January 19 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1839 Aden conquered by British East India Company

Election of Interest

1966 Indira Gandhi elected India’s 4th Prime Minister

Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
  • 1977 World’s largest crowd gathering – the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people
  • 1990 Turning point in the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri Hindus from Indian-administrated Kashmir due to violence from Muslim militants

More Indian History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1984 Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver, born in Chennai, India

Famous Weddings

  • 2012 Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai
  • 2016 “Ghajini” actress Asin Thottumkal (30) weds Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma in India

Famous Deaths

  • 1905 Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
  • 1990 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian leader of the Rajneesh movement, dies at 58
  • 1992 Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), dies at 60

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