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

46th calendar week, 319th day of the year

46 days left until the end of the year

Zodiac: Scorpio

Nameday: Albert, Leopold, Marinus, Findan

HISTORICAL DATA

2018 - The administrative court Gelsenkirchen orders a driving ban for older diesel cars from 1 July 2019 on. Among them falls for the first time in Germany also a busy motorway, the A40.

2017 - The Argentine submarine "ARA San Juan" with 44 people on board is missing. Only a year later, the missing submarine is located in 800 meters depth in the South Atlantic.

2009 - Around 40,000 people bid farewell to football goalkeeper Robert Enke at the Hanover stadium. It is the largest funeral of German sports history. Enke, who suffered from depression, committed suicide on Nov. 10 at the age of 32.

2004 - The first European lunar probe reaches its destination. Thirteen months after the launch, Smart-1 is scheduled to enter orbit around the moon.

1994 - The German Bundestag elects Helmut Kohl (CDU) as Federal Chancellor for the fifth time with 338 out of 671 votes.

1969 - Several hundred thousand people demonstrate against the Vietnam War in the US and in various European cities.

1959 - At the party congress in Bad Godesberg the SPD decides with its "Godesberger Program" the change from the workers' party to the people's party.

1954 - Scandinavian SAS becomes the first airline to operate scheduled services between Northern Europe and North America on the Polar Route.

1889 - In Brazil, Emperor Peter II (Pedro II) is overthrown by the military and the Republic proclaimed.

BIRTHDAYS

1969 - Judith Engel (50), German actress («Police Call 110», «No Man's Land»)

1954 - Aleksander Kwasniewski (65), Polish politician, President of Poland 1995-2005

1944 - Joy Fleming, German soul singer («Neckar bridge blues», «A song can be a bridge»), d. 2017

1934 - Martin Bangemann (85), German politician (FDP), Federal Economics Minister 1984-1988, European Commissioner 1989-1999

1929 - Edward (Ed) Asner (90), American actor («Lou Grant») and producer

DEATH DAY

1994 - Lia Wöhr, German actress, director and producer ("Zum Blauen Bock"), born. 1911

1976 - Jean Gabin, French film actor («The Cat», «Commissioner Maigret sets a trap»), born. 1904