This Day in History on 27th May
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 27th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
Maharashtra Sahitya Patrika Day.
1857: Nana Sahib was captured at Kanpur.
1906: Gandhiji writes to his brother Lakshimidas, stating his disinterestedness in worldly possessions.
1930: Jayaprakash Narayan, Labour Research Cell, arrested after Dandi March.
1930: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was arrested during Salt Movement.
1930: India’s major cities are seething with unrest following the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi and thousands of his followers in the campaign of civil disobedience against British rule. Civil unrest in Bombay, where at least six were killed and sixty injured.
1951: Taraporewala Aquarium was inaugurated at Mumbai by President Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
1964: Gulzarilal Nanda has entrusted the responsibility as Acting Prime Minster of India. He held this office till June 9, 1964. He is till date the only Acting Prime Minster of India.
1968: Second Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding given to Reverend Martin Luther King posthumously.
1999: Sharad Pawar, Tariq Anwar and P.A. Sangma launch the Nationalist Congress Party.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1962: Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri, cricketer (Indian SLA all-rounder 1981-92), was born in Bombay.
1957: Nitin Gadkari, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Transport
Death / Death Anniversary:
1964: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister and architect of modern India, passed away at the age of 74.
1910: Robert Koch, the famous French scientist, passed away.
1919: Kandukuri Veeresalingam, father of modern Telugu language, author, and social reformer, passed away.
1994: Tarktirth Laxmanshastri Joshi, internationally famous omnicient, passed away.
1986: Ajoy Mukherjee, Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1901)
1998: Minoo Masani, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
2013: Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician (b. 1917)