1609 - Henry Hudson embarked on an exploration for Dutch East India Co
1911 - L.D. Swamikannu published "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay.
2011 - Bollywood film "Happy Husbands" directed by Anay starring Anay, Kurush Deboo, Mohit Ghai, Ahwaan and Archana was released.
2011 - Bollywood film Monica directed by Sushen Bhatnagar starring Divya Dutta and Ashutosh Rana was released.
2012 - M.C. Mary Kom and Sarita won Gold Medals in the Asian Women's Boxing Championship.
1975 - Deiva Zivarattinam died. He represented Pondicherry in the French Constituent Assembly election in 1945.
2008 - K. T. Muhammed (popularly known as KT) died at Calicut. He was a Malayalam playwright and screenwriter. His famous works include Idhu Bhumiyanu (This is the Earth). He had written screenplay for about 20 films. He was awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.