July 18Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Historic Event

1914 Gandhi leaves South Africa after successfully leading campaigns of Passive Resistance

Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi

Historic Event

1947 King George VI signs Indian Independence Act

George VI
King of the United Kingdom George VI
  • 1980 Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit
  • 2018 Seventeen men charged with the gang-rape of a 12-year old girl in Chennai, India

COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan
Actor Amitabh Bachchan

More Indian History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1811 William Makepeace Thackeray, British novelist (Vanity Fair), born in Kolkata, India (d. 1863)
  • 1935 Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader (69th Shankaracharya Guru), born in Irulneeki, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu (d. 2018)

Priyanka Chopra

1982 Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress, singer and beauty queen (Miss World, 2000), born in Jamshedpur, India

Priyanka Chopra
Actress and Model Priyanka Chopra

Famous Deaths

  • 2012 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled “The First Superstar of Indian cinema”, dies of kidney problems at 69

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