1947 – Referendum held in Sylhet to decide its fate in the Partition of India.
2006 – The Nathu La pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
1837 – R. G. Bhandarkar, Indian orientalist and scholar (d. 1925)
1890 – Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Indian-American author and scholar (d. 1936)
1924 – Mahim Bora, Indian writer and educationist, recipients of the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour (d. 2016)
1985 – Ranveer Singh, Indian film actor
Death/ Death Anniversary
1986 – Jagjivan Ram, Indian lawyer and politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1908)
1997 – Chetan Anand, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2002 – Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman, founded Reliance Industries (b. 1932)