Miloš Jakeš (August 12, 1922 – July 10, 2020) was a Czechoslovak politician. He was the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia from 1987 until 1989. He resigned from his position in late November 1989, during the so-called "Velvet Revolution".
|First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia|
17 December 1987 – 24 November 1989
|Preceded by||Gustáv Husák|
|Succeeded by||Karel Urbánek|
|Born||August 12, 1922|
České Chalupy, Czech Republic
|Died||July 10, 2020 (aged 97)|
Prague, Czech Republic
|Political party||Communist Party of Czechoslovakia|
Jakeš died on July 10, 2020 at the age of 97.
- Karel Vrána (reporter) (2006-11-23). Reportéři ČT - Myšlenkové perly Miloše Jakeše (Windows Media, RealMedia) (Documentary). Prague, Czech Republic: Česká televize. Event occurs at 16:48. Retrieved 2008-02-22. — history of the recording from Červený Hrádek and its leakage from the Czech Television (video) (in Czech)
- Zemřel Miloš Jakeš (in Czech)
- Parts of the speech in Červený Hrádek (audio) (in Czech)
- Projev Miloše Jakeše na Červeném Hrádku v Archivu ČT24 Archived 2009-08-08 at the Wayback Machine — parts of the video recording of the speech in Červený Hrádek (in Czech)