Uzbekistan in History

Historical Events

  • 1924-10-27 The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union
  • 1925-05-12 Uzbekistan & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics
  • 1966-04-26 An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1976-05-17 Earthquake in Uzbekistan: thousands killed
  • 1991-08-31 Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union following the failed coup in Moscow
  • 1994-01-10 Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan agrees to abolish trade tariffs
  • 2001-06-14 China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan form the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
  • 2001-08-21 The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
  • 2005-05-13 The Andijan Massacre occurs in Uzbekistan.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestTamerlane

1336-04-09 Tamerlane (Timur), Turkic conqueror and founder of the Timurid Dynasty, born in Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan (d. 1405)

Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane
Turkic Conqueror
Tamerlane
  • 1377-08-20 Shahrukh Mirza, Ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (1405-47), born in Samarkand, Uzbekistan (d. 1447)

Person of interestBabur

1483-02-14 Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, Timurid founder and 1st Emperor of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent (1526-30), born in Andijan, Timurid Empire (present-day Uzbekistan) (d. 1530)

Founder of the Mughal Empire Babur
Founder of the Mughal Empire
Babur
  • 1872-07-03 Habibullah Khan, Emir of Afghanistan (1901-19), born in Samarkand, Uzbekistan (d. 1919)
  • 1909-07-29 Georgy Mushel, Uzbek pianist and composer, born in Tambov, Russia (d. 1989)
  • 1912-06-11 Mukhtar Ashrafi, Soviet-Uzbek composer, born in Bukhara, Uzbekistan (d. 1975)
  • 1938-01-30 Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), born in Samarkand (d. 2016)
  • 1953-01-25 Mark Weil, Uzbekistani theatre director, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (d. 2007)
  • 1953-09-09 Alisher B Usmanov, Russian business magnate and investor, born in Chust, Uzbekistan
  • 1954-10-26 Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1958-04-10 Yefim Bronfman, Russian-born Israeli-American pianist, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1964-02-28 Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan road cyclist (Tour de France points winner 1991, 93-4), born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1965-11-23 Rodion Gataullin, Uzbekistan, pole vaulter (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1982-01-12 Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbekistanian boxer

Famous Deaths

  • 1975-12-15 Mukhtar Ashrafi, Soviet-Uzbek composer, dies at 63
  • 1989-12-25 Georgy Mushel, Uzbek pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2016-09-02 Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), dies at 78