9 August 1874
The birth of Prov Sadovsky
The boy was named after his grandfather, a distinguished actor of the Maly Theatre, where Prov’s father and mother also performed, and later Prov’s older sister, younger brother and himself. Sadovsky was born on Staraya Bashilovka Street where his grandfather had a summer house. They acquired it because at the nearby Petrovsky Park there was a wooden Greek style Imperial Theatre where actors would come perform productions during the summer. Their famous acquaintances would often congregate there, and playwright and writer Aleksey Pisemsky was even the first to teach the five-year-old Prov reading and writing.