Barry Bonds hits his 71st home run, breaking Mark McGwire's record of 70 for the most home runs hit in a single season (Bonds would end up with 73 in total)
- 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
- Mike Mansfield, American politician (b. 1903)