Austrian motor racing great Niki Lauda, whose comeback from a near-fatal crash made him a global symbol of resilience and determination, died at the age of 70. Lauda was so badly injured in that accident at the 1976 German Grand Prix that a priest gave him the last rites as he lay in a coma.
Norbert Hofer was born on 2 March 1971 at Vorau in Styria and grew up at Pinkafeld in Burgenland. After taking his A-levels at the Higher Federal Technical Institute for Aeronautics in Eisenstadt he worked as a systems engineer for the Austrian airline “Lauda Air”. On 18th December 2017 Norbert Hofer was sworn in as Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology. Norbert Hofer is married and has four children. Norbert Hofer Biography and Profile.
Kurt Waldheim was appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations for a five-year term beginning on 1 January 1972. The Security Council had recommended the appointment on 21 December 1971 and the General Assembly approved it by acclamation on the following day. Married and the father of three children. Read Kurt Josef Waldheim Biography and Profile.