April 16 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1853 1st passenger railway opens in India, from Bori Bunder (Bombay) to Thane (34 km)
  • 1958 5th National Film Awards (India): “Do Aankhen Barah Haath” wins the Golden Lotus

  • 1980 Delhi beat Bombay by 240 runs to win Ranji Trophy final

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1848 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social reformer from Andhra Pradesh, born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1919)

Spike Milligan

1918 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), born in Ahmednagar, India (d. 2002)

Spike Milligan
Comedian and author Spike Milligan
  • 1978 Lara Dutta, Indian actress, born in Uttar Pradesh, India

Famous Deaths

  • 2007 G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)

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