Hungarian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 224 of 224

  • 1988-05-22 Károly Grósz succeeds party leader Janos Kádár in Hungary
  • 1989-02-25 1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms
  • 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 - 300 of 335

  • 1913-03-12 Agathe von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer (oldest von Trapp child), born in Pola, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 2010)
  • 1913-05-06 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, born in Budapest (d. 1977)
  • 1913-06-23 Jacques Rabemananjara, Hungarian author/vice-president (Antsa)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1913-10-22 Robert Capa, Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1954)

Photojournalist Robert Capa
Photojournalist
Robert Capa
  • 1914-05-24 George Tabori, Hungarian writer, born in Budapest (d. 2007)
  • 1914-07-01 Magda Gabor, actress (People vs Zsa Zsa Gabor), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1914-08-09 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor
  • 1914-08-19 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1914-12-14 Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (d. 1943)
  • 1914-12-21 Ivan Generalić, Austro-Hungarian-born Croatian painter (d. 1992)
  • 1915-06-17 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • 1915-12-27 Gyula Zsengellér, Hungarian footballer (d. 1999)
  • 1916-06-19 George Pravda, Austria-Hungary, actor (Thunderball, Firefox), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985)
  • 1917-02-06 Zsa Zsa Gabor [Zsa Sari], Hungarian-born actress (Queen of Outer Space), born in Budapest (d. 2016)
  • 1917-03-19 Laszlo Szabo, Hungarian chess player (d. 1998)
  • 1917-05-26 Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress, freedom activist for Hungary
  • 1917-09-19 Joe Pasternak, Transylvania Hungary, producer (Spinout, Big City)
  • 1917-09-23 Imry Nemeth, Hungary, hammer thrower (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1918-04-18 Robert Zimonyi, Hungary, cox (Olympic-Hungary-bronze-1948/US-gold-64)
  • 1918-05-12 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungary, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City)
  • 1918-06-20 Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian writer
  • 1919-02-11 Eva Gabor, actress (Green Acres, Gigi) (d. 1995), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1919-05-10 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1995)
  • 1919-10-09 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1988)
  • 1920-04-15 Thomas Szasz, psychiatrist (The Myth of Mental Illness, The Manufacture of Madness), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012)
  • 1920-07-17 Rudolf Karpati, Hungary, sabres (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
  • 1921-06-09 Agnes Keleti, Hungary, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
  • 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)
  • 1923-05-28 Gyorgy Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), born in Transylvania, Romania (d. 2006)
  • 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)
  • 1926-09-26 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, born in Kocs (d. 1969)
  • 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)
  • 1931-04-02 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Budapest (d. 2014)
  • 1932-04-16 Imre Polyak, Hungary, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1932-07-05 Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), (d. 2013)
  • 1933-03-01 Istvan Lang, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest
  • 1933-05-14 Lajos Kovacs, Hungary, actor (Wings of Desire)
  • 1934-03-27 Istvan Csurka, politician and writer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012)
  • 1934-04-10 Zsolt Durko, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged (d. 1997)
  • 1934-06-09 Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • 1935-08-18 Lajos Papp, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen
  • 1935-10-02 Peter Frankl, Hungarian-born British pianist
  • 1935-10-30 Agota Kristof, Hungarian writer
  • 1936-03-08 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle)
  • 1936-04-19 Csaba Szabo, Hungarian composer, born in Ákosfalva, Transylvania (d. 2003)

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
  • 1940-01-01 Laszlo Sary, Hungarian composer, born in Győrasszonyfa
  • 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
  • 1952-05-30 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, born in Budapest (d. 2016)
  • 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
  • 1956-06-15 Ava Cadell, actress (Do or Die), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 230 of 230

  • 2007-01-04 Gáspár Nagy, Hungarian poet and writer (b. 1949)
  • 2007-07-22 Laszlo Kovacs, Hungarian-born cinematographer (b. 1933)
  • 2007-07-23 George Tabori, Hungarian writer, dies at 93
  • 2007-08-06 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini, Omen, Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers, solo) (b. 1969)
  • 2008-01-30 Roland Selmeczi, Hungarian actor (b. 1969)
  • 2008-05-27 Franz Künstler, Last remaining Austro-Hungarian Empire World War I veteran (b. 1900)
  • 2008-07-15 Gyorgy Kolonics, Hungarian canoeist, Olympics medalist. (b. 1972)
  • 2009-03-25 Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian hockey player (b. 1975)
  • 2010-04-09 Zoltán Varga, Hungarian Footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2010-04-09 Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete and Olympic champion (1952, Helsinki), dies at 77
  • 2011-05-29 Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian politician, President of Hungary (b. 1931)
  • 2011-07-04 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999) (b. 1912)
  • 2011-10-31 Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer (b. 1941)
  • 2011-12-30 Eva Zeisel, Hungarian-born ceramic designer, dies at 105
  • 2012-02-04 Istvan Csurka, Hungarian writer and politician, dies at 77
  • 2012-02-24 Istvan Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer, dies at 92
  • 2013-04-28 János Starker, Hungarian cellist, dies at 88
  • 2013-06-19 Gyula Horn, Hungarian Prime Minister, dies at 80
  • 2013-08-18 Dezső Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player, dies at 85
  • 2014-01-12 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Olympic Champion Boxer, dies at 75
  • 2014-02-19 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 82
  • 2014-07-11 Tommy Ramone [Erdélyi Tamás], Hungarian-American punk rock drummer/bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65
  • 2015-06-02 Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
  • 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
  • 2016-11-06 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2016-12-18 Zsa Zsa Gabor [Sari Gabor], Hungarian-born actress (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 99