Igor Gouzenko Birthday, Date of Birth

Igor Gouzenko

Igor Sergeyevich Gouzenko (Russian: Игорь Сергеевич Гузенко [ˈiɡərʲ sʲɪrˈɡʲejɪvʲɪtɕ ɡʊˈzʲɛnkə]; January 26, 1919 – June 25, 1982) was a cipher clerk for the Soviet embassy to Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. He defected on 5 September 1945, three days after the end of World War II, with 109 documents on the USSR′s espionage activities in the West. This forced Canada′s Prime Minister Mackenzie King to call a Royal Commission to investigate espionage in Canada.

Gouzenko exposed Soviet intelligence' efforts to steal nuclear secrets as well as the technique of planting sleeper agents. The "Gouzenko Affair" is often credited as a triggering event of the Cold War, with historian Jack Granatstein stating it was "the beginning of the Cold War for public opinion" and journalist Robert Fulford writing he was "absolutely certain the Cold War began in Ottawa". Granville Hicks described Gouzenko's actions as having "awakened the people of North America to the magnitude and the danger of Soviet espionage".

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Sunday, January 26, 1919
Place of Birth
Rahačoŭ
Age
101
Star Sign

The January 26, 1919 was a Sunday under the star sign of . It was the 25 day of the year. President of the United States was Woodrow Wilson.

If you were born on this day, you are 101 years old. Your last birthday was on the Sunday, January 26, 2020, 365 days ago. Your next birthday is on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, in 0 days. You have lived for 37,255 days, or about 894,121 hours, or about 53,647,262 minutes, or about seconds.

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News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on January 26, 1919

STOCK EXCHANGE NEWS.

Date: 26 January 1919

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Date: 26 January 1919

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Date: 27 January 1919

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WRITTEN ON THE SCREEN; WITH THE NATIONAL BOARD A NEW FILM MAGAZINE. COMING PHOTOPLAYS. PROHIBITION AND FILMS. IN THE NEWS NET.

Date: 26 January 1919

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