The official preview of Sergey EISENSTEIN's film “The Battleship Potemkin” took place in the building of Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre. It was released in January next year and shown in many countries with invariable success.
1982 The first flight of the “Mi-28” helicopter.
1988 The Soviet cosmonauts Vladimir TITOV and Musa MANAROV and the French astronaut Jean-Loup CRETIEN returned to earth from a space flight. Titov and Manarov set a new world record of staying in a round-the-earth oribit – 366 days.
1991 The leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan signed a declaration on the formation of the Commonwealth of Indepenedent States (CIS), with its capital in Minsk.
1896 Konstantin ROKOSSOVSKY
Marshal of the Soviet Union, one of the chief commanders of the Soviet army during the last war, Hero of the Soviet Union.
1897 Alexander BELYAKOV
Lieutenant-General, airforce and civil aviation pilot, participant in the Civil war and the Great Patriotic war, professor of the Zhukovsky Airforce Academy and the Moscow Physics and Technology Institute. In the late 1930s he was the navigator in V. CHKALOV's crew with whom made several record flights.
1900 Vsevolod VISHNEVSKY
1904 Pyotr KOSHEVOI
Marshal of the Soviet Union, Hero of the Soviet Union.
1909 Zoya FYODOROVA
1912 Rudolf SLAVSKY
Circus and variety actor, director, writer. The organizer of the country's first studio of pantomime in Leningrad.
1925 Olga AROSEVA
Theatre actress, People's Artist of Russia.
1934 Gleb PANFILOV
1937 Leonid KVINIKHIDZE (FINETSIMMER)
Film and theatre director.
1952 Vladimir GUTSAYEV
Football player (Tbilisi “Dynamo” and the USSR national team), Merited Master of Sport.
1973 Igor KRAVTSOV
Olympic champion of 2004 in rowing.
1918 Vasily ANDREYEV
Virtuoso balalaika player. The organizer and leader of the first orchestra of Russian folk instruments.
1956 Mikhail GELOVANI
Film and theatre actor, People's Artist of the USSR. He often played the role of Joseph STALIN for which was awarded state prizes.
1990 Grigory RECHKALOV
Major-General of the airforce, fighter-pilot. During the last war he brought down 56 enemy planes, Hero of the Soviet Union.
1997 Igor DMITRIYEV
Hockey player, Merited Master of Sport and Merited Coach. He played for the Moscow “Krylia Sovetov” and coached the Soviet national team which won the 1988 Olympics and world championships of 1989 and 1990.