Hungarian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 221 of 221

  • 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
  • 1989-12-01 Romanian 5-time Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Nadia Comăneci arrives in NYC requesting political asylum to the United States; granted
  • 1989-12-16 Protest breaks out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor, László Tőkés.
  • 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.
  • 2001-11-23 Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2002-12-13 Enlargement of the European Union: 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.
  • 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
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 330

  • 1913-05-06 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, born in Budapest (d. 1977)
  • 1913-06-23 Jacques Rabemananjara, Hungarian author/vice-president (Antsa)

Person of interestRobert Capa

1913-10-22 Robert Capa, Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1954)

Photojournalist Robert Capa
Photojournalist
Robert Capa
  • 1914-05-24 George Tabori, Hungarian writer, born in Budapest (d. 2007)
  • 1914-08-09 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian-Austrian conductor, born in Budapest (d. 1963)
  • 1914-08-19 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1914-12-14 Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • 1914-12-21 Ivan Generalić, Croatian painter, born in Hlebine, Croatia (d. 1992)
  • 1915-06-17 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1996)
  • 1915-07-11 Magda Gabor [Magdolna Gábor], Hungarian actress (Mai lányok, People vs Zsa Zsa Gabor), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1997)
  • 1915-12-27 Gyula Zsengellér, Hungarian footballer (d. 1999)
  • 1916-06-19 George Pravda, Austria-Hungary, actor (Thunderball, Firefox), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985)
  • 1917-02-06 Zsa Zsa Gabor [Zsa Sari], Hungarian-born actress (Queen of Outer Space), born in Budapest (d. 2016)
  • 1917-03-19 Laszlo Szabo, Hungarian chess player (d. 1998)
  • 1917-05-26 Éva Szörényi, Hungarian actress and freedom activist for Hungary, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 2009)
  • 1917-09-23 Imry Nemeth, Hungarian hammer thrower (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1918-04-18 Róbert Zimonyi, Hungarian-American rowing coxswain (Olympic gold 1964), born in Sárvár, Hungary (d. 2004)
  • 1918-05-12 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungarian actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1976)
  • 1918-06-20 Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian writer, born in Magyarcsaholy, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • 1919-02-11 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress, comedian, singer and socialite (Green Acres, Gigi), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1919-05-10 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1995)
  • 1919-10-09 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1988)
  • 1920-04-15 Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist (The Myth of Mental Illness, The Manufacture of Madness), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012)
  • 1920-07-17 Rudolf Karpati, Hungarian sabres (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • 1921-06-09 Agnes Keleti, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1921-07-04 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and orchestra leader (Ripley's Game), born in Győr, Hungary (d. 2003)
  • 1921-11-05 György Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1994)
  • 1921-11-19 Géza Anda, Hungarian-Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1976)
  • 1922-02-10 Árpád Göncz, Hungarian politician, 1st post-communist President (1990-2000), born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • 1922-02-27 Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)
  • 1922-03-03 Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1922-11-09 Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1923-03-01 Kuczka Péter, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)
  • 1923-05-28 Gyorgy Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), born in Transylvania, Romania (d. 2006)
  • 1923-06-12 Marta Pan, Hungarian-French sculptor (Great spiral), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2008)
  • 1923-10-18 Suzanne Perlman, Hungarian/Dutch Antilian painter
  • 1924-05-15 Andrea Gyarmati, Hungary water polo player (Olympics, 1948-60), (d. 2013)
  • 1924-05-25 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer, born in Freyming-Merlebach, Moselle, France (d. 2005)
  • 1924-07-05 János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • 1925-11-28 József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1926-01-06 Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor, bodybuilder and the 1955 Mr. Universe, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2006)
  • 1926-03-25 Laszlo Papp, Hungarian Olympic Boxer (Gold-1948, 1952, 1956)
  • 1926-05-01 Peter Lax, Hungarian Mathematician
  • 1926-06-18 Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Crimson Pirate), born in Kecs kemet, Hungary (d. 1998)
  • 1926-09-26 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, born in Kocs (d. 1969)
  • 1927-04-02 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian soccer forward (Hungary 85 caps, Spain 4; Real Madrid, Budapest Honvéd) and manager (Panathinaikos), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2006)
  • 1927-06-10 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-born footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1929-08-28 István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1929-09-21 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (Budapest Honvéd), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1979)
  • 1930-06-16 Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 2016)
  • 1931-04-02 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Budapest (d. 2014)
  • 1932-04-16 Imre Polyák, Hungarian featherweight (Olympic gold 1964), born in Kecskemét, Hungary (d. 2010)
  • 1932-07-05 Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • 1933-03-01 Istvan Lang, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest
  • 1933-05-14 Lajos Kovacs, Hungarian actor (Wings of Desire)
  • 1934-03-27 Istvan Csurka, Hungarian politician and writer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012)
  • 1934-04-10 Zsolt Durko, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged (d. 1997)
  • 1934-06-09 Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • 1935-08-18 Lajos Papp, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary
  • 1935-10-02 Peter Frankl, Hungarian-British pianist, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1935-10-30 Ágota Kristóf, Hungarian writer (The Notebook), born in Csikvánd, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • 1936-03-08 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle)
  • 1936-04-19 Csaba Szabo, Hungarian composer, born in Ákosfalva, Transylvania (d. 2003)

Person of interestAndrew Grove

1936-09-02 Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry and one of the founders and CEO of Intel, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2016)

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 1937-12-31 Avram Hershko, Hungarian-born Israeli biochemist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry, born in Karcag, Hungary
  • 1938-01-24 Gyula Torok, Hungarian boxer (Oly Gold 1960), born in Kispest, Hungary (d. 2014)
  • 1938-02-18 István Szabó, Hungarian film director
  • 1940-01-01 Laszlo Sary, Hungarian composer, born in Győrasszonyfa
  • 1941-09-15 Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer
  • 1943-03-21 Antal Dunai, Hungarian soccer player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1943-09-27 Anna Gael, [Gyarmarthy], Lady Weymouth, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1943-12-15 Mihály Hesz, Hungarian 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1968)

Person of interestErnő Rubik

1944-07-13 Ernő Rubik, Hungarian inventor (Rubik's cube), born in Budapest, Hungary

Inventor Ernő Rubik
Inventor
Ernő Rubik
  • 1944-12-17 Ference Bene, Hungarian record 12 soccer goals (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1946-10-23 Miklos Nemeth, Hungarian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1948-06-18 Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
  • 1948-08-10 Pal Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (Olympic bronze 1972, 80)
  • 1949-01-29 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2014)
  • 1949-08-08 Bela Magyari, Hungarian cosmonaut
  • 1950-03-13 Joe Bugner, Hungarian-British-Australian boxer (European Champ 1971), born in Szőreg, Hungary
  • 1951-01-20 Ivan Fischer, Hungarian conductor & composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1951-07-12 Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1951-11-26 La Cicciolina [Ilona Staller], Italian MP, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1952-05-30 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, born in Budapest (d. 2016)
  • 1952-08-04 Gábor Demszky, Hungarian politician (Mayor of Budapest, 1990-2010), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1952-09-29 Gabor Csupo, Hungarian-born animator
  • 1952-11-15 Zoltán Buday, Hungarian born actor
  • 1953-08-31 György Károly, Hungarian author
  • 1953-12-13 Zoltán Magyar, Hungarian side horse gymnast (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1953-12-21 Andras Schiff, Hungarian pianist (Tchaikovsky-1974), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1954-05-09 Balazs Taroczy, Hungarian tennis star
  • 1956-04-25 Jaroslava Schallerová, Hungarian actress (Valerie and Her Week of Wonders), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1956-06-15 Ava Cadell, actress (Do or Die), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1957-03-18 György Pazdera, Hungarian bassist (Pokolgép)
  • 1961-06-04 Ferenc Gyurcsány, Prime Minister of Hungary (2004-09), born in Pápa, Hungary
  • 1962-06-15 Andrea Rost, Hungarian soprano
  • 1963-05-31 Viktor Orbán, Hungarian politician, Prime Minister of Hungary (2010-), born in Székesfehérvár, Hungary
  • 1963-07-19 Sandor Wladar, Hungarian 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1963-11-19 Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer
  • 1964-05-04 Zsuzsa Mathe, Hungarian painter and visual artist, founder of transrealism

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 228 of 228

  • 2007-07-23 George Tabori, Hungarian writer, dies at 93
  • 2007-08-06 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini, Omen, Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers, solo), dies at 38
  • 2008-01-30 Roland Selmeczi, Hungarian actor (b. 1969)
  • 2008-05-27 Franz Künstler, Last remaining Austro-Hungarian Empire World War I veteran (b. 1900)
  • 2008-07-15 Gyorgy Kolonics, Hungarian canoeist, Olympics medalist. (b. 1972)
  • 2009-03-25 Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian hockey player (b. 1975)
  • 2010-04-09 Zoltán Varga, Hungarian Footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2010-04-09 Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete and Olympic champion (1952, Helsinki), dies at 77
  • 2011-05-29 Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian politician, President of Hungary (b. 1931)
  • 2011-07-04 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999), dies at 98
  • 2011-10-31 Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer (b. 1941)
  • 2011-12-30 Eva Zeisel, Hungarian-born ceramic designer, dies at 105
  • 2012-02-04 Istvan Csurka, Hungarian writer and politician, dies at 77
  • 2012-02-24 Istvan Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer, dies at 92
  • 2013-04-28 János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, dies at 88
  • 2013-06-19 Gyula Horn, Hungarian Prime Minister (1994-8), dies at 80
  • 2013-08-18 Dezső Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player, dies at 85
  • 2014-01-12 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Olympic Champion Boxer, dies at 75
  • 2014-02-19 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 82
  • 2014-07-11 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65
  • 2015-06-02 Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
  • 2015-10-06 Árpád Göncz, Hungarian politician, 1st post-communist President (1990-2000), dies at 93
  • 2015-11-12 Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, dies of cancer at 32
  • 2016-01-01 Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-born American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), dies at 85

Person of interestAndrew Grove

2016-03-21 Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry and one of the founders and CEO of Intel, dies at 79

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove

Person of interestImre Kertész

2016-03-31 Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, dies at 86

Author and Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész
Author and Nobel Laureate
Imre Kertész
  • 2016-11-06 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2016-12-18 Zsa Zsa Gabor [Sari Gabor], Hungarian-born actress (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 99