On This Day 24 December

Important Days

Important Events

1999 – Indian Airlines Flight 814 is hijacked in Indian airspace between Kathmandu, Nepal, and Delhi, India. The aircraft landed at Kandahar in Afghanistan. The incident ended on December 31 with the release of 190 survivors (one passenger is killed).

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1924 – Mohammed Rafi, Indian singer (d. 1980)

1932 – Colin Cowdrey, Indian-English cricketer (d. 2000)

1942 – Indra Bania, Indian actor, director, and playwright (d. 2015)

1944 – Oswald Gracias, Indian cardinal

1956 – Anil Kapoor, Indian actor and producer.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1987 – M. G. Ramachandran, Sri Lankan-Indian actor, producer, and politician, 5th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1917)


1988 – Jainendra Kumar, Indian author (b. 1905)