Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run, tying Mark McGwire for the most home runs hit in a single season
- Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.
- Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
- Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)