- The official opening of Taipei 101, the current tallest skyscraper in the world, standing at a height of 509 metres (1,670 feet).
Australian pop diva Natalie Imbruglia (28) weds "Silverchair" frontman Daniel Johns (24) on a beach ceremony in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
- English actor Terence Stamp (64) weds Elizabeth O'Rourke (23) in London
- Gerard Debreu, French-born economist, Bank of Sweden Prize laureate (b. 1921)