Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for the 01. October 2019:

40th calendar week, 274th day of the year

91 days left until the end of the year

Zodiac sign: Libra

Name day: Giselbert, Remigius, Theresia


2018 - The International Court of Justice in The Hague rejects Bolivia's call for its own access to the sea through Chilean territory, ending a more than 100-year border dispute between the two South American countries.

2017 - The EU sugar regime falls away. For almost 50 years, the regulation imposed minimum prices for sugar beet and production quotas.

2014 - Jens Stoltenberg, long-time Norwegian Prime Minister, takes office in Brussels as the new NATO Secretary-General.

2009 - Unesco presents for the first time a Red List of disappearing festivals, rituals and craft techniques. It contains a total of twelve cultural forms of expression from eight countries that are particularly worthy of protection.

1949 - The German Handball Federation (DHB) is founded in the Stadthalle in Mülheim / Ruhr.

1949 - The German Patent Office takes up its work after the Second World War in Munich.

1949 - Mao Tsetung, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, proclaims the People's Republic of China in front of the Imperial Palace in Beijing.

1899 - In Nuremberg, the Royal Bavarian Railway Museum is opened as the first German Transport Museum.

1869 - Under the designation "Correspondenz card" the Austrian postal administration introduces the first postcard of the world.


1969 - Zach Galifianakis (50), American comedian and actor ("Hangover")

1969 - Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel (50), German politician (SPD), national chairman of the SPD Hesse 2009-2019, one of the vice-chairmen of the federal SPD 2013-2019

1959 - Youssou N'Dour (60), Senegalese singer ("7 Seconds" with Neneh Cherry, "Shaking the Tree" with Peter Gabriel)

1949 - André Rieu (70), Dutch violinist and conductor, "Waltz King", leader of the Johann Strauss Orchestra founded in 1987 by him

1924 - Jimmy Carter (95), American politician, 39th President of the USA 1977-1981, Nobel Peace Prize 2002


2018 - Charles Aznavour, French chansonnier («You let yourself go», «Dance cheek to cheek with me») and actor («Shoot the pianist», «Ararat»), born. 1924

2018 - Graciano Rocchigiani, German boxer, German light heavyweight champion 1986, boxer of the year 1991, b. 1963