This Day in History on 25 September

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 25 September. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1983: Thirty-eight IRA prisoners, armed with six handguns, hijack a prison meals lorry and smash their way out of the Maze Prison.

1992: NASA launches the Mars Observer. Eleven months later, the probe would fail while preparing for orbital insertion.

2003: The 8.3 Mw  Hokkaidō earthquake strikes just offshore Hokkaidō, Japan.

2018: Bill Cosby is sentenced to three to ten years in prison for aggravated sexual assault.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1899: Udumalai Narayana Kavi, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1981)

1916: Deendayal Upadhyaya, Indian economist, sociologist, and journalist (d. 1968)

1920: Satish Dhawan, Indian engineer (d. 2002)

1939: Feroz Khan, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 2009)

1940: Tim Severin, Indian-English explorer, historian, and author

1946: Bishan Singh Bedi, Indian cricketer and coach

Death/ Death Anniversary

1986: Darshan Singh Canadian, Indian-Canadian trade union leader and activist (b. 1917)

1990: Prafulla Chandra Sen, Indian accountant and politician, 3rd Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1897)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History