Indian History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 631

  • 1966-04-06 Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India
  • 1966-11-01 Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created
  • 1966-12-13 Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 & 78
  • 1966-12-28 55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)
  • 1967-05-06 Zakir Husain elected 1st Muslim president of India
  • 1967-05-13 Zakir Husain is elected the third President of India
  • 1967-06-09 Boycott scores 246* v India, Leeds, 573 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
  • 1967-09-04 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200
  • 1967-09-11 Indian/Chinese border fights
  • 1967-12-11 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
  • 1968-01-31 Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 v India in his last Test for ten years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968-02-16 Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wifes fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1968-11-25 15th National Film Awards (India): "Hatey Bazarey" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 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
  • 1969-08-16 V.V. Giri is elected the fourth President of India
  • 1969-12-25 India all out for 163 at Madras v Aust, Ashley Mallett 5-91
  • 1970-02-13 16th National Film Awards (India): "Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1970-04-02 Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India's Assam state
  • 1970-11-21 17th National Film Awards (India): "Bhuvan Shome" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1971-01-25 Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
  • 1971-03-09 J M Noreiga takes 9-95 WI v India at Port-of-Spain
  • 1971-08-24 India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms
  • 1971-11-21 Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army
  • 1971-12-03 Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
  • 1971-12-04 The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan
  • 1971-12-04 The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi
  • 1971-12-16 Vijay Diwas (Victory Day): East Pakistan's independence (as Bangladesh) from Pakistan is recognized internationally after India's army occupies Dacca, and 93,000 West Pakistani troops surrender
  • 1971-12-17 Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir
  • 1972-01-21 Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura become separate states of Indian union
  • 1972-01-21 Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
  • 1972-03-19 India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty
  • 1972-07-02 India and Pakistan sign Simla Agreement peace accord
  • 1972-07-10 Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
  • 1972-12-17 New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India & Pakistan
  • 1972-12-23 Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi
  • 1973-02-09 Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India
  • 1973-04-06 Indian troops invade Sikkim

Film release premierFilm Release

1973-05-11 Ground-breaking Indian crime film "Zanjeer" directed by Prakash Mehra and starring "The Angry Young Man" Amitabh Bachchan released

  • 1973-07-07 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)
  • 1973-08-28 India & Pakistan sign POW accord
  • 1973-11-01 The Indian state of Mysore was renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu .
  • 1974-05-18 India becomes the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb
  • 1974-07-13 India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)
  • 1974-08-20 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed is elected fifth President of India
  • 1974-11-07 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
  • 1975-01-29 West Indies win fifth test against India to take exciting series 3-2
  • 1975-04-19 India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
  • 1975-05-16 India annexes Principality of Sikkim
  • 1975-05-19 Farm truck packed with wedding party struck by a train, killing 66 in truck, 40 miles south of Poona, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-06-26 Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1975-07-20 India expels three reporters from "The Times", "The Daily Telegraph", and "Newsweek" because they refuse to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship

  • 1975-08-15 Indian action-adventure film "Sholay" directed by Ramesh Sippy, starring Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan is released, highest-grossing Indian film ever
  • 1975-12-27 Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 in Dhanbad, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-02-17 Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 v India, his 1st match-winning spell

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1976-04-12 India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare
  • 1976-04-25 India all out for 97 v West Indies
  • 1977-01-19 World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people
  • 1977-03-20 Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India
  • 1977-03-22 Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India
  • 1977-03-28 Morarji Desai forms a government in India
  • 1977-07-21 Sanjiva Reddy is elected sixth President of India unopposed
  • 1977-12-17 Bobby Simpson scores 176 Australia v India at the WACA, aged 41
  • 1978-01-01 Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
  • 1978-01-03 Chandrasekar takes 6-52 & 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
  • 1978-02-03 Australia beat India 3-2 on 6th day of final test, after India are all out for 445 chasing 493 to win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978-10-16 Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • 1978-12-19 Indira Gandhi ambushed in India
  • 1978-12-26 India's former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi is released from jail
  • 1979-01-02 Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)
  • 1979-02-07 Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for WI v India at Kanpur
  • 1979-06-01 Vizianagaram district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • 1979-06-07 Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
  • 1979-07-15 Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India
  • 1979-07-17 David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston
  • 1979-08-20 India premier Charan Singh resigns
  • 1979-09-04 India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429
  • 1979-09-20 The Punjab wing of the Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) formally splits and constitutes a parallel UCCRI(ML).

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1979-10-17 Mother Teresa of Calcutta awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1980-01-06 Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India
  • 1980-07-18 Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit
  • 1981-01-03 Greg Chappell scores 204 v India at the SCG
  • 1981-01-08 India all out 63 in one-day international v Australia
  • 1981-01-24 Kim Hughes scores 213 v India at Adelaide
  • 1981-02-11 Australia all out 83 v India at MCG chasing 143 to win
  • 1981-06-06 A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river, killing 268 officially with another 300 or more missing
  • 1981-06-19 India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
  • 1981-07-16 India performs nuclear Test
  • 1982-07-09 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
  • 1982-07-25 Zail Singh is sworn in as the seventh President of India
  • 1982-07-26 Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan is seriously injured filming a fight scene for the movie "Coolie"
  • 1982-07-27 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's first visit to the US in almost 11 years
  • 1982-12-27 Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory v India at Karachi
  • 1983-01-15 Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India
  • 1983-02-22 Hindus kill 3000 Muslims in Assam, India
  • 1983-04-17 India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket
  • 1983-11-16 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose
  • 1983-11-27 Desmond Haynes out handled the ball v India
  • 1984-02-01 Indian diplomat Ravindra Mhatre kidnapped and murdered by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • 1984-04-03 Soyuz T-11 carries 3 cosmonauts (1 Indian-Rakesh Sharma) to Salyut 7
  • 1984-04-15 Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 610

  • 1935-05-15 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "Its not Unusual"), born in Madras, India (d. 1986)
  • 1935-12-08 Dharmendra, Indian actor
  • 1935-12-11 Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician, 13th President of India (2012-17), born in Mirati, British India
  • 1936-02-09 Clive Swift, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), born in Liverpool, England
  • 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
  • 1936-05-02 Engelbert Humperdinck [Arnold George Dorsey], British singer, born in Madras, India
  • 1936-09-25 Juliet Prowse, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1936-09-27 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, born in Karachi, Colonial India (d. 2015)
  • 1936-12-25 Ismail Merchant, producer (Householder), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1937-01-14 Shoban Babu, Indian actor
  • 1937-12-03 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
  • 1937-12-28 Ratan Tata, Indian industrialist
  • 1938-02-07 S. Ramachandran Pillai, Indian communist leader
  • 1938-03-18 Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • 1938-07-09 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), born in Surat, Bombay Presidency (d. 1985)
  • 1938-07-19 Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist
  • 1939-01-20 Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Indian astronomer
  • 1939-06-27 Rahul Dev Burman, Indian composer and actor (d. 1994)
  • 1939-09-25 Feroz Khan, Indian actor
  • 1939-11-22 Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician (Samajwadi Party), born in Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1940-01-02 S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
  • 1940-01-20 Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
  • 1940-03-29 Eden Kane [Richard Graham Sarstedt], British singer, born in New Delhi, India

Person of interestCliff Richard

1940-10-14 Cliff Richard [Harry Webb], English rock vocalist (Suddenly), born in Lucknow, India

  • 1940-11-01 Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, Chief Justice of India
  • 1940-12-12 Sharad Pawar, Indian politician
  • 1941-02-27 Paddy Ashdown, British MP, leader of Liberal Democrats (1988-1999), born in New Delhi, British Raj

Person of interestJulie Christie

1941-04-14 Julie Christie, British actress (Darling, Doctor Zhivago), born in Chukua, Assam, India

  • 1941-07-31 Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician, born in Surat, India (d. 2004)
  • 1941-09-04 Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician
  • 1941-11-25 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Indian Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (d. 2001)
  • 1942-04-02 Roshan Seth, Indian-born British actor (Mississippi Masala), born in Patna, Bihar, India
  • 1942-04-07 Jeetendra, Indian actor
  • 1942-05-23 K. Raghavendra Rao, Indian film director
  • 1942-10-11 Amitabh Bachan, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Indian actor and film producer (Deewar)

Person of interestAmitabh Bachchan

1942-10-11 Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor (The Great Gatsby), born in Uttar Pradesh, India

  • 1942-12-10 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), born Delhi, India (d. 2017)
  • 1942-12-29 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema," born in Amritsar, Punjab Province (d. 2012)
  • 1943-01-01 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
  • 1943-01-24 Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
  • 1943-06-02 Ilaiyaraaja, Indian composer
  • 1943-08-11 Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general and politician, 10th President of Pakistan (2001-2008), born in Delhi, British India
  • 1943-12-25 Ravish Malhotra, India cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11 backup)
  • 1944-01-11 Shibu Soren, Indian politician
  • 1944-02-13 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (d. 2006)
  • 1944-05-01 Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
  • 1944-08-20 Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (1984-89), born in Bombay, India (d.1991)
  • 1945-01-17 Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
  • 1945-02-20 Annu Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1945-05-04 Narasimhan Ram, Indian journalist (The Hindu), born in Madras, British India
  • 1945-05-23 Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)
  • 1945-07-24 Azim Premji, Indian businessman
  • 1945-10-01 Ram Nath Kovind, Indian politician, 14th President of India (2017-), born in Paraukh, British India
  • 1945-12-06 Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker (Bandit Queen), born in Laghore, British India
  • 1946-05-01 Joanna Lumley, Kashmir India, actress (Abs Fab, OHM's Secret Service)
  • 1946-05-28 Satchidanandan, Indian poet
  • 1946-07-28 Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist, born in Meerut, India
  • 1946-08-20 N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman
  • 1946-10-06 Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), born in Peshawar (d. 2017)
  • 1946-10-15 Victor Banerjee, Calcutta India, actor (A Passage to India)
  • 1946-12-08 Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
  • 1946-12-09 Sonia Gandhi, Italian-born Indian politician
  • 1946-12-09 Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor
  • 1947-01-07 Shobha De, Indian writer
  • 1947-02-12 Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
  • 1947-02-19 Ferdousi Priyabhashini, Bangladeshi sculptor (Independence Day Award-2010), born in Khulna District, British India (d. 2018)
  • 1947-06-11 Laloo Prasad Yadav, Indian politician (Minister of Railways, 2004-09), born in Gopalganj, Bihar, India
  • 1947-06-19 Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1947-08-15 Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress (Shubho Mahurat), born in Ranaghat, Bengal, India
  • 1948-02-24 J. Jayalalithaa, Indian politician
  • 1948-02-24 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, born in Mysore State (d. 2016)
  • 1948-02-25 Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
  • 1948-04-09 Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress
  • 1948-10-02 Persis Khambatta, actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1948-10-16 Hema Malini, Indian Actress
  • 1949-01-13 Rakesh Sharma, India, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11)
  • 1949-03-07 Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian politician
  • 1949-04-28 Indian Larry, American stuntsman (d. 2004)
  • 1949-08-16 Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor (Zinda Bhaag, Masoom, Paar), born in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1949-09-01 P.A. Sangma, Indian politician
  • 1949-12-18 Joni Flynn, Assam India, actress (Octopussy)
  • 1950-01-07 Johnny Lever [John Prakasa Rao Janumala ], Indian Bollywood actor and comedian, born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • 1950-04-20 Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Indian politician, born in Naravaripalli, India
  • 1950-05-30 Paresh Rawal, Indian Bollywood actor (Woh Chokri, Woh Chokri), born in Bombay, India
  • 1950-06-15 Lakshmi Mittal, Indian industrialist

Person of interestNarendra Modi

1950-09-17 Narendra Modi, 15th Prime Minister of India, born in Vadnagar, Gujarat

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • 1950-09-18 Shabana Azmi, Indian actress (Ankur, Neerja), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1950-10-18 Om Puri, Indian Bollywood actor (Aakrosh, Ardh Satya), born in Ambala, Haryana
  • 1950-12-12 Rajinikanth [Shivaji Rao Gaekwa], Indian film actor (Centenary Award 2014), born in Bangalore, India
  • 1951-01-01 Nana Patekar, Indian Bollywood actor, writer, philanthropist and filmmaker (Parinda, Angaar), born in Murud-Janjira, Bombay State
  • 1951-11-19 Zeenat Aman, Indian actress
  • 1952-03-20 Anand Armitraj, India, tennis player (Brother of ViJay)
  • 1952-04-13 Erick Avari, British-Indian actor
  • 1952-06-20 Vikram Seth, Indian poet
  • 1952-09-04 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), born in Bombay State, India
  • 1952-11-05 Vandana Shiva, Indian physicist
  • 1952-12-28 Arun Jaitley, Indian Politician
  • 1953-09-27 Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • 1953-12-14 Vijay Amritraj, India, tennis player/actor (Octopussy)

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