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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 host1966 – Umar Alisha, Indian journalist and philanthropist1865 – Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader, founded BAPS (d. 1951)
Death Anniversaries on 31st January
2012 – Mani Ram Bagri, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1920)2004 – Suraiya, Indian actress and playback singer (b. 1929)1969 – Meher Baba, Indian spiritual master (b. 1894)1961 – Krishna Singh, Indian politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1887)

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, Indian film actor1924 – 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 30th January
1968 – Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian poet, playwright, and journalist (b. 1889)1948 – Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule (b. 1869)

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 January1970 – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Indian colonel and politician1936 – 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
1846 – The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith. Famous Birthdays on 28th January2004 - 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.1955 – Vinod Khosla, Indian-American businessman, co-founded Sun Microsystems1925 – Raja Ramanna, Indian physicist and politician (d. 2004)1865 – Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author and politician (d. 1928)

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 January1928 – Michael Craig, Indian-English actor and screenwriter1886 – Radhabinod Pal, Indian academic and jurist (d. 1967) Death Anniversaries on 27th January2009 – R. Venkataraman, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th President of India (b. 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 January1949 - Manik Sarkar, Indian Politician, Chief Minister of Tripura for 2 decades 1998 - 2018 1934 – Vijay Anand, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)1916 – Harilal Upadhyay, Indian author, poet, and astrologist (d. 1994)1897 – Dilipkumar Roy, a Bengali Indian musician, musicologist, novelist, poet and essayist. (d. 1980) Death Anniversaries on January 221999 – Graham Staines, Australian-Indian missionary and translator (b. 1941)

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 January1999 – Rubina Ali, Indian actress1986 – Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor Death Anniversaries on January 212016 – 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 India1948 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 39 relating to India and Pakistan is adopted. Famous Birthdays on 20th January1982 – Ruchi Sanghvi, Indian computer engineer1964 – Fareed Zakaria, Indian-American journalist and author1940 – Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician1927 – 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 India1839 – The British East India Company captures Aden.

Famous Birthdays on 19th January1984 – Karun Chandhok, Indian race car driver1911 – Choor Singh, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and judge (d. 2009)
Death Anniversaries on January 191990 – 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 January1927 – 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 cricketer1985 – Minissha Lamba, Indian actress and model Deaths Anniversaries on this day2012 – 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 January1945 – Javed Akhtar, Indian poet, playwright, and composer1923 – 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 January2016 – 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, Indian-Canadian businesswoman (b. 1962)2014 – Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, Indian spiritual leader, 52nd Da'i al-Mutlaq (b. 1915)2010 – Jyoti Basu, Indian politician and CM of West Bengal for 23 years (b. 1914)1951 – Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Indian po…

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 actorDeath 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

Festivals/ObservationsMakar Sankranti, Pongal, UttarayanArmy Day
Day in the history of India

Russian President Vladimir Putin will be in Tamil Nadu in January 2020 to witness the famous bull-taming sport Jallikattu at Alanganallur during Pongal celebrations (15th - 18th January 2020).Birthdays on 15th January
1973 – Suparno Satpathy, Indian socio-political leader1956 – Mayawati, Indian educator and politician, 23rd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh1938 – Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer1934 – V. S. Ramadevi, Indian civil servant and politician, first woman to become Chief Election Commissioner of India. She was also the first and to date only female Governor of Karnataka. She was the 13th Governor of Karnataka.1921 – Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2007)1917 – K. A. Thangavelu, Indian film actor and comedian (d. 1994) Deaths on 15th January1998 – Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian economist and politician, Prime Minister of India …

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.

14th January in the history of India
1977 – Narain Karthikeyan, Indian race car driver1974 - Saqti Mohanty, is an Author, Odia film Actor, Story Writer1957 – 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 Nadu1950 – Rambhadracharya, Indian religious leader, scholar, and author1937 – 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 (d. 1927)Birthdays on 14th January
1937 – Sobhan Babu, Indian actor (d. 2008)1977 – Narain Karthikeyan, Indian race car driver

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 on January 13 and death anniversaries on this day.

13th January in the history of India

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, Indian actor1978 – Ashmit Patel, Indian actor1949 - 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, Indian lawyer and politician1938 – Shivkumar Sharma, Indian santoor player, Padma Vibhushan winner1926 – Shakti Samanta, Indian director and producer (d. 2009)

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 DayFamous Birthdays on 12th January
1972 – Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Indian politician1936 – Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet (d. 2014)1917 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru (d. 2008)1936 – Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Home Affairs (d. 2016)1889 – Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, Indian-Pakistani spiritual leader (d. 1965)1869 – Bhagwan Das, Indian philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1958)1863 – Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (d. 1902)1598 – Jijabai Shahaji Bhosale, venerated mother of Indian king Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (d. 1674) Death Anniversaries on this day2005 – Amrish Puri, Indian actor (b. 1932)

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 captain1954 – Kailash Satyarthi, Indian engineer, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate1944 – Shibu Soren, Indian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Jharkhand1859 – George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, English politician, 35th Governor-General of India (d. 1925) Death Anniversaries on this day2014 – Muhammad Habibur Rahman, Indian-Bangladeshi jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1928)1966 – L…

10th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 10th January in the history of India, major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays on this day and Death Anniversaries on this day.
Goa Sunsplash - A 3-Day festival in Goa.The best thing to do today on 10th January 2020Venue: Mandrem Beach Road, Goa 10th January 2020 - 12th January 2020. 10th January in the History of India:1999 – Sanjeev Nanda kills three policemen in New Delhi, India with his car, an act for which he was later acquitted, resulting in a sharp drop in public confidence in the Indian legal system.1966 – Tashkent Declaration, a peace agreement between India and Pakistan signed that resolved the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Famous Birthdays on 10th January1984 – Kalki Koechlin, Indian actress1974 – Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor1964 – Chitti Babu, Indian actor (d. 2013)1940 – K. J. Yesudas, Indian singer-songwriter1911 – Binod Bihari Chowdhury, Bangladeshi activist (d. 2013)1894 – Pingali Lakshmikantam, Indian poet (d. 1972) Death Anniv…

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 actor1974 – Farhan Akhtar, Indian actor, singer, director, and producer1965 – Farah Khan, Indian actress, director, and choreographer1952 – Kaushik Basu, Indian economist and academic1946 – Mohammad Ishaq Khan, Indian historian and academic (d. 2013)1934 – Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (d. 2008)1927 – Sunderlal Bahuguna, Indian environmentalist1922 – 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, Indian author and playwright (d. 1969)

8th January - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 8th January in the history of India. Major 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 producer1929 – 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 day2017 – Peter Sarstedt, Indian-British singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)2013 – Alasdair Milne, Indian-English director and producer (b. 1930)

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.

Famous Birthdays on 7th January1979 – Bipasha Basu, Indian model and actress1967 - 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, Indian-Bengali actress who worked with Satyajit Ray1947 – Shobhaa De, Indian journalist and author Death Anniversaries on 7th January2016 – Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Home Affairs (b. 1936)2015 – Subhas Anandan, Indian-Singaporean lawyer (b. 1947)

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 India1929 – 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 biggest drop in the S&P BSE Sensex index by -3.07%.2015 - Team India Cricket for World Cup 2015 declared. Famous Birthdays on 6th January1959 – Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer, was the captain of Indian cricket team when India won the 1983 World Cup.1966 – A. R. Rahman, Indian singer-songwriter, producer, and composer (SuperHeavy)1996 – Kishan Shrikanth, Indian actor Death Anniversaries on this day2017 – Om Puri, Indian actor (b. 1950)1885 – Bharatendu Harishchandra, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1850)

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/ObservationsNational Bird Day
Famous Birthdays on 5th January 1986 – Deepika Padukone, Indian actress1955 – Mamata Banerjee, Indian lawyer and politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal1941 – Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricketer and coach (d. 2011)1934 – Murli Manohar Joshi, Indian politician1893 – Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian-American guru and philosopher (d. 1952)1592 – Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor (d. 1666) Death Anniversaries on 5th January1952 – 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 January1941 – 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 January2016 – 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 tutelageFamous Birthdays on 3rd January

1966 – Chetan Sharma, Indian cricketer1921 – 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 January2017 – H. S. Mahadeva Prasad, Indian politician (b. 1958)2005 – Jyotindra Nath Dixit, Indian diplomat, 2nd Indian National …

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 on this day and death anniversaries on this day.

Celebrations/Observation
Prakash Purab - 2020
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 this day
1960 – Raman Lamba, Indian cricketer (d. 1998)1878 – Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai, Indian activist, founded the Nair Service Society (d. 1970) Death Anniversaries on 2nd January2015 - Vasant Gowarikar, Indian scientist2016 – Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1924)2011 – Bali…

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/ObservationsNew Year Celebrations across the GlobeKalpataru Utsav DRDO Day Events to attend todayMadras 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 1906 - British India officially adopts Indian standard time.Famous birthdays on 1st January
1978 - Vidya Balan, Indian Bollywood actress, model.1971 - Jyotiraditya Scindia, Indian Politician, Parliamentarian.1959 - Rabri Devi, Indian Politician and former Chief Minister of Bihar, wife of former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav.1950 - Rahat Indori, Urdu Poet and lyricist in Bollywood. 1914 - Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan aka Nora Inayat-Khan was born on 1st of January 1914 was a B…