1936 – Popular yesteryears’ actress Nutan Behl was born. Considered as one of the finest actresses to have ever worked in the film industry she was awarded the Padma Shri in 1974.
1946 – Popular playback singer SP Balasubramanyan was born. SPB, as he is fondly referred to,has sung over 40,000 songs which is a Guiness World Record for any male playback singer. The Government Of India awarded him the Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2011.
1947 – Lord Mountbatten announces in a press conference the date of Independence as 15 August 1947.