Dates of birth of famous people, other important dates of Lithuania history


1 d. 1929 Stasys Krasauskas was born. Lithuanian artist, graphic artist, book illustrator, swimmer and aqueductor.

2 d. 1865 Rokas Šliūpas was born. Doctor and public figure. He founded the Lithuanian Red Cross with others, led it, and contributed a lot to the expansion of Birštonas resort. On his initiative, the Kaunas Red Cross Hospital was reconstructed, Klaipėda Red Cross Hospital and the Red Cross Sanatorium in Aukštoji Panemunė were built.

Antanas Samuolis3 d. 1899 Antanas Samuolis was born. Lithuanian painter, one of the most talented in the 20th century. representatives of the younger generation of the 1930s.

3 d. 1988 A group of Lithuanian intellectuals and cultural figures, taking advantage of the slogans of democracy, publicity, freedom of thought and economic independence, formed an initiative group of 35 people of the Lithuanian Restructuring Movement in the hall of the Academy of Sciences in Vilnius. The Lithuanian political movement Lithuanian Sąjūdis originated from it.

4 d. 1845 Julija Beniuševičiūtė-Žymantienė (Žemaitė) was born. Lithuanian writer, democrat and educator. One of the most famous Lithuanian women writers. 

5 d. 1880 Marija Šlapelienė was born. A figure in society and culture. She played the main role in Mikas Petrauskas' first Lithuanian opera Birutė, established and managed the Šlapeliai Lithuanian Bookstore in Vilnius with her husband Jurgis Šlapelis.

5 d. 1921 Vytautas Mačernis was born. Lithuanian poet neo-romantic. His only completed work is the cycle of poems „Vizijos“("Visions") - descriptions of ecstasy and visions. In it, the homeland and the native home are perceived as the most important spiritual support of man, the value of which is understood only after leaving the homeland.

7 d. 1935 Almantas Grikevičius was born. Lithuanian film director, screenwriter. Laureate of the Lithuanian National Prize (2009). The most important feature films: „Jausmai“ (“Feelings” 1968, with director A.Dausa), “Sadūto ‑ tūto” (1974), „Sodybų tuštėjimo metas“ (“The Homestead Empty Time” 2 series in 1976, according to J.Avyžiai), etc.

8 d. 1936 Juozas Aputis was born. Lithuanian writer. Laureate of the Lithuanian National Prize (2005). Substantially modernizing the Lithuanian short story and short story, it contributed to the revival and flourishing of these genres.

9 d. 1595 Vladislav Vasa was born. King of Poland of the Vasa Dynasty and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1632–1648)

13 d. 1893 Juozas Dalinkevičius was born. Lithuanian geologist. Pioneer of detailed Lithuanian geological research. Created the basics of Lithuanian geological mapping science, compiled 11 Lithuanian geological maps. 1993 the J. Dalinkevičius Prize was established.

13 d. 1935 Ugnė Karvelis was born. Lithuanian public figure, diplomat, literary critic, translator. On her initiative, Vilnius Old Town and the Curonian Spit have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

13 d. 1964 Šarūnas Marčiulionis was born. One of the best Lithuanian basketball players of all time. 1988 Olympic Champion, 1992 and 1996 bronze medalist at the olympics. The first Lithuanian basketball player became to play in the NBA league (1989–1997). 2014 included into the NBA Basketball Hall of Fame, 2015 to the FIBA Hall of Fame. 1999 founded the Northern European Basketball League (NEBL), which ran until 2003, was its commissioner. 1993 the Lithuanian Basketball League was established on his initiative. was its president.

14 d. 1888 Jokūbas Šernas was born. Lithuanian state and public figure. Lawyer. A figure in the Lithuanian Society for the Relief of War Victims. One of the organizers of the Lithuanian Conference (1917), member of the Council of Lithuania, signatory of the February 16 Act.

14 d. Day of Mourning and Hope. 1941 The first mass deportation of the Lithuanian population began in. The deportation, which lasted for four days, was carried out by employees of the USSR People's Commissariat for State Security and the NKVD, militiamen, and assisted by local communists and so-called Soviet activists. About 17,600 people were deported to Komi, Altai and Krasnoyarsk Krai, Novosibirsk Oblast and Kazakhstan: many officers and intellectuals of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, including about 1,200 teachers and 79 priests. There were 5,120 children in exile, many of whom died of starvation and cold the first winter. 1941 The deportations of the population in 1944 partly determined the self-determination of some Lithuanians in 1944. retreat to the West.

15 d. 1940 In violation of international agreements, the Soviet Union occupied the Republic of Lithuania. 3 p.m. 15 divisions of the Soviet Union entered Lithuania - about 150 thousand. soldiers. In the evening in Naujoji Vilnia, the former USSR military crew occupied Vilnius, Alytus, Prienai and Gaižiūnai crews - Kaunas. Lithuania was occupied without resistance. It was very important for the Soviets to show the world that this is not an occupation, but that the Lithuanian nation is a voluntary member of the Soviet "family".

16 d. 1819 Antanas Juška was born. Lithuanian priest, folklorist, lexicographer.

16 d. 1908 Adolfas Damušis was born. Lithuanian chemist, inventor, scientist, activist in the resistance to the Soviet and Nazi occupation regimes. In 1941 One of the organizers and leaders of the “June Uprising”. Minister of Industry of the Lithuanian Provisional Government. One of the organizer of the Central Committee for the Liberation of Lithuania.

19 d. 1867 Česlovas Sasnauskas was born. Composer and conductor, one of the pioneers of Lithuanian professional music, author of the song "Kur bega Šešupė".

19 d. 1904 Balys Dvarionas was born. Composer, conductor and pianist. He was the chief conductor of Kaunas Radio Orchestra, Vilnius City Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Chief conductor of all Lithuanian song festivals.

Zigmantas Vaza20 d. 1566 Zigmantas Vaza was born. King of Poland (1587–1632) and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1588–1632), King of Sweden from 1594. until it was overthrown in 1599.

22 d. 1873 Teofilius Matulionis was born. Archbishop, 2017 declared a blessing. He defended the rights of the Church and the faithful, took an active part in the activities of the resistance to the Soviet occupation regime, protested in writing against the arrests of priests, demanded permission to teach religion in schools, and was strict on the discipline of priests. He was repeatedly interrogated and imprisoned by the Soviet occupation authorities.

22 d. 1941 Linas Leonas Katinas was born. Lithuanian artist, 1992–2008. taught at the Vilnius Academy of Arts; Professor (2008). Laureate of the National Prize (1999). Created paintings, drawings, watercolors, installations.

23 d. 1906 Antanas Vaičiulaitis was born. Lithuanian writer, literary critic and translator. The most famous work is the psychological novel Valentina (1936). 1994 The A.Vaičiulaitis Literary Prize was established every two years for the best Lithuanian short story.

25 d. 1886 Jonas Vailokaitis was born. Lithuanian state and public figure. Financier, industrialist. Elected to the Lithuanian Conference (1917) as a member of the Council of Lithuania, signatory of the February 16 Act. Ūkio bankas, Lietūkis, one of the founders of the Lithuanian Activists Front.

26 d. 1828 Antanas Mackevičius was born. 1863–1864 commander of the uprising, priest. The first to start an uprising in Kaunas province on March 8. He read the rebel manifesto in the church of Paberžė and went to the forests of Krekenava with a platoon of 250 fighters. The majority of his unit was made up of peasant scoundrels, the platoon was manoeuvrable, kept in touch with other platoons, and was supported by local peasants, resulting in a quick recovery after defeats. The Russian authorities linked the suppression of the uprising to the arrest of A.Mackevičius. By a court-martial in 1863. hung in Kaunas.

27 d. 1937 Gražina Balandytė was born. Lithuanian actress. She has created more than 80 roles in theater and about 20 roles in cinema.

28 d. 1875 Povilas Višinskis was born. Lithuanian public and cultural figure, literary critic and publicist, active participant in the national movement.

29 d. 1886 Justinas Vienožinskis was born. Lithuanian artist painter, art critic.

30 d. 1911 Česlovas Milošas was born. Polish and Lithuanian writer, poet. Nobel Laureate in Literature (1980).


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