Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'
- Arnie Weinmeister, Canadian Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1950–53; First-team All-Pro 1950–53; NY Yankees, NY Giants; BC Lions), dies at 77
- Coen Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje), dies at 68
- Il Mattatore [Vittorio Gassman], Italian actor, director and screenwriter (Scent of a Woman, War & Peace), dies at 77
- John Aspinall, English zoo owner (Howletts; Port Lympne), and gambling club host, dies of cancer at 74
Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes