Helmut Zilk. Photo, 1994.
Zilk, Helmut, b. Vienna, June 9, 1927, † 24. 10. 2008, teacher and politician (Social Democratic Party, SPÖ); husband of Dagmar Koller. 1967-1974 programme director of the Austrian broadcasting corporation ORF, 1979 City Councillor for Cultural Affairs, 1983/1984 Federal Minister of Education and Culture, 1984-1994 Mayor and Landeshauptmann of Vienna. Popular municipal politician, famous for his sometimes unconventional political style. Seriously injured in a letter-bomb attack in 1993.