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  • February 26 - The 1st Winter Paralympic Games are opened in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. The Games included Alpine and Nordic Skiing for amputee and visually impaired athletes, and a demonstration event in Ice Sledge Racing.[1]
  • August 3 - The 5th Paralympic Games is opened in Toronto, Canada. This was the first Paralympics to be held in Canada and the first to have a corresponding Winter Paralympic Games. In addition, these Games were the first to include blind and amputee athletes.


  • February 5 - Abhishek Bachchan - Bollywood Actor. Bachchan had dyslexia as a child but went on to become an acclaimed actor winning three Filmfare awards.[2]