After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest
- Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.
- Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)
- Leon Wagner, American baseball player (b. 1934)