Soviet Union in History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 1,177

  • 1981-10-01 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1981-10-22 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1981-10-27 The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
  • 1981-11-20 Anatoly Karpov, USSR retains world chess championship
  • 1981-11-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-11-30 Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).
  • 1981-12-24 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-12-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-02-03 Greatest helicopter lift, 56,888 kg, Podmoscovnoe, USSR
  • 1982-02-19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-04-19 USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
  • 1982-04-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-06-24 Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
  • 1982-07-04 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-07-30 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1982-07-31 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • 1982-08-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-08-28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-08-31 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-09-04 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-09-25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-10-01 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-10-16 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-10-17 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1982-11-12 KGB Chief Yuri Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as leader of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev

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1982-11-15 Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1982-11-29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-11-30 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1982-12-05 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-12-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-02-01 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983-02-19 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record
  • 1983-02-22 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record
  • 1983-02-24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983-03-02 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983-03-08 House Foreign Affairs Com endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR

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1983-03-08 President Reagan 1st known use of term "Evil Empire" (about the USSR) in speech in Florida

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1983-03-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-04-05 France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
  • 1983-04-12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-04-25 Yuri Andropov invites US schoolgirl Samantha Smith to the Soviet Union
  • 1983-05-03 Soviet leader Yuri Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe
  • 1983-05-29 Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m
  • 1983-06-16 General Secretary Yuri Andropov appointed President of the Soviet Union
  • 1983-07-07 11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR
  • 1983-07-28 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-07-30 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • 1983-08-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1983-08-25 US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact
  • 1983-09-01 Korean Boeing 747, flight 007, strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet
  • 1983-09-06 USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2
  • 1983-09-11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-09-12 USSR vetoes UN resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane
  • 1983-09-22 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983-09-24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983-09-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, USSR
  • 1983-09-26 Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging supposed missile attack from the US an error
  • 1983-10-06 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-10-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-11-23 USSR leave weapon disarmament talks
  • 1983-11-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-12-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1984-02-13 Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as leader of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
  • 1984-02-19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-03-01 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR #3931 Batten, #4529 Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear & #5943 Lovi
  • 1984-03-21 Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan
  • 1984-03-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-04-11 General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko named President of the Soviet Union
  • 1984-04-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-04-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-05-08 USSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics
  • 1984-06-01 Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg
  • 1984-06-29 USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI
  • 1984-07-04 Yuri Sedykh of USSR throws hammer a record 86.33 m
  • 1984-07-13 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m
  • 1984-07-14 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-07-21 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1984-08-11 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
  • 1984-08-25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1984-08-26 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad
  • 1984-08-27 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1984-08-28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1984-09-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-09-17 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1984-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-10-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1984-10-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-11-18 The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine
  • 1984-11-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-12-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-12-15 USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet
  • 1984-12-21 USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come
  • 1984-12-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985-02-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1985-03-11 Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • 1985-04-19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985-05-20 FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR
  • 1985-05-22 US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR
  • 1985-06-09 USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus
  • 1985-06-15 En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus

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