Soviet Union in History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 1,238

  • 1987-08-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-08-07 Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39°F (4°C) Bering Sea
  • 1987-09-02 Trial begins in Moscow for West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Finland to Moscow, USSR
  • 1987-09-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-09-18 US & USSR sign accord to remove mid range missiles
  • 1987-09-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-10-03 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1987-10-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-11-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987-12-08 US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1987-12-10 "Nightline" is seen in USSR for 1st time
  • 1987-12-13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-12-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1988-01-11 USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
  • 1988-02-06 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1988-04-03 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1988-04-14 USSR, US, Pakistan & Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty
  • 1988-05-04 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1988-05-07 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1988-05-15 USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan
  • 1988-06-11 Galina Chistyakova of USSR sets long jump woman's record (24"8½")
  • 1988-06-25 UEFA European Championship: Netherlands defeat Soviet Union 2-0 in Munich
  • 1988-07-07 Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful)
  • 1988-07-12 USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
  • 1988-07-14 200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorporation of Nagorno-Karabak
  • 1988-08-29 USSR launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir
  • 1988-09-06 Crippled soviet Soyuz TM-5 lands safely with 2 cosmonauts aboard
  • 1988-09-06 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1988-09-14 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1988-09-30 Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko retires as Soviet Foreign Minister
  • 1988-10-01 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, effectively head of state of the Soviet Union
  • 1988-10-07 Latvian flag raised in Riga for first time since annexation by USSR
  • 1988-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1988-10-26 US-Soviet effort to free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
  • 1988-10-29 First scheduled Soviet shuttle launch (postponed)
  • 1988-11-03 Soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew
  • 1988-11-12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1988-11-15 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
  • 1988-11-25 US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed
  • 1988-11-30 Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
  • 1988-12-02 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet surrender in Israel
  • 1988-12-04 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1988-12-07 Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN
  • 1988-12-17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1988-12-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1988-12-29 Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
  • 1988-12-30 Former Soviet Pres Brezhnev's son-in-law sentenced to 12-yr (bribery)
  • 1989-01-08 Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons
  • 1989-01-16 USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars
  • 1989-01-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1989-01-23 100s feared dead after a powerful earthquake strikes the Soviet Central Asian republic of Tajikistan
  • 1989-01-29 USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit
  • 1989-02-15 Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ends
  • 1989-02-17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1989-03-09 Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court
  • 1989-03-19 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USSR)
  • 1989-03-19 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by E Gordeeva & S Grinkov (USSR)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1989-03-26 1st free elections in USSR; 190 million votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1989-03-29 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
  • 1989-04-07 Soviet sub sinks in Norwegian Sea, with about a dozen deaths
  • 1989-04-17 Soviet-US agreement allows Soviets to fight US pros
  • 1989-05-15 Soviet Pres Gorbachev in Beijing for 1st Sino-Soviet summit in 30 yrs
  • 1989-05-16 Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping meet in Beijing and formally end a 30-year rift
  • 1989-05-25 Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union
  • 1989-06-03 Leaking pipe in Asha, USSR, causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die
  • 1989-06-04 Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in USSR, kills 100s
  • 1989-07-08 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1989-09-14 Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2
  • 1989-09-26 Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet & US chemical weapons
  • 1989-10-04 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1989-10-19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1989-12-01 USSR Pres Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1989-12-03 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over
  • 1990-01-20 Black January - crackdown of Azerbaijani pro-independence demonstrations by Soviet army in Baku.
  • 1990-01-22 President Mikhail Gorbachev sends Red Troops into the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan
  • 1990-01-31 1st McDonalds in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow
  • 1990-02-07 USSR Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties
  • 1990-02-26 USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czech by July, 1991
  • 1990-03-14 Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress
  • 1990-06-18 After being undefeated in the 1982 FIFA World Cup Cameroon suffer their 1st loss. Soviet Union wins 4-0
  • 1990-07-12 Boris Yeltsin quits the Soviet Communist Party
  • 1990-07-25 Nadezhda Ryashkina of USSR sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)
  • 1990-07-26 US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games
  • 1990-07-29 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)
  • 1990-09-12 US, United Kingdom, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge
  • 1990-09-17 Soviet Union & Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties
  • 1990-09-24 Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
  • 1990-10-15 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1990-10-24 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1990-10-27 Supreme Soviet of Kirghiz SSR chooses Askar Akayev as republic's first president.
  • 1990-11-20 Soviet Union shows reluctance to endorse the use of force against Iraq
  • 1990-12-04 Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages
  • 1990-12-20 Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns
  • 1991-01-01 5% sales tax on consumer goods & services goes into effect in USSR
  • 1991-01-03 Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years
  • 1991-01-11 Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence
  • 1991-01-13 Soviet troops continue attack on Vilnius, capital of Lithuania; 13 people killed and 140 injured as
  • 1991-01-14 Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR
  • 1991-02-10 Lithuania votes for independence from USSR
  • 1991-02-21 USSR announces that Iraq has agreed to a proposal to end the Gulf War, but the US calls the plan unacceptable

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