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 the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 5 September. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Teachers’ Day (India)

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.

1962: 5 September is celebrated as Teachers’ Day in India.

1977: Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn.

1983: 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB.

1984: 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) -Discovery 1- lands at Edwards AFB

1986: Hijacking of aircraft Pan Am 73 at Karachi airport, Pakistan, 20 passengers killed.

2019: Erramatti Mangamma becomes the world’s oldest living mother giving birth to twins aged 74 in Hyderabad, India.

V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, Indian lawyer
V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, Indian lawyer

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1872: Valliyappan Olaganathan Chidambaram Pillai was an Indian freedom fighter and leader of the Indian National Congress.

1874: Ananda Chandra Agarwala was a writer, poet, historian, translator and administrative officer from the Sonitpur district of Assam.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

1888: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher, academic, and statesman who served as the first Vice President of India and the second President of India.

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

1942: Keshav Ginde, Indian classical flutist.

1952: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Indian film director, screenwriter and producer.

Phiroze Palia, Indian cricketer
Phiroze Palia, Indian cricketer

1954: Harish Meena, Indian Politician serving as a Member of Parliament of the 16th Lok Sabha from the constituency of Dausa, Rajasthan.

1963: Yogendra Yadav, Indian activist, psephologist and politician whose primary interests are in the political and social sciences.

1970: Achint Kaur, Indian television and Cinema actresses.

1971: Irshad Kamil, Indian poet and lyricist.

1971: Harjeet Brar Bajakhana was a professional kabaddi player. He was a Raider in circle style kabaddi.

1976: Pankaj Tripathi, Indian actor who appears predominantly in Hindi films.

Pragyan Ojha, Indian cricketer
Pragyan Ojha, Indian cricketer

1979: Ayaan Ali Khan, Indian classical musician who plays the sarod.

1986: Pragyan Ojha, Indian former cricketer, who represented India in Test, ODIs and T20.

1986: Jyotsna Radhakrishnan, playback singer in Malayalam cinema.

1992: Asha Bhat, Indian model, actress, engineer and beauty pageant titleholder from Karnataka.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1930: Niralamba Swami was great Indian nationalist.

Neerja Bhanot
Neerja Bhanot

1931: Nabadwipchandra Dev Burman was a noted Indian sitarist and Dhrupad singer.

1986: Neerja Bhanot was an Indian head purser who died while saving passengers on Pan Am Flight 73 which had been hijacked by terrorists during a stopover in Karachi. She was an Indian model and the youngest recipient of the country’s highest peacetime military award Ashok Chakra

Sharad Joshi, Indian author
Sharad Joshi, Indian author
Salil Chowdhury, Indian music composer
Salil Chowdhury, Indian music composer

1986: Ganapathi Thanikaimoni was an Indian palynologist.

1991: Sharad Joshi was a Hindi poet, writer, satirist and dialogue and scriptwriter in Hindi films and television.

1995: Salil Chowdhury was an Indian songwriter, music director, lyricist, writer and poet, who composed for Bengali, Hindi, and Malayalam films.

Basil Salvadore D'Souza, Indian bishop
Basil Salvadore D’Souza, Indian bishop
Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian nun
Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian nun

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

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

2010: Homi Nusserwanji Sethna was an Indian nuclear scientist.

Aadesh Shrivastava, Indian singer-songwriter
Aadesh Shrivastava, Indian singer-songwriter
Bhagwatikumar Sharma, Indian Gujarati writer
Bhagwatikumar Sharma, Indian Gujarati writer

2011: Vaidyanatha Ganapati Sthapati was a Sthapati and head of the College of Architecture and Sculpture in the Vastu Shastra tradition.

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

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

Further Reading

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