This Day in History on 9th February

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 9th February. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1900: Lawn Tennis Davis Cup trophy began to play.

1931: For the first time in India, a stamp with a picture was issued in honor of a person.

1951: The first census of independent India began.

1969: First test flight of a Boeing 747.

1971: Apollo program- Apollo 14 returned to Earth after the third manned Moon landing.

1973: Biju Patnaik became Leader of the Opposition in the Orissa Legislative Assembly.

1991: Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.

1996: The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares the end to its 18-month ceasefire and explodes a large bomb in London’s Canary Wharf, killing two people.

1996: Copernicium is discovered, by Sigurd Hofmann, Victor Ninov et al.

2013: Afzal Guru, an Indian separatist, was executed for involving in an attack on the Indian parliament.

2016: Two passenger trains collided in the German town of Bad Aibling in the state of Bavaria. Twelve people died, and 85 others were injured.

2018: Winter Olympics: An opening ceremony is performed in Pyeongchang County in South Korea.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

C. P. Krishnan Nair

1773: William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States.

1922: C.P. Krishnan Nair, an Indian businessman founded The Leela Group.

1929: Abdul Rahman Antulay, an Indian politician and former chief minister of Maharashtra.

A. R. Antulay

1958: Amrita Singh, an Indian actress.

1968: Rahul Roy, an Indian film actor, producer, and former model.

1970: Glenn McGrath, an Australian former international cricketer.

Death/ Death Anniversary

M. C. Chagla

1881: Fyodor Dostoevsky, a Russian novelist.

1981: M. C. Chagla, an Indian jurist, diplomat, and Cabinet Minister.

1984: Tanjore Balasaraswati, a celebrated Indian Bharatnatyam dancer.

2000: Shobhana Samarth, an Indian film actress, director, and producer.

O. P. Dutta

2006: Nadira, an Indian actress.

2008: Murlidhar Devidas Amte, commonly known as Baba Amte, an Indian social worker and social activist.

2012: O.P. Dutta, Indian filmmaker, and writer.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History