Hungarian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 273 of 273

  • 1956-12-01 Hungarian boxer László Papp wins his 3rd straight Olympic gold medal when he beats future Hall of Famer José Torres representing the US on points in the light-middleweight final at the Melbourne Olympics
  • 1956-12-06 Against the background of the Soviet invasion of Hungary the nations square off at the Melbourne Olympics in a famous water polo match; game called off with Hungary leading 4-0 and near riot halted by police; Hungary goes on to win gold medal
  • 1957-04-01 Trial begins in Budapest against participants of the Hungarian Uprising of October 1956
  • 1957-09-14 UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary
  • 1958-01-27 Ferenc Munnich succeeds Kadar as premier of Hungary
  • 1958-06-17 Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy
  • 1958-08-06 American athlete Glenn Davis breaks his own world record by 0.3 (49.2) in 400m hurdles in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1959-09-12 Janos Kádár becomes premier of Hungary
  • 1960-09-10 Fencer Aladár Gerevich is part of the gold medal winning Hungarian sabre team at the Rome Olympics; Gerevich's 6th consecutive gold medal in the event

Football Awards

1960-12-13 Ballon d'Or: Barcelona midfielder Luis Suárez is named best football player in Europe ahead of Real Madrid's Hungarian forward Ferenc Puskás and Hamburg striker Uwe Seeler

  • 1962-07-19 Hungarian communist party expels Rákosi & Gero
  • 1964-10-23 Hungary beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 to win the men's football gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1965-06-25 Gyula Kallai succeeds Janos Kádár as premier of Hungary

French Open Men's Tennis

1966-06-05 French Championships Men's Tennis: Australian Tony Roche wins his first and only Grand Slam title; beats István Gulyás of Hungary 6-1, 6-4, 7-5

  • 1968-10-17 Björn Ferm of Sweden beats Hungary's András Balczó by just 11 points to take the gold medal in the modern pentathlon at the Mexico City Olympics
  • 1968-10-26 Striker Antal Dunai scores twice as Hungary outclasses Bulgaria 4-1 to take the men's football gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • 1971-09-28 Hungarian cardinal József Mindszenty after 15 years refuge in US Embassy in Budapest is allowed to leave the country
  • 1972-04-19 Hungary revises its constitution to declare itself a socialist state
  • 1972-09-10 Kazimierz Deyna scores twice as Poland beats Hungary 2-1 in the Olympic football gold medal match; 80,000 at the Munich Olympic Stadium
  • 1975-05-14 Dynamo Kyiv of the Soviet Union win 15th European Cup Winner's Cup over Ferencvár osi TC of Hungary 3-0
  • 1978-01-06 US hand over St Stephan crown to Hungary
  • 1980-02-20 Soviet 2-time world champion team Natalia Linichuk and Gennadi Karponosov win the Olympic ice dance gold medal at Lake Placid by just 0.96 from Krisztina Regőczy & András Sallay of Hungary
  • 1980-05-26 Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6
  • 1987-08-14 "Les Miserables" opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged, Hungary
  • 1988-05-22 Károly Grósz succeeds party leader Janos Kádár in Hungary

Music History

1988-07-07 Hungarian state funeral for composer Béla Bartók in Budapest, 42 years after his death with his remains relocated from New York

  • 1988-09-19 British swimmer Adrian Moorehouse wins 100m breaststroke gold medal in 1:02.04 at the Seoul Olympics; edges Károly Güttler of Hungary by 0.01
  • 1988-09-21 Hungarian swimmer Tamás Darnyi sets world record 4:14.75 to win the 400m individual medley at the Seoul Olympics; also wins 200m I/M gold for the medley double
  • 1988-09-25 Hungarian swimmer Tamás Darnyi wins the 200m individual medley gold medal at the Seoul Olympics in world record 2:00.17; wraps up medley double at the Games
  • 1989-02-25 1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms
  • 1989-06-16 Funeral for Imre Nagy, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
  • 1989-08-19 1st crack in the Iron Curtain when Hungary opens its borders to Austria for a pan-European picnic for a few hours
  • 1989-09-10 East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary and Czechoslovakia)
  • 1989-10-18 Hungary revises its constitution after the fall of its Communist regime
  • 1989-10-23 Hungary proclaims itself a republic & declares communist rule ended
  • 1989-12-16 Protest breaks out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor, László Tőkés.
  • 1992-07-29 Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek of Poland (5,559 points) beats Hungarian Attila Mizsér by 113 points to win the Pentathlon gold at the Barcelona Olympics; Poland also wins teams gold
  • 1992-07-31 Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi earns her 3rd gold medal of the Barcelona Olympics winning 200m backstroke for the 100-200 double along with 400m I/M gold
  • 1992-07-31 Three world record swims on final night session at the Barcelona Olympics; Australian Kieren Perkins 1,500m (14:43.4); Tamás Darnyi of Hungary 200m backstroke (1:59.36); China's Yang Wenyi women's 50m freestyle (24.79)

Sports History

1992-08-16 British Williams driver Nigel Mansell finishes second in Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

  • 1994-02-08 "Sátántangó", Hungarian film directed by Béla Tarr, starring Mihály Víg, Putyi Horváth, is released
  • 1994-05-29 Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election
  • 1994-07-15 Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
  • 1995-03-13 Hungarian Forint devalued 9%
  • 1997-07-08 NATO invites Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic to join
  • 1999-03-12 Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.

Sports History

2001-08-19 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins the Hungarian Grand prix at the Hungaroring to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship and equal Alain Prost's record of 51 Grand Prix victories

  • 2001-11-23 Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.

Nobel Prize

2002-10-10 Hungarian writer and Holocaust survivor Imre Kertész is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

  • 2002-12-13 The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004
  • 2004-05-01 Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
  • 2006-01-19 A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
  • 2006-09-18 Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape was made public, in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány admitted he and his party lied during the 2006 general elections.
  • 2007-12-21 The Schengen Agreement area increases to include 9 European Union member states; Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia on land and sea borders.
  • 2008-08-24 Dániel Varga & Péter Biros score 3 goals each as Hungary wins the men's water polo gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; third consecutive Olympic gold medal
  • 2010-06-09 Hungary comes out of recession after experiencing 0.9% growth in the first quarter as a result of growing exports and effective government spending measures
  • 2012-08-14 Hungary falls back into recession as GDP falls by 0.2% in the second quarter of 2012 following a fall of 1.0% in the first quarter

Election of Interest

2014-04-06 Viktor Orbán's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary

  • 2015-09-01 EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary closes Keleti Railway Station in Budapest to try and stop migrants travelling
  • 2015-09-15 EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary seals its border with Serbia with a razor-wire fence, stranding thousands of migrants
  • 2016-08-06 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú sets world record 4:26.36 to win the gold medal in the women's 400m individual medley at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-08 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú wins the women's 100m backstroke gold medal in a time of 58.45; her second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
  • 2016-08-09 Hungary's Katinka Hosszú records an Olympic record of 2:06.58 in the women's 200m individual medley, her 3rd gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-12 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú wins her 4th medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics finishing 2nd in the women's 200m backstroke; gold to American Maya DiRado in 2:05:99

Olympic Gold

2016-08-12 Joseph Schooling of Singapore sets Olympic record 50.39 to win men's 100m butterfly gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; rare 3-way tie for silver at 51.14, Michael Phelps (USA), Chad le Clos (South Africa) & László Cseh (Hungary)

  • 2016-08-20 The Hungarian crew wins canoe sprint K-4 500m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Danuta Kozák becomes the only female to win K1, K2 and K4 at the same Olympics
  • 2017-02-18 67th Berlin International Film Festival: Hungarian film "On Body and Soul" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2018-04-08 Hungarian parliamentary election won by right-wing Fidesz–KDNP alliance with Viktor Orbán remaining Prime Minister
  • 2018-06-20 Hungarian government passes legislation that criminalizes aiding undocumented migrants
  • 2018-09-12 European parliament votes to pursue disciplinary action against Hungary for anti-democratic actions, first ever such vote
  • 2019-05-29 Tourist boat sinks after colliding with another boat on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary, killing 28 people
  • 2019-07-24 19-year-old Hungarian swimmer Kristóf Milák breaks Michael Phelps' 10 year old 200m butterfly world record at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; swims 1:50.73, 0.78s faster than Phelps

Sports History

2020-07-19 World Formula 1 drivers champion Lewis Hamilton wins a record 8th Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest to equal Michael Schumacher's record of wins at a single circuit (French GP)


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 724

  • 1883-04-19 Richard von Mises, Austrian scientist and mathematician (probability theory), born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1883-04-24 Jaroslav Hašek, Czech writer (The Good Soldier Švejk), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary [or April 30]
  • 1883-05-30 Riccardo Zandonai, Italian composer, born in Borgo Sacco, Rovereto, Austria-Hungary (d. 1944)

Franz Kafka

1883-07-03 Franz Kafka, Czech author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1924)

  • 1884-01-25 Edward Kilenyi, Sr. [Ede Kilényi], Hungarian composer & teacher (Clipped Wings, Outside the Law), born in Békésszentandrás, Hungary (d. 1968)
  • 1884-02-02 Julius Deutsch, Austria politician and general in the Spanish republican army, born in Lackenbach, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968)
  • 1884-02-29 Alfred Sendrey, American composer and musicologist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1976)

Edvard Beneš

1884-05-28 Edvard Beneš, Czech politician, statesman, and 2nd President of Czechoslovakia (1935-38, 1945-48), born in Kožlany, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)

  • 1884-10-30 Rudolf Forster, Austrian actor (Threepenny Opera), born in Gröbming, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968)
  • 1884-12-07 Petru Groza, Austro-Hungarian born Romanian communist and President of Romania (1945-58), born in Băcia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1958)
  • 1885-04-13 Georg Lukács, Hungarian philosopher and literary critic, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1971)
  • 1885-04-15 Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general during the Second Polish Republic, born in Kraków, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1885-04-16 Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Fasching), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1885-05-31 Alois Hudal, Austrian bishop who helped Nazi war criminals escape trial, born in Graz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1963)
  • 1885-06-27 Artúr Harmat, Hungarian composer, born in Bojná, Hungary (d. 1962)
  • 1885-06-28 Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1885-07-24 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist and composer, born in Nagybecskerek, Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1885-08-01 George de Hevesy, Hungarian radiochemist (Nobel 1943), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1966)
  • 1885-08-12 Alexander Albrecht, Slovak composer, born in Arad, Hungarian Kingdom (d. 1958)
  • 1885-09-10 (Theodora) "Dora" Pejačević, Croatian countess and composer (Symphony in F-sharp minor, Op. 41), born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1923)
  • 1885-09-22 Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American film director and actor (Greed; La Grande Illusion; Sunset Boulevard), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1885-10-11 Alfred Haar, Hungarian mathematician, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1933)
  • 1885-12-10 János Hammerschlag, Hungarian composer, born in Prague (d. 1954)
  • 1886-01-10 Roman von Ungern-Sternberg 'the mad Baron', Baltic-German baron and anti-communist Russian general, born in Graz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1921)
  • 1886-02-20 Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
  • 1886-03-28 Jaroslav Novotny, Czech composer, born in Jičín, Austria-Hungary (d. 1918)
  • 1886-04-17 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • 1886-09-14 Jan Masaryk, Czech statesman and Minister to London (1918-35), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)
  • 1886-12-24 Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born American film director, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1962)
  • 1887-01-29 Albert Conti, Austrian actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion), born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1887-05-12 Nandor Zsolt, Hungarian composer, born in Esztergom, Hungary (d. 1936)
  • 1887-06-28 Boleslav Vomáček, Czech composer, born in Mladá Boleslav Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • 1887-07-29 Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian-American operetta composer (Blossom Time),
  • 1887-08-17 Charles I, last emperor of Austria-Hungary (1916-18)
  • 1887-11-14 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian musicologist, conductor, and composer, born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1971)
  • 1887-12-13 George Pólya, Hungarian mathematician, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1985)
  • 1888-03-18 Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor
  • 1888-12-19 (Frederick) "Fritz" Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (Cincinnati Symphony, 1922-31; Pittsburgh Symphony, 1938-48; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1953-63), and educator (Curtis Institute), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1963) [1]

Adolf Hitler

1889-04-20 Adolf Hitler, Austrian-born German dictator and Führer of Nazi Germany (1936-45), born in Gasthof zum Pommer, Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)

  • 1889-04-26 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian English philosopher (Philosophical Investigations), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1951)

Ante Pavelić

1889-07-14 Ante Pavelić, Croatian leader of Nazi Germany puppet Independent State of Croatia, born in Bradina, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)

  • 1889-07-29 Lajos Asztalos, Hungarian chess player (International Chess Master 1950), born in Pécs, Hungary (d. 1956)
  • 1889-12-12 Václav Štěpán, Czech pianist and composer, born in Pečky, Austria-Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1890-01-08 Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst
  • 1890-01-09 Karel Čapek, Czech writer, playwright and critic (R.U.R.); coined the word "robot", born in Malé Svatoňovice, Hungary (d. 1938)
  • 1890-01-16 Karl Freund, German cinematographer and film director (Dracula; I Love Lucy; The Mummy), born in Dvůr Králové (Königinhof), Bohemia, Austria-Hungarian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1890-06-12 Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and graphic artist, born in Tulln an der Donau, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1918)
  • 1890-08-05 Erich Kleiber, Austrian-Argentine conductor (Teatro Colón, 1937-49; NBC Symphony, 1947-48), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1956)
  • 1890-08-09 Sándor Jemnitz, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1963)
  • 1890-09-10 Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet (Mirror Man, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1890-09-16 Ernst Deutsch [Dorian], Jewish-Austrian actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1969)
  • 1890-11-12 Lily Kronberger, Hungarian figure skater (d. 1974)
  • 1891-01-22 Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analytical
  • 1891-01-22 Moïse Kisling, Polish-French painter (La Souris Boiteuse), born in Kraków, Grand Duchy of Cracow, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1891-03-12 Michael Polany, Hungarian/English chemist/economist/sociologist
  • 1891-03-29 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (Mercedes Benz), born in Neutitschein, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • 1891-03-31 Victor Varconi, Hungarian actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings, Big City)
  • 1891-04-21 František Suchý, Czech composer and folk song collector, born in Březové Hory, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1973)
  • 1891-05-15 Fritz Feigl, Austrian Brazilian chemist (spot tests), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1971)
  • 1891-06-06 István Kardos, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • 1891-06-23 Vladislav Vančura, Czech writer (Rozmarné léto), born in Háj ve Slezsku, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1891-07-05 Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (Žedan kamen na studencu), born in Vrgorac, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1955)
  • 1891-09-16 Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German princess by her marriage to the diplomat Prince Friedrich Franz von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst and spy, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1972)
  • 1891-10-22 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, Bohemian German composer, born in Josefsthal, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968)
  • 1891-11-04 Miroslav Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Rychnov nad Kněžnou, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • 1891-11-22 Edward Bernays, Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1892-02-14 Radola Gajda, Czech military commander & politician, born in Kotor, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)
  • 1892-03-08 Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian party leader and Prime Minister (1952-53), born in Ada, Serbia (d. 1971)
  • 1892-03-29 Jozsef Mindszenty József Pehm], Hungarian cardinal who opposed fascism and communism in Hungary, born in Csehimindszent, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • 1892-04-08 Richard Neutra, Austrian American modernist architect (Kaufmann Desert House), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1970)
  • 1892-05-09 Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, born in Villa Pianore, Tuscany, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1989)
  • 1892-06-18 Edward Steuermann, Austrian-American pianist and composer, born in Sambor, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1892-06-30 László Lajtha, Hungarian composer, ethno-musicologist and conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1963)
  • 1892-09-05 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1892-09-27 John Mylong, Austrian actor (Robot Monsters), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1975)
  • 1892-11-02 Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Viktoria und ihr Huzar), born in Apatin, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1892-12-12 Herman Potočnik, Slovenian rocket engineer, born in Pula, Austria-Hungary (d. 1929)
  • 1892-12-30 Jaromír Fiala, Czech composer, born in Postoloprty, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1893-01-05 Zoltán Böszörmény, Hungarian Nazi politician, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. unknown)
  • 1893-01-13 Jan Evangelista Zelinka, Czech composer (Meluzina), born in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1893-02-02 Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician, born in Székesfehérvár, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1893-03-27 Karl Mannheim, German sociologist (Ideology & Utopia), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1893-06-22 Osvald Chlubna, Czech composer (Symphony of Life and Love; In Spring), and musicologist, born in Brno, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic) (d. 1971)
  • 1893-09-16 Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1893-09-16 Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man), born in Pusztatúrpásztó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1956)
  • 1893-10-26 Miloš Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe), born in Csongrád, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • 1894-05-29 Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-American director (Der blaue Engel), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1969)
  • 1894-06-08 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala) who died in a German concentration camp, born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942) [1]
  • 1894-06-10 Pavel Bořkovec, Czech composer (Suite for Piano), born in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1894-06-13 Leo Kanner, Austrian-American psychiatrist and social activist known for his work related to autism, born in Klekotów, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1894-06-25 Hermann Oberth, German physicist (founded modern astronautics), born in Hermannstadt, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1894-09-21 Tullio Carminati, Austrian actor (War and Peace, Roman Holiday), born in Zadar, Croatia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1971)
  • 1895-02-04 [Johann Baptist] Hanns Albin Rauter, German SS and Police leader in the occupied Netherlands, born in Klagenfurt, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1949)
  • 1895-02-13 Fred Essler, Austrian actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1895-05-06 Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian National socialist (leading supporter of Nazism in Hungary), born in Szentgyörgy, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • 1895-05-09 Lucian Blaga, Romanian philosopher and poet (Dogmatic Aeon), born in Lámkerék, Szeben County, Austria-Hungary (d. 1961)
  • 1895-05-11 Jan Parandowski, Polish writer and translator, born in Lwów, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 19780

Paul Lukas

1895-05-26 Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1971)

  • 1895-06-03 Zoltan Korda, Hungarian-British film director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers), born in Pusztatúrpásztó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1961)
  • 1895-07-20 László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 398

  • 1968-02-26 Eric Feldary, Hungarian actor (Hold Back the Dawn, 16 Fathoms Deep), dies of burns at 55
  • 1969-05-03 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, dies at 42
  • 1969-07-28 Gabriel von Wayditch, Hungarian American composer, dies at 80
  • 1969-09-18 Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, Hungarian German composer, dies at 66
  • 1969-11-04 Ferenc Szabó, Hungarian composer (Lúdas Matyi, Légy jó mindhalálig), dies at 66
  • 1970-02-01 Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 48
  • 1970-02-11 Emil Abranyi, Hungarian composer, conductor, and opera director, dies at 87
  • 1970-07-30 George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70), dies at 73
  • 1971-02-05 Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian party leader and Prime Minister (1952-53), dies at 78
  • 1971-05-04 Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor, dies at 83
  • 1971-06-04 Georg Lukács, Hungarian philosopher and literary critic, dies at 86

Paul Lukas

1971-08-15 Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76

  • 1973-02-20 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933), dies at 80
  • 1973-04-16 István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, dies at 43
  • 1974-03-13 Janos Prohaska, Hungarian actor (Andy Williams Show), dies at 54
  • 1974-06-25 Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81
  • 1974-07-19 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player, dies at 69
  • 1974-07-22 Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), dies at 68
  • 1974-08-20 Ilona Massey [Hajmássy], Hungarian-American film, stage, and radio actress and singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1974-12-01 Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/American author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
  • 1975-02-28 István Kardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 83
  • 1975-05-06 József Mindszenty [József Pehm], Hungarian cardinal who opposed fascism and communism in Hungary, dies at 83
  • 1976-02-22 Michael Polany, Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84
  • 1976-03-03 Alfred Sendrey [Szendrei], Hungarian-American organist, conductor, musicologist, and composer, dies at 92
  • 1976-06-10 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian-American fur trader and movie producer, dies at 103
  • 1976-06-14 Géza Anda, Hungarian-Swiss pianist (Mozart; Bartók), dies at 54
  • 1976-08-19 Jeno Kenessey, Hungarian conductor and composer, dies at 70
  • 1976-11-01 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungarian actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1977-03-14 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, dies at 63
  • 1977-06-25 Endre Szervánszky, Hungarian composer (Dark Heaven Requiem), dies at 65
  • 1977-07-06 Oedoen Partos, Hungarian-Israeli violist (Israel Philharmonic, 1938-56), composer, and teacher dies at 69

Peter Carl Goldmark

1977-12-07 Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-American engineer (developed the 33-1/3 rpm LP phonograph record format), dies in a car accident at 77

  • 1978-01-27 Oscar Homolka, Hungarian actor (Sabotage, The Seven Year Itch, Ball of Fire, I Remember Mama), dies at 79
  • 1978-05-31 József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (b. 1925)
  • 1978-10-08 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violinist and composer (American Elegy), dies at 76

Dennis Gabor

1979-02-09 Dennis Gabor, Hungarian-British engineer and physicist (invented holography, Nobel Prize 1971), dies at 79

  • 1979-07-22 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (Budapest Honvéd), dies at 49
  • 1980-05-02 George Pál, Hungarian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • 1981-08-28 Béla Guttmann, Hungarian soccer midfielder (4 caps; MTK Hungária, Hakoah Wien) and coach (Benfica, AC Milan, FC Porto; Hungary, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, Uruguay, Portugal), dies at 82
  • 1982-02-26 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
  • 1982-08-02 Rudolf Maros, Hungarian composer (Sirato/Lament; Euphonies), and pedagogue, dies at 65
  • 1982-12-18 Tibor de Machula, Hungarian-Dutch cellist, dies at 70
  • 1983-03-01 Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British writer (Darkness at Noon), commits suicide at 77
  • 1983-04-15 Gyula Illyés, Hungarian author & poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
  • 1983-06-04 Ivan Tors, Hungarian TV producer (Sea Hunt, Flipper), dies at 66
  • 1984-01-06 Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-U.S. cinematographer (b. 1898)
  • 1984-07-08 Brassaï [Gyula Halász], Hungarian-French artist, dies at 84
  • 1984-08-16 György Kósa, Hungarian composer, dies at 87
  • 1985-03-12 Eugene Ormandy [Jenő Blau], Hungarian-American violinist and conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1936-80), dies of pneumonia at 85
  • 1985-10-24 Lásló Jósef Bíró, Hungarian inventor (ballpoint pen), dies at 86
  • 1986-03-06 István Pelle, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold pommel horse & floor exercise 1932), dies at 78
  • 1986-06-27 Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
  • 1986-10-22 Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937), dies at 93
  • 1986-11-18 Lajos Bárdos, Hungarian conductor, composer, musicologist and professor, dies at 87
  • 1987-09-22 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British composer, dies at 82
  • 1987-09-23 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British pianist and composer, dies at 87
  • 1987-11-28 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, dies at 83
  • 1988-07-24 Ilona Elek, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold 1936, 48), dies at 81
  • 1988-09-22 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, dies at 68
  • 1988-11-13 Antal Doráti, Hungarian-American conductor (Minneapolis Symphony, 1949-1960), dies at 82
  • 1989-03-14 Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, dies at 96
  • 1989-05-20 Erzsébet Galgoczi, Hungarian writer, dies at 58
  • 1989-06-04 Andor Kovács, Hungarian classical guitarist, and composer, dies at 60
  • 1989-07-06 Janos Kádár, 46th Prime Minister of Hungary 5th Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary (1956-58), dies at 77
  • 1989-10-16 Cornel Wilde [Kornel Lajos Weisz], Hungarian-American actor (Sword of Lancelot, High Sierra, 5th Musketeer), dies at 74
  • 1989-10-21 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (b. 1910)
  • 1991-05-14 Aladár Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (7 Olympic gold 1932, 36, 48, 52, 56, 60), dies at 81
  • 1991-09-13 Joe Pasternak, Hungarian-American film producer (Spinout, Big City), dies of Parkinson's at 73
  • 1992-11-05 Arpad Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies at 89
  • 1993-01-22 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86
  • 1993-09-19 András Mihály, Hungarian composer, dies at 75
  • 1993-09-24 Zita Johann, Hungarian/American actress (Mummy), dies at 89
  • 1993-12-05 Alexandre Trauber, Hungarian/French set designer (Harem), dies at 87
  • 1993-12-12 Jozsef Antall, historian/premier of Hungary (1990-93), dies at 61
  • 1994-01-15 György Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72
  • 1994-03-05 Paul Vincze, Jewish-Hungarian designer of coins and medal, dies at 86
  • 1994-05-24 Sándor Lakatos, Hungarian violinist, bandleader, and actor (mostly as a gypsy violinist), dies at 69
  • 1994-12-05 Harry Horner, Austro-Hungarian-born American stage and film designer (The Heiress), dies at 84
  • 1995-01-01 Eugene Wigner, Hungarian-American physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), dies at 92
  • 1995-01-21 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), dies at 82
  • 1995-05-11 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, dies at 76
  • 1995-05-27 László Kalmár, Hungarian composer (Triangles), dies at 63
  • 1995-07-04 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress (Green Acres'"Lisa";, Gigi), comedian, singer and socialite, dies at 76
  • 1995-07-07 Gábor Ormai, Hungarian violist (Takács Quartet, 1975-95), and pedagogue, dies of cancer at 40
  • 1995-07-16 Charles Bruck, Hungarian-French-American conductor (Dutch Opera, 1950-54; Strasbourg Philharmonic, 1955–65), and Orchestre Philharmonique de l'ORTF, 1965–70), dies of cancer at 83
  • 1995-07-27 Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American classical and film music composer (Spellbound; A Double Life; Ben-Hur), dies at 88
  • 1996-01-02 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist & Holocaust survivor, dies at 80
  • 1996-01-07 Károly Grósz, Hungarian communist politician, dies at 65
  • 1996-01-24 Sandor Iharos, Hungarian runner, dies at 65
  • 1996-02-15 Bruno Ferenc Straub, Hungarian biochemist and statesman, dies at 82
  • 1996-03-17 Bela Szigeti, Hungarian theoretical physicist, dies at 83
  • 1996-06-22 George Barati, Hungarian-American cellist, composer, and conductor (Honolulu Symphony, 1950-67), dies at 83
  • 1996-09-20 Paul Erdos, Hungarian mathematician, dies of heart attack at 83
  • 1996-12-29 Oswald Szemerényi, Hungarian linguist, dies at 83
  • 1997-01-07 Sándor Végh, Hungarian-French violinist teacher and conductor, dies at 84
  • 1997-03-15 Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French painter and author (Op Art), dies at 90
  • 1997-04-01 Jolie Gabor, Hungarian-American jeweler and mother of Zsa Zsa & Eva, dies at 100 (birth date disputed)
  • 1997-04-02 Zsolt Durko, Hungarian composer, dies at 62
  • 1997-06-06 Magda Gabor [Magdolna Gábor], Hungarian actress (Mai lányok, People vs Zsa Zsa Gabor), dies of renal failure at 81
  • 1997-09-05 Sir Georg Solti [György Stern], Hungarian-British conductor, winner of 31 Grammy awards (Chicago Symphony, 1969-91), dies at 84