This Day in History on 5 September

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

Important Days

International Day of Charity

Important Events

1877 – American Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1872 – V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1936)

1888 – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and politician, 2nd President of India (d. 1975)

1910 – Phiroze Palia, Indian cricketer (d. 1981)

1986 – Pragyan Ojha, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1986 – Neerja Bhanot, Indian model and youngest recipient of country’s highest peacetime military award Ashok Chakra (b. 1963)

1991 – Sharad Joshi, Indian author and poet (b. 1931)

1995 – Salil Chowdhury, Indian music composer, who mainly composed for Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam film and other films. (b. 1922)


1996 – Basil Salvadore D’Souza, Indian bishop (b. 1926)

1997 – Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian nun, missionary, and saint, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

MOTHER TERESA WASHINGTON, DC JUNE 10, 1995

2015 – Aadesh Shrivastava, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1964)

2018 – Bhagwatikumar Sharma, Indian Gujarati writer and journalist (b. 1934)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History