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31st January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of January 31. Major historical events on this day in India. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on 31st January. Famous Birthdays on 31st January 1975 – Preity Zinta , Indian actress, producer, and television host 1966 – Umar Alisha , Indian journalist and philanthropist 1865 – Shastriji Maharaj , an Indian spiritual leader, founded BAPS (death: 1951) Death Anniversaries on 31st January 2023 - Shanti Bhushan was a Former Union law minister and eminent jurist, he had represented politician Raj Narain in the historic case that led to the annulment of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi's election in 1975. He died in New Delhi on 31st January 2023, following a brief illness. He was 97. 2012 – Mani Ram Bagri , Indian lawyer and politician (born: 1920) 2004 – Suraiya , Indian actress and playback singer (born: 1929) 1969 – Meher Baba , Indian spiritual master (born: 1894) 1961 – Krishna Singh , Indian politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bi

30th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of January 30 . Major historical events on this day in India. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on 30th January. 30th January in the history of India 1908 – Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is released from prison by Jan C. Smuts after being tried and sentenced to two months in jail earlier in the month. Famous Birthdays on January 30 1989 - Girish Kumar , an Indian film actor 1971 - Diya Kumari is an Indian politician. She is a member of Indian Parliament from Rajsamand parliamentary seat and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Kumari is the granddaughter of Man Singh II, the last ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Jaipur during the British Raj in India. 1924 – S. N. Goenka , Burmese-Indian author and educator (d. 2013) 1910 – Chidambaram Subramaniam , Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (d. 2000) 1889 -  Jaishankar Prasad , Indian poet and playwright (d. 1937) Death Anniversaries of 3

29th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of January 29. Major historical events on this day in India. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on 29th January. Famous Birthdays on 29th January 1970 – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Indian colonel and politician 1936 – Veturi Sundararama Murthy, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 2010) Death Anniversaries on 29th January 2019 – George Fernandes, Indian politician (b. 1930) 2012 – Ranjit Singh Dyal, Indian general and politician, 10th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry (b. 1928)

28th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of January 28. Major historical events on this day in India. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on 28th January. 28th January in the history of India 2023 - Rashtrapati Bhavan's Mughal Garden was renamed "Amrit Udyan". 1846 – The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith. Famous Birthdays on 28th January 2004 - Shafali Verma , India's Youngest T20I debutant, Team India women. 1986 - Shruti Haasan is an Indian film actress and singer who works predominantly in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi language films. Born in the Haasan family, she is the daughter of actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur. 1985 - Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar is a Philanthropist, Educationist, Sports Patron, Business Leader and Six Guinness World Records Holder. Maharaj Kumar Sahib Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur has, since an early age, voluntarily and consciously dedicated himself to public service, upholding the cause of

27th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of January 27. Major historical events on this day in India. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on 27th January. 27th January in the history of India 1825 – The U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears". Famous Birthdays on 27th January 1928 – Michael Craig, Indian-English actor and screenwriter 1886 – Radhabinod Pal, Indian academic and jurist (death: 1967) Death Anniversaries on 27th January 2009 – R. Venkataraman, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th President of India (born: 1910)

23rd January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of January 23. Major historical events on this day in India. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on 23rd January. Celebrations/Observations Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti Famous Birthdays on 23rd January 1926 – Bal Thackeray, Indian journalist, cartoonist, and politician (d. 2012) 1897 – Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian activist and politician (d. 1945) 1894 – Jyotirmoyee Devi, Indian author (d. 1988) 1809 – Surendra Sai, Indian activist (d. 1884)

22nd January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of January 22. Major historical events on this day in India. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on 22nd January. 22nd January in the history of India 1999 – Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in eastern India. Famous Birthdays on 22nd January 1989 - Naga Shaurya is an actor, producer and writer who mostly works in Telugu cinema. He got married to interior designer Anusha Shetty in Bengaluru after reportedly dating for around two years. Shaurya is currently shooting for 'Rangabali'. 1949 - Manik Sarkar , Indian Politician, Chief Minister of Tripura for 2 decades 1998 - 2018  1934 – Vijay Anand , Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (died: 2004) 1916 – Harilal Upadhyay , Indian author, poet, and astrologist (died: 1994) 1897 – Dilipkumar Roy , a Bengali Indian musician, musicologist, novelist, poet and essayist. (d. 1980) Death Ann

21st January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 21st January in the history of India. Major historical events on this day, famous Birthdays on January 21 and death anniversaries on this day. Famous Birthdays on 21st January 1999 – Rubina Ali, Indian actress 1986 – Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor Death Anniversaries on January 21 2016 – Mrinalini Sarabhai, a 1992-Padma Bhushan award winner Indian classical dancer, choreographer and instructor. (b. 1918) 2011 – E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1958) 1963 – Acharya Shivpujan Sahay, Indian author, poet, and academic (b. 1893) 1945 – Rash Behari Bose, Indian soldier and engineer (b. 1886)

20th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance on 20th January in the history of India, Major historical events on this day, famous Birthdays on January 20 and death anniversaries on this day. 20th January in the history of India 1948 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 39 relating to India and Pakistan is adopted. Famous Birthdays on 20th January 1982 – Ruchi Sanghvi , Indian computer engineer 1964 – Fareed Zakaria , Indian-American journalist and author 1940 – Krishnam Raju , Indian actor and politician 1927 – Qurratulain Hyder , Indian-Pakistani journalist and academic (d. 2007)

19th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 19th January in the history of India. Major historical events on this day, famous Birthdays on January 19 and death anniversaries on this day. Celebrations/Observations on 19th January Kokborok Day (Tripura, India) 19th January in the history of India 1839 – The British East India Company captures Aden. Famous Birthdays on 19th January 1984 – Karun Chandhok, Indian race car driver 1911 – Choor Singh, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and judge (d. 2009) Death Anniversaries on January 19 1990 – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian guru and mystic (b. 1931) 1905 – Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1817)

18th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 18th January in the history of India. Major historical events on this day, famous Birthdays on January 18 and death anniversaries on this day. Famous Birthdays on 18th January 1927 – Sundaram Balachander , Indian veena player, filmmaker, actor, and singer. He was awarded with Padma Bhushan for his contributions (d. 1990) 1945 – Balagangadharanatha Swamiji , Indian religious leader (d. 2013) 1954 – Jagdish Mali , Indian photographer (d. 2013) 1972 – Vinod Kambli , Indian cricketer 1985 – Minissha Lamba , Indian actress and model Deaths Anniversaries on this day 2012 – Anthony Gonsalves , Indian composer and educator (b. 1927) 2003 – Harivansh Rai Bachchan , Indian poet and author (b. 1907) 1996 – N. T. Rama Rao , Indian actor, director, producer, and politician, 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (b. 1923)

17th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 17th January in the history of India. Major historical events on this day, Famous Birthdays on 17th January and death anniversaries on this day. Famous Birthdays on 17th January 1945 – Javed Akhtar , Indian poet, playwright, and composer 1923 – Rangeya Raghav , Indian author and playwright (d. 1962) 1917 – M. G. Ramachandran , Indian actor, director, and politician, 5th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 1987) 1888 – Babu Gulabrai , Indian philosopher and author (d. 1963) Death Anniversary on 17th January 2016 – Sudhindra Thirtha , Indian religious leader (b. 1926) 2016 – V. Rama Rao , Indian lawyer and politician, 12th Governor of Sikkim (b. 1935) 2014 – Suchitra Sen , Indian film actress (b. 1931) 2014 - Sunanda Pushkar was an Indian businesswoman and the wife of former International diplomat serving under the UN and politician Shashi Tharoor. She was a sales director in the Dubai-based TECOM Investments, and a co-owner of the India-based

16th January - A Day in the life of India

Lean about the importance of 16th January in the history of India, Birthdays of eminent personalities, celebrities on 16th January, major historical events on this day, deaths if any on this day. Famous Birthdays on 16th January 1985 - Sidharth Malhotra is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. Malhotra began a career as a model at the age of 18. Dissatisfied by the profession, he went on to work as an assistant director to Karan Johar in the 2010 film My Name Is Khan. He made his acting debut with a leading role in Johar's teen drama Student of the Year (2012), for which he received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut nomination. 1946 – Kabir Bedi , Indian actor Death Anniversaries on 16th January 1711 – Joseph Vaz, Indian-Sri Lankan priest and saint (b. 1651) 1938 – Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay Indian author and playwright (b. 1876) 2010 – Jyoti Basu, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1914)

15th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 15th January in the history of India. Significant historical events, famous birthdays and death anniversaries on this day January 15. Festivals/Observations Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Uttarayan Army Day 15th January in the history of India 2022 - Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on 15th January 2023, inaugurated the 112-foot-tall Adiyogi statue in Karnataka's Chikkaballapur. It is a replica of a statue at Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore. This comes after Karnataka High Court on Friday allowed its inauguration after a PIL had alleged that the yoga centre, of which the statue is a part, was undertaken in an environmentally sensitive area. 2022 - India defeated Sri Lanka by 317 runs in the third ODI in Thiruvananthapuram to record the biggest-ever victory (by runs) in ODI cricket history. With the win, India completed a 3-0 ODI series whitewash. The previous biggest win in ODI cricket was recorded on July 1, 2008, when New Zealand defeated Ireland by 2

14th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 14th January in the history of India. Major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays on January 14 and death anniversaries on this day. Famous Birthdays on 14th January 1977 – Narain Karthikeyan, Indian race car driver 1974 -  Saqti Mohanty , is an Author, Odia film Actor, Story Writer 1957 – Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars. 1951 – O. Panneerselvam, Indian politician, 7th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu 1950 – Rambhadracharya, Indian religious leader, scholar, and author 1937 – Rao Gopal Rao, Indian actor, producer, and politician (d. 1994) 1845 – Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, English politician, 34th Governor-General of India (death: 1927) 1937 – Sobhan Babu, Indian actor (death: 2008) Death Anniversaries on January 14 2023 - Santokh Singh Chaudhary was an Indian politician who was a Cabinet Minister of Punjab and a member of parliame

13th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 13th January in the history of India. Major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. 13th January in the history of India 2021 - Dr S Somanath, an Indian aerospace engineer and rocket scientist, was appointed as the new chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He replaces Kailasavadivoo Sivan. 1842 – Dr William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Famous Birthdays on 13th January 1983 – Imran Khan , an Indian actor 1978 – Ashmit Patel , an Indian actor 1949 - Indian Air Force Officer Squadron Leader  Rakesh Sharma , Indian wing commander, pilot, and astronaut. Rakesh Sharma is the first and the only Indian citizen to travel in space till date. 1948 – Gaj Singh

12th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 12th January in the history of India. Major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays on 12th January and death anniversaries on this day. Celebrations/Observation National Youth Day 12th January in the history of India 2022 - India defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets in the second ODI at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. With this, India recorded their 10th straight ODI series win against Sri Lanka. The match witnessed Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav taking three wickets each. Meanwhile, KL Rahul smashed a fifty in the game. Famous Birthdays on 12th January 1972 – Priyanka Gandhi Vadra , an Indian politician 1936 – Brajanath Ratha , Indian poet (death: 2014) 1917 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi , Indian guru (death: 2008) 1936 – Mufti Mohammad Sayeed , Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Home Affairs (death: 2016) 1889 – Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad , Indian-Pakistani spiritual

11th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 11th January in the history of India. Major historical events on this day, Famous Birthdays on 11th January and Death Anniversaries on this day. 11th January in the History of India 2015 - Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated the seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar, a flagship programme of Gujarat government which was attended by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and other dignitaries. Famous Birthdays on January 11 1973 – Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer and captain 1954 – Kailash Satyarthi, Indian engineer, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate 1944 – Shibu Soren, Indian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Jharkhand 1859 – George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, English politician, 35th Governor-General of India (d. 1925) Death Anniversaries on this day 2014 – Muhammad Habibur Rahman, Indian-Bangladeshi jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Ba

10th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 10th January in the history of India, and major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays on this day and Death Anniversaries on this day. 10th January in the History of India: 2022 - India on Tuesday defeated Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the first ODI at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Assam's Guwahati. India posted 373/7, the highest-ever ODI total registered in Guwahati . The match witnessed Virat Kohli recording his 73rd international hundred and fast bowler Umran Malik recording his best-ever figures in ODI cricket (8-0-57-3). 2022 - World's longest river cruise from Varanasi on River Ganga to Dibrugarh on River Brahmaputra will start on January 10. The 2,300-kilometre-long world's longest river cruise would sail from Bangladesh to Dibrugarh. In 50 days, the luxury boat will travel 3,200 kilometres along 27 river systems in India, including the Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly, Brahmaputra, and West Coast Canals. The cruise goes via Patna, Ko

8th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 8th January in the history of India. Significant historical events of January 8, Famous Birthdays on this day and death anniversaries on this day. Famous Birthdays on 8th January 1975 – Harris Jayaraj , Indian composer and producer 1929 – Saeed Jaffrey , Indian-British actor (d. 2015) 1926 – Kelucharan Mohapatra , Indian dancer and choreographer (d. 2004) 1925 – Mohan Rakesh , Indian author and playwright (d. 1972) 1909 – Ashapoorna Devi , Indian author and poet (d. 1995) 1908 – Fearless Nadia , Australian-Indian actress and stuntwoman (d. 1996) Death Anniversaries on this day 2022 - Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu was an Indian actor and film producer, who was known for his work in Telugu cinema. Babu made his on-screen debut with the film Alluri Seetharama Raju in 1974. He acted in over 15 films before retiring from acting in 1997. 2017 -  Peter Sarstedt , Indian-British singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941) 2013 -  Alasdair Milne , India

9th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 9th January in the history of India. Major historical events of January 9, Famous Birthdays on this day and death anniversaries on this day. Celebrations/Observations on 9th January Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas/ Non-Resident Indian Day 9th January in the History of India 1760 – Afghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat. Famous Birthdays on 9th January 1983 – Sharad Malhotra, Indian actor 1974 – Farhan Akhtar, Indian actor, singer, director, and producer 1965 – Farah Khan, Indian actress, director, and choreographer 1952 – Kaushik Basu, Indian economist and academic 1946 – Mohammad Ishaq Khan, Indian historian and academic (d. 2013) 1934 – Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (d. 2008) 1927 – Sunderlal Bahuguna, Indian environmentalist 1922 – Har Gobind Khorana, Indian-American biochemist and academic, Nobel laureate (d. 2011) 1921 – Lister Sinclair, Indian-Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006) 1889 – Vrindavan Lal Verma,

7th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of this Day 7th January . Major historical events on this day, Birthdays of eminent personalities and celebrities, deaths if any on this day. 7th January in the history of India 2022 - Suryakumar Yadav Indian team batter breaks world record, and becomes the fastest cricketer to reach 1,500 T20I runs . Yadav slammed 112*(51) in the third T20I against Sri Lanka to reach the 1500-run mark off 843 deliveries. Suryakumar reached his hundred off 45 deliveries, recording the second-fastest T20I hundred by an India. Famous Birthdays on 7th January 1979 – Bipasha Basu , Indian model and actress 1967 - Vikram Chandra is an Indian TV journalist and technology expert, who is the founder of Editorji Technologies. He was the CEO of NDTV Group from 2011 to October 2016. He has been called in the popular press, one of the top journalists in India today. 1955 – Mamata Shankar , an Indian-Bengali actress who worked with Satyajit Ray 1947 – Shobhaa De , Indian journa

6th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 6th January in the history of India. Major historical events of January 6, Famous Birthdays on this day and death anniversaries on this day. 6th January in the History of India 1929 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India's poorest and sick people. 1993 – Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol. 2015 - One of the most significant drops in the S&P BSE Sensex index by -3.07%. 2015 - Team India Cricket for World Cup 2015 declared. Famous Birthdays on 6th January 1959 – Kapil Dev , an Indian cricketer, was the captain of the Indian cricket team when India won the 1983 World Cup. 1966 – A. R. Rahman , Indian singer-songwriter, producer, and composer. 1996 – Kishan Shrikanth , Indian actor Death Anniversaries on this day 2017 – Om Puri , Indian actor (b. 1950) 1885 – Bharatendu Harishchandra , Indian

5th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 5th January in the history of India. Major historical events of January 5, Famous Birthdays on this day and death anniversaries on this day. Celebrations/Observations National Bird Day Famous Birthdays on 5th January 1986 – Deepika Padukone, Indian actress 1955 – Mamata Banerjee, Indian lawyer and politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal 1941 – Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricketer and coach (d. 2011) 1934 – Murli Manohar Joshi, Indian politician 1893 – Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian-American guru and philosopher (d. 1952) 1592 – Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor (d. 1666) Death Anniversaries on 5th January 1952 – Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, Scottish colonel and politician, 46th Governor-General of India (b. 1887)

4th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 4th January in the history of India. Major historical events of January 4, Famous Birthdays on this day and death anniversaries on this day. Famous Birthdays on 4th January 1941 – Kalpnath Rai, Indian politician (d. 1999) 1889 – M. Patanjali Sastri, Indian lawyer and jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of India (d. 1963) Death Anniversaries on 4th January 2016 – S. H. Kapadia, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, 38th Chief Justice of India (b. 1947) 1994 – R. D. Burman, Indian film composer and music director (b. 1939) 1985 – Brian Horrocks, Indian-English general (b. 1895) 1931 – Mohammad Ali Jouhar, Indian journalist, activist, and scholar (b. 1878)

3rd January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 3rd January in the history of India. Major historical events of January 3, Famous Birthdays on this day and death anniversaries on this day. 3rd January in the History of India 2015 - 102nd Indian Science Congress inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in Mumbai. The association (ISCA) started in the year 1914 in Kolkata and it meets annually in the first week of January every year. Today, it has a membership strength of more than 30,000 scientists. 1653 – By the Coonan Cross Oath, the Eastern Church in India cuts itself off from colonial Portuguese tutelage Famous Birthdays on 3rd January 1966 – Chetan Sharma, Indian cricketer 1921 – Chetan Anand, Indian director and screenwriter (d. 1997) 1831 – Savitribai Phule, Indian poet, educator, and activist (d. 1897) 1760 – Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Indian ruler (d. 1799) Death Anniversaries on 3rd January 2017 – H. S. Mahadeva Prasad, Indian politician (b. 1958) 2005 – Jyotindra Nath Dixit, Indi

2nd January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 2nd January in the history of India. Major historical events of January 2, Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day. Celebrations/Observation 2020 - Prakash Purab 2nd January in the history of India 1975 – At the opening of a new railway line, a bomb blast at Samastipur, Bihar, India, fatally wounds Lalit Narayan Mishra, Minister of Railways. 1954 – India establishes its highest civilian awards, the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan. 1680 – Trunajaya rebellion: Amangkurat II of Mataram and his bodyguards execute the rebel leader Trunajaya. a month after the rebel leader was captured by the Dutch East India Company. Famous Birthdays on January 2 1960 – Raman Lamba , Indian cricketer (d. 1998) 1878 – Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai , an Indian activist, founded the Nair Service Society (d. 1970) Death Anniversaries on 2nd January 2015 - Vasant Gowarikar , Indian scientist 2016 – Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan , Indian lawyer and politicia

1st January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 1st January in the history of India. Major historical events of January 1, Famous Birthdays on this day and death anniversaries on this day. Celebrations/Observations New Year Celebrations across the Globe Kalpataru Utsav  DRDO Day Events to attend today Madras Music Season Tamil Nadu. "Dance and Drama & non-Carnatic Art Forms" which started on 15th December 2019 and will end today (1st of Jan 2020) at T.T Krishnamachari Auditorium Chennai. 1st January in the history of India 2022 - At least 12 pilgrims died and over 20 others injured in a tragic stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra, Jammu & Kashmir. Stampede was triggered due to massive rush of devotees gone their to pay their obeisance on the eve on new year.  1906 - British India officially adopts Indian standard time. Famous birthdays on 1st January 1978 - Vidya Balan , Indian Bollywood actress known for her roles in Bollywood films like 'Kahaan

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