Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for December 13, 2019:

50th calendar week, 347th day of the year

18 days left until the end of the year

Star sign: Sagittarius

Nameday: Jost, Luzia, Odilia

HISTORICAL DATA

2018 - According to a judgment of the European Court of Justice, the German broadcasting article is lawful. The contribution is not illegal state aid and does not infringe EU law, judges the Luxembourg judges.

2017 - The Saxon state parliament elects the CDU politician Michael Kretschmer to the new Prime Minister. He succeeds Stanislaw Tillich.

2014 - The TV classic «Wetten, dass ..?» Goes on for more than 33 years for the last time on the stage.

2004 - The American fashion empire Tommy Hilfiger takes over the Karl Lagerfeld brands. The transaction includes Lagerfeld Galleries and the other Lagerfeld collections, but not the fashion designer's work for Chanel and Fendi.

1959 - A four-storey residential building in Dortmund-Aplerbeck is destroyed by a gas explosion. 26 people die.

1943 - Soldiers of the German Wehrmacht assassinate all men and all boys over the age of twelve in the Greek village of Kalavitra in the Peloponnese.

1934 - The draftsman Erich Ohser publishes his first father and son picture stories in the "Berliner Illustrirten Zeitung" under the pseudonym eoplauen. In 1944, Ohser commits suicide in Gestapo arrest.

1919 - The Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO) is founded. Initiator is the Social Democrat Marie Juchacz.

1294 - Pope Celestine V. resigns voluntarily after only five months. Until the resignation of Benedict XVI. In 2013, he was the only pope in church history to be known for his voluntary resignation.

BIRTHDAYS

1989 - Taylor Swift (30), American country singer ("You Belong with Me")

1937 - Paul Maar (82), German writer («A week full of Saturdays»)

1929 - Christopher Plummer (90), Canadian actor («The New World»)

1924 - Maria Riva (95), German-American actress ("The Scarlet Empress"), daughter of Marlene Dietrich

1920 - George P. Shultz (99), American politician, Foreign Minister 1982-89

DEATH DAY

2014 - Ernst Albrecht, German politician (CDU), Prime Minister of Lower Saxony 1976-1990, born. 1930

1944 - Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-French painter and graphic artist, Expressionist, pioneer of abstract art, born. 1866