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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1661-07-03 Portugal gives Tangier and Bombay to English King Charles II

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1668-03-26 England takes control of Bombay, India
  • 1668-03-27 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
  • 1690-06-08 Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai
  • 1803-02-27 Great fire in Bombay, India
  • 1838-11-03 The Times of India, world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce
  • 1841-04-26 "Bombay Gazette" begins publishing on silk
  • 1853-04-16 1st passenger railway opens in India, from Bori Bunder (Bombay) to Thane (34 km)
  • 1874-05-09 The first horse-drawn bus makes its d├ębut in the city of Mumbai, plying two routes
  • 1882-06-05 Storm & floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
  • 1882-06-06 Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000 (disputed event)
  • 1899-09-17 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa
  • 1911-03-25 L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay
  • 1933-12-17 B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-03-03 Mahatma Gandhi begins a fast in Mumbai (Bombay) to protest against autocratic rule in India

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1942-08-09 Mahatma Gandhi and 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" motion and campaign by the All-India Congress

  • 1944-04-14 Freighter "Fort Stikene" explodes in Bombay India, killing 1,376
  • 1947-08-07 The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST)
  • 1949-07-12 Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die
  • 1958-11-28 Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, v India at Bombay
  • 1960-05-01 India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states
  • 1966-12-13 Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 & 78
  • 1978-01-01 Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
  • 1978-12-02 Sunil Gavaskar scores his second double century (205) in Test cricket (as well as 73 on the final day) to guide India to a draw against the West Indies in the 1st Test in Bombay
  • 1980-02-19 Botham a century & 13 wickets in Jubilee Test Cricket at Bombay
  • 1980-03-26 Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police)
  • 1980-04-16 Delhi beat Bombay by 240 runs to win Ranji Trophy final
  • 1981-03-24 Bombay beat Delhi by innings & 46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy
  • 1983-03-15 Karnataka beat Bombay on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
  • 1983-11-24 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson for the West Indies vs India in Bombay
  • 1984-04-03 Bombay beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1985-04-06 Bombay beat Delhi by 90 runs to win the Ranji Trophy final
  • 1986-10-19 Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in all test cricket (v India, Bombay)
  • 1987-12-11 Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay
  • 1991-05-07 Haryana beat Bombay in the Ranji Cricket Trophy final by 2 runs
  • 1993-02-22 Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours

  • 1993-03-12 317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay
  • 1994-03-30 Bombay beat Bengal by 8 wickets to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • 1995-03-31 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Bombay: Bombay (Sanjay Manjrekar 224 in 6/690) beats Punjab (Vikram Rathour 177 in 372) on 1st innings
  • 1996-11-07 Wasim Jaffer gets 314* in 2nd cricket FC game for Mumbai v Saurashtra
  • 2005-07-26 Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days
  • 2006-07-11 209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India
  • 2008-06-01 IPL Cricket Final, DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals win inaugural event; beat Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets; Yusuf Pathan top scores with 56 (39)
  • 2008-11-26 Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.

Sport awardIndian Premier League

2010-04-25 IPL Cricket Final, DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 22 runs; Suresh Raina 57 no (35)

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 2011-04-02 Cricket World Cup, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: India beats Sri Lanka by 6 wickets; first country to win on home soil; Yuvraj Singh, Player of Series
  • 2011-07-13 Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130
  • 2013-02-17 Jess Cameron with 75 and Elise Perry 3-27 lead Australia to 114 run win over West Indies in the Women's Cricket World Cup Final in Bombay, India
  • 2013-05-26 The Mumbai Indians defeat the Chennai Super Kings to win the Indian 20/20 Premier League
  • 2013-05-26 IPL Cricket Final, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs; Kieron Pollard 60 no (32)
  • 2013-09-27 60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India
  • 2013-11-11 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India
  • 2013-11-16 Sachin Tendulkar plays his very last cricket match before retiring in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies
  • 2015-05-24 IPL Cricket Final, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs; Lendl Simmons top scores, 68 (45)
  • 2015-06-21 94 people die & 45 are hospitalized after drinking moonshine in Mumbai, India
  • 2016-01-05 First batsman to ever score 1000 runs in a single innings in cricket - 15 year-old Mumbai schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade is 1009 not out
  • 2017-05-21 IPL Cricket Final, Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run; Krunal Pandya 47 (38)
  • 2017-08-29 Monsoon rains in Mumbai cause chaos closing schools and airports
  • 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
  • 2018-05-27 IPL Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets; Shane Watson top scores, 117 no (57); SK's 3rd IPL title

Wedding of InterestPriyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas

2018-08-18 Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with an engagement party in Mumbai, India
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The wedding in Jodhpur, India
The wedding in Jodhpur, India
  • 2019-05-12 IPL Cricket Final, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run; Jasprit Bumrah 2/14 (4); Indians' 4th title
  • 2019-07-03 Heavy monsoon rains strike Mumbai and surrounding Maharashtra state in India killing at least 43, worst flooding in a decade

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-10-11 Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli scores career-best 254 not out to move past 7,000 Test runs on day 2 of the 2nd Test against South Africa in Mumbai; India wins by an innings and 137 runs

Cricketer Virat Kohli
Cricketer
Virat Kohli

Famous Birthdays

  • 1823-06-30 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Parsi entrepreneur and founder of the first textile mills in India, born in Bombay, British India (d. 1901)
  • 1825-09-04 Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament, born in Mumbai, India (d. 1917)

Person of interestRudyard Kipling

1865-12-30 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1936)

  • 1866-05-09 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian social reformer and leader of Indian Independence Movement, born in Kotluk, Dist. Ratnagiri, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1915)
  • 1872-04-14 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, British-Indian Islamic scholar and translator (translated Qu'ran into English), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1953)

Person of interestMohammed Ali Jinnah

1876-12-25 Muhammad Ali Jinnah [Mahomedali Jinnahbhai], Founder of Pakistan who led the All-India Muslim League (1913-47) until he achieved his dream of Pakistan and became its 1st Governor-General (1947-48), born in Karachi, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1948)

Founder of Pakistan Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Founder of Pakistan
Mohammed Ali Jinnah
  • 1882-07-05 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (founder of the Sufi Order in the West (London) in 1914), born in Vadodra, Bombay State, British India (d. 1927).

Person of interestFatima Jinnah

1893-07-30 Fatima Jinnah, Mother of Pakistan, sister and close adviser of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, born in Karachi, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1967)

Mother of Pakistan Fatima Jinnah
Mother of Pakistan
Fatima Jinnah
  • 1909-01-01 Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests), born in Bombay, India (d. 1949)
  • 1909-10-30 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian nuclear physicist, born in Bombay, British India (d. 1966)
  • 1910-12-17 Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (0-72 in his only Test for India), born in Bombay, India (d. 1986)
  • 1911-08-09 Khershed Meherhomji, Indian cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936), born in Bombay, India (d. 1982)
  • 1911-10-12 Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), born in Bombay, India (d. 1987)
  • 1917-04-12 Vinoo Mankad, Indian cricketer (India's greatest all-rounder to his time), born in Jamnagar, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1978)
  • 1917-06-27 K. M. Rangnekar, Indian cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48), born in Bombay, India (d. 1984)
  • 1919-11-08 P. L. Deshpande, Indian Marathi writer, born in Mumbai, India (d. 2000)
  • 1921-01-09 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright, born in Mumbai, India (d. 2006)
  • 1924-11-11 Rusi Modi, Indian cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years), born in Bombay, India (d. 1996)
  • 1929-04-24 Shammi [Nargis Rabadi], Indian actress (Half Ticket, Dekh Bhai Dekh), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2018)
  • 1929-12-11 Subhash "Fergie" Gupte, Indian cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1930-09-08 Jeannette Altwegg, English figure skater (Olympic gold 1952), born in Bombay, India
  • 1931-08-04 Narendra Tamhane, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1950's), born in Bombay, India
  • 1931-09-26 Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (father of Sanjay, reliable Indian batsman), born in Bombay, India (d. 1983)
  • 1931-10-21 Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director known as the "Elvis Presley of India" (Amaran, Brahmachari, Vidhaata), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2011)
  • 1932-04-04 Bapu Nadkarni, Indian cricket all-rounder (41 Tests, top score 122; 88 wickets), born in Nashik, India (d. 2020)
  • 1932-04-10 Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer, born in Bombay (d. 2017)
  • 1932-08-01 Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (Parineeta), born in Dadar, Mumbai, India (d. 1972)
  • 1932-09-29 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2004)
  • 1932-10-05 Madhav Apte, Indian cricketer (bro of Arvind 7 Tests for India, 1 century), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1934-08-30 Baloo Gupte, Indian cricketer (brother of Fergie, Indian leggie), born in Bombay, India
  • 1934-10-24 Arvind Apte, Indian cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India (d. 2014)
  • 1935-11-02 Mohammad Munaf, Pakistan cricket pace bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2020)
  • 1936-02-26 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1994)
  • 1936-04-29 Zubin Mehta, conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1936-06-04 Nutan Bahl, Indian actress (Seema, Bandini), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1991)
  • 1936-09-25 Juliet Prowse, actress and dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1996)
  • 1936-12-25 Ismail Merchant, film producer (Merchant Ivory - Remains of the Day), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1938-07-09 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), born in Surat, Bombay Presidency (d. 1985)
  • 1940-12-12 Sharad Pawar, Indian politician (founded Nationalist Congress Party in 1999), born in Baramati, Bombay Presidency, British India
  • 1941-04-01 Ajit Wadekar, Indian cricket batsman and captain (37 Tests; top score 143), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2018)
  • 1941-06-30 John Jameson, English cricketer (England batsman, 465 p/ship with Kanhai), born in Bombay, British India

Person of interestRajiv Gandhi

1944-08-20 Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (1984-89), born in Bombay, British India (d.1991)

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Indian Prime Minister
Rajiv Gandhi
  • 1944-12-24 Oswald Gracias, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay, born in Bombay Presidency
  • 1945-02-21 Sudhir Naik, Indian cricketer (Indian Test batsman in 2 Tests 1974), born in Bombay, India
  • 1946-10-12 Ashok Mankad, Indian cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2008)
  • 1946-10-31 Ramnath Parkar, Indian cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1999)
  • 1947-06-19 Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1948-10-02 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1998)
  • 1949-07-10 Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricket batsman and captain (125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 Test centuries), born in Bombay, India
  • 1950-05-30 Paresh Rawal, Indian Bollywood actor (Woh Chokri, Woh Chokri), born in Bombay, India
  • 1951-01-01 Nana Patekar, Indian Bollywood actor, writer, philanthropist and filmmaker (Parinda, Angaar), born in Murud-Janjira, Bombay State
  • 1952-06-05 Mukesh Bhatt, Indian film producer (Vishesh Films), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1952-09-04 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), born in Bombay State, India (2020)
  • 1954-03-12 Anish Kapoor, Indian born British sculptor, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1954-03-19 Indu Shahani, Indian educationist and Sheriff of Mumbai
  • 1956-08-03 Balwinder Sandhu, Indian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests; 22 ODIs), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1956-08-18 Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman Great 174 v Adelaide 1981), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1957-01-07 Reena Roy, Hindi Bollywood actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1959-06-04 Anil Ambani, Indian businessman (Reliance Group), born in Bombay, Maharashtra State, India
  • 1959-12-24 Anil Kapoor, Indian producer and actor (Slumdog Millionaire, Taal, Maulana Jutt, Tezaab, Beta), born in Bombay, India
  • 1961-01-07 Supriya Pathak, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1961-02-21 Abhijit Banerjee, American economist, 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1961-04-25 Dinesh D'Souza, Indian-American author (2016: Obama's America), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1962-02-07 Alan Sippy, cricketer (dashing Bombay lefty batsman of 1980's)
  • 1962-05-27 Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer, all-rounder (1981-92), commentator and coach of India (2017-), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India
  • 1962-09-25 Rajiv Kulkarni, Indian cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87), born in Bombay, India
  • 1963-02-24 Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Indian Bollywood director (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas), born in Mumbai, India

Person of interestAamir Khan

1965-03-14 Aamir Khan, Indian Bollywood actor, director and talk show host (3 Idiots, Lagaan, PK), born in Mumbai, India

Actor and Director Aamir Khan
Actor and Director
Aamir Khan
  • 1966-05-03 Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor (The War Within), born in Bombay, India
  • 1966-08-28 Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1966-09-24 Atul Bedade, Indian cricketer (ODI batsman), born in Bombay, India
  • 1968-04-19 Arshad Warsi, Indian film actor (Lage Raho Munna Bhai), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 1968-08-08 Abey Kuruvila, cricketer (promising Bombay fast bowler)
  • 1968-08-14 Praveen Amre, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman, century on Test debut 1992), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1970-07-07 Min Patel, Indian-born English cricketer (in Mumbai England left-arm spinner v India 1996), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1970-10-26 Raveena Tandon, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1972-01-18 Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1973-01-06 Sairaj Bahatule, Indian cricketer (promising Bombay leg-spin all-rounder), born in Mumbai, 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
  • 1974-01-09 Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood film director & actor, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1974-01-10 Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor & dancer (Bang Bang!, Fiza, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1974-02-25 Divya Bharti, Indian actress who starred in Hindi and Telugu movies in the early 1990s (Shola Aur Shabnam, Deewana), born in Mumbai, Maharastra, India (d. 1993)
  • 1974-06-25 Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress (one of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1974-08-05 Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress (Fanaa, My Name Is Khan), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1974-12-25 Nagma [Nandita Arvind Morarji], Indian actress, born in Mumbai
  • 1976-02-05 Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1977-12-04 Ajit Agarkar, Indian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, 58 wickets, top score 109; 191 ODIs), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 1978-06-25 Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor (Mast), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 1980-08-18 Preeti Jhangiani, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1980-09-21 Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress (3 Idiots), born in Bombay, India
  • 1981-10-12 Sneha, Indian actress (Aanandham), born in Mumbai, India
  • 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
  • 1984-10-18 Freida Pinto, Indian Bollywood actress (Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1985-06-09 Sonam Kapoor, Indian actress (Neerja), born in Bombay, India
  • 1985-07-06 Ranveer Singh, Bollywood actor (Bajirao Mastani), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1986-04-10 Ayesha Takia, Indian actress (Taarzan: The Wonder Car), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 1986-11-15 Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1987-08-05 Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress (Bommarillu), born in Bombay, India
  • 1988-12-02 Soniya Mehra, Indian actress (Ragini MMS 2), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Famous Weddings

  • 2005-11-20 Bollywood actor Zayed Khan (25) weds Malaika Parekh at the Grand Maratha Sheraton in Mumbai, India
  • 2005-12-14 Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan (31) weds Mumtaz's daughter Natasha Madhvani at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India

LoveWedding of Interest

2007-04-20 Indian film actor and producer Abhishek Bachchan (31) weds actress Aishwarya Rai (33) at the Bachchan residence in Juhu, Mumbai

Actress Aishwarya Rai
Actress
Aishwarya Rai
  • 2011-02-16 Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai
  • 2012-01-19 Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai