1914 - Komagatamaru ship (Guru Nanak Jahaz) reached Vancouver seeking to enter Canada.
1971 - A cyclone in the Bay of Bengal in Orissa State caused death of 10,000.
2004 - Nalappat Balamani Amma died at the age of 95 after having suffered from Alzheimer's disease for nearly five years. She was a poetess who wrote in Malayalam and was known as the Poetess of Motherhood. She received Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Akademi Award, Saraswati Samman, Asan Prize, and Ezhuthachchan Award.