Born November 14th in Hamburg.
Horst Janssen grows up with his grandparents in Oldenburg as the only and illegitimate child of Martha Janssen, a tailor.
Death of his grandfather, tailor Fritz Janssen.
Death of his mother.
Student of the Napola (borstal approved by the national politics) in Haselünne/Emsland.
After the war, he begins to live with his aunt Anna in the by bombs destroyed city of Hamburg.
Art studies with Alfred Mahlau at the School of Fine Arts of the Land Hamburg.
Birth of his son Clemens who grows up in the family of Gabriele Gutsche.