Charles Cornwallis appointed Governor-General of India.
The State of Junagarh, whose accession to India was protested by Pakistan in the UN Security Council, voted in favour of India in a popular referendum held on 20 February.
Government of Madras province was renamed as Tamil Nadu.
Pakistan officially recognized Bangladesh.
Cuba adopted new Constitution.
Prithvi, India’s first indigenous designed surface-to-surface tactical missile of 250km, was successfully test fired from Sriharikota. India becomes the fifth country to develop such a missile.
Fatwa against writer Salman Rushdie by Supreme religious leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini.
Cuban President Fidel Castro left his post of President after 50 years.