Moscow in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 221

  • 1380-09-08 Battle on Kulikovo: Moscow's great monarch Dimitri defeats the Mongols beginning the decline of the Tatars
  • 1408-12-05 Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow
  • 1448-12-05 Bishop Jona of Moscow chosen as metropolitan of Kiev/Intoxication
  • 1472-06-24 Zoe Paleologa departs Rome for Moscow
  • 1478-01-18 Grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod

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1547-01-16 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Moscow

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • 1547-06-21 Great fire in Moscow, 2-3,000 killed
  • 1552-10-29 Tsar Ivan IV escapes back to Moscow after battle
  • 1561-07-12 "Trinity Church" (now Saint Basil's Cathedral) is consecrated in Moscow, Russia
  • 1589-01-26 Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
  • 1612-11-01 (22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitai-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky
  • 1613-02-21 Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected first Russian Tsar of the house of Romanov
  • 1619-06-24 Tsar Michail's father Filaret becomes patriarch of Moscow
  • 1642-03-27 The sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Joseph takes office.
  • 1648-06-10 Moscow's people uprise against regent Boris Morozov
  • 1649-06-01 Russian Tsar Alexis throws English merchants out of Moscow

  • 1665-05-05 Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow

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1698-08-25 Tsar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through Western Europe

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1699-02-04 350 rebellious Streltsi executed in Moscow

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1708-09-11 Great Northern war: Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the war

King of Sweden Charles XII
King of Sweden
Charles XII

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1742-04-25 Elizabeth of Russia crowns herself Empress in the Dormition Cathedral in Moscow

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia

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1763-09-01 Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great

RussiaGreat Fire of Moscow

1812-09-14 Great Fire of Moscow begins as Napoleon approaches the city and retreating Russians burn it - fire continues to burn for five days

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Napoleon retreats from Moscow as it burns, in a painting by Viktor Mazurovsky
Napoleon retreats from Moscow as it burns, in a painting by Viktor Mazurovsky
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1812-09-15 French army under Napoleon Bonaparte reaches the Kremlin in Moscow

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1812-09-18 Great Fire of Moscow burns out after 5 days, 75% of the city destroyed and 12,000 killed
  • 1812-10-19 Napoleon Bonaparte and his Grande Armée begin their retreat from Moscow numbering just 100,000 (started campaign with 500,000)
  • 1812-10-24 Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow, French army then forced to retreat through the snow towards Smolensk
  • 1812-11-17 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow
  • 1854-01-25 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's play "Bednost ne Porok" premieres in Moscow
  • 1859-11-16 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's play "Groza" (The Storm) premieres in Moscow
  • 1862-07-01 The Russian State Library is founded in Moscow

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1876-11-17 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.


  • 1877-03-04 Tchaikovski's incomplete ballet "Zwanenmeer" premieres in Moscow
  • 1878-11-10 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Bespridannitsa" premieres in Moscow
  • 1879-03-29 Tsjaikovski's opera "Jevgeni Onegin" premieres in Moscow

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1880-06-08 Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky delivers an emotional speech at the unveiling of a monument to Pushkin in Moscow

CrownRoyal Coronation

1896-05-18 Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field, Moscow, during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, results in the deaths of 1,389 people

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1901-01-31 Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov

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1902-10-25 Maxim Gorky's "The Lower Depths" premieres in Moscow

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1904-01-17 Anton Chekhov's play "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater
  • 1904-02-06 Japan notifies Russia that in view of Russia's delaying tactics and provocative military action, Japan is ending negotiations and recalling its members from Moscow
  • 1905-12-22 Arrest of St Petersburg Soviet members leads to an uprising of Moscow workers and fighting in the street

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1908-09-30 Maurice Maeterlinck's "L'oiseau Blue" premieres in Moscow

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • 1914-12-15 Battle of Lodz ends; Russians retreat toward Moscow
  • 1918-03-11 Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia

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1919-03-23 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party re-establishes a five-member Politburo which becomes the center of political power in the Soviet Union. Original members Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Krestinsky

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1921-03-16 Britain signs a trade agreement with the USSR and sends a trade mission to Moscow: this goes against the US, who in the same month refused to sign a trade agreement
  • 1922-05-21 "On the Road to Moscow" is 1st cartoon to receive a Pulitzer Prize
  • 1922-09-17 Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)

Soviet UnionSoviet Union Founded

1922-12-30 Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre, Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR and Transcaucasian SSR

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Signature page of the Treaty on the Creation of the USSR
Signature page of the Treaty on the Creation of the USSR
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  • 1923-07-06 The Central Executive Committee accepts the Treaty of Union, signed in Moscow in December 1922, and the Russian Empire becomes the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • 1924-01-27 Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow
  • 1924-10-12 Sokolnicheskaya Radio begins broadcasting from Moscow
  • 1925-12-21 "Battleship Potemkin", Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein, starring Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barksy and Grigori Aleksandrov, premieres in Moscow

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1927-01-09 Dmitri Shostakovich' Octet opus 11 premieres in Moscow

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1937-01-23 Karl Radek and sixteen others go on trial in Moscow as part of the Great Purge, many are sentenced to death

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1937-07-12 -13) Tupolev ANT-25 non-stop flight Moscow to San Jacinto, California
  • 1940-03-12 Finland signs the Moscow Peace Treaty in Moscow, surrendering to Russia and ceding 11% of their pre-WWII territory, ending the "Winter War"
  • 1941-09-30 German assault on Moscow, Operation Typhoon, begins
  • 1941-10-01 Dmitri Shostakovich evacuated by plane to Moscow
  • 1941-10-02 Germans launch attack on Moscow
  • 1941-10-12 Soviet government moves from Moscow to Volga as Nazis forces close in on Moscow
  • 1941-10-16 Germany advances within 60 miles (96 K) of Moscow
  • 1941-10-25 Germany attacks Moscow
  • 1941-11-12 Germany's drive to take Moscow halted
  • 1941-11-23 German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
  • 1941-12-05 Soviet anti-offensive in Moscow drives out Nazi army

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1942-08-12 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Moscow for a conference with Joseph Stalin and US representative W. Averrell Harriman

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1942-08-16 British Premier Winston Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow
  • 1942-08-26 Soviet counter offensive begins in Moscow
  • 1943-10-01 Averell Harriman named US ambassador to Moscow
  • 1943-10-19 Conference of foreign ministers in Moscow
  • 1943-11-03 Dmitri Shostakovich's 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1944-04-28 Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meets Polish-American priest Stanislaus Orlemanski in Moscow to discuss religion and the future of post-war Poland
  • 1944-10-19 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
  • 1944-12-02 General De Gaulle arrives in Moscow
  • 1945-01-13 Sergei Prokofiev's 5th Symphony premieres by the USSR State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Prokofiev, in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory
  • 1945-02-07 London, Washington and Moscow discuss final phase of World War II
  • 1945-06-24 The Moscow Victory Parade takes place
  • 1948-07-08 500th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated in Moscow

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1948-10-16 Demonstration by Moscow Jews honoring Israeli ambassador Golda Meir

4th Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir
4th Prime Minister of Israel
Golda Meir
  • 1949-07-29 Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 246

  • 1350-10-12 Dmitry Donskoy, Grand Prince of Moscow (1359-89), born in Moscow (d. 1389)

Person of interestIvan the Great

1440-01-22 Ivan III, the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505) who conquered Lithuania, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1505)

Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia Ivan the Great
Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Ivan the Great
  • 1479-03-26 Vasili III of Russia, Great Prince of Moscow (1505-33), son of Ivan III (d. 1533)
  • 1557-05-31 Feodor I (Fyodor/Theodore Ivanovich), Tsar of Russia (1584-98), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1598)
  • 1578-11-01 Dmitry Pozharsky, Russian prince (known for his military leadership during the Polish–Muscovite War 1611-12), born in Klin County, Moscow Governorate, Tsardom of Russia (d. 1642)
  • 1596-07-22 Michael I, first Russian Tsar of the House of Romanov (1613-45), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1645)
  • 1629-03-09 Tsar Alexis I of Russia [Aleksey Mikhaylovich], Tsar of Russia (1645-76), born in Moscow (d. 1676)
  • 1657-09-27 Sophia Alekseyevna, Regent of Russia (1682-89), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1704)
  • 1666-08-27 Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1696)
  • 1669-08-09 Yevdokiya Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia as the first wife of Peter I of Russia, born in Moscow (d. 1731)

Person of interestPeter the Great

1672-06-09 Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov], Tsar of Russia (1682-1725), born in Moscow (d. 1725)

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

Person of interestElizabeth of Russia

1709-12-29 Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], Empress of Russia (1741-62) and daughter of Peter the Great, born in Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Russia (d. 1762)

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia
  • 1727-11-01 Ivan Shuvalov, 1st Russian Minister of Education and founder of the Moscow University, born in Moscow (d. 1797)
  • 1749-08-31 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow), born in Moscow (1802)
  • 1770-07-13 Alexander Balashov, Russian general and statesman, born in Moscow (d. 1837)
  • 1782-12-26 Filaret Drozdov, Metropolitan of Moscow (d. 1867)
  • 1784-07-27 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1839)
  • 1793-07-05 Pavel Ivanovich Pestel, Russian officer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1826)
  • 1795-01-15 Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1829)
  • 1799-06-06 Alexander Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1837)
  • 1801-11-27 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1848)
  • 1803-08-13 Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher & writer, born in Moscow (d. 1869)
  • 1803-09-03 Alexander Gurilyov, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1858)
  • 1804-05-01 Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov, Russian poet, born in Moscow (d. 1860) [NS 13/05]
  • 1806-04-03 Ivan Kireyevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher, born in Moscow (d. 1856)
  • 1813-06-18 Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian (Zametsjatelnoje desjatileti), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1887)
  • 1814-08-01 Ivan Gagarin, Russian Jesuit and founding editor of Études, born in Moscow (d. 1882)
  • 1814-10-03 Mikhail Lermontov, Russian poet and writer (Demon & other poems), born in Moscow (d. 1841)

Person of interestAlexander II

1818-04-29 Alexander II, Tsar of Russia (1855-81), born in the Moscow Kremlin in Russia (d. 1881)

Tsar of Russia Alexander II
Tsar of Russia
Alexander II
  • 1821-06-04 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet, born in Moscow, Imperial Russia (d. 1897)

Person of interestFyodor Dostoyevsky

1821-11-11 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime and Punishment, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man) who helped shape literary modernism and existentialism, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1881)

  • 1823-04-12 Aleksandr Ostrovsky [Alexander Ostrovsky], Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1886)
  • 1827-05-21 Konstantin Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary lawyer and senator, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1907)
  • 1830-05-24 Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1897)
  • 1832-12-27 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art, born in Moscow (d. 1897)
  • 1835-06-14 Nikolay Rubinstein, Russian composer and pianist, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1881) (O.S. 2 June)
  • 1842-09-13 John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator from Alabama, born in Moscow, Marion County, Alabama (d. 1920)
  • 1842-12-09 Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin, Russian activist and anarchist, born in Moscow (d. 1921)
  • 1850-01-15 Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1891)
  • 1856-11-28 Alexander Kastalsky, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1926)
  • 1861-04-27 Georgy Catoire, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1926)
  • 1862-07-18 Nikolai Nikolayevich Yudenich, Russian WWI general, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1933)
  • 1864-10-25 Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1956)
  • 1866-02-28 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian philosopher, playwright and poet, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1949)
  • 1866-12-04 Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-French abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration), born in Moscow (d. 1944)
  • 1867-11-21 Vladimir Ipatieff, Russian-American chemist, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1952)
  • 1869-05-05 Hans Pfitzner, German composer (Palestrina), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1949)
  • 1869-12-22 Dmitri Egorov, Russian-Soviet mathematician, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1931)
  • 1872-01-06 Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (Prometheus) and pianist, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1915)
  • 1872-03-08 Paul Juon, Russian-Swiss violinist and composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1940)
  • 1874-06-16 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1936)
  • 1875-10-24 Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1958)
  • 1877-06-24 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian writer (Iveren), born in Moscow (d. 1957)
  • 1877-10-24 Pavel Chesnokov, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia (d. 1944)
  • 1880-01-05 Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (Skazi), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1951)
  • 1880-06-26 Natalia Brassova, Russian noblewoman, wife of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, born in Perovo, Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1952)
  • 1880-10-26 Andrei Bely [Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev], Russian writer (Petersburg), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1934)
  • 1881-10-01 Leonid Sabaneyev, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1968)
  • 1882-01-22 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1956)
  • 1883-02-01 Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Armenian-Russian theatrical director of the Moscow Art Theatre (Vakhtangov Theatre), born in Vladikavkaz, Russia (d. 1922)
  • 1886-04-05 Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1955)
  • 1887-11-25 Nikolai Vavilov, Soviet botanist and geneticist (identified the centers of origin of cultivated plants), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1943)
  • 1888-10-09 Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1938)
  • 1889-04-21 Paul Karrer, Swiss organic chemist (Nobel 1937), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1971)
  • 1889-04-24 Lyubov Popova, Russian avant-garde artist and painter, born in Ivanovskoe, Moscow (d. 1924)
  • 1889-12-24 Vladimir Sokoloff, Russian actor (Road to Morocco), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1962)

Person of interestBoris Pasternak

1890-02-10 Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1960)

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1891-08-24 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1969)
  • 1892-10-09 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (The Train of Life), born in Moscow (d. 1941)
  • 1892-11-01 Alexander Alekhine, Russian, French chess player (world champion 1927-35, 37-46), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1946)
  • 1893-08-19 Olga Baclanova, Russian actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1974)
  • 1896-05-07 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (topology), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1982)
  • 1896-08-09 Leonide Massine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1896-09-25 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, born in Moscow (d. 1970)
  • 1896-10-11 Roman Jakobson, Russian-American linguist and Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1982)
  • 1896-11-20 Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1977)
  • 1899-05-31 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1994)
  • 1899-06-04 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, born in Moscow (d. 1965)
  • 1899-12-06 Nikolai Batalov, Russian actor (Tretya meshchanskaya, Mother), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1937)
  • 1900-01-20 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1961)
  • 1900-03-21 Eugenie Leontovitch, Russian actress (Homicidal, The Rains of Ranchipur), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1901-07-05 Sergey Vladimirovich Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1901-08-15 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (group theory), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1975)
  • 1903-01-07 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, Russian composer and conductor, born in Moscow (d. 1986)
  • 1903-04-18 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1968)
  • 1904-02-16 George F Kennan, US ambassador (to Moscow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1906-02-16 Vera Menchik, Russian born British chess master, 1st official women's world chess champion (1927-39), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1906-09-24 Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)
  • 1908-09-03 Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1988)
  • 1908-09-30 David Oistrakh, Soviet violinist considered one of the preeminent violinists of the 20th century (Moscow Conservatory), born in Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • 1908-12-13 Victor Babin, Russian pianist and composer (Vronsky & Babin), born in Moscow (d. 1972)
  • 1909-11-27 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (decidability of various algebraic groups), born in Moscow (d. 1967)
  • 1911-01-06 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, Soviet film actor (Telegram, Town People), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1911-11-01 Henri Troyat, Russian-French author and historian, born in Moscow (d. 2007)
  • 1912-03-28 Marina Raskova, Russian navigator, born in Moscow (d. 1943)
  • 1913-03-13 Sergey Mikhalkov, Soviet writer and poet, born in Moscow (d. 2009) [NS]
  • 1913-11-30 John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), born in Moscow, Idaho
  • 1914-01-01 Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and British Special Operations Executive agent in WWII posthumously awarded the George Cross, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1914-03-06 Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (Bolshoi Theatre, 1943-56; Moscow Philharmonic, 1960-75; Concertgebouw, 1978-81), born in Moscow, Russia (d.1981)
  • 1915-10-07 Roman Padlewski, Polish violinist and composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1944)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1877-07-06 Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (37) weds Antonina Miliukova (29) at the Church of Saint George in Moscow, Russia

LoveWedding of Interest

1963-11-03 Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (26) weds cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev (34) at the Moscow Wedding Palace

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

LoveWedding of Interest

2009-10-10 Ice hockey right winger Pavel Bure (38) weds model Alina Khasanova (23) in Moscow, Russia

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure

Famous Deaths

  • 1303-03-04 Daniel of Moscow, Russian Saint, Grand Prince of Muscovy (b. 1261)
  • 1340-03-31 Ivan I of Moscow, Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir (b. 1288)
  • 1359-11-13 Ivan II, great ruler of Moscow & Vladimir, dies
  • 1406-09-16 Cyprian, Metropolitan of Moscow (b. 1336)
  • 1462-03-27 Vasili II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1415)

Person of interestIvan the Great

1505-10-27 Ivan the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505) who conquered Lithuania, dies at 65

Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia Ivan the Great
Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Ivan the Great
  • 1533-12-03 Vasili III of Russia, Great Prince of Moscow (1505-33), dies at 54
  • 1569-12-23 St Philip II, Metropolitan of Moscow, martyred by Ivan the Terrible
  • 1633-10-01 Filaret [Fjodor N Romanov], patriarch of Moscow, dies
  • 1671-06-16 Stenka Razin, Cossack rebel leader, tortured & executed in Moscow
  • 1797-11-14 Ivan Shuvalov, 1st Russian Minister of Education and founder of the Moscow University, dies at 70
  • 1812-11-11 Platon Levshin, Metropoitan of Moscow (b. 1737)
  • 1905-02-17 Serge Alexandrovich, Governor-General of Moscow, assassinated by a terrorist bomb; his carriage driver also died, the assailant survived, was tried and hanged
  • 1918-07-06 Count von Mirbach, German ambassador to Moscow, dies
  • 1922-05-29 Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Armenian-Russian theatrical director of the Moscow Art Theatre (Vakhtangov Theatre), dies of cancer at 39
  • 1955-05-03 Philips C Visser, explorer/ambassador to Moscow, dies
  • 1974-10-24 David Oistrakh, Soviet violinist considered one of the preeminent violinists of the 20th century (Moscow Conservatory), dies at 66
  • 2015-02-27 Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, dies at 55, shot four times in Moscow
  • 2018-03-12 Oleg Tabakov, Soviet-Russian actor and artistic director (Moscow Art Theatre), dies at 82
  • 2018-07-27 Vladimir Voinovich, Russian writer and dissident (Moscow 2042), dies of a heart attack at 85