January 3 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1653 The Coonan Cross Oath is taken in the Saint Thomas Christian community in an effort to avoid submission to Portuguese rule in India
  • 1911 The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July

  • 1978 Indian cricket spin bowler B. S. Chandrasekhar becomes first in Test history to register identical figures in both innings (6 for 52) in Indian innings win over Australia in 3rd Test in Melbourne
  • 1981 Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell scores a masterly 204 v India in the 1st Test in Sydney; home side wins by an innings and 4 runs

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1960 Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India
  • 1966 Chetan Sharma, Indian cricket fast bowler (23 Tests, 61 wickets; 65 ODI), born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Famous Deaths

  • 2005 JN Dixit, Indian government official (b. 1936)

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