Kerala in History

Historical Events

  • 1956-11-01 Formation of Kerala state 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

Famous Birthdays

  • 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