1899 - Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay (pen name Banaphul) was born at Manihari. He is a famous Bengali author, playwright and poet. He is most noted for his short vignettes, often just half page long.
1909 - Nalappat Balamani Amma was born in Punnayurkulam, Malabar District, Madras Presidency, British India. She was a poetess who wrote in Malayalam and was known as the Poetess of Motherhood. She received Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Akademi Award, Saraswati Samman, Asan Prize, and Ezhuthachchan Award.