Czech Republic in History (Part 2)

Czech Republic: Prague

Historical Events

Events 101 - 117 of 117

  • 1993-01-01 Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
  • 1995-09-28 "Batman Forever" released in Czech Republic
  • 1996-01-17 The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
  • 1996-06-30 UEFA European Championship: Germany defeat Czech Republic 2-1 in London
  • 1997-07-08 NATO invites Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic to join

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-11-23 Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 1999-03-12 Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
  • 2002-12-13 Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.
  • 2004-05-01 Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
  • 2007-12-21 The Schengen Agreement area increases to include 9 European Union member states; Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia on land and sea borders.
  • 2009-12-06 98th Davis Cup: Spain beats Czech Republic in Barcelona (5-0)
  • 2012-06-23 A coach crashes in Croatia killing 8 Czech tourists and injuring 44
  • 2012-11-18 101st Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Spain in Prague (3-2)
  • 2013-01-26 Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic’s presidential election
  • 2013-02-17 5 people are killed and 11 are injured after a gas explosion destroyed an apartment complex in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic
  • 2013-11-17 102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2)
  • 2014-01-29 Bohuslav Sobotka becomes Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 280

  • 1912-02-11 Rudolf Firkusny, Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
  • 1913-01-10 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslavakia (1975-89)
  • 1913-05-01 Walter Susskind, Praha (Prague) Czechoslovakia, conductor
  • 1913-06-06 Jiri Hajek, Czech jurist/foreign minister
  • 1913-06-24 John Kubris, Czech resistance fighter
  • 1914-03-12 Jan Kapr, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1988)
  • 1914-06-29 Rafael Kubelik, Bychory Czechoslovakia, conductor (Cornelia Farooli)
  • 1914-09-14 Lída Baarová, Czech actress (d. 2000)
  • 1915-04-04 Jan Drda, Czech writer (Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani)
  • 1915-05-02 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2004)
  • 1917-01-09 Herbert Lom, Czech, actor (Pink Panther Strikes Again, Dorian Gray)
  • 1917-01-17 Oskar Morawetz, Svetla Czechoslovakia, composer
  • 1917-09-28 Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor
  • 1919-02-22 Jiří Pauer, Czech composer, born in Libušín (d. 2007)
  • 1919-06-12 Vera Hruba Ralston, Czech, actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder)
  • 1919-07-12 Vera Hruba Ralston, actress (Dajkota) [or 6/12/1921], born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1919-09-24 Vaclav Nelhybel, Polanka Czechoslovakia, composer (Everyman)
  • 1920-10-17 Rudolf Hrusinsky, Czech actor (Short Cut, Golden Eels)
  • 1921-04-08 Jan Novák, Czech classical composer, born in Nová Říše, Morovia (d. 1984)
  • 1921-08-07 Karel Husa, composer (Trojan Women), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1921-10-12 Jaroslav Drobny, Czech, hockey (Oly-gold-1948), tennis (Wimb-1954)
  • 1921-11-27 Alexander Dubček, Uhrovec, headed Czech Communist Party (1968-69)
  • 1922-07-15 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia, journalist/dissident
  • 1922-07-20 Miroslav "Standa" Bares, Czech/Dutch actor/director (Billy Budd)
  • 1922-09-19 Dana Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1922-09-19 Emil Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, 5K/10K/marathon (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1923-06-10 Robert Maxwell, [Jan Hoch], Czech, billionaire/CEO (NY Daily News)
  • 1924-09-27 Josef Skvorecky, Czechoslovakia, writer and publisher (End of the Nylon Age, The Cowards) (d. 2012)
  • 1924-11-05 Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, born in Řevnice (d. 1977)
  • 1926-04-14 Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, director and teacher (d. 1996)
  • 1926-07-23 Ludvik Vaculik, Czech writer (Two Thousand Words), born in Brumo, Zlín Region (d. 2015)
  • 1926-10-07 Ivan Jirko, Czech composer, music critic and psychiatrist, born in Prague (d. 1978)
  • 1926-12-09 Jan Křesadlo, Czech writer (d. 1995)
  • 1927-01-14 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist
  • 1928-07-02 Pavel Kohout, Czech, director/author (Poor Murderer)
  • 1928-07-20 Pavel Kohout, Czech and Austrian writer (Poor Murderer) and dissident, born in Prague
  • 1929-04-01 Milan Kundera, Czech poet/writer (Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being)
  • 1929-08-08 Josef Suk, violinist (Artist of Merit-1977), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1931-02-09 Josef Masopust, Czech footballer
  • 1931-11-30 Gunther Herbig, Usti-nad-Labem Czech, conductor (East Berlin Orch)
  • 1931-12-09 Ladislav Smoljak, Czech actor
  • 1931-12-15 Evald Schorm, director (Courage for Every Day), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1932-02-18 Milos Forman, Czech/US director (Cuckoos Nest, Amadeus)
  • 1932-11-13 Olga Connolly-Fikotova, Czech, US discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1933-06-22 Libor Pešek, Czech conductor
  • 1934-04-18 Jan Klusak [Jan Porges], Czech composer, born in Prague
  • 1936-01-08 Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor
  • 1936-07-12 Jan Nemec, film director (Diamonds of the Night), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • 1936-08-17 Ivan Parik, Czech composer, born in Bratislava

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1936-10-05 Vaclav Havel, Czech politician (President of Czechoslovakia, 1990-2, Czech Republic, 1993-2003), born in Prague (d. 2011)

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel
  • 1937-04-18 Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin
  • 1937-05-15 Madeleine Albright, American politician and diplomat and 1st female U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1937-07-03 Tom Stoppard, Czech playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony), born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard
  • 1938-11-11 Josef Odozil, Czech, 1500m (Olympic-silver-1964)
  • 1939-07-14 Karel Gott, Czech singer
  • 1939-11-13 Karel Brückner, Czech football manager
  • 1939-12-06 Tomés Svoboda, Czech composer (Etude), born in Paris, France
  • 1941-06-19 Václav Klaus, Czech politician and President
  • 1942-01-27 Petr Kotik, Czech composer, born in Prague
  • 1942-05-03 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic golds), born in Prague (d. 2016)
  • 1943-07-04 Milan Máčala, Czech football coach
  • 1943-08-15 Barbara Bouchet, Reichenberg Czech, actress (Casino Royale)
  • 1943-11-02 Oldrich Pelcak, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut
  • 1944-01-12 Vlastimil Hort, Czech/German chess player
  • 1948-06-01 Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual
  • 1948-08-11 Jan Palach, Czech student protester (d. 1969)
  • 1948-09-26 Vladimir Remek, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 28)
  • 1949-07-13 Helena Fibingerova, Czech, shot putter (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1951-01-26 Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech, 400m/800m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1951-09-11 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player (d. 2008)
  • 1952-08-21 Jiří Paroubek, former Czech prime minister
  • 1956-05-20 Tomas Smid, Czech, tennis star
  • 1956-07-14 Vladimir Kulich, Czech actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1956-10-18 Martina Navratilova, Czech tennis star (Wimbledon 1989,79,82-87), born in Prague, Czech Republic

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1958-12-11 Regina Marsikova, Czech tennis player, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1959-02-22 Jiří Čunek, Czech politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1960-03-07 Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis champion (US Open 1985-87), born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1960-07-06 Jozef/Josef Pribilinec, Czech, speed walker (world record 10K)
  • 1960-07-31 lva Budarova, Czechoslovakia tennis star

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1962-02-19 Hana Mandlikova,Czech tennis player (1985 US Open), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • 1963-06-06 Vladimir Ruzicka, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
  • 1963-08-03 Libor Pimek, Czech, tennis star
  • 1963-12-27 Dana Chladek, Decin Czech, US slalom Kayak (Olympics-br/silver-92, 96)
  • 1963-12-30 Milan Srejber, Czech, tennis star

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1964-05-09 Miloslav Mecir, Czech tennis player (Olympic-gold-1988), born in Bojnice, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir
  • 1964-11-12 Jakob Hlasek, Czech, tennis star
  • 1964-12-09 Petr Briza, hockey goalie (Team Czech Rep), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1965-02-23 Helena Sukova, tennis star (1985 US Open's Double), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1965-03-24 Marian Vajda, Czech, tennis star
  • 1965-03-30 Karel Novacek, Prostejov Czech, tennis star (1994 Hilversum)
  • 1965-04-09 Paulina Porizkova, Prostejov Czech, model (Playboy-Aug 87)
  • 1965-06-12 Filip Topol, Czech musician and writer
  • 1966-06-16 Jan Zelezny, Czech, javelin thrower (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1967-02-27 Frantisek Kaberle, Brno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep)
  • 1967-12-07 Vaclav Chalupa, Czechoslovakia, rower (Henley Royal Regatta 1989)
  • 1968-01-23 Petr Korda, tennis star (1993 Doubles-Cincinnati), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1968-02-05 Regina Rajchitova, Czech, tennis star

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1968-10-02 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis star (Wimbledon 1998), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • 1968-10-18 Denisa Szabova, Bratislava Czech, tennis star (1987 Futures-GER)
  • 1968-11-29 Jiri Veber, Kladno CZE, hockey (Team Czech Rep)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 149 of 149

  • 1984-11-11 Jan Novák, Czech classical composer, dies at 63
  • 1985-03-07 George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76
  • 1985-05-01 George Pravda, Czech actor, dies at 68
  • 1986-01-08 Yaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984), dies at 84
  • 1988-04-29 Jan Kapr, Czech composer, dies at 74
  • 1988-11-13 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (b. 1902)
  • 1989-06-04 Vaclav Kaslik, Czech opera composer/conductor, dies at 71
  • 1991-06-11 Vlastimil Fisar, Czech actor/pres (Intl Actors Federation), dies
  • 1991-11-18 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslovakia (1975-89), dies at 78
  • 1992-11-07 Alexander Dubček, headed Czech Communist Party (1968-69), dies at 70
  • 1993-02-10 John Grossman, Czech director (Process, Revisor), dies
  • 1993-07-19 Elmar Klos, Czech director (Shop on Main Street), dies at 83
  • 1993-10-22 Jiri Hajek, Czech lawyer/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 80
  • 1993-11-16 Lucia Popp, Czech/Austria soprano (Vienna Opera), dies at 54
  • 1994-02-09 Jarmila Novotna, Czech/US soprano (Madame Butterfly), dies at 86
  • 1994-04-13 Rudolf Hrusinsky, Czech actor (Short Cut, Golden Eels), dies at 72
  • 1994-05-16 Vasek Simek, Czech/US actor (Green Card, Mistress), dies at 66
  • 1994-10-19 Oldrich Cernik, Czechoslovakia premier (1968-70), dies at 72
  • 1995-03-08 Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader (Jewish Aid Fund), dies at 83
  • 1995-08-13 Jan Křesadlo, Czech-born writer (b. 1926)
  • 1997-04-15 Zdenek Mlynar, Sec of Czech Communist Central Committee (1968), dies
  • 1998-06-06 Jan Seidel, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • 1998-11-15 Ludvik Danek, Czechoslovak discus thrower (b. 1937)
  • 2000-10-28 Lída Baarová, Czech actress (b. 1914)
  • 2000-11-22 Emil Zátopek, Czech athlete (b. 1922)
  • 2002-04-04 Harry L. O'Connor, Czech film stuntman
  • 2002-11-25 Karel Reisz, Czech theater director (b. 1926)
  • 2003-09-15 Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)
  • 2004-03-16 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)
  • 2004-07-30 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • 2004-08-16 Ivan Hlinka, Czech ice hockey coach (b. 1950)
  • 2004-12-09 Lea De Mae, Czech actress (b. 1976)
  • 2005-10-20 Eva Svankmajerova, Czech artist (b. 1940)
  • 2006-11-24 Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist (b. 1938)
  • 2007-01-28 Karel Svoboda, Czech composer of popular music (b. 1938)
  • 2007-04-09 Egon Bondy, Czech philosopher and writer (b. 1930)
  • 2007-10-24 Petr Eben, Czech organ composer (b. 1929)
  • 2007-12-28 Jiří Pauer, Czech composer, dies at 88
  • 2008-06-11 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player (b. 1951)
  • 2009-01-14 Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin (b. 1937)
  • 2010-05-09 Otakar Motejl, Czechoslvakian politician (b. 1932)
  • 2010-05-24 Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • 2010-11-30 Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • 2011-02-26 Arnošt Lustig, Czech writer (b. 1926)
  • 2011-03-21 Ladislav Novák, Czech footballer (b. 1931)
  • 2011-11-10 Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)
  • 2012-01-03 Josef Skvorecky, Czech writer and publisher, dies at 87
  • 2015-06-06 Ludvik Vaculik, Czech writer (Two Thousand Words), dies at 88
  • 2016-03-18 Jan Nemec, Czech film director (Diamonds of the Night), dies at 79