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22 September – Leri Sikharulidze was born
Leri Sikharulidze, a Georgian geologist, was born in Tbilisi in 1934. He graduated from Tbilisi Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Geology, in 1958; later, studied at Moscow Union Film Institute, faculty of film producing. From 1968, he worked at Georgian TV Studio as a film producer. In 1976-78, he was creative director of the cartoons at the film studio Kartuli Filmi. Leri Sikharulidze is an Honoured Artist of Georgia (1980).
20 September – Spiridon Kedia was born
Spiridon Kedia, a distinguished public person, was born into a noble family in Zugdidi in 1884. He studied at Zugdidi elementary school, later he finished Kutaisi Classical Gymnasium. A famous Georgian teacher Ioseb Otkheli educated him. It was a very important experience for the future revolutionary. In 1904, the young student took part in the demonstrations against Russian-Japanese war.
12 August – Guram Asatiani was born
Guram Asatiani was born in Tbilisi, in 1928. He was a famous Georgian writer and critic. Asatiani graduated from the Faculty of Philology at Moscow University. Asatiani began to publish the critical essays on the modern literature in 1955.
30 September – Jansugh Charkviani was born
The Georgian poet Jansugh Charkviani was born in the village of Surmushi in 1931. In 1951, he finished Tbilisi School 2. In 1956, Charkviani graduated from Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Journalism. His first verses appeared in 1947, his first book Erti ghamis sichumeshi (“In One Night’s Silence”) in 1959. In 1962-63, he was a responsible secretary of the Tsiskari magazine. In 1963-67, he became editor-in-chief of the Dila magazine; in 1967-77 editor-in-chief of Tsiskari magazine.
23 September – Veriko Anjaparidze was born
Veriko (Vera) Anjaparidze, a distinguished Georgian actress, was born in Kutaisi, in 1900. Anjaparidze was one of the founders of the modern Georgian theatre as well as creator of the new theatrical traditions.
25 September – Temur Ninua was born
Temur Ninua, a Georgian painter and scene painter, was born in Tbilisi in 1949. He graduated from Tbilisi Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Scene Painting in 1989. He began to work for Rustaveli Theatre in 1982. He decorated many performances produced at various theatres. He has cooperated with many theatres in Georgia as well as in different countries. Temur Ninua was awarded the Quadrenale Gold Medal in Prague (1979) and the title of Best Painter (1980, 2000).
24 September – Vera Tsignadze
Vera Tsignadze, a distinguished Georgian ballet dancer, Artist of Georgian SSR (1955), was born in Baku in 1924. Tsignadze graduated from Baku Choreographic Institute in 1943. In the same year, she began to dance for Baku Akhundov Opera und Ballet Theatre.
21 September – Kita Buachidze was born
Kita Buachidze, a Georgian philologist and playwright, was born in the village of Partkhnali in 1914. He graduated from Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Philology, in 1941. His first verses appeared in 1927, and his first play was produced in 1931, in Tbilisi Young Spectators’ Theatre.
19 August – Mikheil Mrevlishvili was born
Mikheil Mrevlishvili, a famous Georgian writer, was born in Oni in 1904. He spent his childhood and youth in Ikalto, where he finished school. In 1924, Mrevlishvili left for Tbilisi to study at Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Economics. In 1928, he continued his study in Moscow.
2 November – Viktor Kupradze was born
Viktor Kupradze, a member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, was born in 1903 in the village of Kela, into the family of a railroader. In 1922, he finished Kutaisi Real Gymnasium and continued his study at Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical sciences. In 1927, on the advice of Andria Razmadze and Niko Muskhelishvili (the founders of the Georgian mathematical school), he began to work as an assistant at Tbilisi State University. In 1929, V. Kupradze published his first scientific work.
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