Cold War Timeline

Main

United States Presidents

1933 - 1945
1945 - 1953
1953 - 1961
1961 - 1963
1963 - 1969
1969 - 1974
1974 - 1977
1977 - 1981
1981 - 1989
1989 - 1993

Russia/USSR Leaders

1926 - 1953
1953 - 1955
1955 - 1964
1964 - 1982
1982 - 1984
1984 - 1985
1985 - 1991

Chinese Presidents

1931 - 1943
1943 - 1948
1948 - 1949
1949 - 1950
1950 - 1975
1975 - 1978
1978 - 1988
1988 - 1996

Cold War in the Middle East and Europe

1920 - 1991
1939 - 1945
June 6 1944
1945 - 1991
1945 - 1953
February 4 1945 - February 11 1945
May 8 1945
June 26 1945 - Present
July 17 1945 - August 2 1945
November 20 1945 - October 1 1946
March 12, 1947
April 1948 - 1952
June 1948 - May 1949
1955 - 1991
1961 - 1989
November 17 1969 - May 1972
1971 - 1979
1972 - 1979
September 6 1972 - September 7 1972
September 17 1978
1979
November 4, 1979 - January 20, 1981
1985 - 1989
August 20, 1985 - March 4 1987
1986 - 1989
April 14 1988 - February 15 1989
April 4 1989 - Present
August 2 1990 - February 28 1991
2001 - Present
October 26, 2001 - Present
March 20 2003 - December 18 2011

Cold War in East Asia

December 7, 1941
1945 - 1967
1945
February 19 1945 - March 26 1945
April 1 1945 - June 22 1945
July 17 1945 - August 2 1945
August 6 1945 - August 9 1945
March 31 1946 - May 1 1950
June 25 1950 - July 27 1953
April 11 1951
1954 - 1976
1954 - 1980
November 1 1955 - April 30 1975
August 7 1964
January 30, 1968
March 16 1968
September 28 1971

Cold War in the Western Hemisphere

1938 - 1975
1950
January 1950
1951
April 17 1961 - April 19 1961
October 14 1962 - October 28 1962

Cold War Competition

September 18, 1947
1952
March 13, 1954
1957 - 1975
1957
October 4 1957
July 29, 1958
February 20 1962
1984