1796 - First elephant arrives in United States from India.
1919 - At the Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab, British and Gurkha troops killed 379 Sikhs.
2011 - China hints at reversing its 2-year-old practice of issuing stapled visas to people from Jammu-Kashmir, saying it was willing to work with India resolve issues relating to people to people exchanges.
2012 - Bengali film "Ki Kore Bojhabo Tomake" directed By Chaya Singh starring Arjun Chakraborty, Chaya Singh, Tanveer Khan, Riwk, Payal, and Joy Badlani was released.
2012 - Bengali film Laptop directed by Kaushik Ganguly starring Rahul Bose, Churni Ganguly and Saswata Chatterjee was released.
2012 - Bengali film "Le Halua Le" directed by Raja Chanda starring Mithun Chakraborty, Soham Chakraborty, Payal Sarkar, Hiran Chatterjee and Laboni Sarkar was released.
2012 - Bollywood film "Ab Hoga Dharna Unlimited" directed by Deepak Tanwar starring Sourabh Malik, Rekha Rana, and Omkar Das Manikpuri was released.
2012 - Bollywood film "Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein" directed by Pramod Joshi starring Sachin Khedekar, Anjan Srivastav, Atul Parchure and Anupam Kher was released.
2012 - Bollywood film "Bittoo Boss" directed by Supavitra Babul starring Pulkit Samrat and Amita Pathak was released.
2012 - Kannada film Dashamukha directed by Ravi Srivastsa starring V. Ravichandran, Ananth Nag and Devaraj was released.
1890 - Ram Chandra Gopal "Dadasaheb" Torne was born. He was the first Indian to make an Indian-language feature film. He made his first film Shree pundalik in 1912, just about a year before Dhundiraj Govind "Dadasaheb" Phalke made his first film.
1963 - Babu Gulabrai died. He was one of the famous literary figures of modern Hindi literature.
1973 - Balraj Sahni (Yudhishthir Sahni) died at the age of 59 in Mumbai. He was a famous Bollywood actor. He was the brother of Bhisham Sahni who is a Hindi writer, playwright, and actor.
1990 - Sundaram Balachander died at the age of 63. He was a self-taught veena player and film producer, director, music director, actor, singer, playback singer and dancer. He received Padma Bhushan from Government of India.
2007 - Dhulipala Seetharama Sastry died. He was a Telugu film and Stage Actor. He was popular for playing mythological roles and particularly the role of Shakuni.