This Day in History on 5 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 5 October. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

World Teachers’ Day

International Day of No Prostitution

Important Events

1676: The East India Company got the right to exchange Indian currency from the King of England in Mumbai.

1989: Meera Sahib Biwi became the first woman judge of the Supreme Court.

1997: Prime Minister Indra Kumar Gujral unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Source Jinja from the capital Kampala to the Nile River.

1999: India decided not to attend a special meeting on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

2011: The world’s cheapest Rs 2250 tablet PC ‘Aakash’ was released in India.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1524: Rani Durgavati was the ruling Queen of Gondwana from 1550 until 1564. It was her achievements that further enhanced the glory of her ancestral tradition of courage and patronage.

1923: Kailashpati Mishra was a politician. He was a leader of Jana Sangh and later BJP. He was also the Finance Minister of Bihar in 1977.

1934: Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy, also known as Cho Ramaswamy, was an actor, comedian, character actor, editor, political satirist, playwright, dialogue writer, film director, and lawyer in Tamil Nadu.

Kailashpati Mishra, Indian lawyer
Kailashpati Mishra, Indian lawyer

1963: Adil Hussain is an actor who worked in the Indian as well as international cinema. He has been a part of films such as The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Life of Pi and also received National Film Awards at the 2017 National Film Awards for Hotel Salvation and Maj Rati Keteki.

1973: Vishwas Narayan Nangare Patil is the Jt Commissioner of police, Mumbai City and Former Commissioner of Police, Nashik city. In 2015, he was awarded the President’s Police Medal for his role in the counter terrorist operations during the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

1973: S Ravi Varman is a cinematographer, filmmaker, producer, and writer who worked Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi language films.

1980: Vanitha Vijayakumar is an actress who appeared in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu language films.

1984: Avinesh Rekhi is a TV actor, well known for portraying the role of Sultan Kundra in Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and Uma Shankar in Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh, Piyaji.

1999: Washington Sundar is a cricketer who has played for the Indian national under-19 cricket team as a Batsman.

Death/ Death Anniversary

Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly, Indian priest
Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly, Indian priest

1929: Payyappilly Varghese Kathanar was a Syro-Malabar priest from Kerala. He was the founder of the congregation of Sisters of the Destitute and was also declared Venerable by Pope Francis on 14 April 2018.

1930: Christopher Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, Indian-English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Air (b. 1875)

1976: Prabhu Lal Bhatnagar was a mathematician known for his contribution to the Bhatnagar–Gross–Krook operator that is used in the Lattice Boltzmann methods.

1991: Ramnath Goenka was a newspaper publisher who launched The Indian Express in 1932. He created the Indian Express Group with English and various regional language publications.

1997: Chitta Basu was a politician and leader of the All India Forward Bloc. He also served as the General Secretary of the party from 1977 till his death in 1997.

Further Reading

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