This Day in History on 3 October

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 3 October. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1985: 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched.

1992: Geet Sethi wins the world professional billiards championship.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1672: Amar Singh II was the Maharana of Mewar Kingdom.

1899: Placid J. Podipara was an Indian Syrian Catholic priest and scholar of the St. Thomas Christian community.

1932:Venkata Pattabhi Raman was an Indian lawyer and politician who served as the Advocate-General of Tamil Nadu.

1936: Professor Shamsuddin Rahimtoola was a Physician based out of Karachi whose area of study included Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

 J. P. Dutta, Indian director
J. P. Dutta, Indian director

1943: Gurcharan Das, Indian author, who wrote a trilogy based on the classical Indian goals of the ideal life.

1944: Preneet Kaur,Indian politician who served in the Government of India as a Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs from 2009 to 2014.

1949: Jyoti Prakash Dutta, Indian Bollywood film producer, writer and director, best known for making patriotic action war films.

1953: Dipak Misra, Indian jurist who served as the 45th Chief Justice of India from 28 August 2017 till 2 October 2018.

1954: Sathyaraj, Indian actor, producer, director, media personality and a former politician who has appeared in Tamil cinema.

1963: Anita Dongre, Indian fashion designer and is the founder of House of Anita Dongre, an Indian fashion house.

1969: Sharreth, Indian music director and singer.

1975: Shruti Choudhry, Indian politician from Indian National Congress.

Ma. Po. Si., Indian author
Ma. Po. Si., Indian author

1997: Sonia Chahal, Indian amateur boxer.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1838: Mubarak Ali Khan II was born on 29 September 1810 to Ahmad Ali Khan and Nazib un-Nisa Begum.

M. N. Vijayan, Indian journalist
M. N. Vijayan, Indian journalist

1923: Kadambini Ganguly was one of the first two female physicians from India as well as from the entire British Empire.

1994: Joginder Rao was recorded incorrectly as Joginder Singh Rao throughout his career as an Indian cricketer.

1995: Ma. Po. Si., Indian author and politician (b. 1906)

Abdul Haq Ansari, Indian theologian
Abdul Haq Ansari, Indian theologian

2007: Moolayil Narayana Menon Vijayan was an Indian academic, orator, columnist and writer of Malayalam literature.

2012: Muhammad Abdul Haq Ansari was an Islamic scholar from India. He was the Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind from 2003 to 2007.

Further Reading

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