Competitive cricket started in India with the first Europeans versus Parsees match, a series known as the Presidency matches.
Gokulchandra Nag was born. He was a Bengali writer and artist. He is one of the founding members of the Kallol literary group and circle.
January 12 - Yellapragada Subbarao was born. He was a biochemist who discovered the function of adenosine triphosphate as an energy source in the cell, and developed methotrexate for the treatment of cancer.
September 11 - Acharya Vinoba Bhave was born at Gagode, Raigad. He was a freedom fighter and a spiritual teacher. He is famous for the Bhoodan Andolan.