Tamil Nadu in History

Tamil Nadu: Chennai

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1968-12-25 42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers
  • 1988-03-30 Tamil Nadu beat Railways by inns & 144 to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1992-03-31 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi: Delhi (Ajay Sharma 175 in 532) beats Tamil Nadu (449) on 1st innings

Film release premierFilm Release

1996-02-15 Tamil romantic comedy film "Poove Unakkaga" released directed by Vikraman, starring Sangita and Vijay in his breakthrough role

Actor and Singer Vijay
Actor and Singer
Vijay
  • 1996-03-31 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Madras: Karnataka (Vijay Bharadwaj 146 of 8/620) beats Tamil Nadu (370) on 1st innings
  • 2004-06-06 Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
  • 2004-09-17 Tamil is declared the first classical language in India.
  • 2015-12-04 Floods in Chennai and Tamil Nadu state, India start receding after a month of heavy rainfall, leaving more 260 dead and thousands stranded
  • 2018-02-21 Indian film star Kamal Haasan launches a new political party - Makkal Needhi Mayyam in Tamil Nadu state

Famous Birthdays

  • 1767-05-04 Tyagaraja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music, born in Tiruvarur, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu (d. 1847)
  • 1908-11-29 N. S. Krishnan, Tamil film comedian (d. 1957)
  • 1909-06-06 M. J. Gopalan, Indian cricketer (1 Test India v England 1933-34), born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2003)
  • 1909-09-15 C. N. Annadurai, Indian politician and 1st Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, born in Kancheepuram, Madras, British India (d. 1969)
  • 1912-06-30 Madhaviah Krishnan, Indian naturalist and wildlife photographer, born in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 1996)
  • 1931-10-15 A. P. J. [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, Indian scientist and politician, 11th President of India (2002-07), born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu (d. 2015)
  • 1934-10-15 N. Ramani, Indian flutist, born in Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2015)
  • 1935-07-18 Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader (69th Shankaracharya Guru), born in Irulneeki, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu (d. 2018)
  • 1948-02-24 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, born in Mysore State (d. 2016)
  • 1950-04-26 L. Shankar [Lakshminarayana Shankar], Indian-born American violinist, singer and composer, born in Madras, Tamil Nadu
  • 1954-05-22 Jerry Dammers, British keyboardist (The Specials), born in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 1954-11-07 Kamal Haasan, Indian actor (Vishwaroopam), born in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu
  • 1955-08-25 Vijayakanth, Tamil actor and politician, born in Thirumangalam, India
  • 1966-04-17 Vikram [Kennedy John Victor], Indian actor (I), born in Madras, Tamil Nadu
  • 1975-05-21 Abbas [Mirza Abbas Ali], Indian Tamil film actor and model (Kadhal Desam), born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • 1975-07-23 Surya Sivakumar, Tamil actor
  • 1978-11-01 Manju Warrier, Indian actress (How Old Are You?), born in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 1979-04-17 Siddharth Narayan, Indian film actor, born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 1983-04-30 Yamini, Tamil Singer

Famous Deaths

  • 1969-02-03 C. N. Annadurai, Indian politician and 1st Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of cancer at 59
  • 1975-10-02 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
  • 1987-12-24 M. G. Ramachandran, Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu (b. 1917)
  • 1996-05-20 Janaki Ramachandran, Indian politician, Chief Minister of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies at 72
  • 2001-07-21 Sivaji Ganesan, South Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)
  • 2008-03-19 Raghuvaran, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam actor (b. 1948)
  • 2016-12-05 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of a heart attack at 68