1524 - Vasco Da Gama, the Portuguese sailor who found a new seaway to India from Portugal died in Cochin.
1762 - Gopala Rao defeated in Battle of Jamkhindi
1919 - Government of India Act 1919. Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms. Came into force in 1921.
1921 - Rabindranath Tagore established Visva Bharati
1924 - Birthday Mohammed Rafi
1984 - Eighth general election of India began
1987 - MGR popular Tamil Hero, and CM of Tamil Nadu died.
2000 - Vishwanath Anand won World Chess Title
2014 - Bharat Ratna awarded to Shri Madan Mohan Malaviya and Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee
1880 - Pattabhi Sitaramaiah
1924 - Mohammed Rafi (Bollywood playback singer)
Anil Kapoor (1959) - Hindi film actor,
Praveen Rashtrapal (1939),
Anubhav Mohanty (1981)
Best of Mohammad Rafi Songs - Top 20 - Evergreen Hindi Hits
Filmi Gaane upload
This Day in India History - Index Page for the Year