This Day in History on 8 October

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 8 October. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Air Force Day (India)

Important Events

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1924 – Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet and scholar (d. 2006)

1926 – Raaj Kumar, Pakistani-Indian police officer and actor (d. 1996)

1930 – Alasdair Milne, Indian-English director and producer (d. 2013)

1983 – Abhishek Nayar, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1936 – Premchand, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1880)

1979 – Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian politician (b. 1902)

2012 – Varsha Bhosle, Indian singer and journalist (b. 1956)

2012 – Nawal Kishore Sharma, Indian politician, 20th Governor of Gujarat (b. 1925)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History