- Carroll O'Connor found not guilty of slandering Harry Perzigian
- Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas
- K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called "untouchable"— to hold this office.
- QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
- Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling
- Scientists announce the first human stem cells to be cultured in a laboratory using tissue taken from aborted human embryos
- Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in NYC
Day of the Week: Friday