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8th November - A Day in the life of India

This Day 8th November is known for various reasons in India. This day is remembered as the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had delivered a surprise primetime address to the nation on 8th November 2016 and India was introduced to 'demonetisation'.

If you have your Birthday today on 8th November, then you share your Birthday with Political Stalwart Lal Krishna Advani.
8th November - A Day in the life of India
8th November


8th November in the history of India

  • 2016 –Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the BJP party led NDA government, publicly announced (demonetisation), the withdrawal of ₹500 and ₹1000 denomination banknotes only a few hours before the implementation/imposition of diktat, i.e. from midnight, starting of November 9 (9-11 as per Indian date recordings), from the Indian economy, without popular consent, rendering 86% of Indian currency in circulation invalid.
  • 1965 – The British Indian Ocean Territory is created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands.

Birthdays on 8th November

  • 1953 – Nand Kumar Patel, Indian politician (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – L. K. Advani, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India
  • 1920 – Sitara Devi, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)
  • 1831 – Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, English poet and diplomat, 30th Governor-General of India (d. 1880)

Deaths on 8th November

  • 2015 – Om Prakash Mehra, Indian air marshal and politician (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam, Indian journalist and actor (b. 1957)
  • 1960 – Subroto Mukerjee, Indian soldier; Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force (b. 1911)



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