Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for the 03. October 2019:
40th calendar week, 276th day of the year
89 days left until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Libra
Nameday: Ewald, Ludgar
2018 - The astronaut Alexander Gerst is the first German to take command of the International Space Station IIS. He was launched into space on June 6.
1999 - In the elections to the Austrian National Council, the Freedom Party (FPÖ) of the right-wing populist Jörg Haider becomes the second strongest political force in the country.
1990 - The GDR joins the Federal Republic. Thus, the reunification of divided Germany is legally completed. The day will henceforth be celebrated as the "Day of German Unity".
1969 - At the Alexanderplatz in East Berlin, the television tower opens, with 368 meters (including the 118-meter-long antenna) tallest building in Germany.
1929 - During a state crisis, King Alexander I renames the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in Yugoslavia.
1926 - In Vienna, representatives of 28 countries meet for the First Pan-European Congress (until 6 October).
1909 - The Italian football club FC Bologna is founded.
1866 - The Peace of Vienna ends the war between Austria and Italy. Italy receives Veneto.
382 - Under the mediation of the Thracian military master Saturninus, the Roman emperor Theodosius concludes a treaty with the Visigoths.
1969 - Gwen Stefani (50), American pop singer, singer of the group No Doubt
1964 - Clive Owen (55), British actor («Close Up», «The International»)
1954 - Monika Griefahn (65), German politician (SPD) and manager, Minister of the Environment of Lower Saxony 1990-1998, founding member of Greenpeace Germany
1944 - Roy Horn (75), German-American magician and tamer, member of the magician duo "Siegfried & Roy", show with white tigers and lions in Las Vegas until 2003
1929 - Bert Stern, American photographer («Marilyn Monroe - The last session»), d. 2013
2009 - Reinhard Mohn, German entrepreneur and publisher, head of the Bertelsmann Group 1947-1981, then Chairman of the Supervisory Board 1981-1991, b. 1921
1994 - Heinz Rühmann, German actor ("The three of the gas station", "The Feuerzangenbowle"), born. 1902