Fort William, the English stronghold in Bengal, was surrendered to Siraj-ud-Daulah.
Nissan Motor Company founded.
Sri Aurobindo, freedom fighter, was arrested in Manik Tala Bomb explosion case.
Mountaineer Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and his Nepalese Sherpa guide Tensing became the first men to conquer Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. The two reached the pinnacle of Everest, more than 29,000 feet above sea level, at 11.30 a.m.
The second of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India).
India’s First Sponge Iron project inaugurated at Vijaywada.
Army took control in Punjab as 22 people were killed in Sikh struggle for autonomy. The state was declared a restricted area under the Foreigners’ Act.
Raj Kapoor, famous film actor, director and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, passed away.
10,000 Chinese soldiers were blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing.
The government accepted all the 15 recommendations of the Janakiraman Committee which unearthed massive collusion of banks in the security scam.
Saudi Boeing 747 Jumbo with 348 people on board missed the Meenambakkam international airport, Chennai and forcelands at Tambaram Air Force strip.