Uzbekistan in History

Historical Events

  • 1924-10-27 The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.
  • 1925-05-12 Uzbekistan & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics
  • 1966-04-26 An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1976-05-17 Earthquake in Uzbekistan: thousands killed
  • 1994-01-10 Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan agrees to abolish trade tariffs
  • 2001-06-14 China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan form the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
  • 2001-08-21 The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
  • 2005-05-13 The Andijan Massacre occurs in Uzbekistan.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1336-04-09 Tamerlane (Timur), Turkic conqueror and founder of the Timurid Dynasty, born in Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan (d. 1405)

Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane
Turkic Conqueror
Tamerlane
  • 1938-01-30 Islom Karimov, President of Uzbekistan
  • 1953-01-25 Mark Weil, Uzbek theatre director (d. 2007)
  • 1964-02-28 Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan cyclist
  • 1965-11-23 Rodion Gataullin, Uzbekistan, pole vaulter (Olympics-silver-88)
  • 1982-01-12 Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbekistanian boxer