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8th March - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 8th March in the history of India. Major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day.

Celebrations/Observations on this Day


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8th March in the history of India

  • 1782 – Gnadenhutten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity, are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indian tribes.

Famous Birthdays on March 8

  • 1989 - Harmanpreet Kaur is an Indian cricketer. She plays as an all-rounder for the Indian women's cricket team and was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award for Cricket in the year 2017 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • 1974 - Fardeen Khan is a former Indian film actor. He is the recipient of a Filmfare Award and is the son of the late actor, director, and film producer Feroz Khan.
  • 1960 - Nirmalya Kumar is Lee Kong Chian Professor of Marketing at Singapore Management University and a Distinguished Fellow at INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute. He has served on the Boards of ACC Limited, Ambuja Cements, Bata India, BP Ergo, Tata Capital, Tata Chemicals, Ultratech, and Zensar Technologies.
  • 1953 - Vasundhara Raje Scindia is an Indian politician who is currently serving as the National Vice President of Bhartiya Janta Party. She also held the post of 13th Chief Minister of Rajasthan from 2013 to 11 December 2018 - previously she served for the same post from 2003 to 2008 and was the first woman to hold the post.
  • 1945- Nripendra Misra is a retired 1967 batch Indian Administrative Service officer from the Uttar Pradesh cadre and served as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
  • 1921 – Sahir Ludhianvi, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)

Death Anniversaries on 8th March

  • 1988 – Amar Singh Chamkila, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1961)

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