Romanian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 116 of 116

  • 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.
  • 2009-05-15 Eurostat report that Austria, Belgium, and Romania have all entered recession in the first quarter of 2009
  • 2011-05-13 Romania officially leaves the recession after 2 years following economic growth of an annualised 1.6% in the first quarter
  • 2012-09-08 8 people are killed after a tractor is hit 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
  • 2013-05-27 The largest flag ever made at 5 tons with 44 miles of thread is unveiled in Romania
  • 2013-06-23 18 Romanians are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crash in Montenegro
  • 2013-09-08 11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania
  • 2013-09-13 9 people are killed after massive floods in Galati County, Romania
  • 2014-11-16 Klaus Iohannis wins the Romanian Presidential election
  • 2015-11-04 Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta announces his resignation after protests over a Bucharest nightclub fire that killed 32
  • 2017-01-31 Romanian government passes emergency decree to release prisoners and decriminalise corruption charges, triggering huge protests in Bucharest
  • 2017-02-05 Romanian government scraps corruption degree after 6 days of mass demonstrations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-04-22 Ilie Năstase thrown off tennis court for insulting British female players during Fed Cup play-off against Romania in Constanta

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 164 of 164

  • 1948-08-23 Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer, essayist
  • 1949-03-01 Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician and daughter of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu
  • 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
  • 1951-09-04 Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest child of Romanian Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and considered the President's heir apparent, born in Scornicești, Romania
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici
  • 1955-07-08 Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress
  • 1956-11-21 Mariana Simionescu, Tirgu Neamt Romania, 1st wife of Bjorn Borg
  • 1956-12-27 Doina Melinte, Romanian running star (world record 1500 m/mile indoor)
  • 1959-01-09 Cristi Minculescu, Romanian musician
  • 1960-08-31 Vali Ionescu, Romanian long jumper
  • 1961-11-12 Nadia Comaneci, [Gheorghe], Romania, gymnist (1st 10/Olymp-gold-1976)
  • 1962-06-28 Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romanian long jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brăila, Romania
  • 1963-07-20 Paula Ivan, Romanian runner (world record mile)
  • 1964-03-04 Emilia Eberle, Romania, gymnist (Oly-silver-80)
  • 1964-06-13 Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian composer
  • 1965-01-20 Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer
  • 1965-02-05 Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer
  • 1967-01-22 Ecaterina Szabo, Romanian gymnast
  • 1967-10-09 Gheorge Popescu, Romania, soccer player (Barcelona)
  • 1967-10-09 Gica Popescu, Romania, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1967-12-22 Dan Petrescu, Romanian footballer
  • 1970-01-02 Sanda Ladoşi, Romanian singer
  • 1971-02-18 Constantin Popa, Romanian-Israeli basketball player
  • 1971-04-10 Mihai Bagiu, Timisoara Romania, US gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1971-04-28 Mihai Apostal, Bucharest Romania, Canadian kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1972-05-09 Daniela Silivaş, Romanian gymnast
  • 1972-12-11 Dana Macsim, Romanian television news reporter
  • 1974-03-26 Irina Spirlea, Bucharest Romania, tennis star (1996 Amelia Island)
  • 1974-08-06 Adrian Voinea, Focsani Romania, tennis star (1995 Malta)
  • 1974-12-07 Alex Radutescu, Romania, tennis star
  • 1975-12-16 Valentin Bădoi, Romanian footballer
  • 1976-03-27 Roberta Alma Anastase, Miss Universe-Romania (1996)
  • 1976-09-04 Diana Maria Urdareanu, Miss Romania Universe (1997)
  • 1976-10-04 Cabral Ibacka, Romanian actor and television presenter
  • 1976-10-21 Lavinia Miloşovici, Romanian gymnast
  • 1977-05-14 Anca Barna, Cluj Romania, tennis star (semifinals 1995 ITF Poland)
  • 1978-11-12 Alexandra Maria Lara, German Romanian actress
  • 1978-12-12 Monica Barladeanu, Romanian actress
  • 1979-01-08 Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer
  • 1979-10-07 Simona Amânar, Romanian gymnast
  • 1979-12-16 Mihai Trăistariu, Romanian singer
  • 1980-02-28 Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Quebec boxer
  • 1980-10-26 Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer
  • 1982-03-08 Nicoleta Onel, Romanian gymnast
  • 1982-06-08 Irina Lazareanu, Romanian-Canadian model
  • 1982-10-23 Valentin Badea, Romanian footballer
  • 1982-10-31 The Cheeky Girls, British-Romanian singers
  • 1983-08-13 Sebastian Stan, Romanian-born actor
  • 1983-09-30 Andreea Răducan, Romanian gymnast
  • 1983-11-30 Adrian Cristea, Romanian footballer
  • 1985-08-27 Alexandra Nechita, Romanian/American artist
  • 1986-12-02 Claudiu Keserü, Romanian football player (FC Nantes Atlantique)
  • 1987-05-11 Monica Roşu, Romanian gymnast
  • 1987-08-20 Cătălina Ponor, Romanian gymnast

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 108 of 108

  • 2010-11-05 Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet and politician (b. 1943)
  • 2011-01-01 Marin Constantin, Romanian composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2011-04-08 Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist, dies at 100
  • 2011-09-19 Johnny Răducanu, Romanian jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • 2013-01-03 Sergiu Nicolaescu, Romanian film director, dies from surgical complications at 82
  • 2013-04-01 Nicolae Martinescu, Romanian Olympic wrestling champion, dies at 73
  • 2013-09-21 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, dies at 93
  • 2016-08-01 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], dies at 92