Slovakian History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 102

  • 1741-12-27 Prussian forces took Olmutz, Czechoslovakia

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1915-11-14 Tomáš Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • 1918-08-30 Czechoslovakia forms independent republic
  • 1918-10-18 Czechoslovakia declares independence from Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • 1918-10-28 Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up
  • 1918-10-28 Tomáš G. Massaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia
  • 1918-10-30 Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state
  • 1918-11-14 Republic of Czechoslovakia created with Tomáš Masaryk as its 1st president
  • 1920-02-29 Trying to maintain independence from Germany and the USSR, Czechoslovakia adopts a constitution
  • 1920-03-28 Tomáš Masaryk elected President of Czechoslovakia
  • 1920-08-10 Allies recognize Poland, Czechoslovakia & Romania
  • 1920-08-14 Little Entente formed by Czechoslovakia & Yugoslavia
  • 1927-05-27 Tomáš Masaryk re-elected President of Czechoslovakia for a second time
  • 1934-06-10 FIFA World Cup Final: Angelo Schiavio scores the winner in extra time as Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 in Rome, Italy
  • 1935-12-18 Edward Benes becomes president of Czechoslovakia
  • 1938-04-23 Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government

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1938-09-21 Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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1938-09-30 Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1938-10-01 Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia) following the Munich Agreement
  • 1938-10-10 Germany completes its annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland
  • 1938-11-21 Nazi forces occupy western Czechoslovakia & declared them German citizens
  • 1939-03-14 Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia

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1939-03-15 Reneging on his pledge in the Munich Agreement, Adolf Hitler and Germany occupy and annex Czechoslovakia

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939-03-16 Germany occupies Czechoslovakia
  • 1939-10-28 Anti-German demonstrations/strikes in Czechoslovakia
  • 1939-11-15 Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia
  • 1940-11-20 World War II: Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join the Axis Powers
  • 1944-08-29 Anti-German rebellion in Slovakia
  • 1944-10-06 Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia
  • 1944-10-18 Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II
  • 1945-05-09 Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
  • 1945-06-29 Ruthenia, formerly in Czechoslovakia, annexed by Soviet Union, becomes Ukrainian SSR
  • 1946-05-26 Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia
  • 1947-12-10 USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
  • 1948-02-20 Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns
  • 1948-02-24 Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
  • 1948-02-25 Communists seize Czechoslovakia and C Gottwald becomes premier
  • 1948-06-07 Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; President Bernes resigns
  • 1948-06-14 Klemens Gottwald becomes president of Czechoslovakia
  • 1948-08-12 The canoeing program at the London Olympics concludes with Sweden (4) and Czechoslovakia (3) dominant, combining for 7 of the 9 gold medals
  • 1950-06-26 Pres Gottwald of Czechoslovakia confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence

  • 1951-02-26 Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia begins

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1952-11-20 Slánský trials begin - a series of Stalinist and anti-Semitic show trials in Czechoslovakia.

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1953-03-22 Antonín Zápotocký chosen as President of Czechoslovakia
  • 1953-12-24 Two fast express trains crash head-on killing 103 in Czechoslovakia
  • 1955-05-14 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
  • 1957-11-19 Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia
  • 1960-07-11 Czechoslovakia adopts Constitution
  • 1962-06-17 FIFA World Cup Final: Brazil beats Czechoslovakia 3-1 in Santiago, Chile
  • 1962-07-06 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Karen Susman beats Věra Suková of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-4 for her only Grand Slam singles title
  • 1963-09-22 Czechoslovakian premier Viliam Široký deposed by Josef Lenart
  • 1964-06-11 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia
  • 1964-10-23 Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia finish 8-1 in inaugural Olympic men's volleyball competition in Tokyo; Soviets win 10 team round robin on count back of sets won-lost
  • 1964-10-23 Hungary beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 to win the men's football gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1966-11-24 A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • 1968-01-05 Alexander Dubček succeeds Antonín Novotný as communist party leader of Czechoslovakia
  • 1968-03-22 Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia
  • 1968-03-30 General Ludvik Svoboda elected president of Czechoslovakia
  • 1968-04-08 Czechoslovakia Cernik government forms
  • 1968-08-20 During the night 200,000 Warsaw Pact Soviet led troops invade Czechoslovakia in response to the Prague Spring
  • 1968-08-21 Warsaw Pact forces complete their invasion of Czechoslovakia by arresting the Czech leader Alexander Dubček and forcing him to sign the Moscow Protocols
  • 1968-10-16 Czechoslovakia & Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces
  • 1969-04-17 Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party
  • 1969-05-21 Slovan Bratislava of Czechoslovakia win 9th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona of Spain 3-2 in Basel
  • 1969-08-23 Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno Czechoslovakia
  • 1969-08-23 France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
  • 1970-01-28 Lubomír Strougal succeeds Cernik as premier of Czechoslovakia
  • 1972-09-10 Yugoslavia beats Czechoslovakia, 21-16 in the inaugural Olympic handball final in Munich

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1973-12-11 West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czechoslovakia

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1975-12-21 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2)
  • 1976-06-20 UEFA European Championship Final: Czechoslovakia upsets West Germany 5-3 on penalties following 2-2 draw after extra time in Belgrade
  • 1978-03-02 Soyuz 28 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6
  • 1980-12-07 69th Davis Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Italy in Prague (4-1)
  • 1986-07-27 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)
  • 1987-11-11 Football striker Mark Hughes plays for Wales and Bayern Munich in 2 countries on same day; appears for Wales in 2-0 European Championship loss to Czechoslovakia in Prague, then jets to Munich for 3-2 Cup win over Borussia
  • 1987-12-17 Czechoslovak party leader Gustav Husak resigns
  • 1989-09-10 East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary and Czechoslovakia)
  • 1989-11-24 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia
  • 1989-12-10 President Gustav Husak of Czechoslovakia, resigns
  • 1989-12-28 Alexander Dubček elected Chairman of the Federal Assembly (Parliament) of Czechslovakia

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1989-12-29 Václav Havel is selected to be president of Czechoslovakia by the Federal Assembly shortly after the Velvet Revolution

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel
  • 1992-07-17 Slovak parliament declares independence from Czechoslovakia, beginning the so-called Velvet Divorce
  • 1992-07-20 Václav Havel resigns as President of Czechoslovakia after Slovakia declares independence
  • 1993-01-01 Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
  • 1993-02-02 Václav Havel becomes the first president of an independent Czech Republic, after the split with Slovakia
  • 1993-11-10 Slovakian government of Vladimír Mečiar forms
  • 1994-03-16 Moravcik forms Slovakia government
  • 1994-09-30 Vladimir Meciars HZDDS wins Slovakia parliamentary election
  • 2001-08-01 Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency.
  • 2002-11-03 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Gran Canaria, Spain: Janette Husárová beats Spaniard Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-0, 6-2 to give Slovakia their first title, 3-1
  • 2002-11-21 NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.
  • 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.
  • 2004-03-29 Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members
  • 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.

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2005-02-23 Slovakia Summit 2005 begins, marking the first occasion when a sitting American President visits Slovakia; George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin are in attendance.

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2005-12-04 94th Davis Cup: Croatia beats Slovak Republic in Bratislava (3-2)
  • 2006-01-19 A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
  • 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.
  • 2009-01-01 Slovakia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the sixteenth Eurozone country.
  • 2014-03-29 Andrej Kiska is elected President of Slovakia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 195

  • 1688-01-25 Juraj Jánošík, famous Slovak outlaw (d. 1713)
  • 1691-06-14 Jan Francisci, Slovak composer, born in Banská (d. 1758)
  • 1704-10-09 Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1777)
  • 1720-05-15 Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (d. 1792)
  • 1746-09-20 Móric Beňovský, Slovak military officer, explorer and self-declared King of Madagascar, born in Verbó, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1786)
  • 1764-07-05 János Lavotta, Hungarian violinist and composer, born in Pusté Úľany, Slovakia (d. 1820)
  • 1771-08-22 Ján Josef Rösler, Czech composer, born in Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia (d. 1813)
  • 1807-01-06 Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor, born in Spišská Belá, Slovakia (d. 1891)
  • 1815-10-29 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language (d. 1856)
  • 1817-08-13 Károly Thern, Hungarian composer, born in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia (d. 1886)
  • 1843-09-04 Ján Levoslav Bella, Slovak composer, born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Austrian Empire (d. 1936)
  • 1849-02-02 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (d. 1921)

Person of interestTomáš Garrigue Masaryk

1850-03-07 Tomáš Masaryk, Czech philosopher and 1st President of Czechoslovakia (1918-35), born in Hodonín, Austrian Empire (d. 1937)

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • 1855-04-09 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author and poet, born in Kuzmice, Topoľčany District, Slovakia (d. 1889)
  • 1864-02-17 Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (d. 1929)
  • 1864-09-27 Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic priest, born in Liptó County, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1938)
  • 1872-12-06 Mikulas Moyzes, Slovak composer, born in Zvolenská Slatina, Slovakia (d. 1944)
  • 1878-02-01 Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (d. 1944)
  • 1880-07-21 Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (d. 1919)
  • 1881-05-24 Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský, Slovak composer, born in Trnava, Slovakia (d. 1958)
  • 1883-11-02 Frico Kafenda, Slovak composer, born in Mošovce, Slovakia (d. 1963)
  • 1884-05-28 Edvard Benes, premier/president of Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48)
  • 1884-12-19 Antonin Zapotocky, Czechoslovak president (Ceskoslovensky Spisouatel)
  • 1887-10-13 Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician (President of the First Slovak Republic), born in Bytča, Slovakia (d. 1947)
  • 1890-09-16 Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1890-12-08 Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Policka Czechoslovakia, composer (Hry o Marti)
  • 1896-01-08 Jaromir Weinberger, composer (Bird's Opera), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1896-11-23 Klement Gottwald, premier/president of Czechoslovakia (1946-53)
  • 1899-08-19 Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), widely used as a disinfectant to sterilize wounds and burns, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1902-02-19 Hugo Haas, Czechoslovakian actor and director (Bait, Pick Up, 2 Smart People), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia (d. 1968)
  • 1902-12-12 Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter, born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia (d. 2003)
  • 1906-07-30 Ľudovít Rajter, Slovak composer and conductor, born in Pezinok, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 2000)
  • 1906-09-04 Alexander Moyzes, Slovak composer, born in Kláštor pod Znievom, Slovensko (d. 1984)
  • 1906-09-25 Jaroslav Ježek, Czechoslovakian composer, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • 1906-11-06 Francis Lederer, Czech actor (Diary of a Chambermaid), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2000)
  • 1907-08-29 Joseph Wechsberg, Jewish-Czech writer (Looking For a Bluebird), born in Ostrava, Moravia, Czechoslovakia (d. 1983)
  • 1907-09-23 Jarmila Novotna, soprano (Met Opera)/President of Czechoslovakia (1957-68)
  • 1908-04-05 George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985)
  • 1908-04-11 Karel Ančerl, Czechoslovak conductor (Prague/Toronto), born in Tučapy, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • 1908-09-25 Eugen Suchoň, Slovak composer, born in Pezinok, Slovakia (d. 1993)
  • 1911-02-26 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia MP chairman
  • 1911-07-29 Jan Cikker, Slovak composer, born in Banská Bystrica, Austria-Hungary
  • 1912-02-11 Rudolf Firkusny, Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
  • 1913-05-01 Walter Susskind, Praha (Prague) Czechoslovakia, conductor
  • 1916-06-19 George Pravda, Austria-Hungary, actor (Thunderball, Firefox), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985)
  • 1917-01-17 Oskar Morawetz, Svetla Czechoslovakia, composer
  • 1917-04-03 Tibor Andrasovan, Slovak composer, born in Slovenská Lupca, Zólyom, Austria-Hungary (d. 2001)
  • 1917-09-28 Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor
  • 1919-07-12 Vera Ralston [Věra Helena Hrubá], Czech figure skater and actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2003)
  • 1919-09-24 Václav Nelhýbel, Czech-American composer (Everyman), born in Polanka, Czechoslovakia (d. 1996)
  • 1920-05-02 Jacob Gilboa [Erwin Goldberg], Israeli composer, born in Košice, Czechoslovakia (d. 2007)
  • 1921-07-17 František Zvarík, Slovakian stage actor (Slovak National Theatre), born in Vrútky, Slovakia (d. 2008)
  • 1921-08-07 Karel Husa, composer (Trojan Women), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1922-07-15 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia, journalist/dissident
  • 1922-09-19 Dana Zátopková, Czech javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1952), born in Fryštát, Czechoslovakia
  • 1923-03-27 Victor Hochhauser, British impresario (Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra), born in Košice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1924-03-20 Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (The Shop on Main Street), born in Staškov, Slovakia (d. 1998)
  • 1924-04-24 Yehoshua Lakner, composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 2003)
  • 1924-09-11 Rudolf Vrba, Slovak-Jewish biochemist and Holocaust survivor, born in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia (d. 2006)
  • 1924-09-27 Josef Skvorecky, Czechoslovakia, writer and publisher (End of the Nylon Age, The Cowards) (d. 2012)
  • 1925-04-05 Oldrich Flosman, Czechoslovakian composer, brn in Pilsen, Czech Republic (d. 1998)
  • 1925-10-10 Ivan Sviták, Czech philosopher and poet, born in Hranice na Moravě, Czechoslovakia (d. 1994)
  • 1926-05-16 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, born in Ružomberok, North Slovakia (d. 1993)
  • 1927-02-23 Ivan Hrušovský, Slovak composer and educator (Rytmus), born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 2001)
  • 1929-04-01 Milan Kundera, Czech poet and writer (Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • 1929-08-08 Josef Suk, Czech composer and violinist (Artist of Merit-1977), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)
  • 1930-06-25 Hugo Gabriel Gryn, British Reform rabbi, born in Berehovo, Czechoslovakia (d. 1996)
  • 1930-08-05 Michal Kováč, President of Slovakia
  • 1931-07-06 László Tábori, Hungarian middle/long distance runner (1,500m world record 1955), born in Košice, Slovakia (d. 2018)
  • 1931-08-02 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2007)
  • 1931-12-09 Ladislav Smoljak, Czech director, actor and screenwriter (An Uncertain Season), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2010)
  • 1931-12-15 Evald Schorm, director (Courage for Every Day), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1932-02-18 Miloš Forman, Czech-American award-winning director (One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Amadeus, The Firemen's Ball), born in Čáslav, Czechoslovakia (d. 2018)
  • 1932-04-28 Marek Kopelent, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1933-06-22 Libor Pešek, Czech conductor (Czech Philharmonic; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1934-01-04 Rudolf Schuster, President of Slovakia
  • 1936-07-12 Jan Nemec, Czech film director (Diamonds of the Night), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)

Person of interestVáclav Havel

1936-10-05 Vaclav Havel, Czech politician (President of Czechoslovakia, 1990-2, Czech Republic, 1993-2003), born in Prague (d. 2011)

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel
  • 1937-05-15 Madeleine Albright, American politician and diplomat and 1st female U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Person of interestTom Stoppard

1937-07-03 Tom Stoppard, Czech-born British playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony), born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard
  • 1938-04-30 Juraj Jakubisko, Slovak film director
  • 1939-11-12 Lucia Popp, Slovakian soprano (d. 1993)
  • 1940-05-20 Stan Mikita, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (4 time NHL scoring leader), born in Sokolče, Slovak Republic (d. 2018)
  • 1941-03-27 Ivan Gašparovič, President of Slovakia (2004-14), born in Poltár, Slovak Republic
  • 1942-07-26 Vladimír Mečiar, 1st and 3rd Prime Minister of Slovakia, born in Zvolen, Slovakia
  • 1943-05-07 Peter Horak, stuntman (Star Trek: Voyager), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
  • 1943-11-02 Oldrich Pelcak, Czech cosmonaut, born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia
  • 1944-04-12 Karel Kryl, Czechoslovak folk singer, born in Kroměříž, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (d. 1994)
  • 1945-07-10 Peter Michalica, Slovak violinist, born in Kremnica, Slovakia
  • 1946-10-27 Ivan Reitman, Slovak-Canadian director and producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave), born in Komárno, Slovakia
  • 1946-12-13 Radim Hladík, Czech guitarist (The Blue Effect), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • 1946-12-23 Edita Gruberova, Slovak operatic soprano, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 1947-01-29 Marián Varga, Slovak musician
  • 1947-03-15 Juraj Kukura, Slovak actor
  • 1947-04-12 Antonin Kratochvil, Czech-American photojournalist (VII Photo Agency), born in Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1947-12-06 Miroslav Vitouš, Czech jazz bassist (Weather Report), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1948-09-26 Vladimír Remek, Czech politician and cosmonaut (Soyuz 28), born in České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1949-02-20 Ivana Trump, Czech-American model and ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club), born in Gottwaldov, Moravia, Czechoslovak Republic
  • 1951-01-22 Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater (d. 1989)
  • 1951-10-11 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player, born in Hluboka, Czech Republic (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • 1713-03-17 Juraj Jánošík, famous Slovak outlaw [b. 1688)
  • 1758-04-27 Jan Francisci, Slovak composer, dies at 66
  • 1777-10-05 Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician, dies at 72
  • 1786-05-23 Móric Beňovský, Slovak military officer, explorer and self-declared King of Madagascar, dies of a fatal bullet wound to his chest at 39
  • 1792-04-14 Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (b. 1720)
  • 1856-01-12 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language, (b. 1815)
  • 1919-05-04 Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (b. 1880)
  • 1921-11-08 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)
  • 1929-05-11 Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (b. 1864)
  • 1936-05-25 Ján Levoslav Bella, Slovak composer, dies at 92

Person of interestTomáš Garrigue Masaryk

1937-09-14 Tomáš Masaryk, Czech philosopher and 1st President of Czechoslovakia (1918-35), dies at 87

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • 1938-08-16 Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic priest, dies at 1938
  • 1942-01-01 Jaroslav Ježek, Czechoslovakian composer, dies at 35
  • 1944-04-02 Mikulas Moyzes, Slovak composer, dies at 71
  • 1944-06-27 Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (b. 1878)
  • 1947-04-18 Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician (President of the First Slovak Republic), dies at 59
  • 1948-09-03 Eduard Benesj, president Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48), dies
  • 1953-03-14 Klement Gottwald, premier/president of Czechoslovakia, dies at 56
  • 1958-05-28 Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský, Slovak composer, dies at 77
  • 1963-09-03 Frico Kafenda, Slovak composer, dies at 79
  • 1968-12-01 Hugo Haas, Czechoslovakian actor and director (Bait, Pick Up, 2 Smart People), dies of asthma at 66
  • 1974-01-14 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
  • 1983-10-12 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia journalist/dissident, dies at 61
  • 1984-11-20 Alexander Moyzes, Slovak composer, dies at 78
  • 1988-06-25 Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born musician (Anthym/What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers) (b. 1962)
  • 1989-02-02 Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater (b. 1951)
  • 1989-12-21 Jan Cikker, Slovak composer, dies at 78
  • 1991-11-18 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslovakia (1975-89), dies at 78
  • 1993-01-21 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, dies at 66
  • 1993-08-05 Eugen Suchoň, Slovak composer, dies at 84
  • 1994-03-03 Karel Kryl, Czechoslovak folk singer, dies at 49
  • 1994-07-19 Nathan Susskind, Slovak/US linguist (Yiddish), dies at 87
  • 1994-10-19 Oldrich Cernik, Czechoslovakia premier (1968-70), dies at 72
  • 1998-03-12 Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (The Shop on Main Street), dies at 74
  • 1998-11-15 Ludvik Danek, Czechoslovak discus thrower (b. 1937)
  • 2000-07-06 Ľudovít Rajter, Slovak composer and conductor, dies at 93
  • 2003-01-14 Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter, dies at 100
  • 2007-09-01 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer, dies at 76
  • 2008-06-11 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player, dies at 56
  • 2008-08-17 František Zvarík, Slovakian stage actor (Slovak National Theatre), dies at 87

Person of interestVáclav Havel

2011-12-18 Václav Havel, Czech politician (President of Czechoslovakia, 1990-2, Czech Republic, 1993-2003), dies at 75

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel