1947 - Junagadh joins the Dominion of India.
2012 - Bengali film Prem Leela directed by Goutam Majumder starring Trambak Roy, Chowdhury, Taniska and Rajatava Dutta was released.
1877 - Sir Muhammad Iqbal (Allama Iqbal) was born. He was a philosopher, poet and politician who is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement. He is considered one of the most important figures in Urdu literature.
1941 - Sir Ganganath Jha was born. He was a scholar of Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy and Buddhist Philosophy.
2005 - K. R. Narayanan (Kocheril Raman Narayanan) died at the age of 85 in New Delhi. He was the tenth President of India. He was the first Dalit and the first Malayali to become President.
2011 - Har Gobind Khorana was died at the age of 89 in Concord, Massachusetts, U.S. He was a biochemist who shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with two others.