1861 - Bhikaiji Rustom Cama was born in Bombay. She was a prominent freedom fighter.
1887 - Victor Alexander John Hope was born in South Queensferry, Linlithgowshire, Scotland. He was the Governor-General and Viceroy of India from 1936 to 1943.
1921 - Dhulipala Seetharama Sastry was born. He was a Telugu film and Stage Actor. He was popular for playing mythological roles and particularly the role of Shakuni.
1981 - Brahmarishi Hussain Sha was born Pithapuram, Andhra Pradesh. He was the seventh head of Sri Viswa Viznana Vidya Adhyatmika Peetham in Pithapuram. He succeeded his father, Kavisekhara Dr Umar Alisha Sathguru. He was a scholar in Telugu, Arabic, Urdu, Persian and Sanskrit.
2002 - Pisharoth Rama Pisharoty died at Pune at the age of 93. He was a physicist and meteorologist, and is considered to be the father of remote sensing in India. He received Padma Shri from Government of India.
2004 - Raja Ramanna was born. He was a prominent nuclear scientist and physicist. He had a major role in the development of Indian nuclear programme in its early stages.