On This Day 8 November

Important Days

World Urbanism Day

International Day of Radiology

Important Events

1965 – The British Indian Ocean Territory is created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands.

2016 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the BJP party led NDA government, publicly announced the withdrawal of ₹500 and ₹1000 denomination banknotes only a few hours before the implementation/imposition of diktat, i.e. from midnight, starting of November 9 (9-11 as per Indian date recordings), from the Indian economy, without popular consent, rendering 86% of Indian currency in circulation invalid.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1920 – Sitara Devi, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)

1927 – L. K. Advani, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India

1953 – Nand Kumar Patel, Indian politician (d. 2013)

Death/ Death Anniversary

1960 – Subroto Mukerjee, Indian soldier; Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force (b. 1911)

2013 – Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam, Indian journalist and actor (b. 1957)

2015 – Om Prakash Mehra, Indian air marshal and politician (b. 1919)