Today in Indian History

May 4 Today in Indian History

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1799 Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.
  • 2020 India begins lifting some restrictions in regions with fewer COVID-19 cases

  • 2021 Following several positive Covid-19 cases across franchises the BCCI announces the indefinite postponement of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament

More Indian History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1767 Tyagaraja, Indian classical Carnatic music composer, born in Tiruvarur, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu (d. 1847)
  • 1923 Mrinal Sen, Bengali film director (In Search of Famine), born in Faridpur, East Bengal (d. 2018)
  • 1945 Narasimhan Ram, Indian journalist (The Hindu), born in Madras, British India
  • 1961 Ishita Bhaduri, Indian (Bengali) poet, born in Kolkata, India
  • 1983 Trisha Krishnan, Indian actress (Mounam Pesiyadhe), born in Chennai, India

Famous Weddings

Rahul Dravid

2003 Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid (30) weds surgeon Vijeta Pendharkar in Bangalore, India

Rahul Dravid
Cricketer Rahul Dravid

Famous Deaths

  • 1799 Tipu Sultan, Indian military leader killed during Battle of Seringapatam, dies at 48
  • 2018 BN Vijaya Kumar, Indian politician, dies at 59 of a heart attack

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