Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.
- Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (b. 1910)
- Phil Katz, American computer programmer (Zip file format), dies from the effects of alcoholism at 37
- Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)