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.
Teachers’ Day (India)
International Day of Charity
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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)