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The year 2018 started on a Monday, January 1st and ended again on a Monday, December 31st . In Germany, it was shaped by the delay in the formation of a government after the federal elections last year, as well as the further strengthening of the AfD and the simultaneous high loss of votes of the two people's parties, the Union and SPD, in two state elections. Internationally, an unusually warm summer with a long period of drought, a summit meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un and the protest actions of the yellow vests in France were the main features of 2018.
Politics and world events
- January 1 to June 30: Bulgarian EU Council Presidency
- January 1: Italy takes over the presidency of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
- January 1: Alain Berset takes up the post of Swiss Federal President according to schedule .
- 12./13. January: Presidential election in the Czech Republic . The current incumbent Miloš Zeman will be re-elected by runoff.
- January 19: March 45 for Life (Washington, DC)
- January 20: A few days after the US announced that it would deploy a 30,000-strong force along the northern Syrian border, a Turkish military offensive begins in northern Syria .
- January 28: Presidential election in Finland
- 28 January to 1 February: 28th African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia
- January 28: State election in Lower Austria
- 6./7. February: 21st European Police Congress in Berlin
- 14./15. February: South African President Jacob Zuma resigns under pressure from the ruling ANC party ; he will be succeeded by Cyril Ramaphosa .
- 16.-18. February: Munich Security Conference
- February 25: State election in Tyrol
- March 4: If the SPD votes on the 2018 coalition agreement, 66% of the valid votes are for approval of a grand coalition with the CDU / CSU.
- March 4th: In the parliamentary elections in Italy , the 5-star movement becomes the strongest force.
- March 4: Vote on the popular initiative to abolish radio license fees in Switzerland ; the popular initiative is rejected with 71.6% of the vote.
- March 4: In the state elections in Carinthia , the SPÖ becomes the strongest force.
- March 14: Almost six months after the 2017 federal elections , a new German government starts work.
- March 14: In the course of the " Skripal Affair ", the British government expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the country.
- March 18: Presidential election in Russia
- March 21: Referendum in the Netherlands on the Law on Intelligence and Security Services
- March 24th: “ March for Our Lives ” in Washington, DC as well as in all states of the USA and in numerous places worldwide
- April 8: Parliamentary elections in Hungary
- April 19: Miguel Díaz-Canel succeeds Raúl Castro as the new Cuban President.
- April 19: Eberhard Zorn is introduced into his office as the 16th General Inspector of the Bundeswehr .
- April 22nd: Andrea Nahles is the first woman to be elected chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany .
- April 23: Increasing protests in Armenia lead to the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan ; On May 8, 2018, the previous opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan will be elected as his successor.
- April 24th: Parliamentary election in Greenland
- 25.-28. April: 32nd ASEAN Summit in Singapore
- April 27: The North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un meets the South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the South Korean part of Panmunjeom .
- May 2nd: The former Basque underground organization ETA announces its dissolution.
- May 6: Local elections in Schleswig-Holstein
- May 8: The US announces that it will withdraw from the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran .
- May 11: In the run-up to the adoption of a “reorganization” of the Police Task Act in Bavaria on May 15, 2018, there are protests; The criticism of the new version of the law is described by the Bavarian Minister of the Interior Joachim Herrmann as "propaganda of lies".
- May 14: The relocated United States Embassy in Israel is officially opened in Jerusalem ; During protests against it, more than 60 Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli soldiers and nearly 2,800 injured on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip . Also Guatemala and Paraguay move their embassies to Jerusalem during the month; however, Paraguay will reverse this at the beginning of September 2018.
- May 17th: Western Balkans Conference in Sofia , Bulgaria
- May 25: Referendum to abolish abortion in Ireland ; subsequently abortions up to the twelfth week of pregnancy will be legalized by the Irish Parliament in December 2018 .
- JUNE 1: In Spain that is government under Mariano Rajoy by a no-confidence vote toppled; Pedro Sánchez becomes the new Prime Minister .
- June 1: In Italy , a coalition government consisting of the Northern League and the Five Star Movement is sworn in under Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte .
- 8/9 June: G7 summit in La Malbaie , Canada
- 9/10 June: 18th Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Qingdao , People's Republic of China
- June 12: Summit in Singapore between Kim Jong-un (North Korea) and Donald Trump (USA)
- June 24: Early parliamentary and presidential elections in Turkey
- 28/29 June: EU summit in Brussels , u. a. on an amendment to the Common European Asylum System
- July 1 to December 31: Austrian EU Council Presidency
- July 1: Federal elections in Mexico . Andrés Manuel López Obrador is elected as the new President .
- July 4th: Partly illegal deportation of 69 Afghans from Germany
- July 5: Lithuania becomes the 36th member state of the OECD .
- July 11: verdict in the NSU trial
- 11./12. July: NATO summit in Brussels
- July 19: The nation-state law is passed in Israel .
- July 25: Parliamentary elections in Pakistan
- July 30: Elections in Zimbabwe . The winner of the presidential election is Emmerson Mnangagwa .
- 26./27. August: There are xenophobic riots in Chemnitz (Saxony) .
- September 9: Election to the Reichstag in Sweden . The previously ruling Social Democrats remained the strongest force despite the loss of votes.
- October: Provincial elections in Finland
- October 2: Journalist Jamal Khashoggi is killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul .
- October 7: Presidential and parliamentary elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- October 14: State election in Bavaria . The CSU loses its absolute majority in the state parliament, but can continue to govern in a coalition with the free voters .
- 18./19. October: 12th Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) in Brussels
- 20./21. October: General election in Afghanistan
- October 21: State election in South Tyrol
- October 23: Nguyễn Phú Trọng is elected President of Vietnam .
- October 28: State election in Hesse . As a result, a black-green coalition takes over the government again.
- OCTOBER 28: Jair Bolsonaro is elected President of Brazil elected .
- October 29: Angela Merkel announces that she will withdraw completely from politics after the end of the current legislative period in 2021.
- November 4th: Referendum in New Caledonia on independence or continued affiliation with France
- November 6: House and Senate elections and gubernatorial elections in the United States
- 11-15 November: 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore
- 17./18. November: 30th Summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Community (APEC) in Port Moresby , Papua New Guinea
- November 17: In France , protests by so-called “yellow vests” begin , followed by expanding socio-political demands.
- November 30 to December 1: G20 summit in Buenos Aires , Argentina
- 3rd-15th December: 24th UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice , Poland
- 7th / 8th December: 31st party congress of the CDU of Germany in Hamburg with new election of the federal executive board; Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is elected as the successor to Angela Merkel as the new party leader.
- December 10: In Marrakech , Morocco , the legally non-binding “ UN Migration Pact ” is adopted by 164 states .
- December 17: In the UN General Assembly, 181 states - against the votes of Hungary and the United States - approve the legally non-binding Global Compact for Refugees .
Terrorist attacks (selection)
- March 22nd: In a hostage-taking attack, four people are shot dead and at least twelve injured in southern France .
Other stops (selection)
- FEBRUARY 14: At a school massacre are in Parkland ( Florida shot 17 people).
- rampage in Münster (Westphalia). April 7th: Four people are killed and more than 20 injured in a
- April 23: 10 people are killed and 15 injured in a rampage in Toronto, Canada .
- MAY 18: At a school massacre are in Santa Fe ( Texas shot 10 people) and injured more 10th
- June 28: In an attempt to be in Annapolis ( Maryland five employees of a newspaper shot).
- October 27: In an attack in a synagogue are in Pittsburgh ( Pennsylvania killed eleven people) and six injured.
- rampage in Thousand Oaks, California . November 7th: 12 people are shot dead in a
- December 11: Four people are killed and 12 injured in an attack in Strasbourg .
Culture and society
- January 1st: The European Capitals of Culture 2018 are Leeuwarden in the Netherlands and Valletta in Malta.
- January 7th: 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles
- 15-25 February: Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale)
- February 16: Chinese New Year Year of the Earth Dog (35th year in 78th cycle)
- February 22nd: Golden Camera 2018 in Hamburg
- March 4: 90th Academy Awards in Los Angeles
- April 12: In the wake of the 2018 Echo Awards , violent accusations against the organizers arise due to the excellent album in the Hip-Hop / Urban genre . On April 25, 2018, they announced that the " Echo " will no longer be awarded in future.
- April 12th: Reopening of the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth
- 5th-6th May: Baden-Württemberg Day in Waldkirch
- 8-12 May: 63rd Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon
- 8-20 May: Cannes International Film Festival
- 18.-20. May: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Day in Rostock
- May 19th: Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle
- May 25th to June 3rd: 58th Hessentag in Korbach
- May 31 to June 3: 30th Africa Festival in Würzburg
- June 1st: By decision of the Bavarian Council of Ministers , a cross must now be hung in the entrance area of every state authority in Bavaria .
- 1st - 3rd June: 34th Rhineland-Palatinate Day in Worms
- 1st - 3rd June: Rock am Ring in Nürburg
- June 21: Fête de la Musique in at least 500 cities around the world
- 22.-24. June: Hurricane Festival in Scheeßel
- June 23: In northern Thailand , 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped by water in a cave ; between July 8th and 10th all trapped people can be rescued.
- June 24: In Saudi Arabia , women are officially allowed to drive cars after the ban was lifted.
- June 27th to July 1st: 15th Fusion Festival in Lärz
- July 1st: Day of the Franks in Ansbach
- 5th-8th July: Rudolstadt Festival in Rudolstadt
- 5th-7th July: Electric Love Festival in Salzburg
- 13-14 July: Schlagermove in Hamburg
- 13-15 July: Samba Festival Coburg
- 20.-22. July: The festival (open-air music festival) in Karlsruhe
- 20.-22. and 27.-29. July: 12th Tomorrowland in Boom , Belgium
- 25-29 July: Breminale - open air cultural festival in Bremen
- 27.-29. July: 43rd Bardentreffen (open-air music festival) in Nuremberg
- July 30th: The French parliament passes a complete ban on internet-enabled devices such as cell phones, tablets and smartwatches in all preschools, elementary schools and secondary schools. H. for all students between the ages of three and 15; Gymnasiums are free to join the “cell phone ban”. The ban will come into force on September 3, 2018.
- 2-4 August: Wacken Open Air in Wacken
- 6./7. August: The verdicts against some of the main perpetrators in the Staufen abuse case are announced.
- August 11th: 22nd Hemp Parade in Berlin
- 11./12. August: M'era Luna Festival in Hildesheim
- 21-25 August: Gamescom in Cologne
- 25-26 August: Brandenburg Day in Wittenberge
- September 2: The Brazilian National Museum in Rio de Janeiro is largely destroyed by a major fire, and around 90 percent of the more than 20 million objects previously burned.
- September 6th: In India , the British Supreme Court unanimously lifted the ban on homosexual acts between adults from the British colonial era .
- 7th-9th September: Day of the Saxons in Torgau
- September 22nd to October 7th: Oktoberfest in Munich
- September 28th to 30th, 2018: Opening ceremonies in the rebuilt part of Frankfurt's old town between the cathedral and the Römer
- October 3: “ Germany Festival ” on the Day of German Unity in Berlin
- October 31: In Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, Reformation Day is a public holiday for the first time.
- November 26: The Korean sport ssireum becomes an intangible cultural heritage . North and South Korea have jointly submitted the sport to UNESCO ; Ssireum is the first world cultural heritage to be ascribed to two states.
- Rob Cross wins the PDC World Darts Championship . January 1st:
- December 29, 2017 to January 6, 2018: 66th Four Hills Tournament ; The winner is Kamil Stoch .
- 12.-28. January: European men's handball championship in Croatia ; Spain wins .
- 15.-28. January: 106th Australian Open
- January 24: Larry Nassar , a doctor for the US gymnastics team for decades, is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the sexual abuse of at least 265 young gymnasts, including many minors and some Olympic champions.
- Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis , Minnesota February 4:
- Indoor hockey world championship 2018 in Berlin . Germany becomes world champion for women and Austria for men. 7-11 February:
- XXIII. Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea 9-25 February:
- March 25: Start of the 69th Formula 1 season
- 82nd Men's Ice Hockey World Championship in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark ; Sweden wins . 4-20 May:
- May 12: last matchday of the Bundesliga 2017/18 ; The German champions are FC Bayern Munich for the sixth time in a row .
- May 13: Final of the EHF Women's Champions League 2017/18 in Budapest with the victory of Győri ETO KC
- May 16: Final of the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League in Décines-Charpieu , France ; Atlético Madrid wins .
- May 19: Eintracht Frankfurt wins the 75th final of the men's DFB Cup in Berlin's Olympic Stadium ; VfL Wolfsburg wins again in the 38th final of the women's DFB Cup in Cologne's Rheinenergiestadion .
- May 26: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League final in Kiev (Ukraine); Real Madrid wins for the third time in a row .
- May 27: Final of the EHF Champions League 2017/18 in Cologne with the victory of Montpellier HB
- May 27 to June 10: 117th French Open
- June 14th to July 15th: 21st Football World Cup in Russia . France becomes world champion ahead of Croatia and Belgium .
- 132nd Wimbledon Championships 2nd-15th July:
- 105th Tour de France . The winner is Geraint Thomas from Britain, ahead of Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands) and defending champion Chris Froome (Great Britain). 7-29 July:
- July 22nd: Mesut Özil declares his resignation from the German national soccer team .
- 24th European Athletics Championships in the Olympiastadion Berlin 7-12 August:
- August 27 to September 9: 138th US Open
- 10-30 September: Men's volleyball world championship in Italy and Bulgaria
- World Chess Championship 2018 in London 9-28 November:
- December 13th to January 1st 2019: Darts World Cup 2019 at Alexandra Palace in London
- December 15, 2018 to July 14: FIA Formula E Championship 2018/19
- December 29, 2018 to January 6, 2019: 67th Four Hills Tournament
- 6./7. January: Orthodox Christmas
- March 30th: Good Friday
- April 1st: Easter
- April 8: Orthodox Easter
- 9-13 May: 101st German Catholic Day in Münster
- May 10: Ascension Day
- May 16 to June 14: Ramadan
- May 20: Pentecost
- May 29: Vesakh
- May 31: Corpus Christi
- July 28: Theodore Edgar McCarrick , a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, resigns for the first time because of sexual assaults committed in office. In this context, at the end of August 2018 Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò accused the Pope that he had been informed by June 2013 at the latest that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was a “serial predator” and therefore called on the Pope to resign.
- August 14: After years of research, it is publicly known that over the last 70 years in the US state of Pennsylvania, more than 300 named Catholic priests have sexually assaulted at least 1,000 children .
- August 15th: Assumption of Mary
- August 21: Islamic Festival of Sacrifice
- 21-26 August: International Meeting of Families of the Catholic Church with a two-day visit by Pope Francis in Dublin , Ireland. The Pope regrets and condemns with the greatest severity to date the tens of thousands of cases of sexual violence against children and young people by Catholic clergy in Ireland and around the world and their decades-long cover-up by representatives of the Catholic Church.
- September 1st: Consecration of Heiner Wilmer SCJ as the 71st Bishop of Hildesheim
- September 13: General Assembly of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE) in Poznan , Poland
- September 19: Yom Kippur 5779
- October 14th: Pope Francis canonized seven people , including Pope Paul VI. (1963–1978), Archbishop Óscar Romero and the founder of the poor servants of Jesus Christ Maria Katharina Kasper .
- October 31: Remembrance Day of the Reformation
- November 1st: All Saints' Day
- November 7th: Diwali
- November 21: Day of Repentance and Prayer
- 3rd - 10th December: Hanukkah
- December 25th: Christmas
Economy and Infrastructure
- January 13: With the implementation of the second EU Payment Services Directive , merchants are no longer allowed to charge additional fees for paying with credit cards.
- January 15: The British construction company Carillion files for bankruptcy .
- 19.-28. January: International Green Week Berlin with the annual demonstration “ We're fed up! " on January 20
- 23-26 January: World Economic Forum in Davos , Switzerland
- February 22: The Federal Administrative Court decides on diesel driving bans
- 13-17 March: 14th World Social Forum (WSF) in Salvador , Brazil
- 15-18 March: Leipzig Book Fair
- March 31: eCall , an automatic emergency call system for motor vehicles , becomes mandatory for all new models of cars and light commercial vehicles in the European Union.
- 23-27 April: Hanover Fair
- May 25th: In the European Union , the General Data Protection Regulation is to be applied from now on .
- June 1: The USA imposes special tariffs on imports of aluminum and steel from the states of the European Union , Canada and Mexico .
- 11-15 June: CeBIT in Hanover
- 31st August – 5th September: International radio exhibition in Berlin
- September 1: When determining the emission values of newly registered cars, measurements are no longer made according to the NEDC , but rather according to the WLTP cycle. At the same time, the Euro 6c emissions standard comes into force.
- 20.-27. September: 67th International Motor Show for Commercial Vehicles in Hanover
- 10-14 October: Frankfurt Book Fair
- DEC 21: With the closure of the mine Prosper-Haniel which is coal production ended in Germany.
- December 28: The DAX closes 2018 with -18.26% compared to the previous year. The reasons for this result include: a. Trade wars and economic uncertainty in the world.
science and technology
- InSight as part of the Discovery Program of NASA MAY 5: Start of the Mars mission
- 18.-22. July: Wikimania in Cape Town , South Africa
- August 12th: Parker Solar spacecraft launch
- October 11: After the failure of the Soyuz MS-10 flight to the International Space Station, Russia suspends manned space travel for the time being.
- December 31st: Israel leaves UNESCO .
Astronomy and astrophysics
- January 31: Total lunar eclipse in Asia, Australia, the Pacific, western North America
- February 15: Partial solar eclipse ; visible in Antarctica, southern South America
- July 13: Partial solar eclipse ; visible in South Australia
- July 27th: Total lunar eclipse in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
- August 11th: Partial solar eclipse ; visible in Northern Europe, Northeast Asia
- October 19: Asteroid 2018 UA flies past Earth at a short distance.
Climate & Environment
- Cold anomaly in Europe 2018
- Drought and heat in Europe 2018
- Earth Congestion Day (worldwide) August 1st:
2018 was the fourth warmest year since weather records began; even the warmest in Europe. The carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in the earth's atmosphere had reached a new record high of 407.8 parts per million (ppm). Heat records were broken worldwide . In Germany, some values exceed those of the "millennium summer" 2003 : The months from April to July were warmer here than ever since the weather records began and there were more days above 25 degrees than in 2003. In addition, 89 percent of the areas were from Drought affected.
- January 18: The hurricane Friederike hits Germany and several Western European countries and claims at least ten lives.
- April - November: Weather anomalies lead to atypical phenomena in some natural processes , especially in large parts of the northern hemisphere .
- Volcán de Fuego in southern Guatemala ; after two weeks the search for 197 people still missing is stopped, bringing the presumed total number of victims of the volcanic eruption to more than 300. June 3: At least 110 people die and around 300 are injured in an eruption of the
- 23/24 July: Forest fires in the Greek region of Attica kill 90 people and injure around 200. One person is still missing.
- earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok . Further earthquakes in Lombok before and after August 5th claim additional victims, so that the total number of those killed in the quakes by the Indonesian government on August 24th is at least 555. August 5: More than 480 people die and thousands are injured in an
- from 23 August: Due to a forest fire near Treuenbrietzen in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district , which has covered an area of 400 hectares and caused great damage, three villages have to be evacuated temporarily.
- September 28: More than 2000 people die and hundreds are injured on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi as a result of an earthquake and a tsunami that it triggered . Around 5000 people are still missing eleven days after the tsunami.
- November 8: Devastating forest fires kill more than 70 people in California ; numerous people are also still missing.
- December 22nd: A tsunami triggered by the Anak Krakatau eruption kills more than 420 people in Indonesia .
- railway accident near Kroonstad in South Africa. January 4: 19 people die and 254 are injured in a
- January 14: The oil tanker Sanchi sinks in the East China Sea ; the 32 seamen on board had already died in the collision or fire of the ship.
- February 11: All 71 people die on board when a passenger plane crashes in Moscow Oblast .
- February 18: When a passenger plane crashes in the Zāgros Mountains in Iran, all 66 people on board die.
- March 12: 51 people die in a fire in a passenger plane at Kathmandu Airport in Nepal.
- March 25: At least 64 people die in a major fire in a shopping center in Kemerovo , Siberia .
- April 11: When a transport plane crashes near Boufarik in Algeria, all 257 people die on board.
- May 18: A passenger plane crashes near the Cuban capital Havana, killing 112 people.
- Kerkenna Islands , of which only 68 can be rescued. June 2: A fishing boat with 180 migrants sinks off the Tunisian
- crash of a historic aircraft in the Swiss canton of Grisons die 20 people. August 4: The
- August 14: The partial collapse of the inner-city Polcevera viaduct in Genoa , northern Italy, killed 43 people.
- September 20: After an overloaded ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria , 227 dead are recovered.
- October 29: All 189 people on board die when a passenger plane crashes over the Java Sea (Indonesia).
- December 13: In the Marşandiz railway accident , a TCDD high-speed train collides with a single locomotive. 9 people die.
The announcement of the Nobel Prize winners for 2018 took place from October 1st to 8th. The awards took place on December 10th, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death , in Stockholm and Oslo (only Nobel Peace Prize ).
- Physiology or Medicine : James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo
- Physics : Arthur Ashkin and Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland
- Chemistry : Frances H. Arnold and George P. Smith and Gregory Winter
- Literature : no award in 2018
- Peace : Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad
- Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics : William Nordhaus and Paul Romer
- January 3: 150th anniversary of the official abolition of the Shogunate in Japan by Emperor Meiji - beginning of the Boshin War and the Meiji Restoration
- January 6th: 100th anniversary of the death of the German mathematician Georg Cantor
- January 8: 100th anniversary of US President Woodrow Wilson's 14-point program
- January 15th: 100th birthday of the Egyptian politician Gamal Abdel Nasser
- January 29: 100th birthday of American actor John Forsythe
- February 6: 100th anniversary of the death of the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt
- February 12: 200th anniversary of Chile's independence from Spain
- March 15: 100th anniversary of the death of the French composer Lili Boulanger
- March 20: 100th birthday of the German composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann
- March 25: 100th anniversary of the death of the French composer Claude Debussy
- March 30: 200th birthday of the German social reformer Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen
- April 4: 50th anniversary of the death of US civil rights activist Martin Luther King
- April 19: 250th anniversary of the death of the Venetian landscape painter Canaletto
- April 20: 100th anniversary of the death of the German physicist Ferdinand Braun
- April 21: 100th anniversary of the death of the German aviator Manfred von Richthofen
- April 22nd: 600th anniversary of the end of the Council of Constance
- May 5th: 200th birthday of the German philosopher Karl Marx
- May 7th: 100th birthday of the German cartoonist Fritz Wolf
- May 17th: 100th birthday of the Swedish opera singer Birgit Nilsson
- May 23: 400th anniversary of the Second Fall of the Prague Window - the start of the Thirty Years War
- June 17th: 200th birthday of the French composer Charles Gounod
- July 14th: 100th birthday of the Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman
- July 17: 100th anniversary of the death of the Russian tsarist family who were shot in Yekaterinburg.
- July 18: 100th birthday of the South African politician Nelson Mandela
- August 22nd: 100th anniversary of the death of the German physician Korbinian Brodmann
- August 25: 100th birthday of the American composer Leonard Bernstein
- September 27: 200th birthday of the German chemist Adolph Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe
- September 29: 500th birthday of the Italian painter Jacopo Tintoretto
- October 2nd: 50th anniversary of the death of the French painter and object artist Marcel Duchamp
- October 17: 100th birthday of the American actress Rita Hayworth
- October 28: 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia
- October 31: 100th anniversary of the end of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy through the departure of Hungary
- November 9: 100th anniversary of the death of the German shipowner Albert Ballin
- November 9: 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the republic by Philipp Scheidemann in Berlin; shortly afterwards Karl Liebknecht , the leader of the Spartakusbund, proclaimed the Soviet republic. Kaiser Wilhelm II is deposed by Max von Baden and then transfers the business of the Reich Chancellor to Friedrich Ebert . The German Reich becomes a republic (" Weimar Republic ").
- November 11th: 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War - The First World War ends with the entry into force of the Compiègne Armistice Agreement between the German Empire and France.
- 11-14 November: 100th anniversary of the Swiss general strike ( national strike ), the worst political crisis in Switzerland since 1848
- November 12th: 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of German-Austria
- November 13: 150th anniversary of the death of the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini
- December 10th: 50th anniversary of the death of the Swiss theologian Karl Barth
- December 21: 100th birthday of the Austrian politician Kurt Waldheim , Federal President of Austria (1986–1992)
- December 23: 100th birthday of the German politician Helmut Schmidt , Federal Chancellor of the FRG 1974 to 1982
- December 24th: British physicist James Prescott Joule's 200th birthday
- December 28: 200th birthday of the German chemist Carl Remigius Fresenius
- The starling ( Sturnus vulgaris ) is bird of the year .
- The three-spined stickleback ( Gasterosteus aculeatus ) is fish of the year ( Deutscher Angelfischerverband DAFV).
- The common frog ( Rana temporaria ) is amphibian of the year .
- The big fox ( Nymphalis polychloros ) is butterfly of the year ( Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Bund).
- The sweet chestnut ( Castanea sativa ) is tree of the year (Kuratorium Tree of the Year).
- The long-leaved speedwell ( Veronica longifolia ) is Flower of the Year ( Nature and Plants Foundation ).
- The meadow mushroom ( Agaricus campestris ) is mushroom of the year ( German Society for Mycology ).
- March 9th : Adrienne of Sweden , Swedish princess
- April 23 : Prince Louis of Cambridge , British Prince
For the detailed list of the deceased see Nekrolog 2018 .
- January 2 : Thomas S. Monson , American clergyman (* 1927 )
- January 4th : Aharon Appelfeld , Israeli writer (* 1932 )
- January 4th : Philipp Jenninger , German politician (* 1932 )
- January 4th : Ray Thomas , British pop musician (* 1941 )
- January 5 : John Watts Young , American astronaut (* 1930 )
- January 7th : France Gall , French singer (* 1947 )
- January 7th : Peter Sutherland , Irish politician (* 1946 )
- January 10 : Leopold Ahlsen , German writer and playwright (* 1927 )
- January 10 : Eddie Clarke , British rock musician (born 1950 )
- January 14th : Dan Gurney , American racing driver and designer (* 1931 )
- January 15th : Dolores O'Riordan , Irish singer (* 1971 )
- January 16 : Bradford Dillman , American actor (born 1930 )
- January 16 : Peter Groeger , German actor and director (* 1933 )
- January 18 : Hans Christoph Binswanger , Swiss economist and author (* 1929 )
- January 18 : Peter Mayle , British writer (* 1939 )
- January 20 : Paul Bocuse , French chef, restaurateur and author (* 1926 )
- January 21 : Robert Chancel , French racing driver (* 1924 )
- January 22nd : Jimmy Armfield , English football player and coach (* 1935 )
- January 22 : Ursula K. Le Guin , American writer (* 1929 )
- January 23 : Hugh Masekela , South African jazz musician (* 1939 )
- January 23 : Nicanor Parra , Chilean poet (* 1914 )
- January 25 : Claribel Alegría , Nicaraguan writer (* 1924 )
- January 27 : Hilmar Baumann , German actor (* 1939 )
- January 27 : Ingvar Kamprad , Swedish furniture entrepreneur (* 1926 )
- January 28 : Coco Schumann , German jazz musician (* 1924 )
- January 28 : Gene Sharp , American political scientist (* 1928 )
- January 30th : Mark Salling , American actor (* 1982 )
- January 30th : Azeglio Vicini , Italian football player and coach (* 1933 )
- February 1 : Dennis Edwards , American singer (* 1943 )
- February 1 : Barys Kit , Belarusian scientist (* 1910 )
- February 3 : Stefan Moses , German photographer (* 1928 )
- February 3 : Rolf Zacher , German actor and musician (* 1941 )
- February 4 : Manfred Gregor , German writer (* 1929 )
- February 4 : John Mahoney , American actor (* 1940 )
- February 8 : Marie Gruber , German actress (* 1955 )
- February 9 : John Gavin , American actor (born 1931 )
- February 9 : Jóhann Jóhannsson , Icelandic musician and (film) composer (* 1969 )
- February 13 : Henrik of Denmark , Danish Prince Consort (* 1934 )
- February 13 : Wilfried Minks , German set designer and theater director (* 1930 )
- February 14 : Ruud Lubbers , Dutch politician (* 1939 )
- February 14th : Morgan Tsvangirai , Zimbabwean politician (* 1952 )
- February 15 : Christian Rode , German actor and speaker (* 1936 )
- February 18 : Günter Blobel , German-American biochemist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1936 )
- February 18 : Didier Lockwood , French jazz violinist and composer (* 1956 )
- February 18 : Idrissa Ouédraogo , Burkinabe film director (* 1954 )
- February 20 : Herbert Ehrenberg , German politician and Federal Minister (* 1926 )
- February 21 : Billy Graham , American preacher (born 1918 )
- February 21 : Ulrich Pleitgen , German actor and speaker (* 1942 )
- February 22nd : Nanette Fabray , American actress (* 1920 )
- February 22nd : Valentin Falin , Soviet diplomat (* 1926 )
- February 22 : Richard Edward Taylor , Canadian physicist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1929 )
- February 23 : Lewis Gilbert , British film director (* 1920 )
- February 24 : Bud Luckey , American animator (* 1934 )
- February 24 : Sridevi , Indian film actress (* 1963 )
- February 26 : Sergio Balanzino , Italian diplomat (* 1934 )
- February 27 : Ekkehart Krippendorff , German political scientist (* 1934 )
- February 27 : Quini , Spanish football player (* 1949 )
- March 1 : Luigi Taveri , Swiss motorcycle racer (* 1929 )
- March 2 : Ota Filip , Czech-German writer (* 1930 )
- March 3 : Roger Bannister , British athlete (* 1929 )
- March 3 : David Ogden Stiers , American actor (* 1942 )
- March 3 : Alfonsín Quintana , Cuban singer (* 1923 )
- March 4th : Davide Astori , Italian football player (* 1987 )
- March 5 : Helmut Maucher , German manager (* 1927 )
- March 5 : Hayden White , American literary scholar and historian (* 1928 )
- March 6 : John E. Sulston , British geneticist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1942 )
- March 7th : Reynaldo Bignone , Argentine general and politician (* 1928 )
- March 8 : Kate Wilhelm , American writer (* 1928 )
- March 9th : Oskar Gröning , convicted German SS man (* 1921 )
- March 10 : Hubert de Givenchy , French fashion designer (* 1927 )
- March 10 : Ralf Waldmann , German motorcycle racer (* 1966 )
- March 11 : Sarah Haffner , German-British painter and author (* 1940 )
- March 11 : Karl Lehmann , German theologian and cardinal (* 1936 )
- March 11 : Siegfried Rauch , German actor (* 1932 )
- March 12 : Oleg Tabakow , Soviet or Russian actor (* 1935 )
- March 14 : Rubén Galván , Argentinian football player (* 1952 )
- March 14th : Stephen Hawking , British astrophysicist (* 1942 )
- March 17 : Michael Rutschky , German writer (* 1943 )
- March 17 : Phan Văn Khải , Vietnamese politician (* 1933 )
- March 18 : Jochen Senf , German actor and writer (* 1942 )
- March 19 : Jürg Laederach , Swiss writer (* 1945 )
- March 19 : Keith Patrick O'Brien , British Cardinal (* 1938 )
- March 20 : Manfred Prasser , German architect (* 1932 )
- March 22nd : René Houseman , Argentinian football player (* 1953 )
- March 23 : Philip Kerr , British writer (* 1956 )
- March 24 : José Antonio Abreu , Venezuelan composer and activist (* 1939 )
- March 24th : Lys Assia , Swiss pop singer (* 1924 )
- March 27 : Stéphane Audran , French actress (* 1932 )
- March 30th : Günter Dörner , German medic (* 1929 )
- April 1 : Efraín Ríos Montt , Guatemalan politician and President (* 1926 )
- April 2 : Winnie Madikizela-Mandela , South African politician (* 1936 )
- April 3 : Lill-Babs , Swedish pop singer (* 1938 )
- April 4 : Ray Wilkins , British football player and coach (born 1956 )
- April 5 : Isao Takahata , Japanese film director (* 1935 )
- April 5 : Cecil Taylor , American jazz pianist (* 1929 )
- April 6 : Reinhard Rürup , German modern historian and Nazi researcher (* 1934 )
- April 7 : Peter Grünberg , German physicist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1939 )
- April 13 : Miloš Forman , Czechoslovak-American film director (* 1932 )
- April 15 : R. Lee Ermey , American film actor (born 1944 )
- April 15 : Vittorio Taviani , Italian film director (* 1929 )
- April 17 : Barbara Bush , US President's wife (* 1925 )
- April 17 : Dieter Lattmann , German writer and politician (* 1926 )
- April 18 : Bruno Sammartino , Italian wrestler (* 1935 )
- April 20 : Avicii , Swedish DJ and music producer (* 1989 )
- April 21 : Nelson Pereira dos Santos , Brazilian film director (* 1928 )
- April 21 : Verne Troyer , American actor (* 1969 )
- April 24th : Henri Michel , French football player and coach (* 1947 )
- April 25 : Michael Anderson , British film director (* 1920 )
- April 25 : Holger Biege , German composer and singer (* 1952 )
- April 27 : Álvaro Arzú Irigoyen , Guatemalan politician and President (* 1946 )
- April 28 : Roberto Angleró , Puerto Rican salsa composer, singer and band leader (* 1929 )
- May 1 : Elmar Altvater , German political scientist and author (* 1938 )
- May 2 : Harald Range , German lawyer (* 1948 )
- May 2 : Wolfgang Völz , German actor (* 1930 )
- May 3 : Günter Herburger , German writer (* 1932 )
- May 4th : Abi Ofarim , Israeli singer (* 1937 )
- May 5 : Ludwig Harig , German writer (* 1927 )
- May 5 : Rosemarie Schuder , German writer (* 1928 )
- May 7 : Juliane Korén , German actress (* 1951 )
- May 7 : Eva Maria Meineke , German actress (* 1923 )
- May 7 : Ermanno Olmi , Italian film director (* 1931 )
- May 8 : Anne V. Coates , British film editor (* 1925 )
- May 8 : George Deukmejian , American lawyer and politician (* 1928 )
- May 9 : Per Kirkeby , Danish visual artist (* 1938 )
- May 9 : Dieter Kunzelmann , German political activist (* 1939 )
- May 11 : Gérard Genette , French literary scholar (* 1930 )
- May 12 : Tessa Jowell , British politician (* 1947 )
- May 13 : Glenn Branca , American composer and guitarist (* 1948 )
- May 13 : Karl-Ernst Herrmann , German stage designer and opera director (* 1936 )
- May 13 : Margot Kidder , Canadian-American actress (born 1948 )
- May 14 : Maria Körber , German actress (* 1930 )
- May 14 : Tom Wolfe , American writer and journalist (* 1930 )
- May 15 : Ray Wilson , British football player (born 1934 )
- May 17th : Nicole Fontaine , French politician (* 1942 )
- May 17th : Jürgen Marcus , German pop singer (* 1948 )
- May 17 : Richard Pipes , American historian (* 1923 )
- May 19 : Robert Indiana , American painter (born 1928 )
- May 19 : Bernard Lewis , British-American historian and publicist (* 1916 )
- May 20 : Dieter Schnebel , German composer and clergyman (* 1930 )
- May 22 : Philip Roth , American writer (* 1933 )
- May 26 : Alan LaVern Bean , American astronaut (born 1932 )
- May 26 : Roger Piantoni , French football player (* 1931 )
- May 28 : Serge Dassault , French entrepreneur (* 1925 )
- May 28 : Jens Christian Skou , Danish biophysicist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1918 )
- May 28 : Ola Ullsten , Swedish politician and diplomat (* 1931 )
- June 1 : Hilmar Hoffmann , German cultural politician (* 1925 )
- June 1 : John Julius Norwich , British writer (* 1929 )
- June 2 : Paul D. Boyer , American biochemist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1918 )
- June 2 : Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt , Austrian behavioral scientist (* 1928 )
- June 3 : Miguel Cardinal Obando Bravo , Nicaraguan Archbishop (* 1926 )
- June 5 : Illa Blaue , German painter (* 1919 )
- June 6 : Kira Muratova , Soviet or Ukrainian film director (* 1934 )
- June 6 : Franz M. Wuketits , Austrian scientific theorist (* 1955 )
- June 8 : Anthony Bourdain , American cook and author (* 1956 )
- June 8th : Maria Bueno , Brazilian tennis player (* 1939 )
- June 8 : Danny Kirwan , British guitarist and singer (born 1950 )
- June 9 : Reinhard Hardegen , German naval officer and politician (* 1913 )
- June 12 : Jon Hiseman , British drummer (born 1944 )
- June 13 : Anne Donovan , American basketball player and coach (* 1961 )
- June 15 : Enoch zu Guttenberg , German conductor (* 1946 )
- June 15 : Dieter Wellershoff , German writer (* 1925 )
- June 16 : Gennady Roshdestvensky , Soviet or Russian conductor (* 1931 )
- June 18 : Hermann Glaser , German cultural politician and publicist (* 1928 )
- June 18 : Maria Rohm , Austrian actress (* 1943 )
- June 18 : XXXTentacion , American rapper and singer (* 1998 )
- June 19 : Stanley Cavell , American philosopher (* 1926 )
- June 19 : Elisabeth of Denmark , Danish noblewoman (* 1935 )
- June 21 : Charles Krauthammer , American publicist (* 1950 )
- June 22nd : Felicia Langer , Israeli-German lawyer and human rights activist (* 1930 )
- June 22nd : Vinnie Paul , American drummer (* 1964 )
- June 23 : Roland Baar , German rower (* 1965 )
- June 23 : Kim Jong-pil , South Korean military and politician (* 1926 )
- June 25 : David Goldblatt , South African photographer (* 1930 )
- June 27 : Joe Jackson , American music manager (* 1928 )
- June 28 : Harlan Ellison , American writer (born 1934 )
- June 28 : Christine Nöstlinger , Austrian writer (* 1936 )
- June 29th : Arvid Carlsson , Swedish pharmacologist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1923 )
- June 29 : Irena Szewińska , Polish athlete (* 1946 )
- June 30th : Fuat Sezgin , Turkish orientalist (* 1924 )
- June : Steve Ditko , American comic artist (* 1927 )
- July 3 : Robby Müller , Dutch cameraman (* 1940 )
- July 5 : Claude Lanzmann , French film director (* 1925 )
- July 5 : Jean-Louis Tauran , French cardinal (* 1943 )
- July 8 : Tab Hunter , American actor and pop singer (born 1931 )
- July 8 : Oliver Knussen , British composer and conductor (* 1952 )
- July 9 : Peter Carington , British politician (* 1919 )
- July 9 : Hans Günter Winkler , German show jumper (* 1926 )
- July 13 : Thorvald Stoltenberg , Norwegian politician (* 1931 )
- July 18 : Burton Richter , American physicist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1931 )
- July 25 : Sergio Marchionne , Italian-Canadian manager (* 1952 )
- July 27 : Vladimir Woinowitsch , Soviet or Russian writer and satirist (* 1932 )
- July 29th : Vibeke Skofterud , Norwegian cross-country skier (* 1980 )
- July 29 : Tomasz Stańko , Polish jazz trumpeter (* 1942 )
- July 30 : Uwe Brandner , German film director and author (* 1941 )
- July 31 : Andreas Kappes , German racing cyclist (* 1965 )
- August 1 : Mary Carlisle , American actress and singer (* 1914 )
- August 6 : Craig Fisher , Canadian racing car driver (* 1936 )
- August 6 : Christian Habicht , German ancient historian and epigraphist (* 1926 )
- August 7 : M. Karunanidhi , Indian politician and author (* 1924 )
- August 7 : Enno Patalas , German film critic and film historian (* 1929 )
- August 9 : Klaus Wildenhahn , German documentary filmmaker (* 1930 )
- August 11 : VS Naipaul , British writer and Nobel Prize winner (* 1932 )
- August 12 : Samir Amin , Egyptian-French economist and author (* 1931 )
- August 16 : Aretha Franklin , American soul singer (* 1942 )
- August 16 : Atal Bihari Vajpayee , Indian politician (* 1924 )
- August 18 : Kofi Annan , Ghanaian diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (* 1938 )
- August 20 : Uri Avnery , Israeli human rights and peace activist (* 1923 )
- August 21 : George Andrie , American football player (born 1940 )
- August 21 : Stefán Karl Stefánsson , Icelandic actor (* 1975 )
- August 22 : Hermann W. von der Dunk , Dutch historian (* 1928 )
- August 22nd : Ed King , American musician (* 1949 )
- August 23 : Dieter Thomas Heck , German presenter and entertainer (* 1937 )
- August 25 : Lindsay Kemp , British dancer and pantomime (* 1938 )
- August 25 : John McCain , American politician and senator (born 1936 )
- August 26 : Neil Simon , American playwright and screenwriter (born 1927 )
- August 29 : Erich Lessing , Austrian photographer (* 1923 )
- August 29 : James Mirrlees , British economist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1936 )
- August 30 : Iossif Kobson , Soviet or Russian singer and politician (* 1937 )
- August 31 : Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza , Italian human geneticist and evolutionary biologist (* 1922 )
- August 31 : Elmar Pieroth , German politician and senator (* 1934 )
- September 4 : Christopher Lawford , American actor and author (* 1955 )
- September 6 : Burt Reynolds , American actor (born 1936 )
- September 7th : Mac Miller , American rapper (* 1992 )
- September 9th (missing): Daniel Küblböck , German singer (* 1985 )
- September 10 : Paul Virilio , French philosopher and essayist (* 1932 )
- September 12 : Rachid Taha , Algerian singer and musician (* 1958 )
- September 14 : Walter Remmers , German politician (* 1933 )
- September 14 : Rudolf Schieffer , German historian (* 1947 )
- September 16 : Horst Bosetzky , German sociologist and writer (* 1938 )
- September 18 : Robert Venturi , American architect and architectural theorist (* 1925 )
- September 19 : Arthur Mitchell , American dancer (* 1934 )
- September 20 : Inge Feltrinelli , German-Italian photographer and publisher (* 1930 )
- September 21 : Trần Đại Quang , Vietnamese politician and President (* 1956 )
- September 22nd : Ottokar Runze , German film director and actor (* 1925 )
- September 23 : Charles Kuen Kao , American-British physicist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1933 )
- September 23 : Afërdita Tusha , Albanian sports shooter (* 1945 )
- September 26 : Ignaz Kirchner , German actor (* 1946 )
- September 29 : Otis Rush , American blues musician (* 1935 )
- September 30 : Walter Laqueur , American historian (* 1921 )
- October 1 : Charles Aznavour , Armenian-French chansonnier and actor (* 1924 )
- October 1 : Đỗ Mười , Vietnamese politician (* 1917 )
- October 1 : Graciano Rocchigiani , German boxer (* 1963 )
- October 2 : Jamal Khashoggi , Saudi Arabian journalist (* 1958 )
- October 2 : Geoff Emerick , British sound engineer and music producer (* 1945 )
- October 3 : Gisela Bulla , German politician and author (* 1932 )
- October 3 : Leon Max Lederman , American physicist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1922 )
- October 4 : Karl Mildenberger , German boxer (* 1937 )
- October 6 : Montserrat Caballé , Spanish opera singer (* 1933 )
- October 6 : Scott Wilson , American actor (* 1942 )
- October 9 : Thomas A. Steitz , American biochemist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1940 )
- October 10 : Mary Midgley , British philosopher (* 1919 )
- October 11 : Paul Andreu , French architect and author (* 1938 )
- October 11 : Dieter Kemper , German racing cyclist (* 1937 )
- October 14 : Eduardo Arroyo , Spanish visual artist (* 1937 )
- October 14 : Milena Dravić , Yugoslav or Serbian actress (* 1940 )
- October 14 : Mel Ramos , American painter (* 1935 )
- October 15 : Paul Allen , American entrepreneur (* 1953 )
- October 15 : Arto Paasilinna , Finnish writer (* 1942 )
- October 16 : Berthold Leibinger , German entrepreneur and founder (* 1930 )
- October 16 : Wilfried Scharnagl , German journalist and party official (* 1938 )
- October 17th : Ara Guler , Turkish photographer (* 1928 )
- October 18 : Abd ar-Rahman Swar ad-Dahab , Sudanese President (* 1934 )
- October 18 : Raúl Marrero , Puerto Rican Canto writer (* 1926 )
- October 19 : Osamu Shimomura , Japanese biochemist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1928 )
- October 20 : Wim Kok , Dutch politician and Prime Minister (* 1938 )
- October 21 : Robert Faurisson , French Holocaust denier (* 1929 )
- October 23 : Laetitia Boehm , German historian (* 1930 )
- October 24 : Tony Joe White , American musician (* 1943 )
- October 27 : Ingo Insterburg , German music cabaret artist (* 1934 )
- October 30 : Jin Yong , Chinese writer (* 1924 )
- October 31 : Ron Grable , American racing driver (* 1933 )
- November 1 : Theodor Hoffmann , German admiral and politician (* 1935 )
- November 2 : Roy Hargrove , American jazz musician (* 1969 )
- November 7th : Francis Lai , French composer (* 1932 )
- November 12 : Stan Lee , American comic book author (* 1922 )
- November 14 : Morten Grunwald , Danish actor (* 1934 )
- November 14 : Rolf Hoppe , German actor (* 1930 )
- November 14 : Fernando del Paso , Mexican writer (* 1935 )
- November 14th : Mario Suárez , Venezuelan singer (* 1926 )
- November 16 : William Goldman , American screenwriter and writer (* 1931 )
- November 20 : Aaron Klug , British biochemist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1926 )
- November 23 : Nicolas Roeg , British film director (* 1928 )
- November 26 : Bernardo Bertolucci , Italian film director (* 1941 )
- November 26th : Stephen Hillenburg , American comic book artist and author (* 1961 )
- November 26 : Leo Schwarz , German auxiliary bishop (* 1931 )
- November 28 : Robert Morris , American visual artist (* 1931 )
- November 30 : George HW Bush , 41st President of the United States (born 1924 )
- November 30th : Dagobert Lindlau , German journalist and writer (* 1930 )
- December 1 : Ken Berry , American actor (* 1933 )
- December 1 : Stefanie Tücking , German presenter (* 1962 )
- December 3 : Markus Beyer , German boxer (* 1971 )
- December 3 : Albert Frère , Belgian entrepreneur (* 1926 )
- December 7th : Belisario Betancur , Colombian politician and President (* 1923 )
- December 8 : Lyudmila Alexejewa , Soviet and Russian civil rights activist (* 1927 )
- December 9 : Riccardo Giacconi , Italian-American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1931 )
- December 10 : Robert Spaemann , German philosopher (* 1927 )
- December 12 : Wilhelm Genazino , German writer (* 1943 )
- December 13 : Nancy Wilson , American jazz singer (* 1937 )
- December 14th : Horst Herold , German criminalist (* 1923 )
- December 15 : Girma Wolde-Giorgis , President of Ethiopia (* 1924 )
- December 17th : Penny Marshall , American film actress and director (* 1943 )
- December 19 : Norman Gimbel , American songwriter (* 1927 )
- December 20 : FW Bernstein , German caricaturist and satirist (* 1938 )
- December 22nd : Paddy Ashdown , British politician (* 1941 )
- December 22nd : Jean Bourgain , Belgian mathematician (* 1954 )
- December 22nd : Alfred Mechtersheimer , German politician and publicist (* 1939 )
- December 25th : Nancy Roman , American astronomer (* 1925 )
- December 26 : Roy Jay Glauber , American physicist and Nobel Prize winner (* 1925 )
- December 27 : Hans A. Nikel , German publisher (* 1930 )
- December 28 : Amos Oz , Israeli writer (* 1939 )
- December 30th : Edgar Hilsenrath , German writer (* 1926 )
- December 30th : Mrinal Sen , Indian film director (* 1923 )
Gallery of the deceased
January 4th: Aharon Appelfeld (2014)
January 4th: Philipp Jenninger (1987)
January 4: Ray Thomas (1970)
January 7: France Gall (1968)
January 15: Dolores O'Riordan (2010)
January 20: Paul Bocuse
January 22nd: Ursula K. Le Guin (2004)
January 23: Hugh Masekela (2013)
February 3: Rolf Zacher (2010)
February 13: Prince Henrik of Denmark (2010)
February 21: Billy Graham (1966)
February 21: Ulrich Pleitgen (2015)
March 3: Roger Bannister (2009)
March 11: Karl Lehmann (2014)
March 14: Stephen Hawking
March 23: Philip Kerr (2017)
March 24th: Lys Assia (2012)
April 5: Isao Takahata (2014)
April 5: Cecil Taylor (2008)
April 13: Miloš Forman (2009)
April 17: Barbara Bush (1989)
April 20: Avicii (2014)
May 2: Wolfgang Völz (2011)
May 4: Abi Ofarim (1968)
May 14: Tom Wolfe (1988)
May 22: Philip Roth (left; 2013)
June 1: Hilmar Hoffmann (1989)
June 15: Dieter Wellershoff (2013)
June 18: XXXTentacion (2016)
June 27: Joseph Jackson (2007)
June 28: Christine Nöstlinger (2012)
July 5: Claude Lanzmann (2011)
July 5: Jean-Louis Tauran (2012)
July 8: Tab Hunter (2010)
July 9: Hans Günter Winkler (1966)
August 16: Aretha Franklin (1967)
August 18: Kofi Annan (2012)
August 20: Uri Avnery (2006)
August 23: Dieter Thomas Heck (2011)
August 25: John McCain (2009)
September 6: Burt Reynolds (1991)
September 12: Rachid Taha (2011)
September 16: Horst Bosetzky (2011)
September 20: Inge Feltrinelli (2011)
October 1: Charles Aznavour (2014)
October 1: Graciano Rocchigiani (2009)
October 6: Montserrat Caballé (1982)
October 16: Wilfried Scharnagl (2015)
October 27: Ingo Insterburg (2012)
November 14: Rolf Hoppe (2009)
November 30: George HW Bush (1989)
November 30th: Dagobert Lindlau (1986)
December 1: Stefanie Tücking (2009)
December 12: Wilhelm Genazino (2016)
December 20: FW Bernstein (2005)
December 28: Amos Oz (2005)
December 30th: Edgar Hilsenrath (2010)
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