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- The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.
Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan (29) weds actress Kajol Mukherjee (24) on a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony in Juhu, Varsha
- Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
- Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (b. 1916)