Saint Petersburg in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

  • 1906-07-03 George Sanders, Russian actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1972)

Person of interestDmitri Shostakovich

1906-09-25 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (The Gadfly), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1975)

  • 1906-10-24 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1968)
  • 1907-04-22 Ivan Yefremov, Russian paleontologist (originator of the concept of taphonomy) and author (Andromeda Nebula), born in Vyritsa, Saint Petersburg Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1907-04-25 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, Russian composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1908-06-12 Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 2010)
  • 1908-10-23 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1990
  • 1909-08-22 Sergius Kagen, American pianist and composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1964)
  • 1910-01-08 Galina Ulanova, ballerina (Bolshoi), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1912-01-19 Leonid V Kantorovich, economist (Nobel), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1912-11-04 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1978)
  • 1914-01-05 Nicolas de StaĆ«l, French-Russian painter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • 1926-10-25 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer (Britten's "War Requiem"), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1929-06-06 Viktor Konetsky, Russian screenwriter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2002)
  • 1932-07-16 Oleg Protopopov, Russian olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1933-04-15 Boris Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian science fiction author (Tale of Troika), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1933-09-12 Tatiana Doronina, Russian actress, born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1935-12-22 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1950-05-01 Marina Stepanova, Russian athlete (3-time 400m hurdles WR; first woman to run sub 53s; 52.94s 1986), born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1951-05-03 Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian writer, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1954-01-02 Lyudmila Borozna, Russian volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1966-01-18 Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1968-01-08 Alexander Alexeyev, American NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1980-01-30 Pavel Ponomaryov, Russian-Estonian actor, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1981-05-29 Andrei Arshavin, Russian soccer midfielder (Russia 75 caps, Zenit SP, Arsenal), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1985-06-27 Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player (US Open 2004, French Open 2009), born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1987-04-19 Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress (Sisters), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Famous Deaths