Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 15, 2019: 37th calendar week, 258th day of the year
107 more days until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Name day: Ludmilla, Melitta, Roland, Notburg
2014 - More than 20 countries agree on joint action against the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) in Iraq at a conference in Paris.
2004 - A piece of maritime history comes to an end: After 50 years, the "traditional friendship group Deutscher Cap Horniers" dissolves in Hamburg.
1999 - The UN Security Council decides to send an armed peacekeeping force to East Timor, which has been increasingly terrorized by pro-Indonesian militia since the independence referendum. The first soldiers land on 20 September in East Timor.
1999 - The suspected RAF terrorist Horst Ludwig Meyer, who was wanted for 15 years for bombings, is killed in Vienna in a shootout with the police.
1994 - With the start of the German Ice Hockey League (DEL), a new era in German professional ice hockey begins.
1983 - Richard von Weizsäcker (CDU) is the first Governing Mayor of West Berlin to be received by East German State Council Chairman Erich Honecker in East Berlin.
1959 - Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev arrives at the invitation of US President Dwight D. Eisenhower as the first Soviet politician after the Second World War to visit the United States.
1949 - The Bundestag elects the CDU politician Konrad Adenauer with only one vote majority to the first chancellor of the just established Federal Republic of Germany.
1939 - The 29-year-old August Dickmann is the first German conscientious objector to World War II to be executed in Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
1984 - Prince Harry (35), British prince, second son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana
1977 - Sophie Dahl (42), British model and author ("The Man with the Dancing Eyes"), granddaughter of the writer Roald Dahl
1959 - Andreas Eschbach (60), German writer («The Jesus Video»)
1944 - Jürgen E. Schrempp (75), German industrial manager, CEO of DaimlerChrysler 1998-2005, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler-Benz AG 1995-98
1919 - Fausto Coppi, Italian cyclist, twice winner of the Double Tour de France and Giro d'Italia 1949 and 1952, died in 1960
2011 - Harry Dean Stanton, American film actor ("Paris, Texas", "Pretty in Pink"), b. 1926
2006 - Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer («Interviews with the story», «A man»), born. 1930