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Fyodor Sologub, writer, poet, is born.(1863)

Mikhail Gorbachev, the first and the last President of the USSR, is born.(1931)

Yury Olesha, writer, is born.(1899)

Nikolay Gogol, writer, dies.(1852)

Leo Tolstoy is excommunicated.(1901)

Peter Yershov, poet, is born.(1815)

Stepan Barkhudarov, linguist, is born.(1894)

Alexander Rou, film director, is born.(1906)

Vyacheslav Molotov, statesman, is born.(1890)

Yury Gagarin, cosmonaut, is born.(1934)

Vasily II the Dark, the Great Prince of Muscovy, is born.(1415)

The Government of the USSR prohibits the sale and import of the Bible.(1931)

Vladimir Vernadsky, academician, geochemist, is born.(1863)

Anton Makarenko, pedagogue, writer, is born.(1888)

Vladimir Favorsky, painter, is born.(1886)

Zhores Alferov, physicist, is born.(1930)

Alexander Popov, physicist, inventor of the radio, is born.(1859)

Mikhail Vrubel, painter, is born.(1856)

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, composer, is born.(1844)

Alexey Mikhaylovich, tzar of Russia, is born.(1629)

Currency reform in Russia.(1535)

The first Russian hockey match takes place in St. Petersburg.(1898)

Modest Musorgsky, composer, is born.(1839)

Soviet Government passes a resolution to create the Central Television Studio.(1959)

Sinking of Orbital Station Mir near Fiji island.(2001)

Vasily Smyslov, World Chess Champion, is born.(1929)

The first day of a 50-day siege of a small town of Kozelsk by Tartar-Mongols.(1238)

The mass deportation from the Baltic Republics is conducted.(1949)

The Government of the USSR abolishes death penalty.(1947)

Yury Gagarin, cosmonaut, dies.(1968)

Mstislav Rostropovich, cellist, is born.(1927)

Maxim Gorky, writer, is born.(1868)

Lavrenty Beria, Marshal of the Soviet Union, is born.(1899)

Ivan II the Red, Great Prince of Vladimir and Moscow, is born.(1326)

Korney Chukovsky, childrens writer, critic, translator, is born.(1882)





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