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

Important Days

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Important Events

1026: A. A. Milne’s book Winnie the Pooh was published for children.

1882: Punjab University started in India (now West Pakistan).

1910: Further unrest took place in Lhasa, Tibet, following the arrest of Dalai Lama’s agent by the Chinese on the Chinese frontier with India.

1912: Former US President Theodore Roosevelt was attempted to assassinate a man named John Crank.

1920: Oxford University admitted women to degree courses.

1930: The Flag of Freedom’ or ‘Swaraj Toran’ a feature film produced by Prabhat Film Co.Kolhapur was prohibited by the Censor Board on October 14, 1930 on the grounds that it was objectionable in the existing political situation. The film, however, was cleared only after deleting certain portions and the title changed to ‘Udaykal’.

1947: Pilot Charles Yager made the first successful flight from the X-1 at a speed faster than sound.

1956: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, along with about 380,000 followers, converted to Buddhism at Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur.

1964: On this day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded at the age of 35 for running a non-violent movement against apartheid in American society. Born in the US state of Georgia, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

1981: Vice President Hosni Mubarak was elected President of Egypt.

1982: US President Ronald Reagan declared war on drugs.

1985: Assam Ganparishad established.

1989: Election Commission accepted Shiv Sena as a political party.

1998: Prof. Amartya Sen (Indian Nobel Laureates), the economist-philosopher, awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his contribution to welfare economics. He became the sixth Indian, by birth or citizenship, to win a Nobel.

1999: Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) was rejected in the US Senate.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1633: James II of England.

1784: King Ferdinand VII of Spain.

1882: Eamon de Valera, the first President of the Republic of Ireland.

1884: Lala Har Dayal, revolutionary, nationalist and freedom fighter, was born at Delhi.

1885: Mukandi Lal, famous Hindi writer, was born in Chamoli at U.P.

1890: Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States.

1919: Raghu Karmkar, famous cinephotographer, was born.

1924: Virendra Kumar Bhattacharya, an Indian writer.

Gautam Gambhir, Indian cricketer.
Gautam Gambhir, Indian cricketer.

1927: Roger Moore, an English actor, best known for his role as James Bond.

1931: Pandit Nikhil Ranjan Banerjee, an Indian classical sitarist of the Maihar Gharana.

1939: Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer-founder of the Ralph Lauren Corporation.

1940: Cliff Richard, an Indian singer-songwriter and actor.

1958: Shahid Shahid Pervez, an Indian sitar player from the Etawah Gharana.

1981: Gautam Gambhir, Indian cricketer.

Death/ Death Anniversary

Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani, Indian Admiral
Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani, Indian Admiral

1066: Harold Godwinson, the last crowned Anglo-Saxon king of England.

1919: Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, a German businessman.

1944: Erwin Rommel, German general.

1947: Narsingh Chintaman Kelkar, great litterateur, politician and editor, died.

1953: Raghunath Dhondo Karve, Family Planning and Sex Education preacher, died.

1993: Lalchand Hirachand Doshi, President of Walchand Industries Group.

1994: Setu Madhavrao Pagdi, researcher and historian, died.

1997: Harold Robbins, American novelist.

1999: Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s first president.

2013: Mohan Dharia, Indian Union Minister and social activist.

2015: Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani, Indian Admiral.

Further Reading

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