- Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.
- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.
- Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (b. 1910)
- Queen Ingrid, Queen Dowager of Denmark (b. 1910)