Indian History (Part 5)

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-11-16 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev
  • 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
  • 1984-06-06 1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India
  • 1984-08-03 Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed
  • 1984-09-28 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)


1984-10-31 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her home in New Delhi

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1984-11-03 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India
  • 1984-11-03 Body of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi cremated
  • 1984-12-03 Bhopal disaster: Union Carbide pesticide plant leak 45 tons of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds in Bhopal, India, kills 2,259 (official figure) - other estimates as high as 16,000 (including later deaths) and over half a million injured
  • 1984-12-28 Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India
  • 1984-12-29 Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
  • 1984-12-31 Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 7th Prime Minister succeeding his mother Indira Gandhi
  • 1985-01-15 Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200 v India

  • 1985-04-08 India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster
  • 1985-05-11 Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India
  • 1985-06-23 Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
  • 1985-08-17 Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India
  • 1985-09-25 Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
  • 1986-01-04 David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1986-02-02 Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 1986-03-28 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana, India
  • 1986-07-25 Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
  • 1986-10-02 Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
  • 1987-07-06 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
  • 1987-07-25 R. Venkataraman becomes the eighth President of India
  • 1987-11-25 India all out for 75 v West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
  • 1987-12-11 Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay
  • 1987-12-20 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • 1988-01-11 Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI v India, Madras
  • 1988-07-21 ESA's Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)
  • 1988-08-20 6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, 1,000s killed
  • 1988-11-30 Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
  • 1989-10-20 Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India & WI on round-robin
  • 1989-11-29 India president Rajiv Gandhi resigns
  • 1989-12-02 V. P. Singh sworn in as the 8th Prime Minister of India
  • 1990-02-23 Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat
  • 1990-03-24 Indian troops leave Sri Lanka
  • 1990-03-27 Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die

  • 1990-04-17 Gas explosion on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-07-27 Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch
  • 1990-07-30 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333
  • 1990-11-10 Chandra Shekhar becomes 8th Prime Minister of India
  • 1990-12-05 British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie appears in public for 1st time in 2 years after Iran called for his assassination
  • 1990-12-10 Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
  • 1991-06-21 P.V. Narasimha Rao becomes Prime Minister of India as head of the Congress minority government
  • 1991-10-16 Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
  • 1991-10-20 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
  • 1991-10-25 Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cricket 1-dayer at Sharjah

Film release premierFilm Release

1991-11-22 "Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • 1991-12-26 Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India
  • 1992-01-02 Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney
  • 1992-01-28 Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide
  • 1992-05-20 India launches its 1st satellite independently
  • 1992-05-22 India launches its Agni rocket
  • 1992-06-23 "Tin Bigha Day" protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh
  • 1992-06-26 India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
  • 1992-07-24 Shankar Dayal Sharma is elected ninth Indian President
  • 1992-10-18 Start of Zimbabwe's 1st Test match, v India at Harare
  • 1992-10-20 David Houghton scores Zimbabwe's 1st Test hundred (121 v India, debut)
  • 1992-12-06 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die
  • 1993-01-06 55 Kashmiri civilians are killed in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Border Security Force units
  • 1993-01-23 Indian Airlines B737 crashes at Aurangabad, killing 61
  • 1993-01-29 Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman
  • 1993-02-23 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
  • 1993-09-30 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed
  • 1993-10-23 Paramilitia kills 22 demonstrators at Bijbihara in Indian-controlled Kashmir
  • 1994-01-25 Mine fire at Asansol, India, kills 55
  • 1994-03-15 Experts from AL certify Indian's Jacobs Field is properly lit
  • 1994-04-13 United Arab Emirates' 1st official ODI, losing to India
  • 1994-05-20 Sushmita Sen from India is crowned the 43rd Miss Universe at 18 years old
  • 1994-07-24 Bodo kills 37 Muslims in Bashbari NE India
  • 1994-07-29 India army kills 27 Muslim militants
  • 1994-11-19 Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World
  • 1995-02-25 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
  • 1995-03-12 Congress party loses India national election
  • 1996-03-13 Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play
  • 1996-06-01 H. D. Deve Gowda becomes Prime Minister of India
  • 1996-08-20 India defeat Pakistan in Under-15 World Challenge Final at Lord's
  • 1996-09-16 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
  • 1996-11-12 Saudi Arabian Flight 763 and Kazakhstan Airlines Flight 1907 collide in midair over Charkhi Dadri in India, killing 349 people, the third-deadliest aviation disaster in history
  • 1997-03-13 India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader
  • 1997-04-21 I. K. Gujral sworn in as Prime Minister of India
  • 1997-07-25 K. R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit, formerly called "untouchable" to hold the office

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-09-13 Mother Teresa's State Funeral held in India

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1998-03-24 A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
  • 1998-04-06 Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India.
  • 1998-05-11 India conducts three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device
  • 1998-05-13 India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
  • 1998-05-28 Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1998-12-10 Indian Professor Amartya Sen is awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to welfare economics

Economist/Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Amartya Sen
  • 1999-01-22 Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India
  • 1999-02-21 Lahore Declaration signed between India's Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pakistan's Navaz Sharif on use of nuclear weapons
  • 1999-03-11 Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • 1999-04-08 Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
  • 1999-07-26 Fighting ceases between India and Pakistan in the Kargil War, Kashmir, after two months of fighting
  • 1999-08-11 Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)
  • 2000-02-15 Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 658

  • 1946-12-09 Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor
  • 1947-01-07 Shobha De, Indian columnist & novelist, born in Satara, India
  • 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, Indian actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1998)
  • 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, Indian actress (Octopussy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), born in Assam, India
  • 1950-01-07 Johnny Lever [John Prakasa Rao Janumala], Indian Bollywood actor & comedian, born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • 1950-04-20 Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Indian politician, born in Naravaripalli, India
  • 1950-04-26 L. Shankar [Lakshminarayana Shankar], Indian-born American violinist, singer and composer, born in Madras, Tamil Nadu
  • 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
  • 1952-12-12 Herb Dhaliwal, Canadian politician, born in Phagwara, Punjab, India
  • 1952-12-28 Arun Jaitley, Indian Politician
  • 1953-09-27 Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • 1953-12-14 Vijay Amritraj, Indian tennis player and actor (Octopussy), born in Chennai, India
  • 1954-03-12 Anish Kapoor, Indian born British sculptor, born in Mumbai
  • 1954-03-19 Indu Shahani, Indian educationist and Sheriff of Mumbai
  • 1954-05-29 Pankaj Kapoor, Indian actor (Ek Doctor Ki Maut, Raakh), born in Ludhiana, Punjab
  • 1954-07-27 G. S. Bali, Indian politician, born in Kangra, India
  • 1954-10-10 Rekha, Bollywood actress (Khoon Bhari Maang), born in Madras, India
  • 1954-11-07 Kamal Haasan, Indian actor (Vishwaroopam), born in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu
  • 1955-03-07 Anupam Kher, Bollywood actor (Vijay, Silver Linings Playbook), and Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India, born in Shimla, India
  • 1955-08-22 Chiranjeevi [Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad], Telugu film actor, dancer and producer, born in Mogalthur, India
  • 1955-08-25 Vijayakanth, Tamil actor and politician, born in Thirumangalam, India
  • 1955-09-21 Gulshan Grover, Indian actor known as the "Bad Man" in Bollywood cinema (I Am Kalam), born in New Delhi, India
  • 1955-10-15 Kulbir Bhaura, British field hockey player (Olympic gold 1988), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • 1955-10-28 Indra Nooyi, Indian American businesswoman (CEO of PepsiCo), born in Madras, India
  • 1955-11-05 Karan Thapar, Foremost Indian Journalist, Political Analyst & Commentator
  • 1955-12-31 Dawood Ibrahim, Indian crime boss (D-Company), born in Khed, Ratnagiri, India
  • 1956-01-15 Mayawati, Indian politician, born in New Delhi, India
  • 1956-02-01 Brahmanandam, Indian film actor
  • 1956-03-09 Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician and diplomat (United Nations Under-Secretary General), born in London
  • 1956-04-18 Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
  • 1956-05-13 Ravi Shankar [Sri Sri], Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation, born in Papanasam, India
  • 1956-06-02 Mani Ratnam, Indian film director, screenwriter and producer
  • 1956-06-10 E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Indian Telugu film director, screenwriter and producer, born in Dommeru Village, India (d. 2011)
  • 1956-10-19 Sunny Deol, Indian actor
  • 1957-01-07 Reena Roy, Hindi Bollywood actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1957-04-19 Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman and chairman of Reliance Industries, born in Aden, Yemen
  • 1957-08-03 Mani Shankar, Indian filmmaker, born in Guntur, India
  • 1957-09-23 Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
  • 1957-10-15 Mira Nair, Indian-American filmmaker (Monsoon Wedding), born in Rourkela, Odisha, India
  • 1958-02-01 Jackie Shroff, Indian actor
  • 1958-04-03 Jaya Prada, Indian actress (Sargam) and politician, born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1959-05-03 Uma Bharati, Indian politician, Minister of Drinking Water & Sanitation, born in Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • 1959-07-29 Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor
  • 1959-08-26 Jim Rutledge, Canadian golfer (1995 Indian Open), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1959-08-29 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor and producer (Ninne Pelladata), born in Madras, India
  • 1959-12-24 Anil Kapoor, Indian producer and actor (Slumdog Millionaire, Taal, Maulana Jutt, Tezaab, Beta), born in Bombay, India
  • 1960-01-03 Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India
  • 1960-05-21 Mohanlal, Indian actor
  • 1960-06-10 Balakrishna Nandamuri, Indian actor
  • 1960-12-13 Venkatesh Daggubati, Indian actor, born in Karamchedu, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1961-01-07 Supriya Pathak, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1961-04-18 Pamella Bordes, British parliament escort, former Miss India and photographer, born in New Delhi, India
  • 1961-05-04 Ishita Bhaduri, Indian (Bengali) poet, born in Kolkata, India
  • 1961-05-26 Tarsem Singh, Indian film director
  • 1961-06-05 Ramesh Krishnan, Indian tennis star
  • 1961-06-27 Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress (Goodness Gracious Me), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
  • 1961-07-01 Kalpana Chawla, Karnal India, astronaut (STS 87)
  • 1961-08-13 Sunil Shetty, Indian Actor, Producer

Person of interestChanda Kochhar

1961-11-17 Chanda Kochhar, Indian business woman (CEO of ICICI Bank), born in Jodhpur, India

Businesswoman and CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar
Businesswoman and CEO of ICICI Bank
Chanda Kochhar
  • 1961-11-24 Arundhati Roy, Indian activist and writer (The God of Small Things), born in Shillong, Meghalaya
  • 1962-02-14 Sakina Jaffrey, Indian actress
  • 1962-09-30 Shaan [Shantanu Mukherjee], Indian singer, born in Khandwa
  • 1963-08-10 Phoolan Devi, Indian bandit and revolutionary (d. 2001)

Person of interestSridevi Kapoor

1963-08-13 Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), born in Sivakasi, Madras State (d. 2018)

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor
  • 1963-08-17 S. Shankar, Indian film director.
  • 1964-01-31 Remi Bouchard, Lasalle Que, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 India Open)
  • 1964-02-19 Sonu Walia, Indian actress
  • 1964-12-25 Anil Kaul, Amritsar India, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-03-14 Aamir Khan, Indian Bollywood actor, director and talk show host (3 Idiots, Lagaan, PK), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1965-06-01 India Allen, Portsmouth Va, playmate of the year (Dec, 1987)
  • 1965-09-02 Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian filmmaker

Person of interestShah Rukh Khan

1965-11-02 Shah Rukh Khan [Shahrukh Khan], Indian actor, producer and TV personality (My Name is Khan, Swades), born in New Delhi, India

  • 1965-12-27 Salman Khan, Indian actor (Bajrangi Bhaijaan), born in Indore, India

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