On This Day 8 October

Important Days

Air Force Day (India)

Important Events

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1924 – Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet and scholar (d. 2006)

1926 – Raaj Kumar, Pakistani-Indian police officer and actor (d. 1996)

1930 – Alasdair Milne, Indian-English director and producer (d. 2013)

1983 – Abhishek Nayar, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1936 – Premchand, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1880)

1979 – Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian politician (b. 1902)

2012 – Varsha Bhosle, Indian singer and journalist (b. 1956)

2012 – Nawal Kishore Sharma, Indian politician, 20th Governor of Gujarat (b. 1925)