Today in Romania History

Historical Events

  • 1862-01-24 Romanian principality arises under King Alexander Cuza. Bucharest proclaimed its capital.
  • 1862-06-20 Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
  • 1863-12-15 Romania is using for the first time a mountain railway (from Anina to Oravita).
  • 1864-12-04 Romanian Jews are forbidden to practice law
  • 1870-08-08 The Republic of Ploieşti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.
  • 1877-05-09 Mihail Kogălniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania.
  • 1882-05-15 May Laws-Tsar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania
  • 1883-10-30 Austria-Hungary, Germany and Romania sign military treaty
  • 1895-10-01 Romanians in Costantinople massacred
  • 1897-12-12 Anti-Jewish violence breaks out in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1902-09-17 US protests anti-semitism in Romania
  • 1906-03-03 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
  • 1907-03-31 Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revolt
  • 1910-04-01 Dumitru Dan (Romania) completes a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk
  • 1913-07-10 Romania declares war on Bulgaria
  • 1916-08-27 Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary
  • 1916-08-28 Germany declares war on Romania
  • 1916-09-01 Bulgaria declares war on Romania
  • 1917-02-21 Train near Chirurcha, Romania, catches fire & explodes; hundreds die
  • 1917-08-06 World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
  • 1918-03-27 Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
  • 1918-11-28 Bucovina voted for the union with the Kingdom of Romania
  • 1919-01-11 Romania annexes Transylvania
  • 1919-08-06 Romanian forces bring down Hungarian Soviet Republic in Budapest
  • 1920-08-10 Allies recognize Poland, Czechoslovakia & Romania
  • 1920-10-31 Romania annexes Bessarabia
  • 1926-09-16 Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed
  • 1928-05-01 6 children die & 10 injured by hailstones in Klausenburg, Romania
  • 1929-02-09 USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov's Pact, providing for renunciation of war among its signatories
  • 1929-07-07 Romania & Vatican sign concord
  • 1933-12-09 Romania prohibits fascist Iron Guard
  • 1934-02-09 Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania)
  • 1934-06-10 USSR & Romania re-establish diplomatic relations
  • 1937-12-28 Fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism
  • 1938-02-10 King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga
  • 1938-11-30 Fascist coup in Romania fails
  • 1939-09-17 Poland's president Moscicki & PM Slawoj-Skladkowski flee to Romania
  • 1939-09-18 Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania
  • 1940-06-27 Soviet Army attacks Romania
  • 1940-06-28 Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
  • 1940-09-06 Crown prince Michael succeeds Carol II as king of Romania
  • 1940-09-07 Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.
  • 1940-10-08 German troops occupies Romania
  • 1940-11-20 World War II: Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join the Axis Powers.
  • 1940-11-23 Romania signs Driemogendheden pact
  • 1941-01-09 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1941-01-22 1st mass killing of Jews in Romania
  • 1941-02-20 Romania breaks relations with Netherlands
  • 1941-06-19 Romania orders Jews to evacuate Darabani
  • 1941-06-22 Germany, Italy & Romania declare war on Soviet Union
  • 1941-06-28 German & Romanian soldiers kill 11,000 Jews in Kishinev
  • 1941-08-07 551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania
  • 1941-10-16 Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa, Russia
  • 1942-06-05 USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania
  • 1942-11-23 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders
  • 1944-04-02 Soviet Army marches into pro-German Romania
  • 1944-08-23 King Michael of Romania ordered his forces to cease fire against Allies & dismissed the pro-Axis premier, Marshal Ion Antonescu
  • 1944-08-23 Romania liberated from Nazi occupation
  • 1944-08-30 Soviet troops enter Bucharest Romania
  • 1944-08-31 Russian-Romanian troops march into Bucharest
  • 1944-12-07 General Radescu forms Romanian government
  • 1945-03-02 King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist government
  • 1945-03-12 USSR returns Transylvania to Romania
  • 1947-07-28 Iuliu Maniu's Farmers' Party is banned in Romania
  • 1947-12-30 King Michael of Romania, forced by communists abdicates his throne
  • 1947-12-30 Romanian republic proclaimed
  • 1951-09-17 Romanian bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years
  • 1952-06-03 Romanian premier Petru Groza chosen president
  • 1955-05-14 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
  • 1955-10-02 Chiva Stoica becomes premier of Romania
  • 1958-02-05 Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black foreign minister (Romania)
  • 1965-03-19 Stoica becomes president & Ceausescu party leader of Romania
  • 1965-08-21 Romania adopts constitution

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1967-12-09 Nicolae Ceaușescu becomes President (dictator) of Romania; overthrown in 1989

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu

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1969-08-02 US President Richard Nixon visits Romania

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1969-09-21 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 1971-10-11 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
  • 1972-10-15 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
  • 1974-03-26 Romanian communist party names party leader Ceausescu president
  • 1977-03-04 Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
  • 1986-07-11 Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women)
  • 1989-11-28 Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
  • 1989-12-22 After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolae Ceausescu
  • 1990-01-12 Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)
  • 1991-12-08 The Romanian Constitution is adopted in a referendum.
  • 1994-01-27 Romanian social democrats form government with anti-Semites
  • 1994-03-06 Referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania.
  • 1994-06-26 FIFA World Cup: US loses to Romania 1-0
  • 1994-07-03 FIFA World Cup: Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2
  • 1996-11-03 26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18

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1999-05-07 Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2002-11-21 NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.
  • 2004-03-29 Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
  • 2005-04-25 Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.
  • 2007-01-01 Bulgaria and Romania officially join the European Union. Also, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages.
  • 2007-05-13 Construction of the Calafat-Vidin Bridge between Romania and Bulgaria begins.
  • 2007-11-25 The first European Parliament election and a referendum on changing the voting system (called by the President and declared invalid because of insufficient turnout) were held in Romania.
  • 2012-09-08 8 people are killed after a tractor is hut by a train in Romania
  • 2012-12-09 The Social Liberal Union Party and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta win by a landslide in the parliamentary elections

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 148

  • 1673-10-26 Dimitrie Cantemir, Romanians historian/monarch of Moldova (1710-11)
  • 1788-03-01 Gheorghe Asachi, Romania, writer/humanist/politician
  • 1802-01-06 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
  • 1802-12-15 Janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)
  • 1808-07-21 Simion Bărnuţiu, Romanian philosopher and politician (d. 1864)
  • 1819-09-06 Nicolae Filimon, Romania, writer/critic (Ciocoii Vechi Si Noi)
  • 1820-03-20 Alexander J Cuza, monarch of Moldavia/Wallachia/Romania
  • 1821-06-02 Ion Bratianu, (Lib), premier of Romania (1876-88)
  • 1821-07-21 Vasile Alecsandri, Romania, poet/ Foreign Minister/diplomat
  • 1837-03-01 Ion Creanga, Romanian fairy tale author (Amintiti the Copilarie)
  • 1839-04-20 Carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914)
  • 1843-12-29 Elisabeth of Wied (pen name was Carmen Sylva), queen of Romania and writer (d. 1916)
  • 1847-03-23 Alexandru D Xenopol, Romania, historian
  • 1850-01-15 Mihail Eminesco, [Eminovici], Romanian poet (Samanul Dionis)
  • 1852-01-29 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor/playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa)
  • 1854-03-14 Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian writer (d. 1920)
  • 1854-07-04 Victor Babeş, Romanian bacteriologist (d. 1926)
  • 1865-08-24 Ferdinand I VAM, king of Romania
  • 1868-07-20 Miron Cristea, 1st Patriarch of All Romania (d. 1939)
  • 1871-06-17 Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/pres of Romania
  • 1871-09-12 Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania
  • 1873-01-08 Iuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (d. 1953)
  • 1875-10-11 Stefan O Iosif, Romania, poet (Beautiful Irine)
  • 1875-10-29 Marie, queen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania (1914-27)
  • 1876-02-21 Constantin Brancusi, Romanian/French sculptor (Princesse X)
  • 1880-05-21 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (d. 1967)
  • 1881-08-19 Georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances)
  • 1881-10-13 George Bacovia, [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer/painter
  • 1882-03-04 Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian diplomat, government minister, and former President of the League of Nations (d. 1941)
  • 1882-06-15 Ion Antonescu, Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1946)
  • 1883-03-17 Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
  • 1884-08-10 Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (d. 1935)
  • 1886-01-28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
  • 1886-02-20 Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
  • 1886-06-07 Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (d. 1972)
  • 1891-03-31 Ion Pillat, Romaniams poet/senator (Umbra timpului)
  • 1893-02-13 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romania, communist/foreign minister (1945-52)
  • 1893-06-04 Armand Calinescu, premier of Romania
  • 1893-10-15 Charles II, King of Romania (1930-40)
  • 1893-12-12 Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], Romania, actor (10 Commandments)
  • 1894-03-26 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)
  • 1895-01-07 Clara Haskil, Romanian pianist (d. 1960)
  • 1895-05-09 Lucian Blaga, Romaniams philosopher/poet (Dogmatic Aeon)
  • 1895-09-15 Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (d. 1977)
  • 1896-05-02 Helen of Greece and Denmark, queen of Romania (d. 1982)
  • 1898-11-14 Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-French writer and filmmaker (d. 1944)
  • 1899-06-19 George Calinescu, Romania, literature (Enigma Otilei)
  • 1900-02-26 Jean Negulesco, Craiova Romania, director (Johnny Belinda, Jessica)
  • 1900-11-04 Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist and sociologist (d. 1954)
  • 1901-11-08 Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romania party leader/president
  • 1902-09-15 Magda [Helena] Lupescu, wife of King Carol II of Romania
  • 1902-09-22 John Houseman, Bucharest Romania, actor (Kingsfield-Paper Chase)
  • 1903-04-10 Nick Stuart, Romania, bandleader
  • 1908-08-08 Chivu Stoica, premier of Romania (1955-61)
  • 1912-11-19 George E Palade, Romanian/US cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974)
  • 1912-11-26 Eugene Ionesco, Slatina Romania, dramatist (Rhinoceros)
  • 1914-05-20 Corneliu Coposu, Romanian politician (d. 1995)
  • 1914-06-15 Saul Steinberg, Romania, cartoonist/illustrator (New Yorker)

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1918-01-26 Nicolae Ceausescu, Communist dictator of Romania (1967-89) (d. 1989)

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • 1920-11-23 Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
  • 1921-10-15 Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian table tennis player (World Champ 1950-55)
  • 1921-10-25 Michael I, King of Romania (1927-30, 40-47)
  • 1922-05-29 Iannis Xenakis, Braila, Romania, Greek composer/architect/mathematician
  • 1922-07-23 Moses Rosen, chief Rabbi of Romania
  • 1923-09-18 Queen Anne of Romania
  • 1924-09-04 Joan Aiken, Romania, writer of children's songs
  • 1926-07-02 Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (d. 2007)
  • 1927-08-17 Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds)
  • 1928-06-16 Sergiu Comissiona, Buch Romania, conductor (Haifa Symph 1959-64)

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1928-09-30 Elie Wiesel, Romania, author (Souls on Fire)/Nazi hunter (Nobel 1986)

Author Elie Wiesel
Author
Elie Wiesel
  • 1928-10-28 Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian general
  • 1930-03-03 Ion Iliescu, President of Romania
  • 1932-04-25 Lia Manoliu, Romania, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1933-03-31 Nichita Stănescu, Romanian poet (d. 1983)
  • 1936-12-12 Iolanda Balas, Romania, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1938-11-06 Dumitru Rusu, Romanian painter
  • 1939-05-09 Ion Ţiriac, Romanian tennis manager
  • 1939-06-09 Ileana Cotrubaş, Romanian soprano
  • 1939-08-08 Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romania, long jumper (Oly-gold-68)
  • 1940-10-02 Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player
  • 1941-04-06 Gheorghe Zamfir, Romanian musician
  • 1942-05-12 Dumitru Dediu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40 backup)
  • 1942-05-23 Gabriel Liiceanu, Romanian philosopher
  • 1942-10-10 Radu Vasile, Romanian Prime Minister
  • 1945-11-30 Radu Lupu, Galati Romania, pianist (Enesco 1st prize-1967)

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1946-07-19 Ilie Năstase, Bucharest Romania, tennis player (US Open 1972)

Tennis Cham Ilie Năstase
Tennis Cham
Ilie Năstase
  • 1948-08-23 Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer, essayist
  • 1950-01-05 Ioan Petru Culianu, Romanian-born professor (d. 1991)
  • 1950-06-05 Adrian Cosma, Romania, team handball (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • 1950-07-23 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-born American judge
  • 1950-07-29 Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
  • 1950-07-29 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Oly-silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1950-11-11 Mircea Dinescu, Romanian poet
  • 1951-04-16 Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian writer and photographer
  • 1951-11-04 Traian Băsescu, President of Romania
  • 1952-01-14 Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania
  • 1952-09-27 Doemitri Dorin Prunariu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40)
  • 1952-11-17 Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)

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1955-01-31 Virginia Ruzici, Campia Turzii Romania, tennis star (1978 French Open champion)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici

Famous Weddings

  • 1996-04-27 Romanian gymnast and three-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci (35) weds gymnast champion Bart Conner (38) in Bucharest, Romania

Famous Deaths

  • 0855-09-29 Lotharius I, Romanian-French emperor (signed Treaty of Verdun), dies
  • 1347-10-11 Louis IV, Duke of Bayern/Romania-Germany King/emperor, dies
  • 1693-12-13 Dodoftei, Romanian metropolitan of Moldavia/writer (Saint Lives), dies
  • 1821-06-07 Tudor Vladimirescu, Romanian rebellion-leader (b. cca. 1780)
  • 1864-05-28 Simion Bărnuţiu, Romanian philosopher and liberal politician (b. 1808)
  • 1868-08-25 Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60
  • 1872-04-27 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romanian politician/author, dies at 70
  • 1873-05-15 Alexander J Cuza, monarch of Moldavia/Romania, dies at 53
  • 1889-06-15 Mihail Eminesco, Romanian poet (Luceafarul), dies at 39
  • 1889-12-31 Ion Creanga, Romanian (fairy tales) author, dies at 52
  • 1890-08-22 Vasile Alecsandri, Romania poet/Foreign minister, dies at 69
  • 1891-05-16 Ion Brătianu, Romanian statesman (b. 1821)
  • 1912-06-09 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian writer (b. 1852)
  • 1913-06-21 Stefan O Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), dies at 37
  • 1914-10-10 Karol I, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, King of Romania (1881-1914), dies
  • 1916-03-02 Elisabeth OL, [Carmen Sylva], Queen of Romania, dies at 72
  • 1916-06-28 Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868)
  • 1918-05-09 George Coşbuc, Romanian poet (b. 1866)
  • 1920-02-27 Alexandru D Xenopol, Romanian historian, dies at 72
  • 1923-11-23 Urmuz, Romanian writer (b. 1883)
  • 1925-08-17 Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer of Romanian origin (b. 1848)
  • 1927-07-20 Ferdinand I VAM, King of Romania, dies at 61
  • 1933-12-29 Joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered
  • 1935-04-18 Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (b. 1884)
  • 1936-01-17 Mateiu Caragiale, Romanian author (b. 1885)
  • 1938-10-02 Alexandru Averescu, Romanian soldier and politician (b. 1859)
  • 1938-11-30 Corneliu Codreanu, Romania fascist/putschist (Iron Guard), dies
  • 1939-01-26 Armand Calinescu, Romania's PM, assassinated by the iron guard
  • 1939-09-21 Armand Calinescu, premier of Romania, murdered
  • 1940-11-28 Nicolae Iorga, author/president of Romania, murdered by fascist
  • 1944-08-31 Killinger, German ambassador to Romania, commits suicide
  • 1945-04-17 Ion Pillat, Romania poet/senator (Umbra timpului), dies
  • 1946-06-01 Ion Antonescu, fascist premier/dictator of Romania, executed
  • 1953-04-04 Carol II, King of Romania (1930-40), dies at 59
  • 1954-04-17 Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist (b. 1900)
  • 1955-05-04 Georges Enescu, Romanian/French violist/composer (Oedipe), dies at 73
  • 1957-01-19 József Dudás, Romanian/Hungarian resistance fighter (b. 1912)
  • 1957-01-30 Grigore Gafencu, Romanian min of Foreign Affairs (1938-39), dies at 65
  • 1957-03-16 Constantin Brancusi, Romanian sculptor (b. 1876)
  • 1957-04-01 Gheorge Tatarescu, premier Romania (1933-37, 39-40), dies
  • 1957-05-29 George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer (Plumb), dies at 75
  • 1958-01-07 Petru Groza, premier/president (Romania, 1945-58), dies at 74
  • 1960-06-14 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67
  • 1961-04-04 Simion Stoilow, Romanian mathematician (b. 1873)
  • 1961-06-22 Maria of Romania, Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (b. 1900)
  • 1963-06-22 Maria Tănase, Romanian singer of traditional and popular music (b. 1913)
  • 1965-02-19 Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romanian president, dies at 63
  • 1965-03-13 George Calinescu, Romanian author (Lauda Lucrorilor), dies at 65
  • 1967-07-14 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
  • 1970-10-08 Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies
  • 1972-11-25 Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (b. 1886)
  • 1973-11-28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886)
  • 1975-02-18 Chivu Stoica, [Stoica Chivu), premier of Romania (1955-61), dies at 66
  • 1977-03-04 Toma Caragiu, Romanian actor (b. 1925)
  • 1977-06-29 Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (b. 1895)
  • 1983-12-13 Nichita Stanescu, Romanian poet (b. 1933
  • 1985-10-22 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (b. 1894)
  • 1989-12-25 Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae, executed at 73

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1989-12-25 Nicolae Ceausescu, Communist dictator of Romania, executed at 71

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • 1993-12-11 Eliva "Elvire" Popesco, Romanian/French actress (Le roi), dies at 99
  • 1994-01-12 Samuel Bronston, Romanian/US producer (El Cid), dies at 85
  • 1994-05-06 Moses Rosen, Romania's chief rabbi, dies at 81
  • 1995-03-27 Bernard Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds), dies at 67
  • 1999-05-12 Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist (b. 1914)
  • 2000-06-24 Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer (b. 1908)
  • 2000-10-05 Cătălin Hîldan, Romanian footballer (b. 1976)
  • 2003-09-04 Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)
  • 2006-01-26 Carol Lambrino, son of Carol II of Romania and Zizi Lambrino (b. 1920)
  • 2006-08-24 Cristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)
  • 2006-11-20 Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician and daughter of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, dies of lung cancer at 57
  • 2007-01-21 Maria Cioncan, Romanian athlete (b. 1977)
  • 2007-04-16 Liviu Librescu, American Jewish-Romanian professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (b. 1930)
  • 2007-05-07 Octavian Paler, Romanian writer and journalist (b. 1926)
  • 2007-07-30 Teoctist, Ex-Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (b. 1915)
  • 2007-08-05 Florian Pittiş, Romanian artist (b. 1943)
  • 2007-10-26 Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (b. 1947)
  • 2008-02-18 Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress, (b. 1955)
  • 2008-03-27 George Pruteanu, Romanian literary critic and politician (b. 1947)
  • 2008-04-20 Monica Lovinescu, Romanian essayist, literary critic and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2008-08-16 Elena Leuṣtean, Romanian gymnast and Olympic medalist (b. 1935)
  • 2008-09-07 Ilarion Ciobanu, Romanian actor (b. 1931)
  • 2008-09-14 Ştefan Iordache, Romanian actor (b. 1941)
  • 2008-10-08 George Emil Palade, Romanian cell biologist (b. 1912)
  • 2008-12-05 Constantin Ticu Dumitrescu, Romanian politician and president of the Association of Romanian Former Political Prisoners. (b. 1928)
  • 2008-12-05 Anca Parghel, Romanian jazz singer and composer (b. 1957)
  • 2009-01-18 Grigore Vieru, Romanian poet (b. 1935)
  • 2009-02-08 Marian Cozma, Romanian handball player (b. 1982)
  • 2009-03-19 Ion Dolănescu, Romanian singer and politician (b. 1944)
  • 2009-04-28 Valeria Peter Predescu, Romanian singer (b. 1947)
  • 2009-11-10 Gheorghe Dinica, Romanian actor (b. 1934)
  • 2010-05-26 Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 1928)
  • 2010-07-14 Mădălina Manole, Romanian pop recording artist (b. 1967)
  • 2010-11-05 Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet and politician (b. 1943)
  • 2011-01-01 Marin Constantin, Romanian composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2011-09-19 Johnny Răducanu, Romanian jazz pianist (b. 1931)