Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 8, 2019:
36th calendar week, 251st day of the year
114 days remaining until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Name day: Adrian, Korbinian, Maria, Peter
2018 - The Golden Lion of the Venice Film Festival goes to the Netflix production «Roma» by the Mexican Alfonso Cuarón. The film tells the story of a family in Mexico in the 70s.
2016 - In the future, Turkey will remain permanently in summer time, de facto changing the time zone.
2009 - 64 years after the end of the war, the Bundestag rehabilitates the so-called war traitors of the Wehrmacht. The deputies unanimously vote for a blanket cancellation of corresponding Nazi injustices from the Second World War.
2009 - The central memorial of the Bundeswehr in Berlin is inaugurated. The memorial on the Bendler Block on the grounds of the Ministry of Defense is to commemorate the dead of the German armed forces.
1994 - The forces of the three Western Allies France, Great Britain and USA are officially adopted from Berlin.
1966 - The science fiction series "Star Trek" starts at the US station NBC.
1959 - In Bonn, the new Beethovenhalle is opened as a concert and event venue.
1941 - During the Second World War, Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) is encircled by the German army and cut off from all land routes. This begins the perennial blockade of the city.
1278 - For the mountainous state of Andorra, a Paréage contract is signed between the Spanish Bishop of Urgel and the French Count of Foix. This establishes a common rule. He is valid until 1993.
1979 - Pink (40), American singer («Get The Party Started», «Stupid Girls»)
1944 - Ulrike Wolf (75), German television journalist («Tagesthemen» 1985-87)
1939 - Carsten Keller (80), German hockey player, Olympic gold with the national team 1972
1929 - Christoph von Dohnányi (90), German conductor and theater director, director of the Hamburg State Opera 1977-1984, music director of the Cleveland Orchestra 1984-2002
1919 - Maria Lassnig, Austrian painter, co-founder of informal painting in Austria, died 2014
1999 - Birgit Cullberg, Swedish dancer and choreographer, founder of the «Cullberg Ballet» 1940, born. 1908
1949 - Richard Strauss, German composer (operas: Salome, Der Rosenkavalier), b. 1864