Karnataka in History

Karnataka: Bangalore

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1784-05-11 Britain & Tippu Sahib of Mysore sign peace treaty
  • 1799-05-04 Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.
  • 1956-11-01 Karnataka (then known as Mysore State) is formed from the merge of Kannada-speaking regions in India
  • 1973-11-01 The Indian state of Mysore was renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu .
  • 1978-04-06 Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by inn & 193 to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1979-03-29 Delhi beats Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • 1982-03-29 Delhi 707 beat Karnataka 705 on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1983-03-15 Karnataka beat Bombay on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
  • 1995-01-18 Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka v Kerala
  • 1996-03-31 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Madras: Karnataka (Vijay Bharadwaj 146 of 8/620) beats Tamil Nadu (370) on 1st innings
  • 1996-10-28 Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever

Famous Birthdays

  • 1750-11-20 Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore, born in Devanahalli, Bangalore, India (d. 1799)
  • 1798-08-15 Sangolli Rayanna, Indian military chief warrior, born in Karnataka, India (d. 1831)
  • 1860-09-15 M. Visvesvaraya, Indian civil engineer and statesman (19th Diwan of the Mysore Kingdom), born in Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapura, Kingdom of Mysore, born in (d. 1962)
  • 1918-12-14 B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate, born in Bellur, Kolar district, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 2014)
  • 1922-02-04 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian classical singer (khayal form of singing, bhajans, abhangs), born in Ron, Karnataka, India (d. 1987)
  • 1923-07-10 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (RamalKhuna), born in Examba, Karnataka (d. 1987)
  • 1924-01-27 Sabu [Dastagir], Indian actor (The Thief of Bagdad, Elephant Boy, Drum), born in Mysore, British India (d. 1963)
  • 1925-07-09 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1964)
  • 1929-06-08 V. M. Muddiah, Indian cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 3 wickets), born in Bangalore, Mysore (d. 2009)
  • 1933-05-18 H. D. [Haradanahalli Doddegowda] Deve Gowda, Indian politician, Prime Minster of India (1996-97), born in Haradanahalli, Kingdom of Mysore
  • 1936-07-16 Venkataraman Subramanya, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's), born in Bangalore, Karnataka
  • 1939-09-25 Feroz Khan, Indian actor, producer and director (known as Clint Eastwood of Bollywood), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India (d. 2009)
  • 1939-10-02 Budhi Kunderan, Indian cricket wicketkeeper and batsman (18 Tests), born in Mulki, Karnataka (d. 2006)
  • 1940-05-22 E. A. S. Prasanna, Indian cricketer (one of India's big four spinners), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
  • 1948-02-24 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, born in Mysore State (d. 2016)
  • 1955-07-19 Roger Binny, Indian cricket medium-pace all-rounder (early 80's), born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • 1961-08-13 Sunil Shetty, Indian actor and producer (Khel – No Ordinary Game), born in Mulki, Mysore State, India
  • 1967-02-12 Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician, born in Mysore, India
  • 1969-06-06 Sunil Joshi, Indian cricketer (Indian Test left-arm spinner 1996-2001), born in Gadag, Karnataka, India
  • 1971-10-16 David Johnson, cricketer (Karnataka fast bowler, India 1996-)
  • 1973-06-30 Dodda Ganesh, Indian cricketer and pace bowler (Karnataka & India), born in Bengaluru, India

Famous Weddings

  • 2016-06-27 27th and present titular Maharaja of Mysore Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar (34) weds Trishika Kumari Singh in Mysore, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1962-04-12 M. Visvesvaraya, Indian civil engineer and statesman (19th Diwan of the Mysore Kingdom), dies at 100