8 June in Indian and World History

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8 June in Indian and World History

8 June in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 8 June is the birth anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright, Tim Berners-Lee, Dimple Kapadia, Frank Grillo and Shilpa Shetty.

8 June is also observed as the death anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, Andrew Jackson and Habib Tanvir.

Birth Anniversary

8 June in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Frank Lloyd Wright (8 June 1867 – 9 April 1959) was an American architect, designer, writer, and educator. His “Prairie style” became the basis of 20th-century residential design in the United States. He built the home of the W.W. Willitses, the first masterwork of the Prairie school. He was born on 8 June 1867, Richland Center, Wisconsin, U.S.

Tim Berners-Lee is an English computer scientist best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the inaugural Millennium Technology Prize by the Finnish Technology Award Foundation. He was born on 8 June 1955, London, England.

Dimple Kapadia is an Indian actress. She was launched by Raj Kapoor at age 16, playing the title role in his teen romance Bobby (1973). In that same year, she married Indian actor Rajesh Khanna and retired from acting. She returned to the film industry in 1984. One of her films of that period was the drama Saagar (1985). Both Bobby and Saagar won her Filmfare Awards for Best Actress. She went on to establish herself as one of the leading actresses of Hindi cinema in the 1980s. She was born on 8 June 1957, Bombay, India.

Frank Grillo is an American actor. He is best known for playing the Marvel supervillain Brock Rumlow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Endgame. He was born on 8 June 1965, New York, New York, United States.

Shilpa Shetty is an Indian actress, film producer, dancer, author, businesswoman and former model who mainly appeared in Hindi-language films. She made her acting debut in Baazigar, for which she received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year. She has won 2 awards out of 10 nominations including 1 Bollywood Movie Award and 1 Zee Cine Award. She was born on 8 June 1975, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

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Death Anniversary

8 June in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Prophet Muhammad (570 CE – 8 June 632 CE) was an Arab religious, social, and political leader and the founder of the world religion of Islam. He died on 8 June 632 AD, Medina, Saudi Arabia.

Andrew Jackson (15 March 1767 – 8 June 1845) was an American politician, lawyer, soldier and the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837, seeking to act as the direct representative of the common man. He was the first U.S. president to come from the area west of the Appalachians and the first to gain office by a direct appeal to the mass of voters. His political movement has since been known as Jacksonian Democracy.  He died on 8 June 1845, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

Habib Tanvir (1 September 1923 – 8 June 2009) was a popular Hindi Playwright, Theatre Director, Poet and Actor. He joined the Progressive Writers’ Association (PWA) and became an integral part of the Indian People’s Theatre Association as an actor. He was a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1969, Padma Shri in 1983, Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1996 and the Padma Bhushan in 2002. He died on 8 June 2009, Bhopal.

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Notable events on 8 June in Indian and World History

8 June 1915 – Geeta Rahasya’, written by Lokmanya Tilak, published.

8 June 1936 – Indian State Broadcasting Station was renamed All India Radio (AIR).

8 June 1948 – Malabar Princess’, Air India’s first international flight, takes off from Bombay to London via Cairo and Geneva. This was a weekly air service that was started between India to the United Kingdom.

8 June 1949  Naguib El Rihani, an Egyptian film actor, died.

8 June 1990 – India and Nepal decide to restore normal ties.

8 June 2000 – Bomb blasts rock churches in three states (A.P, Karnataka and Goa).

8 June 2009 – Habib Tanvir, leading Indian playwright and theatre director, died.

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