Hungarian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 222 of 222

  • 1989-06-16 Funeral for Imre Nagy, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
  • 1989-09-10 East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary & Czechoslovakia)
  • 1989-10-18 Hungary revises its constitution after the fall of its Communist regime
  • 1989-10-23 Hungary proclaims itself a republic & declares communist rule ended
  • 1989-11-28 Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
  • 1989-12-16 Protest breaks out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor, László Tőkés.
  • 1994-05-29 Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election
  • 1994-07-15 Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
  • 1995-03-13 Hungarian Forint devalued 9%
  • 1997-07-08 NATO invites Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic to join
  • 1999-03-12 Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
  • 2001-11-23 Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 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.
  • 2006-01-19 A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
  • 2006-09-18 Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape was made public, in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány admitted he and his party lied during the 2006 general elections.
  • 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.
  • 2010-06-09 Hungary comes out of recession after experiencing 0.9% growth in the first quarter as a result of growing exports and effective government spending measures
  • 2012-08-14 Hungary falls back into recession as GDP falls by 0.2% in the second quarter of 2012 following a fall of 1.0% in the first quarter
  • 2014-04-06 Viktor Orbán's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary
  • 2015-09-01 EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary closes Keleti Railway Station in Budapest to try and stop migrants travelling
  • 2015-09-15 EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary seals its border with Serbia with a razor-wire fence, stranding thousands of migrants

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 297 of 297

  • 1921-07-04 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist/orchestra leader (Ripley's Game)
  • 1921-11-05 Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt)
  • 1921-11-21 Geza Anda, Hungarian/Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok)
  • 1922-02-10 Árpád Göncz, Hungarian politician, 1st post-communist President (1990-2000), born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • 1922-02-27 Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)
  • 1922-03-03 Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1922-11-09 Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher (d. 1974)
  • 1923-03-01 Kuczka Péter, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)
  • 1923-06-12 Marta Pan, Hungarian/French sculptor (Great spiral)
  • 1923-10-18 Suzanne Perlman, Hungarian/Dutch Antilian painter
  • 1924-05-15 Andrea Gyarmati, Hungary water polo player (Olympics, 1948-60), (d. 2013)
  • 1924-05-25 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1924-07-05 János Starker, Hungarian cellist, (d. 2013)
  • 1925-11-28 József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1926-01-06 Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
  • 1926-03-25 Laszlo Papp, Hungary, Olympic Boxer (Gold-1948, 1952, 1956)
  • 1926-05-01 Peter Lax, Hungarian Mathematician
  • 1926-06-18 Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Crimson Pirate), born in Kecs kemet, Hungary (d. 1998)
  • 1927-04-02 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1927-06-10 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-born footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1929-08-28 Istvan Kertesz, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1929-09-21 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (d. 1979)
  • 1930-06-16 Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian/American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 2016)
  • 1932-04-16 Imre Polyak, Hungary, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1932-07-05 Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), (d. 2013)
  • 1933-05-14 Lajos Kovacs, Hungary, actor (Wings of Desire)
  • 1934-03-27 Istvan Csurka, politician and writer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012)
  • 1935-08-18 Lajos Papp, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen
  • 1935-10-30 Agota Kristof, Hungarian writer
  • 1936-03-08 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1936-09-02 Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry and one of the founders and CEO of Intel, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2016)

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 1937-12-31 Avram Hershko, Hungarian-born Israeli biochemist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry, born in Karcag, Hungary
  • 1938-01-24 Gyula Torok, Hungary, Boxer (Oly Gold 1960), (d. 2014)
  • 1938-02-18 István Szabó, Hungarian film director
  • 1941-09-15 Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer
  • 1943-03-21 Antal Dunai, Hungary, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1943-09-27 Anna Gael, [Gyarmarthy], Lady Weymouth, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1943-12-15 Mihaly Hesz, Hungary, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1944-07-13 Ernő Rubik, Hungarian inventor (Rubik's cube), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1944-12-17 Ference Bene, Hungary, record 12 soccer goals (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1946-10-23 Miklos Nemeth, Hungary, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1948-06-18 Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
  • 1948-08-10 Pal Gerevich, Hungary, fencer (Olympic-bronze-1972, 80)
  • 1949-08-08 Bela Magyari, Hungary, cosmonaut
  • 1950-03-13 Joe Bugner, Hungarian/British/Australian boxer (European Champ 1971)
  • 1951-01-20 Ivan Fischer, Hungarian conductor
  • 1951-07-12 Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano
  • 1951-11-26 La Cicciolina, [Ilona Staller], Italian MP, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1952-01-29 Tommy Ramone, [Erdelyi], rock drummer/bassist (Ramones), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1952-08-04 Gábor Demszky, Hungarian politician
  • 1952-09-29 Gabor Csupo, Hungarian-born animator
  • 1952-11-15 Zoltán Buday, Hungarian born actor
  • 1953-08-31 György Károly, Hungarian author
  • 1953-12-13 Zoltan Magyar, Hungary, side horse gymnist (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1953-12-21 Andras Schiff, pianist (Tchaikovsky-1974), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1954-05-09 Balazs Taroczy, Hungary, tennis star
  • 1956-04-25 Jaroslava Schallerová, Hungarian actress
  • 1957-03-18 György Pazdera, Hungarian bassist (Pokolgép)
  • 1961-06-04 Ferenc Gyurcsány, Hungary prime minister
  • 1962-06-15 Andrea Rost, Hungarian soprano
  • 1963-05-31 Viktor Orbán, Hungarian politician
  • 1963-07-19 Sandor Wladar, Hungary, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1963-11-19 Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer
  • 1964-05-04 Zsuzsa Mathe, Hungarian painter and visual artist, founder of transrealism
  • 1964-12-31 Klari MacAskill, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1966-04-26 Andrea Temesvari, tennis star (1985 US Clay Courts), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1967-06-03 Tamas Darnyi, Hungary, backstroke swimmer (Oly-gold-88, 92)
  • 1969-06-12 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (Omen, Bikini) (d. 2007)
  • 1971-10-04 Friderika Bayer, Hungarian singer
  • 1972-02-09 Norbert Rosza, Hungarian swimmer (100m freestyle record)
  • 1972-11-10 Virag Csurgo, Siofok Hungary, tennis star (1993 Futures-Freeport)
  • 1973-06-28 Adrian Annus, Hungarian athlete
  • 1974-06-28 Atilla Buday, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1974-08-16 Krizstina Egerszegi, Hungarian backstroke swimmer (100/200m WR)
  • 1974-08-20 Szabolcs Sáfár, Hungarian footballer
  • 1974-11-28 András Tölcséres, Hungarian footballer
  • 1975-04-29 Béres Zoo, Hungarian radio DJ
  • 1975-12-03 Csaba Czébely, Hungarian drummer (Pokolgép)
  • 1976-04-23 Tamas Buday Jr, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1976-07-02 Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
  • 1976-07-23 Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player
  • 1976-10-02 Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (d. 2005)
  • 1977-06-17 Andrea Deak, Miss Universe-Hungary (1996)
  • 1977-12-31 Ildiko Kecan, Miss Hungary Universe (1997)
  • 1979-04-22 Zoltan Gera, Hungarian footballer
  • 1979-07-20 Miklos Feher, Hungarian football player (d. 2004)
  • 1979-09-27 Zita Görög, Hungarian actress and model
  • 1980-01-16 Michelle Wild, Hungarian model
  • 1981-01-01 Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver
  • 1982-05-07 Akos Buzsaky, Hungarian Football player
  • 1983-05-03 Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • 1983-05-13 Anita Görbicz, Hungarian handball player
  • 1984-12-02 Péter Máté, Hungarian footballer (Reading F.C.)
  • 1985-12-03 László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer
  • 1988-10-16 Zoltán Stieber, Hungarian footballer
  • 1988-12-29 Agnes Szavay, Hungary tennis player
  • 1989-01-05 Krisztián Németh, Hungarian footballer

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 205 of 205

  • 2015-10-06 Árpád Göncz, Hungarian politician, 1st post-communist President (1990-2000), dies at 93
  • 2015-11-12 Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, dies of cancer at 32
  • 2016-01-01 Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-born American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2016-03-21 Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry and one of the founders and CEO of Intel, dies at 79

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 2016-03-31 Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, dies at 86