This Day in History on 14th May

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

Important Days:

  • Flag Day (Paraguay)
  • National Unification Day (Liberia)

Important Events:

1796: James Philip, an eight-year-old boy from Berkeley, Gloucester, England, vaccinated against the world’s first goddess.

1940: WWII – Holland surrendered to Germany.

H.D. Deve Gowda
H.D. Deve Gowda

1953: Y. N. Sukthankar was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-07-1957

1954: President issues an order extending the application of the Indian Constitution to Kashmir with the concurrence of the State government.

1955: A 20-year Warsaw Pact was signed in Warsaw, Poland by the communist nations of Soviet Russia, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and East Germany.

1960: The first plane of India flew up to New York.

1963: Kuwait joined the United Nations.

1972: Fighting between Indian and Pakistani forces along the Kashmir border was reported.

1976: Pakistan and India agree to resume diplomatic ties.

1982: All India Radio was renamed ‘Akashwani’ but its Urdu service yet announces that it was All India Radio.

1992: LTTE banned in India.

1993: Bombay High Court upholds Goa C.M. Ravi Naik’s disqualification by speaker under the anti-defection bill.

1993: Justice V. Ramaswamy decides to resign.

1994: RBI announces tight monetary policy.

1996: H.D. Deve Gowda was elected leader of the third front as its prime ministerial candidate.

1998: India will not sign CTBT unconditionally, says the Prime Minister.

2000: L. K. Advani, Union Home Minister, announces the extension of the ban on the LTTE by two more years.

Birthday / Anniversary:

Dharmavir Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj

1657: Dharmavir Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj was born on Purandar fort.

1883: Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer, an Indian lawyer and member of the Constituent Assembly of India.

1907: Muhammad Ayub Khan, the Pakistani president, was born.

1914: Ekanath Dattatreya Kulkarni, educationist and writer, was born at Bhaloni, Tal Pandharpur.

1923: Mrinal Sen, an Indian film director.

1965: Sachin Khedekar, an Indian actor and director.

1981: Pranav Mistry, an Indian computer scientist, and inventor. 

1984: Mark Zuckerberg, an American internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder and CEO of Facebook. 

1997: Manushi Chhillar, an Indian actress, model, and the winner of Miss World 2017.

Narayan Ganesh Chandavarkar

Death / Death Anniversary:

1601: Louis XIII, King of France.

1923: Narayan Ganesh Chandavarkar, one of the founder members of the Indian Congress and a social reformer, passed away.

1963: Dr Raghuvir, a famous linguist and President of Jansangh passed away.

1978: Jagdish Chandra Mathur, a modern Hindi playwright, passed away.

1998: Frank Sinatra, an American singer, actor, and producer.

2013: Asghar Ali Engineer, an Indian reformist-writer and social activist.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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