Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal bio

Birth Name: Mikhail Tal

Occupation: Chess Player

Place Of Birth: Riga

Date Of Birth: November 9, 1936

Date Of Death: June 28, 1992

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: Latvian

Mikhail Tal was born on the 9th of November, 1936. He was popular for being a Chess Player. Soviet chess master from Latvia who became just the eighth ever World Chess Champion in 1960.

Mikhail Tal was born in Riga. He first competed for the Latvian Championship in 1951. He is considered by many to be the best attacking player of all time since, instead of playing defensively, he chose to play in a daring, combinatorial style.

Mikhail Tal was a Scorpio and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Mikhail Tal was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Mikhail Tal is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Mikhail Tal’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Mikhail Tal’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Mikhail Tal kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Mikhail Tal was born in the Year of the Rat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Mikhail Tal
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation



Zodiac Sign: Mikhail Tal was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Mikhail Tal was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Mikhail Tal had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Mikhail Tal’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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