This Day in History on 29th April

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 29th April. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • International Dance Day (UNESCO)

Important Events

1939: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose resigned from Congress.

1945: World War II: The German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.

1965: Pakistan successfully launched its seventh rocket.

1982: International Dance Day began.

1991: A severe cyclone in the southern Chittagong district of Bangladesh killed at least 138,000 people and left millions homeless.

1997: The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 entered into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.

Birthday / Anniversary

1848: Raja Ravi Varma, a celebrated Indian painter, and artist.

1867: Dr. Shankar Abaji Bhise, an Indian scientist.

1891: Bharathidasan, a Tamil poet and writer rationalist.

1919: Ustad Allarakha Qureshi, an Indian tabla player.

1936: Zubin Mehta, an Indian conductor of Western and Eastern classical music.

1958: Ramachandra Guha, an Indian writer.

1979: Ashish Nehra is an Indian cricket coach and former cricketer.

Death / Death Anniversary

1959: Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson, India-born English soldier and Governor of Gibraltar (b. 1891)

1960: Bal Krishna Sharma Naveen, an Indian freedom activist, journalist, politician, and poet of Hindi literature.

1980: Alfred Hitchcock, an English film director, producer, and screenwriter.

2006: JK Galbraith, a Canadian-American economist.

2020: Irrfan Khan, an Indian actor.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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