Romanian History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 116

  • 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's mountain railway, from Anina to Oravita, opens
  • 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.
  • 1918-10-31 Short-lived Banat Republic founded in territory where Romania, Hungary and Serbia meet
  • 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 Prime Minister of Romania
  • 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 Ignacy Mościck and Prime Minister Felicjan Sławoj Składkowski 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 Tripartite 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 and Romania declare war on the 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 corps surrenders
  • 1944-04-02 Soviet Army marches into pro-German Romania
  • 1944-08-23 Romanian Royal coup: King Michael orders forces to cease fire against Allies and dismisses pro-Axis premier, Marshal Ion Antonescu
  • 1944-08-30 Soviet troops enter Bucharest, Romania
  • 1944-08-31 Soviet & 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 African American foreign minister ( to Romania)
  • 1965-03-19 Stoica becomes president & Ceausescu party leader of Romania

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1965-03-22 Nicolae Ceausescu is elected General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 1981-05-15 Soyuz 40 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Romanian) to Salyut 6
  • 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
  • 1989-12-25 Show trial of Romanian Commuinst dicator Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena on charges of genocide and personal enrichment. The couple are found guilty and executed by firing squad the same day.
  • 1990-01-12 Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)
  • 1990-01-28 Romanian protest against Ion Iliescu government
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.
  • 2005-01-16 At 66 years old, Romanian university lecturer Adriana Illiescu becomes the oldest birth mother in the world
  • 2005-04-25 Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 164


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1431-11-08 vlad III the Impaler, Wallachian prince, born in Sighișoara, Transylvania, Romania (d. 1476)

Wallachian Prince Vlad the Impaler
Wallachian Prince
Vlad the Impaler
  • 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, born in Bocșa, Sălaj, Ottoman Empire (d. 1864)
  • 1819-09-06 Nicolae Filimon, Romanian writer and critic (Ciocoii Vechi Si Noi), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1865)
  • 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, Romanian foreign minister, diplomat and poet, born in Bacau, Moldova (d. 1890)
  • 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 and playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa), born in Haimanalele, Ploiesti, Romania (d. 1912)
  • 1854-03-14 Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian writer (d. 1920)
  • 1854-07-04 Victor Babeş, Romanian bacteriologist (d. 1926)
  • 1863-12-17 Ion Vidu, Romanian composer and conductor, born in Mânerău, Arad district (d. 1931)
  • 1865-08-24 Ferdinand I VAM, King of Romania (1914-27), born in Sigmaringen, German Confederation (d. 1927)
  • 1868-07-20 Miron Cristea, 1st Patriarch of All Romania (d. 1939)
  • 1871-06-17 Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/President of Romania
  • 1871-09-12 Prince Friedrich Aloys Johannes Maria, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania, born in Arad, Romania (d. 1959)
  • 1873-01-08 Iuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (d. 1953)
  • 1875-10-11 Stefan Octavian Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), born in Brașov, Romania (d. 1913)
  • 1875-10-29 Marie, queen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania (1914-27)
  • 1876-02-19 Constantin Brancusi, Romanian French sculptor (Princesse X), born in Hobita (d. 1957)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1891-08-02 Mihail Jora, Romanian composer, born in Roman (d. 1971)
  • 1893-02-13 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romania, communist/foreign minister (1945-52)
  • 1893-06-04 Armand Călinescu, Prime Minister of Romania, born in Piteşti, Romania (d. 1939)
  • 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)
  • 1894-05-06 Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, born in Craiova (d. 1936)
  • 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)
  • 1897-12-06 Oscar Walter Cisek, Romanian writer and diplomat, born in Bucharest (d. 1966)
  • 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, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • 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
  • 1907-08-16 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Israeli composer
  • 1908-08-08 Chivu Stoica, premier of Romania (1955-61)
  • 1910-08-04 Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist , born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2011)
  • 1912-11-19 George E Palade, Romanian/US cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974)
  • 1912-11-26 Eugene Ionesco, Slatina Romania, dramatist (Rhinoceros)
  • 1913-04-12 Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, born in Székelyudvarhely (d. 1989)
  • 1914-05-20 Corneliu Coposu, Romanian politician (d. 1995)
  • 1914-06-15 Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist and illustrator (The New Yorker), born in Râmnicu Sărat, Buzău County, Romania (d. 1999)
  • 1916-01-07 Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu (d. 1989)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • 1919-12-29 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, born in Cernauti, Romania (d. 2013)
  • 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)
  • 1922-02-11 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, born in Cluj (d. 2007)
  • 1922-05-29 Iannis Xenakis, Braila, Romania, Greek composer/architect/mathematician
  • 1922-07-23 Moses Rosen, chief Rabbi of Romania
  • 1923-05-28 Gyorgy Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), born in Transylvania, Romania (d. 2006)
  • 1923-09-18 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 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)
  • 1927-10-20 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer (Oulipo), born in Sibiu (d. 2006)
  • 1928-06-16 Sergiu Comissiona, Buch Romania, conductor (Haifa Symph 1959-64)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1928-09-30 Elie Wiesel, Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, born in Sighet, Romania (d. 2016)

Author Elie Wiesel
Author
Elie Wiesel
  • 1928-10-28 Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian general
  • 1930-03-03 Ion Iliescu, President of Romania
  • 1932-02-16 Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli writer, born in Jadova Commune, Kingdom of Romania
  • 1932-04-25 Lia Manoliu, Romania, discus thrower (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1932-05-05 Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest (d. 2008)
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1980-07-24 Tennis star Bjorn Borg (24) weds tennis player Mariana Simionescu (23) in Bucharest, Romania

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 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

Deaths 1 - 100 of 108

  • 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, dies at 55
  • 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, Romanian foreign minister, diplomat and poet, dies at 69
  • 1891-05-16 Ion Brătianu, Romanian statesman (b. 1821)
  • 1912-06-09 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor and playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa), dies at 60
  • 1913-06-21 Stefan Octavian 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 (1914-27), dies at 61
  • 1931-02-07 Ion Vidu, Romanian composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • 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)
  • 1936-11-03 Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, dies at 42
  • 1938-10-02 Alexandru Averescu, Romanian soldier and politician (b. 1859)
  • 1938-11-30 Corneliu Codreanu, Romania fascist/putschist (Iron Guard), dies
  • 1939-09-21 Armand Călinescu, Prime Minister of Romania, assassinated by the iron guard at 46
  • 1940-11-28 Nicolae Iorga, author/president of Romania, murdered by fascist
  • 1944-09-02 Manfred Freiherr von Killinger, German ambassador to Romania, commits suicide after Romanian coup
  • 1945-04-17 Ion Pillat, Romania poet/senator (Umbra timpului), dies
  • 1946-06-01 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician, is executed after having been convicted of war crimes
  • 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 French sculptor, dies at 81
  • 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
  • 1971-05-10 Mihail Jora, Romanian composer, dies at 79
  • 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)
  • 1989-12-06 Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, dies at 76
  • 1989-12-25 Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae, executed at 73

BattleExecution

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

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • 1993-07-18 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (3 Coins in a Fountain), dies at 93
  • 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
  • 1996-09-25 Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest child of Romanian Communist Dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and considered the President's heir apparent, dies of cirrhosis at 45
  • 1999-05-12 Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist and illustrator (The New Yorker), dies at 84
  • 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)
  • 2006-10-04 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer, dies at 78
  • 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)
  • 2007-08-13 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, dies at 85
  • 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)
  • 2008-10-03 Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, dies at 76
  • 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)