Russian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 882


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929-01-31 Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1935-07-13 US-Russian commerce treaty takes effect
  • 1935-08-31 Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs 105 tons of cabbages in 6 hours
  • 1937-07-30 Russian Politburo issues NKVD Order no. 00447, to repress former kulak and anti-soviets, 269,100 to be arrested, 76,000 to be shot. Part of the Great Purge.
  • 1937-12-07 Russian chess player Alexander Alekhine recaptures his final world title from Dutch grand master Max Euwe by a large margin (+10−4=11)

BattleExecution

1938-11-25 Lavrentiy Beria succeeds Nikolai Yezhov as the head of the Soviet secret police, NKVD, after Yezhov was executed on Joseph Stalin's orders

Head of the Soviet Secret Police Lavrentiy Beria
Head of the Soviet Secret Police
Lavrentiy Beria
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1939-04-16 The Soviet Union proposes an alliance with Britain and France to counter Nazi Germany; the Soviets would later sign a secret agreement with the Nazis

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1939-08-20 Russian offensive under General Zjoekov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia
  • 1939-09-30 Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-10-01 Winston Churchill calls Russia a "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1939-11-26 4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border
  • 1939-11-28 Soviet government revokes Russian-Finnish non-aggression treaty
  • 1939-12-09 Russian air raid on Helsinki
  • 1939-12-19 Russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa
  • 1940-01-05 Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia

  • 1940-02-23 Russian troops conquer Lasi Island
  • 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"
  • 1940-03-13 Finland-Russian cease fire signed, the Winter War ends. Finland gives up Karelische

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-12-11 Russian general Georgy Zhukov warns of German assault

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1941-01-01 Russian general Georgy Zhukov appointed chief of general staff
  • 1941-06-24 Germans advance into Russia and take Vilna, Brest-Litovsk and Kaunas
  • 1941-07-18 SS drowns 40 Jews in Dvina River, Belorussia
  • 1941-08-29 German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children
  • 1941-09-03 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners of war)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-10-03 Adolf Hitler says Russia is "already broken and will never rise again" in a broadcast to the German people

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1941-10-16 Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa, Russia
  • 1941-11-21 German troops occupy Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia
  • 1941-12-08 Russian 16th army recaptures Krijukovo

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1942-03-05 World première of Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony in Kuybyshev, Russia

  • 1942-03-20 Convoy PQ13 departs Reykjavik Iceland to Russia
  • 1942-05-12 Russia occupies Crackow, until Aug 23, 1943
  • 1942-05-21 Convoy PQ16 departs Great Britain for Russia
  • 1942-06-07 Germany Army marches into Sebastopol, Russia
  • 1942-07-20 Time puts Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich on its cover
  • 1942-07-24 German troops occupy Rostov-on- Don in Southern Russia for the 2nd time

  • 1942-07-28 Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto
  • 1942-07-30 German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • 1942-07-31 German SS gases 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • 1942-08-23 World War II: last cavalry charge in history takes place at Isbushenskij, Russia; the Italian Savoia Cavalleria charges Soviet infantry
  • 1942-10-05 5,000 Jews of Dubno, Russia massacred
  • 1942-11-19 Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front
  • 1942-12-16 Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan
  • 1943-02-14 The Soviet Union recaptures the city of Rostov-on-Don, liberating Russia from the German 17th Army during WWII
  • 1943-07-07 Erich Hartmann shoots 7 Russian aircraft at Kursk
  • 1943-07-12 World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka - Russians defeat German forces in one of the largest ever tank battles
  • 1943-07-13 Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia's defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 lost by Germany
  • 1943-09-11 Jewish ghettos of Minsk & Lida Belorussia liquidated

Soviet UnionSiege of Leningrad

1944-01-27 Siege of Leningrad lifted by the Soviets after 880 days and more than 2 million Russians killed
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Two young girls help assemble Soviet submachine guns during the Siege of Leningrad
Two young girls help assemble Soviet submachine guns during the Siege of Leningrad
  • 1944-05-09 Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol
  • 1944-09-08 Russians march into Bulgaria; Bulgaria declares war on Germany
  • 1944-10-09 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Joseph Stalin
  • 1944-10-28 Russia & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
  • 1945-02-06 Russian Red Army crosses the river Oder
  • 1948-05-16 First chess world championship since WWII; Russian player Mikhail Botvinnik wins a 5-player tournament to begin 20-year Russian domination
  • 1948-07-08 500th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated in Moscow
  • 1948-10-21 UN rejects Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
  • 1949-03-26 103rd Grand National: Leo McMorrow aboard 66/1 outsider Russian Hero wins by a comfortable 8 lengths ahead of Roimond
  • 1949-10-07 German Democratic Republic formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day). Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president, Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier
  • 1951-05-07 International Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
  • 1953-06-26 Lavrentiy Beria, one of the trio of Russian leaders after Stalin's death and the former secret police chief, is ousted from power and arrested

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953-08-08 Soviet leader Georgi Malenkov reports possession of hydrogen bomb

Soviet Leader Georgy Malenkov
Soviet Leader
Georgy Malenkov
  • 1953-08-20 Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation
  • 1954-03-07 Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competition
  • 1954-05-07 US, Great Britain & France reject Russian membership of NATO
  • 1954-06-27 1st atomic power station opens - Obninsk, near Moscow in Russia
  • 1955-01-25 Russia ends state of war with Germany
  • 1956-02-11 British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean deny working as spies for Soviet Russia after reappearing in the Soviet Union after going missing 5 years earlier
  • 1956-07-16 Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR
  • 1956-11-04 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Soviet movement in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1956-12-01 American Mildred McDaniel jumps world record 1.76m to win the women's high jump gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics; Briton Thelma Hopkins and Russian Mariya Pisareva dead-heat for silver (1.67m)
  • 1956-12-11 Anti-Russian demonstrations in Stettin & Wroclaw, Poland
  • 1957-01-06 Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia
  • 1957-03-12 German DR accepts 22 Russian divisions
  • 1957-10-25 Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
  • 1957-11-18 Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
  • 1958-05-09 Russian Mikhail Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship
  • 1959-05-18 "Russian Band Stand" by Spencer & Spencer hits #91

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-05-25 Russian premier Nikita Khrushchev visits Angola

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1960-05-01 Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk
  • 1960-07-12 Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
  • 1961-01-01 Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11
  • 1961-01-16 Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961-04-12 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1)

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin
  • 1961-05-12 Russian Mikhail Botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time
  • 1961-08-06 Gherman S. Titov is the 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits)
  • 1962-02-04 Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game
  • 1962-08-11 Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
  • 1962-08-12 Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15

Battle of InterestCuban Missile Crisis

1962-10-22 Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba and imposes a naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the missile crisis
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Reconnaissance photo of Soviet missiles in Cuba shown to John F. Kennedy on October 16, 1962
Reconnaissance photo of Soviet missiles in Cuba shown to John F. Kennedy on October 16, 1962

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962-10-26 JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

The Man Who Saved The WorldThe Man Who Saved The World

1962-10-27 Black Saturday during the Cuban Missile Crisis: An American spy plane is shot down over Cuba and the navy drops warning depth charges on Soviet submarines
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Trial of strength: How a cartoonist saw the confrontation between Kruschev and Kennedy
Trial of strength: How a cartoonist saw the confrontation between Kruschev and Kennedy
  • 1963-03-13 Two Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
  • 1963-06-19 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
  • 1963-07-25 US, Russia & Britain sign nuclear Test ban treaty

Film release premierFilm Premier

1963-10-10 "From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London

  • 1963-12-17 Ballon d'Or: Dynamo Moscow goalkeeper Lev Yashin wins award for best European football player; beats Milan midfielder Gianni Rivera and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves; first Russian national to win trophy
  • 1966-02-14 Russian writers Andrei Sinyavsky & Joey Daniel found guilty under the offense of anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda for publishing their satirical writings abroad
  • 1966-05-05 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow

RussiaOstankino Tower

1967-04-30 Ostankino Tower, the then highest free-standing structure in the world at 540m is finished in Moscow, Russia
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Ostankino Tower, Moscow
Ostankino Tower, Moscow

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,394

  • 1889-01-21 Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist (Social mobility)
  • 1889-01-25 Vladimir Scherbachov, Russian composer & professor (Blokovskaya, Thunderstorm), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1952)
  • 1889-04-09 Efrem Zimbalist, Russian composer and violinist, born in Rostov on Don, Russia (d. 1985)
  • 1889-04-14 Efim Bogoljubov, Russian-German chess player, born in Stanislavchyk, Tarashcha Uyezd, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1952)
  • 1889-04-24 Lyubov Popova, Russian avant-garde artist and painter, born in Ivanovskoe, Moscow (d. 1924)

Person of interestIgor Sikorsky

1889-05-25 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1972)

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Aviator
Igor Sikorsky
  • 1889-06-23 Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1966)
  • 1889-12-24 Vladimir Sokoloff, Russian actor (Road to Morocco), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1962)
  • 1890-01-10 Grigory Landsberg, Soviet physicist, born in Vologda, Russia (d. 1957)

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

Person of interestVyacheslav Molotov

1890-03-09 Vyacheslav Molotov [Skryabin], Russian politician (Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1939-49, 1953-6), born in Kukarka, Russian Empire (d. 1986)

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov
  • 1890-07-11 Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter
  • 1890-08-05 Naum Gabo, [Pevsner], Russian/US sculptor (Stillife Flower)
  • 1890-08-12 Al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
  • 1890-09-17 Lubov Tchernicheva, Russian-British ballerina, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1976)
  • 1890-09-20 Rachel Bluwstein, Hebrew poet, born in Saratov, Imperial Russia (d. 1931)
  • 1890-10-09 Alfred Swan, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1890-10-15 Arcady Dubensky, Russian composer, born in Kirov, Russia (d. 1966)
  • 1890-11-23 El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (d. 1941)
  • 1891-01-03 Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]
  • 1891-01-15 Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet (Noise of Time), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1938)
  • 1891-02-27 David Sarnoff, American radio and television pioneer (RCA, NBC), born in Uzlyany, Belarus, Russian Empire (d. 1971)
  • 1891-04-27 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), born in Sontsovka, Ukraine (d. 1953)
  • 1891-05-15 David Vogel, Russian-born Hebrew writer (Huwelijksleven), born in Satanov, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1891-05-15 Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian playwright and novelist ( The Master and Margarita, Black Snow), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1940)
  • 1891-08-02 Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian and linguist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1971)
  • 1891-08-24 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1969)
  • 1891-08-29 Michael Chekhov, Russian-American actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Rhapsody), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • 1891-09-14 Ivan Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (analytic number theory), born in Velikoluksky District, Russian Empire (d. 1983)
  • 1891-09-29 Fabien Sevitzky [Koussevitzky], Russian-American conductor (Indianapolis Symphony), born in Vishny Volotchok, Russia (d. 1967)
  • 1891-12-05 Alexander Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer, born in St Petersburg (d. 1956)
  • 1891-12-09 Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet, born in Minsk, Minsk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1917)
  • 1892-01-12 Mikhail Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1976)
  • 1892-02-14 Nikolaj A. Orloff, Russian-British pianist (Chopin), born in Yelets, Oryol Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1892-05-19 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Povestj Zjizni) [OS]
  • 1892-05-31 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Bespokojnaja Joenostj) [NS]
  • 1892-05-31 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (d. 1968)
  • 1892-06-20 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, born in Kuldīga, Latvia (d. 1937)
  • 1892-06-28 E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), born in London (d. 1982)
  • 1892-07-08 Pavel Korin, Russian painter (d. 1967)
  • 1892-09-22 Billy West [Roy B Weissburg], Russian actor, Charlie Chaplin impersonator and silent film director (Further Perils of Laurel & Hardy), born in Russia (d. 1975)
  • 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)
  • 1893-04-16 Joseph Yasser, Russian-American composer, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1893-05-03 Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor, born in Abasha, Kutais Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1893-07-19 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), born in Baghdati, Soviet Georgia (d. 1930) [OS=7/7]
  • 1893-08-19 Olga Baclanova, Russian actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1974)
  • 1893-09-04 Henry Schultz, American economist (econometrics), born in Sharkawshchyna, Russian Empire (d. 1938)
  • 1893-12-02 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer (Bio in Sonata Form), born in Kremenchuk, Russia (d. 2002) (birth date uncertain)
  • 1894-03-30 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin)

Person of interestNikita Khrushchev

1894-04-15 Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64), born in Kalinovka, Russia (d. 1971)

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1894-04-27 Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian-American composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1894-05-10 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1894-06-08 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala) who died in a German concentration camp, born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1894-07-09 Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist (Nobel 1978), born in Kronshtadt, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • 1894-07-13 Isaak Babel, Russian writer (Konarmija, Marija) [OS Jun 30]
  • 1894-07-19 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin, Russian mathematician, born in Kondrovo, Kaluga Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1959)
  • 1894-08-13 Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, Russian composer, born in Kurgan, Russia (d. 1949)
  • 1894-08-22 Ivan Isakov [Hovhannes Ter-Isahakyan], Russian-Armenian military commander (Commander in Chief of the Soviet Navy during World War II), born in Hadjikend, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • 1894-10-15 Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (1954-55), born in Kherson, Russian Empire (d. 1965)
  • 1895-04-14 Mary Marquet, Russian actress (Matter of Resistance), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1895-04-24 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner
  • 1895-06-11 Nikolai Bulganin, Premier of USSR (1955-58), born in Gorky, Russia (d. 1975
  • 1895-07-03 Oles' Semyonovich Chishko, Russian-Ukrainian composer, born in Dvorichnyi Kut, Ukraine (d. 1976)
  • 1895-08-10 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1958)
  • 1895-09-21 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet, born in Konstantinovo, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1925)
  • 1895-09-30 Lewis Milestone, Russian-born film director (d. 1980)
  • 1895-10-04 Richard Sorge, German spy for the Soviet Union in Tokyo during World War II, born in Baku, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1895-10-04 Sergei Yesenin, Russian lyric poet, born in Konstantinovo, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1925)
  • 1895-10-25 Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], Israeli PM (MWP) (1963-69), born in Oratov, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1895-11-17 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (d. 1975)
  • 1896-01-02 Dziga Vertiv, [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)
  • 1896-01-31 Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)
  • 1896-02-16 Alexander Brailowsky, Russian pianist (Chopin)
  • 1896-02-26 Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)
  • 1896-04-15 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1896-05-07 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (topology), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1982)
  • 1896-07-01 Pavel Antokolsky, Russian poet and theatre director (Syn), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1978)
  • 1896-08-15 Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1985)
  • 1896-08-27 Leon Theremin, Russian-Soviet electronic musical instruments inventor, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1896-08-27 Faina Ranevskaya [Faina Georgievna Feldman], Russian actress, born in Taganrog, Don Voisko Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • 1896-09-20 Fjodor Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga), born in Pavlovka, Russia (d. 1960) [NS=Oct 2]
  • 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)
  • 1896-11-17 Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (d. 1934)
  • 1896-11-20 Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1977)

Person of interestGeorgy Zhukov

1896-12-01 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, born in Strelkovka, Kaluga (d. 1974)

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1896-12-04 Nikolai Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1896-12-21 Constantine Rokossovski, Russian marshal/vice-premier of Poland, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1968)
  • 1896-12-22 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, Russian poet, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1897-01-03 Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupiec], Polish-American stage actress (Madame Dubarry), born in Lipno, Kingdom of Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1987)
  • 1897-04-14 Olga Chekhova, Russian-German actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children), born in Aleksandropol, Erivan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1897-04-20 Gregory Ratoff, Russian producer, director and actor (Exodus, Skyscraper Souls, Corsican Brothers), born in Samara, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1897-10-24 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, born in Cherkasy, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1898-01-22 Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), born in Riga, Latvia [NS] (d. 1948)
  • 1898-02-03 Paul Urysohn, Russian mathematician
  • 1898-02-21 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
  • 1898-05-06 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor, born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1973)
  • 1898-05-25 Mischa Levitzki, Russian-born American pianist and composer (The Enchanted Nymph), born in Kremenchuk, Russian Empire (d. 1941)
  • 1898-06-27 Ajla Rachmanova, Russian-Austrian author (Students), born in Kasli, Russia (d. 1991)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 848

  • 1960-02-09 Alexandre Benois, Russian artist, dies at 89
  • 1960-05-10 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, dies at 61

Person of interestBoris Pasternak

1960-05-30 Boris Pasternak, Russian poet and novelist (Doctor Zhivago) (Nobel Prize 1958), dies at 70

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1960-09-10 Fjodor Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
  • 1960-10-14 Abram F. Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies at 79
  • 1960-11-24 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • 1960-12-14 Gregory Ratoff, Russian producer, director and actor (Exodus, Skyscraper Souls, Corsican Brothers), dies of leukemia at 63
  • 1961-02-09 Grigory Levenfish, Russian International chess grandmaster, dies at 70
  • 1961-10-04 Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Bishop of the Russian Church and Orthodox missionary, dies at 81
  • 1962-01-12 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist, dies at 92
  • 1962-02-15 Vladimir Sokoloff, Russian actor (Road to Morocco, Cloak & Dagger), dies at 72
  • 1962-10-02 Boris Y. Bukreev, Russian mathematician (b. 1859)
  • 1962-10-17 Natalia Goncharova, Russian avant-garde artist and painter, dies at 81
  • 1963-04-06 Otto Struve, Russian-born astronomer (b. 1897)
  • 1963-06-18 Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican actor (From Russia With Love, Fort Apache), commits suicide at 51
  • 1964-03-23 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet choreographer (Gayaneh), dies at 66
  • 1964-04-14 Tatyana Afanasyeva, Russian-Dutch mathematician and physicist (fields of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics), dies at 87
  • 1964-05-10 Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (b. 1881)
  • 1964-06-04 Samuil Marshak, Russian-Soviet writer, translator and children's poem poet, dies at 76
  • 1964-06-10 Louis Gruenberg, Russian-American composer (Daniel Jazz), dies at 79
  • 1964-07-20 Anna Vyrubova, Russian lady-in-waiting, the best friend and confidante of Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna, dies at 80
  • 1964-10-07 Eugen Varga, Hungarian-Russian economist and politician, dies at 84
  • 1965-05-01 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, dies at 65
  • 1965-07-18 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, Russian composer, dies at 64
  • 1965-09-06 Konstantin G. Mostras, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • 1966-01-14 Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies
  • 1966-02-09 Sophie Tucker [Kalish] "last of the red hot mammas", Russian-born American singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79
  • 1966-02-18 Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 31
  • 1966-09-14 Nikolai Cherkasov, Russian actor (Ivan the Terrible), dies at 63
  • 1966-10-14 Arcady Dubensky, Russian composer, dies at 75
  • 1966-10-24 Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1896)
  • 1967-03-05 Mischa Auer [Ounskowsky], Russian actor (My Man Godfrey), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • 1967-04-22 Tom Conway, Russian actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show), dies at 62
  • 1967-06-07 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (decidability of various algebraic groups), dies at 57
  • 1967-08-31 Ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76
  • 1967-09-19 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian painter, dies at 82
  • 1967-09-27 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, dies at 80
  • 1967-10-11 Ivan Isakov [Hovhannes Ter-Isahakyan], Russian-Armenian military commander (Commander in Chief of the Soviet Navy during World War II), dies at 73
  • 1967-11-22 Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)
  • 1968-02-10 Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist, dies at 79

Person of interestYuri Gagarin

1968-03-27 Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), dies in a Mig-15 plane crash at 34

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin
  • 1968-04-01 Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962), dies at 59
  • 1968-05-03 Leonid Sabaneyev, Russian composer, dies at 86
  • 1968-07-14 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian sailor/author, dies at 76
  • 1968-07-14 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (b. 1892)
  • 1968-11-07 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, dies at 62
  • 1969-03-04 Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881)
  • 1969-03-06 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (b. 1952)
  • 1969-04-18 Piotr F. Scharoff, Russian-Italian actor & director (Chechov), dies at 82
  • 1969-07-19 Pavel I Apostolov, Russian military bandmaster, dies
  • 1970-01-17 Simon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (b. 1890)
  • 1970-03-16 Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), dies at 61
  • 1970-04-17 Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92
  • 1970-06-11 Aleksander Kerensky, Minister-Chairman of the Russian Provisional Government (1917), dies at 89
  • 1970-06-16 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, dies at 73
  • 1970-07-21 Mikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)
  • 1970-08-22 Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)
  • 1970-10-02 Alfred Swan, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • 1970-12-09 Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65
  • 1971-01-31 Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian and linguist, dies at 79

Person of interestIgor Stravinsky

1971-04-06 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • 1971-05-13 Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, Russian composer, dies 67
  • 1971-12-09 Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor, dies at 97
  • 1971-12-18 Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Russian poet and editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61
  • 1972-01-10 Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • 1972-02-17 Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, Soviet Russian composer, dies at 67
  • 1972-02-21 Bronislava Nijinska, Polish-Russian ballet dancer (b. 1891)
  • 1972-03-01 Victor Babin, Russian composer, dies at 63
  • 1972-03-15 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter (b. 1910)
  • 1972-04-25 George Sanders, Russian actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950), commits suicide at 65
  • 1972-06-26 David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61
  • 1972-09-17 Akim Tamiroff, Armenian-Russian actor (Touch of Evil, For Whom the Bell Tolls), dies at 72

Person of interestIgor Sikorsky

1972-10-26 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Aviator
Igor Sikorsky
  • 1972-12-23 Andrej Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, dies at 84
  • 1973-01-15 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
  • 1973-03-06 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67
  • 1973-04-02 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor, dies at 74
  • 1973-05-11 Grigory Kozintsev, Russian director, dies at 68
  • 1973-07-04 Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39
  • 1973-07-11 Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov, Russian composer (Zavod), dies at 72
  • 1973-07-19 Vasily Dmitriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 33
  • 1973-08-16 Selman Waksman, Ukrainian-American microbiologist (Nobel 1951-ingenious, systematic and successful studies of the soil microbes that led to the discovery of streptomycin), dies at 85
  • 1974-01-05 Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)

Person of interestGeorgy Zhukov

1974-06-18 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, dies at 77

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1974-07-09 Sonia Gaskell, Russian-Dutch choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70
  • 1974-08-24 Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)

Person of interestCoco the Clown

1974-09-25 Coco the Clown, [Nikolai Poliakoff], Russian-born British clown, dies at 73

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • 1974-12-06 Nikolay Kuznetsov, Russian naval commander (Admiral of the Fleet during World War II), dies at 70
  • 1974-12-15 Anatole Litvak, Russian-born American film director, writer and producer (Mayerling, Anastasia, The Snake Pit), dies at 72
  • 1975-01-09 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (group theory), dies at 73
  • 1975-03-07 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)
  • 1975-03-09 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor, dies at 86
  • 1975-07-21 Billy West [Roy B Weissburg], Russian actor, Charlie Chaplin impersonator and silent film director (Further Perils of Laurel & Hardy), dies at 82
  • 1975-08-17 Vladimir Kutz, Russian distance runner (Olympic gold 1956) dies at 48
  • 1975-11-13 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)
  • 1975-12-18 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), dies at 75
  • 1976-01-23 Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44
  • 1976-04-01 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75
  • 1976-11-12 Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1893)