This Day in History on 15 November

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

Important Days

Important Events

2006 – Al Jazeera English launches worldwide.


2007 – Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people and destroying parts of the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.


2012 – Xi Jinping becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.


2016 – Hong Kong’s High Court bans elected politicians Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from the city’s Parliament.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1914 – V. R. Krishna Iyer, Indian lawyer and judge (d. 2014)

1936 – Tara Singh Hayer, Indian-Canadian journalist and publisher (d. 1998)

1986 – Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player

Death/ Death Anniversary

1949 – Narayan Apte, Indian activist, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1911)


1949 – Nathuram Godse, Indian assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1910)

1982 – Vinoba Bhave, Indian philosopher and Gandhian, Bharat Ratna Awardee (b. 1895)

2012 – K. C. Pant, Indian politician, 18th Indian Minister of Defence (b. 1931)

2015 – Saeed Jaffrey, Indian-British actor (b. 1929)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History