Russian History (Part 14)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 1,826

  • 1940-10-06 Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2021)
  • 1940-10-26 Gennadi Strekalov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11, TM-21), born in Mytishchi, Soviet Union (d. 2004)
  • 1940-11-21 Natalia Makarova, a Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer (Kirov Ballet, 1956-70), born in Leningrad, USSR
  • 1940-12-05 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager, born in Moscow
  • 1940-12-31 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut, born in Leningrad
  • 1941-02-01 Anatoli Firsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72; 8 x World C'ship gold), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2000)
  • 1941-02-01 Franco Nones, Italian cross country skier (Olympic gold 30k 1968; first non-Scandinavian and Soviet/Russian male to win Olympic cross-country gold), born in Castello-Molina di Fiemme, Italy
  • 1941-02-16 Vitali Kuznetsov, Russian judoka (Olympic silver 1972) (d. 2011)
  • 1941-05-05 Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 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
  • 1941-08-25 Ludwig Müller, German soccer defender (6 caps; FC Nürnberg, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha BSC), born in Haßfurt, Germany (d. 2021)
  • 1941-09-03 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer, born in Ufa, Republic of Bashkiria (d. 1990)
  • 1941-09-15 Yuri Norstein, Russian animator (Hedgehog in the Fog), born in Andreyevka, Russia
  • 1941-10-14 Alexander Burdonsky, Russian theater director and Joseph Stalin's grandson, born in Samara, Russia (d. 2017)
  • 1941-12-12 Nikolai Osyanin, Russian soccer striker (3 caps; PFC Krylia Sovetov Kuibyshev, FC Spartak Moscow), born in Sobolevskoye, Russia (d. 2022)
  • 1942-01-07 Vasiliy Alekseyev, Russian weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Miloslavsky District, Soviet Union (d. 2011)
  • 1942-01-08 Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 23), born in Bor, Russia
  • 1942-01-10 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1942-01-12 Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 24 backup), born in Aleksandrovskoye Stavropol kray, Soviet Union
  • 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 (d. 2022)
  • 1942-04-29 Galina Kulakova, Soviet nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1972), born in Logachi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1942-06-08 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Tambov, Russia
  • 1942-08-20 Bernd Kannenber, German race walker (Olympic gold FRG 50k 1972), born in Kaliningrad, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1942-08-26 Yevgeniy Zagorulko, Russian high jump coach (Andrey Silnov, Yelena Yelesina, Anna Chicherova), born in Tyrma, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1942-09-13 Vladislav Zolotaryov, Soviet Russian bayanist (button accordion player), and composer (Six Children's Suites), born in De-kastri, Khabarovsk Krai, USSR (d. 1975)
  • 1942-12-30 Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
  • 1943-02-05 Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, French-American composer of Russian and Chinese parentage (Le va et le vient), born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (d. 2003)
  • 1943-02-20 Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
  • 1943-03-01 Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist
  • 1943-03-25 Pavel Lednev, Russian pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 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, born in Frunze, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union
  • 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
  • 1944-01-23 Sergey Belov, Soviet basketball player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Shegarsky District, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 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
  • 1944-09-25 Aleksandr Lenyov, Russian soccer midfielder / defender (10 caps Soviet Union; Torpedo Moscow), born in Novomoskovsk, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1944-11-25 Mark Minkov, Russian/Soviet theater and film score composer, born in Moscow (d. 2012)
  • 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)
  • 1945-05-14 Grigori Zhislin, Russian concert violinist, and viola player, born in Leningrad, USSR (d. 2017)
  • 1945-05-20 Nikolai Nikolayevich Fefelov, Russian colonel and cosmonaut
  • 1945-09-23 Igor Ivanov, Russian politician
  • 1945-09-29 Nadezhda Chizova, Russian shot putter (Olympic gold/silver/bronze-68/72/76), born in Usolye-Sibirskoye, Russia
  • 1945-09-29 Tatiana Tauer, Russian classical harpist, born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1994)
  • 1945-10-20 Vladimir Kozlov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow (d. 2012)
  • 1946-01-19 Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1946-02-19 Alexander Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (Russian Requiem; Symphony No. 7 - Quarantine), born in Moscow, USSR
  • 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 Szewińska, Polish athlete, administrator (Olympic various sprint gold 1964, 68, 76), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1946-05-25 Irena Szewińska, Polish 200m runner (Olympic Gold 1964, 68, 76), born in Leningrad, Russian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 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
  • 1947-01-01 Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-8, TM-4, STS 63)
  • 1947-01-02 Aleksandr Tikhonov, Russian biathlete (Olympic gold biathlon relay 1968, 72, 76, 80), born in Uyskoye, Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 1947-01-03 Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut, born in Senitsky, Bryansk, USSR
  • 1947-01-08 Igor Ivanov, Russian-born Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- ), born in Leningrad, USSR
  • 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
  • 1947-06-08 Annie Haslam, British art-rock singer-songwriter (Renaissance - "Carpet Of The Sun"; "Mother Russia") and painter, born in Bolton
  • 1947-06-30 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1947-07-28 Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1947-07-28 Elena Belova, Russian foils fencer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Sovetskaya Gavan, Soviet Union
  • 1947-08-10 Dmitri Alexeev, Russian concert pianist (Leeds International Competition, 1975), and teacher (Royal College of Music - London, 2010-present), born in Moscow, USSR
  • 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
  • 1947-09-16 Alexander Rutskoy, Russian politician (Vice President of Russia 1991-93) and Soviet military officer (led the putsch against President Boris Yeltsin during Russian constitutional crisis of 1993), born in Proskuriv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1947-10-06 Aleksandr Stepanovich Andryushkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1947-10-08 Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a), born in Moscow
  • 1947-11-04 Alexei Ulanov, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold [with Irina Rodnina] 1972), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 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
  • 1948-01-25 Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter, born in Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 1948-01-27 Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian-American ballet dancer,and choreographer (American Ballet Theater), and actor (The Turning Point; Sex In The City), born in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union (now Latvia)
  • 1948-02-29 Nikolai Pimenov, Russian rower (World C'ship gold coxless pairs 1981, 85, 86; Olympic silver 1976), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1948-02-29 Yuri Pimenov, Russian rower (World C'ship gold coxless pairs 1981, 85, 86; Olympic silver 1976), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1948-05-20 Aleksandr Timoshinin, Russian rower (Olympic gold Soviet Union double sculls 1968, 72), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1948-06-06 Vladimir Shadrin, Russian Hockey HOF centre (Olympic gold Soviet Union 1972, 76; 5 x World C'ship gold; HC Spartak Moscow, Oji Seishi), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1948-06-14 Aleksandr Kabanov, Russian water polo player (Olympic gold 1972, 80; World C'ship gold 1975, 82) and coach (Russian men's & women's teams), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 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)
  • 1948-08-17 Alexander Ivashkin, Russian cellist, conductor, and sitar player, born in Blagoveshchensk, Russia (d. 2014)

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