Ukrainian History (Part 3)

Ukraine: Dnipro - Donetsk - Kharkiv - Kyiv - Lviv - Odesa - Sevastopol

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 331

  • 1935-06-27 Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russian cosmonaut, born in Poltava, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • 1935-08-03 Georgy Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 6), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1997)
  • 1935-09-05 Mikhail Ivanovich Lisun, Russian cosmonaut, born in Gruzkoye, Ukraine (d. 2012)
  • 1935-12-05 Yury Vlasov, Ukrainian weightlifter (Olympic gold USSR heavyweight 1960, 64; World C'ship gold x 4) and writer, born in Makeyevka, Ukraine (d. 2021)
  • 1936-06-02 Vladimir Golubnichy, Soviet walker (Olympic gold 20k 1960, 68), born in Sumy, Ukraine
  • 1936-07-30 Yuri Alexandrovich Falik, Russian composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1936-10-16 Andrei Chikatilo, Soviet-Russian serial killer who murdered at least 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990, born in Yabluchne, Ukraine, Soviet Union (d. 1994)
  • 1936-10-30 Polina Astakhova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (5 Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64), born in Zaporizhia, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2005)
  • 1937-04-12 Igor Volk, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-12) and test pilot, born in Zmiiv, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • 1937-05-10 Tamara Press, Soviet athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1960, 64; discus 1960, 64), born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 2021)
  • 1937-06-12 Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician (Kolmogorov–Arnold–Moser theorem), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2010)
  • 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
  • 1937-09-30 Valentin Silvestrov, Ukranian pianist and contemporary classical composer (Melodies of Instances; Quiet Songs), born in Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (now Ukraine)
  • 1937-11-22 Nikolai Kapustin, Russian jazz pianist and composer, born in Horlivka, Soviet Ukraine (d. 2020)
  • 1938-01-28 Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
  • 1938-07-13 Myroslav Skoryk, Ukrainian contemporary classical composer (Carpathian Rhapsody), and pedagogue, born in Lwów, Polish Republic (now Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 2020)
  • 1938-08-09 Leonid Kuchma, 2nd President of Ukraine (1994-2005) and 2nd Prime Minister of Ukraine (1992-93), born in Chaikyne, Ukraine
  • 1938-08-19 Valentin Mankin, Ukrainian yachtsman (Olympic gold, USSR, Finn class 1968), born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 2014)
  • 1939-03-10 Irina Press, Soviet 80m hurdles runner and pentathlete (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2004)
  • 1940-03-04 Volodymyr Morozov, Ukrainian flatwater canoer
  • 1940-04-09 Vasily Dmitriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Melovashka, Ukraine (d. 1973)
  • 1940-08-03 Joseph Dorfman, Israeli composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2006)
  • 1941-04-15 Roman Balayan, Ukrainian-Armenian director (Filer, Biryuk), born in Nerkin Horatagh, Nagorno-Karabakh AO, Azerbaijan
  • 1941-04-28 Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet (An Evening Party in an Old Winery), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1941-05-21 Anatoly Levchenko, Soviet cosmonaut (TM-4), born in Krasnokutsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (d. 1988)
  • 1941-09-15 Mirosław Hermaszewski, Polish cosmonaut (Soyuz 30), born in Lipniki, Reichskommissariat Ukraine, German-occupied Poland
  • 1941-10-22 Valeri Kitka, Ukrainian classical composer (Frescoes of St. Sofia Cathedral of Kiev), and educator, born in Volodymyrivka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
  • 1942-01-23 Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, Soviet cosmonaut, born in Kharkov Oblast, Ukrainian SSR
  • 1944-10-24 Viktor Prokopenko, Ukrainian footballer and coach, born in Zhdanov, Ukrainian SSR (d. 2007)
  • 1945-01-17 Ivan Karabits, Ukrainian composer, conductor, and educator, born in Yalta, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine (d. 2002)
  • 1945-04-10 Vera Misevich, Ukrainian equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1980), born in Ukraine (d. 1995)
  • 1945-06-09 Faina Melnik, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1972), born in Bakota, Ukraine
  • 1947-04-11 Lev Bulat, Russian physicist, born in Chernovtsy, Ukraine
  • 1947-09-16 Alexander Rutskoy, Russian politician (Vice President of Russia 1991-93) and Soviet military officer (led the putsch against President Boris Yeltsin during Russian constitutional crisis of 1993), born in Proskuriv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1947-09-28 Volodymyr Troshkin, Ukrainian soccer defender (31 caps, USSR; Dynamo Kiev 205 games), born in Yenakiieve, Ukraine (d. 2020)
  • 1948-01-20 Natan Sharansky, Israeli politician & human rights activist, born in Donetsk, Ukraine
  • 1948-05-31 Svetlana Alexievich, Ukrainian journalist and author (Noble Prize for Literature 2015), born in Stanislav, Ukraine
  • 1948-09-19 Nadezhda Tkachenko, Ukrainian pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine
  • 1949-06-08 Emanuel Ax, Polish-American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1949-10-20 Valery Borzov, Ukrainian sprinter (Olympic gold 1972), born in Sambir, USSR
  • 1949-11-21 Anatoliy Kuksov, Ukrainian soccer midfielder (8 caps USSR; FC Zorya Luhansk 489 games) and manager, born in Luhansk, Ukraine (d. 2022)

Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych (72 years old)

1950-07-09 Ukrainian politician (President of Ukraine from 2010 until overthrow in 2014 revolution), born in Yenakiyevo, Ukraine

  • 1951-01-24 Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian (It's a wonderful country), born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1951-01-28 Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk, Kkishkov Ukraine, astronaut (STS 87)
  • 1952-07-13 Alla Pavlova, Russian contemporary classical composer (The Old New York Nostalgia Suite; Miss Me ... But Let Me Go), born in Ukraine SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1952-11-05 Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer, born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR

Pavlo LazarenkoPavlo Lazarenko (69 years old)

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

  • 1954-02-23 Viktor Yushchenko, Ukrainian politician (President of Ukraine, 2005-10; Prime Minister of Ukraine, 1999-2001), born in Khoruzhivka, Sumy Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
  • 1954-03-24 Irina Ratushinskaya, Soviet dissident poet (Beyond the Limit), born in Odessa, Ukraine, Soviet Union (d. 2017)
  • 1955-07-09 Sergei Krichevsky, Ukrainian cosmonaut, born in Primorya, Russia
  • 1956-01-23 Larysa Kuzmenko, Canadian concert pianist, and composer, of Ukrainian heritage (Memoriam for the Victims of Chornobyl; Golden Harvest), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956-03-26 Tatyana Kochergina, Ukrainian handball player (Olympic gold 1976, 80 USSR), born in Ovidiopol, Ukraine
  • 1957-07-16 Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer (Igra Na Chuzhom Pole), born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1957-09-20 Vladimir Tkachenko, Ukrainian-Russian basketball player (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Sochi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1958-01-10 Anatoly Pisarenko, Soviet weightlifter, born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1958-08-07 Larisa Karlova, Ukrainian handball player (Olympic gold USSR 1976, 80; World C'ship gold 1982, 86), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1959-10-25 Marina Minkin, Israeli harpsichordist and teacher (Ad Libitum Ensemble), born in Ukraine
  • 1960-03-13 Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist, born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
  • 1960-05-27 Aleksandr Sidorenko, Ukrainian swimmer (Olympic gold USSR 400m IM 1980; World C'ship gold 200m IM 1982), born in Mariupol, Ukraine (d. 2022)
  • 1960-09-25 Igor Belanov, Soviet-Ukrainian footballer, born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1960-11-27 Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian politician and co-leader of the Orange Revolution, Prime Minister (2005, 2007-10), born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1961-02-06 Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko, Russian cosmonaut (Mir, Soyuz TM-23), born in Ryasne, Ukraine
  • 1961-12-22 Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian cosmonaut (1st person to marry in space), born in Khrushchev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
  • 1962-03-26 Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko, Ukrainian-Russian Air Force pilot and officer, and cosmonaut Mir; International Space Station), born in Elanets, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1962-07-26 Galina Chistyakova, Russian jumper (world record 1988), born in Izmail, Ukraine
  • 1963-01-22 Andrei Tchmil, Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist, born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • 1963-12-04 Sergey Bubka, Ukrainian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1988; World C'ship gold 1983, 87, 91, 93, 95, 97), born in Luhansk, Ukraine

Petro PoroshenkoPetro Poroshenko (57 years old)

1965-09-26 Ukrainian candy maker, businessman and President of Ukraine (2014-19), born in Bolhrad, Ukraine, Soviet Union

  • 1965-10-13 Syarhyey Hyerasimets, Belarusian soccer midfielder (25 caps; Shakhter Donetsk, Dinamo Minsk) and manager (Okzhetpes, Piter Saint Petersburg), born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 2021)
  • 1966-07-01 Larisa Savchenko-Neiland, Latvian tennis player (6 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1966-07-21 Larisa Neiland, Lvov Ukraine, tennis star (1996 Essen winner)
  • 1966-10-05 Inessa Kravets, Ukraine, long/triple jumper (Olympic silver/gold-92, 96)
  • 1967-08-06 Archbishop Alexy (Bondarenko), Ukrainian-born theologian
  • 1967-10-03 Walter Polovchak, Ukrainian-American asylum seeker, born in Ukraine
  • 1968-08-05 Oleg Luzhny, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1969-01-23 Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian soccer winger (17 caps Soviet Union, 6 caps CIS, 36 caps Russia; Manchester United, Rangers), born in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine
  • 1969-03-18 Vassily Ivanchuk, Ukrainian chess player
  • 1969-07-23 Dmitri Khristich, Ukrainian NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1969-10-25 Oleg Salenko, Russian-Ukrainian footballer, born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • 1970-07-03 Serhiy Gonchar, Ukrainian road cyclist (UCI World C'ships gold Time Trial 2000), born in Rivne, Ukraine
  • 1970-10-10 Alexei Zhitnik, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Buffalo), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1970-11-01 Alla Korot, American actress (Jenna Norris-Another World), born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1970-12-29 Yaroslav Ihorovych Pustovyi, Ukrainian cosmonaut, born in Kostroma, Ukraine
  • 1971-02-25 Konstantin Matoussevich, Israeli high jumper (Olympic 7th-1996), born in Kyiv, Ukraine

Vitali KlitschkoVitali Klitschko (51 years old)

1971-07-19 Ukrainian boxer (3-time world heavyweight champion; only heavyweight to reign as world champion in 3 different decades) and Mayor of Kyiv (2014-), born in Belovodskoye, Kyrgyzstan, Soviet Union

  • 1971-09-18 Oleg Ladik, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1971-11-15 Natalia Medvedeva, tennis star (1993 Prague Essen), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1972-07-30 Olga Chernyak, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1972-10-21 Evhen Tsybulenko, Ukrainian professor of international law
  • 1973-05-24 Ruslana [Lyzhychko], Ukrainian pop singer and songwriter, born in Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (now Ukraine)
  • 1973-10-02 Verka Serduchka, Ukrainian entertainer
  • 1973-12-11 Valentina Lisitsa, Ukrainian-American concert, pianist born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • 1974-08-31 Andrei Medvedev, Ukrainian tennis player (won four Masters), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1975-03-24 Julia Bikbova, dance skater (with partner John Lee), born in Kyiv, Ukraine

Milla JovovichMilla Jovovich (46 years old)

1975-12-17 Russian born American actress (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil), born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

  • 1976-01-09 Svitlana Azarova, Ukrainian-Dutch contemporary classical music composer (Momo and the Time Thieves), born in the Ukrainian SSR

Wladimir KlitschkoWladimir Klitschko (46 years old)

1976-03-25 Ukrainian boxer (2-time world heavyweight champion; Olympic gold super-heavyweight 1996), born in Semey, Kazakhstan

  • 1976-05-08 Oleg Tverdovsky, Russian-American NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1976-08-05 Marians Pahars, Latvian footballer, born in Chornobai, Ukraine

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