This Day in History on 24th 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 24th April. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • National Panchayati Raj Day (India)

Important Events

1311: General Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India.

1800: The world’s best library, the Library of Congress, opened in the United States.

1929: First non-stop flight from England to India takes-off.

1932: 450 people seized by British for defying ban on Indian National Congress.

1959: Nehru meets the exiled Dalai Lama in Mussoorie.

1967: Vladimir Komarov became the first astronaut to die for not opening a parachute on time.

1968: Mauritius joined the United Nations.

1970: The Gambia became a republic.

1980: Baba Gurbachan Singh, Nirankari chief, assassinated. His son named as the new chief.

1990: Hubble telescope launched into space.

1993: Terrorists hijacked Indian Airlines Flight 427 from Delhi to Srinagar. All 141 passengers were released safely.

1996: Indian Express launches Vizag (17th) edition.

1996: SC holds that bank managers acting beyond their authority in allowing overdrafts and passing cheques would be amounted to committing misconduct.

2013: A building collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killed 1,129, and injured 2,500 people.

Birthday / Anniversary

1571: Sawai Raja Sur Singh Rathore, the king of the Marwar kingdom, India.

1888: Bishnu Ram Medhi, chief minister of Assam and Governor of Madras, was born at Hajo.

1918: Durgaprasad Dhar, former Vice President of Planning Commission, was born.

1929: Rajkumar, an Indian film actor and playback singer in the Kannada cinema.

1934: Jayakanthan, Indian journalist and author (d. 2015)

1956: Sharad Bobde, the 47th and current Chief Justice of India.

1956: Teejan Bai, an exponent of Pandavani, a traditional performing art form, from Chhattisgarh, India.

1966: Margashayam Venkataramana, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 1989), was born in Secunderabad.

1973: Sachin Tendulkar, a former Indian international cricketer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.

1987: Varun Dhawan, an Indian actor.

Death / Death Anniversary

1858: Kunwar Singh, revolutionary of Indian mutiny and freedom fighter, passed away. He fought his last battle near Jagdishpur, Bihar on April 23, 1858 and defeated the Britishers but was deeply wounded. He also organised the national rebels.

1926: Sri Sathya Sai Baba, an Indian guru, and philanthropist.

1934: C. Sankaran Nair, the President of the Indian National Congress in 1897.

1942: Dinanath Mangeshkar, an Indian singer, and actor.

1944: Shivprasad Gupta, philanthropist, freedom fighter and educationist, passed away.

1972: Jamini Roy, an Indian painter.

1974: Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, an Indian Hindi poet, essayist, patriot, and academic.

1999: Nanabhai Bhatt, Indian film director, and producer of Hindi and Gujarati cinema.

2011: Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philanthropist (b. 1926)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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