March 29 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1849 Great Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India

Appointment of Interest

1961 Economist John Kenneth Galbraith is appointed US Ambassador to India

John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
  • 1979 Delhi beats Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket’s Ranji Trophy
  • 1982 Delhi 707 beat Karnataka 705 on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy

More Indian History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1914 Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Utpal Dutt, Indian actor and director (Manusher Adhikar), born in Barisal, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1993)
  • 1940 Eden Kane [Richard Graham Sarstedt], British pop singer (“Well I Ask You”), born in New Delhi, British India
  • 1981 Jlloyd Samuel, West Indian-born English footballer (Aston Villa), born on San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Famous Deaths

  • 1552 Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh Guru, dies at 47

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