- 33rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
- In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats opposition members for the first time in a decade.
- Terrorist Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him.
- The leaders of Salt Lake City's bid to win the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering
Day of the Week: Thursday