31 December 1928
Tatyana Shmyga was born
Her father was a deputy director of a large factory in Moscow. The family loved theatre and ballroom dancing, and the daughter attended piano classes at music school. During her teen age, Tanya suffered from heart problems. A doctor who treated the girl advised the patient's parents to teach her singing. Classes with the Moscow Conservatory’s professor Ksenia Noskova convinced Shmyga to become a singer. She entered Glazunov Music and Theatre School, vocal music department.
After graduating from the high school, she was admitted to Moscow Operetta Theatre, where she worked for more than half of a century.