History Hop Tags - Communist

Communist - Notable Historical Events

StalinApr 3, 1922

Hermann GoeringFeb 2, 1933

HitlerFeb 28, 1933

Mao ZedongOct 20, 1935

Harry TrumanDec 16, 1950

Nikita KhrushchevSep 14, 1953

Robert OppenheimerApr 13, 1954

LBJJan 12, 1966

John Paul IIJun 2, 1979

Boris YeltsinJul 12, 1990

Mikhail GorbachevAug 24, 1991

Fidel CastroApr 19, 2011

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Communist - Historical Events
Date Event
1848-02-26

Marx & Engels publish "Communist Manifesto"

1912-05-05

Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing (4/22 OS)

1916-01-27

Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin

1918-03-09

Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party

1918-06-25

Baku-Turkish communist party forms

1918-11-13

Stahlhelm forms (anti communist/Polish/French) in Magdenburg

1918-11-24

Béla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party

1919-01-11

3 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed

1919-03-02

1st congress of Communist International opens at the Kremlin

1919-03-03

Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike

1919-08-31

John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago

1919-09-02

Communist Party of America organizes in Chicago

1920-01-01

The Belorussian Communist Organisation is founded as a separate party.

1920-03-23

Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms

1920-05-05

US Pres Wilson makes Communist Labor Party illegal

1920-10-30

The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.

1920-12-07

USPD-KPD parties merge into Vereinigte Communist Party of Germany

1920-12-29

Yugoslav government bans communist party

1921-01-21

The Italian Communist Party was founded at Livorno.

1921-04-13

Foundation of the Spanish Communist Workers' Party.

1921-07-01

The Communist Party of China is founded.

1921-07-23

Chinese communist party forms under guidance of Henk Sneevliet

1921-07-30

The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) forms; the party changed its name to the South African Communist Party (SACP) in 1953, after it had been forced underground

1921-09-03

KPB, Communist Party of Belgium forms

1921-11-14

The Communist Party of Spain is founded.

1921-12-16

The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) calls for a united front in a pass burning campaign on Dingaan's Day

1922-04-03

Stalin appointed General Secretary of Communist Party

1923-04-07

Workers Party of America (NYC) becomes official communist party

1923-05-19

KPD (communist revolts) in German Ruhr cities occupied by Allies

1923-10-10

Saxony gets Social Democratic & Communist coalition government

1924-03-01

Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted

1925-02-12

Estonia bans communist Party

1925-04-16

During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.

1925-05-11

Communist Party of Holland splits

1925-12-26

The Communist Party of India is founded.

1926-05-22

Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop

1926-11-13

Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam West Java

1927-01-01

Communist uprising in West Java

1930-02-03

The Communist Party of Vietnam is established.

1930-04-04

The Communist Party of Panama is founded.

1932-02-12

Communist Party of Holland forms Unemployed Combat Committees

1932-10-11

Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party

1933-02-02

Hermann Goering bans communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany

1933-02-15

Karl Radek praises invincible force of German communist party

1933-02-24

Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin

1933-02-28

Hitler disallows German communist party (KPD)

1933-05-27

Austrian communist party banned

1934-07-27

French socialist/communist party of People's Front forms

1935-10-20

Communist forces end their "Long March" at Yan'an, in Shaanxi China bringing Mao Zedong to prominence

1935-12-31

CPH becomes Dutch Communist Party

1940-06-16

Communist government installed in Lithuania

1940-07-20

Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands

1941-01-17

Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-Shek open fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.

1941-01-21

British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned

1941-06-22

Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group.

1941-07-04

Politburo of Yugoslav communist party reorganizes

1941-11-08

The Albanian Communist Party is founded.

1944-02-29

5 leaders of Indonesia Communist Party sentenced to death

1944-04-20

Dutch Communist Party resistance fighter John Postma sentence to death

1944-05-08

33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death

1944-05-20

US Communist Party dissolves

1945-03-02

King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist government

1945-03-12

Italy's Communist Party (CPI) calls for armed uprising in Italy

1945-07-27

US Communist Party forms

1945-08-08

USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea

1946-02-01

Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zolt n Tildy as communist president

1947-03-07

The Kuomintang and Communist Party of China resume full-fledged Civil War.

1947-08-31

Hungarian communist party wins election

1947-10-20

HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood

1947-11-17

The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

1948-01-17

Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in NYC

1948-02-20

Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns

1948-02-24

Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia

1948-06-07

Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Pres Bernes resigns

1948-07-14

Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot near to the Italian Parliament.

1948-07-20

US Communist Party chairman William Forster arrested

1948-08-03

FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused of being a "communist"

1948-08-17

Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent

1948-09-01

Communist form North China People's Republic

1948-09-18

Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)

1949-07-13

Pope Pius XII excommunicates communist catholics

1949-09-21

Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China

1949-10-14

14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition

1950-01-06

Britain recognizes Communist government of China

1950-02-12

Sen Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees

1950-08-18

Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.

1950-08-27

General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist

1950-09-12

Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants

1950-11-16

US president Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat

1950-12-16

Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"

1951-03-12

Communist troops driven out of Seoul

1951-12-17

Dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants

1952-03-18

Communist offensive in Korea

1952-07-22

Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution

1952-10-05

19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow

1953-07-14

Communist offensive in Korea

1953-09-14

Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov

1953-12-09

General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired

1954-04-13

Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist

1954-08-11

Formal peace takes place, ending 7+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French & Communist Vietminh

1954-08-24

US President Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party, at height of McCarthyism

1954-09-08

SE Asia Treaty Org (SEATO) forms to stop communist spread in SE Asia

1956-03-27

US seizes US communist newspaper "Daily Worker"

1956-04-06

Polish communist Gomulka freed from prison

1956-08-17

Federal Constitutional Court bans the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in West Germany

1956-11-05

Dutch Communist Party office of Felix Meritis seized

1957-01-09

Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper "Truth"

1957-06-29

Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj & Sjepilov leave USSR communist party

1958-03-20

Clandestine Burasi Bizim Radio (communist) begins transmitting

1958-03-20

Greek Clandestine Radio (communist), Voice of Truth 1st transmission

1958-03-27

Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier as well as First Secretary of the Communist Party

1958-12-09

Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society

1960-01-30

Dutch communist trade union EVC'58 disbands

1961-03-13

Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes pres of US Communist Party

1961-10-09

US members of communist party obliged to report themselves to police

1961-10-18

Emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to communist attack

1961-11-11

Molotov, Malenkov & Kaganovitsj expelled from USSR's communist party

1962-03-06

US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression

1962-07-19

Hungarian communist party expels Rákosi & Gero

1962-10-08

Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes the article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about a NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany's army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine was soon accused of treason.

1963-02-08

1st transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist)

1964-08-26

Italian Communist Party selects Luigi Longo as chairman

1965-05-24

Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional

1965-07-03

Harold Strachan, member of the Communist Party of South Africa and Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress, is served with a restriction order in terms of the Suppression of Communism Act

1966-01-12

LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends

1966-04-08

Leonid Brezhnev elected secretary-general of communist party

1968-01-05

Alexander Dubček succeeds Antonín Novotný as communist party leader of Czechoslovakia

1968-02-26

Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission

1968-06-30

East German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"

1969-03-29

Communist New People's Army found in Philippines

1969-04-17

Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party

1969-06-05

The International communist conference begins in Moscow.

1970-01-19

UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist

1970-11-16

South Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky defends operations in Cambodia because communist forces could overrun South Vietnam "within 24 hours" if troops operating there were withdrawn

1970-12-20

Edward Gierek succeeds Wladyslaw Gomulka as Poland's communist party leader

1972-03-05

Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party

1972-04-10

20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas.

1972-09-28

Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations

1973-06-25

Russian communist party leader Brezhnev visits France

1974-03-26

Romanian communist party names party leader Ceausescu president

1975-06-16

Italy's Communist party PCI, wins

1975-12-03

Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed

1976-10-12

Hua Guo-feng succeeds Mao Zedong as chairman of Communist Party

1976-12-26

The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.

1977-04-09

Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years

1978-10-01

The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.

1979-06-02

John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland)

1979-09-20

The Punjab wing of the Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) formally splits and constitutes a parallel UCCRI(ML).

1979-11-08

The Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) is formed.

1981-06-30

China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Zedong's policy

1981-07-18

Poland communist party selects ex-party leader Edward Gierek

1982-02-19

Hanneke Jagersma installed as Neth's 1st Communist mayor

1985-05-01

"Communist" bomb attack kills 2 firemen in Brussels

1986-06-29

Moses Mayekiso, who was the General Secretary of the Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) and became a member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), is detained for a second time and spends several months in solitary cofinement

1986-12-16

Revolt in Kazakhstan against Communist party, known as Zheltoksan, which becomes the first sign of ethnic strife during Gorbachev's tenure

1988-09-26

Polish communist party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM

1989-02-25

1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms

1989-08-19

Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist president of Poland

1989-10-23

Hungary proclaims itself a republic & declares communist rule ended

1989-11-24

Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia

1989-12-01

East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution

1990-01-12

Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)

1990-02-07

USSR Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties

1990-04-28

Last issue of Dutch communist daily De Waarheid (The Truth)

1990-07-12

Boris Yeltsin quits Soviet Communist Party

1990-07-29

South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference

1991-06-04

1st post WW II non-communist government in Albania

1991-08-21

Communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days

1991-08-24

Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party

1991-08-29

USSR suspends Communist Party activities

1991-11-06

Russian president Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

1991-12-31

CPN, Communist Party of Netherland, last day of existance

1992-04-06

A general strike is declared by communist groups in Nepal.

1992-07-13

The Tripartite Alliance, consisting of the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Union, outlines a mass action plan for August

1994-11-15

Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election

1994-11-30

Man Mohan Adhikary sworn in as 1st communist premier of Nepal

1994-12-18

Socialist Party (ex-communist) wins Bulgaria parliamentary election

2000-12-19

The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.

2001-01-23

The Chinese Communist Party stages a self-immolation in Tiananmen Square to frame Falun Gong and escalate the persecution.

2002-11-04

Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress

2002-11-15

Hu Jintao becomes general secretary of the Communist Party of China.

2003-07-07

The United Communist Party of Armenia is formed.

2003-11-18

The congress of the Communist Party of Indian Union (Marxist-Leninist) decides to merge the party into Kanu Sanyal's CPI(ML).

2004-05-16

The Day of Mourning at Bykivnia forest, just outside of Kiev, Ukraine. Here during 1930s and early 1940s communist bolsheviks executed over 100,000 Ukrainian civilians.

2004-09-21

The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

2005-11-29

The new Croatian Communist Party (KPH) is founded in Vukovar.

2011-04-19

Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

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Communist - Notable Birthdays

Karl MarxMay 5, 1818

Ho Chi MinhMay 19, 1890

Mao ZedongDec 26, 1893

KhrushchevApr 15, 1894

Kwame NkrumahSep 21, 1909

Jiang QingMar 19, 1914

Mikhail GorbachevMar 2, 1931

Communist - Birthdays
Date Event
1818-05-05

Karl Marx, Trier, Prussia, philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital), (d. 1883)

1857-07-05

Clara Zetkin, German women's rights advocate/communist

1873-01-02

Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist (Communist Tactics)

1876-01-03

Wilhelm Pieck, co-founder German Communist Party/pres (1949-60)

1881-02-25

William Foster, Mass, Communist Pres candidate (1924,28,32)

1881-10-05

Otto V Kuusinen, Fin/Rus communist pres of Karelo-Finnish SR (1940-56)

1883-07-10

Sam Wood, US, communist fighter/director (For Whom the Bell Tolls)

1884-12-28

Joseph Pholien, Belgian premier (1950-52)/communist hunter

1886-03-05

Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)

1886-04-16

Ernst Thalmann, German communist presidential candidate

1888-10-06

Li Ta-chao, co-founder with Mao Zedong (Chinese Communist Party)

1890-01-04

Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavia, MP (communist)

1890-05-19

Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Nghệ An Province, French Indochina, Vetnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69)

1890-12-22

Harry Pollitt, Droylsden United Kingdom, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain

1893-02-13

Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romania, communist/foreign minister (1945-52)

1893-03-26

Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Party of Italy)

1893-12-26

Mao Zedong, Shaoshan, Hunan, Chinese revolutionary & Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), (d. 1976)

1894-04-15

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64)

1894-10-14

Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, founder (Indonesian Communist)

1897-03-05

Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)

1898-07-18

Herbert Marcuse, Berlin, communist philosopher (Eros & Civilization)

1899-02-07

Arvid Pelshe, Latvian Communist leader, CPSU Politburo member

1899-07-19

Paul de Groot, Dutch communist politician (CPN)/Editor (The Truth)

1900-04-28

Maurice Thorez, secretary-general (French Communist Party)

1900-11-04

Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist and sociologist (d. 1954)

1901-08-26

Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)

1904-02-14

Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist

1904-10-01

A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (d. 1977)

1905-02-06

Władysław Gomułka, Polish communist leader (d. 1982)

1906-07-11

Herbert Wehner, German communist/anti-communist politician (SPD)

1907-05-15

Phillip Piratin, communist

1908-03-02

Jan Brasser, Dutch resistance fighter (Witte Ko)/communist

1908-03-04

Matt Cvetic, I Was a Communist for the FBI

1909-01-13

Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist

1909-09-21

Kwame Nkrumah, communist/premier Gold Coast/president Ghana (1960-66)

1910-10-08

Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party (d. 2000)

1911-05-14

J Borremans, Belgian politician (communist)/MP

1911-08-27

Patience Edney, nurse/communist

1911-09-16

Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)

1912-09-27

Gerben Wagenaar, resistance fighter/Dutch Communist MP

1913-09-12

Ben[jamin S] Polak, Neth, physician/communist/resistance fighter

1913-11-10

Alvaro Cunhal, Portuguese communist

1914-03-19

Jiang Qing [Madame Mao], Zhucheng, Chinese communist and wife of Mao Zedong (d. 1991)

1915-06-02

Alexandru Nicolschi, Russian communist (d. 1992)

1915-09-25

Ethel Rosenberg, American Communist (d. 1953)

1916-04-04

Nikola Ljubicic, Yugoslav general, Serbian communist politician (d. 2005)

1918-01-07

Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)

1918-07-09

Rowley I Arenstein, South African attorney/communist/ANC'er

1920-03-05

José Aboulker, Jewish Communist

1920-06-07

Georges Marchais, political leader (French Communist Party)

1921-11-27

Alexander Dubček, Uhrovec, headed Czech Communist Party (1968-69)

1922-05-15

Enrico Berlinguer, Italian communist/sec-gen (CPI) [or May 25]

1923-07-30

Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist/leader of PKI (1951-65)

1924-02-06

Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Road to Rome)

1924-06-17

Henk J Hoekstra, president (Dutch Communist Party)

1929-07-25

Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader

1929-08-21

Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, leader of S Afr Communist Party

1931-03-02

Mikhail Gorbachev, Privolnoye USSR, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91)

1935-07-25

Lars Werner, Swedish communist leader

1938-02-07

S. Ramachandran Pillai, Indian communist leader

1939-02-08

José Maria Sison, Filipino communist

1942-06-28

"Chris" Martin Thembisile Hani, sec-gen (South African Communist Party)

1953-03-17

Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist revolutionary (d. 2001)

Communist - Notable Weddings

Ho Chi MinhOct 18, 1926

Communist - Weddings
Date Event
1926-10-18

Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh (36) weds midwife Zeng Xueming (21) in Guangzhou

Communist - Notable Deaths

Karl MarxMar 14, 1883

Benito MussoliniApr 28, 1945

Joseph McCarthyMay 2, 1957

Ho Chi MinhSep 3, 1969

Mao ZedongSep 9, 1976

Deng XiaopingFeb 19, 1997

Communist - Deaths
Date Event
1883-03-14

Karl Marx, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto), dies at 64

1933-06-20

Clara Zetkin, German feminist/communist, dies

1934-01-10

Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist, beheaded in Berlin at 24

1940-01-05

Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46

1942-07-23

Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32

1942-10-16

12, Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter/3 NVV-hostages, executed

1943-11-27

Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian communist and partisan (b. 1916)

1944-08-28

Ernst Thalmann, German communist, dies in Buchenwald

1945-04-28

Benito Mussolini, Fascist dictator of Italy, shot by communist partisans at 61

1948-05-06

43 communist rebels, executed in Athens

1949-02-14

Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi-Assyrian communist leader (b. 1901)

1949-04-16

Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, Indon communist, executed at 54

1949-09-22

Sam Wood, US communist fighter/director (Night at Opera), dies at 66

1949-12-16

Traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed

1950-08-18

Julien Lahaut, chairman Belgian Communist Party, murdered

1952-11-18

Paul Eluard, French communist/poet, dies at 56

1954-04-17

Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist (b. 1900)

1957-03-16

Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavian MP (communist), dies at 67

1957-05-02

Joseph McCarthy, anti-communist US senator (R-Wisc), dies at 48

1958-02-12

Marcel Cachin, 1st communist French senator, dies at 88

1960-06-27

Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69

1960-07-15

Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (b. 1897)

1961-09-01

William S Foster, chairman (US Communist Party, 1945-57), dies at 80

1964-07-11

Maurice Thorez, sec-general French communist party, dies at 64

1964-08-21

Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Italian Party)/min of Just, dies

1965-04-03

Ernst Kirchweger, Austrian communist and resistance fighter (born 1897 or 1898)

1968-01-04

Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83

1968-02-08

J Borremans, Belgian politician (Communist), dies at 56

1969-09-03

Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vietnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), dies at 79 of heart failure

1970-03-29

Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885)

1973-06-27

Earl Browder, leader US Communist Party (1930-45), dies at 82

1974-03-19

Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70

1976-09-09

Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary & Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), dies of a heart attack at 82

1977-03-22

A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (b. 1904)

1984-02-09

Yuri Andropov, Gen Sec of Soviet Communist Party (1982-84), dies at 69

1986-08-03

Paul [Saul] de Groot, chairman Dutch Communist party, dies at 87

1987-12-27

Rewi Alley, NZ author, pro Chinese communist, dies at 90 in Beijing

1989-05-03

Edward Ochab, Polish Communist politician (b. 1906)

1990-01-19

Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83

1992-05-25

Viktor Grishin, hardline soviet communist, dies at 78, dies

1992-11-07

Alexander Dubček, headed Czech Communist Party (1968-69), dies at 70

1993-02-08

N. Shanmugathasan, Sri Lankan communist leader

1993-04-10

Chris Hani, sec-gen South Africian Communist Party, assassinated at 50

1993-07-11

Deng Yingchao, high ranking communist China official, dies at 88

1993-08-31

Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter (communist), dies at 80

1993-09-01

Gerben Wagenaar, resistance fighter/communist, dies at 80

1993-11-14

Sanzo Nosaka, co-founder of Japanese Communist Party (1922), dies

1994-07-04

Tawfik Ziad, Palestinian communist/Israeli MP/mayor of Nazareth, dies

1994-08-23

Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Machina Mondiale), dies at 70

1994-10-22

Fabio Grobart, founder (Cuban Communist Party), dies

1995-12-10

Phillip Piratin, communist, dies at 88

1996-11-06

Patience Edney, nurse/communist, dies at 85

1997-02-19

Deng Xiaoping, head (Chinese Communist Party), dies at 92

1997-04-15

Zdenek Mlynar, Sec of Czech Communist Central Committee (1968), dies

1997-11-16

Georges Marchais, Sec Gen of French Communist Party (1972-94), dies

2001-02-06

Filemon Lagman, Filipino Communist revolutionary (b. 1953)

2005-01-19

Bill Andersen, New Zealand communist and trade union leader (b. 1924)

2005-05-22

Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician, long-time General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (b. 1914)

2005-10-30

Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader (b. 1942)

2008-08-20

Hua Guofeng, former Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, succeeding Mao Zedong in 1976 and being replaced by Hu Yaobang in 1981 (b. 1921)

2010-07-21

Luis Corvalán, Chilean communist leader (b. 1916)

2011-01-08

Vang Pao, charismatic Laotian general who commanded a secret army of his mountain people in a long, losing campaign against Communist insurgents, dies at 81

2011-10-07

Ramiz Alia, the former communist leader and first president of the Albanian pluralist (b. 1925)

2016-04-02

Hardline Hungarian communist Bela Biszku dies aged 94


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