May 27Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 2012 IPL Cricket Final, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets; Manvinder Bisla top scores, 89 (48)
  • 2017 In Bangalore, India, white puffy toxic foam begins spilling out of Varthur Lake onto city streets

  • 2018 IPL Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets; Shane Watson top scores, 117 no (57); SK’s 3rd IPL title
  • 2020 Locust swarms in western and central India worst since 1993 after spreading from Pakistan and Iran and due to extreme weather

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1962 Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer, all-rounder (1981-92), commentator and coach of India (2017-), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1919 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social reformer from Andhra Pradesh, dies at 71

Jawaharlal Nehru

1964 Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1947-64) and important leader of the Indian independence movement, dies of an assumed heart attack at 74

Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 2006 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944)

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