Bombay Flying Club was founded by JRD Tata.
January 6 - Mother Teresa arrived in Calcutta.
December 29 - All India Congress in Lahore demanded Indian independence. Under Jawaharlal Nehru National Congress passed a resolution calling for virtual independence within a year.
January 8 - Saeed Jaffrey OBE was born in Malerkotla, Punjab. He is an Indian-born British actor who has acted in many British movies. He won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Shatranj Ke Khiladi.
March 29 - Utpal Dutt was born. He was a actor, director, and writer-playwright. He was an actor in Bengali theatre. He acted in more than 100 Bengali and Hindi films. He is remembered for his roles in Hrishikesh Mukherjee films like Gol Maal (1979).
April 24 - Rajkumar (Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju) was born. He was the most famous Kannada film actor and singer. He received Padma Bushan and Dada Saheb Phalke Award.