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18 August – Nodar Chkheidze was born
Nodar Chkheidze – a Georgian artist – was born in a family of Georgian writer Giorgi Kuchishvili in 1917. He graduated from Georgian Shota Rustaveli State Theatre Institute in 1942. In the same year, he became a member of Shota Rustaveli Academic Theatre troupe.
17 September – Sesilia Takaishvili was born
Sesilia Takaishvili was a great Georgian actress, laureate of Shota Rustaveli Prize (1983), Georgian State Prize (1985), and Honored Citizen of Tbilisi (1982). She graduated from Tbilisi Theatre Institute in 1926, and in the same year, she became a member of Shota Rustaveli State Theatre troupe, where she acted till 1930.
27 September – Otar Gigineishvili was born
Otar Gigineishvili, a Georgian historian, specialist of eastern studies, public person, was born in Kutaisi, in 1916. He was one of the co-founders of the Georgian scientific school of the modern history of Middle East, Doctor of Historical Sciences (1986), Professor (1989).
28 September - Georgi Tovstonogov was born
Georgi Tovstonogov, a world famous theatre producer, teacher and theatre theoretician, was born in Tbilisi, in 1915. He began his creative work as an actor in Tbilisi Russian Theatre for Young Spectators, in 1931. In 1934, Tovstonogov, as a Producer Assistant, produced his first performance Revizor by Nikolai Gogol at the same theatre. In 1938, he graduated from A. Lunacharsky State Institute of Theatrical Art in Moscow.
29 September – Niko Lortkipanidze was born
The Georgian writer and public person Niko (Nikoloz) Loprtkipanidze was born in the village of Chune, in 1880. He was studying at Kutaisi Classical Gymnasium, later finished the secondary school in Vladicaucasus. Lortkipanidze continued his study at Leoben Institute of Mines, in Austria.
1 October – Ivane Paliashvili was born
Ivane Paliashvili, a Georgian conductor, musician, Public Artist of Georgia, was born in 1868. He was a brother of Zakaria Paliashvili, a famous Georgian musician. He worked as an organist in Tbilisi Catholic Church. In 1888, Ivane and his brother were singing in Lado Agniashvili’s Ethnographic Ensemble. Paliashvili began to conduct in the Georgian Opera. In 1892, he was invited to conduct performances by Tbilisi Musical Circle. In 1922-34, he was the leading conductor of Tbilisi Opera Theatre.
2 Oktober - Goderzi Chokheli was born
Goderzi Chokheli, a famous Georgian writer, playwright and film director, was born in the village of Chokhi in 1954. He graduated from Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi State Institute of Theatre, Faculty of Film Directing (1979). His diploma work Land Surveyors gained much popularity. He is an author of many works such as Letter to Fir-Trees, Sorrows of Human Beings, The Wolf, Sin of the Priest, etc.
3 Oktober – Zurab Kiknadze was born
Zurab Kiknadze, a Georgian author, translator, was born in Tbilisi in 1933. He graduated from Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Eastern Studies in 1956. Since 1960, Kiknadze has been working at the Institute of Eastern Studies, in the department of old and Middle Eastern languages. In 1977, he was appointed head of the Faculty of Folklore Studies at Tbilisi State University. In 1985, he defended his thesis System of the Georgian Religious Legends.
6 October – Andro Simashvili was born
Andro Simashvili, a Georgian singer, musician and folklorist, was born in the village of Artana in 1923. He sang for the regional ensemble in Kvareli; later, Simashvili was in Telavi ensemble of Mariam Arjevanishvili. During his student years (1947-49), he worked in Piruz Makhatelashvili’s ensemble. Since 1954, Mikheil Simashvili and Andro Simashvili headed the folklore ensemble Artana.
18 October - Eugene Kharadze was born
Eugene Kharadze, a Georgian astronomer, academician, public and state person, was born in 1907. He graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1930; afterwards, he studied in Leningrad Astronomy Institute to receive his degree (1931-34). He was a founder and director of the Abastumani observatory of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1992, he became an honoured doctor. In 1937-72, Kharadze was head of the Astronomy Chair in Tbilisi State University. In 1959-1965, he was rector of Tbilisi State University.
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