Indian History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 570

  • 1971-03-09 J M Noreiga takes 9-95 WI v India at Port-of-Spain
  • 1971-08-24 India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms
  • 1971-11-21 Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army
  • 1971-12-03 Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
  • 1971-12-04 The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
  • 1971-12-04 The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi
  • 1971-12-16 India's army occupies Dacca, West Pakistani troops surrenders
  • 1971-12-17 Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir
  • 1972-01-21 Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura become separate states of Indian union
  • 1972-01-21 Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
  • 1972-01-21 Tripura becomes a full-fledged state in India.
  • 1972-03-19 India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty
  • 1972-07-02 India & Pakistan sign Simla Agreement peace accord
  • 1972-07-10 Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
  • 1972-12-17 New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India & Pakistan
  • 1972-12-23 Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi
  • 1973-02-09 Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India
  • 1973-04-06 Indian troops invade Sikkim
  • 1973-07-07 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)
  • 1973-08-28 India & Pakistan sign POW accord
  • 1973-11-01 The Indian state of Mysore was renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu .
  • 1974-05-18 India becomes the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb
  • 1974-07-13 India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)
  • 1974-11-07 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
  • 1975-01-29 West Indies win fifth test against India to take exciting series 3-2
  • 1975-04-19 India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
  • 1975-05-16 India annexes Principality of Sikkim
  • 1975-05-19 Farm truck packed with wedding party struck by a train, killing 66 in truck, 40 miles south of Poona, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-06-26 Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1975-07-20 India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship.
  • 1975-12-27 Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 in Dhanbad, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-02-17 Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 v India, his 1st match-winning spell

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1976-04-12 India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare
  • 1976-04-25 India all out for 97 v West Indies
  • 1977-01-19 World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people
  • 1977-03-20 Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India
  • 1977-03-22 Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India
  • 1977-03-28 Morarji Desai forms government in India
  • 1977-12-17 Bobby Simpson scores 176 Australia v India at the WACA, aged 41
  • 1978-01-01 Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
  • 1978-01-03 Chandrasekar takes 6-52 & 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
  • 1978-02-03 Australia beat India 3-2 on 6th day of final test, after India are all out for 445 chasing 493 to win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978-10-16 Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • 1978-12-19 Indira Gandhi ambushed in India
  • 1978-12-26 India's former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi is released from jail
  • 1979-01-02 Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)
  • 1979-02-07 Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for WI v India at Kanpur
  • 1979-06-01 Vizianagaram district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • 1979-06-07 Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
  • 1979-07-15 Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India
  • 1979-07-17 David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston

  • 1979-08-20 India premier Charan Singh resigns
  • 1979-09-04 India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429
  • 1979-09-20 The Punjab wing of the Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) formally splits and constitutes a parallel UCCRI(ML).

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-10-17 Mother Teresa of Calcutta awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1980-01-06 Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India
  • 1980-07-18 Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit
  • 1981-01-03 Greg Chappell scores 204 v India at the SCG
  • 1981-01-08 India all out 63 in one-day international v Australia
  • 1981-01-24 Kim Hughes scores 213 v India at Adelaide
  • 1981-02-11 Australia all out 83 v India at MCG chasing 143 to win
  • 1981-06-06 A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river, killing 268 officially with another 300 or more missing
  • 1981-06-19 India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
  • 1981-07-16 India performs nuclear Test
  • 1982-07-09 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
  • 1982-07-27 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's first visit to the US in almost 11 years
  • 1982-12-27 Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory v India at Karachi
  • 1983-01-15 Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India
  • 1983-02-22 Hindus kill 3000 Muslims in Assam, India
  • 1983-04-17 India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket
  • 1983-11-16 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose
  • 1983-11-27 Desmond Haynes out handled the ball v India
  • 1984-02-01 Indian diplomat Ravindra Mhatre kidnapped and murdered by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • 1984-04-03 Soyuz T-11 carries 3 cosmonauts (1 Indian-Rakesh Sharma) to Salyut 7
  • 1984-04-15 Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India
  • 1984-06-06 1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India
  • 1984-08-03 Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed
  • 1984-09-28 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)
  • 1984-10-31 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her home in New Delhi
  • 1984-11-03 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India
  • 1984-11-03 Body of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi cremated
  • 1984-12-03 Union Carbide pesticide plant leak of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds in Bhopal, India, kills 2,259 (official figure) - other estimates as high as 16,000 (including later deaths) and over half a million injured
  • 1984-12-28 Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India
  • 1984-12-29 Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
  • 1984-12-31 Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 7th Prime Minister succeeding his mother Indira Gandhi
  • 1985-01-15 Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200 v India
  • 1985-04-08 India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster
  • 1985-05-11 Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India
  • 1985-06-23 Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
  • 1985-08-17 Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India
  • 1985-09-25 Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
  • 1985-12-13 Australian cricketr David Boon's 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide
  • 1985-12-13 Test debut of cricketers Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh & Bruce Reid (v India)
  • 1986-01-04 David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1986-02-02 Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 1986-03-28 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India
  • 1986-07-25 Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
  • 1986-09-19 Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
  • 1986-10-02 Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
  • 1986-10-19 Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in Tests (v India, Bombay)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 541

  • 1945-07-24 Azim Premji, Indian businessman
  • 1945-12-06 Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker
  • 1946-05-01 Joanna Lumley, Kashmir India, actress (Abs Fab, OHM's Secret Service)
  • 1946-05-28 Satchidanandan, Indian poet
  • 1946-08-20 N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman
  • 1946-10-06 Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), born in Peshawar (d. 2017)
  • 1946-10-15 Victor Banerjee, Calcutta India, actor (A Passage to India)
  • 1946-12-08 Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
  • 1946-12-09 Sonia Gandhi, Italian-born Indian politician
  • 1946-12-09 Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor
  • 1947-01-07 Shobha De, Indian writer
  • 1947-02-12 Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
  • 1947-06-11 Laloo Prasad Yadav, Indian politician
  • 1947-06-19 Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1947-08-15 Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress (Shubho Mahurat), born in Ranaghat, Bengal, India
  • 1948-02-24 J. Jayalalithaa, Indian politician
  • 1948-02-24 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, born in Mysore State (d. 2016)
  • 1948-02-25 Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
  • 1948-04-09 Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress
  • 1948-10-02 Persis Khambatta, actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1948-10-16 Hema Malini, Indian Actress
  • 1949-01-13 Rakesh Sharma, India, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11)
  • 1949-03-07 Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian politician
  • 1949-04-28 Indian Larry, American stuntsman (d. 2004)
  • 1949-09-01 P.A. Sangma, Indian politician
  • 1949-12-18 Joni Flynn, Assam India, actress (Octopussy)
  • 1950-01-07 Johnny Lever [John Prakasa Rao Janumala ], Indian Bollywood actor and comedian, born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • 1950-04-20 Chandra Babu Naidu, Indian politician
  • 1950-05-30 Paresh Rawal, Indian actor
  • 1950-06-15 Lakshmi Mittal, Indian industrialist
  • 1950-07-20 Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1950-09-17 Narendra Modi, 15th Prime Minister of India, born in Vadnagar, Gujarat

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • 1950-09-18 Shabana Azmi, Indian actress (Ankur, Neerja), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1950-10-18 Om Puri, Indian actor (Ardh Satya), born in Ambala, Haryana
  • 1950-12-12 Rajnikanth, Indian actor
  • 1950-12-12 Rajinikanth [Shivaji Rao Gaekwa], Indian film actor (Centenary Award 2014), born in Bangalore, India
  • 1951-01-01 Nana Patekar, Indian film and stage actor
  • 1951-11-19 Zeenat Aman, Indian actress
  • 1952-03-20 Anand Armitraj, India, tennis player (Brother of ViJay)
  • 1952-04-13 Erick Avari, British-Indian actor
  • 1952-06-20 Vikram Seth, Indian poet
  • 1952-09-04 Rishi Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1952-11-05 Vandana Shiva, Indian physicist
  • 1952-12-28 Arun Jaitley, Indian Politician
  • 1953-09-27 Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • 1953-12-14 Vijay Amritraj, India, tennis player/actor (Octopussy)
  • 1954-03-12 Anish Kapoor, Indian born British sculptor, born in Mumbai
  • 1954-03-19 Indu Shahani, Indian educationist and Sheriff of Mumbai
  • 1954-07-27 G. S. Bali, Indian politician
  • 1954-11-07 Kamal Haasan, Indian actor (Vishwaroopam), born in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu
  • 1955-11-05 Karan Thapar, Foremost Indian Journalist, Political Analyst & Commentator
  • 1955-12-31 Dawood Ibrahim, Indian crime boss
  • 1956-01-15 Mayawati, Indian politician
  • 1956-02-01 Brahmanandam, Indian film actor
  • 1956-03-09 Shashi Tharoor, Indian author & United Nations Under-Secretary General
  • 1956-04-18 Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
  • 1956-06-02 Mani Ratnam, Indian film director, screenwriter and producer
  • 1956-10-19 Sunny Deol, Indian actor
  • 1957-01-07 Reena Roy, Indian actress
  • 1957-04-19 Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman and chairman of Reliance Industries, born in Aden, Yemen
  • 1957-08-03 Mani Shankar, Indian filmmaker
  • 1957-09-23 Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
  • 1957-10-15 Mira Nair, Indian director
  • 1958-02-01 Jackie Shroff, Indian actor
  • 1958-04-03 Jaya Prada, Indian Actress
  • 1959-05-03 Uma Bharati, Indian politician
  • 1959-07-29 Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor
  • 1959-08-26 Jim Rutledge, Canadian golfer (1995 Indian Open), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1959-08-29 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor
  • 1959-12-24 Anil Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1960-01-03 Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India
  • 1960-05-21 Mohanlal, Indian actor
  • 1960-06-10 Balakrishna Nandamuri, Indian actor
  • 1960-12-13 Daggubati Venkatesh, Indian actor
  • 1961-01-07 Supriya Pathak, Indian actress
  • 1961-04-18 Pamella Bordes, British parliament escort, former Miss India and photographer, born in New Delhi, India
  • 1961-05-04 Ishita Bhaduri, Indian (Bengali) Poet
  • 1961-05-26 Tarsem Singh, Indian film director
  • 1961-06-05 Ramesh Krishnan, Indian tennis star
  • 1961-06-27 Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress
  • 1961-07-01 Kalpana Chawla, Karnal India, astronaut (STS 87)
  • 1961-08-13 Sunil Shetty, Indian Actor, Producer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961-11-17 Chanda Kochhar, Indian business woman (CEO of ICICI Bank), born in Jodhpur, India

Businesswoman and CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar
Businesswoman and CEO of ICICI Bank
Chanda Kochhar
  • 1961-11-24 Arundhati Roy, Indian activist and writer (The God of Small Things), born in Shillong, Meghalaya
  • 1962-02-14 Sakina Jaffrey, Indian actress
  • 1962-09-30 Shaan [Shantanu Mukherjee], Indian singer, born in Khandwa
  • 1963-08-10 Phoolan Devi, Indian bandit and revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • 1963-08-13 Sridevi, Indian actress
  • 1963-08-17 S. Shankar, Indian film director.
  • 1964-01-31 Remi Bouchard, Lasalle Que, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 India Open)
  • 1964-02-19 Sonu Walia, Indian actress
  • 1964-12-25 Anil Kaul, Amritsar India, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1965-03-14 Aamir Khan, Indian actor, director and producer (Lagaan, PK), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1965-06-01 India Allen, Portsmouth Va, playmate of the year (Dec, 1987)
  • 1965-09-02 Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian filmmaker
  • 1965-12-27 Salman Khan, Indian actor
  • 1966-01-06 A. R. Rahman, Indian composer
  • 1966-03-05 Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian
  • 1966-03-20 Alka Yagnik, Indian singer
  • 1966-04-17 Vikram [Kennedy John Victor], Indian actor (I), born in Madras, Tamil Nadu

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