Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito, 1954

Josip Broz, commonly known as Tito, was born on this day, May 7, in 1892. Tito was a Yugoslav communist revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles from 1943 until his death in 1980. After World War II, he was the chief architect of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, serving as both prime minister (1944–1963), president (later President for life) (1953–1980), and marshal of Yugoslavia, the highest rank of the Yugoslav People’s Army.