This Day in History on 27 July

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 27 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1921: Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best of the University of Toronto succeeded in separating pure insulin.

1940: Bugs Bunny was released from the animated short film A Wild Hair.

1955: The Austrian State Treaty restored Austrian sovereignty.

1983: Sinhala prisoners killed 18 Tamil political prisoners at Welikada Jail in Colombo.

1994: Indian Shooter Jaspal Rana won a gold medal at the World Shooting Championship.

1997: DMK president M Karuna Nidhi was elected party president for the seventh time in a row. It is a record.

1999: The Ministry of Petroleum in India approved a proposal to use liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a fuel for vehicles.

2015: At least seven people are killed and many injured after gunmen attack an Indian police station in Punjab.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

G. S. Bali

1724: Pratap Singh II, the Maharana of Mewar Kingdom.

1876: Kavimani Desigavinayagam Pillai, an eminent Tamil poet.

1913: Kalpana Datta, an Indian independence movement activist.

1950: V. M. Bhatt, a Hindustani classical Mohan veena player.

1954: G. S. Bali, Indian lawyer and politician

Soccor Velho
Kriti Sanon

1955: Allan Border, an Australian cricket commentator, and former international cricketer.

1960: Uddhav Bal Thackeray, the 19th Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

1963: K. S. Chithra, an Indian playback singer and Carnatic musician.

1983: Soccor Velho, Indian footballer (d. 2013)

1990: Kriti Sanon, an Indian actress.

1991: RomanSaini, Co-Founder of the Unacademy.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1844: John Dalton, an English chemist, physicist, and meteorologist.

A. P J. Abdul Kalam

1970: Pattom Thanu Pillai, an Indian independence activist.

1992: Amjad Khan, an Indian actor, and director.

2002: Krishan Kant, the tenth Vice President of India.

2015: A. P J. Abdul Kalam, an Indian aerospace scientist and the 11th President of India.

Further Reading

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