This Day in History on 28 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 28 September. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

International Day for Universal Access to Information

World Rabies Day (International)

Important Events

1837: Bahadur Shah II took over the rule of Delhi.

2004: The World Bank called India the 4th largest economy in the world.

2014: The 2014 Hong Kong protests begin in response to restrictive political reforms imposed by the NPC in Beijing.

2016: The 2016 South Australian blackout occurs, lasting up to three days in some areas.

2018: The 7.5 Mw 2018 Sulawesi earthquake, which triggered a large tsunami, leaves 4,340 dead and 10,679 injured.

2018: On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the international project Tree of Peace was established (September, 28). One of the trees was planted personally by Zuzana Čaputová, President of the Slovak Republic.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Bhagat Singh, Indian activist
Bhagat Singh, Indian activist

1838: Sai Baba of Shirdi was a spiritual master who is regarded a manifestation of Sri Dattaguru by his devotees. Although the date and place of birth of Sai baba is unknown, most people celebrate his birthday on 28 September.

1907: Bhagat Singh was a socialist revolutionary who fought hard for the freedom of India. He was executed at the age of 23 years and is since a hero of the Indian independence movement.

Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer
Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer

1909: Paidi Jairaj was an actor, director, and producer who worked in Hindi, Marathi, and Gujarati language films, and Telugu theatre.

1907: Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)

1929: Lata Mangeshkar is one of the best known and the most respected playback singer and music director of India.

1946: Majid Khan, Indian-Pakistani cricketer

Puri Jagannadh, Indian director
Puri Jagannadh, Indian director

1953: Mahesh Kothare is an actor, director and producer of Marathi and Hindi films.

1960: Akhilendra Mishra is a film and TV character actor.

1966: Puri Jagannadh is a director, screenwriter, and producer, who primarily works in Telugu cinema.

Abhinav Bindra, Indian target shooter
Abhinav Bindra, Indian target shooter

1982: Ranbir Kapoor is the son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh who started his career in Bollywood in 2007. Today, he is one of the highest-paid actors in the Bollywood Industry.

1982: Abhinav Bindra is a businessman and retired sport shooter who is currently India’s only individual Olympic gold medalist.

1985: Mouni Roy is an actress, singer, kathak dancer, and former model who is known for her work in Indian TV and Bollywood films.

Ranbir Kapoor, Indian actor and director
Ranbir Kapoor, Indian actor and director

1987: Munmun Dutta is an actress and model best known for her portrayal of Babita Iyer in ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’.

1988: Anukreethy Vas is a model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Femina Miss India in 2018.

Death/ Death Anniversary

K. A. Thangavelu, Indian film actor
K. A. Thangavelu, Indian film actor

1837: Akbar II was the second last Mughal emperor of India who reigned from 1806 to 1837

1983: Cheriyan Kandi Muhammad Koya was a politician who served as the Minister of Education in the Kerala Government between 1967 to 1979. He also led the cabinet as the 8th CM of Kerala from 12 October to 1 December 1979.

1990: Zia Mohiuddin Dagar was a North Indian classical musician who was largely responsible for the revival of the rudra vina as a solo concert instrument.

Brajesh Mishra, Indian politician
Brajesh Mishra, Indian politician

1993: Chandrashekhar Dubey was an actor and radio personality.

1994: Karaikal Arunachalam Thangavelu was a popular actor and comedian between the 1950s to 1970s.

2007: Peesapati Narasimha Murty was an actor known for his work in the Telugu theatre and Telugu cinema.

2012: Brajesh Chandra Mishra was a diplomat and politician. He was best known for serving as Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s principal secretary and the National Security Advisor between 1998 to 2004.

Further Reading

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