Volgograd in History

Historical Events

  • 1918-10-18 Russian 10th Army drives out White armies of Tsaritsyn (Stalingrad)
  • 1925-04-10 Tsaritsyn re-named Stalingrad (now Volgograd)

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1942-07-23 Hitler's Directive number 45: order to occupy Stalingrad

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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1942-08-04 Col-gen Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad/welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1942-08-19 WWII: General Paulus orders German 6th Army to conquer Stalingrad
  • 1942-08-23 Battle of Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffe planes bomb Stalingrad (40,000 die)
  • 1942-09-02 German troops enter Stalingrad
  • 1942-09-13 German forces attack Stalingrad
  • 1942-09-14 German troops occupy train station Stalingrad-1
  • 1942-09-23 Soviet counter offensive at Stalingrad
  • 1942-09-27 Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
  • 1942-09-28 Luftwaffe bombs Stalingrad
  • 1942-10-04 German assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad
  • 1942-10-07 1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys Nazi battalion in Stalingrad
  • 1942-10-23 German units go through Red October-factory in Stalingrad
  • 1942-11-08 Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall
  • 1942-11-11 -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
  • 1942-11-19 Operation Uranus: Soviet offensive begins during Battle of Stalingrad, 1 million Soviet soldiers encircle the German Sixth Army
  • 1942-11-23 German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
  • 1942-12-12 German offensive in South Western Stalingrad
  • 1942-12-25 Soviet artillery/tank battle on German armies at Stalingrad
  • 1943-01-10 Soviet offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad
  • 1943-01-16 Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
  • 1943-01-21 Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad
  • 1943-01-24 Adolf Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death
  • 1943-01-31 General Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Soviet troops at Stalingrad
  • 1943-02-02 German 6th Army surrenders after Battle of Stalingrad in a major turning point in Europe during World War II
  • 1961-11-11 Stalingrad renamed Volgograd
  • 2013-12-29 16 people are killed and 40 are wounded by a suicide bomb attack at┬áVolgograd-1 railway station, Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • 1890-09-23 Friedrich Paulus, German Generalfieldmarshal (Stalingrad). Dies 1957.
  • 1892-02-17 Theodor Plievier, German writer (Des Kaisers Kulis, Stalingrad)

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1896-12-01 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, born in Strelkovka, Kaluga (d. 1974)

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1911-06-17 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukrainian author (Vokopach Stalingrada)
  • 1937-03-17 Galina Samsova, Russian ballerina, born in Stalingrad, Soviet Union

Famous Deaths

  • 1957-02-01 Friedrich von Paulus, German field marshall (Stalingrad), dies at 66

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1974-06-18 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, dies at 77

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1987-09-03 Vokopach Stalingrada/Kira Georgijevna, dies at 76