- NBA Draft: Glynn Academy center Kwame Brown first pick by Washington Wizards
Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country.
- The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.
- Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator (Moomins), dies at 86