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23rd September - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 23rd September. Significant historical events, Famous Birthdays and death anniversaries on this day.

23rd September in the history of India

  • 2022 - India defeated Australia by six wickets in the second T20I to level the three-match series. Australia put up a total of 90/5 after the match was reduced to eight overs/per side, amid a wet outfield. India chased down the target in 7.2 overs. Indian captain Rohit Sharma broke the world record for most sixes in T20I cricket in this match.

  • 2022 - To celebrate the spirit of cinema, September 23 will be marked as National Cinema Day. An initiative by the Multiplex Association of India (MAI), National Cinema Day will celebrate the successful reopening of cinemas after Covid -19 Pandemic.

  • 2022 - India-Bhutan border gates in Assam were reopened for tourists after 2.5 years. 

  • 2020 - Bilkis, one of the prime faces of the Anti-CAA movement led through Shaheen Bagh, Delhi was chosen by TIME in the list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.

  • 2018 - PM Narendra Modi launched the world's largest healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat.

  • 1803 - Second Anglo-Maratha War: Battle of Assaye between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire in India.

Famous Birthdays on 23rd September

  • 1945 - Sajjan Kumar is an Indian politician. He was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India from Outer Delhi as a member of the Indian National Congress but resigned from the party's primary membership after he was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in a case relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

  • 1952 - Anshuman Gaekwad, Indian cricketer

  • 1935 - Prem Chopra is one of the most famous villain characters in Bollywood films. He acted in 380 films in multiple languages like Hindi and Punjabi during his 60 years of a film career.

  • 1917 - Asima Chatterjee, Indian chemist (death: 2006)

  • 1908 - Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Indian poet, academic, and politician (death: 1974)

Death Anniversaries on September 23

  • 2020 - Suresh Chandra Angadi was an Indian politician who served as a member of parliament from 2004 and served as the minister of state for railways from 2019 until he died in 2020. He was a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party from Karnataka.

  • 2015 - Dayananda Saraswati, Indian monk and philosopher (born: 1930)

  • 1996 - Vijayalakshmi Vadlapati popularly known as Silk Smitha, was an Indian actress and dancer who worked predominantly in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films. She debuted as a supporting actress in the 1979 Tamil film Vandichakkaram where she played the role of a character called "Silk". In a career spanning 17 years, she appeared in over 450 films.

  • 1974 - Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar was the maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1940 to 1950, who later served as the governor of Mysore and Madras states.

  • 1932 - Pritilata Waddedar, freedom fighter, protégé of Surya Sen and a martyr

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