Slobodan Milosevic

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic Full Name: Slobodan Milosevic
Nationality: Serbian

Profession: President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Why Famous: A Serbian and Yugoslav politician who was the President of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000. His presidency of Serbia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was marked by several major reforms to Serbia's constitution, but also much controversy. In the midst of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, he was charged with war crimes including genocide, and crimes against humanity in connection to the wars in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo.

Born: August 20, 1941
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pozarevac, Yugoslavia

Died: March 11, 2006 (aged 64)

Historical Events in the Life of Slobodan Milosevic

  • 1992-12-20 Slobodan Milosevic re-elected president of Serbia
  • 1997-02-04 After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
  • 1999-05-27 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo
  • 1999-06-10 Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
  • 1999-08-19 In Belgrade tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Slobodan Milošević as president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • 2000-10-05 Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.
  • 2001-04-01 Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.
  • 2002-02-12 The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.