This Day in History on 1 September

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 September. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1983 – Cold War: Korean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace, killing all 269 on board, including Congressman Lawrence McDonald.


1985 – A joint American–French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.


1991 – Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.


2004 – The Beslan school siege begins when armed terrorists take schoolchildren and school staff hostage in North Ossetia, Russia; by the end of the siege three days later more than 385 people are dead (including hostages, other civilians, security personnel and terrorists).

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1896 – A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian religious leader, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (d. 1977)

1930 – Charles Correa, Indian architect (d. 2015)


1931 – Abdul Haq Ansari, Indian theologian and scholar (d. 2012)

SONY DSC

1947 – P. A. Sangma, Indian lawyer and politician, 11th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2016)

1970 – Padma Lakshmi, Indian-American actress and author

Padma Lakshmi at arrivals for TIME 100 Gala Dinner 2016, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, NY April 26, 2016. Photo By: Derek Storm

1973 – Ram Kapoor, Indian actor

Death/ Death Anniversary

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History