Today in Indian History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 569

  • 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 David Boon's 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide
  • 1985-12-13 Test debut of 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
  • 1986-02-11 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 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)
  • 1987-07-06 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
  • 1987-11-25 India all out for 75 v West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
  • 1987-12-11 Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay
  • 1987-12-20 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • 1988-01-11 Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI v India, Madras
  • 1988-07-21 ESA's Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)
  • 1988-08-20 6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, 1,000s killed
  • 1988-11-30 Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
  • 1989-10-20 Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India & WI on round-robin
  • 1989-11-29 India president Rajiv Gandhi resigns
  • 1989-12-02 Vishwanath Pratap Singh sworn in as the 8th Prime Minister of India
  • 1990-02-23 Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat
  • 1990-03-24 Indian troops leave Sri Lanka
  • 1990-03-27 Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
  • 1990-04-17 Gas explosion on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die
  • 1990-07-27 Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's
  • 1990-07-30 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333
  • 1990-12-10 Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
  • 1991-10-16 Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
  • 1991-10-20 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
  • 1991-10-25 Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah

Film-release-premierFilm Release

1991-11-22 "Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • 1991-12-26 Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India
  • 1992-01-02 Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney
  • 1992-01-20 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1992-01-28 Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide
  • 1992-05-20 India launches its 1st satellite independently
  • 1992-05-22 India launches its Agni rocket
  • 1992-06-23 "Tin Bigha Day" protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh
  • 1992-06-26 India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
  • 1992-10-18 Start of Zimbabwe's 1st Test match, v India at Harare
  • 1992-10-20 David Houghton scores Zimbabwe's 1st Test hundred (121 v India, debut)
  • 1992-12-06 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die
  • 1993-01-23 Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
  • 1993-01-29 Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman
  • 1993-02-23 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
  • 1993-09-30 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed
  • 1993-10-23 Paramilitia kills 22 demonstrators at Bijbihara in Indian-controlled Kashmir
  • 1994-01-25 Mine fire at Asansol, India, kills 55
  • 1994-03-15 Experts from AL certify Indian's Jacobs Field is properly lit
  • 1994-04-13 United Arab Emirates' 1st official ODI, losing to India
  • 1994-05-20 Sushmita Sen from India is crowned the 43rd Miss Universe at 18 years old
  • 1994-07-24 Bodo kills 37 Muslims in Bashbari NE India
  • 1994-07-29 India army kills 27 Muslim militants
  • 1994-10-29 National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
  • 1994-11-19 Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World
  • 1995-02-25 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
  • 1995-03-12 Congress party loses India national election
  • 1996-03-09 Javed Miandad's last international in Pak's WC QF loss to India
  • 1996-03-13 Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play
  • 1996-08-20 India defeat Pakistan in Under-15 World Challenge Final at Lord's
  • 1996-09-16 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
  • 1997-03-13 India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
  • 1997-07-25 K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called "untouchable"— to hold this office.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1997-09-13 Mother Teresa's State Funeral held in India

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1998-03-24 A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
  • 1998-04-06 Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India.
  • 1998-05-11 India conducts three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device.
  • 1998-05-13 India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
  • 1998-05-28 Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1998-12-10 Indian Professor Amartya Sen is awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to welfare economics

Economist/Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Amartya Sen
  • 1999-01-22 Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
  • 1999-03-11 Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • 1999-04-08 Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
  • 1999-08-11 Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)
  • 2000-02-15 Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
  • 2000-11-15 New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India
  • 2001-01-26 An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
  • 2001-05-21 The Enron Corporation's power generating venture in India, the Dabhol Power Company, serves formal notice that it will terminate its power supply contract and pull out
  • 2001-06-18 Protests occur in Manipur over the extension of the ceasefire between Naga insurgents and the government of India.
  • 2001-09-21 University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee
  • 2001-12-13 the Indian Parliament Sansad is attacked by terrorists. 15 people are killed, including all the terrorists.
  • 2002-05-03 A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.
  • 2003-02-23 49th National Film Awards (India): "Dweepa" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2003-06-05 A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.
  • 2003-10-17 Eunuchs in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics.
  • 2003-11-18 The congress of the Communist Party of Indian Union (Marxist-Leninist) decides to merge the party into Kanu Sanyal's CPI(ML).
  • 2003-12-29 50th National Film Awards (India): "Mondo Meyer Upakhyan" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2004-03-23 Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India.
  • 2004-06-06 Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
  • 2004-09-17 Tamil is declared the first classical language in India.
  • 2004-09-21 The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
  • 2005-01-25 A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 527

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

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