This Day in History on 15 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 15 October. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
World Students’ Day
15 October is observed as World Students Day to honour and mark the importance of India’s 11th President APJ Abdul Kalam.
1949: Tripura accedes to Indian union.
1997: US launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn.
2018: Indian minister and editor MJ Akbar files a defamation case after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in #MeToo case.
1869: Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu was an Indian artist and filmmaker who produced silent Indian films and talkies.
1874: Chandradhar Barua was an eminent writer, poet, dramatist & lyricist from Assam.
1902: Bhaurao Gaikwad was an Indian politician and social worker from Maharashtra.
1920: Bhupathiraju Vissam Raju, a former chairman of Raasi Cements and the Cement Corporation of India and one of the pioneers of Indian cement industry.
1927: Buhari Syed Abdur Rahman was an Indian Tamil serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and educationist.
1931: Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was an Indian aerospace scientist and politician who served as the 11th President of India.
1934: N. Ramani, Indian flute player (d. 2015)
1936: Madan Lal Khurana was an Indian politician also was Chief Minister of Delhi.
1946: Victor Banerjee, Indian actor and director
1949: Prannoy Roy, Indian journalist, economist, and broadcaster, founded NDTV
1955: Kulbir Bhaura, Indian field hockey player
1957: Mira Nair, Indian-American actress, director, and producer
1979: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Indian filmmaker and writer.
1986: Sai Dharam Tej, Indian film actor who works in the Telugu films.
1988: Roop Durgapal, Indian television actress.
1989: Sachin Warrier, Indian playback singer and composer in the Malayalam film industry from Kerala.
1997: Digangana Suryavanshi, Indian film and television actress, singer and author.
Death/ Death Anniversary
1918: Sai Baba of Shirdi was an Indian spiritual master who is regarded by his devotees to be a manifestation of Sri Dattaguru and identified as a saint and a fakir.
1943: Baba Kanshi Ram was an Indian poet and activist for independence born in Himachal Pradesh.
1961: Suryakant Tripathi Nirala was an Indian poet, novelist, essayist and story-writer.
1990: Om Shivpuri was an Indian theatre actor-director and character actor in Hindi films.
1992: Talwinder Singh Parmar was a Sikh militant and co-founder of Babbar Khalsa.
1961: Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala’, Indian poet and author (b. 1896)