1828 - Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi was born at Varanasi. She was the queen of the Maratha-ruled princely state of Jhansi. She was a famous freedom fighter who took part in First War of Independence in 1857 and lost her life fighting with the British.
1917 - Indira Gandhi (Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi) was born. She was the third Prime Minister of India. She was elected a record four terms as Prime Minister.
1928 - Dara Singh (Deedar Singh) was born in Dharmuchak, Punjab, British India. He was a wrestler and actor. He acted in Punjabi and Hindi films and in television. He was the Rajya Sabha MP between 2003 and 2009. He was also president of the Jat Mahasabha.
1987 - Akhandananda Saraswati (Maharajshri Akhandananda Saraswati) died. He was an exponent of Bhagavata Purana and a scholar of diverse spiritual traditions including Vedanta, Bhakti, and associated Shastras.
2008 - M. N. Nambiar (Manjeri Narayanan Nambiar) died at the age of 89 in Chennai. He was a Tamil film actor who was a famous for his roles as villain.