This Day in History on 4 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 4 December. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days


Indian Navy Day

“To recognize the achievements and role of the Indian Navy to the country.”

December was chosen as on that day in 1971, during Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank four Pakistani vessels including PNS Khaibar, killing hundreds of Pakistani Navy personnel. On this day, those who martyred in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 are also remembered. The Indian Navy is a maritime part of the Indian Army, which was established in 1612. The East India Company formed an army as the East India Company’s Marine to protect its ships. Which was later named Royal Indian Navy.

After the independence of India, the Navy was re-constituted in 1950 and renamed the Indian Navy.

Navy Day (India)

Important Events

1971 – The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1884 – R. C. Majumdar, Indian historian (d. 1980)

1910 – R. Venkataraman, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th President of India (d. 2009)

1919 – I. K. Gujral, Indian poet and politician, 12th Prime Minister of India (d. 2012)

1977 – Ajit Agarkar, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

2014 – V. R. Krishna Iyer, Indian lawyer and judge (b. 1914)

2017 – Shashi Kapoor, Indian actor (b. 1938)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History