This Day in History on 1 October

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

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

Important Days

  • National Voluntary Blood Donation Day
  • International Day for the elderly
  • International Coffee Day

Important Events

S. Subramania Iyer, Indian lawyer
S. Subramania Iyer, Indian lawyer

1864: Cyclone strikes Calcutta: 70,000 killed.

1953: Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras.

1999: Sourav Ganguly smashes 11 fours and 5 sixes for a blistering 139 as India (277/6) dominates Zimbabwe (170) in the 6th cricket LG Cup ODI in Nairobi.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1542: Mariam-uz-Zamani was a wife of the Mughal emperor Akbar.

1842: S. Subramania Iyer, Indian lawyer and jurist (d. 1924)

 Annie Besant, English-Indian activist
Annie Besant, English-Indian activist

1847: Annie Besant – A women right’s activist and educationist. She, along with Lokmanya Tilak launched Home Rule League Movement in 1916. She became the first woman president of the Indian National Congress in 1917. She also established Central Hindu College in Banaras (now Varanasi). Annie also founded the Scout Movement in India.

1861: Nilratan Sircar was an eminent Indian doctor, philanthropist and swadeshi entrepreneur.

Liaquat Ali Khan, Indian-Pakistani lawyer
Liaquat Ali Khan, Indian-Pakistani lawyer

1862: Raghupathi Venkataratnam Naidu was an Indian social reformer who hailed from Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh in India.

1887: Hridya Nath Kunzru was an Indian freedom fighter and public figure.

1895: Liaquat Ali Khan, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1951)

A. K. Gopalan, Indian educator
A. K. Gopalan, Indian educator

1904: Ayillyath Kuttiari Gopalan was an Indian communist leader, serving CPI with 16 members out of 489 since the first Lok Sabha in 1952.

1906: Sachin Dev Burman was an Indian music director and singer.

1919: Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 2000)

1922: Allu Ramalingaiah was an Indian Telugu comic actor who appeared in over 1000 Tollywood films.

S. D. Burman, Indian composer
S. D. Burman, Indian composer

1928: Sivaji Ganesan was an Indian actor, and producer. Google also released a special Doodle on his 93rd birthday.

1945: Ram Nath Kovind, Indian politician serving as the 14th and current President of India.

1947: Dalveer Bhandari, Indian lawyer and judge

Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet
Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet
Dalveer Bhandari, Indian lawyer
Dalveer Bhandari, Indian lawyer

1969: Mahesh Thakur, Indian actor who has played roles in many films, TV serials and web series.

1979: Shraddha Nigam, Indian film and television actress.

1984: Vineeth Sreenivasan, Indian playback singer, actor, film director, screenwriter, producer.

1990: Anushka Ranjan, Indian film actress and model.

1998: Jehan Daruvala, Indian racing driver competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1995: Aditya Vikram Birla was an Indian industrialist.

1997: Gul Mohammed was the shortest adult human being of his time whose existence and height have been independently verified.

Further Reading

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