- 17th ACE Cable Awards: TLC wins the Golden CableACE for "KnowTV: Changing What, Why and How You Watch"
- 4th SEC Championship Game: #2 Florida beats #23 Arkansas, 34-3
After being left in the game to allow nine goals, Patrick Roy declares "It's my last game in Montreal", and is traded four days later
- Francis Joseph Quinn, academic, dies at 90
- Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, dies at 82
- Roxie Roker, actress (Helen Willis-Jeffersons), dies at 66
- Roxie Roker, Bahamian-American actress (The Jeffersons- Helen Willis), dies of breast cancer at 66
- Stanley Devon, photographer, dies at 88