This Day in History on 1 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 1 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

World Scout Scarf Day


Important Events

2004 – A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 others in Asunción, Paraguay.


2007 – The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145.


2008 – The Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway begins operation as the fastest commuter rail system in the world.


2008 – Eleven mountaineers from international expeditions died on K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth in the worst single accident in the history of K2 mountaineering.


2017 – A suicide attack on a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan kills 20 people.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1932 – Meena Kumari, Indian actress (d. 1972)

1992 – Mrunal Thakur, Indian actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

1920 – Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian lawyer and journalist (b. 1856)

2008 – Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History