Soviet Union in History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 1,226

  • 1979-09-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-10-04 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1979-10-07 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1979-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1979-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-10-25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1979-10-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-11-15 In Parliament Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, exposed as 4th man in Soviet spy ring. He was then stripped of his knighthood and fellowship of Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1979-11-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-12-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-12-21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-12-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-12-25 Soviet forces invade Afghanistan to prop up the Communist government, beginning a disastrous and failed ten-year war
  • 1979-12-26 Soviet Special forces take over presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • 1979-12-27 After invading Afghanistan two days earlier Soviet forces pull off a coup in Kabul, killing President Hafizullah Amin
  • 1980-01-03 Babrak Karmal defends the Soviet-backed coup in first public appearance since taking power as President of Afghanistan

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1980-02-22 "Miracle on Ice": US ice hockey team beats heavily favoured Soviet Union, 4-3 at Lake Placid in one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history; Americans go on to win gold medal

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • 1980-03-08 The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union
  • 1980-03-14 Ice Pairs Championship at Dortmund won by Cherkasova & Shakhrai (USSR)
  • 1980-04-04 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-04-23 Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die
  • 1980-04-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-07-13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-07-19 USSR's Walter Polovchak is placed in US custody at 12 after his asylum application
  • 1980-07-31 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-08-13 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR
  • 1980-09-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-09-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-10-08 USSR & Syria sign peace treaty
  • 1980-10-08 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1980-10-11 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1980-10-23 Soviet PM Nikolai Tichonov succeeds Alexei Kosygin, due to illness
  • 1980-11-01 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1980-12-10 USSR performs underground nuclear test

  • 1980-12-14 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-12-20 USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin
  • 1981-03-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-04-01 Daylight saving time is introduced in the USSR.
  • 1981-04-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-04-24 US ends grain embargo against USSR
  • 1981-05-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-07-05 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-07-17 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-08-19 2 US Navy F-14 jet fighters shoot down 2 Soviet-built Libyan SU-22
  • 1981-09-02 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1981-09-13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-09-26 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1981-10-01 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya
  • 1981-10-22 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1981-10-27 The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
  • 1981-11-20 Russian Anatoly Karpov retains world chess championship
  • 1981-11-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-11-30 Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17)
  • 1981-12-24 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-12-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-02-03 Greatest helicopter lift, 56,888 kg, Podmoscovnoe, USSR
  • 1982-02-19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-04-19 USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
  • 1982-04-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-06-24 Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
  • 1982-07-04 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-07-30 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1982-07-31 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • 1982-08-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-08-28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-08-31 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-09-04 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-09-25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-10-01 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-10-16 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-10-17 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982-11-12 KGB Chief Yuri Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as leader of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982-11-15 Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1982-11-29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-11-30 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1982-12-05 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-12-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-02-01 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983-02-19 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record
  • 1983-02-22 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record
  • 1983-02-24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983-03-02 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983-03-08 House Foreign Affairs Com endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-03-08 President Reagan 1st known use of term "Evil Empire" (about the USSR) in speech in Florida

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1983-03-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-04-05 France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
  • 1983-04-12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-04-25 Yuri Andropov invites US schoolgirl Samantha Smith to the Soviet Union
  • 1983-05-03 Soviet leader Yuri Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe
  • 1983-05-29 Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m
  • 1983-06-16 General Secretary Yuri Andropov appointed President of the Soviet Union
  • 1983-07-07 11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR
  • 1983-07-28 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-07-30 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • 1983-08-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1983-08-25 US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact
  • 1983-09-01 Korean Boeing 747, flight 007, strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet
  • 1983-09-06 Soviet Union admits that it shot down the South Korean airliner KAL 007 on September 1st

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