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

Important Days

Important Events

1886: American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.

1888: Gandhi left for England for his Bar-at-Law.

1967: 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200.

1979: Sunil Gavaskar scores his third double century in Test cricket (221) to guide India to a famous draw against England in the 4th Test at The Oval.

2014: Monsoon rains begin and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Dadabhai Naoroji, Indian academic and politician
Dadabhai Naoroji, Indian academic and politician

1825: Dadabhai Naoroji, Indian academic and politician, President of the Indian National Congress. He was a Liberal Party member of Parliament.

1890: Bhupendranath Datta was an Indian revolutionary and later a noted sociologist and anthropologist.

1909: Braj Kumar Nehru was an Indian diplomat and Ambassador of India to the United States.

Ram Kishore Shukla, Indian lawyer
Ram Kishore Shukla, Indian lawyer

1923: Ram Kishore Shukla was an Indian politician and an activist for Indian independence.

1924: S. K. Ramachandra Rao was an Indian author, Sanskrit scholar and professor of psychology.

1952: Rishi Kapoor was an Indian actor known for his work in Bollywood.

Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian lawyer
Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian lawyer

1941: Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician from the state of Maharashtra.

1945: Mohan Joshi, Indian film, television and theater actor.

1948: Anant Nag, Indian actor whose predominant contribution has been in Kannada cinema. 

1948: Parbatbhai Patel, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Banaskantha constituency in Gujarat for its 16th Lok Sabha.

Kiran More, Indian cricketer
Kiran More, Indian cricketer

1957: Krishan Pal Gurjar, present Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in Government of India.

1962: Kiran More, Indian former cricketer and wicket-keeper for the Indian cricket team.

1964:Aadesh Shrivastava was a music composer and singer of Indian music.

1972: Delnaaz Irani, Indian actress.

Aadesh Shrivastava, Indian singer-songwriter
Aadesh Shrivastava, Indian singer-songwriter

1975: Vetri Maaran, Indian film director, screenwriter, and film producer who works in the Tamil film industry.

1989: Ragini Nandwani, Indian film and television actress.

1990: Aparnaa Bajpai, an Indian film actress who has appeared in Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam films.

Death/ Death Anniversary

Dharamvir Bharati, Indian author
Dharamvir Bharati, Indian author

1987: Roop Kanwar was a Rajput woman who was burned alive at Deorala village of Sikar district in Rajasthan, India.

1997: Dharamvir Bharati was a renowned Hindi poet, playwright and a social thinker of India.

2000: Mukri was an Indian film actor who worked as a comedian in Hindi films.

2012: Syed Mustafa Siraj, Indian author (b. 1930)

2012: Hakam Sufi, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1952)

2015: Wilfred de Souza, Indian surgeon and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Goa (b. 1927)

Further Reading

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