15 May in Indian and World History
15 May in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 15 May is the birth anniversary of Sukhdev Thapar, Yeshi Dhonden, Madhuri Dixit, and Ram Pothineni.
15 May is also observed as the death anniversary of K. M. Cariappa, Charles B. Fulton, Naim Talu, and Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.
15 May in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Sukhdev Thapar (15 May 1907 – 23 March 1931), an Indian revolutionary. A senior member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association, he participated in several actions alongside Bhagat Singh and Shivaram Rajguru and was hanged by the British authorities on 23 March 1931 at the age of 23. He was born on 15 May 1907, in Ludhiana, Punjab, British India.
Yeshi Dhonden (15 May 1927 – 26 November 2019), a Tibetan doctor of traditional Tibetan medicine, served the 14th Dalai Lama from 1961 to 1980. He was also known for treating cancer patients and He had patients from across the world. The Indian government honored him with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India. He was born on 15 May 1927, Namro, Tibet.
Madhuri Dixit an Indian actress, dancer, producer, television personality, and music artist. One of the most popular actresses in Hindi cinema, she has appeared in over 70 Bollywood films. She has featured seven times on “Forbes India‘s’’ Celebrity 100 list. The Indian Government awarded her with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor of the country. She was born on 15 May 1967, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Ram Pothineni an Indian actor who works in Telugu films. He made his debut with Devadasu, which won him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. He was born on 15 May 1988, in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
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15 May in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
K. M. Cariappa (28 January 1899 – 15 May 1993), the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. He led Indian forces on the Western Front during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. He was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army in 1949. He is one of only two Indian Army officers to hold the Five-star rank of Field Marshal, the other being Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. He died on 15 May 1993, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Charles B. Fulton (12 May 1910 – 15 May 1996), a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He was president, Chairman of the Board and General Counsel for Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Palm Beach, Florida from 1958 to 1963. He died on 15 May 1996, West Palm Beach, Florida.
Naim Talu (22 July 1919 – 15 May 1998), a Turkish economist, banker, politician and former Prime Minister of Turkey. He started his political career in 1971 by appointment to the ministry of trade in the second Erim cabinet. He died on 15 May 1998, Istanbul, Turkey.
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (23 October 1925 – 15 May 2010) the 11th Vice President of India. was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a leading member of the National Democratic Alliance at the time of election. He served as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan three times, from 1977 to 1980, 1990 to 1992 and 1993 to 1998. He represented several constituencies in Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha from 1952 to 2002. He was also awarded Padma Bhushan in the year 2003. He died on 15 May 2010, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
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Notable events on 15 May in Indian and World history
15 May 1718-The world’s first machine gun is patented.
15 May 1928-The first Mickey Mouse film is screened.
15 May 1940-The first McDonald’s fast-food restaurant opens.
15 May 1957-Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb near Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.
International Day of Families – The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 47/237 of 20 September 1993, proclaimed that 15 May of every year shall be observed as the International Day of Families.