- A large piece of the chalk cliff at Beachy Head collapses into the sea.
- The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not be designated as a national monument, the White House announces; a move environmentalist groups had been pressing for to prevent oil drilling
- Jacques Marin, French character actor (The Vintage, Charade), dies at 81
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No
- #1 Song: Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child
- #1 Song: Touch Me - Rui Da Silva Ft. Cassandra