Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday
Mikhail Gorbachev – Last Soviet Leader
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (born 2 March 1931) is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the Soviet Union, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991. He was the only general secretary in the history of the Soviet Union to have been born during the Communist rule.
U. S. Contemporaries: World War Cycle – Silent Generation, – Artist (Adaptive) (1925-1942)