1946 - The first election to the Representative Assembly of French India was held in Pondichery, Karaikal, Chandernagor, Mahe and Yanaon.
1908 - Swami Ranganathananda (born Shankaran Kutty) was born in Thrissur, Kerala. He was the 13th president of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. He received Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration and Gandhi Peace Prize conferred on the Ramakrishna Mission.
1933 - Bapu (Sattiraju LakshmiNarayana), a noted Telugu film director was born Narsapur, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. He is a music artist, painter, illustrator, cartoonist, and designer.
1976 - Baichung Bhutia, a noted footballer was born in Tinkitam, Sikkim. Bhutia is the three-time Indian Player of the Year. He won Arjuna Award and the Padma Shri.
1950 - Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was died in Mumbai at the age of 75. He was freedom figher and deputy prime minister of India and Minister of Home Affairs.
1950 - Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel died. He was a barrister and statesman, leader of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India. He held the positions of Deputy Prime Minister of India and Minister of Home Affairs.