"Fly" 5th studio album by Dixie Chicks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Album 2000, Billboard Album of the Year 2000)
- A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including 2 on the ground.
- The first of a series of apartment bombings in Moscow, killing one person and wounding 40 others.
- Marguerite Chapman, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars), dies at 81
Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years and 30 days
Leap Year: No