Andhra Pradesh in History

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1950-08-15 Srikakulam district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • 1953-10-01 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
  • 1979-06-01 Vizianagaram district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • 1994-01-11 Hyderabad score 6 for 944 against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy
  • 2004-03-23 Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India
  • 2012-07-30 Train fire kills 32 and injures 27 people in Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 2014-06-02 Telangana with Hyderabad as it's capital becomes India's 29th state after it is separated from Andhra Pradesh
  • 2015-05-29 Heat wave in India centered in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states is reported to have killed 1800 people in a week

Famous Birthdays

  • 1848-04-16 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social reformer from Andhra Pradesh, born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1919)
  • 1922-07-04 Ghulam Ahmed, Indian cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1998)
  • 1943-06-06 Asif Iqbal, Pakistani cricketer (elegant Pakistani batsman 1964-80), born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1950-01-07 Johnny Lever [John Prakasa Rao Janumala], Indian Bollywood actor & comedian, born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • 1958-04-03 Jaya Prada, Indian actress (Sargam) and politician, born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1960-12-13 Venkatesh Daggubati, Indian actor, born in Karamchedu, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1962-12-14 Bharat Arun, Indian cricketer (Indian pace bowler late-80's), born in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1965-08-05 M V Sridhar, Indian cricketer (scored 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994), born in Vijayawada, India (d. 2017)
  • 1966-04-24 Margashayam Venkataramana, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner 1989), born in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1975-11-19 Sushmita Sen, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Indian actress and model, crowned 43rd Miss Universe in 1994
  • 1987-03-31 Humpy Koneru, Indian chess player (youngest woman to achieve title of grandmaster), born in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

Famous Deaths

  • 1919-05-27 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social reformer from Andhra Pradesh, dies at 71
  • 1996-01-18 N T Rama Rao, Prime Minister of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies
  • 2009-09-02 Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)