- "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opens at St James Theater NYC for 715 performances
- In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces accidentally shell the UN compound at Quana.
- Alexey Zhigalkovich, Belarusian singer (S druz'yami), born in Minsk, Belarus
- Hubert Opperman, Australian road cyclist, politician (multi-distance world records), dies of heart failure at 91
- Kalim Siddiqui, Pakistani-British writer & Islamic activist, dies at 62
- Michael Leander, English songwriter and record producer, dies at 54
- Piet Hein, Danish polymath, dies at 80