- An Iranian warship in the Caspian Sea threatens a BP oil exploration ship off the coast of Azerbaijan
- Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.
- Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No