Soviet Union in History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 900 of 1,176

  • 1977-09-01 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1977-09-29 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
  • 1977-09-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1977-10-07 USSR adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.
  • 1977-10-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1977-12-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978-03-31 USSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite
  • 1978-04-14 Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia
  • 1978-04-14 Thousands of Georgians demonstrate in the captial Tbilisi against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language
  • 1978-04-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978-05-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978-07-05 Soyuz 30 spacecraft touches down in Soviet Kazakhstan
  • 1978-07-05 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978-07-13 Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years
  • 1978-07-14 Anatoly Scharansky convicted of anti-Soviet agitation
  • 1978-07-28 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978-08-09 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
  • 1978-08-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya
  • 1978-08-24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1978-08-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978-09-06 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1978-09-20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978-09-24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1978-09-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1978-10-07 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1978-10-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978-10-17 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1978-11-03 USSR & Vietnam sign peace & friendship treaty
  • 1978-11-04 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978-11-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978-12-14 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978-12-18 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1979-01-17 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1979-02-01 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-02-12 Kosmos 1076, 1st Soviet oceanographic satellite, launched
  • 1979-02-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk
  • 1979-03-17 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk & G Karponosov USSR
  • 1979-03-17 Men's Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR)
  • 1979-05-06 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-05-20 1st western pop star to tour USSR-Elton John

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1979-05-24 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1979-06-18 US President Carter & Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT II treaty limiting nuclear wepons

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1979-07-07 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-07-14 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • 1979-07-18 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-08-04 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-08-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-08-19 Soviet Cosmonauts Vladimir Lyakov and Valery Ryumin return to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 after a record 175 days in space
  • 1979-09-14 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-09-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-09-16 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1979-09-24 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1979-09-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-10-04 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1979-10-07 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1979-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1979-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-10-25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1979-10-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-11-15 In Parliament Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, exposed as 4th man in Soviet spy ring He was stripped of his knighthood and his fellowship of Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1979-11-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-12-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-12-21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-12-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-12-25 USSR airlifts invasionary army to Afghanistan
  • 1979-12-26 Soviet Special forces take over presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • 1979-12-27 Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown
  • 1980-01-03 Babrak Karmal defends the Soviet-backed coup in first public appearance since taking power as President of Afghanistan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980-02-22 USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3, referred to as "Miracle on Ice". USA captain Mike Eruzione scores winning goal in 3rd period

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • 1980-03-08 The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union.
  • 1980-03-14 Ice Pairs Championship at Dortmund won by Cherkasova & Shakhrai (USSR)
  • 1980-04-04 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-04-23 Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die
  • 1980-04-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-07-13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-07-19 USSR's Walter Polovchak is placed in US custody at 12 after his asylum application
  • 1980-07-31 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-08-03 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
  • 1980-08-13 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR
  • 1980-09-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-09-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-10-08 USSR & Syria sign peace treaty
  • 1980-10-08 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1980-10-11 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1980-10-23 Soviet PM Nikolai Tichonov succeeds Alexei Kosygin, due to illness
  • 1980-11-01 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1980-12-10 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1980-12-14 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-12-20 USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin
  • 1981-03-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-04-01 Daylight saving time is introduced in the USSR.
  • 1981-04-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-04-24 US ends grain embargo against USSR
  • 1981-05-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-07-05 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-07-17 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-08-19 2 US Navy F-14 jet fighters shoot down 2 Soviet-built Libyan SU-22
  • 1981-09-02 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1981-09-13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-09-26 USSR performs underground nuclear test

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