Mumbai in History

Historical Events

  • 1690-06-08 Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai.
  • 1874-05-09 The first horse-drawn bus makes its d├ębut in the city of Mumbai, plying two routes.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-03-03 In Mumbai (Bombay), Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest against autocratic rule in India.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1996-11-07 Wasim Jaffer gets 314* in 2nd cricket FC game for Mumbai v Saurashtra
  • 2005-07-26 Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.
  • 2006-07-11 209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.
  • 2008-11-26 Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.
  • 2011-07-13 Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.
  • 2013-05-26 The Mumbai Indians defeat the Chennai Super Kings to win the Indian 20/20 Premier League
  • 2013-09-27 60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India
  • 2013-11-11 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India
  • 2015-05-24 Mumbai Indians defeat Chennai Super Kings to win the 2015 20/20 cricket Indian Premier League
  • 2015-06-21 94 people die & 45 are hospitalized after drinking moonshine in Mumbai, India
  • 2016-01-05 First batsman to ever score 1000 runs in a single innings in cricket - 15 year-old Mumbai schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade is 1009 not out

Famous Birthdays

  • 1947-06-19 Salman Rushdie, British Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1954-03-12 Anish Kapoor, Indian born British sculptor, born in Mumbai
  • 1954-03-19 Indu Shahani, Indian educationist and Sheriff of Mumbai
  • 1965-03-14 Aamir Khan, Indian actor, director and producer (Lagaan, PK), born in Mumbai
  • 1970-07-07 Min Patel, cricketer (in Mumbai England left-arm spinner v India 1996)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1973-04-24 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian capt at 23), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1974-08-05 Kajol Mukherjee, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Indian actress (Fanaa, My Name Is Khan)

Famous Weddings

  • 2005-11-20 Bollywood actor Zayed Khan (25) weds Malaika Parekh at the Grand Maratha Sheraton in Mumbai, India
  • 2005-12-14 Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan (31) weds Mumtaz's daughter Natasha Madhvani at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India
  • 2007-04-20 Indian film actor and producer Abhishek Bachchan (31) weds actress Aishwarya Rai (33) at the Bachchan residence in Juhu, Mumbai
  • 2011-02-16 Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai
  • 2012-01-19 Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai