This Day in History on 15 September

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

Important Days

Engineer’s Day: This day is celebrated in India on 15 September every year to mark the tribute to the Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

Important Events

1948: The Indian Army captures the towns of Jalna, Latur, Mominabad, Surriapet and Narkatpalli as part of Operation Polo.

1948: Independent India’s first flagship INS Delhi arrived at Mumbai port.

1953: S. Vijayalakshmi Pandit was elected as the first lady President of the eighth session of the United Nations Organisations General Assembly.

1959: Doordarshan (DD) India’s Public Service broadcaster was launched in New Delhi.

1966: Gemini XI (Conrad/Gordon) returns to Earth.

1997: Google.com is registered as a domain name.

M. Visvesvaraya, Indian engineer
M. Visvesvaraya, Indian engineer

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1861: Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was an Indian civil engineer and statesman and the 19th Diwan of Mysore. He was also an Indian engineer, scholar, and Bharat Ratna Laureate.

C. N. Annadurai, Indian educator
C. N. Annadurai, Indian educator

1876: Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was a Bengali novelist and short story writer of the early 20th century.

1891: Chempakaraman Pillai was an Indian-born political activist and revolutionary.

1897: Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar was the sixth Prime Minister of Pakistan.

1909: Conjeevaram Natarajan Annadurai was an Indian politician who served as 1st Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

1915: Karam Singh was an Indian soldier and a recipient of the Param Vir Chakra.

1925: Indumati Patankar was freedom fighter and long-time veteran activist living in rural India in Kasegaon, Maharashtra.

Subramanian Swamy, Indian economist
Subramanian Swamy, Indian economist

1939: Subramanian Swamy, Indian politician, economist and statistician who serves as a nominated Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha.

Rajiv Malhotra, Indian author
Rajiv Malhotra, Indian author

1947: Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Indian National Congress politician who is the current Leader of the Opposition in Haryana Legislative Assembly.

1950: Rajiv Malhotra, Indian author

1956: Sara Rai contemporary Indian writer, editor of anthologies and translator of modern Hindi and Urdu fiction.

1970: Ramya Krishnan, Indian film actress.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1950: Maraimalai Adigal was a Tamil orator and writer and father of Pure Tamil movement.

1972: Kadiri Venkata Reddy was an Indian film director, writer, producer and production manager in Telugu cinema.

1987: Moazzam Jah was the son of the last Nizam of Hyderabad.

2005: Ramasamy Thamaraikani was a politician from Tamil Nadu and a Member of Legislative Assembly.

2012: Kuppahalli Sitaramayya Sudarshan was the fifth Sarsanghachalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

2015: Harry J. Lipkin, Israeli physicist and academic (b. 1921)

2015: Meir Pa’il, Israeli commander, historian, and politician (b. 1926)

2015: Bernard Van de Kerckhove, Belgian cyclist (b. 1941)

2017: Harry Dean Stanton, American actor (b. 1926)

Further Reading

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