- Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party, widely recognized as terrorist organization), was arrested in Kenya.
Wayne Gretzky records 5 assists in NY Rangers' 7-4 win over the Predators; takes a 1,000 point lead over Gordie Howe in all time NHL scoring lead; Gretzky's only appearance in Nashville
- Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
- Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)
- Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, dies at 86