Karnataka in History

Karnataka: Bangalore

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1784-05-11 Britain & Tippu Sahib of Mysore sign peace treaty

Historic Siege

1799-05-04 Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam ends the Siege of Seringapatam when the city is assaulted and the Sultan of Mysore Tipu Sultan is 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 Indian state of Mysore is renamed 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

Tipu SultanTipu Sultan (1750-1799)

1750-12-01 Indian ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (1782-99) and pioneer of rocket artillery known as the "Tiger of Mysore", born in Devanahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka [1]

  • 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. 2011)
  • 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 Minister 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; 2 x 100s), 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 cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 41 wickets, 1 x 50; Karnataka, Royal Challengers Bangalore), born in Gadag, 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