This Day in History on 11 July

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 11 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

World Population Day (International)

Important Events

1801: The French astronomer John Louis Pons discovered the comet, Pons.

1893: The first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.

1950: Pakistan became a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

1979: America’s first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.

1987: The world population has crossed the five billion mark. The United Nations had decided to celebrate July 11 as Population Day.

1994: Inspector General of Police Kiran Bedi received the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

2006: Mumbai train bombings: 209 people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Tun Tun
Suresh Prabhu

1857: Chettur Sankaran Nair, an Indian politician, and author.

1889: Narayan Hari Apte, an Indian-Marathi novelist.

1902: Baldev Singh, an Indian Sikh political leader.

1921: Shankarrao Kharat, an Indian-Marathi writer.

Jhumpa Lahiri
Amitav Ghosh

1923: Tun Tun, Indian actress and comedian (d. 2003)

1927: Theodore Maiman, an American engineer and physicist.

1953: Suresh Prabhu, Indian accountant and politician, Indian Minister of Railways

1956: Amitav Ghosh, an Indian writer.

1967: Jhumpa Lahiri, an American-Indian author.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1957: Aga Khan III, one of the founders and the first permanent president of the All-India Muslim League.

2001: Qateel Shifai, a Pakistani Urdu poet and lyricist.

2003: Bhisham Sahni was an Indian writer, and playwright.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History