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» Damjan Rodin 1910-1968 Croatian priest in Brasil founder of Vila Croacia in Rio de Janeiro
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/11/2020 | Music , Sports , People , In Memoriam , Education , Charity , Religion | Unrated
Damjan Rodin was one of the first Croatian priests to move to Brazil after the Second World War, where he organised the religious and community life of the ethnic Croatian community in Sao Paulo. In Rio de Janeiro he continued his important work for Croatians and Brazilians. He was born in the Šibenik hinterland (in the town of Prvić Luka on the island of Prvić) and moved to Brazil in 1947, working as parish priest in Sao P
» David Byler 1946-2020 was 8th generation Croatian-American and permanent correspondent of the CROWN
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 04/15/2020 | People , In Memoriam , Friends , Education | Unrated
David Byler (1946-2020) served as a Lutheran Pastor as well as a permanent correspondent of the Croatian World Network - CROWN. Being an eighth generation Croatian-American, he has contributed in the past years some extremely interesting and insghtful articles to our readers. His wisdom, knowledge, passion and perserverence will be missed by us all. He is listed among twenty greatest Croatian Americans in the USA. David lik
» Vladimir Novak: Croatians in America, fascinating photomonograph published in 2018
  Vladimir Novak (1928-2016)
» Michael J. Novosel of Croatian origin recipient of the Medal of Honor for saving 5589 wounded people
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 05/5/2019 | Croatian Heroes , People , In Memoriam , Education , Awards | Unrated
During the Vietnam war, Novosel flew 2,543 missions and extracted 5,589 wounded personnel, among them his own son Michael J. Novosel Jr. The following week, Michael Jr. returned the favor by extracting his father after he was shot down. On the morning of October 2, 1969, Novosel set out to evacuate a group of South Vietnamese soldiers who were surrounded by several thousand North Vietnamese light infantry near the Cambodian border. Radio com
» Oliver Dragojevic 1947-2018 distinguished Croatian pop musician and composer
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/29/2018 | Music , Croatian Language , Poetry , People , In Memoriam , Education | Unrated
Except in Croatia, he had concerts at Olympia in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Pearl Theatre in Las Vegas, Royal Albert Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Opera House in Sydney. Umra je Oliver. Zamuča je rašpavi glas koji smo svi volili. Michael Bolton iz Vela Luke. Zamučala je Dalmacija, zamučali smo smi mi koji smo uz njegove pisme živili. Resli, jubili, pivali, guštali, sičali se, sanjali. ... Ne znan kako
» Dragutin Surbek 1946-2018 legendary Croatian table tennis warrior
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/15/2018 | Sports , In Memoriam , Education | Unrated
Dragutin Šurbek, nicknamed Šurba in Croatia, and Surbeka in China, has won hundreds of table tennis tournaments, from Tokyo and Beijing to Zagreb (37 medals from European and world championships!). In China he was treated as table tennis God. He has founded a very nice Table Tennis Academy in the city of Zagreb, bearing his name. In 1992, during the Olympic Games in Barcelona, he was the oldest spr
» Louis Zorich the USA veteran stage actor has died in New York in 2018 at the age of 93
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/12/2018 | In Memoriam , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Louis Zorich was born on February 12, 1924 and died on January 30, 2018. He was an American actor. He is perhaps best known to television audiences for his portrayal of Paul Reiser's father, Burt Buchman, on the NBC series Mad About You. He played the role from 1993 to 1999. Zorich was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Croatian immigrants Anna (nee Gledi) and Christ Zorich. He was  Broadway veteran and the husba
» Stjepan Radic 1871-1928 a great Croatian politician, humanist and martyr
In 2018 we commemorate a tragic death of Stjepan Radić, one of the greatest Croatian politicians and humanists in history (on the photo with his grandchildren), assassinated in 1928 in the Belgrade Parliament. We provide an articl written by Dr. Ante Cuvalo, an information about a new street in the Prague bearing his name (and his wife Marija was a Czech schoolteacher), as well as an article about him written by a Dan
» Ratimir Mocnaj 1935-2018 deserving member of AMCA Quebec and of the CROWN family passed away
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 04/25/2018 | In Memoriam | Unrated
Born and educated in Zagreb, Croatia, Ratimir Mocnaj enjoyed a long and successful career as a chemical engineer first in Germany, and then his second home, Canada. He was a deserving member of the AMCA Quebec (AMCA = Almae Matris Croaticae Alumni) in Canada, as well as of the CROWN (Croatian World Network), where he served as a moderator of the Croatian World Calendar web iste, initiated by Nenad Bach. He will be gre


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