2 June in Indian and World History

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2 June in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 2 June is the birth anniversary of Babulal Gaur Yadav, Nandan Nilekani, Mani Ratnam, Dola Banerjee, and Sonakshi Sinha.

2 June is also observed as the death anniversary of Raj Kapoor, Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya, and Shrikant Jichkar.

Birth Anniversary on 2 June

2 June in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Babulal Gaur Yadav (2 June 1910– 21 August 2019), an Indian politician from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who served as the 16th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. In 1974, Babulal Gaur was accorded the status of ‘Freedom Fighter’ by the Madhya Pradesh government for his involvement in the ‘Goa Liberation Movement’. Before joining active politics, Babulal Gaur had worked in Bhopal’s textile mill and participated in many movements in the interest of workers. He has been one of the founding members of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh. He was born on 2 June 1929 in Naugir, United Provinces, British India.

Nandan Nilekani, an Indian entrepreneur and the co-founder of Infosys, is the non-executive chairman of Infosys. Nilekani was appointed as non-executive chairman of the board effective 24 August 2017. He was the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). After a successful career at Infosys, he headed the Government of India’s technology committee, TAGUP. He is also a member of the Indian National Congress but not active in politics as of 2019. Nilekani was born on 2 June 1955 in Bangalore, Mysore State, India.

Mani Ratnam, an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. He entered the film industry through the 1983 Kannada film Pallavi Anu Pallavi. Ratnam has won six National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards, six Filmfare Awards South, and numerous awards at various film festivals across the world. He was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India acknowledging his contributions to film. He was born on 2 June 1956 in Madurai, Madras State, India.

Dola Banerjee, the first female archer from India, qualified for the Olympics. She was successful in the 42nd ‘World Outdoor Target Archery Championships’ held in New York with her skillful effort and became the first woman archer from India and qualified to participate in the Olympic Games. Dola is the first woman player from India, who is credited for being the first woman player to achieve national fame in archery. She won the 18th ‘Golden Arrow Grand Prix Tournament’. Dola has been awarded the ‘Arjuna Award’ in the year 2005. She was born on 2 June 1980 in Baranagar, North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal.

Sonakshi Sinha, a famous actress of Bollywood Hindi cinema, and daughter of Shatrughan Sinha a famous Actor and Politician. She started her career with Dabangg movie in the year 2010, which won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She appeared in Hindi movies like Dabangg 3, Rowdy Rathore, R Rajkumar, Akira, Lootera, Dabangg 2 Mission Mangal, Son of Sardaar, Force 2 Lingaa, Tevar, and many more. She was born on 2 June 1987 in Patna, Bihar, India.

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Death Anniversary on 2 June

2 June in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Raj Kapoor (14 December 1924 – 02 June 1988), an Indian actor, film producer, and film director who worked in Hindi cinema. He is widely considered the greatest showman in Indian cinema and entertainment history. He received multiple accolades, including three National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards in India. The Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award is named after Kapoor. The Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 for his contributions to the arts. India’s highest award in cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, was bestowed on him in 1987 by the Government of India. In 1935, at the age of 10, he made his acting debut with the film Inquilab. Mera Naam Joker, Sangam, Anari, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai were some of his best movies. He also directed hit films like Bobby, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Prem Rog. Kapoor died on 2 June 1988 at the age of 63 in New Delhi, India.

Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya (20 September 1911 – 02 June 1990), an age-old sage of India who founded the All World Gayatri Parivar. He dedicated his life to the betterment of society and culture and character upliftment. He was a combination of a sage man, spiritualist, yogi, philosopher, psychologist, writer, reformer, sage, and seer. Pandit Shriram Sharma died on 2 June 1990 in Haridwar, India.

Shrikant Jichkar (14 September 1954 – 2 June 2004), the most qualified person in India. He obtained 20 degrees after appearing for 42 university examinations. He was also a politician, known to be elected as the youngest MLA in the country at age of just 26. Jichkar belongs to Indian National Congress Political Party. He died on 2 June 2004 at the age of 49 in Nagpur.

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Notable events on 2 June in Indian and World History

Some of the Notable events on 2 June in World History are mentioned below:

2 June 1780 – Anti-Catholic demonstrators attacked the Parliament in London on this day.

2 June 1851 – For the first time in America, the Prohibition of Alcoholism Act was implemented in Maine Province.

2 June 1857 – Karl Adolph Gjellerup, a Danish writer, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

2 June 1897 – Guglielmo Marconi applied for patenting the radio in his name in 1896, which was later accepted.

2 June 1923 – Lloyd Shapley, an American mathematician, economist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

2 June 1947 – Lord Louis Mountbatten announced the partition of India in 1947.

2 June 1953 – Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on the British throne.

2 June 1966 – The US landed a spacecraft on the moon in its first attempt on this day.

2 June 1975 – Jacob Polley, is a British poet and novelist, was born.

2 June 1996 – Ukraine became a nuclear-free country with the handing over of its last nuclear warhead to Russia.

2 June 2004 – Australian model Jennifer Hawkins became Miss Universe.

2 June 2006 – The US imposed sanctions on Dawood Ibrahim and his organization.

2 June 2011 – More than 20 people died in Europe and more than 1,600 were sickened by infection with the E-coli bacteria.

2 June 2011 – The Government of India approved the first phase of the Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojana in 2011 to rid urban areas of slums and help the poor achieve their dream of a home.

2 June 2014 – Telangana became the 29th state of India on this day.

2 June 2015 – Irwin Rose, a distinguished biochemist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

2 June Historical Significance

June 2nd is a date marked by a multitude of significant historical events. For instance, in 455, the Vandals entered and plundered Rome for two weeks, an event known as the Sack of Rome. In 1098, the First Crusade’s siege of Antioch ended as Crusader forces took the city. The date also saw the first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City from Rouen, France, in 1615, marking a pivotal moment in the religious history of Canada. In more recent history, June 2nd, 1953, was the day of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, which was the first major international event to be televised, capturing the attention of millions around the world. Each of these events has left an indelible mark on the fabric of history, shaping the political, cultural, and social dynamics of their times.

Important Days of 2 June in History

Some of the Notable events on 2 June in History are mentioned below:

  • Telangana Formation Day is celebrated on 2 June 2021 June with grandeur and various events, cultural activities are held in the state of Telangana. It is the youngest state in India and the day marks the constant Telangana Movement History for a separate state through years.
  • Italy Republic Day (Italy): Commemorates the day in 1946 when Italians voted to abolish the monarchy and establish a republic.
  • International Sex Workers’ Day (International): Marks the occupation of the Sant-Nizier Church in Lyon, France by sex workers in 1975, advocating for their rights and protesting exploitative conditions.
  • National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day (United States): A day to enjoy this popular ice cream flavor.
  • National Bubba Day (United States): A lighthearted observance celebrating people with the name or nickname Bubba.
  • American Indian Citizenship Day (United States): Recognizes the day when American Indians were granted U.S. citizenship in 1924.