- 2009 NFL Draft: Matthew Stafford from University of Georgia first pick by Detroit Lions
Elijah Wood is honored with the Midnight Award by the San Francisco International Film Festival as an American actor who "has made outstanding contributions to independent and Hollywood cinema, and who brings striking intelligence, exemplary talent and extraordinary depth of character to his roles"
- TV personality Spencer Pratt (28) weds media personality and singer Heidi Montag (25) at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena
- Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress ("All in the Family", "The Golden Girls"), dies at 86
- John Marchi, American politician (b. 1921)