January 6 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1842 4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before reaching India

Historic Event

1929 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India’s poorest

Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa

Election of Interest

1980 Indira Gandhi’s Congress Party wins elections in India

Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi

Sports History

1992 Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG

Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1993 55 Kashmiri civilians are killed in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Border Security Force units

More Indian History

Famous Birthdays

Kapil Dev

1959 Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer (India’s finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982), born in Chandigarh, Punjab

Kapil Dev
Cricketer Kapil Dev
  • 1966 A. R. Rahman, Indian composer, born in Madras, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1847 Tyagaraja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music, dies at 79
  • 1885 Harishchandra, Indian poet, dramatist and commonly referred as “father of modern Hindi”, dies at 34

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