On this day:

1908 SOS is adopted as the International Distress Signal

1979 The Walkman is launched by Sony

2002 The international judicial body International Criminal Court (ICC) is established

Born on this day:

1927 Chandra Shekhar, 8th Prime Minister of India (1990-91), is born in Ibrahimpatti

1961 Diana, Princess of Wales is born

1961 Kalpana Chawla, American astronaut and the first woman of Indian descent to go to space, born in Karnal