Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for the 07. October 2019:
41st calendar week, 280th day of the year
Still 85 days to the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Libra
Name day: Gerold, Justina
2018 - In Romania, a referendum on a stricter ban on gay marriage fails because of insufficient participation.
2009 - The Italian Constitutional Court in Rome acquiesces to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
2004 - The Austrian writer and playwright Elfriede Jelinek receives the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1999 - The Bundestag decides on the deployment of 100 ambulance soldiers in East Timor. They are stationed in Darwin, Australia.
1989 - The Social Democratic Party in the GDR (SDP) is founded in Schwante (district of Potsdam).
1979 - The Bremen Green List receives 5.1 percent of the vote in the Bremen state elections, thus becoming the first green group to join a state parliament.
1954 - The German premiere of Bertolt Brecht's drama "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" takes place in Berlin.
1949 - The German People's Council, chaired by Wilhelm Pieck (SED), meets in East Berlin, founds the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and declares itself a "Provisional People's Chamber".
1919 - The Royal Netherlands Airlines (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij), KLM for short, is founded in Amsterdam.
1952 - Vladimir Putin (67), Russian politician, President of Russia 2000-2008 and since 2012, Prime Minister 2008-2012
1944 - Eduard Geyer (75), German football coach (Dynamo Dresden 1986-90 and 2007/08, last national coach of the GDR 1989/90)
1939 - Raimund Harmstorf, German actor, (television adventure series "The Sea Wolf"), died 1998
1929 - Hans-Peter Dürr, German physicist, Alternative Nobel Prize 1987, 1971-1995 periodically alternating director and deputy director of the Munich Max Planck Institute for Physics, d. 2014
1919 - Annemarie Renger, German politician (SPD), Bundestag President 1972-1976, d. 2008
2014 - Siegfried Lenz, German writer («German lesson»), born. 1926
2009 - Irving Penn, American photographer, photographed for magazine Vogue, b. 1917