliamentary group . Other parties: SPD , FDP , Die Linkspartei.PDS , Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen ) (see Bundestag election 2005 )
- September 18 to 26 : Hurricane Rita , the strongest hurricane since regular records began in the middle of the 19th century, rages in the Gulf of Mexico and was also the third strongest hurricane in the Atlantic that has ever been observed. On the 24th he reached the American coast on the border between Texas and Louisiana near the city of Sabine Pass
- September 25 : Conservative parties win the parliamentary elections in Poland .
- October 5th : About 65 out of a group of 500 Africans succeed in trying to get into the Spanish exclave of Melilla , which is secured by barriers .
- October 10 : The two strongest parliamentary groups in the new German Bundestag , CDU / CSU and SPD , agree on a grand coalition . Angela Merkel will first German Chancellor to be
- October 18 : Inaugural meeting of the 16th German Bundestag in Berlin , as the new President of the Bundestag is Norbert Lammert elected
- October 19 : Trial of Saddam Hussein begins in Baghdad
- October 24 : Aung San Suu Kyi , Burmese Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been under house arrest by the military dictatorship for a total of ten years
- October 27 : Two young people die in France in pursuit of the police, see: Riots in France 2005
- October 31 : After a vote defeat in the party executive committee on the question of the new general secretary, SPD leader Franz Müntefering announces that he will no longer run for the office of party chairman at the upcoming SPD party congress .
- November 1 : Edmund Stoiber decides to remain Bavarian Prime Minister and not to join Merkel I 's cabinet .
- November 6 : In Myanmar , by order of the military junta, ministries begin to move from Rangoon to Pyinmana Naypyidaw , the new capital.
- November 8 : Riots and riots in the suburbs of Paris and other major French cities
- November 10 : Visit of the Chinese President Hu Jintao in Berlin
- November 12th : The grand coalition publishes its coalition paper.
- November 14 : President Chirac extends the emergency in Paris due to the riots.
- November 15 : Matthias Platzeck becomes the new party leader of the SPD in Germany.
- November 17th : Mahinda Rajapaksa wins the presidential election in Sri Lanka
- November 19 : Soldiers of the United States Marine Corps commit as retaliation for the death of a comrade the Haditha killings in Iraq . As a result, 24 civilians in the city of Haditha lost their lives.
- November 21 : In a referendum in Kenya , a majority of 58 percent rejects the proposed constitutional amendment.
- November 22nd : Angela Merkel ( CDU ) is elected by the Bundestag as the first female Chancellor in the history of Germany .
- November 23 : Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is confirmed as elected President of Liberia by the electoral commission despite a complaint from her competitor. She is the first female head of state on the African continent.
- November 25 : In Iraq , a German, 43-year-old archaeologist Susanne Osthoff from Bavaria , is kidnapped for the first time.
- November 27 : Manuel Zelaya wins the presidential elections in Honduras
- December 6 : David Cameron becomes new Conservative Chairman in Great Britain
- December 8th : The red crystal is adopted as the new symbol of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement .
- December 8 : Former Croatian general Ante Gotovina is arrested in Tenerife and handed over to the UN war crimes tribunal.
- December 9 : World Climate Conference in Montreal
- December 11th : The socialist Michelle Bachelet wins the presidential elections in Chile
- December 13th : World Trade Conference begins in Hong Kong
- December 18 : Susanne Osthoff , who was taken hostage, is released in Iraq.
- December 28 : The German Jürgen Chrobog and his family are kidnapped by a tribe in Yemen . After three days, the Germans are released because the Yemeni government has committed to the tribal elder to arrest five members of a rival tribe.
- January 2 : In Balad , 80 kilometers north of Baghdad , two suicide bombers killed 19 people and injured six
- January 8th : When a car bomb explodes in front of the US headquarters in Baghdad, min. 25 people were killed around 100 injured
- January 14 : Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in the Gaza Strip . Six Israelis killed .
- January 18 : The radical Islamic Hamas carries out a suicide attack near Gush Katif in southern Gaza : One Israeli is killed, three wounded
- January 29 : A landmine the Taliban are in Southwest afghanistan been nine soldiers killed
- January 29: One day before the election in Iraq , eleven people were killed and four injured in several attacks
- January 31 : In Spain , two people were injured in an ETA bomb attack in Dénia , near Alicante
- February 5 : Four Iraqi soldiers were killed and one was seriously injured in a bomb explosion in Basra
- February 8 : In an attack on an Iraqi army recruiting office in Baghdad, min. 21 people killed and min. 27 other people were injured
- February 9 : In Madrid , 42 people were injured in an attack by ETA before the opening of the international art fair ARCO
- February 14 : A car bomb explosion in front of a Shiite mosque in Balad Rus , 75 km northeast of Baghdad, kills 14 people and injures 20
- 14 February: Rafik Hariri , a Lebanese ex-prime minister, in a car bomb attack in Beirut ( Lebanon killed). Another 16 people die and around 120 are injured. Afterwards, several hundred thousand demonstrated against the Syrian occupiers
- February 18 : Approx. 30 people are killed in an attack on a Shiite mosque in Baghdad
- February 19 : In three attacks in Baghdad and Bakuba seven people were killed and more than 35 others injured
- February 24th : Car bomb attack in Tikrit . At least 15 dead and 20 injured
- February 25 : Nine UN soldiers from Bangladesh are killed in an ambush in the Ituri district ( DR Congo ), min. eleven others injured
- February 27 : Attack in Tel Aviv, Israel. Four dead, 50 injured. Israel makes Syria responsible
- February 28 : At least 132 people die and 130 are injured in a car bomb attack in the Iraqi city of Hilla
- March 2 : Several attacks in Iraq. Eleven dead
- March 2: UN soldiers kill 50 militiamen around 30 kilometers from Bunia (DR Congo)
- March 19 : 39 people die in a bomb attack on Shiite pilgrims in the southwestern Pakistani city of Fatahpur
- March 20 : A person dies in an attack in Doha ( Qatar )
- March 22nd : Around 100 people are killed near Tikrit in fighting between US and Iraqi forces on the one hand and insurgents on the other
- March 27 : Two people die in a car bomb attack in Beirut
- April 6 : More than 70 people die in fighting between government soldiers and Shiite rebels in northwestern Yemen , which lasts until April 7
- April 7th : Several hundred people die in fighting between government soldiers and Maoist rebels in western Nepal
- April 7th: Three people die and 17 are injured in a bomb explosion in a bazaar in Cairo ( Egypt )
- April 9 : 15 people were killed in a bomb attack south of Baghdad, Iraq
- April 14 : More than 20 people were killed in attacks in Kirkuk , Bakuba, Tikrit and Baghdad (Iraq)
- April 16 : At least 14 people died in attacks in Bakuba and other cities in Iraq
- April 21 : The bodies of around 50 people are discovered in the Tigris (Iraq), presumably from the town of Madain . Residents discovered 19 other bodies in the city of Haditha ; eight other people died in various attacks in Baghdad
- April 22nd : A helicopter shot down north of Baghdad in Iraq kills 11 people, including six Americans
- April 30 : After Faure Gnassingbé's victory in presidential elections in Togo was not recognized by the opposition, over 100 people died in unrest in the past few days
- April 30th: A person dies in an attack in Cairo, Egypt. Two women shoot at a tourist bus, no dead
- May 1 : 14 people die in six attacks in Baghdad (Iraq)
- May 2 : A suicide attack on a funeral procession in Tal Afar (Iraq) kills 25 people and injures around 50
- May 4 : 60 people die and around 200 are injured in an attack in Erbil (Iraq)
- May 5 : At least 20 people were killed in various attacks in Iraq
- May 6 : At least 73 people were killed in several attacks in Baghdad, Tikrit and Suweira
- May 7th : 17 people were killed in a bomb attack in Baghdad. Almost 300 people have died in attacks in Iraq in the past seven days
- June 27 : Both pilots die in the crash of a US Army helicopter near Taji / Iraq
- July 7 : Terrorist attacks in London leave at least 50 dead and 700 injured. The bomb attacks were carried out at underground and bus stations
- July 12 : A suicide attack in Netanya, Israel, kills three people and injures around 30
- July 12: A bomb attack on the Lebanese defense minister in Beirut kills two people, injuring himself and several of his companions
- July 12: 76 people, including 22 children, are killed in an attack by armed attackers on a village in northern Kenya
- July 13 : A suicide bomber's vehicle explodes in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 26 people, many of them children
- July 13: At least two people die in a bomb explosion in a mosque in Bakuba, Iraq
- July 15 : Several suicide attacks in Baghdad kill at least 17 people and injure dozens more. The attacks were mostly targeted at military convoys
- July 16 : Four people die and 14 are seriously injured in an attack on a tourist bus in the western Turkish resort of Kuşadası
- July 17 : At least 85 people die and more than 130 are injured in an attack in Musajib (Iraq)
- July 19 : Ten people died in an attack on a police vehicle in Chechnya
- July 20 : At least five people die and dozen are injured in an attack on a recruitment office in Baghdad
- July 23 : At least 88 people die and 110 are injured in an attack on the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh
- October 1 : At least 22 people die and more than 100 are injured in a suicide attack in Bali
- October 29 : At least 61 people died and at least 188 were injured in an attack in New Delhi
- November 9 : Suicide attacks on three hotels in Amman / Jordan kill 57 people
- January 1 : Currency reform in Turkey ; six zeros are deleted and the lira becomes the new Turkish lira
- January 13 : By 2009, around 7,500 teaching positions will be cut in Saxony
- January 25 : Infineon closes three semiconductor plants in Berlin , Munich and Longmont ( USA ). Approx. 350 jobs, 280 of them in Germany , are expected to be lost.
- January 27 : In Brandenburg , around 900 police jobs will be cut by 2009
- January 28 : Siemens announces that it will cut 1,350 jobs in the fixed line communications division
- January 28: Procter & Gamble announces that it intends to buy razor-producing company The Gillette Company for $ 57 billion .
- February: The Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis takes over the German generics manufacturer Hexal
- February 1 : Walter Bau AG , the fourth largest construction company in Germany with around 9,400 employees, files for bankruptcy
- February 3 : Despite a record profit in 2004, Deutsche Bank cuts around 6,400 jobs (1,920 of them in Germany). 1,200 new jobs are to be created in low-wage locations
- February 8th : Negotiations between T-Mobile and ver.di begin. T-Mobile plans to cut 2,200 jobs (1,200 of them in Germany). Up to 480 additional jobs are to be outsourced
- February 17th : The Berlin telephone system specialist DeTeWe is cutting more than 500 of its 1,380 jobs
- February 18 : By autumn 2005, Miele plans to cut around 1,000 jobs (around 10%). Rowenta fires 215 employees at the Erbach plant in the Odenwald
- February 23 : The Munich location of the chip company Infineon is closed. 800 jobs are lost
- February 23: HypoVereinsbank announces another massive job cuts of around 2,300 jobs (total number of employees: 26,000)
- February 25 : The Berlin Charité announces the cut of 2,000 positions (of approx. 15,000) by 2010
- February 25: At Opel , no redundancies will be issued until the end of the year . Approx. 4,500 employees leave the company voluntarily
- February 27 : BASF is planning a new service center in Berlin with around 600 jobs. Berlin wins against Bratislava
- March 22nd : The airline Swiss is accepted into its group by Deutsche Lufthansa AG for 310 million euros.
- April 1 : The Japanese pharmaceutical company Fujisawa Pharmaceutical merges with the Japanese pharmaceutical company Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical to form Astellas
- April 1: Gas, Elektrizitäts- und Wasserwerke Köln AG (GEW) changes its name to RheinEnergie .
- April 18 : The software company Adobe Inc. announces the acquisition of the company Macromedia for 3.4 billion US dollars known. The transaction will end on December 3, 2005.
- May 3 : The Adidas company sells the sporting goods manufacturer Salomon
- May 4 : The company IBM plans to cut approx. 13,000 jobs worldwide, including approx. 2,500 in Germany
- May 4: The Norddeutsche Landesbank wants to reduce its administrative costs by 20 percent by the end of 2008 , which will result in the loss of around 1,800 jobs
- May 11 : Electricity generation in the Baden-Württemberg nuclear power plant in Obrigheim is stopped as part of the nuclear phase-out .
- June 6th : Apple switches to Intel processors for its Macintosh computers .
- June 7th : Siemens announces that the cell phone division will be transferred to the Taiwanese company BenQ with effect from October 1st, 2005 .
- June 10 : The new Svinesund Bridge between Norway and Sweden is inaugurated in the presence of both royal couples. The building takes up traffic on European route 6 .
- June 12 : The German HypoVereinsbank is taken over by the Italian Unicredit
- July: Purchase of Russian energy company Sibneft by Gazprom
- July 13 : The Danish Billund reports that the American Blackstone Group is acquiring the four Legoland parks from the Lego group for 375 million euros . They will be incorporated into the new Merlin Entertainments Group , in which the Lego owners have a 30 percent stake.
- July 24th : The multinational television broadcaster teleSUR , created on the initiative of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez , begins broadcasting for Latin America .
- August 3 : The sporting goods manufacturer adidas announces that the company intends to buy the competitor Reebok for 3.1 billion euros .
- August 4th : The publishing group Axel Springer AG tries to take over Germany's largest television group Pro Sieben Sat.1 . The purchase price should be around 4.2 billion euros. The takeover fails in December.
- September 14 : Bankruptcy of the US airlines Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines
- September 19 : Deutsche Post AG buys the British company Exel
- October: Takeover of Berliner Verlag , publisher of Berliner Zeitung and Berliner Kurier , by investment company Mecom from David Montgomery
- November 17 : The Eurohypo company is taken over by Commerzbank .
- December 9th : The Routemaster's time in London comes to an end. The red double-decker buses no longer shape the cityscape.
- December 11th Saudi Arabia joins the World Trade Organization (WTO) as the 149th country .
- December 12th : The Swedish Electrolux group announces that it will close the former AEG plant in Nuremberg by the end of 2007.
- December: The Dutch bank ABN Amro takes over the Italian bank Banca Antonveneta
- December 28 : The German company MTU is taken over by the Swedish financial investment company EQT
science and technology
- January 14th : The Huygens lander of the Cassini space probe descends on Saturn's moon Titan .
- January 18 : The prototype of the Airbus A380 is presented to media representatives in the presence of prominent guests from politics in Toulouse .
- End of January: The world's tallest operating grain silo at Schapfenmühle in Ulm , at 115 m , is completed.
- February 12 : The second launch of the new European Ariane 5 ECA rocket is successful, in contrast to the first flight.
- February 23 : Scientists from the German Aerospace Center discover an approximately 800 by 900 kilometer and 45 meter deep ice lake in the Elysium Plain on Mars .
- March 11th : The European Commission issues the Charter for Researchers .
- April 8th : A hybrid solar eclipse takes place over the Pacific and Central and South America.
- April 27 : The first flight of the Airbus A380 in Toulouse succeeds without any problems.
- April 30 : ESO announces the first confirmed direct observation of an exoplanet .
- May 25th : Nokia introduces its first internet tablet ( Nokia 770 ) at the LinuxWorld Summit in New York .
- June 27 : The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich sets a new world record for efficient fuel consumption. The so-called “Pac-Car” drives over 5,000 kilometers with the energy equivalent of one liter of gasoline. The vehicle is powered by a hydrogen-powered fuel cell .
- June 28th : The French town of Cadarache is selected for the construction of the ITER test reactor , which will use nuclear fusion to secure the energy supply for a future after the oil reserves have been used up.
- July 4 : A copper projectile from the Deep Impact space probe hits comet Tempel 1 as planned .
- July 26th : The space shuttle Discovery embarks on mission STS-114 , the first space shuttle launch since the Columbia crash .
- July 29th : The discovery of the Trans-Neptunian objects Eris , Haumea and Makemake is announced.
- August 12th : NASA sends its " Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter " probe to Mars to search for traces of water there.
- August 28 : Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, headed by neurologist Claudio Soto , announce that they have succeeded in developing a new blood test . This means that diseases from the animal disease BSE and a type of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease can be diagnosed very reliably .
- October 3rd : An annular solar eclipse is observed in Spain and in northern and eastern Africa .
- October 8 : The satellite CryoSat of ESA ends shortly thereafter with a crash into the Arctic Ocean.
- October 12 : China sends the Shenzhou 6 spacecraft into orbit with two Taikonauts on board.
- October 29th : The first landing of the Airbus A380 at an international airport takes place in Frankfurt am Main with subsequent handling tests; the return flight to Toulouse takes place on the morning of October 30th .
- October 31 : NASA announces the discovery of two moons, Nix and Hydra , of the dwarf planet Pluto in our solar system , which had been made some time before with the Hubble space telescope .
- October / November: Mercedes introduces a further developed fuel cell in the F600 Hygenius research vehicle.
- November 9th : The space probe Venus Express takes off for the planet Venus .
- November 25th : The biggest power outage in the history of Germany occurs in the Münsterland , Ochtrup is particularly hard hit .
- December 28 : The first satellite of the European Galileo navigation system is launched into space.
Culture and society
- January 1st : Cork is the new European Capital of Culture .
- January 30th : The 1000th episode of the Lindenstrasse series is broadcast on ARD .
- February : The Forest of Nations is inaugurated.
- March 6 : Several perpetrators steal three works by Edvard Munch from a hotel in Moss, Norway . The police can arrest the thieves a day later.
- March 11th : Konstantin Wecker's musical Ludwig² premieres in Füssen .
- April 28th to October 9th : Federal Garden Show in Munich
- May 7th : Opening of the MARTa Herford art / design museum
- May 21 : Opening of the Jona Youth Church , first youth church of the Limburg diocese in St. Bonifatius , Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen ,
- June 11 : Opening of the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina in Naples
- July 9 : World premiere of Michael Flatley's Celtic Tiger
- July 15th : The Limes is accepted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO .
- July 31 : End of the transition period for the new spelling
- August 17th : Peter Lustig announces the end of his career and retires.
- August 29th : I Can't Relax in Germany
- September 16 : With the arrest of the wanted Camorra boss Paolo Di Lauro , the Italian police strike a blow against organized crime in Naples .
- October 1 : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince appears in German.
- October 26 : Official opening of the extension to the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich designed by Coop Himmelb (l) au
- October 30th : More than 60 years after its destruction, the rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche is given its religious purpose as a place of worship.
- November 17th : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire comes to the cinema (see also film year 2005 ).
- November 27 : Ceremonial inauguration of Lucas-Cranach-the-Elder. - Monument in the Cranachhof in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
- December 4th : Dernière of the musical Elisabeth in the Theater an der Wien
- December 21 : Opening of the reconstructed Goseck circular moat from the 5th millennium BC Chr.
- DEC 21: Among the homosexual pairs, one at the first possible day in the UK registered partnership received, there is a pop star Elton John and his partner David Furnish .
- House of the present
- 6,912 languages are actively used worldwide - more than half of them are threatened with extinction , as they are hardly or not at all passed on to children.
- Elena Paparizou wins the 50th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev on May 21 with the song My Number One for Greece .
- July 2nd : global rock concert Live 8
- The Guano Apes band broke up .
- The band Böhse Onkelz split up after 25 years after a last two-day concert at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz .
- Green Day give their biggest concert in England on two days in June: In Milton Keynes there are 65,000 spectators on both days.
- New Order release their latest studio album Waiting for the Sirens' Call .
- The band Jonas Brothers is founded.
See also: Number one hits 2005 in Australia , Belgium , Denmark , Germany , Finland , France , Ireland , Italy , Japan , Canada , Mexico , New Zealand , the Netherlands , Norway , Austria , Poland , Portugal , Romania , Sweden , the Switzerland , Spain , South Korea , Hungary , the United States and the United Kingdom .
- The samba was declared dance of the year
- German soccer champions : men: FC Bayern Munich , women: 1. FFC Frankfurt
- DFB Cup winners : men: FC Bayern Munich, women: 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
- January 27th : The Berlin soccer referee Robert Hoyzer confesses to having manipulated matches through decisions to enable betting fraud . The 2005 soccer betting scandal gets underway.
- February 7th : The British Ellen MacArthur becomes the fastest circumnavigator in single-handed sailing .
- March 16 : 1. FSV Mainz 05 turns 100 years old
- April 19 : The Eisbären Berlin defeat in the third final of the German Ice Hockey League , the Adler Mannheim with 4: 1 and thus secure the first all-German title since the German reunification 1990 .
- April 30th to May 15th : Ice Hockey World Championship in Vienna and Innsbruck . The Czech Republic defeated Canada 3-0 in the final . Russia finished third after beating Sweden 6-3
- May 3rd : Arminia Bielefeld turns 100
- May 18 : CSKA Moscow wins the UEFA Cup final against Sporting Lisbon 3-1 in Lisbon
- May 25 : Liverpool FC wins the UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul 6-5 on penalties against AC Milan
- June 29 : Brazil wins the Confederations Cup 4-1 against Argentina in Germany . Germany wins the game for 3rd place against Mexico 4: 3 n.V. in Leipzig .
- July 2. bis 24. July : Lance Armstrong wins the Tour de France for the seventh time in a row.
- July 6th : The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided in Singapore that the XXX. Olympic Games 2012 will be held.
- July 22nd : The Russian Jelena Gadschijewna Isinbajewa is the first woman to climb five meters in the pole vault .
- August 3rd : Sven Hannawald announces the end of his ski jumping career
- September 25 : Fernando Alonso becomes Formula 1 world champion
- November 26th : Indian millionaire Vijaypat Singhania rises in a hot air balloon to an unprecedented height of 21,291 meters.
The year 2005 has been referred to by various organizations as the “year of disasters”.
Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .
- February 13 : At least 350 people are killed after heavy storms and a break in the Shakidor Dam in Baluchistan ( Pakistan ).
- February 14 : A firedamp explosion at a depth of 242 meters results in 214 deaths in the Sunjiawan coal mine in the Chinese province of Liaoning . 336 miners can be rescued after the mine accident.
- February 22nd : Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 with epicenter in Sarand ( Iran ). More than 420 dead, 1,000 injured
- February 22: After prolonged snowfall, more than 1,000 people are killed in several avalanches in Pakistani and Indian parts of Kashmir and Afghanistan .
- March 23rd Explosion at an oil refinery in Texas, USA. There are 14 dead and more than 100 injured.
- March 28 : 8.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of North Sumatra. Around 1,300 dead and several hundred injured. In memory of the devastating seaquake of December 26, 2004 , panic breaks out in large parts of the region .
- July 13 : At least 120 people die and several hundred are injured in a train accident in southern Pakistan , in which a total of three trains are involved.
- August 14 : Helios Airways flight 522 with 115 passengers and six crew members on board crashed off Athens . All inmates die.
- August 16 : A Colombian passenger plane operated by West Caribbean Airways with 160 people on board crashes in Venezuela . There are no survivors.
- August 29 : Hurricane Katrina hits the US states of Louisiana and Mississippi . Severe flooding occurs in New Orleans .
- September 1 : Typhoon Talim kills around 105 people in China and Taiwan , causing greater havoc.
- September 5 : Just seconds after taking off from Medan , Indonesia , the Boeing 737-200 of Mandala Airlines Flight 91 crashes on a housing estate behind Medan Airport . 101 of 117 people on board and 47 others on the ground perish.
- September 24 : Hurricane Rita reached the Texan coast with winds of 200 km / h and caused damage of at least eight billion US dollars. Two to three million coastal residents have taken shelter.
- October 8 : A 7.6 magnitude earthquake northeast of Islamabad ( Pakistan ) wreaked havoc, killing at least 80,000 in the Pakistani part of Kashmir alone . India and Afghanistan are also affected.
- October 22 : About 20 miles north of Lagos crash a Boeing 737-200 , the Bellview Airlines from. There had been strong thunderstorms during the start phase. All 117 inmates perish.
- June 14th : Tamara Smart , British actress
- June 23 : Phillis Lara Lau , German actress
- July 13 : Laurena Marisol Lehrich , German actress
- September 22nd : Julian Bojko , Ukrainian snooker player
- October 15 : Christian of Denmark , heir to the Danish throne
- October 31 : Leonor of Spain , Spanish Infanta
This is a list of the most important people who passed away in 2005. For a more detailed list see Nekrolog 2005 .
- January 1 : Shirley Chisholm , American politician (* 1924 )
- January 1 : Bernhard Petruschke , German motorcycle racer (* 1910 )
- January 1 : Willem Scholten , Dutch politician (* 1927 )
- January 5 : Alain Peltier , Belgian racing driver (* 1948 )
- January 6th : Tarquinio Provini , Italian motorcycle racer (* 1933 )
- January 7th : Rosemary Kennedy , sister of John F. Kennedy (* 1918 )
- January 8 : Song Renqiong , Chinese politician (* 1909 )
- January 10 : Joséphine-Charlotte , Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (* 1927 )
- January 11 : Fabrizio Meoni , Italian motorcycle racer (* 1957 )
- January 12 : Manfred Fuhrmann , German classical philologist (* 1925 )
- January 14 : Rudolph Moshammer , German fashion designer (* 1940 )
- January 16 : Klaus Jepsen , German actor and voice actor (* 1936 )
- January 16 : Gudrun Wegner , German swimmer (* 1955 )
- January 17th : Hansjoachim Walther , German politician (* 1939 )
- January 17th : Zhao Ziyang , Chinese reform politician (* 1919 )
- January 18 : Donald Hadfield , Canadian organist, choir director and church musician (* 1931 )
- January 19 : Anita Kulcsár , Hungarian handball player (* 1976 )
- January 19 : Egon Wagenknecht , German forest and hunting scientist (* 1908 )
- January 20 : Per Borten , Norwegian Prime Minister (* 1913 )
- January 23 : Johnny Carson , American show master and presenter (* 1925 )
- January 25 : Ray Peterson , American rock 'n' roll singer (born 1939 )
- January 25 : Nettie Witziers-Timmer , Dutch athlete and Olympic champion (* 1923 )
- January 27 : Franz-Karl Effenberg , Austrian politician (* 1948 )
- January 29 : Ephraim Kishon , Israeli satirist and author (* 1924 )
- January 29th : Cora Santa Cruz , Chilean singer, pianist and actress (* 1907 )
- February 1 : Jean-Pierre Warner , British lawyer and advocate general at the ECJ (* 1924 )
- February 2 : Christoph Eidens , German jazz vibraphonist (* 1958 )
- February 2 : Max Schmeling , German heavyweight boxer (* 1905 )
- February 3 : Ernst Mayr , German-American evolutionary biologist (* 1904 )
- February 3 : Zurab Schwania , Georgian politician (* 1963 )
- February 5 : Sven Agge , Swedish biathlete (* 1925 )
- February 5 : Gnassingbé Eyadéma , Togolese President (* 1935 )
- February 6 : Elbert N. Carvel , American politician (* 1910 )
- February 7th : Nedžad Botonjič , Slovenian football player (* 1979 )
- February 7 : Olav Hanssen , German Lutheran theologian, educator and author (* 1915 )
- February 7 : Lasar Nikolow , Bulgarian composer (* 1922 )
- February 8 : Gaston Rahier , Belgian motocross rider (* 1947 )
- February 9 : Heribert Klein , German journalist and organist (* 1957 )
- February 10 : Jean Cayrol , French author and publisher (born 1911 )
- February 10 : Arthur Miller , American writer (* 1915 )
- February 13 : Maurice Trintignant , French racing car driver (* 1917 )
- February 13 : Fritz Deumlich , German geodesist (* 1923 )
- February 15 : Emmanuela Aichinger , German abbess of the Tettenweis Monastery (* 1917 )
- February 15 : Edgar Jarratt Applewhite , American writer (* 1919 )
- February 16 : Nicole DeHuff , American actress (* 1975 )
- February 16 : Nariman Sadiq , last Queen of Egypt and Sudan (* 1933 )
- February 16 : Marcello Viotti , Italian conductor (* 1954 )
- February 17 : Omar Sívori , Argentine-Italian football player and coach (* 1935 )
- February 18 : Harald Szeemann , Swiss exhibition organizer (* 1933 )
- February 20 : Rachel Bissex , American folk singer and singer-songwriter (* 1956 )
- February 20 : Hunter S. Thompson , American writer (born 1937 )
- February 21 : Stefi Ákos , Hungarian singer (* 1919 )
- February 21 : Ernest Vandiver , American politician (* 1918 )
- February 22nd : Lee Eun-ju , South Korean actress (* 1980 )
- February 24 : Hans-Jürgen Wischnewski , German politician (* 1922 )
- February 24 : Jochen Bleicken , German ancient historian (* 1926 )
- February 28 : Édouard Stern , French banker and financier (* 1954 )
- February : Norman Culpan , British racing car driver (* 1906 )
- March 1 : Peter Zvi Malkin , Mossad agent (* 1927 )
- March 2 : Ivan Parík , Slovak composer (* 1936 )
- March 3 : Rinus Michels , Dutch football coach (* 1928 )
- March 3 : Guylaine St-Onge , Canadian actress (born 1965 )
- March 4 : Yuri Kravchenko , Ukrainian politician (* 1951 )
- March 5 : Morris Engel , American photographer, cameraman, screenwriter and director (born 1918 )
- March 6 : Hans Bethe , German physicist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1906 )
- March 8 : Larry Bunker , American jazz drummer (* 1928 )
- March 8 : Brigitte Mira , German actress, cabaret artist and chanson singer (* 1910 )
- March 9 : István Nyers , Hungarian football player (* 1924 )
- March 9 : Tsukamoto Kunio , Japanese poet (* 1920 )
- March 10 : Danny Joe Brown , American musician (* 1951 )
- March 11 : Stanley Grenz , American theologian and ethicist (* 1950 )
- March 13 : Yoshihisa Taira , Japanese-French composer (* 1937 )
- March 16 : Arciso Artesiani , Italian motorcycle racer (* 1922 )
- March 17 : Lalo Guerrero , American singer, guitarist and songwriter (* 1916 )
- March 19 : Werner Jackstädt , German entrepreneur, patron and founder of the foundation (* 1925 )
- March 19 : Knox Ramsey , American football player (born 1926 )
- March 22nd : Günter Felke , German entrepreneur and sponsor of culture (* 1929 )
- March 24th : Gilles Aillaud , French painter, printmaker, set designer and author (* 1928 )
- March 24th : Volker Bigl , German medic (* 1942 )
- March 24th : Johannes Conrad , German satirist, writer and actor (* 1929 )
- March 24th : Mercedes Pardo , Venezuelan painter (* 1921 )
- March 26th : Gert Augst , German church musician (* 1927 )
- March 26 : James Callaghan , British politician and former Prime Minister (* 1912 )
- March 28 : Moura Lympany , English pianist (* 1916 )
- March 29 : Miltos Sachtouris , Greek poet (* 1919 )
- March 29 : Giorgos Sisilianos , Greek composer (* 1920 )
- March 30th : Derrick Plourde , American drummer, member of the bands Lagwagon and The Ataris (* 1971 )
- March 31 : Stanley Sadie , British musicologist (* 1930 )
- April 1 : Alexander Brott , Canadian composer, conductor, violinist and music teacher (* 1915 )
- April 1 : Harald Juhnke , German entertainer (* 1929 )
- April 1 : Thomas Kling , German poet (* 1957 )
- April 2 : John Paul II , Pope (* 1920 )
- April 2 : Marie Louise Fischer , German writer (* 1922 )
- April 2 : Alois Vogel , Austrian writer (* 1922 )
- April 3 : Wolf Klaußner , German writer and translator (* 1930 )
- April 5 : Saul Bellow , American writer (* 1915 )
- April 6 : Rainier III. , Prince of Monaco (* 1923 )
- April 7th : Cliff Allison , British Formula 1 racing driver (* 1932 )
- April 7th : Grigoris Bithikotsis , Greek singer (* 1922 )
- April 7th : Max von der Grün , German writer (* 1926 )
- April 9 : Jerzy Grzegorzewski , Polish theater director (* 1939 )
- April 9 : Elsbeth Janda , German author and cabaret interpreter (* 1923 )
- April 9 : Jerrel Wilson , American football player (born 1941 )
- April 11 : Anna Andersch-Marcus , German glass painter (* 1914 )
- April 11 : Gerald "Jerry" Byrd , American country singer and musician (* 1920 )
- April 12 : Barney Poole , American football player (born 1923 )
- April 13 : Alessandro Assolari , Italian bishop (* 1928 )
- April 13 : Robert Kirby , American racing car driver (* 1925 )
- April 14 : Bernard Schultze , German painter of the Art Informel (* 1915 )
- April 16 : Volker Vogeler , German director and screenwriter (* 1930 )
- April 17th : Hans Gruijters , Dutch politician (* 1931 )
- April 18 : Clarence Gaines , American college basketball coach (born 1923 )
- April 21 : Zhang Chunqiao , Chinese politician (* 1917 )
- April 21 : Heinz Kluncker , German social democrat and trade union leader (ÖTV) (* 1925 )
- April 21 : Kurt Rebmann , German lawyer (* 1924 )
- April 22nd : Erika Fuchs , German translator (* 1906 )
- April 24 : Ezer Weizmann , Israeli politician (* 1924 )
- April 25 : Hermann Egner , German brass music composer (* 1947 )
- April 25 : Hasil Adkins , American country, rock and roll and blues musician (* 1937 )
- April 26 : Georges Anderla , French economist and statistician (* 1921 )
- April 26 : Augusto Roa Bastos , Paraguayan writer (* 1917 )
- April 26th : Maria Schell , Austrian-Swiss actress (* 1926 )
- April 27 : Martin Wienbeck , German gastroenterologist (* 1936 )
- May 2 : Wee Kim Wee , President of Singapore (* 1915 )
- May 3 : Youhanna Fouad El-Hage , Lebanese clergyman, Maronite Archbishop of Tripoli (* 1939 )
- May 5 : Christian Speck , Swiss politician, SVP (* 1937 )
- May 6 : Jost Gross , Swiss politician, SP (* 1946 )
- May 6 : Joe Grant , American comic writer at Disney (* 1908 )
- May 7 : Jean Carrière , French writer (* 1928 )
- May 10 : Otto Steiger , Swiss writer (* 1909 )
- May 16 : Rudolf Liechtenhan the Younger , Swiss dramaturge and ballet specialist (* 1911 )
- May 17 : Keiiti Aki , Japanese geophysicist and seismologist (* 1930 )
- May 19 : John Arthur , South African boxer (* 1929 )
- May 21 : Gerhard Möllhoff , German neurologist, social medicine specialist and psychiatrist (* 1922 )
- May 22nd : Ernst Jakob Henne , German motorcycle racer (* 1904 )
- May 24 : Carl Amery , German writer (* 1922 )
- May 24 : Manuel de Anchorena , Argentine diplomat (* 1933 )
- May 25 : Dennis Eberhard , American composer (* 1943 )
- May 26 : Ruth Laredo , American pianist (* 1937 )
- May 26 : Sangoulé Lamizana , Burkinabe politician (* 1916 )
- May 31 : Wuelfo Gutiérrez , Cuban singer (* 1942 )
- June 1 : Isabel Aretz , Argentine ethnomusicologist, folklorist and composer (* 1909 )
- June 1 : George Mikan , American basketball player (born 1924 )
- June 3 : Leon Askin , Austrian-American actor, drama teacher, director, screenwriter and producer (* 1907 )
- June 5 : Kurt Graunke , German composer and conductor (* 1915 )
- June 6 : Anne Bancroft , American actress and Oscar winner (* 1931 )
- June 6 : Dana Elcar , American actor (* 1927 )
- June 8 : Erich Schmidt , German church musician (* 1910 )
- June 9 : Julia Palmer-Stoll , German actress (* 1984 )
- June 10 : Yumiko Kurahashi , Japanese writer (* 1935 )
- June 10 : Joseph-Marie Raya , Lebanese Archbishop (* 1916 )
- June 11 : Juan José Saer , Argentine writer (* 1937 )
- June 12 : Rul Bückle , German entrepreneur, pilot, record and fighter pilot in World War II (* 1925 )
- June 13 : Álvaro Cunhal , Portuguese politician (* 1913 )
- June 18 : JJ Pickle , American politician (* 1913 )
- June 19 : Adalbert Schmitt , German entrepreneur and restaurateur (* 1932 )
- June 20 : Jack Kilby , American engineer and inventor (* 1923 )
- June 25 : Robert K. Killian , American politician (* 1919 )
- June 27 : Shelby Foote , American writer (born 1916 )
- June 27 : Jiří Ropek , Czech organist, composer and music teacher (* 1922 )
- June 29 : Mikkel Flagstad , Norwegian jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (* 1930 )
- June : Satoshi Anabuki , Japanese fighter pilot (* 1921 )
- July 1 : Luther Vandross , American soul singer (* 1951 )
- July 4 : Hank Stram , American football coach (born 1923 )
- July 5 : Shirley Goodman , American R&B singer (born 1936 )
- July 7th : Helmut Bläss , German theater director, director and actor (* 1926 )
- July 8 : Peter Boenisch , German journalist (* 1927 )
- July 11 : Renate Rössing , German photographer (* 1929 )
- July 14 : Werner Eichhorn , German actor (* 1922 )
- July 16 : Margret Thomann-Hegner , German painter and graphic artist (* 1911 )
- July 16 : Dieter Wellershoff , German military, inspector general of the Bundeswehr (* 1933 )
- July 17th : Laurel Aitken , Cuban singer and songwriter (* 1927 )
- July 17th : Geraldine Fitzgerald , Irish-American film and stage actress (* 1913 )
- July 17 : Edward Heath , British Prime Minister (* 1916 )
- July 17 : Bobby Sisco , American country and rockabilly musician (* 1932 )
- July 18 : Jim Parker , American football player (born 1934 )
- July 19 : Edward Bunker , American crime novel writer (born 1933 )
- July 20 : James Doohan , Canadian actor (born 1920 )
- July 21 : Tamara Lund , Finnish opera singer and actress (* 1941 )
- July 25 : Albert Mangelsdorff , German jazz musician (* 1928 )
- July 26 : Mario David , Italian football player and coach (* 1934 )
- July 29 : Pat McCormick , American actor and comedy writer (born 1927 )
- July 29th : Karlheinz Zöller , German flautist (* 1928 )
- July 30th : Pepe Jara , Mexican singer (* 1928 )
- July 30th : Erni Singerl , Bavarian folk actress (* 1921 )
- July 31 : Wim Duisenberg , Dutch politician, First President of the European Central Bank (* 1935 )
- July 31 : Hans-Jürgen Imiela , German art historian (* 1927 )
- July 31 : Bernard Maury , French jazz pianist, arranger and music teacher (* 1943 )
- July : Helmut Storch , German animal rights activist and stork keeper (* 1912 )
- August 1 : Constant Nieuwenhuys , Dutch artist (* 1920 )
- August 1 : Fahd ibn Abd al-Aziz , King of Saudi Arabia (* 1921 or 1923 )
- August 3 : Hans E. Schons , German actor (* 1919 )
- August 3 : Gert Fritz Unger , German writer (* 1921 )
- August 4th : Little Milton , American blues guitarist and singer (* 1934 )
- August 6 : Robin Cook , British politician, Foreign Secretary (* 1946 )
- August 6 : Ibrahim Ferrer , Cuban singer (Buena Vista Social Club) (* 1927 )
- August 8 : Ilse Werner , Dutch-German actress, singer, art whistle (* 1921 )
- August 8 : Harald Winkel , German economist, historian and publisher (* 1931 )
- August 9 : Colette Besson , French athlete and Olympic champion (* 1946 )
- August 10 : Jaroslav Koutecký , Czech chemist (* 1922 )
- August 11 : Alois Lugger , Austrian politician (* 1912 )
- August 11th : Manfred Korfmann , German archaeologist (Troia) (* 1942 )
- August 11 : Ted Radcliffe , American professional baseball player (born 1902 )
- August 12 : Francy Boland , Belgian jazz pianist and arranger (* 1929 )
- August 12 : Lakshman Kadirgamar , Sri Lankan Foreign Minister (* 1932 )
- August 13 : David Lange , New Zealand politician (* 1942 )
- August 16 : Tonino Delli Colli , Italian cameraman (* 1923 )
- August 16 : Eva Renzi , German actress (* 1944 )
- August 16 : Brother Roger Schütz , Swiss theologian, founder of the ecumenical brotherhood of Taizé (* 1915 )
- August 18 : Martin Eckermann , German director and actor (* 1930 )
- August 21 : Robert Moog , American engineer, inventor of the Moog synthesizer (* 1934 )
- August 22 : Dieter Wolf , German administrative lawyer and head of the Federal Cartel Office (* 1934 )
- August 23 : Glenn Corneille , Dutch jazz and pop pianist (* 1970 )
- August 23 : Brock Peters , American actor and singer (* 1927 )
- August 25 : Peter Glotz , German politician, journalist and media scientist (* 1939 )
- August 28 : Hans Clarin , German actor (* 1929 )
- August 30 : James H. Scheuer , American politician (* 1920 )
- August 31 : Sophie Watillon , Belgian viol player (* 1965 )
- September 1 : RL Burnside , American blues singer (* 1926 )
- September 1 : Nell I. Mondy , American biochemist (* 1921 )
- September 1 : Stefania Woytowicz , Polish singer (* 1922 )
- September 3 : Ekkehard Schall , German actor (* 1930 )
- September 3 : Fernando Távora , Portuguese architect (* 1923 )
- September 4 : Lloyd Avery II , American actor (* 1969 )
- September 7th : Mary Elizabeth Bayer , Canadian cultural politician and author (* 1925 )
- September 7 : Ekkehard Schwartz , German forest scientist (* 1926 )
- September 8 : Milena Hübschmannová , Czech Indologist and founder of Czech Romance studies (* 1933 )
- September 10 : Erich Kuby , German journalist and writer (* 1910 )
- September 10 : Marcel Perincioli , Swiss sculptor (* 1911 )
- September 16 : Harry Freedman , Canadian composer, English horn player and music teacher (* 1922 )
- September 16 : Jean Kerguen , French racing car driver and entrepreneur (* 1925 )
- September 16 : Rafael Alfaro Kotte , German accordionist and composer (* 1962 )
- September 17 : Donn Clendenon , American baseball player (born 1935 )
- September 17 : Jacques Lacarrière , French writer (* 1925 )
- September 18 : Luciano van den Berg , Dutch professional footballer (* 1984 )
- September 18 : Rupert Riedl , Austrian zoologist (* 1925 )
- September 20 : Paul Arlt , American cartoonist and painter (* 1914 )
- September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal , Austrian architect, publicist, writer, concentration camp survivor (* 1908 )
- September 23 : Peter Thom , German actor (* 1935 )
- September 25 : George Archer , American golfer (born 1939 )
- September 25 : Georges Arvanitas , French jazz pianist and Hammond organ player (* 1931 )
- September 25 : Lou Carter , American jazz pianist (* 1918 )
- September 28 : Pol Bury , Belgian painter and sculptor (* 1922 )
- September 29 : Ivar Karl Ugi , German-Estonian chemist (* 1930 )
- October 1 : Andrew Hedges , British racing driver (* 1935 )
- October 3 : Sarah Levy-Tanai , Israeli composer and choreographer (* 1911 )
- October 4 : Florian Leis-Bendorff , German musician (* 1969 )
- October 4 : Josef Siedler , Baden-Württemberg politician (* 1913 )
- October 4th : Adrian Yates-Smith , British racing driver (* 1945 )
- October 6 : Warren Benson , American composer, percussionist and music teacher (* 1924 )
- October 8 : Joachim Dalsass , South Tyrolean politician (* 1926 )
- October 9 : Sergio Cervato , Italian football player (* 1929 )
- October 10 : Gardner Read , American composer (born 1913 )
- October 11 : Stephen Kondaks , Canadian violist and music teacher (* 1919 )
- October 13 : Wayne Weiler , American racing driver (* 1934 )
- October 16 : Josef Bössner , Austrian track athlete (* 1934 or 1935 )
- October 18 : Franz Schillinger , German composer and guitarist (* 1964 )
- October 20 : Dan Anca , Romanian football player and coach (* 1947 )
- October 20 : Rudi Felgenheier , German motorcycle racer (* 1930 )
- October 22 : Arman , French object artist (* 1928 )
- October 22 : Franky Gee , American singer and rapper (* 1962 )
- October 24 : José Simón Azcona del Hoyo , President of Honduras (* 1927 )
- October 24 : Rosa Parks , American civil rights activist (* 1913 )
- October 26 : Józef Patkowski , Polish composer, musicologist and music teacher (* 1929 )
- October 29 : Robert Gerle , American violinist and music teacher of Hungarian origin (* 1924 )
- October 30 : Gordon A. Craig , American historian (born 1913 )
- October 31 : Helmut Brennicke , German actor, director, radio play speaker, acting teacher and author (* 1918 )
- November 2 : Ferruccio Valcareggi , Italian football player and coach (* 1919 )
- November 3 : Aenne Burda , German publisher (* 1909 )
- November 5 : Link Wray , American rock guitarist (* 1929 )
- November 6 : Dick Hutcherson , American racing car driver (* 1931 )
- November 9 : KR Narayanan , Indian politician (* 1920 )
- November 9th : Alfred Söllner , German legal scholar, judge at the Federal Constitutional Court (* 1930 )
- November 11 : Cornelis Soeteman , Dutch Germanist (* 1912 )
- November 13 : Vine Deloria Jr. , Native American author and activist (born 1933 )
- November 13th : Eddie Guerrero , Mexican professional wrestler (* 1967 )
- November 15 : Hanne Haller , German pop singer (* 1950 )
- November 16 : Henry Taube , American chemist and Nobel Prize winner of Canadian origin (* 1915 )
- November 19 : Bruno Bonhuil , French motorcycle racer (* 1960 )
- November 22nd : Frank Gatski , American football player (born 1922 )
- November 24 : Pat Morita , American actor (* 1932 )
- November 25 : George Best , Northern Irish football player (* 1946 )
- November 25th : Richard Burns , British rally driver (* 1971 )
- November 26th : Dieter Krieg , German artist (* 1937 )
- November 27 : William S. Hatcher , American mathematician, philosopher and Baha'i theologian (* 1935 )
- November 27 : Franz Schönhuber , German journalist, politician and author (* 1923 )
- November 28 : Hermann Arnold , German medical officer (* 1912 )
- December 1 : Mary Hayley Bell , British actress (born 1911 )
- December 1 : Gust Avrakotos , American CIA agent (* 1938 )
- December 2 : Bertico Sosa , Dominican composer, arranger and pianist (* 1951 )
- December 5 : Stephen Mosko , American composer, conductor and music teacher (* 1947 )
- December 6th : Hanns Dieter Hüsch , German cabaret artist (* 1925 )
- December 6 : Devan Nair , President of Singapore (* 1923 )
- December 8 : Donald Martino , American composer (* 1931 )
- December 8 : Joshua Woods, see Southwest Airlines flight 1248 (* 1999 )
- December 9 : Kyu-Myung Chung , Korean physicist (* 1929 )
- December 9 : Eunice Norton , American pianist (* 1908 )
- December 11th : Pedro Licinio Valerio , Dominican guitarist and singer (* 1920 )
- December 12th : Gyula Trebitsch , German-Hungarian producer (* 1914 )
- December 13 : Stanley Williams , founder of the notorious street gang "Crips" and later children's book author, executed (* 1953 )
- December 14 : Erhard Ahmann , German soccer player and coach (* 1941 )
- December 14 : Ruth Amiran , Israeli archaeologist (* 1914 )
- December 16 : Kenneth Bulmer , British SF author (* 1921 )
- December 21 : William C. Rodgers , American bookseller and eco-activist (* 1965 )
- December 24th : Constance Keene , American pianist and music teacher (* 1921 )
- December 25 : Felice Andreasi , Italian actor (* 1928 )
- December 25th : Derek Bailey , British guitarist and improvisation artist (* 1930 )
- December 25 : Birgit Nilsson , Swedish soprano (* 1918 )
- December 26 : Kerry Packer , Australian media entrepreneur (born 1937 )
- December 26 : Vincent Schiavelli , American actor (* 1948 )
- Physics : Theodor Hänsch , John Hall , Roy Glauber
- Chemistry : Yves Chauvin , Richard Schrock , Robert Grubbs
- Medicine or Physiology : Barry Marshall , Robin Warren
- Literature : Harold Pinter
- Peace : Mohammed el-Baradei , IAEA
- Economics : Robert Aumann , Thomas Schelling
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