Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for November 23, 2019:

47th calendar week, 327th day of the year

38 days left until the end of the year

Star sign: Sagittarius

Nameday: Felizitas, Klemens, Kolumban, Trudo


2017 - Myanmar and Bangladesh agree on a return of Muslim Rohingya refugees. From Myanmar, more than 600,000 members of the persecuted Muslim minority have fled military violence in neighboring Bangladesh since August.

2009 - More than 100 gunmen raid an auto convoy in the southern Philippines killing 57 people, including 32 journalists. Background should be the rivalry of influential political clans.

2007 - After collision with an iceberg, the cruise ship «Explorer» sinks in the Antarctic. The 100 passengers and 54 crew members are rescued.

1998 - In Berlin, the new Federal President's Office is officially inaugurated. Thus, the first supreme federal authority completely takes up its work in the capital.

1994 - Scientists and civil servants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland decide in Vienna to reform the German orthography, which has been in force since 1901.

1969 - The National Assembly of the South Tyrolean People's Party votes in Merano for the so-called "Operation Calendar" negotiated with Rome, which paves the way for autonomy for the German-speaking Italian province ("South Tyrol Package").

1936 - The German journalist Carl von Ossietzky, who was persecuted by the National Socialists and interned in a concentration camp, is subsequently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1935.

1928 - Max Schmeling wins his first boxing match in the USA against Joe Monte by a knockout victory in the eighth round.

1889 - The first coin-operated jukebox is set up in the Palais Royal, San Francisco, California, by Louis T. Glass, director of Pacific Phonograph Company.


1954 - Bruce Hornsby (65), American singer and songwriter ("The Way It Is")

1954 - Ross Brawn (65), British motorsport official, team manager of Brawn GP 2009

1949 - Gunilla Countess von Bismarck (70), German nobleman, great-granddaughter of the first German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck

1944 - Peter Lindbergh, German photographer, known by footage of the supermodels of the 90s, died 2019

1929 - Günter Gaus, German politician, journalist and writer, editor-in-chief of the "Spiegel" 1969-73, permanent representative of the Federal Republic of Germany in the GDR 1974-81, died 2004


1991 - Klaus Kinski, German actor («Fitzcarraldo»), born. 1926

1984 - Paul Dahlke, German actor ("Romance in Minor"), born. 1904