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1982-07-27 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's first visit to the US in almost 11 years

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi

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1982-12-27 Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory v India at Karachi

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
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)

MurderAssassination

1984-10-31 Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th Prime Minister succeeding his mother Indira Gandhi who was assassinated

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Indian Prime Minister
Rajiv Gandhi
  • 1984-10-31 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her home in New Delhi
  • 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 the general election in India
  • 1984-12-29 Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parliamentary elections
  • 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
  • 1989-11-26 India's Congress Party led by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi loses the general election to an opposition front led by V. P. Singh
  • 1989-11-29 Rajiv Gandhi resigns as Prime Minister of India after losing national elections
  • 1989-12-02 V. P. Singh sworn in as the 8th Prime Minister of India
  • 1990-01-19 Turning point in the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri Hindus from Indian-administrated Kashmir due to violence from Muslim militants
  • 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

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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 Australian cricket spin bowling great Shane Warne (145 Tests, 708 wickets; 194 ODIs) makes Test debut v India in 3rd Test at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1992-01-28 David 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

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1994-11-19 Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World

Actress Aishwarya Rai
Actress
Aishwarya Rai
  • 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

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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

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Person of interestPete Best

1941-11-24 Pete Best, British drummer (Beatles), born in Madras, British India

Original Drummer of the Beatles Pete Best
Original Drummer of the Beatles
Pete Best
  • 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

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, born in Nagpur, India
  • 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, born in Wadakkancherry, India (d. 2006)
  • 1944-05-01 Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician

Person of interestRajiv Gandhi

1944-08-20 Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (1984-89), born in Bombay, British India (d.1991)

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Indian Prime Minister
Rajiv Gandhi
  • 1945-01-17 Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter, born in Gwalior, India
  • 1945-02-20 Annu Kapoor, Indian actor (Vicky Donor), born in Bhopal, India
  • 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, British actress (Absolutely Fabulous, OHM's Secret Service), born in Kashmir, India
  • 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 industrialist and co-founder (Infosys), born in Shidlaghatta, Kolar district, India
  • 1946-10-02 Eric Peterson, Canadian actor (Street Legal), born in Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1946-10-05 Zahida Hina, Pakistani columnist, born in Sahasram, Bihar, British India
  • 1946-10-06 Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), born in Peshawar (d. 2017)
  • 1946-10-15 Victor Banerjee, Indian actor (A Passage to India), born in Calcutta, India
  • 1946-10-16 Tariq Yunus, Indian actor (Bollywood, Ashanti, Deceivers), born in Karachi, India (d. 1994)
  • 1946-12-08 Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
  • 1946-12-09 Sonia Gandhi, Italian-born Indian politician (President of the Indian National Congress 1998-2017), born in Lusiana, Veneto, Italy
  • 1946-12-09 Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor (Dostana) and politician (Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha 2009-19), born in Patna, Bihar, British India
  • 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)
  • 1947-05-21 Jiggs Kalra, Indian food writer "Czar of Indian cuisine", born in Punjab region, India (d. 2019)
  • 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 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 and politician, born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • 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, Indian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11), first Indian in space, born in Patiala, India
  • 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 (ArcelorMittal), born in Sudulpur, India
  • 1950-06-30 Omprakash Valmiki, Indian Dalit writer and poet (Joothan), born in Muzaffarnagar, India (d. 2013)

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

Person of interestRajinikanth

1950-12-12 Rajinikanth [Shivaji Rao Gaekwa], Indian film actor (Centenary Award 2014), born in Bangalore, India

Actor and Politician Rajinikanth
Actor and Politician
Rajinikanth
  • 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, American-Indian actor, born in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
  • 1952-06-05 Mukesh Bhatt, Indian film producer (Vishesh Films), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1952-06-20 Vikram Seth, Indian poet and novelist (A Suitable Boy), born in Calcutta. India
  • 1952-09-04 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), born in Bombay State, India (2020)
  • 1952-11-05 Vandana Shiva, Indian scholar and environmental activist, born in Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 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, India
  • 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, Indian journalist, political analyst and commentator, born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • 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 & comedian, born in Sattenapalle, India
  • 1956-03-09 Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician and diplomat (United Nations Under-Secretary General), born in London
  • 1956-04-18 Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress (Noorie), born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 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

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