Second swearing-in of 44th US President Barack Obama by Chief Justice John Roberts on January 21, 2009
The historical archive of the city of Cologne collapses because of a subway construction.
In the federal elections on September 27, the Union parties and the FDP together achieved the majority required for the formation of a black-yellow coalition, which both sides wanted.
The swine flu becomes a pandemic explained.
The year 2009 was particularly dominated by the global financial crisis . In January, Barack Obama was the first African American to take up the US presidency . In the history of music, the early death of the so-called King of Pop Michael Jackson shaped the year 2009.
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Politics and world events
- January 1 : The German Civil Status Reform Act comes into force , after which the civil status registers must be converted into electronic registers during a five-year conversion phase.
- January 1 : The Czech Republic takes over the EU Council Presidency for half a year .
- January 1 : Slovakia becomes the 16th EU country to adopt the euro .
- January 1 : The final withholding tax and the inheritance tax reform come into force.
- January 1 : The data retention system introduced in 2008 becomes mandatory.
- January 1 : In Norway which is same-sex marriage possible.
- January 1st : Hans-Rudolf Merz becomes the new Federal President of Switzerland
- January 3 : Satoshi Nakamoto mines the first 50 Bitcoins and starts the Bitcoin network.
- January 13 : The Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute comes to a temporary end with the resumption of supplies by Gazprom .
- January 15 : US Airways flight 1549 ends in a ditch on the Hudson River in New York City. Flight captain Chesley B. Sullenberger has to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off due to a bird strike . All 155 people on board the machine are rescued.
- January 18 : Operation Cast Lead , which had been running since December 27, 2008, ends: After Hamas has agreed to a week-long ceasefire, Israel begins to withdraw from the Gaza Strip .
- January 20 : Barack Obama , Democrat , who was elected US President on November 4, 2008, is sworn in .
- January 22 : The in the fashionable drug Spice active substances contained CP 47,497 and JWH-018 are illegal in Germany because of the Twenty-second Narcotics Law Amendment Regulation.
- January 29th : Liberia asks the FAO in a declaration of urgency for support in the fight against the Liberian Armyworm Plague , the mass reproduction of a tropical butterfly species , known as a natural disaster , has led to considerable crop failures.
- February 1 : Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir takes over government in Iceland . She is the first woman in this office in Iceland and the first head of government in a same-sex partnership worldwide .
- February 15 : In a referendum , President Hugo Chávez pushes through a constitutional amendment in Venezuela , according to which he can be re-elected indefinitely as president.
- March 2 : The President of Guinea-Bissau , João Bernardo Vieira , is killed by insurgent soldiers.
- March 7th : After signing an agreement with the European Union , pirates caught off the coast of Somalia are turned over to Kenyan law enforcement agencies.
- From April: Beginning in Mexico , swine influenza ("swine flu") is transmitted to humans worldwide in the course of an H1N1 influenza pandemic .
- April 1 : Albania and Croatia join NATO .
- April 28 : Albania applies for membership of the European Union .
- April 30th : During a parade in honor of the Queen on Koninginnedag, a Dutchman races through barriers in a small car , kills several people and finally rams a memorial while the Royal Family drives by on the other side of the street in their open bus. The driver later dies in the hospital.
- May 16 : In Sri Lanka , President Mahinda Rajapaksa announces victory over the Tamil Tigers . According to the army, their leaders were killed two days later while trying to escape.
- May 19 : The government of Sri Lanka declares the civil war between the army and the Tamil rebels, which has raged since 1983, to be over. On May 16, the army captured the last Tamil bastion in the north of the island.
- June 4 : US President Barack Obama gives his keynote address to the Islamic world at Cairo University .
- June 8 : In Honduras , left-wing President Manuel Zelaya is imprisoned by military units for a controversial constitutional referendum. Parliament elects its spokesman, Roberto Micheletti, as transitional president.
- June 12th : After the presidential elections in Iran , the Iranian opposition protests for weeks . a. flare up again in December.
- June 30th : The German Federal Constitutional Court called on accepts the Lisbon Treaty on EU reform, but calls for amendments to the accompanying law with regard to the rights of the Bundestag and Bundesrat .
- July 1 : Sweden takes over the EU Council Presidency for six months.
- July 17th : Iceland applies for membership of the European Union .
- August 1 : Anders Fogh Rasmussen takes up the post of NATO Secretary General.
- August 3 : After ten years of legal tug-of-war, the former gun lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber is extradited from Canada to Germany.
- August 19 : Bomb attacks on the Iraqi finance and foreign ministries in Baghdad kill more than 100 people.
- August 24th : The German Bundestag decides to amend the National Socialist Repeal Act . Once it comes into force, no individual examination is required to overturn judgments for " war treason ". This - as well as Wehrmacht deserters - had been wrestled for decades.
- August 30 : The Japanese general election wins opposition Democratic Party of Yukio Hatoyama significantly, thereby ending the dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party of Prime Minister Taro Aso after more than 50 years.
- August 30 : Presidential elections are held in Gabon after President Omar Bongo Ondimba had passed away three months earlier after 42 years in office. Ali-Ben Bongo Ondimba becomes the new president.
- September 4 : One in the German Bundeswehr arranged air strike in Kunduz in Afghanistan on two of Taliban hijacked fuel tankers die up to 142 people, including civilians. This leads to a political affair in Germany.
- September 17 : US President Barack Obama announces that he will temporarily forego the US missile shield bases in Poland and the Czech Republic .
- October 2nd : Ireland votes for the Lisbon Treaty in a second referendum
- October 10 : After almost a century of hostility, Armenian Foreign Minister Edouard Nalbandian and his Turkish colleague Ahmet Davutoğlu sign an agreement to normalize Armenian - Turkish relations in the auditorium of the University of Zurich .
- October 22nd : The Microsoft Windows 7 operating system appears.
- October 25 : Two car bombs explode in suicide bombings in Baghdad near the Justice Department and the governor's seat, killing 155 people and injuring hundreds.
- November 29 : Rwanda joins the Commonwealth of Nations , making it the second member state after Mozambique without prior colonial ties with the United Kingdom .
- December 1 : The first battery law for Germany comes into force . It implements the European waste battery directive into national law and for the first time includes binding collection targets for commercially available waste batteries - 35 percent by 2012 and 45 percent by 2016.
- December 1 : The Lisbon Treaty comes into force and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union becomes legally binding in all EU member states except Poland, the Czech Republic and Great Britain.
- December 1 : Catherine Ashton becomes High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy , Herman Van Rompuy becomes President of the European Council
- 7-18 December: UN climate conference in Copenhagen
- December 8 : A series of attacks on public buildings in Baghdad kills 127 people and injures hundreds.
- December 8th: With the first downgrading of a credit rating for Greece , the Greek sovereign debt crisis has its first practical consequences and is getting into the public eye.
- December 22nd : Serbia applies for membership in the European Union .
- December 25 : The attempted terrorist attack by a Nigerian on behalf of Al-Qaida on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 with 289 people on board led to political discussions about US involvement in Yemen and the use of body scanners .
- January 18: Early state elections in Hesse
- February 10: Parliamentary election in Israel
- March 1: State elections in Carinthia and Salzburg
- March 12: General elections in Antigua and Barbuda
- March 15: Presidential elections in El Salvador
- April 9: Presidential elections in Algeria
- April 25th: General election in Iceland
- May 23: Election of the German Federal President by the Federal Assembly
- 4th-7th June: European elections - election of Members of the European Parliament (seventh legislative term). All German-speaking countries will vote on Sunday, June 7th.
- June 7th: Parliamentary elections in Lebanon
- June 7th: Local elections in Baden-Württemberg , Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , Rhineland-Palatinate , Saarland , Saxony , Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia
- June 12: Presidential elections in Iran
- August 20: Presidential election in Afghanistan
- August 30: State elections in Saxony , Thuringia and Saarland ; Local elections in North Rhine-Westphalia
- September: General elections in St. Kitts and Nevis
- September 14: General election in Norway
- September 16: Federal Council replacement elections in Switzerland
- September 20: State election in Vorarlberg
- September 27: General election in Portugal
- September 27: State election in Upper Austria
- September 27: Election to the 17th German Bundestag , state elections in Brandenburg and Schleswig-Holstein
- October 4th: General election in Greece
- October 25: Presidential and parliamentary elections in Uruguay
- November 3: United States gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey
- November 22nd: Presidential elections in Romania
- December 11th: Presidential elections in Chile
- December 27th: Presidential election in Croatia
- March 3 : The historical archive of the city of Cologne collapses during the construction of the north-south light rail .
- June 1 : Air France Flight 447 ends when it crashes over the Atlantic. All 228 inmates die.
- June 5 : 48 small children are killed in a fire in a kindergarten in the Mexican city of Hermosillo .
- June 29th : A train accident in Viareggio , Italy kills 24 people.
- June 30 : Yemenia flight 626 ends on approach to the Comoros with a crash over the Indian Ocean , killing 152 of the 153 occupants.
- July 15 : Caspian Airlines flight 7908 ends with the crash in Iran. All 168 inmates die.
- August 17 : A bursting of one or more pipelines in Russia's largest hydroelectric power station at the Sayano-Shuschensk reservoir kills 75 people.
- November 25 : Heavy rain causes flooding in Jeddah within four hours, killing more than 100 people. The floods happen at the time of Hajj , when many pilgrims are in the Saudi Arabian city.
- December 5 : A fire disaster occurs in a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm . 155 dead and over 100 injured are counted.
- February: 173 people are killed in bushfires in Victoria, Australia.
- APRIL 6: In an earthquake measuring 6.3 are in the Italian Abruzzo around the city of L'Aquila killed 299 people.
- 27./28. September: Typhoon Ketsana floods the Philippines .
- September 29: To 19:48 CEST solves an earthquake of intensity 8.0 an up to six-meter high tidal wave in parts of Samoa from.
- The consequences of the financial crisis will continue to weigh on the global economy in 2009 .
- January 16 : The oil price falls to 33 US dollars a barrel, its lowest level in five years.
- January 26 : The previous competitor Pfizer takes over the pharmaceutical company Wyeth for a takeover value of around 68 billion US dollars.
- January 30 : It is revealed that the Japanese economy has slipped into the worst recession of the post-war period as a result of the financial crisis in the United States. Many other countries are also experiencing significant economic downturns at the beginning of the year.
- February 2 : Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe forces the central bank to issue the fourth Zimbabwean dollar . One trillion of the third Zimbabwean dollar is given the value of 1 (fourth) Zimbabwean dollar in the currency reform .
- February 18 : The federal government decides to amend the Financial Market Stabilization Act , particularly with a view to the crisis at Hypo Real Estate (HRE). As a last resort , expropriation and nationalization are planned. However, the federal government secured a majority in HRE in June through a capital increase .
- March 26 : The US pharmaceutical company Genentech is taken over by the Swiss company Hoffmann-La Roche .
- May 11 : Dresdner Bank is dissolved and merged with Commerzbank .
- June 1 : In the United States, reports General Motors Corporation its insolvency under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. After 40 days of the bankrupt company will notverstaatlicht .
- June 9th : In Germany, the Arcandor department store group has to file for bankruptcy.
- September 10 : General Motors announces its intention to sell automaker Opel to Magna .
- October 19th : The judicial insolvency proceedings are opened through the Dutch DSB Bank . Around 400,000 customers are affected with their bank balances .
- October 20 : Off for the Quelle mail order company .
- November 3 : The Board of Directors of General Motors revises its decision of September 10 and decides that Opel should remain in the group.
- November 3 : The US pharmaceutical company Schering-Plow is taken over by competitor MSD Sharp & Dohme .
Culture and society
- February 22nd : 2009 Academy Awards
- March 3rd : Collapse of the Cologne City Archives
- March 11th : Winnenden rampage at the Albertville secondary school in Winnenden
- April 23 to October 11: 14th Federal Garden Show in Schwerin
- April 25 to October 18: Brandenburg State Horticultural Show in Oranienburg
- May: Opening of the Kunsthalle Schweinfurt
- June 7th : Tony Award 2009
- 19. – 21. June: " Lower Saxony Day " in Hameln
- June 25 : At the annual meeting of the World Heritage Committee is the Dresden Elbe Valley because of the controversial construction of Waldschlößchenbrücke the title of World Heritage revoked
- June 26 : Both the Dutch parts of the Wadden Sea , as well as the federal states of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein are the world natural heritage appointed
- June 27 : The Tower of Hercules , the landmark of the Galician city of A Coruña and the oldest operating lighthouse structure , becomes part of the UNESCO World Heritage .
- June 29 : Former finance and stockbroker Bernard L. Madoff is sentenced to 150 years imprisonment in court. With an investment fund based on the pyramid scheme , he caused about 65 billion US dollars in damage.
- 10-22 July: 50th International Mathematical Olympiad in Bremen
- August 1 : In the South Korean capital Seoul is Gwanghwamun Square opened.
- September 9 : With Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan , one of the most influential manga series starts in the first issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine .
- December 25 : The Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tries to terrorist termination of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on its way from Amsterdam to Detroit shortly before landing by igniting explosives . The perpetrator is overwhelmed by passengers.
- Foundation of the International Peace and Security Institute .
- May 12, 14 and 16: Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow . Alexander Rybak wins with Fairytale .
- 3rd / 4th July: Schlagermove in Hamburg
See also: Number one hits 2009 in Australia , Belgium , Denmark , Germany , Finland , France , Ireland , Italy , Japan , Canada , Mexico , New Zealand , the Netherlands , Norway , Austria , Poland , Portugal , Sweden , Switzerland , Slovakia , Spain , Czech Republic , Hungary , the United States and the United Kingdom .
See also: Category: Music 2009
- January 4th : Phil Taylor wins the PDC World Darts Championship
- January 16 to February 1: 21st men's handball world championship in Croatia
- January 24th: Dance4Fans Contest in the Netherlands
- February 1: Super Bowl XLIII was played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida .
- 3rd-15th February: 40th Alpine World Ski Championships in Val-d'Isère
- February 18 to March 1: 47th Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic
- 13-22 February: 43rd Biathlon World Championships in Pyeongchang, South Korea
- April 5: WrestleMania 25 at Reliant Stadium in Houston , Texas
- April 19 to June 21: 2nd Trans-European Run
- April 24 to May 10: 73rd Ice Hockey World Championship in Switzerland
- 11-23 May: World bowling championship in Dettenheim ( Baden-Württemberg )
- May 20 : In the final of the 2008/09 UEFA Cup at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadı in Istanbul , Shakhtar Donetsk defeated Werder Bremen 2-1 aet.
- May 23 : VfL Wolfsburg become German football champions for the first time. Energie Cottbus , Karlsruher SC and Arminia Bielefeld are relegated to the 2nd Bundesliga .
- May 24th : SC Freiburg is promoted to the Bundesliga together with 1. FSV Mainz 05 and 1. FC Nürnberg .
- May 27 : In the final of the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League at the Stadio Olimpico the meet FC Barcelona and Manchester United each other. Barcelona beat Manchester 2-0 goals.
- May 30th : SV Werder Bremen wins the DFB Cup 1-0 against Bayer 04 Leverkusen .
- May 30th to June 5th: International German Gymnastics Festival in Frankfurt am Main
- June 7th : The 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam becomes German champions of the women's soccer division.
- 25.-28. June: European canoeing championships in Brandenburg an der Havel
- 14.-27. June: 8th Confederations Cup in South Africa
- 15.-29. June: Final round of the U21 European Football Championship in Sweden
- 1st - 12th July: 25th Universiade in Belgrade , Serbia
- 4th - 26th July: 96th Tour de France , starting in Monaco
- 16.-26. July: 8th World Games in Kaohsiung , ( Taiwan )
- July 18 to August 2: 13th World Swimming Championships in Rome
- July 27 : 60,000 spectators want to see the newly acquired soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimović at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona . The Swede was swapped for the player Samuel Eto'o with Inter Milan in the second most expensive player transfer to date from FC Barcelona .
- 15-23 August: 12th World Athletics Championships in Berlin
- 3rd - 13th September: European men's volleyball championship in Turkey
- 7-20 September European men's basketball championship in Poland
- 9-12 September: Baseball World Cup preliminary round in Germany, venue: Armin-Wolf-Arena , Regensburg
- September 10th: The German women's national soccer team becomes European champions after a 6-2 win against England.
- September 24 to October 16: 17th FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt
- September 25th to October 4th: European Women's Volleyball Championship in Poland
- October 10: 33rd Ironman in Hawaii
- 12-18 October: 41st World Gymnastics Championships in London at The O₂ arena
- October 13th: The Austrian ski racer Hermann Maier announces his retirement from skiing.
- November 27 : At the AGM of Bayern Munich is Uli Hoeness elected president of the association.
- December 12th : The German national women's curling team won the European Championship against Switzerland (7: 5) in Aberdeen (Scotland ). In the men’s final , Sweden won the final 6: 5 against Switzerland.
- December 19: 100th anniversary of the BV Borussia 09 Dortmund soccer club
- December 20 : In the 2009 athlete of the year election , swimmer Paul Biedermann , javelin thrower Steffi Nerius and the German women's national soccer team won the title as Team of the Year.
- December 23: Michael Schumacher announces that he will take part in Formula 1 again next season as a driver for Mercedes after a three-year break .
- December 29 to January 7, 2010: 58th Four Hills Tournament
- January 1: The United Evangelical Church in Central Germany (EKM) emerges from the former Federation of Evangelical Churches in Central Germany ; The founding churches are the Evangelical Church of the Church Province of Saxony and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thuringia
- January 1st: Inauguration of the Anhalt Church President Joachim Liebig
- January 1: taking office; February 15: Introduction of the Hesse-Nassau church president Volker Jung in Friedberg
- March 29: Inauguration of Felix Genn as Bishop of Münster
- 20.-23. May: Federal Conference of the Federation of Evangelical Free Churches in the Congress Center Hamburg
- 20th - 24th May: 32nd German Evangelical Church Congress in Bremen
- 21.-24. May: European Youth Day of the New Apostolic Church in Messe Düsseldorf and the ESPRIT arena
- June 6: 875th anniversary of the death of St. Norbert von Xanten , founder of the Premonstratensian Order and Archbishop of Magdeburg
- 24.-26. July: 400th anniversary of the Baptists - International Jubilee Congress in Amsterdam , the place where the first Baptist church was founded
- August 21: the beginning of Ramadan
- September 27th: Youth Day of the Evangelical Youth Organization Württemberg in Stuttgart
- December 20: Inauguration of Franz-Josef Overbeck as Bishop of Essen
- 400 years of Kepler's laws .
- Triple conjunction between Jupiter and Neptune
- January 26th: Seven minute and 54 second circular solar eclipse visible in southern Africa , Southeast Asia , Antarctica and Australia
- February 9: Penumbral -partial lunar eclipse
- April 11th: Neptune first stood in the same position as when it was discovered on September 23, 1846
- July 7th: Penumbral partial lunar eclipse
- July 22nd: At six minutes and 39 seconds, the longest total solar eclipse in the 21st century, visible in East Asia and the Pacific
- August 4th: Jupiter covers the 5.9 m bright fixed star 45 Capricorni
- August 6th: Penumbral partial lunar eclipse
- December 31: Partial lunar eclipse
science and technology
- January 17th : The Burj Khalifa in Dubai reaches its maximum height of 828 meters and is the tallest structure and the tallest skyscraper in the world.
- February 2 : Iran shoots its first satellite " Omid " into space with a Safir-2 rocket.
- February 3 : The European Space Agency announces the discovery of the first Earth-like exoplanet, CoRoT-7b .
- January 9th : The decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin is launched.
- February 8 : The 358.5 meter high radio mast in Berlin-Frohnau is blown up. This was the tallest structure in Europe that was demolished in a controlled manner.
- February 10 : For the first time, two artificial satellites collide in their orbit . The Strela satellite Kosmos 2251 and the Iridium satellite 33 collide over the Taimyr peninsula in northern Siberia at an altitude of around 790 kilometers.
- March 7 : From the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station from transporting a Delta II - launcher that NASA - Space Telescope Kepler into an earth orbit . It's supposed to track down extrasolar planets .
- March 10th : In Sipplingen the find of a sandal made of wood bast from the time around 2900 BC. Announced to the public. A few weeks earlier, diving archaeologists discovered the well-preserved piece in the pile-dwelling bay in Lake Constance .
- March 17 : Launch of ESA's GOCE satellite to research the Earth's gravitational field .
- March 31 : Beginning of the first isolation tests for Mars-500 in Moscow .
- April 21 : Opening of the World Digital Library .
- May 11 : The Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched on a repair flight to the Hubble Space Telescope . The STS-125 mission is to be the last maintenance operation there.
- May 14 : Launch of the ESA space telescopes Herschel and Planck .
- June 18 : Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite launched .
- Mid / end of 2009: start of construction of the ITER fusion reactor .
- June 21 : In Springfield (Missouri) , is in the US, the first motorway junction with left-hand traffic on the access bridge, called Double Diverged Diamond Interchange , the traffic at connects passed and the Interstate 44 to the Missouri State route 13 .
- July 5th : Terry Herbert, a probe, discovers the first parts of the Staffordshire treasure , the largest hoard find to date from the time of the Anglo-Saxons .
- July 15 : Start of the space shuttle mission STS-127 to complete the Kibō module on the ISS with an experiment and logistics platform and the exposed section.
- August 20 : The 327 meter high transmission mast Gartow 1 was blown up .
- November 2 : Start of ESA's SMOS and Proba-2 mission .
- October: Restart of the LHC particle accelerator at CERN .
- November 13th : Third flyby of the comet orbiter Rosetta on Earth.
- December 15 : First flight of the Boeing 787 .
- International Year of Astronomy 2009 : 400 years of the invention of the telescope by the German - Dutch eyewear maker Hans Lipperhey and the first astronomical observations by Galileo Galilei
- International Year of Human Rights Learning ( UN )
- International Year of Reconciliation (UN)
- International Year of Natural Fibers (UN)
- European year of creativity and innovation
- European capitals of culture are Linz ( Austria ) and Vilnius ( Lithuania )
- Year of the research expedition in Germany as part of the Science in Dialogue initiative ( Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF)
See also: nature of the year
- Year of the Gorilla ( UNEP / UNESCO )
- The kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis ) is bird of the year ( Naturschutzbund Deutschland NABU)
- The common chicory ( Cichorium intybus ) is Flower of the Year ( Foundation Nature and Plants )
- The sycamore maple ( Acer pseudoplatanus ) is tree of the year (Kuratorium Tree of the Year)
- The blue bark mushroom ( Terana caerulea ) is mushroom of the year ( German Society for Mycology )
- The European eel ( Anguilla anguilla ) is fish of the year (Association of German Sport Fishermen)
- The brown-breasted hedgehog ( Erinaceus europaeus ) is Wild Animal of the Year ( Schutzgemeinschaft Deutsches Wild )
- The marigold ( Calendula officinalis ) is medicinal plant of the year (Naturheilverein Theophrastus)
- The fennel ( Foeniculum vulgare ) is medicinal plant of the year (study group development history of medicinal plants)
- The peacock butterfly ( Inachis io ) is butterfly of the year ( Association for the Environment and Nature Conservation Germany BUND)
For the detailed list of the deceased see Nekrolog 2009 .
- January 1 : Wolfgang Mutzeck , German educational scientist and university professor (* 1946 )
- January 1 : John Pozdro , American composer and music teacher (* 1923 )
- January 1 : Johannes Mario Simmel , Austrian writer (* 1924 )
- January 1 : Helen Suzman , South African politician (* 1917 )
- January 2 : Inger Christensen , Danish poet and prose writer (* 1935 )
- January 4th : Gert Jonke , Austrian writer (* 1946 )
- January 5 : Adolf Merckle , German entrepreneur (* 1934 )
- January 6 : Ron Asheton , American guitarist (born 1948 )
- January 9 : Dave Dee , British pop singer (born 1941 )
- January 9 : René Herms , German athlete (* 1982 )
- January 10 : Dante Lavelli , American football player (born 1923 )
- January 11th : Thierry van Werveke , Luxembourg actor and singer (* 1958 )
- January 12 : Claude Berri , French film producer and director (* 1934 )
- January 12 : Arne Næss , Norwegian philosopher (* 1912 )
- January 13 : Patrick McGoohan , Irish actor (* 1928 )
- January 14 : Jan Kaplický , Czech-British architect (* 1937 )
- January 15 : Maurice Chappaz , Swiss writer (* 1916 )
- January 16 : John Mortimer , British lawyer and writer (* 1923 )
- January 16 : Eugenio Saini , Italian enduro athlete (* 1939 )
- January 16 : Andrew Wyeth , American painter (* 1917 )
- January 21 : Walter Kubiczeck , German composer and band leader (* 1931 )
- January 22nd : Manfred Steffen , German actor (* 1916 )
- January 23 : René Andrianne , Belgian Romance studies and literary scholar (* 1928 )
- January 24 : Ewald Schmeken , German historian and sociologist (* 1927 )
- January 25 : Tony Curiel , Dominican opera baritone (* 1931 )
- January 27 : Yevgenia Petrovna Antipowa , Soviet-Russian painter and art teacher (* 1917 )
- January 27 : Christian Enzensberger , German writer and translator (* 1931 )
- January 27 : John Updike , American writer (* 1932 )
- January 28 : Werner Flume , German legal scholar (* 1908 )
- January 28 : Billy Powell , American musician (* 1952 )
- January 29 : Hank Crawford , American musician (* 1934 )
- January 29 : Karl Gass , German film director and official (* 1917 )
- January 29th : John Martyn , British musician (* 1948 )
- January 30th : Hans Beck , German toy developer (Playmobil) (* 1929 )
- January 30th : Sune Jonsson , Swedish documentary filmmaker, photographer and author (* 1930 )
- February 1 : Lukas Foss , American composer (* 1922 )
- February 3 : Kurt Demmler , German singer-songwriter (* 1943 )
- February 5 : Franco Andreoli , Swiss football player and coach (* 1915 )
- February 5 : Jan Diesselhorst , German cellist (* 1954 )
- February 5th : Dana Vávrová , German-Czech film actress (* 1967 )
- February 6 : Bashir Ahmad , Scottish politician (* 1940 )
- February 6 : Franz Austeda , Austrian civil servant, philosopher and educator (* 1923 )
- February 8 : Sabit Osman Avcı , Turkish politician (* 1921 )
- February 9 : Robert Woodruff Anderson , American novelist, playwright and screenwriter (born 1917 )
- February 9 : Orlando "Cachaíto" López , Cuban musician (* 1933 )
- February 11 : Albert Barillé , French director and animator (* 1920 )
- February 14 : Luís Andrés Edo , Spanish activist, resistance fighter (* 1925 )
- February 16 : Susanne von Almassy , Austrian actress (* 1916 )
- February 18 : Ben Flowers , American baseball player (born 1927 )
- February 18 : Kamila Skolimowska , Polish athlete and hammer throw Olympic champion (* 1982 )
- February 19 : Kelly Groucutt , British musician (* 1945 )
- February 22nd : Günter Kochan , German composer (* 1930 )
- February 26 : Ruth Drexel , German actress, director and general manager (* 1930 )
- February 28 : Max Aebischer , Swiss politician (* 1914 )
- March 2 : Ernst Benda , German politician and lawyer (* 1925 )
- March 2 : João Bernardo Vieira , Guinea-Bissau politician (* 1939 )
- March 3rd : Sebastian Faißt , German national handball player (* 1988 )
- March 3 : Flemming Flindt , Danish ballet dancer and choreographer (* 1936 )
- March 4 : George McAfee , American football player (born 1918 )
- March 7th : Jang Ja-yeon , South Korean actress (* 1980 )
- March 7th : Francesco Zagatti , Italian football player and coach (* 1932 )
- March 9 : Albrecht Schönherr , German Protestant theologian and bishop (* 1911 )
- March 10 : Guy Jonson , English pianist and music teacher (* 1913 )
- March 15 : Richard Aoki , American civil rights activist (* 1938 )
- March 15 : Edmund Hockridge , Canadian singer (* 1919 )
- March 18 : Natasha Richardson , British actress (born 1963 )
- March 19 : Gertrud Fussenegger , Austrian writer (* 1912 )
- March 24th : Heinz von Cramer , German author and radio play director (* 1924 )
- March 29 : Stanisław Dróżdż , Polish poet (* 1939 )
- March 29 : Iris Junik , German actress (* 1968 )
- March 29 : Maurice Jarre , French (film music) composer (* 1924 )
- March 29 : Helen Levitt , American photographer (* 1913 )
- March 31 : Raúl Alfonsín , Argentine politician and president (* 1927 )
- April 1 : Arne Andersson , Swedish athlete (* 1917 )
- April 2 : Niki List , Austrian filmmaker (* 1956 )
- April 7 : Dave Arneson , American game designer (* 1947 )
- April 12 : Sitara Achiksai , German-Afghan politician and women's rights activist (* 1949 )
- April 12 : Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick , American gender researcher and author (* 1950 )
- April 13 : Stefan Brecht , American philosopher and writer (* 1924 )
- April 13 : Abel Paz , Spanish resistance fighter and writer (* 1921 )
- April 14 : Maurice Druon , French writer and politician (* 1918 )
- April 17 : Hans Ziegenfuß , German trade unionist (* 1942 )
- April 19 : James Graham Ballard , British writer (born 1930 )
- April 22nd : Ken Annakin , British film director (* 1914 )
- April 22nd : Jack Cardiff , British cameraman and film director (born 1914 )
- April 22nd : Heinz Schröder , German puppeteer (* 1928 )
- April 25 : Beatrice Arthur , American actress (* 1922 )
- April 25 : Kurt Joachim von Bornhaupt , German judge (* 1928 )
- May 1st : Fred Delmare , German actor (* 1922 )
- May 2 : Augusto Boal , Brazilian playwright and director (* 1931 )
- May 2 : Marilyn French , American writer (* 1929 )
- May 4 : Dom DeLuise , American actor (born 1933 )
- May 4th : Fritz Muliar , Austrian actor (* 1919 )
- May 4th : Gisela Stein , German actress (* 1934 )
- May 6 : Valentin Varennikow , Soviet-Russian military and politician (* 1923 )
- May 10 : Maurice Edmond Müller , Swiss surgeon (* 1918 )
- May 11 : Manfred Riedel , German philosopher and author (* 1936 )
- May 13 : Monica Bleibtreu , Austrian actress (* 1944 )
- May 15 : Susanna Agnelli , Italian politician and author (* 1922 )
- May 17 : Clara von Arnim , German author (* 1909 )
- May 15 : Paul Flora , Austrian draftsman and caricaturist (* 1922 )
- May 17 : Mario Benedetti , Uruguayan writer (* 1920 )
- May 18 : José Luis Caballero , Mexican singer (* 1922 )
- May 18 : Paul Parin , Swiss ethno-psychoanalyst and writer (* 1916 )
- May 19 : Bill Edwards , American football player (* 1920 )
- May 19 : Robert Francis Furchgott , American scientist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1916 )
- May 20 : Oleg Jankowski , Russian actor (* 1944 )
- May 21 : Robert Müller , German ice hockey player (* 1980 )
- May 21 : Jacques Poch , French entrepreneur and racing driver (* 1912 )
- May 23 : Charlotte Grasnick , German author (* 1939 )
- May 23 : Barbara Rudnik , German actress (* 1958 )
- May 26 : Antonio Braga , Italian composer and music teacher (* 1929 )
- May 28 : Terence Alexander , British actor (* 1923 )
- May 29 : Robert Theodore Anderson , American organist, composer and music teacher (* 1934 )
- May 29 : Stanley Wolfe , American composer and music teacher (* 1924 )
- May 30th : Luís Cabral , politician and first President of Guinea-Bissau (* 1931 )
- May 30 : Ephraim Katzir , Israeli scientist and politician (* 1916 )
- May 30 : Jafar an-Numairi , Sudanese politician (* 1930 )
- May 31 : Millvina Dean , last survivor of the Titanic (* 1912 )
- June 2 : Glória de Sant'Anna , Portuguese poet (* 1925 )
- June 2 : David Eddings , American fantasy author (* 1931 )
- June 2 : Rudolf Springer , German art dealer and gallery owner (* 1909 )
- June 3 : David Carradine , American actor (born 1936 )
- June 3 : Koko Taylor , American blues singer (* 1928 )
- June 4 : Günter Spendel , German legal scholar (* 1922 )
- June 8 : Bertil Andersson , Swedish ice hockey and soccer player (* 1929 )
- June 8 : Omar Bongo , President of Gabon (1967–2009) (* 1935 )
- June 8 : Hans Brox , German civil law scholar and judge at the Federal Constitutional Court (* 1920 )
- June 9 : Karl-Michael Vogler , German actor (* 1928 )
- June 10 : Helle Virkner , Danish actress (* 1925 )
- June 11 : Jürgen Gosch , German theater director (* 1943 )
- June 13 : Khalil Abi-Nader , Lebanese Bishop (* 1921 )
- June 13th : Mitsuharu Misawa , Japanese wrestler (* 1962 )
- June 16 : Charlie Mariano , American jazz musician (* 1923 )
- June 17 : Ralf Dahrendorf , German-British sociologist, politician and publicist (* 1929 )
- June 19 : Jörg Hube , German actor, director and cabaret artist (* 1943 )
- June 19 : Ali Akbar Khan , Indian musician and composer (* 1922 )
- June 22nd : Irina Atykowna Asisjan , Russian art historian, architect and painter (* 1935 )
- June 23 : Hanne Hiob , German actress (* 1923 )
- June 23 : Ed McMahon , American showmaster and actor (* 1923 )
- June 25 : Farrah Fawcett , American actress (born 1947 )
- June 25 : Michael Jackson , American singer and musician (* 1958 )
- June 25 : Sky Saxon , American rock 'n' roll singer (born 1937 )
- June 26 : Eduardo Lagos , Argentine pianist, composer and music critic (* 1929 )
- June 27 : Ollie Poole , American football player (born 1922 )
- June 28 : Tom Wilkes , American designer and photographer (* 1939 )
- June 28 : Billy Mays , American teleshopping presenter (* 1958 )
- June 29 : Erwin Schopper , German physicist (* 1909 )
- June 30th : Pina Bausch , German dancer and choreographer (* 1940 )
- June 30th : Paquito Cordero , Puerto Rican television producer and actor (born 1932 )
- July 1 : Alexis Argüello Bohórquez , Nicaraguan boxing and politician (* 1952 )
- July 1 : Karl Malden , American actor (* 1912 )
- July 3 : Jorge Enrique Adoum , Ecuadorian writer (* 1926 )
- July 5 : Gerd Aretz , German graphic artist (* 1930 )
- July 5 : Lou Creekmur , American football player (born 1927 )
- July 6 : Vasily Aksjonow , Russian writer (* 1932 )
- July 6 : Robert McNamara , American politician and President of the World Bank (* 1916 )
- July 12 : Simon Vinkenoog , Dutch writer and poet (* 1928 )
- July 13 : Harry Källström , Swedish rally driver (* 1939 )
- July 14 : Heinrich Schweiger , Austrian actor (* 1931 )
- July 14 : Zbigniew Zapasiewicz , Polish actor and theater director (* 1934 )
- July 15 : Julius Shulman , American architectural photographer (* 1910 )
- July 17 : Walter Cronkite , American television journalist (* 1916 )
- July 17 : Leszek Kołakowski , Polish philosopher and essayist (* 1927 )
- July 19 : Frank McCourt , American writer (born 1930 )
- July 20 : Detlef Müller , German screenwriter (* 1929 )
- July 21 : Garnet Brooks , Canadian singer and vocal teacher (* 1937 )
- July 21 : Heinz Edelmann , German illustrator and graphic designer (* 1934 )
- July 23 : E. Lynn Harris , American author (born 1955 )
- July 24th : Werner Krusche , German Protestant bishop (* 1917 )
- July 24 : Hans-Joachim Rudolphi , German legal scholar (* 1934 )
- July 24th : Wolfgang Mocker , German aphorist (* 1954 )
- July 26 : Traugott Buhre , German actor (* 1929 )
- July 26 : Merce Cunningham , American dancer and choreographer (* 1919 )
- July 27 : Peter Horst Neumann , German poet, essayist and literary scholar (* 1936 )
- July 29th : Thomas von Randow , German mathematician, science editor and book author (* 1921 )
- July 30th : Dieter Ahlers , German lawyer (* 1921 )
- July 30th : Peter Zadek , German director (* 1926 )
- July 31 : Ilona Christen , German presenter (* 1951 )
- July 31 : Bobby Robson , British football coach (* 1933 )
- August 1 : Corazon Aquino , Filipino politician (* 1933 )
- August 1st : Artur Pipan , Austrian general (* 1919 )
- August 2 : Adolf Endler , German writer (* 1930 )
- August 4 : Hirotsugu Akaike , Japanese statistician (* 1927 )
- August 5 : Hartmut Atsma , German historian and diplomat (* 1937 )
- August 5 : Baitullah Mehsud , Pakistani terrorist (* early / mid 1970s)
- August 5 : Ric Cartey , American rockabilly musician and songwriter (* 1937 )
- August 6 : Willy DeVille , American musician (* 1950 )
- August 6 : John Hughes , American filmmaker (born 1950 )
- August 7th : José Pardo Llada , Cuban journalist and politician (* 1923 )
- August 11 : Abdulmalik Akhmedilov , Russian journalist (* 1975 or 1976)
- August 13 : Les Paul , American guitarist (born 1915 )
- August 15 : Uncle Kånkel , actually Håkan Florå , Swedish punk musician (* 1962 )
- August 18 : Kim Dae-jung , South Korean politician (* 1925 )
- August 18 : Hugo Loetscher , Swiss writer (* 1929 )
- August 19 : Julio Ardiles Gray , Argentine writer (* 1922 )
- 23 August : Anna-Maria Müller , German luge athlete, Olympic champion (* 1949 )
- August 24 : Toni Sailer , Austrian ski racer and actor (* 1935 )
- August 25 : Edward Kennedy , American politician (* 1932 )
- August 27 : Sergei Wladimirowitsch Michalkow , Russian writer (* 1913 )
- August 28 : Günter Kießling , German general (* 1925 )
- August 28 : Adam Goldstein , American disc jockey (* 1973 )
- August 29 : Ken Rudd , British entrepreneur and racing car driver (* 1921 )
- September 1 : Nevit Kodallı , Turkish composer (* 1924 )
- September 1 : Erich Kunzel , American conductor (* 1935 )
- September 8 : Aage Niels Bohr , Danish physicist, Nobel Prize winner 1975 (* 1922 )
- September 11th : Juan Almeida Bosque , Cuban revolutionary and politician (* 1927 )
- September 11th : Jim Carroll , American author and musician (* 1949 )
- September 11th : Larry Gelbart , American screenwriter (* 1928 )
- September 11th : Roger Melis , German photographer (* 1940 )
- September 11th : Henny van Schoonhoven , Dutch football player (* 1970 )
- September 11th : Yoshito Usui , Japanese manga artist (* 1958 )
- September 11th : Roland W. , German pop singer (* 1941 )
- September 12 : Willy Ronis , French photographer (* 1910 )
- September 12 : Dominik Brunner , German manager (* 1959 )
- September 14 : Patrick Swayze , American actor (* 1952 )
- September 16 : Mary Travers , American singer (* 1936 )
- September 16 : Josef Wiese , German baker and confectioner as well as entrepreneur and inventor (* 1932 )
- September 18 : Utz Jeggle , German folklorist (* 1941 )
- September 18 : Irving Kristol , American social scientist (* 1920 )
- September 19 : Eduard Zimmermann , German journalist and television presenter (* 1929 )
- September 21 : Parviz Meshkatian , Iranian santur player and composer (* 1955 )
- September 23 : Paul Suter , Swiss sculptor (* 1926 )
- September 24 : Nelly Arcan , Canadian writer (* 1973 )
- September 25 : Liselotte Ebnet , German operetta and musical singer (* 1932 )
- September 25 : Pierre Falardeau , French-Canadian director and political activist (* 1946 )
- September 25 : Alicia de Larrocha , Spanish pianist (* 1923 )
- September 26 : Geoff Barrowcliffe , British football player (born 1931 )
- September 27 : Apostolos , Greek metropolitan (* 1924 )
- September 27 : Donal McLaughlin , American graphic artist and architect (* 1907 )
- October 2 : Rolf Rüssmann , German soccer player (* 1950 )
- October 2 : Nat Finkelstein , American photographer (* 1933 )
- October 3 : Gert Mattenklott , German literary scholar (* 1942 )
- October 3 : Reinhard Mohn , German entrepreneur (* 1921 )
- October 3 : Queen Fatima of Libya (* 1911 )
- October 4th : Mercedes Sosa , Argentine folklorist (* 1935 )
- October 5 : Heidi Oetinger , German publisher (* 1908 )
- October 6 : Harry Cox , Belgian pianist and composer (* 1923 )
- October 6 : Raymond Federman , American writer (* 1928 )
- October 6 : Werner Maihofer , German lawyer and politician (* 1918 )
- October 7 : Shelby Singleton , American music producer (born 1931 )
- October 7 : Irving Penn , American photographer (born 1917 )
- October 9 : Jacques Chessex , Swiss writer (* 1934 )
- October 9 : Horst Szymaniak , German football player (* 1934 )
- October 10 : Stephen Gately , Irish singer and actor (born 1976 )
- October 11 : Veronika Neugebauer , German voice actress and actress (* 1968 )
- October 12 : Frank Vandenbroucke , Belgian cyclist (* 1974 )
- October 13 : Al Martino , American singer (born 1927 )
- October 13 : Roger Nixon , American composer and music teacher (* 1921 )
- October 14 : Orfila Bardesio , Uruguayan poet (* 1922 )
- October 15 : Alfred Aichinger , Austrian social security employee and politician (* 1934 )
- October 19 : Joseph Wiseman , Canadian actor (born 1918 )
- October 22 : Maryanne Amacher , American composer and improviser (* 1938 )
- October 23 : Walther Fürst , German lawyer, President of the Federal Administrative Court (* 1912 )
- October 25 : Camillo Cibin , Italian papal bodyguard (* 1926 )
- October 30 : Claude Lévi-Strauss , French ethnologist and anthropologist (* 1908 )
- November 1 : Achim Stocker , German football official (* 1935 )
- November 2 : Carsten Diercks , German documentary filmmaker and television pioneer (* 1921 )
- November 2 : Amir Pnueli , Israeli computer scientist (* 1941 )
- November 3 : Francisco Ayala , Spanish writer and sociologist (* 1906 )
- November 4 : Hubertus Brandenburg , German Catholic Bishop of Stockholm (* 1923 )
- November 6 : Günter Naumann , German actor (* 1925 )
- November 10 : Robert Enke , German football goalkeeper (* 1977 )
- November 14 : Toshitaka Hidaka , Japanese ethologist and author (* 1930 )
- November 14 : Hans Matthöfer , German politician (SPD) (* 1925 )
- November 15 : Jocelyn Quivrin , French actor (* 1979 )
- November 15 : Pavle , Serbian Orthodox Patriarch (* 1914 )
- November 17 : John Craxton , English painter (* 1922 )
- November 18 : Johnny Almond , British pop musician on flute and saxophone (* 1946 )
- November 18 : FRC Clarke , Canadian organist, choir director, composer and music teacher (* 1931 )
- November 18 : Jeanne-Claude , French-American artist (* 1935 )
- November 24th : Ishii Kan , Japanese composer (* 1921 )
- November 24th : Hale Smith , American composer, pianist and music teacher (* 1925 )
- November 24th : Samak Sundaravej , Thai Prime Minister (* 1935 )
- November 25 : Jean-Pierre Hurteau , Canadian opera singer (* 1924 )
- November 25 : Lupita Palomera , Mexican singer and actress (* 1923 )
- November 27 : Erich Böhme , former Spiegel editor-in-chief (* 1930 )
- November 30th : Hubert Patthey , Swiss racing driver and entrepreneur (* 1919 )
- December 3 : Ibrahim Hassan Addow , Somali politician and minister (* unknown)
- December 4th : Harold Bell , American merchandising agent (born 1919 )
- December 5 : Alfred Hrdlicka , Austrian sculptor (* 1928 )
- December 5 : Jörg Huffschmid , German economist (* 1940 )
- December 5 : Otto Graf Lambsdorff , German politician (* 1926 )
- December 5 : Jack Rose , American guitarist (* 1971 )
- December 8 : Luis Días , Dominican rock and jazz musician (* 1952 )
- December 8 : Cecil Steffen , American composer and music teacher (* 1919 )
- December 9 : Bob Curtis , American dancer and choreographer (* 1925 )
- December 12th : Otto Guggenbichler , German journalist and documentary filmmaker (* 1924 )
- December 15 : CDB Bryan , American author and journalist (* 1936 )
- December 15 : Oral Roberts , American healing preacher, television evangelist, and entrepreneur (born 1918 )
- December 16 : Roy E. Disney , nephew of the founder of the Walt Disney Company (* 1930 )
- December 16 : Yegor Timurowitsch Gaidar , former Russian Prime Minister (* 1956 )
- December 16 : Kurt Kelm , German translator (* 1925 )
- December 18 : Jacqueline Laurent , French actress (* 1918 )
- December 19 : Kurt Adel , Austrian literary and linguist (* 1920 )
- December 19 : Doris Günther , German entrepreneur and patron (* 1919 )
- December 19 : Peter Sadler , British racing car driver (* 1941 )
- December 20 : Brittany Murphy , American actress (born 1977 )
- December 20 : Paul Reinehr , German local researcher and painter (* 1922 )
- December 24th : Rafael Caldera , ex-President of Venezuela (* 1916 )
- December 24th : Denis Harbor , Canadian singer (* 1917 )
- December 24th : Gero von Wilpert , German author and literary scholar (* 1933 )
- December 25 : Vic Chesnutt , American singer and songwriter (* 1964 )
- December 26th : Yves Rocher , French cosmetics entrepreneur (* 1930 )
- December 26 : Peer Schmidt , German historian (* 1958 )
- December 27 : Olha Avilova , Ukrainian surgeon and university professor (* 1918 )
- December 28 : Winfried Seidinger , Austrian politician (* 1931 )
- Laurence Mitchell , British racing driver (* 1921 )
- Hermann Schäfer , German composer, music teacher and musicologist (* 1927 )
- Rafael Velásquez , Venezuelan trumpeter and flugelhorn player (* 1930 )
Gallery of the deceased
January 1: Ron Asheton (2008)
January 1: Helen Suzman (1959)
January 2: Inger Christensen (2008)
January 15: Maurice Chappaz (1983)
January 16: Andrew Wyeth (2007)
January 27: John Updike (1989)
January 29th: Hank Crawford (?)
January 29: John Martyn (1978)
February 3: Kurt Demmler (1989)
February 11: Albert Barillé (2007)
February 18: Kamila Skolimowska (2008)
February 22nd: Günter Kochan (?)
February 28: Max Aebischer (?)
March 2: Ernst Benda (1973)
March 9: Albrecht Schönherr (1993)
March 15: Richard Aoki (2007)
March 18: Natasha Richardson (1999)
March 31: Raúl Alfonsín (2003)
April 7th: Dave Arneson (?)
April 12: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (2007)
April 13: Abel Paz (2007)
April 14: Maurice Druon (2003)
April 22nd: Jack Cardiff (?)
April 25: Beatrice Arthur (1987)
May 2: Augusto Boal (2008)
May 4th: Dom DeLuise (1975)
May 6: Valentin Varennikow (1994)
May 10: Maurice Edmond Müller (?)
May 13: Monica Bleibtreu (2007)
May 15: Paul Flora (2001)
May 17: Mario Benedetti (1983)
May 18: Paul Parin (2006)
May 19: Robert Francis Furchgott (?)
May 20: Oleg Jankowski (?)
May 21: Robert Müller (2005)
May 23: Barbara Rudnik (2007)
May 30th: Luís Cabral (1976)
May 30: Ephraim Katzir (1977)
May 30: Jafar an-Numairi (1981)
May 31: Millvina Dean (1999)
June 3: David Carradine (2008)
June 3: Koko Taylor (2006)
June 8: Omar Bongo (2004)
June 9: Karl-Michael Vogler (2003)
June 13: Mitsuharu Misawa (2007)
June 16: Charlie Mariano (2003)
June 19: Ali Akbar Khan (1988)
June 23: Ed McMahon (2005)
June 25: Farrah Fawcett (2008)
June 25: Michael Jackson (1984)
June 25: Sky Saxon (1989)
June 28: Billy Mays (2009)
June 30th: Pina Bausch (2009)
July 1: Karl Malden (2009)
July 6: Robert McNamara (1961)
July 12: Simon Vinkenoog (2006)
July 14: Zbigniew Zapasiewicz (2008)
July 17: Walter Cronkite (2004)
July 17: Leszek Kołakowski (2007)
July 19: Frank McCourt (2006)
July 24th: Werner Krusche (1981)
July 26th: Merce Cunningham (?)
July 31: Ilona Christen (?)
July 31: Bobby Robson (2007)
August 1: Corazon Aquino (1986)
August 6: Willy DeVille (2008)
August 13: Les Paul (2008)
August 18: Kim Dae-jung (2001)
August 18: Hugo Loetscher (2006)
August 23: Anna-Maria Müller (1971)
August 24: Toni Sailer (1998)
August 25: Edward "Ted" Kennedy (?)
August 27: Sergei Michalkow (2003)
August 28: Günter Kießling (2007)
August 28: Adam Goldstein (2009)
September 8: Aage Niels Bohr (1955)
September 11: Juan Almeida (?)
September 11: Jim Carroll (2005)
September 14: Patrick Swayze (1989)
September 25: Alicia de Larrocha (?)
October 3: Reinhard Mohn (1986)
October 3: Queen Fatima of Libya (1950s)
October 4th: Mercedes Sosa (1960s)
October 6: Raymond Federman (2008)
October 6: Werner Maihofer (1974)
October 9: Jacques Chessex (2009)
October 10: Stephen Gately (2009)
October 12: Frank Vandenbroucke (2007)
October 13: Al Martino (2005)
October 25: Camillo Cibin (2005)
October 30: Claude Lévi-Strauss (2005)
November 2nd: Carsten Diercks (?)
November 2: Amir Pnueli (2005)
November 3: Francisco Ayala (?)
November 10: Robert Enke (2008)
November 14: Hans Matthöfer (1981)
November 15: Jocelyn Quivrin (2008)
November 24th: Samak Sundaravej (2008)
November 27: Erich Böhme (1985)
December 5: Alfred Hrdlicka (2005)
December 5: Otto Graf Lambsdorff (2001)
December 5: Jack Rose (2007)
December 8: Luis Días (2003)
December 16: Roy E. Disney (1990)
December 16: Yegor Gaidar (2008)
December 20: Brittany Murphy (2006)
December 25: Vic Chesnutt (2008)
The announcement of the Nobel Prize winners for 2009 took place from October 5th to 12th. The award ceremony took place on December 10, 2009 in Stockholm and Oslo.
- Medicine or Physiology : Elizabeth Blackburn , Carol W. Greider and Jack Szostak for their discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase .
- Physics : Half of the Nobel Prize goes to Charles Kuen Kao for his fundamental work on the use of optical fibers for optical communication. The other half goes to Willard Boyle and George Elwood Smith for inventing the CCD sensor .
- Chemistry : Venkatraman Ramakrishnan , Thomas A. Steitz and Ada Yonath “for the studies on the structure and function of the ribosome ”.
- Literature : Herta Müller , "who draws landscapes of homelessness by condensing the poetry and objectivity of prose".
- Peace : Barack Obama , "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples"
- Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics : Elinor Ostrom , “for her analysis of economic activity in the field of common goods ”; Oliver E. Williamson , "for his analysis of economic activity in the company's internal area"
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