Chaitanya Maha Prabhu, vaishnav Sant, passed away. His mortal remained at Puri.
Mir Zafar was inducted on the throne as the Nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Orrisa from Murshidabad.
Battle at Chinhat (Indies rebel under Barkat Ahmed beat British).
Dr. Asutosh Mukherjee, great judge, educationist and lawyer of Bengal, was born at Calcutta.
Micheal Madhusudan Dutta, first Bengali modern poet, died.
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, physics, mathematics expert and founder of Indian Statistical Institute, was born at Calcutta.
Pratapsing Gaekwad, Prince of Baroda, was born.
Pandit Motilal, social reformer and freedom fighter, was born.
On June 29, 1958, Brazil defeated host nation Sweden by 5-2 and won its first World Cup. Brazil came into the tournament as a favorite football team, and did not disappoint, thrilling the world with their spectacular play, which was often referred to as the “beautiful game.”
Congress (I) nominated K. R. Narayanan for the Vice-Presidentship.
Anand won Frankfurt chess classic ’97 title in Germany.
Government decided to grant full statehood to Delhi and created three new States namely Uttaranchal, Vananchal and Chattisgarh.
The Election Commission derecognised seven regional parties in some states — Samata Party in Haryana, Shiv Sena in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and the RJD in Manipur, NTR-Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh, the Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) in Chandigarh, the United Minority Front in Assam and the Haryana Vikas Party in Haryana- These will remain registered but unrecognised parties.