This Day in History on 7 June

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 7 June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • Journalist Day (Argentina)
  • Ludi Piscatorii (Roman Empire)
  • Sette Giugno (Malta)
  • The first day of the Vestalia (Roman Empire)
  • Union Dissolution Day (Norway)-

Important Events

1539: Sher Shah defeats Humayun near Buxar at Chausa and becomes emperor of Delhi.

1893: Mahatma Gandhi launched the civil disobedience movement.

1955: Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister, visited U.S.S.R.

1975: The first Cricket World Cup begins in England.

1979: Bhaskara-I, first experimental satellite for Earth resources/meteorology remote sensing and the Second Satellite of India, launched. This satellite carried TV and microwave cameras. It was launched by Russian launch vehicle ‘Intercosmos’.

1984: Indian Army troops, sent to Punjab to quell Sikh violence, stormed the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest of Sikh shrines. More than 400 persons were reported killed in the assault at the shrine, including Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

1985: Boris Baker became the youngest player to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title at the age of 17.

1989: Sheetal Pandya set up a world record at the age of 5 years.

1994: Economist Prabhakar Narvekar was appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), he is the first Indian appointed as the deputy managing director of the IMF.

1997: At least 37 persons were feared killed in a fire in ”yagyashala” at Thanjavur Big Temple.

1997: Mahesh Bhupathi becomes the first Indian to win a Grand Slam title when he and Japan’s Rika Hiraki claim the mixed doubles.

1998: India emerges World Bank’s single largest borrower with cumulative loans of 44 billion dollars.

Birthday / Anniversary

1914: K. A. Abbas, an Indian film director, screenwriter, novelist, and journalist.

1935: Shyama, an Indian film actress.

1942: Muammar al-Gaddafi, a Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.

1974: Bear Grylls, an adventurer, writer, television presenter, and businessman.

1974: Mahesh Bhupathi, a retired Indian professional tennis player.

1975: Ekta Kapoor, an Indian television producer, film producer, and director.

Death / Death Anniversary

1606: Guru Arjundev, fifth Guru of Sikhs, passed away.

1931: Begum Mumtaj Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan, Emperor of India, passed away at Burhanpur a few hours after the birth of a daughter. She was married in 1612 and the Taj Mahal was built for her.

1954: Alan Turing, an English mathematician.

1965: Ashutosh Kali, great revolutionary, passed away.

1970: E. M. Forster, an English fiction writer, essayist, and librettist.

1978: Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

2002: Basappa Danappa Jatti, the fifth Vice President of India.

2008: Alladi Ramakrishnan, an Indian physicist.

2002: B. D. Jatti, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th Vice President of India (b. 1912)

2020: Chiranjeevi Sarja, an Indian film actor.

Further Reading

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