On This Day 5 September

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)