Pakistani History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 357

  • 1800-07-10 The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent
  • 1882-10-14 University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.

Historic Event

1887-07-04 Future founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, begins his studies at Sindh Madressatul Islam University in Karachi

  • 1893-11-12 The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan - the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister nations.
  • 1906-12-30 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan
  • 1933-01-28 The name "Pakistan" is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali and gradually accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia
  • 1935-05-31 7.7 magnitude earthquake destroys Quetta in Balochistan, British India (now Pakistan) killing an estimated 40,000 people
  • 1946-08-16 Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless
  • 1947-07-10 Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee
  • 1947-08-08 Pakistan's National Flag is approved.
  • 1947-08-14 Pakistan gains independence from Great Britain
  • 1947-08-17 The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed
  • 1948-01-01 After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.
  • 1948-01-29 Pakistan Socialist Party is founded
  • 1948-09-12 Indian Army Invades the State of Hyderabad a day after Pakistani leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah passes away
  • 1951-10-16 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated by Said Akbar in Rawalpindi
  • 1951-11-15 1st-class cricket debut of future great Pakistani batsman Hanif Mohammad; scores 26 in drawn tour match, Pakistan XI v MCC, Lahore
  • 1952-10-16 Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
  • 1952-10-18 Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash
  • 1952-10-25 Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's first ever Test cricket century (124no) in 2nd Test v India in Lucknow
  • 1952-10-26 Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
  • 1952-12-14 R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut v Pakistan, Calcutta
  • 1953-11-02 Pakistan becomes islamic republic
  • 1954-07-02 England cricket batsman Denis Compton scores career best 278 in 287 mins in 2nd Test win over Pakistan at Nottingham
  • 1954-08-04 The Government of Pakistan approves the National Anthem, written by Hafeez Jullundhry and composed by Ahmed G. Chagla
  • 1954-10-23 Pakistan Governor-General Ghoelan Mohammed disbands parliament
  • 1955-03-01 Pakistan and India play out a draw in the 5th cricket Test at the National Stadium in Karachi; 5 Test series drawn 0-0
  • 1955-09-23 Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
  • 1955-11-09 NZ all out for 70 v Pakistan at Dacca
  • 1956-02-29 Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan
  • 1956-03-23 Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (National Day)
  • 1956-05-12 East Pakistan struck by cyclone and tidal waves
  • 1956-10-11 1st Pakistan v Australia Test 95 runs scored on 1st day
  • 1956-10-17 Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt
  • 1956-10-22 A concrete girder weighing 200 tons kills 48 in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • 1956-12-06 Randhir Singh Gentle scores the winner as India beats Pakistan, 1-0 in the Melbourne Olympics field hockey final to win it's 6th consecutive gold medal in the sport
  • 1957-09-29 Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar, West Pakistan, killing 300
  • 1957-10-17 II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan
  • 1957-12-16 Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • 1958-01-23 Pakistani cricket batsman Hanif Mohammad scores record 337 runs in 970 minutes in drawn 1st Test v West Indies at Bridgetown, longest innings in Test history
  • 1958-02-05 Test cricket debut of outstanding West Indian spin bowler Lance Gibbs, 2nd Test v Pakistan in Port-of-Spain
  • 1958-02-28 West Indies 1-504 in reply to Pakistan 328, day 3 of 3rd Test Cricket
  • 1958-03-01 21 year old West Indian cricket all-rounder Gary Sobers turns his maiden Test century into a world record 365no in the Windies' 3rd Test win over Pakistan in Kingston, Jamaica; Sobers and Conrad Hunte (260) 446 run partnership for 2nd wicket
  • 1958-03-19 Gary Sobers completes a century in each innings for WI vs. Pakistan
  • 1958-07-05 First ascent of Gasherbrum I (Pakistani–Chinese border), 11th highest peak on earth
  • 1958-09-08 Oman turns over Gwadur (on Baluchistan coast) to Pakistan
  • 1958-10-27 General Ayub Khan succeeds Iskander Mirza as President of Pakistan
  • 1959-03-07 West Indies all out 76 v Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34
  • 1959-03-26 Test debut for Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad v West Indies, aged 15 years
  • 1959-03-29 Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore
  • 1959-05-30 Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact (Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom)

Sports History

1959-12-08 President Eisenhower watches Pakistan v Aust Test Cricket at Karachi

  • 1959-12-16 Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48
  • 1960-02-14 Marshal Ayub Khan elected President of Pakistan
  • 1960-06-11 House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)
  • 1960-08-01 Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
  • 1960-09-09 Pakistan ends India's run of 6 consecutive Olympic field hockey gold medals with a 1-0 win over their sub-continent rivals at the Rome Games
  • 1960-10-11 Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die)
  • 1961-02-12 Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad scores his 1st test cricket century for Pakistan at 17 years of age
  • 1964-10-24 Test cricket debut of Pakistani standouts Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla in drawn 1st Test vs Australia in Karachi; Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on debut
  • 1964-10-29 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan
  • 1964-12-04 Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, v Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31
  • 1965-01-02 Ayub Khan elected President of Pakistan
  • 1965-04-07 Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man NZ v Pakistan
  • 1965-04-08 India & Pakistan forces engage in a border fight
  • 1965-05-20 Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121
  • 1965-05-25 Fighting along the Indian and Pakistan border
  • 1965-07-21 Pakistan, Iran and Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact
  • 1965-08-06 Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir
  • 1965-09-01 Indo-Pakistani conflict - Pakistani counter-attack (Operation Grand Slam,)
  • 1965-09-06 India invades West Pakistan, beginning the Indo-Pakistani War
  • 1965-09-22 India and Pakistan cease-fire goes into effect, ending the Indo-Pakistani War
  • 1965-12-06 Pakistan's Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.
  • 1966-01-10 India & Pakistan sign Tashkent Declaration peace accord
  • 1966-02-02 Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir dispute as number one item for the proposed Indo-Pak ministerial talks after 1965 war.
  • 1967-11-30 The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who becomes its first Chairman later as the Head of state and Head of government after the 1971 Civil War
  • 1968-02-04 Around 100 Indians and Pakistanis from Kenya arrive in Britain, escaping discrimination
  • 1969-03-25 Pakistan General Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as president
  • 1969-04-14 Tornado strikes Dacca, East Pakistan killing 540
  • 1970-11-12 Cyclone Bhola makes landfall in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) killing up to 500,000, making it the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded

Historic Event

1971-03-26 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declares its independence from Pakistan

  • 1971-06-04 Pakistani cricketer Zaheer Abbas scores 274 vs England at Edgbaston in 544 minutes
  • 1971-11-21 Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops aided by the Mukti Bahini, Bengali guerrillas, defeat the army of Pakistan
  • 1971-12-03 India invades West Pakistan claiming hundreds of lives and starting the full scale Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
  • 1971-12-04 The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi
  • 1971-12-04 The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan
  • 1971-12-14 The Pakistan Army executes an estimated 1,111 of East Pakistan's intellectuals during the Bangladesh Liberation War
  • 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
  • 1971-12-20 Pakistan president Yahya Khan resigns
  • 1972-01-05 President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman freed by the newly elected President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
  • 1972-01-10 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan
  • 1972-01-30 Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations
  • 1972-07-02 India and Pakistan sign Simla Agreement peace accord
  • 1972-09-10 West Germany beats Pakistan 1-0 to become first European nation since 1920 to win the field hockey Olympic title; marred by disgraceful behaviour of Pakistani players, fans & officials after losing the Munich final
  • 1972-12-17 New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India & Pakistan
  • 1972-12-29 Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson and Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
  • 1973-01-07 Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again
  • 1973-01-08 Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 v Pakistan at SCG

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 250

Guru Nanak

1469-04-15 Guru Nanak, Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the 1st Sikh Guru, born in Rai-Bhoi-Di-Talwandi, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1539)

  • 1534-09-24 Guru Ram Das, 4th Sikh Guru (1574-81), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1581)
  • 1817-10-17 Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim leader, born in Delhi, Mughal Empire
  • 1870-04-20 Maulvi Abdul Haq, Pakistani scholar and father of Modern Urdu, born in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 1961)

Mohammed Ali Jinnah

1876-12-25 Muhammad Ali Jinnah [Mahomedali Jinnahbhai], Founder of Pakistan who led the All-India Muslim League (1913-47) until he achieved his dream of Pakistan and became its 1st Governor-General (1947-48), born in Karachi, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1948)

  • 1877-11-09 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet, born in Sialkot, Punjab Province, British India (d. 1938)
  • 1884-11-22 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani religious scholar and biographer of Muhammad, born in British India (d. 1953)
  • 1885-02-14 Syed Zafarul Hasan, Indian-Pakistani Prominent Muslim philosopher (d. 1949)
  • 1887-08-02 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket-keeper (23 Tests), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (d. 1936)
  • 1893-02-06 Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, President of UN General Assembly (1962-63), born in Sialkot, Pakistan (d. 1985)

Fatima Jinnah

1893-07-30 Fatima Jinnah, Mother of Pakistan, sister and close adviser of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, born in Karachi, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1967)

  • 1894-07-19 Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan and President of Pakistan Muslim League, born in Dacca, Bengal, British India (d. 1964)
  • 1895-10-01 Liaquat Ali Khan, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (1947-51), born in Karnal, Punjab, British India (d. 1951)
  • 1897-10-19 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (d. 1994)
  • 1897-11-16 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (one of the earliest proponents of the creation of the state of Pakistan and recognized as the creator of the name “Pakistan” for a separate Muslim, homeland in South Asia and is known as the founder of the Pakistan National Movement), born in Garhshankar, Punjab, British India (d. 1951)
  • 1898-12-05 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan, born in Malihabad, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1982)
  • 1899-11-15 Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan (d. 1969)
  • 1903-11-20 Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educationist, born in Patyali, near Allahabad, United Provinces of British India (d. 1981)
  • 1904-01-01 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (d. 1982)
  • 1904-09-09 Feroze Khan, Pakistani field hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1907-04-20 Miran Bakhsh, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 2 wickets; Punjab), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (d. 1991)
  • 1907-05-14 Mohammed Ayub Khan, general/premier/president (Pakistan)
  • 1908-07-09 Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher, born in Hyderabad, India (d. 1973)
  • 1908-09-01 Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (1 Test India, 5 Tests Pakistan), Lahore, Punjab (d. 1980)
  • 1910-01-07 Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani poet (d. 1984)
  • 1911-06-13 Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and third husband to Rita Hayworth, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1911-11-09 Tabish Dehlvi, Pakistani poet, born in Delhi, India (d. 2004)
  • 1912-09-23 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani researcher, critic and linguist (d. 2005)
  • 1914-09-12 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst, born in Amroha, India (d. 1988)
  • 1915-01-20 Ghulam Ishaq Khan, President of Pakistan, born in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan (d. 2006)
  • 1915-02-26 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, born in Leiah, Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • 1915-07-22 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author. (d. 2000)
  • 1916-07-31 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer, born in Ambari Azamgarh Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1986)
  • 1917-02-04 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician
  • 1917-12-15 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Pakistani Urdu linguist and writer, born in Delhi, British India (d. 2005)
  • 1919-08-31 Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author, born in Gujranwala, Pakistan (d. 2005)
  • 1919-09-21 Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani modernist scholar, born in Hazara District, Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • 1919-11-05 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher, critic and writer, born in Bulandshahr Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 1978)
  • 1920-01-05 Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, Pakistani cricketer (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2011)
  • 1920-01-09 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar & medical researcher, born in New Delhi, India (d. 1998)
  • 1920-07-16 Anwar Hussain, Pakistani cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1921-08-05 Nazar Mohammad, Pakistani cricket batsman (5 Tests, 1 x 100 Pakistan's 1st centurion), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • 1921-10-15 Gul Mahomed, Pakistani cricketer (Indian & Pakistani batsman), born in Lahore, Punjab, British India (d. 1992)
  • 1921-12-25 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist (d. 2000)
  • 1922-06-01 Lala Abdul Rashid, Pakistani field hockey goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1960), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • 1922-06-21 Jim McConnon, English cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954), born in Burnopfield, England (d. 2003)
  • 1923-03-20 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani Author, Journalist and Political Activist (d. 2006)
  • 1923-08-04 Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer, born in Jaipur, India
  • 1924-05-02 Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer, born in Dadu, Pakistan (d. 2004)
  • 1924-08-12 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, leader of Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • 1924-08-18 Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
  • 1925-03-26 Maqsood Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56), born in Amritsar, British India (d. 1999)
  • 1926-01-20 Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet & writer, born in New Delhi, India (d. 2015)
  • 1926-01-20 Qurratulain Hyder, Indian Urdu novelist & writer, born in Aligarh, India (d. 2007)
  • 1926-07-21 Rahimuddin Khan, Pakistani general and Governor, born in Qaimganj, British India
  • 1926-09-21 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela; Chann Way), born in Kasur, Punjab, British India (d. 2000)
  • 1926-10-25 Ismail Gulgee, Pakistani painter, born in Peshawar, Pakistan (d. 2007)
  • 1926-11-22 Zulfiqar Ahmed, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1952-56)
  • 1927-02-18 Fazal Mahmood, Pakistan cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 139 wickets), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2005)
  • 1927-05-01 Israr Ali, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (4 Tests; member of Pakistan's first Test team that played against India 1952–53), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 2016)
  • 1927-06-15 Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humourist and Urdu poet (d. 1978)
  • 1927-07-25 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (8th Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan), born in Shimla, East Punjab British Raj (d. 2000)
  • 1928-01-01 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), born in Bantva, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • 1928-01-05 Imtiaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2016)
  • 1928-01-05 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan, born in Ratodero Taluka, Pakistan (d. 1979)
  • 1928-07-26 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet, born in Allahabad, India (d. 1980)
  • 1929-06-12 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist, born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, British India
  • 1929-06-21 Agha Saadat Ali, Pakistani cricketer (Paki bat in Test v NZ 1956, scored 8*), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 1995)
  • 1929-07-07 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • 1929-12-22 Wazir Mohammad, Pakistan cricket batsman (20 Tests, 2 x 100; eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammad brothers), born in Junagadh, India
  • 1930-04-10 Shujauddin Butt, Pakistani cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2006)
  • 1930-09-23 Sehba Akhtar, poet of Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • 1930-10-01 Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
  • 1930-10-10 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani Urdu poet, born in Allahabad, India (d. 1970)
  • 1930-12-15 Alimuddin, Pakistani cricket batsman (25 Tests, 2 x 100s, 7 x 50s; Rajputana, Karachi), born in Ajmer, India (d. 2012)
  • 1931-09-22 Manzoor Ahmad, Pakistani philosopher and scientist, born in Rampur, British India
  • 1931-12-14 Jaun Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher, born in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1932-02-29 Gavin Stevens, Australian cricket batsman (4 Tests), born in Glenelg, South Australia
  • 1932-04-02 Mahmood Hussain, Pakistan cricket swing bowler (27 Tests, 68 wickets; Karachi, Pakistan Universities), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 1991)
  • 1934-07-10 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests, 9 wickets; Karachi, Punjab, Rawalpindi), born in Leiah, Pakistan (d. 2012)
  • 1934-07-23 Nicholas Barrington, British high commissioner (Pakistan) and author (A passage to Nuristan: exploring the mysterious Afghan hinterland)
  • 1934-12-21 Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani Cricket Batsman (55 Tests; longest Test innings in history at 16 hours, 337 v WI 1958; 12 x 100), born in Junagadh, British India (d. 2016)
  • 1934-12-31 Akram Awan, Islamic scholar & spiritual leader, born in Chakwal, Pakistan (d. 2017)
  • 1935-02-04 Wallis Mathias, Pakistan cricket batsman (21 Tests; first non-Muslim to play for Pakistan), born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 1994)
  • 1935-06-11 Fazal-ur-Rehman, Pakistani cricketer (played 1 Test Pakistan v WI 1958), born in Amritsar, India
  • 1935-11-02 Mohammad Munaf, Pakistan cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2020)
  • 1935-12-20 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, Pakistani cricket batsman (4 Tests; 1 x 100; Warwickshire, Otago) and broadcaster (TVNZ), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1937-08-03 Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India
  • 1937-10-01 Saeed Ahmed, Pakistan cricket batsman (41 Tests; 2,991 runs @ 40.41), born in Jalandhar, Punjab
  • 1938-03-10 Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
  • 1938-04-08 Mohammad Farooq, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 21 wickets; Karachi), born in Junagadh, India
  • 1938-05-08 Javed Burki, Pakistani cricket batsman (25 Tests, 3 x 100, 4 x 50, HS 140; Oxford University CC), born in Meerut, India
  • 1938-10-02 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (Armaan), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1983)
  • 1938-10-13 Mahboob Shah, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani Test umpire on intl panel), born in Delhi, India
  • 1939-01-17 Antao D'Souza, Pakistani cricket medium pace bowler (6 Tests, 17 wickets; Karachi, Peshawar), born in Nagoa, Goa, India
  • 1939-07-15 Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (12 Tests 1958-62)
  • 1939-12-31 Afaq Hussain, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner in 2 Tests 1961-64), born in Lucknow, India (d. 2002)
  • 1940-05-29 Farooq Leghari, 8th President of Pakistan (1993-97), born in Choti Zareen, British India (d. 2010)
  • 1940-11-21 Javed Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner took 0-52 in 1962 Test)
  • 1941-05-14 Nasim-ul-Ghani, cricketer (Pakistani left-handed all-rounder 1958-73)

Famous Weddings

  • 1810-08-08 Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib marries Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moves to Delhi.

Benazir Bhutto

1987-12-18 Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future Prime Minister, marries Asif Ali Zardari


Famous Deaths

  • 1898-03-27 Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual and one of the founding fathers of Pakistan dies at 80
  • 1938-04-21 Muhammad Iqbal, British East Indies lawyer and Pakistan national hero, dies at 65

Mohammed Ali Jinnah

1948-09-11 Muhammad Ali Jinnah [Mahomedali Jinnahbhai], Founder of Pakistan who led the All-India Muslim League (1913-47) until he achieved his dream of Pakistan and became its 1st Governor-General (1947-48), dies of tuberculous at 71

  • 1949-06-19 Syed Zafarul Hasan, Indian-Pakistani Prominent Muslim philosopher, dies at 64
  • 1951-02-12 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (one of the earliest proponents of the creation of the state of Pakistan and recognized as the creator of the name “Pakistan” for a separate Muslim, homeland in South Asia and is known as the founder of the Pakistan National Movement), dies at 53
  • 1951-10-16 Liaquat Ali Khan, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (1947-51), assassinated by Said Akbar at 56
  • 1953-11-22 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani religious scholar and biographer of Muhammad, dies at 69

Aga Khan III

1957-07-11 Aga Khan III, Pakistani 48th Shia Iman, dies at 79

  • 1958-02-14 Abdul Rab Nishtar, veteran leader of Pakistan Movement, (b. 1899)
  • 1960-05-12 Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and third husband to Rita Hayworth, dies from injuries sustained in a car accident at 48
  • 1961-08-16 Maulvi Abdul Haq, Pakistani scholar and father of Modern Urdu, dies at 91
  • 1963-08-27 Allama Mashriqi, Pakistani scholar and politician (b. 1888)
  • 1963-12-05 Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1892)
  • 1964-10-22 Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan and President of Pakistan Muslim League, dies at 70

Fatima Jinnah

1967-07-08 Fatima Jinnah, Mother of Pakistan, sister and close adviser of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, dies officially of a heart failure at 73 but rumors of foul play by the military junta persist

  • 1970-10-12 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani Urdu poet, dies at 40
  • 1970-12-09 Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)
  • 1971-08-20 Rashid Minhas, Pakistani Air Force pilot (b. 1951)
  • 1973-12-18 Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher, dies at 65
  • 1974-04-20 Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • 1978-01-11 Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humorist and Urdu poet (b. 1927)
  • 1978-01-18 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher, critic and writer, dies at 58
  • 1979-04-04 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan at 51
  • 1979-08-23 Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies
  • 1980-07-26 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet, dies at 52
  • 1980-08-08 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63
  • 1980-12-28 Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (1 Test India, 5 Tests Pakistan), at 72
  • 1981-01-22 Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educationist, dies at 77
  • 1982-02-22 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan, dies at 83
  • 1982-06-02 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (b. 1904)
  • 1983-07-27 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • 1983-11-23 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (Armaan), dies at 45
  • 1986-04-20 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer, dies at 73
  • 1987-02-10 Sadequain, Pakistani artist, painter, calligrapher and artist, dies at 56
  • 1988-07-26 Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani modernist scholar, dies at 68
  • 1988-08-15 Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, Pakistani general and politician (President of Pakistan 1978-88), killed in plane crash at 64
  • 1988-08-17 Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan (1978-88), dies in plane crash at 64
  • 1988-09-22 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst, dies at 74
  • 1991-02-08 Miran Bakhsh, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 2 wickets; Punjab), dies at 47
  • 1991-12-25 Mahmood Hussain, Pakistan cricket swing bowler (27 Tests, 68 wickets; Karachi, Pakistan Universities), dies from diabetes mellitus at 59
  • 1992-05-08 Gul Mahomed, Pakistani cricketer (8 Tests for India & one for Pakistan), dies at 70
  • 1993-01-08 Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies
  • 1993-09-29 Ghuslam Wyne, Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Punjab, murdered at 60
  • 1994-04-14 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • 1994-09-01 Wallis Mathias, Pakistan cricket batsman (21 Tests; first non-Muslim to play for Pakistan), dies at 59
  • 1995-04-16 Iqbal Masih, Pakistani child slave labourer, activist (b. 1982)
  • 1995-08-13 Alison Hargreaves, British mountaineer and 1st woman to climb Mount Everest alone without bottled oxygen (1995), dies in a storm on top of K2 summit, Pakistan at 33
  • 1995-10-26 Agha Saadat Ali, Pakistani cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies at 66
  • 1996-07-12 Nazar Mohammad, Pakistani cricket batsman (5 Tests, 1 x 100 Pakistan's 1st centurion), dies at 75
  • 1996-09-20 Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician, dies at 42
  • 1997-08-16 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani qawwal (Sufi devotional music) vocalist, and composer, dies of cardiac arrest at 48
  • 1998-10-17 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist
  • 2000-06-24 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (8th Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan), dies at 72
  • 2000-08-13 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer-songwriter, lawyer and social activist known as "Queen of Pop" in South Asia, dies of lung cancer at 35
  • 2000-09-10 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist and writer. (b. 1921)
  • 2000-12-11 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)
  • 2000-12-23 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela; Chann Way), dies at 74
  • 2002-10-09 Anwar Hussain, Pakistani cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53), dies at 82
  • 2002-11-08 Jaun Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher, dies at 70
  • 2003-02-20 Mushaf Ali Mir, Pakistani Chief of the Air Staff (b. 1947)
  • 2003-06-13 Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
  • 2005-05-30 Fazal Mahmood, Pakistan cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 139 wickets), dies at 78
  • 2005-09-06 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet (b. 1929)
  • 2005-09-25 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani critic and linguist (b. 1912)
  • 2005-10-11 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Pakistani Urdu linguist and writer, dies at 88
  • 2006-01-26 Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Pakistani opposition leader and Pashtun nationalist (b. 1917)
  • 2006-02-07 Shujauddin Butt, Pakistani cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62), dies at 75
  • 2006-09-29 Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • 2006-12-18 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (b. 1923)
  • 2007-03-18 Bob Woolmer, England cricket all-rounder, coach (19 Tests, coach Pakistan, South Africa), dies of diabetes at 58
  • 2007-07-10 Abdul Rashid Ghazi, radical Pakistani cleric (b. 1951)

AssassinationBenazir Bhutto

2007-12-27 Benazir Bhutto, 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan and 1st female leader of a Muslim nation, assassinated in Rawalpindi by a suicide bomber at 54

  • 2008-03-14 Taslim Arif, Pakistan cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests; top score 210no v Aust 1980), dies of lung infection at 53
  • 2008-10-03 Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (b. 1941)
  • 2010-10-20 Farooq Leghari, 8th President of Pakistan (1993-97), dies at 70
  • 2011-04-22 Moin Akhter, Pakistani actor, dies at 60

Osama bin Laden

2011-05-02 Osama bin Laden, Islamic militant and founder of al-Qaeda, shot and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan by navy seals during Operation Neptune Spear at 54

  • 2012-11-30 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests, 9 wickets; Karachi, Punjab, Rawalpindi), dies at 78
  • 2013-03-18 Muhammad Mahmood Alam, Pakistani general and fighter ace, dies at 77
  • 2013-08-03 Farman Fatehpuri [Syed Dildar Ali], Urdu scholar, linguist, critic and author, dies of natural causes at 87
  • 2016-02-01 Israr Ali, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (4 Tests; member of Pakistan's first Test team that played against India 1952–53), dies of pneumonia at 88
  • 2016-02-02 Intizar Hussain, Pakistani and Urdu writer and columnist, dies in his early 90s
  • 2016-07-08 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), dies at 88
  • 2016-08-11 Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani Cricket Batsman (55 Tests; longest Test innings in history at 16 hours, 337 v WI 1958; 12 x 100), dies at 81
  • 2019-09-06 Abdul Qadir, Pakistan cricket spin bowler (67 Tests; 236 wickets; best 9/56 1987), dies of cardiac arrest at 63