53rd Cannes Film Festival: "Dancer in the Dark" directed by Lars von Trier and starring Björk (Best Actress) wins the Palme d'Or
- Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
- Television producer and director Mark Tinker (49) divorces actress and painter Kristin Harmon (54) after 12 years of marriage
- Nicholas Clay, British actor (b. 1946)