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Years Ago Today: Last day of test cricket for legendary wicket taker Kapil Dev



Photo courtesy:The Guardian

1994: Last day of test cricket for Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev is a former Indian cricketer and was named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of The Century in 2002

He captained the Indian cricket team and won the world cup in 1983

The only player in history who took more than 400 wickets and scored more than 5000 runs in Tests

Kapil Dev is a former Indian cricketer and was named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of The Century in 2002. He made his debut in Faisalabad, Pakistan in 1978. He established himself as India's premier fast bowler when he took two 5-wicket hauls and ended the home series against Australia. He retired in 1994, holding the world record for the most number of wickets taken in Test Cricket. He captained the Indian Cricket team and won the 1983 world cup. He is the only player in the history of cricket who took more than 400 wickets and scored more than 5000 runs in Tests. He is one of the greatest all-rounders in this game.

1998: James Cameron's Titanic Wins 11 Academy Awards

Titanic tied the record for most Oscar nominations with 14.

Titanic became the first movie ever to gross more than $1 billion internationally.

The film budgeted more than $200 million, more than any other film in history.

Titanic is a 1997 epic romantic-disaster film written and directed by James Cameron. A fictionalised account of the sinking of RMS Titanic, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, members of different social classes who fall in love while aboard the ill-fated ship. Released just before Christmas in 1997, Titanic became the first movie ever to gross more than $1 billion internationally. The movie tied the record for most Oscar nominations with 14. Originally budgeted at $100 million, the film eventually topped out at about $200 million, more than any film in history.

1931: Death of Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh was hanged in Lahore jail along with Rajguru and Sukhdev

He was the first one to raise the slogan 'Inquilab Zindabad'

He was executed at the age of just 23

Born on September 28, 1907 in Banga Village, Lyallpur district of the Punjab Province of British India, Bhagat Singh was an Indian socialist and revolutionary and is said to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian Independence Movement. As a boy coming from a family which was involved in revolutionary activities against British Raj, he studied European revolutionary movements. He gained prominence in the Hindustan Republican Association and became one of the chief leaders. While he was held captive for planning to bomb the Central Legislative Assembly, New Delhi, he underwent a 116- day fast in the jail and demanded equal rights for both British and Indian political prisoners. In response to this protest, he gained nationwide support. To avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai he was part of the plan to kill British Police Officer named John Saunders. However, Singh is considered as a martyr and is remembered as a folk hero by many Indians.