9 October 1926
Evgeny Evstigneyev was born
The future artist was born in Nizhny Novgorod, his father was a metallurgist, and his mother was a milling machine operator. After graduating from a technical school, Evgeny for four years was working as a mechanic for the factory “Red Etna”, and at the same time played drums for an amateur band. At one of the music performance, Vitaly Lensky, the principal of Gorky Theatre School noticed the young man and persuaded him to enter his school. That is how the country acquired one of its best actors.