Vasco-de-Gama was the Last Viceroy of Portuguese, who ruled India.
Lucknow relief by Havelock & Outram begins.
Narhar Gangadhar Apte, great Hindi writer, was born at Satara.
Devilal, former deputy Prime Minister of India and leader of farmers, was born.
Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay, great litterateur, philosopher, social worker and first General Secretary of UP branch, was born at Dhankia village, Rajasthan.
Rayat Educational Institute (Rayat Shikshan Sanstha) was established.
Shri Nath Pai, freedom fighter, Barrister and Member of Parliament, was born in Konkan region of Maharashtra.
Jagmohan Amirchand was born in Hafizabad (now in Pakistan).
Madhavrao Gadkari, great litterateur and editor, was born.
Juliet Prowse, actress (Who Killed Teddy Bear) and dancer, was born in Bombay, India.
Bishan Singh Giansingh Bedi, cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79), was born in Amritsar. He received the Arjun Award (1969) and the Padmashree (1970).
Kashmir accedes to Indian Union.
14 Members of Parliament (MP) form a new party called the Union of Socialist Progress. Acharya Kripalani is the leader.
Rajiv Ramesh Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87), was born in Bombay.
Indian Army withdraws from the Golden Temple; repair of Akal Takht complete.
Akali Dal wins Punjab state elections.
L. K. Advani, BJP President, starts his Somnath Temple, Ayodhya Rath Yathra.
S. S. Chauhan, one of the students who had suffered severe burns while trying to immolate himself in protest against implementation of Mandal Commission Report, died.
Sabyasachi Mukherji, Chief Justice of Supreme Court, aged 63, died in London.
Prafull Chandra Sen, former Chief Minister of West Bengal and Gandhian leader, died in Calcutta. He was 94 years old.
Soli Sorabji, 63, nominated as Prosecutor of the International War Crimes Court by UN Secretary General.
BAI-IBC dispute resolved.
India clinches the Red & White Latif Masters International Snooker title in Karachi.
Eighth SAF Games inaugurated in Kathmandu.
A Delhi Court dismisses applications of three of the 17 accused seeking dropping of proceedings against them in the sensational Coomar Narain espionage case which hit the headlines and rattled the Rajiv Gandhi Government in 1985.