It has been designated as one of the Special Days to be celebrated at the national level and is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Prof. P C Mahalanobis, on 29th June, in recognition of his invaluable contribution in establishing the National Statistical System.
The International Day of the Tropics was observed across the world on 29 June 2017 with an aim to raise awareness to the specific challenges faced by tropical areas and the far-reaching implications of the issues affecting the world’s tropical zone.
PC Mahalanob is was born on 29th June 1893 in Kolkata. Died on 28 June 1972 in Kolkata.
He is offen called as ‘Father of Indian Statistics‘.
- 1948 Born : Ian Paice, English musician, songwriter and record producer, best known as the drummer of the English rock band Deep Purple.
- 1956 Marilyn Monroe married playwright and screenwriter Arthur Miller. It was her third and last marriage. Monroe and Miller divorced in 1961.