On This Day 21 October

Important Days

Indian Police Commemoration Day (India)

Important Events

1867 – The Medicine Lodge Treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate to a reservation in western Oklahoma.

1987 – The Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka, killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1887 – Krishna Singh, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (d. 1961)

1931 – Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (d. 2011)

1972 – Ashutosh Agashe, Indian businessman and cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1835 – Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer (b. 1775)

1990 – Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1921)

2010 – A. Ayyappan, Indian poet and translator (b. 1949)

2012 – Yash Chopra, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)