Check out below about Today in History India 8 April in Indian history or April 8 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 8 April in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.
Today’s Historical Events on April 8
1831, 8th April: Famous social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy arrived in England.
1838, 8th April: The Great Western steam-powered ship sailed from Bristol, England, and arrived in New York a fortnight later. This is the first fireboat to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
1857, 8th April: Mangal Pandey, a soldier of the 1857 rebellion, was executed.
1911, 8th April: Dutch physicist Hike Onnes discovered superconductivity.
1921, 8th April: Acharya Vinoba Bhave established Paunar Ashram at Wardha.
1929, 8th April: Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt bombed the Central Assembly in Delhi.
1950, 8th April: India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Agreement.
1993, 8th April: The Republic of Macedonia joined the United Nations.
2005, 8th April: An estimated 4 million people attended the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on April 8
1924: Kumar Gandharva, an Indian classical singer.
1928: Ranjit Desai, a popular Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India.
1938: Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations.
1950: Bijay Mohanty, an Indian film actor of Odia Cinema.
1979: Amit Trivedi, an Indian music director, singer, and lyricist.
1983: Allu Arjun, an Indian film actor.
1988: Nithya Menen, an Indian actress, and singer.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on April 8
1894: Bankimchandra Chatterjee, an Indian novelist, poet, and journalist.
1953: Walchand Hirachand Doshi, an Indian industrialist.
1973: Pablo Picasso, a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and theatre designer.
2013: Margaret Thatcher, a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
2015: D. Jayakanthan, as an Indian writer, journalist, orator, film-maker, critic, and activist.