This Day in History on 5 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 5 December. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
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.
1898 – Josh Malihabadi, Indian-Pakistani poet and translator (d. 1982)
1932 – Nadira, Indian actress (d. 2006)
1965 – Manish Malhotra, Indian fashion designer
1974 – Ravish Kumar, Indian journalist and author
1985 – 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)