Russian History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 889

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
  • 1964-10-23 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball
  • 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
  • 1968-10-16 Czechoslovakia & Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces
  • 1968-12-31 1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)
  • 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 gets political asylum

  • 1970-10-15 Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • 1972-09-25 Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber
  • 1973-06-25 Russian communist party leader Brezhnev visits France
  • 1973-07-08 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Sport awardTennis Open

1974-07-05 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her first Wimbledon title beating Russian Olga Morzova 6-0, 6-4

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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
  • 1979-09-24 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 & Jelena 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
  • 1981-06-23 Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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."

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1985-06-11 Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus
  • 1985-06-15 Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus
  • 1985-10-02 Russian party leader Gorbachev visits Paris (his first trip abroad)
  • 1986-03-29 Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
  • 1986-04-20 Vladimir Horowitz performs in his Russian homeland

Historic DiscoveryPripyat: Nuclear Wasteland

1986-05-01 Russian news agency Tass reports Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap
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'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster
'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster
  • 1986-08-31 Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die
  • 1986-10-06 Russian nuclear sub K291 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • 1986-12-12 Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed
  • 1986-12-31 Russian TU-144 flies for 1st time faster than sound
  • 1987-02-23 Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member
  • 1987-08-08 Lynne Cox became 1st to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait
  • 1988-01-24 9th ACE Cable Awards: Discovery Channel wins the Golden CableACE for "Russia: Live From the Inside"
  • 1988-04-07 Russia announces it will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
  • 1988-06-05 Russian orthodox church celebrates it's 1,000th anniversary
  • 1988-08-08 Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war
  • 1989-01-03 Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
  • 1989-07-04 Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1990-05-29 Boris Yeltsin is elected President of the Russian Republic

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1990-07-07 New Jersey Devils sign star Russian defensemen Viacheslav Fetisov & Sergei Starikov to NHL contracts despite criticism they are taking North American jobs
  • 1990-07-27 White-Russia declares independence
  • 1990-08-09 Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-10 launches
  • 1990-10-13 First Russian Orthodox service in over 70 years held in St Basil's Cathedral, in Red Square, Moscow
  • 1991-06-12 Boris Yelstin elected President of Russian Federation
  • 1991-06-18 Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia, arrives in US
  • 1991-07-10 Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected President of the Russian Federation
  • 1991-07-31 Russia and US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact
  • 1991-08-25 White-Russia declares its independence
  • 1991-09-06 The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • 1991-11-06 Russian President Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party
  • 1991-12-08 Russia, Belorussia & Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States
  • 1992-01-01 The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.
  • 1992-03-17 Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
  • 1992-03-25 Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands
  • 1992-04-20 96th Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya repeats in 2:08:14 for his 3rd title; Olga Markova first Russian women's champion in 2:23:43

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-06-22 Two skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg, Russia identified as Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra

  • 1992-12-12 Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World
  • 1993-01-03 In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George H. W. Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,407

  • 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)
  • 1898-07-14 Ivan Triesault [Johann Constantin Treisalt], Russian actor (Cry of the Werewolf, Black Parachute), born in Reval, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1898-07-23 Jacob Marschak, Ukrainian-American economist (econometrics), born in Kiev, Russia (d. 1977)
  • 1898-07-27 Lena Amsel, Russian actress (Love Tragedy), born in Lódz, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1929)
  • 1898-09-29 Trofim Lysenko, Soviet biologist and agronomist, born in Karlovka, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • 1898-10-18 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian singer and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, From Russia with Love), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1898-12-22 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Soviet physicist, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1974)
  • 1899-01-01 Lev V Kuleshov, Russian director/theorist (Po Zakonu)
  • 1899-01-21 Alexander Tcherepnin, pianist and composer, born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1977)
  • 1899-02-19 Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)
  • 1899-03-03 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, born in Jelisawetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1899-04-23 Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American novelist (Lolita, Ada), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1977)
  • 1899-04-24 Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (algebraic geometry), born in Kobrin, Russian Empire (d. 1986)
  • 1899-05-31 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1994)
  • 1899-06-04 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, born in Moscow (d. 1965)
  • 1899-06-23 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, born in Balta, Ukraine (d. 1958)
  • 1899-06-25 Arthur Tracy, American radio personality (The Street Singer), born in Kamenetz-Podolsky, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1899-06-26 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, 3rd daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, born in Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1918)
  • 1899-10-05 George, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, born in Oranienbaum, Russia (d. 1962)
  • 1899-10-13 Marcelle de Manziarly, French pianist and composer, born in Kharkiv, Russian Empire (d. 1989)
  • 1899-10-29 Akim Tamiroff, Armenian-Russian actor (Touch of Evil, For Whom the Bell Tolls), born in Tiflis, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1899-12-06 Nikolai Batalov, Russian actor (Tretya meshchanskaya, Mother), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1937)
  • 1899-12-25 Raphael Soyer, Russian-born american artist (Depression Scenes in NYC), born in Borisoglebsk, Tambov (d. 1987)
  • 1900-01-25 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), born in Nemyriv, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1900-01-30 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, born in Lokhvitsa, Russian Empire (d. 1955)
  • 1900-02-08 Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
  • 1900-03-21 Eugenie Leontovitch, Russian actress (Homicidal, The Rains of Ranchipur), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1900-04-16 Polly Adler, Russian bordello proprieter and author (House is not a Home), born in Yanow, Russia (d. 1962)
  • 1900-06-22 Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1900-07-10 Sampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk, priest and wonder-worker, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1900-07-10 Mitchell Parish, American lyricist, born in Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1993)
  • 1900-07-12 Fjodor Godunov-Tcherdynchev, Russian poet (Life of Tchernyshevsky)
  • 1900-07-18 Nathalie Sarraute [Tcherniak], French writer (Childhood, Portrait of a Man Unknown, The Golden Fruits), born in Ivanovo, Russia (d. 1999)
  • 1900-08-22 Sergei Ozhegov, Russian lexicographer (Russian Language Dictionary), born in Kuvshinovo, Tver Oblast, Russia (d. 1964)
  • 1900-08-27 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, Russian composer, born in Kvemo-Khviti, Georgia (d. 1965)
  • 1900-09-01 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht)

Person of interestCoco the Clown

1900-10-02 Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff], Famous Russian clown, born in Dvinsk, Russian Empire (d. 1974)

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • 1900-10-08 Serge Chermayeff, Russian-British architect and designer, born in Grozny, Russia (d. 1996)
  • 1900-10-24 Elizabeth Hill, Russian-English teacher of Salvonic languages, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1996)
  • 1900-11-07 Efrem Kurtz, Russian conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1900-11-18 Constantin Alajalov, Russian artist (Ditters & Jitters)
  • 1900-11-19 Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian scientist (d. 1980)
  • 1900-12-21 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1951)
  • 1901-01-18 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
  • 1901-03-06 Mark Donskoy, Odessa Russia, director (Heart of a Mother)
  • 1901-04-05 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian-French painter and graphic artist, born in Kazan, Russia (d. 1982)
  • 1901-05-02 Lev Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth), born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1924)

Person of interestWitold Pilecki

1901-05-13 Witold Pilecki, Polish WWII resistance fighter (volunteered to go to Auschwitz, Witold's Report), born in Olonets, Russian Empire

Polish Resistance Fighter Witold Pilecki
Polish Resistance Fighter
Witold Pilecki

Person of interestAnastasia Nikolaevna

1901-06-05 Anastasia Nikolaevna, Daughter of the last Russian Tsar, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)

Grand Duchess of Russia Anastasia Nikolaevna
Grand Duchess of Russia
Anastasia Nikolaevna
  • 1901-06-09 Marion Gering, Russian actress (Sarumba, Rumba, Ready for Love, 24 Hours), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (d. 1977)
  • 1901-07-05 Sergey Vladimirovich Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1901-08-03 Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Cardinal, born in Zuzela, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1981)
  • 1901-08-15 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (group theory), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1975)
  • 1901-09-22 Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Russian 2nd wife of Joseph Stalin (d. 1932)
  • 1901-10-18 Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, Russian composer born in Bogodukhov; (d. 1956)
  • 1901-12-22 Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American conductor (Lincoln Portrarit), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1980)
  • 1902-03-28 Paul Godwin, Polish-Dutch violinist, born in Sosnowitz, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1902-04-06 Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)
  • 1902-05-10 Anatole Litvak, Russian-born American film director, writer and producer (Mayerling, Anastasia, The Snake Pit), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • 1902-06-11 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, Soviet composer, born in Omsk, Russia (d. 1963)

Person of interestMeyer Lansky

1902-07-04 Meyer Lansky, Russian-American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1983)

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Meyer Lansky
  • 1902-07-16 Alexander Luria, Russian neuropsychologist (Higher Cortical Functions in Man), born in Kazan, Russian Empire (d. 1977)
  • 1902-08-06 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [OS]
  • 1902-08-19 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [NS]
  • 1902-10-11 Leon Belasco [Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky], Russian actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1988)
  • 1902-11-21 Michail A Suslov, Russian party ideologist [OS=Nov 8]
  • 1902-11-25 Tamara Shayne, Russian-American actress (Moma Yoelson-The Jolson Story), born in Perm, Russia (d. 1983
  • 1902-12-26 Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan, Russian painter (d. 1980)
  • 1903-01-12 Igor Kurchatov, Russian nuclear physicist, born in Sim, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia (d. 1960)
  • 1903-02-23 Grigori V Aleksandrov, Russian director (Veselye Rebjata)
  • 1903-04-17 Nicolas Nabokov, Russian composer (Holy Devil), born in Lubcza, Minsk, Belarus (d. 1978)
  • 1903-04-18 Leonid Kinskey, Russian actor (Casablanca, Duck Soup), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1998)
  • 1903-04-25 Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (theory of probability), born in Tambov, Russia (d. 1987)
  • 1903-07-17 Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, Russian composer, born in Starozhilovka (d. 1971)
  • 1903-07-27 Nikolai Cherkasov, Russian actor (Ivan the Terrible), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1966)
  • 1903-10-10 Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), born in Parafianovo, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1903-12-23 Michael Kalatozov, Russian producer (When the Cranes Fly)
  • 1904-01-03 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
  • 1904-01-20 Alexandra Danilova, Russian-born ballerina (Turning Point), born in Petergof, Russia (d. 1997)

Person of interestGeorge Balanchine

1904-01-22 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, born in St. Petersburgh, Russian Empire (d. 1983) [OS=Jan 9]

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • 1904-01-22 Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)
  • 1904-02-27 Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
  • 1904-04-14 Sonia Gaskell, Russian-Dutch choreographer (Diaghilev), born in Vilkaviškis, Lithuania (d. 1974)
  • 1904-07-04 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American yiddish writer (Yentl, Nobel Prize for Literature 1978), born in Leoncin, Russian Empire (d. 1991)
  • 1904-07-24 Nikolay Kuznetsov, Russian naval commander (Admiral of the Fleet during World War II), born in Medvedki, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • 1904-08-04 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Pornography), born in Małoszyce, Russian Empire (d. 1969)

Person of interestAlexei Nikolaevich

1904-08-12 Alexei Nikolaevich, last Tsarevich of Russia, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1918)

Tsarevich of Russia Alexei Nikolaevich
Tsarevich of Russia
Alexei Nikolaevich
  • 1904-09-12 Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, Soviet Russian composer, born in Novocherkassk, Russia (d. 1972)
  • 1904-09-15 Tom Conway, Russian actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show), born in St Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • 1904-09-23 Meyer Schapiro, Lithuanian-born American art historian, born in Šiauliai, Russian Empire
  • 1904-10-01 Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-American pianist (Carmen), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1989)
  • 1904-12-07 Konstantin Sokolsky, Russian singer, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1991)
  • 1904-12-28 Sergei Yutkevich, director (Otello, Banya), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1904-12-30 Dmitry B Kabalevsky, composer (In the Fire) [OS 17 Dec], born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1904-12-31 Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian-American concert violinist (Philadelphia Orch 1942), born in Odessa, Ukraine

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 853

  • 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)
  • 1977-01-09 Alexey Fedorovich Kozlovsky, Russian composer, dies at 71
  • 1977-02-05 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player, dies at 67
  • 1977-02-09 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82
  • 1977-02-13 Jack Gardner, actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77
  • 1977-05-25 Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (b. 1904)
  • 1977-07-02 Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American novelist (Lolita, Ada), dies at 78
  • 1977-07-04 Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (b. 1918)
  • 1977-08-14 Alexander Luria, Russian neuropsychologist (Higher Cortical Functions in Man), dies at 75
  • 1977-09-29 Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, Russian composer, dies at 78
  • 1977-11-05 Aleksei G Stachanov, Russian model miner, dies at 72
  • 1978-01-18 Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, Russian composer, dies at 68
  • 1978-04-06 Nicolas Nabokov, Russian composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74
  • 1978-05-01 Aram Katchaturian, Russian composer (The Earth), dies at 74
  • 1978-10-21 Anastas I Mikojan, Russian politician, dies at 83
  • 1978-11-20 Vasilisk Gnedov, Russian poet (b. 1890)
  • 1979-02-08 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, Russian poet and writer (against Pasternak), dies at 82
  • 1979-04-05 Eugène Gabritschevsky, Russian biologist and artist (b. 1893)
  • 1979-05-09 Lan Adomian, Russian-born American composer, dies at 73
  • 1979-08-24 Sampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk, priest and wonder-worker, dies at 79
  • 1979-11-11 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • 1979-12-02 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, Russian composer, dies at 72
  • 1979-12-05 Sonia Delaunay, Russian-born French artist (Orphism), dies at 94
  • 1979-12-27 Hafizullah Amin, Afghan politician (President of Afghanistan, 1979), killed by Russian forces in a coup during Soviet invasion at 50
  • 1980-01-03 Ivan Triesault [Johann Constantin Treisalt], Russian actor (Cry of the Werewolf, Black Parachute), dies at 81
  • 1980-01-13 Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American conductor (Lincoln Portrarit), dies of pneumonia at 78
  • 1980-04-21 Aleksandr Oparin, Russian biochemist (b. 1894)
  • 1980-07-14 Felix Berezin, Russian physicist and mathematician (Berezin integral), dies at 49
  • 1980-07-17 Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (b. 1890)
  • 1980-07-25 Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • 1980-08-09 Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
  • 1980-10-02 Valentin Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
  • 1980-10-15 Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1980-10-24 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30
  • 1980-11-12 Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident, dies at 42
  • 1980-12-29 Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (b. 1899)
  • 1981-03-07 Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin, Russian conductor/composer, dies at 67
  • 1981-09-06 Joseph Yasser, Russian-American composer, dies at 88
  • 1981-11-27 Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer/actress (From Russia With Love), dies of cancer at 83
  • 1982-01-10 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, dies at 84
  • 1982-02-27 Malika Sabirova, Soviet Tajik ballet dancer, dies at 39
  • 1982-03-06 Ayn Rand [Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum], Russian-American author, screenwriter and philosopher who developed the philosophical system of "Objectivism" (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1982-03-14 Kirill Molchanov, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 59
  • 1982-07-18 Roman Jakobson, Russian-American linguist and Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language), dies at 85
  • 1982-07-27 Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic gold 1980), dies at 28

Person of interestVladimir Zworykin

1982-07-29 Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American inventor (development of television, cathode ray tube), dies at 82

  • 1982-08-09 Aleksandr A Alekseyev, Russian director, dies
  • 1982-08-09 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian-French painter and graphic artist, dies at 81
  • 1982-08-12 Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (b. 1907)
  • 1982-11-03 E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), dies at 90
  • 1982-11-16 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86
  • 1982-11-29 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, dies at 55
  • 1982-12-17 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violist, dies at 58
  • 1983-03-07 Igor Markevitch, Russian conductor (Le Paradis Perdu), dies at 70
  • 1983-03-20 Ivan Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (analytic number theory), dies at 91
  • 1983-04-14 Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1952), dies at 64

Person of interestGeorge Balanchine

1983-04-30 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, dies from Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease at 79

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • 1983-10-23 Tamara Shayne, Russian-American actress (Moma Yoelson-The Jolson Story), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 1984-04-08 Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist (Nobel 1978), dies at 89
  • 1984-04-18 Francis De Wolff, British character actor (A Christmas Carol, From Russia With Love), dies at 71
  • 1984-07-19 Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1896)
  • 1984-08-03 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), dies at 60
  • 1984-08-14 Tigran Petrosian, Soviet Armenian world chess champion (1963-69), dies at 55
  • 1984-12-03 Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1985-02-22 Efrem A Zimbalist, Russian/American composer/violinist, dies at 95
  • 1985-04-24 Sergei Yutkevich, Russian director, (Otello, Banya), dies at 80

Person of interestYul Brynner

1985-10-10 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), dies of cancer at 65

  • 1986-04-12 Valentin Kataev, Russian writer (b. 1897)
  • 1986-07-04 Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (algebraic geometry), dies at 87
  • 1986-09-25 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian Chemist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 90
  • 1986-10-06 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)

Person of interestVyacheslav Molotov

1986-11-08 Vyacheslav Molotov [Skryabin], Russian politician (Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1939-49, 1953-6), dies at 96

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov
  • 1987-07-02 Karl Linnas, accused Nazi, dies of heart failure in Russia
  • 1987-10-20 Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (theory of probability), dies at 84
  • 1987-10-24 Constantin Alajalov, Russian artist, dies at 86
  • 1987-11-04 Raphael Soyer, Russian-born American artist (Depression scenes in NYC), dies at 87
  • 1987-12-02 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist, dies at 73
  • 1987-12-10 Jascha Heifetz, Russian violinist, dies at 86
  • 1988-05-03 Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician, dies at 79
  • 1988-08-18 Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42
  • 1988-12-07 Andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies
  • 1988-12-30 Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (b. 1925)
  • 1989-01-03 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • 1989-04-07 Tikhon Toropets, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint, dies at 123(?)
  • 1989-05-02 Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (b. 1902)
  • 1989-05-23 Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian theatre director (b. 1915)
  • 1989-05-27 Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (b. 1907)

Person of interestAndrei Sakharov

1989-12-14 Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist/dissident (Nobel 1975), dies at 68

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1990-03-20 Jev Jasjin, Russian soccer goalie, dies at 60
  • 1990-04-19 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 52
  • 1990-05-02 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 49
  • 1990-05-13 Venedikt Jerofejev, Russian writer, dies
  • 1990-06-22 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81
  • 1990-08-15 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (b. 1962)
  • 1990-08-24 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer, dies at 48
  • 1990-09-15 Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 60
  • 1990-11-19 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • 1991-01-01 Charles B Timmer, Dutch writer (Russia Black on White), dies at 83