1761 - The Third Battle of Panipat was fought between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1773 - William Pitt Amherst was born. He was Governor-General of India between 1823 and 1828.
2011 - Bollywood film "Yamla Pagla Deewana" directed by Samir Karnik starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Kulraj Randhawa was released.
2011 - Bollywood film "Turning 30!!!" directed by Alankrita Shrivastava starring Purab Kohli and Gul Panag was released.
1845 - Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne was born. He was a British politician and Irish peer who served as the Viceroy of India.
1937 - Sobhan Babu (Uppu Sobhana Chalapathi Rao) was born in Chinna Nandigama, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. He is one of the top Telugu film heroes. He received Rashtrapathi Award for Best Classical Film Actor/Hero, five Nandi Awards for Best Actor, and four Filmfare Awards for Best Actor - Telugu.
1950 - Jagadguru Rambhadracharya (Giridhar Mishra) was born in Shandikhurd, Jaunpur district, Uttar Pradesh. He is a Hindu religious leader. He is one of the four incumbent Jagadguru Ramanandacharya, and has held this title since 1988.
1977 - Narain Karthikeyan (Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan) was born in Madras). He is the first Formula One motor racing driver from India. He has previously competed in A1GP, and the Le Mans Series.
1990 - Guru Mani Madhava Chakyar died at the age of 90. He was a master performance artist and Sanskrit scholar. He is regarded as the greatest Chakyar Koothu and Koodiyattam (ancient Sanskrit drama theatre tradition) artist of modern times. He received Padma Sri Award, Sangeet Natak Akademy Award and Sangeet Natak Akademy Fellowship.