Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar for September 22, 2019:

38th calendar week

265th day of the year

100 more days until the end of the year

Zodiac sign: Virgo

Name day: Gunthild, Mauritius


2018 - An attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahwas kills 25 people, including many members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. The perpetrators should be supporters of the terrorist militia IS.

2014 - The largest cruise ship ever built in Germany, the 348 meter long "Quantum of the Seas", begins its first journey from the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg across the Ems to the North Sea.

2009 - Heads of state and government from around the world commit themselves to the sustainable reduction of greenhouse gases at the UN climate summit in New York.

1989 - An attack by the terrorist organization Irish Republican Army (IRA) on a British Army music school in southern England kills eleven soldiers.

1994 - The American TV station NBC broadcasts the first episode of the sitcom «Friends».

1984 - On the battlefield of Verdun, Chancellor Helmut Kohl and French President François Mitterrand hand in hand remember the fallen of both world wars.

1964 - With the "study program" of the Bayerischer Rundfunk the broadcasting of the third television programs begins.

1869 - The opera Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner premieres in Munich.

1499 - The Peace of Basel ends the swabian war of the German king Maximilian I against the Confederates. The Confederates are thus effectively leaving the Reich.


1989 - Sabine Lisicki (30), German tennis player, 2013 she stood in Wimbledon as the first German since Steffi Graf 1999 in the singles final of a Grand Slam tournament

1979 - Roberto Saviano (40), Italian writer ("Gomorrah. Journey to the Kingdom of Camorra")

1949 - Ludwig Schick (70), German Catholic theologian, Archbishop of Bamberg since 2002

1944 - Birgit Keil (75), German ballet dancer, ballet director at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe since 2003

1924 - Rosamunde Pilcher, British author («The Shell Seeker»), died 2019


1989 - Irving Berlin, American composer, («White Christmas»), b. 1888

1814 - August Wilhelm Iffland, German actor and playwright, director of the Berlin National Theater 1796-1813, role as Franz Moor in the world premiere of Schiller's drama "Die Räuber" at the Mannheim National Theater in 1782, b. 1759