1497 – Vasco da Gama begins his journey to India.
1914 – The longest-serving Chief Minister of Bengal(also for any state in India), Jyotindra Basu was born.
1949 – Former Andhra Pradesh Cheif Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy popularly known as ‘YSR’ was born. The movie ‘Rakta Charitra’ by Ram Gopal Verma has Shatrughna Sinha playing the Late YSR.
1972 – One of India’s most successful cricket captains Sourav Ganguly,also known as’Dada’, was born. He led India to finals in World Cup 2003.