1910 - Chidambaram Subramaniam (known as CS) was born in Senguttaipalayam, Pollachi taluk, Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu. He was independence activist, state minister, central minister and governor of state. He received Bharat Ratna in 1998.
1948 - Mahatma Gandhi was shot by Nathuram Godse while he was walking to a platform from which he was to address a prayer meeting.
1960 - J. C. Kumarappa (Joseph Chelladurai Cornelius) died. He was a economist and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. He was a pioneer of rural economic development theories.