29 August 1891
Mikhail Chekhov was born
His father was Anton Chekhov’s brother, a publicist Alexander Chekhov. The most famous plays of his genius uncle came to light and stage at the time when his nephew was growing up. No wonder Mikhail wanted to become an actor. At 16 years old in his native St. Petersburg, he entered A.S. Suvorin Theatre School. In a year after his graduation, he met Stanislavsky, and was invited to the branch of Moscow Art Theatre. There he played the famous part of Khlestakov (“The Inspector General”), and became one of the best in the history of Russian theatre.