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Milovan Djilas

Politician and Writer Milovan Djilas

Profession: Politician and Writer

Nationality: Yugoslavian

Why Famous: The New Class

Born: June 12, 1911
Birthplace: Podbišće, Montenegro

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: April 20, 1995 (aged 83)

Historical Events

  • 1954-01-01 Yugoslav parliament chairman and Vice President Milovan Djilas criticizes communism
  • 1957-09-05 Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers"
  • 1961-01-20 Yugoslav ex-vice-president Milovan Djilas flees
  • 1962-04-07 Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail
  • 1962-05-14 Ex-president of Yugoslavia Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years in jail

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