8 January 1967
Director Nikolai Okhlopkov died
Over the last 20 years of his life, he headed Mayakovsky Theatre. Many of Okhlopkov's productions, such as “Young Guards” (1947) and Hamlet (1953), enjoyed incredible popularity among Moscow theatre-lovers. In his directing, Okhlopkov bent for romantic elation. He himself knew very well how to act on stage, he learned this in his youth playing at Meyerhold Theatre.