- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is slammed by an F5 tornado killing forty-two people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado was one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak.
- Stephen Hendry defeats Mark Williams 18-11 to win the World Snooker Championship for a record seventh time.
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time in its history at 11,014.70.
Day of the Week: Monday