This Day in History on 24 October

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

Important Days

World Development Information Day

World Polio Day

Important Events

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1894 – Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)

1914 – Lakshmi Sahgal, Indian Independence movement revolutionary and Officer of Indian National Army (d. 2012)

1921 – R. K. Laxman, Indian illustrator (d. 2015)

1935 – Mark Tully, Indian-English journalist and author

Death/ Death Anniversary

1991 – Ismat Chughtai, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1915)

2014 – S. S. Rajendran, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)

2017 – Girija Devi, Indian classical singer (b. 1929)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History