This Day in History on 31 December

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 31 December. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1999 – Indian Airlines Flight 814 hijacking ended after seven days with the release of 190 survivors at Kandahar Airport, Afghanistan.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1912 – John Frost, Indian-English general (d. 1993)

1925 – Sri Lal Sukla, Indian author (d. 2011)

1934 – Ameer Muhammad Akram Awan, Indian author, poet, and scholar (d. 2017)

1965 – Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

2018 – Kader Khan, Indian actor (b. 1937)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History