This Day in History on 7 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 7 September. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1812: Marching to Moscow, Napoleon’s forces defeated the Russians at the battle of Borodino, 70 miles (112km) west of the city.

1822: Brazil declared its independence from Portugal.

1906: The first Indian bank, the Bank of India, was founded in Mumbai.

1923: The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) was established.

1931: Second Round Table Conference started in London.

1965: During an Indo-Pakistani War, China announces that it will reinforce its troops on the Indian border.

1978: The first genetically engineered, synthetic “human” insulin was produced using E. coli bacteria to produce insulin.

2005: Egypt holds its first-ever multi-party presidential election.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1533: Elizabeth I, English monarch, daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII.

Bhanumathi Ramakrishna

1791: Umaji Naik, Indian revolutionary freedom fighter.

1807: Henry Sewell, English lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of New Zealand.

1860: “Grandma” Moses (Anna Mary Robertson), an American primitive artist who began painting professionally at the age of 78.

Sunil Gangopadhyay

1912: David Packard, American electrical engineer, businessman, and philanthropist. He was co-founder, with William Hewlett, of Hewlett-Packard.

1920: Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay, an Indian writer of modern Bengali literature.

1925: Bhanumati Ramakrishnan, Indian actress. Widely known as the first female superstar of Telugu cinema and South Indian film industry, she is also known for her works in Tamil cinema.


1933: Ela Bhatt, an Indian cooperative organizer, activist, and Gandhian. She founded the Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA) in 1972. Won Ramon Magsaysay.

1934: Sunil Gangopadhyay, Indian author and poet (d. 2012)

1951: Mammootty, Indian film actor. He works in Malayalam Films.

Alok Sharma

1967: Alok Sharma, Indian-English accountant and politician

1977: Sachin Pilot, Indian politician. He served as Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

1983: Jwala Gutta, Indian badminton player. She has a total of 316 match wins, the most by any Indian player.

1985: Radhika Apte, Indian theatre and film actress.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1601: John Shakespeare, father of William Shakespeare.

Romesh Bhandari

1809: Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, Thai king.

1946: Keith Moon, Drummer with the British rock band The Who.

1991: Ravi Narayan Reddy, Indian politician. He was a founding member of the Communist Party of India.

1979: J. G. Navale, Indian cricketer. He was the first wicket-keeper of the Indian cricket team.

1997: Mukul Anand, Indian film director, and producer.

2013: Romesh Bhandari, Pakistani-Indian politician and diplomat, 13th Foreign Secretary of India (b. 1928)

2020: Govind Swarup, an Indian radio astronomer.

Further Reading

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