This Day in History on 13 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 13 October. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

International Day for Disaster Reduction

Important Events

1999 – Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the Prime Minister of the country for the third time.

2013-109 people are killed in a stampede on a bridge in Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1644: Sipihr Shikoh was a Mughal prince as the fourth son of Crown Prince Dara Shikoh.

1877: Bhulabhai Desai, a prominent parliamentary leader.  An Indian independence activist and acclaimed lawyer, he started his political career with the Home Rule League Movement. He is also known for his speech delivered over several days without any notes in defense of three INA soldiers who were under trial at the Red Fort.

 Ashok Kumar, Indian film actor
Ashok Kumar, Indian film actor

1900: Imtiaz Ali Taj, a famous poet of the Urdu language.

1911: Ashok Kumar was an Indian film actor who attained iconic status in Indian cinema.

1924:Jagan Nath Kaul was the founder, president, and patron of SOS Children’s Village of India.

1924: Moturu Udayam, Indian activist and politician (d. 2002)

1936: Chitti Babu, Indian veena player and composer (d. 1996)

Chitti Babu, Indian veena player
Chitti Babu, Indian veena player

1960: Raj Shetty founder, chairman, and Managing Worker of the Ramee Group of Companies.

1967: C Vijayakumar, president, and chief executive officer of HCL Technologies.

1989: Spruha Joshi, Indian television, film actress who works in the Marathi film and television industry.

1990: Pooja Hegde, an Indian film actress who appears mainly in Telugu and Hindi films

1995:Ahaana Krishna, Indian actress, and singer, who appears in Malayalam films and in ad films.

Sister Nivedita, Irish-Indian social worker
Sister Nivedita, Irish-Indian social worker

Death/ Death Anniversary

1900: Amir Meenai, a 19th-century Indian poet.

1911: Sister Nivedita, Irish-Indian social worker, author, and educator (b. 1867)

Kishore Kumar, Indian singer-songwriter
Kishore Kumar, Indian singer-songwriter

1964: Premankur Atorthy, a novelist, journalist, and film director, born in Faridpur.

Annapurna Devi Indian surbahar (bass sitar) player of Hindustani classical music
Annapurna Devi Indian surbahar (bass sitar) player of Hindustani classical music

1987: Kishore Kumar, Indian singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director (b. 1929)

2004: Nirupa Roy, a famous Hindi film actress

2012: Harihar Swain was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India.

2018: Annapurna Devi Indian surbahar (bass sitar) player of Hindustani classical music (b 1927)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History