World Cancer Day
1945 – World War II: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.
1891 – M. A. Ayyangar, Indian lawyer and politician, 2nd Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 1978)
1984 – Sandeep Acharya, Indian singer (d. 2013)
Death/ Death Anniversary
1974 – Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist, mathematician, and academic (b. 1894)