1497 - Vasco-da-gama started from Lisbon his exploration of the route to India.
1907 - Elphinstone Picture Palace (Film theater) was opened in Calcutta
1918 - Montagu - Chelmsford report was published.
1954 - Bhakra-Nangal dam canal was inaugurated.
1991 - 25 tonnes of gold was moved to London as security for a loan
1991 - L K Advani became Leader of Opposition in 10th Lok Sabha
1996 - Mathematical Olympiad was first held in Mumbai.
1914 - Jyoti Basu - Chief Minister, West Bengal, 1977-2000
1949 - Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy
Neetu Singh (Bollywood actress)
1972 - Sourav Ganguly (Cricketer)
8 July - Bollywood - Hindi Films - NRUTube Video Movie Theater
Updated 8 July 2016