Cold War Timeline

Events

yalta conference

feb 4 1945 - feb 11 1945

victory in Europe Day

May 1945

potsdam conference

july 17, 1945 - august 2, 1945

Japanese Surrender

September 2, 1945

Iron Curtain Speech

March 5, 1946

Marshal Plan

1947 - 1951

Truman Doctrine

March 12, 1947

Berlin Airlift

June 1948 - May 1949

Comecon

January 5, 1949

NATO established

April 4, 1949

China becomes Communists

October 1, 1949

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

KGB established

March 13, 1954

Domino Theory

April 7, 1954

Vietnam is divided

September 1954

Warsaw Pact

May 14, 1955

Vietnam War

November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975

U2 Spy Plane shot down

July 1956

Suez Crisis

29 October 1956 - 7 November 1956

Sputnik

October 4th 1957

Fidel Castro Takes Over Cuba

January 1, 1959

first man in space

4/12/1961

Bay of Pigs

April 17 1961 - April 19 1961

Alan Shepard - 1st American in Space

May 5, 1961

Berlin Wall built

August 13 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

August 2, 1964

Six Day War

June 5, 1967 - June 10, 1967

Tet Offensive

Jan 30, 1968 - Sep 23, 1968

Apollo 11

July 16, 1969

Yom Kippur War

October 6, 1973 - October 25, 1973

Nicaraguan Revolution

1979 - 1990

Iranian Hostage Crisis

November 4, 1979 - January 20, 1981

Perestroika

1985

Glasnost

March, 1985

Iran-Contra Affair

August 20, 1985 - March 4, 1987

Poland Becomes independent

1989

Tiananmen Square

1989

Hungary becomes independent

1989

Communist Government Falls in Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria fall

1989

Berlin Walls Fall

November 9, 1989

Mikhail Gorbachev

1990

Germany Reunited

October 3, 1990

Warsaw Pact ends

March 31, 1991

Boris Yeltsin elected president

July 10, 1991 - December 31, 1999

USSR dissolved

December 25, 1991