1947 – The Indian Independence Act, 1947, was warranted by the British Parliament.
1980 – Rohini-1 was successfully launched. The satellite provided data on fourth stage performance of SLV and ranging.
1982 – Former Miss World (2000) and film actress Priyanka Chopra was born. In 2008, Priyanka bagged the National Film Award of Best Actress for her brilliant performance in ‘Fashion’.
2012 – The first ever Superstar of Hindi Film Industry, Rajesh Khanna (also popular as ‘Kaka’) passed away. He featured in over 163 movies and holds an unbroken record of 15 consecutive hits.