Tamil Nadu in History

Tamil Nadu: Chennai

Historical Events

  • 1968-12-25 42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers.
  • 1988-03-30 Tamil Nadu beat Railways by inns & 144 to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1992-03-31 Delhi beat Tamil Nadu on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
  • 1996-03-31 Karnataka defeat Tamil Nadu on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • 2015-12-04 Floods in Chennai and Tamil Nadu state, India start receding after a month of heavy rainfall, leaving more 260 dead and thousands stranded

Famous Birthdays

  • 1931-10-15 [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India, born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu (d. 2015)
  • 1966-04-17 Vikram [Kennedy John Victor], Indian actor (I), born in Madras, Tamil Nadu

Famous Deaths

  • 1975-10-02 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
  • 1987-12-24 M. G. Ramachandran, Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu (b. 1917)
  • 1996-05-20 Janaki Ramachandran, PM of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies