This Day in History on 23rd May
On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 23rd May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- Constitution Day (Germany)
- World Turtle Day
1805: Lord Wellesley, Governer General of India, issued a permanent provision for the Delhi Mughal Emperor.
1903: Gemini Roy, the famous Painter, joined Government School of Arts and Crafts at Calcutta.
1947: The U.K. Cabinet today took the historic step of agreeing to Lord Mountbatten’s proposal for the partition of India into two states, one Muslim and the other Hindu. The Viceroy is to have a series of talks with Lord Listowel, the Secretary for India.
1967: South Gujrat University was established.
1984: Bachendri Pal, an employee of Tata Iron and Steel Co. Limited at Jamshedpur, conquers the summit of Mount Everest to become the first Indian woman and the fifth women in the world to achieve this feat.
1995: TADA expires and new Anti-Terrorists Activities Law proposed. Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 1995, voting put off; Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill 1995.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1923: Nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, Indian cricket pace bowler (1949-52), was born in Calcutta.
1924: Venkatraman Narayan Swamy, cricketer (one Test v NZ in 1955, DNB, 0-45), was born in Calicut.
1931: Sharad Joshi, famous Hindi poet, playwright, and journalist, was born.
1965: Venkat Woorkeri Raman, cricketer (Indian slow left-arm all-rounder), was born.
1942: Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao, Indian director, screenwriter, and choreographer
1945: Padmarajan, Indian director, screenwriter, and author (d. 1991)
Death / Death Anniversary:
1895: Shivprasad Sitar-E-Hind passed away.
1975: P. S. Bapat, victoria cross winner Lieutenant General, passed away.
2014: Madhav Mantri, Indian cricketer (b. 1921)
2014: Anand Modak, Indian composer, and director (b. 1951)