This Day in History on 30 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 30 September. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

International Translation Day is observed every year 30 September to raise awareness about the translation profession and to pay tribute to the work of language professionals.

Important Events

1993: 20,000 are killed in an earthquake in Latur, Maharashtra.

1996: The South Indian state of Tamil Nadu changed the name of its capital city from Madras to Chennai.

2003: Viswanathan Anand won the World Rapid Chess Championship.

2007: Eminent playback singer Manna Dey selected for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian director
Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian director

1837: Pandit Shraddharam Sharma, a famous Hindi and Punjabi litterateur and freedom fighter.

1864: Swami Akhandananda was a swami and direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a 19th-century mystic.

1881: Satappa Ramanatha Muttaiya Annamalai Chettiar KCSI was an Indian industrialist, banker, educationist and philanthropist from Tamil Nadu.

Anna Kashfi, Indian-American actress
Anna Kashfi, 1982. (Photo by Film Favorites/Getty Images)

1900: Mohammadali Carim Chagla was an Indian jurist, diplomat, and Cabinet Minister who served as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.

1922: Hrishikesh Mukherjee was an Indian film director, editor and writer regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of Indian cinema.

1934: Anna Kashfi, Indian-American actress (d. 2015)

1939: Chinu Modi was a Gujarati language poet, novelist, short story writer and critic from Gujarat, India.

1940: Raja Dhale was an Indian writer, artist and activist for Dalit rights.

1941: Kamalesh Sharma, Indian academic and diplomat, 5th Commonwealth Secretary General

Kamalesh Sharma, Indian academic

1962: Prosenjit Chatterjee, Indian film actor and producer who works in Bengali and Hindi cinema.

1967: Deepti Bhatnagar, Indian former film actress and model.

1970: Deepa Malik, India’s shotput and javelin throw player.

1972: Shantanu Mukherjee, known as Shaan, is an Indian playback singer active in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi films.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1875: Peary Charan Sarkar was an educationist and textbook writer in nineteenth-century Bengal.

1990: Shankar Nagwas an Indian actor, screenwriter, director, and producer known for his work in Kannada-language films and television.

2001: Madhavrao Scindia was an Indian politician and minister from the Indian National Congress.

2014: Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, Indian cleric and politician (b. 1940)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History