Soviet Union in History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 1,223

  • 1971-05-19 USSR launches Mars 2, becomes the 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • 1971-05-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-05-28 USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
  • 1971-06-07 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut space station
  • 1971-07-02 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Historic Event

1971-09-13 Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow

  • 1971-09-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1971-10-04 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1971-10-09 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-10-21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-10-22 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1971-11-27 Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • 1971-11-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-12-02 Soviet space probe Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars
  • 1971-12-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-12-22 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1971-12-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-01-06 Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR
  • 1972-02-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-03-04 Libya & USSR signs cooperation treaty
  • 1972-03-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-03-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-04-09 USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty
  • 1972-04-10 US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
  • 1972-04-11 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-05-24 Glasgow Rangers of Scotland win 12th European Cup Winner's Cup against Dynamo Moscow 3-2 of the Soviet Union 3-2 in Barcelona
  • 1972-05-26 US President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT accord

Historic Event

1972-06-05 Yugoslav president Josip Tito visits USSR

Sports History

1972-06-18 UEFA European Championship Final, Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium: Gerd Müller scores a brace as West Germany beats Soviet Union, 3-0

  • 1972-06-29 USSR launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549/200,000 km)
  • 1972-07-08 US sells grain to USSR for $750 million
  • 1972-07-09 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-07-14 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1972-08-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-08-20 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-08-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-08-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Olympic Gold

1972-08-31 Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut wins balance beam & floor exercise gold medals at the Munich Olympics; follows gold in the teams all-round

Sports History

1972-09-01 American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer beats Russian champion Boris Spassky 12.5-8.5 in Reykjavik, Iceland; most publicised world title match ever played; Fischer 1st American to win title

  • 1972-09-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-09-04 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-09-21 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-09-28 Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series
  • 1972-10-03 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1972-11-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-11-24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-12-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-12-21 Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany
  • 1972-12-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973-01-08 USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
  • 1973-01-16 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
  • 1973-02-15 USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)
  • 1973-04-19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973-05-18 Soviet party leader Leonid Brezhnev visits West Germany
  • 1973-06-03 At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner ("Concorde-ski"), crashes, 15 killed
  • 1973-06-18 Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev visits the US and President Nixon
  • 1973-06-26 On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
  • 1973-07-21 USSR launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of red planet
  • 1973-07-23 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973-07-25 USSR launches Mars 5
  • 1973-08-05 USSR launches Mars 6
  • 1973-08-09 USSR launches Mars 7
  • 1973-08-15 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1973-08-28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1973-09-12 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1973-09-19 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1973-09-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1973-09-30 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1973-10-01 USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
  • 1973-10-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973-12-21 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict

Historic Publication

1973-12-28 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelago" - a literary investigation of the police-state system in the Soviet Union

  • 1974-01-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-02-13 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship
  • 1974-04-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-04-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • 1974-05-16 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-05-31 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-06-27 US President Nixon visits USSR
  • 1974-06-30 Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to the West
  • 1974-07-08 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1974-07-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-07-19 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 14 lands back on earth
  • 1974-07-26 USSR's Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3
  • 1974-08-14 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1974-08-29 USSR performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1974-09-13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-09-19 The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents
  • 1974-11-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1974-12-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-12-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1975-01-14 USSR breaks trade agreement with US
  • 1975-02-20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1975-03-11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1975-04-19 India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
  • 1975-04-25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1975-04-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1975-05-14 Dynamo Kyiv of the Soviet Union win 15th European Cup Winner's Cup over Ferencvár osi TC of Hungary 3-0
  • 1975-05-28 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 18 launches

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