Swedish author of crime fiction, children's books as well as plays | born February 3, 1948 Härjedalen | best known for the character "Kurt Wallander" | died on October 5th, 2015 in Gothenburg
British rock musician, singer-songwriter | born October 9, 1940 Liverpool | rose to fame as one of the founding members of "The Beatles" | with Paul McCartney formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century | launched a solo career including albums like "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" and "Imagine" | known for songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine" | also known as peace activist | murdered on December 8, 1980 in New York
American composer and conductor| born on August 25th, 1918 in Lawrence (Massachusetts) | considered as one of the greatest American composer and conductors of the 20th century | as first American he became musical director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 1958 | in the 1950ies he composed the musical "West Side Story" | died on October 14, 1990 in New York
German Politician | born October, 8th 1958 in Brussels (Belgium) | German minister of defence since December 2013
Italian operatic tenor | born October 12, 1935 Modena | one of the most commercially successful tenors | one of "The Three Tenors" | well-known for his televised concerts and media appearances | also crossed over into popular music | also noted for his charity work on behalf of refugees and the Red Cross | died September 6, 2007 Moden
German manager | born on June 09th, 1953 in Limbach-Oberfrohna (Saxony) | starts his career as a product manager for the Audi A3 | in October 2010 he was appointed CEO of carmaker Porsche | on September 25th, 2015 he is appointed new CEO of Volkswagen AG
Germany's second largest airline Air Berlin in ecoomical difficultiers afert a loss of 247,6 million Euros in the first 6 months of 2015. Plans of restructuring the company are being discussedby the management and board. Loss of jobs are in perspective.
Pastel- and candy-coloured pictures of an ideal world in Germany in the 1950s shot by photographer Oskar Poss.