Soviet Union in History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 1,238


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1983-04-25 Yuri Andropov invites US schoolgirl Samantha Smith to the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 1985-07-02 Andrei Gromyko appointed president of USSR
  • 1985-07-11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985-07-18 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1985-07-25 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985-08-11 Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)
  • 1985-09-04 Igor Paklin of USSR set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12
  • 1985-09-10 U.S. 7th Circuit Court rules Soviet defector Walter Polovchak can't be forcibly returned to parents' country if it's deemed "not in the best interests" of underage defectors
  • 1985-11-16 President Reagan arrives in Geneva for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1985-11-19 US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time
  • 1986-02-11 Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country
  • 1986-02-19 USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit
  • 1986-03-06 USSR's Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km
  • 1986-03-09 Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km
  • 1986-03-13 Soyuz T-15 carries 2 cosmonauts to Soviet space station Mir
  • 1986-04-26 World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, contamination reach much of Western Europe
  • 1986-04-27 Soviet authorities order the evacuation of the city of Pripyat (pop. 50,000) 1 day after the Chernobyl nuclear accident
  • 1986-04-28 Soviet TV news program Vremya announces a nuclear accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station, 2 days after the event
  • 1986-08-30 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report)
  • 1986-09-06 USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
  • 1986-09-09 NYC jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet UN employee) of spying
  • 1986-09-17 Marina Stepanova of USSR sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94)
  • 1986-09-29 USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
  • 1986-09-30 US releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov
  • 1986-10-03 Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
  • 1986-10-19 USSR expels five US diplomats

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1986-12-19 USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1987-02-26 USSR resumes nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-03-12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-03-20 Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit
  • 1987-04-03 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-04-17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-04-19 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1987-04-20 US deports Karl Linnas to USSR, charged with Nazi war crimes
  • 1987-05-06 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-05-15 1st Energiya Launch (USSR)
  • 1987-05-28 Mathias Rust, 18 year old West German pilot, makes unauthorized landing near Red Square, Moscow in USSR
  • 1987-07-06 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1987-07-12 1st time in 20 years a delegation from USSR lands in Israel
  • 1987-07-24 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1987-07-25 USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite

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