New Delhi in History

Historical Events

  • 1931-02-10 New Delhi becomes capital of India
  • 1931-03-26 New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946-06-22 Speaking at a prayer meeting in New Delhi, Gandhi calls on the South African government to stop 'hooliganism' by Whites

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1947-09-07 Battles between Hindus & Muslims in New Delhi, India
  • 1968-02-01 World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi
  • 1970-02-13 Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi
  • 1972-01-23 Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party-100 die-New Delhi

Film release premierFilm Premier

1982-11-30 "Gandhi" directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley and John Gielgud premieres in New Delhi (Best Picture 1983)

Actor John Gielgud
Actor
John Gielgud
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1984-09-28 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)

MurderAssassination

1984-10-31 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her home in New Delhi

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi

Famous Birthdays

  • 1902-03-09 Edward Durell Stone, US, architect (US Embassy, New Delhi)
  • 1920-02-12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), born in New Delhi (d. 2013)
  • 1940-03-29 Eden Kane [Richard Graham Sarstedt], British singer, born in New Delhi, India
  • 1941-02-27 Paddy Ashton, New Delhi India, British MP (Soc/Lib Democrat)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969-04-02 Ajay Devgan, Indian actor and bollywood star (Phool Aur Kaante, Zakhm), born in New Delhi, Delhi, India

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan

Famous Weddings

  • 2006-03-18 Television star Adita Wahi weds director Ameet Sawant in New Delhi
  • 2011-12-22 "Big Bang Theory" Indian actor Kunal Nayyar (30) weds Miss India 2006 winner Neha Kapur (28) in New Delhi, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1944-01-01 Sir Edward Lutyens, British architect who designed New Delhi (b. 1869)

MurderAssassination

1948-01-30 Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi