Bulgarian History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 108

  • 0681-08-09 Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube, after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta.
  • 0811-07-26 Battle of Pliska: Bulgarians under Krum beat Byzantines
  • 0917-08-20 Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines
  • 0927-05-27 Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: Simeon I of Bulgaria is defeated by King Tomislav of Croatia
  • 1014-07-29 Battle of Strumitsa-valley: Byzantine destroys Bulgarian armies
  • 1205-04-15 Battle at Adrianople: Bulgaria beats Emp Boudouin of Constantinople
  • 1230-03-09 Bulgarian Tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus near the village of Klokotnitsa
  • 1330-07-28 Battle of Velbuzd: Serbian forces defeats Bulgarian army
  • 1393-07-17 Osmanen occupy Turnovo, Bulgaria
  • 1870-02-28 The Bulgarian Exarchate (Orthodox Church) is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire
  • 1876-05-02 The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria
  • 1876-06-02 Hristo Botev, a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary, is killed in Stara Planina
  • 1878-03-03 Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)
  • 1879-01-25 The Bulgarian National Bank is founded
  • 1885-09-06 Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished.
  • 1885-11-13 Serbian army occupies Bulgaria

  • 1885-11-17 The Serbian Army, with Russian support, invades Bulgaria
  • 1885-11-19 Bulgarians, led by Stefan Stambolov, repulse a larger Serbian invasion force at Slivinitza
  • 1901-04-05 Under threats from the Ottoman Turkish Government, Bulgaria is forced to arrest the leaders of the Macedonian Committee
  • 1908-09-22 Bulgaria declares independence from Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
  • 1908-10-05 Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar
  • 1909-03-18 Russia and Bulgaria reach an agreement in which late 19th century Russian financial claims are cancelled to meet compensation due to Turkey from Bulgaria
  • 1909-04-19 A convention with Turkey recognizes Bulgarian independence
  • 1912-03-12 Establishment of the first football club in Bulgaria - Botev Plovdiv
  • 1912-03-13 Bulgaria and Serbia conclude an alliance pact ostensibly against Austria, but it secretly provides for a possible war against Turkey
  • 1912-10-17 Bulgaria, Greece & Serbia declares war on Turkey
  • 1912-10-18 The First Balkan War breaks out, with Bulgaria, Serbia, and Greece opposed to Turkey
  • 1912-11-05 Bulgarian troops in Constantinople blockade drinking water
  • 1912-12-03 Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
  • 1913-03-26 Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
  • 1913-04-16 The Bulgarians and the Turks agree to an armistice that will be accepted by the other nations involved
  • 1913-05-07 An ambassadorial conference in St Petersburg, Russia, awards the town of Silistria to Rumania in compensation for Bulgaria's other territorial gains in the First Balkan War
  • 1913-05-30 Treaty of London signed by the Great Powers, the Ottoman Empire and the victorious Balkan League (Serbia, Greece, Kingdom of Bulgaria, and Montenegro) bringing an end to the First Balkan War
  • 1913-06-01 The Serbian government concludes a ten-year treaty with Greece against Bulgaria; Serbia wishes to pursue Macedonian aspirations with Greece's help
  • 1913-06-29 The attack by Bulgarian General Michael Savov on Greek and Serbian positions leads to beginning of the second Balkan War
  • 1913-07-01 Serbia and Greece declare war on Bulgaria
  • 1913-07-10 Romania declares war on Bulgaria
  • 1913-07-20 Turkish troops take Adrianopel & Erdine from Bulgaria
  • 1913-08-10 2nd Balkan War ends, Treaty of Bucharest, Bulgaria loses
  • 1913-09-21 Turkey and Bulgaria sign peace treaty in Constantinople
  • 1913-09-29 The Treaty of Constantinople between Turkey and Bulgaria restores peace; the Turks recover Adrianople and Maritza River line

  • 1915-10-05 Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • 1915-10-11 Bulgarian anti-Serbian offensive begins
  • 1915-10-16 Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria
  • 1915-10-19 Russia and Italy declare war on Bulgaria
  • 1916-08-17 Bulgarian offensive in Macedonia
  • 1916-09-01 Bulgaria declares war on Romania
  • 1918-10-03 Boris becomes king of Bulgaria
  • 1918-10-03 Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria abdicates the throne in favour of his eldest son Tsar Boris III
  • 1919-10-06 Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria
  • 1919-11-27 Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine: Allies & Bulgaria
  • 1920-08-09 Bulgarian & allied Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine goes into effect
  • 1920-09-04 Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria)
  • 1923-06-09 Bulgarian premier Stamboeliski & King Boris III overthrown

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1925-03-19 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (future Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop, appointed as Apostolic Visitor to Bulgaria

  • 1929-03-06 Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
  • 1933-03-09 Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov & Vassili arrested in Berlin
  • 1934-05-19 Military coup by Col Damian Veltsjev in Bulgaria
  • 1935-04-21 King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties
  • 1940-09-07 Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.
  • 1941-01-21 1st anti-Jewish measures in Bulgaria
  • 1941-03-01 German troops invade Bulgaria
  • 1941-03-02 World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
  • 1941-04-19 Bulgarian troops invade Macedonia
  • 1942-06-05 USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania
  • 1943-01-20 Operation Weiss: German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian troops attempt to retake land liberated by Tito's partisans

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1943-08-16 Bulgarian Tsar Boris III visits Adolf Hitler

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  • 1944-08-26 Bulgaria announces withdrawal & German troops are to be disarmed
  • 1944-09-01 Bulgaria government of Bagrjanow, resigns
  • 1944-09-08 Russians march into Bulgaria; Bulgaria declares war on Germany
  • 1944-09-09 Red Army supports coup in Bulgaria, instituting new Communist government (1946-1990) during the "National Uprising"
  • 1944-09-15 Soviet troops free Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 1944-10-28 Russia & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
  • 1946-09-08 Bulgaria ends monarchy
  • 1946-10-27 Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)
  • 1946-11-21 Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • 1949-07-20 Vasil Kolarov elected Premier of Bulgaria
  • 1955-05-14 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
  • 1955-07-27 Israeli passenger plane shot down above Bulgaria, 58 die
  • 1956-04-03 Bulgarian vice premier Traitsjo Kostov rehabilitated
  • 1956-04-17 Bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns
  • 1962-11-19 Todor Zjivkov becomes premier of Bulgaria
  • 1964-09-29 Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries
  • 1966-08-31 Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)
  • 1966-11-24 A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • 1971-05-16 Bulgaria adopts its constitution
  • 1971-05-18 Bulgarian constitution goes into effect
  • 1979-04-10 Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian
  • 1984-01-10 Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashes at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die
  • 1987-08-30 Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump woman's record 2.09m (6'10½"), one of the most long-standing records in athletics
  • 1988-08-20 Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria sets 100m hurdle woman's record (12.21)
  • 1988-12-27 Bulgaria stops jamming Radio Free Europe after more than 3 decades
  • 1989-11-03 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights
  • 1989-11-10 Bulgarian party president Todor Zjikov resigns
  • 1992-01-15 Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia
  • 1992-08-08 Bulgarian canoeist Nikolay Bukhalov completes the C-1 500 / 1,000 double winning the latter at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 1994-09-04 Bulgarian government of Berov falls
  • 1994-12-18 Socialist Party (ex-communist) wins Bulgaria parliamentary election
  • 2001-07-24 Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.
  • 2001-08-01 Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 118

  • 1815-07-28 Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889)
  • 1827-11-17 Petko Slavejkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 1895)
  • 1833-11-10 Dobri Voynikov, Bulgarian teacher, playwright and journalist (The Phoney Civilization), born in Şumnu, Ottoman Empire (d. 1878)
  • 1837-07-18 Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary, born in Karlovo, Rumelia, Bulgaria (d. 1873)
  • 1840-05-10 Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian revolutionist (d. 1868)
  • 1848-01-05 Khristo Botev, hero of Bulgarian revolt against Turkey, poet
  • 1850-06-27 Ivan Vazov, Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright (Under the Yoke), born in Sopot, Bulgaria (d. 1921)
  • 1857-04-05 Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, Prince of Bulgaria (1879-86), born in Verona, Lombardy–Venetia (d. 1893)
  • 1860-08-22 Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Trzebiechów, Zielona Góra County, Poland (d. 1917)
  • 1861-02-26 Ferdinand I, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1863-01-01 Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back)
  • 1864-07-11 Petar Danov, Bulgarian spiritual teacher, born in Nikolaevka, Bulgaria (d. 1944)
  • 1869-12-16 Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1952)
  • 1874-10-21 Albert Aftalion, Bulgaria/French economist
  • 1876-12-04 Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems)
  • 1879-09-26 Petko Todorov, Bulgarian writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee), born in Elena, Bulgaria (d. 1916)
  • 1881-03-04 Todor Aleksandrov, 19th century Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1924)
  • 1882-05-06 Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian composer (Gergana), born in Plovdiv (d. 1931)
  • 1882-06-18 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49) [or 6/28]
  • 1884-02-14 Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet, born in Burgas, Bulgaria (d. 1974)
  • 1885-03-31 Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist
  • 1888-02-06 Ljudmil Stojanow, Bulgarian poet (Metsh i Slowo, Cholera)
  • 1893-04-29 Elisaveta Bagrjana, [Beltsheva], Bulgaria, poet
  • 1893-06-03 Asen Karastoyanov, Bulgarian composer, born in Samokov, Bulgaria (d. 1976)
  • 1894-01-30 Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1943)
  • 1895-11-16 Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1956)
  • 1896-08-26 Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1990)
  • 1898-02-14 Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (supernova, dark matter), born in Varna, Bulgaria (d. 1974)
  • 1899-02-22 Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)
  • 1899-03-13 Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgarian composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1978)
  • 1901-12-19 Dimitar Nenov, Bulgarian composer, pianist and architect, born in Razgrad, Bulgaria (d. 1953)
  • 1902-04-20 Veselin Stoyanov, Bulgarian composer, born in Shumen, Bulgaria (d. 1969)
  • 1903-06-13 Filip Kutev, Bulgarian composer (State Ensemble for Folk Song and Dance), born in Aytos, Burgas (d. 1982)
  • 1904-05-02 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian composer, born in Belogradchik, Bulgaria (d. 1979)
  • 1904-09-06 Lyubomir Pipkov, Bulgarian composer, born in Lovech, Bulgaria (d. 1974)
  • 1905-07-25 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-British author (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1994)
  • 1907-11-13 Giovanna of Italy, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Rome (d. 2000)
  • 1909-08-22 Stojan Daskalov, Bulgarian writer (A Farm), born in Liljac, Vraca, Bulgaria (d. 1985)
  • 1909-12-28 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet (Subrani Sutsjinenija)
  • 1911-09-07 Todor Zjivkov, Bulgaria communist leader of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB), born in Pravets, Kingdom of Bulgaria (d. 1998)
  • 1913-07-10 Ljuba Welitsch, Bulgarian Austrian opera soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci), born in Borisovo, Bulgaria (d. 1996)
  • 1914-05-18 Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Boris Godunov)
  • 1920-12-10 Stanko Todorov, Bulgarian communist politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1971-81), born in Klenovik (d. 1996)
  • 1921-01-21 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, born in Dryanovo (d. 2000)
  • 1921-10-27 Anestis Logothetis, Austrian composer, born in Burgas, Bulgaria (d. 1994)
  • 1922-04-11 Alexander Raichev, Bulgarian composer, born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2003)
  • 1924-03-09 Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1988)
  • 1929-03-01 Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (d. 1978)
  • 1929-07-26 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt-1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • 1929-09-13 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer, born in Velingrad, Bulgaria (d. 2004)
  • 1929-10-24 Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 2004)
  • 1930-06-19 Jul Levi, Bulgarian composer and conductor, born in Salonica, Greece
  • 1931-04-01 George Baker, Bulgarian-born British actor (I, Claudius, Goodbye Mr Chips, Curse of the Fly), born in Varna, Bulgaria (d. 2011)
  • 1931-11-06 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1982)
  • 1932-04-12 Henri Lazarof, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2013)
  • 1932-05-26 Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (d. 1980)
  • 1933-06-10 Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian Prime Minister
  • 1935-01-06 Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria
  • 1935-03-03 Zhelyu Zhelev, Veselinovo, Shumen Province, Bulgarian President (1990-97)
  • 1935-06-13 Christo [Javacheff], Bulgaria, artist, wrapper (Running Fence)
  • 1937-06-16 Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Tsar of Bulgaria
  • 1941-06-24 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist
  • 1941-11-19 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1942-07-02 Georgi Ivanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
  • 1943-02-24 Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer
  • 1944-08-15 Sylvie Vartan, French pop singer (Twiste et Chante), born in Iskretz, Bulgaria
  • 1945-07-12 Dimitar Penev, Bulgarian soccer player and union coach (Lokomotiv/CSKA), born in Mirovyane, Bulgaria
  • 1946-05-26 Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian Rhythmic gymnas and coach.
  • 1947-12-02 Ivan Atanassov Petrov, Bulgarian neurologist
  • 1948-07-26 Norair Nurikian, Armenian-Bulgarian bantam weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Sliven, Bulgaria
  • 1951-12-01 Alexander Panayotov Aleksandrov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-5)
  • 1954-05-11 Lubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and broadcaster
  • 1956-12-04 Blagoi Blagoyev, Bulgaria, 82.5 kg weightlifer (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1957-06-28 Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria
  • 1959-07-03 Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgaria, horizontal bar gymnast (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1961-01-24 Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut
  • 1961-09-28 Yordanka Donkova, Bulgaria, 100m hurdler (world record)
  • 1961-11-07 Mintcho Pachov, Bulgaria, 67.5kg weightlifer (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1962-12-02 Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1963-03-02 Tanyu Kiryakov, Bulgarian pistol shooter
  • 1964-07-11 Kyrill, Prince of Preslav, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1965-05-25 Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria high jumper (world record 1987), born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 1965-11-05 Kubrat, Prince of Panagiurishte, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1966-02-08 Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1966-05-13 Kamen Vodenicharov, Bulgarian entertainer
  • 1967-01-23 Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgaria, Turkish weight lifter (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1967-02-13 Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach, born in Haskovo, Bulgaria
  • 1967-02-14 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis player (1984 US Mix)
  • 1967-03-20 Nikolay Bukhalov, Bulgarian canoeist (2 x Olympic gold 1992), born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 1967-12-05 Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1969-05-07 Katerina Maleeva, Bulgaria, tennis player (US Open Junior 1984)
  • 1972-01-19 Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1972-05-17 Elena Wagner, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1996 ITF/Redbridge-GBR)
  • 1973-02-24 Jordan Jovtchev, Bulgarian gymnast
  • 1973-07-14 Halil Mutlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
  • 1974-01-17 Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian musician
  • 1974-07-30 Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1975-03-15 Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
  • 1975-04-01 Magdalena Maleeva, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1995 Chicago Moscow)
  • 1975-08-28 Vera Jordanova, Bulgarian-Finnish actress and model, born in Helsinki, Finland

Famous Deaths

  • 0814-04-13 Khan Krum of Bulgaria (803-814)
  • 0907-05-02 Boris I, King of Bulgaria (852-889), saw Bulgaria converted to Christianity
  • 0910-12-23 Naum of Preslav, Bulgarian scholar
  • 0916-07-27 Kliment/Clemens van Ohrid, Bulgaria bishop of Ohrid/saint, dies
  • 0927-05-27 Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria (b. 864 or 865)
  • 0969-01-29 Peter, tsar of Bulgaria (927-69), dies
  • 1014-10-06 Samuel (Samuil), ruler of Bulgaria, dies (b. 958)
  • 1330-07-28 Michael III, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies in battle
  • 1371-02-17 Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria
  • 1395-06-03 Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria
  • 1422-09-17 Constantine II of Bulgaria
  • 1831-01-04 Nikola P Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37
  • 1873-02-19 Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary, dies at 35
  • 1876-05-12 Georgi Benkovski, Bulgarian revolutionary, brutally killed by the Turks (b. 1843)
  • 1876-05-20 Khristo Botev, Bulgarian poet, dies
  • 1878-03-27 Dobri Voynikov, Bulgarian teacher, playwright and journalist (The Phoney Civilization), dies at 44
  • 1889-08-29 Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (b. 1815)
  • 1893-11-17 Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, Prince of Bulgaria (1879-86), dies at 36
  • 1897-05-23 Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34
  • 1907-03-11 Nikola Petkow, premier (Bulgaria), murdered
  • 1916-02-14 Petko Todorov, Bulgarian writer (Zmejova), dies at 36
  • 1921-09-22 Ivan Vazov, Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright (Under the Yoke), dies at 71
  • 1923-06-15 Alexander Stamboeliski, premier Bulgaria (1919-23), dies
  • 1930-06-05 Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist, dies
  • 1931-11-17 Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian composer (Gergana), dies at 50
  • 1942-07-23 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32
  • 1943-08-28 Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43), dies at 49
  • 1947-09-23 Nikola Petkov, leader of Bulgaria Boer party, hanged
  • 1948-09-16 Ferdinand I MKLM, prince of Saxony-Coburg/tsar of Bulgaria, dies
  • 1949-07-02 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49), dies at 67
  • 1949-12-16 Traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed
  • 1953-08-30 Dimitar Nenov, Bulgarian composer, pianist and architect, dies at 51
  • 1953-09-25 Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria poet (Iron Verses), dies
  • 1956-04-03 T Kostov, Bulgarian vice-premier, executed
  • 1958-10-08 Ran Bosilek, Bulgarian author (b. 1886)
  • 1969-06-29 Veselin Stoyanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 67
  • 1974-05-09 Lyubomir Pipkov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 69
  • 1976-09-08 Asen Karastoyanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 83
  • 1978-09-08 Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • 1978-09-11 Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (b. 1929)
  • 1982-04-04 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 50
  • 1982-11-27 Filip Kutev, Bulgarian composer (State Ensemble for Folk Song and Dance), dies at 79
  • 1984-04-20 Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer (b. 1943)
  • 1985-05-18 Stojan Daskalov, Bulgarian writer (A Farm), dies at 75
  • 1986-04-26 Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899)
  • 1988-03-06 Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, dies at 63
  • 1990-09-05 Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1896)
  • 1993-06-28 Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Don Carlos), dies at 79
  • 1994-08-14 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-British author (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981), dies at 89
  • 1996-10-02 Andrey Lukanov, Bulgarian politician (40th Prime Minister of Bulgaria), assassinated at 58
  • 1996-12-17 Stanko Todorov, Bulgarian communist politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1971-81), dies at 76
  • 1998-08-05 Todor Zhivkov, Bulgarian dictator (b. 1911)
  • 1998-08-05 Todor Zjivkov, Bulgaria communist leader of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB), dies at 86
  • 2000-02-02 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • 2003-07-07 Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian-born conductor (b. 1924)
  • 2004-01-21 Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer (b. 1929)
  • 2004-06-02 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer, dies at 74
  • 2005-03-30 Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)
  • 2011-10-07 George Baker, Bulgarian-born British actor (I, Claudius, Goodbye Mr Chips, Curse of the Fly), dies at 80