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Helsinki, Finland

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.helsinki.fi/

Population:
559,330 (2003)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Helsinki
1640

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
1927
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
1882

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Stora Enso
1998
UPM-Kymmene
1996
F-Secure
1988
Sanoma WSOY
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George Gaynes
Actor
16-May-1917   Henry Warnimont on Punky Brewster
Tarja Halonen
Head of State
24-Dec-1943   President of Finland
Johan Helsingius
Business
1961   Operated anonymous remailer (penet.fi)
Jari Kurri
Hockey
18-May-1960   NHL Hall of Famer
Michael Monroe
Singer
17-Jun-1962   Lead singer, Hanoi Rocks
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor
30-Jun-1958   Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Henrik Tikkanen
Author
1924 1984 A Winter's Day
Linus Torvalds
Computer Programmer
28-Dec-1969   Created the kernel for the GNU/Linux OS
Ville Valo
Singer
22-Nov-1976   Frontman for Finnish band HIM
Artturi Virtanen
Chemist
15-Jan-1895 11-Nov-1973 AIV method of fodder preservation
Edvard Westermarck
Anthropologist
20-Nov-1862 3-Sep-1939 The Origin & Development of Moral Ideas
Lauri Ylönen
Singer
23-Apr-1979   Lead vocalist of The Rasmus

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alvar Aalto
Architect
3-Feb-1898 11-May-1976 Finnish modernist architect, furniture designer
Frans Eemil Sillanpää
Author
16-Sep-1888 3-Jun-1964 The Loveliness and Wretchedness of Human Life
Richard Stites
Historian
2-Dec-1931 7-Mar-2010 The Women's Liberation Movement in Russia
Tom of Finland
Artist
8-May-1920 7-Nov-1991 Beefcake fetish artist
Artturi Virtanen
Chemist
15-Jan-1895 11-Nov-1973 AIV method of fodder preservation



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