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19th November - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 19th November. Birthdays of eminent personalities and celebrities on this day. Major historical events on this day and deaths if any.

One interesting fact about 19th November is that it's the Birth Anniversary of two of the most prominent and considerably the most powerful women of India, Freedom fighter Rani Lakshmibai and 3rd Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. If you have Birthday today on 19th November, you share your Birthday with many eminent personalities of India starting from Rani Lakshmibai,  Indira Gandhi, Dara Singh to Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen. 19th November is also celebrated as Martyrs Day in Uttar Pradesh.

World celebrates 19th November as International Men's Day.
International Men's Day is an annual event celebrated on 19th November. This is observed to reflect on the contributions, sacrifices and progress made by men in society. Such progress includes that of men working together with women to make educational, economic, social, and technological advances in society.

Today is World Toilet Day, it's an official United Nations international observance day on 19 November to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

Birth Anniversary of Indira Gandhi and Rani Lakshmibai 19 November
Birth Anniversary of Indira Gandhi and Rani Lakshmibai

Festivals/Observations on 19th November

  • Martyrs' Day (Uttar Pradesh, India)

19th November in the History of India

  • 1997 - Kalpana Chawla's first space mission, Space shuttle Columbia STS-87 launched carrying 6-person crew along with India's astronaut Kalpana Chawla on board, in charge of deploying the spartan satellite.

Famous Birthdays on 19th November

  • 1995 – Tara Sutaria is an Indian actress. She started her television career as a child artist in 2010 with Disney India's Big Bada Boom and went on to star in the channel's sitcoms The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir (2012) and Oye Jassie (2013). In 2019, Sutaria ventured into films by playing a college student in the teen drama Student of the Year 2 and a mute girl in the action film Marjaavaan.
  • 1975 – Sushmita Sen is an Indian film actress and the Miss Universe 1994. Sen is the first Indian woman to win the title Miss Universe. Primarily known for her work in Hindi films, she has also appeared in Tamil and Bengali films and has won a Filmfare Award. She made her acting debut with the Hindi film Dastak in 1996.
  • 1974 – Arun Vijay formerly known as Arun Kumar, is an Indian film actor. He is the only son of veteran film actor Vijayakumar and has been active in the Tamil film industry since 1995.
  • 1928 – Dara Singh Randhawa was an Indian professional wrestler, actor and politician. He started acting in 1952 and was the first sportsman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha of India. He worked as Hindi and Punjabi film producer, director and writer, and he acted in films and television. He is known for his undefeated worldwide streak in wrestling and later being a successful movie star. His role of Hanuman in film Bajrangi (1976) and in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan made him popular(Died on 12 July 2012)
  • 1922 – Salil Chowdhury was an Indian songwriter, music director, lyricist , writer and poet, who predominantly composed for Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam films. He went on to compose music for films in 13 languages. This includes over 75 Hindi films, 41 Bengali films, around 27 Malayalam films, and a few Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Oriya and Assamese films.
  • 1917 – Indira Gandhi was an Indian politician, stateswoman and a central figure of the Indian National Congress. She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. She served as Prime Minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984, making her the second longest-serving Indian Prime Minister, after her father.
  • 1845 – Agnes Giberne, Indian-English astronomer and author (d. 1939)
  • 1828 – Rani Lakshmibai was the queen of the princely state of Jhansi in North India currently present in Jhansi district in Uttar Pradesh, India. She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and became a symbol of resistance to the British Raj for Indian nationalists.

Deaths on 19th November

  • 1976 – Basil Spence, Indian-Scottish architect and academic, designed the Coventry Cathedral (b. 1907)

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