India played the first Test match in cricket at Lord's stadium in London.
June 22 - Amrish Puri (Amrish Singh Puri) was born in Jalandhar, Punjab. He was a famous theater and film actor from India. He has acted in many Bollywood films in negative roles. He has also acted into other regional language films and Hollywood films. He received Sangeet Natak Academy Awards and many Filmfare Awards.
September 27 - Yash Chopra (Yash Raj Chopra) was born in Lahore, Punjab,British India. He was a prominent Bollywood director, script writer and film producer. He directed and produced many block buster Bollywood films. He received Padma Bhushan, Legion of Honour (highest civilian honour of France), Dadasaheb Phalke Award, and many National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards.
December 28 - Dhirubhai Ambani (Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani) was born at Chorwad, Gujarat, British India. He founded Reliance Industries and it was public in 1977, and by 2007 the combined fortune of the family was $60 billion, making the Ambani's the second richest family in the world.
July 3 - Swarnakumari Devi died at the age of 76 in Calcutta. She was a poet, novelist, musician and social worker. She was the first among the women writers in Bengali who became famous.