This Day in History on 13 January

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

Important Days

Important Events

1610: Galileo discovered Callisto, Jupiter’s fourth satellite.

1709: Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah I defeated his brother Kamabakhsh in Hyderabad in a power struggle.

1842: Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

1849: The famous Battle of Chillianwala started during the Second Anglo Sikh War.

1910: The world’s first public radio broadcast began in New York.

1915: Earthquake shook Avezzano, Italy, killed 29800 people.

1930: Mickey Mouse comics first published.

1964: 100 killed in anti-Muslim riots in Kolkata.

1995: Belarus became the 24th member country of NATO.

2007: K. G. Balakrishnan became the 37th Chief Justice of India.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1843: Fakir Mohan Senapati, an Indian writer, poet, philosopher, and social reformer.

1919: Dr. Marri Channa Reddy, an Indian politician and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Rakesh Sharma

1926: Shakti Samanta, an Indian film director, and producer.

1938: Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, an Indian music composer and santoor player from the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

1948: Gaj Singh, Indian lawyer and politician

1949: Rakesh Sharma, a former Indian Air Force pilot, and astronaut.

1963: Piyush Mishra, an Indian film and theatre actor, music director, lyricist, singer, and scriptwriter.

1975: Andrew M. Yang, an American entrepreneur and former presidential candidate.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1832: Thomas Lord, an English professional cricketer.

1941: James Joyce, an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic.

1976: Ahmed Jan Thirakwa, an Indian tabla player.

1985: Madan Puri, an Indian actor of Hindi and Punjabi films.

1991: Tribhuvandas Luhar, an Indian Gujarati poet and author.

2014: Anjali Devi, an Indian actress, model, and producer in Telugu and Tamil films.

2016: J. F. R. Jacob, an Indian Army officer.

2017: Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, English photographer and sometime member of the British royal family (b. 1930)[17]
2017: Dick Gautier, American actor (b. 1931)[18]
2017: Magic Alex, Greek electronics engineer (b. 1942)[19]
2019: Phil Masinga, South African footballer (b. 1969)[20]

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