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19th October - A Day in the life of India

DaySaturday, 19 October 2019
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19th October in History of India

  • 2019 - Rohit Sharma became 2nd Indian opener after Sunil Gavaskar to smash three centuries in a Test series. Rohit scored 176 and 127 in the first Test and touched 3-figure mark in just 130 deliveries, in the third Test against South Africa in Ranchi. Rohit also set the world record for most sixes in a Test series(17*).

Birthdays on 19th October

  • 1961 – Sunny Deol, Indian actor and producer
  • 1924 - Nirendranath Chakraborty, legendary poet, author and essayist, West Bangal (Banga Govt) had honoured him with Banga Bibhushan award in 2017.
  • 1920 – Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian activist, philosopher, and spiritual leader (d. 2003)
  • 1917 – Sharadchandra Shankar Shrikhande, an Indian mathematician.
  • 1910 – Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-American astrophysicist, astronomer, and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1870 - Matangini Hazra, was an Indian revolutionary who participated in the Indian independence movement until she was shot dead by the British Indian police in front of the Tamluk Police Station (of erstwhile Midnapore District) on 29 September 1942. She was affectionately known as Gandhi Buri, Bengali for old lady Gandhi.

Deaths on 19th October

  • 2011 – Kakkanadan, Indian author (b. 1935)

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