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- 1985 Died : Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer and businesswoman best known for founding the textile design company Laura Ashley plc.
- 1983 Vanessa Lynn Williams became the first African American to be crowned Miss America. Ten months into her reign, she was forced to resign.
Narendra Damodardas Modi ( 17 September 1950) is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014.
A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament (MP) from Varanasi.
Maqbool Fida Husain (17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011) commonly known as MF Husain , was a modern Indian painter of international acclaim, and a founding member of The Progressive Artists Group of Bombay (PAG).
Husain was associated with Indian modernism in the 1940s.
Lalgudi Gopala Iyer Jayaraman (17 September 1930 – 22 April 2013) was an Indian Carnatic violinist, vocalist and composer.
His awards included the National Film Award for Best Music Direction for his score to the film Sringaram: Dance of Love.