Barry Bonds hits his 71st and 72nd home runs in 11-10 loss v LA Dodgers at Pacific Bell Park; breaks Mark McGwire's MLB single season HR record
- MLB's Atlanta Braves become first pro sports team to win 10 straight division titles after mauling the Marlins, 20-3 to clinch the NL East title; NBA's Boston Celtics (1957-65) & LA Lakers (1982-90) both won 9 in a row
- Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
Tom Ridge resigns as Governor of Pennsylvania to become President George W. Bush's Homeland Security Advisor
- "The Golden Boy" professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya (28) weds Puerto Rican pop singer Millie Corretjer (27) in a secret ceremony held at "El Invernino" in San Juan
F1 racing driver Ralf Schumacher (26) weds former model Cora Brinkmann at the church of Maria Plain in Salzburg, Austria
- Lou Zara, American writer (Stump the Authors), dies at 91
- Mike Mansfield, American politician (b. 1903)