This Day in History on 14th March

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 14th March. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1931: The first Indian talkie, Alam Ara, was released in Mumbai.

1954: Establishment of the Sahitya Akademi in Delhi.

2000: Technician Eye, the oldest studio in the country, was engulfed in flames.

2001: Chokila Iyer, a tribal woman from Sikkim, became India’s first female foreign secretary.

2001: VVS Laxman scored an unbeaten 275 at Eden Gardens, breaking Sunil Gavaskar’s record for most runs at the ground. He also equaled Don Bradman’s record of 44 fours in an inning.

2007: The Nandigram violence in Nandigram, West Bengal, resulted in the deaths of at least 14 people.

Birthday / Anniversary

1874: Anton Phillips, co-founder of the Philips Electronics Company.

1879: Albert Einstein, a German-born theoretical physicist.

1899: K. C. Irving, the Founder of Irving Oil Company.

1908: Philip Vincent, founder of the Vincent Motorcycle Company.

1913: S. K. Pottekkatt, an Indian writer of Malayalam literature.

1949: Farida Jalal, an Indian actress.

1961: Mike Lazaridis, the founder of BlackBerry Limited.

1965: Aamir Khan, an Indian actor, director, and filmmaker.

1972: Irom Chanu Sharmila, an Indian poet.

1973: Rohit Shetty, an Indian film director, and producer.

1974: Rohit Shetty, Indian actor, director, and cinematographer, Indian poet and activist

Death / Death Anniversary:

1883: Karl Marx, a German philosopher and founder of Communism.

1932: George Eastman, an American researcher and founder of the Eastman Kodak Company.

1998: Dada Kondke, an Indian actor and film producer.

2003: Suresh Bhat, an Indian-Marathi Ghazal poet.

2010: Vinda Karandikar, an Indian poet, writer, literary critic, and translator in the Marathi language.

2018: Stephen Hawking, an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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