An earthquake in Haiti kills around 220,000 people and makes 1.3 million people homeless.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico results in the worst oil spill in United States history.
The ash cloud after the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland is causing European air traffic to shut down.
After Horst Köhler's resignation, Christian Wulff is elected as the new German Federal President.
In a crowd in the access area of the Love Parade in Duisburg , 21 people die and over 500 are injured.
Severe floods in Pakistan have affected over 14 million people .
The rescue of 33 miners after a mining accident is a miracle of Chile in the press worldwide.
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The year 2010 started on a Friday, January 1st and ended again on a Friday, December 31st . It was marked by an earthquake in Haiti that killed around 220,000 people and left 1.3 million people homeless. For the United States, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico became the worst oil spill in its history. In Germany, 21 people died and at least 652 were injured in a crowd in the access area of the Love Parade in Duisburg . The subsequent process against those responsible lasted for several years. Lena Meyer-Landrut wins theEurovision Song Contest in Oslo, which was the second victory of the competition for Germany.
Politics and world events
- January 1 : The EU Council Presidency passes to Spain .
- January 1 : Doris Leuthard becomes the new Federal President of Switzerland
- January 19 : In a by-election to the US Senate in Massachusetts , Republican Scott Brown is elected to succeed Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy , who died in the summer of 2009 . This means that the Democrats lose their 60-vote majority in the Senate .
- January 26 : Mahinda Rajapaksa , the incumbent President of Sri Lanka , is confirmed in office with 57.9% of the vote. His challenger Sarath Fonseka was placed under house arrest on February 8th.
- January 28 : Five military personnel involved in the August 1975 assassination of President Mujibur Rahman and his family are hanged in Dhaka .
- January 31 : The Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika is elected President of the African Union for one year . At the same time, the African Union adopts a new flag .
- February 3rd : The European Commission puts Greece's budget under EU control; by 2012, the country has to push its new debt below the mark of the EU convergence criteria of three percent of the gross domestic product.
- February 7 : In the run-off election for president of Ukraine is Viktor Yanukovych the winner.
- February 9 : The European Parliament approves the new Commission under President José Manuel Durão Barroso .
- February 9 : the German Federal Constitutional Court pronounces its judgment on the so-called Hartz 4 laws and declares in particular that the standard rates are unconstitutional.
- February 11 : The EU Parliament overturns the SWIFT agreement that would have allowed US terrorist investigators to access European bank data.
- February 18 : In a military coup in Niger , President Tandja Mamadou is overthrown by a violent military coup and replaced by a military dictatorship that suspends the constitution.
- February 19 : The Dutch government under Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende falls apart over the dispute over the extension of the Afghanistan mission .
- February 24th : The European Commission recommends the opening of accession negotiations between the European Union and Iceland .
- March 2nd : The German Federal Constitutional Court declares data retention in its current form to be unconstitutional. It calls for stricter precautions for data security, transparency and data retrieval by security authorities.
- March 3 : A vote of no confidence requested by Viktor Yanukovych's ruling party, which parliament approves, forces Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to resign.
- March 21 : The United States House of Representatives passes President Barack Obama's health care reform with a narrow majority .
- March 29 : 39 people die in attacks in Moscow .
- March 31 : In Brussels, the Western European Union announces its dissolution. After the Treaty of Lisbon , the European Union takes over its tasks.
- April 2 : During a 9-hour armed conflict with insurgents as part of the ISAF mission in Afghanistan (Char Darreh district, about 6 km west of Kunduz), three German soldiers are killed and eight others are seriously wounded.
- April 6 : Start of construction of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea to Germany.
- April 7 : Putsch in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek , 75 people die in the riots and more than 1,000 are injured. President Kurmanbek Bakiyev flees. A transitional government led by Rosa Otunbajewa takes power.
- April 8 : US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev sign a new START treaty on nuclear disarmament.
- April 10 : Polish President Lech Kaczyński and numerous Polish politicians, military officials and dignitaries die in the Smolensk plane crash . A total of 96 people die. The delegation was on its way to the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre .
- April 21 : Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his Russian counterpart Dmitri Medvedev agree to extend the right to use the Russian Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol beyond 2017 and to supply Russian natural gas on more favorable terms.
- April 22nd : NATO foreign ministers decide to include Bosnia and Herzegovina in the action plan for candidate countries and recommend further reforms.
- April 23 : Greece , which is on the verge of national bankruptcy due to the financial crisis from 2007 , asks the European Union and the International Monetary Fund for a total of 45 billion euros in financial aid.
- April 25 : At the World Bank summit , the 186 member states decide to redistribute voting rights and give emerging and developing countries a greater say in relation to the industrialized countries .
- April 27 : Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Russia's President Dmitri Anatoljewitsch Medvedev put an end to the 40-year-old dispute over the common border in the Barents Sea and the Arctic .
- May 1 : The attempted attack on Times Square in New York City made international headlines.
- May 4th : The heads of state and government of the member states of the Union of South American Nations elect Néstor Kirchner as the organization's first general secretary.
- May 7th : Chile joins the OECD as the first South American and the second Latin American country after Mexico .
- May 10 : The European Council decides to set up the European Stability Mechanism (“Euro rescue package”) with a volume of 750 billion euros . The Greek financial crisis leads to a euro crisis .
- 15. - 19th May : Thai security forces beat the unrest of the "Red Shirts" in Bangkok down. Dozens of people die.
- May 31 : Horst Köhler declares his immediate resignation from the office of German Federal President.
- June 30 : Christian Wulff ( CDU ) is elected by the Federal Assembly as the tenth Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the third ballot he received 625 votes against Joachim Gauck (non-party) with 494 votes.
- June 30th : Benigno Aquino III. takes office as President of the Philippines .
- July 1 to December 31 : Belgium takes over the EU Council Presidency.
- July 21 : Slovenia becomes 32nd member state of the OECD.
- August 1 : The law banning cluster munitions , ratified by 108 states of the United Nations , comes into force.
- August 1 : The SWIFT agreement , which is the US allows terror investigators to inspect EU to get accounts, enters into force.
- August 5th : In Chile, 33 miners are buried in a copper and gold mine. They will all be saved alive on October 13th .
- August 6 : In Poland is Bronisław Komorowski one month after the presidential election before the Parliament as President sworn in.
- August 7 : In Colombia , Juan Manuel Santos is sworn in as President of the Republic in front of the parliament .
- August 10 : The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declares the swine flu pandemic over.
- August 12 : In Suriname , Desi Bouterse is sworn in as President of the Republic before the National Assembly .
- August 16 : The People's Republic of China ousts Japan from second place in the world's economically strongest nations.
- August 19 : Seven years after the invasion left the last US combat troops to Iraq .
- August 25 : Danny Philip is from the Parliament as Prime Minister of Solomon Islands elected.
- September 7th : Israel becomes 33rd member state of the OECD.
- September 12 : Constitutional referendum in Turkey (57.93 percent approval)
- September 19 : In Sweden the Civil Alliance is re-elected under Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt .
- September 26 : Parliamentary elections in Venezuela 2010 . The Movimiento Quinta República party of Hugo Chávez (president 1999-2013) remains in power.
- September 27 : The President of the Republic of Kosovo , Fatmir Sejdiu , resigns; Jakup Krasniqi will be the interim president until the new election .
- September 30th : The mutiny in Ecuador begins in Quito . Dissatisfied police officers, supported by some army units, are attempting a coup against President Rafael Correa .
- September 30 : 'Black Thursday' in Stuttgart during the protests against Stuttgart 21 : Police units evacuate the central palace garden . Several seriously injured people, including minors.
- October 10 : The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved and Curaçao and Sint Maarten become autonomous areas within the Kingdom of the Netherlands . The islands of Saba , Sint Eustatius and Bonaire become special municipalities of the Netherlands .
- October 13th : The Chilean miners buried on August 5th are rescued .
- November 1st : Nationwide introduction of the electronic identity card in Germany.
- November 2 : In elections in the USA , the Democrats under President Barack Obama lose an absolute majority in the House of Representatives; they still hold a majority in the US Senate .
- November 2 : California holds a referendum on whether to legalize cannabis (54% against).
- November 2 : Oberstaufen is the first German place that can be viewed street by street in the Internet using the Google Street View additional service, which is controversial in terms of data protection .
- November 5 : The twelfth Castor transport starts in northern France with the destination Gorleben .
- 19./20. November: At its summit in Lisbon, NATO decides on a joint missile shield in partnership with Russia and a new strategic concept .
- 20./21. November: Pope Benedict XVI. creates 24 new cardinals at the Consistory on Christkönigsfest, including 2 Germans ( Reinhard Marx and Walter Brandmüller )
- November 23: The North Korean People's Army shells the Yeonpyeong island claimed by South Korea . Two South Korean soldiers are killed and over 20 people injured. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak then orders the army to be mobilized .
- 10th Conference of the Parties ( COP 10 ) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Japan and the 2010 countdown is reached
- Planned completion of the Bologna Process .
- 1./2. December OSCE meeting in Astana ( Kazakhstan ).
- December 9 : Estonia becomes the 34th member state of the OECD.
- Revolution in Tunisia 2010/2011 .
- December 21 : The Milan public prosecutor's office starts investigations against Berlusconi for promoting the prostitution of minors and for abuse of office ( Ruby affair ).
- April 10 : When a Tupolev Tu-154 crashes near Smolensk , Russia , 96 people are killed, including Poland's President Lech Kaczyński and other high-ranking Polish politicians and military officials.
- April 20 : Eleven people are believed to be killed in an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico . As a result, the oil rig sinks and an oil spill occurs in the Gulf of Mexico
- May 12 : 103 people are killed in a plane crash of an Afriqiyah Airways plane . Only a nine year old boy survived.
- May 22nd : An unsuccessful attempt to land an Air India Boeing 737 in Mangalore kills 158 people; only a few passengers survive.
- July 2 : In the Congolese town of Sange (South Kivu) , the explosion of a crashed tanker truck loaded with petrol ultimately kills 271 and injures over 150 people.
- July 24th : In the accident at the Love Parade 2010 in Duisburg , 21 people are killed, at least 652 participants are injured, some seriously.
- July 28 : An Airbus 321 from Pakistani Airblue crashes on approach to Islamabad . 152 people died in the first incident involving this type of aircraft.
- October 4 : The dam of the landfill basin of an aluminum works not far from the Hungarian town of Kolontár breaks . Several communities are hit by a heavy metal-containing and corrosive red mud flood; ten people die as a result, 150 people are injured; several hundred have to be evacuated. All plant and animal life is suffocated on an area of 40 km².
- November 22nd : A mass panic breaks out at the traditional water festival in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh . At least 339 people die in a crowd on a bridge.
- January 12: An earthquake in Haiti kills around 220,000 people and leaves over a million homeless.
- February 20: Heavy downpours on the flower island Madeira lead to floods and landslides. Over 40 dead.
- 26.-28. February: Hurricane Xynthia races over Portugal, Spain, France, Benelux and Germany. Over 60 people die; most of the victims are in France.
- February 27: A major earthquake in Chile , near the city of Concepción .
- April 5: Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains claim up to 300 lives in the Brazilian metropolis of Rio de Janeiro .
- April 14th: Qinghai / People's Republic of China : At least 1,300 people die and 10,000 are injured in an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale in the northwestern province of the country.
- April 15: After another eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland , large areas of the air space have to be closed due to ash clouds. After initially affecting the British Isles and the Scandinavian countries , the disruption subsequently spreads to France , the Benelux countries , Germany and Central Europe . Air traffic had to be suspended in three quarters of Europe, which resulted in severe economic damage for the countries affected by the flight ban.
- Mid / end of May: In parts of Europe there are floods . Poland is particularly hard hit.
- Late July / early August: Flood disaster in Pakistan : more than 1,600 people die; 2 million become homeless.
- July to November: Flood catastrophe in West and Central Africa : Week-long rainfalls hit Benin , Nigeria , Togo and Ghana in particular ; at least 377 people die.
- July 31 and the following days: Forest fires in Russia
- 6-8 August: Heavy rains and the broken dam of the Witka river in Poland cause the worst flood disaster since records began in 1912 in the border triangle between Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. The German towns of Görlitz, Hagenwerder, Leuba, Ostritz, Ludwigsdorf and Ober- Neundorf; the Polish towns of Radomiersyze, Bogatynia and Zgorzelec and the Czech town of Chrastava. A total of 4 people died.
- 7th / 8th August: Severe landslides in the People's Republic of China claim many lives.
- SEPTEMBER 4: Darfield earthquake with magnitude 7.1 M W in New Zealand .
- October 18: Typhoon Megi in the Luzon area ( Philippines ) and kills at least 70 people.
- December 29, 2009 to January 7: At the 58th Four Hills Tournament , the Austrian Andreas Kofler was the overall winner.
- 1st - 17th January: 32nd Dakar Rally with start and finish in Buenos Aires . Winner: Carlos Sainz (car); Cyril Despres (motorcycle); Marcos Patronelli (Quad); Vladimir Chagin (truck)
- 2-9 January: The 22nd Hopman Cup in Perth , Australia ends with Spain 's third victory after 1990 and 2002 .
- January 3rd : Phil Taylor wins the PDC World Darts Championship
- 10.-31. January: At the 27th African Cup of Nations in Angola , Egypt beat Ghana 1-0 in the final and took the title for the third time in a row.
- 15-17 January: 80th Int. Lauberhorn race in Wengen . The Swiss local hero Carlo Janka won the downhill.
- 18.-31. January: 98th Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne . Winner in the singles: Roger Federer from Switzerland won his fourth title and Serena Williams from the USA repeated her victory from the previous year. She is a five-time individual winner.
- 18.-24. January: European Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn , Estonia
- 19. – 31. January: 9th European men's handball championship in Austria . France won the final against Croatia 25:21. The French won the third major title in a row after the Olympic gold in 2008 and the World Cup in 2009 .
- 22.-24. January: 70th Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel , Austria. The Swiss Didier Cuche decided the descent for himself. 31 years after his father Christian Neureuther , Felix Neureuther won the slalom.
- February 7: Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens , Florida . The New Orleans Saints won 31:17 against the Indianapolis Colts and took their first Super Bowl title.
- 12.-28. February: 21st Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada . The German team returned with ten gold; thirteen silver and seven bronze medals returned from Canada.
- 12-14 February: The 33rd America's Cup took place in front of Valencia . Team BMW Oracle Racing won 2-0 against Alinghi .
- February 24th to March 2nd: 17th Algarve Cup in Portugal . In the final, Germany lost to the USA with 2: 3 goals.
- February 28 to March 13: 12th field hockey World Championship for Men in India New Delhi . In the final, Germany lost to Australia 2-1 and missed their third World Cup title in a row.
- March 5 to December 5: 99th Tennis Davis Cup
- 12-21 March: 10th Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, Canada . The German team finished with thirteen gold; five silver and six bronze medals took first place in the medal table .
- 12-14 March: 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha , Qatar
- March 14 to November 14: 61st Formula 1 season
- 20.-28. March: At the 32nd Women's Curling World Championships in Swift Current , Canada , the German team won the final against Scotland 8: 6. This was the second time that Germany became the women's curling world champion after 1988 .
- 22-28 March: World Figure Skating Championship in Turin
- 26./27. March: DFB Futsal Cup in the Lausitz-Arena in Cottbus .
- March 28: WrestleMania 26 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix , Arizona
- April 3: 156th Boat Race on the Thames between the oar aft of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge . The Cambridge eighth took the win in 17:37 minutes; overall it is 80:75 wins for Cambridge.
- 3rd-11th April: 51st Men's Curling World Championship in Cortina d'Ampezzo , Italy
- April 24th to May 11th: World Chess Championship in Sofia . Viswanathan Anand defended his title against Wesselin Topalow with 6.5: 5.5 points.
- April 30th to May 16th: 3rd ICC World Twenty20 in the British West Indies
- 7-23 May: 74th Ice Hockey World Championship in Germany . The Czech Republic won the final 2-1 against Russia. Germany took 4th place.
- May 8th: Last matchday of the Bundesliga and the 3rd division . The Bayern Munich is German master who VfL Bochum and Hertha BSC rise in the second league from. VfL Osnabrück , FC Erzgebirge Aue and FC Ingolstadt 04 have been promoted to the 2nd division . Holstein Kiel , Wuppertaler SV Borussia and Borussia Dortmund II are relegated to League 4 .
- 8-30 May: 93rd Giro d'Italia starting in Amsterdam . Ivan Basso (Italy) achieved his second victory at the Giro .
- May 9: Last game day of the 2nd Bundesliga . The 1. FC Kaiserslautern and FC St. Pauli to rise, Hansa Rostock , the TuS Koblenz and Rot Weiss Ahlen descend.
- May 12: UEFA Europa League final in the Hamburg football arena . Atlético Madrid defeated English representative FC Fulham .
- 13-16 May: German jumping and dressage derby in Hamburg - Klein Flottbek
- 13-16 May: 24-hour race on the Nürburgring
- May 15: Men's DFB Cup final in Berlin's Olympic Stadium . The Bayern Munich defeated Werder Bremen 4: 0th
- May 15: Women's DFB Cup final in Cologne's Rheinenergiestadion . The FCR 2001 Duisburg won against FF USV Jena 1: 0th
- May 15th: The sports club FC St. Pauli was founded 100 years ago .
- May 17th: 150th anniversary of the founding of TSV 1860 Munich .
- May 22: UEFA Champions League final at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid between FC Bayern Munich and Inter Milan 0-2.
- May 24th to June 6th: 110th French Open tennis tournament in Paris . Rafael Nadal and Francesca Schiavone won the singles.
- June 11th to July 11th: 19th Men's Football World Cup in South Africa . Spain won their first world title with a 1-0 aet against the Netherlands . The German team finished third with a 3-2 win against Uruguay .
- 19.-27. June: 129th Kiel Week
- June 21 to July 4: 134th Wimbledon tennis tournament in London . The individual winners : Rafael Nadal (men) and Serena Williams (women). Anna-Lena Grönefeld won the mixed title together with Mark Knowles from the Bahamas .
- July 4th: 9th Ironman Germany in Frankfurt am Main . Winner: Andreas Raelert (men) and Sandra Wallenhorst (women); both from Germany.
- 3rd - 25th July: 97th Tour de France starting in Rotterdam . Tour winner: Alberto Contador for the third time after 2007 and 2009.
- 9-18 July: CHIO equestrian tournament in Aachen
- July 23: start of the 3rd soccer league ; the last matchday will be played on May 14, 2011.
- 23 July to 1 August: European baseball championships in Stuttgart , Heidenheim an der Brenz and Neuenburg am Rhein . Final: Italy 8-4 Netherlands; Germany took third place.
- July 26th to August 1st: 20th European Athletics Championships in Barcelona . Germany won 16 medals (4 × gold; 6 × silver and 6 × bronze)
- July 29th to August 11th: ISSF World Championship ( sport shooting ) in Munich
- July 31 to August 7: The 8th Gay Games will take place in Cologne .
- 4th-15th August: 30th European Swimming Championships (50-meter lane) in Budapest
- August 13: First round of the 2010/11 DFB Cup ; the final is scheduled for May 21, 2011 in the Berlin Olympic Stadium .
- 14.-26. August: 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore
- August 17th: 17th Schnupf World Championship in Oberlauterbach , Bavaria
- August 20: The Bundesliga starts its 48th season. The last game day will take place on May 14, 2011.
- August 20: The 37th season of the 2nd Bundesliga begins and ends on May 15, 2011.
- 25-29 August: 7th Regatta Sail in Bremerhaven
- 25-29 August: 3rd Vovinam Viêt Võ Dao World Cup in the Willi-Weyer Sportschule, Hachen
- August 28th to September 12th: 16th World Basketball Championship in Turkey . The USA team won the World Cup again after 16 years with an 81-64 win against hosts Turkey.
- August 28th to September 19th: 65th Vuelta a España starting in Seville . Winner: Vincenzo Nibali (Italy)
- August 30th to September 12th: 129th US Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows , New York . The Spaniard Rafael Nadal and the Belgian Kim Clijsters win the individual titles.
- 1st - 15th September: 12th Women's Field Hockey World Championship in Buenos Aires , Argentina . Host Argentina beat the Netherlands 3-1.
- 11-19 September: 29th European Table Tennis Championships in Ostrava , Czech Republic
- 18.-30. September: World Championships in weightlifting in the Turkish Antalya
- September 20th - October 4th: Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk . The winner of the men will be Ukraine, the winner of the women will be Russia I.
- September 23 to October 3: 16th women's basketball world championship in the Czech Republic . After the men, the women of the USA also won the world championship. Final: USA - Czech Republic 89:69
- September 25th to October 10th: 6th World Equestrian Games will be held in Lexington , Kentucky .
- 3rd-14th October: 19th Commonwealth Games in Delhi , India
- October 9: 34th Ironman in Hawaii . Winners: Chris McCormack (men) and Mirinda Carfrae (women); both from Australia.
- 1-9 November: 59th World Fencing Championships in Paris
- 12.-27. November: 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou , China
- November 14th : With the victory at the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi , the 23-year-old Sebastian Vettel closes the racing season as the new Formula 1 world champion .
- 25.-28. November: 14th European Short Course Swimming Championships (25-meter lane) in Eindhoven , Netherlands
- 26.-28. November: 55th Indoor Cycling World Championships 2010 in Stuttgart
- 2nd - 25th December: Women's World Chess Championship . With her victory, the Chinese Hou Yifan becomes the youngest world chess champion to date at the age of 16.
- 7-19 December: 9th European Women's Handball Championship in Denmark and Norway
- December 19: Election of the German athlete of the year in Baden-Baden ; Men: Sebastian Vettel ( automobile sport ), women: Maria Riesch ( alpine skiing ), team: German men's national football team
Culture and society
- January 1st : Foundation of the new École normal supérieure de Lyon , following the merger of ENS Lyon with ENS LSH.
- January 4th : Inauguration of the Burj Khalifa ( Caliph's Tower ), the tallest building in the world at 828 meters.
- January 9th: Opening ceremony and cultural festival of the Ruhr.2010 (European Capital of Culture in the Ruhr Area) at the World Heritage Site Zeche Zollverein
- 15.-24. January: The 75th Green Week fair takes place in Berlin .
- January 17: 67th Golden Globe Awards
- 2nd-7th February: transmediale Berlin
- February 3 : A bronze cast of Alberto Giacometti's sculpture L'Homme qui marche I changes hands for 74.4 million euros and becomes the most expensive work of art to date.
- 11-21 February 60th Berlinale - Film Festival
- March 7: 82nd Academy Awards
- May 1st to October 31st: Expo in Shanghai , People's Republic of China
- May 7th: Port birthday in Hamburg
- May 20 : A total of five paintings by the painters Georges Braque , Pablo Picasso , Amedeo Modigliani , Henri Matisse and Fernand Léger with a total value of at least 50 million euros are stolen from the Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris by an unknown burglar . Their whereabouts are unclear.
- May 28th to June 6th: Hessentag in Stadtallendorf
- 18.-20. June: 30th day of Lower Saxony in Celle
- June 19: Parade for Christopher Street Day (CSD) in Berlin
- August 7th: Gay Pride - Parade for the 30th Christopher Street Day in Hamburg
- September 6th: Opening of the main hearing in the Kachelmann trial at the Mannheim Regional Court .
- 17th-19th September: NRW Day in Siegen
- September 18 to October 3: 177th Oktoberfest in Munich for 200 years.
- September 3 to October 16: 20th International Cologne Comedy Festival
- 6-10 October: The Frankfurt Book Fair is Argentina host.
- October 9th: Opening of the Auberlehaus Museum in Trossingen with the largest paleontological exhibition between Stuttgart, Tübingen and Zurich.
- Opening of the then largest hotel in the world, Asia-Asia , in DubaiLand Dubai
- January 31: 52nd Grammy Awards
- May 29: Lena Meyer-Landrut wins with Satellite at the final of the 55th Eurovision Song Contest for Germany in the Telenor Arena in Oslo- Bornebu
- July 17th: Schlagermove in Hamburg
- One Direction is founded.
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- The book Odyssey 2010 - The Year We Make Contact and the movie 2010: The Year We Make Contact set in 2010.
- Holy Compostelan Year
- Year of Silence 2010 : The Year of Silence is a joint initiative of various Christian churches, works and institutions.
- 15th January to 20th November: Anniversary year "1000 years of St. Michael (Hildesheim) World Heritage Site "
- April 4th Easter
- April 10 to May 23: Exhibition of the Turin Shroud .
- April 22nd: In the wake of the scandal surrounding the sexual and physical abuse of children and young people in the Catholic Church, Bishop Walter Mixa submits his resignation to the Pope .
- 12-16 May: Second Ecumenical Church Congress in Munich
- May 28th Vesakh
- 2-6 June: Youth Church Congress 2010 in Mainz
- 12-15 June: Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first World Mission Conference in Edinburgh
- 3rd and 4th August: International altar pilgrimage to Rome
- August 11th to September 8th Ramadan
- September 17th, Yom Kippur
- October 17th: Mary MacKillop is welcomed by Pope Benedict XVI. canonized as the first saints of Australia and Oceania .
- November 5th Diwali
- November 16 Islamic Festival of Sacrifice
- December 2nd Hanukkah
- Triple conjunction between Jupiter and Uranus
- January 15th: With 11min 8s the longest lasting annular solar eclipse in the 21st century, visible in Africa and Asia
- June 26th: Partial lunar eclipse
- July 11: 5min 20s total solar eclipse , visible in southern South America
- August 24: Announcement of the discovery of a planetary system with at least five planets
- September 29: Researchers from the University of California announce the discovery of two more planets around Gliese 581 , named Gliese 581 f and Gliese 581 g .
- December 21: total lunar eclipse
- October 3 : The payment of the German reparations after the First World War is completed.
- April 15 : The ash cloud from the erupted Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull leads to massive disruption of air traffic in Europe for days .
- August 28 : The Swedish King Carl XVI. Gustaf opens the Botniabanan . The single-track railway line between Västeraspby and Umeå runs through Sweden's longest railway tunnel .
- Gothenburg / Sweden : Sale of the Swedish company Volvo to the Chinese company Geeley International
- Chicago / United States : United Airlines and Continental Airlines merge.
- Foundation of the Social Entrepreneurship Academy in Munich
science and technology
- January 2: The worldwide unique mixed operation of conventional and automatic subway in Nuremberg is completely converted to automatic operation .
- February 8: Start of the space shuttle mission STS-130 to expand the ISS through the Tranquility connection node and the Cupola viewing platform .
- February 11: Launch of NASA 's Solar Dynamics Observatory probe for more precise observation of the sun and space weather.
- March 4th: Launch of NASA's GOES-P satellite for weather forecasts, particularly in the USA .
- March 30: In the Large Hadron Collider at CERN , protons with a total of 7 TeV are collided and analyzed for the first time.
- April 5: Start of the space shuttle mission STS-131 to supply the ISS with a refilled ammonia tank, among other things.
- April 8: Launch of the ESA satellite CryoSat 2 to record the planetary ice masses and to replace the crashed satellite CryoSat 1
- May 14: Start of the space shuttle mission STS-132 to expand the ISS with the Rasswet module
- May 19: First delivery of the Airbus A380 to Deutsche Lufthansa
- June 21: Start of the TanDEM-X mission for three-dimensional measurement of the earth's surface in higher quality than the STS-99 mission by the space shuttle
- July 10: The Rosetta probe flies past the asteroid Lutetia
- July 2nd: Opening of the Rheinseilbahn in Koblenz , the largest cableway in Germany
- 19. – 22. September Meeting of the Society of German Natural Scientists and Doctors in Dresden
- September 27th: German researchers in Braunschweig announce the development of a new type of nano-layer for glass panes, which in future will make ice scraping almost unnecessary.
- October 15: Final breakthrough at the Gotthard Base Tunnel , the world's longest railway tunnel at 57 km.
- December 14th: " Voyager 1 " leaves the solar wind zone
- International Year of Biodiversity ( UN )
- International year for the rapprochement of cultures (UN)
- European Year of the Indigenous Peoples
- European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion
- European capitals of culture are the Ruhr area in Germany with the Ruhr.2010 ( Essen won the application for all 53 municipalities), Pécs ( Hungary ) as the representative of a new EU member and Istanbul ( Turkey ) as the representative of a country outside the EU.
- Year of Silence 2010 for various Christian churches and organizations.
- The great cormorant ( Phalacrocorax carbo ) is bird of the year ( Naturschutzbund Deutschland NABU)
- The Siberian iris ( Iris sibirica ) is Flower of the Year ( Nature and Plants Foundation )
- The bird cherry ( Prunus avium ) is tree of the year (Kuratorium Tree of the Year)
- The Barn Owl ( Cortinarius praestans ) is mushroom of the year ( German Society for Mycology )
- The crucian carp ( Carassius carassius ) is fish of the year ( Association of German Sport Fishermen )
- The badger ( Meles meles ) is Wild Animal of the Year ( Schutzgemeinschaft Deutsches Wild )
- The beautiful bear ( Callimorpha dominula ) is butterfly of the year ( Association for the Environment and Nature Conservation Germany BUND)
- The clove tree ( Syzygium aromaticum ) is medicinal plant of the year (Naturheilverein Theophrastus)
- The common ivy ( Hedera helix ) is medicinal plant of the year (study group development history of medicinal plants)
For the detailed list of the deceased see Nekrolog 2010 .
- January 1 : Max Salpeter , English violinist (* 1908 )
- January 1 : Freya von Moltke , German resistance fighter (* 1911 )
- January 3 : Luisito Martí , Dominican musician, actor, film producer and television presenter (* 1945 )
- January 4th : Johan Ferrier , Surinamese politician (* 1910 )
- January 8 : Oskar Rosi , German artist (* 1922 )
- January 9th : Antonio de Raco , Argentine pianist and music teacher of Italian origin (* 1915 )
- January 11th : Miep Gies , Dutch resistance fighter, assistant to Anne Frank (* 1909 )
- January 11 : Éric Rohmer , French director (* 1920 )
- January 12 : Noël Goemanne , Belgian-American composer, church musician, organist and choir director (* 1926 )
- January 13 : Herbert Andert , German dialect poet and researcher (* 1910 )
- January 14th : Petra Schürmann , German TV presenter and actress (* 1933 )
- January 17th : Maki Asakawa , Japanese singer, songwriter and producer (* 1942 )
- January 17th : Jyoti Basu , Indian politician (* 1914 )
- January 21 : Abraham Malamat , Austrian-Israelite historian (* 1922 )
- January 22nd : Mahmud Iskandar Al-Haj ibni Ismail Al-Khalidi, Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia (* 1932 )
- January 22nd : Anthony Peaks , American hip-hop musician (* 1964 )
- January 22nd : Fabrizio Violati , Italian entrepreneur and racing car driver (* 1935 )
- January 22nd : Jean Simmons , British actress (born 1929 )
- January 23 : Fred Metzler , German radio presenter and actor (* 1929 )
- January 24th : Pernell Roberts , American actor (* 1928 )
- January 26 : Götz Kauffmann , Austrian actor and cabaret artist (* 1949 )
- January 27 : JD Salinger , American writer (* 1919 )
- January 27 : Howard Zinn , American historian (* 1922 )
- February 1 : Azzedine Laraki , Moroccan politician (* 1929 )
- February 1 : Rodolfo de Anda , Mexican actor, film director and producer (* 1943 )
- February 1 : Justin Mentell , American actor (* 1982 )
- February 3 : Sepp Arnemann , German cartoonist (* 1917 )
- February 3 : Regina von Habsburg , German noblewoman (* 1925 )
- February 6 : John Dankworth , British jazz musician (* 1927 )
- February 7 : İlhan Arsel , Turkish constitutional lawyer, university lecturer and critic of religion (* 1920 )
- February 7th : Franco Ballerini , Italian racing cyclist (* 1964 )
- February 8 : Wahei Tatematsu , Japanese writer (* 1947 )
- February 10 : Charlie Wilson , American politician (* 1933 )
- February 11 : Mona Hofland , Norwegian actress (* 1929 )
- February 11 : Alexander McQueen , British fashion designer (* 1969 )
- February 12 : Giuseppe Arigoni , Swiss politician (* 1949 )
- February 12 : Nodar Kumaritashvili , Georgian luge (* 1988 )
- February 17th : Curt Letsche , German writer (* 1912 )
- February 17th : Wolfram Lindner , German cycling coach (* 1941 )
- February 19 : Bruno Gironcoli , Austrian artist (* 1936 )
- February 19 : Lionel Jeffries , British actor (born 1926 )
- February 20 : Alexander Haig , American politician and general (* 1924 )
- February 23 : Marcel Becquart , French racing car driver (* 1914 )
- February 24 : Claus Friedrich Köpp , German literary scholar and poet (* 1929 )
- February 25 : David Soyer , American cellist and music teacher (* 1923 )
- February 27 : Wendy Toye , British actress (born 1917 )
- March 2 : Paul Drayton , American sprinter and Olympic champion (* 1939 )
- March 3 : Ursula Böttcher , German trainer (* 1927 )
- March 4 : Joanne Malkus Simpson , American meteorologist (* 1923 )
- March 4th : Etta Cameron , Danish jazz singer (* 1939 )
- March 4 : Wladislaw Ardsinba , Abkhazian historian and politician (* 1945 )
- March 6th : Dare , Swiss graffiti artist (* 1968 )
- March 10 : Corey Haim , Canadian actor (* 1971 )
- March 12 : Hanna-Renate Laurien , German politician (* 1928 )
- March 13 : Ian Axford , astrophysicist (* 1933 )
- March 13 : Jean Ferrat , French singer and composer (* 1930 )
- March 17 : Alex Chilton , American musician and producer (born 1950 )
- March 20 : Ai , American poet and university lecturer (* 1947 )
- March 20 : Naim Krieziu , Albanian football player (* 1918 )
- March 20 : Erwin Lehn , German orchestra leader (* 1919 )
- March 20 : Girija Prasad Koirala , Nepalese politician (* 1925 )
- March 20 : Robin Milner , British computer scientist (* 1934 )
- March 21 : Wolfgang Wagner , German opera director and festival director (* 1919 )
- March 22nd : Fritz Apel , German football player (* 1925 )
- March 24th : Erdal Merdan , German-Turkish author, director and actor (* 1949 )
- March 25 : Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann , founder of the Institute for Demoscopy (IfD) in Allensbach (* 1916 )
- March 27 : Peter Herbolzheimer , German band leader and jazz musician (* 1935 )
- March 27 : Vasily W. Smyslow , Soviet-Russian chess grandmaster and 7th world champion (* 1921 )
- March 28 : Linda William ' , French pop singer, (* 1964 )
- March 30th : Nicola Arigliano , Italian pop and jazz singer (* 1923 )
- April 1 : John Forsythe , American actor (* 1918 )
- April 2 : Roman Bannwart , Swiss theologian, priest and musician (* 1919 )
- April 7th : Graciela Grillo Pérez , Cuban jazz singer (* 1915 )
- April 8 : Abel Muzorewa , Rhodesian-Zimbabwean bishop and politician (* 1925 )
- April 8 : Malcolm McLaren , British artist, fashion designer, designer, music manager and musician (* 1946 )
- April 10 : Lech Kaczyński , Polish politician (* 1949 )
- April 10 : Stefan Melak , Polish civil rights activist and journalist (* 1946 )
- April 11 : Julia Tsenova , Bulgarian composer and pianist (* 1948 )
- April 12 : Werner Schroeter , German director (* 1945 )
- April 14 : Erika Burkart , Swiss writer (* 1922 )
- April 14 : Alice Miller , Swiss writer and childhood researcher (* 1923 )
- April 14 : Peter Steele , American musician (* 1962 )
- April 16 : Jacques Brunschwig , French historian of philosophy (* 1929 )
- April 19 : Manuel Fernández Álvarez , Spanish historian (* 1921 )
- April 21 : Juan Antonio Samaranch , Spanish sports official, President of the IOC (1980–2001) (* 1920 )
- April 24 : Werner Arens , German theologian (* 1924 )
- April 25 : Alan Sillitoe , British writer (* 1928 )
- April 27 : Nossrat Peseschkian , German-Iranian neurologist, psychiatrist and author (* 1933 )
- April 29 : Hannsheinz Porst , German entrepreneur (* 1922 )
- April 30th : Maximilian Arbesser von Rastburg , Austrian entrepreneur and business lawyer (* 1924 )
- May 2 : Lynn Redgrave , British actress (born 1943 )
- May 5 : Umaru Yar'Adua , Nigerian politician and President (* 1951 )
- May 8 : Peer Schmidt , German actor and voice actor (* 1926 )
- May 9 : Lena Horne , American singer (* 1917 )
- May 10 : Ike Franklin Andrews , American politician (* 1925 )
- May 13 : Eddie Garrett , American actor (born 1927 )
- May 13 : Lauro Toneatto , Italian football player and coach (* 1933 )
- May 15 : Olivia Ausoni , Swiss ski racer (* 1923 )
- May 15 : Susanne von Paczensky , German journalist and non-fiction author (* 1923 )
- May 16 : Ronnie James Dio , American rock musician (* 1942 )
- May 16 : Hank Jones , American jazz pianist (* 1918 )
- May 16 : Oswaldo López Arellano , Honduran politician (* 1921 )
- May 17th : Bobbejaan , Belgian singer and entertainer (* 1925 )
- May 17 : Ludwig von Friedeburg , German sociologist and politician (* 1924 )
- May 17 : Fritz Sennheiser , German company founder (* 1912 )
- May 18 : Fedja Erik Allan Anzelewski , German art historian (* 1919 )
- May 18 : Wolf von Ausin , German lawyer (* 1925 )
- May 18 : Yvan Lebon , French racing car driver (* 1968 )
- May 21 : Stan Jones , American football player and coach (born 1931 )
- May 22 : Martin Gardner , American science journalist and non-fiction author (* 1914 )
- May 23 : Vincent Kinchin , British rail athlete (* 1967 )
- May 24 : Paul Gray , American rock bassist (* 1972 )
- May 24th : Anneliese Rothenberger , German opera singer (* 1919 )
- May 25 : Rafa Galindo , Venezuelan singer (* 1921 )
- May 28 : Gary Coleman , American actor (* 1968 )
- May 29 : Dennis Hopper , American actor (born 1936 )
- May 29 : Dany Mann , German pop singer, jazz singer and actress (* 1938 )
- May 29 : Thomas Rolston , Canadian violinist, conductor and music teacher (* 1932 )
- May 30 : Radoslav Zapletal , Czech violinist and composer (* 1937 )
- May 31 : Louise Bourgeois , French sculptor (* 1911 )
- June 1 : Rosa Arnsberg , promoter of understanding between Jewish and non-Jewish Germans (* 1908 )
- June 2 : Luigi Colturi , Italian ski racer (* 1967 )
- June 3 : Wladimir Arnold , Russian mathematician (* 1937 )
- June 3 : Rue McClanahan , American actress (* 1934 )
- June 8 : Porfi Jiménez , Venezuelan composer, arranger and band leader (* 1928 )
- June 8 : Albert Tepper , American composer and music teacher (* 1921 )
- June 10 : Sigmar Polke , German painter (* 1941 )
- June 15 : Thomas William Ludlow Ashley , American politician (* 1923 )
- June 15 : Heidi Kabel , German folk actress (* 1914 )
- June 17 : Hans Dichand , Austrian journalist and newspaper editor (* 1921 )
- June 18 : José Saramago , Portuguese writer and Nobel Prize winner for literature (* 1922 )
- June 19 : Ursula Thiess , German-American actress (* 1924 )
- June 23 : Jörg Berger , German soccer player and soccer coach (* 1944 )
- June 23 : Frank Giering , German actor (* 1971 )
- June 24th : Fred Anderson Jr., American jazz musician (* 1929 )
- June 26 : Algirdas Brazauskas , Lithuanian politician (* 1932 )
- June 27 : Andreas Okopenko , Austrian writer (* 1930 )
- June 28 : William Martin Aucoin , American manager (* 1943 )
- June 28 : Robert Byrd , American politician (* 1917 )
- June 28 : Nicolas Hayek , Swiss entrepreneur (* 1928 )
- June 28th : Adolf Storms , German member of the Waffen SS and war criminal (* 1919 )
- June 30th : Sepp Kern , Austrian musician (* 1933 )
- July 1 : Horst Ademeit , German artist (* 1937 )
- July 1 : Lolita , Austrian singer (* 1931 )
- July 2 : Beryl Bainbridge , British writer (born 1932 )
- July 2 : Laurent Terzieff , French actor (* 1935 )
- July 3 : Herbert Erhardt , German soccer player (* 1930 )
- July 7th : John Gunn , American racing driver (* 1939 )
- July 8 : Jehuda Amital , Israeli rabbi and politician (* 1924 )
- July 10 : Kōhei Tsuka , Korean-Japanese playwright, director and theater director (* 1948 )
- July 11th : Hannes H. Wagner , German painter and graphic artist (* 1922 )
- July 12 : Günter Behnisch , German architect (* 1922 )
- July 12 : Olga Guillot , Cuban singer (* 1922 )
- July 14 : Charles Mackerras , Australian conductor (* 1925 )
- July 21 : Heinrich Schmieder , German actor (* 1970 )
- July 22nd : Magnolia Welborn Antonino , Filipino entrepreneur, manager and politician (* 1915 )
- July 24th : Theo Albrecht , German entrepreneur (* 1922 )
- July 27 : Wolfgang Teuchert , German art historian and monument conservator (* 1924 )
- July 28 : Karl-Heinz Wildmoser , German entrepreneur and sports official (* 1939 )
- July 29th : Zheng Ji , Chinese biochemist (* 1900)
- July 31 : Mitch Miller , American orchestra leader (* 1911 )
- August 5 : Francisco María Aguilera González , Mexican theologian and auxiliary bishop (* 1918 )
- August 6 : Tony Judt , British historian and author (born 1948 )
- August 7th : Bruno Cremer , French actor (* 1929 )
- August 8 : Patricia Neal , American actress (* 1926 )
- August 9 : Ted Stevens , American politician (* 1923 )
- August 17 : Francesco Cossiga , Italian politician, President 1985–1992 (* 1928 )
- August 17th : Alejandro Maclean , Spanish aerobatic pilot and film producer (* 1969 )
- August 18 : Sepp Daxenberger , German politician (* 1962 )
- August 21 : Gerhard Koch , German automobile racing driver (* 1935 )
- August 21 : Christoph Schlingensief , German director, author and action artist (* 1960 )
- August 23 : Lothar Loewe , German journalist and broadcast director (* 1929 )
- August 24 : Satoshi Kon , Japanese screenwriter and director (* 1963 )
- August 27 : Anton Geesink , Dutch judoka (* 1934 )
- August 29 : Günter Freund , German radio presenter (* 1922 )
- August 30th : Alain Corneau , French film director and screenwriter (* 1943 )
- August 31 : Laurent Fignon , French cyclist (* 1960 )
- September 3 : Oswald Dreyer-Eimbcke , German ship broker, cartographic expert, publicist, honorary consul of Chile and Iceland (* 1923 )
- September 3 : Bogdan Paprocki , Polish singer (* 1919 )
- September 5 : Corneille , Dutch painter, sculptor and poet (* 1922 )
- September 7th : Eberhard von Brauchitsch , German manager (* 1926 )
- September 7th : Clive Donner , British film director and film editor (* 1926 )
- September 11th : Bärbel Bohley , German civil rights activist and painter (* 1945 )
- September 11th : Heinrich Gillis Görtz , German painter and graphic artist (* 1940 )
- September 11th : Harold Gould , American actor (born 1923 )
- September 12 : Charles Ansbacher , American conductor (* 1942 )
- September 12 : Claude Chabrol , French film director (* 1930 )
- September 14th : Francisco Ribeiro , Portuguese musician (* 1965 )
- September 16 : Friedrich Wilhelm von Hohenzollern , German industrialist and long-time head of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (* 1924 )
- September 18 : Egon Klepsch , German politician (CDU) (* 1930 )
- September 18 : Jill Johnston , American author, journalist and LGBT activist (* 1929 )
- September 18 : Walter Womacka , German painter and graphic artist (* 1925 )
- September 19 : Peter Adler , German politician (* 1940 )
- September 19 : Francesco Adorno , Italian university professor and historian of philosophy (* 1921 )
- September 20 : Manfred Funke , German political scientist and contemporary historian (* 1939 )
- September 22nd : Eddie Fisher , American entertainer (* 1928 )
- September 24th : Oswalt Kolle , German journalist, author and film producer (* 1928 )
- September 24 : Jure Robič , Slovenian cyclist (* 1965 )
- September 26 : Gloria Stuart , American actress (* 1910 )
- September 27 : Sally Menke , American film editor and producer (* 1953 )
- September 28 : Arthur Penn , American film director (* 1922 )
- September 28 : Jim Wagstaff , American football player and coach (* 1936 )
- September 29th : Tony Curtis , American film actor (born 1925 )
- October 1 : Georgi Arkadjewitsch Arbatow , Soviet-Russian political scientist (* 1923 )
- October 3 : Helga Göring , German actress (* 1922 )
- October 5th : Steve Lee , Swiss musician (* 1963 )
- October 10 : Solomon Burke , American singer and composer (* 1940 )
- October 10 : Franz Schwarzenböck , German Roman Catholic Bishop (* 1923 )
- October 10 : Joan Sutherland , Australian opera singer (* 1926 )
- October 12 : Heinz Draehn , German actor and cabaret artist (* 1921 )
- October 13 : Maciej Paderewski , Polish pianist and music teacher (* 1943 )
- October 14 : Benoît Mandelbrot , French-American mathematician (* 1924 )
- October 14 : Thomas Fuchsberger , German pop singer and composer (* 1957 )
- October 14 : Hermann Scheer , German politician, winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize (* 1944 )
- October 18 : Joachim Herz , German opera director and director (* 1924 )
- October 21 : Loki Schmidt , German botanist and conservationist (* 1919 )
- October 23 : Vince Banonis , American football player (born 1921 )
- October 24 : Walter Siegenthaler , Swiss physician (* 1923 )
- October 25 : Hans Arnold , Swiss-Swedish animator and illustrator (* 1925 )
- October 25 : Gregory Isaacs , Jamaican singer and musician (born 1951 )
- October 27 : Néstor Kirchner , Argentine politician and President (* 1950 )
- October 28 : Jonathan Motzfeldt , Greenlandic politician (* 1938 )
- October 30 : Harry Mulisch , Dutch writer (* 1927 )
- October 31 : Michel d'Aillières , French politician (* 1923 )
- October 31 : Heinrich Riebesehl , German photographer (* 1938 )
- November 1 : Sibylle Bergemann , German photographer (* 1941 )
- November 4 : George Lee Anderson , American baseball player and manager (* 1934 )
- November 4 : Marta Hidy , Canadian violinist, conductor and music teacher (* 1927 )
- November 5 : Jill Clayburgh , American actress (* 1944 )
- November 5 : Hans-Joachim Herrmann , German soldier and lawyer (* 1913 )
- November 6 : Ezard Haußmann , German actor (* 1935 )
- November 7th : Swetlana Geier , Russian-German literary translator (* 1923 )
- November 10 : Dino De Laurentiis , Italian film producer (* 1919 )
- November 10th : Andreas Kirchner , German bobsleigh athlete (* 1953 )
- November 12 : Henryk Mikołaj Górecki , Polish composer (* 1933 )
- November 13 : Luis García Berlanga , Spanish film director (* 1921 )
- November 14th : Wolfgang Kolneder , Austrian theater director (* 1943 )
- November 17 : Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann , contemporary German composer and horn player (* 1940 )
- November 18 : Brian Marsden , British astronomer (* 1937 )
- November 20 : Walter Helmut Fritz , German writer (* 1929 )
- November 20 : Heinz Weiss , German actor (* 1921 )
- November 22nd : Julien Guiomar , French actor (* 1928 )
- November 26th : Maria Hellwig , German singer and presenter (* 1920 )
- November 27 : Irvin Kershner , American film director (* 1923 )
- November 28 : Leslie Nielsen , Canadian actor (born 1926 )
- November 29 : Bella Achmadulina , Russian poet (* 1937 )
- November 29 : Peter Hofmann , German opera and rock singer (* 1944 )
- November 29 : Maurice V. Wilkes , British computer scientist (* 1913 )
- December 1 : William Geoffrey Arnott , British Graecist (* 1930 )
- December 2 : Alfred Müller , German theater and film actor (* 1926 )
- December 5 : Alan A. Armer , American television producer (* 1922 )
- December 8th : Friedrich Huber , Austrian entrepreneur and racing car driver (* 1913 )
- December 8 : Jiří Strejc , Czech composer, organist, choir director and music teacher (* 1932 )
- December 9 : Alexander Kerst , Austrian actor (* 1924 )
- December 9 : James Moody , American jazz musician (* 1925 )
- December 10 : John B. Fenn , American chemist (born 1917 )
- December 10 : Rüdiger Proske , German television journalist and author (* 1916 )
- December 12th : Tom Walkinshaw , British racing driver and racing team owner (* 1946 )
- December 13 : Richard Holbrooke , American diplomat (* 1941 )
- December 15 : Peter O. Chotjewitz , German writer (* 1934 )
- December 15 : Blake Edwards , American film director (* 1922 )
- December 15 : Hans-Joachim Rauschenbach , German sports reporter (* 1923 )
- December 16 : Karen Tuttle , American violist and music teacher (* 1920 )
- December 17th : Captain Beefheart , American musician (* 1941 )
- December 18 : Rudolf Ahlswede , German mathematician (* 1938 )
- December 19 : Reinhold Amonat , German politician (* 1926 )
- December 21 : Enzo Bearzot , Italian football player and coach (* 1927 )
- December 25 : Karel Hron , Czech organist and music teacher (* 1927 )
- December 25 : Carlos Andrés Pérez , Venezuelan President (* 1922 )
- December 29 : Walter Adamson , German-Australian writer (* 1911 )
- December 29 : Omar Shapli , American actor, drama teacher and author (born 1930 )
- December 30th : Bobby Farrell , Dutch singer and dancer (* 1949 )
- December 31 : Heinz Schimmelpfennig , German actor and director (* 1919 )
- Reinhard Schulat-Rademacher , German voice actor, radio play speaker and actor (* 1940 )
- Alma Yoray , American dancer, singer and yoga teacher (* 1941 )
Gallery of the deceased
January 1: Freya von Moltke (2009)
January 4th: Johan Ferrier (1975)
January 11: Miep Gies (1989)
January 11: Éric Rohmer (2004)
January 14: Petra Schürmann (2004)
January 17: Jyoti Basu (2005)
January 22: Sultan Mahmud Iskandar Al-Haj ibni Ismail Al-Khalidi (2004)
January 24: Pernell Roberts (1959)
January 27: Howard Zinn (2004)
February 1: Justin Mentell (2007)
February 3rd: Regina von Sachsen-Meiningen (?)
February 6: John Dankworth (2002)
February 7th: Franco Ballerini (1996)
February 11: Alexander McQueen (2009)
February 17th: Curt Letsche (1946)
March 10: Corey Haim (2008)
March 12: Hanna-Renate Laurien (1978)
March 17: Alex Chilton (2004)
March 20: Ai (2010)
March 21: Wolfgang Wagner (2004)
March 24th: Erdal Merdan (?)
March 27: Wassili Wassiljewitsch Smyslow (1977)
April 8: Malcolm McLaren (2009)
April 10: Lech Kaczyński (2006)
April 11: Julia Tsenova (2008)
April 12: Werner Schroeter (2009)
April 14: Peter Steele (2007)
April 21: Juan Antonio Samaranch (2000)
April 25: Alan Sillitoe (2009)
April 27: Nossrat Peseschkian (2010)
May 2: Lynn Redgrave (2009)
May 5: Umaru Yar'Adua (2007)
May 9: Lena Horne (1941)
May 10: Ike Franklin Andrews (?)
May 16: Ronnie James Dio (2009)
May 16: Hank Jones (2005)
May 22: Martin Gardner (?)
May 24: Anneliese Rothenberger (1969)
May 28: Gary Coleman (2005)
May 29: Dennis Hopper (2008)
June 3: Vladimir Igorewitsch Arnold (?)
June 3: Rue McClanahan (2007)
June 15: Heidi Kabel (1984)
June 18: José Saramago (2008)
June 24: Fred Anderson (2008)
June 26: Algirdas Brazauskas (1998)
June 28: Robert Byrd (2009)
July 8: Jehuda Amital (2007)
July 14: Charles Mackerras (2005)
July 28: Karl-Heinz Wildmoser (2009)
August 8: Patricia Neal (2007)
August 9: Ted Stevens (2005)
August 17th: Francesco Cossiga (?)
August 18: Sepp Daxenberger (2008)
August 21: Christoph Schlingensief (2009)
August 23: Lothar Loewe (2009)
August 27: Anton Geesink (1961)
August 30: Alain Corneau (2005)
August 31: Laurent Fignon (1993)
September 3: Oswald Dreyer-Eimbcke (?)
September 11: Bärbel Bohley (1990)
September 11: Harold Gould (2010)
September 12: Claude Chabrol (2009)
September 18: Egon Klepsch (1981)
September 18: Walter Womacka (2006)
September 26: Gloria Stuart (1937)
September 29: Tony Curtis (2004)
October 5: Steve Lee (2010)
October 10: Solomon Burke (2010)
October 10: Joan Sutherland (1975)
October 14: Benoît Mandelbrot (2007)
October 14: Hermann Scheer (2008)
October 21: Loki Schmidt (1978)
October 23: Vince Banonis (1941)
October 24: Walter Siegenthaler (2009)
October 25: Gregory Isaacs (2010)
October 27: Néstor Kirchner (2007)
October 28: Jonathan Motzfeldt (2003)
October 30: Harry Mulisch (2010)
November 1st: Sibylle Bergemann (?)
November 4th: George Lee "Sparky" Anderson (?)
November 5: Hans-Joachim Herrmann (1944)
November 7: Swetlana Geier (2008)
November 10: Dino De Laurentiis (2009)
November 12: Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (1993)
November 17: Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann (?)
November 28: Leslie Nielsen (1982)
November 29th: Bella Achatovna Akhmadulina (2005)
December 8: Jiří Strejc (2007)
December 9: Alexander Kerst (?)
December 9: James Moody (2007)
December 10: John B. Fenn (2005)
December 13: Richard Holbrooke (2009)
December 17: Captain Beefheart (1974)
December 18: Rudolf Ahlswede (1971)
December 30th: Bobby Farrell (2006)
The announcement of the Nobel Prize winners for 2010 began on October 4, 2010. The award ceremony took place on December 10, 2010 in Stockholm and Oslo.
- Medicine or Physiology : Robert Edwards "for the development of in vitro fertilization ".
- Physics : Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov "for basic experiments with the two-dimensional material graph "
- Chemistry : Richard F. Heck , Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki "for palladium -catalyzed cross-coupling in organic synthesis "
- Literature : Mario Vargas Llosa "for his cartography of power structures and sharp-edged images of individual resistance, riot and defeat"
- Peace : Liu Xiaobo "for his long and non-violent struggle for basic human rights in China"
- Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics : Dale Mortensen , Peter A. Diamond and Christopher Pissarides "for their analysis of markets with friction "
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- Sascha Zastiral: Sri Lanka: President intimidates challengers . In: Die Presse , January 28, 2010.
- Tymoshenko: No confidence vote - Parliament forces Tymoshenko to resign . In: Focus Online , March 3, 2010.
- Western European Union decides to dissolve . In: ovb-online , April 1, 2010. Archived from the original on May 13, 2012.
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- Controversial Swift Agreement entered into force . In: DiePresse.com , August 1, 2010.
- Poland: Komorowski sworn in as the new president . In: stern.de , August 6, 2010.
- Wolfgang Kunath: Change of power: Colombia's new president . In: Frankfurter Rundschau , August 6, 2010.
- All-clear: WHO declares the end of the swine flu pandemic . In: Welt Online , August 10, 2010.
- Sandro Benini: The Dealer Who Became President of Suriname . In: tagesanzeiger.ch , Tages-Anzeiger , August 16, 2010.
- In the fast lane: China is now the second largest economic power behind the USA . In: stern.de , August 17, 2010.
- Ulrike Putz: US withdrawal from Iraq: "The gates to hell are wide open" . In: Spiegel Online , August 19, 2010.
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- Science: NASA may discover Earth-like planets . In: Zeit Online , August 26, 2010.
- Space: US astronomers find a habitable planet . In: Welt Online , September 30, 2010.
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