Kerala in History

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1956-11-01 Kerala state is formed in India
  • 1995-01-18 Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka v Kerala
  • 2002-05-02 Marad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala
  • 2011-01-14 Stampede near Sabarimala in Kerala, India kills 104 devotees and injures 100 more
  • 2016-04-10 Explosions and a fire caused by fireworks at Puttingal Temple in Kerala, India, kills more than 100 and injures nearly 400
  • 2018-07-05 Saleswomen in Kerala, India, win right to sit down and take toilet breaks in new amendment to law
  • 2018-08-16 Unprecedented flooding and landslides in Kerala, India, reported to have killed 106 people with 150,000 homeless
  • 2018-08-19 Monsoon rains finally ease in Kerala State, India, with flooding taking 350 lives with 200,000 in relief camps
  • 2019-01-01 Millions of women create a 300 mile 'Women's Wall' across state of Kerala, India, in support of women's access to temple of Sabarimala
  • 2019-01-02 Two women become the first to ever enter India's Sabarimala shrine in Kerala State, after law change, prompting protests
  • 2019-08-10 Monsoon flooding in southern and western India kills at least 150 with 40 dead in Kerala state and 100,000 in emergency relief camps

Famous Birthdays

  • 1911-06-27 V. K. Narayana Menon, Indian classical dance scholar, born in Kerala, India (d. 1997)
  • 1918-08-24 Sikander Bakht, Indian politician, Governor of Kerala, born in Delhi, India (d. 2004)
  • 1920-10-27 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), born in Uzhavoor, Kerala (d. 2005)
  • 1980-12-11 Arya [Jamshad Cethirakath], Indian actor, born in Trikaripur, Kerala
  • 1984-02-15 Meera Jasmine, Indian actress (Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam), born in Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
  • 1986-06-06 Bhavana Balachandran [Karthika Menon], Indian actress, born in Thrissur district, Kerala

Famous Deaths

  • 2004-02-23 Sikander Bakht, Indian politician, Governor of Kerala, dies at 85
  • 2019-02-05 Dakshayani 'Gaja Muthassi, elephant 'granny' Indian elephant, oldest in captivity, dies in Kerala at 88