Monthly Archives: janvier 2018

On 10 January in South Asian history


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Updated on January 10, 2018

1692: Death of Job Charnock, a servant and administrator of the English East India Company, traditionally regarded as the founder of the city of Calcutta, born in 1630

1911: Birth of Binod Bihari Chowdhury, Bangladeshi activist, who died on April 10, 2013

1930 : Birth of Basu Chatterjee, Indian film director

1940: Birth of K.J. Yesudas, Indian playback singer and classical musician

1949: Birth of Allu Aravind, Indian film Producer

1963: Sri Lanka Premier,  Ms Bandaranaike, in China up to January 15. She is in charge of a good-will mission between India and China

1963-01 Bandaranaike et Mao

1966: Indian Premier Lal Bahadur Shastri and Pakistani President Ayub Khan, sign the Tashken Declaration to bring peace between their two countries after the cease-fire signed on 23 September 1965

1966: Birth of Murali Nair, Indian film director

1972: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman comes back to Dakha and becomes head of the government

1974: Birth of Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor

1984: Benazir Bhutto, the leader of the Pakistan People’s Party, is freed from prison by the nation’s military leader, General Mohammed Zia-ul-Haq. Bhutto is the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan who was executed after General Zia took power in a military coup in 1977

1997: Tamil rebels attack a military base in Sri Lanka. 200 soldiers and 140 rebels are killed

2008: After serious setbacks in recent months, LTTE said they are prepared to fully implement the terms of 2002 ceasefire

2011: Death of Vivek Shauq, Indian actor, born on June 21, 1963


On 8 January in Korean history


647: Death of Seon Deok, Qeen of Silla kingdom (Korea), born in 606

1933: Birth of Ko Un, Korean poet

1977: Birth of Lee Yoo-jin (Yu-jin), Korean actress

1982: Birth of Kim Jong-un, youngest son of Kim Jong-il and current leader of North Korea

2017: A South Korean monk set himself on fire to protest the government’s deal with Japan on compensation for wartime sex slaves


Holidays and observances

North Korea: Kim Jong-un’s Birthday