Indian History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 631

  • 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)

MurderAssassination

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
  • 1986-09-19 Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
  • 1986-10-02 Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
  • 1986-10-19 Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in Tests (v India, Bombay)
  • 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
Cricketer
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.
  • 1999-08-11 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
  • 2000-05-10 India's population reaches 1 billion, baby girl Aastha born at Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital chosen as symbolic billionth
  • 2000-05-11 India's population officially reaches 1 billion - Astha Arora named India's billionth baby
  • 2000-11-15 New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India
  • 2001-01-26 An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 610

  • 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
  • 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
  • 1955-11-05 Karan Thapar, Foremost Indian Journalist, Political Analyst & Commentator
  • 1955-12-31 Dawood Ibrahim, Indian crime boss
  • 1956-01-15 Mayawati, Indian politician
  • 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, Indian actress
  • 1957-04-19 Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman and chairman of Reliance Industries, born in Aden, Yemen
  • 1957-08-03 Mani Shankar, Indian filmmaker
  • 1957-09-23 Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
  • 1957-10-15 Mira Nair, Indian director
  • 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
  • 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 Daggubati Venkatesh, Indian actor
  • 1961-01-07 Supriya Pathak, Indian actress
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1966-01-06 A. R. Rahman, Indian composer
  • 1966-03-05 Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian
  • 1966-03-20 Alka Yagnik, Indian singer
  • 1966-04-17 Vikram [Kennedy John Victor], Indian actor (I), born in Madras, Tamil Nadu
  • 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
  • 1966-09-28 Puri Jagannadh, Indian film director
  • 1967-01-07 Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer and eminent actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), born in Tonk, Rajasthan
  • 1967-01-26 Pradip Somasundaran, Indian playback singer
  • 1967-01-27 Bobby Deol, Indian actor
  • 1967-02-01 Patle Shishupal Natthu, Indian politician
  • 1967-02-12 Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician, born in Mysore, India
  • 1967-05-15 Madhuri Dixit, Indian actress
  • 1967-08-15 Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Indian spiritual leader and filmmaker, born in Sri Gurusar Modia
  • 1967-08-18 Daler Mehndi, Indian bhangra/pop singer

Person of interestSatya Nadella

1967-08-19 Satya Nadella, Indian-American businessman (CEO of Microsoft), born in Hyderabad

CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella
CEO of Microsoft
Satya Nadella
  • 1967-09-09 Akshay Kumar, Indian actor, producer, stuntman and TV personality (Rustom, Baby, Hera Pheri), born in Amritsar, Punjab
  • 1967-11-13 Juhi Chawla, Indian actress
  • 1968-02-09 Rahul Roy, Indian actor
  • 1968-03-16 Ananya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
  • 1968-04-19 Arshad Warsi, Indian actor
  • 1968-09-29 Samir Soni, Indian film actor
  • 1968-12-15 Javid Hussain, Indian film producer

Person of interestAjay Devgan

1969-04-02 Ajay Devgan, Indian actor and bollywood star (Phool Aur Kaante, Zakhm), born in New Delhi, Delhi, India

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • 1969-04-23 Manoj Bajpayee [Bajpai], Indian actor (Satya, Road), born in Narkatiaganj, Bihar
  • 1969-12-11 Vishwanathan Anand, Indian chess grandmaster
  • 1970-05-30 Ness Wadia, Indian industrialist
  • 1970-06-01 R. Madhavan, Indian actor
  • 1970-06-19 Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician
  • 1970-08-06 M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American film director
  • 1970-08-16 Manisha Koirala, Indian actress
  • 1970-08-16 Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor
  • 1970-09-01 Padma Lakshmi, Indian actress
  • 1970-10-26 Raveena Tandon, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1971-04-16 Natasha Zvereva, Minsk Belarus, tennis ace (finals 1995 Indian Wells)
  • 1971-05-01 Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor
  • 1971-09-02 Pawan Kalyan, Indian actor
  • 1971-11-01 Vikram Chatwal, Indian hotelier
  • 1971-12-18 Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist
  • 1972-04-16 Conchita Martinez, Monzon Spain, tennis star (1996 final Indian Wells)
  • 1972-08-27 Dalip Singh, Indian professional wrestler
  • 1972-09-10 Anurag Kashyap, Indian film director, writer, producer and actor (Gangs of Wasseypur, Satya, Black Friday), born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

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