Soviet Union in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 1,226

  • 1933-08-17 Soviet Union test GIRD-R1 rocket ("Object 09")
  • 1933-09-03 Yevgeniy Abalakov reaches the highest point of the Soviet Union - Communism Peak (7495 m)
  • 1933-11-16 Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 1933-11-17 United States recognizes Soviet Union, opens trade
  • 1933-11-21 1st US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service
  • 1933-11-25 1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m)
  • 1934-01-13 The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR
  • 1934-02-13 The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
  • 1934-06-10 USSR & Romania re-establish diplomatic relations
  • 1934-09-12 Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR
  • 1934-09-17 USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switzerland & Portugal vote no)
  • 1934-09-18 USSR admitted to League of Nations
  • 1935-07-12 Belgium recognizes Soviet Union
  • 1935-07-24 The world's first children's railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR
  • 1935-10-22 Establishment of the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union
  • 1935-12-28 Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936-11-05 French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime

Writer André Gide
André Gide
  • 1936-12-05 Armenian SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakh SSR & Kirghiz SSR becomes constituent republics of Soviet Union
  • 1937-03-07 Bucharin, Jagoda & Rykov pushed out of CPSU in USSR


1937-06-12 After a one-day show trial, eight Soviet generals are sentenced to death and executed by the NKVD

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1937-08-06 US and USSR sign trade treaty
  • 1938-01-17 Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman
  • 1938-02-19 Soviet arctic ice research station North Pole 1 evacuated, Denmark
  • 1938-03-02 Trials of Soviet leaders begins in the Soviet Union

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-08-23 Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree the Molotov-Ribbentrop non-aggression pact and secretly divide Poland between themselves, setting the stage for World War II

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov
Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1939-08-24 Germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact
  • 1939-09-17 Soviet Union invades Eastern Poland allowing Germans to advance West, taking 217,000 Poles prisoner, without a formal declaration of war
  • 1939-09-28 Estonia accepts Soviet military bases

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-09-28 German-Soviet Frontier Treaty is signed by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov; redraws German and Soviet spheres of influence in central Europe and transfers most of Lithuania to the USSR

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-10-01 Winston Churchill calls Russia a "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1939-10-30 USSR & Germany agree on partitioning Poland, Adolf Hitler deports Jews

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939-11-26 4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border
  • 1939-11-28 Soviet government revokes Russian-Finnish non-aggression treaty
  • 1939-11-29 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Finland
  • 1939-11-30 USSR invades Finland, bombs Helsinki
  • 1939-12-14 Soviet Union attacks Finland-League of Nations drops Soviet Union

  • 1940-01-07 Winter War: The Finish 9th Division defeats the Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road despite being significantly outnumbered
  • 1940-01-12 World War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland.
  • 1940-02-01 Soviet Union begins new offensive against Finland
  • 1940-03-02 Soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island, Finland
  • 1940-03-31 Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes 12th Soviet republic (until 1956)
  • 1940-06-15 Soviet Army occupies Lithuania
  • 1940-06-17 USSR occupies Estonia
  • 1940-06-26 End of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27
  • 1940-06-27 Soviet Army attacks Romania

Gregory Conquers Julius CaesarGregory Conquers Julius Caesar

1940-06-27 USSR returns to the Gregorian calendar, using Sunday as a rest day, after 6 years using a Russian six-day calendar

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Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
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  • 1940-06-28 Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
  • 1940-07-21 Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
  • 1940-08-03 Lithuanian SSR is accepted into USSR
  • 1940-08-06 Estonia is annexed into Soviet empire
  • 1940-08-25 Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union
  • 1941-04-13 Pact of neutrality between the USSR and Japan is signed.
  • 1941-05-06 Joseph Stalin becomes Premier of the Soviet Union, replacing his foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov

Soviet UnionGermany Invades the Soviet Union

1941-06-22 Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany and its allies invade the Soviet Union during WWII, the largest military operation in history

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German troops cross the border point between Nazi Germany and the Sovet Union on June 22, 1941
German troops cross the border point between Nazi Germany and the Sovet Union on June 22, 1941
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  • 1941-06-25 -26] Soviet counter attack at Rovno, Ukraine
  • 1941-06-25 Finland declares war on Soviet Union

  • 1941-08-02 German 11st Army surrounds 20 Soviet divisions at Oeman
  • 1941-08-03 German troops conquer Roslavl USSR
  • 1941-08-08 20 divisions of Soviet 6th/12th Army surrender at Oeman
  • 1941-08-25 British & Soviet troops attack pro-German Iran
  • 1941-09-17 World War II: A decree issued by the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch "Universal compulsory military training of the citizens of the USSR" in the face of the "Great Patriotic War"
  • 1941-09-23 German air raid on Soviet naval base at Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)
  • 1941-10-06 German army occupies Briansk, USSR
  • 1941-10-07 German army occupies Viarma, USSR
  • 1941-10-12 Soviet government moves from Moscow to Volga as Nazis forces close in on Moscow
  • 1941-10-18 Soviet spy Richard Sorge arrested in Tokyo
  • 1941-11-06 USA lends Soviet Union $1 million
  • 1941-11-27 USSR begins a counter offensive, causes Germany to retreat
  • 1941-12-05 Soviet anti-offensive in Moscow drives out Nazi army
  • 1941-12-12 Soviet 20th army recaptures Soljetsjnogorsk
  • 1942-01-28 Soviet troops under General Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine
  • 1942-05-26 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
  • 1942-06-11 US and USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II
  • 1942-07-10 Netherlands government in exile (London) recognizes Soviet Union
  • 1942-07-22 4th Soviet army forms with 80 tanks
  • 1942-08-08 Soviet anti-offensive of Voronezh under Marshal Timosjenko

  • 1942-08-23 World War II: last cavalry charge in history takes place at Isbushenskij, Russia; the Italian Savoia Cavalleria charges Soviet infantry
  • 1942-08-26 Soviet counter offensive begins in Moscow
  • 1942-09-23 Soviet counter offensive at Stalingrad
  • 1942-10-12 Successful Soviet counter attack through 37th Guard division
  • 1942-10-29 Nazis murder 16,000 Jews in Pinsk, Soviet Union
  • 1942-11-19 Operation Uranus: Soviet offensive begins during Battle of Stalingrad, 1 million Soviet soldiers encircle the German Sixth Army
  • 1942-11-20 26th Soviet Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski
  • 1942-11-23 Soviet 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
  • 1942-12-25 Soviet artillery and tank battle on German armies at Stalingrad
  • 1943-01-10 Soviet offensive against German 6th and 4th Armies near Stalingrad
  • 1943-01-13 Soviet offensive at Don under general Golikov
  • 1943-01-15 World War II: The Soviets begin a counter-offensive at Voronezh

Soviet UnionSiege of Leningrad

1943-01-18 Soviets announce they have broken the long siege of Leningrad by Nazi Germany by opening a narrow land corridor, though the siege would not be fully lifted until a year later

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Two young girls help assemble Soviet submachine guns during the Siege of Leningrad
Two young girls help assemble Soviet submachine guns during the Siege of Leningrad
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  • 1943-01-21 Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
  • 1943-01-21 Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad

Battle of InterestNazi General Friedrich Paulus Surrenders

1943-01-31 Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrenders to Soviet troops at Stalingrad

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German field marshal Friedrich Paulus, the highest-ranking German officer to surrender during World War II
German field marshal Friedrich Paulus, the highest-ranking German officer to surrender during World War II
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  • 1943-02-14 The Soviet Union recaptures the city of Rostov-on-Don, liberating Russia from the German 17th Army during WWII
  • 1943-02-16 World War II: The USSR reconquers Kharkov.
  • 1943-03-12 Soviet troops liberate Wjasma
  • 1943-04-27 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
  • 1943-07-05 Battle of Koersk, USSR begins (6,000 tanks)
  • 1943-07-12 Soviet offensive at Orel
  • 1943-07-23 Battle of Koersk, USSR ends in Nazi defeat (6,000 tanks)
  • 1943-08-04 Soviet units reach suburbs of Orel

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 299

  • 1931-01-22 Galina Zybina, USSR, discus thrower (15 world records between 1952-58)

Person of interestMikhail Gorbachev

1931-03-02 Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91), born in Stavropol, Russia

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1931-04-29 Aleksei Aleksandrovich Gubarev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 28)
  • 1931-05-04 Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor (Bolshoi Theatre, 1951-61; USSR State Radio, 1961-74; USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony, 1983-91), born in Moscow, Russia, USSR (d. 2018)
  • 1931-11-23 Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • 1932-03-10 Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1932-05-03 Maria Itkina, Russian athlete (9 sprint world records, 60m-400m), born in Roslavl, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 1932-05-17 Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to USSR
  • 1932-05-25 Georgy Grechko, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2017)
  • 1932-06-20 Robert Rozhdestvensky, Soviet poet, born in Kosikhinsky District, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1932-09-18 Valery Ryumin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37), born in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia
  • 1932-10-23 Vasily Belov, Northern Krai, USSR, author (Business as Usual, Everything's Ahead), (d. 2012)
  • 1932-12-05 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, born in Khunzakhsky District, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • 1933-01-16 Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3), born in Udomlya, Russia (d. 2003)
  • 1933-04-15 Boris Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian science fiction author (Tale of Troika), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1933-06-14 Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach, born in Liski, Russian SFSR (d. 2017)
  • 1933-06-19 Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), born in Aktobe, Kazakhstan (d. 1971)
  • 1933-09-10 Yevgeny Khrunov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 5), born in Prudy, Tula Oblast, Soviet Union (d. 2000)
  • 1933-09-18 Valentina Ponomaryova, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 6 backup), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1934-02-08 Galina Bystrova, USSR, pentathlete (1957, 58)

Person of interestYuri Gagarin

1934-03-09 Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), born in Klushino, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 1968)

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Gagarin
  • 1934-04-01 Vladimir Posner, Russian-French-American journalist who represented and explained the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, born in Paris

Person of interestAlexey Leonov

1934-05-30 Alexei Leonov, Russian cosmonaut (Voskhod 2, first person to walk in space), born in Listvyanka, Soviet Union (d. 2019)

Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov
Alexey Leonov
  • 1934-07-13 Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
  • 1934-08-25 Valery F. Bykovsky, USSR cosmonaut (Vostok V, Soyuz 22, 31/39), born in Pavlovsky Posad, Soviet Union
  • 1934-11-26 Lyudmila Shevtsova, Soviet 800m runner (Olympic gold 1960), born in Taman, Krasnodar Krai, Russian SFSR
  • 1934-12-03 Viktor Vassilyevich Gorbatko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 24, 37/36)
  • 1934-12-18 Boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21)
  • 1935-02-01 Vladimir Viktorovich Aksyonov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 22, T-2)
  • 1935-06-06 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 2017)
  • 1935-07-08 Vitali Ivanovich Sevastiyanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 9, 18B)
  • 1935-07-19 Vasily Livanov, Russian film actor and screenwriter, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1935-08-03 Georgy Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 6), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1997)
  • 1935-09-11 Gherman Stepanovich Titov, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok II), born in Kosikhinsky District, Russia (d. 2000)
  • 1935-11-22 Ludmila Belousova, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 2017)
  • 1935-12-05 Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter and writer, born in Makeyevka, Ukrainian SSR
  • 1936-01-14 Ludmila Pinayeva, Soviet 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1964, 1968, 1972), born in Krasnoye Selo, Russia
  • 1936-06-02 Vladimir Golubnichy, Soviet walker (Olympic gold 20k 1960, 68), born in Sumy, Ukraine
  • 1937-01-30 Boris Spassky, Russian chess player (world champion 1969-72, born in Leningrad, Russia
  • 1937-02-10 Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic 2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)

Person of interestValentina Tereshkova

1937-03-06 Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut and 1st woman in space (Vostok 6), born in Maslennikovo, Russia

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • 1937-03-15 Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer (To Live and Remember), born in Atalanka, Soviet Union (d. 2015)
  • 1937-03-17 Galina Samsova, Russian ballerina, born in Stalingrad, Soviet Union
  • 1937-04-12 Igor Volk, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-12) and test pilot, born in Zmiiv, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • 1937-04-18 Tatyana Shchelkanova, Soviet long jumper (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Rostov, Russia (d. 2011)
  • 1937-05-10 Tamara Press, Soviet athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1960, 64; discus 1960, 64), born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d.2021)
  • 1937-06-18 Vitaly Mikhailovich Zholobov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 21)
  • 1937-09-11 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet-Russian singer and businessman, born in Chasiv Yar, Ukraine (d. 2018)
  • 1937-09-16 Aleksandr Medved, Soviet wrestler (Olympic gold 1964 68, 72), born in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
  • 1937-09-26 Valentin Pavlov, Russian politician and Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (1991), born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 2003)
  • 1937-11-26 Boris Yegorov, Soviet physician and cosmonaut (Voskhod I), born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1994)
  • 1938-01-23 Anatoly Marchenko, Soviet dissident, born in Barabinsk, Russia (d. 1986)
  • 1938-02-11 Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1938-02-11 Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1938-03-17 Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov), born on a train near Irkutsk, Soviet Union (d. 1993)
  • 1938-05-25 Lyudmila Buldakova, Russian volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 2006)
  • 1938-06-24 Boris Lagutin, USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1938-07-30 Vyachselav Ivanenko, Russian race walker (Olympic gold 50k 1988), born in Kemerovo, Russia
  • 1938-08-19 Valentin Mankin, Ukrainian yachtsman (Olympic gold, USSR, Finn class 1968), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2014)
  • 1939-02-13 Valery Rozhdestvensky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 23), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2011)
  • 1939-03-08 Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
  • 1939-03-10 Irina Press, Soviet 80m hurdles runner and pentathlete (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2004)
  • 1939-04-03 Vitaliy Davidov, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow
  • 1939-05-26 Merab Kostava, Georgian anti-Soviet leader
  • 1939-10-02 Yury Glazkov, Soviet Air Force officer and cosmonaut (Soyuz 24), born in Moscow (d. 2008)
  • 1939-10-08 Elvīra Ozoliņa, Soviet javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1960), born in Leningrad
  • 1939-11-11 Claudia Boyarskikh, Soviet cross country skier (5 Olympic gold 1964, 1968), born in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Russia (d. 2009)
  • 1939-11-29 Gennadiy Volnov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1940-03-07 Viktor Savinykh, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-4, T-13, TM-5), born in Berezkiny, Kirov
  • 1940-05-24 Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and writer (Less than One, Nobel 1987), born in Leningrad, RSFSR, Soviet Union (d. 1996)
  • 1940-07-06 Viktor Kuzkin, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow (d. 2008)
  • 1940-07-22 Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1940-09-28 Alekander Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 29/31, T-6)
  • 1941-02-01 Anatoli Firsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72; 8 x World C'ship gold), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2000)
  • 1941-02-16 Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1941-03-08 Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
  • 1941-05-03 Nona Gaprindashvili, Georgian world women's chess champ (1962-78), born in Zugdidi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1941-05-05 Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow (d. 2004)

Person of interestAldrich Ames

1941-05-16 Aldrich Ames, American CIA officer and spy for the Soviet Union, born in River Falls, Wisconsin

Soviet Union Spy Aldrich Ames
Soviet Union Spy
Aldrich Ames
  • 1941-05-21 Anatoly Levchenko, Soviet cosmonaut (TM-4), born in Krasnokutsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (d. 1988)
  • 1941-08-05 Leonid Kizim, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15), born in rasnyi Lyman, Soviet Union (d. 2010)
  • 1941-08-27 Yuri Vassilyevich Malyshev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-2, T-11)
  • 1942-01-01 Gennadi Vassilyevich Sarafanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • 1942-01-07 Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • 1942-01-08 Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 23), born in Bor, Russia

Person of interestKim Jong-il

1942-02-16 Kim Jong-il, Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994-2011), born in Vyatskoye, Soviet Union [disputed birthplace and birth date, 1941] (d. 2011)

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-il
  • 1942-04-11 Anatoly Nikolayevich Berezovoi, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-5), born in Enem, Russia (d. 2014)
  • 1942-04-29 Galina Kulakova, Soviet nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1972), born in Logachi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1942-05-13 Vladimir A Dzhanibekov, USSR, cosmo (Soyuz 27, 39, T-6, T-12, T-13)
  • 1942-05-14 Valeriy Brumel, Soviet athlete (d. 2003)
  • 1943-03-25 Pavel Lednev, Russian pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1943-07-24 Lyudmila Bragina, USSR, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1944-01-23 Sergey Belov, Soviet basketball player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Shegarsky District, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1944-02-15 Aleksandr Serebrov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17), born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2013)

Person of interestRobert Hanssen

1944-04-18 Robert Hanssen, American FBI agent and Soviet spy, born in Chicago, Illinois

FBI Agent and Soviet Spy Robert Hanssen
FBI Agent and Soviet Spy
Robert Hanssen
  • 1944-06-15 Inna Ryskai, Soviet volleyball player (Olympic-2 gold/2 silver-1964-76), born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Soviet Union
  • 1944-08-01 Yury Romanenko, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, 38, TM-2), born in Koltubanka, Russia
  • 1945-03-18 Aleksey Vakhonin, USSR, bantam weight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1945-03-26 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1945-04-10 Vera Misevich, Ukrainian equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1980), born in Ukraine (d. 1995)

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