1921 – A pioneer in the field of nutritional research, teacher and medical educationist Dr.Vulimiri Ramalingaswami was born. He is regarded as one of the most outstanding medical personalities in India. Dr. Ramalingaswami along with his colleagues established that a small dose of iodine or iodate could prevent endemic goitre, cretinism and deaf mutism.
This discovery led to the foundation of the ‘National Iodine Deficiency Control Programme’ and the ‘National Goitre Control Programme’. He also contributed in the discovery of the ‘Indian Childhood Cirrhosis’ and the ‘Non-cirrhotic Portal Fibrosis’. The Government of India honoured Dr. Ramalingaswami with the Padma Shri, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan.
1932 – Renowned Marathi Film personality Krishna ‘Dada’ Kondke was born. Dada Kondke was an actor,a director and also a producer. He made his debut with ‘Tambdi Maati'(1969). Nine of Dada’s films successfully achieved silver jubilee and his name was entered in the Guiness Book of World Records.
1940 – Former Test Cricketer Dilip ‘Sardee-man’ Sardesai was born.Sardesai was considered as India’s trump batsman against spin attack. He made his Test debut against England at Kanpur in 1961. He represented Mumbai(then Bombay) in Ranji Trophy in 13 seasons inclusive of 10 finals all won by Mumbai.
1942 – The Quit India resolution was passed in the Indian National Congress session at Gowalia tank maidan, Mumbai. Mahatma Gandhi gave the call for ‘Do or die’.