The Temple of Jerusalem burns after a nine-month Roman siege.
Battle at Surat in India; English fleet beats Portuguese.
Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.
Madhav Shrihari Ane, greatest Freedom fighter, was born.
Gandhi arrives in London for second Round Table Conference on India.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar became the President of Constitution Council.
USSR explodes its first atomic bomb, “First Lightning.”
In the largest bombing raid of the Korean War, 1,403 planes of the Far East Air Force bomb Pyongyang, North Korea.
Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer, was born.
India sends troops to Tibet border to block the Chinese.
US U-2 spy plane spots SAM (surface-to-air) missile launch pads in Cuba.
Lokdal Party established under the presidency of Chaudhary Charansingh.
Indian Airlines Boeing 737 with 68 passengers and a crew of 6 hijacked in Lahore.
Second operational Indian Remote Sensing satellite (IRS-1B) launched by a Russian launch vehicle, Vostok. It is still in service.
Eco-mark introduced in Indian market to distinguish eco-friendly products, .
NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
National Sports Day declared.
Prasar Bharti ordinance promulgated.
Sachin Tendulkar receives the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Joginder Singh Saini receives the Dronacharya award, while several other leading sporstmen receive Arjuna award from President K.R. Narayanan in Delhi.