October 21, 1988 |
A week ago, Serbian intellectuals were saying that Slobodan Milosevic was the first Yugoslav politician in the last eight years to recognize that former strongman Josip Broz Tito is really dead. A slight revision was in order Thursday, in the aftermath of a turbulent week in Yugoslav Communist Party politics. And it came down to this: Tito might be dead, but the system he left behind is very much intact.
March 27, 1987 |
Seventeen photographs of Marshal Tito, founder of Communist Yugoslavia, were damaged "with a sharp object" by unknown vandals during an exhibition in the province of Kosovo, the state-run Tanjug news agency reported Thursday.
February 24, 1989 |
Emperor Hirohito, a man once despised by much of the world as the symbol of ruthless Japanese military aggression, was honored by the international community today as kings, presidents and other representatives of 163 countries attended his elaborate state funeral.
January 11, 1987 |
Unidentified arsonists burned a large photograph of former President Josip Broz Tito in a secondary school in the southern province of Kosovo, the official news agency Tanjug said. Tanjug said last week that the burning, which it called a "hostile act," was being investigated.
June 18, 1988 |
About 5,000 striking factory workers demonstrated angrily Friday outside the Federal Assembly (Parliament) to protest pay cuts, shouting "We want bread!" and calling on the government to resign. The workers from the Zmaj tractor factory outside Belgrade marched through the streets waving huge red banners and pictures of the late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito. Onlookers cheered and clapped as workers accused the government of corruption and incompetence.
January 15, 1989 |
The widow of former President Josip Broz Tito has lost an appeal for revision of a court ruling against her inheritance, a press report said Saturday. The Belgrade newspaper Vecernje Novosti said the Supreme Court of the republic of Serbia rejected her demand for revision of a 1986 Belgrade court ruling that all of Tito's estate is state property. Tito died in 1980.