1859 - George Nathaniel Curzon was born. He was a British Conservative statesman who was Viceroy of India. The Curzon Line was named after him.
1944 - Shibu Soren was born in Nemra village of Ramgarh district, Jharkhand. He is the former Chief Minister of Jharkhand state. He is the president of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) political party.
1973 - Rahul Dravid (Rahul Sharad Dravid) is a former Indian cricketer. He captained the Test and ODI teams. He received Padma Shri and Arjuna Awards.
1966 - Lal Bahadur Shastri was died at the age of 61 in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union. He was the second Prime Minister of India. He also held the positions of Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of External Affairs. He received Bharat Rantna.
1983 - Ghanshyam Das (G.D. Birla) was died. He was a businessman and member of the Birla Family. Birla was a close associate and a supporter of Mahatma Gandhi.
2008 - Yashawant Dinkar Phadke (Y. D. Phadke) was died at the age of 77. He was a historian and a political activist.