This Day in History on 15 June
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 June. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
Global Wind Day (International)
1659: Aurangzeb declared as the Emperor at Delhi.
1908: Stock Exchange of Calcutta was opened of Baldeodas Daduawala and Overened.
1947: All-India Congress accepts British plan for the partition of India in New Delhi.
1953: Internal Air Route Corporation of India was established.
1960: Burdwan University was established in West Bengal.
1966: U.S. resumes full economic aid to India and Pakistan.
1982: Supreme Court rules that all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to public education.
1986: K. K. Tarapore, cricketer (Test for India 1948), was killed in a motor-scooter accident.
1988: Dalai Lama recognised the rights of China in foreign affairs and Army Operations in Tibet region.
1990: Punjab Government returned gold and other valuables seized from Golden Temple during the 1984 Blue Star operation to SGPC.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1899: Roy Chowdhury Devipasad, modern Indian sculptor and painter, was born.
1907: Narayan Ganesh Goray, freedom fighter and socialist, was born at Hindala (Maharashtra).
1937: Kumar Shri Indrajitsinhji, cricketer (Indian keeper in 60’s), was born in Jamnagar.
1848: Gheevarghese Mar Gregorios of Parumala, Indian bishop and saint (d. 1902)
1927: Ibn-e-Insha, Indian-Pakistani poet and author (d. 1978)
1933: Sarojini Vaidya – Writer
1928: Shankar Vaidya – Literary
1923: Keshav Jagannath Purohit ‘Shantaram’ – Literary
1917: Sajjad Hussain – Musician and Mandrilladian
1947: Premanand Gajvi – literary and playwright
1932: Zia Fariduddin Dagar, Indian singer (d. 2013)
1950: Lakshmi Mittal, Indian-English businessman
1952: Satya Pal Jain, Indian lawyer and politician, Additional Solicitor General of India
1929: Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh was an Indian Muslim Hindi / Hindustani film actress and playback singer
1938: Anna Hazare, Social Worker
1907: N. G. Gore – freedom fighters, leaders of the United Maharashtra movement and socialist thinkers
Death / Death Anniversary:
1948: Rajah Annamalai Chettiar, famous musician, social worker and Governor of the Imperial Bank of India, passed away.
1949: Uloor S. Parmeswara Iyer, famous poet, writer, editor, and literature, died. He was 72.
1969: Dr. Darashaw Nosherwan Wadia, the great pioneer in Indian Geology and professor in the development of geo-scientific research in the country, passed away at New Delhi at the age of 86.
1931: Achyut Balwant Kolhatkar, famous litterateur, and journalist,
1971: Wendell Meredith Stanley, American biochemist and
virologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1979: Suryakant Ramchandra Khandekar, Poet and Musician