June 15 — Sunday

DAY 166


ANDROPOV, YURY VLADIMIROVICH: 100th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY. June 15, 1914. Leader of the Soviet Union (as General Secretary of the Central Committee) from November 1982 to February 1984. Previously, Andropov was KGB head from 1967 to 1982—the longest serving head in that organization’s history. Political dissidents were dealt with harshly during Andropov’s time at the KGB, and he was the architect of the “extreme measures” used by the USSR in destroying the Prague Spring movement in Czechoslovakia in 1968. Born at Nagutskoye, Russia, Andropov died Feb 9, 1984, at Moscow, USSR.

ARKANSAS: ADMISSION DAY: ANNIVERSARY. June 15. Became 25th state in 1836.

FATHER’S DAY. June 15. Presidential Proclamation issued ...

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