Russian History (Part 11)

Historical Events


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Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 1,394

  • 1939-05-06 Zhanna Yorkina, Russian cosmonaut, born in Soltsy, Russia (d. 2015)
  • 1939-06-26 Ansar Ilgamovich, Russian cosmonaut, born in Satka, Russia
  • 1939-07-02 Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940-01-05 Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician, born in Novosibirsk, Russia
  • 1940-02-02 Vsevolod Meyerhold [Karl Kasimir Theodor], Russian theatrical director and actor (Houligan), executed during the Great Purge at 65
  • 1940-04-04 Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Zilair, Russia
  • 1940-04-09 Vasily Dmitriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Melovashka, Ukraine (d. 1973)
  • 1940-06-29 Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer, born in Moscow
  • 1940-08-06 Mukhu Aliyev, Russian politician, President of Dagestan
  • 1940-09-10 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940-09-28 Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940-10-06 Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940-12-05 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager, born in Moscow
  • 1940-12-31 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut, born in Leningrad
  • 1941-07-19 Natalia Bessmertnova, Soviet ballerina (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2008)
  • 1941-08-15 Viktor Mikhailovich Pisarev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1941-09-03 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer, born in Ufa, Republic of Bashkiria (d. 1990)
  • 1941-09-15 Yuri Norstein, Russian animator
  • 1941-10-14 Alexander Burdonsky, Russian theater director and Joseph Stalin's grandson, born in Samara, Russia (d. 2017)
  • 1942-01-10 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1942-04-11 Anatoly Nikolayevich Berezovoi, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-5), born in Enem, Russia (d. 2014)
  • 1942-04-24 Valeri Abramovich Voloshin, Russian pilot cosmonaut, born in Yangiyul, Tashkent
  • 1942-04-26 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, born in Naifeld, Sumy (d. 1992)
  • 1942-04-27 Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6, TM-18), born in Tula, Russia
  • 1942-05-22 Malika Sabirova, Soviet Tajik ballet dancer, born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (d. 1982)
  • 1942-06-08 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Tambov, Russia
  • 1942-11-08 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1942-12-30 Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
  • 1943-02-20 Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
  • 1943-03-01 Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist
  • 1943-04-27 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • 1943-05-04 Mihail Chemiakin, Russian painter, born in Moscow
  • 1943-08-13 Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Omsk, Russia
  • 1943-08-31 Leonid Ivashov, Russian general
  • 1943-10-05 Inna Churikova, Russian actress (Theme), born in Belebey, Russia
  • 1943-10-06 Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
  • 1943-11-07 Boris Gromov, Russian general and politician (Governor of Moscow Oblast 2000-12), born in Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1943-11-21 Viktor Sidjak, Russian fencer
  • 1943-12-23 Mikhail Gromov, Russian-born mathematician, born in Boksitogorsk, Russia
  • 1944-01-12 Viktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1944-03-08 Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
  • 1944-08-01 Yury Romanenko, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, 38, TM-2), born in Koltubanka, Russia
  • 1944-08-07 Robert Mueller, American lawyer, FBI Director (2001-13) Special Counsel Russian Investigation (2017-), born in New York City, New York
  • 1945-03-13 Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko, Russian mathematician, born in Stalino, USSR
  • 1945-03-26 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1945-05-20 Nikolai Nikolayevich Fefelov, Russian colonel and cosmonaut
  • 1945-09-23 Igor Ivanov, Russian politician
  • 1945-10-20 Vladimir Kozlov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow (d. 2012)
  • 1946-01-19 Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1946-02-24 Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
  • 1946-03-09 Gherman Semyonovich Arzamazov, Russian cosmonaut (backup TM-6), born in Shubino, Russia
  • 1946-04-25 Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian nationalist and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, born in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 1946-05-24 Irina SzewiƄska, Polish athlete, administrator (Olympic various sprint gold 1964, 68, 76), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1946-07-22 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • 1946-08-21 Lev Alburt, International Chess Master (1976), born in Orenburg, Russia
  • 1946-11-11 Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1946-11-20 Patriarch Kirill [Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev] Russian Orthodox church leader (2009-), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • 1947-01-01 Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1947-01-03 Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1947-02-21 Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1947-03-15 Larisa Grigoriyevna Pozharskaya, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1947-03-17 Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born Composer and Producer
  • 1947-04-11 Lev Bulat, Russian physicist, born in Chernovtsy, Ukraine
  • 1947-06-30 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1947-07-28 Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1947-08-24 Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral (commanded the Caspian Flotilla 1996-2002), born in Bely, Tver Oblast, Soviet Union
  • 1947-09-08 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor, born in Moscow
  • 1947-10-06 Aleksandr Stepanovich Andryushkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1947-10-08 Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a), born in Moscow
  • 1947-12-10 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1948-01-01 Pavel Grachev, Russian general
  • 1948-01-20 Natan Sharansky, Israeli politician & human rights activist, born in Donetsk, Ukraine
  • 1948-01-25 Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter, born in Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 1948-07-28 Sergei Bodrov, Russian director (Katala, Somebody to Love), born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • 1948-08-08 Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A)
  • 1948-10-15 Aleksandr Puchkov, Russian colonel and cosmonaut
  • 1948-10-28 Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1948-11-18 Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1948-12-31 Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11, TM-18)
  • 1949-01-01 Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1949-02-22 Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1949-04-15 Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer, born in Moscow
  • 1949-05-09 Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10)
  • 1949-06-11 Benjamin Vasserman, Estonian graphic artist, born in Sovetsky, Kirov Oblast, Russia
  • 1949-06-12 Yuri Baturin, Russian cosmonaut (SK:Soyuz TM-28), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1949-09-12 Irina Rodnina, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1949-10-03 Yekaterina Aleksandrowna Ivanova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15A)
  • 1949-11-28 Alexander Godunov, Russian composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979
  • 1950-01-01 Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1950-02-15 Nikolai Sergeivich Grekov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 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
  • 1950-06-25 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), born in Safonovo, Russia (d. 1980)
  • 1950-06-25 Tatyana Averina, Russian speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic gold 1976), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1950-07-16 Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel and cosmonaut, born in Tyumen, Russia
  • 1950-08-11 Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapons inventor
  • 1950-10-01 Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 1951-01-02 Alexander Pogrebinsky, Russian painter
  • 1951-01-07 Talgat Musabayev, Kazakh test pilot & cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27), born in Kargaly, Kazakhstan
  • 1951-01-20 Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev, Russian cosmonaut & test-pilot, born in Sogratl', Russia
  • 1951-01-24 Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian (It's a wonderful country), born in Odessa, Ukraine

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