Full Name: Konstantin Chernenko
Profession: Soviet General Secretary
Why Famous: General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from February 13, 1984 until his death thirteen months later in 1985.
- 1984-02-13 Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as leader of the Soviet Union
- 1984-04-11 General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko named President of the Soviet Union
- 1985-03-11 Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
- 1985-03-13 Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko in Moscow