February - The Chauri Chaura incident occurred where a group of about 3000 people killed some policemen. Gandhi immediately called for suspension of the Non-cooperation movement as it was taking an increasingly violent form.
March 13 - Prince of Wales Edward VIII inaugurated the Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College in Dehradun.
March 18 - Gandhi was sentenced to six years in prison for sedition. He served only two years.
O. Madhavan was born. He was a theatre director and actor. He was one of the founding members of the Communist Party of India in Kerala. He was the founder of the renowned drama company Kalidasa Kala Kendram.
Chandrashekhar was born. He is a Bollywood film actor who appeared in about 112 films.
January 9 - Har Gobind Khorana was born in Raipur, Punjab, British India. He was a biochemist who shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with two others.
January 27 - Ajit (Hamid Ali Khan and Ajit Khan) was born in Hyderabad. He was a Bollywood actor. He was a famous for his role as villain.
February 4 - Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi was born. He was a famous singer in the Hindustani classical tradition. He was a member of the Kirana Gharana and famous for bhajans and abhangs. He received Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Padma Shri, Padma Bushan, Padma Vibushan, and Bharat Ratna.
February 15 - Lakshmi Kant Verma was born. He was a author.
March 4 - Dina Pathak was born. She was a actor and director of Gujarati theatre and a film actor. She was a woman activist and the President of the National Federation of Indian Women (NIFW).
September 30 - Hrishikesh Mukherjee (Hrishikesh Mukhopaddhae/Mukharji) was born. He was a famous Bollywood director. He was honoured with Dada Saheb Phalke Award and Padma Vibhushan.
October 1 - Allu Rama Lingaiah was born. He was a Telugu film actor famous for his role as comedian. He has acted in more than 1000 films.
December 11 - Dilip Kumar (Muhammad Yousuf Khan) was born. He is legendary Bollywood actor who has acted in many superhit Bollywood films. He received Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Bhushan, and Nishan-e-Imtiaz (highest civilian award in Pakistan).
March 11 - Mahatma Gandhi was arrested in Bombay for sedition.