Tito - Josip Broz was a president of former Yugoslavia. 1941 German, Italian, Hungarian, and Bulgarian forces attacked Yugoslavia. Yugoslav partisans staged a wide-spread guerrilla campaign and communist resistance. Marshal Tito was the most prominent leader of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia - AVNOJ. 1945 Tito signed an agreement with the USSR allowing entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory. Aided by the Red Army, the partisans won the war for liberation in 1945.On May 16, 1974 Josip Broz Tito was named President for life. He died there on May 4, 1980, three days before his 88th birthday.