Soviet Union in History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 1,223

  • 1983-09-24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983-09-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, USSR
  • 1983-09-26 Soviet military officer Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging supposed missile attack from the US an error
  • 1983-10-06 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-10-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-11-23 USSR leaves weapon disarmament talks
  • 1983-11-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-12-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-02-19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-03-01 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR #3931 Batten, #4529 Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear & #5943 Lovi
  • 1984-03-21 Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan
  • 1984-03-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-04-11 General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko named President of the Soviet Union
  • 1984-04-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-04-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-05-08 The Soviet Union announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics in retaliation for the American boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics
  • 1984-06-01 Russian super heavyweight weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev snatches world record 211 kg
  • 1984-06-29 USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI
  • 1984-07-13 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m
  • 1984-07-14 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-07-21 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1984-08-11 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
  • 1984-08-25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1984-08-26 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad
  • 1984-08-27 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1984-08-28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1984-09-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-09-17 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1984-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-10-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1984-10-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-11-18 The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine
  • 1984-11-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-12-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984-12-15 USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet
  • 1984-12-21 USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come
  • 1984-12-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985-02-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985-04-19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985-05-20 FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR
  • 1985-05-22 US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR
  • 1985-06-09 USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus
  • 1985-06-15 En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus
  • 1985-07-02 Andrei Gromyko appointed president of USSR
  • 1985-07-11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985-07-18 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1985-07-25 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985-08-11 Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)
  • 1985-09-04 Russian Igor Paklin sets new high jump world record at 2.41m in Kobe, Japan
  • 1985-09-10 U.S. 7th Circuit Court rules Soviet defector Walter Polovchak can't be forcibly returned to parents' country if it's deemed "not in the best interests" of underage defectors
  • 1985-11-16 President Reagan arrives in Geneva for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1985-11-19 US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time
  • 1986-02-11 Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country
  • 1986-02-19 USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit
  • 1986-03-06 USSR's Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km
  • 1986-03-09 Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km
  • 1986-03-13 Soyuz T-15 carries 2 cosmonauts to Soviet space station Mir

Pripyat: Nuclear Wasteland

1986-04-26 World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, radioactive contamination reaches much of Western Europe

  • 1986-04-27 Soviet authorities order the evacuation of the city of Pripyat (pop. 50,000) 1 day after the Chernobyl nuclear accident
  • 1986-04-28 Soviet TV news program Vremya announces a nuclear accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station, 2 days after the event
  • 1986-08-30 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report)
  • 1986-08-30 Yuriy Sedykh of the Soviet Union sets new world hammer throw record 86.74m (284 ft 6 in) in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1986-09-06 USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
  • 1986-09-09 NYC jury indicts Soviet United Nations employee Gennadly Zakharov of spying
  • 1986-09-17 Marina Stepanova of USSR sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94)
  • 1986-09-29 USSR releases American journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
  • 1986-09-30 US releases Soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov
  • 1986-10-03 Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
  • 1986-10-19 USSR expels five US diplomats

Historic Event

1986-12-19 USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

  • 1987-02-26 USSR resumes nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-03-12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk (Soviet Union)
  • 1987-03-20 Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit
  • 1987-04-03 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-04-17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-04-19 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1987-04-20 US deports Karl Linnas to USSR, charged with Nazi war crimes
  • 1987-05-06 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-05-15 1st Energiya Launch (USSR)
  • 1987-05-28 Mathias Rust, 18 year old West German pilot, makes unauthorized landing near Red Square, Moscow in USSR
  • 1987-07-06 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1987-07-12 1st time in 20 years a delegation from USSR lands in Israel
  • 1987-07-24 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1987-07-25 USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
  • 1987-08-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-08-07 Lynne Cox becomes the 1st woman to swim from the US to the Soviet Union, 4.3 km across the Bering Sea in water temperature averaging 43 to 44 °F (6 to 7 °C)
  • 1987-09-02 Trial begins in Moscow for West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Finland to Moscow, USSR
  • 1987-09-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-09-18 US & USSR sign accord to remove mid range missiles
  • 1987-09-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-10-03 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1987-10-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-11-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-12-08 US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles
  • 1987-12-10 "Nightline" is seen in USSR for 1st time
  • 1987-12-13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987-12-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1988-01-11 USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics

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