Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for October 15, 2019:

42nd calendar week, 288th day of the year

77 days left until the end of the year

Zodiac sign: Libra

Nameday: Theresia


2018 - After nearly 15 years in prison, the 9/11 terrorist Mounir el Motassadeq is deported from Germany to his native Morocco.

2017 - In the early state election in Lower Saxony, the SPD improves to 36.9 percent (+4.3 points). Union (33.6 percent), Greens (8.7) and FDP (7.5) make losses. The AfD (6.2) is first in the state parliament. SPD and CDU form a grand coalition under Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD).

1999 - The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the aid organization "Doctors Without Borders".

1994 - After more than three years in exile in the United States, the democratically elected Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide returns to his country.

1963 - After fourteen years in office, Konrad Adenauer (CDU) resigns as Federal Chancellor.

1951 - The American biochemist Carl Djerassi manages the artificial production of the gestational hormone progestin. He thus creates one of the foundations for the development of birth control pills.

1946 - Hermann Göring, confidant of Hitler and commander-in-chief of the German Air Force from 1935 until the end of the war, commits suicide in Nuremberg after the International Military Tribunal sentenced him to death.

1842 - Karl Marx becomes editor-in-chief of the Cologne Rheinische Zeitung.

1929 - The film "The Woman in the Moon" by Fritz Lang premieres in Berlin.


1959 - Sarah Duchess of York (60), British Duchess, first married to Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1986-96), children's book author

1949 - Michael Köhlmeier (70), Austrian writer («Occident»)

1844 - Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher ("Thus spake Zarathustra"), died in 1900

1944 - Haim Saban (75), Israeli-American media entrepreneur, Saban Entertainment (founded in 1988), TV group Fox Family Worldwide (1995-2001), ProSiebenSat.1 (2003-06)

1939 - Heide Keller (80), German actress («The Dream Ship»)


2018 - Paul Allen, American entrepreneur and manager, founds Microsoft, together with Bill Gates, in 1975. 1953

1989 - Danilo Kis, Yugoslavian writer ("Early Suffering", "Hourglass"), b. 1935