|| Uday Merchant, cricketer (brother of Vijay, prolific scorer), passed away.
|| Editor of 'Sakal', a Marathi daily newspaper, passed away.
|| Fire aboard M.V. Chidambaram, an Indian liner sailing from Singapore to Madras, killed 34 people.
|| Bhawani Prasad Mishra, progressive Hindi poet, passed away. His most famous poem is "Main Geet Bechtaa Hun".