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 the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 1 September. The students can refer to 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

Charles Correa, Indian architect
Charles Correa, Indian architect

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

1923: Habib Tanvir was one of the most popular Indian Urdu, and Hindi playwrights, a theatre director, poet and actor. 

1924: Sailen Manna was an Indian international footballer and is considered to be one of the best defenders India has ever produced. 

1930: Charles Correa was an Indian architect and urban planner.

Abdul Haq Ansari, Indian theologian and scholar
Abdul Haq Ansari, Indian theologian and scholar

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

1931: Ajit Kumar Banerjee was a noted environmentalist and expert in forest management and is known to be the father of the concept of Joint Forest Management.

1933: Dushyant Kumar was a poet of modern Hindi literature.

1935: Saroj Ghose, Indian science popularizer and museum maker.

 P. A. Sangma, Indian lawyer and politician
P. A. Sangma, Indian lawyer and politician

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

1949: Radha Mohan Singh, Indian politician having affiliations with Bharatiya Janata Party.

1957: Anjali Gopalan, Indian human rights and animal rights activist, founder and executive director of The Naz Foundation Trust.

 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

1963: Ravi Kumar Narra, an Indian businessman and social worker from Secunderabad, is known for his efforts for the upliftment of the Dalit community. 

1963: Manoj Pahwa, Indian film and television actor who is noted for his role as Bhatia in the comedy series Office Office.

1964: Nachiketa Chakraborty, Indian singer, songwriter, musician, composer and playback singer known for his modern Bengali lyrics.

1970: Padma Lakshmi, Indian-American actress and author

1973: Ram Kapoor, Indian television and film actor.

1975: Deepak Dobriyal, Indian movie and theatre actor. He is the recipient of a Filmfare award.

Ram Kapoor, Indian actor
Ram Kapoor, Indian actor

1977: Aamir Ali, Indian television actor and model. 

1980: Vidhu Prathap, Indian playback singer.

1982: Yamini Reddy, Indian classical dancer, a Kuchipudi exponent.

1985: Mumaith Khan, an Indian film actress working in the Indian film industry and also works on cameos in form of the item numbers.

1987: Ankit Gera, Indian television actor.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1581: Guru Ram Das was the fourth of the ten Gurus of Sikhism. 

1988: Fatehsinghrao Gaekwad was an Indian politician, cricketer, and titular Maharaja of Baroda from 1951 until 1988.

2002: Babukodi Venkataramana Karanth was a film and theatre personality from India.

2005: Anil Kumar Dutta was an Indian artist and educator. 

2012: Sat Mahajan was the Rural Development Minister of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Further Reading

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