Guru Dadaji Konddev, master of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died.
Sachchitanand Hiranand Vatsyayan, (Agyeya), modern Hindi literary journalist, freedom fighter and the winner of Jnanpith Award of 1979, was born.
Kulwant Singh Virk, famous Hindi writer and journalist, was born.
Nariman Jamshedji Contractor "Nari Contractor", cricketer (Indian batsman & captain) was born in Godhra, Gujarat.
Umesh Narayan Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in four Tests 1967-68), was born in Alibaug, Maharashtra.
Parmahansa Yogananda, great saint, social reformer and writer, died at Los Angles.
A gigantic steel tube plant opened in Jamshedpur. It was the first of its kind in India.
Govind Ballabh Pant passed away. He had served eight years as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was bestowed with Bharat Ratna in 1959.
T. T. Krishnamachari, former Finance Minister, passed away.
Sunil Gavaskar becomes the first batsman to score 10,000 test runs in cricket a match against Pakistan at Ahmedabad.
India and Iran sign three MoU in Tehran.
Union Cabinet clears decks for extending benefits of reservation to Dalit Christians.
A. B. Vajpayee is elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party.
22 persons are killed and six injured when an AN-32 transport aircraft of the IAF crashes at Pappankulam near Indira Gandhi International Airport in south-west Delhi.
A. Madhava Reddy, Andhra Pradesh Panchayati Raj Minister, dies in a landmine blast at Ghatkesar village in Ranga Reddy district.