Soviet Union in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 1,177

  • 1955-07-29 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • 1955-08-02 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1955-08-25 Last Soviet forces leave Austria
  • 1955-09-21 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1955-10-03 Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea
  • 1955-11-06 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1955-11-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1956-01-26 Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR
  • 1956-02-11 British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean deny working as spies for Soviet Russia after reappearing in the Soviet Union after going missing 5 years earlier

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1956-02-25 Nikita Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1956-03-20 Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) explodes
  • 1956-03-20 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1956-03-30 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1956-04-17 USSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves
  • 1956-08-30 USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
  • 1956-10-23 Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).
  • 1956-10-24 Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes PM of Hungary
  • 1956-11-02 Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion
  • 1956-11-04 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Soviet movement in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1956-11-06 Holland & Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviets in Hungary
  • 1956-11-08 UN demands USSR leave Hungary
  • 1956-11-14 Hungarian revolt put down by Soviet invasion
  • 1956-11-17 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1956-11-26 USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks
  • 1957-01-19 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957-01-25 FBI arrests Jack & Myra Sobel, charged with spying for USSR
  • 1957-02-15 Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister
  • 1957-03-08 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957-04-03 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957-04-06 USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
  • 1957-04-10 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957-04-12 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957-04-16 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957-06-29 Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj & Sjepilov leave USSR communist party
  • 1957-07-14 Soviet steamer "Eshghbad" sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270
  • 1957-07-26 USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile
  • 1957-08-08 USSR offers Syria economic/military aid
  • 1957-08-26 USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
  • 1957-09-14 UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary
  • 1957-09-25 Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
  • 1957-09-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1957-10-01 B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack
  • 1957-10-04 USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
  • 1957-10-06 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1957-10-08 Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)
  • 1957-10-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1957-10-26 USSR fires defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1957-10-30 Soviet Union launches Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika
  • 1957-11-03 USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
  • 1957-11-04 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
  • 1957-11-15 US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000
  • 1957-12-28 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1958-01-07 USSR reduces army to 300,000
  • 1958-02-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958-02-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958-03-14 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1958-03-15 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1958-03-21 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1958-03-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958-03-27 Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier as well as First Secretary of the Communist Party
  • 1958-03-31 USSR suspends nuclear weapons tests, & urges US & Britain to do same
  • 1958-04-01 Marshal Nikolai Bulganin becomes director of Soviet State Bank
  • 1958-05-15 USSR launches Sputnik III
  • 1958-08-15 Soviet Marshal Bulganin resigns as director of State Bank
  • 1958-08-27 USSR launches Sputnik 3 with two dogs aboard
  • 1958-09-02 U.S. Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew lost.
  • 1958-09-20 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958-09-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958-10-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958-10-05 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958-10-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958-10-12 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958-10-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1958-10-23 Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1958-10-23 USSR lends money to UAR to build Aswan High Dam
  • 1958-10-24 USSR lends Egypt 400 million rubles to build Aswan Dam
  • 1958-11-01 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1958-11-03 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1958-11-27 USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany
  • 1959-01-02 USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
  • 1959-01-28 Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US
  • 1959-03-16 Iraq & USSR sign economic/technical treaty
  • 1959-03-17 Australia & USSR restore diplomatic relations
  • 1959-05-10 Soviet forces arrive in Afghanistan

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1959-07-23 VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1959-08-16 USSR introduces installment buying
  • 1959-08-17 USSR & Iraq signs contract for building Iraqi nuclear reactor
  • 1959-09-12 Luna 2 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on the Moon
  • 1959-09-13 USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body
  • 1959-09-14 Soviet Union's Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon
  • 1959-09-15 Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit
  • 1959-09-27 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit
  • 1959-10-04 USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side
  • 1959-10-06 Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon
  • 1959-10-07 Far side of Moon seen for the 1st time, courtesy of USSR's Luna 3 space probe
  • 1959-10-31 USSR & Egypt sign contracts for building Aswan Dam
  • 1960-02-26 Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia
  • 1960-02-27 US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal
  • 1960-03-10 USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing
  • 1960-04-02 Cuba buys oil from USSR

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