- An F1 tornado strikes Glen Cove, New York, a rare event on Long Island
- An F2 tornado strikes the coal mining town of Wright, Wyoming, destroying nearly 100 homes and killing two people.
- Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives
- Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by an LTTE (Tamil Tigers) sniper at his home.
Day of the Week: Friday