On This Day 5 December

Important Days

World Soil Day is commemorated on December 5

World Soil Day: World Soil Day is commemorated every year on December 5, with the aim to shine the spotlight on the essentiality of healthy soils to sustain life on the planet. The Day also aims to mobilise public and political will to address challenges to the sustainable management of soil resources. 

Important Events

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1898 – Josh Malihabadi, Indian-Pakistani poet and translator (d. 1982)

Josh Malihabadi, Indian-Pakistani poet and translator

1932 – Nadira, Indian actress (d. 2006)

Nadira, Indian actress

1965 – Manish Malhotra, Indian fashion designer

Manish Malhotra, Indian fashion designer

1974 – Ravish Kumar, Indian journalist and author

Ravish Kumar, Indian journalist and author

1985 – Shikhar Dhawan, Indian cricketer

Shikhar Dhawan, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1951 – Abanindranath Tagore, Indian painter, author, and academic (b. 1871)

1963 – Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1892)

2016 – Jayalalithaa, Indian politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1948)

Jayalalithaa, Indian politician