On this day:

1984: Soyuz T-11 carries 3 cosmonauts, including Indian cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma, as part of Interkosmos programme

1973: The first public mobile telephone call is placed

Born on this day:

1958: Jaya Prada, Indian actress and politician, born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

Gone on this day:

1680: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Indian warrior and founder of the Maratha Empire, dies of fever and dysentery

2017: Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer