Events, Births, Deaths occured on May 1

Historical Events

1876 - Queen Victoria took the title Empress of India.

2012 - More than 100 people were dead as a ferry capsizes in Brahmaputra river in Assam.

Famous Births

1913 - Balraj Sahni (Yudhishthir Sahni) was born. He was a famous Bollywood actor. He was the brother of Bhisham Sahni who is a Hindi writer, playwright, and actor.

1919 - Manna Dey (Prabodh Chandra Dey) was born. He is a famous playback singer of Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Assamese films. He was honoured him with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Famous Deaths

1965 - G. N. Balasubramaniam (known as GNB) was died at the age of 55 in Madras. He was a vocalist in the Carnatic tradition. He became the first superstar of Carnatic music.

2004 - Ram Prakash Gupta died in Delhi. He was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and governor of Madhya Pradesh. He was a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party.

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