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Historical Events

  • 1990 Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat
  • 1993 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
  • 2003 49th National Film Awards (India): "Dweepa" wins the Golden Lotus
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Famous Birthdays

  • 1982 Karan Singh Grover, Indian actor, born in New Delhi, India
  • 1983 Aziz Ansari, Indian-American comedian and actor (Parks and Recreation, Master of None), born in Columbia, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • 1719 Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg, German Lutheran missionary to India, dies at 36
  • 1904 Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian homeopath doctor and founder of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, dies at 70
  • 1969 Madhubala [Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi], Indian actress regarded as "The Venus of Indian Cinema", dies of a heart condition at 36
  • 2004 Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934)
  • 2004 Sikander Bakht, Indian politician, Governor of Kerala, dies at 85
  • 2006 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)

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