This Day in History on 17 October

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

Important Days

Digital Society Day (India)


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Important Events

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1817 – Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian philosopher and scholar (d. 1898)

1970 – Anil Kumble, Indian cricketer

1992 – Keerthy Suresh, Indian actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

1981 – Kannadasan Indian author, poet, and songwriter (b. 1927)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History