Ukrainian History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 101

  • 4000-06-01 BC Approximate domestication of the horse in the Eurasian steppes near Dereivka, central Ukraine (hypothesis only)
  • 1482-09-01 Tatars plunder Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1648-04-29 Beginning of the 18 day battle of Zhovti Vody in Ukraine - Polish King Casimir eventually defeated by Cossacks
  • 1648-06-24 Cossacks slaughter 2,000 Jews & 600 Polish Catholics in Ukraine
  • 1651-06-28 Battle of Beresteczko between Poles and Ukrainians starts.
  • 1653-10-01 Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine
  • 1659-06-29 The Russians, led by Prince Trubetskoy are defeated by the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky in the Battle of Konotop.
  • 1673-11-11 Second Battle of Khotyn in the Ukraine, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski. defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets of Kazimierz Siemienowicz were successfully used.
  • 1727-05-07 Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia
  • 1881-05-05 Anit-Jewish rioting in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1881-11-19 A meteorite lands near the village of Großliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.
  • 1913-08-20 Piotr Nesterow 1st flight (Kiev Ukraine)
  • 1915-01-17 Russia occupies Bukovina & Western Ukraine
  • 1917-11-20 Ukrainian Republic declared
  • 1917-12-06 Taking advantage of the temporary relaxation of authority in Russia, Finland declares itself a republic, following the Ukraine on 20 November
  • 1918-01-22 Ukraine proclaimed a free republic (German puppet)
  • 1918-01-29 Ukrainian-Soviet War: Battle of Kruty
  • 1918-02-22 Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia
  • 1918-03-09 Ukrainian mobs massacre Jews of Seredino Buda
  • 1918-12-16 German troops evacuate Finland, give over Kiev in the Ukraine to revolutionary forces and pull back from Estonia as Bolshevik forces move in
  • 1919-08-10 Ukrainian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia Ukraine
  • 1919-08-31 Petlyura's Ukrainian Army kills 35 members of a Jewish defense group
  • 1920-01-31 1st Ukrainian daily newspaper in US (NYC) begins publication
  • 1920-04-24 Polish troops attack Ukraine
  • 1920-04-27 Pogrom leader Petljoera declares Ukraine Independence
  • 1922-12-30 Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre, Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR
  • 1926-05-25 Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic.
  • 1939-03-16 Hungary annexes republic of Karpato-Ukraine
  • 1941-06-25 Germans invade Dubno Poland, giving permission to Ukrainians to do whatever they want to 12,000 Jews living there
  • 1941-06-30 Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) declare Ukraine independent
  • 1941-06-30 World War II: Operation Barbarossa - Germany captures Lviv, Ukraine.
  • 1941-07-21 200 Jewish Torahs are burned in Ukraine
  • 1941-07-27 German army enters Ukraine
  • 1941-09-16 German armoured troops surround Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1941-09-30 3,721 Jews are buried alive at Babi Yarravine (near Kiev) Ukraine
  • 1941-10-03 All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS
  • 1941-10-25 16,000 Jews massacred in Odessa Ukraine
  • 1941-11-06 Einsatz Gruppe kills 15,000 Jews of Rovno Ukraine

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1941-12-03 Hitler views Poltava, Ukraine

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1942-01-28 Soviet troops under General Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine
  • 1942-06-30 Col-gen Von Paul's 6th Army enters Ukraine
  • 1942-07-03 Hitler visits Field Marshal Von Bock's headquarters in Ukraine
  • 1942-07-13 5,000 Jews of Rovno Polish Ukraine, executed by nazis
  • 1943-02-17 Adolf Hitler visits field marshal Erich von Manstein's headquarters in Zaporozje, Ukraine and stays until the 19th
  • 1945-06-29 Ruthenia, formerly in Czechoslovakia, annexed by Soviet Union, becomes Ukrainian SSR
  • 1979-03-28 Lazarus & Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood & night in Ukraine" premieres
  • 1979-08-17 2 Russian passenger planes collide above Ukraine, 173 killed
  • 1990-07-16 Ukraine declares independence
  • 1991-08-24 Ukraine declares independence from USSR
  • 1991-12-01 Ukrainian people vote for independence
  • 1991-12-08 Russia, Belorussia & Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States

  • 1993-09-21 Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns
  • 1993-09-22 Ukrainian Prime Minister Leonid Kuchma resigns due to the "slow pace of reform"
  • 1993-11-24 End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
  • 1994-01-10 Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal
  • 1994-07-19 Leonid Kvetjsma sworn in as Ukraine president
  • 1994-09-24 Parliamentary election in Ukraine
  • 1995-03-01 Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol resigns

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1996-05-28 Pavlo Lazarenko becomes Prime Minister of Ukraine

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko
  • 1996-06-28 The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.
  • 2000-11-28 Ukrainian politician Oleksander Moroz begins the Cassette Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze

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2001-06-27 Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country.

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2001-10-04 Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.
  • 2002-07-27 Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history.
  • 2004-05-15 49th Eurovision Song Contest: Ruslana for Ukraine wins singing "Wild Dances" in Istanbul
  • 2004-05-16 Day of Mourning at Bykivnia forest, just outside of Kiev, Ukraine where during 1930s and early 1940s communist bolsheviks executed over 100,000 Ukrainian civilians
  • 2004-11-21 The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, unleashing massive protests and controversy over the election's integrity.
  • 2004-11-22 The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
  • 2005-12-28 A U.S. immigration judge orders John Demjanjuk deported to Ukraine for crimes against humanity committed during World War II.
  • 2006-08-25 Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion
  • 2006-10-28 Funeral service for the peace of the executed at Bykivnia forest, outside of Kiev, Ukraine, with reburial of 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s - early 1940s.
  • 2012-04-27 Four explosions in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, kill 27 people
  • 2014-02-02 Protests in Ukraine turn violent after parliament passes legislation that outlaws protest
  • 2014-02-18 Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 begins as protesters, riot police and unknown shooters take part in violent events in the capital, Kiev, culminating after five days in the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych
  • 2014-02-19 Death toll in Ukraine reaches 26 after Government crackdown on protesters
  • 2014-02-22 Protests in Kiev, Ukraine, occupy the office of President Yanukovich
  • 2014-02-23 A pro-Euromaidan rally is held in Simferopol, Ukraine, while in Kerch, protesters attempt to replace the Ukrainian flag from city hall with a Russian flag
  • 2014-02-27 Arseniy Yatsenyuk appointed Prime Minister of the Ukraine
  • 2014-02-28 Russia moves troops into the Crimea to protect its interests against Ukraine

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2014-03-01 US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2014-03-02 President Vladimir Putin receives unanimous approval from Russia's parliament to send troops to the Ukraine

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2014-03-10 German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Russia's Vladimir Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2014-03-16 Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia amid international condemnation of its design
  • 2014-03-18 Russia formally annexes Crimea, previously part of Ukraine. by signing Treaty on Accession
  • 2014-03-19 Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol
  • 2014-03-24 Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea
  • 2014-03-28 Russia increases the price of gas to the Ukraine by 80%
  • 2014-04-30 Masked gunmen and pro-Russian separatists take control of more buildings in eastern Ukraine
  • 2014-05-07 Fighting between pro-Russian and Kiev forces continue amid fears internationally of a civil war in the Ukraine
  • 2014-05-12 Voters in Eastern Ukraine vote for self-rule in referendum
  • 2014-05-25 Petro Poroshenko is elected President of Ukraine
  • 2014-06-14 49 people are killed after a Ukrainian Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down
  • 2014-06-24 Rebels in Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire
  • 2014-07-17 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Eastern Ukraine by a Buk surface-to-air missile launched from pro-Russian separatist-controlled territory, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board
  • 2014-07-30 The EU and US extend sanctions on Russia to include banks, energy, and defense firms; Moscow denies the allegation that Russia is arming rebels in Eastern Ukraine
  • 2014-11-04 Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko orders army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities to combat potential rebel offensive

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2014-11-08 Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 2014-12-04 Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels agree to cease fire in the eastern war zone, beginning December 9
  • 2015-08-31 Violent protests in Kiev after Ukraine parliament vote leave 1 national guard dead, 100 injured
  • 2015-11-29 Britain Tyson Fury defeats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win world heavyweight champion title (WBA, IBF, WBO) in Dusseldorf

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 146

  • 1151-04-03 Igor Svyatoslavich, Ukrainian prince (d. 1202)
  • 1672-10-21 Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina and diplomat, born in Vileyka Raion, Belarus (d. 1742)
  • 1722-11-22 Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet (d. 1794)
  • 1772-04-04 Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of Breslov Hasidut (d. 1810)
  • 1801-09-24 Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian scientist (d. 1862)
  • 1809-03-31 Nikolai Gogol [Nikolay], Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General), born in Sorochintsy, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1852)
  • 1814-02-25 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet/painter (3/9 NS) [OS]
  • 1814-03-09 Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine, national poet/painter/prof of Kiev [NS]
  • 1856-08-27 Iwan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, born in Nahuievychi, Galicia (d. 1916)
  • 1863-04-19 Felix Blumenfeld, Russian composer, conductor and pianist, born in Kirovohrad, Ukraine (d. 1931)
  • 1866-06-29 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1934)
  • 1872-11-09 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet, born in Zhukiv, Ukraine (d. 1941)
  • 1873-05-03 Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian general (d. 1945)
  • 1878-02-23 Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian painter and art theorist (d. 1935)
  • 1878-12-23 Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (d. 1972)
  • 1879-05-05 Symon Petlyura, leader Ukraine (pogroms)
  • 1879-05-10 Symon Petlura, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1926)
  • 1879-05-17 Simon Petlyura, Ukrainian independence fighter (d. 1926)
  • 1879-05-22 Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (Blood and Sand), born in Yalta, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1879-07-07 Jacob Weinberg, Rusian-born Jewish composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1956)
  • 1880-07-26 Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1951)
  • 1882-07-21 David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (d. 1967)
  • 1882-10-06 Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Timoshovka Ukraine, composer (Stabatmater)
  • 1883-04-13 Demjan Bednyi, Russian writer and satirist, born in Hubivka, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • 1884-07-12 Louis B. Mayer, Dymer, Ukraine, American film producer and creator of the star system (MGM)
  • 1886-05-28 Nicolai Sokoloff, near conductor (Seattle Symph), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1887-05-30 Alexander Archipenko, Ukraine sculptor/lithographer
  • 1888-10-26 Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist Insurrectionary leader, born in Hulai-Pole, Russian Empire (d. 1934)

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1889-05-25 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1972)

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Aviator
Igor Sikorsky
  • 1890-02-28 Vaslav Nijinsky, ballet dancer (3/12 NS), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1890-03-12 Vaslav Nijinsky, Ukrainian/US ballet dancer (Petroesjka) [OS=Feb 28]
  • 1891-01-20 Mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist
  • 1891-01-26 Ilya G Ehrenburg, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1891-04-23 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), born in Sontsovka, Ukraine (d. 1953)
  • 1891-05-15 David Vogel, Ukraine, author (Huwelijksleven)
  • 1894-06-15 Nikolai Chebotaryov, Ukrainian mathematician (d. 1947)
  • 1894-11-27 Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox saint (d. 1971)

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1895-09-22 Paul Muni, American actor (Angel on My Shoulder, Juarez), born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1967)

Actor Paul Muni
Actor
Paul Muni
  • 1897-01-28 Valentin Kataev, novelist/playwright (Embezzled), born in Odessa Ukraine (d. 1986)
  • 1897-10-20 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
  • 1898-05-03 Golda Meir, [Meyerson], 4th Israeli PM (1969-74), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1898-06-01 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1964)
  • 1898-11-28 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [OS]
  • 1898-12-10 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [NS]
  • 1899-05-20 Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (d. 1969)
  • 1899-09-23 Louise Nevelson, sculptor (Sky Cathedral), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1899-11-03 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (d. 1986)
  • 1900-01-25 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), born in Nemyriv, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1900-08-11 Alexander Mosolov, composer (Zavod) [NS], born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1900-11-18 George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), but later opposed nuclear weapons, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1901-04-30 Simon Kuznets, Ukrainian-born economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1902-05-10 Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born film director (d. 1974)
  • 1904-05-06 Moshe Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-born founder of the Feldenkrais method (d. 1984)
  • 1904-10-01 Vladimir Horowitz, pianist (Carmen), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1905-01-01 Stanisław Mazur, Lemberg, Western Ukraine, Polish mathematician (d. 1981)
  • 1905-03-09 Grigori Kozintsev, director (Hamlet, King Lear), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1905-04-02 Serge Lifar, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1905-09-25 Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), born in Zavaliv, Ukraine (d. 1992)
  • 1906-09-05 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine [NS=Sept 18]
  • 1906-09-18 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine [OS=Sept 5]

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1906-12-19 Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Soviet Union (1964-82), born in Kamenskoye, Ukraine (d. 1982)

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1907-06-30 Roman Shukhevych, Ukrainian politician (d. 1950)
  • 1907-12-25 Mike Mazurki, Ukrainian-born actor (d. 1990)
  • 1909-01-01 Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian nationalist leader (d. 1959)
  • 1911-06-17 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukrainian author (Vokopach Stalingrada)
  • 1911-10-07 Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist (d. 1995)
  • 1912-07-27 Igor Markevitch, conductor (Le Paradis Perdu), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1913-08-03 Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian-born television comedy writer (d. 2007)
  • 1915-03-20 Sviatosiav Richter, Zhitomir Ukraine, pianist (Stalin Prize-1945)
  • 1917-04-29 Maya Deren (born Eleanora Derenkowskaia), American filmmaker , born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1920-04-03 John Demjanjuk, Ukrainian-born American auto worker, alleged Nazi and convicted war criminal (under appeal at death), (d. 2012)
  • 1920-04-27 Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (d. 1997)
  • 1920-09-25 Sergei Bondarchuk, Soviet director (Destiny of a Man, War and Peace), born in Belozerka, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • 1920-12-10 Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer (d. 1977)

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1921-07-06 Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, born in Ukraine (d. 1988)

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov
  • 1923-06-03 Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician, born in Zhitomir, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • 1924-02-19 David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)
  • 1929-01-23 Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate
  • 1930-10-05 Pavel Romanovich Popovich, Ukraine, cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14)
  • 1931-06-22 Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukranian politician and diplomat (UN General Assembly President, 1997-98), born in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine (d. 2013)
  • 1934-01-10 Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician
  • 1934-12-27 Larissa Latynina, Ukraine, gymnist (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64)
  • 1935-06-06 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 2017)
  • 1936-10-30 Polina Astakhova, Ukrainian gymnast (d. 2005)
  • 1937-04-12 Igor Volk, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-12) and test pilot, born in Zmiiv, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • 1938-01-28 Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
  • 1938-08-09 Leonid Kuchma, 2nd President of Ukraine (1994-2005) and 2nd Prime Minister of Ukraine (1992-93), born in Chaikyne, Ukraine
  • 1940-03-04 Volodymyr Morozov, Ukrainian flatwater canoer
  • 1941-04-28 Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet
  • 1947-09-16 Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- )
  • 1948-05-31 Svetlana Alexievich, journalist and author (Noble Prize for Literature 2015), born in Stanislav, Ukraine
  • 1949-06-08 Emanuel Ax, Polish American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1951-01-28 Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk, Kkishkov Ukraine, astronaut (STS 87)
  • 1952-11-05 Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer

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1953-01-23 Pavlo Lazarenko, Prime Minister of Ukraine (1996-97), born in Karpivka

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko
  • 1954-02-23 Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine
  • 1954-03-24 Irina Ratushinskaya, Odessa Ukraine, disident poet (Beyond the Limit)
  • 1960-03-13 Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist
  • 1960-09-25 Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1960-11-27 Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian prime minister

Famous Weddings

  • 1850-03-14 French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac marries Ewelina Hańska in Berdyczów, Ukraine
  • 2005-10-02 Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter Evhenya Tymoshenko weds "Death Valley Screamers" musician Sean Carr at 11th century Vydubychi Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine

Famous Deaths

  • 1621-12-30 Saint Job of Maniava, Ukrainian Orthodox Saint (b. 1550)
  • 1722-09-03 Ivan Skoropadsky, Hetman of Ukraine (b. 1646)
  • 1742-05-26 Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina and diplomat, dies at 69
  • 1861-03-10 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (b. 1814)
  • 1879-07-17 Maurycy Gottlieb, Ukrainian painter (b. 1856)
  • 1916-05-28 Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, dies at 59
  • 1926-05-25 Symon Petlyura, leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47
  • 1926-06-25 Symon Petljoera, pres Ukraine (pogroms), murdered in Paris
  • 1929-03-27 Samuil Shatunovsky, Ukrainian mathematician, dies at 70
  • 1934-11-26 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman (b.1866)
  • 1935-05-15 Kazimir Malevich, Polish/Ukrainian artist (b. 1878)
  • 1937-03-29 Karol Szymanowski, Polish/Ukraine composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 54
  • 1941-07-21 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet, dies at 68
  • 1944-03-10 David Vogel, Ukrainian author, dies in Auschwitz at 52
  • 1945-04-26 Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian politician and general (b. 1871)
  • 1950-04-08 Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London
  • 1951-03-06 Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian politician and statesman (b. 1880)
  • 1959-11-24 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainen writer (Commissioners), dies at 60
  • 1964-01-27 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, dies at 65
  • 1966-03-05 Anna Achmatova, Ukrainian poet, dies at 76
  • 1967-01-15 David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (b. 1882)
  • 1967-04-04 Mischa Elman, Ukraine/US violinist, dies at 76
  • 1968-08-19 George Gamow, Ukrainian-born physicist (b. 1904)
  • 1969-06-12 Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
  • 1971-01-01 Saint Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Saint (b. 1894)
  • 1972-05-29 Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (b. 1878)
  • 1972-12-11 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Zolushka), dies at 66
  • 1974-12-15 Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born screenwriter and film producer (b. 1902)
  • 1975-12-18 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), dies at 75
  • 1982-12-07 George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project) but later opposed nuclear weapons, dies at 82
  • 1983-03-12 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukraine economist (Plan, profit, bonus), dies at 85
  • 1984-07-01 Moshe Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-born educator (b. 1904)
  • 1985-10-14 Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1916)
  • 1986-10-10 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (b. 1899)
  • 1987-09-03 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukraine architect/author (Soldiers), dies at 76
  • 1989-11-05 Vladimir Horovitz, Ukrainian/US pianist, dies at 85
  • 1992-12-21 Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian/US violist (Beethoven, Bach), dies at 87
  • 1994-11-15 Volodymyr Ivashko, President of Ukraine (1990-91), dies
  • 1995-09-18 Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
  • 1997-02-13 Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (b. 1920), Jessica Browne, singer and dancer
  • 2000-09-16 Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b. 1969)
  • 2001-09-22 Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)
  • 2002-05-13 Valeri Lobanovsky, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1939)
  • 2005-01-10 Metropolitan Wasyly Fedak, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (b. 1909)
  • 2005-01-24 Vladimir Savchenko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1933)
  • 2005-03-04 Yuriy Kravchenko, Ukrainian statesman (b. 1951)
  • 2006-12-05 David Bronstein, Ukrainian-born chess grandmaster (b. 1924)
  • 2007-01-17 Yevhen Kushnaryov, Ukrainian politician (b. 1951)
  • 2007-02-04 Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-born American abstract painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
  • 2009-07-06 Leo Mol, Ukrainian Canadian artist and sculptor (b. 1915)
  • 2010-05-25 Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
  • 2012-03-10 Mykola Plaviuk, Ukrainian president (1978-81), dies at 86