Dagestan in History

Historical Events

  • 1921-01-20 Dagestan ASSR forms in RSFSR
  • 2013-02-14 A suicide bombing kills 4 police officer and injures 5 in Dagestan
  • 2018-10-06 Khabib Nurmagomedov of Dagestan beats Irishman Conor McGregor by 4th round submission in UFC lightweight title fight in Las Vegas; instantly marred by ugly post-fight brawling incident; belt withheld pending investigation

Famous Birthdays

  • 1931-01-15 Murad Kazhlayev, Soviet and Dagestani composer, born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 1932-12-05 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, born in Khunzakhsky District, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • 1940-08-06 Mukhu Aliyev, Russian politician, President of Dagestan

Famous Deaths

  • 2016-01-01 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, dies from heart failure at 83