Isaac Yudovich Asimov

Male2 January 1920–6 April 1992

Brief Life History of Isaac Yudovich

When Isaac Yudovich Asimov was born on 2 January 1920, in Petrovichi, Shumyachi Raion, Smolensk, Russia, Soviet Union, his father, Judah Asimov, was 23 and his mother, Anna Rachel Berman, was 24. He married Gertrude Blugerman on 26 July 1942. He immigrated to Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States in 1923 and lived in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1950 and Massachusetts, United States in 1954. He registered for military service in 1945. In 1939, his occupation is listed as writer, author in World. He died on 6 April 1992, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Yudovich Asimov
Janet Opal Jeppson
Marriage: 30 November 1973

Sources (43)

  • Isaac Asimov, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Writer Isaac Asimov, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Isaac Asimov, "New York, New York City Marriage Licenses Index, 1950-1995"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 November 1973Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1921 · Flash floods kill 1500

    Age 1

    On June 3 1921, flash floods in Pueblo cause over $20 million in damage and kill over 1,500 people in its wake.


    Age 2

    Joseph V. Stalin made general secretary of party. Treaty of Rapallo signed with Germany.


    Age 19

    Remaining (western) portions of Ukraine and Belorussia incorporated into Soviet Union. Soviet forces invade Finland.

    Name Meaning

    Biblical name, borne by the son of Abraham, who was nearly sacrificed by his father according to a command of God which was changed at the last moment. A ram, caught in a nearby thicket, was sacrificed instead (Genesis 22:1–13). Isaac lived on to marry Rebecca and become the father of Esau and Jacob. The derivation of the name is not certain; it has traditionally been connected with the Hebrew verb meaning ‘to laugh’. It was borne by both Christians and Jews in the Middle Ages and was taken up by the Puritans in the 16th century.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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