1957 - The first sitting of the Kerala Legislative Assembly was held.
2011 - About 800 pilots from erstwhile Indian Airlines go on a strike demanding pay parity with Air India pilots and better working conditions.
2012 - Bollywood film Tezz directed by Priyadarshan starring Ajay Devgan, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Zayed Khan, Sameera Reddy, Boman Irani and Mohanlal was released.
2012 - Bollywood film "Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi" directed by Rakesh Mehta starring Ranvir Shorey, Kay Kay Menon, Manu Rishi and Neha Bhasin was released.
2012 - Bengali film "Hathat Sedin" directed by Basu Chatterjee starring Ferdous Ahmed was released.
1912 - Zohra Sehgal was born. She is a stage and film actress. She acted in Hindi films and English films and television series. She received Padma Shri, Kalidas Samman, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship and Padma Vibhushan.
1928 - J. V. Somayajulu (Jonnalagadda Venkata Somayajulu) was born. He was a Telugu theatre and film actor. He is remembered for his role as Sankar Sastry in the Telugu film Shankarabharanam.
2011 - Harvard scholar Lobsang Sangay is elected Prime Minister of Tibetan Government-in-Exile and would take over the political duties relinquished by spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
1960 - Rajshekhar Basu (pen name Parashuram) was born. He was a Bengali writer, chemist and lexicographer. He was considered the greatest Bengali humorist of the twentieth century. He received Padma Bhushan.