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

Important Days

Important Events

1999 – Indian Airlines Flight 814 is hijacked in Indian airspace between Kathmandu, Nepal, and Delhi, India. The aircraft landed at Kandahar in Afghanistan. The incident ended on December 31 with the release of 190 survivors (one passenger is killed).

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1924 – Mohammed Rafi, Indian singer (d. 1980)

1932 – Colin Cowdrey, Indian-English cricketer (d. 2000)

1942 – Indra Bania, Indian actor, director, and playwright (d. 2015)

1944 – Oswald Gracias, Indian cardinal

1956 – Anil Kapoor, Indian actor and producer.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1987 – M. G. Ramachandran, Sri Lankan-Indian actor, producer, and politician, 5th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1917)


1988 – Jainendra Kumar, Indian author (b. 1905)

Futher Reading

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