1949 - Nathuram Godse (Nathuram Vinayak Godse) was sentenced to death. He was the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi.
1908 - Raja Rao was born in Hassan. He was a writer of English language novels and short stories. He was honoured with Sahitya Akademi Award, Neustadt International Prize for Literature, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.
1927 - Lal Krishna Advani was born in Karachi, British India. He is a prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He served as Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was the Leader of the Opposition in the 10th Lok Sabha and 14th Lok Sabha.