What happened on...: Calendar page 2022: August 1st

The current calendar page for August 1, 2022:</p>31st calendar week, 213th day of the year 152 days until the end of the yearZodiac sign: LeoName day: Alfons Maria, Pierre Julien</p>HISTORICAL DATA</p>2021 - Tennis player Alexander Zverev is the first German Olympic champion in men's singles.

What happened on...: Calendar page 2022: August 1st

The current calendar page for August 1, 2022:

31st calendar week, 213th day of the year 152 days until the end of the yearZodiac sign: LeoName day: Alfons Maria, Pierre Julien

HISTORICAL DATA

2021 - Tennis player Alexander Zverev is the first German Olympic champion in men's singles. The Hamburger wins the final in Tokyo against the Russian Karen Chatschanov 6: 3, 6: 1 and thus celebrates the greatest success of his career up to that point.

2017 - A test with surveillance cameras to recognize the faces of passers-by begins in Berlin's Südkreuz train station. In this way, the Federal Ministry of the Interior wants to gain insights into how to avert terrorist threats. Privacy advocates have concerns.

2012 - Trucks with a total weight of twelve tons or more have to pay tolls on a number of well-developed federal highways. Until then, the toll for trucks only applied on motorways.

2007 - An absolute alcohol ban for novice drivers and drivers under the age of 21 comes into force. Violations are punished with a fine of up to 1000 euros and two points in Flensburg.

1997 - The Multimedia Act comes into force in Germany, which is primarily intended to guarantee full freedom of access to international communication networks such as the Internet.

1987 - The television music channel MTV Europe goes on the air six years after the start of MTV in the United States.

1962 - The children's book "The Robber Hotzenplotz: A Punch and Judy Story" by Ottfried Preussler is published by Thienemann-Verlag in Stuttgart. It becomes a worldwide success and is translated into more than 30 languages.

1957 - The Deutsche Bundesbank starts its business operations in Frankfurt/Main. The Federal Bank Act of July 26, 1957 stipulated that the nine state central banks should be merged with the Bank deutscher Länder.

1907 - British General Robert Baden-Powell opens the first Boy Scout camp on the island of Brownsea with 20 boys from a variety of backgrounds.

BIRTHDAYS

1977 - Marco Buschmann (45), German politician (FDP), Federal Minister of Justice since 2021

1957 - Stefan Gubser (65), Swiss actor (role as Commissioner Reto Flückiger in the "Tatort" in Lucerne)

1952 - Zoran Djindjic, Serbian politician, co-founder of the Democratic Party (DS) in Yugoslavia 1989, first non-communist mayor of Belgrade 1997, Prime Minister of Serbia from 2001, assassinated 2003

1947 - Leoluca Orlando (75), Italian politician and author, former mayor of Palermo (Sicily) and figurehead in the fight against the mafia

1942 – Jerry García, American musician, leader of the rock group Grateful Dead, died 1995

DEATH DAYS

2012 - Liselotte Funcke, German politician (FDP), Vice President of the German Bundestag 1969-1979, Commissioner for Foreigners of the Federal Government 1981-1991, born 1918

1997 - Sviatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, born 1915

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