This Day in History on 4 August

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 4 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1870: The British Government established the British Red Cross Society.

1873: American Indian Wars: While protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer clashes for the first time with the Cheyenne and Lakota people near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed.

1914: England declared war against Germany.

1947: The Supreme Court was established in Japan.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1875: Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson was born. He was famous for writing beautiful stories for children.

1888 – Taher Saifuddin, Indian religious leader, 51st Da’i al-Mutlaq (d. 1965)

1929 – Kishore Kumar, Indian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1987)

1931 – Naren Tamhane, Indian cricketer (d. 2002)

1950 – N. Rangaswamy, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Chief Minister of Puducherry

1961: America’s first black and 44th President Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

1965 – Vishal Bhardwaj, Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer

1978 – Sandeep Naik, Indian politician

Death/ Death Anniversary

2015 – John Rudometkin, American basketball player (b. 1940)

2015 – Billy Sherrill, American songwriter and producer (b. 1936)

2015 – Alfred C. Williams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1951)

2019 – Nuon Chea, Cambodian politician and theorist for the Khmer Rouge (b. 1926)

Further Reading

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