- New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
The death of Yasser Arafat is confirmed by the Palestine Liberation Organization, of unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.
- Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)
Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, dies in Paris at 75