- In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
- David Ignatow, American poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead), dies at 83
- Wilfred Josephs, British composer (Rebecca; Requiem), dies at 70
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No
- #1 Song: Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
- #1 Song: Barbie Girl - Aqua