15 October Special day in India

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15 October special day in India

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1917, 15th October: In World War I, Dutch dancer Harry was shot dead near Paris for spying for Germany.

1932, 15th October: The Tata Company airplane made its first flight. After the acquisition by the Government of India, this company is called Air India.

1964, 15th October: The retirement of Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev shocked the whole world.

1968, 15th October: Hargovind Khurana was awarded the Nobel Prize.

1973, 15th October: Henry Kissinger and Lee Duck were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1984, 15th October: Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1993, 15th October: Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Nelson Mandela, leader of the African National Congress, and FW de Klerk, President of South Africa.

1997, 15th October: Arundhati Roy was selected for Britain’s most prestigious Booker Prize for her novel ‘The God of Small Things‘.

1999, 15th October: Geet Sethi from India won the World Fred Davis Award.

15 October in Indian History – Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on October 15

1542: Akbar the Great, third Mughal emperor.

1608: Evangelista Torricelli, Italian mathematician and physicist and inventor of the barometer.

1881: P. G. Wodehouse, English writer.

1908: J. K. Galbraith, Canadian-American economist.

1920: Mario Puzo, American author.

1926: Narayan Gangaram Surve, Indian poet.

1931: APJ Abdul Kalam, Scientist, and 11th President of India.

1934: N. Ramani, Indian musician, Carnatic style flutist.

1949: Pranoy Roy, an Indian journalist, and founder of NDTV.

1955: Kulbur Bhaur, Indian field hockey player.

1957: Mira Nair, an American filmmaker, and director of Indian descent.

1969: Sanjeev Abhyankar, Indian classical singer. 

15 October in Indian History – Death Anniversaries of famous people on October 15

1564: Andreas Vesalius, a 16th-century Flemish anatomist, physician, Remembers as the father of Modern autonomy.

1789: Ramchandra Vishwanath Ramshastri Prabhune, Peshwa judge (India).

1918: Sai Baba, an Indian Guru and Saint of Shirdi, Maharashtra, India.

1930: Herbert Dow, Canadian born American chemist, founder of the Dow Chemical Company.

1946: Hermann Goering, the military leader of the German Nazi.

1961: Suryakant Tripathi Nirala, Indian-Hindi writer.

1972: Nirmal Kumar Bose, a leading Indian anthropologist.

2012: Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia’s first Prime Minister.

2018: Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, philanthropist, owner of the Seattle Seahawks.

2020: Bhanu Athaiya, an Indian costume designer.

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