- Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid's Portuguese midfielder Luís Figo is named best football player in Europe ahead of Juventus midfielder Zinedine Zidane and Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko
- The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.
- John Lindsay, American politician (b. 1921)
- Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (Cab Calloway) and session musician, dies at 90
- Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs), dies at 42
- Roebuck "Pops" Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), dies at 85