This Day in History on 8 November

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

Important Days

World Urbanism Day

International Day of Radiology

Important Events

1965 – The British Indian Ocean Territory is created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands.

2016 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the BJP party led NDA government, publicly announced the withdrawal of ₹500 and ₹1000 denomination banknotes only a few hours before the implementation/imposition of diktat, i.e. from midnight, starting of November 9 (9-11 as per Indian date recordings), from the Indian economy, without popular consent, rendering 86% of Indian currency in circulation invalid.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1920 – Sitara Devi, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)

1927 – L. K. Advani, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India

1953 – Nand Kumar Patel, Indian politician (d. 2013)

Death/ Death Anniversary

1960 – Subroto Mukerjee, Indian soldier; Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force (b. 1911)

2013 – Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam, Indian journalist and actor (b. 1957)

2015 – Om Prakash Mehra, Indian air marshal and politician (b. 1919)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History