April 17 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1875 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India
  • 1983 India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket

  • 1990 Gas explosion on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die
  • 2018 Protests across India at the rape and murder of an 8-year old Muslim girl in Kathua, Bengalu

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1923 Lindsay Anderson, British director (Thursday’s Children), born in Bangalore, India (d. 1994)
  • 1966 Vikram [Kennedy John Victor], Indian actor (I), born in Madras, Tamil Nadu
  • 1979 Siddharth Narayan, Indian film actor, born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1975 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and leader, Second President of India (1962-67), dies at 86
  • 2004 Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971)

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