This Day in History on 23rd April

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 23rd April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • Khongjom Day (Manipur, India)
World Book & Copyright Day

World Book & Copyright Day

Important Events

1635: The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, was founded in Boston.

1774: British Commander Colonel Chapman defeated Rohilla’s army and captured Ruhelkhand.

1795: East India Company gave Warren Hastings a grant of the money and he was honourably acquitted of the charges.

1921: Subhash Chandra Bose resigned from his job as an Indian Civil Servant in England and came back to India.

1929: Ranjit Film Co. was founded by Chandulal Shah and Gohar at Bombay.

1930: Riots break out in Peshawar; 20 Indians were shot down after killing three Britishers.

1938: Viceroy Lord Linlithgow opens the hydroelectric scheme at Malakand.

1955: Political Committee of the Asian-African Conference at Bandung adopted an Indian resolution calling for a ban on atomic weapons.

1959: Peking Radio reports say that Chinese troops defeated rebels in south-eastern Tibet and have closed Tibet’s borders with India and Burma

1971: The Pakistan Army and Razakars massacred approximately 3,000 Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

1987: Supreme Court in a judgement confers Hindu widows absolute ownership of property under Hindu Succession Act 1956.

1990: Namibia joined the United Nations.

1991: Major parties agree to have polls in Punjab.

1994: Ibrahim Sulaiman Sait, former Indian Union Muslim League president, floats a new party – the Indian National League.

1995: World Book and Copyright Day celebrated for the first time.

2005: The first-ever YouTubevideo, Me at the zoo, was uploaded.

Birthday / Anniversary

1504: Guru Angad, Sikh Guru, was born.

Pandita Ramabai, social reformer and philosopher, was born in the State of Mysore.
Pandita Ramabai, social reformer and philosopher, was born in the State of Mysore.

1751: Gilbert Aliat Minto, governor-general of East India Company, was born.

1791: James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States.

1858: Max Planck, a German theoretical physicist.

1858: Pandita Ramabai, an Indian female feminist, women’s rights & education activist.

1873: Maharshi Vitthal Ramji Shinde, an Indian social and religious reformer.

1913: Dhananjay Vithal Keer, a famous biographer, was born.

1927: Annapurna Devi, an Indian surbahar (bass sitar) player of Hindustani classical music.

1928: Narasimha Murtey, educationist, was born at Nandur, A.P.

1935: Kakkanadan, an Indian short story writer and novelist in the Malayalam language.

1938: S. Janaki, an Indian playback singer.

1969: Manoj Bajpai, an Indian film actor.

1977: John Cena, an American professional wrestler, actor, and television presenter.

1977: Kal Penn, Indian-American actor

Death / Death Anniversary

Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray

1616: William Shakespeare, an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language.

1850: William Wordsworth, an English Romantic poet.

1926: Madhavrao Sapre, great political leader, passed away.

1968: Bade Gulam Ali Khan, famous ghazal singer, passed away.

1992: Satyajit Ray, an Indian film director, writer, illustrator, and music composer.

2013: Shamshad Begum, an Indian singer.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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