March 23 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1920 Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms


1931 Indian independence fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hung after conducting an assassination and a bombing. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused.

Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
  • 1940 The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Lahore), calling for independent Muslim state(s), is adopted by the All-India Muslim League

Sports History

1994 Last day of Test cricket for Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev
Cricketer Kapil Dev

Sports History

2003 Cricket World Cup, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, RSA: Ricky Ponting scores 140 no as defending champions Australia beat India by 125 runs; Sachin Tendulkar, Player of Series

Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
  • 2004 Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India

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Famous Deaths

ExecutionBhagat Singh

1931 Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter, hanged at 23

Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
  • 1991 Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1913)

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