On this day:

1982 International Whaling Commission bans commercial whale hunting

1995 Comet Hale–Bopp discovered

Born on this day:

1856 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian early nationalist leader, born in Ratnagiri

1906 Chandra Sekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (Hindustan Socialist Republican Army), born in Bhavra

Gone on this day:

2004 Mehmood Ali, Indian actor, singer, director and producer