- At Dunblane Primary School, Scotland, 16 children and 1 teacher are shot dead by Thomas Hamilton who then commits suicide. Results in handguns being banned in the UK.
- Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play
- Brian Hulls, British TV news cameraman, dies at 48
- Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director (The Double Life of Veronique), dies of heart attack at 54
- Lucio Fulci, Italian film director "Godfather of Gore", dies at 68
- Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner, dies at 85