Anniversary of the Week
190 years since birth of architect and philanthropist Josef Hlávka
Architect, builder, politician and the greatest Czech philanthropist Josef Hlávka was born on February 15, 1939.
90 years since birth of world football legend Josef Masopust
Global soccer great Josef Masopust, a World Cup runner-up with Czechoslovakia and the first Czech recipient of the Ballon d’Or, was born on 9 February 1931.
Jiří Menzel’s timeless comedy ‘Cutting it Short’ at 40
The lyrical nostalgic Czech comedy ‘Cutting it Short’ (Postřižiny), based on the story by Bohumil Hrabal, premiered in 1981. It has not lost its appeal over the decades.
Ignaz Schustala, founder of a company that later became Tatra, born 130 years ago
This week marks 130 years since the death of Ignaz Schustala - the founder of the Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau-Fabriks-Gesellschaft, which later became Tatra.
Founder of Czech Olympic Committee Stanislav Guth-Jarkovský born 160 years ago
Pedagogoue, publicist, writer and the founder of the Czech Olympic Committee Stanislav Guth-Jarkovský was born 160 years ago on January 23, 1861 in Heřmanův Městec.
50 years since document signaling definitive end of Prague Spring
A document entitled Lessons from the Crisis Situation appeared in the in the Czechoslovak press on 14.1.1971, definitively bringing the events of 1968 to an end.