Russian History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 1,138

  • 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

Historic Event

1959-05-25 Russian premier Nikita Khrushchev visits Angola

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Cuban 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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 Premiere

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
  • 1967-02-28 A West German court rules that impostor Anna Anderson failed to prove that she was missing Russian duchess Anastasia Romanov, ending a legal case that lasted almost 30 years

Ostankino Tower

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

The Motherland Calls

1967-10-15 The Motherland Calls, a monumental statue commemorating the battle of Stalingrad completed in Volgograd, Russia, then the World's tallest statue designed by Yevgeny Vuchetich

  • 1968-10-16 Czechoslovakia & Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces
  • 1968-12-31 1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)

Film Premiere

1969-02-16 "Andrei Rublev", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Anatoly Solonitsyn and Ivan Lapikov, premieres in Moscow after a limited release in 1966

  • 1969-03-02 Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)
  • 1969-03-15 Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute leaves 100s dead
  • 1969-05-17 Russian probe Venera 6 landed on Venus
  • 1969-07-13 Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon
  • 1969-07-21 Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
  • 1970-05-04 Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt
  • 1970-09-04 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova defects to the West while on tour with the Kirov Ballet in London and is granted political asylum
  • 1970-10-15 Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey

Historic Event

1970-11-04 Russian nuclear physicist Andrei Sakharov forms Human Rights Committee

  • 1970-11-17 Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
  • 1970-11-18 Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
  • 1971-06-30 Crew of Russian space mission Soyuz 11 found dead upon arrival on earth (only people to die in space)
  • 1971-09-24 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying
  • 1972-02-14 Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon

Historic Event

1972-07-18 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat throws out 20,000 Russian military aides

Sports History

1972-09-01 American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer beats Russian champion Boris Spassky 12.5-8.5 in Reykjavik, Iceland; most publicised world title match ever played; Fischer 1st American to win title

  • 1972-09-25 Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber

Historic Event

1973-06-25 Russian communist party leader Leonid Brezhnev visits France

  • 1973-07-07 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Czech Jan Kodeš beats Alex Metreveli of Russia 6-1, 9-8, 6-3 for his 3rd Grand Slam singles success

Historic Event

1974-02-13 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

French Open Women's Tennis

1974-06-15 French Open Women's Tennis: American teenager Chris Evert beats Olga Morozova of Russia 6-1, 6-2 for first of a record 7 French singles titles

  • 1974-07-05 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her first Wimbledon title beating Russian Olga Morzova 6-0, 6-4
  • 1974-09-19 The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents
  • 1975-03-07 "Mirror", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Margarita Terekhova and Ignat Daniltsev, is released
  • 1975-04-03 Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it, title awarded to Russian Anatoly Karpov

Music History

1975-08-14 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow

  • 1976-04-09 US & Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use
  • 1976-07-30 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1976-09-06 Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
  • 1977-05-25 21st European Cup: Liverpool beats Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 at Rome
  • 1977-06-01 Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason
  • 1977-08-17 Russian nuclear sub "Artika" is 1st to North Pole

Ballon d'Or

1977-12-27 Ballon d'Or: Borussia Mönchengladbach's Danish forward Allan Simonsen is named Europe's best football player ahead of Hamburg forward Kevin Keegan and Nancy midfielder Michel Platini

  • 1978-04-14 Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia
  • 1978-04-27 Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup
  • 1978-05-04 Russian leader Brezhnev visits West-Germany
  • 1978-05-18 Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work
  • 1978-07-13 Russian dissidents Ginsburg, Piatkus and Sjtsjaranki sentenced to work camps
  • 1979-04-10 Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian
  • 1979-05-14 "Stalker", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Alexander Kaidanovsky and Anatoli Solonitsyn, is released
  • 1979-08-17 2 Russian passenger planes collide above Ukraine, 173 killed
  • 1979-08-21 Russian Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC; joins the American Ballet Theatre, and works as a film actor
  • 1979-09-24 Russian ice skaters Protopopov & Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland
  • 1980-01-01 Mob storms Russian embassy in Tehran
  • 1980-01-22 Russian dissidents Andrei Sakharov and Yelena Bonner arrested in Moscow and banished to Gorky
  • 1980-04-13 US and its allies boycott the Summer Olympics in Moscow in protest against Russia's invasion of Afghanistan
  • 1980-07-16 Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
  • 1980-07-19 XXII Summer Olympic Games open in Moscow, Russia; led by United States, 66 nations boycott event because of Soviet-Afghan war
  • 1980-08-03 XXII Summer Olympic Games close in Moscow, Russia
  • 1981-06-23 Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition

Sports History

1981-11-20 Russian Anatoly Karpov retains world chess championship

  • 1982-03-01 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
  • 1982-03-05 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data
  • 1982-11-02 Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die
  • 1983-01-23 Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
  • 1983-05-23 Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air
  • 1983-09-14 US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
  • 1984-04-20 Russian offensive in Panshirvallei Afghanistan
  • 1984-06-01 Russian super heavyweight weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev snatches world record 211 kg

Historic Event

1984-08-11 During a radio voice test, US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes."

  • 1985-06-11 Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus
  • 1985-06-15 Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus

Historic Event

1985-08-01 Russian KGB officer Vitaly Yurchenko defects to the US in Rome, naming Americans Ronald Pelton and Edward Lee Howard as KGB agents

  • 1985-09-04 Russian Igor Paklin sets new high jump world record at 2.41m in Kobe, Japan
  • 1985-09-21 American CIA case officer Edward Lee Howard flees to Russia after being identified as a KGB agent

Historic Event

1985-10-02 Russian party leader Gorbachev visits Paris (his first trip abroad)

Garry Kasparov Becomes World Chess Champion

1985-11-09 Russia's Garry Kasparov (22) becomes the youngest ever World Chess Champion, with a 13-11 win over fellow countryman Anatoly Karpov

  • 1986-03-29 Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
  • 1986-04-20 Vladimir Horowitz performs in Moscow, Russia, his first appearance in his Russian homeland since 1925

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,823

  • 1888-11-10 Andrej Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, born in Pustomazovo, Russia (d. 1972)
  • 1889-01-01 Alexander Smallens, conductor, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1889-01-03 Nicholas Soussanin, Russian-American actor (Last Command, Captain Fury), born in Yalta part of modern day Crimea, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
  • 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)
  • 1889-02-11 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, Russian-Soviet composer (Ice and Steel), born in St. Petersburg (d. 1955)
  • 1889-02-20 Levko Revutsky, Ukrainian composer, music editor and pedagogue, born in Irzhavets, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1977)
  • 1889-04-14 Efim Bogoljubov, Russian-German chess player, born in Stanislavchyk, Tarashcha Uyezd, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1952)
  • 1889-04-21 Efrem Zimbalist Sr, Russian-American violinist, composer, and educator (Curtis Institute, 1928-68), born in Rostov on Don, Russia (d. 1985)
  • 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)
  • 1889-05-15 Bessie Abramowitz Hillman, Russian-American labor leader and founder of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, born in Linoveh, Russia (d. 1970)

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky (1889-1972)

1889-05-25 Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, born in Kyiv, Ukraine

  • 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)

Boris PasternakBoris Pasternak (1890-1960)

1890-02-10 Russian novelist and poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958), born in Moscow, Russia

  • 1890-02-16 Semyon Bogatyrev, Soviet and Russian composer (d. 1960)
  • 1890-02-28 Vaslav Nijinsky, Russian ballet dancer 'the God of Dance', born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 1950) 3/12 NS

Vyacheslav MolotovVyacheslav Molotov (1890-1986)

1890-03-09 Russian politician (Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1939-49, 1953-6), born in Kukarka, Russian Empire

  • 1890-07-11 Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter
  • 1890-07-14 Ossip Zadkine [Zadkin], Russian French sculptor (Destroyed City), born in Vitsebsk, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • 1890-08-05 Naum Gabo [Pevsner], Russian-American sculptor (Stillife Flower), born in Bryans, Russian Empire (d. 1977)
  • 1890-08-12 Al Goodman, Russian-American orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), born in Nikopol, Russia
  • 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)
  • 1891-01-20 Mischa Elman, Russian-American concert violinist, born in Talnoye, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (now Talne, Ukraine (d. 1967)
  • 1891-02-27 David Sarnoff, American radio and television pioneer (RCA, NBC), born in Uzlyany, Belarus, Russian Empire (d. 1971)
  • 1891-04-23 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf; Alexander Nevsky), born in Sontsovka, Russian Empire (now Sontsivka, 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)
  • 1892-01-27 Mitya Stillman, Russian-American violist and composer, born in Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1936)
  • 1892-02-14 Nikolaj A. Orloff, Russian-British pianist (Chopin), born in Yelets, Oryol Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1892-04-22 Nikolai Obukhov, Russian composer, born in Ol'shanka village, Kursk Province, Russian Empire (d. 1954)
  • 1892-05-14 Arthur Vincent Lourie, Russian composer, born in Propoysk, Russia (d. 1966)
  • 1892-05-19 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Povestj Zjizni) [OS]
  • 1892-05-31 Konstatin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian author (Bespokojnaja Joenostj), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1968) [NS]
  • 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)
  • 1892-11-23 Erté [Romain de Tirtoff], Russian-French artist and designer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1990)
  • 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)

Vladimir MayakovskyVladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930)

1893-07-19 Russian poet and playwright (Ode to Revolution, The Bathhouse), born in Baghdati, Russian Empire

  • 1893-08-15 Alexander Gauk, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1963)
  • 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)
  • 1893-09-17 Abel Herzberg, Russian-Dutch Jewish lawyer and writer (Persecution of Jews), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1893-09-20 Hermann Lux, German soccer defender (3 caps; manager Tennis Borussia Berlin), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1962)
  • 1893-11-22 Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician and one of the main associates of Joseph Stalin, born in Kabany, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1991)
  • 1893-12-02 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer (Bio in Sonata Form), born in Kremenchuk, Russia (d. 2002) (birth date uncertain)
  • 1893-12-26 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, Polish/Belorussian composer, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1970)
  • 1893-12-26 Yury Nikolayevich Tyulin, Russian composer and music theorist, born in Reval, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • 1894-03-30 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin)

Nikita KhrushchevNikita Khrushchev (1894-1971)

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

  • 1894-04-27 Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian-American, pianist, conductor, musicologist (Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns; Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians), and composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1894-05-10 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer(Academy Award, 1954 - High & Mighty; Wild Is The Wind), and conductor, born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (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) [1]
  • 1894-07-09 Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist (Nobel Prize 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 Polovinkin, Russian conductor, and composer (Night Dreams), born in Kurgan, Russian Empire (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)
  • 1894-11-11 Aaron Avshalomov, Russian-born Jewish composer, born in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Russia (d. 1965)
  • 1895-01-03 Borys Lyatoshynsky, Ukrainian composer, conductor, teacher, known as the father of modern Ukrainian music, born in Zhytomyr, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1968)
  • 1895-02-18 Semjon Timoshenko, Russian marshal/inspector-general (WWII)
  • 1895-04-14 Mary Marquet, Russian actress (Matter of Resistance), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1895-04-14 Wiktor Labunski, Polish-American composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1974)
  • 1895-04-24 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner
  • 1895-06-10 Immanuel Velikovsky, Russian writer (Worlds in Collision), born in Vitebsk, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 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)
  • 1895-11-15 Olga Nikolaevna, eldest daughter of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, born in Alexander Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1895-11-16 Eduard Bagritsky, Russian-Soviet poet and journalist (South-West), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1934)
  • 1895-11-17 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher, born in Oryol, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1895-11-25 Anastas Mikoyan, Armenian revolutionary and member of Supreme Soviet, born in Sanahin, Yelizavetpol Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1978)
  • 1896-01-02 Dziga Vertiv [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,100

  • 1964-07-20 Anna Vyrubova, Russian lady-in-waiting, the best friend and confidante of Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna, dies at 80
  • 1964-08-27 Aleksey Semyonovich Zhivotov, Russian composer, dies at 59
  • 1964-09-28 Mikhail Svetlov, Russian poet and writer, dies at 61
  • 1964-10-07 Eugen Varga, Hungarian-Russian economist and politician, dies at 84
  • 1965-04-26 Aaron Avshalomov, Russian-born Jewish composer, dies at 70
  • 1965-05-01 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, dies at 65
  • 1965-07-18 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, Russian composer, teacher, and conductor (Georgian State Orchestra, 1952-65), dies at 64
  • 1965-09-06 Konstantin G. Mostras, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • 1965-09-25 Nikolai Sokoloff, Russian-American conductor (Seattle Symphony), dies at 79
  • 1966-01-14 Sergei Korolev, Soviet Russian rocket engineer & spacecraft designer (Sputnik; Voskhod), dies during surgery at 59
  • 1966-02-09 Sophie Tucker [Kalish], Russian-born American singer and actress (My Yiddish Mama) known as "last of the red hot mammas", dies at 79
  • 1966-02-18 Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 31
  • 1966-06-16 German Galynin, Russian composer, dies at 44
  • 1966-09-14 Nikolai Cherkasov, Russian actor (Ivan the Terrible), dies at 63
  • 1966-10-12 Arthur Lourié, Russian-American composer (Concerto spirituale; The Feast in a Time of Plague), dies at 74
  • 1966-10-14 Arcady Dubensky, Russian composer, dies at 75
  • 1966-10-24 Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1896)
  • 1966-12-09 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, Russian-Ukrainian Soviet composer, dies at 79
  • 1966-12-10 Boris Koutzen, Russian violinist, composer & educator, dies at 65
  • 1967-03-05 Mischa Auer [Ounskowsky], Russian actor (My Man Godfrey), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • 1967-04-22 Tom Conway {Sanders], British radio and screen actor (The Falcon's Brother; I Cheated The Law; The Betty Hutton Show), dies of cirrhosis of the liver 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 and 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)
  • 1967-11-25 Ossip Zadkine [Zadkin], Russian French sculptor (Destroyed City), dies at 77
  • 1968-02-10 Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist, dies at 79

Yuri GagarinYuri Gagarin (1934-1968)

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

  • 1968-04-01 Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962), dies at 59
  • 1968-05-03 Leonid Sabaneyev, Russian composer, dies at 86
  • 1968-06-10 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, Russian composer, dies at 65
  • 1968-07-14 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (Kara-Bugaz), dies at 76
  • 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
  • 1969-10-12 Serge Poliakoff, Russian-French abstract painter, dies at 69
  • 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 Aleksi [Alexy}, 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)
  • 1970-08-13 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, Russian composer, dies at 75
  • 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
  • 1970-12-23 Bessie Abramowitz Hillman, Russian-American labor leader and founder of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, dies at 71
  • 1971-01-31 Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian and linguist, dies at 79
  • 1971-02-15 Marian Koval, Soviet Russian composer, dies at 63
  • 1971-02-20 Alexander Tsfasman, Soviet Russian jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, dies at 64

Igor StravinskyIgor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

1971-04-06 Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps - The Rite of Spring; The Firebird), dies of pneumonia at 88

  • 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 Gavriil Popov, Soviet Russian composer, dies at 67
  • 1972-02-21 Bronislava Nijinska, Polish-Russian ballet dancer (1910-34) and choreographer (1914-70), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • 1972-03-01 Victor Babin, Russian-American concert pianist (Vronsky & Babin), composer, and educator (Cleveland Institute, 1961-72) 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
  • 1972-08-17 Alexander Vampilov, Russian playwright (Elder Son), drowns at 34
  • 1972-09-17 Akim Tamiroff, Armenian-Russian actor (Touch of Evil, For Whom the Bell Tolls), dies at 72
  • 1972-10-05 Ivan Yefremov, Russian paleontologist (originator of the concept of taphonomy) and author (Andromeda Nebula), dies at 64

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky (1889-1972)

1972-10-26 Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, dies at 83

  • 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
  • 1973-12-15 Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, Russian composer, dies at 61
  • 1974-01-05 Lev Oborin, Russian-Soviet pianist (winner of 1st International Chopin Competition, 1927), composer and pedagogue, dies at 66

Georgy ZhukovGeorgy Zhukov (1896-1974)

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

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

Coco the ClownCoco the Clown (1900-1974)

1974-09-25 Russian-born British clown famous in the mid-20th century, dies at 73

  • 1974-12-04 Sophie-Carmen "Sonia" Eckhardt-Gramatté, Russian-Canadian pianist and composer, dies at 75
  • 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
  • 1975-01-26 Lubov Orlova, Russian actress (Moscow Laughs; Man of Music; Tanya), dies at 74
  • 1975-03-07 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher, dies at 79
  • 1975-03-09 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor, dies at 86
  • 1975-04-27 Nicholas Soussanin, Russian-American actor (Last Command, Captain Fury), dies at 86
  • 1975-05-13 Vladislav Zolotaryov, Soviet Russian bayanist (button accordion player), and composer (Six Children's Suites), takes his own life at 53
  • 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)