Orville Wright achieves the first controlled powered flight.
Einstein presents his Theory of Relativity to an amazed world.
Titanic sinks in the Atlantic.
Henry Ford installs the first conveyor belt.
Charles Lindberg becomes the first person to fly non-stop from New York to Paris.
Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin growing in mould.
Founding of the United Nations (UNO) in San Francisco
Andy Warhol has his first solo exhibition.
Germany wins the Football World Cup for the first time.
The Soviet Union sends Sputnik, the first satellite, into space.
John F. Kennedy speaks those famous words in Berlin: „I am a Berliner“.
Muhammad Ali wins the WBC heavyweight title.
Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to stand on the moon.
Keith Jarrett performs the legendary The Köln Concert.
King Carl XVI Gustaf marries Silvia Sommerlath of Heidelberg in Germany
Sony invents the Walkman.
Michael Jackson releases Thriller, the most successful album of the 20th century.
17-year-old Boris Becker becomes the first German to win Wimbledon.
Fall of the Berlin Wall
The movie Titanic is released in cinemas, and becomes the most successful film of the century.
Apple presents the first iMac.
Usain Bolt runs the 100 metres in 9.59 seconds. World record.
Germany wins the Football World Cup for the fourth time.