This Day in History on 7 October

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

Important Days

Important Events

1737: A cyclone causes 40-foot waves that were believed to have killed 300,000 in Calcutta, India.

1950: Mother Teresa Founded the Missionaries of Charity.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Begum Akhtar, Indian actress
Begum Akhtar, Indian actress

1907: Durgavati Devi was an Indian revolutionary and a freedom fighter.

1922: Bali Ram Bhagat was an Indian politician and member of the Indian National Congress.

1929: T. K. Rama Rao was a novelist of Kannada literature.

1914: Begum Akhtar, Indian actress (d. 1974)

1956: Sunil Shanbag, Indian theatre director, screenwriter and documentary film-maker.

1966: Dr. Ishari K Ganesh, founder, chairman and Chancellor of Vels University in Chennai, India.

1970: Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande, Hindustani classical music vocalist from Mumbai.

1976: Sharad Kelkar, Indian actor, who appears in Marathi and Hindi films.

Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer
Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer

1976: Amal Neerad, Indian film director, cinematographer and producer.

1977: Yukta Mookhey, Indian actress, model and beauty pageant title holder.

1978: Zaheer Khan, Indian former cricketer who played all forms of the game for the Indian national team from 2000 till 2014.

1981: Abhijeet Sawant, Indian singer, television actor, anchor and the winner of Indian Idol.

1983: Pooja Gandhi, Indian actress and producer who mainly works in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali and Hindi films.

1991: Lopamudra Raut, Indian model, beauty queen and actress from Maharashtra.

Guru Gobind Singh, Indian 10th Sikh guru
Guru Gobind Singh, Indian 10th Sikh guru

Death/ Death Anniversary

1708: Guru Gobind Singh, Indian 10th Sikh guru (b. 1666)

1971: Koyapalli Kelappan Nair was a founding member and president of the Nair Service Society, a reformer, an Indian freedom fighter, educationist and journalist.

1992: Babu Karam Singh Bal, Indian businessman and politician (b.1927)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History