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:

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.

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

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

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

1991: Major parties agree to have polls in Punjab.

Birthday / Anniversary:

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.

1504: Guru Angad, Sikh Guru, was born.

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

1858: Pandita Ramabai, the social reformer and philosopher, was born in the State of Mysore.

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

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

1977: Kal Penn, Indian-American actor

Death / Death Anniversary:

Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray

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

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

1992: Satyajit Ray, internationally famous Indian film producer-director, Bharat Ratna Awardee, passed away at the age of 70.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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