- 31st Fiesta Bowl: #2 Oregon beats #3 Colorado, 38-16
- 68th Sugar Bowl: #12 LSU beats #7 Illinois, 47-34
- Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in twelve of the European Union's member states.
- Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.
- The Open Skies mutual surveillance treaty, initially signed in 1992, officially comes into force.
Day of the Week: Tuesday