Soviet Union in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 1,177


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1960-05-07 Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as President of USSR

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1960-05-07 USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy
  • 1960-05-08 USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
  • 1960-05-14 USSR launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule
  • 1960-05-16 Big 4 summit in Paris collapses as USSR levels spy charges against US
  • 1960-07-01 USSR shoots down US RB-47 reconnaissance plane
  • 1960-07-07 USSR shoots down a US aircraft over Barents sea
  • 1960-07-10 UEFA European Championship: Soviet Union defeat Yugoslavia 2-1 in Paris
  • 1960-07-12 USSR's Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs
  • 1960-07-20 USSR recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space
  • 1960-08-13 USSR withdraws advisors from China
  • 1960-08-19 Francis Gary Powers convicted of spying by USSR (U-2 incident)
  • 1960-08-20 USSR recovers 2 dogs, 1st living organisms to return from space
  • 1960-09-02 Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold

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1960-10-12 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev bangs his shoe on his desk at UN General Assembly session

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1960-10-24 Disaster on USSR's Baikonoer launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash
  • 1961-02-12 USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus
  • 1961-02-13 Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
  • 1961-03-13 Landslide in USSR, kills 145
  • 1961-04-14 1st live television broadcast from Soviet Union
  • 1961-06-16 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris
  • 1961-08-07 Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts USSR economy will surpass US
  • 1961-08-30 USSR says it will resume nuclear testing
  • 1961-09-01 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1961-09-05 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1961-09-06 USSR performs nuclear test at Kapustin Yar USSR
  • 1961-09-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961-09-12 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961-09-13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1961-09-13 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961-09-14 Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of CP of USSR
  • 1961-09-14 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961-09-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961-09-17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1961-09-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961-09-20 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961-10-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961-10-04 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961-10-06 USSR performs nuclear tests at Kapustin Yar & Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961-10-08 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, USSR
  • 1961-10-11 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1961-10-12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1961-10-21 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • 1961-10-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961-10-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961-10-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya & Sary Shagan USSR
  • 1961-10-30 Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb named Tsar Bomba - most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961-10-30 Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1961-11-11 Molotov, Malenkov & Kaganovitsj expelled from USSR's communist party
  • 1961-11-30 USSR vetoes Kuwaits application for UN membership
  • 1961-12-10 USSR & Albania break diplomatic relations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962-01-23 British intellegence officer Kim Philby defects to USSR

  • 1962-02-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1962-02-10 USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel
  • 1962-03-18 Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of Supreme Soviet of USSR
  • 1962-06-10 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • 1962-07-12 1st time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR)
  • 1962-07-27 USSR performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-08-07 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1962-08-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-08-20 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-08-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-08-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-08-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1962-08-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-09-01 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-09-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-09-08 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-09-09 Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses
  • 1962-09-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-09-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-09-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-09-19 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-09-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-10-07 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-10-12 US/USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications & meteorology
  • 1962-10-14 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1962-10-18 JFK meets Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962-10-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1962-10-25 US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson demands USSR UN rep Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over"
  • 1962-10-26 JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
  • 1962-10-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1962-10-28 Cuban missile crisis: US President JFK receives letter from Soviet Leaderr Khrushchev suggesting agreement
  • 1962-11-01 USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars
  • 1962-11-01 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-11-01 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1962-11-03 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-11-17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1962-11-19 Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 1962-11-20 USSR agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, & US lifts blockade
  • 1962-12-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-12-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-12-24 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962-12-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963-01-04 Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon
  • 1963-02-05 Soviet lunar probe failure
  • 1963-02-19 USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
  • 1963-04-02 USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km

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1963-06-16 Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova

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