Today I learned of Bekim Fehmiu, a Yugoslavian actor who was the first Eastern European to headline a Hollywood movie during the Cold War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bek…
A professional Yugoslavian basketball player Slobodan "Boban" JankoviΔ‡ got mad at a refs call during a game and headbutted a concrete pole. He became paralyzed as a result. He gained weight and died of heart failure in 2006 during a holiday cruise in Rhodes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Former Yugoslavian communist leader Tito spend up to 6 months every year in his summer residence at Brijuni islands in today's Croatia np-brijuni.hr/en/explore-…
Brad Pitt's earliest leading role in a film was a Yugoslavian-American film about a man with a rare skin disease preventing him from being exposed to sunlight. It was completed in 1988, but wasn't released till 1997-- Pitt was paid only 1,523 for seven weeks of filming. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
During WW2, Winston Churchill temporarily ceded sovereignty of suite 212 of Cartridge's Hotel to Yugoslavia, so Prince Alexander could be born in Yugoslavian territory en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
The Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia is now called The Republic of North Macedonia ending a 27 year dispute with Greece over the name bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
A Yugoslavian basketball player was so frustrated with referee decission that he headbutted a concrete pole. Boban JankoviΔ‡ became paralyzed as a result. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
During World War II, over 1,000 American airmen were shot down behind enemy lines and rescued by Yugoslavian Partisans and Serbian Chetniks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Wes Craven's low-budget film 'A Nightmare On Elm Street', universally hailed by critics and deemed by many to be the best film of 1984, was half funded by a Yugoslavian guy who wanted to see his girlfriend in the movies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_N…
That, in 1930 FIFA world cup, Uruguayan press nicknamed the Yugoslavian team "Ichachos" because most of the players' surnames that ended up with the "-iΔ‡" or "-viΔ‡" suffix. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/193…
The yugoslavian army used microwave ovens to fool NATO into dropping million dollar radar jammers in empty fields. margo.student.utwente.nl/…
More Yugoslavian soldiers died in World War II than either British or Americans. nationalww2museum.org/stu…
There is a former Yugoslavian airbase inside PljeΕ‘evica Mountain between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It contained a network of tunnels that ran all the way through the mountain. Containing 5 runways, it could house 2 full fighter squadrons. forgottenairfields.com/cr…
Vaso ČubriloviΔ‡, one of the conspirators who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, escaped the death penalty because he was under 20. He survived the war, got a PhD, survived WWII, became the Yugoslavian Minister of Agriculture, and died in 1990. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vas…
The Yugoslavian anthem was called... "Hey, Slavs". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Chetniks, a Serbian group created to restore the Yugoslavian Monarchy, during WWII engaged in ethnic cleansing practices resulting in massacres of Bosniaks, Croats and Communist Serbs, at times quite brutally. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Today I learned of the "Western Betrayal" where besides the sacrifice of Poland, Czechslovakia, Baltic states, and the Yugoslavian Chetniks, the US and Britian also sent up to 150,000 Cossacks to their deaths in Russia due to agreements at the Yalta Conference. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
Movement of bipedal robots, including Atlas and Asimo, is based on principle pioneered by Yugoslavian engineer in the 60s (with not a single robot in the sight) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zer…
For shooting the Yugoslavian film Battle of Neretva, an actual rail bridge over Neretva river was destroyed, repaired and destroyed again. However, neither footage of the destruction was used in the film due to the excessive smoke. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
The Yugoslavian death toll in World War 2 was estimated to be 1,700,000. That's more than the death tolls of France, the UK, and the U.S. combined. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…

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