Soviet Union in History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 1,223

  • 1979-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya 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

Olympic 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

  • 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.

Sports History

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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • 1983-09-11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-09-12 USSR vetoes UN resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane
  • 1983-09-22 USSR performs underground nuclear test

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