"Eclipse" 3rd book in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight Saga" is published by Little Brown - initial print run 1 million copies
Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.
- Angus Tait, New Zealand electronics innovator and businessman (b. 1919)
- Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
- Hal Fishman, Los Angeles based local news anchor. (b. 1931)