Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 24, 2019:
39th calendar week, 267th day of the year
Only 98 days until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Libra
Nameday: Gerhard, Rupert, Virgil
2018 - Croatian Luka Modric is World Player of the Year. The Real Madrid midfielder prevailed at the FIFA Gala in London ahead of Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and Egyptian Mohamed Salah.
2017 - CDU / CSU fall to 32.9 percent in the general election. The SPD lands at an all-time low of 20.5 percent. The AfD for the first time with 12.6 percent moves into parliament.
2014 - Former US intelligence official Edward Snowden and Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger receive the Alternative Nobel Prize for his revelations of worldwide spying activities.
2009 - In a session chaired by US President Barack Obama, the UN Security Council calls on all countries to pass a unanimous resolution on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.
1999 - The catholic church in Germany decides to quit the state pregnancy counseling and no longer issue corresponding certificates.
1969 - The People's Chamber of the GDR agrees to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. 1964 - Willi Stoph is elected Chairman of the Council of Ministers by the Volkskammer of the GDR and succeeds the late Otto Grotewohl.
1949 - The foundation of the National Olympic Committee (NOK) for Germany takes place in Bonn.
1789 - The pharmacist and chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth announces in Berlin the discovery of the radioactive chemical element uranium.
1974 - Valerie Koch (45), German actress («The Caller»)
1949 - María Barbal (70), Spanish-Catalan writer («Like a stone in the gravel»)
1944 - Diana Körner (75), German actress (television series «Liebling Kreuzberg»)
1939 - Dieter Schwarz (80), German entrepreneur, founder of the food discounter Lidl together with his father
1934 - Manfred Wörner, German politician (CDU), Federal Defense Minister 1982-1988, NATO Secretary General 1988-1994, d. 1994
2004 - Françoise Sagan, French writer («Bonjour tristesse»), born. 1935
1939 - Carl Laemmle, German-American film producer, founder of Universal Studios 1912, born. 1867