This Day in History on 26 September

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

Important Days

Important Events

1910 – Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and is exiled.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1820 – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Indian philosopher, painter, and academic (d. 1891)

1876 – Ghulam Bhik Nairang, Indian poet, lawyer, and politician (d. 1952)

1923 – Dev Anand, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)

1932 – Manmohan Singh, Indian economist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of India

1962 – Chunky Pandey, Indian actor

Death/ Death Anniversary

1977 – Uday Shankar, Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1900)

1989 – Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Indian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1920)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History