This Day in History on 30 November

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 30 November. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1872: The world’s first international football match was played between Scotland and England at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow.

1896: Gandhiji sails for South Africa with wife and children.

1909: Gandhiji reaches South Africa.

1917: Establishment of Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Institute at Calcutta.

1966: Barbados gained independence from the United Kingdom.

1967: The Pakistan People’s Party was founded by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who became its first chairman.

1974: India, Pakistan decide to end the ten-year trade ban.

1982: World premier of Sir Richard Attenborough’s ‘Gandhi’ held in New Delhi.

1986: Sikhs hijack bus, killing 24 at Punjab.

1988: Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed.

1989: Congress (I) emerges largest party in Lok Sabha by winning 193 seats, Congress (I) rule in Karnataka and Veerendra Patil made the Chief Minister.

1990: Admiral Laxmi Narayan Ramdas takes over as Chief of Naval Staff.

1995: Official announcement of the end of Operation Desert Storm.

1998: Sonia Gandhi names Ashok Ghelot and Sheila Dixit as Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and Delhi respectively

1999: The disinvestment panel headed by G. V. Ramakrishna demits office after the end of its three-year term.

2000: Endeavor flew from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station, carrying five astronauts and giant solar panels.

2000: Jagdev Singh Talwandi, a former Akali Dal leader, was the unanimous choice as the new SGPC president.

2000: Priyanka Chopra became Miss World.

2000: CBI files fresh cases against JMM MPs Shibu Soren, Simon Marandi and Suraj Mandal on charges of possessing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.

2000: Dr. Anil Kakodkar takes charge as Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Jagadish Chandra Bose

1602: Otto von Guericke, a German physicist.

1761: Smithson Tenant, a British chemist, who proved experimentally that diamonds are carbon.

1835: Mark Twain, a famous American comedian, and novelist.

1858: Dr. Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian botanist.

1874: Winston Churchill, a British statesman, army officer, writer, and Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1920: N. B. Kamat, filmmaker and distributor, was born.

Rajiv Dixit

1923: V. N. Janaki, an Indian politician and activist of Tamil Nadu.

1931: Romila Thapar, an Indian historian.

1936: Abby Hoffman, founder of the Youth International Party.

1945: Vani Jayaram, Indian playback singer.

1950: Subhash Chandra Goenka, an Indian businessman, and founder of Zee TV.

Praveen Chaudhari

1953: Kurian Joseph, a former judge of the Supreme Court of India.

1967: Rajiv Dixit, an Indian social activist, public speaker, and a promoter of Ayurveda.

1858: Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist, biologist, botanist, and archaeologist (d. 1937)

1937: Praveen Chaudhari, Indian-American physicist and academic (d. 2010)

Death/ Death Anniversary

Jarbom Gamlin

1900: Oscar Wilde, an Irish writer, poet, and playwright.

1909: Ramesh Chandra died.

1915: Venkat Apparao Gurjad, famous Telgu poet, died.

1953: B. N. Rau, an Indian civil servant, jurist, diplomat, and statesman

1970: Nina Ricky, French fashion designer.

1989: Ahmedou Ahmed, Cameroon’s first president.

1994: Laxmi Menon, former Foreign state minister, died.

1994: Mrinalini Desai, freedom fighter and famous litterateur, died.

1995: G. Umapati, filmmaker, died.

1998: Ghasiram Yadav (74), member of Parliament representing Alawar in Rajasthan and former MLA and Minister in the State, died in Jaipur.

1999: Prof. M. N. Sromovas, (83), well-known Sociologist in Bangalore, died.

2010: Rajiv Dixit, an Indian social activist, public speaker, and a promoter of Ayurveda.

I. K. Gujral

2012: Indra Kumar Gujral, the 12th Prime Minister of India.

2013: Paul Walker, an American actor.

2014: Jarbom Gamlin, 7th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

2018: George H. W. Bush, American politician, 41st the President of United States.

Further Reading

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