1799 – Ranjit Singh besieged the Lahore fort and became the Maharaja Of Punjab. He made Gujranwala his capital and then shifted it to Lahore in 1802.

Dara Singh Wrestler

1965 – Former test cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar was born.

1999 – Film Actor Rajendra Kumar passed away.

2012 – Legendary Indian Wrestler cum Actor ‘Rustam-E-Hind’ Dara Singh Randhawa passed away. Wrestling in India is synonymous with the name ‘Dara Singh’.He competed successfully in many tournaments across the world. He was crowned as the Indian Champion in 1954. He was awarded ‘Rustam-E-Punjab’ in 1966 and ‘Rustam-E-Hind’ in 1978. He was an inductee of the ‘Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall Of Fame’ Class Of 1996 along with names like Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Ricky Steamboat and Andre The Giant.