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A Dictionary of Dates

Bakhtiar K. Dadabhoy (Author)
Synopsis A fascinating selection of events for everyday of the year, A Dictionary of Dates is an informative and entertaining guide to important anniversaries for each day of the year. With over 6000 entries embracing a rich diversity of subjects, a Dictionary of Dates is an ideal ready reference guide of anyone with an interest in dates and a treat for the quiz enthusiast. When did Howard Carter discover the tomb of King Tutankhamen? The notorious Nazis Albert speer and Adolf Eichmann were born on which day of the year? Did you know that Sunil Gavaskar hit his 10,000th run in Test cricket on Vivian Richards’ (and Nari Contractor’s) birthday? Did you know that the dramatist William Shakespeare, the Italian painter Raphael, Indian statesman Bidhan Chandra Roy, the actor Otto Kruger, the German aircraft manufacturer Hugo Junkers and the actress Ingrid Bergman-all died on their birthdays? Or that Iftekhar Ali Khan, Nawab of Pataudi Sr. died on his son Mansur Ali Khan, Nawab of Pataudi Jr’s birthday – something he shares with Czechoslovakian statesman Tomas Masaryk who died on his son Jan Masaryk’s birthday? Or that Winston Churchill and John F Kennedy share a marriage anniversary? Births and deaths of famous personalities as well as significant and unusual events in history. Interesting anecdotes, quotations and trivia. Fascinating coincidences.
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About the author

Bakhtiar K. Dadabhoy

BAKHTIAR K DADABHOY was born in 1963, educated at Hindu College, University of Delhi and the Delhi School of Economics. He is a civil servant.

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Bibliographic information

Title A Dictionary of Dates
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 8129100320
length 960p.