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Yuri Gagarin

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

Profession: Cosmonaut

Soviet Union

Biography: The first human to go into outer space.

Born: March 9, 1934
Birthplace: Klushino, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: March 27, 1968 (aged 34)
Cause of Death: Air crash in a MiG-15

Married Life

  • 1957-11-07 Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (23) weds Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva

Historical Events

  • 1961-04-12 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1)

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