This Day in History on 15 December

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 15 December. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

International Tea Day

Important Events

1890 – Hunkpapa Lakota leader Sitting Bull is killed on Standing Rock Indian Reservation, leading to the Wounded Knee Massacre.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1908 – Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk, scholar, and author (d. 2005)

1917 – Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Indian-Pakistani linguist and lexicographer (d. 2005)

1933 – Bapu, Indian director and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1976 – Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer and manager

Death/ Death Anniversary

1950 – Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1875)

1966 – Keith Arbuthnott, 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott, Indian-Scottish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire (b. 1897)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History