- Qatar inaugurates the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting facility and formally launches Qatar Liquefied Gas Co.
- South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp
- Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No
- #1 Song: Wannabe - Spice Girls
- #1 Song: Don't Speak - No Doubt