Mrinal Sen's Bhuvan Shome in Hindi became a trendsetter for low budget offbeat films.
Shakti Samanta's Aradhana made Rajesh Khanna a superstar, and it also started the second phase of Kishore Kumar
's film career. He became the voice of the youth.
Death of actress Madhubala (February 22), actor Jagdish Sethi (June 12), film-maker Ardeshir Irani
(October 14), S S Vasan and the first hero of Indian talkie Master Vitthal (Alam Ara).
First Satyajit Ray retrospective held at the Cinematheque, Paris.