Hungarian History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 724

  • 1895-09-16 Karol Rathaus, German-Austrian composer, born in Ternopil, Austria-Hungary (d. 1954)
  • 1895-10-11 Jakov Gotovac, Croatian conductor and composer (Ero the Joker), born in Split, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia) (d. 1982)
  • 1895-11-11 Jakov Gotovac, Croatian composer, born in Split, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1895-11-25 Ludvík Svoboda, Czech general and politician (8th President of Czechoslovakia, 1968-75), born in Hroznatín, Moravia, Austria Hungary (d. 1979)
  • 1895-12-03 Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1896-04-08 Karl Hermann Pillney, Austrian composer and painist, born in Graz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • 1896-05-11 Josip Slavenski, Croatian composer and pedagogue, born in Čakovec, Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1955)

Imre NagyImre Nagy (1896-1958)

1896-06-07 Hungarian communist and Prime Minister of Hungary (1953-56), born in Kaposvár, Hungary

  • 1896-09-13 Tadeusz Szeligowski, Polish composer (The Peacock and the Girl), born in Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Galicia (now Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 1963)
  • 1896-09-29 Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky, Slovak organist, choirmaster, composer and pedagogue (Birch Trees), born in Šamorín, Slovakia, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1975)
  • 1896-09-30 Jolie Gabor [Janka Tilleman], Hungarian-American jeweler and mother of Magda, Zsa Zsa, & Eva, born in Budapest, Hungary (birth date disputed)
  • 1896-11-23 Klement Gottwald, Czech communist politician, Premier and President of Czechoslovakia (1946-53), born in Vyškov, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1896-11-28 Lilia Skala, Austrian actress (House of Games, Flashdance, Charly), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)
  • 1897-02-21 Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Soylent Green, T'Pau-Star Trek), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1979)
  • 1897-04-24 György Kósa, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1984)
  • 1897-04-28 Kálmán Tihanyi, Hungarian physicist and engineer (invented cathode ray tube for television), born in Üzbég, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1897-05-29 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian-American composer (Violanta; The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Brünn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1897-06-07 George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1970)
  • 1897-07-24 Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian-Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven Theatre) (d. 1967)
  • 1897-08-22 Elizabeth Bergner, Austrian actress (Catherine the Great), born in Drohobycz, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1897-12-14 Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (Dictator of the Austrian Federal State), born in Riva del Garda, Tyrol, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • 1898-01-09 Vilma Bánky, Austrian silent screen actress (The Eagle, Rebel), born in Nagydorog, Austria-Hungary (d. 1991)

Leó SzilárdLeó Szilárd (1898-1964)

1898-02-11 Hungarian-German-American nuclear physicist (Manhattan Project) and peace activist, born in Budapest, Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire

  • 1898-06-27 Tibor Harsányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor who settled Paris, France, born in Magyarkanizsa, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1954)
  • 1898-08-12 Oscar Homolka, Hungarian actor (Sabotage, The Seven Year Itch, Ball of Fire, I Remember Mama), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1978)
  • 1898-10-18 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian-American singer, muse and wife of Kurt Weill, and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone; From Russia with Love), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1899-01-27 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), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1899-03-25 Bella Spewack, Hungarian playwright (Kiss Me Kate)
  • 1899-04-13 Alfred Schütz, Austrian-American architect and philosopher, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1899-05-26 Otto E. Neugebauer, Austrian-American mathematician and historian, born in Innsbruck, Austria-Hungary (d. 1990)
  • 1899-06-03 Georg von Bekesy, Hungarian-American physician and physiologist (Nobel Prize in Physioloy or Medicine 1961 for work on the inner ear), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1972)
  • 1899-06-30 František Tomášek, 34th Archbishop of Prague and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Bohemia, born in Studénka, Austria-Hungary (d. 1992)
  • 1899-08-14 Jaroslav Jeremiáš, Czech pianist and composer, born in Pisek, Bohemia Austria-Hungary (d. 1919)
  • 1899-09-09 Brassaï [Gyula Halász], Hungarian-French artist, born in Brassó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1984)
  • 1899-09-16 Hans Swarowsky, Austrian pianist, conductor (Graz Opera, 1947-50), and educator (Vienna Music Academy, 1949-75), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • 1899-09-29 Lásló Jósef Bíró, Hungarian inventor (ballpoint pen), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1985)
  • 1899-10-01 Lajos Bárdos, Hungarian conductor, composer, musicologist and professor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1899-11-18 Eugene Ormandy [Jenő Blau], Hungarian-American violinist and conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1936-80), born in Budapest (d. 1985)
  • 1900-03-12 Zoltán Vásárhelyi, Hungarian violinist, teacher, and choral conductor, born in Kecskemét, Hungary (d. 1977)
  • 1900-04-11 Sándor Márai, Hungarian writer (A gyertyák csonkig égnek), born in Kassa, Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1900-04-25 Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss-American theoretical physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1958)
  • 1900-05-12 Helene Weigel, Austrian-German actress (Metropolis, Mutter Courage), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1971)

Dennis GaborDennis Gabor (1900-1979)

1900-06-05 Hungarian-British engineer and physicist (invented holography, Nobel Prize 1971), born in Budapest, Hungary

  • 1900-06-06 Manfred Sakel, Polish neurophysiologist and psychiatrist, born in Nadvorna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1900-07-27 Charles Vidor, Hungarian director (Rhapsody, Gilda, Cover Girl), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1900-12-03 Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist (Nobel 1938-work on carotenoids and vitamins), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1901-01-26 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1967)
  • 1901-01-31 Blaž Arnič, Slovenian composer, born near Mount Raduha, Austria-Hungary (d. 1970)
  • 1901-02-22 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist, filmmaker, born in Budapest (d. 1997)
  • 1901-03-22 Greta Kempton, Austrian born American artist (White House artist under Truman), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1991)
  • 1901-03-29 Andrija Maurovic, Croatian illustrator (The Tomb in the Rainforest), born in Muo, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1901-05-01 Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1901-05-20 Otto Waldis, Austrian actor (Port of Hell, Unknown World), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1901-07-28 Sándor Vándor, Hungarian Jewish composer, born in Miskolc, Hungary (d. 1945) [1]
  • 1901-08-28 Paul Henry Lang, Hungarian-American critic and musicologist (NY Herald Tribune), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1991)
  • 1901-09-19 Joe Pasternak, Hungarian-American film producer (Anchors Aweigh, Date With Judy), born in Szilágysomlyó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1991)
  • 1901-10-05 John Alton [Johann Jacob Altmann], American cinematographer, born in Sopron, Austria-Hungary (d. 1996)
  • 1901-10-24 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-American stage and screen actress (Piccadilly), and dancer (The Shimmy), born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1901-11-17 Lee Strasberg, Austrian acting coach and actor (The Godfather: Part II, Somewhere in the Night), born in Budzanów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1901-11-25 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violinist and composer (American Elegy), born in Losonc, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1978)
  • 1901-12-01 Ilona Feher, Hungarian-Jewish violinist (d. 1988)
  • 1901-12-09 Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian writer (A Child of Our Time), born in Sušak, Rijeka, Austria-Hungary (d. 1938)
  • 1902-04-09 František Suchý, Czech oboist and composer (Moravian Wind Quintet), born in Libina, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1977)
  • 1902-04-10 Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1902-05-15 Anny Ondra, Czech actress (Blackmail, Manxman), born in Tarnów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1987)
  • 1902-05-21 Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-born modernist architect and furniture designer, born in Pécs, Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1902-06-14 Carl Esmond, Austrian actor (Ministry of Fear, Smash-Up), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2004)

Karl PopperKarl Popper (1902-1994)

1902-07-28 Austrian-British philosopher (The Logic of Scientific Discovery, Poverty of Historianism), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary

  • 1902-08-18 Julius Kalaš, Czech composer (Nepokořenĺ -The Proud Ones), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1902-08-30 Arnold Maria Walter, Canadian composer, born in Hanušovice, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1902-09-25 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, born in Cinfalva, Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1902-10-02 Leopold Figl, Austrian politician (13th Chancellor of Austria), born in Rust, Michelhausen, Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • 1902-10-23 Otto J. Gombosi, Hungarian-American musicologist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1955)
  • 1902-10-31 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (field of statistical sequential analysis), born in Cluj-Napoca, Austria-Hungary (d. 1950)
  • 1902-11-02 Gyula Illyés, Hungarian author and poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), born in Felsőrácegres, Pálfa, Hungary (d. 1983)
  • 1902-11-17 Eugene Wigner, Hungarian-American physicist and mathematician (1963 Nobel Prize for Physics), worked on the Manhattan Project, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1902-11-22 Emanuel Feuermann, American cellist (Chicago Symphony), born in Kolomyja, Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Kolomyia, Ukraine) (d. 1942)
  • 1902-12-27 Ferenc Szabó, Hungarian composer (Lúdas Matyi, Légy jó mindhalálig), born in Budapest (d. 1969)
  • 1903-02-08 Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • 1903-03-28 Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian-American concert pianist (noted for Beethoven interpretations), and pedagogue (Curtis Institute; Marlboro School of Music), born in Eger, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Czech Republic) (d. 1991)
  • 1903-04-07 Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • 1903-08-25 Arpad Elo, American chess writer and creator of the Elo rating system for two-player games such as chess, born in Egyházaskesző, Hungary (d. 1992)
  • 1903-08-28 Rudolph Wagner-Régeny, composer, born in Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1969)
  • 1903-10-04 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian nazi (SS/SD), born in Ried im Innkreis, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • 1903-12-07 Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician, born in Osijek, Austria-Hungary (d. 1987)
  • 1903-12-08 Zoltán Székely, Hungarian violinist and composer, born in Kocs, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • 1903-12-25 J Edward Bromberg, Hungarian actor (The Mark of Zorro, Under 2 Flags), born in Temesvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 1951)
  • 1903-12-28 John von Neumann, mathematician and astronomer (Bocher Award 1938), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1904-03-04 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß; A Star Fell from Heaven), born in Storozhynets, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1904-04-10 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), born in Abrudbánya, Alsó-Fehér County, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1904-04-27 Arthur F. Burns, American economist and chairman (Federal Reserve Board), born in Stanislau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1987)

Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller (1904-1984)

1904-06-02 Romanian-American actor (Tarzan) and swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Austria-Hungary (now Romania)

  • 1904-06-11 Emil František Burian, Czech author and composer, born in Plzeň, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1904-06-26 Peter Lorre, Hungarian-American actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers), born in Rózsahegy, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • 1904-08-08 István Szelényi, Hungarian pianist and composer, born in Altsohl, Austria-Hungary (d. 1972)
  • 1904-10-22 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, born in Budapest (d. 1987)
  • 1904-10-27 Ernő Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer forward (2 caps Hungary; Ferencváros, NY Giants, NY Americans) and coach (United States [men] 1953-56), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1904-11-10 Steven Geray, American actor (French Line), born in Ungvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1905-01-26 Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austrian singer who inspired the "Sound of Music", born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1987)
  • 1905-03-26 Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning) and founder of logotherapy, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1997)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 398 of 398

  • 1997-11-14 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • 1998-01-25 Attila Zoller, Hungarian-American jazz guitarist, educator (Vermont Jazz Center, 1974-98), and inventor (bi-directional pickup), dies at 70
  • 1998-08-01 Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Crimson Pirate), dies at 72
  • 1999-12-08 Péter Kuczka, Hungarian writer (b. 1923)
  • 2000-08-09 John Harsanyi, Hungarian-American economist (Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994, for game theory), and educator (University of California, Berkeley, 1964-90), dies of a heart attack at 80 [1]
  • 2000-10-10 Ferenc Farkas, Hungarian composer, dies at 94
  • 2002-01-11 George Jinda, Hungarian-American smooth jazz and world music percussionist (Special EFX), dies from multiple medical condition complications at 41
  • 2002-02-14 Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2002-05-17 László Kubala, Hungarian soccer striker (3 caps Hungary, 6 Czechoslovakia, 19 Spain, 4 Catalonia; FC Barcelona 186 games) and manager (Spain 1969–80), dies at 74
  • 2002-07-06 István Sárközy, Hungarian composer, dies at 81
  • 2003-05-23 Csaba Szabo. Hungarian composer, dies at 67
  • 2003-07-14 Éva Janikovszky, Hungarian novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2003-09-04 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and orchestra leader (Ripley's Game), dies at 82

Edward TellerEdward Teller (1908-2003)

2003-09-09 Hungarian-American physicist, father of the Hydrogen bomb (Manhattan Project), dies at 95

  • 2003-10-16 László Papp, Hungarian boxer (b. 1926)
  • 2004-01-25 Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2004-02-02 Róbert Zimonyi, Hungarian rowing coxswain (Olympic gold USA men's eight 1964; bronze Hungary coxed pair 1948), dies at 85
  • 2004-09-19 Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian-born American civil servant (b. 1919)
  • 2005-01-19 Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (b. 1976)
  • 2005-03-09 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer, dies at 80
  • 2005-04-11 André François, Hungarian-French cartoonist, dies at 89
  • 2005-08-28 Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1910)
  • 2005-08-28 George Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1911)
  • 2005-12-09 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist, dies at 93
  • 2005-12-23 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian soccer defender (2 caps; Szegedi AK, Győri ETO) and manager (Hungary 1957-66, 75-78), dies at 91
  • 2006-06-12 György Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), dies at 83 (b. 1923)
  • 2006-09-14 Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor, bodybuilder and the 1955 Mr. Universe, dies from multiple myeloma at 80
  • 2006-10-02 Paul Halmos, Hungarian-born American mathematician (b. 1916)
  • 2006-11-17 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian soccer forward (Hungary 85 caps, Spain 4; Real Madrid, Budapest Honvéd) and manager (Panathinaikos), dies of pneumonia at 79
  • 2007-01-03 Janos Furst, Hungarian orchestral conductor (b. 1935)
  • 2007-01-04 Gáspár Nagy, Hungarian poet and writer (b. 1949)
  • 2007-03-07 Frigyes Hidas, Hungarian composer, and musical director (Hungarian National Theater, 1951-66; Budapest Operetta, 1974-79). dies at 78
  • 2007-04-03 Zoltan Pongracz, Hungarian composer (Mariphonia), dies at 95
  • 2007-07-22 Laszlo Kovacs, Hungarian-born cinematographer (b. 1933)
  • 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
  • 2007-12-06 András Szőllősy, Hungarian composer, and musicologist (cataloged works of Béla Bartók), dies at 86
  • 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)
  • 2008-10-12 Marta Pan, Hungarian-French sculptor (Great spiral), dies at 85
  • 2009-03-25 Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian hockey player (b. 1975)
  • 2009-09-29 Greg Ladanyi, Hungarian-American record producer and recording engineer, dies of injuries sustained in a fall at 57
  • 2009-12-01 Éva Szörényi, Hungarian actress and freedom activist for Hungary, dies at 92
  • 2010-02-23 Mervyn Jones, English author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers), dies at 87
  • 2010-04-09 Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete and Olympic champion (1952, Helsinki), dies at 77
  • 2010-04-09 Zoltán Varga, Hungarian Footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2010-06-12 Egon Ronay, Hungarian food critic, dies at 94
  • 2010-11-15 Imre Polyák, Hungarian featherweight (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 78
  • 2011-04-20 Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian writer, dies at 92
  • 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
  • 2011-07-27 Ágota Kristóf, Hungarian writer (The Notebook), dies at 75
  • 2011-10-31 Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer (European Footballer of the Year 1967), dies at 70
  • 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 István Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian classical and electronic music composer (La Tourangelle; Winthrop), educator (McGill; Queens (Ontario) Universities), and writer (Alternative Voices), dies at 92
  • 2012-04-12 George Mesterhazy, Hungarian-American jazz pianist, and arranger, dies at 56
  • 2012-07-16 Bob Babbitt [Kreinar], Hungarian-American bassist (The Funk Brothers), dies of brain cancer at 74
  • 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
  • 2013-12-08 Sándor Szokolay, Hungarian composer and pedagogue, dies at 82
  • 2014-01-12 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Olympic Champion Boxer, dies at 75
  • 2014-01-31 Miklós Jancsó, Hungarian director (The Red and the White), dies at 92
  • 2014-02-19 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethno-musicologist, 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

Andrew GroveAndrew Grove (1936-2016)

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

Imre KertészImre Kertész (1929-2016)

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

  • 2016-11-06 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2016-11-09 Zoltán Kocsis, Hungarian pianist, conductor and composer, dies of cancer at 64

Zsa Zsa GaborZsa Zsa Gabor (1917-2016)

2016-12-18 Hungarian-born American actress (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 99

  • 2017-01-17 Tibor Fátyol, Hungarian composer, dies at 81
  • 2018-05-23 László Tábori, Hungarian middle/long distance runner (1,500m world record 1955), dies at 86
  • 2019-08-25 Pál Benkő, Hungarian-American chess player, author (Grandmaster; record 8 US Open Championships), dies at 91
  • 2019-10-17 Márta Kurtág [née Kinsker], Hungarian classical pianist, dies at 92
  • 2019-10-28 Zoltán Jeney, Hungarian composer and educator (Franz Liszt Academy, 1995-2019), dies at 76
  • 2019-12-28 Erzsébet Szőnyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 95
  • 2020-02-12 Tamás Wichmann, Hungarian sprint canoeist (World C'ship gold x 9; Olympic silver C-1 1000m 1972, C-2 1000m 1968; bronze C-1 1000m 1976), dies at 72
  • 2020-02-23 János Göröcs, Hungarian soccer midfielder (62 caps; Újpesti Dózsa, Tatabányai Bányász), dies at 80
  • 2020-02-29 Éva Székely, Hungarian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1952; silver 1956; first WR 400m individual medley 1953), dies at 92
  • 2020-03-31 Zoltán Peskó, Hungarian opera conductor and composer, dies at 83
  • 2020-06-03 István Kausz, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold team, épée 1964), dies at 87
  • 2020-06-17 György Kárpáti, Hungarian water polo player (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 64), dies at 84
  • 2020-06-18 Tibor Benedek, Hungarian water polo player (Olympic gold 2000, 04, 08; World C'ship gold 2003) and coach (Hungary 2013-16), dies from pancreatic cancer at 47
  • 2020-07-10 Olga Tass, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold, team portable apparatus 1956), dies at 91
  • 2020-07-12 Lajos Szűcs, Hungarian soccer defender (37 caps; Ferencváros, Honvéd FC; Hungarian Footballer of the Year 1976; Olympic gold 1968), dies at 76
  • 2020-12-16 Kálmán Sóvári, Hungarian soccer defender (17 caps; Újpesti Dózsa, VM Egyetértés), dies at 79
  • 2021-04-08 Diána Igaly, Hungarian sport shooter (Olympic gold women's skeet 2004; bronze 2000), dies from COVID-19 at 56
  • 2021-04-24 Sarolta Monspart, Hungarian orienteering competitor (first non-Scandinavian female to win World C'ship 1972; 14 x national titles), dies at 76
  • 2021-05-20 Sándor Puhl, Hungarian soccer referee (1994 FIFA World Cup Final; 1997 UEFA Champions League Final; IFFHS World's Best Referee 1994-97), dies at 65
  • 2021-07-16 Thomas Rajna, British-Hungarian pianist, and composer (Amarantha; Stop All The Clocks), dies at 92
  • 2022-01-24 Szilveszter Csollány, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold rings 2000, silver 1996; World C'ship gold rings 2002), dies from COVID-19 at 51
  • 2022-02-17 Máté Fenyvesi, Hungarian soccer forward (76 caps; Ferencváros 343 games) and politician (MP 1998-2006), dies at 88