This Day in History on 23 July

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

Important Days

Important Events

1927 – The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay.

2015 – NASA announces discovery of Kepler-452b by Kepler.


2016 – Kabul twin bombing occurred in the vicinity of Deh Mazang when protesters, mostly from the Shiite Hazara minority, were marching against route changing of the TUTAP power project. At least 80 people were killed and 260 were injured.


2018 – A wildfire in East Attica, Greece caused the death of 102 people. It was the deadliest wildfire in history of Greece and the second-deadliest in the world, in the 21st century, after the 2009 bushfires in Australia that killed 180.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1856 – Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian lawyer and journalist (d. 1920)

1906 – Chandra Shekhar Azad, Indian activist (d. 1931)

1961 – Milind Gunaji, Indian actor, model, television show host, and author

1973 – Himesh Reshammiya, Indian singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director

Death/ Death Anniversary

2004 – Mehmood Ali, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1932)

2012 – Lakshmi Sahgal, Indian soldier and politician (b. 1914)

Futher Reading

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