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 the IAS Exam.
On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 8 October. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
Air Force Day (India)
The Air Force Day is celebrated every year on 8 October to mark the day the IAF was established.
1932: The Indian Air Force was established.
2005: The Kashmir earthquake hits parts of northern South Asia at 03:50 UTC.
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)
1970: Gauri Khan, Indian film producer and designer.
1973: Yogaraj Bhat, Indian Kannada film director, lyricist, producer and screenwriter.
1977: Lakshmi Manchu, Indian film actress, producer and television presenter known for doing supporting roles in Telugu cinema.
1980: Rajesh Sharma, Indian film actor who acts in Hindi and Bengali films.
1981: Mona Singh, Indian actress and television presenter.
1981: Maruthi Dasari, Indian director, screenwriter, producer who works in Telugu cinema.
1985: Sameksha, Indian film and television actress.
1989: Archana Shastry, Indian film actress, working in Telugu cinema, Tamil cinema and Kannada cinema.
1983: Abhishek Nayar, Indian cricketer
Death/ Death Anniversary
1936: Munshi Premchand was an Indian writer famous for his modern Hindustani literature.
1963: Chilakalapudi Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu was an Indian film method actor, and thespian best known for his works in Telugu and Telugu theater.
1971: Nigel Barrie was an Indian-born British actor.
1979: Jayaprakash Narayan was an Indian independence activist, socialist and political leader.
2012: Nawal Kishore Sharma was an Indian politician, who served as Governor of Gujarat.
2012: Varsha Bhosle, Indian singer and journalist (b. 1956)
2012: Nawal Kishore Sharma, Indian politician, 20th Governor of Gujarat (b. 1925)