Sachchitanand Hiranand Vatsyayan, (Agyeya), modern Hindi literary journalist, freedom fighter and the winner of Jnanpith Award of 1979, was born.
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.
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 was elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party.