This Day in History on 20 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 20 October. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1962 – China launches simultaneous offensives in Ladakh and across the McMahon Line, igniting the Sino-Indian War.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1920 – Siddhartha Shankar Ray, Indian lawyer and politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 2010)

1927 – Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet and critic (d. 2007)

1978 – Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History