India and Pakistan signed the Delhi Accord, which followed the Bangladesh-India 'simultaneous repatriation' proposal. This allowed the release of most of the stranded Bangalis and Pakistanis held in Pakistan and India respectively for almost two years.
Saudi Arabia recognizes Bangladesh as an independent nation.
Saidur Rahman (1909-1987), educationist, philosopher, died.
countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal jointly enforced by the Awami League (AL) and other opposition parties protesting the August 21 grenade attack on an AL rally and demanding resignation of the BNP-led ruling coalition brought life to a halt.
2004 Dhaka Grenade Attack