This Day in History on 4 October

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

Important Days

World Animal Day

World Animal Day is observed every year on 4 October to raise awareness among people about taking actions worldwide for the rights of animals as well as welfare.

The beginning of World Space Week (International)

Important Events

1977: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was released from charges of political corruption.

2008: Mark Zuckerberg announces the appointment of Google executive Sheryl Sandberg as Facebook COO.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Ramchandra Shukla, Indian historian
Ramchandra Shukla, Indian historian

1857: Shyamji Krishna Varma was an Indian revolutionary fighter, an Indian patriot, lawyer and journalist.

1884: Ramchandra Shukla was the first codifier of the history of Hindi literature in a scientific system by using wide, empirical research.

1952: Shailendra Singh, Indian playback singer and actor.

1952: Shripad Naik, Indian politician and the Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy.

1977: Sanghavi, an Indian film actress and former model is known for her works in Telugu and Tamil cinema.

1978: Soha Ali Khan, an Indian film actress who has worked in Hindi, Bengali and English films.

1980: Paoli Dam, an Indian actress who started her career with the Bengali television serial Jibon Niye Khela.

1980: Shweta Tiwari, Indian film and television actress known for her portrayal of Prerna Basu in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.

1987: Sneha Wagh, an Indian television actress known for playing the role of Jyoti in Imagine TV’s show Jyoti.

1992: Rupi Kaur, Indian-born Canadian poet, illustrator, and author.

1997: Rishabh Pant, a professional Indian cricketer who plays for India.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1852: James Whitcomb, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Indiana (b. 1795)

Edida Nageswara Rao, Indian director and producer
Edida Nageswara Rao, Indian director and producer

1980: S.K. Ojha was an Indian Film Director.

1989: Ramchandra Purushottam Marathe was a Marathi music director, singer, and actor on stage and in films.

2009: Basava Premanand was an Indian skeptic, rationalist and debunker from Kerala, India.

2015: Edida Nageswara Rao, Indian director and producer (b. 1934)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History