||Dutch East India Company's first ship returned from East Asia.
||Former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi was born.
||Start of Mopala Rebellion in Malabar, Kerala.
||Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh resigned from his post.
||India's famous historian Ram Sharan Sharma died.
||The first session of Raja Ram Mohan Roy's Brahmo Samaj was held in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
||Ronald Ross identified malaria-causing anopheles mosquito while working at the Presidency General Hospital in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
||A magnitude 6.5 earthquake in India and Nepal killed a thousand people.
||Vinesh Phogat of India won the gold medal in the 50 kg category of the Jakarta Asian Games women's wrestling competition. She became the first woman wrestler in the country to achieve this feat.