The first Cannes Film Festival, one of the “Big Five” film festivals of the world, was held on this day for the first time in 1946 after being delayed seven years due to World War II
Did you know that:
- The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ended on this day in 1857 with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company, resulting in the formal end of the Mughal Empire, a British victory and the transfer of rule to the British crown
- Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match on this day in 1973 at the Houston Astrodome, in three sets, a match that was viewed by an estimated fifty million people in the United States and ninety million worldwide.
- Anil Dalpat Sonavaria, the first Hindu to play Test cricket for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as a lower-order batsman and wicket keeper, was born on this day in 1963