Hungarian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 273

  • 1915-05-04 Italy drops Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary & Germany
  • 1915-05-23 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary during WW I
  • 1915-11-08 An Austrian-Hungarian submarine torpedoes and sinks the Italian liner 'Ancona' without warning, killing over 200 people
  • 1916-01-05 Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
  • 1916-01-25 Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary
  • 1916-02-11 Germany and Austria-Hungary notify the US that they will sink any armed merchant ships starting on 1 March
  • 1916-02-16 The US rejects the right of Germany and Austria-Hungary to sink armed merchant ships
  • 1916-08-27 Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary

Historic Event

1916-11-05 German Emperor Wilhelm II and Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph I establish the Kingdom of Poland

  • 1917-01-08 Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani Italy
  • 1917-11-26 The new government of Russia offers an armistice to Germany and Austria-Hungary
  • 1918-02-01 Franz Lehar's opera "Wo die Lerche singt" ("Where The Lark Sings") premieres at the Király Theatre in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1918-09-14 WWI: Austria-Hungary sends a note to the Allies requesting peace discussions, but the Allies reject the offer
  • 1918-10-18 Czechoslovakia declares independence from Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • 1918-10-28 Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up
  • 1918-10-31 Short-lived Banat Republic founded in territory where Romania, Hungary and Serbia meet
  • 1918-11-03 Austro-Hungarian Empire dissolves
  • 1918-11-04 The Allied armistice with Austria-Hungary, signed 3 November, goes into effect
  • 1918-11-12 Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary abdicates, Austria becomes a republic
  • 1918-11-16 Hungarian People's Republic declared
  • 1918-11-24 Béla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party
  • 1919-08-04 Hungarian communist leader Béla Kun flees to Vienna after the Hungarian Soviet Republic is overthrown by the Romanian Army
  • 1919-08-06 Romanian forces bring down Hungarian Soviet Republic in Budapest
  • 1919-11-16 Admiral Miklós Horthy, head of the Hungarian National Army, seizes Budapest and will later become regent of the restored Kingdom of Hungary

Signing of the Treaty of Versailles

1919-11-19 US Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles by a vote of 55 to 39; Congress two years later approves resolution ending hostilities with Germany and Austria-Hungary

  • 1920-03-01 Nikolaus Horthy is elected Regent of Hungary, which had adopted a constitution on 28 February
  • 1920-06-04 Peace of Trianon between Allies & Hungary
  • 1921-08-23 Austria and the US formally end war; the US does the same with Germany on the 25th, and Hungary on the 29th
  • 1921-10-21 Former Hungarian King Karl stages a second attempted coup and is arrested
  • 1921-11-07 Hungary passes a law invalidating the Habsburg line of succession to the throne
  • 1922-09-18 Hungary admitted to League of Nations
  • 1924-12-09 Netherlands & Hungary trade treaty signed
  • 1928-07-20 The government of Hungary issues a decree ordering Gypsies to end their nomadic ways, settle permanently in one place, subject themselves to the same laws and taxes as other Hungarians
  • 1928-08-16 Belgian cyclist Georges Ronsse wins men's road race at UCI Road World Championships in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1931-01-26 Hungary-Austria sign peace treaty
  • 1931-08-23 Count Gyula Károlyi becomes premier of Hungary
  • 1932-04-04 Charles G. King, University of Pittsburgh isolates Vitamin C, using adrenal samples provided by Hungarian Albert Szent-Györgyi
  • 1932-09-22 Hungarian government of Károlyi falls
  • 1932-10-04 Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary
  • 1933-02-22 Hungarian scholar and the founder of Tibetan studies Alexander Csoma de Kőrös declared a Bodhisattva (Buddhist saint) in Japan

Historic Invention

1934-07-04 Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb

  • 1936-03-23 Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome
  • 1936-08-09 Hungarian swimmer Ferenc Csik wins 100m freestyle gold medal in 57.6 at the Berlin Olympics, beating Japanese pair Masanori Yusa & Shigeo Arai
  • 1936-08-15 The Berlin Olympic fencing competition concludes with Italy winning 4 of the 7 gold medals and Hungary taking the other 3
  • 1938-06-19 FIFA World Cup Final, Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris, France: Luigi Colausig & Silvio Piola each score 2 goals as Italy beats Hungary, 4-1
  • 1939-03-16 Hungary annexes republic of Karpato-Ukraine
  • 1939-04-11 Hungary leaves League of Nations
  • 1940-11-20 World War II: Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join the Axis Powers
  • 1941-08-02 Jews are expelled from Hungarian Ruthenia
  • 1942-06-05 USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania
  • 1944-03-18 Nazi Germany occupies Hungary
  • 1944-03-31 Hungary orders all Jews to wear yellow stars

Historic Event

1944-05-15 14,000 Jews of Munkacs, Hungary, deported to Auschwitz

  • 1944-05-16 1st of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz
  • 1944-10-06 Soviet forces march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia
  • 1944-10-15 The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler's NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes power in Hungary
  • 1944-10-16 Hungary: Horthy government falls/nazi count Szalasi becomes premier
  • 1944-10-23 Soviet army invades Hungary
  • 1944-11-03 Pro-German government of Hungary flees
  • 1944-11-08 25,000 Hungarian Jews are loaned to Nazis for forced labor
  • 1944-12-03 Hungarian death march of Jews ends
  • 1944-12-31 World War II: Hungary declares war on Germany.
  • 1945-01-17 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, arrested by Soviet secret police in Hungary
  • 1945-01-20 The Hungarian Provisional Government concludes an armistice with the USSR, US, and Britain, agree to pay reparations and to join the war against Germany
  • 1945-04-04 World War II: Soviet forces liberate Hungary from German occupation, establishing their own communist satellite state. This was celebrated as Liberation Day until 1989.
  • 1945-05-01 Radio Budapest, Hungary re-enters shortwave broadcasting after WW II
  • 1946-01-01 National Assembly proclaims Hungary a republic
  • 1946-02-01 Republic of Hungary proclaims Zoltán Tildy as its communist president
  • 1946-02-02 The Proclamation of Hungarian Republic made
  • 1946-03-05 Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
  • 1947-05-31 Communists seize power in Hungary
  • 1947-06-02 Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns
  • 1947-08-31 Hungarian communist party wins election
  • 1948-08-04 Hungary's Olga Gyarmati wins the first ever Olympic women's long jump competition at the London Games
  • 1948-08-13 Hungarian boxer László Papp wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals; beats British middleweight Johnny Wright on points at the London Games
  • 1948-12-26 Hungarian cardinal József Mindszenty arrested
  • 1949-02-08 Hungarian cardinal József Mindszenty sentenced to life in prison
  • 1949-02-17 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Andrea Kekesy and Ede Kiraly of Hungary
  • 1949-06-10 Istvan Dobi becomes Hungarian premier
  • 1949-08-18 Hungary adopts constitution
  • 1949-08-20 Hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution
  • 1949-12-29 Hungary nationalized its industries
  • 1950-07-12 ILTF re-admit Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws
  • 1950-09-07 Monasteries shut down in Hungary
  • 1952-08-14 Mátyás Rákosi appointed premier of Hungary
  • 1953-07-04 Imre Nagy succeeds Matyas Rákosi as premier of Hungary
  • 1953-11-25 Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
  • 1954-06-27 Hungary beats Brazil, 4-2 in the "Battle of Berne" as FIFA World Cup quarter-final descends into an all-out brawl with 3 players sent-off; fighting continues in dressing rooms after final whistle
  • 1954-07-04 FIFA World Cup Final, Wankdorf Stadium, Bern, Switzerland: Helmut Rahn scores twice as West Germany beats Hungary, 3-2
  • 1955-05-14 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
  • 1956-05-18 Hungarian party leader Matyas Rákosi enforces his own policy
  • 1956-07-18 Erno Gero succeeds Matyas Rákosi as party leader of Hungary
  • 1956-10-23 Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).

Historic Event

1956-10-24 Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes Prime Minister of Hungary

  • 1956-11-01 Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact
  • 1956-11-02 Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion
  • 1956-11-04 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Soviet movement in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1956-11-06 Netherlands and Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviet actions in the Hungarian Revolution
  • 1956-11-08 UN demands USSR leave Hungary
  • 1956-11-14 Hungarian revolt put down by Soviet invasion

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 724

  • 1855-10-12 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Mosonszentmiklós, Hungary (d. 1922)
  • 1856-12-13 Svetozar Boroević, Austro-Hungarian field marshal, born in Umetić, Croatian Military Frontier, Austrian Empire (d. 1920)

Rudolf, Crown Prince of AustriaRudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858-1889)

1858-08-21 Crown Prince of Austria and heir apparent to the Imperial throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, born in Schloss Laxenburg, Lower Austria, Austro-Hungarian Empire

  • 1858-09-15 Jenő Hubay [Huber], Hungarian violinist, composer, and educator (Budapest Conservatory, 1886-1934), born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1937)
  • 1858-12-13 Jakab Gyula Major, Hungarian pianist and composer, born in Kosice, Czech Republic (d. 1925)
  • 1859-12-30 Josef Bohuslav Foerster, Czech composer, born in Prague, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1951)
  • 1860-05-02 Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist and founder (Zionist movement), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1904)
  • 1860-06-30 Gyula Andrássy, Jr., Hungarian politician (Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary (1918-20)), born in Tőketerebes, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire (d. 1929)
  • 1861-10-14 Artur Gavazzi, Croatian geographer, born in Split, Austria-Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1862-06-07 Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist (Nobel 1905), born in Pozsony, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1862-07-14 Gustav Klimt, Austrian Symbolist painter (The Kiss), born in Baumgarten, Austria-Hungary (d. 1918)
  • 1862-11-26 Marc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-British archaeologist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1943)
  • 1863-02-19 Emánuel Moór, Hungarian composer, pianist, and inventor of musical instruments, born in Kecskemét, Hungary (d. 1931)
  • 1864-05-27 Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (23rd Mayor of Split), born in Split, Dalmatia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1938)
  • 1864-09-27 Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic priest, born in Liptó County, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1938)
  • 1864-11-11 Alfred Hermann Fried, German pacifist (Nobel 1911-co-founder of the German peace movement), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1921)
  • 1865-09-23 Emmuska Orczy, Tarnaörs Hungary, Hungarian-born British writer (Scarlet Pimpernel)
  • 1868-01-01 Snitz Edwards [Edward Neumann], Hungarian-American stage and silent film actor ("Phantom of the Opera"; "College"), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1937)
  • 1868-01-16 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, Czech composer and conductor, born in Rájec nad Svitavou, Moravia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1926)
  • 1868-01-19 Gustav Meyrink, Austrian writer (The Golem), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1932)
  • 1868-04-22 Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, 4th and last child of Franz Joseph I of Austria and Elisabeth of Bavaria, born in Ofen (Buda), Austria-Hungary (d. 1924)
  • 1868-06-14 Karl Landsteiner, Austrian immunologist and pathologist (Nobel 1930 for the discovery of different blood groups), born in Baden bei Wien, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • 1868-06-18 Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hungarian admiral/regent (1910-44)
  • 1869-03-29 Aleš Hrdlička, Austro-Hungarian anthropologist and curator (US National Museum), born in Humpolec, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • 1869-06-13 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), born in Pest (d. 1957)
  • 1869-09-06 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1870-04-30 Franz Lehár, Austrian-Hungarian composer (Naughty Marietta), born in Komárom, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)
  • 1870-12-10 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), born in Brno, Austria-Hungary (d. 1933)
  • 1870-12-14 Karl Renner, Austrian President (1918-20, 45-50), born in Dolní Dunajovice, Austria-Hungary (d. 1950)
  • 1870-12-15 Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect (Vienna Secession Movement), born in Brtnice, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1956)
  • 1871-02-09 Fran Saleški Finžgar, Slovene folk writer (Our Blood, Service Girls), born in Doslovče, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1962)
  • 1871-05-30 Olga Engl, Austrian actress (Phantom), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • 1871-07-22 Akos Buttykai, Hungarian composer, born in Halmi (d. 1935)
  • 1872-05-28 Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (pioneer of statistical physics), born in Vorder-Brühl, Austria-Hungary (d. 1917)

Emil HáchaEmil Hácha (1872-1945)

1872-07-12 Czech politician (President of Czechoslovakia, 1938-9, State President of Bohemia and Moravia, 1939-1945), born in Trhové Sviny, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary

  • 1872-07-18 Julius Fučík, Czech composer, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1916)
  • 1872-08-09 Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal, born in Alcsút, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1962)
  • 1872-09-26 Ottokar Czernin, Austro-Hungarian diplomat (Imperial Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary) and politician, born in Dimokur, Austria-Hungary (d. 1932)
  • 1872-10-15 Wilhelm Miklas, Austrian politician and 3rd President of Austria (1928-38), born in Krems, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary (d. 1956)
  • 1873-01-07 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian-American movie producer, director and executive (Paramount), born in Ricse, Hungary (d. 1976)
  • 1873-04-24 Theodor Korner von Siegringen, 5th President of Austria (1951-57), born in Újszőny by Komorn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1873-05-09 Anton Cermak, American politician (44th Mayor of Chicago, 1931-33), born in Kladno, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1933)
  • 1873-08-18 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), born in Mährisch-Schönberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • 1873-09-20 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian auto racer (winner 1st Grand Prix motor racing event in Le Mans, France 1906), born in Szeghalom, Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1873-10-09 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist, born in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1873-12-11 Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician, born in Bled, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1873-12-15 Kacsóh Pongrác, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1923)
  • 1874-03-17 Kincsem, Hungarian horse that never lost a race, born in Kisbér, Hungary (d. 1877)
  • 1874-03-17 Stephen Samuel Wise, American Rabbi and President of Zionist Org of America, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1949)

Harry HoudiniHarry Houdini (1874-1926)

1874-03-24 Famous magician and escape artist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary

  • 1874-04-28 Karl Kraus, Austrian satirical writer, born in Jičín, Austrian-Hungarian Empire (d. 1936)
  • 1874-12-08 Ernst Moro, Austrian physician and pediatrician (Moro reflex), born in Laibach, Duchy of Carniola, Austria-Hungary (d. 1951)
  • 1875-04-18 Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Croatian writer (The Brave Adventures of Lapitch), born in Ogulin, Croatian Military Frontier, Austria-Hungary (d. 1938)
  • 1875-04-24 Jenő Huszka, Hungarian composer (Bob herceg (Prince Bob)), born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1875-09-03 Ferdinand Porsche, German automotive engineer (Volkswagen Beetle, Mercedes-Benz SS) and founder of the Porsche car company, born in Maffersdorf, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1951)
  • 1875-11-27 Władysław Orkan [Franciszek Ksawery Smaciarz], Polish author (Nowele Zebrane), born in Poręba Wielka, Austria-Hungary (d. 1930)
  • 1875-12-04 Rainer Maria Rilke, Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist (Ana, The City, Duino Elegies), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1926)
  • 1876-01-20 Józef Hofmann, Polish-American pianist, composer, educator (Curtis Institute, 1924-38), and inventor, born in Podgórze, Austro-Hungarian Galicia (now Poland) (d. 1957)
  • 1877-07-16 Béla Schick, Hungarian-American paediatrician (Schick test), born in Balatonboglár, Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1877-07-27 Ernst von Dohnányi [Dohnányi Ernő], Hungarian composer and conductor, born in Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1877-11-22 Endre Ady, Hungarian lyric poet (Még egyzer, Uj versek), born in Ermindszent, Hungary (d. 1919)
  • 1878-01-12 Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian American playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk) and novelist (The Paul Street Boys), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1952)
  • 1878-02-02 Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1955)
  • 1878-02-08 Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli dialogue philosopher and theologist (Ich und Du), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • 1878-06-26 Albert Siklós, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1879-01-01 William Fox [Wilhem Fuchs], Hungarian-American movie theater pioneer and film producer (Fox Film Corporation), born in Tolcsva, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1952)
  • 1879-05-06 Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (development of Hittitology), born in Lysá nad Labem, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1952)
  • 1879-05-23 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
  • 1879-05-28 Milutin Milanković, Serbian astronomer and geophysicist (linked long-term changes in climate to astronomical factors affecting the amount of solar energy received at Earth’s surface), born in Dalj, Austria-Hungary (d. 1958)
  • 1879-06-09 Oskar Back, Hungarian-Dutch violist and pedagogue, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1963)
  • 1879-09-27 Hans Hahn, Austrian mathematician, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1934)
  • 1879-11-01 Pal Teleki-von Szek, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Hungary (1920-21, 39-41), born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1941)
  • 1879-11-06 Eugen Varga, Hungarian-Russian economist and politician, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1964)
  • 1879-12-15 Rudolf von Laban, Czech-German choreographer (modern dance), born in Bratislava, Austria-Hungary (d. 1958)
  • 1880-01-18 Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian-Dutch theoretical physicist (phase transition, Ehrenfest theorem), born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1933)
  • 1880-02-09 Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)
  • 1880-02-22 Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
  • 1880-04-04 Georg von Trapp, Austrian WWI submarine commander and inspiration for "The Sound of Music" character, born in Zara, Kingdom of Dalmatia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1880-06-10 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer (Colors and Years), born in Nagykároly (d. 1918)
  • 1880-07-02 Albert Szirmai, Hungarian operetta composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1880-08-06 Hans Moser, Austrian actor (Hello Service Man, Once Upon a Time), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)

Béla BartokBéla Bartok (1881-1945)

1881-03-25 Hungarian pianist, composer (Concerto for Orchestra), and ethno-musicologist, born in Nagyszentmiklós, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary

  • 1881-04-03 Alcide de Gasperi, 30th Prime Minister of Italy (1945-53), born in Pieve Tesino, Tyrol, Austria-Hungary (d. 1954)
  • 1881-05-11 Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian physicist (d. 1963)
  • 1881-05-13 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian contralto singer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1943)
  • 1881-05-20 Władysław Sikorski, Polish World War II general and Prime Minister of Poland in exile (1939-43), born in Tuszów Narodowy, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • 1881-09-29 Ludwig von Mises, Austrian-American Economist (The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality), born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1881-10-11 Hans Kelsen, Austrian legal philosopher and political philosopher, born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1882-03-30 Melanie Klein, Austrian-British author and child psychoanalyst (object relations theory), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1882-04-17 Artur Schnabel, Austrian pianist (Beethoven Piano Sonatas), born in Lipnik, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1951)
  • 1882-05-31 Sándor Graf Festetics, Hungarian nobleman and politician, born in Dég, Fejér county, Hungary (d. 1956)
  • 1882-09-22 Emil Ábrányi, Hungarian composer and conductor (d. 1970)

Bela LugosiBela Lugosi (1882-1956)

1882-10-20 Austrian actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space), born in Lugos, Austro-Hungarian Empire

  • 1882-10-24 Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, born in Siófok, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1882-12-10 Otto Neurath, Austrian-British philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences), born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1882-12-16 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer and ethno-musicologist, (Psalmus Hungaricus; Hary Janos), born in Kecskemét, Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1883-02-02 S Z Sakall [Gerö Jenö], Hungarian stage and film character actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), born in Budapest Hungary (d. 1955)
  • 1883-02-12 Ludwig Stössel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera, The Pride of the Yankees), born in Léka, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1883-03-09 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1883-03-12 Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (d. 1959)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 398

  • 1918-12-02 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer, dies in the flu pandemic at 38
  • 1919-01-27 Endre Ady, Hungarian lyric poet (Még egyzer, Uj versek), dies from complications related to alcoholism at 41
  • 1919-04-08 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (introduced idea of molecular surface tension), dies at 70 (b. 1848)
  • 1920-05-23 Svetozar Boroević, Austro-Hungarian field marshal, dies at 63
  • 1920-08-10 Ádám Politzer, Hungarian-Austrian physician, dies at 84
  • 1921-12-31 József Kiss, Hungarian literary (Zsido Dalok), dies at 78
  • 1922-01-23 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 66
  • 1922-04-01 Charles I, emperor (Austria)/King of Hungary (Charles IV), dies
  • 1922-09-10 Arpad Szendy, Hungarian composer, dies at 59
  • 1923-12-16 Kacsóh Pongrác, Hungarian composer, dies at 50
  • 1924-01-15 Géza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, dies at 74
  • 1925-01-30 Jakab Gyula Major, Hungarian pianist and composer, dies at 66
  • 1925-08-25 Franz Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal, dies at 72
  • 1929-04-22 Ödön Mihalovich, Hungarian composer, dies at 86
  • 1929-06-11 Gyula Andrássy, Jr., Hungarian politician (Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary (1918-20)), dies at 68
  • 1930-07-15 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian-American violinist, dies at 85
  • 1931-02-02 Theodor Batthynyi, Hungarian contra-revolutionary, dies at 71
  • 1931-10-20 Emánuel Moór, Hungarian composer, pianist, and inventor of musical instruments, dies at 68
  • 1931-11-27 Lya De Putti [Amália Putti], Hungarian silent film actress, known for portraying vamp characters, dies at 34
  • 1932-04-04 Ottokar Czernin, Austro-Hungarian diplomat (Imperial Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary) and politician, dies at 59
  • 1933-02-07 Albert Apponyi, Hungarian politician (Minister of Religion and Education of Hungary), dies at 86
  • 1933-03-16 Alfred Haar, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 47
  • 1935-10-26 Akos Buttykai, Hungarian composer, dies at 64
  • 1935-11-04 Miklos Radnai, Hungarian composer, dies at 43
  • 1936-12-18 Andrija Mohorovičić, Austro-Hungarian-born Yugoslav seismologist (b. 1857)
  • 1937-03-12 Jenő Hubay [Huber], Hungarian violinist, composer, and educator (Budapest Conservatory, 1886-1934), dies at 78
  • 1937-05-01 Snitz Edwards [Edward Neumann], Hungarian-American stage and silent film actor ("Phantom of the Opera"; "College"), dies at 69
  • 1938-06-01 Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian writer (A Child of Our Time), dies at 36
  • 1939-02-11 Franz Schmidt, Austro-Hungarian cellist, pianist, and composer, dies at 64
  • 1941-01-10 Joe Penner, Hungarian-born comedian and actor (b. 1904)
  • 1941-04-02 Pál Teleki, prime minister of the Kingdom of Hungary (1920-1 and 1939-41), dies at 61
  • 1941-04-03 Pal Teleki-von Szek, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Hungary (1920-21, 39-41), committed suicide at 61
  • 1941-12-05 Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Indian painter described as the “Indian Frida Kahlo" and "one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century," dies of complications from a failed abortion at 28
  • 1942-04-03 Albert Siklós, Hungarian composer, dies at 63
  • 1942-11-16 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß, A Star Fell from Heaven), dies from a heart attack at 38
  • 1943-01-30 Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold 1928, 32), dies at 38
  • 1943-04-05 Aleš Hrdlička, Austro-Hungarian anthropologist and curator (US National Museum), dies at 74
  • 1943-10-26 Marc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-British archaeologist, dies at 80
  • 1943-12-25 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian contralto singer, dies at 62
  • 1944-02-21 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian auto racer (winner 1st Grand Prix motor racing event in Le Mans, France 1906), dies at 70
  • 1944-11-14 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist, dies at 71
  • 1945-01-14 Sándor Vándor, Hungarian Jewish composer, murdered in the Holocaust at 43 [1]
  • 1945-01-27 Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian, dies at 43
  • 1945-03-29 Ferenc Csik, Hungarian swimmer (Olympics gold medal 100m freestyle 1936), dies of war wounds at 31
  • 1945-05-01 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist and composer, dies at 59

Béla BartokBéla Bartok (1881-1945)

1945-09-26 Hungarian pianist, composer (Concerto for Orchestra), and ethno-musicologist, dies of leukemia at 64

  • 1946-03-02 Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian National socialist (leading supporter of Nazism in Hungary), dies at 50
  • 1947-02-26 Kálmán Tihanyi, Hungarian physicist and engineer (invented cathode ray tube for television), dies at 49
  • 1948-10-24 Franz Lehár, Austrian-Hungarian composer (Wiener Frauen), dies at 78
  • 1950-12-13 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (field of statistical sequential analysis), dies at 48
  • 1951-11-09 Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian/American composer (Blossom Time), dies at 64
  • 1951-12-06 J Edward Bromberg, Hungarian actor (The Mark of Zorro, Under 2 Flags), dies from a heart attack at 47
  • 1952-04-01 Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian American playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk) and novelist (The Paul Street Boys), dies at 74
  • 1952-05-08 William Fox [Wilhem Fuchs], Hungarian-American movie theater pioneer and film producer (Fox Film Corporation), dies at 73
  • 1953-10-30 Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, dies at 71
  • 1954-05-21 János Hammerschlag, Hungarian composer, dies at 68

Robert CapaRobert Capa (1913-1954)

1954-05-25 Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist, dies of injuries from a landmine explosion at 40

  • 1954-09-19 Tibor Harsányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor who settled Paris, France, dies at 56
  • 1955-02-12 S Z Sakall [Gerö Jenö], Hungarian stage and film character actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), dies at 72
  • 1955-02-17 Otto J. Gombosi, Hungarian-American musicologist, dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 1955-11-12 Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (b. 1878)
  • 1956-09-12 Sándor Graf Festetics, Hungarian nobleman and politician, dies at 74
  • 1956-11-01 Lajos Asztalos, Hungarian chess player (International Chess Master 1950), dies at 67
  • 1957-01-19 József Dudás, Romanian/Hungarian resistance fighter (b. 1912)
  • 1957-02-08 John von Neumann, Hungarian-American mathematician and astronomer (Bocher Award 1938), dies at 53
  • 1957-06-28 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), dies at 88
  • 1958-01-07 Petru Groza, Austro-Hungarian born Romanian communist and President of Romania (1945-58), dies at 74

Imre NagyImre Nagy (1896-1958)

1958-06-16 Hungarian communist and Prime Minister of Hungary (1953-56), hanged at 62

  • 1959-06-04 Charles Vidor, Hungarian director (Gilda, Farewell to Arms), dies at 58
  • 1959-06-10 Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (b. 1883)
  • 1959-10-15 Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1880)
  • 1960-02-02 Jeno Huszka, Hungarian composer, dies at 84
  • 1960-02-09 Ernst von Dohnányi [Dohnányi Ernő], Hungarian composer and conductor, dies at 82
  • 1960-05-06 Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67
  • 1960-09-13 Leó Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), and music educator (Budapest Academy of Music, 1912-60), dies at 75
  • 1960-09-24 Mátyás Seiber, Hungarian-British classical and jazz composer (Scherzando), dies at 55
  • 1961-01-16 Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, dies at 54
  • 1961-10-13 Zoltan Korda, Hungarian-British film director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers), dies at 66
  • 1962-03-06 Rezső Kókai, Hungarian pianist, composer, musicologist, and pedagogue, dies at 56
  • 1962-04-10 Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (b. 1886)
  • 1962-04-20 Artúr Harmat, Hungarian composer, dies at 76
  • 1963-01-03 Oskar Back, Hungarian-Dutch violinist and pedagogue, dies at 83
  • 1963-02-16 László Lajtha, Hungarian composer, ethno-musicologist and conductor, dies at 70
  • 1963-02-20 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian-Austrian conductor, dies at 48
  • 1963-05-06 Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1881)
  • 1963-08-08 Sándor Jemnitz, Hungarian composer, dies at 72
  • 1963-11-15 (Frederick) "Fritz" Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (Cincinnati Symphony, 1922-31; Pittsburgh Symphony, 1938-48; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1953-63), and educator (Curtis Institute), dies of pneumonia at 74 [1]
  • 1964-03-07 Franz Alexander, Hungarian American psycho analyst, dies at 73
  • 1964-03-23 Peter Lorre, Hungarian-American actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers), dies from a stroke at 59

Leó SzilárdLeó Szilárd (1898-1964)

1964-05-30 Hungarian-German-American nuclear physicist (Manhattan Project) and peace activist, dies at 66

  • 1964-10-07 Eugen Varga, Hungarian-Russian economist and politician, dies at 84
  • 1966-07-05 George de Hevesy, Hungarian radiochemist (Nobel 1943), dies at 80
  • 1966-09-05 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian athlete (b. 1879)
  • 1966-09-18 Jeno Vecsey, Hungarian composer, dies at 57
  • 1966-11-18 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • 1967-01-15 Albert Szirmai, Hungarian operetta composer, dies at 86
  • 1967-03-06 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, (Psalmus Hungaricus; Hary Janos), dies at 84
  • 1967-05-09 Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian-Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven theater), dies at 69
  • 1967-10-10 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, dies at 66
  • 1967-12-28 Béla Schick, Hungarian-American paediatrician (Schick test), dies at 90