January 19 - An earthquake (1975 Kinnaur earthquake) strikes Himachal Pradesh. It had a magnitude of 6.8 on the surface wave magnitude scale and caused 47 casualties.
January 1 - Bollywood heroine Sonali Bendre was born in Mumbai. She has also acted in many super hit Telugu films.
January 8 - Harris Jayaraj was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is a film composer. He has composed music for Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. He has won four Filmfare Awards South for Best Music Director and many other awards.
January 31 - Preity Zinta was born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. She is an heroine who has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, Punjabi and English films.
March 25 - Deiva Zivarattinam died. He represented Pondicherry in the French Constituent Assembly election in 1945.
April 17 - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan died at the age of 86 in Chennai. He was the first Vice President of India and the second President of India. Radhakrishan was awarded the Bharat Ratna. His birthday is celebrated in India as Teachers' Day on 5 September.