7 January in Indian and World History

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7 January in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 7 January is the birth anniversary of Krishnan Sasikiran, Johnny Lever, and Bipasha Basu Singh Grover.

7 January is also observed as the death anniversary of Bimal Roy.

Birth Anniversary on 7 January

7 January in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Krishnan Sasikiran is an Indian chess player. He is in third place in FIDE ratings after India’s famous Viswanathan Anand and P. Harikrishna. He became the ‘International Chess Grandmaster’ in the year 2000. He was born on 7 January 1981.

Johnny Lever, an Indian comedian. He has mastered the mimicry of film actors. He is famous for his comic timing in Hindi cinema. Johnny Lever is India’s first stand comedian. He has been honored with the Filmfare Award 13 times so far. Johnny Lever has worked in more than three hundred and fifty films in Bollywood so far. His first successful film was Baazigar. After this, he acted in many films as a supporting comedian. He was born on 14 August 1957 in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh.

Bipasha Basu Singh Grover is an Indian actress and model. She is known for her work in Hindi films, she has also appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, and English films. Basu has received numerous accolades, including the Filmfare Award. She was born on 7 January 1979.

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Death Anniversary on 7 January

7 January in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Angurbala Devi (July 1896 – 7 January 1984), a popular Bengali singer, had her first encounter with the stage when she was about eight under the guidance of dramatist Nripendra Chandra Basu in minor roles. She died on 7 January 1984.

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Notable events on 7 January in Indian and World History

7 January 1827 – Sandford Fleming, a Scottish Canadian engineer and inventor, was born.

7 January 1834 – Johann Philipp Reis, a self-taught German scientist, was born.

7 January 1858 – Eliezer Ben Yehuda, linguist, grammarian, and journalist, was born.

7 January 1887– Oskar Luts, an Estonian writer, was born.

7 January 1891– Zora Neale Hurston, an American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker, was born.

7 January 1901 – Fahrelnissa Zeid, a Turkish artist, was born.

7 January 1912 – Charles Addams, an American cartoonist, was born.

7 January 1957  Jože Plečnik, a Slovene famous architect, died.

7 January 1958 – Yasmin Ahmad, a Malaysian film director and screenwriter, was born.

7 January 1980 – The people of India once again handed over the reins of the country to Indira Gandhi.

7 January 1984 – Alfred Kastler, an Australian neurophysiologist died.

7 January 1998 – Vladimir Prelog, a Croatian-Swiss organic chemist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

7 January 1999 – The impeachment proceedings against US President Bill Clinton began.

7 January 2000 – In Jakarta (Indonesia) 10,000 Muslims declared jihad against Christians in the Moluccas Islands.

7 January 2003 – Japan announced an aid of $900 million to India to help with development works.

7 January 2009 – Ramalingam Raju, chairman of the IT company Satyam, resigned from his post.

7 January Historical Significance

January 7 has seen several significant events throughout history. On this day in 1610, Galileo Galilei made his first observation of the four largest moons of Jupiter, a discovery that revolutionized our understanding of the solar system. In 1785, the first manned flight using a gas balloon took place in France, marking a milestone in the history of aviation. Additionally, in 1835, the United States’ national debt was zero for the first and only time in history. This day also holds personal significance for many, as it marks the birthdays of influential figures such as Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of the United States, born in 1800, and Nicolas Cage, the renowned actor, born in 1964. Overall, January 7 stands as a date rich with scientific, technological, and cultural significance.

Important Days of 7 January in History

Orthodox Christmas: This day marks the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ according to the Julian calendar observed by some Eastern Orthodox churches. It’s a significant religious and cultural holiday for millions of Orthodox Christians worldwide.

International Programmers’ Day: This day is dedicated to recognizing the contributions of programmers and the impact of their work on our daily lives. It’s celebrated on the 256th day of the year, representing the number of distinct values that can be represented with an eight-bit byte, a fundamental unit of computer programming.