Indian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 580

  • 1948-06-21 Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India (formerly the last Viceroy)
  • 1948-09-12 Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah's death.
  • 1949-01-14 Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
  • 1949-02-19 Mass arrests of communists in India
  • 1949-03-05 The Jharkhand Party is founded in India.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949-05-12 1st foreign woman ambassador received in USA (Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit of India)

Indian Politician and Diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Indian Politician and Diplomat
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
  • 1949-09-14 India's Constituent Assembly adopts Hindi as an official language. Celebrated today as Hindi Day.
  • 1949-09-23 Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant
  • 1949-10-15 Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian government
  • 1949-10-15 Tripura accedes to Indian union
  • 1949-11-26 India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
  • 1949-12-30 India recognizes People's Republic of China
  • 1950-01-01 The state of Ajaigarh is ceded to the Government of India.
  • 1950-01-26 India becomes a republic, ceasing to be a British dominion
  • 1950-01-26 Constitution of India goes into effect
  • 1950-07-02 Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit
  • 1950-08-15 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000
  • 1950-08-15 Srikakulam district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950-10-26 Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1950-11-06 King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
  • 1950-12-05 Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India
  • 1952-01-21 Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
  • 1952-02-10 India holds its first general election: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru remains in power
  • 1952-05-13 Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India
  • 1952-05-13 The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.
  • 1952-07-19 Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
  • 1952-07-19 India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
  • 1952-10-16 Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
  • 1952-10-18 Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash
  • 1952-10-25 Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* v India
  • 1953-04-01 Walcott Worrell & Weekes all make centuries in innings v India
  • 1953-10-01 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
  • 1954-10-10 1st National Film Awards (India): "Shyamchi Aai" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1954-11-01 India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements

MurderAssassination Attempt

1955-04-11 The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • 1955-04-30 Imperial Bank of India nationalized
  • 1955-05-02 India proposal to discrimination against Dalits or "Untouchables" punishable
  • 1955-05-05 Indian parliament accepts Hindu divorce
  • 1955-06-07 India premier Nehru visit USSR
  • 1955-12-21 2nd National Film Awards (India): "Mirza Ghalib" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1956-09-01 Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory
  • 1956-09-02 Collapse of a rail bridge under a train kills 120 (India)
  • 1956-11-01 Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
  • 1956-11-01 Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms
  • 1956-11-01 Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection
  • 1956-11-01 Formation of Kerala state in India.
  • 1957-01-23 Indian nationalist V. K. Krishna Menon begins the longest ever sppeach at the UN on Kashmir- 8 hours over 2 days
  • 1957-01-26 India annexes Kashmir
  • 1957-03-22 Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
  • 1957-04-28 4th National Film Awards (India): "Kabuliwala" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1958-04-16 5th National Film Awards (India): "Do Aankhen Barah Haath" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1959-01-01 Rohan Kanhai completes 256 v India at Calcutta

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-03-30 Dalai Lama flees China and is granted political asylum in India

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 1959-04-28 6th National Film Awards (India): "Sagar Sangamey" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1959-07-27 Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India v England on debut
  • 1959-08-24 England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India
  • 1959-09-21 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US
  • 1959-10-23 Chinese troops move into India, 17 die
  • 1959-12-20 Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur
  • 1960-02-12 Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers
  • 1960-05-01 India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states
  • 1960-05-01 7th National Film Awards (India): "Apur Sansar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1961-03-31 8th National Film Awards (India): "Anuradha" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1961-11-05 India's premier Nehru arrives in NY
  • 1961-12-17 India seizes Goa & 2 other Portuguese colonies
  • 1961-12-18 India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao & Diu
  • 1962-02-25 India Congress Party wins elections
  • 1962-04-21 9th National Film Awards (India): "Bhagini Nivedita" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1962-05-30 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
  • 1962-09-08 Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
  • 1962-10-10 Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack
  • 1962-10-20 Chinese army lands in India
  • 1962-11-21 The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
  • 1963-04-20 10th National Film Awards (India): "Dada Thakur" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1963-05-28 Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)
  • 1963-07-13 Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft
  • 1963-12-01 Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union
  • 1964-01-13 Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.
  • 1964-02-09 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
  • 1964-04-25 11th National Film Awards (India): "Shehar Aur Sapna" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1964-06-02 Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India
  • 1964-10-29 Star of India & other jewels are stolen in NY
  • 1964-12-23 India & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed
  • 1965-01-08 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
  • 1965-04-08 India & Pakistan forces engage in a border fight
  • 1965-05-11 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)
  • 1965-05-25 India & Pakistan border fights
  • 1965-05-28 Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400
  • 1965-05-31 12th National Film Awards (India): "Charulata" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1965-06-02 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India)
  • 1965-08-06 Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir
  • 1965-09-01 Indo-Pakistani conflict - Pakistani counter-attack (Operation Grand Slam,)
  • 1965-09-06 India invades West Pakistan - official beginning of the Indo-Pakistani War
  • 1965-09-07 China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.
  • 1965-09-22 India & Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect, ending Indo-Pakistani War
  • 1966-01-10 India & Pakistan sign Tashkent Declaration peace accord

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1966-01-19 Indira Gandhi elected India's 4th Prime Minister

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1966-01-24 117 passengers are killed after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashes into Mont Blanc, France
  • 1966-04-06 Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India
  • 1966-11-01 Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 544

  • 1924-01-04 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
  • 1924-01-27 Sabu, [Dastagir], India, actor (Elephant Boy, Drum)
  • 1924-12-14 Raj Kapoor, Indian actor (d. 1988)
  • 1925-03-27 John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2015)
  • 1925-08-07 M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
  • 1925-09-24 Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1925-12-24 Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
  • 1926-01-08 Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer (d. 2004)
  • 1926-01-14 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, born in Dhaka, British India (d. 2016)
  • 1926-05-19 Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
  • 1926-10-08 Raaj Kumar, Hindi film star (Mother India), born in Loralai, Balochistan, British India (d. 1996)
  • 1926-11-23 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher
  • 1927-01-18 Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
  • 1927-01-27 Michael Craig, Poona India, actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror)
  • 1927-03-25 Leslie Claudius, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • 1927-05-10 Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
  • 1927-07-27 Sat Mahajan, Indian politician
  • 1927-08-26 B. V. Doshi, Indian architect
  • 1928-08-04 Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64)
  • 1929-01-08 Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), born in Punjab, India (d. 2015)
  • 1929-03-29 Utpal Dutt, Indian actor (d. 1993)
  • 1929-05-20 Andre Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
  • 1929-06-06 Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (d. 2005)
  • 1929-07-20 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (d. 1999)
  • 1929-07-25 Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader
  • 1929-08-04 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor (d. 1987)
  • 1929-09-28 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer
  • 1929-10-19 Balbir Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1948-56)
  • 1930-07-21 Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (d. 2002)
  • 1930-09-01 Charles Correa, Indian architect (McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT), born in Secunderabad (d. 2015)
  • 1930-09-17 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
  • 1931-02-18 Swraj Paul, Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo)
  • 1931-05-16 Natwar Singh, Indian politician
  • 1931-06-30 June Thorburn, Kashmir India, actress (Touch & Go, Children Galore)
  • 1931-08-27 Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru (d. 2007)
  • 1931-10-14 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician (d. 1986)
  • 1931-10-15 [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India, born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu (d. 2015)
  • 1932-06-22 Amrish Puri, Indian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1932-08-01 Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (d. 1972)
  • 1932-09-27 Yash Chopra, Indian director, (d. 2012)
  • 1932-09-29 Mehmood, Indian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1932-10-26 Chinadorai Deshmutu, India, field hockey player (1952)
  • 1932-10-30 Barun De, Indian historian
  • 1932-12-10 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Calcutta, India, Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K
  • 1932-12-28 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (d. 2002)
  • 1933-02-14 Madhubala, Indian actress (d. 1969)
  • 1933-09-08 Asha Bhonsle, Indian singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1933-11-03 Amartya Sen, Indian economist and Nobel Prize laureate (welfare economics and social choice theory), born in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India

Economist/Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Amartya Sen
  • 1933-12-02 K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist
  • 1934-03-15 Kanshi Ram, Indian dalit leader
  • 1934-05-19 Ruskin Bond, Indian author
  • 1934-09-30 Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, born in Darjeeling, India (d. 2015)
  • 1934-10-15 N. Ramani, Indian flutist
  • 1935-05-15 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "Its not Unusual"), born in Madras, India (d. 1986)
  • 1935-12-08 Dharmendra, Indian actor
  • 1935-12-11 Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician
  • 1936-02-09 Clive Swift, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1936-04-29 Zubin Mehta, conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1936-05-02 Engelbert Humperdinck, [Arnold George Dorsey], British singer, born in Madras, India
  • 1936-09-25 Juliet Prowse, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1936-09-27 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, born in Karachi, Colonial India (d. 2015)
  • 1936-12-25 Ismail Merchant, producer (Householder), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1937-01-14 Shoban Babu, Indian actor
  • 1937-12-03 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
  • 1937-12-28 Ratan Tata, Indian industrialist
  • 1938-02-07 S. Ramachandran Pillai, Indian communist leader
  • 1938-03-18 Shashi Kapoor, Calcutta India, actor (Shalimar, Heat & Dust)
  • 1938-07-19 Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist
  • 1939-01-20 Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Indian astronomer
  • 1939-06-27 Rahul Dev Burman, Indian composer and actor (d. 1994)
  • 1939-09-25 Feroz Khan, Indian actor
  • 1939-11-22 Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician (Samajwadi Party), born in Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1940-01-02 S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
  • 1940-01-20 Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
  • 1940-03-29 Eden Kane [Richard Graham Sarstedt], British singer, born in New Delhi, India

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940-10-14 Cliff Richard [Harry Webb], English rock vocalist (Suddenly), born in Lucknow, India

  • 1940-11-01 Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, Chief Justice of India
  • 1940-12-12 Sharad Pawar, Indian politician
  • 1941-02-27 Paddy Ashdown, British MP, leader of Liberal Democrats (1988-1999), born in New Delhi, British Raj

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1941-04-14 Julie Christie, British actress (Darling, Doctor Zhivago), born in Chukua, Assam, India

  • 1941-07-31 Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician
  • 1941-09-04 Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician
  • 1941-11-25 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Indian Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (d. 2001)
  • 1942-04-02 Roshan Seth, Indian actor
  • 1942-04-07 Jeetendra, Indian actor
  • 1942-05-23 K. Raghavendra Rao, Indian film director
  • 1942-10-11 Amitabh Bachan, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Indian actor and film producer (Deewar)
  • 1942-12-10 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), born Delhi, India (d. 2017)
  • 1942-12-29 Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1943-01-01 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
  • 1943-01-24 Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
  • 1943-06-02 Ilaiyaraaja, Indian composer
  • 1943-08-11 Pervaiz Musharaf, Delhi India, General and politician, 10th President of Pakistan (2001-2008)
  • 1943-12-25 Ravish Malhotra, India cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11 backup)
  • 1944-01-11 Shibu Soren, Indian politician
  • 1944-02-13 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (d. 2006)
  • 1944-05-01 Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
  • 1944-08-20 Rajiv Gandhi, PM of India (1984-89)
  • 1945-01-17 Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
  • 1945-02-20 Annu Kapoor, Indian actor

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 252 of 252

  • 2007-10-03 M.N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic
  • 2008-01-01 Pratap Chandra Chunder, union minister of India (b. 1919)
  • 2008-02-05 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founder of Transcendental Meditation (b. ca. 1917)
  • 2008-02-25 Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India (b. 1912)
  • 2008-03-20 Shoban Babu, Indian actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008-05-19 Vijay Tendulkar, Indian playwright, (b. 1928)
  • 2008-06-27 Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal (b. 1914)
  • 2008-07-29 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
  • 2008-08-01 Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian politician (b. 1916)
  • 2008-09-27 Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (b. 1934)
  • 2009-01-27 R. Venkataraman, 8th President of India (b. 1910)
  • 2009-01-31 Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)
  • 2009-04-27 Feroz Khan, Indian actor (b. 1939)
  • 2009-05-03 Ram Shewalkar, Indian Marathi writer, cardiac arrest.(b.1931)
  • 2009-06-28 A. K. Lohithadas, Indian screenwriter, director, and producer (b. 1955)
  • 2009-07-29 Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. (b. 1919)
  • 2009-09-02 Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)
  • 2009-11-11 Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)
  • 2010-01-17 Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (b. 1914)
  • 2010-05-24 Virendra Bhatia, Indian politician (b. 1947)
  • 2010-05-24 Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (b. 1937)
  • 2010-07-13 Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman's band (b. 1931)
  • 2010-11-30 Rajiv Dixit, Indian scientist and Swadeshi movement figure (b. 1967)
  • 2010-12-23 K. Karunakaran, Indian politician (b. 1918)
  • 2011-01-21 E V V Satyanarayana, Indian Film Director, Producer. (b. 1958)
  • 2011-01-24 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Musician, Bharat Ratna Laureate (b. 1922)
  • 2011-02-24 Anant Pai, Indian educationalist and creator of comics (b. 1929)
  • 2011-03-04 Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Indian politician and former Nepali Prime Minister (b. 1924)
  • 2011-03-04 Arjun Singh, Indian politician (b. 1930)
  • 2011-04-24 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru, spiritual figure (b. 1926)
  • 2011-04-30 Dorjee Khandu, Indian, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)
  • 2011-06-07 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer and composer. (b. 1923)
  • 2011-06-09 M. F. Husain, Indian artist, painter (b. 1915)
  • 2011-08-14 Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (b. 1931)
  • 2011-09-11 Anjali Gupta, Indian Air Force officer (b. 1975)
  • 2011-10-10 Jagjit Singh, Indian Musician, Ghazal Maestro, Padma Bhusan awardee (b. 1941)
  • 2011-11-05 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • 2011-11-27 Sultan Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 71
  • 2011-12-03 Dev Anand, Indian actor (b. 1923)
  • 2012-07-18 Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor, dies from kidney problems at 69
  • 2012-09-09 Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer, dies from kidney failure at 90
  • 2012-10-21 Yash Chopra, Indian director, dies from dengue fever and multiple organ failure at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2012-12-11 Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, dies at 92

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • 2013-07-12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • 2014-01-29 Ashutosh Mahara, Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Divine Light Awakening Mission, which claims 30 million followers, dies at 68
  • 2015-06-16 Charles Correa, Indian architect (McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT), dies at 84
  • 2015-07-03 Diana Douglas, Bermudian-born American actress (The Indian Fighter), dies at 92
  • 2015-07-27 [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India, dies at 83
  • 2015-11-15 Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), dies at 86
  • 2016-07-28 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, dies at 90
  • 2016-08-13 Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu spiritual leader (BAPS), dies at 94
  • 2016-12-05 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of a heart attack at 68