Soviet Union in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 1,237

  • 1948-11-30 Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
  • 1949-03-04 Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister
  • 1949-08-29 USSR performs its first nuclear test at Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR

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1949-09-23 US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1949-10-02 USSR recognizes People's Republic of China
  • 1950-01-12 USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage & sabotage
  • 1950-02-01 USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
  • 1950-02-14 USSR & China sign peace treaty
  • 1950-03-01 USSR issues golden roubles

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1950-08-11 Ethel Rosenberg testifies before grand jury on allegations of spying for the Soviet Union

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • 1951-06-23 Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR
  • 1951-09-24 USSR performs nuclear test

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1951-10-06 Joseph Stalin proclaims the Soviet Union has the atomic bomb

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1951-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1952-06-12 USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
  • 1952-06-13 Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
  • 1952-06-16 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
  • 1953-02-11 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1953-02-12 USSR breaks relations with Israel
  • 1953-03-06 Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR
  • 1953-07-20 USSR/Israel recover diplomatic relations
  • 1953-07-29 US bomber shot down by Soviet Air Defence Forces in the Sea of Japan, north of Vladivostok
  • 1953-08-12 Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb
  • 1953-08-23 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1953-08-29 USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb

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1953-09-14 Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1954-01-30 Belgium ends trade agreement with USSR
  • 1954-03-31 USSR offers to join NATO
  • 1954-04-14 Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov asks for politics asylum in Canberra
  • 1954-04-21 Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR
  • 1954-04-22 USSR joins UNESCO
  • 1954-04-24 Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations
  • 1954-09-14 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1954-10-23 Britain, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany
  • 1955-01-15 USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic
  • 1955-02-08 Malenkov resigns as USSR premier, Bulganin replaces him
  • 1955-02-12 Soviets decides space center built in Baikonur, Kazakhstan
  • 1955-03-25 E Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, USSR
  • 1955-05-07 USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great Britain
  • 1955-05-14 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
  • 1955-05-15 Vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restore Austria's independence
  • 1955-05-31 Construction begins on Soviet cosmodrome launch facilities
  • 1955-06-02 The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.

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1955-06-07 India Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visit USSR

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 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
  • 1956-02-25 Nikita Khrushchev denounces Joseph Stalin at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 305 of 305

  • 1970-11-01 Alla Korot, Odessa USSR, actress (Jenna Norris-Another World)

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1971-03-31 Pavel Bure, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers), born in Minsk, Soviet Union

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure

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1975-12-17 Milla Jovovich, American actress (Return to Blue Lagoon, Chaplin), born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

  • 1989-03-11 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2016)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths