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Ussr - Notable Historical Events

Benito MussoliniFeb 7, 1924

StalinDec 27, 1927

KelloggSep 6, 1928

HitlerOct 30, 1939

Harry TrumanSep 23, 1949

Richard NixonJul 23, 1959

KhrushchevAug 7, 1961

JFKFeb 19, 1963

Bobby FischerSep 1, 1972

Elton JohnMay 20, 1979

Mike EruzioneFeb 22, 1980

President ReaganMar 8, 1983

Andrei SakharovDec 19, 1986

Boris YeltsinMar 26, 1989

John Paul IIDec 1, 1989

Mikhail GorbachevAug 24, 1991

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Ussr - Historical Events
Date Event
1918-01-14

Finland & USSR adopt New Style (Gregorian) calendar

1918-02-05

Separation of church & state begins in USSR

1918-02-14

USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar (originally Feb 1)

1920-02-02

Tarto/Dorpat peace treaty: USSR recognizes Estonian independence

1920-04-28

Azerbaijan SSR joins USSR (1st time)

1920-05-07

USSR recognizes Georgia's independence

1920-07-12

Lithuania & USSR sign peace treaty, Lithuania becomes independent republic

1922-12-20

14 republics form Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR)

1922-12-30

Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre

1923-03-21

US foreign minister Charles Hughes refuses USSR recognition

1923-05-31

China & USSR exchange diplomats

1923-10-06

USSR adopts experimental calendar

1923-11-06

USSR adopts experimental calendar, with 5-day "weeks"

1924-02-07

Benito Mussolini government exchanges diplomats with USSR

1924-03-17

Netherlands & USSR begin talks over USSR recognition

1924-03-17

Sweden & USSR exchange diplomats

1924-03-27

Canada recognizes USSR

1924-05-02

Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR

1924-11-21

British premier Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR

1925-01-20

USSR & Japan sign treaty of Peking, Seychelles back to USSR

1925-06-16

The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established.

1925-07-10

USSR's official news agency TASS forms

1927-04-15

Switzerland & USSR agree to diplomatic relations

1927-05-02

Intl Economic Conference (52 countries including USSR) opens

1927-12-27

Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky expelled

1928-09-06

USSR signs Briand-Kellogg-pact

1928-10-01

USSR launches its first 5-year plan

1929-02-09

USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov Pact

1929-07-17

USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China

1929-10-03

British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR

1930-01-30

The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.

1930-06-16

Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.

1931-03-11

Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union.

1931-06-15

Poland & USSR sign friendship & trade treaty

1931-06-24

USSR & Afghanistan sign neutrality treaty

1931-08-24

France & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty

1932-01-21

USSR & Finland stop non-attack treaty

1932-06-29

USSR & China sign non-aggression treaty

1932-10-10

Dnjepr Dam in USSR put into operation (world's biggest)

1932-10-24

British government signs trade treaty with USSR

1932-11-27

Poland & USSR sign non-aggression treaty

1932-11-28

France & USSR sign not-aggression treaty

1932-11-29

USSR & France sign no attack treaty

1932-12-12

USSR & China resume diplomatic relations

1933-02-06

-90°F (-68°C), Oymyakon, USSR (Asian record)

1933-05-06

Italy & USSR sign trade agreement

1933-07-28

Spain recognizes the USSR

1933-11-16

Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR

1933-11-21

1st US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service

1934-01-13

The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.

1934-06-10

USSR & Romania re-establish diplomatic relations

1934-09-12

Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR

1934-09-17

USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switz & Portugal vote no)

1934-09-18

USSR admitted to League of Nations

1935-07-24

The world's first children's railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR.

1937-03-07

Bucharin, Jagoda & Rykov pushed out of CPSU in USSR

1937-06-12

USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continues

1937-08-06

US & USSR sign trade treaty

1939-08-23

USSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact

1939-08-24

Germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact

1939-09-28

Soviet-German treaty agree on 4th partition of Poland (WW II) & gives Lithuania to USSR, last Polish troops surrender

1939-10-30

USSR & Germany agree on partitioning Poland, Hitler deports Jews

1939-11-29

USSR drops diplomatic relations with Finland

1939-11-30

USSR invades Finland, bombs Helsinki

1940-06-17

USSR occupies Estonia

1940-06-26

End of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27

1940-06-27

USSR returns to Gregorian calendar

1940-08-03

Lithuanian SSR is accepted into USSR

1941-04-13

Pact of neutrality between the USSR and Japan is signed.

1941-08-03

German troops conquer Roslavl USSR

1941-10-06

German army occupies Briansk, USSR

1941-10-07

German army occupies Viarma, USSR

1941-11-27

USSR begins a counter offensive, causes Germany to retreat

1942-06-11

US & USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II

1943-02-16

World War II: The USSR reconquers Kharkov.

1943-07-05

Battle of Koersk, USSR begins (6,000 tanks)

1943-07-23

Battle of Koersk, USSR ends in Nazi defeat (6,000 tanks)

1943-08-21

Gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington

1943-12-20

"Internationale" is no longer USSR National Anthem

1944-03-13

USSR recognizes Italian Badoglio government

1945-01-20

The Hungarian Provisional Government concludes an armistice with the USSR, US, and Britain, agree to pay reparations and to join the war against Germany

1945-02-13

USSR captures Budapest, after 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die

1945-03-12

USSR returns Transylvania to Romania

1945-03-30

USSR invades Austria

1945-06-05

USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany

1945-08-08

US, USSR, Britain & France sign Treaty of London, set down procedures for Nuremberg trials

1945-08-08

USSR declares war against Japan in WW II

1945-08-08

USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea

1946-03-19

Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as president of USSR

1946-10-28

German rocket engineers begin work in USSR

1947-02-17

Voice of America begins broadcasting to USSR

1947-10-11

Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR

1947-12-04

USSR joins Intl Amateur Athletic Union

1947-12-10

USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement

1948-06-19

USSR blocks access road to West Berlin

1949-07-14

USSR explodes its 1st atom bomb

1949-08-29

USSR performs first nuclear test

1949-09-23

US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation

1949-10-02

USSR recognizes People's Republic of China

1950-01-12

USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage & sabotage

1950-02-01

USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes

1950-02-14

USSR & China sign peace treaty

1950-03-01

USSR issues golden rubles

1951-06-23

Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR

1951-09-24

USSR performs nuclear test

1951-10-06

Stalin proclaims USSR has atom bomb

1951-10-18

USSR performs nuclear test

1952-06-12

USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid

1953-02-11

USSR breaks diplomatic relations with Israel

1953-02-12

USSR breaks relations with Israel

1953-03-06

Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR

1953-07-20

USSR/Israel recover diplomatic relations

1953-08-23

USSR performs nuclear test

1953-08-29

USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb

1954-01-30

Belgium ends trade agreement with USSR

1954-03-31

USSR offers to join NATO

1954-04-21

Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR

1954-04-22

USSR joins UNESCO

1954-04-24

Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations

1954-09-14

USSR performs nuclear test

1954-10-23

Britain, England, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany

1955-01-15

USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic

1955-02-08

Malenkov resigns as USSR premier, Bulganin replaces him

1955-03-25

E Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, USSR

1955-05-07

USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great Britain

1955-05-15

Vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restore Austria's independence

1955-06-02

The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.

1955-06-07

India premier Nehru visit USSR

1955-07-29

USSR performs nuclear Test

1955-08-02

USSR performs nuclear test

1955-09-21

USSR performs nuclear test

1955-11-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1955-11-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1956-01-26

Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR

1956-03-20

Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) explodes

1956-03-20

USSR performs nuclear test

1956-03-30

USSR performs nuclear test

1956-04-17

USSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves

1956-08-30

USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)

1956-11-08

UN demands USSR leave Hungary

1956-11-17

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1956-11-26

USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks

1957-01-19

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957-01-25

FBI arrests Jack & Myra Sobel, charged with spying for USSR

1957-03-08

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957-04-03

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957-04-06

USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)

1957-04-10

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957-04-12

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957-04-16

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957-06-29

Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj & Sjepilov leave USSR communist party

1957-07-26

USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile

1957-08-08

USSR offers Syria economic/military aid

1957-08-26

USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile

1957-09-14

UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary

1957-09-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1957-10-01

B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack

1957-10-04

USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite

1957-10-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1957-10-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1957-10-26

USSR fires defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov

1957-11-03

USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit

1957-12-28

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1958-01-07

USSR reduces army to 300,000

1958-02-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-02-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-03-14

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1958-03-15

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1958-03-21

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1958-03-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-03-31

USSR suspends nuclear weapons tests, & urges US & Britain to do same

1958-05-15

USSR launches Sputnik III

1958-08-27

USSR launches Sputnik 3 with two dogs aboard

1958-09-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-09-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-10-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-10-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-10-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-10-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-10-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1958-10-23

USSR lends money to UAR to build Aswan High Dam

1958-10-24

USSR lends Egypt 400 million rubles to build Aswan Dam

1958-11-01

USSR performs nuclear test

1958-11-03

USSR performs nuclear test

1958-11-27

USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany

1959-01-02

USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit

1959-03-16

Iraq & USSR sign economic/technical treaty

1959-03-17

Australia & USSR restore diplomatic relations

1959-07-23

VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR

1959-08-16

USSR introduces installment buying

1959-08-17

USSR & Iraq signs contract for building Iraqi nuclear reactor

1959-09-12

Luna 2 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on Moon

1959-09-13

USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body

1959-10-04

USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side

1959-10-07

Far side of Moon seen for 1st time, compliments of USSR's Luna 3

1959-10-31

USSR & Egypt sign contracts for building Aswan Dam

1960-02-27

US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal

1960-03-10

USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing

1960-04-02

Cuba buys oil from USSR

1960-05-07

Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as pres of USSR

1960-05-07

USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy

1960-05-08

USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations

1960-05-09

US send U-2 over USSR

1960-05-14

USSR launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule

1960-05-16

Big 4 summit in Paris collapses as USSR levels spy charges against US

1960-07-01

USSR shoots down US RB-47 reconnaissance plane

1960-07-07

USSR shoots down a US aircraft over Barents sea

1960-07-12

USSR's Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs

1960-07-20

USSR recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space

1960-08-13

USSR withdraws advisors from China

1960-08-19

Francis Gary Powers convicted of spying by USSR (U-2 incident)

1960-08-20

USSR recovers 2 dogs, 1st living organisms to return from space

1960-09-02

Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold

1960-10-24

Disaster on USSR (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash

1961-02-12

USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus

1961-03-13

Landslide in USSR, kills 145

1961-08-07

Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts USSR economy will surpass US

1961-08-30

USSR says it will resume nuclear testing

1961-09-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1961-09-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1961-09-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Kapustin Yar USSR

1961-09-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-09-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-09-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1961-09-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-09-14

Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of CP of USSR

1961-09-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-09-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-09-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1961-09-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-09-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-10-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-10-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-10-06

USSR performs nuclear tests at Kapustin Yar & Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-10-08

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, USSR

1961-10-11

USSR performs nuclear test

1961-10-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1961-10-21

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1961-10-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-10-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1961-10-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya & Sary Shagan USSR

1961-11-11

Molotov, Malenkov & Kaganovitsj expelled from USSR's communist party

1961-11-30

USSR vetoes Kuwaits application for UN membership

1961-12-10

USSR & Albania break diplomatic relations

1962-01-23

British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR

1962-02-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-02-10

USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel

1962-03-18

Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of Supreme Soviet of USSR

1962-06-10

Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"

1962-07-12

1st time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR)

1962-07-27

USSR performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-08-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-08-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-08-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-08-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-08-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-08-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-08-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-08

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-09-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-10-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-10-12

US/USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications & meteorology

1962-10-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-10-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-10-25

US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson demands USSR UN rep Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over"

1962-10-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-11-01

USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars

1962-11-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-11-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-11-03

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-11-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962-11-20

USSR agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, & US lifts blockade

1962-12-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-12-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-12-24

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1962-12-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1963-02-19

USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba

1963-04-02

USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km

1963-06-16

Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6

1963-06-20

US & USSR agree to set up "Hot Line"

1963-08-05

Britain, USA & USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty

1963-09-18

USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia

1963-09-24

US Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limiting nuclear testing

1963-10-02

W German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR

1963-12-26

US furnishes cereal to USSR

1964-03-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1964-04-02

USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned

1964-05-16

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1964-07-19

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1964-08-18

USSR launch 3 Kosmos satellites

1964-09-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1964-10-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1964-11-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1964-11-30

USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned

1965-01-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1965-02-22

USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)

1965-03-03

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1965-03-18

USSR launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 mins)

1965-05-01

USSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon

1965-05-09

Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)

1965-05-11

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1965-06-08

USSR launches Luna 6; it missed the Moon by 99,000 miles

1965-07-03

USSR & Persia sign dam building & economic aid pact

1965-07-29

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1965-09-21

O Kommissarova (USSR) sets women's longest parachute jump (46,250')

1965-10-04

USSR launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon

1965-10-08

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1965-11-21

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1965-12-03

USSR launches Luna 8; crashes on Moon

1965-12-08

Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as president of USSR

1966-01-31

USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon

1966-02-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1966-02-20

Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR

1966-03-31

USSR launches Luna 10, 1st lunar orbiter

1966-04-22

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1966-05-04

Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR

1966-07-21

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1966-08-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1966-08-24

USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon

1966-09-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1966-09-30

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1966-10-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1966-10-22

USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon

1966-10-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1966-12-08

US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space

1966-12-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1966-12-21

USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum

1967-01-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1967-02-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-03-04

Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)

1967-03-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-04-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-04-30

Highest tower to the world finished, 537m (USSR)

1967-05-19

USSR ratifies treaty with Britain & US banning nuclear weapons in space

1967-05-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-06-10

USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel

1967-06-12

USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus

1967-06-14

USSR launches Kosmos 166 for observation of Sun from Earth orbit

1967-07-15

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-08-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-09-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-09-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-09-30

USSR's Kosmos 186 & 188 complete 1st automatic docking

1967-10-06

USSR performs nuclear test

1967-10-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-10-19

Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"

1967-10-30

USSR Kosmos 186 & 188 make 1st automatic docking & Venmera 13 launch

1967-11-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1967-12-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1968-01-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968-01-31

Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR

1968-03-02

Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)

1968-03-02

USSR launches space probe Zond 4; fails to leave Earth orbit

1968-04-24

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968-05-21

USSR performs nuclear test (underground)

1968-07-01

US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

1968-07-01

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1968-07-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968-07-15

Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR

1968-08-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1968-08-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968-09-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968-09-14

USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight

1968-10-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1968-11-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1968-11-09

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968-12-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-01-05

USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)

1969-01-10

USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus

1969-03-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-05-16

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-07-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-07-22

USSR launches Sputnik 50 & Molniya 1-12 communications satellite

1969-07-23

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-09-11

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-09-26

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1969-10-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-10-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1969-10-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1969-11-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-12-06

USSR performs nuclear test

1969-12-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1969-12-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-01-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-02-01

West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract

1970-02-19

USSR launches Sputnik 52 & Molniya 1-13 communications satellite

1970-03-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-03-30

USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship

1970-05-21

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1970-05-23

USSR performs nuclear test (underground)

1970-05-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-05-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1970-07-21

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-07-24

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-09-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-09-12

USSR launches Luna 16; returns samples from lunar Sea of Fertility

1970-10-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1970-10-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1970-10-28

US/USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts

1970-12-12

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1970-12-16

1st successful landing on Venus (USSR)

1970-12-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1970-12-23

USSR performs nuclear test

1971-02-11

US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

1971-03-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1971-03-23

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1971-04-19

USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit

1971-04-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1971-05-19

USSR launches Mars 2, 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

1971-07-02

USSR performs underground nuclear test

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

1971-11-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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

1972-06-05

Yugoslav president Josip Tito visits USSR

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

1972-08-31

Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics

1972-09-01

Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title

1972-09-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1972-09-04

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-09-10

US Men's olympic basketball teams 1st lose, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)

1972-09-21

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1972-09-28

Canada defeats the USSR in the eigth 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

1972-12-28

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

1973-06-26

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

1974-01-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1974-02-13

Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR

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

1974-07-08

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1974-07-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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

1974-11-02

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

1975-06-08

USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing

1975-06-14

USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing

1975-07-17

Apollo 18 & Soyuz 19 make 1st US/USSR linkup in space

1975-08-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1975-09-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1975-10-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1975-10-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1975-10-21

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1975-10-25

USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing

1975-10-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1975-12-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1975-12-26

1st supersonic transport service (USSR-Tupolev-144)

1976-01-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-02-07

World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (USSR)

1976-04-21

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-05-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-05-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1976-07-13

Court martial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin (Hunt for Red Oct)

1976-07-14

USSR banishes dissident Andrei Amalrik to Netherlands

1976-07-23

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-07-29

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1976-08-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-08-09

USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth

1976-08-18

USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon

1976-08-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-09-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1976-11-05

USSR performs nuclear test

1976-11-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1976-12-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1977-02-02

Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR)

1977-02-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan

1977-03-03

Men's Figure Skating Champions in Tokyo won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR)

1977-04-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1977-05-24

USSR President Podgorny resigns

1977-05-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1977-06-16

Leonid Brezhnev named president of USSR

1977-07-26

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1977-08-10

USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

1977-08-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1977-08-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1977-09-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1977-09-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1977-10-07

USSR adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.

1977-10-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1977-12-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-03-31

USSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite

1978-04-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-05-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-07-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-07-28

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-08-09

USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

1978-08-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1978-08-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1978-08-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-09-06

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1978-09-20

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-09-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1978-09-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1978-10-07

USSR performs nuclear test

1978-10-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-10-17

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1978-11-03

USSR & Vietnam sign peace & friendship treaty

1978-11-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-11-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-12-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1978-12-18

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1979-01-17

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1979-02-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-02-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk

1979-03-17

Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk & G Karponosov USSR

1979-03-17

Men's Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR)

1979-05-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-05-20

1st western pop star to tour USSR-Elton John

1979-05-24

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-07-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-07-14

USSR performs nuclear Test

1979-07-18

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-08-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-08-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-09-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-09-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-09-16

USSR performs nuclear test

1979-09-24

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1979-09-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-10-04

USSR performs nuclear test

1979-10-07

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1979-10-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1979-10-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-10-25

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1979-10-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-11-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-12-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-12-21

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-12-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979-12-25

USSR airlifts invasionary army to Afghanistan

1980-02-22

USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3, referred to as "Miracle on Ice". USA captain Mike Eruzione scores winning goal in 3rd period

1980-03-14

Ice Pairs Championship at Dortmund won by Cherkasova & Shakhrai (USSR)

1980-04-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-04-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-07-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-07-31

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-08-03

22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR

1980-08-13

Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR

1980-09-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-09-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-10-08

USSR & Syria sign peace treaty

1980-10-08

USSR performs nuclear test

1980-10-11

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1980-11-01

USSR performs nuclear test

1980-12-10

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1980-12-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1980-12-20

USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin

1981-03-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-04-01

Daylight saving time is introduced in the USSR.

1981-04-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-04-24

US ends grain embargo against USSR

1981-05-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-07-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-07-17

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-09-02

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1981-09-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-09-26

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1981-10-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1981-10-22

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1981-11-20

Anatoly Karpov, USSR retains world chess championship

1981-11-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-12-24

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981-12-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1982-02-03

Greatest helicopter lift, 56,888 kg, Podmoscovnoe, USSR

1982-02-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1982-04-19

USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit

1982-04-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1982-06-24

Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)

1982-07-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1982-07-30

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1982-07-31

USSR performs nuclear Test

1982-08-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1982-08-28

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-08-31

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-09-04

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-09-25

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-10-01

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-10-16

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-10-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1982-11-12

USSR KGB-chief Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as USSR leader

1982-11-29

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1982-11-30

USSR performs nuclear test

1982-12-05

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1982-12-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-02-01

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-02-19

Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record

1983-02-22

Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record

1983-02-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-03-02

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-03-08

House Foreign Affairs Com endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR

1983-03-08

President Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire"

1983-03-30

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-04-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-04-25

Yuri Andropov invites US schoolgirl Samantha Smith to USSR

1983-05-29

Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m

1983-06-16

USSR party leader Yuri Andropov elected president

1983-07-07

11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR

1983-07-28

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-07-30

Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg

1983-08-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1983-08-25

US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact

1983-09-06

USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2

1983-09-11

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-09-12

USSR vetoes UN resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane

1983-09-22

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-09-24

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983-09-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1983-10-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-10-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-11-23

USSR leave weapon disarmament talks

1983-11-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1983-12-26

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-02-13

Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as USSR leader

1984-02-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-03-01

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR #3931 Batten, #4529 Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear & #5943 Lovi

1984-03-29

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-04-11

USSR party leader Chernenko elected president

1984-04-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-04-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-05-08

USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics

1984-06-01

Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg

1984-06-29

USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI

1984-07-04

Yuri Sedykh of USSR throws hammer a record 86.33 m

1984-07-13

Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m

1984-07-14

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-07-21

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1984-08-11

USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

1984-08-25

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984-08-26

Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad

1984-08-27

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984-08-28

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984-09-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-09-17

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984-10-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-10-25

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1984-10-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-11-23

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-12-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984-12-15

USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet

1984-12-21

USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come

1984-12-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1985-02-10

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1985-04-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1985-05-20

FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR

1985-05-22

US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR

1985-06-09

USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus

1985-06-15

En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus

1985-07-02

Andrei Gromyko appointed president of USSR

1985-07-11

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1985-07-18

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1985-07-25

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1985-08-11

Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)

1985-09-04

Igor Paklin of USSR set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12

1986-02-11

Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country

1986-02-19

USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit

1986-03-06

USSR's Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km

1986-04-26

World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, contamination reach much of Western Europe

1986-09-06

USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying

1986-09-17

Marina Stepanova of USSR sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94)

1986-09-29

USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges

1986-10-19

USSR expels five US diplomats

1986-12-19

USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

1987-02-26

USSR resumes nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-03-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-04-03

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-04-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-04-19

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1987-04-20

US deports Karl Linnas to USSR, charged with Nazi war crimes

1987-05-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-05-15

1st Energiya Launch (USSR)

1987-05-28

Mathias Rust, 19, W German pilot, makes unauthorized landing in USSR

1987-07-06

USSR performs nuclear test

1987-07-12

1st time in 20 years a delegation from USSR lands in Israel

1987-07-24

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

1987-07-25

USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite

1987-08-02

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-08-07

Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39°F (4°C) Bering Sea

1987-09-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-09-18

US & USSR sign accord to remove mid range missiles

1987-09-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-10-03

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1987-10-16

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-11-15

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-12-10

"Nightline" is seen in USSR for 1st time

1987-12-13

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1987-12-27

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-01-11

USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics

1988-02-06

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-04-03

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-04-14

USSR, US, Pakistan & Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty

1988-05-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-05-07

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1988-05-15

USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan

1988-06-11

Galina Chistyakova of USSR sets long jump woman's record (24"8½")

1988-06-25

Neth soccer team wins European Cup (2-0 against USSR)

1988-07-12

USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit

1988-08-29

USSR launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir

1988-09-06

USSR performs underground nuclear test

1988-09-14

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-10-07

Latvian flag raised in Riga for first time since annexation by USSR

1988-10-18

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-11-12

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-12-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1988-12-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1988-12-28

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1989-01-16

USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars

1989-01-22

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1989-01-29

USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit

1989-02-17

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1989-03-19

Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by E Gordeeva & S Grinkov (USSR)

1989-03-26

1st free elections in USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins

1989-06-03

Leaking pipe in Asha, USSR, causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die

1989-06-04

Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in USSR, kills 100s

1989-07-08

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1989-09-14

Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2

1989-10-04

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1989-10-19

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1989-12-01

USSR Pres Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican

1990-01-31

The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow, USSR.

1990-02-07

USSR Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties

1990-02-26

USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czech by July, 1991

1990-06-18

1st ever lose for Cameroon in Soccer World Cup, USSR-4 Cameroon-0

1990-07-25

Nadezhda Ryashkina of USSR sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)

1990-07-29

28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)

1990-09-12

US, England, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge

1990-10-24

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1991-01-01

5% sales tax on consumer goods & services goes into effect in USSR

1991-01-03

Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years

1991-01-14

Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR

1991-02-10

Lithuania votes for independence from USSR

1991-02-21

USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable

1991-03-03

Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR

1991-04-09

Georgia SSR votes to secede from USSR

1991-04-23

USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions

1991-05-18

USSR launches 2 cosmonauts to MIR space station

1991-08-05

Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault world record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden

1991-08-20

Estonia formally declares its independence from the USSR

1991-08-21

Communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days

1991-08-21

Latvia declares its independence from USSR

1991-08-24

Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party

1991-08-24

Ukraine declares independence from USSR

1991-08-25

Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic republics

1991-08-27

Moldavia declares independence from USSR

1991-08-29

USSR suspends Communist Party activities

1991-09-06

USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)

1991-10-05

USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal

1991-12-25

Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigns as President of USSR in a televised speech

1992-04-01

World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR

1992-08-01

USA/USSR Around World Air Race begins at Santa Monica

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Ussr - Notable Birthdays

LeninApr 22, 1870

Sofia MuratovaJul 19, 1929

Boris YeltsinFeb 1, 1931

Mikhail GorbachevMar 2, 1931

Ussr - Birthdays
Date Event
1845-05-15

Ilja [Elias] Metsjnikov, USSR, zoologist/bacteriologist (Nobel 1908)

1870-04-22

Nikolai Lenin, [Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov], Bolshevik/USSR revolutionist and Premier of Russia

1881-02-04

Kliment J Woroshilov, marshal/president USSR (1953-60)

1888-04-26

Aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR, astronomer

1889-07-30

Vladimir K Zworykin, USSR, electronics engineer/inventor, father of TV

1891-01-25

William C Bullitt, 1st US ambassador to USSR

1891-11-15

W Averell Harriman, US, (Gov-D-NY)/ambassador to USSR (1943-46)

1895-06-11

Nikolai A Bulganin, Gorki Russia, premier of USSR (1955-58)

1895-10-04

Richard Sorge, German spy for USSR in Tokyo (WW II)

1903-02-18

Nikolaj V Podgorny, pres USSR (1965-77)

1905-05-24

Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)

1906-12-19

Leonid I Brezhnev, Ukraine, 1st Secretary of USSR (1964-82)

1907-09-26

Anthony F Blunt, British historian/spy for USSR

1909-05-14

Vladimir Alatortsev, USSR, International Chess Master (1950)

1909-07-05

Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/18 NS]

1909-07-18

Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/5 OS]

1911-04-17

Mikhail Botvinnik, of USSR, world chess champion (1948-63)

1911-09-24

Konstantin Chernenko, USSR leader

1916-01-07

Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)

1917-09-30

Yuri "Petrovich" Lyubimov, USSR, director (Taganka)

1919-01-23

Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952)

1920-07-20

Lev Aronin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1950)

1921-04-15

Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 3)

1921-10-17

Maria Gorokhovskaya, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952)

1921-11-09

Viktor Chukarin, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)

1923-11-06

Aleksandra Chudina, USSR, track jumper (Olympic-2 silver-1952)

1925-06-26

Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II)

1925-08-28

Arkadi N Strugazki, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika)

1925-10-25

Yakov Rylskly, USSR, sabre team (Olympic-bronze-1956)

1926-02-07

Konstantin Petrovich Feokistov, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod I)

1926-09-25

Sergei Filatov, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1960)

1926-10-25

Galina Vishnevskaya, Leningrad, USSR, soprano opera singer, (d. 2012)

1927-01-14

Ivan Kalita, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1968)

1927-03-27

Mstislav Leopold Rostropovich, Baku USSR, cellist/conductor

1927-12-08

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 4, 8, 10)

1928-01-25

Eduard Shevardnadze, Soviet Georgia, foreign minister of USSR (-91)

1928-02-14

Sergei Kapitza, Antenna in the USSR

1928-02-23

Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev, Siberia USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A)

1928-05-23

Nina Otkalenko, USSR, 800m runner (9 world records)

1928-09-06

Rudolph Plukfelder, USSR, light heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964)

1929-04-27

Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, USSR, discus thrower (Oly-gold-1952, 60)

1929-05-14

Vladimir Antoshin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)

1929-06-17

Tigran Petrosyan, USSR, world chess champion (1963-69)

1929-07-19

Sofia Muratova, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-6 gold/3 silv/4 bronze-1952-60), (d. 2006)

1929-08-17

Francis Gary Powers, US spy (USSR captures him in 1959 U-2 incident)

1929-08-27

Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1952)

1929-09-05

Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok III, Soyuz 9)

1929-09-28

Nikolay Ryzhkov, Premier of USSR (1985-1991)

1930-02-11

Alevtina Koltschina, USSR, cross coutry relay skier (Oly-gold-1960)

1930-07-20

Yuri Petrovich Artyukin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 14)

1931-01-22

Galina Zybina, USSR, discus thrower (15 world records between 1952-58)

1931-02-01

Boris Yeltsin, Ural Mts USSR, president of Russian SSR

1931-03-02

Mikhail Gorbachev, Privolnoye USSR, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91)

1931-04-29

Aleksei Aleksandrovich Gubarev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 28)

1931-05-04

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Moscow Russia, conductor (USSR State Radio)

1931-11-23

Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Oly-gold-1956, 60)

1932-02-03

Maria Itkina, USSR, sprinter (9 world records)

1932-03-10

Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1972)

1932-05-17

Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to USSR

1932-05-25

Georgi Mikhailovich Grechko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14)

1932-09-18

Valery Viktorovich Ryumin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37)

1932-10-23

Vasily Belov, Northern Krai, USSR, author (Business as Usual, Everything's Ahead), (d. 2012)

1933-01-16

Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3)

1933-04-15

Boris Strugatski, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of Troika)

1933-06-19

Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)

1933-09-10

Yevgeny Vassilyevich Khrunov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5)

1934-02-08

Galina Bystrova, USSR, pentathelete (1957, 58)

1934-05-30

Alexei A Leonov, Siberia USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II, Soyuz 19)

1934-07-13

Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)

1934-08-25

Valery F Bykovsky, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok V, Soyuz 22, 31/39)

1934-11-26

Ludmila Shevtsova, USSR, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)

1934-12-03

Viktor Vassilyevich Gorbatko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 24, 37/36)

1934-12-18

Boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21)

1935-02-01

Vladimir Viktorovich Aksyonov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 22, T-2)

1935-07-08

Vitali Ivanovich Sevastiyanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 9, 18B)

1935-08-03

Georgi Stepanovich Shonin, Odessa USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 6)

1935-09-11

Gherman Stepanovich Titov, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok II)

1935-11-22

Ludmila Belousova Protopopov, USSR, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)

1936-01-14

Ludmila Pinayeva, USSR, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1964, 1968, 1972)

1936-06-02

Vladimir Golubnichy, USSR, 20K walker (Olympic-gold-1960, 68)

1937-01-30

Boris Spassky, USSR, world chess champion (1969-72)

1937-02-10

Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Oly-2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)

1937-04-18

Tatyana Shchelkanova, USSR, long jumper (Olympic-bronze-1964)

1937-05-10

Tamara Press, USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Oly-gold-60)

1937-06-18

Vitaly Mikhailovich Zholobov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 21)

1937-09-16

Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964 68, 72)

1937-11-26

Boris Borisovich Yegorov, USSR, doctor/cosmonaut (Voskhod I)

1938-02-11

Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic-gold-1964)

1938-02-11

Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic-gold-1964)

1938-04-19

Rose-Marie Precht, Back to the USSR - takaisin Ryssiin

1938-05-25

Ludmil Buldakova, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)

1938-06-24

Boris Lagutin, USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)

1938-07-30

Vayachselav Ivanenko, USSR, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1988)

1938-08-19

Valentin Mankin, USSR, finn class yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968)

1939-02-13

Valery Illych Rozhdestvensky, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)

1939-03-08

Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)

1939-03-10

Irina Press, USSR, 80m hurdles/Pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)

1939-04-03

Vitaliy Davidov, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)

1939-10-02

Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 24)

1939-10-08

Elvira Ozolina, USSR, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1960)

1939-11-11

Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic-gold-1964)

1939-11-29

Gennadiy Volnov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)

1940-03-07

Viktor Petrovich Savinykh, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-4, T-13, TM-5)

1940-05-24

Joseph Brodsky, USSR, author (Less than 1, Nobel 1987)

1940-07-06

Viktor Kuzkin, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)

1940-07-22

Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976)

1940-09-28

Alekander Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 29/31, T-6)

1941-02-01

Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)

1941-02-16

Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic-silver-1972)

1941-05-03

Nona Gaprindasvili, USSR, world women's chess champ (1962-78)

1941-05-05

Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)

1941-05-21

Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)

1941-08-05

Leonid Denissovich Kizim, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15)

1941-08-27

Yuri Vassilyevich Malyshev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-2, T-11)

1942-01-01

Gennadi Vassilyevich Sarafanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)

1942-01-07

Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-72, 76)

1942-01-08

Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)

1942-04-11

Anatoly Nikolayevich Berezovoi, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-5)

1942-04-29

Galina A Kulakova, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1972)

1942-05-13

Vladimir A Dzhanibekov, USSR, cosmo (Soyuz 27, 39, T-6, T-12, T-13)

1943-03-25

Pavel Lednev, USSR, pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1980)

1943-07-24

Lyudmila Bragina, USSR, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)

1944-01-23

Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)

1944-02-15

Aleksandr A Serebrov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17)

1944-06-15

Inna Ryskai, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-2 gold/2 silver-1964-76)

1944-08-01

Yuri Viktorovich Romanenko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, 38, TM-2)

1945-03-18

Aleksey Vakhonin, USSR, bantam weight (Olympic-gold-1964)

1945-03-26

Mikhail Voronin, USSR, horse vault gymnist (Olympic-gold-1968)

1945-04-10

Vera Misevich, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1980)

1945-06-09

Faina Myelink, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1972)

1945-08-31

Leonid Ivanovich Popov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 35/37, 40, T-7)

1945-09-29

Nadezhda Chizova, USSR, shot putter (Oly-gold/silv/bronze-68/72/76)

1945-10-03

Viktor Saneyev, USSR, triple jumper (Olympic-3 gold/1 silv-1968-80)

1945-11-26

Mikhail Woronin, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-2 gold/4 silver/bronze-1968)

1946-01-11

Ludmila Poradnik, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)

1946-02-16

Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)

1946-05-01

Valentin Muratov, USSR, floor exercise gymnist (Olympic-gold-1956)

1946-05-17

Sinaida Turchina, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976)

1946-08-21

Lev Alburt, USSR, International Chess Master (1976)

1947-01-02

Aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80)

1947-02-02

Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)

1947-07-28

Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic-gold-1968)

1947-08-11

Sergey Kovalneko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1968)

1947-09-16

Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- )

1947-11-04

Aleksandr Tkachev, USSR, parallel bars gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)

1947-11-04

Alexei Ulanov, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)

1947-11-05

Oleg Antropov, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1968)

1947-12-10

Sinaida Woronin, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold/silver/2 bronze-1968)

1948-02-29

Nikolai Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic-silver-1976)

1948-02-29

Yuri Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic-silver-1976)

1948-09-19

Nadezhda Tkachenko, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1980)

1948-09-29

Viktor Krovopouskov, USSR, sabres/fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980)

1948-10-20

Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)

1948-11-26

Galina Prozumenschikova, USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1964)

1949-07-21

Ludmila Smirnova, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)

1949-09-12

Irina Rodnina, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)

1949-10-20

Valery Borzov, USSR, 100m/200m dash (Olympic-gold-1972)

1949-11-03

Roswitha Krause, USSR, 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1968)

1949-11-25

[Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)

1949-12-13

Nana Alexandria, USSR, International Woman's Chess Grandmaster (1976)

1950-06-25

Tatyana Averina, USSR, speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic-gold-1976)

1951-03-22

Musa Khiramanovich Manarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-4, TM-11)

1951-05-23

Anatoli Karpov, USSR, world chess champion (1975-85)

1951-12-17

Tatyana Kazankina, USSR, middle distance runner (Olympics-gold-1976)

1952-02-29

Raisa Smetanina, USSR, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976, 80, 92)

1952-03-08

Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)

1952-03-09

Iuliana Semenova, USSR, basketball (Olympic-gold-1976)

1952-04-25

Vladislav Tretiak, USSR hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)

1952-06-16

Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)

1952-07-26

Ludmila Maslakova, USSR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1980)

1952-10-07

Ludmila Tourischeva, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1972)

1952-10-14

Nikolai Adrianov, USSR, gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976)

1952-12-29

Nikolai Andrianov, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)

1953-02-04

Svetlana Ulmasova, USSR, 3K (world title 1978)

1953-11-28

Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980)

1954-01-02

Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)

1955-03-13

Olga Rukavishnikova, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic-silver-1980)

1955-06-28

Nikolai Simyatov, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976)

1955-07-11

Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic-gold-1972)

1955-07-24

Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)

1956-01-15

Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic-gold-1980)

1956-03-26

Tatyana Kochergina, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)

1956-06-03

Suren Nalbandyan, USSR, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1976)

1956-06-21

Mikhail Burtsev, USSR, sabres (Olympic-gold-1976)

1956-09-16

Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)

1956-09-16

Sergei Beloglazov, USSR, 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)

1957-07-31

Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic-gold-1980)

1957-09-20

Vladmir Tkachenko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1980)

1958-06-28

Sergei Shakrai, USSR, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)

1958-08-07

Larisa Karlova, USSR, team handball player (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)

1958-12-02

Vladimir Parfenovich, USSR, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1980)

1959-02-08

Irina Kalinina, USSR, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1980)

1959-03-19

Ulla Koivuranta, Back to the USSR - takaisin Ryssiin

1960-06-29

Sergey Kopylov, USSR, cyclist (Olympic-gold-1980)

1961-01-17

Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ

1961-05-30

Ella Arolovich, Leningrad USSR, model

1961-06-24

Natalya Shaposhnikova, USSR, sidehorse vaulter (Olympic-gold-1980)

1961-08-07

Yelena Davydova, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)

1963-04-13

Gary Kimovich Kasparov, USSR, world chess champion (1985- )

1963-05-21

Yelena Vodorezova, USSR, figure skater (Olympic-1976)

1970-07-04

Andrei Cherkasov, USSR, tennis star

1970-11-01

Alla Korot, Odessa USSR, actress (Jenna Norris-Another World)

1971-06-30

Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies at 38

1983-05-05

Rowland Kimber, Karosta: Life After the USSR

2184-03-25

Pavel Andreivich Chekov, Leningrad, USSR (Star Trek-character)

Ussr - Notable Weddings

Lee Harvey OswaldApr 30, 1961

Ussr - Weddings
Date Event
1961-04-30

Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR

Ussr - Deaths
Date Event
1449-10-27

Ulugh Beg, a USSR astronomer, dies at 56

1963-09-01

Guy Burgess, British spy for the USSR

1967-02-15

William C Bullitt, 1st US ambassador in USSR, dies at 76

1968-03-07

Yuri Aleksayevich Gagarin, USSR cosmonaut (Vostok I), dies at 31

1969-12-02

Kliment J Voroshilov, president USSR (1953-60), dies

1970-01-10

Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44

1975-02-24

Nikolai A Bulganin, marshal/premier of USSR (1955-58), dies at 79

1983-01-11

Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79

1983-03-26

Anthony F Blunt, British art historian/spy for USSR, dies at 75

1985-03-10

Konstantin Chernenko, party leader/pres of USSR (1984-85), dies at 73

1988-01-14

Georgy M Malenkov, PM of USSR (1953-55), dies at 86

1990-06-05

Vasily V Kuznetsov, pres of USSR supreme soviet (1982-83, 85), dies

1991-08-22

Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide

1995-06-30

Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 3), dies at 74

2000-09-26

Rose-Marie Precht, Back to the USSR - takaisin Ryssiin

2012-08-14

Sergei Kapitza, Antenna in the USSR


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