This Day in History on 14 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 14 January. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Magh Bihu (Assam)
Maghe Sankranti (Nepal)
Maghi (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh)
Makar Sankranti (India)


The first day of Pongal,
Uttarayan (Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Rajasthan)
World Logic Day


Important Events

1761 – The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1845 – Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, English politician, 34th Governor-General of India (d. 1927)

1937 – Rao Gopal Rao, Indian actor, producer, and politician (d. 1994)

1950 – Rambhadracharya, Indian religious leader, scholar, and author

1951 – O. Panneerselvam, Indian politician, 7th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

1977 – Narain Karthikeyan, Indian race car driver


Death/ Death Anniversary

1937 – Jaishankar Prasad, Indian poet, author, and playwright (b. 1889)

1962 – M. Visvesvaraya, Indian engineer, scholar, and politician (b. 1860)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History