- Hintze Ribeiro disaster, a bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
- IRA detonates a bomb in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, injuring 11 people
- Tests in recent days confirm the world's largest oil find in three decades in the Kashagan field in the Caspian Sea
- Fred Lasswell, American cartoonist (b. 1916)
- Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
- Harold Stassen, American politician (25th Governor of Minnesota) and perennial presidential candidate, dies at 93
- Jim Rhodes, Governor of Ohio (b. 1909)