Maharashtra in History

Maharashtra: Mumbai

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1960-05-01 India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states
  • 1993-03-30 Punjab beat Maharashtra by 120 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • 2013-03-19 27 people are killed and 14 are injured in a bus crash in Maharashtra, India
  • 2018-03-12 Tens of thousands of farmers from Indian state Maharashtra end protests over loan waivers, prices and land rights after promises from state officials and walking 167km to Mumbai
  • 2019-07-03 Heavy monsoon rains strike Mumbai and surrounding Maharashtra state in India killing at least 43, worst flooding in a decade

Famous Birthdays

  • 1630-02-19 Shivaji Bhonsle [Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj], Indian warrior and founder of the Maratha Empire (disputed birth date; 1630-02-19 accepted by Indian government), born at Shivneri fort (d. 1680)
  • 1895-10-31 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), born in Nagpur, Maharashtra (d. 1967)
  • 1902-12-07 Janardan Navle, Indian cricketer (India's 1st Test wicket-keeper), born in Fulgaon, Maharashtra, India (d. 1979)
  • 1914-04-18 C. S. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (brother of C K, 11 Tests as leggie), born in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (d. 2002)
  • 1919-07-31 Hemu Adhikari, Indian cricket batsman (21 Tests; HS 114 1st Test v WI 1948), born in Pune, Maharashtra (d. 2003)
  • 1930-10-02 Jayasinghrao Ghorpade, Indian cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 15.26), born in Panchgani, Maharashtra (d. 1978)
  • 1933-05-24 Hemchandra Tukaram "Bal" Dani, Indian cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB), born in Dudhani, Maharashtra (d. 1999)
  • 1934-10-10 Sadashiv Patil, Indian cricket fast bowler (1 Test, 2 wickets; Maharashtra), born in Kolhapur, India (d. 2020)
  • 1935-06-07 Thomas Kailath, American electrical engineer, born in Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • 1938-07-19 Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist (Hoyle–Narlikar theory), born in Maharashtra, India
  • 1959-06-04 Anil Ambani, Indian businessman (Reliance Group), born in Bombay, Maharashtra State, India
  • 1962-05-27 Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer, all-rounder (1981-92), commentator and coach of India (2017-), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India
  • 1968-03-01 Salil Ankola, Indian cricket pace bowler (1 Test; 20 ODIs), born in Solapur, Maharashtra, India
  • 1968-04-19 Arshad Warsi, Indian film actor (Lage Raho Munna Bhai), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Person of interestSachin Tendulkar

1973-04-24 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (200 Tests, 15,921 runs @ 53.78, 51 x 100s; highest run scorer in international cricket), born in Mumbai, India

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1974-01-10 Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor & dancer (Bang Bang!, Fiza, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1974-08-05 Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress (Fanaa, My Name Is Khan), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1978-06-25 Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor (Mast), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 1979-03-24 Emraan Hashmi, Indian actor (Murder, Zeher), born in Pulgaon, Maharashtra
  • 1982-09-28 Ranbir Kapoor, Indian actor (Rockstar, Barfi!, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1982-11-21 Aarti Chhabria, Indian Bollywood actress and Miss India Worldwide 2000, born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1986-04-10 Ayesha Takia, Indian actress (Taarzan: The Wonder Car), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India