Protests in Paris against caricatures with the face of Muhammad
IAEA Board of Governors meeting on Iran's controversial nuclear program
In Lebanon War destroyed building
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- 2006 is Mozart year in Austria (on the occasion of the composer's 250th birthday). At the end of January alone , hundreds of events take place (also in Germany). The 150th birthday of Sigmund Freud is also celebrated with congresses, etc., as well as the 100th birthday of the logician Kurt Gödel .
- 2006 is the Ibsen year in Norway . (on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the playwright's death)
- 2006 is the Rembrandt year in the Netherlands . It is the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt van Rijn's (1606–1669) birthday .
- 2006 committing in Germany the 150th anniversary of the death of the poet Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), the 150th anniversary of the composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856) and the 50th anniversary of the death of the poet Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956).
- 2006 in the states of Serbia and Croatia , the Tesla-year . (proclaimed by UNESCO )
- In 2006, Hans Asperger (1906–1980), after whom Asperger's syndrome was named, would have been 100 years old. That is why this year was named "International Asperger's Year" with the support of Australian Asperger's specialist Tony Attwood .
- 2006 is the year of computer science as part of the Science in Dialogue initiative of the BMBF .
- 2006 is the "year of ecclesiastical vocations" in the Roman Catholic Church. ( Switzerland )
- 2006 is the " International Year of Deserts and Desertification ". ( United Nations )
- The real thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is Medicinal Plant of the Year (Study Group Development History of Medicinal Plant Science)
- The black poplar (Populus nigra) is tree of the year (Kuratorium Baum des Jahres / Germany)
- The meadowfoam (Cardamine pratensis) is Flower of the Year (Foundation for Nature Conservation Hamburg and Foundation for the Protection of Endangered Plants / Germany)
- The Koppe (Cottus gobio) is Fish of the Year (Association of German Sport Fishermen / Germany)
- The seven-point ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) is Insect of the Year in Germany and Austria (Kuratorium Insekt des Jahres / Germany)
- The broad-leaved Stendelwurz (Epipactis helleborine) is Orchid of the Year (Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen / Germany)
- The German saddle pig is the endangered livestock breed of the year ( Society for the Preservation of Old and Endangered Pet Breeds e.V.)
- The mutable crab spider (Misumena vatia) is European Spider of the Year (Arachnologische Gesellschaft AraGes e.V.)
- The Flame Flower (Phlox paniculata) is Perennial of the Year (Bund deutscher Staudengärtner / Germany)
- The nuthatch (Sitta europaea) is bird of the year ( NABU / Germany)
- The seal (Phoca vitulina) is wild animal of the year ( Schutzgemeinschaft Deutsches Wild )
See also: nature of the year
Politics and world events
- January 1 : Austria takes over the EU Presidency from Great Britain.
- January 1 : In Poland , Lech Wałęsa resigns from the Solidarność trade union he once founded because of its support for the current Polish government in the election campaign.
- January 1 : Moritz Leuenberger becomes the new Federal President of Switzerland
- January 4 : Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffers a severe stroke .
- January 4th : The Carpathian Convention comes into force
- January 5 : Over 100 people are killed in multiple suicide attacks in Iraq .
- January 13 : Al-Qaeda leaders , possibly including Abu Khabab al-Masri, are killed in a US air strike on the Pakistani village of Damadolab .
- January 15 : Socialist Michelle Bachelet is elected Chile's first head of state .
- January 16 : In Liberia , for the first time in the history of the African continent, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, a woman, is sworn in as the elected head of state.
- January 19 : Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian appoints former head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Su Tseng-chang , as the new prime minister.
- January 22nd : In Bolivia , Evo Morales , among other things leader of the coca farmers, becomes the new president of the country.
- January 22nd : Conservative Aníbal Cavaco Silva is elected President of Portugal .
- January 23 : After more than twelve years of liberal government, Canada is now ruled by the Conservatives.
- January 24th : German engineers René Bräunlich and Thomas Nitzschke are kidnapped in Iraq .
- January 25 : In the parliamentary elections in the autonomous regions of Palestine , the extremist Hamas won 76 seats, while the previously ruling Fatah, contrary to the polls, only won 43 seats.
- January 26th : Marianne Birthler is re-elected by the German Bundestag as federal commissioner for the Stasi files of the GDR.
- February 1 : In the West Bank , Israeli security forces begin demolishing the Amona outpost in the face of violent resistance from Jewish settlers.
- February 5 : Muslim protesters against the controversial Mohammed cartoons set fire to the Danish consulate in Lebanon . As a result, protests in other Islamic countries lead to further acts of violence and threats to EU institutions.
- February 18 : The Association Agreement between Albania and the EU is signed.
- February 26 : The world population reaches 6.5 billion people, according to the US Census Authority.
- In France , the Contrat première embauche bill has led to growing student protests and unrest as well as the occupation of the Sorbonne . The law aims to change the notice periods in order to reduce the high youth unemployment rate of 22%.
- March 11 , The Hague: Serbia's former Prime Minister Slobodan Milošević , imprisoned at the UN War Crimes Tribunal since 2001, is found dead in his cell. The chief prosecutor Del Ponte believes suicide is possible as a way out of the conviction, but this is denied. Serb supporters speak of murder, and Moscow circles do not believe in an objective autopsy. Belgrade authorities want to prevent his grave from becoming an undesirable place of pilgrimage.
- March 13 : Milošević's autopsy reveals a heart attack as the cause of death, which puts an end to other rumors in Serbia and demonstrations by his supporters. After a long discussion, Milošević's funeral will not be in Moscow, but in his Serbian birthplace. It is laid out in Belgrade's " Museum of the Revolution ".
- March 16 : Operation Swarmer begins in northern Iraq
- March 20 : The presidential election in Belarus is allegedly won by incumbent Aljaksandr Lukashenka with 82.6%. The OSCE and election observers note that the elections were not fair and contradicted international norms. Thousands of Belarusians are demonstrating in Minsk despite massive threats from the government.
- March 22nd : The Basque separatist terrorist organization Euskadi Ta Askatasuna ( ETA ) announces a permanent ceasefire, due to come into force on March 24th.
- March 22 : The founder of the Peruvian underground organization Movimiento Revolucionario Túpac Amaru , Victor Polay , is sentenced by a court to 32 years in prison.
- March 26 : State elections in Rhineland-Palatinate , Baden-Württemberg and Saxony-Anhalt
- March 28 : On a national protest day, three million French take to the streets to express their displeasure with the Contrat première embauche . The proposed law in France will allow employees under the age of 26 to be dismissed without justification and without warning during the first two years of employment .
- April 10 : Matthias Platzeck resigns as SPD boss due to health problems , successor is the Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate , Kurt Beck .
- April 10 : In Italy , the Prodi alliance wins the elections against the Berlusconi alliance .
- April 11 : The President of Iran , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , officially declares Iran a nuclear power .
- April 11 : The Israeli cabinet decides to declare the sick Prime Minister Ariel Sharon permanently incapacitated. His deputy Ehud Olmert takes over the office.
- May 1 : 99 days after their abduction in Iraq, the German engineers René Bräunlich and Thomas Nitzschke are released. Videos appeared several times, threatening the murder of the Germans. Appeals from the family, vigils in Leipzig and political statements accompanied the event.
- May 5 : The Sudanese government and the significant faction of the Sudanese Liberation Army (SLA) under Minni Arcua Minnawi sign a peace agreement in Abuja ( Darfur crisis).
- May 13 : In São Paulo , it comes from the criminal organization Primeiro Comando da Capital fomented riots the state of emergency . At the same time, inmates are holding 112 prison guards hostage in Brazilian penal institutions.
- May 14 : The Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate , Kurt Beck , is elected chairman of the SPD with 95.07% at the party conference in Berlin .
- May 19 : The Bundestag resolves to increase sales tax from 16 to 19% and to increase insurance tax.
- May 21 : 55% of the votes cast vote in a referendum for the independence of Montenegro from Serbia and Montenegro .
- May 27 : First demonstration in Moscow for the rights of homosexual people, where the criminality of homosexuality was lifted in Russia only in 1993 . The German politician Volker Beck is injured during the demonstration .
- May 28 : The new Berlin Central Station goes into operation.
- June 3 : Montenegro declares its independence from the Confederation of Serbia and Montenegro .
- June 5 : Serbia formally declares its sovereignty and leaves the confederation of Serbia and Montenegro . Montenegro left the confederation on June 3rd .
- June 7 : After an air strike two by a US Special Forces requested multi-role combat aircraft of type F-16 a house at will in Iraq Baquba destroyed. The action directed against the globally sought-after terrorist Abu Musab az-Zarqawi subsequently cost him his life.
- June 9 : Celebrations for the 60th jubilee of Queen Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) across Thailand
- June 14 : After Romano Prodi's election victory , Italy begins withdrawing troops from Iraq .
- June 15 : A majority of the European Parliament votes in favor of research funding for embryonic stem cells .
- June 17 : The nearly 13-kilometer-long Hsuehshan Tunnel is opened in Taiwan .
- June 20 : Japan announces that it will withdraw its soldiers from Iraq .
- June 20 : The Federal Constitutional Court confirms that schooling is compulsory for children of strictly religious parents and that non-compliance with compulsory schooling may be punished under criminal law.
- June 26 : In a referendum in Italy, voters reject a reform of the Italian constitution.
- 27 June : Montenegro is in the 192nd member UN added
- June 27th : Nguyễn Minh Triết is elected President of Vietnam with 494 votes (94.12%) in parliament .
- June 29 : In its second longest marathon session since 1949, the German Bundestag passes a General Equal Treatment Act (AGG), a Consumer Information Act for food and commodities and a tax amendment law (increase of the top tax rate to 45 percent from 250,000 euros, limitation of commuter reimbursement costs for the distance flat rate ) and resolves the introduction of a European arrest warrant .
- June 29 : As a result of the dispute over the naturalization of women's rights activist Hirsi Ali, the Dutch government coalition breaks up.
- June 29 : The US Supreme Court decides in a legal dispute over jurisdiction for inmates at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base detention center that the Bush administration has committed legal violations and demands that the Geneva Conventions be applied .
- Two Israeli soldiers are kidnapped from Israeli territory to Lebanon . That is the reason for the war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon .
- July 2 : The presidential elections in Mexico come out very narrowly in favor of the bourgeois camp. Mass protests followed in the following weeks.
- July 4th : Germany fails at the World Cup in the semi-finals against Italy.
- July 6 : The border pass at Nathu La between India and the People's Republic of China is reopened to traffic after being closed for 44 years.
- July 7 : Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz resigns. It clears the way to the top of government for Jaroslaw Kaczynski , the twin brother of President Lech Kaczynski .
- July 12 : The American President George W. Bush arrives for a two-day state visit in Stralsund .
- July 14 : Israeli military attacks Hezbollah positions in Lebanon .
- July 14 : In Minsk a court ruling is issued against the Belarusian opposition politician Aljaksandr Kasulin .
- July 16 : G8 summit in Saint Petersburg
- July 17 : The military conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon escalates. Missiles from Lebanon hit the city of Haifa in Israel. Israeli missiles destroy houses in Beirut .
- July 19 : In the United States , the Senate and House of Representatives advocate easing state-funded stem cell research , against which American President Bush vetoed for the first time in his term of office.
- July 21 : According to Amnesty International , Latvia is violating human rights by banning a demonstration of homosexual people in its capital, Riga .
- July 24th : The refugee drama off the Canary Islands ( Spain ) continues.
- July 26 : The Lebanon conference to settle the Lebanon war begins in Rome . It lacks the direct conflicting parties Israel , Hezbollah and Hamas as well as neighboring Syria .
- July 30th : Free elections take place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the first time in 40 years . In support of the UN - Monuc Troops in securing the election, the EU sent EUFOR -Soldaten to the Congo.
- July 31 : Attempted terrorist attack on two regional trains from Cologne . Explosive devices were found in two abandoned suitcases at Dortmund and Koblenz main stations , which were deposited there by the Lebanese Youssef Mohamad, identified by DNA traces, and another suspect, but did not explode due to technical errors.
- The civil war in Sri Lanka flares up again. According to estimates by the Red Cross, between 20,000 and 30,000 people are fleeing the predominantly Muslim city of Mutur in the area of civil war.
- August 2 : The Israeli army penetrates deeper into Lebanon : fighting in the Baalbek region as well .
- August 2 : Cuban President Fidel Castro temporarily relinquishes his official duties to his brother Raúl due to growing health problems.
- August 3 : The city of New York declares a heat emergency for the first time in its history.
- August 10 : 21 terrorists are arrested at Heathrow Airport in London for attempting to blow up several planes in flight.
- August 12 : The UN unanimously passes Resolution 1701 on Lebanon .
- August 29 : Bomb attacks are carried out by a separatist Kurdish organization in several holiday resorts on the Mediterranean Sea in Turkey .
- September 2 : In Tire / Lebanon the first Italian contingent of the peacekeeping force of 900 soldiers of the UN blue helmet troops (UNIFIL) arrives in the crisis area.
- September 7 : British Prime Minister Tony Blair plans to resign within a year.
- September 10 : The socialist party of Prime Minister Milo ićukanović , called the “Democratic Party of Socialists”, wins the first elections in the country of Montenegro .
- September 12 : Attack on the US embassy in Damascus
- September 17 : In the election for the Swedish Reichstag , the bourgeois parties united in the Alliance for Sweden win with seven seats . They replace the Social Democrats in government, who have been the prime minister since 1994.
- September 17 : In the state elections in the federal states of Berlin and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , the Prime Ministers Wowereit ( SPD ) are successfully re-elected in Berlin and Ringstorff (SPD) despite losses in Schwerin with a low turnout.
- September 19 : Coup in Thailand : During the absence of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra , the military takes power bloodlessly.
- September 23 : In Estonia the social democrat Toomas Hendrik Ilves is elected as the new president.
- September 26 : Change of leadership in Japan : Shinzō Abe , leader of the Liberal Democratic Party , is elected Prime Minister.
- September 30th : Chinese border police open fire on 75 Tibetan refugees on the border with Nepal . The incidents on Nangpa La are said to have killed 7 people.
- October 1 : National Council election in Austria : The SPÖ becomes the party with the strongest vote despite slight losses.
- October 6 : 80,000 people demonstrate in Budapest against the Hungarian Prime Minister Gyurcsany , who previously admitted to lying on questions about the state finances.
- October 9 : North Korea successfully tests an atomic bomb for the first time . The explosive force was 0.55 kT.
- October 11 : A small plane piloted by professional baseball Cory Lidle crashes into a skyscraper in New York. A terrorist background is excluded.
- October 13 : The United Nations General Assembly elects the South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon as its new Secretary General . He will officially take up his post on January 1, 2007.
- October 17 : The population of the United States is calculated at 300 million people.
- October 18 : North Korea wants to detonate atomic bombs in series. The situation threatens to escalate because North Korea is opposing the interests of the world community.
- October 19 : The Federal Constitutional Court rejects the regulatory review application from the State of Berlin for federal financial aid.
- October 29 : In Serbia , the majority of the population votes for a new constitution.
- October 29 : In Bulgaria the previous President Georgi Parwanow and in Brazil the previous Prime Minister Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva are re-elected.
- November 4 : Power failure in Western Europe , ten million people are sitting in the dark. It is assumed that the shutdown of a high-voltage line in the Emsland is the trigger for this.
- November 5 : Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death by a special court for a massacre of Shiites (1982).
- November 7th : Daniel Ortega wins the presidency in the presidential elections in Nicaragua .
- November 7th : In the United States' congressional elections , the Democrats win a majority in the House of Representatives and Senate
- November 20 : 18-year-old Sebastian B. enters the grounds of his former Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in Emsdetten at around 9.30 a.m. and shoots at random at students and teachers. He injured 37 people, some seriously, and then committed suicide .
- November 21 : The anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister of Industry, Pierre Gemayel, is assassinated in Beirut .
- November 22nd : After the Dutch parliamentary elections, an animal welfare party , the Partij voor de Dieren , moves into a parliament with two members for the first time .
- November 23 : In the Sadr City district of Baghdad, six car bombs explode almost simultaneously . The terrorist attack caused 202 deaths and 255 injured.
- December 3 : Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez is confirmed in office with 63% in the presidential elections.
- December 5 : A military coup takes place in the Fiji Islands . Supreme Commander Frank Bainimarama takes control of the country and dismisses Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase .
- December 11 : The EU partially suspends accession negotiations with Turkey .
- December 11 : The 2006 Holocaust denial conference in Iran, initiated by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , begins. The two-day meeting in Tehran provides a propaganda stage for speakers who deny or question the Holocaust and who question Israel's right to exist .
- December 11 : The military operation ordered by the Mexican President Felipe Calderón in the state of Michoacán to break up violent drug cartels marks the beginning of the drug war in Mexico .
- December 24th : In support of Somalia's interim government , Ethiopian troops advance across the borders and take the capital Mogadishu on December 28th . The previously ruling Islamist militias are preparing for a guerrilla war .
- December 30 : The death sentence against Saddam Hussein is in Baghdad enforced.
- December 30 : Two Ecuadorians are killed in a bomb attack by the Basque separatist organization ETA on a parking garage at Madrid-Barajas airport .
- December 31 : According to a balance sheet by the aid organization Reporters Without Borders , 2006 was one of the most dangerous years for journalists since the statistical survey began : 81 media representatives were killed in the course of their jobs in 21 countries. In addition, 56 reporters were kidnapped , primarily in Iraq and Gaza . In addition, 32 media representatives (drivers, translators and technicians) were killed in their support work. As expected, Iraq was the most dangerous country for journalists for the fourth time in a row with 64 victims, followed by Mexico with 9 and the Philippines with 6 deaths.
science and technology
- January 20 : NASA launches the world's first Pluto probe " New Horizons ". The space probe, roughly the size of a piano, will arrive on the dwarf planet in July 2015 . The seven scientific instruments will be tested for the first time in early 2007 .
- February 9 : The Egyptian Antiquities Authority officially announces that another tomb has been discovered in the Valley of the Kings . It was subsequently named KV63 and was excavated under scientific supervision.
- March 9 : NASA announces that there is suspected water on Saturn's moon Enceladus . The assumptions go back to the exploration by the space probe Cassini-Huygens .
- March 30th : Marcos Pontes is the first Brazilian spaceman to start the Soyuz TMA-8 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) .
- April 29 : Inauguration of the 6.3 km long submarine Norðoyatunnilin in the Faroe Islands
- May 20 : Commissioning of the Three Gorges Dam in China
- June 1st : The first city buses of the Berlin public transport company run on hydrogen .
- July 4th : The American space shuttle Discovery with the German astronaut Thomas Reiter on board flies to the International Space Station .
- July 14th : Great amphitheater rediscovered in Sofia
- July 22nd : Start of construction of a solar thermal power plant Andasol1 in Spain , which is being built by Solar Millennium AG in Erlangen. The power plant will enable 200,000 people to generate electricity in the future.
- August 24 : A 2,500 year old mummy is found in a grave in the Altai Mountains, Mongolia
- August 24 : At the 26th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union , the decision is made to revoke Pluto 's planetary status.
- September 13th : The largest dwarf planet in the solar system with the previous name "2003 UB313" receives the official name " Eris "; its satellite is officially named "Dysnomia".
- November 19 : Nintendo launches the Wii console in North America.
- December 3, 10:53 am: The 300 meter high chimney of the former power station in Westerholt was blown up . This chimney was one of the tallest in Germany and the tallest free-standing structure that has ever been blown up in a controlled manner.
- December 10 : The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off from the Kennedy Space Center on the STS-116 mission to the International Space Station . The crew on board is Christer Fuglesang, the first space traveler from Sweden.
- December 14 : The US spy satellite USA 193 is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base .
- December 27 : The COROT space telescope is brought into polar earth orbit by a Russian Soyuz-2 / Fregat rocket from the Baikonur spaceport .
- January 24 : DaimlerChrysler AG announces that it will cut 6,000 administrative positions over the next three years.
- January 24 : The Walt Disney Company announces that it will acquire Pixar Animation Studios for $ 7.4 billion .
- January 31 : Long-time Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan chairs his final meeting of the Fed in Washington, DC .
- January 31 : The number of unemployed in Germany rose to 5.012 million in January. The unemployment rate increased by 1.0% to 12.1%.
- February: The French institute BNP Paribas takes over the Italian banking institute Banca Nazionale del Lavoro .
- February 6 : The Japanese company Toshiba buys its competitor Westinghouse from the United States in the nuclear business .
- March: Takeover of the American company Engelhard Corp. by the German company BASF
- March 31 : Companhia Vale do Rio Doce takes over the Brazilian mining company Caemi
- April 19 : The Japanese glass manufacturer Nippon Sheet Glass Co. (NSG) takes over the English company Pilkington
- May: Takeover of the German company Schering AG by the German company Bayer AG
- June 20 : Deutsche Bank buys Berliner Bank
- June 25 : The management of the company Arcelor agrees to a merger with the company Mittal Steel Company ( steel to).
- June: The investment company Mecom of the British media entrepreneur David Montgomery buys the Norwegian media company Orkla Media for 970 million euros
- July 1 : The official inaugural train to Lhasa starts in Beijing and starts running on the highest railway line in the world, the Lhasa Railway .
- July 12 : Microsoft is fined € 280.5 million by the EU
- July 17 : According to a statement from the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden , job cuts in German industry continue. At the same time, more hours were worked and the total turnover of the companies rose by 15.4 percent to 135.5 billion euros.
- July 22 : The Russian company Yukos is declared bankrupt.
- July 24 : Computer company AMD announces it will acquire ATI Technologies , a leading provider of computer graphics chips.
- July 29th : The American company Wal-Mart sells its 85 branches in Germany to the German company Metro AG and withdraws from Germany.
- July 31 : The Alliance Boots group is created through the merger of Alliance UniChem Plc and Boots Group Plc in England .
- August 4 : Deutsche Bank buys Norisbank .
- August 25 : Germany's largest interim storage facility for nuclear fuels goes into operation at the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant.
- August 30 : It is announced in Russia that the companies Rusal and Sual will merge to form the world's largest aluminum manufacturer.
- September 6 : Bertelsmann announces that BMG Music Publishing will be sold to Vivendi for € 1.63 billion .
- October 24 : Companhia Vale do Rio Doce takes over Canadian mining company Inco
- January 2006 : As part of the Mozart year , several thousand events take place in Austria and Germany in this month alone. Most of them are grouped around January 27 , the 250th birthday of the Austrian composer.
- February 3 : Germany's first art valve is installed in Cologne .
- 16./17. March : This year's Leipzig Book Fair has a record attendance (2,200 exhibitors, 1,800 readings at 250 places).
- March 30 : Re-performance of Passio Et Mors Domini Nostri Jesu Christi by Krzysztof Penderecki on the 40th anniversary of the premiere in St. Paulus Cathedral in Münster
- April 11th : The city of Essen is chosen by the European Union to be the European Capital of Culture 2010 and thus prevails against Görlitz .
- May 20th : The Finnish group Lordi wins the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 .
- May 21 : Madonna's “Confessions Tour” starts in Los Angeles .
- June 19 : The US entrepreneur Ronald Lauder bought the portrait Adele Bloch-Bauer I painted by Gustav Klimt for 135 million US dollars (106.7 million euros) in the press. It is the most expensive picture sold at this point in time.
- June 23 : The Musée du quai Branly in Paris opens as the French national museum for non-European art.
- July 15 : For the first time since 2003 , a Love Parade is taking place in Berlin . The success is overwhelming - 1,200,000 ravers peacefully take part in the parade.
- August 3 : The National Museums in Berlin are celebrating the 400th birthday of the Dutch artist Rembrandt with a three-part exhibition complex
- August 31 : The Norwegian police were able to seize the two paintings by the painter Edvard Munch, The Scream and Madonna, which were stolen from the Munch Museum in 2004 .
- October 9th : Apure , the oldest scientifically known Amazon dolphin in the world, dies at the age of forty in the Duisburg Zoo
- October 18 : The Bode Museum in Berlin reopens
- November 2nd : The thirteenth MTV Europe Music Awards take place in Copenhagen .
- The exhibition Rembrandt - Genius in Search takes place
- The German photographer Andreas Gursky published photomontage Mayday V . It shows the Westfalenhalle 1 as an 18-story tower.
- First award of the Dr. Heinz Cüppers Prize
- January 2nd : When the Bad Reichenhall ice rink collapsed , 15 people died
- January 8th : An earthquake of 6.9 on the Richter scale in Greece caused property damage and caused the African plate to move one to six meters closer to Europe.
- January 15 : A cold spell in South Asia in Bangladesh kills more than 100 people.
- January 23 : The coldest day of winter brings with lows to below minus 34 ° C for four deaths in Germany . The cold wave from Russia hits Poland particularly hard in Europe , where 150 people have frozen to death since the beginning of winter.
- May 3 : An Airbus A320 of Armavia crashes landing at Sochi in the Black Sea . All 113 inmates are killed.
- May 12 : Typhoon Chanchu sweeps across the Philippines and later hits southern China. At least 88 people die.
- May 27 : The Indonesian island of Java is shaken by a severe earthquake near Yogyakarta ; over 5,400 people are killed and thousands injured.
- June 28 : In a violent storm with hailstones up to 10 cm in size, a person is killed in the area of Trossingen / Villingen-Schwenningen (Baden-Württemberg) and property damage runs into the hundreds of millions.
- July 9th : An Airbus A310 of S7 Airlines coming from Moscow shoots over the runway when landing in Irkutsk, Russia , collides with a barrier and breaks apart. Of the 203 inmates, 125 are killed.
- July 12th : Typhoon Ewiniar reaches the Korean Peninsula with very heavy rains . The extent of the catastrophe in North Korea will only gradually become known in the course of August . According to various sources, thousands of people have died.
- July 17th : A tsunami caused by a seaquake kills more than 600 people in Java.
- August 11 : The Filipino oil tanker Solar 1 gets into distress in heavy seas and sinks off the island of Guimaras . His leaking load of 2,100 tons of heavy oil caused an oil spill on the shores of the island over a length of 125 kilometers .
- August 22 : A Tupolev Tu-154 of Pulkovo Airlines crashes in Donetsk Oblast in Ukraine . All 170 occupants of the machine die.
- August 27 : At Blue Grass Airport in Kentucky , a Bombardier CRJ-100ER crashes on Delta Air Lines Flight 5191 while taking off. 49 inmates die, only the copilot survives the crash.
- September 29 : A Boeing 737-800 collides with an Embraer Legacy 600 on the 1907 Gol Transportes Aéreos flight over the Amazon . While the private jet can make an emergency landing, the Boeing crashes, killing all 154 occupants.
- October 29 : An ADC Airlines Boeing 737-200 crashes on approach to Abuja ( Nigeria ). 96 people die, 9 inmates survive.
- December 26 : An earthquake epicentered off the coast of Taiwan causes relatively little damage to land, but destroys several submarine cables , causing significant economic damage.
- Hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa in 2006
nature and environment
- January to March 2006 : snowfall is unusually high in large parts of Europe . The snowpack remains unchanged even in many cities, although the total amount in some regions is below the annual mean . Another consequence is an unusually high number of avalanches in the Alps
- March 27th : When the temperatures in Germany are finally close to spring, there is already the first big storm . A short but very strong windpipe sweeps across the east and south of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg in the evening , causing damage amounting to millions. Two crane drivers are killed when their cranes are knocked over by the force of the wind. Around 300,000 hamburgers were temporarily without electricity .
- March 29th : A total solar eclipse can be seen in Africa , Turkey and southern Russia . In Germany this is only perceptible as a partial solar eclipse . However, due to the weather conditions, it can only be seen in parts of Germany.
- March – April: Heavy snowmelts and rains cause floods in large parts of Europe (especially Germany , Austria , Romania , Bulgaria ), among others. an Elbe flood
- June 23 : The Galápagos giant tortoise Harriet (* approx. 1830), one of the oldest known animals in the world, dies in the Australia Zoo in Queensland .
- July 2006 will go down in the history of German meteorology as the warmest month since weather records began.
- August 10 : The severe Typhoon Saomai reaches mainland China south of Shanghai in Zhejiang Province .
- August 16 : The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts.
- October 2 : A T5 / F2 tornado devastated the community of Quirla in Thuringia at around 2:00 a.m.
- November 1st : Storm Britta rages in Europe.
- November: The warmest autumn in Germany since weather records began. Overall, the year was one of the warmest on record.
- January 25 : Pope Benedict XVI. publishes its first encyclical Deus caritas est (God is love).
- June 7th : The Central Council of Jews in Germany elects Charlotte Knobloch, the first woman to head its head.
- June 18 : Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori is the senior bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States elected
- July 8th : The majority of the Anglican Church of England votes for the introduction of the ordination of women in the ranks of the bishops through its general synod
- July 1st to 9th : 5th World Meeting of Families in Valencia ( Spain ).
- July 23 : The President of the World Council of Methodist Churches , Sunday C. Mbang, signs the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification , which the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran World Federation had already signed in 1999 , at a world meeting in Seoul .
- September 9th to 15th : Pope Benedict XVI. is visiting Germany . Stops of his stay are Munich , Regensburg , Altötting and his birthplace Marktl .
- September 16 : The Federation of Free Protestant Congregations in Germany elects 41-year-old Ansgar Hörsting as its youngest president to date .
- September 27 : Opening of the German Islam Conference by Federal Minister of the Interior Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble
- November 9 : With the inauguration of the new Ohel Jakob main synagogue, the new Jewish center is created in the state capital of Munich . The community center and the Jewish Museum will open in spring 2007.
- November 28th to December 1st : Pope Benedict XVI. travels to Turkey . He visits Ankara , Ephesus and Istanbul . The visit to the Patriarch of Constantinople , Bartholomäus I , promotes rapprochement between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, a visit to the Sultan Ahmet Mosque promotes a better understanding between Christianity and Islam.
- February 20 : The British Holocaust denier David Irving is sentenced by the Vienna Regional Court for Criminal Matters to three years' imprisonment without parole for being punished by the 1947 Prohibition Act .
- May 9th : Armin Meiwes , known as the “ cannibal of Rotenburg”, is sentenced to life imprisonment by the regional court for murder and disturbance of the peace of the dead .
- May 24. bis 28. May : The Cartellverband and the Austrian Cartellverband celebrate on a common Cartellversammlung in Munich, the 150th anniversary of the CV with a large hard Kommersbuch .
- July 16 : According to the police, 600,000 people celebrate Christopher Street Day in Cologne .
- August 23 : Natascha Kampusch , held captive by her kidnapper in Austria for eight years , is able to flee.
- October 2 : Charles Carl Roberts breaks into an Amish school in Nickel Mines , Pennsylvania . He shoots ten schoolgirls in the head and then kills himself. Five of the schoolgirls die in this murder .
- December 13th : The Belgian broadcaster RTBF announces the dissolution of Belgium in a fictional special broadcast .
- December 19 : The renewed HIV trial in Libya ends with the death sentence for the accused five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor. They are held responsible for infecting 426 children with HIV in a hospital in Benghazi .
- The international anonymous press medium WikiLeaks is launched.
- That makes school is founded.
see also: sport year 2006
- German soccer champions : men: FC Bayern Munich , women: 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
- DFB Cup winners : men: FC Bayern Munich , women: 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
- January 6 : The Four Hills ski jumping there with Jakub Janda and Janne Ahonen first two winners. In addition, with his fourth overall tour victory, Janne Ahonen draws level with the previous record winner Jens Weißflog .
- February 10 : In the Italian Turin are XX. Winter Olympics ceremoniously opened. They end on February 26th . The German team wins the medal competition ahead of the USA and Austria.
- March 6th : The only 15-year-old Faroese chess player Helgi Dam Ziska defeats the Dutch grandmaster Jan Timman at the Reykjavík Open in Iceland.
- April 1 : Rey Mysterio wins the WWE Pay-Per-View Royal Rumble after entering the ring second.
- April 17th : The Eisbären Berlin defeat the DEG Metro Stars 6-2 in the third final of the German Ice Hockey League and thus secure the second all-German championship title in a row since German reunification in 1990 .
- April 24th : The table tennis team world championship 2006 starts in Bremen .
- April 29: FC Bayern Munich wins the DFB Cup after beating Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 .
- May 1st : China defeats South Korea in the final of the World Table Tennis Championships. Germany is third.
- May 2 : A scandal began in football in Italy when the sports newspaper La Gazetta dello Sport published telephone tapping logs by the Turin public prosecutor's office. Juventus Turin manager Luciano Moggi is suspected of manipulating the outcome of games with the help of referees.
- May 7 : In London, the Highbury , the home of Arsenal's football club , is closed and subsequently demolished.
- May 13 : FC Bayern Munich becomes German soccer champions for the 20th time. 1. FC Kaiserslautern , 1. FC Köln and MSV Duisburg are relegated to the second division . VfL Bochum , Alemannia Aachen and FC Energie Cottbus have advanced to the first division .
- May 17th : FC Barcelona wins the Champions League.
- May 21 : Team Sweden becomes ice hockey world champion.
- May 27 : Frankfurt Galaxy wins the World Bowl for the fourth time .
- June 4th : The Stuttgarter Kickers win the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup for the first time and become the 15th German club .
- June 9 : The 18th 2006 World Cup begins in Munich with the opening match between Germany and Costa Rica (4: 2) .
- June 18 : F. Biela (D) / E. Pirro (I) / Marco Werner (D) win the Le Mans 24-hour race (24 Heures du Mans) in an Audi R10 TDI LMP1
- June 18 : Porsche one- two victory in the 24 hours at the Nürburgring. The winner is the Manthey Racing Team with Lucas Luhr ( Monaco ), Timo Bernhard ( Dittweiler ), Mike Rockenfeller ( Neuwied ) and Marcel Tiermann (Monaco) in the Porsche 911 GT3 . The Alzen team also finished second in a Porsche 911 GT3 with Jürgen Alzen, Uwe Alzen ( Betzdorf ), Klaus Ludwig ( Bornheim ) and Christian Abt ( Kempten (Allgäu) ).
- June 20 : As the second German basketball player ever, Dirk Nowitzki is in the NBA Finals with the Dallas Mavericks . Here they fail with 2: 4 after victories at the Miami Heat .
- June 30th : One day before the start of the Tour de France 2006 , the favorites Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso, along with many other players, were taken out of the line-up by their teams because they were allegedly involved in the Spanish doping affair involving the doctor Fuentes .
- July 1st : Start of the 2006 Tour de France, which Floyd Landis won for the first time in his career on July 23rd .
- July 9 : Italy wins the World Cup final in Berlin against France 6: 4 (1: 1) on penalties.
- July 12 : Jürgen Klinsmann does not extend his contract as national coach after the World Cup. His successor is the previous assistant coach Joachim Löw .
- July 13 : The verdicts in the Italian Serie A football scandal are announced
- July 27 : US Tour de France winner Floyd Landis tests positive for testosterone doping.
- September 2nd : At the Badminton Championships for the Deaf in Pressbaum , Austria , which took place until September 2nd, the team of the German Deaf Sports Association won the silver medal in the team in the final against Lithuania . In the mixed competition, the final against Lithuania was won as well as the final in the women's doubles against the Russians. A bronze medal could then be won in the men's singles.
- September 3 : The German national basketball team loses the game for seventh place in the basketball world championship against Lithuania with 62:77.
- September 17th : Germany becomes world hockey champion.
- October 7th : The Braunschweig Lions win the German Bowl XXVIII against the Marburg Mercenaries 31:13 and thus their fifth German championship.
- October 22 : Michael Schumacher ends his career as a Formula 1 driver with a 4th place in Brazil , which brings him the runner-up in the world championship. Fernando Alonso becomes world champion .
- November 19 : The German badminton player of Chinese origin Xu Huaiwen wins the election for Sportswoman of the Year in Saarland .
- November 24 : The by FIFA -Konkurrenzweltverband NFB first hosted World Cup Viva World Cup is of Sápmi against Monaco 21: 1.
- November 25th : Axel Schulz 's boxing comeback fails, he loses to the American Brian Minto and has now ended his career for good.
- December 5th : The world chess championship with a chess computer ends in Bonn . Wladimir Borissowitsch Kramnik is defeated by the chess program Deep Fritz with 2: 4. In chess it is the third defeat of a human being to computer performance.
- December 17 : The FIFA Club World Cup is won for the first time by SC Internacional from Porto Alegre .
- February 3 : When the Egyptian ferry “ Al-Salam Boccaccio 98 ” sank in the Red Sea, around 1,000 people drowned.
- February 17 : In a landslide on the Philippines island of Leyte , the entire village of Guinsaugon with 1,800 inhabitants is buried.
- April 8 : The ship sinks on the Volta Reservoir in Ghana . About 120 dead and 30 survivors.
- April 10th : Major fire during a trade fair in Meerut ( India ) with at least 100 dead.
- May 3 : An Airbus A320-211 of the Armavia airline crashes into the Black Sea 6 km from Sochi Airport in Russia . All 105 passengers and eight crew members are killed. At the time of the crash, there was heavy rain and poor visibility. The plane took off from the Armenian capital, Yerevan .
- July 9th An Airbus A310 of the Russian airline S7 Airlines , coming from Moscow , shoots over the runway when landing in Irkutsk and crashes unchecked into a concrete barrier. There are 195 passengers and eight crew members on the plane, 131 people are killed and 55 are seriously injured.
- August 22 : When a Russian passenger plane crashes in Ukraine , all 170 people die on board, including two Germans.
- September 29 : Two planes collide over the Brazilian Amazon. While the Embraer Legacy 600 can make a damaged emergency landing with seven occupants, the Boeing 737 ( Gol-Transportes-Aéreos-Flug 1907 ) crashes ; all 154 people on board die.
- October 29 : Over 100 people die in a plane crash in Nigeria .
- December 26 : In Lagos ( Nigeria ) die several hundred people in the explosion of an oil pipeline that was tapped by thieves.
- December 30th : When a ferry with up to 850 people goes down off the Indonesian island of Java , hundreds of passengers are believed to be killed. A heavy storm caused the "Senopati" to capsize.
- Phoebe Austen , British actress and stage actress
This is a list of the most important people who passed away in 2006. A more detailed list can be found in the 2006 Nekrolog .
- January 1 : Mapita Cortés , Puerto Rican actress (* 1938 )
- 4th January : Maktum bin Raschid Al Maktum , Emir of the Emirates Dubai (* 1943 )
- January 6 : Lou Rawls , American jazz and soul singer (* 1933 )
- January 7th : Heinrich Harrer , Austrian author, explorer and mountaineer (* 1912 )
- January 8 : Manfred Bofinger , German graphic artist and caricaturist (* 1941 )
- January 11th : Mark Spoon (real name: Markus Spoon), German music producer (* 1966 )
- January 12 : Manfred Bopp , German soccer player (* 1936 )
- January 12 : Günther Landgraf , German physicist (* 1928 )
- January 12 : Udo Thomer , German folk actor (* 1945 )
- January 14th : Henri Colpi , Swiss film and television director (* 1921 )
- January 14 : Heinrich Severloh , German soldier (* 1923 )
- January 14 : Shelley Winters , American actress and Oscar winner (* 1920 )
- January 15 : Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah , Emir of Kuwait (* 1926 )
- January 16 : Hans-Dieter Bücken , German hydraulic engineer, administrative officer and head of authorities (* 1932 or 1933 )
- January 19 : Wilson Pickett , American soul singer (* 1941 )
- January 19 : Carola Stern (actually Erika Assmus), German journalist and publicist (* 1925 )
- January 21 : Klaus Kahlenberg , German journalist and radio spokesman for the last Wehrmacht report (* 1912 )
- January 21 : Ibrahim Rugova , President of Kosovo (* 1944 )
- January 21 : Karlheinz Liefers , German director (* 1941 )
- January 23 : Savino Guglielmetti , Italian gymnast (* 1911 )
- January 24 : Betty Berzon , American author and psychotherapist (* 1928 )
- January 24 : Fayard Antonio Nicholas , American dancer, singer and actor (* 1914 )
- January 27 : Ernst Arfken , German church musician and theologian (* 1925 )
- January 27 : Roger Hannay , American composer and music teacher (* 1930 )
- January 27 : Johannes Rau , German politician, Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany (1999–2004) (* 1931 )
- January 29 : Nam June Paik , Korean artist (* 1932 )
- February 1 : Hermann Lein , Austrian resistance fighter against National Socialism (* 1920 )
- February 1 : Jean-Philippe Maitre , Swiss politician (* 1949 )
- February 1 : Otto Wiesner , German writer and resistance fighter (* 1910 )
- February 3 : Marquard Bohm , German actor (* 1941 )
- February 3 : Kurt Emmerich , German sports reporter (* 1930 )
- February 3 : Herbert Fischer , GDR diplomat and Gandhi comrade-in-arms (* 1914 )
- February 3 : Reinhart Koselleck , German historian (* 1923 )
- February 3 : Tilo Medek , German composer (* 1940 )
- February 3 : Romano Mussolini , Italian jazz musician and painter (* 1927 )
- February 3 : Al Lewis , American actor (born 1923 )
- February 4 : Betty Friedan , American writer (* 1921 )
- February 4 : Hellmut Kalbitzer , German politician (* 1913 )
- February 5 : Ulrich Klöti , Swiss political scientist (* 1943 )
- February 5 : Carl Vogel , German art collector and university lecturer (* 1923 )
- February 6 : Mary Henderson , Canadian singer and music teacher (* 1912 )
- February 6 : Karin Struck , German writer (* 1947 )
- February 8 : Larry Black , American athlete (* 1951 )
- February 8 : Gil Bouley , American football player (born 1921 )
- February 8 : Ernst Grabbe , German actor (* 1926 )
- February 8 : Akira Ifukube , Japanese musician (* 1914 )
- February 9 : Phil Brown , American actor (born 1916 )
- February 9 : Ibolya Csák , Hungarian athlete (* 1915 )
- February 9 : Ron Greenwood , British football coach (* 1921 )
- February 9 : Freddie Laker , British entrepreneur (* 1922 )
- February 10 : Dionis Bubani , Albanian writer (* 1926 )
- February 10 : J Dilla , American hip-hop producer and musician (* 1974 )
- February 11 : Peter Benchley , American author (* 1940 )
- February 11 : Ken Fletcher , Australian tennis player (* 1940 )
- February 11 : Harry Schein , Swedish film entrepreneur (* 1924 )
- February 12 : Rudi Geil , German politician (* 1937 )
- February 12 : Wolfgang Mittmann , German author (* 1939 )
- February 12 : Otto Paetz , German painter and graphic artist (* 1914 )
- February 13 : Andreas Katsulas , American actor (* 1946 )
- February 13 : Charles Ortega , French painter (* 1925 )
- February 14 : Darry Cowl , French comedian (* 1925 )
- February 14 : Shoshana Damari , Israeli singer (* 1923 )
- February 15 : Andrei Petrow , Russian composer (* 1930 )
- February 15 : Sun Yun-suan , Taiwanese politician (* 1913 )
- February 16 : Michael Durham , American wrestler (* 1966 )
- February 16 : Ernie Stautner , American football player and coach (* 1925 )
- February 17 : Paul Avrich , American historian (* 1931 )
- February 17 : Ray Barretto , American Latin jazz musician (* 1929 )
- February 17 : William Cowsill , American singer (* 1948 )
- February 17th : Jorge Pinto Mendonça , Brazilian soccer player (* 1954 )
- February 17 : Harold Hunter , American skater (* 1974 )
- February 17th : Ibaragi Noriko , Japanese writer (* 1926 )
- February 17th : Pearl Palmason , Canadian violinist (* 1915 )
- February 18 : Sirr al-Chatim al-Chalifa al-Hasan , Sudanese Prime Minister and President (* 1919 )
- February 18 : Richard Bright , American actor (born 1937 )
- February 18 : Hans Heinz Hahnl , Austrian writer (* 1923 )
- February 18 : Laurel Hester , American gay activist (* 1956 )
- February 19 : Otto Kery , Austrian director and actor (* 1923 )
- February 20 : Luca Coscioni , Italian politician (* 1967 )
- February 20 : Curt Gowdy , American sports commentator (born 1919 )
- February 20 : Paul Casimir Marcinkus , American Archbishop (* 1922 )
- February 20 : Ray Pickrell , British motorcycle racer (* 1938 )
- February 20 : Fang Zhaoling , Chinese painter (* 1914 )
- February 21 : Angelica Adelstein-Rozeanu , Romanian table tennis player (* 1921 )
- February 21 : Gennadi Ajgi , Russian writer (* 1934 )
- February 22 : Said Mohamed Djohar , Comorian politician (* 1918 )
- February 22nd : Hilde Domin , German writer (* 1909 )
- February 23 : Benno Besson , Swiss actor and director (* 1922 )
- February 23 : Frederick Busch , American writer (* 1941 )
- February 23 : Antonio Rodotà , Italian head of ESA (* 1935 )
- February 23 : Zarra , Spanish football player (* 1921 )
- February 24 : Octavia E. Butler , American writer (* 1947 )
- February 24 : Don Knotts , American actor (* 1924 )
- February 24 : Alf Marholm , German actor and speaker (* 1918 )
- February 25 : Robert Royston Amos Coombs , British immunologist (* 1921 )
- February 25 : Margaret Gibson , Canadian writer (* 1948 )
- February 25 : Henry M. Morris , American boy-earth creationist (born 1918 )
- February 25 : Darren McGavin , American actor (born 1922 )
- February 25 : Micheline Tessier , Canadian singer and vocal teacher (* 1932 )
- February 26 : Walter Kerber , German social ethicist (* 1926 )
- February 27 : Ferenc Bene , Hungarian football player (* 1944 )
- February 27 : Hans-Georg Possanner , Spokesman for the Permanent Representation of Austria in Brussels (* 1940 )
- February 28 : Hans Albrecht , German forester and politician (* 1923 )
- February 28 : Owen Chamberlain , American physicist (* 1920 )
- February 28 : Napoleón Dihmes , Dominican opera tenor (* 1928 )
- February 28 : Arno Wallaard , Dutch cyclist (* 1979 )
- March 1 : Annette von Aretin , German TV announcer (* 1920 )
- March 1st : Joëlle Aubron , French terrorist (* 1959 )
- March 1 : Alexandar Fol , Bulgarian historian and thracologist (* 1933 )
- March 1 : Peter Osgood , British football player (* 1947 )
- March 1 : Jack Wild , British actor (born 1952 )
- March 1 : Don Willis , American rockabilly musician (* 1933 )
- March 2 : Leopold Gratz , Austrian politician (* 1929 )
- March 2 : Radhamés Reyes Alfau , Dominican musician, composer and arranger (* 1923 )
- March 5 : Milan Babić , Serbian war criminal (* 1956 )
- March 5 : Denise Soriano , French violinist (* 1916 )
- March 6 : Dana Reeve , American actress (* 1961 )
- March 9 : Anna Moffo , American opera singer (* 1932 )
- March 11 : Slobodan Milošević , Yugoslav-Serbian politician (* 1941 )
- March 11 : Raymond Touroul , French racing car driver and stuntman (* 1939 )
- March 12th : Emil Beck , German fencing trainer (* 1935 )
- March 12 : Jurij Brězan , Sorbian writer (* 1916 )
- March 12 : Luis Frías Sandoval , Dominican choir director (* before 1945 )
- March 14 : Eugen Oker , German writer and games critic (* 1919 )
- March 17 : Ray Meyer , American basketball coach (* 1913 )
- March 17 : Johannes Christiaan Mari Hattinga Verschure , Dutch physician and chemist (* 1914 )
- March 19 : Radu Aldulescu , Romanian cellist (* 1922 )
- March 20 : Dominique Gauthier , Canadian doctor and folklore researcher (* 1910 )
- March 21 : Bernard Lacoste , French fashion designer (* 1931 )
- March 24 : Juan Lockward , Dominican singer and composer (* 1915 )
- March 25 : Joop Admiraal , Dutch actor, author and filmmaker (* 1937 )
- March 25 : Tom Toelle , German director ("Das Millionenspiel") (* 1931 )
- March 26 : Angelo d'Arrigo , Italian paraglider and hang-glider pilot (* 1961 )
- March 26 : Paul Dana , American racing driver (* 1975 )
- March 27 : Stanisław Lem , Polish science fiction writer (* 1921 )
- March 27 : Ian Hamilton Finlay , Scottish poet, writer, artist and horticulturalist (* 1925 )
- March 28 : Wilfried Baasner , German actor (* 1940 )
- March 29 : Bob Veith , American racing driver (* 1926 )
- March 31 : Heny Álvarez , Puerto Rican composer, percussionist and singer (* 1929 )
- April 4 : Eckhard Dagge , German boxer and boxing trainer (* 1948 )
- April 5 : Marianne Laqueur , German computer scientist (* 1918 )
- April 5 : Gene Pitney , American singer and songwriter (* 1940 )
- April 7th : Hermann Schild , German racing cyclist (* 1913 )
- April 8 : Rafael Masella , Canadian clarinetist, music teacher and composer (* 1922 )
- April 8 : Gerard Reve , Dutch writer (* 1923 )
- April 9 : Gordon Terry , American country musician (born 1931 )
- April 11th : June Pointer , American singer (born 1953 )
- April 11 : Proof , American rapper and actor (* 1973 )
- April 12 : William Sloane Coffin , American pastor and peace activist (* 1924 )
- April 12 : Christiane Maybach , German actress (* 1927 )
- April 12 : Kazuo Kuroki , Japanese director and screenwriter (* 1930 )
- April 12 : Günther Schwab , Austrian writer (* 1904 )
- April 13 : Anders Ejnar Andersen , Danish farmer and politician (* 1912 )
- April 15 : Norbert Mateusz Kuźnik , Polish composer, music theorist, organist and organ builder (* 1946 )
- April 15 : Schnuckenack Reinhardt , German violinist and composer (* 1921 )
- April 16 : Hans Peter Haller , German composer and pioneer of electroacoustic music (* 1929 )
- April 19 : Albert Scott Crossfield , American test pilot (* 1921 )
- April 19 : Manuel Sánchez Acosta , Dominican doctor and composer (* 1914 )
- April 20 : Kathleen Antonelli , American programmer (* 1921 )
- April 20 : Maurice de Gandillac , French philosopher (* 1906 )
- April 20 : Wolfgang Unzicker , German chess player (* 1925 )
- April 23 : Felix Czeike , Austrian historian and popular educator (* 1926 )
- April 26 : Eberhard Braun , German philosopher (* 1941 )
- April 27 : Branko Sbutega , Catholic priest, human rights and peace activist from Montenegro (* 1952 )
- April 27 : Alexander Buel Trowbridge , American politician (* 1929 )
- April 28 : Werner O. Feißt , German TV presenter, TV journalist and author (* 1929 )
- April 29 : John Kenneth Galbraith , Canadian-American economist, social critic, presidential advisor, author and diplomat (* 1908 )
- April 30 : Corinne Rey-Bellet , Swiss ski racer (* 1972 )
- April 30 : Paul Spiegel , German journalist, entrepreneur, President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany (* 1937 )
- May 1 : Big Hawk , American rapper (born 1969 )
- May 2 : Peter Swoboda , Austrian economist, professor of business administration (* 1937 )
- May 3 : Karel Appel , Dutch painter and co-founder of the artist group CoBrA (* 1921 )
- May 3 : Boris Kuznetsov , Soviet boxer and Olympic champion 1972 (* 1947 )
- May 3 : Wolfgang Schwenke , German zoologist, entomologist and forest scientist (* 1921 )
- May 5 : Barbara Beyenka , American theologian, translator and writer (* 1911 )
- May 5 : Franz-Josef Steffens , German actor and dubbing speaker (* 1923 )
- May 6th : Lillian Gertrud Asplund , American and third youngest survivor of the Titanic disaster on May 14th / 15th. April, 1912 (* 1906 )
- May 7 : Jan Simons , Canadian singer and vocal teacher (* 1925 )
- May 9 : Günther Kratsch , Lieutenant General ret. D. der GDR, Chief of Defense of the Ministry for State Security, Head of HA II (* 1930 )
- May 10 : Soraya , Colombian-American musician (* 1969 )
- May 11 : Floyd Patterson , American and heavyweight boxing champion (* 1935 )
- May 13 : Helga Anschütz , German orientalist, geographer and lecturer (* 1928 )
- May 14 : Stanley Kunitz , American poet (* 1905 )
- May 14 : Günther Nenning , Austrian journalist, author and political activist (* 1921 )
- May 15 : Eberhard Esche , German film and theater actor (* 1933 )
- May 16 : Karin von Arronet , Baltic German painter, graphic artist and art teacher (* 1917 )
- May 16 : Klaus Dahlen , German film and television actor (* 1938 )
- May 17th : Eva-Maria Bauer , German theater and television actress (* 1923 )
- May 22 : Balduin Baas , German actor (* 1922 )
- May 22 : Hamza El Din , Nubian oud and tar player (* 1929 )
- May 23 : Philippe Amaury , French publisher (* 1940 )
- May 23 : Kazimierz Górski , Polish football player and coach (* 1921 )
- May 24 : Kalcidon Agius , Maltese writer, playwright and politician (* 1917 )
- May 25 : Desmond Dekker , actually: Desmond Adolphus Dacres, Jamaican ska singer and composer (* 1941 )
- May 25 : Otto Matthäus Zykan , Austrian composer (* 1935 )
- May 25 : Yonehara Mari , Japanese writer (* 1950 )
- May 26 : Alan Kotok , American computer scientist and computer game pioneer (* 1941 )
- May 26 : Bruno Pasut , Italian composer, pianist, organist, choir director, conductor and music teacher (* 1914 )
- May 28 : Umberto Masetti , Italian motorcycle racer (* 1926 )
- May 30 : Boštjan Hladnik , Slovenian film director (* 1929 )
- May 31 : Raymond Davis Jr. , American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate in physics (* 1914 )
- Antonio Morel , Dominican merengue musician (* 1920 ) May:
- June 5 : Irène Aïtoff , French pianist (* 1904 )
- June 6 : Jun Maeda , Japanese motorcycle racer (* 1967 )
- June 6 : Billy Preston , American soul musician and keyboard player, so-called “5. Beatle "(* 1946 )
- June 7th : Abu Musab az-Zarqawi , Jordanian, Islamist extremist and leader of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda in Iraq (* 1966 )
- June 7 : Joseph Dorfman , Israeli composer and music teacher (* 1940 )
- June 8 : Mykola Kolessa , Ukrainian composer and conductor (* 1903 )
- June 9 : Drafi Deutscher , German pop star, producer, composer (* 1946 )
- June 10 : Hubertus Czernin , Austrian journalist and publisher (* 1956 )
- June 12 : Ingrid Ahrendt-Schulte , German historian (* 1942 )
- June 12 : György Ligeti , Hungarian-Austrian composer (* 1923 )
- June 13 : Oswald Paulig , German consumer cooperative and politician (* 1922 )
- June 14th : Jean Roba , Belgian comic artist (* 1930 )
- June 17th : Winfried Pesch , German church musician (* 1928 )
- June 18 : Markus Zimmer , German musician and singer in the band The Bates (* 1964 )
- June 19 : Petar Christoskow , Bulgarian composer, violinist and music teacher (* 1917 )
- June 23 : Aaron Spelling , American television producer (born 1923 )
- June 25 : Arif Mardin , Turkish music producer (* 1932 )
- June 26th : Dietrich Unkrodt , German tuba player and double bass player (* 1934 )
- June 26th : Frederick Mayer , German educator, university professor, author (* 1921 )
- June 29th : Marie-Louise Henry , Franco-German Protestant theologian (* 1911 )
- June 30 : Robert Gernhardt , German painter and poet (* 1937 )
- July 1 : Ryūtarō Hashimoto , Japanese Prime Minister (* 1937 )
- July 3 : François Stahly , Franco-German sculptor (* 1911 )
- July 4th : Milton Peláez , Dominican rock musician, composer and comedian (* 1945 )
- July 5 : Kenneth Lay , US accounting fraudster, former CEO of the energy company Enron (* 1942 )
- July 7th : Syd Barrett , British pop musician and co-founder of the pop group Pink Floyd (* 1946 )
- July 7th : Rudi Carrell , Dutch showmaster (* 1934 )
- July 7th : John Money , New Zealand psychologist and sex researcher (* 1921 )
- July 8 : June Allyson , American film and television actress (born 1917 )
- July 8th : Sabine Dünser , singer of the Liechtenstein gothic metal band Elis (* 1977 )
- July 10 : Fred Wander , Austrian writer (* 1917 )
- July 13 : Ángel Cardinal Suquía Goicoechea , Senior Archbishop of Madrid (* 1916 )
- July 13 : Annemarie Mevissen , first mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (* 1914 )
- July 16 : Gramoz Pashko , Albanian economist and politician (* 1955 )
- July 17 : Elfriede Kuzmany , Austrian actress (* 1915 )
- July 20 : Charles Bettelheim , French economist (* 1913 )
- July 20 : Philipp von Bismarck , German politician and resistance fighter against National Socialism (* 1913 )
- July 21 : Makoto Iwamatsu , Japanese actor (* 1933 )
- July 22nd : Dika Newlin , American composer, musicologist and composer (* 1923 )
- July 23 : Rudolf Teschner , German chess player and author (* 1922 )
- July 25 : Karin Hübner , German actress (* 1936 )
- July 26 : Vojtech Zamarovský , Slovak historian, writer and translator (* 1919 )
- July 27 : Harri Parschau , German cartoonist (* 1923 )
- July 27 : Elisabeth Volkmann , German actress, entertainer and comedian (* 1936 )
- July 28 : Rut Brandt , Norwegian and second wife of the German Chancellor Willy Brandt (* 1920 )
- July 30th : Emanuel Scharfenberg , German sculptor (* 1932 )
- July 31 : Rhené Jaque , Canadian composer (* 1918 )
- August 2 : William J. Ballard , American choir director, music teacher and musicologist (* 1922 )
- August 2 : Holger Börner , German politician, Prime Minister of Hesse (* 1931 )
- August 3 : Vera Kistler , American composer, music teacher and writer (* 1929 )
- August 3 : Arthur Lee , American singer in the rock band Love (* 1945 )
- August 3 : Elisabeth Schwarzkopf , German-British opera and lied singer (* 1915 )
- August 4th : Carlos García , Argentine tango pianist, orchestra leader and composer (* 1914 )
- August 5 : Susan Butcher , American dog trainer (* 1954 )
- August 5th : Adrienne Clostre , French composer (* 1921 )
- August 5th : Daniel Schmid , Swiss director (* 1941 )
- August 5th : Hugo Schiltz , Belgian politician (* 1927 )
- August 6 : Dieter Seidenkranz , German strength athlete (* 1966 )
- August 6 : Fritz Rahmann , German artist (* 1936 )
- August 8 : Gustavo Arcos , Cuban dissident (* 1926 )
- August 8 : Greg Athans , Canadian freestyle skier and water skier (* 1955 )
- August 9 : James Van Allen , American physicist (* 1914 )
- August 9 : Jenny Gröllmann , German actress (* 1947 )
- August 10 : Irving São Paulo , Brazilian actor (* 1964 )
- August 10 : Yasuo Takei , Japanese entrepreneur (* 1930 )
- August 11 : François Abou Mokh , Syrian Curia Bishop (* 1921 )
- August 11th : Mike Douglas , American entertainer (* 1925 )
- August 12 : Jan Steler , Polish-French bobsleigh athlete , architect and luge official (* 1928 )
- August 13 : Payao Poontarat , Thai boxer (* 1957 )
- August 14 : John Jahr junior , German publisher (* 1933 )
- August 14 : Bruno Kirby , American actor (* 1949 )
- August 15 : Tetsuhiko Asai , Japanese karate master (* 1935 )
- August 15 : Ray Romero , Puerto Rican percussionist (* 1923 )
- August 16 : Alfredo Stroessner , Paraguayan military and politician (* 1912 )
- August 20 : Claude Blanchard , Canadian actor and singer (* 1932 )
- August 20 : Eugen Dietrich Graue , German law scholar and university professor (* 1922 )
- August 21 : Klaus Höhne , German actor (* 1927 )
- August 23 : Ulrike Andresen , German painter and graphic artist (* 1949 )
- August 23 : Maynard Ferguson , Canadian jazz trumpeter (* 1928 )
- August 23 : Marie Tharp , American geologist and cartographer (* 1920 )
- August 24 : Herbert Hupka , German journalist and politician (* 1915 )
- August 24 : John Weinzweig , Canadian composer (* 1913 )
- August 25 : Joseph Stefano , American screenwriter ("Psycho") (* 1922 )
- August 25 : Heikki Toivanen , Finnish opera singer (* 1948 )
- August 26 : Rainer Barzel , German politician and President of the Bundestag (* 1924 )
- August 26 : Ulrich de Maizière , General Inspector of the Bundeswehr (* 1912 )
- August 27 : Tee Corinne , American photographer and artist (* 1943 )
- August 27 : María Capovilla , Ecuadorian supercentenarian (* 1889 )
- August 29 : Kent Andersson , Swedish motorcycle racer (* 1942 )
- August 29 : Jumpin 'Gene Simmons , American country, rockabilly and rock' n 'roll musician (born 1933 )
- August 30th : Glenn Ford , American actor (born 1916 )
- August 30 : Dušan Martinček , Slovak composer and music teacher (* 1936 )
- August 31 : Mike Magill , American racing driver (* 1920 )
- September 1 : Pierre Monichon , French music teacher and scholar, inventor of the harmonéon (* 1925 )
- September 2 : Bob Mathias , American athlete ( decathlon ), two-time Olympic champion (* 1930 )
- September 2 : Clermont Pépin , Canadian composer, pianist and music teacher (* 1926 )
- September 2 : Charlie Williams , British comedian and soccer player (born 1928 )
- September 3 : Annemarie Wendl , German actress (e.g. Lindenstrasse ) (* 1914 )
- September 4 : Giacinto Facchetti , Italian football player (* 1942 )
- September 4th : Steve Irwin ("Crocodile Hunter"), Australian wildlife filmmaker (* 1962 )
- September 4 : Colin Thiele , Australian children's author (* 1920 )
- September 5 : Kurt von Gleichen-Rußwurm , German lawyer (* 1915 )
- September 8 : Michel Dubois , French racing car driver (* 1948 )
- September 9 : Gérard Brach , French screenwriter (* 1927 )
- September 9 : Herbert Rudley , American actor (born 1910 )
- September 11 : Peter Clentzos , American pole vaulter (* 1909 )
- September 11 : Joachim C. Fest , German historian, journalist and author (* 1926 )
- September 12th : Thilo Koch , German TV journalist, columnist and author (* 1920 )
- September 14th : Annette Zurstraßen , German historian (* 1956 )
- September 15 : Ivar Combrinck , German voice actor and director (* 1943 )
- September 15 : Jock Lawrence , British racing car driver (* 1931 )
- September 16 : Eduard Stöllinger , Austrian motorcycle racer (* 1948 )
- September 16 : Michel Yatim , Syrian Archbishop (* 1920 )
- September 17th : Al Casey , American guitarist (* 1936 )
- September 17 : Patricia Kennedy Lawford , sister of John F. Kennedy (* 1924 )
- September 17 : Rüdiger Lutz , German futurologist (* 1953 )
- September 17 : Ed Ulinski , American football player and coach (* 1919 )
- September 18 : Leo Navratil , Austrian psychiatrist (* 1921 )
- September 18 : Heinz Trettner , General Inspector of the German Federal Armed Forces (* 1907 )
- September 20 : Jimmy Vass , American jazz saxophonist and flautist (* 1937 )
- September 20 : Don Walser , American country musician (* 1934 )
- September 21 : Vic Sears , American football player (born 1918 )
- September 23 : Richard Gramlich , German mystic researcher (* 1925 )
- September 26 : Iva Ikuko Toguri D'Aquino , Japanese-American radio presenter (* 1916 )
- September 26 : Gerardus Antonius Joseph van Os , Dutch biochemist (* 1911 )
- September 27 : Bruni Löbel , German actress (* 1920 )
- October 1 : Luki Botha , South African racing car driver (* 1930 )
- October 2 : Dirk Haaga , German computer scientist and managing director of Red Hat Germany (* 1962 )
- October 4 : Oskar Pastior , Romanian-German writer (* 1927 )
- October 5 : Friedrich Karl Flick , billionaire and former major German industrialist (* 1927 )
- October 6 : Heinz Sielmann , German animal filmmaker, producer, publicist and professor of ecology (* 1917 )
- October 7 : Anna Politkowskaja , Russian journalist and government critic (* 1958 )
- October 9 : Paul Hunter , British snooker player (* 1978 )
- October 9 : Glenn Myernick , American football player and coach (* 1954 )
- October 9 : Klaus Renft , German musician and band leader (* 1942 )
- October 11 : Asat Abbassow , Tatar opera singer (* 1925 )
- October 11 : Cory Lidle , American baseball star (born 1972 )
- October 11 : Jacques Sternberg , Belgian writer (* 1923 )
- October 13 : Dino Cardinal Monduzzi , Italian Curia Cardinal (* 1922 )
- October 14 : Pranas Vaičekonis , Lithuanian canon lawyer, professor of canon law and theology, priest (* 1928 )
- October 15 : Eddy Blay , Ghanaian boxer (* 1937 )
- October 16 : Niall Mac Aindriú , Irish politician (* 1937 )
- October 17 : Mario Francesco Cardinal Pompedda , Italian Cardinal Curia (* 1929 )
- October 20 : Maxi Herber , German figure skater (* 1920 )
- October 22 : Arnold Sundgaard , American writer and librettist (* 1909 )
- October 26 : Pontus Hultén , actually Karl Gunnar, Swedish art historian, philosopher, university professor (* 1924 )
- October 26 : Marcelo Koc , Argentine composer (* 1918 )
- October 27 : Ghulam Ishaq Khan , President of Pakistan (* 1915 )
- October 28 : Arnold Jacob Auerbach , American basketball coach (* 1917 )
- October 28 : Maria Christina Aumont , French actress (* 1946 )
- October 29 : Runer Jonsson , Swedish writer and journalist (* 1916 )
- October 30 : Iosif Bükössy , Romanian football player and coach (* 1936 )
- October 30 : Kinoshita Junji , Japanese writer (* 1914 )
- October 31 : Pieter Willem Botha , President of the Republic of South Africa from 1984 to 1989 (* 1916 )
- November 5 : Bülent Ecevit , Turkish politician (* 1925 )
- November 5 : Óscar González , Uruguayan racing car driver (* 1923 )
- November 5 : Pietro Rava , Italian football player and coach (* 1916 )
- November 6th : Francisco Fernández Ochoa , former Spanish ski racer, Olympic slalom champion 1972 in Sapporo (* 1950 )
- November 7th : Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber , French journalist, essayist, left-wing intellectual and politician (* 1924 )
- November 8 : Basil Poledouris American film composer (* 1945 )
- November 8 : Annette Rogers , American athlete and Olympic champion (* 1913 )
- November 9th : Willi R. Aengevelt , German real estate agent (* 1911 )
- November 9 : Ed Bradley , American journalist (* 1941 )
- November 9 : Markus Wolf , former head of the GDR secret service (* 1923 )
- November 10 : Willy Knupp , German sports journalist (* 1936 )
- November 10 : Hans-Peter Minetti , German actor (* 1926 )
- November 10 : Jack Palance , real name Vladimir Palaniuk, American film actor of Ukrainian descent (* 1919 )
- November 14 : Bob Bruce Ashton , American composer and music teacher (* 1921 )
- November 16 : Milton Friedman , American economist (* 1912 )
- November 17 : Jean Mansour , Lebanese Archbishop (* 1928 )
- November 17 : Ruth Brown , American rhythm & blues singer (* 1928 )
- November 17 : Ferenc Puskás , Hungarian football legend, national player and coach (* 1927 )
- November 18 : Joachim Höppner , German actor and voice actor (* 1946 )
- November 19 : Francis Girod , French producer, screenwriter and actor (* 1944 )
- November 19 : Horst Michael Neutze , German actor (* 1923 )
- November 20 : Robert Altman , American director, auteur filmmaker and film producer (* 1925 )
- November 21 : Pierre Amine Gemayel , Lebanese politician (* 1972 )
- November 21 : Věroslav Neumann , Czech composer and music teacher (* 1931 )
- November 22 : Michel Hakim , Lebanese Archbishop (* 1921 )
- November 23 : Philippe Noiret , French theater, film and television actor (* 1930 )
- November 23 : Adolf Helke , German geologist and mineral explorer (* 1902 )
- November 23 : Alexander Litvinenko , former lieutenant colonel of the Russian secret service FSB and author (* 1962 )
- November 26 : Raúl Velasco , Mexican television presenter and producer (* 1933 )
- November 24 : Jack Ferrante , American football player (born 1916 )
- November 27 : Bertil Antonsson , Swedish wrestler (* 1921 )
- November 27 : Don Butterfield , American jazz musician (tuba, composition) and music publisher (* 1923 )
- November 28 : Enrico Catuzzi , Italian football player and coach (* 1946 )
- November 28 : Max Merkel , Austrian-German soccer player and coach (* 1918 )
- November 29 : Allen Carr , British writer (born 1934 )
- November 29th : Leon Niemczyk , Polish actor (* 1923 )
- November 29 : Hanumant Singh , Indian cricketer (* 1939 )
- November 29 : Klaus Wegenast , German Professor of Protestant Theology (* 1929 )
- November 30th : Shirley Walker , American composer, conductor, pianist and producer (* 1945 )
- December 1 : Claude Jade , French actress (* 1948 )
- December 2nd : Mariska Veres , Dutch singer (* 1947 )
- December 2 : Kurt Wasserfallen , Swiss politician (FDP) (* 1947 )
- December 3 : Albrecht Magen , German local politician (CDU) (* 1929 )
- December 4 : Wolfram Kistner , South African pastor, theologian and opponent of apartheid (* 1923 )
- December 4th : Lenard "Len" Sutton , American racing driver (* 1925 )
- December 5 : Heinrich Basilius Streithofen , German Dominican priest , theologian, sociologist and publicist (* 1925 )
- December 5 : Peter Blake , American architect and author (* 1920 )
- December 5 : David Bronstein , Russian chess grandmaster (* 1924 )
- December 5 : Gernot Jurtin , Austrian football player (* 1955 )
- December 5 : Alexander Grigoryevich Samoilenko , Russian industrialist (* 1957 )
- December 7th : Kevin Berry , Australian swimmer (* 1945 )
- December 7th : André Biéler , Swiss Protestant clergyman and university professor (* 1914 )
- December 7th : Jeane Kirkpatrick , American political scientist (* 1926 )
- December 7th : Anneliese Lussert , Franconian dialect poet (* 1929 )
- December 7th : Jay McShann , American blues and swing pianist (* 1916 )
- December 8 : Heinrich Riethmüller , German musician, composer and dubbing director (* 1921 )
- December 10 : Salvatore Cardinal Pappalardo , Italian clergyman, senior archbishop of Palermo (* 1918 )
- December 10 : Augusto Pinochet , Chilean general and ex-dictator (* 1915 )
- December 10 : Wolfgang Rumpf , German forester and politician (* 1936 )
- December 10 : Wigand von Salmuth , German entrepreneur (* 1931 )
- December 11 : Elisabeth Müller , Swiss actress (* 1926 )
- December 12 : Paul Joseph Arizin , American basketball player (born 1928 )
- December 12 : Alexander von Bentheim , German television journalist (* 1931 )
- December 12th : Peter Boyle , American actor (born 1935 )
- December 12 : Cor van der Hart , Dutch football player and coach (* 1928 )
- December 12th : Oscar Klein , Austrian jazz musician (* 1930 )
- December 12th : Alan Shugart , American inventor and entrepreneur (* 1930 )
- December 13 : Peter Dienel , German theologian and professor of sociology (* 1923 )
- December 13th : Loyola de Palacio , Spanish politician (* 1950 )
- December 13th : Robert Long , Dutch singer-songwriter (* 1943 )
- December 14th : Chaya Arbel , Israeli composer (* 1921 )
- December 14 : Juan Azúa , Chilean conductor (* 1938 )
- December 14 : Gerhard Heintze , German Lutheran theologian (* 1912 )
- December 14th : Sivuca , Brazilian jazz musician (* 1930 )
- December 14th : Otmar Mácha , Czech composer (* 1922 )
- December 15 : Federico Crescentini , national soccer player San Marinos (* 1982 )
- December 15 : Clay Regazzoni , Swiss automobile racing driver, Vice World Champion in Formula 1 1974 (* 1939 )
- December 17th : Albert Hetterle , German actor, director and theater director (* 1918 )
- December 18 : Joseph Barbera , American cartoonist, producer (including Tom & Jerry , Yogi Bear , Flintstones ) (* 1911 )
- December 18 : Ruth Bernhard , German-American photographer (* 1905 )
- December 18 : Stefan Hentschel , German author and former pimp and professional boxer (* 1948 )
- December 18 : Mavor Moore , Canadian author, librettist, composer, music critic and educator, director and producer (* 1919 )
- December 20 : Harald Berger , Austrian mountain guide, multiple world champion in ice climbing (* 1972 )
- December 20 : Piergiorgio Welby , Italian who sparked a debate about euthanasia (* 1945 )
- December 21 : Hans-Joachim Höfig , German basketball president (* 1915 )
- December 21 : Saparmyrat Nyýazow , Turkmen head of state and government (* 1940 )
- December 21 : Philippa Pearce , British children's author (* 1920 )
- December 21 : Sydney Wooderson , British athlete (born 1914 )
- December 22nd : Manuela Wiesler , Austrian flautist (* 1955 )
- December 23 : Myriam von Schrebler , Chilean singer (* 1930 )
- December 24th : Nerses The Nersessian , Armenian Archbishop (* 1920 )
- December 25 : James Brown , American singer (born 1933 )
- December 26 : Chris Brown , American baseball player (born 1961 )
- December 26th : Pierre Delanoë , French chanson writer (* 1918 )
- December 26 : Gerald Ford , American politician, 38th President of the United States (born 1913 )
- December 26 : Wolfgang Ruge , German historian (* 1917 )
- December 26 : John Heath-Stubbs , British poet and translator (* 1918 )
- December 30th : Saddam Hussein , Iraqi ex-dictator (* 1937 )
- December 31 : Liese Prokop , Austrian athlete and Minister of the Interior (* 1941 )
- Manfred Arlt , German architect (* 1928 )
- Margareta Erichsen , German painter and illustrator (* 1916 )
- Gertraud Evers-Boelter , German graphic artist (* 1913 )
- Reinhard Raue , German musician (* 1953 )
- Siegfried Schoenbohm , German opera director (* 1938 )
- Ursula Vogel , German actress and voice actress (* 1918 )
- Medicine or Physiology : Andrew Z. Fire and Craig Mello "for their discovery of RNA interference ".
- Physics : John C. Mather and George F. Smoot for studying cosmic background radiation .
- Chemistry : Roger D. Kornberg “for his work on the molecular basis of gene transcription in eukaryotic cells ”.
- Literature : Orhan Pamuk , "who, in search of the melancholy soul of his hometown, found new symbols for strife and interweaving of cultures".
- Peace : Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank he founded for promoting economic and social development from below.
- Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics : Edmund S. Phelps “for his analysis of intertemporal conflicting goals in macroeconomic politics”.
- Lordi win on May 20th in Athens with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah". for Finland the 51st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest .
- Madonna's “Confessions Tour” is considered to be the most successful concert tour by a female artist to date, with grossing $ 194,000,000.
- The most successful album of the year in Germany was The great life of Rosenstolz .
- The most successful single of the year in Germany was Love Generation by Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine .
- The girl group Tic Tac Toe is making a comeback with a new music album.
- Grup Tekkan was dissolved.
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