1947 - The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally took over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
1925 - M. S. Swaminathan (Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan) was born. He is an geneticist and international administrator known for his prominent role in India’s Green Revolution.
1941 - Rabindranath Thakur died at the age of 80 in Calcutta. He was a famous poet and musician. He became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.