Mumbai in History

Historical Events

  • 1690-06-08 Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai
  • 1874-05-09 The first horse-drawn bus makes its d├ębut in the city of Mumbai, plying two routes

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
  • 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
  • 2008-11-26 Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.
  • 2011-07-13 Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130
  • 2013-05-26 The Mumbai Indians defeat the Chennai Super Kings to win the Indian 20/20 Premier League
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-11-16 Sachin Tendulkar plays his very last cricket match before retiring in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 2015-05-24 Mumbai Indians defeat Chennai Super Kings to win the 2015 20/20 cricket Indian Premier League
  • 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
  • 2017-08-29 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

Famous Birthdays

  • 1825-09-04 Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament, born in Mumbai, India (d. 1917)
  • 1906-05-29 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1935-11-02 Mohammad Munaf, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 4 Tests 1959-62), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1936-04-29 Zubin Mehta, conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1936-09-25 Juliet Prowse, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1936-12-25 Ismail Merchant, producer (Householder), born in Mumbai, 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, actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1954-03-12 Anish Kapoor, Indian born British sculptor, born in Mumbai
  • 1954-03-19 Indu Shahani, Indian educationist and Sheriff of Mumbai
  • 1965-03-14 Aamir Khan, Indian Bollywood actor, director and talk show host (3 Idiots, Lagaan, PK), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1970-07-07 Min Patel, cricketer (in Mumbai England left-arm spinner v India 1996)
  • 1970-10-26 Raveena Tandon, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India

Person of interestSachin Tendulkar

1973-04-24 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian captain at 23, highest run scorer in international cricket), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1974-01-10 Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor and 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
  • 1974-12-25 Nagma [Nandita Arvind Morarji], Indian actress, born in Mumbai
  • 1980-08-18 Preeti Jhangiani, Indian actress, 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
  • 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

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