Russian History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 1,138

Historic Event

1986-07-07 Soviet General and spy for the US Dmitri Polyakov arrested in retirement in Russia (executed 1988)

  • 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
  • 1987-11-11 Football striker Mark Hughes plays for Wales and Bayern Munich in 2 countries on same day; appears for Wales in 2-0 European Championship loss to Czechoslovakia in Prague, then jets to Munich for 3-2 Cup win over Borussia
  • 1988-01-24 9th ACE Cable Awards: Discovery Channel wins the Golden CableACE for "Russia: Live From the Inside"

Cold War Bumping Incident

1988-02-12 US Navy frigate USS Yorktown bumped by Russian frigate Bezzavetny in the Black Sea in dispute over right of innocent passage

  • 1988-04-07 Russia announces it will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
  • 1988-06-05 Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its 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)
  • 1989-11-03 Šarūnas Marčiulionis and Alexander Volkov become first Russians to play in a regular season NBA game; Marciulionis scores 19 as Golden State lose 136-106 to Phoenix; Volkov held scoreless in Atlanta's 126-103 defeat by Indiana

Election of Interest

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

  • 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
  • 1991-06-12 Boris Yeltsin wins Russia's first presidential election with 57% of the vote
  • 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 the 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

Historic Event

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

  • 1992-06-27 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovskiy of Russia defeats #1 seed Jim Courier 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the 3rd round at Wimbledon

Sports History

1992-11-05 "Revenge Match of the 20th century" American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer defeats Russian Boris Spassky to win an unofficial match in Belgrade

  • 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)
  • 1993-01-17 Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
  • 1993-02-04 Russian space agency tests a 82-foot wide space mirror
  • 1993-04-19 97th Boston Marathon: Cosmas N'deti of Kenya wins men's event in 2:09:33; Olga Markova of Russia repeats as women's champion in 2:25:27
  • 1993-04-25 Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader
  • 1993-07-01 Russian manned space craft TM-17, launches into orbit
  • 1993-09-17 Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • 1993-10-04 Troops and tanks of President Boris Yeltsin shell and occupy the Russian White House in Moscow, the house of government of the Russian Federation
  • 1993-10-22 Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk

Historic Event

1993-11-16 Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

  • 1994-01-08 Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit
  • 1994-01-14 Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands
  • 1994-02-04 Russian team beats ladies world record 4x800 m indoor (8:18.71)
  • 1994-03-23 Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)

Historic Event

1994-04-28 Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer and his wife Rosario plead guilty to spying for the Soviet Union and Russia

Historic Event

1994-05-27 Writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia after 20 years in exile

  • 1994-07-01 Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-19 launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
  • 1994-07-09 Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-18 lands after successful trip to Mir spacestation
  • 1994-08-31 Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia & Latvia
  • 1994-10-10 Value of Russian ruble decreases, 3081 rubles per dollar
  • 1994-10-11 Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar
  • 1994-10-29 Antonov AN-12A crashes short of runway at Ust-Ilimsk Airport (Irkutsk, Russia), possibly due to icing; all 23 on board killed
  • 1994-11-20 Russian Kosmos satellites 2294, 2295 and 2296 launch
  • 1994-12-04 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
  • 1994-12-11 Russian troops enter Chechnya
  • 1995-01-20 Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)
  • 1995-02-09 STS-63 - 2nd mission of US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program goes into space
  • 1995-05-28 Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
  • 1995-06-30 Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island
  • 1995-11-15 Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir

Davis Cup

1995-12-03 Davis Cup Tennis, Moscow: Pete Sampras beats Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 to give US a winning 3-1 lead (ends 3-2); record 31st US title

  • 1996-01-12 Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)
  • 1996-02-29 Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-23 returning from Mir space station
  • 1996-03-26 The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia
  • 1996-06-09 French Open Men's Tennis: Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Germany's Michael Stich 7-6, 7-5, 7-6
  • 1996-06-11 Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East

Football Awards

1996-12-24 Ballon d'Or: Borussia Dortmund's German sweeper Matthias Sammer is named best football player in Europe ahead of PSV/Barcelona striker Ronaldo and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer

  • 1997-02-07 US & Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21
  • 1997-02-28 FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia
  • 1997-03-02 Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia)
  • 1997-03-04 Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)
  • 1997-03-18 Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die
  • 1997-04-06 Progress M-34 Launch (Russia)
  • 1997-05-12 Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
  • 1997-05-16 Final agreement creating Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) signed by project participants, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Chevron Corp and others
  • 1997-05-20 Cosmos Zenit-2 Launch (Russia), Failed
  • 1997-05-27 Russian President Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO
  • 1997-05-28 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich
  • 1997-06-07 Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
  • 1997-06-29 Progress M-35 Soyuz Launch (Russia)
  • 1997-08-16 For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
  • 1997-11-16 American tennis great Pete Sampras wins back-to-back ATP Tour World Championship titles with a 6–3, 6–2, 6–2 over Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov in Hanover, Germany
  • 1997-11-20 Iraq's Revolution Command Council formally endorses an agreement, arranged by Russia, that enables UN weapons inspection teams to resume operations in Iraq
  • 1997-11-25 US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia
  • 1997-12-29 Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China
  • 1998-01-01 Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence.

Olympic Games

1998-02-20 Vancouver Canucks' right wing Pavel Bure scores 5 goals for Russia in a 7-4 semi-final win over Finland at the Nagano Winter Olympics

  • 1998-02-22 Petr Svoboda scores the winner as the Czech Republic claims its first ever Olympic ice hockey gold medal with a 1-0 victory over Russia in Nagano, Japan
  • 1998-07-17 Russia buries Tsar Nicholas II and family, 80 years after they died

Historic Event

1998-10-01 Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

  • 1999-01-31 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Yevgeny Kafelnikov becomes first Russian, male or female, to win an Australian title; beats Thomas Enqvist of Sweden 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-6

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,826

  • 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)
  • 1896-05-01 Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (Reich Minister for Food and Agriculture), born in Batumi, Kutais Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1947)
  • 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)
  • 1896-08-09 Leonide Massine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1896-08-15 Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1985)
  • 1896-08-27 Faina Ranevskaya [Faina Georgievna Feldman], Russian actress, born in Taganrog, Don Voisko Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • 1896-08-27 Leon Theremin, Russian-Soviet electronic musical instruments inventor, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 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)
  • 1896-11-23 Viktor Kosenko, Russian-Ukrainian pianist, composer (Moldavian Poem), and educator, born in Saint Petersberg, Russian Empire (d. 1938)

Georgy 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)

  • 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 [Apolonia Chalupec], Polish-American stage and silent and sound screen actress (Forbidden Paradise; Madame Bovary), and singer, 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)
  • 1897-06-10 Tatiana Nikolaevna, 2nd daughter of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, born in Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1897-10-20 Yevsei Liberman, Ukrainian Soviet economist (Plan, profit, bonuses), born in Slavuta, Russia (d. 1983)
  • 1897-10-24 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, born in Cherkasy, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1897-11-21 Mollie Steimer, American political prisoner and anarchist agitator, born in Dunaevtsy, Russia (d. 1980)
  • 1897-12-02 Hovhannes Bagramyan, Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union of Armenian origin, born in Yelizavetpol, Elisabethpol Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1897-12-27 Iwan S Konew, Russian marshal/supreme commander pact of Warsaw
  • 1898-01-22 Alexander Abramsky, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Lutsk, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1985)
  • 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 dancer and choreographer (Gayaneh)
  • 1898-02-27 Bronislaw Rutkowski, Belarusian organist, pedagogue, and composer, born in Komaje, Russian Empire (now Belarus) (d. 1964)
  • 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)
  • 1898-09-30 Felix Kersten, Baltic-German Finnish masseuse (masseuse to Heinrich Himmler who helped save people from Nazi persecution), born in Tartu, Imperial Russia (d. 1960)
  • 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)
  • 1898-12-03 Lev Knipper, Soviet composer, born in Tiflis, Russian Empire [now Tbilisi, Georgia] (d. 1974)
  • 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)
  • 1899-01-06 Sophie-Carmen "Sonia" Eckhardt-Gramatté, Russian-Canadian pianist and composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1974) [1]
  • 1899-01-21 Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian 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)

Lavrentiy Beria

1899-03-29 Lavrentiy Beria, Soviet politician and head of the NKVD secret service, born in Merkheuli, Russian Empire (d. 1953)

Vladimir Nabokov

1899-04-22 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)
  • 1899-06-22 Michal Kalecki, Polish economist, born in Łódź, Russian Poland (d. 1970)
  • 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 Maria Nikolaevna, 3rd daughter of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, born in Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1899-09-18 Ida Kamińska, Polish stage and screen actress, director, and writer (The Shop on Main Street; Mother Courage and Her Children), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1980)
  • 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)
  • 1899-11-03 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist, born in Birzula, Russian Empire (d. 1986)
  • 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)
  • 1900-01-20 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1961)
  • 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 & film composer, born in Lokhvitsa, Russian Empire (d. 1955)
  • 1900-02-08 Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
  • 1900-02-26 Halina Konopacka, Polish discus thrower (Olympic gold 1928), born in Rawa Mazowiecka, Russian Empire (d. 1989)
  • 1900-03-21 Eugenie Leontovitch, Russian actress (Homicidal, The Rains of Ranchipur), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1900-03-26 Isadore Freed, Russian American composer, born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia (d. 1960)
  • 1900-04-16 Polly Adler, Russian bordello proprieter and author (House is not a Home), born in Yanow, Russia (d. 1962)
  • 1900-05-17 Nicolai Berezowsky, Russian-American composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1953)
  • 1900-05-27 Uładzimir Žyłka, Belarusian poet, born in Makaszy, Nesvizh, Russian Empire (d. 1933)
  • 1900-06-22 Jennie Tourel, Russian mezzo-soprano (Metropolitan Opera 1937-47), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1900-07-10 Mitchell Parish [Michael Pashelinsky], American lyricist (Stardust; It's Wonderful; Moonlight Serenade; Sweet Lorraine), born in Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1993) [1]
  • 1900-07-10 Sampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk, priest and wonder-worker, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 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, teacher, and conductor (Georgian State Orchestra, 1952-65), born in Kvemo-Khviti, Georgia (d. 1965)
  • 1900-09-01 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht)

Coco the Clown

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

  • 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 Symphony, 1948-54), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1900-11-18 Constantin Alajalov, Armenian-American illustrator (The New Yorker; Saturday Evening Post; Dithers & Jitters), and painter, born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (d. 1987)
  • 1900-11-19 Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian hydrodynamicist and mathematician, born in Kazan, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1900-12-21 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1951)
  • 1901-01-18 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician, born in Sevsk, Russia (d. 1973)
  • 1901-02-02 Jascha Heifetz, Russian-American violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall debut -1917), born in Vilnius, Russian Empire (now Lithuania) (d. 1987)
  • 1901-03-06 Mark Donskoy, Soviet-Ukrainian film director (Rainbow, A Mother's Heart) and screenwriter, born in Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1981)
  • 1901-04-01 Boris Koutzen, Russian violinist, composer, and educator, born in Uman, Russia (now Ukraine) (d. 1966)
  • 1901-04-05 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian-French painter and graphic artist, born in Kazan, Russia (d. 1982)
  • 1901-04-30 Simon Kuznets, American economist (Nobel 1971), born in Pinsk, Russian Empire (d. 1985)
  • 1901-05-02 Lev Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth), born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1924)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,100

  • 1976-12-04 Ace Gutowsky, Russian/American football fullback (Portsmouth Spartans, Brooklyn Dodgers; NFL C'ship 1935, Detroit Lions), dies of cancer at 67
  • 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, dies at 72
  • 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 Tcherepnin, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 78
  • 1977-11-05 Aleksey Stachanov, Russian model miner, dies at 72
  • 1978-01-18 Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, Russian composer, dies at 68
  • 1978-02-27 Vadim Salmanov, Soviet Russian composer, dies at 65
  • 1978-04-06 Nicolas Nabokov, Russian composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74
  • 1978-10-09 Pavel Antokolsky, Russian poet and theatre director (Syn), dies at 82
  • 1978-11-20 Vasilisk Gnedov, Russian poet (b. 1890)
  • 1979-02-08 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, Russian poet and writer (against Pasternak), dies at 82
  • 1979-03-15 Leonide Massine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20), 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
  • 1979-11-17 Immanuel Velikovsky, Russian writer (Worlds in Collision), dies at 84
  • 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 hydrodynamicist and mathematician, dies at 79
  • 1980-10-24 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30
  • 1980-11-12 Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer and dissident (Will the Soviet Union Survive Until 1984), dies in a car accident at 42
  • 1980-12-29 Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (b. 1899)
  • 1981-03-07 Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (Bolshoi Theatre, 1943-56; Moscow Philharmonic, 1960-75; Concertgebouw, 1978-81), 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
  • 1982-03-06 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

Vladimir Zworykin

1982-07-29 Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American inventor (development of television, cathode ray tube), dies at 94

  • 1982-08-09 Alexandre Alexeieff, Russian-French filmmaker (pinscreen animation) and 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 Kogan, Soviet Russian violinist (Lenin Prize, 1952), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1983-03-07 Igor Markevitch, Russian composer and 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

George 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

  • 1983-06-07 Daniele Amfitheatrof [Amfiteatrov], Russian-Italian pianist, conductor, and composer of concert and Hollywood film score music (American Panorama; The Naked Jungle), dies at 81
  • 1983-07-30 Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 56
  • 1983-10-23 Tamara Shayne, Russian-American actress (Moma Yoelson-The Jolson Story), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 1983-12-01 Leon Mirsky, Russian-British mathematician (Mirsky's theorem), dies at 64
  • 1984-03-04 Shalva Mikhailovich Mshvelidze, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • 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
  • 1984-12-03 Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1985-02-22 Efrem Zimbalist Sr, Russian-American violinist composer, and educator (Curtis Institute, 1928-68), dies at 95
  • 1985-04-24 Sergei Yutkevich, Russian director, (Otello, Banya), dies at 80

Yul Brynner

1985-10-10 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss Tony and Academy Award-winning stage and screen actor (The King and I; The Ten Commandments), dies of lung cancer at 65

  • 1985-12-14 Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist, dies at 89
  • 1986-04-12 Valentin Kataev, Russian writer (b. 1897)
  • 1986-07-04 Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (algebraic geometry), dies at 87
  • 1986-09-07 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, Russian-Soviet conductor and composer, dies at 83
  • 1986-09-25 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian Chemist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 90
  • 1986-10-06 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)

Vyacheslav Molotov

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

  • 1986-12-15 Serge Lifar, Russian-French dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet), dies at 81
  • 1987-02-16 Dmitri Kabalevsky, Russian pianist and composer (In the Fire), dies at 82
  • 1987-03-20 Rita Streich, Russian-German soprano, dies at 66
  • 1987-07-02 Karl Linnas, accused Nazi, dies of heart failure in Russia
  • 1987-08-05 Anatoli Papanov, Russian actor (Cold Summer of 1953) named as a People's Artist of the USSR (1973), dies at 64
  • 1987-10-20 Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (theory of probability), dies at 84
  • 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
  • 1988-06-01 Leon Belasco [Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky], Russian actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen), dies at 85
  • 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)
  • 1989-05-02 Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (b. 1902)
  • 1989-05-19 Abel Herzberg, Russian-Dutch Jewish lawyer (Eichmann in Jerusalem), dies at 95
  • 1989-05-23 Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian theatre director (b. 1915)
  • 1989-05-27 Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (b. 1907)

Irving Berlin

1989-09-22 Irving Berlin [Israel Beilin], Russian-American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in history ("Always"; "God Bless America"; "White Christmas"; "Cheek To Cheek"), dies at 101 [1] [2]

  • 1989-09-28 John Gart, Russian-American orchestra leader, composer (Robert Montgomery Presents), and actor (Paul Winchell Show), , dies at 84
  • 1989-11-05 Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-American classical pianist (Variations on a Theme from Carmen), dies of a heart attack at 85