This Day in History on 21 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 21 October. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Indian Police Commemoration Day (India)

Important Events

1867 – The Medicine Lodge Treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate to a reservation in western Oklahoma.

1987 – The Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka, killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1887 – Krishna Singh, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (d. 1961)

1931 – Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (d. 2011)

1972 – Ashutosh Agashe, Indian businessman and cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1835 – Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer (b. 1775)

1990 – Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1921)

2010 – A. Ayyappan, Indian poet and translator (b. 1949)

2012 – Yash Chopra, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History