- A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Northern Illinois.
- An SAS domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm was hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.
- WMAO TV channel 23 in Greenwood, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Jimmy Carr, English comedian
- Kit Chan, Singaporean singer
- Princess Letizia of Spain
- Geoffrey Fisher, Baron Fisher of Lambeth, Archbishop of Canterbury (1945-61), dies at 85
- Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer, one of "The Turkish Five" (Köçekçe - Dance Rhapsody for Orchestra), dies from a stroke at 66