- Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigned from his position as lifetime senator.
The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.
- Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname 'Fluff' (b. 1927)
- Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
- Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)